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Low Testosterone Not an Old Male

by 0 · July 04, 2014 at 08:07 AM

I'm in my 20s. Got some blood work and my total T is 500.

After looking up some info that's the general average for a 65 year old male?

I eat a paleo diet by the way.

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30 · June 20, 2014 at 07:45 PM

500 isn't an unreasonably low level for your 20's, also free testosterone might be a more telling biomarker. If free T is also low, look into your all around lifestyle. Not enough sleep, poor mental health, nutrient deficiencies (e.g. zinc, magnesium, vitamin D), infections, high levels of body fat, inactivity, and lots of less than healthy aspects of a man's life can lower T.

As far as dietary tweaks, lots of protein seems to lower testosterone: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3573976. This might not be the case, but I figured it was more likely than other things given common paleo diets. I would consider protein intake of secondary of importance to looking at previously mentioned unhealthy conditions or behaviors which may be affecting your T levels.

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