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: Tiger Nuts & Testosterone Production 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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