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It’s well known that Testosterone is the main hormone associated with increasing your muscle mass, strength, and sex drive. Of course, age plays a notable role in Testosterone production—it is at its highest in a man’s early adulthood and drops a little bit each year thereafter.

Maintaining normal levels of testosterone allows a man to function at his best, while decreased low levels of testosterone can make a man miserable in more ways than one.

Whether you’re young or old, the following paragraphs will help you in the quest for ways to increase and maintain your body’s natural production of T.

NATURE’S BOOSTERS

Natural Testosterone boosters are a class of herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements aimed at increasing your body’s testosterone levels. They work by helping your body directly increase testosterone, or by inhibiting specific hormones that convert testosterone to estrogen.

By using these types of supplements correctly you can recover faster from exercise and strenuous work as well as aiding you in building larger and stronger muscles.

Following are a two great natural supplements that can help increase testosterone:

TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS

Tribulus Terrestris is a fruit-producing Mediterranean plant. It’s also called puncture vine. Men have been taking Tribulus to enhance athletic performance, bodybuilding, circulatory conditions and other health issues, as well as for sexual enhancement for many years.

Tribulus Terrestris is reported to help elevate Luteinizing hormone (Luteinizing hormone directly affects the testes)by stimulating the testes and causing them to produce more testosterone. Not only can this thorny plant help you put on some size able muscle mass, it may even further boost your sexual performance.

ZINC

Multiple studies indicate that zinc plays a vital role in regulating serum testosterone levels in men.

The relationship between zinc and testosterone is well established—a study in 1996 found that young men with normal testosterone levels who restricted their zinc intake for a period of 5 months showed a significant decrease in total T of more than 50 percent. Comparatively, supplementing zinc over that same time period to older men with low T resulted in doubling those individuals’ testosterone levels.

Other more recent data also supports the relationship between normal T and higher zinc, and conversely low zinc and low T.

Research shows that having adequate zinc levels allows a greater release of Testosterone into your body, as well as other related athletic performance hormones, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1 is a hormone similar in molecular structure to insulin. It plays an important role in childhood growth and continues to have anabolic effects in adults).

Aside from getting zinc from supplements, you can find it in foods that are rich in this essential nutrient. Oysters have a lot of zinc; red meat and poultry do too. Other food sources for zinc include:

  • beans
  • nuts
  • crab
  • lobster
  • whole grains

Increasing you Zinc intake and supplementing your diet with Tribulus Terrestris might just give you that added energy you need to get to a better level of fitness, better sexual performance or just what you need to make you feel better. Give them a shot if you feel so inclined and see what happens.

Jamie Sene