Why CARBS Are Important For Your TESTOSTERONE Levels

Why CARBS Are Important For Your TESTOSTERONE Levels

November 5, 2019 11 By Jose Scott


hey guys so let’s talk about
testosterone the steroid hormone produced in the testicles of men ovaries
of women and why carbohydrates are actually fundamental to the production
of testosterone now it’s a fact that we don’t actually require carbohydrates to
survive we can get all the glucose we need from things like protein and so
that’s like glycerol but carbohydrate do still play an important role and I
recommend consuming them if you want to maintain adequate and normal
testosterone levels so let’s talk about diazoxide it’s a drug which is known to
decrease insulin levels and one of the main effects of this is decreased
testosterone so it’s been shown in some studies to decrease free testosterone in
men so this alone of course isn’t enough to just say that carbohydrates are
fundamental for testosterone production but it is some food for thought to get
started so there was a study done where they actually increase protein and
decrease carbohydrates and resistance trained participants and what they found
is that the more they increase protein and the more they decrease carbohydrates
the lower testosterone fell so studies tend to show that the people who have a
balanced macronutrient ratio of protein carbs and fats tend to have the most
optimal and normal testosterone levels now this may not be the same for people
who were keto adapted basically they’ve been in a state of ketosis through the
ketogenic diet for months and months and months and their bodies have really
adapted to using ketones as fuel but from the studies that we do have it
tends to show that protein carbs and fat evenly distributed tend to foster the
best results for hormonal production and specific testosterone so another study
looked at two groups of people right one were consuming 30% of their calories
from carbohydrates which is considered relatively low in carbs and the other
were consuming 60% of their calories from carbohydrates and they followed
intense exercise which required about 70 to 75% of their vo2 max over a few days
and what they found is the group who had 30% of their calories coming from
carbohydrates had less testosterone now you may question say but Phillip I
thought you eat less than 60% of your calories from carbohydrates and that’s
true but that’s just what works best for me right and more studies need to be
done of course and once is inconclusive but it seemed like the
relationship in this study was pretty damn clear it’s also important to
remember that they were doing very high intensity exercise for several
consecutive days right so the more exercise you’re doing
unless you’re adapted to ketosis generally the more carbohydrates you’re
going to need to be able to replenish your glycogen stores and be able to
perform as well as you would otherwise so that’s important to keep in mind too
so studies also show that fat is extremely important for testosterone
production and hormone hormonal balance I’m not telling you to reduce your fat
necessarily all I’m saying is that having a balanced ratio between all
three macronutrients and and most good and well planned out studies seem to
show the best results in terms of testosterone levels as many studies show
if you take people’s fat way too low under 15 10 percent then their
testosterone levels plummet right so it’s all about balance here it’s all
about balance and again let me make this clear I’m not speaking about people who
are keto adapted but generally the more carbohydrates you have if we’re talking
about 20 percent compared to 50 or 40 60 percent generally gonna have more energy
and perhaps that would lead one to exercise more and do more things like
strength training and deadlifts and squats which would increase testosterone
levels so there’s many different factors involved here which could be the cause
for that but that’s what the research shows so I want to know what you think
put your comment down below and tell me what you think about the relationship
between macronutrients and testosterone production alright guys until next time
I’ll see you later peace