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If you have read Master Your T, that’s a pretty comprehensive look at everything you could do and all the information you’d ever want about how to increase your testosterone levels naturally. The number one most foundational thing is overcoming micronutrient deficiencies. The second thing is lowering your exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. If you take those two things and if that’s all you focused on, you would definitely have a huge impact on your natural testosterone because you’re basically eliminating blockers.
Whenever you begin to focus on these things, all areas of your health typically tend to be enhanced and increase dramatically because whenever you are fighting to increase one protective hormone, you’re typically going to be increasing all protective hormones within the body.
The ratios between stress and protective hormones are really important. I tend to think of testosterone as a leverage scenario. If you’re just focused on that, what you’re doing is supporting all those protective hormones at the same time. It has a really big impact on all everything else. Same with thyroid, if you were to focus on thyroid, that’ll have a huge impact across the board.
Just some facts about micronutrient deficiencies. There was a study done a few years ago on a population-wide study in the US. Population-wide statistically, 92% of people are deficient in choline, which is also probably completely correlated to the prevalence of fatty liver issues in people. 35% of people are deficient in vitamin A, 31% in vitamin C, 67% in vitamin E, 74% in vitamin D, 67% in vitamin K, 100% in potassium, 39% in calcium, and 46% in magnesium.
The first thing that pops out is the electrolytes, such important minerals. Obviously, this is a population statistical study. They didn’t measure everybody in the US, but they measured a large group and then took the data there and extrapolated it. But there’s a 100% deficiency in potassium, 39% in calcium, and 46% in magnesium. I don’t see sodium in here, but sodium’s also definitely very high in deficiency. I mean those are significant electrolyte deficiencies that people have when you wouldn’t think so. There’s this huge trend of low salt: ”Don’t eat salt. It causes these problems.” Most people aren’t consuming foods that are rich in these sorts of things.
It’s interesting that vitamin A was deficient because that’s necessary for steroid synthesis. A lot of people, whenever they don’t have the active form of vitamin A, which is retinol, which comes from animal sources, they lack the ability to properly convert cholesterol and different things into the steroid hormones to be converted into all the downstream.
I read a study about deficiencies in vegan and vegetarian diets that were really common and that was one of them. The conclusion of that study was that essentially that most testosterone issues that a vegan or vegetarian would have would come down to deficiencies that they have in the diet as well as obviously also exposure to estrogenic or phytoestrogens because phytoestrogens are extremely common in that sort of diet. Essentially people don’t get enough of these vitamins and minerals at the most basic level.
If you’re deficient in these things, they’re raw materials that your body needs to produce these hormones properly and do the signaling properly and even neuro-transmitters. Everything functions better when you have all the raw materials that are needed for those processes to actually take place. When you’re deficient in them, your body starts to find other ways to get them, and it’s going to pull from other areas. It’s going to take things and convert them into that raw material that it needs. But eventually you hit a deadend because you stop functioning at the healthy, thriving level because essentially just your body’s just stripping from other areas of the body. It’s taking other raw materials, converting them into whatever it needs.
Eventually you run out if you’re not actively providing more into your body, if you’re practicing poor dietary habits, if you’re exposing yourself to estrogenic chemicals that are cascading a sequence of events that leads to these imbalanced feedback loops in the body. If your body, just quite frankly, doesn’t have the raw materials it needs, it’s going to eventually show signs of the suffering that is involved with that. Eventually for guys, low T is a extremely common side effect or symptom.
Let’s talk about like what people can do So you know basically what in you know If people have read master your tea That’s basically a pretty comprehensive Look at like everything you could do and All the information you’d ever want About about how to increase your Testosterone levels naturally I think a Couple of the big things though are just Basically the number one most Foundational thing is essentially Overcoming micronutrient deficiencies And then the the second huge thing is Basically lowering your exposure to Endocrine disrupting chemicals mm-hmm If you take those two things and if That’s all you focused on you would Definitely have a huge huge impact on Your natural testosterone because you’re Basically eliminating blockers mm-hmm And not only your testosterone but Whenever you begin to focus on these Things all areas of your health Typically tend to be enhanced um and Kind of increased dramatically because Whenever you are fighting to increase One protective hormone you’re typically Going to be increasing all protective Hormones in the body and lowering stress Hormones so again those ratios are Really important between stress and Protective hormones but yeah there’s I Tend to think of testosterone as like a Leverage scenario mmm if you’re just
Focused on that what you’re doing though Is actually like supporting all those Protective hormones at the same time Mm-hmm And but leverage wise it’s like a matter Of focus like okay I’m a guy I’m gonna Focus on my testosterone boom and then It has like a really big impact on all Everything else and same with you know Thyroid if you were to focus on thyroid Like that’ll have a huge impact across The board that’s what I I like to dig Into is the thyroid yeah so just some Facts about micronutrient deficiencies There was a study done a few years ago On like a population wide study in the US and a lot of people think oh yeah I’m Not deficient in whatever I like in any Vitamins and minerals like I eat healthy Mm-hmm No you don’t the population wide Statistically 92% of people are Deficient in choline mm-hmm Which is also probably completely Correlated to the prevalence of fatty Liver issues yes people 35 percent of People are deficient in vitamin A 31 in Vitamin C 30 or 67 percent and vitamin E 74 percent and vitamin D 67 percent in Vitamin K 100 percent in potassium which Is interesting 39 percent calcium and 46 Percent in magnesium so the first thing That pops out is like the electrolytes Such important minerals but in but you
Know obviously this is a population like Statistical study and they didn’t Measure everybody in the US right but They measured a large group and then Took the data there and kind of Extrapolated it but a hundred percent Deficiency in potassium thirty-nine in Calcium forty six and magnesium I don’t See sodium in here but sodium is also Definitely very high in deficiency that I mean those are significant electrolyte Deficiencies that people have when you Wouldn’t think so like you would think Like oh you know I get salt or whatever It might in my food and but no mostly Like there’s this huge trend of low salt Mm-hmm don’t eat salt it causes these Problems mm-hmm Most people aren’t consuming foods that Are rich in these sorts of things Clearly if potassium is that high mm-hmm And you can go to like the back side of That to you whenever we have soil Depletion and less nutrients within our Actual food because oil that we grow it In is generally nutrients that are Necessary for yeah I think it’s Interesting that vitamin A was deficient Because that’s necessary for steroid Synthesis and so whenever you’re when It’s like a lot of people whenever they Don’t have the active form of vitamin A Which is retinol which comes from animal Sources they lack the ability to
Properly convert cholesterol and Different things into the steroid Hormones to be converted into you know All the downstream yeah and that’s what I read a study about deficiencies in Vegan and vegetarian diets that were And that was one of them and they the Conclusion of that study was that Essentially that most testosterone Issues that vegan or vegetarian would Have would come down to deficiencies That they have in the diet as well as Obviously like also exposure to estrogen Ik or phytoestrogens because Phytoestrogens are extremely common in In that sort of diet mm-hmm yeah so Essentially like people don’t get enough Of these these vitamins and minerals and At the most basic level this what I Explained this on the order of man Podcast – and and I think it kind of Helped some people turn on a light bulb In terms of the way they think about it But if you’re deficient in these things You their raw materials that your body Needs to produce these hormones properly And do the signalling properly and even Neurotransmitters everything functions Better when you have all the raw Materials that are needed for those Processes to actually take place mm-hmm When you’re deficient in them your body Starts to find other ways to get them Hmm and it’s gonna pull from other areas
It’s gonna take things and convert them Into that you know that raw material That it needs mm-hmm but eventually you Can’t eventually hit a dead end because You you stopped functioning at the I Guess like the healthy thriving level Because you’re essentially just your Body’s like stripping from other areas Of the body it’s taking other raw Materials converting them into whatever It needs eventually run out like if You’re not actively providing more into Your body if you’re practicing poor Dietary habits if you’re exposing Yourself to estrogenic chemicals that Are that are kind of cascading a Sequence of events that that leads to These like imbalanced feedback loops in The body and if your body just quite Frankly doesn’t have the raw materials And needs it’s gonna eventually show Signs of the suffering that is involved With that and eventually for guys you Know low teas is extremely common mmm Sighs a factor symptoms