Did you know that testosterone levels are highest in the morning? Well now you do.
The main sex hormone in males called testosterone has gained a lot of attention nowadays. It is a steroid hormone that is made in the testicles of men and also present in little amounts in women’s ovaries. When males undergo pubertal changes, testosterone is majorly involved in it (bulkier muscles, voice cracking and increase in body hair).
It is important that throughout life, an optimal testosterone level is maintained in men for overall wellbeing, proper body composition, sexual functioning, etc.
As men age, the testosterone levels start to drop at about 1% per year after the age of 30. Although there are few causes which can lower the levels of testosterone even further:
- Infection or injury of the testes
- Diseases like cancer, chronic renal failure, tumor in pituitary gland, liver cirrhosis, uncontrolled diabetes, HIV/AIDS, severe hypothyroidism
- Medications like opioids, hormones used to treat prostate cancer, andsteroids.
- Substance abuse
- High levels of prolactin, etc
- Lack of physical activity
Due to low testosterone levels, men generally show symptoms like irritability, low sex drive, depression, low concentration, memory loss, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, etc. If this is the case it is advisable to go for a blood test and check the levels.
Let us discuss natural ways to boost testosterone in menfor overall wellbeing:
1. Try Motent®
BestSource Nutrition's Motent® is a power packed formula for men. It comprises of carefully selected blend ofhigh-quality ingredients. These potent and natural ingredients are scientifically backed and work in synergy to enhance energy & vitality in men, improve their stamina and performance, relieve stress, and fatigue. Motent® is made of five natural herb extracts - ashwagandha, gokhru, shilajit, kaunchbeej and safedmusli. You should definitely consider including Motent® in your daily routine after consulting your healthcare provider.
2. Indulge in regular physical activity:
Regular physical activity for at least 30 mins can do wonders to your body. Every form of exercise and training may elevate your testosterone levels. The most effective ones are weight training and high-intensity interval training. According to a study, to boost testosterone levels, increased physical activity was more effective than a weight loss diet.
3. Stress Stress, go away!
High stress means high cortisol (stress hormone) and low testosterone in the body. Stress as we know is a major cause of our miseries. We need to work on reducing stress by focusing on a balanced diet with whole foods, optimum sleep (7-8 hours) and physical activity. Indulge in things that make you happy, pursue some hobbies, meditate, and keep your stressors away as much as possible!
4. Vitamin D to the rescue:
We know how minimal our sun exposure has become along the years and specially during the pandemic. Hence, most people are vitamin D (sunshine vitamin) deficient. If you are one of them, start soaking in the sun for atleast 10-20 mins every day or take vitamin D3 supplements as per the advice of your healthcare provider. Research says that Vitamin D can act as a natural boost for testosterone.
5. Please avoid substance abuse:
For achieving optimal health, you need to keep those cigarettes and alcohol aside. It can be detrimental to overall health and reduce testosterone levels in the body. Please make an informed decision to support your wellbeing.
Testosterone is crucial for your normal functioning. Try to incorporate lifestyle corrective measures and see the changes for yourself gradually.