Testosterone boosters are popular supplements used by individuals on a daily basis. Some people use these boosters to naturally increase testosterone because of declining levels that can be caused by a variety of factors. Other users consume testosterone boosters for performance, strength and muscle building benefits that these products provide.
Trying to decipher a testosterone booster label can sometimes almost feel like trying to memorize or pronounce an entire book of herbal remedies and botanical names. Later in the blog you will find a list of herbal/plant extracts & ingredients that are commonly used in testosterone boosting products.
There are a lot of factors that play a role in decreased testosterone levels. One of the current accepted causes of lower testosterone levels is aging. According to the information we have at the moment, it is natural for men to have decreased testosterone levels as they age. Obesity can also contribute to decreased testosterone levels as high body fat can affect hormone production and response. There are also medications that can cause decreased testosterone levels like opioid pain meds and steroids that can affect function of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. Concurrent illness can play a role in lower testosterone levels. Severe emotional stress or physical stress from an illness or surgery can cause the reproductive system to temporarily shut down. Depression and stress also play a very big role in testosterone production effectiveness as well as some medications used to treat mental health problems.
Men who have lower testosterone levels suffer from impaired sleep efficiency and have increased wake moments during sleep. They also experience less time in slow-wave sleep and experience more sleep time with oxygen saturation levels below 90%.
It was always believed that testosterone levels inevitably decline with age. Research from the Health in Men Study claims that “A decline in testosterone levels as men grow older is likely the result – not the cause – of deteriorating general health.” This could possibly change the way we perceive, treat and prevent low testosterone levels. They have also claimed, according to study information, that age was not a solitary defining factor of declining testosterone levels in older men, but rather other health problems caused by old age that has an influence on testosterone levels. More information on this study is available at its source, The Endocrine Society.
Healthy testosterone levels are crucial to male vitality, health and wellness. If you suspect that you may suffer from low testosterone levels, it is advised that you speak to a healthcare professional to determine the facts of your situation. Luckily, there are many solutions for men who do suffer from lower testosterone levels and such solutions can easily be applied to improve your quality of life.
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