Don’t assume you have low testosterone based on a symptom list you find online, but take a blood tests to measure your deficiencies. Micronutrient deficiencies are most often the culprit of dealing with low testosterone, especially low magnesium and zinc.
- Choline is an extremely important nutrient to watch for especially due to the fact that according to research there is a 92% nationwide deficiency in the USA (both men & women).
- Choline regulates your liver and the liver is where your hormones are being metabolised! The liver regulates the balance of sex hormones, thyroid hormones, cortisone and other adrenal hormones, hence taking care of your liver needs to be of outmost priority! ❗️No healthy liver, no healthy hormone parameters!
- Magnesium, zinc, iodine, selenium, calcium, sodium potassium are some of the biomarkers to look at for deficiencies. There is not a single reason for low testosterone but a mix of deficiencies from the above mentioned are known to affect directly production levels.
- It’s important to exercise but also to understand your body’s and genetical limits. Some people do great with endurance training, others get unhealthy cortisol spikes. Mix your training so you can pinpoint between blood tests what you’ve done different and what was better or worse.
- Magnesium: mainly nuts (cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, peanuts, walnuts) and seafood (shrimps, clams, crab, chinook salmon, halibut, Atlantic mackerel)
- Zinc: oysters, red meat, organ meat
- Iodine: seaweed, cod, dairy, shrimps
- Selenium: Brazil nuts, tuna, halibut, sardines, red meat (beef)
- Calcium: Parmesan cheese, halloumi, Colby cheese, natural yoghurt
- Sodium & Potassium: potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, sea salt
- Choline: beef liver, chicken liver, eggs
- Vitamin D: Summer sun, fish and shellfish
For an understanding of your body’s own testosterone production and correction via natural means: