5 Unusual Ways to Increase Testosterone

Sean Ward

Maintaining a healthy level of testosterone is no easy feat, let alone boosting depleted levels of this all-important anabolic juice. Extremely low levels of testosterone are rare and are always indicative of a more serious health problem. However, 9 out of 10 healthy adult males start experiencing swings in their hormone levels after the age of 30. Whether it's stress, lack of exercise or bad eating habits, any sudden drop in your hormone levels, even the slightest one, can have an enormous impact on your overall health and wellbeing.

If you've experienced a drop in your T levels, chances are you've already done a bit of research on the subject. It only takes a quick Google search to see that there are hundreds of different products, supplements and remedies available for boosting your hormone levels. Choosing the right supplement for your particular situation might seem like an impossible task, and that's not far removed from the truth. There are pros and cons to every product you lay your hands on, and it will take a while before you find something that works for your body and your budget. But, when it comes to giving your hormones a much-needed boost, there are actually some powerful and quick ways to do this that don't necessarily always involve taking supplements.

These five unusual ways to increase your testosterone may not be as powerful as some supplements when it comes to maintaining hormone levels in the long run, but they'll provide you with a quick and efficient anabolic boost you're bound to notice immediately.

1. Arimistane – Block Estrogen to Increase Testosterone

What most people don't realize is that the reason why their testosterone levels start to decline isn't always because they produce less of it – it's because they produce too much oestrogen. As oestrogen is principally a female hormone, having too much of it can wreak havoc on your hormone balance and can cause your testosterone levels to drop fast.

Arimistane is a naturally occurring substance in your body that inhibits aromatase, a catalyst for the synthesis of oestrogens. This means that it has the ability to stop testosterone being converted into estrogen.

Another thing that Arimistane does is reduce the levels of cortisol in your body. Although a healthy amount of these 'fight-or-flight' hormones is usually a good thing, cortisol is directly responsible for causing bone density loss, increasing insulin resistance and causing testosterone levels to drop.

As Arimistane is a naturally occurring substance in your body, Arimistane Androsta-3 5-Diene-7 17-Dione supplements are perfectly safe and have zero side-effects. Arimistane can also be combined with other supplements and medications, and this won't interfere with its ability to block the production of estrogen and boost testosterone levels.

2. Keep Your Testes Cool

As you're probably aware by now when in contact with freezing water, your testes shrink and get tight, moving closer to your body. Although it's generally not a pleasant experience, you can train your body to handle cold water and start taking cold showers in the morning. Apart from giving you a much-needed energy boost in the morning, cold showers are a quick and efficient way to provide a boost to your hormone levels.

Most of the testosterone in your body is produced in your testicles, and the shock from the cold water will put them in overdrive. There have been studies that show that when the testicular Leydig cells are exposed to heat they don't produce testosterone as efficiently. As a response to a highly stressful situation, your body will pump out all the testosterone it produced during sleep, in an attempt to get you as alert as possible. And, as your testicles are now closer to your body, there's less road to travel so to speak, and you'll notice a significant change in your energy levels in minutes.

Don't go jumping into frozen lakes just yet. Get your body gradually used to icy showers by lowering the temperature of the water each day. It'll take a few days, but it will be worthwhile in the long run.

3. Get Busy Under The Sheets

There's nothing unusual about sex increasing a guy's testosterone level. It's pretty obvious that getting busy leads to being happier, more energized, and generally feeling more satisfied and confident. That is mostly due to the increased production of dopamine during sexual arousal and after ejaculation.

So, getting a slight hormone boost after sex doesn't seem too far-fetched. However, what is unusual in this case, is the fact that having sex can increase your testosterone levels signirficantly. Running low on steroid hormones can have a significant impact on a man's libido, but we advise you to gather all your strength and get busy. If anything, do it in the name of science!

Side note: Getting your girlfriend or wife in the mood is sometimes easier said than done. Men and women are just wired differently, and their hormone levels peak at different times. Women's menstrual cycles have a significant impact on their libido, and it can be hard to break the vicious cycle of "not being in the mood". That's why we suggest you encourage her to take Maca.

It's a herbal supplement made from the root of the Lepidium meyenii plant, more commonly known as Maca. It's a safe, natural supplement used to treat hormone imbalances, fertility problems and other stress-related side-effects in both men and women.

There are a lot of products on the market made especially for women that contain Maca root and are usually combined with other herbal supplements such as Horny Goat Weed, Tongkat Ali and Muira Puama.

Get your better half to read some of the reviews of these supplements, and we guarantee she'll be wanting to try some Maca.

4. Get Competitive

Winning the Champion's League or the NFL probably won't happen in your lifetime, but it doesn't have to mean that small wins won't count in your battle to increase testosterone. A study done at Georgia State University during the 2014 World Cup showed a 28% growth in testosterone levels in adult men after watching football. The increase was even higher in men whose team had won the game.

Another separate study was conducted in Bolivia, on farmers from the Tsimane tribe. Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the study found a 30% increase in the farmer's testosterone levels after a highly competitive game of football.

All of this shows that engaging in competitive sports and activities, even as mundane as watching a football game, can have a huge impact on your testosterone levels. Such a sudden increase in your hormone levels is bound to last at least a few hours, with your testosterone being 15% higher than normal even five hours after the initial peak.

Throwing some ball after watching a game with your friends doesn't seem like a bad way to get your testosterone levels boosted at all.

5. Meditate

Yes, you've read it right – meditate.

We're not talking about sitting barefoot with your legs crossed in a sketchy yoga studio, mind you. The kind of meditation we're talking about is much less dramatic and requires nothing more than finding a few moments of peace to get your thoughts together.

Meditating itself won't put your hormones into overdrive, but it will keep you stay calm, relaxed and stress-free. All of that adds up to create a sound basis for your testosterone production to bloom. This is because it's a well known fact that when cortisol is high, testosterone levels decline. Without stress taking over and your cortisol at its lowest, you'll reap all of the benefits of an anabolic boost.

You can do it anywhere – at your desk, on the bus, in a traffic jam, while you're having your morning coffee. Take a few deep breaths and try to get rid of any of the stress and anxiety you might be feeling. It takes a minute to get in the zone, and it will keep both your mind and your body at ease.

Not at all difficult, but a highly beneficial thing to do – especially when you know it can have an impact on the way your body produces and metabolizes testosterone.

By Sean Ward, Founder of Naturally Boost Testosterone, a men's health blog dedicated to providing natural ways for men to boost hormone levels. Check out www.naturally-boost-testosterone.com to learn more about Sean and his work. You can also find him on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook