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Hormone Balance In Men: Why It Matters And What You Can Do

Many men begin to experience hormone decline and imbalance during their early to middle thirties.

This often starts to manifest physically and clinically after the age of 40 when the tell-tale signs of aging really start to show such as loss or graying of hair, wrinkling, loss of muscle mass and/or tone, a growing belly and/or male breast enlargement and even more serious complications like increased risk for cardiovascular disease and prostate problems. 

The prostate gland is highly responsive and sensitive to the presence of male hormones should come as little surprise. It is one of the essential glands involved in male reproductive and sexual function, making much of the seminal fluid in ejaculation. 

Which is why it is important to maintain good hormone balance. So when our hormone levels start to go awry, this important gland suffers many consequences. 

However, that can be easily rectified by following these 4 key steps below…

1) Avoid estrogenic foods and compounds

Surprisingly there are many popular foods on this list that might raise an eyebrow to many gentlemen. 

Soy milk, isolated soy protein, beer, and even grapefruit can all potentially add to the cumulative effect of estrogenic-like compounds in a man. 

While I don’t advocate eating either soy milk or isolated soy protein for anyone, occasionally a beer or grapefruit may still be fine for a man concerned about hormone balance. 

That said, they should not be major parts of the diet for any health-conscious male.

Furthermore, pseudo-estrogenic compounds in soft plastics and cross-contamination from female partners using estrogen creams are important for men to avoid supporting optimum male hormone balance and production of testosterone (i.e. ‘T’). 

Ben’s Estro Clear can be a great ally in helping men with excessive levels of estrogens and pseudo estrogens better eliminate them safely through the bowels. 

2) Exercise the right way

Too excessive or intense over-exercise can deplete a man’s T levels dramatically as well as negative impacts on immune function, energy, and more.  Similarly, not being very active and overly sedentary diminishes T production as well as growth hormone, important for regeneration and youthfulness. 

So it is important to not go too far in either extreme for long-term optimal hormone levels and balance.  Consider short segments of strength training and interval training with yoga four to five times weekly to stay in ideal shape and avoid going in either extreme direction too far!

3) Minimize stress

One of the reasons why testosterone levels continue to drop in men world-wide also relates to the high levels of chronic stress many men are under.

All of the body’s hormones are produced from cholesterol and in times of stress, the body can divert the production of other hormones (namely progesterone but also testosterone and others potentially) to make more cortisol (i.e. your stress hormone). 

So when you are chronically stressed, you are actively diverting production from all of your other important hormones in lieu of cortisol, causing hormonal imbalance and depletion amongst your many other hormones. 

Practicing regular meditation, yoga, Qi Gong or Tai Chi or more simple things like deep breathing, Epsom salt baths, and listening to relaxing music can cumulatively help dial down that stress.

4) Understand and use the power of ayurvedic herbal medicines

In addition, so much of a man’s good health and sexual function depends on good hormone levels and a healthy prostate. Therefore it is extremely useful to realize the benefits that some Ayurvedic herbs can offer to men in these regards.   

Mimosa Pudica: Mimosa is a double-threat herb, providing powerful aphrodisiac properties as well as a potent erectile aide, helping many men overcome ED issues.

Tribulus Terrestris: This is an all-star herb which is known to reliably increase levels of testosterone, luteinizing hormone (involved in sperm production), DHEA, and DHT.  Moreover, it is known for being a potent aphrodisiac and supports optimal circulation by dilating blood vessels, thus supporting healthy blood pressure

Crateva nurvala: Both a kidney and prostate tonic, Crateva is known especially for being helpful with UTIs (especially a concern for men who have to use catheters), kidney stones as well as the nagging problem of BPH, affecting so many guys over 50.

Ben’s Prostate Healer: Combines all of these incredible herbs and MORE into one formula, thus providing an all-around tour de force supplement for any man serious about his prostate, sexual, and reproductive health! 

I hope you have understood the importance of hormone balance and how good levels can be maintained via the use of my 4 steps. Feel free to drop a comment in the box below and share your opinions on hormone balance…

Sources

  1. Ahmad H, Sehgal S, Mishra A, Gupta R. Mimosa pudica L. (Laajvanti): An overview. Pharmacogn Rev. 2012;6(12):115–124. doi:10.4103/0973-7847.99945
  2. Kumar DG, Deepa P, Rathi MA, Meenakshi P, Gopalakrishnan VK. Modulatory effects of Crataeva nurvala bark against testosterone and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced oxidative damage in prostate of male albino rats. Pharmacogn Mag. 2012;8(32):285–291. doi:10.4103/0973-1296.103654
  3. Gauthaman K, Ganesan AP. (2008). The hormonal effects of Tribulus terrestris and its role in the management of male erectile dysfunction–an evaluation using primates, rabbit and rat.. Phytomedicine. 15 (1), p44-54.

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