Why Are Testosterone Levels Dropping in Men? (4 reasons)
Testosterone levels are dropping in men across all ages every year...
A 50 year old 50 years ago, for example, on average has much higher testosterone levels than a present-day 50-year old.
Scientists have documented this decline, along with the decline in male fertility, but they haven't done much in figuring out the reason for either.
But, I'll take a stab at it.
To find a cause, you'd have to look at things that have increased as testosterone has decreased.
4 things come to mind.
- Plastics and the use of xenoestrogens in products (chemical estrogens).
- Chronic stress.
- A decay in our sleep quantity and quality.
- We’re too fat.
First, plastics and estrogenic chemicals.
This, in my mind, is the greatest cause of the fall of male T levels.
These chemicals are in our deodorant, shampoo, soap, the containers and bags our food is kept in, the pipes that carry our water to our house, and anything with plastic in it.
They're everywhere, and we're constantly being exposed to these chemicals from the moment we're born - which is when we're most vulnerable, and when I think the most damage is done.
For example, this study found that use of non-stick pans reduced penis size in men.
Other chemicals can delay puberty in young men and even produce feminine features in men. (study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24945889 )
This chemical onslaught is unavoidable. It’s also the reason you should be supplementing daily with ingredients like IC-3 (flushes these chemicals out of the body through the liver) that are found in Man Boost, our 100% natural estrogen blocker/testosterone booster for men.
Avoid these chemicals where you can, but don’t go cooky with it.
Use natural deodorant and shampoo and soap, and use metal or tin for carrying food or water. That’s about all you can do along with taking Man Boost daily.
Our fight or flight response to danger used to have much more practicality.
If clear and present danger was around us, our body would release cortisol to help us escape faster. The problem is that we don’t face that same form of danger as much, and our body responds in the same way to constant stress and worry…
...And we’ve never been more stressed and worried.
Never in our history as humans has life been so easy. Even the poor have luxuries that kings could have never dreamed of hundreds of years ago. Yet, we’re more stressed in a chronic sense.
Chronic stress - always being worried about bills or about the future - releases a continuous flow of cortisol, which counteracts the testosterone in your body.
The best way to lower stress is to think differently, to focus on what you can control and spend NO time worrying about what you can’t control - including outcomes.
Lower sleep quality.
Artificial light is a sleep killer. Whether it comes from your phone or TV screen or the street lights outside your bedroom window.
There are a lot of other things in our modern society that are killing our sleep quality, like alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants, stress, and technology.
It’s when you sleep that you produce the vast majority of your testosterone, especially in your deep sleep and REM sleep cycles.
And sleep quantity and quality have been declining as technology has been rising.
The best thing you can do to combat a bad sleep, or repeatedly bad sleeps, is to set a firm sleep schedule to train your circadian rhythm to the point where sleep becomes automatic and optimal.
This routine should include no booze 3 hours before bed, no caffeine 6 hours before bed, no screens 1 hour before bed, and the same sleep and wake-up time every day.
The second best thing you can do to get a great sleep every night is take Man Sleep.
DO NOT TAKE MELATONIN!
Melatonin is one of the worst supplements for sleep because when you take it long enough it stops your body from producing melatonin, which is necessary for a good sleep.
Man Sleep works with your body to fall asleep faster and enjoy those testosterone-boosting REM and deep sleep cycles
We’re too fat.
Obesity in American adults sits at about 42% of the population. What the hell!
Body fat is where aromatase happens, which is the conversion of testosterone to the female hormone, estrogen.
Simply put, your testosterone levels are going to suffer if you’re fat. Losing fat is about the simplest thing you can do. Eat fewer calories than you burn, increase protein intake, and exercise.
These 4 factors are on the rise, while testosterone is on the decline.
Each of these is also a new issue, one our species hasn’t really had to deal with on a chronic level like we do today.
Each of these issues is also solvable, which is promising. But no one is going to solve these things for you, it’s entirely up to you if you want to fix whatever issue you’re suffering from.
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