This system wide reduction of testosterone creates a lot of unexpected challenges for most men. Such as a drop in physical capability, sexual drive, and in many a profound negative impact on personality.
A positive relationship exists between (GH) growth hormone and testosterone in men. Enhancing growth hormone levels exerts a positive effect on testosterone levels by boosting gonadotopins, the hormones that direct the testes to produce testosterone and sperm, and by suppressing cortisol, a hormone antagonistic to testosterone.
Functionally, hgh and testosterone work together to build muscle and bone, and to facilitate fat burning.
There is a synergistic action between hgh and testosterone. Research into hgh decline shows testosterone does not facilitate growth in the absence of hgh.
In addition, testosterone depends on hgh and its anabolic properties, testosterone’s sexual action is negatively impacted where hgh levels has declined.
Researchers have shown hgh and testosterone are friendly (to each other) hormones.
Testosterone Dietary Factors
Research findings point to a number of critical facts about the impact of diet on hormone levels. Studies show a positive relationship exists between dietary fat and testosterone levels for men.
While this does not mean that if you eat more fat your testosterone levels will increase, however, experts agree that a low-fat diet can testosterone levels to decrease.
A Penn State University study identified the strong relationship between dietary fat and testosterone.
Study results revealed subjects consuming an average fat diet displayed higher testosterone levels than those eating a low fat diet.
Researchers also showed the impact of dietary fat on testosterone levels was closely related to the type of fat consumed. Specifically, monounsaturated and saturated fat cause testosterone levels to raise, but polyunsaturated fat doesn’t.
Proteins are one food that have been shown to facilitate testosterone creation. Health experts agree, a daily diet with high levels of protein is a healthy choice for testosterone production. The dietary fat Omega 3 has also been identified as critical to testosterone levels increasing.