It is the ultimate male hormone, responsible for a man’s sex drive, sperm production and body composition. But testosterone is under attack: Stress, pollutants and other factors, as well as the aging process itself, can all lower testosterone levels.
Fortunately, there are nutrients and herbs that can encourage the body’s own natural production of testosterone and other crucial hormones, such as human growth hormone (HGH). Many of these nutritional factors also address such concerns as proper cardiovascular function; others support prostate health, another key men’s health issue.
A visit to one’s healthcare practitioner for a thorough exam is always the first step in dealing with a suspected drop in testosterone. Assuming everything checks out okay, lifestyle changes—including a smart, supervised supplementation plan—may help get things back on track.
NOTE: Always consult with your healthcare practitioner for help in designing a
supplementation program, especially if you have a pre-existing condition.
More Nutritional Aids for Men
|Name||What It Is||What It Does|
|Calcium||One of the most common minerals in the body||In addition to playing a key role in building strong bones, it now appears that calcium plays a role in testosterone production as well|
|Pumpkin Seed||A popular snack item, available either raw or toasted||A good zinc source long used to help ease prostate problems|
|Velvet Bean||Mucuna pruriens, a legume found in tropical areas around the world||Used by Ayurvedic practitioners to support sexual well-being; has been found to help increase semen quality and reduce stress in infertile men; also appears to promote healthy neural activity within the brain|