How To Boost Testosterone Naturally

By Stewart Moore - June 30, 2018

How to boost testosterone, naturally

I'm sure all men have wondered "how to boost testosterone" at one point or another. Why? Because it's the man hormone. Having high levels of testosterone comes with a host of benefits that can improve your lifestyle. It's not all sunshine and roses however, and, can you even boost testosterone, let alone, can you boost testosterone naturally?

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone found within the body. In males, testosterone is produced primarily within the testes, and for women, although to a lesser extent, the ovaries. Testosterone plays a vital role in the development of the sexual organs and, in males, the production of healthy sperm. As a "sex hormone", higher levels of testosterone carry certain characteristics in regard to body hair, bone density, muscle mass and libido. 

Now we know what testosterone is, where it's produced and it's primary functions; what benefits are there to increasing testosterone?

Benefits of increasing testosterone levels

So, there's a whole host of benefits to increasing testosterone levels. Not only will you be in better shape; you'll be having better sex, you'll be more mentally sharp and you'll find yourself thinking more positively and have generally better moods. 

Whilst understanding the benefits of increasing testosterone levels is all well and good, actually putting that into practice and finding out how you can increase your testosterone levels is another. 

How to boost testosterone

It's worth addressing the elephant in the room here. Yes, of course, there is one glaringly obvious way to increase your testosterone - anabolic steroids. However, that's a whole other story and comes with a back catalogue of associated risks and side effects. Now that's out the way. Heres how you can boost your testosterone naturally.

Include weight training in your exercise routine

One of the most well-known ways you can increase your testosterone levels is to lift weights. Studies show that using heavy compound movements forces your body to release more of the hormone testosterone. Compound movements illicit more muscle groups which allow the body to lift greater weight. It's worth keeping your workouts under 60 minutes though as any more than this and your body may begin producing cortisol which will literally destroy your test. 

Eat a healthy, balanced diet

You should be doing this anyway. There are a whole host of benefits that come from enjoying a balanced diet, ideally made up of whole foods and plenty of vegetables, but did you know that it can also help increase your testosterone? More specifically, ensuring you get an even split of your carbs, proteins and fats. Protein is vital in the repair of muscle tissue. Carbs provide energy and fats aid with hormone production - that's the aim of the game. 

Regularly get a good nights sleep

That feeling you get when you know you've had a good nights sleep is literally the best. This one is less about increasing testosterone levels and is actually more about prevent decreased levels of testosterone. Your testosterone levels peak whilst you're sleeping and at different points throughout the sleep cycle (think morning wood). If you're not getting enough sleep you open yourself up to a world of problems, one of these being reduced levels of testosterone (think no morning wood). 

Supplement with creatine

Ok, arguably not a "natural" way to increase testosterone but it is a reliable one and, just for the sake of argument, creatine is a naturally occurring substance so.. I'm going with it. There are numerous studies out there which have shown how creatine has helped to increase testosterone levels in study groups by as much as 25%. You can read more about this HERE.

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