If you’re a man over the age of 40, do you know what the single most important thing you can do to keep your heart healthy?
Most men guess that not smoking, exercising, and eating a healthy diet are the most important factors. And all of those are important. But none of them comes close to being as important as the factor that scientists just uncovered.
What researchers from the prestigious American College of Cardiology discovered was that testosterone protects against heart disease more than any other single factor.
In fact, men with even moderately low testosterone levels have been found to have:
Unfortunately, most men don’t have enough testosterone to be protected from cardiovascular disease. Just because your testosterone is within the reference range, don’t be lulled into thinking that’s enough.
As you’ll learn in just a moment, to be safe, you need your testosterone levels to be in the high ranges - not just normal. Otherwise, you receive no protection.
In this article you’ll learn why testosterone is protective. You’ll learn why testosterone replacement therapy is toxic and actually increases your risk even more. And you’ll learn what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Researchers are still learning more about how testosterone can have such a powerful heart protection benefit. But they now know one important way in which testosterone can keep you safe.
Testosterone increases the “good” cholesterol while lowering the “bad”.
Most of us have been told that total cholesterol matters. But science has never shown that total cholesterol makes a difference when it comes to heart disease...except when it is too low.
What does matter is the ratio of high density lipoprotein (HDL) to low density lipoprotein (LDL). These are commonly known as “good” (HDL) and “bad” (LDL) cholesterol.
Low or even normal testosterone levels increase LDL while decreases HDL. The result is a setup for heart disease.
What researchers have found in a landmark study with over 2000 men is that the HDL to LDL ratio only improves when testosterone levels are above 550 ng/dL. Anything less than that and you are in the “heart attack zone”.
But when you increase your testosterone levels above 550 ng/dL your heart disease risk dramatically decreases. In fact, testosterone can even reverse existing heart disease.
High testosterone levels cause HDL to increase. HDL cleans out the damaging LDL, which dramatically improves the HDL to LDL ratio.
Most doctors are trained that when men have low testosterone levels the solution is testosterone replacement therapy. That means injecting synthetic testosterone into men.
That’s a bad idea.
Several major studies have shown that high levels of testosterone can dramatically increase heart disease risk.
How could that be?
The reason is that those studies all artificially increased testosterone levels using testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). In other words, TRT is a recipe for a heart attack.
If you want to protect your heart, the science is clear: you must increase your testosterone levels naturally.
Most doctors aren’t trained to know how to naturally increase testosterone levels. However, a few such as Dr. Anthony Capasso - one of the leading researchers on the subject of men’s hormones - have led the way in discovering safe, natural solutions to the problem that plagues so many men.
Here are some of the tips that are scientifically proven to raise testosterone levels and protect your heart.
Additionally, Dr. Capasso has created a short documentary video that explains several more ways to naturally increase your testosterone levels. Click here now to watch the video that reveals these important tips that will protect your heart naturally.