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Old 06-01-2012, 04:21 PM
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I'm a 23 year old male with 520 testosterone.

I'm depressed, fatigued, tired all the time, moody, and have weak erections

I just looked at some data and men with 520 testosterone are usually in their late 50's and early 60's. When I asked my doctor if that was good he said that was a normal number and that the average is in between 200 to 900...well that's a fucking big margin.

So when I did research on my own I actually found out that number is too low especially with the symptoms I'm experiencing, it means I'm lacking testeronome that my body naturally used to make
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:55 PM
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Try to get a copy of latest 'Life Extentiom' magazine--excellent article.
You need to also know estrogen ratio. 520 actually not too bad, but
what is your estrogen ratio?
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Its the amount of free testosterone which is available which is important. This can depend on factors such as SHBG level, the sex hormone binding globulin, as well as the amount that is being converted to Estrogen.

Conversion of testosterone to estrogen lowers testosterone levels. In younger men this is usually seen in being overweight and 'man boobs'.

Eating a high refined carb diet of mainly processed foods will lower T along with stress, inadequate sleep and smoking marijuana and lack of exercise will also lower T among younger men.

As Donee says LEF have a good article on the subject this month which answers most questions about why men have low testosterone.

https://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/...roversy_01.htm
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Its the amount of free testosterone which is available which is important. This can depend on factors such as SHBG level, the sex hormone binding globulin, as well as the amount that is being converted to Estrogen.

Conversion of testosterone to estrogen lowers testosterone levels. In younger men this is usually seen in being overweight and 'man boobs'.

Eating a high refined carb diet of mainly processed foods will lower T along with stress, inadequate sleep and smoking marijuana and lack of exercise will also lower T among younger men.

As Donee says LEF have a good article on the subject this month which answers most questions about why men have low testosterone.

https://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/...roversy_01.htm
yeah I am kinda overweight and have man boobs, and no one else in my family has weight problems, they are all real thin for the most part

what kind of Doctor do I need to go to?
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:27 PM
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You could try a Naturopathic doctor. Enter your zip code in the box on this website to get your nearest ND and check by phone that he does Testosterone balancing before you make an appointment.

https://www.naturopathic.org/
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yeah I am kinda overweight and have man boobs, and no one else in my family has weight problems, they are all real thin for the most part
There's your problem.
And the title of your thread is. What can I do to fix my testosterone naturally?

The most effective & long term way to fix your problem & to boost your sinking testosterone levels is through weight loss & exercise. Excess body fat elevates your estrogen levels, but you don't want to starve yourself to lose weight.. ONE POUND a week. You can do it! I read somewhere that your brain will shut down testosterone production to wait out 'famine' if you cut your calorie intake by more than 15% plus your body needs a ready supply of calories (30% fat calories, good fats) to make testosterone, plan out your meals to avoid your hormone levels from plummetting. It's going to be a long process, but you're only 23 years old & a 520 testosterone level isn't bad considering your situation.
It can be improved easily through lifestyle change & exercise. If you want help with weight loss, all ya gotta do is ask

Do you take perscription drugs? Ever had a testicular injury or have a undescended testicle?

Do you drink alcohol? Alcohol affects the endocrine system, causing your testes to stop producing testosterone;

Do you get enough sleep? If you don't get 7 or so hours of sleep a night it can mess with your circadian rhythm.



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Oh and I hope this is not just a mental thing. I hope I'm not just telling myself to feel better because I know I'm taking this supplements. lol.
Supplements are a quick fix, not a long term solution. Why are you making supplement companies richer when you can change this yourself?

If you haven't tried strength training before, this is a pretty good guideline for a beginner.
https://exercise.about.com/cs/exbegin...egstrength.htm
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I forgot to mention boron.

Boron helps you keep the calcium that you take in so you don't get osteoporosis. It also helps women make estrogen and men make testosterone.
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Its the amount of free testosterone which is available which is important. This can depend on factors such as SHBG level, the sex hormone binding globulin, as well as the amount that is being converted to Estrogen.

Conversion of testosterone to estrogen lowers testosterone levels. In younger men this is usually seen in being overweight and 'man boobs'.

Eating a high refined carb diet of mainly processed foods will lower T along with stress, inadequate sleep and smoking marijuana and lack of exercise will also lower T among younger men.

As Donee says LEF have a good article on the subject this month which answers most questions about why men have low testosterone.

https://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/...roversy_01.htm
Are you familiar with the products that diesel boy recommended?
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Are you familiar with the products that diesel boy recommended?
No, Im generally in favor of testoterone supplementation being monitored by a health practitioner who can at the same time adjust and monitor other hormones such as estrogen and SHGB.
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You can take LOW DOSE DHEA give it a try for a month, 5mg max

or you can take the following

Astaxanthin 6-8 mg a day
Saw Palmetto extract 1 a day
Fenugreek capsules 1 a day

Try that for a month
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There is a plethora of T boosting supps that are all-natural, herbal-based, formulations that will help you with this issue. My favorite is Activate Extreme made by Driven Sports.

Sustain Alpha by Primordial Performance
Diesel Test Hardcore by Get Diesel Nutrition

These two others listed above are also stellar for boosting T. Keep in mind these are marketed towards bodybuilders and such, but a low dosage would suffice just to get your T levels where they should be. Hope that helps.
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There is a plethora of T boosting supps that are all-natural, herbal-based, formulations that will help you with this issue. My favorite is Activate Extreme made by Driven Sports.

Sustain Alpha by Primordial Performance
Diesel Test Hardcore by Get Diesel Nutrition

These two others listed above are also stellar for boosting T. Keep in mind these are marketed towards bodybuilders and such, but a low dosage would suffice just to get your T levels where they should be. Hope that helps.
Do you need to order these products online?
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Thanks for everyone's help.
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Yes, online.
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Just an update. I've started taking Activate Extreme, I've noticed I'm starting to feel better. It says the recommended time to use is 6-8 weeks.

I'll probably go check out an endocrinologist after the 8 weeks even if I'm feeling better.

I'll post my T results after the 8 weeks in case anyone is wondering, and for future members that want to know about the product.

Goodnight.

Oh and I hope this is not just a mental thing. I hope I'm not just telling myself to feel better because I know I'm taking this supplements. lol.
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