Testosterone is a sex hormone most commonly associated with males, though females produce small amounts of it too. It plays an important role in men’s health from puberty and beyond. For instance, testosterone is a key driving force in the development of the bones and muscles, deepening of the voice, hair growth and the production of sperm.
Male testosterone levels are usually highest in early adulthood. After this, they tend to slightly fall each year. If you’re one of the many men worrying about low testosterone levels, read on to find out the best ways to raise testosterone naturally.
Medically, low testosterone is known as ‘male hypogonadism’ and is defined as a condition in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone. This can have several side effects including:
A fall in testosterone levels can be down to something as simple (and unavoidable) as ageing. As men get older, their testosterone levels tend to drop year on year. This natural decline starts after the age of 30 and continues at a rate of approximately 1% throughout a man’s life. (Source)
Other known causes of male hypogonadism include (but are not limited to):
If you’re diagnosed with low testosterone levels, you may be referred by your GP to an endocrinologist for testosterone replacement therapy. But you could also try the following...
A study found that people who exercised regularly had higher testosterone levels. Weight lifting is particularly effective in raising your levels in both the short and long term.
Regular dieting and overeating can both reduce your levels, so avoid them at all costs. Instead, eat a healthy diet with a good balance of carbs, fat and protein.
A lack of sleep could negatively impact your testosterone levels. One study found that sleeping only 5 hours per night led to a 15% reduction in testosterone. If you’re struggling to sleep, check out our blog post on 8 natural supplements for better sleep care.
Long-term stress can have all sorts of negative implications on our mental and physical health thanks to the increasing levels of the hormone cortisol. High levels of cortisol in the body can vastly reduce testosterone. Try to identify and reduce any stress-causing activities or situations in your life.
There are also several testosterone-boosting natural supplements you could try.
This is an ancient Ayurvedic medical herb with a lot of research backing its ability to boost testosterone levels. One study of infertile men found that taking Ashwagandha increased testosterone levels by 17% and sperm count by 167%.
In traditional medicine, practitioners often combine Ashwagandha with Shilajit to improve male fertility.
Our Altai Mountain Shilajit boasts a plethora of health and healing benefits but did you know it can also support healthy testosterone levels? One clinical study of males between the age of 44 and 55 found that the participants given 250mg of Shilajit twice daily had significantly higher levels of testosterone than participants on the placebo.
Read our article to discover the other sexual health benefits of Shilajit.
Mountainlife Shilajit is available in several forms: a resin, a powder and a capsule. Out of the 3, we’d always recommend customers try Mountainlife Shilajit resin first. It’s pure Shilajit in its most natural form. Stir a pea-sized amount into a glass of water and watch as it dissolves, leaving behind a golden hue. Drink it up and feel the benefits.
For convenience, our Shilajit capsules are a great choice. Take 1 capsule daily with plenty of water.
If you’re taking Shilajit to increase testosterone and boost your gym performance, Mountainlife Shilajit powder can be stirred into your shakes for added benefits.
A quick Google search will bring up a whole host of Shilajit UK suppliers but can you trust them all? Unfortunately, there’s a lot of counterfeit Shilajit out there, so you need to make sure you’re buying the ‘real deal.’
Mountainlife Shilajit is 100% authentic and wild harvested from the Altai mountains of Siberia. It doesn’t contain any binders or fillers and it is tested for purity and heavy metal content. Take a look at our Shilajit testing certifications for proof.
As a small business, our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we go the extra mile to ensure you receive only the best natural supplements.
Our 100% wild harvested Pine Pollen is a natural testosterone booster. Pine pollen contains DHEA, amongst several other phytoandrogens and adaptogenic compounds. Together, they increase testosterone levels and help to maintain a healthy balance of oestrogen too.
Testosterone has been found in the pollen of Scots Pine. It’s estimated that 10g of Pine Pollen Powder contains around 0.8 micrograms of testosterone. If you’re looking for a way to increase testosterone levels naturally, it’s well worth giving it a try.
Many of our customers have reported increasing levels of testosterone after taking Mountainlife Pine Pollen. “This is a truly remarkable testosterone booster” commented George, who has noticed real improvements in his gym performance as a result.
We recommend taking ½ tsp of Mountainlife Pine Pollen per day. Mix it with water or juice and drink before your first meal of the day for increased gut absorption.
Alternatively, you can take Mountainlife Pine Pollen under your tongue. This will support your body in absorbing the testosterone and DHEA straight into the bloodstream for maximum effects.
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Dragon Fruit, also known as Pitahaya or the ‘Strawberry Pear’ is a tropical fruit that grows on the Selenicereus cactus. It’s native to tropical and subtropical regions of South America and Asia and is easily identified by its vibrant red skin and spiky green dragon-like scales.
Peel off the inedible skin and cut the fruit in half to discover a sweet-tasting speckled pulp, packed full of goodness! Read on to discover the nutritional value of dragon fruit and its many health benefits.
While 2020 was all about making time for oneself; perfecting our skincare routines, practising mindfulness and taking daily walks, this year we’re honing in on sleep.
Yes, sleep care is the new self-care and we’re all for it. Join us as we uncover the reasons why you’re getting poor sleep, the side effects of fatigue and the best natural sleep aids.
Pine pollen benefits stretch far and wide. Truth is, it’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can put in your body. A staple in ancient Chinese medicine, it has long been used to treat several common conditions, including hormone imbalances and inflammatory diseases, like Arthritis.
Our wild mountain pine pollen is supercharged with over 250 types of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, coenzymes and antioxidants. Join us as we uncover its plethora of health benefits.