Testosterone is a hormone produced by the human body. It’s mainly produced in men by the testicles. Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is important for sexual and reproductive development. Women also produce testosterone, but at lower levels than men. Testosterone helps maintain muscle mass, bone density, and sex drive. High or low testosterone levels in men can cause symptoms and signs of weight gain, osteoporosis, decline in sexual desire, and a decline in physical energy and stamina. Higher than normal levels may normalize blood pressure and reduce the risk of obesity and heart attacks.
There’s no magic solution for boosting your testosterone, but some natural remedies may help.
- Lose That Excess Weight
- Go Easy on the Sugar
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep – between seven and nine hours per night
- Get Enough Zinc – Adult males should aim to get 11 mg of zinc each day (beans, nuts, whole grains)