Testosterone, HGH, Cortisol & Chemical Exposure In Men

by Chris

Testosterone, HGH, Cortisol & Chemical Exposure In Men

Hello Mark,

I have just gotten a testosterone check in which I believe the number they gave me was for total testosterone.

The range they quoted me was between 8nm/l to 29nm/l. Mine was 15.7nm/l.

I think this roughly converts to about 432 ng/dl. The doctor told me it was fine.

I am 26 years old and I thought I should have been higher.

I am in disbelief, when people look at my physique I am muscular, my thighs measure 29 inches each and my neck is about 18.5 inches and I hold very little fat on my body.

I was born with large muscular legs and I was usually the biggest kid in school.

My main diet is lots of beef and eggs. I have been training for the last 2 years so shouldn't my testosterone be higher?

I got it checked because over time I just felt a decrease in my sex drive even though I was increasing my muscle size.

Maybe this could be a temporary thing and I should get it rechecked?

Testosterone, HGH, Cortisol & Chemical Exposure In Men

Hi Chris,

It's hard to tell exactly what the problem is, but here are a few things I'd look at if I were you.


Push too hard during your sessions, and your body will release cortisol in response to your workouts.

And cortisol suppresses both testosterone and human growth hormone production in the body.

If your workouts last too long, or occur too often, this could be your problem.

Chemical Exposure - Environmental Pollutants

The Atlanta based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just ran a study here in the US.

They found that the average American now has 116 synthetic compounds circulating in the body.
  • Chemicals from organochlorine pesticides found on produce

  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from exhaust fumes

  • Aromatic amines produced by the plastic and chemical industries
The list goes on and on...

Then there's the personal care products people drench themselves in on a daily basis.

Recently, a whole host of these items were tested, including shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes, lotions, body washes, soaps, hairspray, perfume, etc...

A total of 2,983 chemicals were isolated out of these products, 778 of which were labeled as "Acutely Toxic".

218 were linked to fertility and reproductive complications, 145 were implicated in tumor and cancer formation, and 314 in biological mutations.

Keep in mind...

Many of these agents are very similar in structure to the hormones in your body, which allows them to bind to hormone specific receptors in your system.

Chronic exposure to these chemicals can cause serious hormonal malfunctions in men.


There's always the possibility that you were just having an off day hormonally when you were tested.

Even if this isn't the case, your testosterone levels were close to 500, which isn't a horrific number.

A jump from 500 to 800 shouldn't be too tough to pull off, especially for a 26 year old.

Here's how I recommend you proceed...

Work on the first two items discussed above, then pay very close attention to how you feel.

If the sex drive returns to normal 26 year old levels, problem solved.

If not, consider adding the following to your routine...

Cycle OTC Testosterone Boosters

Wear a Ball Zinger Penis Ring

Edge 3 or 4 Times a Week

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