Low Testosterone Supplements That Work
This video outlines three testosterone boosting products that are worth looking into. There is one situation in which supplementation can positively influence testosterone levels to a degree that will improve your ability to build muscle and burn fat. That one situation is when you have a specific vitamin or mineral deficiency that is causing your natural testostrone levels to dip below the normal range. In this case supplements can help to bring your testosterone levels back into proper balance and offset any negative effects that your lower testosterone levels may have been causing.
So although it isn’t possible for you to significantly increase your testosterone levels to an above normal range by using natural supplements, at least not currently, it is possible to optimize your testosterone levels if they are currently at a below normal range.
So here are three deficiencies that are commonly seen in lifters and the general population overall.
- Magnesium – people who work out intensely tend to have lower levels of magnesium because this mineral is depleted from the body through sweating. So supplementing with magnesium can help to restore balanced testosterone levels in those individuals where a deficiency has been brought on by consistent hard training. The recommended dosage here is going to be 200 – 400 milligrams of magnesium taken with meals. This has the added benefit of improving your sleep qualities if you have lower than normal levels.
- Zinc – just like magnesium, zinc is lost through your sweat and people who train intensely multiple days a week are more likely to have a deficiency. So 20 – 30 milligrams of zinc taken with a meal once per day is a reliable dosage to bring your levels back into proper balance and offset any potential testosterone decreasing effects that it might be causing.
- Vitamin d3. Unless you live in a very warm climate and are spending many hours outside in the sun then there is a very good chance that your vitamin d levels are below where they should be. Not only this negatively impact your overall health, your mood and energy levels but it can also decrease your testosterone levels as well. So consuming between 2,000 and 5,000 iu’s per day of vitamin d3 alongside a meal is a reliable dosage to get you back into the proper range. Technically speaking you would have to get blood work done to determine how much vitamin d that you should be supplementing daily, however, the risk of vitamin d toxicity is very low with available research showing around 10,000 iu’s being the safe upper limit.
So if you are working out intensely, multiple days per week, sweat a lot and/or work a strenous job., then these three supplements are something that might be worth looking into.