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Blue Pill ExampleReminder to keep your T in check: Buzzfeed numales take testosterone test, below normal levels (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by 1CoupDeGrace22

Well color me surprised.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/22906/buzzfeed-guys-test-their-testosterone-levels-amanda-prestigiacomo#

Caught my eye this morning and thought I'd share for you guys who give RP a quick glance more often than you do the news.

These are the same faggots who had done a video in the past photoshopping their soyboy physiques alongside a celebrity's for the intent of passing another feelgood message of men shouldn't be forced to be fit , feelz before realz BS.

Aside from the asian dude who looks kinda ok for how skinny he is(and ironically is the only one within the lower-normal T- range), the remaining guys most likely can't even do 1 single pullup and bet my left nut never cared of structuring their diet properly, let alone do the other small things to optimize their health.

This should remind you that your testosterone is a paramount catalyst in your life, which is why everyone in here repeats the same old advice of "hit the gym". One of the biggest maladies of our age, depression along with every other symptom it entails, is 9/10 times accentuated if not caused by low testosterone.

If your health doesn't allow you to lift, it's up to you to figure something out & make up what you're missing , just make sure you are not making excuses and remember there's this guy out there:

https://scontent-sjc2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14607111_1382969341714571_2676968719489433600_n.jpg

Never a bad idea to have a blood test.Quick search on google or sidebar will get you going on how to get your T- to healthy levels.

Lift, diet, sleep, reduce stress(meditate), zinc, sunlight(vit D), posture, Ω3, winner effect, etc.

Stay healthy bros


[–]Do not send modmail to my personal inboxCrazyHorseInvincible[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (8 children)

To the faggot who reported this for using the word faggot: you, sir, are a huge faggot.

Men who smoke a pack of dicks a day would disapprove of how much of a faggot you are.

There are drag queens in the Tenderloin who took a break from belting out showtunes to phone me up and ask me "Who the hell is this massive faggot?".

And I had to answer...

"I do not know, but he has reached levels of faggotry which are not even theoretically possible, requiring us to form a whole new theory of Grand Unification Homosexuality. We are going to have to construct a bigger supercollider and throw bears, twinks, and female impersonators at each other at previously untested velocities to understand this level of faggotry. We will have to lock Milo Yiannopoulos in a room-sized steel cage with six steamer trunks full of BDSM gear and the entire defensive line of the San Francisco 49ers to even replicate this level of faggotry for testing purposes."

Also, you are gay.

[–]UnpluggedGoku 377 points378 points  (6 children)

LOL, who knew they were beta males?

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[–]Shippoyasha 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It's actually sad how this bluntly obvious fact is some politically incorrect super-redpill fact nowadays. How deep the rabbit hole has gotten.

[–]causeandcorrelation 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Every single woman that works with them

[–]UnpluggedGoku 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah. So the Ned looks super beta and he has the lowest T while Eugene looks a little aggressive among them and he has the highest.

[–]Luckyluke23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

well...they are on buzzfeed

[–][deleted] 138 points139 points  (1 child)

"Male Feminists less masculine than average males."

Lol, so surprising.

[–]commander_zoidberg 17 points18 points  (0 children)

File under: No shit sherlock and C for CUCK.

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 115 points116 points  (23 children)

Seriously - it’s important to do blood work up at least once a year to check your hormones, insulin, cholesterol, blood counts, etc. Keep your records so you know how you are trending. The data gained from a 20 minute blood draw allows you to basically hack your body, know how it works and optimize it. You may have an underlying issue that you never knew about and is easily remedied.

Here’s a site where you can sign up and order a blood test and just go to a quest diagnostics get it drawn and then results show up on the website in a week. WellnessFX.com It’s a bit expensive but worth it. Not available in all states. There are other companies like this too.

[–]b7f4c53d00e8 22 points23 points  (7 children)

Wow. Those guys are expensive. I have been using privatemdlabs.com for several years now. I've been getting the "Male Anti-Aging Deluxe w/Free (Direct) Testosterone" panel which is around $200 USD; if you sign up for their mailing list, they'll send you coupons weekly for 15% off. They use LabCorp, which is pretty much a clone of Quest Diagnostics.

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Is it just the one test? Wellness package tests like 72 different markers for 1k, there’s a cheaper package for a few hundred that tests a lower number than that. Wellness is just prints you a ticket to take to quest and then they upload the results in a readable format.

[–]b7f4c53d00e8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No, that's a relatively comprehensive panel. They give you a test requisition to take to a LabCorp location; results usually come back in 3-4 days as a PDF.

Ordinarily I'm in the "you get what you pay for" camp, but I'm not sure the more expensive service is really better, if it's all being processed by 3rd party labs.

[–]INTJokes -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I can't tell if this is a legitimate recommendation or a shill or an ironic shill.

[–]WolfofAnarchy -4 points-3 points  (3 children)

What the hell are you doing America. I'm going to the doc for free, get my blood checked, and go on with my life

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

what country do you live in where the doctors work completely pro bono? (Also while I'm using that, is the term pro bono only used in law lol)

[–]b7f4c53d00e8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If your doctor will run whatever tests you want, whenever you want, that's awesome. I don't mind paying a reasonable amount for testing that's useful but not necessary; and I'd rather be able to order my own tests, versus talking someone into thinking I need them.

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[–]Whatisthisbug3333 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Unbelievably it’s hard to sometimes get your doctor to run such a through panel. Like for a physical they might rub 12 different tests, but there’s like 60 more you might want to have. It gives you freedom to decide vs being forced to do what your doctor says. Some states don’t let you do this yourself so that only doctors can order any blood tests, limiting patient flexibility

[–]b7f4c53d00e8 5 points6 points  (5 children)

The other nice thing about paying for your own testing is that you control the results - you don't necessarily have to use your "real" name for the test, so your results won't necessarily be linked to your other health records + insurance records if you value your privacy.

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is an important point. Your health records with most doctors are NOT private. You want life insurance? You need to give them access to all your doctors and all his notes. You think when you told him you drink, do drugs, or thought you had a stroke that it will be private... wait till you try to get life insurance and they ask for access to all those records... those admissions will blow you out of the water trying to get life insurance.

[–]says_harsh_things 0 points1 point  (3 children)

If you don't use your real name for the results, how do you use those results when they get back to you other than just for your own knowledge?

If they show your T is actually low enough that you need to supplement it, wouldn't you have to re-do the test under your correct name so it could be used to prescribe a treatment?

[–]b7f4c53d00e8 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If they show your T is actually low enough that you need to supplement it, wouldn't you have to re-do the test under your correct name so it could be used to prescribe a treatment?

Yes. T is a relatively low-risk thing to test under your own name - privacy may be more important with other tests which might indicate health risks/problems.

When I've done the testing, I've done it with my real name but they don't ask for my social security number and I haven't provided it. They don't ask for ID when I provide the blood sample, so I could theoretically have given them any name I wanted.

[–]says_harsh_things 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Understood, thanks.

I'm actually headed to the doctor tomorrow and would like to ask them to test my T when they do the bloodwork, but I'm not sure how to suggest it in a way that seems reasonable other than "it seems a lot of guys have low T, I want to make sure Im not one of them"

[–]b7f4c53d00e8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You might have better luck if you mention typical symptoms of low T - but my impression is that most doctors won't order the test unless you've got big problems, especially if you're relatively young.

Insurance won't necessarily cover it - and it may be that your doctor isn't going to write you a prescription for T even if you are low, so he's not in a big hurry to test for a problem he's not going to try to fix, even if you have it.

[–]says_harsh_things 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Im actually headed to the doctor tomorrow and am due for blood work, but not sure what I should say to encourage them to test for this.

I once went in to the doctor with a severe case of strep throat. When I mentioned that tylenol and advil weren't cutting it for the pain and I couldn't sleep, the doctor accused me of being a junky looking for oxys. Yeah, I got strep throat just to get oxys.....right.

[–]kieran9323 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the UK the NHS is useless, no option they gonna check your blood if you look "healthy"

[–]lord_fawkward 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You can also do it through this site and this test. I have used their service before and it works well with the local lab. The cost of this panel is $219.00 http://requestatest.com/mens-health-panel-testing

[–]b7f4c53d00e8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks like a really good panel - I like that it has CRP and Vitamin D-25. Their thyroid panels aren't as comprehensive as privatemdlabs, but I like the men's health panel better.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I get mine done at the VA, doc never says shit aside from I should drink less. I told her it keeps me from propping my head up with a shotgun.

[–]Questionnaire7 34 points35 points  (12 children)

What does zinc help with? Whats ohm3?

[–]1CoupDeGrace22[S] 35 points36 points  (7 children)

Effects of mega-dosing zinc for 4 weeks on wrestlers:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16648789

Not advisable as mentioned for the long term(long term here meaning even 2-4 weeks), take it for what you will.

Pill a day regardless keeps you on the green, whether ZMA or plain Zinc.

Omega-3 effects on muscle growth:(very outdated but good start, you can find tons more on your own).

http://www.leangains.com/2011/05/omega-3-fatty-acids-for-muscle-growth.html

[–]simple_mech 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Props for linking directly to lg.

OP you can also do some digging on examine.com, that place is a treasure trove.

[–]WolfofAnarchy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

examine.com

that site cuts through all the fucking broscience here and everywhere. it's amazing.

[–]Starfuckingman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you advice to take omega-3 supplements? I've heard they increase that chances of getting prostate cancer by like 30% so I stopped them.

[–]Smilme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The effects of mega dosing are BS. It's only going to raise your T levels of you are deficient.

Those wrestlers were doing so much weekly workload they were probably heavily zinc depleted, and that's why the zinc helped. After a certain points it's worse for you than better. It will hamper the absorption of other minerals and make you feel worse.

Aka. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing

[–]Lefort3000 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Omega 3's don't help with testosterone bro. Thats broscience. Do your research, they're high in polyunsaturated fats which actually lower testosterone if taken in somewhat high amounts. A good non polyunsaturated fat to polyunsaturated fat ratio raises test, along with keeping the polyunsaturated fats at a low level. That's why olive oil and coconut oil are good for testosterone, but keeping down the polyunsaturated fats is what matters the most. Vitamin E seems to somewhat buffer the negative effect they have, however. Heres a link on this with actual studies: https://www.anabolicmen.com/fats-and-testosterone/

And just as a note, total testoeterone doesn't matter, it's free testosterone that matters. You can have someone with low total t but low shbg who has normal free t, and someone with high total t but high shgb who has the same free t levels. Androgen receptor sensitivity also matters, and that's what no fap helps with. Resistance training also raises androgen receptor sensitivity, just don't lift for too long as that spikes cortisol. Overtraining is also bad for test so make sure to avoid that. You're right about the vitamin d, it raises free test, just make sure to take it with a fat. Magnesium is another supplement that people are generally deficient in that will raise free test (if they're deficient in it). Restoring deficiency in zinc is good but it shouldn't be overdosed as iirc it ends up lowering dht when taken in excessive amounts.

[–]xNightly 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Zinc levels are directly linked with testosterone levels. A zinc deficiency will definitely lower your testosterone potential and the same applies to Vitamin D. Ohm 3 is Omega 3 found in things such as Fish Oil and studies have shown that a sufficient intake of Omega 3 helps with things such as depression, lowers the risk of heart diseases and overall improves bodily functions.

[–]3LiveAFTSOV 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Omega 3 fatty acids - fish oils

[–]gypsytent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your question has been answered but I just want to add DO NOT TAKE ZINC ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

[–]SalemBeats 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not as though mega-dosing Zinc will grant you exponential (or even linear) increases in Testosterone.

Rather, Zinc deficiency is a very common deficiency that can impact Testosterone levels.

ZMA (essentially Zinc + Magnesium) is a very popular and common night-time supplement to remedy this if you're deficient. And if you live in the Western world and eat a common Western diet, you likely are.

[–]AllahHatesFags 112 points113 points  (16 children)

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure getting pounded in the ass lowers your testosterone.

[–]Breauxaway90 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Most of the bottoms I know have done a couple cycles so I think they’re good.

[–]AllahHatesFags 2 points3 points  (0 children)

These buzzfeed faggots would need to start injecting tren into their eyeballs to get to normal.

[–]A1M8E7 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Stimulate your prostate bruh

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Not to change topics but my wife does that when I'm about to blow and I go into convulsions

[–]sonicboomslang 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Your wife does that to me too, thanks for teaching her that move (though please tell her not to use her whole fist next time).

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[–]hawkeaglejesus 27 points28 points  (0 children)

it's 2017, being gay doesn't make you a faggot

[–]AllahHatesFags 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Those are the guys doing the pounding.

[–]Hugh_Munghous 2 points3 points  (0 children)

doesn’t know about prostrate gains

You gotta confuse your prostate bro

[–]abdout77 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm Muslim but I could resist laughing at your name

[–]AllahHatesFags 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you, is it intended to piss off sjw's, not Muslims.

[–]2Dmva100 152 points153 points  (139 children)

Red meat and eggs. Vit d and zinc.

You be good.

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[–]Let_me_at_them 17 points18 points  (14 children)

I am in the same boat as you are. I got my T levels checked 3 weeks ago and came out at about 300... I am in my 20s, lift and eat and live quite healthy, so I don’t see, where this is coming from.

Right now my doc and I are trying to see, if higher doses of Vit D (20.000 IE/ week) are going to have a positive impact. I’m retesting my levels in 4 weeks as well. Good luck! Looking forward to your results.

[–]mortalcoil1 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I have heard so many conflicting issues with Vit D supplements. I would like to hear your results. Are you also getting your Vit D levels checked? I have heard of people actually losing Vit D levels in their blood from supplementation.

[–]Let_me_at_them 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes, we are going to have a look at my Vit D levels as well. There are some studies indicating a connection between Vit D and the production of steroid hormones, so we are taking a shot, to see if this might be the issue.

I'll keep you in mind. When I get the results from my next test I can shoot you a message. You can also remind me in a month if you want to, in case I forget.

[–]beginner_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They may loose Vit D because they test in summer and then winter.

Thing is it takes forever for the levels to rise. And there is a limit how much you can absorb so huge doses are pointless. All it needs is discipline and patience.

EDIT:

Some people have absorption issues and for those no level of supplementation will help.

[–]beginner_ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Vitamin D takes forever to increase. I was very low, taking 4000IU/day for 1 year now and it's ok according to "general medicine" but still too low according to society of endocrinology. So the threshold values aren't that clear cut either.

Anyway retesting in 3 weeks is pointless to check fro a vitamin D effect. 6 months would make more sense.

[–]Let_me_at_them 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Interesting. It will have been 6 weeks of supplementation, when we recheck my levels, but I will keep your comment in mind.

Since I’m interested in this topic, do you mind me asking for your personal experience? By how much did your levels change? What effects did it have (perhaps on other hormones)? Do you feel any different now that you are in a “normal” range? Are you planning further steps?

[–]beginner_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like this page for info on vitamin D levels.

I was at 20 ng/ml 1 year ago and now at 31. No real differences. Did not test T levels.

I did test T levels even longer time ago and it was very low (350ng/dl). Should probably test again but it's not easy to get them tested if it actually was ok (according to the idiotic standards). You will basically have to lie you have ED because if you say you have no sexual issues then it's fine. (NOT US). Anyway, too many changes happened to simply link it to vitamin D anyway.

[–]Luckylancer96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you have low T symtoms? I have no sexual sytoms but i m not sure if i have low T.

[–]Luckylancer96 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Do you have low T syntoms? I dont have any sexual syntoms but i m sure about other ones. No beard and 20yo :/ i still have realy weak teenager type mustache.

[–]KarmaEnthusiast 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's "symptoms" just so you're aware.

[–]Luckylancer96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To day I learned I am not a native speaker. Thx TRP, gains are real

[–]Let_me_at_them 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You should not be worried, just because you don‘t have a beard. Depending on your ethnicity, many guys develop a beard well into their late twenties.

If you don‘t have any sexual symptoms, you should be fine. Which other symptoms do you experience?

[–]Luckylancer96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I m skinny but i could not start whey protein yet. Maybe more protein intake increase my gains.

And I dont have "manly, intimidating, competitive" kind of feeling that people talk about. I just feel normal/neutral. Maybe i overthink about this but i m not sure :S

[–]Cenki 5 points6 points  (1 child)

My hormones led doctors to do a head MRI, Mine was lower due to a tumor, and after taking medication for the tumor it went from 190 ng/dl to 1540... I felt like a psycho superhero for awhile but eventually it dropped and leveled around 575 and now I just feel like me again :D

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[–]Future_Alpha 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Blood vessels are not blocked by cholesterol or OLD fats by themselves. They only block blood vessels if paired with carbs, which oxidize the fats causing them to react with the endothelium of the blood vessels forming fatty streaks and arthersclerotic plaque.

Moreover, mouse studies show that feeding mice that do not exercise, a good diet gives them more atherosclerotic buildup than feeding a 'bad diet- to mice with frequent, high intensity exercise.

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[–]arthurabyssal 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Steak and eggs (low carb) is very good for the arteries. Increases HDL and lowers tryglycerides. Cholesterol in food has no impact on blood levels because your body reduces its own production in accordance with your diet.

[–]TheFastandTheFurion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Serum (blood) cholesterol is clearly increased by adding dietary cholesterol": http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/55/6/1060.full.pdf

After eating meat cholesterol is increased: http://m.jlr.org/content/35/11/1993.short

Dietary cholesterol and saturated fat together: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC295526/

Meta Analysis of 17 studies: Danger of LDL cholesterol in food overwheigts the effects of HDL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9001684

Harvard News: High HDL may not protect heart. studies linked Show higher heart attack rates with HDL medication.

I hope I could help

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[–]filli1aj 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm doing this as part of a bulk. The program is Jim Wendlers: building the monolith. His only rule for nutrition is to eat 1.5 pounds of beef and a dozen whole eggs a day.

But I also read an article on the art of manliness blog about how the guy raised his natural T levels by almost 300 from eating red meat and eggs daily.

[–]needaparka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a lot of fucking red meat and eggs. I thought I was sitting pretty at 10oz and 6 eggs daily.

[–]RedPimpin 6 points7 points  (28 children)

wait, so i almost never eat red meat, take 5000 iu vot d3 and 50mg zinc a day, breakfast is 3 eggs.. is that really so so bad?

i had a blood test where my doctor even complimented my low cholesterol

[–]Future_Alpha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Eat red meat. Cholesterol is produced by the liver and serum cholesterol is not dependent on diet.

[–]arthurabyssal 2 points3 points  (16 children)

Low cholestetol is not healthy. High cholesterol is healthy. A huge proportion of the brain is cholesterol. Cholesterol heals arteries, gets turned into vitamin D under the skin, is the precursor to every sex hormone (yes: Testosterone) and is the reason we can move unlike plants.

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[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Most of the damage comes from the lining of your gut being used up by bacteria. Fermented foods and fiber can stop and reverse this.

[–]Tyger2212 5 points6 points  (9 children)

High cholesterol increases your risk of stroke or arterial damage

[–]arthurabyssal 0 points1 point  (8 children)

No it doesn't. That 'fact' was based on shoddy data.

[–]Tyger2212 18 points19 points  (7 children)

Who to believe

thousands of doctors and scientists Random guy on Reddit

[–]whenrudyardbegan 16 points17 points  (0 children)

thousands of doctors have never been wrong

How's the low fat diet working out

[–]robpor 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I'm not that dude but how it works is basically that when your arteries get wear and tear your body uses cholestrol to patch it up, so it's a symptom of poor health and not a cause.

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thousands of doctors and scientists Random guy on Reddit

Like the scientists and doctors who claimed for years, if not decades, that stomach ulcers were caused by stress?

If cholesterol was causing these problems, then drugs that reduce cholesterol should prevent them. And they don't.

Here, for example: http://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/20203046.article?clearcache=1

Modern medicine has barely progressed beyond the tribal witch doctor.

[–]KarmaEnthusiast 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Depends on what type of cholesterol. I remember a lecture I watched a few years back defining cholesterol in two categories: high density cholesterol (HDC) and low density cholesterol (LDC). Of these two you can have high levels or low levels.

I think saturated fats contribute to HDC and is "bad" cholesterol but don't quote me on the metabolic pathways. I also only say it's bad because people tend to have diets with too much saturated fat. There's nothing inherently wrong with HDC, it has bodily function much like LDC.

[–]beginner_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's LDL and HDL and high HDL levels are bad.

https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/ldl_hdl.htm

What matters is the combination between LDL, HDL and Triglycerides.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Encyclopedia/Heart-Encyclopedia_UCM_445084_ContentIndex.jsp?title=cholesterol%20ratio

[–]KarmaEnthusiast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting, thanks for the link it's been a while since I did lipoproteins. I think the first link said LDL was "bad" though since it ends up in arteries. HDL ends up in the liver where it's detoxified.

[–]Luckylancer96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

NOPE! Vit D have its own pre form. And we can move without testosterone. Get your facts straight or get the fact out of here.

Edit: puns intended

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[–]MILLER-THYME 2 points3 points  (0 children)

GTFO here with that, ask keto people. Eggs are one of the best foods on the planet jacko.

[–]JuicySosa300 -1 points0 points  (7 children)

American heart association says 4 eggs per week I believe. I go 6 egg whites and 1.5 yolks per day as an intermediate

[–]ftdrain 30 points31 points  (0 children)

american heart association doesnt know shit and is financed by companies that sell junk food to the population.

[–]pisspoordecisions 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Nah the heart association changed that a few years back. Eggs don't really cause any change in cholesterol levels

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[–]pisspoordecisions 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yeah, the study wasn't just on eggs it was on dietary cholesterol and its effect on circulating cholesterol in the blood. It's a US Dietary guideline, found on Health.gov.

[–]AllahHatesFags 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Maybe you should start vaping tren.

[–]lawlyer1216 3 points4 points  (0 children)

if this were a thing I’d be 100% on board. don’t neglect your PCT vape juice though!

[–]Charmingaxelotl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could be lack of sleep. Very interesting though, you seem to be doing things right.

[–]rikleeRed42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

go vegan for a month or two, i guarentee it will raise your T

[–]ThickDickWarrior89 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I’m a good source of vitamin D

[–]Hjalmbere 11 points12 points  (12 children)

Add selenium and cold showers if you’re 30+.

[–]RedditorFor1OYears 10 points11 points  (11 children)

What's the deal with selenium?

[–]Hjalmbere 10 points11 points  (9 children)

Studies show selenium helps your body to produce testosterone if you’re 30+. And improves sperm count and prostate health.

Article: http://iast.net/testosterone-boosters/testosterone-booster-ingredients/selenium-benefits-and-side-effects/

Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19091331/

I eat brazil nuts every morning and evening. Good for selenium. Apparently the only nuts that are good for increased testosterone are brazil nuts and macadamias. Other nuts should be avoided. I used to snack on walnuts. Bad. They contain SHBG which blocks free testosterone. Same with soy bean products.

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Walnuts contain sex hormone binding globulin? That is the most hilarious thing I've ever heard.

Although I wish it did. Having your SHBG at 11 nmol/l like me is no fun. In reality it makes no sense trying to lower your SHBG because total testosterone will also lower with it. (Body compensates and free testosterone portion stays the same). 35-45 nmol/l is the ideal range.

[–]Hjalmbere 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Here’s a study linking increased SHBG to walnuts: http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v65/n3/full/ejcn2010266a.html

*not sure if walnuts contain SHBG but there’s a link. as stated in the study. Eat at your own risk.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Of course they don't contain it, but they might as well raise SHBG. I'll probably try them. Low SHBG is no fun.

[–]Hjalmbere 1 point2 points  (3 children)

SHBG renders testosterone inactive, why would you want that?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Let's just think about that for a minute. Isn't it quite childish to think that your body produces this protein that would actually be bad for you? Don't you think SHBG should have a role in your endocrine system?

This guy had (close to) zero SHBG due to a rare genetic mutation: https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/99/9/E1798/2537696 So he should've been the most alpha male to ever roam this planet, right? Quite the opposite. Read it.

That whole free hormone hypothesis is outdated science nowadays. This is what we know now:

  1. Healthy people have the same amount of free testosterone. If SHBG changes, total testosterone changes to compensate. So higher SHBG means higher total testosterone. My SHBG is 11 nmol/l and even though there's nothing wrong with my balls or pituitary I have the total testosterone levels of a 80-year-old. You'll never find a guy that has naturally high total testosterone and low SHBG.

  2. The lower the SHBG, the faster you metabolize testosterone. What little T I have in the morning is mostly metabolized during the day. If you have higher SHBG, your testosterone levels don't fluctuate very much daily.

  3. SHBG-bound testosterone is not inactive. This is a newer research, so not all is known. However it has been suggested: -SHBG-bound testosterone can enter cells (albeit not as well as free testosterone) but it affects there longer than unbound testosterone -There are specific SHBG-receptors What ever the case may be, we actually need SHBG-bound testosterone. This why most guys on TRT don't feel the difference where their total testosterone is 200 or 1200. Google it. It's a real thing. Ironically most of them wouldn't need TRT in the first place if their SHBG was 35 instead of 10.

Summa summarum of your SHBG isn't over 50 (and your balls are working correctly) there's no need to lower your SHBG; you'll just end up having less testosterone and metabolize it faster. SHBG is foundation of a healthy sex hormonal system and it's actually your friend - not the enemy.

[–]Hjalmbere 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Your reasoning regarding SHBG strikes me as somewhat flawed: E.g. your body also produces cortisol and high amounts of cortisol over prolonged periods are not good for you.

However I’m always open to changing my mind, but that guy you posted a link to is an outlier. Do you have any links to actual studies? Also, what would you say the normal SHBG level for a healthy 50 year old male would be?

[–]RedditorFor1OYears 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Damn. I eat a lot of meal replacement type stuff that's soy based because it's quick and easy. Good to know.

[–]destraht 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've read that North American soil is super low in selenium.

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (51 children)

At school, I met a guy who had shitty parents which had raised him as a vegetarian (would drink actual milk but ate no fish or meat, only soy-based substitutes) and his body was seriously fucked; he looked like he was starving. Once he started eating red meat and working out ect., a total transformation took place- he gained muscle mass at a faster rate that I have seen anyone else do. The point is, is that you have parents which read bullshit 'studies' from glossy magazines in the late '90s and early 00's which advocated for veganism and vegetarianism, so there is now a generation of testosterone deficient soy-boys who just need someone to give them correct dietary advice and a kick up the arse. Raising a child as vegan/vegetarian is fucking child abuse.

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[–]Epictetus2017 50 points51 points  (4 children)

I have gone vegetarian occasionally. It is good for your health if you eat the right way and get enough protein.

I have met some very athletic men (especially Sikhs) who do not consume meat.

[–]Perceval7 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Can confirm. I've been vegetarian from birth and never had any problem with it.

[–]Future_Alpha 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Id you eat like shit but regularly exercise and eat lots of red meat, you'll be healthier than someone who eats well but does not exercise.

[–]kieran9323 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've met some drunk Sikhs, not in India though, your argument is invalid

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (2 children)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1435181 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022473189904597 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21353476 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6298507 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11103227 Yeah it's possible, but not likely. In most cases it's probably that a naturally high test person adopts that lifestyle and although the diet is suppressing the testosterone they still have normal levels due to being naturally higher. Also the average american diet wouldn't be any better and some studies show lower test levels from that. But the average american diet isn't high protein/meats/eggs etc it's high carbs and factory made bullshit.

Edit: Why is this getting so many downvotes lolol, I just posted 5 different studies showing that it’s the case. Nothing I said was controversial, yall just dislike people calling you out for being a soyboy or what?

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[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lmao this is some next level retarded shit hahaha. The plethora of studies i linked were talking about vegetarian diets NOT soy (2/5 about soy). OBVIOUSLY you can be vegetarian and not eat soy?? Are you honestly this stupid? Or just disingenuous? Soyboy was a joke added after the down votes. You’re just butt hurt due to the emotional side effects of Low T i imagine, i wont hold it against you.

[–]arthurabyssal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Beans legumes amd chickpeas cause inflammation

[–]hypebeasts101 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Raising a child on an unhealthy diet that doesn't promote bodily growth is child abuse, not a vegan diet.

[–]chinawinsworlds 15 points16 points  (4 children)

I'm pretty sure you can raise a healthy vegan child, you just have to be educated on the subject.

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[–]vadangelo 23 points24 points  (6 children)

tly the only nuts that are good for increased testosterone are brazil nuts and macadamias. Other nuts should be avoided. I used to snack on walnuts. Bad. They contain SHBG which blocks free testosterone. Same with soy bean products.

Dude, no. Just to begin:

  1. Milk has carbohydrates, meat doesnt (in any significant amount)

  2. The vegans in your group were 10 YEARS YOUNGERS and had mere 86ng/dL more unbound T... not exactly that much (between groups). You could actually argue that meat eats had it better.

  3. Epidemiological studies are quite hard to interpret. Beyond that, maybe you could point to that study(ies)?

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[–]ReddingtonsShitList 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It's abusive if you make them eat the soy shit. There was a case (can't remember where from) where CPS accused a new parent couple of starving their toddler. They were actually feeding it a ton but it was all soy based foods. Soy based vegan diets are bad for kids and probably what he was referring to as abuse.

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[–]ReddingtonsShitList 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Assuming McDonald's is actually meat /s

Jokes aside those kids are fat because of the carbs and soda

[–]Jaxx_Teller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you explain the significance of unbound T? Is it a better indicator of your testosterone than total T? I never quite understood. Last time I had my testosterone levels checked, I had very high free T but lower than normal total T. Never really understood that

[–]sickofallofyou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Forcing a vegetarian diet on a child (or when pregnant) should be a criminal offense.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You mean one gram of Tren a week right?

[–]ShotgunTRP 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the breakfast glo told me to eat

[–]DonkeyPunch19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good at being dead by 40 from heart disease.

[–]bitchpotatobunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not to mention a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top tastes fucking fantastic. Just be sure to allow for the calories through either increased exercise that day or skimping a bit on other meals.

[–]people_watcher 14 points15 points  (5 children)

A number of years ago I felt like shit. I did my research and settled on low T as the cause.

I visited my doctor for confirmation and he ran the blood tests. Came back low, but not out of range. He and I had a passionate discussion of why I should be on T therapy. He said that the level was normal... I said that he was right... if I was 70.

For a mid-20's guy, I should have been at the upper end of the range. Not barely hanging on to the bottom 5%.

I won. I was diagnosed as hypogonadism. I got on T therapy and my life fucking changed! Energy, libido, muscle.

Moral: If you feel off, lathargic, weak, depressed... get your T levels checked.

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This is the story I hear with everyone who goes on T Therapy - life changing.. so many people are quick to dismiss it because they want to continue to pigeon hole men in this low testosterone state. Wake the fuck up people.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I am in the same boat now, on the lower end of the normal range and on the fence about taking trt. Have you had any negatives to taking it? How long have you been?

[–]people_watcher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's been about 4 years since I've been on it. I had to come off of it because I came down with an illness that I was taking a lot of medication for and didn't want to interfere with that. When I was on it, there were no ill effects... Other than a sore injection site for a day or two.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Watched the whole 20 minute segment. God it was hard to watch. physically cringey, and all of them at various points referred to their wives/girlfriends.

They are basically chicks in male bodies, everything about them from their body language, to their speech patterns to their mannerisms, to their upspeak to the way they cross their legs makes me think they've copied girls on how to act.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I stopped watching like 10 min in and thought they were all gay.

[–]Work_In_Progress92 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Can't say I am surprised. I haven't watched anything from that shitty place ever since their "Dear White Guys" abortion of a video. Just remembering how the 'men' in that video dressed does not surprise me that Buzzfeed males have low testosterone.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (5 children)

I'm very close to my cousin's family but they're extremely blue-pilled...they went fat-free vegan a couple years ago and my 15 yo homie is so skinny. At 15 you shouldn't be doing that to your body.

[–]Veegun 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What the fuck is wrong with the fat free vegans. The fat you eat is NOT the fat you wear. CICO That's the road to direct hormone imbalance.

[–]hypebeasts101 9 points10 points  (3 children)

A good vegan diet (not bullshit soy 24/7 vegans) is healthier than any other diet.

[–]I_Need_More_Space_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You keep eating your vegan diet, and let the men talk.

[–]hypebeasts101 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not vegan, just not a dumb ass like you.

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 32 points33 points  (34 children)

To add - all your suggestions on raising your T are good ones, but if you are really low, something is wrong with your signaling mechanism to your body to produce testosterone, so improving those would only have marginal benefit and that person should go on testosterone injections to get their levels normal. All those guys in that study should go to their doctors and will likely be put on testosterone replacement therapy. Their levels are so low they have hypogonadism and no amount of sleep, working out, etc will get them to normal levels. They need to triple their levels, not going to happen without external help based on their doctors advice.

[–]Endorsed ContributorMarsupian 58 points59 points  (4 children)

When you are a male working at buzzfeed you need a whole lot more than normal T levels.

[–]funny_lyfe 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Regular males wouldn't do half the gay acting shit they do. So because the job requires it they end up with SJW numales.

[–]destraht 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I'm continually reminded of what my environment would be like if I lived in a liberal pit like Silicon Valley or San Francisco. Sure I'd be banging the nerd girls but there would be lots of these vagina men gunning for me behind the scenes and they would likely succeed at knocking me down a level. I would be brought in front of HR to hear shit like "your performance is good but....". Then the step up from this is betafied Indians and that isn't all that great either but at least their ideology isn't against my existence. Office workers can be such pussies and its something that I need to remain aware of for the remainder of my career. Furthermore other countries which are on the liberal track are simply lagging so many years behind and so if don't keep up with the trends then I could end up in some shit situation ten years from now on the other side of the planet.

[edit] Sweet. I must have been linked to from somewhere with a drive by downvote. HRCfanficwriter posts in subredditdrama and sanfrancisco channels and then within an hour it pops in. Of course low-testosterone SJW males and passive-aggressive shitty females act like this.

[–]beginner_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you need low T levels to not go insane at such a place.

[–]redvelvet_oreo 42 points43 points  (15 children)

improving those would only have marginal benefit and that person should go on testosterone injections to get their levels normal. All those guys in that study should be going on testosterone replacement therapy.

Its needs to be known that TRT should not be taken unless everything else fails. TRT will fuck up your system for life. Once your on you are not suppose to come off of it. People need to stop recommending TRT as a first response.

To expand on your point about the bodies signaling system might be fucked up. That will show up in your blood work. If you get your LH and FSH measured you can tell if your testicles are not working right or your pituitary gland is not working right. In the event both seem normal it could be many other thing also.

Things to check (basically what OP mentioned)

  • Are you sleeping 8 hours

  • Zinc and Vitman D Levels

  • DIET - Make sure you are getting the correct amount of macro nutrients. Eating a calorie deficit diet to long can make your T go low.

  • Body Fat is it low or high both can effect T levels.

  • If you can psychically, LIFT.

I am sure there are other things that need to be verified and checked also. It takes about 2 - 3 months to see your T levels go back to normal after doing all the right stuff.

Please do not recommend TRT to people. It should be a last resort. They can truly fuck up their system when alot of people can easily correct their problem.

EDIT: LIFT

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I don't understand why anyone would want to come off of TRT once they start it. If fertility is the concern, there's always HCG or even Clomid.

[–]redvelvet_oreo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It could be many reasons I suspect but I really think the reason for a persons low T needs to be understood before going on something like TRT. Alot of doctors will NOT help you identify the root cause. Its your body its really up to you to see what works and what dosent.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is unfortunately true.

[–]purduered 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah those T levels are shockingly low across the board

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (10 children)

At age 30 I decided to get a bunch of blood work and other tests done. My T was 163. It's a wonder I didn't sprout a vagina. At the time I was a giant socalist, low-energy sack of shit that just sat around and was worthless. I attempted a few natural options and nothing was working (as another poster said, focus on natural first) but then was put on TRT. My T is now around 500-600 (not even at the high level) and my life is literally completely different. No more low-energy bullshit, it's all focus on improvement in one way or another. Can confirm that I'm increasingly right-wing in my beliefs now, too. Hormones rule your world. Keep them in check.

[–]whoismikejoneswho -2 points-1 points  (8 children)

Are you seriously implying that one's politics are impacted by testosterone levels? I suppose men in Europe, Canada and Australia are simply low in "T, bro", hence they don't share most of the backwoods beliefs of the American right wing? Honestly if you didn't mention your age I would have just assumed you were 20 and not gone through the effort of writing this but if you're still contriving pseudo science gibberish at 30 something, testosterone deficiency may be the least of your worries

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Note I did not imply anything. I can only speak to my own experience. When I had low T two years ago I was very liberal, to the left of Gandhi on those 4 square tests. Now I'm almost center, slightly skewed right. That could full well be entirely correlation zero causation, but my life is the only thing I can talk to, just providing data points here.

[–]I_Need_More_Space_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good for you for picking yourself up out of the victim mentality. Free will is a beautiful thing. Those that want to take the fruits of your free will to give to others and themselves just show their similarity with women. Women are takers, and when men become takers of FORCED charity, they may as well start shopping with a blonde wig, fake tits, and high heels.

[–]hypebeasts101 6 points7 points  (0 children)

His brain deficiency is probably a bigger issue.

[–]I_Need_More_Space_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Socialist men in Europe, Canada, Australia, and the U.S. are all pussies. If you cannot take care of yourself and your family, what more can be said?

Additionally, not all men in Europe, Canada, Australia believe in socialist systems. I have a few friends (German, Lithuanian, Polish, Canadian) who don't believe in the system that rapes them with taxes for the simple fact that they are smarter and more hard working than their lazy countrymen. Don't paint whole countries with a single brush.

As far as the T factor, that is definitely a possible explanation. I can't imagine a man with high T being afraid to take on the world, and take what he wants from it. It would be an awesome study.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Are you seriously implying that one's politics are impacted by testosterone levels?

Um, yes. I think it's pretty obvious that modern left-wing metrosexuals would have low testosterone. Less so for the Old Left who mostly came from a blue-collar background, but they mostly vote for Trump these days. For one thing, low testosterone means more anxiety, which means you're more likely to look to Big Nanny to protect you.

Certainly correlation has been shown between male upper-body strength and political beliefs (strong men tend to be right-wing: shock!), and that tends to correlate with testosterone levels.

I suppose men in Europe, Canada and Australia are simply low in "T, bro", hence they don't share most of the backwoods beliefs of the American right wing?

There are plenty of men in Canada who 'share backwoods American beliefs'. But it's the low-T liberals like Trudeau who get the press.

[–]whoismikejoneswho 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well tell you what, I've never lived in Europe but I have lived in the other three and if anything, the hormonal balance is probably more "normal" outside of the US as 80% of our males are obese estrogen laden dorito beasts. Especially in the south, where said backwoods right wing politics fester. In Canada/Aus, the ultra manly gym bros and skinny tech nerd alike believe in basic humanistic things like climate change, universal healthcare, good public education and social support for the less fortunate. These things require a mix of reason and heart and are not affected by ones "T levels". So again, absolutely idiotoic moronic argument to make but guess what, your TRP bretheren are largely 18-25 year old American males without passports and envision things per foxnews and not anything they've ever personally experienced. And I get that. So downvote all you want and continue your sophmoric fantasy association of politics and testosterone

[–]1CoupDeGrace22[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Correct, but we don't know if they indeed are diagnosed with hypogonadism, for all we know the lab in question could be equally as stupid as buzzfeed and did the work on non-morning hours(peak testosterone).

Good pointing it out given the stance many doctors have towards testosterone therapy on young guys, if your levels are that low ask yourself to get further work done for hypogonadism if it's not recommended.

[–]BreakingRed_ 9 points10 points  (20 children)

Well fuck. My T was at the 315's. Do we have a guide on increasing that shit naturally?

[–]Veegun 17 points18 points  (10 children)

  • Sleep 8 hours MIN
  • Look into nofap
  • Resistance train: Lift heavy & compound
  • Restrict cardio (DEFINITELY DONT RUN UNLESS OVERWEIGHT), I'd say rowing is okay but general HIIT such as sprinting ideal
  • Eat vegetables and fruit
  • Eat healthy fats (Olive oil, fish, nuts, avocado, lean meats, coconut, cacao, etc) - at least 70g a day
  • NO PROCESSED FOODS WHATSOEVER
  • Avoid coffee if you can to restore natural sleep wake cycle (otherwise moderation is key)
  • Live a no stress life - meditate
  • Avoid gluten if you can (studies show it is pro-inflamatory)
  • Lots of herbs are good for T (google the studies) Ginger, Cloves, Stinging Nettle root
  • Get enough sun or sup vit d
  • Don't drink or smoke
  • Wean off the bullchit the doctors giving you that will make you a customer to the pharmaceutical industry for life
  • Get a shower filter (estrogens in water)
  • Drink RO water or spring water, tap should be avoided
  • Avoid commercial personal care products as these are highly estrogenic (look for natural ones)
  • Avoid phytoestrogens in general
  • Avoid dairy (just google 'estrogen milk pubmed' to be flooded with studies)
  • Red grapes and white button mushrooms apparently are aramatose inhibitors but haven't looked much into the effectiveness on the studies)
  • Other supplements that could help: ZMA, Spirulina, Iodine

Source - have had low T

[–]WolfofAnarchy 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Restrict cardio (DEFINITELY DONT RUN UNLESS OVERWEIGHT), I'd say rowing is okay but general HIIT such as sprinting ideal

This is wrong. Running keeps you alive and can be an incredibly start of your day. Just do intervals or really, really run hard. Don't do endurance.

[–]Veegun 2 points3 points  (1 child)

When I think of runners the first thing that comes to mind is long distance runners. So there was probably a bit of bias there. I do agree with you.

If you're just running a short dist like 5k and really pushing yourself like you said; as long as you aren't eating too little in a deficit; then I have no problem with it.

I think the line draws in my opinion when you aren't doing any resistance training or you like emaciated like this guy http://www.fitmole.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/marathon_sprinter1.jpg

[–]Xoramung 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Eat healthy fats (Olive oil, fish, nuts, avocado, lean meats, coconut, cacao, etc) - at least 70g a day

Animal fats ARE HEALTHY fats son, get plenty of those, they will keep your brain going too. the best test is primarily made from animal fats.

[–]greatslyfer 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I know a one case study isn't good for a general overview on whether an action(s) is good for changing a variable, but I think it's a better approach to getting interested in the subject and further research.

What were your test levels before and after implementing these changes? Of course maybe you're just listing all the possible ways of increasing T, so maybe you could say if you did most of these or even specify which ones you did.

[–]Veegun 0 points1 point  (1 child)

A year and a half ago I first went to the doctors because of a shitty sense of wellbeing. It would take me 5 hours to get out of bed once I woke up, I would dread waking up to go to college. I masturbated every other day to cover feelings of depression and to get a dose of dopamine. I had zero energy. Basically I hit rock bottom. This is where I did some research with a lot of results showing test could be the case. Decided to get a blood test and the results came at about low 300's. EDIT: The funny thing is the doctor said my test was OK, just about in the safe range; conspiracy - the system doesn't want real men??

I wanted to fix this myself as I had an interest in naturopathic medicine. I did pretty much everything on my list other than the meditation (really struggled to get into it), herbs, grapes and mushrooms and went vegan hence my reddit name. I have since stopped being vegan as I feel it was worsening (for me specifically, it may be different for you)

Went back to the doctors in August this year and had blood drawn again and the results were up in mid 600's.

EDIT: That being said, these are just the main things that I found when researching in desperacy to fix my issue. Everyones case is different and none of these may even help you.

[–]greatslyfer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wow, 300 to 600, that's such a drastic change, nice.

Yeah I really have to start implementing these changes, hopefully my mood will alleviate to a better baseline because of it.

[–]BreakingRed_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Can't restrict cardio due to circulation problems (cardio helps me). I'll gain slowly but surely.

[–]Veegun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was probably a bit ignorant for me to say to not do cardio, just make sure you stretch to avoid injuries like shin splints, etc and don't skimp on calories.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I had mine tested last December and was at 321. I recently have decided to look into it and was amazed my doctor told me I was FINE. It's fucking low dude. That female doctor had no idea what she was talking about. I literally just got blood work done again and am waiting to see what the results are. We're in the bottom 2.5-10th percentile of males depending on what study you look at. What's really interesting is that the average male's aged 20-30 (again depending on study) is in the 700's range.

So on average there are guys out there with twice as much testosterone as we have, and yet we're classified as being in a "normal healthy" range. If my tests come back low again I'm taking T back up to the 700's.

[–]EminemLovesGrapes 5 points6 points  (2 children)

What I read on illimitable men(I think) was that the "natural" accepted level of testosterone in your body kept getting set lower and lower.

This caused people who are around 300 these days to be said that they're normal but a few decades ago would've gotten put on therapy.

Article It has its biases but is pretty informative.

I'm in a bad spot myself but I'm attributing that to myself rather than low T.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea, I have read that article before on illimitable men. It's what prompted me to get blood work again actually

[–]BreakingRed_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right on the money. It's like the dumbing down of universities. They just test the average populace and that's how they extract the "normal" instead of correlating it with behavioral patterns etc. Meaning that if feminized males become the norm it's normal to be like them.

[–]BLXII 1 points1 points [recovered]

How often do you ejaculate? Serious question

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm trying to nofap/fap maybe once a week. But only as of the last few weeks so I don't have a lot to go off of. Before that I only masturbated 2-3 times a week usually anyway. I'm not sure why you're asking? I wasn't masturbating 5 times a day or anything ridiculous

Edit: plus sex

[–]BreakingRed_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

female doctor

That's what my endo was. To hell with them.

[–]cashmoney_x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take ZMA (or at the very least, Zinc), make sure Vitamin D3 levels are good (sun exposure is best but supplements are cheap and work) and most importantly, eat a diet high in good fats and protein and low in carbs. I eat a ton of eggs and bacon and steak and chicken, lots of dark green veggies, and lots of nuts (Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts). NO SOY, EVER. Cut back on dairy. Minimize processed foods as much as possible.

Lift weights (or at least do bodyweight exercises). Hit a heavy bag if you can get one. Sleep at least 6 hours per day.

Few months of this and you'll feel great.

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

315 is low as shit assuming you are in your 40s and not your 70s... you will not be able to increase it natural ways to an acceptable level of 700 to 900 for a 40 year old. Go to an Endo and get checked out and get on TRT it should change your life, if that’s what he recommends.

[–]funny_lyfe 45 points46 points  (13 children)

Make sure you get enough fat. It's easy to have low t when your body doesn't have the building blocks. Keto gave me mid day bonors that I had as a teenager. Always eat full fat meat, eat a couple of guacamoles to go packages everyday, and make some bullet proof coffee with coconut oil or butter in the morning.

Edit: Since this post got since traction. Might be worth checking out some articles.

https://examine.com/nutrition/is-saturated-fat-bad-for-me/

Dietary fat in general (with a slight trend towards saturated fats) are known to positively regulate testosterone and androgen production. The magnitude of changes, however, are fairly small (below 20%)

[–]I_Need_More_Space_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

How about just eat peanut butter mixed with coconut oil before downing some delicious coffee? I don't like my coffee tampered with. Its a serious condition I have. LOL

[–]LordThunderbolt 7 points8 points  (5 children)

That coffee and butter shit is legit? I've seen it posted here before. I'll do some research.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah bulletproof coffee. You use kerrygold butter and coconut oil and then blend it with coffee. Bunch of ppl talk shit on BP coffee but I know it’s popular among those doing Keto.

Also it’s frothy and delicious.

[–]funny_lyfe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I used to do kerrigold butter and full fat cream. But other option is to do MCT oil, or the cheapest option is to do coconut oil.

[–]Glitsh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yea. I did keto for a while and am about to get back into it. (excuses being money, but thats just excuses). Holy FUCK did the coffee hold me over. Went from a constant nagging of hunger to having to remind myself that it was lunch time and I needed my macros. Satiety was a huge game changer for me. A boost of confidence in how good you feel.

[–]5t3fan0 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

at first is weird, but after you learn the taste is very delicious... no need for sugars or milk... just get real butter from an actual cow tits (or coconut oil if you enjoy that, which i dont), no other weird-plant fats

[–]roco-j 3 points4 points  (4 children)

What about olive oil? We always have plenty of it here, and it can be put on almost everything (mostly vegetables)

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Olive oil is like the healthiest thing you could have. It lowers inflammation and helps with autophagy. It therefore raises SHBG which in turn raises testosterone unless there is something wrong with your balls/HPTA.

[–]arthurabyssal -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Very healthy, but don't heat olive oil and cook with it. Have cold pressed virgin olive oil.

[–]ReddingtonsShitList -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Oils in general are good clean fats. Coconut is the best because it contains MCT but olive oil is just as good for clean fat calories

[–]funny_lyfe -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I would go against the grain and say while olive oil is fine, you need to get some saturated fats. So make sure you are consuming some butter, or bacon fat, or heavy cream.

[–]aigamithite 18 points19 points  (1 child)

This is bro science, but nothing makes me feel like my test is spiking like sparring bjj/striking and squatting.

I wanna thank TRP from turning me from a scientist to a bro scientist - I am happier than I have ever been

[–]whoismikejoneswho -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Exactly - all of this is bro science lol. Funny to read though

[–]Throwawaysteve123456 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Buzzfeed is blue pill in it's purest form.

[–]LordThunderbolt 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Fuck you OP! I'm gonna raise my children to be gender neutral vegan Christians.

[–]beb0 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Cant lift for another 2 months (got tendonitis) is there anything to keep the T levels up instead

[–]rikleeRed42 5 points6 points  (4 children)

lifting doesnt raise your testosterone as much as people here think.

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Lol, no kidding.. it’s like 10 percent so if you’re at 300 you’re at 330 which is still 400 off the mark. Get checked out by a legit doctor folks. Testosterone is the number one driver of what makes us who we are. Don’t fuck around. Get checked out by a doctor.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Do you have a source for this? I can't find anything that says how much exercise affects t levels

[–]SquaatsForDays 2 points3 points  (4 children)

My T levels are also a joke at 393 at 23yrs old. However my doc wont prescribe me anything because he says my "body will grow into making more T rather than take drugs". Whatever...

I've also been looking into adding zinc into my daily regiment, as I already take Vitamin D, Omega3's, and Calcium. Would it be more beneficial to add regular zinc tablets of ZMA?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

First get everything checked Total T, SHBG, LH and (sensitive) E2.

[–]SquaatsForDays 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well my problem is that I'm currently active duty army and our providers wont test for all of those. They told me when I first went in for this problem that it was due to work stress and therefore no doctor would sign off on those extra tests because it costs the army money.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Understandable. Try zinc, D3 and especially magnesium. (Anything but magnesium oxide. Preferably 4x day).

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get blood work done again and if it's low again go to Defy, they do over the phone service and the blood work is done through a nationwide company

Edit: I had a doc tell me the same thing almost a year ago at 321ng/dl and nothing has fixed itself. 23 also.

[–]22_sophomore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

22 years old and felt like shit for years. Non-stop anxiety, fatigue, apathy, low libido, etc... Made no sense considering I’m known among friends and family as a health nut.

Got my hormones checked, and my thyroid and testosterone were both rock bottom. Started thyroid and testosterone therapy and it’s slowly changing my life.

Get your shit checked boys.

Important bloodwork:

TSH FT3 RT3 Total Testosterone Free Testosterone LH/FSH SHBG Estradiol

If your doctor won’t test for the above, go through an online bloodwork lab. It’s fairly cheap and totally worth it. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. I’m a med student working towards becoming and endocrinologist. This shit fascinates me and I’ve got a good grasp on hormonal health through 2 years of trial and error and countless blood tests.

[–]wanderer779 8 points9 points  (6 children)

This thread is getting bro-scienced to a point where it's not even useful. I don't know much about this but after some quick googling for some studies the takeaways were:

Diet:

eat animal fat & protein

eat a balanced diet

get enough calories, as well as macro and micro nutrients

get enough sleep

don't be fat

if you aren't getting enough nutrients from your diet, supplement.

exercise:

resistance training elevates T for a while. I've heard this doesn't last, but who cares, it helps with the other factors and it's fun and has other benefits. Cardio also appears to help, but I seem to recall some bad health effects from excessive cardio (defined as over 20 miles running a week if I remember right)

lifestyle:

get some sun

don't stress yourself out. If you're chronically stressed you need to do something about it. Don't get annoyed by unimportant stuff like dudes who type up lists instead of writing paragraphs

don't work for buzzfeed

If anyone has more to add that isn't bro-science I'd love to hear it.

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[–]WolfofAnarchy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don Draper is a myth.

So that's why all those smoking and drinking men in the 50's were so full of Testosterone

[–]TheGillos -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Damnit, I know booze is terrible for my health and wallet... I still don't want to give it up. It brings me such pleasure.

[–]mummersfarce_is_done 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Higher T levels will bring you pleasure too.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (12 children)

How do I test my own T levels?

[–]acetylcysteine 4 points5 points  (7 children)

go to a doctor and get free, total and bioavailable testosterone blood work.

[–]Wolverines_MAGA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Here's a link for different bloodwork tests for men. Just make sure you're not one of the states they do not provide service to.

https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_tests.php?category=5&view=category_result

[–]whoismikejoneswho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wank into a cup, let it sit for 3 minutes, measure the temperature with a standard thermometer, drink it. Wank again in 3 hours and compare. :)

[–]1kenpachitz 6 points7 points  (1 child)

winner effect

Given the context, this sounds like a conscious thing to do.

What is it exactly?

[–]Pooddit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There was a study that showed people who play shooter games and win a lot have more brain grey matter. Those that lost a lot had less.

People that dominate in everything that they do have more brain serotonin than those who don't. It can almost be said that for many people, the cause of their depression is being a loser.

Winners are people who commit to succeeding, to being rewarded for hard work.

How to become a winner: Set a reasonable goal, say, getting swole, and commit to getting from point A to point B, no matter what. This requires consistency, hard work, and constantly looking for ways to improve. You will realize that the obstacles are a given, and are a necessary part of the process. So much that without them, the game is no fun.

Being a winner has a compounding effect, just like being a loser does as well. The more successes you experience, the more efficient and effective you become at succeeding, in all things you do. There is a synergistic effect where successes in one area of your life spreads to other areas of your life. You just have to commit, point A to point B, use your creativity. Recognize the negative thoughts as simply something trying to keep you from point B. Negative people, work, life, woman, family, finances, all these things will keep you from succeeding if you let them. Be solution oriented. You only fail if you give up, but you can also remain stagnant, if you don't follow rule 3 above: constantly be looking for ways to improve.

[–]Extremely_Photogenic 10 points11 points  (40 children)

I just inject myself with Test and other shit and live life on easy mode

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (15 children)

Injecting impairs your bodies ability to naturally synthesise testosterone, if you stop, your levels will drastically plummet. Not to sound like a hippie, but in this case it is best to go all natural, raise levels by getting more red meat, eggs and whole milk (animal based sources of protein in general) and going to the gym as often as possible.

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[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not to imply that I am, but ultimately some people are the naturally superior to the modern beta Nu-male which society pushes to be desirable.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Then don't stop injections

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would not suggest starting unless it is necessary- you should limit dependency upon things which may not be accessible in the future.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (3 children)

If he’s anything like me he’s not planing on stopping. Living all natural is subpar to living supernatural.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I agree, but some individuals are ultimately the superior to others through superior genetics.

[–]Extremely_Photogenic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is objectively false. Anecdotally, my pre cycle test was the same as post cycle

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol, doesn’t work like that. Thanks for the bro science though.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So human beings are required to drink other mammals milk in order to have normal testosterone? Well that makes sense. Funnily enough people used to have a lot higher T levels 50+ years ago, even though they had a lot less of those back in the day. (Like, who doesn't eat enough meat?) Funnily enough vegans have normal T levels without having any of those.

TRT hasn't stopped my body's ability to produce T, but that's another story.

[–]hypebeasts101 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It may not have stopped your body from producing T, but it definitely lessened it. That's just how TRT works.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm not your average guy unfortunately. I hyper-excrete sex hormones. So I use testosterone gel daily. However by the evening I have nothing left of it anyways, so my hypotalamus has no idea that there was any in the first place. If I'd switch to injections, that would be a different case. There's also HCG that keeps your balls at work.

[–]mylittlehandgun 1 point2 points  (22 children)

been injecting for 4 weeks, dont really feel or look different

[–]Extremely_Photogenic 4 points5 points  (7 children)

Enanthate? You won't feel it until 4-8 weeks. I'm 4 weeks into my current cycle and 100% feel it. What's your dose?

[–]mylittlehandgun 0 points1 point  (6 children)

cypionate 350mg/week

what i felt for 1st 2 weeks was HORRIBLE PIP. nowadays I just get super mild fatigue and fever symptoms the day after.

[–]Extremely_Photogenic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was what I felt like my first cycle. I switched sources and have 0 pip/flu symptoms

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Do you use an AI? With that much test to need to watch for estrogen spikes

[–]mylittlehandgun 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Using about 1mg arimidex per week.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Any puffy nipples? Sore joints?. Maybe you dropped your E levels to low. I take. 5 mg once a week while using 240 cyponate a week. Some weeks I don't even need that

[–]mylittlehandgun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no to both, i take a either 1 or 2 dutasteride pills a day which means that taking an AI is necessary, since blocking the DHT pathway will result in more test converting to Estrogen.

[–]mylittlehandgun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yes 1 mg arimidex per week

[–]LibertyIsNotFree 1 point2 points  (13 children)

If you're injecting T and seeing no effect you're being a total pussy in the gym or a pussy refusing the gym.

[–]mylittlehandgun 0 points1 point  (11 children)

I feel normal in the gym, however no cognitive difference. Dont feel like a boss, still feel insecure AF, still too nervous to talk to girls.

I have gained 10 lbs tho.

[–]LibertyIsNotFree 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Nothing will ever fix your insecurity except you choosing to get over it.

[–]mylittlehandgun 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Yea I'm beginning to realize this. I've tried various chemicals and things to try and cure it without any results.

After testosterone, the last thing on my list is cosmetic surgery.

[–]TheAC997 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Next time you have an opportunity to talk to a girl, don't think "alright, time to make her date me," think "alright, time to practice my skills. She'll tell me to fuck off, but it's practice, so who cares."

[–]ambientwhisper123 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The next thing and what should have been the first thing on your list is to put in the hard work to fix your self. You're looking for quick fixes and they don't exist. You're just going to fuck your body up and end up right where you started. Stop being a pussy and trying to cut corners.

[–]mylittlehandgun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ive been reading red pill shit for a long time and have put in work in the most talked about category, fitness. However, for various reasons with a shirt on I dont look like I lift.

Its no longer a matter of finding quick fixes but more of doing unorthodox shit to get me closer to a destination.

[–]LibertyIsNotFree 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If you want surgery, have surgery. But don't do it because you'll think it'll fix you. Those feelings aren't based in reality, they're all in your head. You'll just wake up with more debt and feel the same.

If you're overweight surgery isn't a great option. They can get rid of the fat but its only a marginal difference if you don't actually have muscle underneath also its targeted effort, to do a whole body is possible but you better have deep pockets.

If being overweight is a main concern, the very first thing you need to do is download MyFitnessPal or whatever and track everything you eat. You need to shine the light on your bad eating habits, that's the only reason people are overweight (short of actual thyroid problems or other real medical conditions). It becomes alot easier to eat healthier when you see you're about to add another 500, 800 calories to your day and know that is not letting you stay in a caloric deficit.

[–]mylittlehandgun 0 points1 point  (1 child)

surgery would be for hairline and maybe a chin implant. I dont have a problem losing weight, infact its the opposite.

[–]LibertyIsNotFree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go get your hair fixed, that won't fix you but you'll be alot happier at what you see in the mirror

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or he isn't watching e2 levels

[–]1walkingthelinux 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I am starting to believe that low T is the body's way of "de-tuning" things when there are genetic issues.

Using this logic, if your T is low it is because your body wants it that way.

I think this is a way of self-limiting reproduction by males with defective genes.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's utter bullshit, but +1 for Linux. 🙋🏻‍♂️

[–]Sonos 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It is a catalyst for hair loss too. Swings and roundabouts.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, you also need bad genes for hair loss. Some people also convert testosterone to DHT differently, so total T doesn't always tell the whole truth. In the end the question is usually about whether you're willing to lose your hair for a normal sex drive.

[–]lawlyer1216 1 point2 points  (1 child)

sleeeep! I am a multiple all nighter per week guy and when I got my t levels checked I was low. adequate sleep imo is one of the top reasons the stereotypical nerdy guy is extra frail (lifting is huge, but there are relatively ‘normal’ weight people who don’t lift). One of our biggest sources of natural t comes in deep sleep. Make sure your workouts don’t go to waste by getting adequate sleep.

[–]Whatisthisbug3333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would you do multiple all nighters a week.. totally counter productive

[–]Veegun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This should be a wake up call to anyone who watches buzzfeed or doesn't lift

[–]cashmoney_x 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take ZMA (or at the very least, Zinc), make sure Vitamin D3 levels are good (sun exposure is best but supplements are cheap and work) and most importantly, eat a diet high in good fats and protein and low in carbs. I eat a ton of eggs and bacon and steak and chicken, lots of dark green veggies, and lots of nuts (Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts). NO SOY, EVER. Cut back on dairy. Minimize processed foods as much as possible.

Lift weights (or at least do bodyweight exercises). Hit a heavy bag if you can get one. Sleep at least 6 hours per day.

Few months of this and you'll feel great.

[–]RedwallAllratuRatbar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have 300 which puts me in the middle of range. FUCK. They didn't tell me the range is based about 60 year old geezers. Time to ramp up those eggs and bacon

[–]Wolverines_MAGA 2 points3 points  (3 children)

All great tips and here are 4 that are always overlooked and don't get enough attention. Avoid at all costs... your health. Learn how to read labels!

  1. Soy - Zero tolerance on Soy
  2. Sugar
  3. Mono-unsaturated fats
  4. Poly-unsaturaded fats

This shit is in EVERYTHING, learn how to read labels. Don't get caught up by the smoke and mirrors when the package reads "Natural or Healthy". The devil is in the details and usually the products that use those catch phrases in bold on the packaging usually have more sugar, soy or any of the other shit they cooked up from the chemistry lab/experiment.

[–]Veegun 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What's wrong with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats? Seems crazy to avoid nuts, olives etc

[–]Qbi99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Unsaturated fats are very good, only if they're in cis-form. If they're in trans-from (for example: after heating) they are treated as saturated fats which is very unhealthy. Conclusion is that nuts and olive are very healthy but only in cool or room temperatures

[–]destraht 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Minerals are important as hell. I take vegetable derived zinc and I dose on seaweed for iodine once in a while. Then selenium helps the body get arid of weird junk that shouldn't be there. We need minerals to both produce stuff that should be there and minerals to remove stuff that shouldn't be there. There is a huge issue with our farming techniques since we run the soil ragged by injecting it with the equivalent of cheap testosterone, sugar and adrenaline and its very tired. The bacteria and fungus don't have enough time to break down the rocks into forms that can be absorbed by plant roots. That shit goes back to ancient times with ideas like letting the ground go fallow for seven years. They cheat it as much as possible by merely rotating with a short fallow time. People are mineral deficient and we are passively and actively intaking chemicals that our biology hasn't adapter to handle well and its low on the (mineral) tools.

[–]tibikush2012 3 points4 points  (9 children)

I see here advices on supplemeting with zinc, Vitamine D, omega 3 and what not.

Enough with the bro science. What lowers your T is lack of unaerobic exercise, not enough intake of mono and unsaturated fats and not having enough sex or atleast sexual arousal. I have never been supplementing with all the stuff people say here that you should take and my free T is high almost too high.

1)remember to check for FREE T or atleast have both total T and SHBG 2)remember as well that part of this is genetic and there is nothing you can do but to atleast max out your potential 3)AVOID FAKE FOOD AT ALL COSTS! ONLY eat fresh veggies and fruits, REAL meat (one that you must east at the same day or at max the day after after you buy it) and NOT INDUSTRIAL FOOD AND PRE PREP FOOD!

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (5 children)

"What lowers your T is lack of anaerobic exercise"

(Sorry don't know how to quote format)

That can be a big factor but there can be lots of other factors affecting your T production. Your pituitary gland, your thyroid, and the many hormones made in those places in your body can also affect your T levels (just as significantly). As can a myriad of other things.

[–]tibikush2012 0 points1 point  (4 children)

You are right. But we cant control our pituitary gland or our thyroid (to an extent). But you should optimize the things YOU CAN control

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Except you can? Unless you are referring to only lifestyle changes

Edit: I would consider medication something you can control

[–]tibikush2012 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I meant without the use of medication

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What's your adversity to using medicine to solve these problems?

[–]tibikush2012 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have nothing against medicine... I am a doctor myself haha

In case of low T due to disfunction of one your glands, of course you should use medicine. But if you have low T due to other stuff (like lazyness and depression) you should solve those naturally (since there arent any medicine for those..)

[–]RedwallAllratuRatbar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nice , meanwhile easter european people eat bread and kolbasa (sausage) and have way higher testosterone than rest of the white world

[–]Raii-v2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought dailywire was a cucked out news source?

But then they post articles like this:

http://www.dailywire.com/news/22907/checking-your-male-privilege-hollow-virtue-amanda-prestigiacomo

I don't even know anymore

[–]uebermacht 0 points1 point  (0 children)

[–]dawnlander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought I was low-T because I've been low mood and had some performance anxiety related issues in the bedroom through the summer. Went through WellnessFX and got the Performance Package. It was a pretty thorough panel. My brother took the same test before me and had seriously low T (same as a 60 year old male) and elevated DHEA (possibly implying an endocrine issue not converting precursors correctly).

I was healthy everything except a few biomarkers being slightly high or low (the worst being significantly high iron). Had a few different kinds of T-Cells being a little high showing possible inflammation. Made me realize its more in my head than being purely organic in origin. I recommend it though so that you know.

[–]Taguroizumo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let just say that if the guys at buzzfeed were real men they would spend their lives working at buzzfeed accusing others of being x, y & z. Being physically and mentally healthy is or at least should be everyone’s priority. If you want to be a lardarse for the rest of your life, be one but don’t complain.

Ps: i can use the term lardarse cause i am one.

[–]greatslyfer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One of the biggest maladies of our age, depression along with every other symptom it entails, is 9/10 times accentuated if not caused by low testosterone.

When I last checked my testosterone levels a few months ago, it came out around 300 or 400 ng/dL, I was kind of annoyed but hey at least I know that that might be a possible route to just why I've always feel like shit (it might be mental but honestly I just think it's physical at this point).

I do lift, I powerlift so I do squats and deadlifts which are big compound movements known for inducing an increase in testosterone levels so there's that.

My eating is kinda shit, I mean I eat meat in like every meal so protein and fats are being taken in. Maybe more vegetables? I only eat salad for now since my cooking skills are pretty much basic.

Gonna look up all those minerals like zinc and stuff that supposedly increase test. Hopefully my life changes goddammit.

[–]greatslyfer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Btw does nofap/increase in testosterone be the reason as to why sometimes I feel like approaching a girl and sometimes I just don't feel in the mood to approach?

Don't say mental attitude is probably the reason please, that shit's pretty not true imo.

[–]prodigy2throw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also worth noting if your test is below 300 you need TRT

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This can simply be avoided by getting enough sun, eating enough red meat and eggs, and lifting

[–]RedPilledGodEmperor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those guys look like a bunch of pussies. Their testosterone levels would probably be fine if they actually lifted weights. They don't look like they even go to the gym at all.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could care less to be honest if you think being a dick makes you look masculine. I just think your insecure and your rants don’t make since so I think your insecure and a little manic.

Source- USMC combat vet, special operations medic, and I got my paramedic for shits and giggles. I was like you for a minute then I realized the more since I made and the more respectful I was to my self and others I could accomplish a lot more.

[–]pisspoordecisions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, props to you for looking into this. Could have used it a few years ago when I got in a fight with some dude about how a diet of literally only eggs would be awful for your cholesterol levels. He was the one who sourced health.gov

[–]amekooky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

please do not waste your money on T booster supplements like I did for years on and off with minimal results/feeling a false sense of validation for "boosting my T"

lift heavy, count your macros that your diet calls for, count your calories and get plenty of rest. the results will come.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm 45 and had my testosterone checked recently. It's at 308! Per Quest Diagnostics that is in their normal range (250-827 ng/dL). That would be normal range for an 80 year old man. Art of Manliness did an article years ago on a few studies showing what testosterone levels should be: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/01/16/normal-testosterone-levels/

The article references:

https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=efEnI1VdmtsC&oi=fnd&pg=PA3&dq=Declining+Androgens+with+Age:+An+Overview&ots=vIRdqQ3RBF&sig=-X1AP3-lXgXB8SCDI0EwH8GOtDA#v=onepage&q=Declining%20Androgens%20with%20Age%3A%20An%20Overview&f=false

https://www.menshormonalhealth.com/normal-testosterone-levels.html

[–]RedPilledRoaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In other words, water is wet.

[–]haroldpeters 0 points1 point  (1 child)

re-buzzfeed - look at these cucks.. what a bunch of loosers.

[–]LCUCUY -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Hit me back when u realize going to the gym won't fix your life lol

[–]RedwallAllratuRatbar -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

yeah im tired of these idiots, as if we don't have already enough ugly guys with 40 biceps

[–]Splatchu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Uh this information is great information and written wth good intentions, but dude. Please stop using the word 'fag' it's incredibly offensive to some people, not everyone on this sub is a straight male. There are LOADS of words in the English language you can use instead of fag or faggot. Have a little empathy and choose wisely