Did you know?
A recent study conducted by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology discovered that testosterone production begins to decline at the young age of 22. By the time a man hits his mid 30’s, optimal testosterone production has all but “petered out” for a variety of reasons including: nutritional deficiency, environment, stress and toxins. By age 35 most men suffer from decreased strength, sex drive, energy and metabolism.
WHY DO MEN NEED TESTOSTERONE?
Testosterone is the key hormone separating the men from the women, and the men from the boys. It is a type of naturally produced hormone classified as an androgen (hormones that are required to develop male characteristics) responsible for that youthful energy and vibrant sex drive well into your 30’s, 40’s and beyond. Most of what makes us feel like men requires testosterone. Testosterone regulates sex drive, increases lean body mass, solidifies bone density, boosts energy and contributes to a strong, confident demeanor. Where health is concerned, testosterone is the king of hormones.
ANDROPAUSE A.K.A. MAN-O-PAUSE (THE MALE MENOPAUSE)
Andropause may be compared to female menopause, although andropause is a much slower process taking decades to complete making men unaware of (and somewhat unresponsive to) the slow degradation.
WHY DOES ANDROPAUSE OCCUR?
While andropause may appear like a normal part of the aging process, it is proven that men in previous decades and centuries had higher levels of testosterone. This problem is a product of our current environment and lifestyle: