Testosterone Supporting Diet

How to normalize your testosterone levels, specifically through dieting?

First of all, you should follow a diet hat provides not only the right exact amount of calories, but also provides some nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates and fats, all in the right proportions of course.

The testosterone diet we offer is a diet whose main focus is to increase the natural testosterone level production in your body. Testosterone is one of the most important male characteristic hormones that regulate dozens of different processes in the body. Testosterone is primarily responsible for male sexual function. Thus, it affects the mood, self-confidence, muscle mass, bone density, functions and sex drive.

What factors are responsible for a decrease in testosterone levels?

For many years, there has been a noticeable decrease in testosterone levels in men, which mainly could be caused by stress, a lack of quality sleep, irregular physical activity or even a poor diet. That drop in testosterone level can be especially dangerous for people who are in their adolescent phase in life, where higher levels of this hormone are essential for a proper development of the body. However, with age, starting from the age of 30, there is a gradual natural decrease in testosterone levels.

Where does testosterone come from?

To understand why testosterone and specifically the appropriate amount of testosterone in your body is important, we must first know where and how it’s produced in the human male body.

Testosterone production begins in the brain, an area known as the hypothalamus, which is located in the subcortex of the brain. Here, gonad liberin is synthesized (obtained) – a peptide hormone that initiates the cascade of hormonal reactions in the anterior pituitary gland.

This is one of many places where there is secretion of the luteinizing hormone, which passes through the blood vessels all the way to the testicles. There, it stimulates the synthesis of testosterone from cholesterol substrates. Your diet can have a negative or a positive effect on this process.

The testosterone released in the testes may take the form of free testosterone (actively affecting male sexual functions, muscle mass increase or reduction of fat storage) or testosterone associated with SHBG transoptotic proteins (s*x hormone binding globulin), which does not show activity.



It is important to keep testosterone antagonists (also known as counter-acting hormones) at an appropriate level. The largest testosterone antagonists are hormones such as estrogen and cortisol. Estrogen is the main female sex hormone.

However, cortisol is the most active hormone from the group of the so-called glucocorticoid that is produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland. Its high level is noticeable in a situation of danger or long-lasting stress. In order for the body to function properly, both hormones are needed, but their balance is crucial.

Any disturbance of that particular level can be dangerous to health, as it negatively affects the level of testosterone in the body.

In addition, estrogen are partially responsible for more body fat, which is a perfectly natural occurrence for women. In women’s bodies, the correct level of adipose tissue is correspondingly higher than in men, so that the appropriate hormonal functions and fertility are maintained.

On the other hand, high levels of cortisol have a negative impact on the amount of muscle tissue, as it leads to catabolism (a breakdown of the tissue).

Now that we know where testosterone comes from, here’s a diet recommendation on increasing its amount in your body, if the need arises.

Testosterone supporting die example

Breakfast

  • 4 large whole eggs
  • 1 instant packet of cream of wheat
  • 1/2 avocado

Morning Snack

  • 8 oz. container low-fat fruit yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 oz. mixed nuts

Lunch

  • 4 oz. turkey deli meat
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1/2 avocado

Pre workout Snack (optional; i.e. if you already workout)

  • 1 scoop whey protein in water
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter

Post workout Snack

  • 1 scoop whey protein in water
  • 1/3 cup dextrose or sugar to mix

Dinner

  • 6 oz. top sirloin steak
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 cup cooked cauliflower

Evening Snack

  • 8 oz. cottage cheese
  • 1 instant packet of cream of wheat
  • 1 oz. mixed nuts


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