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13 Products that Reduce the Testosterone Levels

Alcohol. The more blood alcohol contains, the lower is the level of testosterone. One of the most harmful drinks for men is beer. It contains phytoestrogens, which are female sex hormones. "Beer belly" - this is the first sign of female obesity.

Tobacco. Smoking leads to a narrowing of blood vessels, which can lead to a decrease in blood supply to the genitals.

Smoked products. Liquid smoke is a toxic lesion to the tissue of the testes - the glands that produce 95% of the testosterone in the body. The safest way is hot smoking, because the time of exposure to smoke on the product is minimal.

Carbonated drinks and sodas. Increased sugar content and caffeine can lead to dehydration.

Fat milk. It contains natural cow estrogen. Milk in large quantities is useful for children and women, but not so good for the level of testosterone in men.

Bakery products. Acid, sugar and yeast reduce the level of "male hormone". The exception is rye bread or bran, these types of bread contain vitamin B, necessary for a stable erection.

Fast Food. Such food has negative affects not only digestion, but also on the hormones.

Vegetable oil. Avoid excessive consumption of oils - not more than 5 tablespoons per day. Olive, peanut and sesame increases testosterone, but the corn and linseed decreases it.

Soy, legumes. They include plant analogs of female sex hormones - phytoestrogens. In small amounts of soy harmless, because contains complete protein. But as a complete replacement for meat it is not suitable , because it affects the production of male sex hormones.

Products with high cholesterol.
The main source of cholesterol - animal fat  and fat meat. Cholesterol is essential, as is a major component in the synthesis of testosterone, but the consumption in excess may cause harmful effects.

Caffeine, Soluble coffee. Caffeine destroys free testosterone in the body. Permissible dose - 1 cup of good natural per day.

Sugar. Provokes the production of insulin, which stops the production of testosterone.

Salt. Excess salt in the body can lead to an increased sodium content, which reduces the production of testosterone.



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IGF-1 Activates Androgen Receptor Activity

IGF-1

Testosterone is a highly anabolic hormone that acts by binding with androgen receptors. This signals the cell nucleus to augment the synthesis of new proteins. Until recently, scientists and physicians looked at the role of testosterone in muscle metabolism at a very superficial level. They suppose that a normal blood testosterone level meant that the system was functioning normally and even optimally. Advances in cellular biochemistry showed that the system is much more complicated.

Activation of specific genes and hormone receptor sites are more imperative than circulating levels of hormones and chemical growth factors. Besides, hormones such as testosterone, human growth hormone, and IGF-I must work together to make the optimal effect. A Korean study showed that androgen receptors in the gene controlling them were activated best in the presence of IGF-1. IGF-1 is a potent growth factor that works in combination with growth hormone to promote muscle hypertrophy. Intense training can optimize growth hormone and IGF-1 levels, which also assists testosterone metabolism, especially at the receptor level. The study shows that anabolic hormones work together to promote enhancements in muscle growth and strength.
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Obesity Lowers Testosterone

Obesity
Most women dislike fat men, and excess adipose tissue interferes with metabolic health that is responsible for erections and testosterone levels. Researchers from Australia concluded that overweight men often have lower levels of testosterone and the biologically-active free testosterone. To make matters worse, age-linked declines in testosterone take place faster in overweight and obese men.
Obesity increases risk factors linked to low testosterone levels, such as obstructive sleep apnea, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Excess body fat, predominantly in the abdomen, interferes with hormones that manage the reproductive system and decreases sperm quality. Weight loss increases testosterone and free testosterone and improves sexual health. The general conclusion is that obesity is bad for your sex life.
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