Testosterone- How to boost naturally for muscle gain
Testosterone, is a bodybuilders greatest ally, and not just for males. For everyone looking to put on muscle, gain strength, lose weight, experience better moods and gain energy test is a must!
Todays world is very much anti testosterone with natural levels dropping 1% every year, in the last century the range of testosterone has dropped dramatically, from an average of between 800ng/DL to 2000ng/DL to an average of just 270 ng/DL to 700 ng/DL!
This gibberish translates to a direct decrease in strength with grip tests dropping from 117pounds to 98pounds of force on average.
Why ? As previously mentioned the world has become an anti testosterone environment, processed foods, hormonal meat, pesticides, lack of physical activity, proper supplementation and unfortunately the inevitable, age.
When we consume hormonal foods (meat full of growth hormone, dairy full of estrogen), expose our selves to pesticides or chemicals (heating food in plastic containers) our body converts these hormones and stores them as Estrogen (another sex hormone), problem being high estrogen environments (your body) will result in what’s call aromatisation, which is when fat lipids convert testosterone to estrogen, this conversion is a common reason bodybuilders can develop gynocomastia or why we hold stubborn fat on our lower back, chest, legs triceps. And can cause the addition of un natural test boosters to build more fat and limit muscle gain as the testosterone is being lost to estrogen conversion.
To limit excess estrogen and in turn fat and to help boost testosterone, avoid hormonal foods, avoid chemicals, alcohols, smoking and before taking any androgen or anabolic compounds reduce your body fat to limit wasting your testosterone. Lifting weights is a fantastic way to boost testosterone as well as the natural endorphin rush stimulates testosterone production!
Certain supplementation including natural test boosters:
Fats (cholesterol is the beginning of the steroid path, and converts to Testosterone)
Eat organic, whole foods, stay away from estrogenic/hormonal foods and activity’s, train at an optimal level for endorphin creation and muscle break down, supplement well and be mindful of what you are taking!