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You Must Know Your Numbers When It Comes To Testosterone

You must know your numbers when it comes to Testosterone
Have you ever trained and dieted as hard as you could possibly do, without seeing results?

If this sounds like you, read on.

Today I want to talk to you about just how vital it is to not only check your testosterone levels, but know how to interpret the numbers.
Be honest with yourself, when was the last time you actually got tested? What numbers did you have?
If you do not have an answer to either of those questions, this article is for you.

We at BTX often work with clients that have a hard time losing weight or adding muscle even when the diet and workouts are on point.  
Every single time we could not progress with a client at our usual pace, we have found there to be a deficiency in testosterone that has been misdiagnosed by a doctor.

In the last 30 years testosterone levels have been plummeting, and while medicine has kept up with Testosterone Replacement Therapy and even more natural non-suppressive supplements such as Fadogia Agrestis, Boron, Tongat Ali; medical practitioners are accepting lower and lower test results as normal. They are not.  

Average testosterone levels in the 60s were 1000 ng/dl, whereas now you will see 174ng/dl to 783ng/dl being quoted by the NHS as the current median levels.
This is not only a significant reduction, it is also a very wide range. Truth is most men would feel like garbage at 200ng/dl, but that is considered the low end of normal. It is not.

What is the solution?

Very simple.  

1)    Reduce your body fat significantly. Body fat has an enzyme called aromatase that converts testosterone into oestrogen.  
As a consequence, more of your free testosterone is getting converted into oestrogen, and on top of that when someone has higher oestrogen levels in their body, the hypothalamus tells the testes to slow down its production of testosterone.  

2)    Optimise sleep. As part of our natural circadian rhythm, testosterone levels rise during sleep. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can cause a significant decrease in testosterone production.

3)    Optimise nutrition. A high triglyceride inducing diet that is packed with high calorie low density food is a very quick one-way ticket to increasing your body fat enough to significantly reduce testosterone levels.

If I can leave you with one sentence it would be this:
Torch your body fat, get off Netflix and sleep more every night and eat unprocessed wholefoods. There’s no feeling like it.

If this sounds like you, book a call with us so we can help you fix this problem, like we have countless times with our clients.

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