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Do you feel tired often?
Do you have difficulty concentrating or brain fog?
Is your libido dwindling or absent?
Do you experience mood swings?
Are you lips thinning?
Is your hair dry or thin?
Do you struggle losing weight?
Do you have a hard time building muscle?
Are you having joint pain?
Do you struggle with depression?

This could be due to low testosterone.

How to increase testosterone naturally:

ZINC –  Zinc is powerful little mineral, which blocks the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. More zinc = less converted estrogen = higher testosterone.

Foods high in zinc are oysters, beef, lamb, liver, eggs, oats, pecans, pumpkin seeds, ginger root and peas.  Or you can supplement under the guidance of a health practitioner.

MACA – Maca can improve both testosterone and estrogen levels and support the adrenal glands.  It can also help with mood, energy and stamina.

STRENGTH TRAINING –  ‘…testosterone is an important modulator of muscle mass in both men and women and acute increases in testosterone can be induced by resistance exercise.’ (1)

This is one more reason why strength training should be part of our routine regularly, particularly in our late 30’s and beyond.

TRIBULUS – ‘Its probable mechanism of action involves an increase in the serum levels of free and bioavailable testosterone.’ (2)

BIO-IDENTICAL TESTOSTERONE – Is a really good option for some women who have very low testosterone.  We test extensively before administering testosterone to ensure you are a good candidate and then we monitor along the way.

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21058750/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27760089/

You can test testosterone easily through bloods for total testosterone, free testosterone, Sex hormone Binding Globulin and DHEA to get a good picture of testosterone health.  Or I recommend DUTCH the gold standard for hormone testing.

Mel Aytan
Functional Nutritionist
Bach.App.Sci (Human Movement), Adv.Dip Nutritional Medicine, Adv Dip Sec.Edu, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN)

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