To all my gents:
If you want to get fit, lose body weight, improve your energy levels and mental health, you need to know what your hormone levels are. Here is why, what and how:
After the age of 30 your Testosterone levels begin to drop off. It is important to know what your levels are in detail.
Most people don’t know that there are differences in the type of Testosterone tested.
1. Total Testosterone – this is the sum of Testosterone in the bloodstream but doesn’t tell us how much of this has actually gotten into the cell to have an effect
2. Free Testosterone – is what has actually managed to get into the cell. Here is where the magic happens. Once it is activated in the cell it makes men feel happy, strong and confident. This means muscle growth and sex appeal gentlemen! Who doesn’t want that?
Low Testosterone is associated with:
• Obesity, diabetes and Cardiovascular disease
• Low energy
• Reduced sex drive and lowered fertility
This adrenal hormone is needed to produce energy but if it is imbalanced it can cause unwanted weight gain and trigger cravings. We need this hormone to wake up and get ready for the day in the morning and it tapers off as the day goes on and is at it’s lowest at night when it’s time to sleep.
To all men out there: High Cortisol is a Testosterone killer! That means high stress wipes out al of the hard earned T.
Low Cortisol is associated with:
• High abdominal fat
• Low energy and fatigue
• Reduced Libido
• Anxiety and depression