There are several reasons why a man (or woman) might want to learn how to increase testosterone levels. In many cases the reasons boil down to increased functioning. Low testosterone can lead to many unwanted symptoms such as fatigue and exhaustion, weight gain, difficulty focusing, and poor performance. I know that in my case, all of these symptoms were a factor. So we know why we want to do it, the question becomes how to do it.
At first my doctors could not explain why I was having these symptoms. Several times it was suggested that I was just getting older (though I was in my twenties at the time) and it was only natural that I “slow down.” Basically, they didn’t know what was wrong with me and, in their befuddlement, pretty much just wanted me to go away. It was only after I met with a nutritional expert that the possibility was raised that low testosterone could be culprit. Lo and behold blood work did indeed find that to be the issue. At this point, I had a couple of options. I could re-visit my doctor and try to get a prescription for a testosterone patch or gel or I could take the nutritionist’s advice and try to raise my testosterone levels naturally.
I didn’t particularly like the idea of adding another prescription to the mix, since it was party because of prescription medications that I was in the fix in the first place, I decided to give the supplements a chance. I also wanted to give this nutritionist’s solution a chance since he was the only one that seemed to have any idea what was wrong with me.
I told him that I would take whatever he recommended. Almost instantaneous he got out a notepad and started making some notes. He told me that we could do this and that it would work, but that it would take some time for the supplements to begin to work. He told me that even if I wasn’t noticing any dramatic effects that I needed to be prepared to stay the course for at least 3 months. And I was okay with that.
In fact, on that subject, after I first started this supplement regimen I got frustrated after about six weeks. Thinking that I was not seeing quick enough results, I stopped the program for about ten days. After about a week of not taking my supplements I started to struggle with fatigue and exhaustion. It was then that I realized that actually had been working. It was just that the improvements that I had experienced had been very gradual. I didn’t realize how much better things had gotten since I quit taking them and saw my testosterone levels plummet.
I quickly re-started the supplement regimen and saw my level of functioning begin to rise. Within a couple of weeks, I found that I was experiencing a much higher quality of life. I was able to enjoy more activities and my focus and sexual functioning were back. Naturally, I attribute a great deal of this improvement to my increased testosterone levels.
Quickly a disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner and I am not liable for any ill effects that you may experience if you choose to use any of these supplements. I am only telling you what I do and what works for me. Always consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet or taking any supplements.
How to Increase Testosterone Levels
I take the following supplements as indicated every day. I purchase mine from Amazon.com and I usually buy from third-party sources – the “new and used” merchants – to save myself some money. I’ve included the links if you want to do the same.
In the AM after breakfast I take the following:
- 1 Tablespoon Lecithin Granules (mixed with 8 oz water)
- 250 mg DMAE
- Hemaplex – 2 capsules (*see important note below on Hemaplex)
- 100 mg DHEA
* With the hemaplex it is very important that you cycle this supplement. I take two capsules in the morning for 21 days then for 7 days I do not take it at all. Then I return to taking for 21 days. And so on.
In the afternoon after lunch I take:
- 250mg DMAE
Finally, before bed I take:
- 3 capsules of Zinc Magnesium Aspartate (ZMA)
Remember that this should be used as a guide only. You will need to consult with a medical practitioner before making any changes to your diet or beginning a supplement regimen.
So, that’s the exact step-by-step path that I have taken to increase my testosterone levels naturally. This works for me. You will need to (after talking to a doctor or nutritionist) see what works for you.
I look forward to the comments from you guys about what you have done to increase your testosterone.
- I’m out