Why Do Men Take Testosterone Even If They Aren't Deficient?

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  • After age 30, a man’s testosterone levels begin to decline, and continue to do so as he ages, leading to symptoms such as decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, and difficulties with concentration and memory
  • Testosterone replacement therapy is only clinically advised for men with “unequivocally low testosterone levels,” a condition known as hypogonadism. To determine this, you have to test your testosterone level
  • According to recent research, the number of testosterone prescriptions have tripled over the past decade, causing researchers to sound the alarm that men may be abusing the hormone
  • Dietary and exercise changes, particularly limiting sugar/fructose, eating healthy saturated fats and engaging in high-intensity exercises, Power Plate, and strength training, can be very effective at boosting testosterone levels naturally
  • Other strategies to boost testosterone include optimizing your vitamin D levels, getting sufficient amounts of zinc, reducing stress, and supplementing with saw palmetto and DHEA in conjunction with astaxanthin
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