Leon Sylvester explains what to expect when you stop consuming alcohol.
Alcohol is high in sugar & extremely inflammatory so it directly lowers testosterone production. A number of alcohols are also very estrogenic so not ideal.
Funnily enough, lagers, beers, bitters & ales, which are considered the main alcoholic beverages of many men are actually the mos estrogenic alcohols.
Alcohol also indirectly has a negative impact on testosterone. As the article mentions, when you drink alcohol, sleep is negatively impacted.
You need a decent nights sleep for healthy testosterone production. Studies have shown that men who get 7 – 8 hours sleep have the highest production.
The same study showed that getting 5 hours sleep & under can lead to a drop in testosterone production by as much as 20%!
You then have things like the food choices you make after drinking alcohol, as I’m sure you know these are usually poor & lower testosterone production as a result.
In short if you healthy & optimized testosterone production, you need to keep your alcohol intake minimal.
Low alcohol intake equals better wider health & high testosterone production!