Do Testosterone Boosters Work?—Choose Research Over Marketing

A muscular man's torso with his left arm outstretched can be seen. In his outstretched hand, he is holding a number of pills that could be testosterone boosters.

On the shelves of a health store, fitness supplement store, or online marketplace, you’ve undoubtedly seen the testosterone boosters for sale—supplements promising a natural route to raising testosterone levels, boosting muscle mass, and increasing sex drive. But do these OTC testosterone boosters work? It’s always recommended you go with science over marketing, and research shows…

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Low Testosterone and Inflammatory Foods: A New Study Supports the Connection

A dietician writes in a notebook near a bowl of vegetables. Scientists are studying the connection between low testosterone and inflammatory foods.

Inflammation has a bad reputation, but it is an important contributor to your body’s natural defense system. Inflammation is your body at work, either protecting itself from illness or promoting healing when injured. However, the link between chronic, sustained inflammation found in various parts of the body and a variety of serious health issues is well…

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Exercise—Not a Treatment for Clinical Low Testosterone

Three men are performing sit ups on the floor of a gym. Exercise is not a cure for clinical low testosterone.

Muscle mass and strength are important as men age. Mounting evidence indicates these factors indicate a longer life expectancy, whereas frailty is associated with morbidity. One of the primary factors in determining the body’s ability to maintain muscle mass is a healthy testosterone level—responsible for initiating a number critical bodily systems that must be functioning…

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TRT and Increased Strength—The Method of Treatment Matters

A shirtless man trains in a dark gym, taking advantage of the increased strength gains he experiences from TRT.

One of the telltale symptoms of low testosterone (hypogonadism) is a loss in lean muscle mass and overall physical strength, a condition known as sarcopenia. Studies have shown that one of the primary benefits of restoring healthy testosterone levels through Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is slowing or reversing this decline, with many patients experiencing a steady increase…

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Nutrition and Hormones—Does Food Make a Difference?

A collection of vegetables is laid out on a white table against a white background. Nutrition can positively affect your hormone balance.

Nutrition and Borderline Low Testosterone Levels Alcohol Consumption and Testosterone Levels The Effects of Alcohol on Testosterone Production in Men and Women Moderate Alcohol Consumption: Little Need to Worry Excessive Beer Consumption: A Cause for Concern Foods That Could Lower Testosterone Levels Avoid Hydrogenated Oils Reduce Sugar Intake Misinformation Surrounding Soy The Source of the…

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