The market is saturated with products and supplements that promise to boost levels of testosterone, as if there were something completely wrong about lower levels. As the body ages, testosterone levels are supposed to become lower. It is a natural process and everyone should expect lower levels of all hormones at some point. Customers who think they can take a supplement and suddenly acquire muscle mass, strength, and stamina, are not being realistic. The problem is that testosterone levels can decrease for reasons that are not natural, and that is where supplements can help. They can help, but cannot magically fix the situation.
Things like stress, pollution, poor sleep habits, poor nutrition, and sedentary lifestyles are all contributors to decreasing levels of testosterone. Customers can take all the supplements they want and, until they are willing to put forth time and effort into changing bad habits, not increase testosterone levels. Natural supplements can add some of what the body lacks, such as vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium, but cannot make up for lack of sleep, poor diet and lack of exercise. Ingredients like fenugreek and ginseng can provide some energy for an exercise program, but the exercise has to be part of the process in order to sustain that energy. Testosterone will not build up muscle mass if weights aren’t lifted, and it will not increase stamina if there is no cardio work done.
Before starting any new diets or exercise programs, be sure to consult a doctor. Ask if there may be reasons, other than the natural aging process, for a drop in testosterone levels. Illness, disease, and some medications, may be causing the issue. Also take care when choosing which supplements to try, as many have harmful side-effects. Search for natural ingredients that are individually listed on the label. Many manufacturers claim the product is all natural, but list a “proprietary blend” as the main ingredient. That means there are fillers in there that have nothing to do with boosting testosterone levels. Supplements can be found at the pharmacy, at department stores, health food stores, and online at amazon.com. Compare ingredients, dosages, and pricing before making a purchase.