Can Testosterone Boosters Really Help With Corona Virus Prevention?
They Certainly Can!
Discover 6 Of The Most Effective Testosterone Boosters
That Will Also Boost Your Immune System
You may not be aware of this; but one of the main benefits of having higher testosterone production, is that your immune system improves.
So this as a result can help with corona virus prevention.
Needless to say, the stronger your immune system, the less likely you are to fall foul of the corona virus.
So what we are going to look at some key testosterone boosters, which are easy for you to put in to practice.
They are also things that independently improve immunity as well, so you get the double benefit!
This is the most simple of testosterone boosters & immunity boosters that we can all make sure that we get correct, to hep with corona virus prevention.
You need to aim for 7 – 8 hours sleep each night, a lack of sleep leads to the body feeling being put under stress.
The stress leads to the hormone cortisol being released, which inhibits testosterone production & causes a reduction of T cells activity in the body, which in turn weakens your immune system.
So avoid having an all-nighter at all costs! If you are traveling across different time zones on regularly.
I’d advise supplementing with 2–3mg of melatonin or minerals that promote melatonin.
This will help reset circadian rhythm, which will make it easier to get your sleep pattern back on track & have a good nights sleep.
You may have heard the saying that your gut is your “second brain” & having a “gut feeling”.
The truth is that your gut essentially impacts all areas of your health.
This includes your testosterone production & of course your immune system as well!
In fact the immune system is the main link between gut bacteria & their influence on our health and disease.
Bacteria teach our immune system how to behave & the balance of bacteria in our gut influences the balance of our immune system.
A lot of bacteria are beneficial, but some actually make us less healthy & ruin our immune system & testosterone production as a result.
To improve your gut health for better testosterone production & to be better set up for corona virus prevention.
I suggest taking two different approaches to improve your gut health.
Eliminate high amounts of sugar, alcohol & seed oils.
This essentially means eliminating/ drastically lowering your intake of ultra processed & pre-packaged foods!
You then want to provide your gut with healthy bacteria, there are a few ways to do this.
I suggest you consider probiotics, prebiotics & eating fermented foods.
Probiotics & fermented foods like kimchi are a source of the good bacteria & prebiotics act like a fertilizer for this good bacteria.
So both help improve your gut bacteria!
As we covered above stress & the stress hormone cortisol suppresses testosterone production & interferes with the T-cells leading to a lower immune system.
On top of this, Cortisol reduces the antibody secretory IgA. This is what lines your gut and respiratory tract and is your bodies first line of defense against pathogens.
Other than getting 7 – 8 hours sleep to keep stress in check, I suggest yoga, meditation or deep breathing to lower stress levels.
I also supplement with a herb called Ashwagandha, which is shown to reduce stress & cortisol levels, so you may want to consider this as well (500 mg+).
I’m sure if you drink alcohol, you hear from all quarters that you should lower your alcohol intake.
If you want to improve your testosterone production & immune system, this is extremely likely to be accurate.
Multiple studies have shown that an excessive intake of alcohol severely inhibits testosterone, increases estrogen & can negatively impact the immune system.
I’m a little skeptical of this; but is believed that moderate consumption of alcohol ( 1 -2 glasses of wine) can be helpful to the overall health of the body.
Excessive amounts of alcohol also negatively impact your sleep, which as we know means higher amounts of stress & the stress hormone cortisol, which negatively impacts T & your immune system!
Working out regularly has been scientifically proven to boost the immune system & your testosterone production.
Regular exercise helps mobilise the T cells, these are a type of white blood cell that guard the body against infection & as a result improve your immune system.
Exercise & in particular weight lifting & HIIT (high intensity interval training) boost testosterone production & with it your immune system.
You want to avoid continuous rigorous workouts (like jogging) as this actually weakens the immune system & increases cortisol levels.
So this is best to avoid in terms of corona virus prevention, your testosterone production & in my experience your fitness as a whole!
Vitamins & Minerals
A lot of your testosterone production & immune system is dictated by your diet & ensuring that you get the vitamins & minerals you need.
The main vitamins & minerals you need to focus on are as follows:
We are going to focus on the main vitamins & minerals that you are likely to be deficient in.
As I’m sure you know if often referred as the vitamin that fights colds & other illnesses & getting enough vitamin C is important for improving your immune system.
What you may not know is that vitamin C also aids testosterone production; and this is by restricting stress & the stress hormone cortisol.
As we know having lower cortisol levels means higher T & a higher immune system. You should be able to get enough vitamin C in your diet.
Foods like citrus fruits, broccoli, peppers, chili & even beef liver are excellent sources of vitamin C.
If your diet is lacking in vitamin C, I would however recommend to supplement.
There are a multitude of B vitamins that impact your immune system. With B3, B6 & B12 being three of the key ones.
A deficiency in these vitamins negatively impacts your immune system & your T levels.
B12 is the most common for people to be deficient in, this is a greater likelihood if you are on a plant based diet; & in that scenario you definitively need to supplement.
In terms of good vitamin B 12 sources, some best are beef, eggs & tuna. Again if you aren’t getting enough B12 in your diet, supplementation is going to be required.
B6 is the next most likely for you to be deficient in. Some main food sources are salmon, tuna, eggs, beef, spinach & avocado.
If you don’t get much of these in your diet, I would recommend to supplement.
B3 is next, some main food sources are Beef & chicken liver, poultry, tuna, salmon and avocado.
Again if you don’t get much of this in your diet, I’d suggest to supplement.
If you feel that you may be deficient in all the above B vitamins, B vitamin complex supplements are also an option.
Zinc is known to play a central role in the immune system and your testosterone production.
Being deficient in zinc leads to lowered testosterone & increases your susceptibility to a variety of pathogens.
Some main food sources of Zinc are steak (& other meats), oysters (& other shellfish), eggs & cruciferous vegetables.
If you don’t get much of these in your diet, I would advise to supplement.
Selenium plays an important role in the health of your immune system and your thyroid.
Selenium helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation for the thyroid to perform better (leading to healthier testosterone production) and enhances immunity.
Studies have shown that increased levels of selenium in the blood is associated with an enhanced immune response, so is a key part of your corona virus prevention.
Some main food sources are Brazil nuts (2 provide close to your RDA), fish, pork, beef & poultry.
If you don’t get much of this in your diet, I’d suggest supplementing or ordering a bag of Brazil nuts, as it will last a few weeks at two per day.
This may seem as an unusual one; but in reality it may be the most powerful thing that is available to us.
Research suggests that “starving” the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells.
In fact fasting for just three days, can regenerate your entire immune system & that is even for the elderly.
Now I appreciate that a 72-hour fast may be difficult for someone who has never fasted before.
The good news is that intermittent fasting can also promote autophagy.
Autophagy is a process where the body heals itself, which includes reducing inflammation for better testosterone production & a better immune system.
By intermittent fasting, I mean fasting for a shorter period time as supposed to for 72 hours.
The most popular version is probably fasting for 16 hours & eating during an 8-hour window.
This fasting for a shorter period, is also shown to improve your immune system testosterone production to a certain extent due to autophagy.
As a concept fasting is pretty simple & is simply not eating for a set period. There are things that you can to make the most of out fasting however.
There are a few different resources available that can help with this.
My personal favourite is by a friend of mine Dr Lori Schemeck & is called Beginners guide to intermittent fasting.
You can purchase from both Amazon UK & Amazon US but it is Kindle only.
If you want a book for the UK or US, I suggest check out The Complete Guide to Fasting you can check both out below.
I hope you have found this article useful, if you have any questions just drop me a comment and I’ll get back to you.
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I wish you all the best with your corona virus prevention & hopefully you can see how achieving a testosterone booster can help you protects against corona virus; but also improve your wider health & immunity moving forwards.