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Tips for Healthy Testosterone Levels

Studies show that maintaining youthful testosterone is key to your health and longevity, and boosting your T levels can help you avoid the potentially deadly diseases of Low T.

Andro400 provides the "Healthy T Tips" newsletter revealing useful information to help you keep your testosterone at optimum levels. Its a FREE service for Andro400 customers. Below are some examples of these tips.

1. Testosterone’s #1 Killer

Did you know sugar can lower testosterone as much as 25% and keep your T Levels low for hours? (1)

In other words: a diet high in sugary foods means you could have chronically Low Testosterone!

High Sugar = Low T

According to a study at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, this significant decline happens regardless of whether the person has normal glucose tolerance, is pre-diabetic, or has diabetes.

During the course of the study, 15% of the men who started the experiment with normal testosterone levels ended up with Low T - meaning their testosterone was so low that it would require taking the hormone to raise it to an acceptable level. (1)

Sugar in Your Diet

Major sources of sugar in the U.S. diet are: soft drinks and fruit juices (apple, orange, cranberry juice, etc.); candy, desserts (cakes, cookies, pies, etc.); dairy (ice cream, sweetened milks and yogurts); processed and prepared foods; and simple carbs such as white bread, white rice, pasta and potatoes. (2)

Low Sugar = Higher T

If you want to protect your testosterone, help your body build muscle and shed fat more quickly, and significantly reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hormonal problems, and obesity, then cut the extra sugar from your diet.

For more information please go to The Deadly Dangers of Low Testosterone

2. Easy Habits to Boost Your T Levels

Healthy T Levels are key to your longevity, and your exercise routine greatly affects your testosterone. But you don’t have to be He-Man to enjoy the benefits!

Resistance Training

Men who do some form of resistance exercise get a natural boost in their T levels. You can start by adding a 5-pound weight to your routine - try a set of bicep curls, lunges, or sit-ups while holding the extra weights in your hands. Studies show you only need to do it twice per week to improve your testosterone health. (3)

Large Muscle Groups

When large muscle groups are activated, your body's production of testosterone also increases. Push-ups, squats, and lunges are all examples of exercises that target large muscle groups, and performing these exercises can help increase natural testosterone levels.

Slowing down movements will turn up the intensity and make your strength training even more effective at boosting testosterone. (4)

Short Bursts for Maximum T

Additionally, short bursts of high-intensity exercise also increase T Levels. Try a warm-up of 3 minutes, followed by 30 seconds of intense exercise (such as jumping jacks), then a 90-second cool-down. Repeat up to 7 times. But keep the exertion brief; studies show that the prolonged, physically demanding exercise of a marathon runner does not increase testosterone. (4)

By adopting a few healthy habits, you can increase your natural testosterone, improving your energy, stamina, strength, recovery, mood, sex drive, and heart health!

3. This Everyday Item Lowers Your Testosterone

Studies show that BPA - a common chemical used in food and drink containers - mimics the estrogen hormone and decreases your testosterone. It is detectable in the bodies of more than 90% of the population and is also linked to weight gain, infertility, and thyroid issues, among other health problems. (5)

Limit Your Risk

To reduce your risk of BPA exposure and protect your testosterone, use containers made of stainless steel or glass, limit contact with receipt paper (thermal paper contains BPA which is quickly absorbed through the skin), and reduce consumption of canned goods, which are often lined with a BPA resin. (5)

Limiting the sources of BPA in your daily routine can protect your testosterone and help Andro400 work faster and more effectively to improve your mood, energy, libido, muscle, and heart health - as well as melt stubborn belly fat.

4. Prescription Drugs Can Destroy Your Testosterone

Nearly 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and about 46 million drink water containing traces of these man-made drugs, which can lower testosterone. (6, 7)

Common prescriptions that lower testosterone are certain antidepressants, opioids, oral contraceptives, and statin drugs. (8)

These synthetic prescription drugs do not break down when passing through the body, and unused prescriptions are often discarded down drains, especially in hospitals. The chemicals then contaminate the groundwater and drinking supply. (9)

Reduce Your Exposure

While there is no proven way to remove all man-made chemicals from water, some drugs can be filtered out of drinking water using a reverse osmosis filter system. (7)

If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you may want to talk to your doctor about possible alternatives that do not affect hormone levels.

5. The Connection Between Heart Risk and Testosterone Levels

Research now confirms the strong relationship between testosterone levels and cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.

The Study

In a revealing new study, researchers identified 2,416 men (aged 69-81 years) who were not on any kind of testosterone-related treatment. The study followed the subjects for an average of 5.1 years while they were given a battery of blood tests.

Scientists discovered that men with higher levels of testosterone were less likely to have diabetes, hypertension, and excess body fat. Men with the highest testosterone levels were also the most physically active.

And those with low testosterone were twice as likely to have a history of cardiovascular disease.

Testosterone Below 550 ng/dL

The research indicated that it did not matter if these men's total testosterone was very low (below 340 ng/dL) or moderately low (up to 549 ng/dL). Any level of total testosterone below 550 ng/dL resulted in significant increased risk of a cardiovascular event.

Testosterone Above 550 ng/dL

It was only when total testosterone exceeded 550 ng/dL that the risk dropped significantly. Men in the highest quartile of total testosterone (above 550 ng/dL) had a 30% lower risk of cardiovascular events.

This finding was also consistent for incidence of stroke. After adjustment for traditional risk factors, men with the highest total testosterone had a 24% reduced risk of stroke. Researchers concluded that testosterone levels should be maintained to reduce the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events in men. (10)

6. Lower Stress to Benefit from Your Testosterone

Studies show that cortisol - the "stress hormone" - greatly impacts your body's ability to use testosterone. Cortisol effectively blocks testosterone, so if you are stressed, your body will not fully benefit from your testosterone, even if you have extremely high T levels! (11)

How to Relax

To reduce cortisol and further reap the health rewards of natural testosterone, try a de-stressing exercise such as walking or stretching. Other proven relaxation techniques include deep breathing, visualization, massage, and meditation. (12)

By lowering stress, you can help Andro400 more effectively restore your testosterone to healthy levels, which promotes muscle, bone, and heart health as well as improves mood, libido, energy, stamina, and immune system function. (13)

7. Active Ingredient in Andro400 Improves Immune System

Traditionally used to treat sexual dysfunction and infertility, new scientific research shows how the active ingredient in Andro400 improves immune system function.

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 84 men and women with low scores according to the Scoring of Immunological Vigor (SIV) ingested either 200 mg/day of the primary ingredient in Andro400, Eurycoma longifolia, or a placebo.

In Just 4 Weeks

After 4 weeks, healthy T cells and overall immunological grade were significantly higher in the E. Longifolia group. In fact, after just 4 weeks, the E. Longifolia group lowered their immunological age by 4 years. No significant changes were observed in the placebo group, and no adverse side effects were reported. (14)

Enhanced Immunity

The results suggest that the active ingredient in Andro400 enhances comprehensive immunity in middle-aged men and women Strong>and boosts your body's ability to heal, so you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of increased testosterone - such as more muscle and energy, better heart health, and fat loss - and avoid the dangerous side effects of prescription testosterone therapy, such as increased risk of prostate cancer and heart disease. (14, 13)

8. Scientific Research Reveals a Safe Alternative to Dangerous Prescription Testosterone

Traditionally used to treat sexual dysfunction and boost energy, new scientific research shows the active ingredient in Andro400 increases testosterone and can help prevent Low T and its related diseases.

A Natural Alternative

In a study published in the International Journal of Andrology, 76 men suffering from late-onset hypogonadism, or Low T, were given an extract of Eurycoma longifolia, similar to that found in Andro400. After 1 month of daily treatment, 90% of the Low T patients returned to normal testosterone levels. (13)

Increased Free Testosterone

These findings support another study published in Molecular Biology of the Cell, where men ages 31-52 took the active ingredient in Andro400 regularly for 3 weeks. After treatment, the men increased their free testosterone; 48% reported feeling healthy, active and energized; and 40% felt increased sexual desire. (15)

9. Study: Active Ingredient in Andro400 Lowers Inflammation and Related Diseases

A new study published in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry found the active ingredient in Andro400 reduces inflammation and may help treat and prevent dangerous inflammatory diseases. (16)

What Is Inflammation?

Although minor inflammation can help heal wounds, if left unchecked, inflammation can lead to serious conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, hardening of the arteries, gum infections, and some cancers. (17)

How Andro400 Helps

Researchers found that the naturally occurring alkaloids in Andro400's active ingredient, E. Longifolia, stimulated the body's expression of vital antioxidants, which protect the body against damage from injury and inflammation. (16)

This supports the results of another study published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology, in which extracts of E. Longifolia similar to those found in Andro400 proved nearly as effective at reducing inflammation as prescription medications -- without the dangerous side effects. (18)

Traditionally used to ease pain and fever, recent scientific studies show how the active ingredient in Andro400 may prevent or treat inflammatory diseases. (19) By lowering inflammation, you can reduce pain and help protect yourself against its potentially fatal symptoms.

10. Serious Risks of Prescription Testosterone

50,000 men given FDA-approved, prescription Testosterone Therapy (TTH) showed a significant increase in heart attacks after 90 days of treatment.

The new study showed that after three months of prescription testosterone, the risk of heart attack increased by 36% overall. For those aged 65 years and older, the risk of heart attack was more than 50% higher, and for those younger than 65 with a history of heart disease, the risk of heart attack almost tripled. (20)

What Is Prescription Testosterone Therapy (TTH)?

Typically applied by injection, gel, cream, or patch, prescription testosterone (marketed under brand names such as "Androgel" and "Axiron") works by introducing a synthetic hormone into the body.

The recent study did not include the use of herbal supplements intended to promote the body's own natural production of testosterone, which have been used traditionally for centuries with no such side effects reported.

Natural Testosterone = Fewer Heart Attacks

In fact, studies documenting the effects of internally produced testosterone report that naturally high T levels actually decrease the risk of heart attack or stroke. For example, a 5-year study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show those with higher natural T levels have a 25% decreased chance of serious cardiac event. (21)

In a supporting study, the American Heart Association found that those with low testosterone had 357% greater cardiovascular risk than those with higher natural testosterone levels. (22)

11. Parabens in Cosmetics Lower T

What are the ingredients in your shampoo? How about your soap, shaving cream, and toothpaste? If the words on their labels seem foreign to you, and contain synthetics, it may be time to make a change.

Parabens are synthetic preservatives commonly used in personal care and pharmaceutical products. They are also anti-androgens, meaning they disrupt the production and function of multiple hormones, including testosterone, an effect which is linked to increased risk of neurological problems, reproductive toxicity, and breast cancer. (23, 24)

With estrogen-like qualities, parabens can be detected in more than 90% of the bodies in the United States. And while individual products may contain amounts of parabens deemed safe by the FDA, cumulative exposure from several sources could be overloading our immune systems and contributing to a wide range of health problems. (24, 25)

How Can I Avoid Parabens?

Luckily, you can reduce your exposure to these potentially harmful synthetics. Parabens are usually easy to identify by name, such as: methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, or benzylparaben. Avoid these ingredients, or choose certified organic products, which by law cannot contain parabens. (25)

Products without parabens may have shorter expiration dates, so be sure to check before any long-term storage.

12. Foods to Lower Estrogen

Did you know that if you have symptoms of Low Testosterone, such as decreased energy and weight gain, you may also have high levels of estrogen? Elevated estrogen not only lowers testosterone, it can also put you at risk for heart disease and certain types of cancer. (26, 27)

One of the best ways to remedy this excess is to try an estrogen-blocking diet, which can be a natural complement to Andro400's testosterone-boosting formula. According to the Journal of Medicinal Food, the phytochemicals in certain foods can help reduce estrogen levels in the bloodstream. (28)

What Do I Eat?

Foods found to naturally lower excess estrogen include pomegranates, grapes, and apricots; cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts; and sesame and flax seeds (especially ground). (28, 29)

Although everyone's metabolism is different, studies show that even consuming 1 serving (1 oz to 1/2 cup) of some of the foods mentioned above can have a significant impact on balancing your hormones. (29)

13. Is Your Cell Phone Lowering Your Testosterone?

Did you know that radiation given off by your cell phone and other wireless devices can significantly lower your testosterone? Even small amounts of radiation can have a big impact on your T levels.

Studies show that after only 3 months of exposure to cell phones, testosterone levels drop significantly. (30)

Lower Your Risk

Reduce your risk by keeping your distance from wireless devices whenever possible, and using the "Speakerphone" feature when talking on your cell phone, keeping the device away from your head.

Although a change in lifestyle may not be possible, reducing radiation exposure will help Andro400 enhance your natural testosterone production and give you the best results!

14. An Essential Vitamin Missing from Your Diet

Boosting your time in the sun can help Andro400 work more efficiently to restore your testosterone to healthy levels

This little sunshine trick can help promote muscle, bone, and heart health as well as improve mood, libido, energy, stamina, and your immune system. (34)

Here’s Why:

The “sunshine vitamin” is essential for testosterone production and your health. However, an estimated 1 billion people have inadequate levels of vitamin D because they do not spend enough time in the sun. (31, 32)

If you are over the age of 50, overweight, or don’t get at least 15 minutes of direct sun exposure per day, you are at high risk, of Vitamin D deficiency. (32)

Vitamin D deficiency contributes to low testosterone and can increase the risk of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, some cancers, obesity, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, as well as infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and the seasonal flu. (31, 33)

Sun exposure is the best way to get your vitamin D levels into the healthy range. A daily 15-minute walk in the sun is a proven and effective method. If you wear sunscreen, know that correctly applied sunscreen reduces your ability to absorb vitamin D by more than 90 percent. (32)

15. Do Women Need Testosterone?

Did you know that women need testosterone for optimal health, just as men do? While it's true women don't produce as much as men, testosterone is critically important for a woman's overall wellness and vitality.

In fact, in their healthy reproductive years, women have 10 times more testosterone than estrogen coursing through their bodies! Unfortunately, just like men, women start to lose testosterone around 30 years of age, and their T levels continue to decline as they grow older. (35)

The Solution to Midlife Weight Gain?

Many experts now believe that it's this loss of testosterone, and not estrogen, that can cause women in midlife to gain weight, lose bone density, get "flabby muscles," feel tired, depressed, and lose mental focus — as well as experience a reduction in libido. (35 - 39)

Recent studies show that increasing a woman's T levels provides benefits such as weight and fat loss, improved muscle and bone health, increased energy and libido, and protection from heart disease. (37, 39, 40)

Boost Natural Testosterone for Optimal Health

A vital part of every woman's health care plan should include a natural testosterone booster. Andro400 can safely and effectively increase testosterone levels without “masculine” side effects like facial hair growth or bulging muscles, ensuring that she receives all the positive benefits of testosterone! (15)

Go here for more information about Testosterone and Women's Health.

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