7 Unusual Things That Lower Testosterone Production


So The Unusual Things That Lower Testosterone, Just What Are They?

These Will Take You Massively By Surpirse, Learn What They Are Here!

There are a number of things that lower your testosterone production, some of them are what I would consider unusual or at least things that you wouldn’t associate with lowering testosterone production, so to make sure you don’t get caught out with these things, I thought I’d put a list together. This is part one of this series of articles, so keep an eye out for the future parts that will be coming soon!

Chew Mints/ Eating Gum Chewing Gum

Are you fan of the taste of mint or like to eat mints/ chew gum to freshen breath? I have bad news for you, Mint is very estrogenic & as we hopefully know, estrogen is the opposite of testosterone.

Consistently eating/ chewing mints will greatly increase your estrogen to the detriment of your testosterone to estrogen balance. If you want another way to freshen breath, I advise adding lemons/ lemon juice to water. The lemon juice will help kill bacteria and the high levels of vitamin C help reduce cortisol production, which will help further increase testosterone production.

Food/ Drinks Stored In Plastic Containers

Plastics contain a number of toxic chemicals that are endocrine disruptors. This means that they disrupt the balance of your hormones production and this includes lowering testosterone production. One of these chemicals you may have heard of is BPA, this is just one of the chemicals that is toxic found in plastics, so BPA free plastics still pose a risk.

The chemicals from plastic containers leach in to food and drink and the issue is increased when plastic is heated. You are best off avoiding food/ drink in plastic containers where possible, there are alternative options to plastics, you can find out more about this in the article below.

Things That Lower Testosterone – Plastic Product Alternatives

Make Up

If you wear make up, you’d probably be horrified about the number of chemicals most commercial brands contain, that in one way or another are toxic.

The chemicals used in makeup, include ones that both mimic estrogen and disrupt hormone balance which can include further lowering testosterone production.

There are organic make up brands and ones that make a point of reducing use of toxic chemicals, to help both testosterone levels and your wider health I suggest you try these instead. You can see more about this in the post below.

Things That Lower Testosterone And Alternatives

Not Drinking Enough Water

This one is very simple, something that a lot of us are probably guilty of and is one of the simplest things that lower Glass Of watertestosterone to counter; but not drinking enough water and being dehydrated can negatively effect testosterone levels. Studies show that up to two-thirds of us don’t drink enough water and this slows down testosterone production.

Blue Light Exposure

Blue light is the light emitted from screen devices, so think your TV, laptop, tablet, mobile phone etc. The issue is that blue light exposure leads to you sleeping less.

This is because light exposure leads to lowered production of melanin, the “sleep hormone” and blue light at nighttime is the worst culprit! So using your devices at night leads to a worse nights sleep and you need to be getting 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night for healthy T production.

Some devices will come with blue light filters; but many don’t. You can actually get glasses that block blue light and you can find out more in the article below.

Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally – The Unusual Ones

Low Calorie Diets

By a low calorie diet, I am referring to a diet restriction type of eating plan in the range below 1800 – 1500 calories per day. This is one of the most common things that lower testosterone production and again is arguably the simplest to address. There have been several studies conducted in to how a low calorie diet effects testosterone production and they all show a negative correlation. Check out some of these studies below:

Guezennec et al.:

They measured testosterone levels in soldiers consuming 1800 kcal/day 3200 kcal/day and 4200 kcal/day diets. They all had similar ratios’ of protein, carbs and fat. These diets were consumed over a five-day of prolonged exercise and sleep deprivation After the five-day period testosterone levels had decreased by approximately 50% on the lowest calorie diets and approximately 20% on the moderate and high calorie diets.

Strauss et al.:

They measured testosterone levels in wrestlers during their competitive season & for two months after their season. Large reductions in body fat due to caloric restriction & exercise throughout their season resulted in the largest decreases in Wrestlerstestosterone.

The wrestlers with an extremely low body fat demonstrated abnormally low testosterone levels that returned to normal after the season. Other studies have also shown decreases in testosterone levels in wrestlers during consuming low energy.

There are other studies which have also shown decreases in testosterone levels for wrestlers during times of low food/ energy consumption.

Overdoing It In The Gym

Overdoing it during your exercise routine can massively lower testosterone production. Research has shown that men who “felt the burn” & carried on exercising saw a 40% drop in Testosterone levels. You need to make sure that you add in adequate rest periods during your workout routine or your T levels will suffer.

Final Thoughts & Future Articles

I hope you have found the first part of this series of articles on the unusual things that lower testosterone production useful. Keep an eye out for the remainder of this series (there will be at least two more articles) being published. If you have any questions in regard to this article, things that lower testosterone or testosterone production as a whole, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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16 thoughts on “7 Unusual Things That Lower Testosterone Production”

  1. SkyPath says:

    I never know eating gum will detriment of your testosterone to estrogen balance! And also not drinking enough water, that’s really great information! I never know these things before, thank you very much!

    1. Nate Stone says:


      I’m glad that you found the article useful!

      Yep making sure you have enough testosterone/ the right ratio to estrogen is important for you health. You can find out more about this in these testosterone and health articles

  2. Alexis says:

    I found this very interesting because I recently found out from a friend that many men can start to experience low energy and even depression around their 40s, and it could very well be caused by low levels of testosterone. When he found ways to increase his testosterone levels again, it made such a difference for him! Thanks for the info! I think it is great for women to have this information, too because we have men in our lives that we love!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Alexis,

      Yes low energy is one of the symptoms of lowered testosterone and around the age of 40 is when men start to notice the biggest decline in T levels. Lowered energy is just one of the symptoms of lowered T, you can find out more in this testosterone and health article . Yep women need to be aware to help mean in their lives; but they can also suffer from having too little testosterone.

  3. John says:

    Nate, you inspire me with your tips that I just don’t hear from anyone else. Thanks again!!
    OK so chewing mints and eating gum..oops, so that’s another thing to strike off the list of things that go into my body.
    You mention lemon juice being a good alternative.  Recently I’ve gone off lemon juice due to the long term effects it may have on eroding enamel from teeth.  I take pure lemon essential oil instead, do you know if this has the same benefits as lemon juice to kill bacteria and reduce cortisol production?
    Plastics!  It amazes me how many people drink coffees from take-away cups with BPA containing lids.  Many so unknowingly sipping direct chemicals and its so avoidable.  Perhaps you could blog more on that and twitter it out to the world?
    Thanks again for reminder of blue light, OK I need to get those filtering glasses when on the laptop or devices in the evening.  Do you have a recommended brand/amazon link for any?
    Keep up the great work, I learn from all your articles. 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi John,

      I’m glad you’ve found my tips useful!

      The oil does have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties so great in sense, I’m not sure I’m about the antibacterial side of things though!

      Yeah the amount of plastic and toxic chemicals like BPA people are exposed to along with it is crazy! I will be doing more articles talking about this, the dangers of BPA and how it can be avoided.

      Sure, this is the brand that I used for blue light filtering: Cyxus Blue Light Filter Glasses

  4. Jade says:

    Hi There!

    Thank you very much for your article about potential causes of low testosterone. This is an important topic and I think it should be noted how much having these types of hormonal imbalances can effect our lives in a detrimental way. I totally support where you are going with your web page and this post particularly. We need more people sharing how to support our health naturally. I loved your suggestion of having lemon water instead of chewing gum, you are so right and I know this is effective because I do it myself!

    Thank you for this article!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Jade,

      Thanks for your appreciation and support for what I do!

      Yeah natural health is definitely the way forward and yes it should be made clear the negative effects that products which cause hormone imbalances can have!

  5. Isaiah says:

    Hi Nate,
    Great article! As person who lives an active lifestyle and trains a few times a week, this is very helpful information. I had an understanding about getting enough sleep to help men over 40 with their testosterone – but the blue light exposure from my cell phone? That’s something worth noting! I’m definitely going to quit using my mobile devices long before I fall asleep going forward.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Isaiah,

      I’m glad you found this useful, yeah the blue light exposure lowers your quality of sleep and regardless of age you ideally want 8 hours of quality sleep. Most cell phones have a blue light filter, if yours doesn’t however, avoiding use a couple of hours before bed or investing blue light blocking sunglasses will be your way forward.

  6. Very useful and informative! The blue light exposure was most meaningful to me, as I spend lots of time in front of a computer or engaging my cell phone. And
    sometimes sleep is difficult.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Richard,

      Yeah in that case I’d suggest either reducing your screen time if possible. If that isn’t going to be an option, I’d advise investing a blue light blocking glasses

  7. Honor says:

    I’m always interested in finding out ways to improve personal health. Your title caught my attention.
    I’d heard about BPA and makeup containing endocrine dysrupters, but did not know about ‘Chew Mints or Gum.’
    I find the blue light on my computer really hurts my eyes, making them water. So I’ve started wearing sunglasses over my computer glasses. I’m doing this now as I write and it is much more comfortable.
    When I went on a low fat low calorie food many years ago. Within 1 month I’d put weight my waist and increase a pant size. – This started my journey of mistrusting medical advice.

    1. Nate Stone says:


      Yeah unfortunately mainstream medical advice isn’t always the best to follow. Yeah good thinking with regards to the glasses and yep avoid plastics where you can to reduce your BPA exposure. Yeah I advise avoiding mint chewing gum as it is very estrogenic, I’m glad you’ve found these tips useful!

  8. Will says:

    Hi, wow certainly picked up some knowledge after reading this post about testosterone. Thanks for taking the time to write this informative piece! I’ve been hitting the gym twice a day sometimes and this could be detrimental for those gains!
    I look forward to checking out some more of your articles.
    All the best

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Will,

      Thanks for getting in touch, I’m glad you found this article useful. Yeah going to the gym twice a day won’t be a major issues, you just need to make sure that you’re getting ample rest, if you find yourself tired prior to a workout, I’d suggest giving it a miss!

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