Leon Sylvester explains what to expect when you stop consuming alcohol.
When you lower your alcohol intake or stop drinking alcohol altogether, another benefit you will find is that your testosterone levels will see a significant boost!
Alcohol is high in sugar & extremely inflammatory so it directly lowers testosterone production. A number of alcohols are also very estrogenic so not ideal.
Funnily enough, lagers, beers, bitters & ales, which are considered the main alcoholic beverages of many men are actually the mos estrogenic alcohols.
Alcohol also indirectly has a negative impact on testosterone. As the article mentions, when you drink alcohol, sleep is negatively impacted.
You need a decent nights sleep for healthy testosterone production. Studies have shown that men who get 7 – 8 hours sleep have the highest production.
The same study showed that getting 5 hours sleep & under can lead to a drop in testosterone production by as much as 20%!
You then have things like the food choices you make after drinking alcohol, as I’m sure you know these are usually poor & lower testosterone production as a result.
In short if you healthy & optimized testosterone production, you need to keep your alcohol intake minimal.
Low alcohol intake equals better wider health & high testosterone production!