How I increased my testosterone by 121%

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

I recently read a study that said that men in committed, romantic relationships have lower testosterone than men not involved in a relationship [1].

Now, my testosterone levels are typical according to my genetics, and historically they were typical… but I figured I might as well get my levels up before I find the right girl for a committed relationship – so it has room to decline 😉

Contrary to popular belief, testosterone is an important hormone for both men and women, and not only for reproductive health, but also mood, behavior, libido, bone health, and more. So you can see why it’s essential to keep an eye on your levels. If you have an imbalance, it can have a huge impact on your health.

It’s very common for hormone imbalances in men to go undiagnosed and unaddressed, and it doesn’t only happen when you’re old.

My testosterone levels have gone up and down during the years (something I was only able to notice thanks to the lab analyzer tool from SelfDecode), but they mostly stayed in the normal range.

As you can see, my levels shot up since I last took a test in 2019 because it’s something I’m focusing on improving. Compared to some influencers out there, my levels are way higher, and I didn’t use anything you can’t buy on iHerb or Amazon to increase it.

Testosterone production typically decreases with age, but it’s also influenced by your genetics and lifestyle (or relationship status). I have typical levels of testosterone according to my DNA report.

Tracking my labs with SelfDecode has been a game changer in this process. I can see how they change over the years and compare them against my genetic predispositions so I can know when to intervene.

Using SelfDecode also helped me understand what is working and what isn’t working. For example, after I started taking Boron my testosterone shot up significantly! (although I do take other stuff as well)

When you sign up for SelfDecode today, you’ll get access to the Testosterone Report – which includes recommendations to increase Testosterone – AND 350+ DNA health reports, covering almost any health topic or marker you want to focus on.

You’ll also receive:

  • Unlimited access to Lab analyzer tool – upload your labs and track your results just like I did with testosterone
  • Comprehensive Diet & Nutrition and Fitness Reports – analyzing over 1 million genetic variants.
  • NEW! Comprehensive reports coming out soon include Metabolic Health, Sleep, and Immunity & Inflammation
  • Access to Personalized Genetics Blog – over 600 blogs that change based on your DNA
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  • SNP & Gene Explorer
  • Lifestyle Analyzer
  • NEW! Ancestry – discover where you’re from and track your maternal lineage (Only available on Premium Plan)

Get all the tools you need to start your journey to optimal health.


About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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