Hey all, new to the site. Loving the forums.
Can some explain to me how people who have awful diets/lifestyles have high T? Its something that’s puzzled me for years. My buddy and I are gym junkies who are doing all the right things, yet we both have average T levels (around 500).
From all the reading of health/fitness forums Ive done over the years, it seems that its normal for health conscious people to have lower T/libido. However, all of my non-health conscious friends are the horniest dudes you’ll ever meet. Whats the deal??
Apart from silly answers such as “they don’t think about that stuff so their cortisol is lower”, I can only think of a few possible mechanisms:
- Training depletes zinc/magnesium (this is basic, I know)
- Eating constantly exhausts the gut which leads to toxicity
- Training constantly depletes amino acids which should be being used for estrogen detoxification, androgen/dopamine production etc
- Non health conscious people may consume less unsaturated fat and more sugar (a good thing, according to Ray Peat)
I’d love to hear your thoughts