24 Things That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives That Won’t


Are There Really 24 Things That Lower Testosterone?

In Short, Yes There Are At Least 24 Things That Lower Testosterone, You Are Likely Exposed To Daily!

Learn What They Are Here & The Safe Alternatives That You Can Opt For!

The Categories

The main things that lower testosterone which you are exposed to, can be split into 9 – 10 categories, these are as follows:

  • What You Eat
  • What You Drink
  • Shower & Skin Care Products
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics You Use
  • Oral Care Products
  • The Physical
  • Plastic Exposure
  • Toxic chemicals’ exposure
  • Medication You’re Taking

In the first installment in this series of articles, we’re going to look at the ky things that lower testosterone as part if”what you eat”, “what you drink”, “Shower & Hygiene products” & “cosmetics”

So let’s crack on with the list!

What You Eat

Table Of Food

Your diet is one of the biggest things that affects your wider health & hormone production, including your testosterone.

I’ve covered foods that lower testosterone & foods that boost testosterone production, in great depth in a number of other articles.

You can check out some of the main ones below. 

Foods That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives

Foods That Lower Testosterone – The Big List

Foods That Boost Testosterone Production – The Big List

What You Drink

What you drink is every bit as important as what you eat when it comes to your wider health and your testosterone production.

These are the things that lower testosterone as far as fluids you consume are concerned!

  • Fizzy Drinks/ Sodas
  • Non Organic Dairy
  • Soy Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Alcohol
  • Tap Water
  • Bottled Water
  • Fizzy Drinks

Fizzy Pop Drinks

There isn’t an alternative to fizzy drinks that are better for testosterone production as the main issue is the amount of sugar.

The high amounts of sugar spikes insulin, which leads to reduced testosterone production.

Even the diet versions have high amounts of artificial sweeteners which essentially have the same effect.

The main thing I can recommend is to cut down on your intake or cut it out altogether.

If you want optimized health & testosterone production, you can drink water & perhaps carbonated water if you still want something fizzy! 


With regard to dairy, almond milk is high in a plant source of estrogen (phytoestrogens) therefor lowers testosterone.

All non organic products potentially lower T due to the chemicals’ the livestock are fed.

Finally, soy is genetically modified & potentially increases estrogen, so an issue on two fronts & not recommended if increased/ optimized testosterone is your aim.


The most obvious alternative to non organic dairy, almond & soy milk is organic dairy.

There is however another milk alternative thought to potentially double testosterone production & that is tiger nut milk!

You can check out this research article looking in to the affects of tiger nuts & tiger nut milk here:

You can buy Tiger Nut Milk on Amazon UK & US, which you can check out below:

Tiger Nut Milk On Amazon UK

Tiger Nut Milk On Amazon US

Tiger Nuts On Amazon UK

Tiger Nuts On Amazon US

Alcohol Pint Of Beer

There is no real alternative to alcohol, other than no drinking alcohol.

What I do advise is that alcohol greatly reduces testosterone production, beer/ larger & bitter are the worse culprits.

The best alcoholic options as far as testosterone production is concerned are clear spirits (vodka, gin etc.) & red wine.

Tap Water & Bottled Water

I’m sure these two being on the list are potentially confusing you, water is important for your health and your testosterone production. #

The reason that tap & bottled water are on this list is that both expose you to chemicals’.

Tap water has added chemicals such as chlorine, fluoride, which are endocrine disruptors & lead to lowered testosterone production.

Then bottled water ends up with chemicals’ like BPA, BPS & phthalates leaching in to it.

These are more chemicals liked to a number of health issues, including lowered testosterone & negative impacts to sexual health. 


The best alternative to tap and bottled water is to have a water source that is filtered.

I personally recommend using a glass filter bottle for when you are mobile & for your home a glass water filter jug or filter on your tap.

One thing to clarify, is that your standard water filter isn’t enough to filter out fluoride.

You do need a specialist one for that (they filter out everything else as well) which is slightly more expensive.

You can check out the Fluoride water filter I use along with the other types of filters below:

Fluoride Water Filters In The UK

Fluoride Water Filters In The US

Glass Water Bottles With Filters In The UK

Glass Water Bottles With Filters In The US

Glass Water Filter Jugs In The UK

Glass Water Filter Jugs In The US

Tap Filters In The UK

Tap Filters In The US

Shower & Skin Care

Skin product froth

The majority of shower & skin care products that are commercially available contain chemicals’ that are endocrine disruptors.

These lead to an imbalance in hormones production and this includes Testosterone.

These chemicals’ are also linked to a number of serious health issues & diseases, some potentially fatal including the likes of cancer.

Products included under this category are:

  • Shower gels
  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Face Washes
  • Hair Gels
  • Anti perspirants
  • Deodorant sprays
  • Shaving Cream
  • razors
  • face creams
  • skin moisturizers
  • Lip Balm


The good news is there are a number of alternatives that can be found on places like Amazon for all the above.

There are a couple of products I personally use called Mancave & Bulldog.

Both offer a wide range of products for all the above that are free of toxic chemicals & of great quality find out more about both here!

Bulldog Products

Mancave Products

Cosmetics/ Make-Up

man applying makeup

Regarding cosmetics the things that lower testosterone are:

  • Mascara
  • Foundation
  • Eyeliner
  • Lipstick

Essentially all makeup items are potential threats and this is the same for the male branded types like “guy liner” or “man makeup”.

Much like shower care items they contain chemicals’ that are endocrine disruptors and that is why they lower testosterone.


My main recommendation for this would be to consider organic makeup & ones free of parabens & toxic chemicals’.

Of course the other option is just to avoid wearing make up altogether! You can check out some organic make up providers here:

Organic Makeup In The UK

Organic Makeup In The US

Final Thoughts & Future Posts

I hope you’ve found this article useful, if you have any questions just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

Keep your eye out for the future parts of this “things that lower testosterone” series of articles as well!

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16 thoughts on “24 Things That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives That Won’t”

  1. Norman says:

    It is just so amazing what can affect our testosterone level. It is so interesting to see that many of the foods we eat along with the many drinks that we consume can all have a negative effect on our testosterone. But it is good to know that you are providing that right kind of information to those that are facing these problems.

    1. admin says:

      Hi Norman, 

      I’m glad you found this useful, yeah suffering from low testosterone is becoming a big issue for more and more people and especially men. Yep check out my tips to make sure you have healthy T levels and the benefits that come with that!

  2. Michel says:

    Wow, I would have never thought Soy Milk, bottled water, tap water and almond milk would make it onto the list of things that lower testosterone levels.

    I can understand fizzy drinks because of the sugar content and even maybe caffeine. Very interesting. I have never heard of tiger nut milk. Is this a new product. I wonder if it is available in South Africa.

    1. admin says:

      Hi Michel, 

      Yeah the problem is that soy crop in the western world is genetically modified which is bad for your health as a whole but certain lowers testosterone. 

      Almond milk is very high in estrogen and unfortunately tap water and bottled water introduce chemicals in to our body which lower testosterone including causing other health issues.

      Yeah tiger nut milk is relatively new to the market, you can get it on Amazon so should be able to get in South Africa I’d imagine.

  3. Ruya says:

    Very interesting article! My testosterone levels used to be high. I don’t know why but they have dropped without taking any medications.. maybe because I drank a lot of soy milk and almond milk lol. Whatever it was, it helped me lower my testosterone levels…but if I had known about all these things that lower testosterone levels, maybe my T levels wouldn’t have been so high in the first place. Thanks for sharing this post. 

    1. admin says:

      HI Ruya, 

      Glad you found it useful!

      You just need to make sure you get a healthy balance of estrogen and testosterone but having too much estrogen can lead to health issues, so be careful!

  4. Barry says:

    Thanks for sharing this list. For the drink aspect, I don’t usually drink most of the stuffs there like alcohol. But I do take tap water few times, bottle water and sachet water. You didn’t talk about sachet water. Here in my country, we usually have access to sachet water. Will it expose me to some dangerous chemicals too?

    How do I filter my tap water?

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Barry,

      What material are the sachets made from, if it is from plastic it definitely should be included as one of the things that lower testosterone.

      You can filter tap water in a couple of different ways, you can get a filter system attached to your tap or you can invest in something like a bottle that filters water. You can check this out on things that lower testosterone & alternatives

  5. Samson Oklobia says:

    I never knew there where food and drinks that reduced testosterone level in our body. I was amazed by the list you drew up but thankful that I did also. My concern however is the harm already done by consumption of these items over the years, is the testosterone level reversible? For me, I have been taking a lot of these items on your list and I really don’t know the level of harm done yet. Seeing this now, a turnaround in nutrition is urgently needed for me. Thanks Nate

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Samson, 

      Testosterone levels certainly are reversible, by changing up your diet and making other changes your body will start producing more testosterone. I advise you check out this foods that boost testosterone production article to get an ide of what foods to include in your diet.

  6. free4life says:

    The shower and skincare products I can relate to, but the makeup kind of throws me for a loop. We are talking about testosterone right? I mean, I guess I have seen guys use what you call guy liner, but they are rockers and the like. I suppose it just struck me as a bit odd. All in all, I think that my standing in the testosterone area is quite fine. Your article was interesting and I am a bit the wiser, or at least better informed now. 

    1. Nate Stone says:


      You’d be suprised by the amount of men who wear make up, like you say you have guy liner but now days you also get a lot of men wearing foundation and “manscara” it’s a brave new world and opting for non toxic make up if you want to wear make up is teh way to go!

  7. David says:

    This is useful information. I notice that non organic dairy drinks lower testosterone. Is there a limit that if people stay below that it would not. I get the idea that drinking say 1 litre of non organic milk in a day would lower testosterone, but drinking say 100ml of non organic milk in a day, would that lower testosterone as well? 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi David,

      Yes volume will potentially make a difference the less that you have, the less exposure you will get to the chemicals and hormones that lower testosterone production and can wreak havoc with your health. If organic is bit pricey I would recommend just lowering your dairy intake.

  8. Anusuya says:

    Testosterone, the male sex hormone is responsible for libido, production of sperm, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength. It directs bone marrow to produce red blood cells.

    Low levels of T can have consequences on your overall health. For example, people with low testosterone are prone to bone fracture.

    This wonderful article has meticulously organized various food, drinks, cosmetics and other products responsibly for lowering the T level. It also has pointed out the the cause and how to stop/prevent it from happening.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Anuyusa,

      Sport on in terms of the things that testosterone does for our bodies!

      I’m glad you found it useful and why it’s important to recognise the things that lower testosterone and why you should look at voiding them.

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