6 Benefits of Having Naturally High Testosterone Levels
Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD
We have all heard the most common benefits of having high T. Such as the increased ability to build lean muscle mass, increased ability to burn fat for fuel, or the improved sexual performance and libido, bone health, etc. But there are also so many other awesome benefits that come along with high testosterone…
…And most people simply don’t know about them.
Just take a look at these 6:
1. Accerelated Beard & Mustache Growth
A small portion of your testosterone gets converted into a roughly 10x more potent androgen; dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
This happens when testosterone molecules are reduced by the actions of an enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which is present in the skin and muscles.
While testosterone itself increases beard follicle priming and stimulates facial hair growth to some extent, DHT is even more potent at this and is directly linked to increased linear beard growth.
Therefore; men who have high testosterone, tend to have also higher DHT, and their beards grow thicker naturally.
2. Reduced Facial Fat
It’s a quite well-known fact that increased testosterone levels make the facial muscles more prominent, and the bone structure more “chiseled” and angular.
But what most people don’t know, is that in men, testosterone also controls the fat distribution of the face.
In fact, there’s quite a large pool of evidence suggesting that the higher the testosterone level, the less subcutaneous fat on the face.
I personally believe that high testosterone is the main ingredient to awesome facial aesthetics. T makes the bone structure of the face more angular, and it increases the size and thickness of the facial muscles. The reduction of subcutaneous fat in the area amplifies the effect, creating a strong, angular, defined face.
Basing my assumption only on facial aesthetics, I would say that the model on the image above, has quite high serum testosterone levels.
3. Improved Mood
I have scanned through thousands of testosterone-related studies through PubMed, and few trends have caught my eye on multiple testosterone replacement studies…
1. Men who have low – even hypogonadal – testosterone levels are often complaining about depression, feelings of irritability, anger, and poor quality of life (study, study, study).
2. When these men increase their testosterone levels (often through TRT) their quality of life, mood, and motivation increase dramatically (study, study, study).
I can relate to the studies on a personal level too. I never had clinically “low” testosterone levels, but they weren’t exactly high either at the time I started this journey of boosting T naturally…
…As my testosterone levels have gradually gone up throughout these years, my mood, success, and quality of life have all followed the trend. I actually believe that the grand success I’ve had with this blog could be traced back to the testosterone-driven thrive for success and competition.
4. Increased Basal Metabolic Rate
Men who have higher testosterone levels can literally eat a bit more food without gaining weight, than men with low testosterone can.
There are two main reasons for this.
1. The first one is more well known, it’s the fact that testosterone directly inhibits the formation of new fat cells.
2. The second one is not that well known, and it’s the fact that testosterone greatly increases the basal metabolic rate (study, study, study).
As a guy who has an appetite of an elephant, I appreciate findings like these.
5. Women Love Testosterone
This is something that can be easily understood just by using common sense.
Women – especially when they’re ovulating – are more attracted to masculine men.
More in detail, women are attracted to men who have high testosterone characteristics, that or just high testosterone, as one study even suggests that women can also be attracted to the “smell” of high testosterone.
There’s an evolutionary reason for that. As women subconsciously seek the best “genes” to their children, and a man who has high testosterone levels, is exactly what their subconscious mind is looking for.
Not so surprisingly, Men with high testosterone levels are subconsciously attracted to feminine women who have high estrogen levels.
6. Improved Circulation
Improved blood flow all-around the body is one of the not so well known – but awesome – benefits of high T.
Testosterone directly stimulates the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). This is a fancy way of saying that it increases the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that both widens and relaxes blood vessels and arteries.
This is one of the reasons why high testosterone is a good thing for your cardiovascular health, and one of the reasons why it’s borderline unhealthy and even dangerous to have clinically low T.
Nitric oxide improves your workouts, improves your erectile quality, shortens your recovery time after workouts, and simply just makes your body to operate much more efficiently as blood is flowing more freely.
If you want to learn more about nitric oxide (NO) read this article.
There’s a load of benefits that come along with increased testosterone levels.
It increases your ability to build lean mass, improves fat loss, improves your sexual performance, increases female attraction, makes you feel better, and on continues the mounting pile of benefits…
…In short, if you’re not interested in maximizing your testosterone production, you’re missing out.