For the past few years, a good number of researches have been conducted on testosterone. What they found was that this single hormone has miraculous capabilities. It affects pretty much every aspect of your body and life. It will help you to maintain good relation, it will help you to look good and more masculine and it will bring your youth back.
A good amount of testosterone in your body is very important, but it is up to you, how you achieve it. The best and most risk-free way is through natural ways. Like exercise and diet but there might be a situation in which it is not possible. In that case, you go for external administration of testosterone through testosterone replacement therapy.
The list of the benefits of high testosterone is so large that it is worth investing your time and money.
14 Benefits of high Testosterone
1) Relieves depression
Depression is one of the most common mental disease is today’s society. In America, around 7% of the population is suffering from depression. Make a guess, who can help depressed people fight depression. Testosterone, it is! Optimal levels of testosterone is linked with mental well being.
Plus, a study done at Harvard suggests that, patients who were not responding to the conventional anti-depressants had low levels of testosterone in their body. And, when these patients were given a dosage of testosterone along with antidepressants, they reacted to it quite well.
There is a fine link between testosterone and depression, but testosterone can surely help people who are not responding to the conventional methods to conquer depression.
2) Improves memory and concentration
Research done on a number of men (between 50-80), showed that the group that was injected with testosterone displayed an improvement in memory.
Another research suggested that increase in testosterone have improved some cognitive functions in Alzheimer patient. After heart, testosterone impacts brain the most. Improved concentration and memory were some effects shown by a number of studies.
3) Sense of well-being
Have you woken up with a sense that the world is beautiful, life is great, no task is conquerable? Or feeling healthy as a horse? The chances might be that your testosterone level might be high at that time. Testosterone makes you feel good. I think, this is one of the most important benefits of high testosterone because the ultimate task of the human being or as a matter of fact, for any creature is to feel good and happy. And, testosterone helps with that.
4) Low cholesterol
Having the low level of testosterone generally means to having high levels of cholesterol. The logic behind it is very basic. After receiving signal from the pituitary gland, the testicles start the production of the testosterone. The testosterone is produced by the testes by converting the cholesterol.
Cholesterol is the building block of testosterone. Hence, when the cholesterol is converted into “T”, its level automatically goes low.
A study was conducted on men between the age 40-70. The group which was given a high dosage of testosterone felt a significant increase in the libido. Many such studies have pointed in the same direction.
So, along with body and mind, testosterone also takes care of how you perform in bed. It is seen the reduction in libido is not actually a sign of aging, but it is a sign of low testosterone. As a matter of fact, low testosterone is cause of low libido in women too. High libido is most noticeable benefit of high testosterone.
6) Makes heart stronger
The most prominent function of the testosterone is to help muscle grow and to strengthen them. The Heart is the most important and most used muscle of them all. It pumps blood day and night. So, testosterone provides strength to the heart muscle. Plus, as it reduces cholesterol, which also decrease the risk of other heart related diseases.
It was found that the people suffering from Coronary artery disease(CAD) have low level of bio-available testosterone in their blood. A dose of testosterone was injected into their body, which caused dilation of the artery and allowed more blood flow.
7) Makes your a risk taker
Here is another benefit of having high level of testosterone in the body. According to a study, the testosterone level of men increase by 10% when they around beautiful women, which in turn, makes them take more risks. Yes, higher level of of testosterone gives the confidence and drive to men, to take more risks. And, in this world of competition, without taking risk it is impossible to reach any goal. Risk taking is one of the most important benefits of high testosterone, if you desire success.
8) Makes you energetic
Testosterone makes your more energetic and there can be many reasons behind this. The most significant is, increased production of RBC’s. “RBC” stands for “Red blood cell.” The main job of RBC’s is to carry oxygen from lung to the other part of the body.
Testosterone is responsible for the production of RBC’s. More RBC’s means the oxygen will be transported through out the body more efficiently. Apart from keeping you away from fatigue, more oxygen will also benefit practically every bodily function.
9) Improve sleep
A study done on a group of men aged 65 or above suggests that low testosterone is linked with reduction is sleep duration, less quality sleep, frequent waking up and disturbance while sleeping. Therefore, an optimal amount of free testosterone is responsible for the overall sleep quality.
The strange thing about this is that more sleep means more testosterone. Men who sleep less than 5-6 hrs at night has 10% less testosterone in their body. So, sleep for more testosterone and more testosterone means better sleep.
10) Weight loss
At the age between 30 – 40, depending upon person to person, the testosterone level in the body goes on decreasing. This decrease in testosterone increases the fat in a person’s body. The reason behind this is simple, less testosterone means more (estrogen: testosterone ratio).
And, when the amount of estrogen becomes relatively high in your body, it starts storing fat, especially in the belly region. On the other hand, testosterone helps to burn fat fast. So, to reverse this effect more testosterone is required, whether you produce it naturally or take it externally.
11) Gives you a chiseled look
Have you seen a model in a cover photo and wondered how he got that razor sharp look? Actually, part of it is their body structure, but the factor is the ”free testosterone” flowing through their blood. As you know by now, testosterone helps muscles to grow bigger, get stronger and get hard. And, our face has around 33 different muscles and testosterone works its magic on these muscles to give you that Alpha male look.
12) Attracts more women
So, testosterone gives you bigger muscles, sharper facial muscles, reduce your weight and if this was not enough, it has something more to add to your overall personality to attract women even more. That is the smell. It has been found that women, especially during their menstrual cycle, rated the smell of men with high testosterone more attractive.
13) Increase bone density
An optimal level of testosterone is required to increase the bone mass. People who are suffering from Osteoporosis have low levels of testosterone. To increase or maintain good bone density the testosterone is converted into estrogen.
In people, with low T, this conversion is minimal, because your body don’t want to deplete testosterone as it increases estrogen simultaneously. Otherwise, your body will become estrogen dominant and that is not at all good for male. So, such people will have low density.
14) Less mortality rate
On top of all the above benefits, testosterone also increases the number of days you’ll live. The reason behind this is very simple. It makes your heart stronger, benefits your brain, decrease your cholesterol level, increase blood flow and many other things. It increases your body’s overall strength. Hence, it is obvious that you will live a long life.
There are a great number of benefits of having high testosterone. And, even worse are the effects of low testosterone level. At an early age 15-35 body still is capable of producing an ample amount of testosterone. Therefore, at this age going on testosterone therapy is not advised. Unless it is critical.
First, you have to find the reasons behind your low T. Little exercise and diet can considerably increase the testosterone. But, after a certain age that capability gets completely eroded. Then, you might need an external source of testosterone. In that case, consult your physician before taking any step.
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