Sorry ladies, but this article is for our male readership! But don’t worry; we’re currently developing an entire segment on female health which should be live in a couple of weeks!
As this is a site dedicated to mature students, we try to cover everything that is relevant and this includes health and well-being. Because at the end of the day, without good health, you can ultimately kiss your studies goodbye, as your education might be the last of your priorities.
Why Supplement Your Testosterone?
There are things that affect aging men the world over, and this includes you students out there, for instance:
- When was the last time you were studying for an exam and you just couldn’t maintain your concentration?
- When was the last time you couldn’t be bothered going into your lectures?
- When was the last time you didn’t want to climb out of bed because your body was all achy, and this wasn’t necessarily attributed to a heavy gym session?
- When was the last time your woman (or man) gave you a frustrated look just after making love?
- When was the last time you couldn’t even remember what you did yesterday?
- When was the last time you stood in front of your mirror and noticed extra fat around your waist but you’re not necessarily a big eater?
If the answer to any of the above is “fairly recent”, and the symptoms keep reoccurring, chances are your T levels may be depleted. This doesn’t necessarily mean you rush to your doctor and insist he put you on a course of TRT!
More often than not, even a slight drop in your T levels can trigger some, if not all the mentioned symptoms. Minor tweaks in your lifestyle and more importantly your diet are all that’s required to vanquish these symptoms.
In this article, I’m going to concentrate on foods that are known to assist increased T production inside the body. After all, 9 out of 10 times it’s the stuff you put in your mouth that determines how you feel from day to day, and ultimately how you handle what life has to throw at you!
The Best Testosterone Supplements:
As boring and bland as it is, cabbage is full of goodness that can help to replenish your T levels. Cabbage contains something called indole-3-carbinol which is known to flush out certain feminine hormones and this includes estrogen.
The Rockefeller University held a study where a group of men were supplemented with 500 mg of indole-3-carbinol over a week, and amazingly, these guys managed to more than half their estrogen!
Now that’s food for thought (and your T levels!).
It’s no secret that fat blokes usually have big amounts of estrogen roaming around their bodies. Studies seem to suggest that drinking milk maybe an understated way of enhancing T levels.
The reason being, milk contains certain amino acids that assist in the production of anabolic hormones, and it’s these very hormones that assist in building lean muscle whilst diminishing fat.
Supplement with a Supplement!
That’s not a typo! There are many natural testosterone supplements (also known as testosterone boosters) that contain high quality ingredients that work to encourage your body to start producing more testosterone!
Although there are plenty of bull**** products out there, the secret is to look out for key ingredients such as D-aspartic acid, zinc, and vitamin D for best results.
You could also read reviews and see what worked for other people.
Thanks to research, the time has come when we can stop frowning upon egg consumption. We can also stop worrying about the yellow bit inside and its apparent association with high cholesterol.
It’s this very yellow bit, the yolk, that’s a precursor for testosterone! I’m not kidding here because the University of Connecticut carried out a study that found eating three eggs a day was enough to start increasing T levels without affecting cholesterol.
Not only will honey provide that extra sweetness in the bedroom department, it contains an important mineral called boron, which a number of studies have linked to increasing T levels.
Honey will also provide a massive boost to nitric oxide levels, which is known to help expand blood vessels around the body, leaving you with erections reminding you of your teens!
Experts recommend up to four teaspoons of honey a day.
Yes it reeks, but garlic contains so much goodness, it could put your local health store out of business! Garlic not only helps to fight off vampires, it contains something called allicin, known to suppress cortisol, your main stress hormone.
Uncooked garlic is a great way of grabbing cortisol by its horns, because this hormone directly competes with testosterone…and once it’s tamed, testosterone has more chance of doing what it does best.
Regularly eating red grapes daily can do wonders for your own grapes! Grapes contain something called resveratrol, which is known to enhance the quality of sperm.
According to a Chinese study, eating up to 10 grams of grape skin was enough to raise T levels and improve sperm motility, meaning your “little fellas” could compete in the next Olympics!
Tuna may not be the best smelling food, but it contains plenty of vitamin D, known to stamp out high levels of SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin). SHBG attaches itself to testosterone rendering it useless.
According to an Austrian study, one can of tuna a day is all you need to sky rocket your T levels.
Avocados are sometimes referred to as “pipe-cleaners”, because they are known to unclog arteries and allow for better blood flow around the body.
LDL cholesterol, the main culprit responsible for clogging up the arteries can also cause ED because it just clogs everything up, including access to your manhood.
Avocados contain monounsaturated fats that work to lower LDL cholesterol, which means more testosterone for you!
Not enough meat in your diet is bad for your T levels, as is too much meat. According to experts, a lack of meat-intake can strengthen certain hormones that work to diminish the effects of testosterone.
On the other hand, too much saturated fat, the type found in beef and lamb can also weigh down T levels.
Experts recommend Venison because it’s considered to be the perfect halfway house!
There are plenty of things you can do to supplement your T levels in a safe and natural manner. You don’t necessarily have to rush off to your doctor and insist on TRT which has its own drawbacks (that’s a whole new topic I will address down the line).
Furthermore, don’t, under any circumstances get yourself involved with any dubious substances because you don’t need them.
I remember during my student days, a few guys got involved with taking steroids to impress the girls mainly, and not a single of these sted-heads ended up graduating! (Just a thought…)