6 Super Effective Ways to Destroy your Testosterone Production Naturally

I have written A LOT about increasing natural testosterone production, but I have never actually made any posts about lowering testosterone levels. I mean there are probably people out there who want to lower their T and feel like shit.

You know? The guys who are scared that they’ll become too manly or too aggressive or some other bullshit explanation for as to why high T would be a bad thing.

So what I have got you for today, is a list of 6 simple steps that will completely destroy your testosterone production. If you want to get low testosterone levels, please follow the steps in this list, and if you want to do the exact opposite – which I highly suggest – then consider this as a “how-not-to list”.

Let’s begin:

1. Sleep Less than 4 Hours per Night

lack of sleep lowers testosterone levelsLack of sleep is very important if you want to continuously suppress your natural testosterone production.

And it’s a quick way to do so too. You’ll see results in just days and your testosterone will plummet HARD, that’s a guarantee.

Don’t believe me?

Just take a look at the science…

a) In this study Gov et al. had 531 healthy men as test subjects to see how sleep affects T production. They found out that the group of men who slept 4 hours per night, had 60% less testosterone in their serum than the fellows who slept for 8 hours per night.

b) In this study from Penev et al. the researchers saw that the men who slept for roughly 4 hours a night had 200-300 ng/dl T in their serum, as opposed to the men who slept for 8 hours who had 500-700 ng/dl.

So as you can see, just by sleeping less than 4 hours a night, you can easily halve your testosterone levels, and as an added bonus, you’ll feel like a zombie everyday! That’s just awesome, and hey, at least you don’t become too “aggressive” or masculine 😉

2. Eat Like a Fitness Enthusiast

eat like fitness people to get low TThis is probably one of the best ways to destroy your natural testosterone production.

Hire yourself a personal trainer from your local gym, and tell him to craft you a healthy diet.

9 times out of 10 the result will be a “clean” low calorie diet with high protein, low carbs, and low fat.

Seems healthy right? Ain’t this what every health and fitness “guru” preaches about?

a) Being on a calorie deficit is well-known for its ability to lower testosterone levels (even though this is mandatory if you’re a fat-ass looking to lose weight).

b) High-protein diets are detrimental for testosterone production (study, study, study, study).

c) Low-carb diets are known to be very bad for testosterone production (study, study, study, study).

d) Low-fat diets are the worst offender. Without fat, you’re lacking the essential building blocks of the big T (study, study, study, study).

If you want to say goodbye to the natural production of the most anabolic hormone of the human body, start eating like a fitness enthusiast. Listen to every little piece of info they have to tell you on bodybuilding forums, and by all means never look at the real science for answers.

3. Hit the Gym on a Daily Basis

hit the gym daily to suppress testosterone productionExercising is a good thing for testosterone production, especially if you follow a strength training routine that activates large amounts of muscle volume at the same time.

But exercise can also be your tool in lowering testosterone.

To suppress your testosterone with training, you have to do lots of it. So much that your stress hormone (cortisol) levels rise a lot.

Once your cortisol goes up, testosterone goes down. Simply because High T and chronically high cortisol can’t co-exist.

Hit the gym hard everyday and you will skyrocket your cortisol, which again, destroys your testosterone.

Oh, and in case you’re not that much into gyms, you can also start training for marathon runs. Hours of endurance training every day will sap off your testosterone production too. Maybe do them both? While also eating like a fitness enthusiast. I can guarantee that you won’t have any testosterone molecules in your serum to even measure soon.

4. Become an Alcoholic

alcohol and binge drinking lowers testosterone levelsAlcohol and the endocrine system is not exactly a match made in heaven.

It has been demonstrated countless times in science that the more alcohol (ethanol) you drink, the lower your testosterone, and the higher your estrogen levels will be (study, study, study, study, study).

But there’s one kind of alcohol that I would say is the worst offender, or if you want to destroy your testosterone levels: “your best pal”.

Beer.

It’s main ingredient is hops, and hops contain two very potent testosterone lowering compounds…

…The first one is 8-Prenylnaringenin, an extremely potent phytoestrogen. 8-PN is so estrogenic in fact, that the women who pick it up by hand, experience menstrual problems

…The second offender is a compound called xanthohumol, which directly blocks testosterone production inside the testes.

NOTE: Low amounts of alcohol, such as glass or two of wine or liquor, won’t damage your testosterone production. In fact small doses of liquor taken post-workout can actually increase free-testosterone levels.

So if you want to suppress your testosterone production, hit the bar.

5. Become a Vegetarian

become a vegan for low testosteroneLet’s say that you want to start protecting animals and at the same time would also like to suppress your testosterone levels.

What would be the best thing to do?

Become a vegetarian obviously.

Study after study, has confirmed that grass-eating men have significantly lower testosterone levels than meat-eaters (study, study, study, study, study).

This is caused by a mix of several factors: vegetarians don’t eat enough saturated fat, they eat too much polyunsaturated fat, they don’t eat enough cholesterol, and animal protein is superior to plant-based proteins when it comes to testosterone production.

And that’s why vegetarians/vegans have almost always low testosterone levels, or in some cases “normal” total testosterone levels, but extremely low levels of bio-available free testosterone (because of high SHBG).

6. Get Fat

obesity causes low testosterone levelsThink of Muhammad Ali punching you directly into the ballsack. Multiple times. Everyday.

That’s what being fat does to your testosterone production.

Being fat is like a testicular nuclear bomb. It saps away the life from your gonads. And it also neutralizes the testosterone that eventually reaches your bloodstream.

And it gets better. The fatter you are, the more aromatase enzyme your body produces, and the more aromatase enzyme you have, the more of your testosterone molecules will be converted to estrogen.

As if that wasn’t enough, belly fat also neutralizes the conversion from testosterone to DHT (more potent male hormone).

Remember, it’s not the weight on the scale that matters, it’s the fat. Adipose tissue. Lard, or whatever you may call it. If you want to have low T, simply increase your fat percentage.

Conclusion

I’m sure most of you guys already understood that this is a post of things to avoid.
In no way, shape, or form should you do any of these thing if you want to remain healthy, active, and awesome.

Like I said earlier, consider this as a how-not-to post.

However, if you truly want to lower your testosterone levels, go ahead and follow these 6 tricks.


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6 Super Effective Ways to Destroy your Testosterone Production Naturally was last modified: July 20th, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala
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Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance.
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  • Ryan

    That last bit on testosterone converting to DHT, wouldn’t you want to prevent that? Since DHT is a big factor in male pattern baldness I mean. I had not idea it was a more potent form but I’m also not ready to lose my hair, even though it might be genetically unavoidable.

    • There’s some info out there that DHT would be to blame for male pattern baldness and prostate problems. However recent research has debunked most of these claims, and the current evidence shows that it has more to do with estrogen messing up with DHT, rather than DHT alone.

      DHT is in fact the king of all androgens and it’s stronger than testosterone, but they seem to affect different areas of the body too.

      Whereas testosterone is linked to increased muscle mass, improved lipolysis, etc. DHT is linked to sexual function (and sexual organ growth), and body hair growth. Etc.

      Here’s an interesting study debunking the DHT’s the claimed prostate enlargement problems: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=746453

      “10-fold increase in serum DHT levels had no significant effects on prostate size, serum DHT, and International Prostate Symptom Score, suggesting that the modest increases of serum DHT seen after testosterone treatment may not have a clinically significant effect on prostate health”

      This answer was probably a bit messy, but all I’m saying is that the demonization of DHT in mass media is starting to become pretty ridiculous. The media tends to completely forget the fact that without DHT, all men would become eunuchs and the human race would seize to exist.

    • http://suppversity.blogspot.fi/2013/10/creatine-dht-hair-loss-prostate-cancer.html

      And here’s something I found from one of my favorite blogs, suppversity:

      “Even at the risk of sounding like a smart ass, I do not want to forgot to mention that the “oh so dangerous” increase in DHT/T levels the scientists emphasize in their conclusion was found to be associated with a reduced risk of hair loss (-35% risk reduction) in 315 male subjects who were stratified with regard to age, race, and case-control (Demark-Wahnefried. 1997).”

      • Ryan

        Thanks for the replies and the references to those studies. The gist of it is that DHT itself, as far as the research goes, is unlikely to be the main culprit as far as male pattern baldness goes. And as usual, excess estrogen is to be avoided haha.

        That’s a lot of information to crunch, guess I need to read up way more than I have on the subject. Thanks again.

  • Ryan

    Hey Ali,
    I train 6 days a week! How often would you recommend to train? Thanks again.

    • Depends a lot on intensity and weights, I’m currently writing a “how-to” post on exercise and testosterone, which should answer this question more in detail.

      I personally workout 4-5 times a week, with high intensity and quite heavy weights. But I can do this because I can set my own work times and sleep for as long as I want.

      Back when I was still a car mechanic, I worked out 3 times a week.

  • rob

    Good spirit ali brilliant stuff your putting up and good information thanks champ

  • Josh Abrhams

    Re: Carbs.

    You definitely need adequate carbohydrate to produce testosterone but remember that refined carbohydrates like processed grains, pasta etc are not the answer.

    Fruit and simple whole grains like white or brown rice are safe options.

  • Mahmoud

    Is it possible to get high testosterone with a small exposure to bpa? Since its not easy to completely stay away from reciets and newspapers

    • Yeah, just don”t bathe in the stuff :D, I sometimes fiddle around with newspaper and stuff, and I know some BPA will get into my system, but it’s not a biggie if you can avoid it for most parts of the day.

  • I haven’t looked too much into the female endocrine system, but I would assume that it’s healthy in a same way for them as it for us. They don’t have balls so no worries about increased testosterone 😀

  • Hmm, I can’t think of anything, except for sleeping naked and on your back 😀

  • Anything that goes above 40-50% in protein I would say is a high protein diet.

    That’s interesting, I don’t know how I missed that. Maybe older men need more protein to maintain their muscle mass and this has something to do with SHBG regulation. I’ll have to look into that.

  • Mike Robins

    Hi Ali- My doctor wants me to take an aromatase inhibitor but it contains 8-PN from hops. should i stop?

  • bahadur

    Ali, your writing is so seductive and entertaining, and also very easy to understand, things you write easily gets inside someone’s skin. I don’t worry about testosterone anymore, because i now naturally do things that boost testosterone. it has become a habit. its been weeks i haven’t had singal thought of testosterone but i still maintain the testosterone friendly lifestyle without even thinking about it..Everything got inside my subconsious mind….Thank you so much