A ‘new’ man is born at 40
SOME believe that men above the age of 40 are most attractive to women, in terms of maturity, financial stability and life experience.
However, studies have shown that men’s hormone levels begin to deplete at this age, causing a number of signs and symptoms that may affect their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Depleting hormone levels, particularly testosterone, affects many aspects of a man’s life, including his emotions, physical build and sexual performance.
Testosterone will start to deplete between the ages of 35 and 65, causing symptoms of “andropause” or “low T” – one of the main triggering factors of mid-life crisis in men.
The severity of “low T” symptoms differs from one man to another. A decrease in testosterone as men age is normal but a drop to below normal levels will lead to a higher risk of testosterone deficiency.
Symptoms include depression, fatigue, loss of motivation, low sexual drive, bone and muscle tissue loss. Furthermore, a lower concentration of testosterone can increase the risk of developing age-related diseases, depression and infertility.
Low testosterone levels have been scientifically proven to be associated with heart disease, depression, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cognitive disorders and osteoporosis. It also leads to poor quality of sleep.
Through various mechanisms, testosterone has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system.
It helps to prevent internal blood clotting, increases blood flow to the heart and improves endothelial function – all of which help to control blood pressure levels.
The heart is not the only organ that benefits from healthy testosterone levels. With normal levels, men enjoy:
– Increased muscle strength – Decreased body fat
– Better insulin sensitivity (lower blood
– Better mobility
– A greater sense of well-being
– Denser bones
– Increased potency
– Better mood
– More energy
– Better mental function
– Clearer speech
– Higher HDL cholesterol levels Apart from combining regular exercise with a healthy diet rich in mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, there are a number of treatments that can help.
If you would like to give natural therapies a try, a safe and effective way to increase your “T” levels is by supplementing with a well-researched, patented plant ingredient called Testofen.
It is a unique fenugreek seed extract standardised to 50% Fenuside with the ability to improve muscle mass and male functions, properties not seen in any other currently available non-standardised fenugreek extracts.
A study showed that 85.2% of men age 25 to 52 receiving 600mg of Testofen per day for six weeks, experienced an overall positive effect on male functions as early as three weeks into the study, as well as increased muscle strength, energy levels and well-being. The formulation had no impact on mood or sleep.
Men between the ages of 18 and 35 who combined exercise with 600mg of Testofen a day for at least one month showed a significant increase in muscle mass and strength.
Testofen was also proven to be well tolerated by all in the study.
It is classified as safe (GPO-US Government Printing Office) with no adverse effects on kidney function, liver enzymes and blood biochemistry.
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Studies show that total testosterone decreases by approximately 30% in healthy men between the ages of 25 and 75.