Q: Are there any natural ways to increase testosterone? I’m 44 and “slowing down” in a few key areas and want to try to boost my test levels naturally before I talk to my doctor about hormone therapy.
A: I’ve been using 7-Keto DHEA, one cap before bed a few days a week. That’s been shown to be beneficial for men over about 45 years of age. No, I haven’t had my T levels checked, but I do feel as if it’s working—indicated by higher libido during the latter stages of hard dieting.
I’ve also read that longjack, a.k.a. the herb tongat ali, may be a T booster based on preliminary research. You can get it in supplement form as well.
It’s critical to take fish oil caps and vitamin D, both proven to positively impact testosterone—especially vitamin D. Research indicates that more than 70 percent of the United States population is deficient and that when men get their D counts up, T—among other things—rises exponentially.
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