HOW TO MAKE YOUR TESTOSTERONE HEALTH A PRIORITY IN 2023.
January is upon us once again and it’s the time of year that we make promises to ourselves about things we’re going to do better, or not do at all, in the next 12 months to come.
The most common New Year’s resolution to make is a commitment to improving your health.
Sadly only 8% of people will actually end the year achieving their goal.
Don’t let this be you this year!
The fact is the more precise and targeted we can be about the goal we set, the easier it is to put in place. Let’s look at why you need to take care of your Testosterone health in 2023 and most importantly, how to do it successfully.
WHY ALL MEN SHOULD PRIORITISE THEIR TESTOSTERONE HEALTH AS T- LEVELS ARE RAPIDLY DECLINING?
Let’s go back to Testosterone basics.
Testosterone levels are at a global all time low, having decreased by 50% in 50 years due to lifestyle and environmental factors. Urgent solutions are needed.
What you also might not know is that your testosterone production peaked at age 19!
If you lead a healthy lifestyle in your twenties and did not indulge in too many Testosterone damaging behaviours (poor diet, drinking, less than 7 hours sleep and keeping an optimum weight and ensuring you have no nutrient deficiencies), your Testosterone production should have remained consistent.
However, as we know, this is rarely the case anymore which is why 1 in 5 men now at this age have low Testosterone already.
In your thirties, levels start declining 1% a year and by your 40’s this accelerates to 1-2% and this is where you start noticing the symptoms. If you continue to do nothing, this can lead to serious and chronic health conditions as low testosterone is one of the leading causes of premature death.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY'S NATURAL TESTOSTERONE CYCLE.
Unlike female hormones, testosterone is produced every single day on a 24-hour cycle. It replenishes overnight, in line with the circadian rhythm, with its highest levels first thing in the morning.
Hence why men often wake with an erection and why the lack of wood is usually the first sign of low Testosterone.
Alongside this, many of the nutrients vital for boosting testosterone production (all of which are in all our power powders), are water soluble. Great for a powder to liquid product like ours but for vitally, this means they body cannot store them.
This is why it’s essential to ensure DNA products are taken daily to power Testosterone production and ensure you have all the nutrients needed at a cellular level to make hormones.
Like most things in life. consistency is key. Missing a day here and there won’t matter long term but as testosterone is produced on a 24-hour cycle (replenishing overnight), inconsistently taking DNA products will completely impact how well they work.
Maintenance is also vital to ensure levels are kept optimal as without daily attention it is easy to become deficient again or move into sub optimal levels.
Let’s look at ways you can add DNA powders in your day.
THE POWER OF STACKING HABITS
TIP 1 – IDENTIFY A CURRENT HABIT
Research has shown that one of the best ways to build a new habit is to identify a current habit you already do each day and then stack your new behaviour on top.
The reason habit stacking works so well is that your current habits are already built into your brain. It’s a powerful and proven strategy to turn new actions into daily habits which supports the 24 hour cycle of T production and why DNA powders are daily drinks.
TIP 2 - TIMING
Morning is the best time to take DNA powders if you can as you will max the benefits of the energising B-Vits that should help you power through the day ahead.
Finding an existing morning habit to stack this to is ideal. Keep away from coffee where you can for max absorption.
TIP 3 – A NEW HABIT IN JUST 30 DAYS
Research on NASA astronauts showed the brain requires approximately 30 uninterrupted days for new neural connections to form – creating new habits.
This ties in nicely with the 30-day servings in your DNA blends.
TIP 4 – STOP CHASING THE QUICK FIX
There’s no such thing in health. Optimal wellness, disease prevention and healthy ageing require commitment and ongoing good decisions daily. The chances are your testosterone levels have been low for some time and as you are also challenging further age-related decline, its vital that you commit to restoring your levels over 6 months+.
Even TRT full benefits take up to two years so be patient and congratulate yourself that by taking high dose nutrients daily that your body needs to work optimally, you are moving towards health than away from it.
Stick with it – the good stuff is left to come.
If you’ve discovered a routine that works for you, we’d love to hear about it so we can share your tips with the rest of the men in our MANimal Kingdom. We know there’s power in a pack!
FINAL TIP – CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Like most things in life. consistency is key. Missing a day here and there won’t matter long term but as testosterone is produced daily, inconsistently taking DNA products will completely impact how well they work. It will also negatively impact your body’s ability to rectify any nutrient deficiencies you have that may be impairing your master hormone controller (the endocrine system) in forming the building blocks of testosterone.