Millions of men in the US are functioning on low levels of testosterone.[1] In fact, based on a recent study, nearly 39 percent of men aged 45 or older live with a testosterone deficiency.[2]

Many of these men have lost their desire for intimacy, leaving their partner feeling confused and rejected. Men with low T may find it difficult to concentrate at work. They’ve noticed that their strength isn’t what it used to be–they’ve gotten soft and flabby. All these and more are symptoms of low T.

symptoms of low tTestosterone is a hormone necessary for male development. Testosterone is required for building muscle and bone mass and generating sperm and sex drive. This male hormone drives the male pattern of fat distribution, bone density and the production of red blood cells.[3]

In males, testosterone levels generally increase through puberty and peak out in young adulthood. Then around age 30, T levels begin to slowly decrease by about 1% per year as a normal part of aging.[4] While a gradual diminishing of testosterone is normal with aging, T levels that dip too low indicate that something else is wrong.[5]

A number of conditions can accelerate and deplete testosterone to harmful levels. Some of those conditions include: obesity, type 2 diabetes, certain chronic medical conditions, hormonal disorders, and infections.[6]

What are the potential dangers of testosterone deficiency?

Research suggests that men with low levels of testosterone run a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease.[7] But there are also a number of other unpleasant symptoms that may accompany low levels of this male hormone.

How do you know if you have low testosterone?

The number of pushups you can pump out or the intensity of your libido may be indicators of your T level. But you’ll need a simple blood test to find out for sure. T levels below 300 nanograms per deciliter are considered low.[8]

What are the symptoms of low T?

Some of the symptoms of a testosterone deficiency can include:[9],[10]

  • Low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and inability to reach orgasm
  • Lingering fatigue and decreased energy
  • Deep mood swings and depression
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Irritable demeanor
  • Reduced muscle mass and strength
  • Increased body fat
  • Erratic sleep patterns

Other medical issues can produce the above symptoms as well, that’s why a blood test is needed to determine whether low T is the culprit.

Testosterone replacement therapy

low t risksIf you’ve watched television lately, you’ve no doubt seen ads for testosterone replacement therapy. T replacement drugs are available in a variety of forms including skin patches, gels, injections, pellets, and creams. Some doctors also prescribe bio-identical hormone replacement.

What are the side-effects of testosterone replacement therapy?

As with most synthetic drugs, there’s a long list of side-effects associated with T replacement therapy as well. Some of these include:[11]

  • Acne or oily skin
  • Mild fluid retention
  • Growth of prostate tissue resulting in decreased stream or increased frequency in urination
  • Breast enlargement
  • Increased risk of blood clots
  • Worsening of sleep apnea
  • Decreased testicular size
  • Increased aggression and mood swings

Ironically, some of these symptoms are indicators of low testosterone to begin with! And to be completely frank, I’m not sure how appealing enlarged breasts and smaller testicles are to the man who wishes to regain his manliness! (I’m not kidding!)

A natural alternative to T replacement therapy

Fortunately, there is a natural alternative to T replacement therapy. In fact, this alternative is incredibly natural, healthy, and simple. This natural approach to restoring your T levels involves just three core practices: nutrition, exercise and sleep.

TRT side effectsThis holistic solution to increasing your T levels addresses the core issues that led to low T and can help prevent a recurrence. By following a natural approach to increase your testosterone, you avoid the risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy. These natural remedies tackle low T but also address obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

In this short space I’ve barely scratched the surface of all you should know about low T why we need to rebuild it naturally. Barton Publishing has produced The Low Testosterone Solution Kit that takes the guesswork out of how to restore your testosterone naturally.

Barton has done a lot of the heavy lifting for you. The Low Testosterone Solution Kit gives you a clear strategy for restoring your T levels, so you can do the heavy lifting once again.

The Low Testosterone Solution Kit provides you with a step-by-step approach for strengthening each of the three pillars of this strategy: nutrition, exercise and sleep. This Solution Kit is full of tips and tools for improving your T levels.

Wouldn’t you like to get the fire back in your sex drive, rebuild some hard muscle, and simply sleep better at night? You’ll look better, feel better, and perform better.


Did you know for instance that there are a variety of really tasty foods that promote the production of testosterone? For instance, whole grains, grass-fed beef, and free-range chicken eggs are listed as key testosterone building foods.

On the flipside are foods that you definitely want to avoid. Anything made from soy, for example enhances the production of estrogen. Some of the other foods to avoid may surprise you!

You’ll learn all about those in The Low Testosterone Solution Kit. And the Kit not only shows you what to eat, but contains a major section on recipes for creating whole T-generating meals, like our three bean chili with grass-fed beef, or pepper-steak sandwich..


In the exercise portion of the Solution Kit, you’ll find a workout guide with specific exercises and routines for increasing testosterone, gaining muscle and losing fat. By the way, did you know that excess fat reduces the production of T in your body and increases the estrogen![12] Wow, this is serious stuff! Guys, you’ve got to pick up this The Low Testosterone Solution Kit.


When we’re under stress our body produces cortisol–a huge depletor of testosterone. In addition to exercise, one of the best ways to lower cortisol is getting plenty of sleep. In fact, sleep is so vital for T levels that if you want more T in your life, get more sleep!

Wouldn’t it be great to boost your libido, lose that estrogen-producing fat, and to perform and feel like a man again? So, I’m asking you to man up and purchase The Low Testosterone Solution Kit! (By the way, you won’t believe how inexpensive it is!)

I’ll see you at the gym!

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Rob_backyardRob Fischer has been writing professionally for over 35 years. His experience includes writing curricula, study guides, articles, blogs, newsletters, manuals, workbooks, training courses, workshops, and books. Rob has written for numerous churches, for Burlington Northern Railroad, Kaiser Aluminum, and Barton Publishing. He has also trained managers in effective business writing. Rob holds two Master’s degrees, both focused heavily on writing. Rob has published eleven books and serves as an editor and ghostwriter for other authors.
[1] Chris Iliades, MD, “Treatments for Low Testosterone,” Everyday Health, 2014,
[2] Supplement to U.S. Pharmacist, “Testosterone Deficiency in Men: More Common than You Think,” December 2011,, p. 3.
[3] Medicine Net, “Low Testosterone (Low-T), September 26, 2013,
[4] Medicine Net.
[5] Matt McMillen, “Low Testosterone: How Do You Know When Levels Are Too Low?” WebMD, February 6, 2012,
[6] Medicine Net.
[7] CBS News, “11 Warning Signs of Low Testosterone,” 2014,
[8] Medicine Net.
[9] CBS News.
[10] Medicine Net.
[11] WebMD, “Erectile Dysfunction Health Center,” June 5, 2013,
[12] Barton Publishing, “The Low Testosterone Solution Kit,” 2013,