Increased testosterone has been shown to increase muscle and bone mass. Also, if you are an older male who has lost energy and gained belly fat, some studies have shown that testosterone can, in fact, restore your youthfulness and destroy that excess fat. However, it’s important to keep in mind that testosterone supplements come with the risk of increasing estrogen levels, developing male pattern baldness, and lowering fertility rates so if you’re ready to take the plunge into the testosterone unknown, here are a few tips to increase testosterone levels naturally.
Testosterone is a hormone produced in the male testes. During a boy's pubescent years (ages 9 to 14), there is an increase in production that leads to male secondary sexual characteristics such as a deeper voice, more muscle mass, facial hair growth and enlargement of the Adam's apple (among others). Some teenage boys experience these puberty changes at later ages than others. The timing of puberty is often genetically determined (through heredity), but other factors can play a role in delaying it, such as poor nutrition, physical trauma and certain diseases. Stimulating testosterone production naturally is possible in teen boys, although in rare cases hormone therapy may be needed to trigger and complete puberty.