April 02, 2018 1 Comment

How to Boost Male Hormones Naturally and Why.

Why Do Hormone Levels Matter?

Androgens are steroid hormones, produced both in men and womenIn men, the main source is the testes. In a woman, the ovaries before menopause, and by the adrenal glands, thereafter.

In adolescence their levels driver of physical changes. Androgens belongs to a class of hormones called anabolic hormone.  They promote muscle growth, stamina, energy, and vigour. Healthy levels of are equally important in men and woman to promote general health and body composition

But with age (mid-30s onwards) and with stress, the levels of all anabolic and growth hormones and anabolic hormones drop, and in some more dramatically.  

Testosterone drop after age 30

 

The problem is low androgens increases all disease risk, including high cholesterol, depression, obesity and premature death. 

The research is pretty conclusive: both genders men and women should ensure they have healthy levels, especially as they age; and even more so in andropause and menopause

 

Here are five evidence-based ways to boost levels of androgens naturally. 

1-Minimize Stress 

Long-term stress elevates levels of the hormone cortisol. And high cortisol levels have a negative impact on androgens. These two hormones go up and down like a seesaw; lowering your cortisol (stress) levels, boosts your androgens!

Your breath is the simplest way to reduce stress. The vegas nerve is the longest parasympathetic (relaxing) nerve in the body. It extends directly from the brain to the abdomen. It passes through the diaphragm, your breathing muscle. One relaxed mindful breath, in purely mechanical terms, can squeeze the muscle of the diaphragm around the middle opening where the vegas nerve passed.  

Caution; one moment of bringing your awareness to the simple fact of your existence, even once a day can tell your brain to relax, to reduce your cortisol levels and boost your androgen levels. Imagine the difference that a seven-minute per day routine of relaxed breading can do to boost your androgen levels!

 

2-Get Plenty of High-Quality Sleep, and If You Can Nap

Sleep and exercise are all important for your health. Optimal sleep is, however, the king! Hormone production requires a good amount of deep sleep or REM Sleep periods correspond to the regenerative powers of the glands and the central nerves system). Interestingly the human brain also produces a great deal spindling brain waves during napping. So if you can take a 20 min hr power nap is the best booster, especially in the early afternoon. 

Good sleep also boosts melatonin. This hormone has an additional anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, effect and has a major effect on your androgen level.

The ideal amount of sleep? It varies from person to person. Research point to around 7–10 hours of sleep per night. But everyone is different. If you have been getting less than 7 hrs, for every hour of lost-sleep you are likely facing a 15% reduction in androgen levels.

Caution-If you have been getting a minimum of 4 hrs tor less in sleep, then you are most likely deficient.

 

3-Exercise and Keep Active

 Exercise is the best way to prevent lifestyle-related diseases associated with ageing. I All research done in exercise concludes that those who exercised regularly had higher levels. 

Interestingly, All types of exercise help boost your levels.  But resistance training, such as weightlifting, and High-intensity interval training seem to be most effective.

In the elderly, additional boost, fitness and cognitive functionssuch as reaction time.

Caution:Sufficient protein intake is important after exercise, especially for the elderly, for the boosting effects.  

 

4. Nourish your body with proven and natural booster foods and longevity herbs.

Vitamine D, and Zinc

Out of all the vitamins and minerals, available vitamin D is the most important. Aside from its various health benefits and it works as a natural androgen booster.

 Given our indoor-oriented lifestyles, Vitamin D has become known as the most common deficiency. Nearly half North Americans have frank deficiencies, and more have sub-optimal levels. 

3,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day, taken daily for 12 months, will boosts levels by around 25%. In the elderly, this effect is even more pronounced. 

Zinc also plays a great role but only if you are deficient.  

Caution: take a good quality liquid vitamin D. Vitamin D is an oil. Oils are liquid, Solid tablets have a much lesser absorption. Also, it is best to test your vitamin D and zinc, if you suspect a deficiency. 

 

Pine Pollen Powder or Tincture

Among all the plants studied for longevity, pine pollen is one of a kind. The newest entry into the superfoods category, pine pollen shines as the only 100% plant-based food that is a source of bio-identical Phyto-androgen, and androgen precursors, and a dozen more plant sterols.

It seems from the 25% active genetic heritage that we share with the pine trees, the synthesis of androgens is one of them.

Best way to take the pine pollen for the absorption of its innate androgens is a tincture or macerate. It has vitamins Dand minerals such as zinc; which also boost levels.

As a superfood pine pollen is rich in amino acids; it boasts all the essential amino acid required for Nitric Oxide (NO) production, another androgenic and anabolic hormone-regulated in the body associated with good cardiovascular health relating to erections and orgasms in men and women. 

 

Ashwagandha root, tincture, or standardized extract.

This traditional Ayurvedic herb can lower cortisol by around 25%. Lower cortisol levels by 10-15%. In infertile males with low, it pumps sperm count by 167%

The best way to take Ashwagandha is in a tincture or a powder form of the root. The optimal dose is 6 gram a day usually divided into three doses 2 grams each. 

Caution: take a good quality Ashwagandha,ideally organic and tested for pesticides and heavy metals.  

  

5. Follow a Healthy Lifestyle; laugh, eat well and have a healthy sex life

Focus on an environmentally clean lifestyle and reduce exposure to heavy metals, and estrogen-like chemicals such as BPA, parabens, found in some types of plastic. Eat healthily and locally and limit your alcohol and drug use, medical or recreational, also decrease androgens.

A plays an important role in regulating your sex hormone.

Laughter, happiness, success and a healthy sex life also boost your levels, plus the level of endorphins and dopamine, chemicals in the brain that promote better health, lower stress and cortisol and in return higher androgen levels, stamina and energy — make them a part of this continual cycle of life. 

Header Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash 


1 Response

Shan  Russell
Shan Russell

December 11, 2019

Thank you for this. If you have any more infor and/or studies on the health effects of Pine Pollen I would very much appreciate it please? Does Pine Pollen have any adverse side effects?

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