Call Oak Health today or book an appointment online to find out how using evidence-based, practical and sustainable diet and lifestyle changes, as well as herbal and nutritional supplementation as adjunctive treatment habit change, it is possible to naturally boost testosterone levels and address the underlying causes of why your hormones are low. This will increase your overall quality of life and vitality.
Don’t fall for fads and supplements marketed to men for boosting testosterone levels. Testosterone boosting supplements is a billion dollar industry, enticing men with quick fixes and instant results. Most don’t work and have little evidence behind them. This is because they don’t address the real underlying causes of low testosterone levels, which are a lot harder to change, compared to taking a pill. But nobody wants to hear that.
NOTE: Testosterone is measured as total and free testosterone. Getting measured isn’t the end of the story, though, since the range can vary a ton. So you’ll have to do your homework to figure out if you need to take action.
The reference range for measuring testosterone can vary a lot from lab to lab. A recent study showed that the bottom of the range can be 5.55–10.4 nanomoles per liter, or nmol/L (160–300 nanograms per deciliter, or ng/dL), and the top of the range can be 25.17–39.18 nmol/L (726–1,130 ng/dL). So if your levels are measured at 9.71 nmol/L (280 ng/dL), you may or may not be considered as having “low testosterone,” however you may or may not have symptoms. Also, two different men, with the exact same normal to low testosterone levels can feel completely different. One may have symptoms and feel lousy, while the other may feel great. This is because there are likely other factors at play other than testosterone as it is known that while 40% of men over 45 have low levels, only 10% experience symptoms as a result of their low levels. This could also be a reason as to why boosting testosterone levels in some men that have low levels, makes no difference and other feel great.
Lastly, if you had high levels and they plummeted, your situation is different from that of someone who’s always had moderately low levels. There is no one best level.