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Is my testosterone my problem?

As I age, I find more changes occurring than I could have ever imagined. Some of the shingles are coming off of the roof, if you know what I am saying, but that is far from the only changes I have noticed. I always heard the stories as I grew up about old men, and the strange changes that occur as we age. I have found many of these changes that I heard of as a child, and others that I was obviously too young to hear or understand.

I found that my libido was lower than ever before; the spare tire around my mid-section was growing, my hair was thinning out on my head, and that hair was showing up in other places on my body. I have never been one to accept excuses for anything, so I began to look into some things I could do in order to at least keep my body healthy and mobile, even if I am unable to stop the effects of aging.

So I know that I need to make some changes to my diet, exercise more often than I currently do, and start to understand more about how my aging body works. So I headed over to the trusty old Google box and began to do my research. I eventually came across the fact that my testosterone isn’t where it used to be. I believe that making corrections in order to improve my testosterone levels will ultimately impact every other aspect of my body.

I found all sorts of information on Wikipedia at pages like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1-Testosterone that covered a fair amount of information about what testosterone is. As I continued my research, I eventually discovered that scientists believe that men lose their libido as they grow older because of a drop in testosterone.

I found this program that seems to offer powerful tips, advice, and information about improving my testosterone levels. At spam link removed, I found a free download of the e-book How To Boost Testosterone Levels. The approach is all natural and offers an easy, to the point method for naturally raising my testosterone levels.

I am here looking for some tips and advice from all of you folks. Is it possible that testosterone can be a cause of poor sex life? If I improve my levels of testosterone, as well as my diet and exercise, will I be able to see a significant difference in my sex life, weight loss, and my energy levels? Do you think that increasing my levels of testosterone will make a difference? Would be better to take supplements of some type, or will it be enough to focus on my diet instead?

Originally Posted by boomer411
I am here looking for some tips and advice from all of you folks. Is it possible that testosterone can be a cause of poor sex life? If I improve my levels of testosterone, as well as my diet and exercise, will I be able to see a significant difference in my sex life, weight loss, and my energy levels? Do you think that increasing my levels of testosterone will make a difference? Would be better to take supplements of some type, or will it be enough to focus on my diet instead?

I think it is worth a blood test to find out if in fact your testosterone is low. I have a store front nearby that runs all sorts of lab tests, it is all they do. Perhaps you can find a similar lab facility in your area. If your level is in fact low, the best idea would be to then see a doctor who could prescribe a documented medication that could improve your levels.

Focusing on a diet that is good for testosterone is not a bad idea, because that diet is also a very good healthy diet, so there is an upside on many levels.

Buying a supplement that advertises itself as being a testosterone booster is probably a bad idea as most of those are just snake oil.


The primary goal of PE should be to make your penis as healthy as possible in both form and function. If you do that, increased size will follow.

Until around the age of 70+ the diet will heavily impact your life.. Your body is matter and it survives on what you feed it to and what it can do with whatever it is you give to it. Diet alone will improve your life all around if you start eating better since you will be providing your body with more and better quality matter for it to work.

You will not feel instantly better, and since you will gradually improve your health you won’t really feel the progression.. however, once you are in, if you leave it you will realise how much worse you were when not taking the proper cares. You just didn’t feel it before because you were used to it.

This only covers the factory side of your body, however… the other important one is using it, doing more excercise so you develop more endurance and better cardio condition as well. It is key to pick a relevant form of training in order to get the benefit you want.

Also, if you are a mind conscious dude, you might as well pay attention to the “spiritual” aspects of life and give meditation a try… it gives you great peace of mind!

boomer411, do you mind sharing your age and when you started to notice these things especially? I second the opinion that it’s probably best to get a bloodtest. I would say a fairly comprehensive set of test could be done for something like 150 “bucks”. In fact, it is possible to get the prescriptions from doctors online and just show up at blood test facility and then receive the results later in email. In other words, it may be easier than you think to getting the testing carried out.

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13 ways to naturally Increase your testosterone

1. Get more Zinc

Zinc is very important for the production of natural testosterone because Zinc prevents testosterone from being converted into estrogen (the female hormone) by making the enzyme aromatase not work (look at #3 below) plus…

Zinc itself turns estrogen into testosterone and Zinc helps produce healthier sperm and higher sperm counts so actually… Low levels of zinc can cause low testosterone levels.

Foods high in Zinc include oysters (a natural aphrodisiac), beef, liver, crab, seafood, poultry, nuts and seeds, salmon, brown rice, cheese, pine nuts, beans, turkey, milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese or you can supplement with at least 50-to-100mg of Zinc daily

2. Eat more healthy fats

Research has shown that men who ate diets rich in healthy fats like monounsaturated fats & Omega-3 fats had the highest testosterone levels so…

You can naturally raise your testosterone levels by adding more healthy fats by eating more nuts & seeds, fatty fish like salmon & tuna, avocados, olives, vegetable oils, and natural peanut butter and…

Eating a very low-fat diet can actually lead to lowered testosterone levels because your body needs healthy fats in order to produce testosterone but…

This doesn’t mean you need to eat a REAL HIGH fat diet - Just make sure at least 20-to-30% of your total daily calories comes from healthy fats.

3. Lose body fat

The more overweight you are or the higher your body fat percentage is = The higher your estrogen levels will be because body fat contains an enzyme called aromatase that converts your ‘manly’ testosterone into ‘womanly’ estrogen making your testosterone levels drop so…

Go on a weight loss workout program to lower body fat, reduce estrogen and increase testosterone and…

Try not to Diet or cut too many calories when trying to lose body fat because you don’t want your body going into starvation or survival mode which will cause your body to stop making testosterone so whenever you’re trying to lose fat & increase testosterone at the same time…

Make sure you focus on losing 1-to-3 pounds of fat a week mainly thru weight loss exercise.

4. Get rid of excess estrogen

To get rid of excess estrogen that makes you fatter & weaker so your body can naturally produce more testosterone…

You can eat more RAW cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower because cruciferous vegetables contain a chemical called diindolylmethane (or DIM) that helps your body get rid of excess estrogen and… You can supplement with DIM to flush out excess estrogen or eat these other sources of cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, bok choi, radishes, turnips, collard greens, and kale and…
You can eat more fiber to naturally cleanse your body and flush out toxins that cause you to have excess estrogen (like the xenoestrogens from #5 below) - Most fruits & vegetables, nuts & beans are all high in fiber and…
You can also supplement with Red grape skin extract (resveratrol) to help your liver remove excess estrogen.

5. Try to avoid Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens are man-made estrogens that are found in things like pesticides, artificial growth hormones & steroids, air fresheners and plastic containers and these xenoestrogens will increase your levels of the female hormone estrogen while lowering testosterone so…

Eat more organic fruits & vegetables that are free of pesticides and if you do buy your fruits & vegetables at a regular grocery store… Make sure you wash them to lower your chances of consuming any xenoestrogens and…
Eat more naturally raised meats instead of eating beef, chicken, pork and even milk that was raised using artificial growth hormones and steroids and…
Use glass products to store food & water instead of plastic since plastic products tend to produce xenoestrogens that’ll get into your water & food especially when heated and… Even some canned foods contain plastic coatings that contain xenoestrogens and…
Don’t use any perfumes, colognes, or air fresheners that have parabens listed as one of the ingredients. Parabens are xenoestrogens.
Please note: It’ll be fairly hard for you to 100% completely avoid all xenoestrogens but if you follow the other tips on this page (especially tips #3 & #4) - You’ll still be able to naturally increase your testosterone while getting rid of excess estrogen without having to worry so much about trying to avoid xenoestrogens and…

Also note: Since most xenoestrogens accumulate in your body fat - your best defense against xenoestrogens is to lose body fat (look at #3 again)

6. Get at least 6-to-8 hours of Sleep every night

A university of Chicago study showed that men who got little sleep had way lower testosterone levels than men who got 6-to-8 hours of sleep and… According to a University of North Carolina study… Your testosterone levels can drop down by as much as 40 PERCENT when you don’t get enough sleep and generally…

Your testosterone levels are 30% higher in the morning than in the evening and this is why you may be more horny in the mornings and as a matter of fact…

A loss of morning erections or loss of sexual desire in the morning could be a sign that your testosterone is declining so you need to get 6-to-8 hours of sleep every night because while you’re sleeping…

Your body produces the most testosterone and the better you sleep the more testosterone your body will produce while you sleep so if you’re having trouble getting 6-to-8 hours of good quality ‘testosterone producing’ sleep every night - Look at 33 Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep

7. Stress Less

When you get stressed out - your body releases a “stress” hormone called cortisol that shuts down testosterone production…

Research led by Population Council endocrinologist Matthew Hardy found that stress hormones like cortisol overpower the enzymes responsible for ensuring that cells in the testes produce testosterone
Cortisol also makes you gain belly fat and you already know from #3 above that the fatter you are = you’ll have more estrogen and less testosterone so…

You need to stop worrying about the little things, avoid overtraining, control your temper and look at these ways to lower stress and Being more positive can reduce your stress levels and increase Testosterone…

A recent study found that fans of a losing team had 50 percent lower levels of testosterone after their team lost and fans had up to 100% higher levels of testosterone after their team won.
Taking a natural supplement like Ashwagandha can also help reduce cortisol.

8. Take 1000-to-1500mg of Vitamin C per day

Now if you have a hard time avoiding stress - you want to start taking 1000-to-1500mg of Vitamin C per day because…

Vitamin C has been shown to lower cortisol levels allowing your body to make more Testosterone and like Zinc…
Vitamin C reduces the armostase enzyme that converts your Testosterone into Estrogen.

9. Workout like a man

You can force your body to produce a lot of testosterone when you…

Do Compound exercises that train several large muscle groups like Power Cleans, Squats, Deadlifts, Bench presses, Chin-ups, Dips, and Military presses and you can still do isolation exercises like triceps extensions, bicep curls or chest flyes for definition but if trying to boost your Testosterone and build more muscle quickly - stick with compound exercises and…
According to a Swedish study… To get the biggest boost in testosterone when you do your compound exercises… Make sure you use heavy weights that will allow you to only do about 3-to-5 reps per set and you want to do about 5-to-8 sets of each compound exercise you do but…
You also want to limit your workout time on those compound exercises to 1-to-2 hours so just do only 1-to-2 compound exercises followed by a few optional isolation exercises twice a week (Mon. & Thur. for example) and as for burning fat…
Avoid ‘sissy cardio’ where you walk or run for long periods of time and start doing Manly Cardio workouts like Hill sprints and intervals 3-to-4 times a week and limit your long duration sissy cardio workouts to only 2 times a week and…
Make extra sure that you rest harder than you work out because overtraining leads to more cortisol and lower testosterone (see #7 again) and you may need to get 8+ hours of sleep to allow your body to recuperate and produce more testosterone after you workout like a man (see #6 again) and…

10. Try to get Sexually Stimulated as much as possible

If you’re not getting sexual stimulated or sexual aroused very much right now (especially if you’re over 40)… You can dramatically boost your testosterone levels by getting sexually stimulated more often so basically…

You need to start doing almost anything you can to get a sexually stimulating ‘Viagra free’ erection and German scientists even found that simply having an erection causes your levels of circulating testosterone to rise significantly and look at how these other 3 studies prove how much your testosterone can rise after getting sexual stimulated…

In a study done by Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology in Vienna… 10 men viewed a 15 minute pornographic film and the men’s testosterone levels increased 100 percent afterwards.

Another study published by Psychoneuroendocrinology used sexually arousing films on 9 males and testosterone levels increased within 10 minutes of sexually arousal.

In a study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior… Testosterone was measured every 15 min for 3 hours in 8 men before, during, and after the showing of a sexually explicit movie and there was an average increase of 35% in testosterone so…
Not getting sexual stimulated or aroused for long periods of time can actually decrease your testosterone levels so if you find it hard to get sexually stimulated… You can do all the other 12 things on this page to increase your testosterone which will increase your sex drive or libido making you get sexually stimulated much easier and/or…

You can take a supplement like Horny Goat Weed to make you get sexually stimulated more easier to ramp up your testosterone levels.

11. Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin A, B & E

Vitamins A, B, E (along with Vitamin C & zinc) are all essential in the production of testosterone and not getting enough A, B, & E Vitamins will lead to lower testosterone levels but… If you’re eating plenty of fruits & veggies, lean meats and nuts then you shouldn’t have to worry too much about supplementing with any extra A, B, & E Vitamins.

12. Don’t overheat your testicles (your balls)

Your testicles need to be 94-to-96 degrees or about 2 degrees cooler than your body temperature to function at it’s best and produce the most testosterone so…

If you’re wearing tight underwear, tight pants, take long HOT baths or do anything thing else to overheat your testicles… You may inhibit your testosterone production so it’s best to wear looser clothes like boxers to prevent overheating your balls and did you also know that…

Carrying around excess fat also overheats your testicles so look at #3 again for how to burn fat.

13. Don’t Drink any Alcohol & Don’t eat any Grapefruit

Even if you had only 2 drinks a day… Alcohol makes it hard for your liver to breakdown estrogen making you have more estrogen & less testosterone which will cause you to become more woman-like by making you loose facial & pubic hair, get man boobs and become impotent and…

Alcohol decrease zinc levels in your body (look at #1 again) an just like alcohol - Grapefruits can also make it hard for your liver to breakdown estrogen.


The primary goal of PE should be to make your penis as healthy as possible in both form and function. If you do that, increased size will follow.


Last edited by gprent : 01-20-2014 at .

Great read Gprent

Awesome post Gprent!


Serious starting point: Nov. 2, 2009/BPEL 5.75 x 4.75 inches.

Current BPEL 7 1/2 x 5.5 inches.

Goal: BPEL 8 x 6 inches.

Very interesting post. I would say to get your levels tested. I tested mine and I’m the low end of average at best and sometimes even just below average. I know it correlates pretty well to my libido, but otherwise I don’t notice too much of a difference.


Start (Oct 2010) NBPEL: 5, BPEL: 5.875 inches, BASE GIRTH: 5.25 inches, MID GIRTH: 5

(November 2013) NBPEL: 5.875, BPEL: 6.625 inches, BASE GIRTH: 5.625 inches, MID GIRTH: 5

Goal NBPEL(7-7.5)xMEG(5.5-6) (journal)

Below average

Originally Posted by AvgGuyUSA
Very interesting post. I would say to get your levels tested. I tested mine and I’m the low end of average at best and sometimes even just below average. I know it correlates pretty well to my libido, but otherwise I don’t notice too much of a difference.

I am 66 and below average but not enough to qualify for injections I do not want. I am trying out most of the things in Gprent’s excellent post. However there is an added extra complication in my case which probably applies in others. I am 66 and have family related cholesterol issues. I have been on statins for many years and suspected this was affecting my testosterone. After recent postsw by papple - Libido supplements long term question and marinera - Cheap Dostinex: Megadosis Of Vitamin B6 And E - personal experience I got thinking and did some googling. There is research which suggests for those with ED taking statins reduces Testosterone and it looks as if the one I take, zocor is the worst at it.

I am going to do battle with the Doc after my next test to see if I can change my statin to one which lass less impact on Test and see if I can also take Niacin at least in part to reduce the need for statins.

Papple also suggested aromatase inhibitors to boost Test. Will also talk to the doc about that.

I am also happy to report that since starting PE I am exercising more and reducing weight as gprent advises and it has reduced my cholersterol count.

FWIW, I’m taking Xymogen’s Testoplex right now. Xymogen (heavily) imply results within 4 weeks. The formula apparently cleaves off sex hormone bound testosterone and prevents conversion to estrogen as well as DHT. I’m at my second week and can honestly testify that my flaccid has the same floppy fullness as it does when I take a daily dose of Cialis during girth work periods.

I should also note that I’m losing abdominal fat (slowly) and doing air squats (a few every now and then) and a bit of high intensity interval training (HIIT in the literature) at the same time, so my results may be confounded by these.

But yeah, what Gprent said.

What are air squats?

Testosterone starts dropping quicker around the age of 30. If nothing else, get in to see a doc and get your levels tested. It’ll at least let you know where you are now and give you a baseline for the future. I have very thorough tests done regularly. Fortunately I have good insurance to cover everything, but if anything starts changing in my body, I have a nice long history of measurements to make the change noticeable. My guess is that your t is low though.

Very interesting post by gprent.

I am 77 yo. I have fought high cholesterol and high triglycerides ever since my first lipid profile over 35 years ago. In the fall of 2011 my cardiologist suggested that I go on Crestore. I even got the prescription filled. I took two tablets, and began searching the internet concerning side effects.

In the meantime I learned about a program which encouraged life style changes. I began an extensive exercise program as well as eating a greatly increased quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables. In a 32 day program, under doctor’s supervision I lost 23 pounds, lowered my triglycerides from 343 to 145. I also lowered my cholesterol from 285 to 152. My blood pressure went from upper 130s/upper 80s to somewhere (consistently) low 120s/60-65. I feel great. I continue to be active. I had mild ED. With the advent of PE in November 2012 I have noticed that I experience morning wood on nearly a regular basis. I am also able to achieve a reasonable erection. One that permits penetration without difficulty. After penetration and continued thrusting, thus increased level of excitation, my EQ level increases quite favorably.. I have been able to increase my edging time from 10 minutes to times where I am able to go for 40-45minutes.

My urologist will not order blood test levels for testosterone. He says that with my erection levels increased morning wood, and my continued high libido levels would indicate that blood tests for testosterone are unnecessary.

I might also add that I have experienced a small increase in length and girth as a result of PE. Another improvement I have noticed is that when I began I was barely capable of doing 10 Kegels. I am now able to do as many as 300 in a session. I feel certain that this has had an effect on my EQ level.

I might add that continuing on this program I have lost 30 pounds, kept my blood pressure numbers down and lowered my triglycerides into the low 130 range and my cholesterol in the upper 130 range. My cardiologist is very pleased. Also I am not on any medications to achieve any of these numbers. It has been accomplished solely by exercise and eating habits.

Notice I do not say diet as I do not count calories. I am able to eat as much food, volumewise, as I wish.

Very encouraging pots restored91 gives me hope for what is possible when in your age.Inspirational.

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