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Natural Testosterone Booster

What if I told you that I knew of a supplement that was a natural testosterone booster of 30% or more? I hope that you’d put me in a hammerlock until I gave you the name of this little miracle worker! Well, actually, you don’t need to put any sort of WWE hold on me, because it’s actually not a supplement that is such a powerful testosterone booster – it’s your mind.

Your attitudes about life, about yourself and about sex have a profound impact on your testosterone (and libido for that matter). Psychology is incredibly important for all guys and is arguably the most powerful of all the natural testosterone boosters. 

Now, before I go on, I want you to know that I am not saying that low testosterone is "all in your head".  Some of you have had bad experiences with doctors regarding low testosterone and/or erectile dysfunction where the doctor said or implied it was all psychological on your part and that is certainly not always the case.

That's not what I'm talking about here:  I'm talking about using your mind as an actual testosterone booster that is completely natural and totally free.  There's nothing to feel guilty about:  I am simply giving you a "mental supplement", if you will, to take as part of your solution. Below I am going to give you some key ways to use your attitude and your outlook on life as a legitimate natural testosterone booster.

"But I want a pill", some of you are probably saying.  Well, forget that idea:  the FDA has banned every legitimate testosterone booster that has hit the market.  6-OXO is a classic example.  The manufacturer had a synthetic steroid in this supplement and it definitely increased testosterone according to several studies.  Of course, it was just a matter of time before the FDA yanked it off the shelves. Other supplements, including prohormones such as Mark-McGwire-made-famous androstenedione, have suffered the same fate.

The bottom line is that anything that is a significant testosterone booster will go away and you are much better to rely on natural means.  Plus, if you try everything on this site to boost your testosterone naturally without success, then the testosterone booster you should really try is your body's own bioidentical hormone, i.e. Hormone Replacement Therapy, instead of some synthetic annd untested steroid-like product added to a supplement.

Natural Testosterone Boosters: Winning and Competition

Researchers have found what us males have discovered instinctively: winning and winning attitudes stimulate testosterone (and dopamine) levels. Losing and losing attitudes are, in contrast, anything but a natural testosterone booster.  As you might expect, they actually depress testosterone levels. The rush, the high of competition effects everything if you are male. Like it or not, that’s part of what life for us guys is all about. Long term non-competitiveness and losing in any area of our life is just not good for us. Sure, a few losses are good for the soul and build humility and all that. But don’t stay there. Feeling like a loser is hormonal death.

Numerous studies have shown just what I’m talking about:

  • Testosterone levels rise shortly before competition. [2]
  • Testosterone levels of winners are higher than losers.
  • Mood elevation must be present for winners to increase testosterone.
  • For the winner to experience augmented T-levels, the win must matter to the winner and the winner must feel that he has played a role in the victory.

There's another key mental condition that can be a powerful natural testosterone booster:  sexual anticipation.  In another link I cover how Sex itself can increase testosterone. But it turns out that just the anticipation of sex does the same thing. 

Let’s look at just one example of the effects of psychology on testosterone: research has shown that there is a large difference in testosterone levels between married and unmarried males. Who do you think has the higher average testosterone? If you guessed unmarried, you’d be right. Married males have significantly lower testosterone levels on average.

Of course, for those of us who believe in the merits of monogamy, this is disturbing to say the least. But there is a subtlety here that escapes the initial analysis:  single life is a testosterone booster likely because of competition rather than any, in general, huge disappointments with their wife or married life.  Competition is, after all, one of the keys to raising testosterone.

That is why, married or not, you must battle for your woman's heart.  You need competition.  You need the anticipation of battle, romance and you-know-what. O mighty T–warrior, you must, above all else, never give up.  Giving up is the surest way to lose the key to that natural testosterone booster that I am presenting you with.  Don’t get arrested or anything, but without competition and a winning attitude, you'll be swimming upstream..

Does anticipation of sex really make a significant difference? And what kind of numbers are we talking about?  One study of Air Force vets found unmarried males with up to 20% higher average testosterone readings than married males! If your testosterone is sitting at a marginal 360, that’s around 70 points. Ouch! And think of it going the other direction: getting your attitudes healthy and active regarding sex and romance can could be a natural testosterone booster of up to 70+ points as well.

Another study found that men who had cheated or would consider cheating had considerably higher testosterone levels.  In fact, their testosterone levels were as high as single males. [3] Of course, I'm not suggesting you cheat as a testosterone booster.  What good will it do you to jack up your testosterone by 25% but have brain damage after a frying pan hits you in the back of the skull?  However, I am suggesting that you build your life around a good, healthy dose of competitive endeavors, including those in your relationships.

I've concentrated on relationships above, but studies show that sports of all kinds are also excellent and natural testosterone boosters.  In fact, several studies have shown that just the anticipation of a competitive sporting event (in which one participated of course) significantly raises testosterone. [4]  The same holds true after matches, for winners.  [4][5]  In fact, the studies show that winners boost their testosterone for several hours after competition.

Does it have to be a sport with strenuous physical activity?  The answer is no:  one study showed that chess can be a significant testosterone booster. [6]  Again, the key attribute of a legitimate psychological testosterone booster is not so much activity but rather competing and sometimes winning while you're at it.

CAUTION:  Negative attitudes and mental states, such as Depression and Stress, have been shown in studies to whack testosterone.  I would go so far as to say that if you want to neuter yourself, just wake up each morning with a “I’m a worm” attitude. For example, one 1999 study showed that depression not only whacked nighttime and 24-hour testosterone levels but, just as bad, raised cortisol by 68%!  [1] (Cortisol and depression will destroy your brain.  For more information, read about these effects on the Brain.)

So, again, for a completely natural testosterone booster, build as many of these ideas as you can into your life:  winning, a winning attitude, competition, sexual anticipation.  Your mind - it's the ultimate testosterone booster.

CAUTION:  It generally takes at least a month before you can feel any change in your testosterone levels.  Remember:  tissues, receptors and neurotransmitters take a while to rebuild. Anything that you try to increase your testosterone must be implemented for a minimum two month test period.

REFERENCES:

1) Psychosomatic Med,1999,61:292-296

2) Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 1998, (21):353-363

3) J of Personality and Social Psych, Oct 2006, 37(11)

4) Hormones and Behav, 1989, 23: 556-571

5) Aggressive Behavior, 1981, 7: 215-224

6) Social Psychology Quarterly, 1992, 55:70-77


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