🍌How Caffeine, Energy Drinks & Pre-Workout Stimulants Affect Your Testosterone – by Dr Sam Robbins

Hi, it’s Dr Sam Robbins, A little while ago I made a video entitled,
“The Truth About Exercise: Does It Increase or Decrease Testosterone Levels?” I highly suggest you watch that video if you
exercise – whether it’s with weights and/or cardio. But I’ll give you the special link to that
video at the end.. Now, an important question that was asked
from that video was: “I take pre-workout stimulants, how do those
products affect my testosterone levels? I’m stronger at the gym because of it, does
that mean it’s increasing my testosterone levels? What about adrenaline, good or bad?” So this is a great question because I know
a lot of people take “pre-workout stimulants” or basically, different products that’ll
give them more energy, such as “energy drinks”. Unfortunately, almost all of these products
are just loaded with caffeine. Sure, they’ll have some vitamins and amino
acids, but it’s all about the caffeine. That’s the primary ingredient that’s doing
it all…. That’s causing the “stimulation” of
your adrenal glands to produce more adrenaline and epinephrine. Speaking of epinephrine, in the old days we
used to take ephedrine, which is basically an amphetamine. So, when taking such stimulants (pre-workout
pills and energy drinks), your body produces more adrenaline/epinephrine, which triggers
your body’s “fight or flight” response. This causes your air passages to dilate and
open up more, which provides your muscles with more “energy” and oxygen. Obviously, this is great for exercise At the same time, adrenaline causes your blood
vessels to get smaller and contract, to redirect more blood towards your muscles – including
your heart and lung. This is one reason your heart rate speeds
up and your blood pressure goes up with stimulants. The end result is you’ll feel less pain
– so you can push longer and harder, which is perfect when you’re exercising… or,
if you’re trying to run for your life. You’ll also become stronger and have heightened
awareness. Again, all great for exercise. The Problem Unfortunately, your body’s “fight or flight”
response is NOT to be triggered daily. This is massive stress on the body. This causes a huge surge and increase in stress
hormones, such as cortisol. Now, keep in mind that exercise, in of itself,
will cause an increase in adrenaline and cortisol. These stimulant products are now ADDING to
this stress. This is EXTRA stress. So now, that’s double the stress on your
body and endocrine system (hormones). This is a bad thing. However, that’s just the beginning of the
negativity. These days, most people already have adrenal
fatigue due to an overproduction of adrenaline. Our lives are very complicated now, compared
to 100+ years ago. We are getting bombarded with “stuff”
all day long and being pulled in different directions, all the time… which is very
stressful. Which is why we feel overwhelmed and unmotivated. Your phone alone is a massive “stresser”. Driving and all that goes along with it, another
massive stressor. We have more responsibilities and information
coming at us, ALL day long. From first thing in the morning, all the way
till bedtime. We work more and longer hours and yet, we
are sleeping LESS and less deeply. Thus, your nervous and adrenal system does
NOT have time to recover properly and fully. People don’t even realize this because we
are just now “used” this … we just tolerate it. So what does all this mean?… Most people have elevated levels of stress
hormones. Some have it so bad that it has just burnt
out their adrenal glands and thus, they need stimulants such as caffeine and coffee just
to feel “normal” and “get through the day”. All of this now causes a massive hormonal
imbalance and thus, more stress hormones such as cortisol ends up causing a decrease in
both total and free testosterone levels. Remember, the opposite of testosterone is
NOT the female hormone estrogen, but the stress hormone – cortisol! Prolonged stress also causes negative changes
in other key hormones such as insulin, Growth Hormones, IGF, Prolactin, Thyroid and so forth. All of these will cause NEGATIVE changes in
how you look and feel. This mean, less muscle and more fat. You’ll also have less motivation and drive,
including in the bedroom and thus, lowered libido and erectile problems for guys. Bottom Line The bottom line here is that you want to manage
stress levels and NOT add to them. Taking pre workout stimulants, energy drinks
and other products that have caffeine and similar compounds, ADDS to an already stressed
body. Yes, you’ll feel a short-term increase in
performance, but the price will be a DECREASE in long-term results. Remember, you want to lower stress levels
– NOT add to them. If any of today’s video makes sense to you…
if you’re tired or you need caffeine products to just feel normal or to have a good workout…
if you feel like your testosterone levels aren’t where they should be… If you’re not as motivated or happy or excited
about life, then one potential cause is “over stress”. It’s time you heal your body and I’ve
two links below, in the description area. One is about improving your testosterone and
hormone levels, so you can build more muscle, lose fat and have better sex drive. The second is about improving your energy
levels, memory and cognition, WITHOUT the use of stimulants, such as caffeine. You’ll help repair adrenal fatigue. Take a look either one or both links, based
on what you want and need. Thanks for listening and have a happy day!

72 thoughts on “🍌How Caffeine, Energy Drinks & Pre-Workout Stimulants Affect Your Testosterone – by Dr Sam Robbins

  1. Good thing I only drink water, free fat milk, and NATURAL fruit juice (squeezed fruit on a cup without anything else), great video as always doc 👍

  2. I have to apologize to you because I thought you were fake. I am eating humble pie atm served up by Alan Roberts so I apologize and now you have gained a subscriber.

  3. Thanks for your informative and wonderful advice, and would you tell me how to get such Body brain energy capsules please?

  4. Is there any good pre-workout that you can take to give you a little bit of a boost before you work out and not affect your adrenal glands in any way and help with cortisol afterwards.

  5. So is it okay if i workout 3-4 times a week and consume coffee on each of those days? Is there any sort of problem with that?

  6. Everyone is like "oh you're fake" but you're the one with 1.3M subs, and they not, lol. And your vids are on point. Thanks

  7. Doctor i have one question ! I have heard before that Caffeine is good for erection and the guys that are using coffee have a nice performance on bed! This is not true? Thank you so much for this vídeo! 😘

  8. but is it ok to take pre workout then and then (once every 2 week?) and drink an energy drink 1-2 times only a week max?

  9. Makes sense… Thanks Doc! Do you think the Honey straws or Honey packets are a better alternative to ingest prior to working out (strength/aerobic training)?

  10. Hello Dr. Robbins,

    I hope this comment finds you well. Kindly make a video regarding eating before bed, and how it effects hormones and digestion.

    Warm regards,

  11. Greetings from Afghanistan doctor ,,can we Increase our penis size through any kind of pills or natural products,,or any kind of exercise please replay,thanks

  12. This is so true. Too bad I found this before it was too late. Now trying to get my testosterone back up, but idk how.

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