Published: July 26, 2022
Recently my social feeds have been filled with posts relating to testosterone (how to boost, signs for low levels). Does the AI know more about my health than I do? Scarily enough, I think so. I started doing my own research into signs/symptoms of low testosterone, as general as they are I could relate to a lot of them. Some of them are:
- Long recovery time
- Decreases sense of well-being/depressed
- Difficulties with concentration
As a 35 year old man, it’s important to get regular blood work drawn, as much as I detest needles. Lo and behold, I have the testosterone level of a 60+ year old. After much research I found out this is way more common than it should be with young men. Not so long ago, the baseline level for a 25 year old male was around 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL), now that average is around half that at 500. There is a lot of speculation as to why this this phenomonem is happening:
- Prevelence of Microplastics
- Highly Processed diet/Western diet
- So many more external factors
A common and easy solution to remedy low T, is TRT (Tesosterone Replacement Therapy) or steroids. I absolutely hate needles so this was an ultimate last choice for me. I started exploring more natural alternatives. I am very aware the power of herbs are pretty minimal, but I decided to give it a shot and down the rabbithole I went.
First things that come up are pre-made testosterone boosters, with the gimmicky labels and statements that your life will be cured. So after much bro-science research through reddit and other forums, I came up with a list of some testosterone boosting/estrogen inhibiting supplements that have had positive experience for people:
- Tonkgat Ali
- Grape Seed Extract
- Fadogia Agrestis
- Saw Palmetto
- Tribulus Terrestris
I did what any normal person does and bought all these supplements at the same time and decide to turn myself into a human guniea pig. I am not a doctor and this isn’t medical advice, I recommend anyone talk to their doctor before self perscribing any drugs.
I have been experimenting with nootropics and supplements for so many years now to improve impovement cognitively and physically. So I know it’s always best to have a baseline, which will be my recent T test. Below is a not a comprehensive list and based on my experiences what I had read. This list will 100% change in the future as I am sure most of these provide no utility.
If you you think you are suffering from low testosterone I highly recommend you get the most important things in order with your health and see if that fixes your issues. Proper nutrition, adequte sleep, exercise and stress management