Six Ways To Boost Testosterone Levels Without Dangerous Drugs
Large numbers of men use dangerous testosterone supplements to deal with common issues such as increased fatigue, foul moods, and decreased sexual function that are commonly associated with “male menopause,” but such supplements have potentially deadly side effects. Fortunately, research has also shown that there are a number of ways to increase testosterone levels naturally and more gradually without dangerous testosterone supplements.
In October 2016, the Food and Drug Administration ordered testosterone supplement manufacturers to alter product labels to more accurately warn consumers about possible “serious adverse outcomes,” such as:
- Cardiac failure,
- Heart attack,
- Liver toxicity,
- Severe depression,
- Male infertility, and
- Serious strokes.
Scientists have asked that the FDA force reluctant manufacturers to better inform consumers about the potential hazards of dangerous testosterone supplements since at least 2009. In fact, some researchers believe that the sudden change in hormone levels can cause large and potentially deadly blood clots in as little as one month.
A recent study concluded that elevating the levelof ergocalciferol and other forms of Vitamin D boosts testosterone levels. However, it’s important to note that the study participants had roughly 1,000 times the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D, so a doctor probably needs to prescribe injections or a supplement. The good news is that these treatments are much safer than dangerous testosterone supplements.
A diet which includes Vitamin D-fortified foods and drinks, along with outdoor exercise, will also increase the body’s Vitamin D levels.
The body of an obese individual converts testosterone to estrogen, and zinc produces enzymes that slow or stop this process.
Just ten extra miligrams of magnesium a day, along with vigorous exercise like tae kwon do, significantly increases testosterone levels without dangerous testosterone supplements. Magnesium prevents testosterone cells from binding with blood cells.
Most Americans do not get nearly enough magnesium, which is abundant in many common foods, including spinach, almonds, peanuts, black beans, and shredded wheat cereal.
Eating moderate amounts of soy milk, tofu, and soybeans decreases estrogen production, thus elevating the overall testosterone level. However, eating too many soy products may have the opposite effect, so balance is key.
Balance is also key with regard to fats, since testosterone is derived directly from fat, as are other sex hormones. Most adults should consume at least 36 grams of fat a day, so while reducing fat intake has a lot of benefits, it’s important not to eliminate it from your diet altogether.
High stress levels and sleep apnea are associated with low testosterone levels.
There are a number of everyday ways to raise testosterone levels without dangerous testosterone supplements. For a free consultation with an experienced dangerous drug lawyer in Leitchfield, contact Attorney Gary S. Logsdon. We normally do not charge upfront legal fees in negligence cases.