Increasing numbers of men are coming to realize they suffer from low testosterone levels, but that doesn’t mean they know what it means or how it affects life and health. Thankfully, in many cases natural remedies can help low testosterone.
What is Low Testosterone?
Testosterone is the primary male hormone, responsible for our larger muscles, deeper voices, sexual development, and other sex characteristics. And it’s natural enough that different men at different ages have differing amounts of testosterone running in their blood and organs.
Those who have particularly low levels of testosterone may suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), reduced libido, and other sexual health and general health symptoms.
Furthermore, low T levels are negatively correlated with premature death in older men, with depression, and with increased risk of diabetes; so remedies to improve your testosterone levels can provide overall health benefits.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
- Brain fog
- Dry skin
- Weak nails
- Muscle loss
- Frequent urination
- Memory loss
- Weak libido
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Weight gain
- Insulin resistance
- Cholesterol/Lipid issues
- Emotional issues
Natural Remedies for Low Testosterone
In order to raise your testosterone levels, you can try a number of herbal remedies to increase the hormone’s production or otherwise treat the side effects of low T.
For erectile dysfunction, maca root is generally the best respected herbal remedy for increase libido, though cayenne pepper and other home remedies to improve cardiovascular health are also a good bet.
Cordyceps sinensis supplements have also shown some promise in raising testosterone levels.
Continue reading to learn which remedies worked well for Earth Clinic readers and let us know what you tried!