Testosterone makes men strong, happy, calm, assertive, and healthy..
As we age it falls gradually and by the 40s often needs attention. But even guys in their early 20s with health problems can have low testosterone and high estrogen for reasons of nutrition and toxicity.
Increasing the hormone testosterone is not necessarily best done by taking a supplement but by improving the overall strength of the whole body to make testosterone. Focus on these things:
Steroidal hormones like testosterone are made from cholesterol, a vital nutrient for cell membranes, the brain and other functions. It is needed in large quantities from saturated fat in foods like dairy, meat, and eggs.
The most important nutrient for you is the one you most lacking, your weakest link. It could be magnesium or even salt. When you fill in your weak links, you can feel it, and can affect everything including hormones like testosterone.
The best herbs also function in a broad spectrum like Chinese herb formulas. "Jing" tonics nourish root creation energy that includes sexual energy and more. There are many formulas so this can be highly individualized to address various kinds of deeper broader imbalances. One man may need to start with a yin jing tonic, another can go with a yang tonic, another guy is best on both. It's best to get tested energetically for what you need.
Many men are producing too much of the female hormone estrogen, which men also need in smaller amount. This creates hormonal imbalance. Some toxins are estrogen mimickers. You can learn to identify and reduce exposures while detoxfying what is in your body.
Other toxins damage the body in a variety of ways including energy and hormone production. Toxins in our food, water, air, homes, personal care products and electronic devices are assaulting us at higher levels and becoming a larger factor in health all the time. You can detoxify with food and other ways. Detoxification is essential for optimum health.
Hormones are really usually symptoms of overall health. Sex drive is a function of health and your body telling you that you are fit to breed. Don't get lost in the details, see the big picture of all the nutrients your body needs and toxins it needs to remove.
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