You may have heard about some of testosterone’s benefits in ads and commercials… that it can give you back speed, strength and vitality. And it can restore lost drive and libido.
But you probably didn’t hear this until recently.
Why? Because they created a testosterone drug.
When I started helping men boost their testosterone naturally over 20 years ago, there was always a presumption that I was putting men at risk.
Back then, you couldn’t find a physician who didn’t think, “Well, yeah, testosterone… you could use it but everyone knows it’s dangerous and causes heart attacks.”
Everyone presumed that men have higher rates of heart disease and heart attack than women do, and they have higher testosterone, so it must be from that.
We later found out that neither presumption was true. In the first place, men didn’t have higher rates of heart disease, they were just heavier smokers. That made men appear like they had more heart disease. In fact when women started to smoke more and we did studies on that, we found that women have more heart disease than men.
Secondly, we found there is not a positive association between testosterone and heart disease but an inverse one.
- You have a 43% greater chance of dying from any cause if you have low testosterone.1
- Another study looked at low testosterone and heart risk. It followed almost 4,000 people for over five years. Those who had the least testosterone were 71% more likely to die from heart disease than those who had the most.2
- Higher levels of testosterone can also help you survive one of the most common heart problems: congestive heart failure. A study that followed more than 2,000 men for over seven years found that men with CHF were significantly more likely to die if they had low levels of testosterone.3
It shows how medicine is capable of making these erroneous decisions in a kind of a “group think.”
And it reveals their true interest. First they said testosterone was bad when there were no drugs for it. Now there’s synthetic testosterone in drug form, so it’s all of a sudden good.
But the truth lies somewhere else entirely.
The truth is that what is native to you is good, and what you put on your body as chemicals is bad. You see, from all my years of helping patients raise their testosterone naturally, I can tell you that you don’t need a risky synthetic creation to raise testosterone. There are many ways to increase your testosterone completely naturally.
Today I want to show you four of the easiest and most effective I know of.
They’re the four steps I give patients at my Wellness Center to help them increase testosterone naturally for heart protection, bone strength, increased libido and more energy.
1) Exercise with intensity. You might be surprised to know that exercise boosts testosterone, no matter what your age. In a new study, researchers looked at both younger and older men who did 21 weeks of intense training. They measured significant increases in lean body mass… and testosterone.4
The Sport, Health and Exercise Science, at the University of Bath in England looked into this, too. Just five minutes after intense exertion, the people in the study all had huge increases in circulating testosterone.5
In the study, sprints worked wonders. I’ve been advocating them for years as a replacement for jogging and cardio, and this is one big reason.
2) Eat red meat: Boy does the medical establishment want you to believe you should stay away from red meat. They say it will kill you early.
The fact is, it’s more likely that not eating red meat will kill you – due to low testosterone.
A study of vegans versus omnivores measured each group’s testosterone and SHBG. The vegans had 23% higher SHBG and 3% lower free testosterone.6 And, red meat has saturated fat, which has a known correlation with higher testosterone, and zinc, which helps you produce testosterone.
Remember to choose grass-fed beef. It has more B vitamins. Besides helping your body to make testosterone, B-complex vitamins help you absorb zinc so you can make more testosterone. And red meat is your only good food source of vitamin B12
B vitamins are water soluble, which means you’ll find them in the meat, instead of the fatty part. And grass-fed meat has three times less fat, and more actual meat.
3) Get more vitamin D: Your body uses the same enzyme to help make both testosterone and vitamin D, so it’s no surprise that the two function together. Studies show that people with sufficient vitamin D have significantly higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of SHBG (which makes testosterone inactive) than those with either insufficient or deficient vitamin D.7
Researchers in Austria went a step further. They took a group of people and gave half of them 3,332 IU of vitamin D every day for a year, and half of them a placebo. Testosterone levels in the vitamin D group increased by 30%. The placebo group had no change at all.8 Get at least 5,000 IU of vitamin D a day.
4) Use the herb Tongkat Ali: This herb has been used for hundreds of years throughout Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Clinical studies support what Malaysians have known all along: Tongkat Ali boosts your libido and naturally stimulates the production of testosterone.
One group of researchers gave a Tongkat Ali supplement to thirteen active men and twelve active women between the ages of 57 and 72 every day for only 5 weeks. They all had significant increases in total testosterone.9 You can take as much as 400 mg a day, but about 25 mg is a good daily dose for free testosterone maintenance.
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2. Hyde Z, et. al. “Low Free Testosterone Predicts Mortality…” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2011; jc.2011-1617.
3. Wehr E, Pilz S, Boehm BO, März W, Grammer T, Obermayer-Pietsch B. “Low free testosterone is associated with heart failure mortality in older men referred for coronary angiography.” Eur J Heart Fail. 2011;13(5):482-8.
4. Ahtiainen JP, Hulmi JJ, Kraemer WJ, Lehti M, Nyman K, Selänne H, Alen M, Pakarinen A, Komulainen J, Kovanen V, Mero AA, Häkkinen K, “Heavy resistance exercise training and skeletal muscle androgen receptor expression in younger and older men.” Steroids. 2011;76(1-2):183-92
5. Smith A, Toone R, Peacock O, Drawer S, Stokes K, Cook C. “Dihydrotestosterone is elevated following sprint exercise in healthy young men.” J Appl Physiol 1985. 2013;114(10):1435-40.
6. Key TJ, Roe L, Thorogood M, Moore JW, Clark GM, Wang DY. “Testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin, calculated free testosterone, and oestradiol in male vegans and omnivores.” Br J Nutr. 1990;64(1):111-9.
7. Wehr E, Pilz S, Boehm BO, März W, Obermayer-Pietsch B, “Association of vitamin D status with serum androgen levels in men.” Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2010;73(2):243-8.
8. Pilz S, Frisch S, Koertke H, Kuhn J, Dreier J, Obermayer-Pietsch B, Wehr E, Zittermann A, “Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men.” Horm Metab Res. 2011;43(3):223-5.
9. Henkel R, Wang R, Bassett S, Chen T, Liu N, Zhu Y, Tambi M. “Tongkat Ali as a Potential Herbal Supplement for Physically Active Male and Female Seniors-A Pilot Study.” Phytother Res. 2013 Jun 11. Epub ahead of print.