Testosterone is a natural human hormone, produced by our bodies. Testosterone goes into the blood, where it circulates alongside the other hormones the human body utilizes. In the case of testosterone, it plays a key role in a number of major activities:
- It affects how the body uses and produces proteins, which affects how quickly and effectively the muscles of the skeleton grow.
- Testosterone also boosts the cardiovascular system by helping blood vessels maintain their network throughout the body, and also working alongside the hormone that directly produces red blood cells.
- Testosterone is even helpful in the regeneration and maintenance of the bones of the skeleton.
The diet affects testosterone production. So does stress level, how physically active one is, and even sun exposure can play a role. Vitamin D, for example, is critical for testosterone production. Nutritional sources can provide it, but so can sunlight absorbed into the skin. One dietary component that can harm testosterone production is alcohol, so those looking for peek performance should consider the role any drinking might play in becoming an obstruction to reaching desired goals.
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- 1Levels of testosterone can be determined by a simple blood test.
- 2Testosterone affects metabolism, bone growth and the cardiovascular system.
- 3Testosterone was used by players during the 1936 Olympic Games.
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Everyone and their mother knows that beets are good for you, but does everyone know why?
Packed with phytonutrients (“phyto” being the Greek word for plants), vitamins and minerals, beets provide support to many systems of the body from digestion to energy levels.
- Bodies convert the nitrates found in beets to nitric oxide, which helps improve oxygenation levels in the blood and overall circulation.
- The antioxidants and fiber act like natural cleansing agents, helping with the detoxification of toxins and heavy metals in the blood and giving the digestive tract a gentle flush to support a healthy elimination process.
- Consuming whole foods like beets is an excellent way to reduce the immune system from triggering ongoing harmful levels of high inflammation.
- Healthy blood pressure, stamina, and detox are just a few of the immune boosting benefits of beets. According to a study done on beetroot juice.
- Beets may stimulate cell production, which can protect your skin from premature aging and wrinkles. It’ll also keep your brain young by preserving it with nitrates to improve blood flow.
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