You Can Maintain Your Virility Even into Old Age
Men’s testosterone levels decline with age. As those levels decline, so does lean muscle. You get flabbier, weaker, less interested in sex. It’s not a pretty picture.
But a few men have bucked this trend. And two new studies say this is no fluke.
Like them, you can avoid a drop in testosterone levels. Or bring them back up.
You don’t have to face a feminizing drop in testosterone as you age. You can have all the benefits of healthy testosterone levels â€“ such as more muscle, less fat, and youthful sexual performance well into your 70’s, 80’s and beyond.
I’ve often recommended lifestyle changes and testosterone-boosting herbs with great success.
Until now, studies on testosterone levels and age have looked at young men vs. older men. And the older men in those studies, on average, have had lower testosterone levels. In fact, as the age of the volunteers increased, testosterone levels tended to be lower.
This nice, neat progression led everyone to believe that lower testosterone levels were a natural part of aging for every man. But know that may not be true.
That’s because these two new studies looked at the same men at different ages instead of comparing different men to each other. And a new pattern emerged.
Researchers at Australia’s University of Sydney recruited 325 volunteers. The men were all over 40- with a median age of 60. They took nine testosterone samples from the men over three months.
What they discovered was that age wasn’t directly related to the men’s testosterone levels. But health issues, issues we usually associate with aging, were.
For example, obese men had slightly lower testosterone levels than slender men of the same age. Men with problems linked to heart trouble tended to have lower testosterone levels, too.1
In other words, it may not be age itself, but the ills that creep up on us as we age, that cause a drop in testosterone.
And a second study appears to confirm this finding.
This study looked at 1,382 Australian men over a period of five years. The group ranged in age from 35 to 80 years at the start.
Over time, the researchers discovered that lifestyle and health issues, such as obesity, were linked to changes in testosterone levels. But age, in and of itself, was not
Men who maintained peak health kept their testosterone levels up over the study period.2
A healthy lifestyle is key to maintaining your testosterone levels. Avoid sugars and starchy foods, which contribute to obesity. Get plenty of lean protein, the raw material for building muscle. Exercise regularly. And, of course, don’t drink to excess or smoke.
Of course, most of us can’t always do everything we should to stay in top shape. And sometimes our health suffers for other reasons.
But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to watch your testosterone levels and your manhood head south. For an extra boost, supplements such as ecommia,3 GABA,4 and antler velvet5 can help you support healthy testosterone levels.
Yours in good health,
Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
1 “Older age does not cause testosterone levels to decline in healthy men,” The Endocrine Society. Jun 7, 2011.
2 “Declining Testosterone Levels in Men Not Part of Normal Aging,” The Endocrine Society. Jun 22, 2012.
3 Ong, V.Y. and Tan, B.K., “Novel phytoandrogens and lipidic augmenters from Eucommia ulmoides,” BMC Complement Altern Med. Jan 29, 2007; 7: 3.
4 Trudeau, V.L., et al, “GABA stimulation of gonadotropin-II release in goldfish: involvement of GABAA receptors, dopamine, and sex steroids,” AJP – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 1993; 265(2): 348-R355.
5 Church, ]., “Testosterone and velvet antler,” Canadian Elk and Deer Farmer. 1999; 6(1): 41-42.