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Testosterone—It’s What Makes a Man a Man™
Testosterone is the male hormone you can’t ignore if you want to stay the man you know you can be. Men generally have all the testosterone they need—when they’re young. Testosterone’s lauded benefits—a lean and fit body, vigorous libido, abundant energy, a sharp mind and more—might be taken for granted by guys in their 20’s and 30’s. Not so, in the 40’s, 50’s and beyond. Maintaining healthy T-levels already within the normal range is an important goal for many men who want to promote healthy aging.*
The Purity Products R & D team has formulated Zestosterone™, a unique blend of researched nutraceutical ingredients that can help maintain healthy testosterone levels.*
Finally, there’s a science-based way to be proactive about testosterone! Purity’s "Zestosterone™ Proprietary Blend contains calcium fructoborate, a unique and patented form of the trace mineral boron found in fruit and vegetables. Boron is believed to play an important role in the metabolism of vitamin D and steroid hormones.*
In a 2011 published study, male volunteers gained higher testosterone levels after taking boron supplements for only one week. Other studies suggest boron has beneficial effects on prostate health.* By delivering boron as patented calcium fructoborate, Zestosterone™ takes advantage of the latest breakthroughs in the science about boron for testosterone support.*
By delivering boron as patented calcium fructoborate, Zestosterone™ takes advantage of the latest breakthroughs in the science. Unlike other testosterone formulas, only Zestosterone includes the patented form of boron to boost T levels in the short term support while also supplying a clinically tested dose of Vitamin D to promote healthy T levels over the long term.* We call that the Zestosterone Advantage.
Matching the Science on Vitamin D and Testosterone
Among its many benefits, Vitamin D is also helpful for testosterone support.* Zestosterone™ provides the exact amount used in a recent study showing that 3332 IU of vitamin D given as a daily supplement raised testosterone levels in men deficient in Vitamin D. (Pilz S, et al. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men. Horm Metab Res. Dec 10, 2010.)
Testosterone is a pivotal hormone positively correlated to a man’s energy level, strength, fitness, mood, brain function, vigor, virility and libido. To further support healthy testosterone levels,Zestosterone™ also features three ingredients specially selected for testosterone and prostate health supporting benefits:
Don't Forget About Prostate Support -- with Beta Sitosterol
In conjunction with maintaining healthy testosterone levels, keeping the prostate in good shape is vital for overall male health as we age.Beta-Sitosterol, one among a family of substances found in plants called "phytosterols," is an effective solution for supporting prostate and urinary function in men.* In a multi center, placebo-controlled trial reported in the British Journal of Urology, 177 men took beta sitosterol daily for 6 months. Results confirmed the ability of beta sitosterol to support healthy prostate and urinary function.* Zestosterone™ delivers 130 mg of beta sitosterol per serving, the precise amount given in this landmark study.
OptiZinc® and Grape Seed Extract
Zestosterone also provides the full daily allowance of a premium grade OptiZinc® (US patents 4,764,633 and 5,278,329), a crucial "male mineral" that supports fertility, libido and helps keep the prostate healthy.* Zinc is needed for the function of nearly 300 enzymes in the body, and it is involved in many areas of health including immunity and reproductive health.* To round out the formula, Leucoselect®, a top-quality grape seed extract, is added for the circulatory support that’s important to healthy reproductive function in men.*
10 Strategies for OptimumTestosterone
If you’re a man, keeping your testosterone level up is probably one of your health goals. After all, testosterone--primary male hormone—is often said to be “what makes a man a man.” Short of using testosterone replacement therapy, which of course should only be attempted under the guidance of a physician, are there things men can do to maintain healthy testosterone levels? While there’s no magic bullet, a number of health strategies—nutritional and lifestyle approaches—show promise. Here are 10 to think about.
Optimum health on all levels requires a nutritious diet with the right balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates. To maintain a healthy testosterone level, eating the right fats is especially important. Studies have found that low fat diets can decrease testosterone, so don’t skimp on the fat, just make sure you include polyunsaturated fats—both omega-3s and omega 6s--and monounsaturated fat. Saturated fat, such as found in meat is OK; in fact we need saturated fat to produce testosterone. In fact, there’s evidence that eating a vegetarian diet may make it harder to keep testosterone up. (Volek JS, et al. Testosterone and cortisol in relationship to dietary nutrients and resistance exercise. J Appl Physiol 1997; 82:49-54.)
This is high on the list. Stress is a part of life and there’s no need to try and avoid stress altogether, even if that were possible. But there’s no debate about the negative effects of chronically high stress—psychological stress in particular-- on health, although we usually think about the heart and cardiovascular systems as most vulnerable to its deleterious effects. But excessive, uncontrolled stress is, in a word, bad for testosterone. This has been studied, the physical and psychological strain of intense military training, for example, has been shown to lower testosterone levels in young men. (Gomez-Merino D, et al. Immune and hormonal changes following intense military training. Mil Med168(12):1034-8, 2003) How does stress affect testosterone? There’s a direct biochemical connection through cortisol, a hormone we produce every day. Cortisol acts to raise blood glucose levels, and this is a normal part of the fight-or-flight mechanism that ensures we have the energy to flee a life-threatening situation. Chronic stress can lead to chronically elevated cortisol levels, which in turn can suppress production of testosterone in the testes. So, to keep testosterone up, keep stress under control. (Hardy MP, Ganjam VK. Stress, 11ß-HSD, and Leydig cell function. J Androl 1997;18(5):475-9.)
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