When Northshore and Metro New Orleans men reach age 40, their testosterone levels begin to naturally drop. This causes a wide variety of health issues ranging from decreased sexual function to mood disturbances like sadness and depression and more.
But what if your healthy habits could help to boost your testosterone levels?
While nothing will replace the benefits of testosterone therapy, there are natural ways to boost your testosterone levels. Read on to learn more.
8 Healthy Habits to Boost Your Testosterone Levels Naturally
Here’s a list of 8 proven way to naturally boost testosterone levels:
- 1. Get Ample Sleep
Night owls often suffer the consequences of late nights when they have to wake up early in the morning for work or their other daily responsibilities. Research from the University of Chicago has shown that lack of sleep can also negatively impact a man’s testosterone levels.To make sure lack of sleep isn’t causing your testosterone levels to drop, make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.
- 2. Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet
Doctors have known for years that a healthy diet is important to maintaining your testosterone levels. But what does that mean for you?You should avoid yo-yo dieting, which can negatively impact your health in a multitude of ways. Instead, eat a healthy, balanced diet of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
- 3. Maintain a Healthy BMI, and Lose Weight if Necessary
Men who are overweight often have lower testosterone levels. To keep your weight from causing your testosterone to drop, you should maintain a healthy BMI for your height.If you’re overweight or obese, all hope is not lost. Losing weight may help to reverse your lower testosterone levels.
- 4. Exercise Regularly
In case you need one more reason to exercise regularly, know that doing so can help you maintain a healthy level of testosterone. While exercising, you’ll also reap the added benefits of improved heart health, weight control, and the release of endorphins that boost your mood.
- 5. Keep Stress at Bay
Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies, including dropping men’s testosterone levels. You should find ways to avoid stress and manage any stress you have that’s unavoidable.One tip for managing stress is to practice meditation. You can find a variety of guided meditation practices online, including on YouTube.
- 6. Take Vitamins and Supplements
Studies have shown that taking certain supplements can help to improve your testosterone levels. These include taking vitamin D, DHEA, and magnesium.
- 7. Check to See if Your Medications are Lowering Your Testosterone Levels
Did you know that certain prescription medications have side effects that reduce testosterone levels? For example, prescriptions used to manage high cholesterol can cause your testosterone levels to drop.While you may not be able to stop taking certain pharmaceuticals, if you know they are affecting your testosterone, you can follow the above natural steps at boosting testosterone levels to try to counteract the medications’ effects.
Testosterone Therapy for When Natural Remedies Aren’t Enough
While we recommend all men follow all the above listed 8 natural remedies for increasing testosterone levels, sometimes they aren’t enough to boost your testosterone to optimal levels. In these cases, testosterone therapy can help.
Many men are prescribed mass-produced testosterone therapy that comes in one-size-fits-all doses. Unfortunately, this broad approach to boosting testosterone levels doesn’t work for everyone.
Some men need a more flexible, customized approach. For these men, we offer our pharmaceutical compounding services. Compounding means we make a unique prescription in our lab just for you, based on the exact amount of hormones your doctor prescribes for you.
For testosterone therapy, we typically make compounds as creams, gels & injectibles. Your doctor will determine which delivery method is best for you.
Contact Us To Learn More
If you’d like to learn more about our compounding for testosterone therapy services, we’re happy to speak with you. Simply call us Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (985) 801-0800 or fill out our online contact form.