Testosterone Boosters and Erectile Dysfuntion.....secrets revealed.
Posted on October 22 2018
Haven't we all seen it? A fully clothed, aged man rips off his clothes right before a much younger woman walks by revealing a non-stereotypical muscular body. Of course this scenario precedes the heavily marketed claims of increased libido and increases in muscle mass. Then the sales pitch. Take these pills or take this shot and regain the "manhood" that you once had. But is this the best and safest way to regain testosterone levels?
So what do we know?
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone which is produced by the testicles in men and produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands in women. Men produce far greater amounts of testosterone than women do, so women need not fear that they will look like men if their testosterone levels increase.
We know that you don't have to be an almost elderly man to experience a decrease in testosterone production. This physiological phenomenon actually starts much earlier in life at the age of 30. It is also important to note that the reduction in the production of testosterone is not just a male issue. Women also need testosterone and research shows that women lose half of their testosterone levels by the time they hit 40 years of age.
So what are the symptoms of low testosterone?
For men, these symptoms include:
- Low Sex Drive
- Difficulty with erection
- Low semen volume
- Hair loss
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Muscle weakness
- Reduced Sex drive
- Weight gain
- Fertility issues
- Loss of bone density
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased Sexual satisfaction
As you can see the symptoms are pretty similar between women and men.
So what are these testosterone boosters we mentioned?
Studies have shown that Vitamin D supplementation can actually increase testosterone levels? For starters, there are a lot of people who are vitamin D deficient. As a result of being Vitamin D deficient both men and women can experience low testosterone levels, however women can also experience low estrogen levels as well. Studies have shown that men with adequate Vitamin D levels 30.0 mcg/L or more have significantly more testosterone than men whose Vitamin D levels fall from 20.0-29.9 mcg/L. Various entities categorize D deficiency differently so it is important to know the levels.
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Research and practical experience has proven that Caffeine can boost testosterone levels. However, too much caffeine can also increase cortisol levels which we know can actually decrease testosterone levels. There is no question that Caffeine can boost athletic performance and now there is clear evidence tha caffeine can also boost testosterone.
Yes, get some sleep. A study published in the journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that a gradual decrease in sleep time was partially responsible for low testosterone levels. Other studies have produced similar results. Why is sleep so important to testosterone levels? Testosterone levels are actually replenished while you are sleeping.
L-Citrulline is an amino acid of which your kidneys change into L-Arginine and the chemical, nitric oxide. Doctors use L-Citrulline to increase the blood flow throughout the body, including, some unmentionables. In a 2010 study, researchers found improvement in erectile dysfunctional males who consumed only 1.5 g/day of L-Citrulline per day.
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