Zinc and Testosterone
OK gentle, it’s time to pay attention because this is no laughing matter.
Your testosterone levels might be lower than you think!
And that’s not good, my friend…
Don’t worry, it’s not your fault and there are things you can do to raise it back up.
A lot of it has to do with your diet.
The farming methods today use A LOT of pesticides and fertilizers to keep insects from eating crop.
Unfortunately, these things drain nutrients like zinc from the food we consume.
Your weight could also be causing low testosterone levels.
Excess body fat raises levels of estrogen (responsible for female characteristics in the body) and lowers testosterone.
Are you motivated to get back in the gym now?
Zinc and testosterone go hand in hand together.
You can eat more of the foods that contain zinc or you can take a tablet.
You need minimum 15 mg a day to maintain endocrine system functions.
Your endocrine system is a combination of glands responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism, sexual function, sleep, growth and development, and even your moods.
Sounds like something you don’t want to ignore or mess around with, right?
If you’re an athlete or exercise and sweat a lot, supplementing with zinc is a MUST!
Zinc is lost through sweat, and the more you sweat, the higher the chances your levels are low.
Signs of Low Testosterone
- Decreased sex drive. Gentlemen, if you’re not “in the mood”, then there’s a high chance your testosterone levels are low.
- Erectile dysfunction. Having trouble achieving and maintaining an erection.
- Reduced energy level. Are you feeling tired and sluggish, constantly?
- Issues with sleep. Do you toss and turn at night? Normal testosterone levels result in restful and uninterrupted sleep
- Irritable or mood swings. Are you happy one moment and sad or mad the next?
How Zinc and Testosterone Work Together
Zinc is vital for testosterone production.
There have been studies performed with men suffering from low testosterone levels.
These men were given zinc for a six week period and all had improvement in testosterone levels.
According to further research, this works both ways.
If you restrict sources of zinc in your diet, your testosterone decreases.
It’s a must for you to consume zinc, whether you levels are low or normal, just to prevent your levels from getting low.
I personally take a tablet so I don’t have to worry about getting enough in my diet.
I don’t eat much of the foods with high levels of zinc anyways, but here’s a list:
- Sesame seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
The foods above requiring to be cooked, suffer reduction of zinc if you over-cook them.
Fact: Most people over-cook their food.
So the option is up to you whether to consume high amounts of these foods or supplement with zinc.
I buy mine on Amazon and take one 50 mg capsule everyday.
It’s a fact that your body only consumes about 30% of all ingested Zinc.
Again, supplementation is a MUST.
The bottle lasts me 4 months.
Ever since I learned about zinc and testosterone and began taking it, I noticed many improvements.
Things like better moods, sleep, sex drive, and noticed more attention from the opposite sex.
I felt the attention was something I was making up in my mind.
I did research online and found that many guys were having the same experience
It has something to do with women being able to sense testosterone production.
I don’t know if it’s true or not, I still believe it’s more mental than anything.
I can’t sit here and write/tell you you’re going to meet and marry a model if you start taking zinc.
Maybe since you feel more confident and carry yourself different when you take it, women notice you.
What I do know for sure is that supplementing with zinc is a good idea, and I will continue to do so.