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In this episode of The C60 Show, we are talking men’s health. We chat about why men are losing their masculinity in the 21st century and what you can do to avoid that. Additionally, we dive into how men can restore their hormone levels, including their testosterone levels.
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No matter your age, it never hurts to have a boost in energy or a little extra support for your immune system. Here we’ll take a look at the roots of some common men’s health concerns, how to address them and how C60 Purple Power can support you on your health and wellness journey.
Healthy Hormone Levels
Often as men age, they may become concerned about adequate levels of testosterone. “By the time you’re 70 you’re running at about 10% of the testosterone you had when you were 20,” explains Ken Swartz, research scientist and co-host of The C60 Show. Because average levels of testosterone have been steadily declining across the population in the last several decades, this may even be a concern in the younger years. Healthy testosterone levels contribute to many different functions; it’s natural to want to ensure that the body is producing this key hormone at optimal levels.
A deficit or an excess of testosterone can each lead to its own problems. Excess testosterone can manifest as mental disorders, hyper- or hypothyroid conditions, cardiovascular issues, and liver and kidney disorders, to name a few. Low testosterone may present as hair loss, insomnia or psychological problems, increased risk of heart disease or diabetes, reduced muscle mass, skeletal malformations, abdominal fat, and a loss of sex drive or possible infertility.
Low testosterone, which appears to be affecting men more and more regardless of age, is caused by a range of factors. “Endocrine disruptors,” i.e. compounds found in certain plants and plastics, mimic hormones and attach to their receptors in the body, but without the ability to function as the true hormone actually would. Xenoestrogens fall into this category and have the capability of fooling the body into believing there is an excess of estrogen, confusing hormone-driven processes. “Reduce as much as possible your exposure to these estrogen-imitating chemicals,” warns Ken. Xenoestrogens are found in plastics, body care and household products along with BPA and PCB. These plus the PVDEs present in clothing and furniture all contaminate the body, releasing oxidative radicals and confusing hormone signals. Industrial waste, artificial additives in food, and pesticides, herbicides and fungicides are all culprits in the disruption of the endocrine system and, consequently, hormone production and function.
Making the choice to buy organic food whenever possible is especially helpful in aiding the body in eliminating harmful toxins, including organic meats and dairy, “conventional” versions of which are injected with artificial hormones that are then consumed when they are eaten. Avoiding plastics as much as possible and checking labels (on items such as water bottles or canned goods) to ensure they are free of harmful components is also a step in the right direction. It’s also extremely helpful to cease spraying homes, yards and sidewalks with pesticides and herbicides, and switch to organic mulch in order to reduce the load of toxins your body encounters on a daily basis. Consider this: if the chemicals you are using kill plants and insects, they are also killing your own beneficial gut flora and damaging countless cells on the way, which affects the body’s ability to produce hormones.
C60 supports healthy hormone levels by reducing oxidative stress on the body. When there’s a buildup of reactive oxidative species (ROS), aka free radicals, the body expends energy to fight them, which takes away from the energy it needs to perform routine tasks such as hormone production. Many of the items listed above contain toxins, which, when they break down, produce an army of ROS. C60 works as a “free radical sponge” in order to attach to and neutralize ROS countless times, reducing the need for the body to fight them on its own.1 When oxidative stress is addressed, cells can return to their primary functions. The production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is promoted, as is the synthesis of pregnenolone, the precursor molecule needed to make all hormones, including testosterone.
According to research, “95% of all the energy your cells use comes from ATP, and if you don’t have enough ATP you get things like insulin resistance, you get testosterone resistance,” shares Ken. ATP is necessary for things like working out and building muscle tone, but it’s also vital in the ability to do everyday tasks like walking from the bedroom to the kitchen. Proper production of ATP translates to a steady stream of energy all day long. It also contributes to the balance of calcium within the cells, which is crucial to the firing of nerves and synapses.2 As such, restored ATP levels aid not only in increased energy, but also in mental clarity and positive mood.
Unhealthy inflammatory response causes and/or aggravates many serious health conditions, including, but not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, autoimmune conditions and more. The undesirable form of inflammation (versus the healthy form, which is when the body is working to mend a wound, for example) can be caused by a number of things, but at the root of almost all of them is oxidative stress. Poor diet or unhealthy lifestyle, obesity, excessive exercise, and disease can all contribute to an inflammatory state by the sheer fact that they each exert an oxidative load on the body.
C60 Purple Power’s potent antioxidant capabilities support a healthy inflammatory response, managing, by extension, the risk for inflammation-related conditions. C60 supports cartilage production, which helps arthritic states, and manages healthy plaque levels in the arteries due to the fact that when the body is functioning well, cells are able to utilize LDL cholesterol in the synthesis of pregnenolone. When the body is unable to do so, LDL becomes stored in the body and that is when problems occur. As a superior antioxidant, C60 addresses the oxidative burden that spurs inflammation, supporting the body at the cellular level and beyond.
While it is considered natural for hormone production and some other processes to decline with age, this is largely due to the fact that the body cannot produce its own antioxidants as it once did, and its functions are subject to an increased oxidative burden. When C60 Purple Power is used, free radicals are eliminated, and cellular efficiency increases. When this happens, stem cell production is amplified, so these vital cells are available for the body to use in any way it may need. Cellular efficiency also means a promotion in testosterone (and all other hormone) production, which supports overall health, including libido and sex drive. Some studies have even demonstrated that the use of C60 contributes to a reduction in wrinkles and hair loss.3, 4
C60 supports the body’s ability to heal itself. Because it promotes vitality at the cellular level, C60 Purple Power supports men’s health in every facet at any age. To learn more about men’s health concerns, and how C60 Purple Power can help, watch The C60 Show on YouTube or listen on Apple Podcasts.
“I have been taking C60 for several months, I am a 71-year-old male. About a month ago I had a checkup at the VA clinic; they drew 10 vials of blood. I had been feeling down for months [before taking C60], experiencing fatigue and body aches. I had for years hypothyroid, high cholesterol and other issues. I just received the lab report…the doctor was astounded because everything was satisfactory and in the normal [ranges]. My testosterone level was high, and the doctor was really surprised…I had already started feeling better before the lab results came back in, no more fatigue, in fact, lots of energy, brighter and more positive attitude, more mental clarity, a loss of weight and good muscle tone…Better sleep, falling asleep easier and waking refreshed after fewer hours of sleep than before…All of this and the only change I have made was taking C60 Purple Power. I have even cut out most of the other supplements and now only take two or three supplements daily. It seems incredible but totally true, and I am very, very happy with these results!” – Gregg A.
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