There is a great deal of discussion taking place concerning testosterone and some ways that men can boost their testosterone levels. In these discussions, the distinction between free testosterone and unbound testosterone is presented. It is free testosterone that produces the male characteristics and provides the greatest benefit associated with testosterone.
Understanding the positive function of free testosterone leads to the question of whether or not bound testosterone can be converted to free testosterone, and if so, then how? The truth is that bound testosterone is bound to protein molecules that inhibit it from functioning in the manner in which free testosterone functions. Bound testosterone goes through a natural process in which it becomes separated from the protein molecules that inhibit its function.
The problem is that the same issues that cause the low production of testosterone in aging men also slow down the natural process of separation between the testosterone and the protein molecules. There are several steps that you can take to expedite the process, which will subsequently free your bound testosterone; increasing your active testosterone levels.
Gonadotropin (GnRH) is the primary functioning hormone that facilitates the boosting of the body's testosterone levels. This is the first step to helping your body produce more testosterone, but it also plays a significant role in allowing bond testosterone to free itself. This is because the lower testosterone levels become in the body, the more difficult it becomes for bound testosterone to free itself.
Adaptadogens are some the best ways to do this. You can take a natural testosterone booster, like TestRush, which can be extremely useful for the purpose of stimulating the hypothalamus; subsequently increasing its ability to produce GnRH.
Reduce Estrogen Levels
High estrogen levels can wreak havoc on the body's ability to produce testosterone, and it can also block the body's ability to free bound testosterone. The process of reducing estrogen is an effective way to increase higher levels of free testosterone in the body, and it is effective in young and older men.
Estrogen becomes involved in the testosterone production process through what is known as the feedback loop. In this process, a small amount of free testosterone is converted into estrogen, subsequently prompting the hypothalamus to stop the production of GnRH. When this happens testosterone production falls drastically.
Diet and Exercise
When it comes to increasing the level of free testosterone in the body, the importance of diet and exercise cannot be overemphasized. Both, diet and exercise play a major role in increasing the normal function of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for the production of all hormones, including testosterone.
The consumption of healthy foods, in appropriate proportions produce a variety of phytochemicals that help nourish your endocrine system; increasing your testosterone levels, which will help in the conversion of bound testosterone to free testosterone.
In addition to having a proper diet, exercise stimulates the nervous system and the endocrine system glands, which also serves to increase hormone production. The best exercises are high intensity workouts that are short in duration. Be sure to keep your workout under 60 minutes. At the 40 minute mark your body begins to produce hormones that are counterproductive to testosterone production. You can always split your intense workout into two to three separate workouts that are spaced far enough apart in the day not to negatively impact the production of testosterone.
Basically, the best way to assist your body in freeing the bound testosterone in your system is to take steps to increase the total testosterone levels within your body, providing the optimal conditions for the conversion process.
Sammy Markson Jr. is a professor at Penn State, who loves being a nitty lion. He is also a tenured profession who teaches in the health sciences department.