THIS Is Dramatically Affecting Your Testosterone Levels! (EASY TO FIX)

This video is sort of an educational follow-up to my last video about BuzzFeed’s “low-testosterone” Try Guys.

In that video I discussed how 3 out of the 4 had below-normal testosterone levels, and 1 of them, Eugene, had levels considered low for an average male aged 85-100.

I’ve linked that video below for your convenience.

The data from that video got me to thinking more about testosterone levels as we age.

Will there be a problem? And if so, what will the problem or problems be? And, most importantly, what can we do about it or them?

If we take a look at the documented average levels of testosterone by age group, we’ll notice that total testosterone levels remain within normal, healthy range — even when we’re as old as 85-100.

Considering that people have an average life expectancy of 76-81 years, testosterone shouldn’t be an issue for many folks during their lifetimes.

That is generally-speaking, of course. Remember, when talking about averages, we are not taking outliers or special cases into consideration.

The normal, healthy testosterone range for men is 270 to 1070 ng/dL.

And, as I’ve discussed in a previous video, research demonstrates that so long as you fall within that normal range — muscle growth or maintenance is not notably different from the bottom-end to the top-end of normal.

The only thing that IS significantly different, however, is fat storage. Men on the higher-end of normal range lose fat easier than those at the lower-end of normal.

This certainly explains why we store fat easier as we age, and as such — need to be more cognizant of our diets if we wish to get or remain lean.

That all being said, looking back at that chart of average levels by age range, we can see that FREE testosterone dramatically-decreases as we age — taking its first nose-dive, on average, between 35 and 44 years of age. Free testosterone being more important than total, as free testosterone is what is bio-available for your body to use — for instance, to build muscle. And this drop in free testosterone is likely caused by the documented increase in sex hormone-binding globulin, or SHBG levels as we age.

SHBG binds tightly to 3 sex hormones found in both men and women: estrogen, DHT, and testosterone. As such, SHBG controls the amount of testosterone that your body tissues can use.

So, for aging men who have healthy total testosterone levels, finding a way to control SHBG is arguably important for maintaining one’s physique and strength into the later years of life.

Thus, I want to spend this video focusing on what we can do about SHBG specifically, without resorting to drugs. Because having an effective, sustainable game plan is the best route to victory!

One natural way to go about controlling SHBG appears to be supplementing with a quality Tongkat Ali product, which has been shown in one human study to significantly reduce SHBG in 25 seniors aged 57-72, while in turn significantly increasing both total and free testosterone concentrations, as well as muscular force production.

Another human study, on 30 men aged 31-52 years, using a proprietary extract of Tongkat Ali called “LJ-100”, found that after 3 weeks of use, SHBG had decreased in the test subjects by 66%!

That would be a deep enough decrease to reduce SHBG levels in an average male aged 85-100 to a level below that associated with an average male aged 25-34!

And, for those interested, I’ve linked to a bulk LJ-100 powder in the description below. Just follow the dosing instructions.

Buying bulk is generally the way to go to save money.

Granted, raw powders can taste like shit — so, you either want to chase it down with something, hold your nose, or cap it.

Beyond Tongkat Ali, another possibility is supplementing with an extract of Stinging Nettle, which has also been shown — at least in vitro — to inhibit the binding of SHBG to its receptor.

You can also ensure that you eat enough carbohydrates, as one study in vivo demonstrated that insulin is capable of stimulating testosterone production and inhibiting SHBG concentrations.

Just be careful what kind of carbohydrates you ingest: as a single, oral glucose feeding of 75 grams has been shown to result in a 25% reduction in testosterone levels in men for up to 2 hours!

In other words, you should stick with fruits, rice, potatoes, grains, oats, and that ilk for your carb intake — not candy.

You should also be aware than many prescription drugs can raise SHBG by one manner or another, such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antacids, antihistamines, sedatives, Morphine, Diabetes medications, and… apparently, even coffee.

But, the research into coffee’s effect on SHBG comes from a relatively small sample size of only 42, and only showed a gender-specific, MINOR impact on SHBG in women. In men, caffeinated coffee actually increased total testosterone and decreased total and free estrogen.

So, I wouldn’t worry about coffee in the grand scheme of things. Especially considering its noted health and performance benefits, many of which I’ve discussed on this channel before.

You should also strive to receive enough magnesium and zinc each day.

Research shows that when intake levels are kept adequate for both, SHBG levels are subsequently lower.

Finally, stay away from alcohol! Research demonstrates that plasma SHBG levels will decrease significantly after a short abstinence from alcohol intake in people with healthy livers.

Thus, alcohol consumption can significantly increase SHBG, among a myriad other nasty effects on hormones, muscle growth, and performance — all of which I’ve discussed on this channel before.

Those are just some tips to help you manage SHBG and improve your free, bio-available testosterone as you age. I can’t claim that list is exhaustive, but it certainly provides some good guidelines by which to follow.

Now, keep in mind, if you DO have below-normal testosterone — seek medical attention! Do NOT rely solely on natural remedies, such as those presented in this video.

The advice that I’ve provided is for generally healthy, aging males who take care of themselves; who exercise, get plenty of sleep, manage stress, and eat a quality diet.

Not for a man who actually suffers from the very real medical condition Hypogonadism, also known as low testosterone.

This is not to say that the advice herein would HURT someone suffering from said medical condition, but it should NOT replace proper medical treatment either. Rather, be supplementary to medical treatment — so long as the doctor approves.

I also want to note that NONE of these tricks or supplements will offer steroid-like results, but may optimize your free testosterone within the normal range, by lowering SHBG. So, I still stand by my past statement about testosterone “boosters”.

Anyway, let me know what you think in the comments below.

I do hope this video helps you all enjoy life and health, and continue reaping benefits from gym excursions as you age.

There is no reason why YOU cannot even put younger men to shame well into your later life.

Especially given the rampant degenerate lifestyle most people live today, complete with one or more of the following: poor dietary choices, regular alcohol consumption, recreational drug use, smoking, lack of exercise, poor sleep quality, etc.

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My video “BuzzFeed Liberal Males Have Low Testosterone! (Evidence)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzrpuL965OI

Longjack 100:1 Extract Powder 100g (400 Servings) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M6CKKDX/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cormcc01-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01M6CKKDX&linkId=8f344ecef921cf3fd8ec31895dd13fb5

Normal Testosterone Levels In Men | Average Ranges By Age https://www.menshormonalhealth.com/normal-testosterone-levels.html

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