First, to address the question if “marijuana lowers testosterone”, the answer is yes. There are clinical studies showing this.1-6
THC, the active ingredient in pot… can decrease LH and FSH, which signals your testes to produce LESS testosterone.1-6
It also negatively affects female hormones (estrogen and prolactin), stress hormones (cortisol and adrenals), and growth hormones.1-6
All of this could result in muscle loss, fat gain, depression, “man boobs”, impotence, and similar negative effects.1-6
Obviously, smoking pot once in a while isn’t going to cause long-term issues with your testosterone. However, there are studies showing that “chronic” usage can cause problems.
Plus, I’ve seen the negative effects on my clients and professional athletes – both in performance and blood tests.
Now, I’m not here to tell you to stop using marijuana – this is your life, and I’m not here to judge it. I just want you to be as healthy AND happy as possible. Obviously, the fewer drugs the better.
However, If you’re worried about your testosterone levels – whether you smoke pot or you want to continue using marijuana … or you just want to improve your performance, look young, increase your drive and feel better – then make sure:
- Eat well – less processed foods.
- Exercise – lifting weights is the best.
- Sleep as needed – at least 6-7 hours.
- Take specific herbs, vitamins and minerals that can double or even triple your testosterone levels NATURALLY …