5 Signs That May Indicate You Suffer From Low Testosterone
Testosterone is a hormone that men need desperately, and here is why. Have you ever tried to build muscle or burn fat, but no matter what we try the results we want never seem to come. We always seem to fall short of our goals, or we simply can’t reach them.
Our hormones are where the solution to our muscle or fat loss “resistance” actually lies. And of all the hormones in our wonderful, complicated bodies, it’s TESTOSTERONE that’s most important. Read the five signs below to see if your testosterone levels are affecting you.
Read through these 5 Signs to find out if you may be suffering from “low testosterone symptoms”, and keep reading to figure out what you can do about it.
You’re getting fatter (or you can’t burn fat).
One of the sure-fire ways to tell if you’re experiencing low T, is simply by looking in the mirror.
Are you carrying too much body fat? If you are, you’re likely experiencing low T.
Testosterone and body fat don’t play well together. But they have a very unique relationship.
Not only does testosterone help you burn fat, but increased body fat stops you from producing testosterone. That’s one of the reasons why lean and muscular guys can eat more tasty foods, yet still maintain a good physique: because of their optimal testosterone levels.
You can’t build muscle (or you’re experiencing muscle loss).
Testosterone is a hormone that repairs tissue. That tissue may be cuts and bruises on your skin. The tissue can be internal. But one of the greatest benefits of the “T-Hormone” is that is repairs muscle tissue.
Effective recovery is the most important factor in building muscle. And testosterone makes this not only possible, but optimal.
If you’re finding that you’re training hard but not seeing the results you want to see from said training, your T levels are likely less than optimal.
You’re experiencing fatigue and a lack of energy.
Energy is one of the most important factors in building not only our ideal body, but our ideal life as well.
If we have enough energy we can train better, we can fend off cravings, and we can embark on the adventures that we dream about at night, and actually succeed at achieving them.
Testosterone helps give men energy. If you’re always low on energy, your diet is likely the cause. And if you’re not “feeding the T-hormone”, then you’re going to be experiencing fatigue.
You’re experiencing a low sex drive and/or erectile dysfunction.
Are you waking up with an erection?
Next time you rise, pay attention. If you’re not waking up with an erection, low T may be the cause.
The ability to function effectively in bed is largely attributed to your testosterone levels.
The myth surrounding erectile dysfunction and low T, is that it’s only an “older guy problem”. That’s simply not true. Many of the young men who are now experiencing erectile dysfunction are also experiencing low T.
Testosterone helps you function efficiently in every facet of your life. Whether we’re talking the gym, at work, or in bed, you need optimal testosterone levels to be at your best. If you’re suffering erectile dysfunction, or if you’re experiencing a lower than usual sex drive, you’re likely suffering from Low T.
Lack Of Sleep.
A lack of sleep and insomnia has been linked to low T. While not sleeping definitely sucks, the effects compound themselves.
When you don’t sleep your body released elevated levels of cortisol. Cortisol opposes testosterone (one of the ways to measure testosterone is in relation to cortisol levels in the body).
If your cortisol levels are high, your testosterone levels can’t be.
You see the slippery slope?
If you have low T, you’re not going to be sleeping as well. If you’re not sleeping very well, you’re going to produce even less of the “T-Hormone”. It’s a pattern that can send your T levels and your physique in a never-ending downward spiral. Here is a visual guide slide show .
There is, however a solution.
Testosterone is largely affected by our diets. The problem is that most diets or nutrition books are made for women, not men.
That’s about to change.
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