Aside from medical treatments and therapies, there are also natural ways of increasing your now depleted testosterone levels.
- Lose weight – Overweight men are more likely to have low testosterone levels. By losing the excess pounds, you are gaining back your body’s ability to produce normal amounts of testosterone.
- Consume plenty of zinc – Zinc is vital to the body’s testosterone production. Increasing your zinc consumption is shown to make improvements in the body’s testosterone levels. Eat more protein-rich foods like meats and fish, and other good dietary sources of zinc such as raw milk, raw cheese, beans, and yogurt or kefir made from raw milk.
- Strength training – This is known to boost testosterone levels if done intensely enough. When strength training to boost testosterone, you’ll want to increase the weight and lower your number of reps, and then focus on exercises that work a large number of muscles, such as dead lifts or squats.
My Actual Testosterone Test Results
The “reference range,” or average man’s, free testosterone is between 9.3 and 26.5 pg/ml…and my free testosterone is only 4.8 pg/mL! Reference levels are based on 18 to 75 year old men. So I should really be in the upper echelon. Particularly given my upper echelon fitness and nutrition regimen. Consider me perplexed…to say the least.
I was shocked. And my doctor was shocked, too.
I was upset I hadn’t found this out sooner, as I could have decreased my chances of serious illness, and improved my overall quality of life. I was irritated, particularly when I learned how common of a problem low testosterone is, and that given how much health related media there is out there, that I had not once come across coverage serious enough to motivate me to get tested.
But I knew it was better late than never, and that all I could do was push forward. I began thinking about how much better my life could be, given my life is already “pretty good” with low testosterone, with normal or high testosterone, and became excited to form a game plan and get started fixing my testostosterone problem…