So there are multiple things that lower testosterone levels & can lead to a drop in testosterone production. We are going to look at what the different things are, this is simply going to be a list so at a high level you know what you need to avoid, there will be/ are already articles that refer to alternatives & solutions that will address these things that lower testosterone so you can make sure you have healthy levels moving forward.

Why Worry About Things That Lower Testosterone

There are multiple health reasons why you need to worry about your T levels being lowered or your body being estrogen dominant, these include things like a lack/ loss of muscle mass, reduced fat loss/ fat retention, increased likelihood of diabetes & increased likelihood of suffering a stroke to name a few.

I advise to check out my article on Testosterone And Muscle Building & these Testosterone And Health articles to get a clearer picture of how having low T impacts your health!

The List Of Things That Lower Testosterone

So now we’re going to be starting the list itself, remember we will be looking at why they lower testosterone in greater detail in future articles and what you can do in terms of alternative products and methods to counter reductions in future articles. So let’s get crack on with the list!

What You Drink

  • Alcohol Intake
  • Drinking Tap Water

Your Diet
Junk Food

  • A diet high in non organic food
  • High mint intake
  • A diet high in genetically modified food (Soy etc.)
  • A diet high in sugar/carbs
  • A diet high in processed foods
  • A diet high in unsaturated fats
  • A diet low in saturated & monounsaturated fats
  • A diet high in nuts
  • A diet high vegetarian sources of protein
  • A very low calorie diet

Discover What You Can Eat To Increase Testosterone Production Here

Vitamin & Minerals Deficit

  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin B
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

Learn More About The Vitamins And Minerals I Recommend Supplementing With, To Boost Testosterone Production Here

The Physical & Stress

  • Lack Of Sleep
  • Continuous Cardio
  • Working Out to failure
  • Working out for longer than 60 minutes at once
  • Putting the body under stress
  • Feeling stressed

Learn More About How Stress Lowers Testosterone And Ways To Reduce Stress Here

Chemical Exposure

  • Use of non-stick cooking products
  • Heavy use of chemical cleaning products
  • Heavy use of chemical pesticides & weed killers
  • Inhaling chemical air fresheners

Learn More About Where Chemicals That Lower Testosterone Are Found And How To Avoid Them Here

Oral Care Products

  • Most commercially available toothpastes
  • Most commercially available mouthwashes
  • Most commercially teeth whiteners

Learn More About How Oral Care Products Lower T & Alternatives To Opt For Here

Medication You Take

As you can see the list of things that lower testosterone are separated in to some distinct groups, where I’ve created articles that already cover these subjects in more detail, I’ll provide references to these so you can check them out for your further information.

I’ll be updating this article as time goes by so you can have links to articles that cover these subjects in greater details as I create them, so keep an eye out for this and these articles.

Plastics Exposure

Exposure to plastics exposes you to chemicals that lower testosterone production, this effect is increased when we ingest & absorb these chemicals. So things like the following are particularly bad for lowering testosterone:

Bowls/ Tupperware
Cooking Utensils

I explain this in greater detail & advise a number of alternatives you can use which won’t lower your testosterone. You can check out this article here: Things That Lower Testosterone – Alternatives To Plastics That Won’t Lower T

Shower/ Skin Care Products & Cosmetics

Most commercially available shower products & cosmetics contain chemicals that lead to reduced testosterone problems & other health issues. This includes such as the below:

  • Shower Gel 
  • Shampoo
  • Facewash
  • Moisturiser
  • Facial Scrubs
  • Lip Balms
  • Hair Products
  • Mascara/ Manscara
  • Foundation
  • Eye Liner/ Guy Liner

I explain why they lower testosterone in greater detail & advise a number of alternatives you can use which won’t reduce your testosterone production. Check out this article here: Things That Lower Testosterone – Alternative Products That Won’t Pt 1

What You Drink & Your Diet

What you ingest has a major impact on our testosterone production & is potentially the largest contributor under our control when it comes to our T levels. I’ve done numerous articles covering this subject, I advise you take a look at these two articles: Foods That Lower Testosterone – Alternatives Pt 1  Foods That Lower Testosterone – Alternatives Pt 2   Things That Lower Testosterone – Alternative Products That Won’t Pt 1

It will help not only tell you what to avoid in terms of diet & what you drink; but you will also give ideas for similar alternative foods that won’t have a negative impact on testosterone production!

Vitamins & Minerals

The vitamins & minerals listed all greatly help to increase testosterone production & a deficiency in any of them can lead to steep decline in levels, check out these Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally – Get The Right Nutrients Articles – they cover the different types of vitamins and minerals needed for T production, why they increase testosterone, how much you need and the best sources.

Vitamins in someones hand

The physical & Stress

Exhausting your body and putting it under stress is one of the major causes of reduced testosterone production, this is due to cortisol release which restricts testosterone production. I will be covering this subject in far greater detail, so keep an eye out for various articles on this subject.

Chemical Exposure

There are chemicals found in several products we’re exposed to on a daily basis, these chemicals are something called endocrine disruptors. This means they disrupt hormone balance which includes lowered testosterone production. Check out this Chemicals That Lower Testosterone – Where Are They Found Article, to get a feel for where these chemicals are found and what to avoid.

Oral Care Products

Much like other shower products, most of these contain chemicals that lower testosterone production & a lot of them are mint flavored which again lowers T.

Toothpaste & toothbrush


Finally, there are a number of medications which lead to lowered testosterone production, I will be creating articles in future covering the main culprits, so keep an eye out for those!

Final Thoughts

Hopefully you have found this list of things that lower testosterone useful! Please check out the articles that are already live which cover these topics in greater detail and advise alternative products that won’t lower testosterone.

If you have any questions in regard to any of the listed things that lower testosterone, testosterone as a whole or want to share anything you feel I’ve missed, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you!

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14 thoughts on “Things That Lower Testosterone – What To Avoid

  1. This article is so informative. Some of these contributors I did not know about. I am passing your link along.

    Thanks for the info on a very touchy subject.

  2. Great article and very helpful for testosterone loss. As I see it many of the things that we use on a regular basis is hurting our bodies. I do like that you listed the testosterone lowering products my guess is that it is just a small amount of products. I like that you also have articles on the good things that help raise testosterone. This is a much-needed post.

  3. Wow, I didn’t realize there were so many things that could lower testosterone. This is really an eye opener especially for someone like me that is pushing 40.
    I think I’m going to stop washing my hair lol jk. Even though I’m almost 40 I still want to gain muscle and low testosterone would not help me one bit.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to make sure I keep my testosterone up?

  4. Wow, what a useful article and explained in such a superb way. I really want to give you an applause for your great and informative work. I wills hare it with others for sure. Normally people are unaware of all these points that you have mentioned and then they will face lower levels of testosterone.

  5. I must say that I found this article very helpful and interesting. I did not know that so many things that we use daily can low testosterone and I think that we should pay more attention on it, especially men. Do you think that consuming testosterone as a supplement is worth it?

    1. Hi Daniel, 

      I’m glad you found this useful! 

      Yeah keeping healthy T levels is important for a number of reasons, I suggest you check out these testosterone and health articles to get a clearer idea of the health benefits of increased T and risks from having low testosterone levels.

      In extreme cases taking medical testosterone is required but supplements can usually be replicated through diet and taking vitamin and mineral supplements, which is far more cost effective. Check out this foods that boost testosterone production article as a good starting place. 

  6. Hi Nate,

    Great article on the testosterone, I really liked the reading!

    I didn’t know that all these things lower testosterone, I will show this article to my husband so he can read it and take into consideration the list you have provided. I am just surprised that there are so many things that affect the testosterone. Great to know! Thank you for sharing, I am bookmarking it right now.

  7. omg the list that can lower the testosterone are scary. We are exposed to all the list! Is that even legal? I mean there are things in life that we cannot avoid such as toothpaste and plastic utensils…. omg what kind of world we live in. I didn’t know that is scary. I guess it probably won’t harm me as much as my husband. Just forwared the post to him. Hopefully he is more aware of it now.

    Thanks for the post! Very informative! 

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