What Is Testosterone And How Is It Made?

Testosterone is one of several hormones. It is what makes a man a man. Moreover, testosterone is necessary for healthy muscle growth.

When a boy enters puberty his testosterone levels are highest. And when he turns 30 the testosterone levels start declining with age. Around the age of 50 and 60 testosterone levels take a nose dive.

Apart from aging our habits are also responsible for low testosterone levels.

For instance, consuming hormone injected meat which is high in estrogen kills our body’s testosterone.

Consuming foods from plastic containers is also a major reason for lower testosterone levels.

The best way to increase testosterone levels is by eating organic and free range meats. Or taking an all natural testosterone supplement.

Now we know what is testosterone. Let’s take a look at how testosterone is produced in our body.

It all starts with the hypothalamus of your brain.

If your brain detects that your body has low testosterone it will secrete Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone. This hormone will then trigger the pituitary to secrete Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone.

Both these hormones, the Follicle Stimulating Hormone, and Luteinizing Hormone make their way to the testes.

Here, the follicle stimulating hormone aids in sperm production while the luteinizing Hormone makes use of the cholesterol in our body to produce testosterone.

And when there is enough testosterone in our body the whole process gets shut down.

This process starts again when there is low testosterone in our body.

Now, you must have understood the importance of cholesterol in our body. Therefore, we need high cholesterol meal for better testosterone production.