How to Increase Testosterone Naturally
If you ran out of fuel, you would never give up on your car and say that it is a lost cause; you would fill your car up with fuel. However, many men who suffer from a lack of testosterone think that there is no way to fix the problem other than live with it or supplement with products like Syntheroid.
Thankfully, this is not the case, and there are many ways to naturally increase your testosterone levels and improve your production of muscle, sex life and even boost your energy levels.
Horny Goats Weed or Epimedium: Horny Goats Weed has been used for thousands of years as a natural aphrodisiac. The active ingredient in Epimedium is Icariin. Icariin is purported to work by increasing levels of nitric oxide, which relax smooth muscle.
Studies have shown that use of Icariin on mammals has demonstrated increased levels of penile pressure, and nitric oxide activity. The increase of circulation to penile tissue can increase sexual function by a great degree.
Tribulus terrestis: Tribulus terrestis has long been used in Ayurveda medicine as an aphrodisiac and nervine. Studies have shown that Tribulus terrestic may increase testosterone levels in users, thus improving male sexual performance and muscle development. It does this by stimulating androgen receptors in the brain, increasing levels of testosterone, and making the body more sensitive to it–aiding in the development and retention of muscle tissue.
Maca root: Maca root, rather than stimulating testosterone production—regulates hormonal balance in both men and women.
As a result, men who suffer from low levels of testosterone may be able to increase those levels by consuming maca root. It also works to reduce enlarged prostate glands, increase libido, and improve semen quality, production, motility, and volume.
It has been used to alleviate SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction, and used for both men and women who are experiencing problems with infertility.
Saw Palmetto berry: King’s American Dispensatory (1898): “Its (saw palmetto) most pronounced effects appear to be those exerted upon the urino-genital tracts of both male and female, and upon all the organs concerned in reproduction.
It is said to enlarge wasted organs, as the breasts, ovaries, and testicles, while the paradoxical claim is also made that it reduces hypertrophy of the prostate.
This may be explained by claiming that it tends toward the production of a normal condition, reducing parts when unhealthily enlarged, and increasing them when atrophied.”
Avena Sativa or Oat extract: “A graduate school in San Francisco, California has been studying the effects of avena sativa (green oats) on sex drive for a couple of decades. They discovered avena sativa (green oats) works by freeing up testosterone that gets stuck to various compounds in the body. As we age, the bounding-up of testosterone gets worse.
Bound testosterone is not as effective as free testosterone in heightening thoughts and pleasure associated with sex.
This is true in both males and females. It is also one of the major hormones, along with growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) that provides fertile ground for muscle growth.”
Pygeum bark: Pygeum has been used for centuries to treat male infertility, prostate problems, and psychosis. Studies have found that pygeum may be used to increase semen volume.
Pumpkin seed: Pumpkin seed oil has been “shown to improve symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate due to benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Components in pumpkin seed oil appear to interrupt the triggering of prostate cell multiplication by testosterone and DHT.”
Accessible Nutrients With No Scary Side-Effects
It’s easy to find and purchase these ingredients on their own in herbal extracts, that come in both liquid tincture forms or capsules. But we recommend looking for herbal blends that contain all or most of these ingredients, as it’s the easiest way to ensure a balanced, holistic approach.
These all-natural herbal based ingredients can help promote and stimulate the natural production of testosterone without the scary side-effects associated with steroids.
Hormonal balance should be the goal when achieving optimal health, and using all-natural remedies can help promote that balance. Producing enough testosterone to support your life-style is extremely important to your health, your relationships, and in reaching your goals physically.