Testosterone, Semen Production, and Sperm Cells
“How Does Testosterone Affect Sperm?”
Testosterone is what makes men “male”. The easiest way to explain testosterone is by going through a Who, What, When, Where and Why list. Although not an extremely complicated part of the male reproductive system, the testosterone hormone is absolutely vital to many processes.
Who produces testosterone? – Everyone, including women. Women usually only produce about 10%-15% of the amount that men do.
What is testosterone? – a steroidal hormone compound found both in men and women, but for the purpose of this website we’ll only talk about testosterone in men (women only have about 10% of levels that men do). It plays a factor in: the immune system, muscular strength, bone density, energy levels, sperm development, and sexual libido.
When? – young men start producing significant amount of testosterone when they enter puberty. From that point on, the male body constantly produces testosterone. Typically, testosterone production starts slowly dropping as men grow older.
Where is it made? – produced mainly in the testis, but also in small amounts by the adrenal gland.
Why? – testosterone regulates male sexuality, puberty, and muscle and bone strength…as well as a small host of other functions.
“How Do I Know If I Have A Low Testosterone Level?”
Without being tested by a medical professional, you can’t find out for sure if you have low testosterone. However, some of the symptoms include:
- low sex drive or impotence
- lack of energy, fatigue
- loss of lean muscle mass
- reduced body hair or pubic hair
“How Can I Increase My Testosterone Production?”
First of all, you might be wondering why some guys try to boost their testosterone level. The most common reason is to gain as well as maintain their muscle mass.
While there is a wide selection of testosterone therapies available for men, we recommend you visit your medical doctor to get tested for your ideal testosterone level before taking any supplement or testosterone treatment.