So whats up with all the commercials about men and their Testosterone level issues? Has this always been a concern? Or am I (Charles) now more in tune to it since I am approaching 40? It seems like there is a real public concern and demand for it. However, of course it’s another opportunity for the drug companies to develop a big money-maker. After instilling a bit of fear and playing on a mans pride a bit about not getting lower libido as a result of low testosterone. Many men succumb to the created need to immediately increase their testosterone levels. Unfortunately, the options presented to us in those commercials come with some very real and dangerous risks, some of them more dangerous than what low testosterone can present. Here a few common issues with a popular prescription testosterone product (some quite scary and a bit comical):
- Avoid contact with woman and children with area that has been applied with this product. (recommends applying product to shoulders and arms)
- Increased risk of prostate cancer (Um I’d rather keep my prostate and my life, there are safer ways to boost testosterone)
- Lowers your sperm count
- Swelling of your ankles, feet, or body, with or without heart failure. This may cause serious problems for people who have heart, kidney, or liver disease. (This would be serious for me even if I did not have, kidney or liver disease)
- Blood clots in the legs; this can include pain, swelling, or redness of your legs
- Flammable until dry, stay away from open flames. (So no BBQ after applying this product or else)
When did risk outweighing benefit become so gray?
Of course since you are reading about this on our blog, we are going to show some research indicating how to boost low testosterone naturally, without the risks mentioned above.
Testosterone is needed for proper bone health and muscle growth, it is also needed for our sex organs and is regulated by our pituitary gland and hypothalamus. Low Testosterone can be caused by cancer therapies, injury to the scrotum or as a result of aging (common to see a decrease after 40). Science has shown that lower testosterone can cause a variety of medical issues, bone and muscle loss and Erectile Dysfunction. Also could be caused by disease associated with pituitary gland or hypothalamus.
So what do I have to share about the natural options? You may be surprised at how easy it is to take care if your health naturally. (And you can BBQ right after application, and be around your kids and wife)
Goldenrod Essential Oil – Has been said to increase libido, and assist with enlarged prostate by acting as a diuretic and is anti-inflammatory. If I needed to take some I would take about 4-5 drops per day under the tongue or with juice, until I reach desired results.
Ultra Young Spray with DHEA – Ultra Young® + Oral Spray supports HGH production in the body.* It contains the same ingredients as Ultra Young with additional DHEA
(dehydroepiandrosterone ), which is produced in the adrenal gland. Like HGH, DHEA production peaks near age twenty and declines steadily with age. DHEA has been shown in some studies to be a precursor to production of Testosterone.
Mister – contains Yarrow a powerful prostate decongestant (research has shown from the University of Maryland to be a significant anti-inflammatory with an emphasis on reproductive organs), Sage strengthens vital centers, releases mental fatigue, Mrytle which normalizes hormone imbalances and stimulates and balances functions of the prostate. Fennel hormone like activity in stimulating the cardiovascular, circulatory and cardiovascular systems. anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant very relaxing. and peppermint strengthens the liver and glandular functions. I have used Mister as a cologne, it smells great, and I feel great when using it. Plus I feel like I am proactively addressing a healthy bodily functions and no horrible chemicals and side effects.
Prostate Health – formulated for men concerned with supporting the male glandular
system and maintaining healthy, normal prostate function. Prostate Health is an essential oil supplement featuring powerful saw palmetto and pumpkin
seed oil—ingredients known for their support of a healthy prostate gland. In fact in Europe the standard treatment options have been the use of Saw Palmetto for enlarged prostate (has been associated as an inflammatory issue that could lead to cancer) Per a research article published by the MayoClinic Multiple mechanisms of action have been proposed, and saw palmetto appears to possess 5-α-reductase inhibitory activity (thereby preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone) DHA in large number is responsible for BPH or enlarged prostate and inflammation. .A proprietary blend of pure geranium, fennel, myrtle, lavender, and peppermint essential oils provides the body with key anti-inflammatory components. Saw Palmetto has been known for its wonderful ability to help with impotence and combined with pumpkin seed powerful against mens urinary issues.
There are many options to naturally boost testosterone. Probably the least talked about and most important is eating and exercising right. 30 minutes a day has shown to have a significant impact on hormone regulation and decrease the chances of cancer. Of course, eating is also very important. Consider eating as close to the source as possible. Meaning, the less the food is processed, the better it can be assimilated into your body and used to things like hormone production and regulation.
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