So We’ve Already Established, That There Are Likely Multiple Things That Lower Testosterone You May Be Doing Daily
If the first two articles in this series “knocked you for six”, I’ve got some bad news as I have more to add to the list of things that lower testosterone that you may be doing daily. If you haven’t actually seen the first two articles, you can check them out below:
So in this article, the same as the first two, I’ll be explaining why these things you may be doing daily lower testosterone and advising of any potential alternatives that won’t lower T and may boost testosterone production.
I can’t deny anyone the occasional alcoholic tipple; but what you need to know is that all alcohol suppresses testosterone production and the more alcohol that you drink, the greater the levels of suppression.
So it is something I definitely suggest only doing on the odd occasion and your testosterone levels will only thank you if you reduce your frequency as well as volume of intake.
While I’m not encouraging you to drink alcohol, I personally like to occasionally have a drink, so I can’t fault anyone else. The main advice I can give is to avoid all beers, ales and lagers as they are extremely estrogenic.
The best alcohol as far as testosterone production is concerned is clear spirits (think gin, vodka) and without any mixers as the sugar in coke, fruit juices etc. are high in sugar, which also leads to a suppression in testosterone production.
Skin Care Routine
I’m sure there are certain things that you do in terms of your skin care or skin routine on a daily basis. Most people’s routines will include some/ all the below and perhaps a few more items:
- Face Washes
- Anti Aging Creams
- Skin masks
- Eye Roll On
- Lip Balm
What if I were to tell you that all the above products have a strong likelihood of not only being things that lower testosterone production; but also being things that can negatively impact your wider health above and beyond your testosterone levels.
This is due to chemicals found in the majority of brands that produce these products. These chemicals include endocrine disruptors and chemicals that imitate estrogen in the body.
If to boost testosterone/ lower estrogen levels is your main aim, I don’t need to tell you that you don’t want chemicals imitating estrogen being introduced to your body.
When you look at endocrine disruptors, they can be even more dangerous as far as your T levels and your wider health is concerned. These are chemicals that in some cases imitate estrogen but they can also disrupt hormone production.
This disruption in hormone production includes lowered testosterone production but the imbalance in hormones can lead to multiple health issues and even has links to problems as serious as types of cancers.
There are brands that don’t contain these chemicals, there are a couple that I’ve used and recommend to others, these are Bulldog Cosmetics & Mancave Cosmetics which you can check out below:
Overdoing It In The Gym
Exhaustion means your body is stressed, stress leads to the release of cortisol which suppresses testosterone production.
So you need to make sure you incorporate at least one rest day per week and adequate rest periods during your workouts.
There have been a few different studies in to the effects of how overdoing it during your work out can lead to lowered testosterone production. One showed that men who “felt the burn” & carried on working out, saw a 40% drop in T levels.
As I stated, you need to make sure you incorporate rest periods into your workouts. When it comes to rest periods, research suggests that a 120 seconds between weight lifting sets is best to boost testosterone production.
Drinking Tap Water
In part two of this article series, I spoke about not drinking enough water and how being dehydrated is one of the major things that lowers testosterone production. The irony is that you need to be careful what water you drink.
The reason tap water is an issue is it can contain chemicals that lower testosterone. Much like the chemicals found in skin care products, these chemicals are endocrine disruptors. The main endocrine disrupting chemicals found in water you may be familiar with, they are fluoride and chlorine.
The best way to avoid these chemicals is to invest in a water filter, you get different levels of filtering which not too shockingly the more you need filtered out, the more they are going to cost.
You standard filter will remove chlorine and most impurities, in order to remove chlorine thought you will need one of the higher end devices, You can check out the different types of filters in this article here:
Final Thoughts & Other Articles
I hope you found this article useful, if any of the above are things above you do daily (and I’m sure some of them are) hopefully you now see why you want to cut back or try the alternatives I suggest.
The same as always if you have any questions in regard to this article, things that lower testosterone as a whole or even just testosterone production and how to boost testosterone as a whole, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.
As I mentioned earlier, the things that lower testosterone in this article are just among a handful, some I will be covering in my future articles, so keep an eye out for them. You can also see the earlier articles in this series below: