Welcome to this article on testosterone and health, there are a lot of benefits to having higher/ healthy testosterone levels. Ranging from the physical as we’re going to cover in this article, through to emotional and 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 on Testosterone And Health – The Benefits of healthy T Article
What Are Healthy T Levels?
I Just wanted to give you a quick overview of what Healthy T levels look like.
- Normal Male Testosterone Levels:500 – 700 ng/dl
- High/ Optimized Male Testosterone Levels: High 600’s+ (unusual to have above 800)
- 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 Health And Testosterone Article
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. Men with high 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 when people work out regularly.
One thing to note is, the difference in muscle gains between someone with middle of the range T levels and those at the slightly higher end isn’t that big, if someone is suffering from lower T though (around 600 ng/dl and lower) and increase their T levels to a healthier amount, the increase in muscle mass gains is a lot more prominent.
The main take away for this is, higher testosterone will equate more muscle; but if you have lower T, you’ll see an even greater increase in muscle mass by increasing your 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 (link one study) obese men have 30% lower testosterone levels than those who are normal-weight; and a second study found (link second study) that greater than 70% of morbidly obese men, suffer from male hypogonadism/ testosterone deficiency. This is a condition where males have extremely low testosterone – I’ve actually done an article on the growing number of hypogandism which you can check out below.
Improved Blood Circulation
While 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 and 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 but 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 and that increasing testosterone levels reduces the effects of osteoporosis and increases bone density.
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 and how the two are linked, drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.