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5 Physical Ways Testosterone And Health Are Linked

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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.

Testosterone And Health – The Benefits of healthy T Article

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.

Testosterone And Health – What Should Your T Levels Be?

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

Man with larger muscles drawn on

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

Scientific scales

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.

This is a condition where males have extremely low testosterone.

I’ve actually done an article on the growing number of hypogonadism which you can check out below.

Testosterone And Health – Hypogonadism

Improved Blood Circulation

blood cells

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.

Stronger Bones

Bones

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

Energetic man

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.

Final Thoughts

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!

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10 thoughts on “5 Physical Ways Testosterone And Health Are Linked”

  1. June13 says:

    This is an interesting topic and one on which as a woman I am not very educated about or exposed to, other than having a bodybuilder boyfriend who took steroids a long time ago!  There seems to be a misunderstanding that the more testosterone the better in men.  What are side effects of having overly high T levels?

    What is the importance or role of testosterone in women? Do the strategies to increase testosterone in men and women differ?

    Thanks! 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi June, 

      Yeah sadly taking steroids can actually lead to your body stopping producing testosterone. The key with testosterone is the more you produce naturally the better, it is near impossible to naturally produce too much testosterone, it’s when you start taking steroids or therapies/ drugs to increase levels that you can begin to see issues. Check out this article on the TRT Therapy Side Effects to get a feel for how too much artificially produced T effects the body.

      Women need a healthy amount of testosterone as well, it is needed for strong bones, muscles , keeping body fat down plus many other things, the same strategies that help men increase T work for women as well.

  2. Richard Brennan says:

    This is an eye opener for me. I’ve always been aware of testosterone in relation to sexual health, sports performance, etc, but I never knew there was a correlation between testosterone and bone health deterioration due to advancing age. Maybe I should get my testosterone levels checked out. There are so many different testosterone supplement brands out there that I wouldn’t know which one to go for if I needed it. Are there any in particular you recommend?

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Richard, 

      Testosterone levels do naturally begin to drop as you age, the problem is our lifestyles, diets and chemicals we are now exposed to, lead to T levels dropping even more severely than they should be. Bone health is just one of the things associate with low T, there are also mental health issues like Alzheimer’s. I would advise that getting a testosterone test is worthwhile doing. 

      I wouldn’t recommend a testosterone boosting supplement, you’re better off purchasing supplements for vitamins and minerals that are shown to increase T, check out this My Recommended Testosterone Boosting Supplements Pt 1 article, you can see some of the supplements I’m referring to.

  3. supportcme says:

    Nice information, I know that testosterone is the main hormone in men but I didn’t know that testosterone has these many health benefits and I think that testosterone is the best hormone when it comes to strength and bodybuilding. I think I have lower testosterone levels and I definitely need to boost up my testosterone levels. 

    Thank you for sharing such a useful and healthy information.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey, 

      I’m glad you found this useful, yep testosterone and health are linked in multiple ways, not just physically although you’re correct about strength and bodybuilding. Check out this Testosterone And Health – The Benefits Of Healthy T Levels article to get a feel for how having normal/ healthy T levels improves your wider health. 

  4. Edward says:

    Thanks for this article. It’s a good reminder for me because I have been intending to go to the doctor and get my testosterone levels checked. For most of my life I have put a lot of effort into weight lifting but I seem to get very little gains. And I know that I’m eating a lot of protein and plenty of healthy calories and all of that good stuff, sleeping enough, and all of that. I think I could gain muscle faster if I had healthier testosterone levels. I guess the only way to know is to go to a doctor. Thanks!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Edward,

      Yeah if you’ve been working out, have a good diet and still struggling to gain muscle mass, low testosterone levels may well be the cause. If you want to get your T levels tested going to your doctor is an option, if you fid this is slow or difficult, I suggest checking out a testosterone testing company.

      You can see the home testosterone test service that I use here

  5. Henderson says:

    This is a very good post. Something that everyone should have a good knowledge on. I am not very educated about this particular topic. I see now why many tines, people talk about having a  high level of T. And this are just the physical benefits here. Stronger bones and improved muscles are what I most am attracted to in this list of the physical benefits of testosterone. Thank yoy for sharing this with us. I’ll be sure to show my friends and family.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Henderson, 

      I’m glad you found this article useful. Yep having higher/ healthy testosterone levels benefits you in multiple ways, the physical side of things just a piece of the puzzle as you point out. You can find out more about the other benefits, in these testosterone and health articles here

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