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Old 07-27-2012, 03:49 AM
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This is going to sound a little bit weak but one of my best friends had a serious problem with his testosterone levels but when he approached the Doctor he was told the best way to increase your natural production is to exercise regularly.

He started going to the gym three times a week (it was a real struggle especially as he has lower testosterone in the first place), however he is now much better and his level has nearly doubled.

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He started going to the gym three times a week (it was a real struggle especially as he has lower testosterone in the first place), however he is now much better and his level has nearly doubled.
Effects of magnesium supplementation on testosterone levels of athletes and sedentary subjects at rest and after exhaustion. but we see here that giving athletes (who get more exercise than sedentary people) magnesium had a greater impact on their testosterone than it did to sedentary folks. So it's true Exercise increased testosterone levels, it's also true that magnesium improved testosterone levels as well.
It's also a fact that no one, man or woman will get their hormones levels right if they are vitamin D deficient and rather than use the medical definition of deficiency we should think that anything less than the level humans naturally attain and maintain living near naked outdoor lives is what human DNA regards as sufficient.
City Assays Vitamin D Blood Spot TestIf it's less than 125nmol/l 50ng/ml then as far as your DNA is concerned you could do better.
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Somehow I managed to miss this thread entirely, until I noticed it today.

Testosterone is (by weight) 100% cholesterol, so if you want to increase your level and keep it there, eat eggs, butter, coconut oil, shrimp, etc., and stop using margerine and cooking oils.

If you are taking statin drugs, they will prevent your liver from making cholesterol, so the solution is obvious..

You could soft-boil or soft-scramble (not fry) 3 or 4 eggs daily (in butter) and that will fix your issue with low T.

Cholesterol isn't the problem, ignorant doctors are..
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Hey med talk

This is going to sound a little bit weak but one of my best friends had a serious problem with his testosterone levels but when he approached the Doctor he was told the best way to increase your natural production is to exercise regularly.

He started going to the gym three times a week (it was a real struggle especially as he has lower testosterone in the first place), however he is now much better and his level has nearly doubled.

Just a thought


Great to hear that your friend's doc made him try hitting the gym first, good doctor.

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Great to hear that your friend's doc made him try hitting the gym first, good doctor.
That's your opinion and it seems totally misguided to me.
Low testosterone is a sign that both magnesium and vitamin D deficiency are rife.
Magnesium controls well over 300 different enzyme actions and Vitamin D well over 2000.
Getting to the gym isn't going to alter those fundamental flaws in the way the hormonal system is operating. It's a question of priorities and while getting to the gym may be a good idea for those with masochistic tendencies sensible people should be able to stay fit and healthy without the use of gym.
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That's your opinion and it seems totally misguided to me.
Low testosterone is a sign that both magnesium and vitamin D deficiency are rife.
Magnesium controls well over 300 different enzyme actions and Vitamin D well over 2000.
Getting to the gym isn't going to alter those fundamental flaws in the way the hormonal system is operating. It's a question of priorities and while getting to the gym may be a good idea for those with masochistic tendencies sensible people should be able to stay fit and healthy without the use of gym.

Those who are physically handicapped would have a different mindset & their approach to achieving 'health' would be through supplements.
The human body is designed to move & if that isn't provided, everything begins to break down whether you're poppin' pills or not.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_exercise
The gym is an excellent place to exercise & has nothing to do with masochistic tendencies. OMG maybe you should visit one to observe so you don't sound so silly in posts.



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yeah I am kinda overweight and have man boobs, and no one else in my family has weight problems, they are all real thin for the most part
There's your problem.
And the title of your thread is. What can I do to fix my testosterone naturally?

The most effective & long term way to fix your problem & to boost your sinking testosterone levels is through weight loss & exercise. Excess body fat elevates your estrogen levels, but you don't want to starve yourself to lose weight.. ONE POUND a week. You can do it! I read somewhere that your brain will shut down testosterone production to wait out 'famine' if you cut your calorie intake by more than 15% plus your body needs a ready supply of calories (30% fat calories, good fats) to make testosterone, plan out your meals to avoid your hormone levels from plummetting. It's going to be a long process, but you're only 23 years old & a 520 testosterone level isn't bad considering your situation.
It can be improved easily through lifestyle change & exercise. If you want help with weight loss, all ya gotta do is ask

Do you take perscription drugs? Ever had a testicular injury or have a undescended testicle?

Do you drink alcohol? Alcohol affects the endocrine system, causing your testes to stop producing testosterone;

Do you get enough sleep? If you don't get 7 or so hours of sleep a night it can mess with your circadian rhythm.



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Oh and I hope this is not just a mental thing. I hope I'm not just telling myself to feel better because I know I'm taking this supplements. lol.
Supplements are a quick fix, not a long term solution. Why are you making supplement companies richer when you can change this yourself?

If you haven't tried strength training before, this is a pretty good guideline for a beginner.
http://exercise.about.com/cs/exbegin...egstrength.htm
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I forgot to mention boron.

Boron helps you keep the calcium that you take in so you don't get osteoporosis. It also helps women make estrogen and men make testosterone.
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Food sources for boron?

Let's see..............

Been taking my D for years
Started magnesium a few months back
Been eat eggs, butter, coconut oil, shrimp
Been getting lots of exercise and sunshine

No wonder I feel like I'm 30
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