Andropause – Male Menopause
Male menopause is characterized by a change in hormonal levels, just as it is in women. Male menopause is a decrease in testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone responsible for maintaining muscle mass, sperm production and sex drive in men.
Testosterone levels decline very gradually in men, usually starting around age 30. Low levels of testosterone lead to fatigue, decreased sexual desire and moodiness. Lifestyle changes can help to minimize the symptoms of male menopause.
Men who eat a healthful diet may be able to improve their energy level. A well-balanced diet for men should include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean animal and plant-based proteins, low-fat dairy foods and heart healthy fats. Healthy eating improves overall quality of life.
Men should also include foods high in zinc in their diets. A 1996 study published in the journal “Nutrition” studied the effects of serum zinc and testosterone levels in healthy men. Serum testosterone levels increased in men with higher intakes of zinc. Foods rich in zinc include oysters, pork shoulder, crab legs, cashews and chickpeas.
Regular physical activity can improve symptoms of male menopause by improving mood, concentration and sleep. Older men should participate in aerobic and resistance training activities.
Regular physical activity also improves muscle mass and testosterone levels. A 1996 study published in the journal “Metabolism” studied the effects of moderate physical activity on lutenizing hormone and testosterone levels in older men. The study showed significant increases in testosterone levels after the men exercised.
Natural Help to increase Testosterone
By taking a supplement like the Manna Andropause with all natural plant derived testosterones, you can gradually increase your testosterone levels without having to worry about any side effects.