Lets talk about the big T for a moment. Testosterone is considered to be the most important hormone in men and is always associated with sex drive. In general testosterone is a general promoter of overall health and well being. It plays a great role in sperm production, bone health, muscle growth, the way men store fat, libido levels, red blood cell production and even plays a major role in ones mood.
These are all important reasons why we need to maintain healthy testosterone levels. One simple habit to aid in this process is to drink herbal teas on a daily basis. Its time to ditch those green and black teas and try something that is going to increase your man hood, boosting testosterone and libido levels.
Horny goat weed Tea
This Chinese herb is believed to be efficient in boosting testosterone levels for both men and women. It contains a compound known as ‘icariin’, which is believed to be responsible for the testosterone boost. Icariin has also been proven by studies to increase nitric oxide production, allowing greater blood flow into the penis. Horny goat weeds testosterone boosting properties can lead to faster muscle growth and fat loss. Horny Goat Weed also contains at least 37 different flavonoids making it an extremely strong antioxidant. An increase in antioxidant intake will naturally help fight at keeping cortisol levels low.
There are many other great benefits of trying horny goat weed, Check out this post for more information (10 health benefits of “Horny Goat Weed – Epimedium).
When taking a dried leaf form of horny goat weed it is recommended to take Around 3 to 9 gms of this herb, when taken with tea. For a reliable dried horny goat weed leaf its best to source it from your local herbal tea supplier or you can try this highly rated tea on amazon.
Red Korean ginseng Tea
Panax ginseng is a anchient adaptogen herb which has been used for thousands of years.It is grown primarily in eastern Asia and is believed to be the best herb for masculine health, including testosterone production.
Ginseng has many health benefits which all help increase overall health and testosterone levels. Some of these benefits that aid in testosterone production are:
- Strengthens Stress Resistance- Adaptogens help the body adapt to stress, which may assist in keeping cortisol levels stable allowing for greater testosterone production.
- Antioxidant support–Helps keep cortisol levels stable allowing for greater testosterone production
- Regulates DHT levels – Some studies show that Ginseng helps T levels by inhibiting 5 alpha reductase enzyme, which converts T to DHT. This is favorable considering that DHT is an even manlier androgen than Testosterone.
- High blood glucose is one of the biggest causes of low testosterone Ginseng and is known to significantly lower blood glucose levels in humans (study). This will obviously help increase testosterone production.
Red ginseng is also proven to increase nitric oxide production which allows for greater blood circulation throughout the body including the penis and may even help treat erectile dysfunction (study).
Lets not forget that this herb is one of the most researched adaptogenic herbs to date. There is no reason to believe why it wouldn’t be beneficial to your T levels.
Maca root tea
First of all there is a lack of scientific evidence that maca increases testosterone production. The reason why I have it on this list though is because it has unique properties and is considered one of the world’s natural “super foods“. Any foods containing as much nutritional value as maca can only be beneficial for your testosterone levels. Although clinical studies on Black maca have shown it provides benefits to sperm production and fertility.
Maca is also a great option because it does increase libido and erection quality. And yes these claims have been backed by clinical studies. The root contains a compound called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate which is claimed to have supposed aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing qualities.
Drinking these teas on a daily basis is an easy step to increasing your T levels. Lets not forget these teas have many other health benefits besides increasing T levels. Tea formulas are also a great affordable option as well and tend to be way more reliable than dodgy testosterone products. With teas you can actual do your own inspection just by viewing, tasting and smelling your product. Sounds like a smarter option to me.