Hormones play a major role in all aspects of a man’s metabolism. Overall feelings of vitality, performance and strength are effected by the dominance of testosterone. Testosterone levels as we age decline at an alarming rate. It’s been shown that average testosterone levels of a man have decreased by 1% per year since the 1980s. This is not just affecting middle aged men either, teenagers and even females are also being diagnosed with substantially low levels of testosterone.
To make matters worse, a majority of the factors that are causing the decline, are not in our control. Environmental factors such as pollution causes reduced testosterone production in men and women. Exposure to human-made electromagnetic fields (EMF) has also been linked to reduced testosterone production, meaning the use of smartphones, tablets, and computers.
The hormone testosterone is crucial for building muscle, strength and a healthy libido. What isn’t so well known is that testosterone is essential for optimal health and general well-being. The health consequences of low testosterone levels surpass your gym gains and bedroom activities. Low testosterone levels have been linked to increased body fat, a decrease in cognitive function effecting focus, cognitive sharpness, increased risk for depressive mental states, osteoporosis and bone loss, and increased cardiac risks such as heart disease. Not only are decreasing testosterone levels depriving you of improvements as an athlete, they are depriving you of your health.