Testosterone And Health – The Benefits Of Healthy T Levels


Testosterone and Health are linked in multiple ways and there are several benefits to having healthy testosterone levels for both men & women. In this article we are going to be exploring what those health benefits are, another article worth reviewing to get an idea of the other end of the spectrum and what happens when you have low T/ are estrogen dominant is this Testosterone & Health – The Negative Health Impact Of Low T article.

Do Men & Women Need To Produce Testosterone

Both men & women need to have healthy testosterone levels, this does mean slightly different things for both sexes. Both males & females need to have a balance between testosterone & estrogen. Men need to have more testosterone compared with estrogen & women are supposed to have more estrogen compared to testosterone.

The most important thing to note is that both men & women need to produce testosterone and having too little can bring on the negatives side effects listed in the article above. Whereas having healthy levels (as covered they differ for men & women) bring multiple health benefits for both males & females which we will be going through in this article.

What Are Healthy Testosterone Levels

Testosterone levels in men tend to peak around the age of 20 & will lower as you age, this decrease tends to ramp up at around the age of 30+ (men can experience as much as 1% drop per year). As a general rule for men these are what are considered low normal & high levels:

Doctor showing patient a screenLow testosterone: 300 ng/dl & below

Normal testosterone:500 – 700 ng/dl

High/ Optimized Testosterone: High 600’s+ (unusual to have above 800)

Women produce far lower testosterone than men, for women there aren’t generally accepted low levels of testosterone but normal levels are considered to be between 15 – 70 ng/dL. So this should give you a good idea of what healthy & low T levels for women look like.

How To Know If You Have Low T Levels

There are multiple common symptoms of low T such as erectile dysfunction, depression and a loss of muscle mass. You can find out more about the symptoms of low testosterone and how low T effects health in these Testosterone And Health Articles

If you want to definitively find out if you have low testosterone levels, I advise you opt for home testing. This is far quicker than going through your doctors which can be a painstaking procedure. I wrote an article about how home test services work and my recommend UK service, which you can check out here: Home Testosterone Test – My Recommended UK Service

The Benefits Of Healthy Testosterone

So we’ve spoken about how both men and women need to produce testosterone and what are considered low, average and higher testosterone levels, so let’s now look at how testosterone and health go and in hand & specifically what benefits you gain from having healthy testosterone levels. All the below can be benefits you can see from having naturally achieving healthy testosterone levels.

  • Increased muscle mass Muscular Man
  • Lower body fat
  • Stronger Bones
  • Reduced facial fat
  • Increased basal metabolic rate/ calorie burn at rest
  • Reduced risk of stroke
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Reduced risk of vascular/ heart problems
  • Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Stronger erections
  • Increased libido
  • Better fertility
  • Healthy looking skin
  • Improved Memory
  • Reduced risk of developing Alzheimers/ dementia
  • Improved Response times
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved Motivation
  • Improved Focus
  • Improved Confidence/ Assertiveness
  • Reduced risk of suffering from depression
  • Higher Immune system
  • Longer Life

The Difference Between Naturally Healthy T Levels & Going Through Therapy

If you achieve healthy testosterone levels through medical procedures/ TRT therapy the benefits aren’t necessarily the same as when you achieve this naturally. The benefits listed can all come from naturally increasing levels, while a number of the benefits can be gained through therapy there are some side effects as well, which you can see here: TRT Therapy Side Effects

Ways To Increase T

There are multiple ways to boost testosterone production, as we’ve covered above it is possible to achieve this through medical procedures or “steroid abuse”. As the first port of call, I personally recommend lifestyle change as the best way to boost testosterone production. Check List

So lifestyle change means looking at things like your diet, whether/ how you exercise, your exposure to plastics & chemicals amongst other things.

In regard to your diet I advise to check out my articles on Foods That Lower Testosterone & Foods That Boost Testosterone Production to get an idea of what to include in your diet and what to avoid.

There are also a number of plastic based products & ones that are made from chemicals which lower testosterone. These are products most of us use on a daily basis.

The good news is, for most of them there are alternatives available that won’t lower T. I advise to check out these two articles on Things That Lower Testosterone – & Alternatives That Won’t and Things That Lower Testosterone – Alternatives To Plastic Products – These two articles will help you work out what you need to avoid & safe alternatives as far as testosterone production is concerned.

The final article I recommend to check out is Things That Lower Testosterone – What To Avoid to give you a broad overview of the threats to testosterone production. I’ll also be creating more articles in the future on the different ways to increase testosterone so keep an eye out for them!

Final Thoughts & Future Articles

Hopefully this has given you a good idea of the health benefits that can be gained from naturally having healthy testosterone levels, these benefits are for both men & women alike. In the near future I’ll be putting together an article looking at the benefits you gain in greater detail and why increased T leads to these benefits. If you have any questions with regard to this article, testosterone and health or how to boost testosterone as a whole, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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36 thoughts on “Testosterone And Health – The Benefits Of Healthy T Levels”

  1. dreamgirl93 says:

    Do you think that it’s better to take supplements of testosterone & estrogen after a certain age or it’s better not to mess with mother nature? And also: is there such a thing as having more than needed? Can it bring side effects?

    1. Nate Stone says:


      I’d advise looking at natural ways to increase testosterone production, this foods that boost testosterone production article is a good place to start!

      For men it is near impossible to naturally have too much testosterone, for women however there can be side effects if your T is too high. You are best of keeping to the levels I specify in this article as a female.

  2. Steven says:


    Great article! I also followed some of the links to check out which foods to eat and which foods to avoid! I am fortunate enough to be a very fit and healthy 56 year old. Part of that is genetic but most of it is just from living a healthy lifestyle. I do think that I will request a testosterone check at my next check-up. Everything seem fine but I suppose it would be better to find out before my levels drop to low. Great article!


    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Steven,

      Good to hear! Yes your genes can play a large part in your overall health including testosterone production. Ys it is worth getting your testosterone levels checked, they do start to naturally dip around the age of 40, it’s just a case of making sure they don’t drop too much!

  3. Scarlett says:

    Well I guess I never thought about (women and testosterone) in the same sentence. Who know! This is an awesome article to inform those like myself. And to make men and women aware there are solutions to low testosterone and high. Thanks for all the good information.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Scarlett,

      Yes having the normal & healthy testosterone levels is best for both male and female health. Most people suffer from at least slightly low testosterone so it is something to consider. If you want some advice on increasing testosterone levels, I advise beginning by looking at foods that boost testosterone production

  4. Hannah says:

    A fascinating article and great blog and thanks for sharing

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Hannah,

      Thanks, I’m glad you found it interesting, actually using kettlebells can be a great way to increase testosterone production as you use multiple muscle groups in KB circuit. Plus higher testosterone as we know leads to increased fat loss and muscle mass gains so you’ll see great body improvements!

  5. Tsitso says:

    Hi, i always thought each sex has its own hormonal tag if i may say, it seemed strange to think a man can produce estrogen, but now that i think about it it makes sense as there are many man that behave like woman. This article has made me see the importance of testosterone in both men and woman so thank you for sharing.

    1. Nate Stone says:


      Yes both men and women need to have a balance of testosterone and estrogen. Men do need a lot more Testosterone than women but most people, men and women included have lower T than they should, this problem is getting worse with future generations. If you want to start looking at way to increase testosterone production, I advise you start with this foods that boost testosterone production article.

  6. ElizabethCa1 says:

    This is very interesting, I did not know that men could have unlimited amount of testosterone and it would be safe. I knew women could have too much! I am definitely going to check out your foods the boost testosterone production article. Thank you so much for this information!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Well it’s very hard for men to get too much testosterone naturally, it is however possible for men to get too much synthetically and there are health issues associated with this, if you know any men considering testosterone replacement therapy, i advise you get them to checkout this article on TRT Therapy Side Effects

  7. Angelique says:

    After reading what causes low testosterone I don’t think I have any lol and my partner would be interesting to see his levels Id like to l know if Mother or any energy drinks lower or make testosterone levels change The top menu is a bit annoying trying to read below it but a very interesting website

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Angelique,

      Ha ha don’t worry too much, it isn’t such a big issue for women although you do require some testosterone, for men it is a far bigger issue, so yes please do get your partner to check this out! Unfortunately energy drink do severely lower testosterone as they are very high in sugar & high amounts of sugar in your diet drastically lowers your testosterone.

      For an idea of what your testosterone levels should be and the benefits having health T levels brings, I suggest you check out this testosterone and health article

  8. Fiona says:

    It is quite clear from your article that having a healthy level of naturally produced testosterone is beneficial for everyone. I had no idea that certain plastics can reduce the level of testosterone production! I’ll be reviewing the plastics that we have in our household. Do you have an article on signs to look out for to know whether your testosterone levels are low? 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Fiona, 

      Yes unfortunately chemicals in plastics and other products do lower testosterone production. If you want to avoid plastics this things that lower testosterone – plastic alternatives article will help you find alternatives to plastic products.

      Yes if you check out this testosterone and health article, you can see the signs that someone has low testosterone levels, 

  9. Pardeap says:

    Great advice on healthy and natural ways to increase testosterone levels.  Your page on foods that increase T levels is a great source of information. It clearly lists the food and its nutritional information. It is always a pleasure to visit a site that promotes well being.  I’m starting to work out on a regular basis.  I’m looking forward to reading you articles on building muscle. Thanks for the great info.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Pardeap,

      I’m glad you found this article useful, yes the foods that boost testosterone production article is a good reference point for increasing testosterone production. I will be publishing more articles detailing ways to increase testosterone, so keep an eye out for them.



  10. Karin Nauber says:

    Thanks for sharing this article. I have a few questions about Testosterone. If a woman lifts weights and works out does that produce more testosterone in her? How can a woman workout hard and not gain a lot of testosterone levels?

    Does a lack of testosterone in women cause any problems for her? If a woman has too much testosterone will she have more body or facial hair?

    As a man ages, you said his testosterone levels decrease. If he works out and lifts weights, will that naturally improve his testosterone levels?

    Thanks for sharing this information. I didn’t realize that so many things in our daily lives could affect our T levels. You have opened my eyes on this!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Karin, 

      I’m glad you found this article useful, so in answer to your questions. 

      If a woman lifts weights her testosterone production will increase but it won’t take testosterone above normal levels for a woman.

      A lack of testosterone does cause issues for men and women, this article on testosterone and health highlights the health issues associated with low T for both men and women.

      Lifting weights will also help increase/ maintain a mans testosterone levels but I’d advise other methods to increase testosterone like your diet, this foods that boost testosterone production article will be a good reference point.

      1. Karin says:

        Thanks, Nate! I appreciate your reply to my questions! I am checking out those articles you suggested!

        Best wishes,
        Karin 🙂

        1. Nate Stone says:

          Hi Karin,

          No problem, I’m glad I can be of assistance!

          If there is anything else you need direction on, just let me know.

  11. Nate says:

    I had no idea as a man that our testosterone peaked at age 20 and at age 30 and beyond it dropped by 1%. That is very interesting. I am thankful I know what the normal levels should be for me.

    I liked your list of the benefits of healthy testosterone. I had no idea it could prevent a stroke. With this informative article it is easy to see what I need to do. That was a great read on the foods that boos testosterone and I can definitely incorporate some of those into my diet and lifestyle change.

    This has been very beneficial and gives me a better idea of what to look out for as it relates to signs. Thanks for sharing such an informative article.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Nate,

      Yes your T levels tend to peak around your 20’s and start to decline after the age of 30. I’m glad you’ve found it useful and yes having low T levels can negatively impact your health in a number of ways. I think your diet is the best place to start when increasing testosterone level naturally, fi you have any questions about other ways to increase levels, just drop me another comment.

  12. Lindsey says:

    I guess I also never thought too much about women’s testosterone levels. I know my estrogen levels were always high, especially when I was younger, but maybe it is something to look into. I was saddened to see some of my favorite foods on the “avoid list.”

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Lindsey,

      Yeah women still need to have healthy testosterone levels and having too much estrogen is dangerous for both women and men, to get an idea of what healthy testosterone levels should be, you can check out this article on Testosterone And Health – What Should Your T Levels Be?

  13. Katja says:

    Thank you for writing this post, Nate. I didn’t know that having healthy testosterone level is so important for our well-being. Since genetic Alzheimer’s disease runs in my family, I will make sure my T levels are the way they should be (your post about symptoms of low testosterone is of a great help!) and share your information with my relatives.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Katja, 

      Good to hear that you found this post useful. 

      Yeah your testosterone and heath are connected in a wide number of ways, T levels are important for both men and women; but especially men. 

      So yeah please do share with your relatives and particularly your male ones.

  14. Mugalu Mansoor says:

    Thanks very much for this wonderful and helpful article about the health benefits of having healthy t levels. For really I didn’t know that testosterone levels are that important in both men and women but by this article I have to know the benefits of these testosterone levels and am soon going for check up to check my testosterone levels. Thanks very much for this great article in advance. 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Mugalu, 

      I’m glad that you’ve found this useful, yeah your testosterone and health are connected in multiple different ways. Yeah if you think that you are potentially low on T I would advise getting your levels tested. If you let me know where you’re based, I can direct you to a reputable testing company.

  15. MrBiizy says:

    HelloNate. This article is very clear, educative and informative. I feel it’s a life changing one since it covers everything we need to know about testosterone and health highlighting it’s benefits when at healthy levels. The benefits are amazing, so I’d love enjoy them too. Currently, I don’t know my testosterone level. I’d probably check the level.


    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Bud, 

      Thanks, I’m glad that you’ve found this article useful! 

      Yeah if you feel like you’re potentially suffering from low testosterone I’d suggest that a test is the next best step to be taking. 

      If you let me know where you’re based I can recommend a reputable organisation for testing.

  16. Rhain says:

    There are so many benefits associated with having high testosterone levels. I believe one of the most effective way to achieve it is by integrating a healthy lifestyle and diet just as your article says.

    Another viable option would be to take exercises very seriously. Taking an unnatural route might be harmful to the health in the long run.

    Great post, thanks for sharing.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Rhain, 

      That is spot on, your testosterone and health are connected in a wide number of ways. 

      Yep lifestyle change, like reducing stress, avoiding toxic chemicals are great for increasing testosterone, you’re correct, resistance training is one of the major things that you can do and I include that as part of lifestyle changes. 

      I’d recommend resistance training 4 – 5 times per week, to boost testosterone and improve health as a whole!

  17. David says:

    I am doing some research on behalf of my father (who is in his mid 70s) and has recently been diagnosed with low testosterone levels. He has been prescribed a testosterone supplement but feels that because it is a synthetic product that it isn’t having the benefits he had hoped for.

    While this article has been an interesting read I am delighted to have spotted your recommended articles about foods that boost testosterone production and those to avoid. He is a big fan of natural remedies so these will be a great help!

    Thanks very much

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey David, 

      Yeah even as you get on a bit age wise, testosterone and health are still very closely linked and health can be improved by increasing testosterone production. 

      supplements can work; but they tend to work a lot better when you’ve optimised your diet and lifestyle. So yeah checking out my diet articles, is a great place to start.

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