Could Testosterone Boosters Help You?

Testosterone is the male sex hormone, and it has an important role to play in energy, strength, muscle growth, recovery, sex drive and general well-being.

Men, after puberty, naturally have quite high testosterone levels.  The ‘normal’ level of testosterone is a range, and it can vary from person to person ( As men get older, their testosterone levels will decline according to this article –, and this is normal, but with good nutrition, plenty of sleep, and some resistance training it is possible to keep yourself fit and to make the most of your natural testosterone levels. Some men have low testosterone because of health issues, but some find that their bodies do not produce as much testosterone as they could because of issues with their diet and nutrition.

Testosterone boosters can help men who are generally healthy, but who are not producing as much testosterone as their potential genetic permits. Testosterone boosters can work in some different ways. Some of them contain herbal remedies that work to encourage the body to produce more testosterone. Some include specific proteins, fats, or other building blocks of testosterone that will support the body to make the hormone itself. Some support hormone production by promoting better sleep or otherwise creating the environment that is generally conducive to muscle repair and recovery.

There are many things that a man can do to improve his testosterone levels. Testosterone boosters can provide you with a helping hand, but lifestyle changes can be important too. It is important to understand that body fat can have an impact on hormones, and a man with a high body fat percentage may have more estrogen (the female sex hormone) than the average man. This can have a negative impact on their wellbeing. For many men, weight loss can help them to feel the benefits of testosterone better.

If you are active, well rested, and still feeling weak, tired, drained or otherwise out of sorts, then taking a testosterone booster could give you the edge that you need. These supplements are not steroids. They are a more natural way of working, and they simply support the body to do what it already does.

If you try boosters and they do not work, or you feel incredibly unwell, then it is worth going to the doctor or a wellman’s clinic and asking to have your testosterone levels tested to rule out any underlying pituitary issues or other health problems.

Stroke Prevention and Getting Enough Sleep

Strokes are probably one of the more debilitating and disabling health downturns we could have if we survive one at all.

Healthy weight and healthy eating lower our risk, but now, one thing we can have in our diet could protect us from stroke, that comes from an encouraging report to be published tomorrow in the Journal of Neurology.

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy way to eat and very beneficial for our hearts.

It comprises of fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and includes olive oil. In this study of over 7 thousand people who reported they used lots of olive oil, the researchers also found a 41 percent lower risk of stroke when compared to the people who used no olive oil.

So olive oil might be the protector against that awful attack on our brain vessels that’s called a stroke.

So what I tell people is that olive consumption is good but to keep in mind that we don’t know how much you should take and that olive oil is a fat. However, it is a good fat so we encourage people to substitute bad fats with good fats

In another story, we have more information on women’s sleep out today from sleep experts.

Many of us, both men and women, use weekends to try to catch up the snooze we didn’t get enough of during the week. And while we may feel more rested, sometimes it’s not enough, because our brain functions don’t recover totally.

But one study reported today finds that women don’t suffer the effects of sleep deprivation as much as men do.

The researchers think that is because women, when they do sleep, get “deeper” sleep and that is what protects them more when they’re deprived of sleep.

That’s one for the women.

And another sleep study reported today looked at pre-schoolers and what happens when they don’t get enough sleep. The study involves about 6,860 children with analyses controlled for gender, ethnicity and family income

While most moms can probably tell you what happens, this scientific research found this: Kids not getting enough sleep at home might make them more likely to be hyperactive and inattentive in Kindergarten.

“ADHD is usually diagnosed during the school-age years, but the onset of hyperactivity and impulsivity starts much earlier”, said the researcher.

Doctor’s recommendation: toddlers to age 3 should get 12 to 14 hours of sleep, and preschoolers and kindergarteners need to get 11 to 13 hours. So doctor’s orders: see that those little ones get their sleep.