And here’s what you can do at home — no ground up testicles required and it works BETTER…
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This is the biggest lie about male testosterone
Hey, I’m Lisa, and I have a question for you…
Did you know the whole story about male testosterone dropping after 40 is a total LIE?
Don’t feel bad if you believed this, because I did too. And so did my husband…
Until I discovered that men’s testosterone actually PEAKS between the ages of 37 and 47…
What throws doctors off is that “free testosterone” declines…while “total testosterone” does NOT.
And here’s the crazy part… it’s not the drop in free testosterone you need to worry about…
There’s another hormone killing your libido, shrinking muscles, and hurting your natural male “rockiness”…
And thanks to Matt Cook, my husband and I have found a way to keep this other “manhood-killing” hormone low while keeping testosterone high.
Celebs injecting themselves with ground up testicles…
In May and June many years ago, Dr. Brown Sequard began experimentally injecting himself with concoctions that he made from ground-up animal testicles.
He believed that there was an “elixir of life” produced in these organs – and that the age-related loss of this substance contributed to disease and loss of vitality.
Dr Sequard (aged 72) found that his strength and endurance increased almost immediately – and many of his health problems cleared up.
We now know that many of these alleged benefits likely stemmed from the testosterone content of these crude injections.
Testosterone was first synthesized in the 1940s.
And, until about 10 years ago, was primarily known for its muscle-building benefits.
But these days, the health effects of testosterone are becoming more widely understood.
Testosterone is critical to brain health, cardiovascular health, and metabolic flexibility.
And a recent discovery might explain why testosterone levels drop with age…
The groundbreaking human research took place out at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Flinders University, Australia. The American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism published the results.
We can test the degree of inflammation in the body by looking at certain types of proteins in the blood.
We know that when these proteins are elevated, testosterone tends to go down.
“Inflammation, both acute and chronic, is associated with testosterone deficiency, raising the possibility of a direct causal link.”
Bacteria produced in the gut or mouth can increase inflammation if they manage to get into general circulation in the body.
This happens most commonly when a person has a “leaky gut.”
“One trigger for inflammation in obese men is the passage of bacteria into the circulation due to a breakdown in mucosal barrier integrity.”
(We now know that high-fat meals can also lead to increased bacteria in circulation even without increased gut leakiness…)
These facts made researchers curious about the relationship between bacterial exposure and low testosterone.
“Recently, we hypothesized that this endotoxin exposure may cause androgen deficiency in obese men.”
There is one particular component of bacteria that causes the most inflammation.
This is often called endotoxin (or lipopolysaccharide).
In response to lipopolysaccharide getting into circulation, the body produces lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP).
LBP binds the bacterial threat and helps to remove it from the body. It’s a great marker in testing for endotoxin exposure.
So the researchers looked at the levels of LBP, testosterone, and inflammatory markers in young obese men.
“We analyzed the relationship between LBP, an indirect measure of endotoxin exposure, against male reproductive hormones, and inflammatory markers, and adiposity in 75 men.”
They found that body fat levels were closely tied to lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin) and inflammation.
“Adiposity was positively correlated with LBP and inflammation.”
Higher levels of LBP (and thus endotoxin) were clearly associated with lower testosterone.
“LBP was negatively correlated with serum testosterone.”
This is a very interesting and important correlation…
But it is not a smoking gun.
To seal the deal, the researchers carried out another experiment.
In this second experiment, they tested the blood testosterone levels of two groups of men between the ages of 18 and 40.
Then they gave the men injections.
They injected one group of men with endotoxin and the other group with only a saline solution.
That experiment proved that just a slight increase in circulating lipopolysaccharide was enough to spike inflammation and lower testosterone.
“Low-dose endotoxin injections in lean men produced a transient inflammatory response followed by a decline in serum testosterone.”
The pituitary gland sends out a couple of hormones to the testicles.
These hormones tell the testicles to produce testosterone and sperm.
Neither of these pituitary hormones was affected by the injection of endotoxin/ lipopolysaccharide.
From this, the researchers deduced that this bacterial toxin acts directly on the Leydig cells in the testicles to decrease the production of testosterone.
“Low-dose endotoxin challenge did not cause any changes in luteinizing hormone or follicle-stimulating hormone, providing further evidence that endotoxin-driven information may result in impaired Leydig cell function.”
We can control endotoxin levels to a large extent by diet and lifestyle.
Many of the natural foods I write about help to protect from endotoxin in one way or another.
For optimal testosterone levels you need good gut health and low inflammation.
You should always consult a healthcare practitioner about diagnosing and treating any health-related problems.
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