The Lowdown on Low T
Men over 40: If you’ve been feeling the strain of the low energy, moodiness and failing libido that are common with low testosterone, you’re certainly not alone.
I’m sure you’ve heard plenty about “low T” lately, especially now that the airwaves are flooded with ads for “T” replacement drugs.
What causes “low T” and its symptoms? Let me break it down for you. Starting at puberty, your Leydig cells work tirelessly to pump testosterone into your system at levels that keep you full of energy, with toned muscles and a strong libido. It’s like a fountain of youth that you hope will never run dry.
Unfortunately, between the ages of 40 and 70, the average male loses nearly 60% of his testosterone due to the deterioration of these Leydig cells.
And while this decline can start out so gradually that it is hardly noticed, for many men, at some point it becomes a life-altering freefall. Some may call it a death spiral.
Why Your Remaining Testosterone May Be Practically Useless
The decline in testosterone that most men face can be devastating. But to make matters worse, nature has another nasty surprise that renders most of your remaining “T” useless.
You see, by the time you turn 60, only about 2% of your testosterone is “free” and able to work its energy, mood and virility-boosting magic. The rest — some 98% — is made inactive by SHBG, which binds to testosterone and makes it completely non-usable in the body.
Combine the age-related testosterone drop-off with the effects of SHBG, and it’s inevitable that you’ll experience flagging desire and declining bedroom performance. You might even start thinking you’ve become “old and grumpy.” And no wonder, since 98% of your testosterone has gone AWOL!
Make no mistake, low testosterone can lead to health consequences much more serious than simply robbing you of the activities you relished as a younger adult.
Results from a clinical study detailed in the Archives of Internal Medicine show that after age 40, men with low testosterone are 88% more likely to die within four years than those with normal testosterone.
A Scientific Breakthrough for Men Over 40
Thanks to a remarkable advance in natural testosterone support, you can now safely and naturally boost flagging energy, improve your mood, regain your libido and restore the excitement in your bedroom — without the risks of pharmaceutical drugs.
This is important, because reigniting those intimate moments — and acting on them — is vital to your overall health and wellness, and the best way I know to keep you and your partner growing young together for the rest of your lives.
Of course, the pharmaceutical industry is spending billions of dollars trying to convince men that to maintain an active love life, they need ED or testosterone replacement drugs. But more and more experts on the cutting-edge of research are learning that this approach is not effective, and worse yet not even remotely safe.
These Solutions Aren’t Always What They’re Cracked Up to Be
Many widely advertised solutions just dump loads of synthetic testosterone into your bloodstream via injections, gels and pills. My advice to you — avoid these like the plague, even if your doctor tells you that they are perfectly safe. Hormones are tricky things and manipulating your system in this manner can create all kinds of unintended consequences.
The good news is, you can raise your free testosterone levels naturally and safely, and this will help you restore the passion in the bedroom. In fact, you’ll kick off an amazing new chapter altogether, because healthier “T” levels will increase your daily energy … uplift your mood … renew your stamina and virility … and even promote better sleep at night.
“Free Up” Your Own Testosterone — and a Lot of It
For many men, it’s not the reduced overall testosterone that’s holding them back — it’s the fact that their existing testosterone is swamped by SHBG. They simply don’t have enough “free T” to get the fires burning.
If you could reduce SHBG and inhibit its binding effects on testosterone, you’d raise your own active testosterone levels just like that. And recently, scientists uncovered a natural solution that does the job and does it extremely well. It’s called tongkat ali, and experts are calling it a miracle for men. The root of this shrub has been used for centuries to enhance virility, however, only recently have advances in science shown how it really works.
A 2012 study of late-onset hypogonadism (adverse performance symptoms caused by testosterone loss) found that tongkat ali significantly improved scores on the Aging Males’ Symptom (AMS) scale, an international assessment tool used in screening for low testosterone.
Even more impressive is the way it increased serum testosterone concentrations. The percentage of men with normal “T” levels rose from 35.5% to an amazing 90.8% in just 4 weeks! That’s impressive!
A second study of andropause (often called “male menopause”) reported equally dramatic improvements in older-male performance and satisfaction. After three weeks of 100 mg tongkat ali daily:
- 73% reported improvement in their performance
- 82% stated improvement in their psychological well-being and confidence
- 91% of the men reported improvement in the overall quality of their bedroom life
When scientists looked at the bloodwork, they were shocked to see that SHBG levels decreased in 66% of the men, while the Free Testosterone Index rose for 73% of the participants. These clinically verified changes certainly explain the improved results and the enhanced physical and psychological effects.
But remarkably tongkat ali is not the only solution that works to increase your free testosterone levels. Happily…
There’s a Second Healing Herb That Neutralizes Libido-Draining SHBG
You may already be familiar with nettle root because of its known ability to ease a swollen prostate. Now scientists are excited about its impact on male virility, too.
As I explained earlier, SHBG inactivates your “free T” by binding to it. Nettle root does the same thing to SHBG. It contains lignans that bind with SHBG and make it unable to affect testosterone. In fact, it includes the lignan with the highest SHBG-binding affinity of all.
Indeed, SHBG binds more readily to nettle root than to testosterone. In effect, it works like a downfield blocker taking SHBG out of the game so that more of your active T can roam the field. Your “free T” levels will increase, and the extra support for your prostate health is a great added benefit.
Consider This Little-Known Free-Testosterone Booster From India
Fenugreek is a popular herb in India, where it has been traditionally used to enhance male libido and masculinity. Once again, modern science shows that generations of natural healers have been onto something good all along.
One recent study of men taking fenugreek with minerals found that participants experienced improvement in arousal and strength of sensation. Another study found it helped men increase free testosterone levels compared with the placebo group. And yet a third study reported an increase in bioavailable “T” among men taking fenugreek over an 8-week span.
Science has shown how tongkat ali, nettle root and fenugreek help boost your “free T” levels, and that adds up to greater physical desire and confidence. So now let’s look at ways you can help the actual mechanics of an active love life.
Bedroom Excitement Without a Prescription
Epimedium, also known as horny goat weed, has been used to boost male potency for hundreds of years. Regular use can bring about stronger, more spontaneous moments of excitement, just the way you remember them.
Its power lies with an active ingredient called icariin, which blocks an enzyme called PDE-5. Believe me, PDE-5 is no friend to the middle-aged man. By blocking PDE-5, icariin helps to quickly restore your ability to perform in the bedroom. Other studies indicate that icariin may also increase blood levels of nitric oxide, which helps blood vessels dilate, allowing the penis to become more readily and fully engorged.
So if you’re worried about weak performance, then a PDE-5-inhibiting, nitric oxide booster like epimedium is just what the doctor ordered (except you don’t need to see a doctor to get it). Put it all together and…
Your Confidence and Your Bedroom Life Will Be Soaring Again
Tongkat ali, nettle root, fenugreek and epimedium stand out for their libido-fueling and performance-boosting effects. They’ll help you banish “equipment worries” and supercharge your confidence, and that’s like filling your tank with the highest-octane fuel on the planet.
After all, the thought of “What if I can’t…” won’t exactly put you in the mood. But thinking like this will no longer cross your mind. So you can turn your entire attention to the sheer, uninterrupted pleasure instead, and savor every exciting minute of intimacy.
Buyer Beware: But before you rush out to purchase these four amazing herbs and start downing them by the handful, please shop carefully. I can’t stress this enough because too many of my readers have been duped by supplements that overpromise and underdeliver.
The #1 Problem With Male Potency Supplements Today
Maybe you’ve noticed all the performance-boosting supplements that have hit the market in recent years.
The bad news is that most of these formulas don’t work well because they skimp on the key ingredients needed to achieve optimal results.
But the #1 problem is low-quality ingredients. Many manufacturers buy the cheapest herbs they can find to boost their own bottom line. Many are low-potency imposters that bear little resemblance to the herbs used in clinical testing.
Tongkat ali is a good example. It’s the most powerful natural “free T” booster I’ve seen, but too many formulas use cheap forms that don’t measure up in potency, aren’t used in the research that produces the impressive results, and too often include unwanted contaminants.
How can you make sure you’re getting the quality you want for the confidence-boosting results you deserve? Here are my foolproof tips that have helped thousands find what they are looking for.
The Advanced Tongkat Ali, Created by University Scientists and Researched in Multiple Studies
One form of tongkat ali stands out above the rest. It’s called LJ100®, and it was created by a team of university scientists who set out to develop the most effective standardized form of this powerful herb using today’s most advanced nutraceutical processes.
LJ100® delivers a ratio of 40% glycosaponins and 22% eurypeptides, which are the active ingredients shown to promote elevated “free T” levels, energy and well-being as well as performance enhancement. It’s produced using a patented reverse-osmosis, water-extraction technology that ensures the highest quality, potency and safety with every serving.
In fact, LJ100 was used in both tongkat ali studies I cited earlier, and in many others, so you can be sure you’re getting the form most respected by the scientific community.
Next, make sure any formula you consider has enough LJ100 in every serving. The performance study I cited — where 91% of men reported improvement — was based on a 100 mg daily serving. Don’t consider any formula that provides less.
LJ100 may well be the biggest breakthrough in male virility support yet. Even more exciting, many experts believe that its impact can be further intensified when teamed up with other known potency boosters.
The Powerhouse Virility Formula with Full LJ100® Support
As you may be aware, in addition to my work as Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, I run a company called Stop Aging Now, which has been making premium-grade nutritional dietary supplements for over 20 years. We won’t sell any nutrient or formula until it has been confirmed to be beneficial and safe by multiple studies that meet the highest scientific standards.
When LJ100 burst onto the scene, the company’s Scientific Advisory Board and I were quickly convinced that it was the male health “game-changer” we’ve long waited for. We began developing a full formula based around it that would help men fire up their libidos and perform better than they have in years. The result is a breakthrough we call T-Juvenate®.
For a limited time, Live in the Now readers can get T-Juvenate for as low as $19.95 a bottle — plus free shipping. I encourage you to take advantage of this great deal. Click here to take advantage of this special offer.
I’m convinced you’ll be thrilled with its ability to help you enjoy an active love life through your middle years and well beyond. Here’s why:
Optimal Levels of LJ100®: You get the recommended amount — 100 mg — of the world’s finest tongkat ali extract in every capsule. This patented breakthrough ensures optimal potency and peace-of-mind purity. Other formulas use cheaper, weaker forms of tongkat ali that may be filled with unwanted components.
A Powerful Supporting Cast: You’ve seen the evidence that nettle root and fenugreek also work to raise active testosterone. Then there’s epimedium, shown to improve erection strength and lasting power. These three ingredients combine with LJ100® to boost free testosterone to improve performance and stamina. T-Juvenate is the only supplement on the market that contains clinical doses of all of these clinically researched ingredients.
Made in a FDA-inspected Facility with Premium-Grade Ingredients: This 100% natural formula is produced at a state-of-the-art, FDA-inspected facility located in Florida using premium-quality herbs and industry-best quality controls. Other male formulas are often packaged overseas with ingredients from who knows where. Rest assured you get the finest ingredients available, processed in U.S. facilities that I’ve personally inspected, because I want you to enjoy the maximum results possible with T-Juvenate.
Full and Long-Lasting Results: T-Juvenate is meant to be taken daily. Once it builds up in your system, you’ll be ready anytime the mood hits — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — and that’s better than sitting around waiting for a performance aid to kick in, if it ever does.
While results vary, many men will feel the effects in the first week of use. By the time a month goes by, I guarantee you won’t want to give it up. With 100 mg of LJ100® tongkat ali, 200 mg of nettle root and 50 mg of both epimedium and fenugreek, this complete virility formula packs a punch that ensures full and long-lasting results that you will most certainly notice.
Affordable and Risk-Free: T-Juvenate is available for as little as $19.95 per bottle for a one-month supply. Plus, it ships to you for free and comes with an “any reason” 365-day money-back guarantee.
For a limited time, Live in the Now readers can get T-Juvenate for as low as $19.95 a bottle — plus free shipping. I encourage you to take advantage of this great deal.
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Joshua Corn -Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.