I’ve recently started researching ways to increase testosterone naturally after a friend in the gym asked me for supplement recommendations*. Increasing testosterone can be beneficial to body building, as well as boosting the sex drive, emotional health, and overall wellness of men. After boosting their testosterone levels, some men even experience re-growth of hair loss and reduction of gray.
The first thing you are going to want to do is add a few supplements to your daily routine. It is recommended that men experiencing low testosterone supplement their diet with zinc, b-complex, and cod liver oil supplements. These supplements boost testosterone naturally because all of these nutrients are necessary in order for the male body to produce adequate testosterone.
Men experiencing low testosterone should also implement a high intensity workout plan. You only need to work out about 45 minutes 3-4 times per week, but you should exercise at as high of intensity as possible. The best exercises for boosting testosterone are heavy compound lifts such as dead lifts, squats, lunges, cleans, and any heavy lifting exercise that works a large muscle group such as back or legs. It is also recommended that men experiencing low testosterone implement HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) cardio or sprinting, and avoid long distance endurance cardio.
Avoid processed foods and sugars if you wish to boost your testosterone. In fact, avoid processed foods and sugars even if you don’t need to! Sugar and processed food is terrible for you. Period. Men who wish to increase their testosterone should eat testosterone boosting foods such as oysters, eggs, tomatoes, red peppers, cruciferous veggies, apples, and pineapples.
Last but not least, if you wish to increase your testosterone; you MUST get adequate sleep and reduce the amount of stress in your life. Stress hormones prevent the production of testosterone and other important hormones. Getting adequate rest means at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night. You should also try to take conscious time out of your day to relax and unwind.
Have you found any effective and natural ways to boost your testosterone levels? Which supplements have worked for you? Leave us a comment below- we would love to hear from you!
*Perfect Supplements, LLC recommendations are simple suggestions. Please consult with your doctor or holistic health care professional before starting any new supplements, diets, or exercise regimens.