9 Key Types Of Things That Lower Testosterone Production

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There Are A Multitude Of Things That Lower Testosterone 

Find Out What The 9 Key Areas You Need To Be Aware Of Here!

Some Of Them Will Shock You, So Be Prepared!

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:

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  • 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!


34 thoughts on “9 Key Types Of Things That Lower Testosterone Production”

  1. Laura says:

    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.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Laura,

      I’m glad you found this article useful!

      Yes please do pas it on, testosterone production is important for your health!

      Check out this testosterone and health article to get a clear picture as to exactly how important it is!

  2. Fred says:

    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.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Fred,

      yes unfortunately a number of the products we use on a daily basis are things that lower testosterone. To be honest the list of products that lower T is pretty big, I’ve tried to target the ones that are the worse culprits and that are easiest to replace. These two articles go through this in some detail.

      Things That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives

      Things That Lower Testosterone – Plastics & Alternative Products

  3. Travis says:

    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?

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Travis,

      Yes it is a pretty big problem, the good news is there are products we can use which won’t lower testosterone production. I suggest you check out these two articles I wrote, looking at the most frequently used products that lower T & alternatives you can use, which won’t lower testosterone.

      Things That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives

      Things That Lower Testosterone – Plastics & Alternative Products

  4. Sarah says:

    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.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks I’m glad you found the article useful!

      Yes having low testosterone does lead to a number of health issues, this testosterone and health article will help make the negatives of low T a bit clearer for you as well!

  5. Daniel says:

    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. Nate Stone says:

      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. Daniella says:

    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.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Daniela, 

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed reading this!

      Yes unfortunately a wide number of foods lower testosterone production, if you want to get a feel for the for how to increase T levels, check out this foods that boost testosterone production article.

  7. Nuttanee says:

    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! 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Nuttanee,

      yes unfortunately a number of the chemicals found in products we use daily are now shown to be toxic. It is possible to get alternatives to these products that contain these toxic chemicals, take a look at this things that lower testosterone & alternatives & things that lower testosterone – Alternatives to plastic articles, to get an idea of what alternative products there are out there.

  8. John says:

    This is a very good informative post in the things that lower tesfosterone level. I guess I was not formerly well informed about some of this contributors that you have written here. I would’ve never thought that bad diet also contributed to this. I think I need to go over your post over again and again. Nice post!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey John, 

      I’m glad you’ve found this article useful! 

      Yeah sadly are large number of different things that lower testosterone, many of which most people are exposed to on a daily basis. There is quite a bit to take in, I’d advise checking out the other article I’ve provided links to in this one, as they will cover things off in greater detail.

  9. Lisa says:

    Wow. I am so impressed with this website. It has a multitude of information of things to lower T and then you went above and beyond to make sure we know what helps with testosterone. This has definitely been discussed and a well-needed site. I know of several men that suffer from this. Their Drs dragged their feet when it came to testing for it. One said the symptoms were common for his age. He got a second opinion and tests showing very low Testosterone. Great job educating men and women. It happens to us both. 

    All the Best


    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Lisa, 

      Thanks, I’m glad you’ve find this article and my site interesting.

      Yeah low testosterone isn’t something that Drs are always willing to test for, diagnose or do something about. Yeah your T does lower once you pass the age of 30; but due to us being exposed to more things that lower testosterone than ever before, T levels are even lower than they should be, hopefully these tips will go towards helping people to help themselves reverse this problem.

  10. Wilson says:

    I didn’t know that tap water decreases testosterone! I’m assuming bottled water is good to drink then? I also didn’t know that working out the wrong way could lower testosterone. Good thing I don’t work out to failure or for more than a hour. Now I have a good reason to not go to hard lol. I didn’t realize that so many things affected testosterone! What diet would you recommend to boost testosterone!  

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Wilson,

      So yeah the chemicals in tap water can lower testosterone, I’d advise using a water filter!

      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news can include BPA, BPS & phthalates, again I’d advise using filtered water and drinking from glass or stainless steel.

      Yeah still work hard in the gym, just leave a couple of reps “in the tank” per set, so you aren’t working to complete failure, also make sure you are resting appropriately between each set, so ideally two minutes as minimum when lifting heavy weights.

      In terms of diet, I would recommend a low carb (approx. 20% carbs) high saturated  fat diet, something like the paleo or keto is ideal.


  11. Benson says:

    It’s nice learning about what can cause low testosterone levels in humans. Lack of knowledge about do many thing can greatly affect our lives and we wouldn’t know where such is coming from. Testosterone level may lead to low self-esteem and that ist good at all. Its surprises me to know that some of our oral products can be of negative effects to us. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Benson,

      Low testosterone can certainly lead to low self esteem; but realistically that is just the tip of the iceberg. It can lead to depression, increased risk of strokes, increased risk of heart attacks, increased risk of type 2 diabetes, weak bones, to name a few things.

      Yeah sadly there are a lot of things that lower testosterone that we seem to exposed to daily, the good news is, we can swap these products for non toxic alternatives. You will see a benefit in both your testosterone production; and your wider health!

  12. Travis says:

    As I get older, I have worried about having lower testosterone. After reading your post, I am even more worried now, since most of the things you write about are a big part of my life. I had not idea that drinking tap water could affect testosterone! I already knew that my diet could use some work, with a lot of processed foods, but I would never have though about checking my toothpaste or shampoo. I will definitely have to look into what I use and make changes if necessary. Thank you for the help!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Tavis,

      No worries and sorry if I’ve given you a scare!

      Yeah so tap water can contain chemicals that lower testosterone; I would just suggest investing in water filter, your testosterone levels will likely benefit; but so will your health as a whole!

      You aren’t alone where a number of things that lower testosterone are part of your daily routine. I’d reduce your intake of processed foods, your T levels will benefit as will your health as a whole!

      I’d also look at swapping your personal care products that contain these toxic chemicals. You can check out a couple of the brands I recommend for a testosterone booster here

      1. Carol says:

        I really wanna commend you for a job well done on this article because a lot of people do not even know what it means to have a low testosterone level, they now know through your detailed any incisive analysis.
        Reduction in the level of testosterone in the body can be caused by a good number of effects, most especially huge intake of sugar and alcohol, fat dominated meal and so on.

        1. Nate Stone says:

          Thanks Carol,

          Glad that you found it useful!

          Yeah reduction in testosterone can be caused by a wide range of things.

          The main things being high amounts of sugar, alcohol, highly processed foods, foods in in polyunsaturated fats being the main culprits, at least as far as diet is concerned.

  13. Danijel says:

    Hello Nate, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. Honestly, I did not know that oral; products can lower testosterone levels too. I definitely must work on correcting my diet and exercise level because I am really bad in that situation. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I found it very useful.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Danijel,

      Thanks, glad you found it useful yeah sadly there a lot of surprising things that lower testosterone & many of them are used by people on a daily basis.

      The lowering of testosterone is just a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to the toxic chemicals, they can potentially cause a number of other health issues as well.

      No problem, check out my articles on diet and exercise, any questions please reach out!

  14. Juan Saladin says:

    Not much people wouldn’t get surprised by these facts. It’s clear a lot of time and effort were required to investigate about such practical and important topic related to men health.

    As part of my new year’s resolutions are some compatible with what would be considered good practices for testosterone levels improvement. A more healthy eating habit is in place already. I can’t think on an alternative to the toothpaste replacement other than my grandma sodium bicarbonate and lemon juice combination.

    The threads are clear, not so the probable solutions in regards to plastic exposure and personal hygiene products. 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Juan, 

      Yes I imagined a these things that lower testosterone would come as a massive shock to most.

      There are toothpaste brands you can opt for that don’t contain these toxic chemicals, you can check out a few od them in the article below.

      3 Top Toothpastes For A Testosterone Booster

      With regards to plastic, you can opt for bamboo toothbrushes, use glasses as supposed to plastic cups, opt for for ceramic bowls & plates, avoid plastic cutlery.

      Eliminating all plastics isn’t easy but you can start to remove them.

  15. Carol says:

    There is an adage that  states that, a healthy life is a wealthy life.

    I think there is a need to face the fact that once the testosterone level of a body start dropping and the estrogen becomes dominant, such body is having a serious and delicate problem.

    Thanks Nate for this informative article, a lot of people do not care about their testosterone level especially the male gender, but through your exposition I think a lot of people would benefit immensely.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Carol,

      I couldn’t agree more that health is wealth.

      Yeah sadly there are a lot of thing that lower testosterone, a lot of which are used daily and people weren’t/ aren’t even aware are even bad for them.

      When it comes to these chemicals that lower T found in some of these products, the lowering of testosterone is just a small piece of the puzzle, these toxic chemicals can potentially cause multiple other health issues as well.

      Yeah hopefully more people become aware, low testosterone/ oestrogen dominance is a serious health problem & especially for men. I’ll carry on doing my bit to get the message out, your support is appreciated!

  16. Benny says:

    Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. i never imagined that the chemicals we inhale play a large role in the level of testosterone in our body. i am enlightened by this article. thank you very much for this.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Benny, 

      I’m glad that you found this useful! 

      Yeah sadly there are a number of chemicals that lower testosterone which can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin. 

      These chemicals lowering testosterone is just a piece of the puzzle, them causing low T is a bad thing but these chemicals can also cause multiple other health issues as well. We are best off avoiding as much as possible! 

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