You hear a lot about testosterone levels these days when it comes to men’s health. Is testosterone REALLY all that important?
Testosterone is a hormone that both men and women have but it plays an extremely important role in the long term health of men, more so than women. Healthy testosterone levels are needed to maintain and promote a number of bodily processes including muscle mass, bone density, and the formation of red blood cells. These benefits just scratch the surface.
Unfortunately for men, once they reach the age of 30, their testosterone levels peak and begin to decline. The average guy loses 1% of total testosterone each year after 30. Lucky for you, there are easy and natural ways to stop or slow the decline.
Let’s take a look at 3 of the best and most proven ingredients to boost testosterone levels.
Vitamin D is an excellent to be taken by everyone for things like bone health and mood support; however, it plays an extra special role for men. Vitamin D has been shown in several studies to be an excellent and natural means of testosterone support.
While it’s best to get your Vitamin D from whole food sources such as milk, fish, and eggs, along with some daily sunshine, supplementing with an elite quality Vitamin D3 product is also a safe and effective way to make sure you hit your daily needs.
Eurycoma Longifolia Jack, more commonly known as Tongkat Ali, comes from the Malaysian rainforests and has recently become a fast selling supplement for men. While it has been used in traditional Malaysian culture as a health boosting herbal remedy, once it made its way to Western culture, it began being marketed as a libido booster. Turns out, it could do much more than that. Studies found that Tongkat Ali is also an excellent way to natural boost your testosterone levels.
Last but not least is, hands down, one of the best and most effective ways to promote healthy testosterone levels. ZMA is the coined name for three simple minerals: Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6. As simple as these minerals might seem, they are anything but. On their own, each one has been shown to have a positive effect on testosterone levels. When combined, the result is incredible. ZMA has been shown to have a significant impact on natural testosterone levels. What’s more, many subjects reported better sleep. It’s recommended to use ZMA before bed on an empty stomach.
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