If you test out as deficient in testosterone, or if you have symptoms of low testosterone, you likely want to do something about it. There are definitely over-the-counter supplements designed for this very purpose. ( Alpha Male® and Tribex® are the most potent.) And while effective, they're best used by healthy younger men who want a boost in T levels for bodybuilding purposes. They probably aren't the best choice for men who are clinically low and who've made the choice to undergo what's usually a lifetime commitment to testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT.
5. Improving Your Omega-3/Omega-6 Ratio . Many of you know that some of our standard plant-based oils, such as sunflower, are high in omega-6's and can lead to inflammation. Flaxseed is completely different, however, as it is packed with alpha-linolenic acid, which your body converts into the all-important omega-3's DHA and EPA. Many guys feel noticably better when consuming flaxseed and this is probably the reason why. Our bodies were meant to consume a very low omega-6 to omega-3 ratio - Dr. Greger says 4:1 is probably the safe maximum - and flaxseed can help you greatly improve this ratio.