Today I’m going to reveal 7 clinically proven ways to quickly and naturally increase your FREE testosterone levels. No drugs.
Now, in a previous video, I discussed the difference between TOTAL and FREE testosterone levels. The pros and cons of each.
Now, one of the primary ways to increase your FREE testosterone is by lowering your sex-hormone-binding globulin (SHBG)
Today I’ll let you know how this can be easily done and what I personally do in my own life.
For men, some of the symptoms of high SHBG include [19, 20]:
- Decreased sexual development (in teenagers)
- Decreased sperm concentration and motility
- Decreased sex drive
- Reduced testicle size
- Breast growth, also known as gynecomastia or “bitch tits”
- Decreased body hair
- Reduced bone and muscle mass
- Increased belly fat
- Decreased energy and motivation
As you can see, these problems are similar to having low TOTAL testosterone.
So, let’s quickly discuss the 7 ways to naturally LOWER your SHBG, so you can increase your FREE testosterone levels.
Keep in mind that I’m going to list the BEST ways, no drugs and I’m going to keep it simple. Nothing complicated… so you have NO excuse not to take action today.
1 – Lower Estrogen & Prolactin
As estrogen levels increase, so does SHBG. Also, as estrogen levels go up, testosterone levels typically come DOWN due to different negative feedback mechanisms.
One of the best ways to lower your estrogen is to simply lose body fat. Your fat cells produce estrogen all on their own.
Fat also increases the aromatase enzymes, which convert your testosterone to estrogen. All the things we do NOT want.
Obviously, losing fat can be difficult and takes time.
So, you can also take natural supplements, such as:
- White button mushroom extract
- Vitamin B6, more specifically P-5-P (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) – helps lower prolactin, another “female” specific hormone
2 – Increase Growth Hormone (GH)
Naturally increasing your GH will help lower excess estrogen levels.
Ironically, TAKING exogenous and hence, injectable GH can actually increase your estrogen & prolactin levels
Honestly, the best way to increase GH levels is to get deep, quality sleep and that means going to bed before midnight and don’t wake with an alarm.
If you have a hard time sleeping, there are natural supplements that help promote deep quality sleep and increase natural GH production at any age.
3 – Improve Liver Health
Since SHBG is mainly produced in the liver, liver damage can result in abnormal SHBG levels
Almost all drugs will cause stress on the liver. Obviously, so does alcohol.
So, reduce the drugs and take supplements that support liver health.
The favorites that I personally take are:
- Milk Thistle
4 – Eliminate Drugs
As I just stated, many drugs are bad and increase your SHBG, directly or indirectly.
Indirectly, by putting stress on the liver.
Directly would be Marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, and many OTC drugs such as pain killers and sleeping aids.
5 – Lower Stress & Cortisol Levels
I think we all know stress is bad for you in so many ways. And this includes SHBG.
One primary reason for this is as stress hormones such as cortisol go up, so do SHBG and at the same time, both testosterone and GH come down.
Again, all negative.
Obviously, we can’t eliminate stress from our lives, but you can naturally lower cortisol and stress hormones.
Just know that at the very least, get better sleep. And yes, there are very potent and natural supplements that will also lower cortisol levels.
Just one last note – you want cortisol levels to be low at NIGHT, not during the day.
All hormones have pros and cons.
This is why I take my cortisol-lowering support supplements after my workouts and before bed. Before bed is the most important.
6 – Improve Diet
Diet, as with everything else, is very important.
When it comes to lowering SHBG, make sure you are eating enough animal protein and the good kind, such as:
- Pasture-raised, free-range red meat, eggs, and chicken
- While caught seafood, such as salmon. And if you don’t like fish, make sure you take some omega-3 fish oils.
However, most importantly is making sure you are eating enough carbohydrates. The good, natural kind – such as fruits, vegetables, white rice, yams, and so forth.
Yes, low carb diets – such as keto or carnivore do lower free testosterone levels and increase SHBG.
Carbs increase insulin and insulin is a VERY powerful hormone, especially for lowering SHBG and increasing both TOTAL and FREE testosterone levels… as well as GH and IGF-1
7 – Take Specific Supplements
I’ve already listed some supplements earlier for lowering SHBG and increasing free testosterone levels, indirectly.
However, there are specific vitamins and herbs that work DIRECTLY. The best are:
- Zinc should also be taken with copper.
- Vitamin D3, which should also be taken with Vitamin K2
- Tongkat Ali, Testofen, Horny Goat Weed, Tribulus, Fadagia and a couple of others.
I take an all-in-one supplement that contains all these ingredients.
So, it’s easy and convenient for me, and obviously less expensive than buying everything separately.