Recent reports have highlighted that a 10 % reduction in body weight can increase natural testosterone levels by 3 to 4 nanomoles per litre (nmol/L).
A total of greater than 12 nmol/L is considered normal, while anything below 8 nmol/L is on the low side.
Testosterone declines with age. If you have moderately low levels of testosterone, you can increase or normalise your testosterone by making the necessary lifestyle changes.
Sounds simple right…..
Lose a little weight and you can increase your testosterone in a natural and healthy way. No HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) or other medications to bring you back into range.
Benefits Of Weight Loss
A mountain of research and anecdotal evidence suggests that low testosterone impairs the ability of your lacrimal and meibomian glands to function properly. These are key glands that assist in regulating the tear film and coating the eye with its protective tear film.
Maintaining a healthy, normal weight helps stabilise testosterone as well as balance your other hormone levels like estrogen.
Out of balance hormones not only contribute to weight gain but leave you feeling tired and grumpy, lethargic and well, sometimes down right crazy. We have all felt this way at some point in our lives.
As has been discussed on this site numerous times, exercise, including resistance training and cardio can and does help alleviate symptoms of dry eye syndrome.
It’s not a magic bullet but simply part of an overall health and wellness strategy aimed at getting you back in balance, feeling good and seeing life with a new enthusiasm.
The best way to maintain healthy testosterone levels naturally is through a combination of nutrition, exercise, stress management and supplementation – Alan E. Shugarman, M.S., R.D
Want To Raise Your Testosterone?
Start with these simple strategies
- Muscle tones helps to maintain testosterone so do some light to heavy resistance training at least twice a week
- Get a good nights sleep. Stress and lack of sleep raise cortisol levels (the fight-or-flight hormone). High levels of cortisol deplete your testosterone
- Recent research now suggests that low Vitamin D levels are strongly associated with low levels of testosterone
What about Supplements for Testosterone?
While weight loss and resistance training offer great natural benefits, several supplements can add that extra kick where you need it.
- Zinc. More specifically ZMA ( zinc monomethionine aspartate, magnesium aspartate and vitamin B6) has shown as much as 33% increase in free testosterone in athletes.
- D-Aspartic Acid. A naturally occurring amino acid found in the neuroendocrine systems of humans and other animals, was found to increase testosterone but as much as 42% when 3 grams was taken every day.
- Maca Root. A root vegetable from Peru. While some studies do not appear to support the finding that Maca directly increases the levels of testosterone or LH (Luteinising Hormone) in humans, much anecdotal evidence supports its use for hormone balance, including a reduction in estrogen dominance, and enhanced libido. (This author can attest to these claims!)
- Tribulus Terrestris. A flowering plant found in Europe and Asia. Known generally for its libido enhancing properties. Found to increase Luteinising Hormone by as much as 70%, thus raising testosterone production.
Weight loss strategies show clear efficacy for balancing your overall hormone profile and increasing Testosterone.
It’s this balanced hormone profile that works wonders with dry eye conditions, not to mention your general health and vitality.
After all, by feeling great in your body alone you will no doubt feel more determined and energised to cure whatever ails you including those symptoms of dry eyes that seem to wax and wane and cause so much pain and stress in daily life.
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References: Testosterone Support: Natural approaches to restore youthful levels Can You Boost Low Testosterone Naturally? Effects of Zinc Magnesium Formulation on Hormones and Strength