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Guide To Increase Testosterone Naturally

According to a report, 39% of men over 45 who report to a primary care provider suffer from testosterone deficiency.

Low testosterone levels can lead to low libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, weight gain, and loss of muscle mass, to name a few. Research shows that there are ways to naturally increase testosterone levels and to derive health benefits from them.

Obesity decreases the amount of proteins that carry testosterone in the blood, which means that testosterone is less available. Quality sleep also plays an important role in increasing testosterone levels. The exact amount of sleep a person needs is variable, but most people need between seven and ten hours of sleep a night to stay healthy and keep testosterone within reach.

Magnesium and zinc deficiencies can also contribute to a drop in testosterone. However, it is possible to remedy these deficiencies through diet. An older study from 2007 showed that a four-week zinc supplement prevented a decline in testosterone levels in sedentary men who exercised regularly.

Increasing testosterone comes down to basic, everyday health and nutrition. The problem occurs when people do not know how their health or diet affects testosterone levels. 

If you want to boost your testosterone with supplements, read here how to incorporate it into your daily eating habits.

If you have signs or symptoms that lead to low testosterone levels, consult your doctor. Once these conditions are recognized and treated, testosterone should return to normal levels.

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