Testosterone, Gut Health & EFAs
Understanding how your testosterone, gut health and essential fatty acids function is an important way of maintaining a healthy body. To some extent the way they impact your body is out of your control.
Thankfully, we also know that changes to your lifestyle, diet and supplement intake can cause your testosterone and EFA levels to stabilize and can lead to the development of a healthy gut.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. The responsibilities of testosterone in the body vary from regulating fertility, informing fat distribution and affecting muscle size.
Testosterone imbalances can lead to dysfunction in the body. As you age your testosterone levels will naturally change but there are also some conditions like type 2 diabetes and obesity that will negatively affect your testosterone.
You can support your levels of testosterone by exercising, minimizing stress and taking certain supplements. There is also some evidence to suggest that poor gut health can lead to low testosterone.
Your gut microbiome is incredibly complex. The health of your gut is dependent on a variety of factors. As with testosterone, your gut health can to some extent be controlled if you maintain a healthy diet and rest properly.
When it comes to gut health a good diet would include a wide variety of food. You should place a particular emphasis on consuming fruit, vegetables and fermented foods. At the same time, you should ditch artificially sweetened foods and eat at regular intervals throughout the day.
There have been significant studies showing the link between the health of the gut and the functionality of the brain. Essential fatty acids like omega-3 can exert influence over “the gut–brain axis, acting through gut microbiota composition. The importance of the omega-3 connection to the microbiota” is only now becoming clear.
There are only two fatty acids that are essential for humans: alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). If you eat a regular and balanced diet, then you will get a sufficient amount of omega-3 and omega-6. Deficiencies in these areas are uncommon. Thankfully, when they do occur there are many ways to supplement a lack of EFA’s.
Certain supplement like Cleanmarine for Women can provide you with the necessary omega-3 fatty acids. It is important to have a good stock of essential fatty acids. Studies have shown that there are many possible positive health benefits to consuming omega-3 and omega-6 supplements. EFAs can help mood and behaviour as well as lessen risks related to inflammation.
Keeping your body healthy
It is important to be aware of even the most complex and microscopic health issues that affect your body. Above we have discussed how essential fatty acids are important to your body’s functions. We have also touched upon the link between testosterone and gut health.
At various stages in your life your testosterone's can wreak havoc on your body and mind. It is vital that you stay informed and aware of how you can lessen the strains on your health. Often the problems you have with the health of your gut or the volatility of your testosterone's can be reduced by a change in lifestyle or diet.