Testosterone is primary a sex hormone found in the body of males, and in very small quantities in females. This hormone plays a vital role in the development of the reproductive tissues in males in both testes and prostate. It also promotes the secondary sexual hormonal body changes such as an increase in the muscle gain and bone mass and also in the growth of facial and body hair. There is a different level of secretions in the human body of males depending on their age and size.
Too much secretion and very little secretion, both have different and bad effects. This hormone in males plays an important role during sexual activities, production of sperm, and development of sexual organs when puberty hits you, deepening of the voice, growing in facial and other hair on the body.
There is a various way to test testosterone. A testosterone level test takes up the measurement of the amount of testosterone present in the blood. It is reported in nanograms per deciliter. This test can also be referred to as serum testosterone test.
What Causes Low Testosterone Levels?
Sometimes there is a low level of testosterone secretion. Some of the symptoms of low-level testosterone are decreased mass in muscle, increase in fat, rapid loss of hair, erectile dysfunction and other signs. It can occur in young men too. Below are a few points you can note if you want to know or have the knowledge on how to increase the level of testosterone in the human body.
How To Increase Testosterone Naturally?
Ø HIT THE GYM: One can increase the level of testosterone by exercising and lifting heavy weights. A study has shown that people who exercised regularly have more level of testosterone Men with more weight or those who are obsessed when exercised on a daily basis for weight loss had to an increase in the level of testosterone. If you do exercise at a very high-intensity, this will help regulate the level of testosterone quickly.
Ø GET THOSE FAT AND CARBOHYDRATES: If you are someone who does crash dieting continuously or even over-eating then this will result in drastic changes in the level of testosterone. If one takes protein it will maintain the healthy level of testosterone. It also helps in instant weight loss. If one intakes carbohydrates it will help to optimize the level of testosterone in the body. If there is healthy fat inside the body it will also help in regulation of testosterone.
Ø GO OUT: Vitamin D and Calcium regulate and optimize testosterone and decrease the danger of falling in the level of testosterone. You can take supplements of vitamins and calcium but the easiest way of getting Vitamin D inside your body is going out and getting some sunshine over your body. Vitamin D3 supplements can increase the level of testosterone to about 25% more. This is especially for elderly men and people living in metropolitan cities because most of the people there have decreased in the level of Vitamin D in their blood.
Ø GIVE YOUR BODY SOME REST: Having stress also has an indirect effect on the decrease of testosterone on the human body. Also get good quality and enough hours of sleep so that there is no decrease in the level of testosterone. Doctors recommend getting at least 7-8 hours of sleeping every day. Regular hours of sleep is important to have a healthy level of testosterone. According to a study done sleeping for fewer hours brings down the level of testosterone to borderline levels. If one takes stress for a long time, it will also result in changes of low level in testosterone.
Ø SPRINT FASTER: Sprinting is a form of exercise too which will regulate the level of testosterone. Sprinting at a very high intensity will also yield in the decrease of body unhealthy fat. Sprinting increases the level of testosterone hormone to a higher level than being secreted.
Ø LIMIT ALCOHOL: If you take a moderate level of alcohol, your body might flush out the toxins after a few days. If too much alcohol is consumed, it will decrease the level of testosterone and it will increase the level the level of estrogen. Also, there will be an increase in body mass and there will be an increase in weight. Alcohol is toxic for the body, so to increase the level of testosterone you must limit the intake of testosterone.
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