9 Natural Testosterone Booster

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Age and declining health can cause testosterone levels to plummet. Natural testosterone boosters may help raise testosterone levels.

Get enough sleep

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Lack of sleep reduces a healthy young man’s testosterone levels. That effect is clear after only one week of reduced sleep.

Lose That Excess Weight

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Overweight, middle-aged men with prediabetes are also likely to have low testosterone levels. Losing some weight can help boost your testosterone.

Go Easy on the Sugar

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The Endocrine Society reports that glucose (sugar) decreases testosterone levels in the blood by as much as 25 percent.

Exercise

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Exercise can help a person maintain healthy body weight, improve their overall health, and reduce the risks associated with low testosterone.

Get Enough Zinc

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A handful of studies suggest that zinc may boost testosterone. Sources of zinc: red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, crab, lobster and whole grains

Minimize stress

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Cortisol may block the effects of testosterone. Cortisol is a hormone the body releases in response to stress. Meditation, therapy, deep breathing may help.

Masturbate

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Frequent masturbation might also increase libido, helping to offset any real or perceived low testosterone.

Protein

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Diets that are high in protein, especially relative to carbohydrates, may raise testosterone levels.  A low protein diet may damage the Leydig cells that produce testosterone in the testes.

Vitamin D

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Several studies suggest that vitamin D may work as a natural testosterone booster. Men who had low vitamin D levels were more likely to have low levels of testosterone and related hormones.