Better sex, more muscle, improved mental focus: these are just some of the benefits of boosting testosterone to healthy levels.
A deficiency in the major male sex hormone—a condition that burdens some 13.8 million American men over the age of 45, according to US census data—is, well, far from sexy. Side effects of “Low-T” are low libido, limp erections, hair thinning, muscle loss, fat gain, depression … One study found that that the lower a man’s testosterone levels, the higher his risk of death from any cause—heart disease in particular. Adding insult to injury, the Food and Drug Administration says there’s little evidence that testosterone drugs are beneficial. (Did we mention depression?) The good news is you can boost your testosterone naturally, and diet plays a key role. So grab a pen, jot down a grocery list of these Eat This, Not That!-approved, T-boosting foods and get ready to unleash your hard-wired alpha male.
Testosterone X-mg Oral Capsules (dose can be variable)
Testosterone 25 mg in Oil Oral Capsules
ORAL LIQUIDS AND SOLIDS
Testosterone 10-mg/0.1-mL Sublingual
Testosterone 1-mg Buccal Troches
Testosterone 1-mg/0.1-mL Nasal Spray
Testosterone 1 mg/0.1 mL in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel (PLO)
Testosterone 1% in Alcoholic Gel
Testosterone 25-mg/mL Clear Solution
Testosterone 50-mg/mL Topical Gel
Testosterone Propionate 100 mg/mL in Oil Injection