When You Think Of Your Testosterone And Health, You Probably Leap Straight To Muscle Mass
There Are Actually A Number Of Physical Ways That Your Testosterone And Health Are Linked
A Few Will Probably Shock You! Read On To Learn What They Are Here!
There are actually a large number of ways your testosterone and health are linked and multiple benefits to having higher/ healthy testosterone levels. These benefits range from the physical, through to emotional, mental and sexual health. Today we are going to look at the physical benefits to having higher/ healthy T levels. If you wanted an idea of the broader benefits of having higher T and how testosterone and health are linked, you can check out this article below.
What Are Healthy T Levels?
Everyone is different & your age does impact this, I Just wanted to give you a quick overview of what Healthy T levels look like.
- Normal Male Testosterone Levels:500 – 1000 ng/dl
- High/ Optimized Male Testosterone Levels: 1000+
- Normal Female Testosterone Levels: 15 – 70 ng/dL
- High/ Optimized Female Testosterone Levels: Anything Above 70 ng/dl
Hopefully the above gives you a greater understanding of what is meant by health/ higher testosterone levels, I’ve covered this subject in far greater details in this article below.
So now you we’ve covered what healthy T levels are, lets get cracking with the list of the physical benefits having higher/ healthy T levels will bring.
Increased Muscle Mass
Testosterone is a primary hormonal driver of muscle growth, higher testosterone leads to increased protein synthesis, creating more muscle mass. Men with higher testosterone levels are shown to gain greater muscle mass than those with lower testosterone levels.
This increase in muscle mass is seen even more prominently with regular resistance training. The main take away for this is, higher testosterone will equate more muscle. The lower your testosterone levels, the more noticeable your increase in muscle mass will be by increasing T levels..
Lower Body Fat
As mentioned above, the higher your testosterone levels the greater your muscle mass (regardless of whether you work out or not). This greater muscle mass leads to an increase in calories burned (the more muscle mass you have the more calories you burn) and burning more calories leads to a decrease in body fat.
It is believed by some researchers that a drop in testosterone levels is the main reason for weight gain in men. According to 1 study obese men have 30% lower testosterone levels than those who are normal-weight. A second study found that greater than 70% of morbidly obese men, suffer from male hypogonadism/ testosterone deficiency. I’ve actually done an article on the growing number of hypogonadism which you can check out below.
Improved Blood Circulation
It’s still not clear as to why testosterone effects blood circulation. What is known is that lower testosterone hinders blood circulation to vital organs. As such low T is associated with an increased risk of erectile dysfunction, coronary artery disease and cardiovascular diseases as a whole.
Now it isn’t clear exactly why your testosterone levels effects bone strength. What has been observed over the years and in multiple studies is that the lower your testosterone levels the lower your bone density is. There have been multiple studies that show as men age and their testosterone levels drop, their bone density drops as well.
Multiple studies have also shown that men who suffer from hypogonadism/ testosterone deficiency are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis. Increasing testosterone levels reduces the effects of osteoporosis and increases bone density.
Increased Energy Levels
One of the main side effects of low T is fatigue! Extreme fatigue & a decrease in energy levels, is something that you will often see reported by men who suffer from low T. Increasing testosterone production & getting healthy T, counters this. Men who suffer from fatigue due to low T, frequently report to an increase in energy levels after increasing/ optimising testosterone levels.
I hope you have found this article on testosterone and health useful and have a greater understanding of how having healthy/ healthy testosterone levels benefits you physically. Safe to say that if you play a sport or compete in any physical activities, you want to make sure that you have at least normal testosterone levels. The advantages of having higher T, doesn’t end with the physical though, it also improves your mental, emotional and sexual health.
Again you can check out the wider benefits on this Testosterone And Health – The Benefits of healthy T Article
If you have any questions in regard to this article or testosterone and health as a whole drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you. Please feel free to share this article with others & follow me on my social media sites, where I look at other ways testosterone and health are linked & how to naturally boost testosterone!