Gentlemen, let’s face it, ageing leaves us feeling not quite as sharp as we used to… muscles may be sagging, joints are creaking…. and it may all be down to depleting testosterone levels.
But as if the hair loss and fatigue weren’t bad enough, you’ve also lost your sex drive.
But before you get too depressed about getting older, you should know that there is something you can do about low testosterone levels.
According to recent research, the secret to regaining your vitality may be as simple as “seeing the light”. Italian researchers found that light therapy was able to increase men’s testosterone levels by nearly 60 per cent, with NO drugs, NO gels and NO creams.
The researchers didn’t even give the participants any supplements – they just exposed them to the bright light from a special lightbox.
And it gets better! The men exposed to the special light in the study TRIPLED their sexual satisfaction, compared to the control group who were exposed to ordinary levels of just regular light.
Light therapy (also called bright light therapy or phototherapy) uses special light boxes with full-spectrum bulbs that emit a light that’s similar to sunlight. All you have to do is sit near the lightbox at the same time each day, and allow the light to indirectly enter your eyes.
And it turns out that it only takes 30 minutes every morning to see results. In fact light therapy has been shown to have numerous health benefits including regulating sleep patterns, warding off depression, and strengthening your immune system.
The lightbox used by the Italian researchers was the same kind you’ll find online to help with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It is available without a prescription, but you should check with your doctor before using one because certain skin conditions, supplements, or psychiatric disorders may make you extra sensitive to bright light.
In addition, if you think your testosterone levels are low it’s best to get them tested by a doctor, no matter how old (or young) you are.
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Lack of interest in sex successfully treated by exposure to bright light, sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160918214443.htm
Light Therapy Increases Men’s Sex Drive, Light Box Can Help Men With Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Study, scienceworldreport.com/articles/48023/20160922/light-therapy-increases-mens-sex-drive-new-study-box-help.htm
9 Warning Signs of Low Testosterone, healthline.com/health/low-testosterone/warning-signs#Overview1