You know about testosterone, right?
It’s the hormone of male sexual desire and virility- and what makes us men.
You probably heard by now that your testosterone levels drop with age… triggering a loss of sexual desire, erection strength, muscle tissue… while gaining in belly fat and man boobs.
But that’s only a partial truth.
That’s because most of your testosterone gets LOCKED UP almost IMMEDIATELY after its produced- rendering it “bound” and unusable.
In order for testosterone to perform its magic — it’s got to be Free.
When testosterone is released — a protein called “sex hormone binding globulin” — or SHBG for short – quickly snatches testosterone and binds it! Locks it up. And SHBG-bound testosterone becomes biologically inactive.
SHBG-bound testosterone is why it’s possible for medical tests to show you have “normal” total testosterone levels — when you’re actually LOW on the Free testosterone your body can only use!
Those tests record all testosterone in your bloodstream — including the inactive and useless SHBG-bound testosterone!
10 foods and vitamins that lower your body’s SHBG
- Brussel sprouts
- Olive oil
- Wild caught salmon (omega 3 fatty fish)
- Tongkat Ali
- Vitamin D