The Role of Testosterone in Men
As mentioned, testosterone is the major sex hormone in men. It is also the hormone that is essential to the development of male growth and masculine characteristics. It affects many bodily functions, including:
- Sperm production
- Sex drive
- Muscle strength and size
- Deepening voice during puberty
- Bone growth and strength
- Growth of facial, body, and pubic hair during puberty
- Development of the penis and testes
- May play a role in hair loss later in life
Testosterone slowly declines with age, decreasing by 1-2% each year; that decrease adds up as more than a third of men over the age of 45 may have lower than normal testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels can affect a man’s overall wellness. The effects of low testosterone include: loss of muscle mass, low libido, irritability, depression, brittle bones, and loss of body hair.
What Should You Do About Low Testosterone?
Measure Your Hormone Levels
If you suspect that your testosterone level is low, the best next step is to get your hormone levels checked. 10X Health offers a blood test that analyzes over 70 biomarkers, including hormone levels, glucose levels, and nutritional deficiencies. We also provide a comprehensive report on the current state of wellness that your body is in, and make recommendations to improve well-being.
Consider Some Natural Ways of Boosting Testosterone
While testosterone boosters in supplement form may be a great option to increase testosterone levels, and we’ll discuss this soon, some lifestyle changes may help with the production of testosterone. These natural ways of encouraging the production of testosterone may even help boost your overall wellness, they include:
Exercise: We all know exercise is great for most everyone, but to increase testosterone, your focus should be on weight lifting and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Lifting heavy weights is the best way to increase testosterone as building muscle mass triggers the production of testosterone.
Keep Your Weight In-Check: Obesity is directly linked to low testosterone levels. Aging naturally lowers your hormone levels, but being overweight drastically increases your risk of low testosterone.
Get Enough Sleep: Sleep is essential for overall well-being. Without enough sleep, the body does not work properly and this includes producing enough testosterone. If you’re not getting enough rest, the natural production of testosterone is decreased. Low testosterone levels can also cause sleep problems.
De-stress: Too much stress causes the cortisol levels in your body to rise, and cortisol works against testosterone. Stress can also make you feel anxious and depressed, which are also symptoms of low testosterone levels.
In addition to making changes to increase testosterone in the body naturally, there are testosterone boosters you can take that may help hormone levels rise in less time.
What is a Testosterone Booster?
Testosterone boosters, or testosterone enhancers, are supplements a person takes to increase the levels of testosterone in their body. These testosterone boosters include vitamins and herbs that may help enhance the production of testosterone. As with any supplements, the quality and dose of what you take matters, so doing your research before taking a testosterone booster is important.
A testosterone booster may have the following benefits:
- Improved libido
- Increased energy
- Lower body fat
- Bigger muscles
- Improved mood
Testosterone boosters use all-natural ingredients to stimulate the production of testosterone in the body. Typical ingredients in testosterone boosters include:
- D-aspartic acid: This spurs the production of testosterone and human growth hormone.
- Ginseng: This plant is well known for treating low libido and erectile disorders; it can also increase energy levels.
- Zinc: This mineral helps trigger testosterone production.
- Fenugreek: Prevents sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) from binding with your testosterone, meaning you have more free testosterone in your body.
- Ashwagandha: An adaptogen that also helps to boost testosterone and increase sperm production. When taken while training, it can help boost your lean muscle mass.
As with any supplement, check with your doctor before starting.
10X Health’s ALPHA
10X Health has developed a new product to support testosterone levels in the body, 10X ALPHA. 10X ALPHA supports optimal testosterone levels, promotes muscle development, and amplifies physical prowess. It may also reduce stress and promote a more balanced mood.
10X Health uses only the finest, most high-quality ingredients on the market. Our supplements do not contain any unnecessary fillers, and we’re available to answer any questions you have.
If you believe you suffer from low testosterone levels, reach out to 10X Health for a comprehensive blood test to measure your hormone levels. If your testosterone levels are low, we can get you back on track with 10X ALPHA.
Concerned about low testosterone and the effects it’s having on your body? Reach out to 10X Health today to find out more about 10X Alpha.