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Low Testosterone – Health Implications and Natural Remedies for Low T

The Truth About Low T 

By: Al Sears, M.D.

If a man’s energy, drive and ambition have tanked along with his love life, increasing low testosterone — or what some doctors call “low T” — is only half the battle.

Testosterone alone is not enough.

There’s another piece to the puzzle that most guys — and doctors — miss.  Adding that extra piece gives a man more than just a temporary bump in energy. It gives him the kind of swagger most men can only wish for.

The missing piece is called nature’s “energy pump.”

Once it’s “switched on,” energy is driven to every cell, muscle and tissue in the body. The blend of the two gives a man overall life potency.

Potency is more than just getting an erection. It’s having the energy to do EVERYTHING that makes a man feel like a man. That means a boost of physical AND mental performance.

Mainstream medicine is finally catching up

After years of denying that testosterone is essential for a man’s ambition and sexual performance, medical professionals are finally telling guys that boosting low testosterone will help them feel more like a man.

But they’re still decades behind the times.

Boosting testosterone is something doctors “in the know” were doing years ago. And it worked up to a point. It’s better than nothing, but relying on testosterone alone won’t get a man to where he needs to be.

The power to act spontaneously, stay focused, solve problems, generate new ideas and maintain an energy level is just as important as sexual performance.

By using nature’s “energy pump,” and boosting testosterone at the same time, a man may get immediate and long-lasting results.

How it helps:

Sends a rush of oxygen to the brain for better clarity and focus

Supports energy, stamina and endurance over the long term

Galvanizes the heart, lungs and blood vessels                                                                                                                                                                                                         Strengthens the heart’s pumping power and support normal blood pressure

Gives the kind of “functional strength” that helps you maintain independence and mobility

Nature’s “Energy Pump” Drives Power To Where it’s Needed Most 

There’s a simple molecule that turns on a body’s built in “energy pump. It’s called “nitric oxide.”

Nitric oxide (NO) is a gas produced by a single layer of cells that line blood vessels. When NO is released, it causes blood vessels to relax and expand, sending a rush of oxygen throughout the body.

This “energy pump” expands blood vessels, and the increased flow of blood and oxygen that follows, is essential for life.

NO is critical for boosting heart strength, muscle strength, and promoting strong erections. The release of energy can be triggered and gives a blast of energy whenever needed.

When combined with a gentle testosterone booster, a man has the two components of potency, giving him the kind of “get-up-and-go” even a young man would envy.

Meet The Energy Booster That Won A Nobel Prize

The first step to more NO is a simple amino acid called l-arginine. The body uses this amino acid to trigger the release of NO.

Body builders have been using l-arginine for years. Taken before a workout, it gives them a “muscle pump” by getting more blood and oxygen to their muscles.

After its Nobel Prize, research on NO and l-arginine skyrocketed.

Here are some of the highlights:

Flexible, supple arteries and blood vessels are key to good circulation and a healthy heart. In one study, l-arginine helped the blood vessels to function better: Blood vessel dilation increased from 2.2% to 8.8%.

Another study found that taking oral l-arginine helped arteries dilate to help support blood pressure.

More muscle mass and healthy muscle tone makes a man feel stronger, more vigorous and makes it easier to stay fit.

In the bedroom, l-arginine can help with performance. Men taking 2.8 grams of arginine a day, showed a dramatic improvement over the course of two weeks. Similar doses in another study produced a benefit in half the men taking it.

Multiply Gains With Two Additional L-Arginine Boosters

To help give a longer-lasting boost, standard l-arginine may be combined with a specialized form of arginine called Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (A-AKG).

A-AKG is more bioavailable. It’s faster acting and extends NO production, giving a longer-lasting effect.

Another nutrient that acts in combination with L-Arginine and A-AKG is citrulline.

Citrulline turns into arginine in the body and is better absorbed.

When researchers from East Carolina University gave men citrulline for four weeks, the men had a “significant” increase in their blood levels of arginine. The average level of arginine increased by 65%.

Naturally Support Testosterone Levels

Testosterone is a primary masculine hormone. It’s what makes a man strong, smart, quick and aggressive. It’s also what makes him a potent and virile lover.

These testosterone-supporting herbs and nutrients have a track record that’s centuries old:

Tribulus terrestris (puncture vine) has been used in India and Eastern Europe since ancient times. Its legendary status is well deserved.

Tribulus appears to stimulate the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland. LH then travels via the bloodstream to the testicles, where it stimulates testosterone production.

Tribulus is also believed to increase DHEA production by the adrenal glands. DHEA is the precursor that becomes testosterone.

Tribulus has the safety of an herb but has the power to raise levels of sex hormones including testosterone and LH. One group of researchers found it lifted levels of testosterone in a group of healthy men by 30% after only five days.8

Muira puama (potency wood) is a famous aphrodisiac that grows in the Amazon basin in Brazil. It’s been used to help men for hundreds – if not thousands – of years.

Fenugreek is an herb used for centuries in southern Europe, the Mediterranean and Western Asia.

In traditional Chinese medicine, Fenugreek is used to help male potency and loss of desire. In the West, it’s been used to increase libido and elevate testosterone.

As with Tribulus, Fenugreek contains a high amount of the testosterone supporting furostanolic saponins. That means it works in a similar manner, potentially supporting testosterone via increases in LH and DHEA.

Epimedium grandiflorum (a form of horny goat weed) blocks a man’s worst enemy: PDE5. This enzyme – which is more and more common with age – prevents the body from making nitric oxide (NO).

 

About Dr. Sears:

Al Sears, M.D., is a practicing physician with extensive experience in the fields of complementary and natural healthcare.  Please visit www.alsearsmd.com for more information.

(reprinted from) http://holistichealingnews.com/?p=9194

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