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The truth of Testosterone

How much of Testosterone is needed to stay “healthy”?

According to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology 4, the optimal testosterone according to this study is above 550ng/dL. Higher levels of testosterone decrease the prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and body fat mass. Men with total testosterone above 550ng/dL have 30% lower risk of cardiovascular events.

Testosterone level can be boosted up naturally by nutrients loaded diet and exercises. By increasing testosterone, men can drop weight, feel good, and act differently.
There are certain nutritional supplements that would help the body naturally produce testosterone too.


Phosphatidylserine has been established as a safe oral supplement capable of attenuating the serum cortisol and creatine kinase responses to acute exercises stress. It has been reported to improve measures of overtraining such as perceived muscle soreness and wellbeing. Phosphatidylserine supplements have the potential to attenuate the serum cortisol response to psychologically induced stress.

Phosphatidylserine supplementation benefits subjects suffering from mental stress. It is to improve mood when faced with a stressful mental task. Men took phosphatidylserine woke up in the morning with lower blood levels of cortisol.

Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate juice extract can dramatically shut down or decrease the Aromatase enzyme, that in turn, dramatically slow down the conversion of Testosterone to Estrogen. By inhibiting aromatase, pomegranate extracts can contribute to the maintenance of a healthy ratio of circulating estradiol concentrations to circulating testosterone concentrations.

Once pomegranate juice gets into the gut microflora, the Pomegranate extract transformed into the active constituents called “urolithin derivatives.” Urolithin derivatives are to inhibit aromatase. Also, pomegranate has a spectrum of botanical nutrients that nourish brain and body. They decrease prostate and breast cancer incidents. It is also a potent antioxidant and reduces the level of oxidative stress throughout the entire body.

Low Glycemic Antioxidant-Rich Diet

Many men today are likely experiencing low testosterone because they are not eating the right foods. Most Americans miserably fail to eat enough amounts of antioxidants they need on a daily basis to reduce oxidative stress. Failure to consume antioxidants on a daily basis will lead to mitochondrial dysfunction caused by oxidative stress. Low Glycemic Antioxidant-Rich Diet is able to control insulin since insulin and testosterone are inversely proportional. If insulin is high, testosterone is low, so we want to eat low glycemic diet.

We can do our best by encouraging our patients to eat an antioxidant-rich diet. Another antioxidant that penetrates the Leydig cells of testicles and decreases oxidative stress. The patient can take Astaxanthin since it can decrease musculoskeletal pain and joint complaints. Astaxanthin has a half-life of 12 hours that is radically different from the other antioxidants. If you take astaxanthin early in the morning, when you get up and late at night, you have pretty much covered the entire oxidative stress clock.

The researchers state that because of astaxanthin’s unique molecular affinity for lipid-rich tissues, it penetrates the Leydig cells of the testicles and allows the testicles to do their job with regards to producing testosterone and sperm more efficiently.


There is the right way and wrong way to exercise. High intensity short duration is what we are looking for. High intensity interval training is now called “burst exercise” that produces an optimal endocrine response. Low intensity long duration exercise does not produce an optimal endocrine response.

Exercises are the most potent thing a man can do to improve his testosterone and to reset his circadian sleep pattern, so he sleeps better and more restful every night.
If our goal is to create an endocrine response to boost testosterone, all we have to do is 10 minutes of intense exercises every day. 10 minutes of intense interval training daily will pronouncedly, improve testosterone in healthy men.


Sleep is very important for improving testosterone. If you can get your patient to exercise with intensity 10 minutes a day, you can significantly reset and improve the circadian rhythm, and immediately, they will sleep better at night. So, exercising with intensity works magic because it really resets our circadian rhythms and hormonal clock.

If your patients have persistently low testosterone, you need to find out how much they are sleeping at night because most men cannot sleep less than 7.5 hours to maintain optimal testosterone levels.

This is an area you have to take a look at because some men are, because of their work schedules, getting around 5 hours of sleep every night, and that is just not enough sleep for them to maintain healthy levels of testosterone.

Men with lower testosterone levels have lower sleep efficiency with increased nocturnal awakenings. Low testosterone was significantly associated with more periods awake after sleep onset and lower sleep efficiency. Also, low total testosterone levels are associated with less healthy sleep in older men.


The truth of Testosterone, Wai Acupuncture & Integrative Chinese Medicine in Longwood, Florida