Men, has your mental focus and concentration seem to have gone out the window? What happened? You used to be so sharp and on top of your game, but now everything feels like you’re in a fog and you have a hard time conducting business or taking care of finances. This lack of mental clarity is a common symptom experienced by men as they age, and you can do something about it.
2 Reasons Why Men Lose Focus and Concentration
1. Low Testosterone
Optimal testosterone levels are important for brain function. Spatial cognitive abilities, as well as general cognition and memory, decline with aging and declining testosterone levels. Studies have found a positive relationship between testosterone and mental rotation in men. Supplementation of testosterone in older men results in improvement of spatial abilities. The positive effect of testosterone on memory is well documented. Numerous clinical studies in andropausal men showed improvements of learning and memory after testosterone supplementation. Even a short 6-week testosterone treatment resulted in improved spatial and verbal memory of older men. Testosterone has even showed a positive effect on spatial and verbal memory in Alzheimer disease patients. (1)
Testosterone is an important modulator of cerebral functions. In hypogonadal men, testosterone supplementation enhances vigour and energy. Current data suggest that testosterone supplementation in hypogonadal men of all ages will enhance many aspects of mood and cognition. (2) Research shows that testosterone levels moderate cognitive functioning performance in males. (3)
2. Low Thyroid Function
The brain uses a lot of energy, so when you have a slowed metabolism caused by hypothyroidism, you will experience a decline in your mental sharpness. It becomes difficult to maintain focus, sharp memory and clarity. Low thyroid function is a common cause of brain fog, depression (4), difficulty concentrating and short term memory loss. Hypothyroidism is often associated with mood disturbances and cognitive impairment, implying that thyroid hormones are critical for normal brain functioning. In particular, hypothyroidism has been associated with several cognitive deficits, including general intelligence, psychomotor speed, visual-spatial skills and memory.(5)
The Natural Solution
The key is to replenish your hormones and put back in what is missing. We use bioidentical testosterone and desiccated thyroid that are identical to the hormones made by your own body.
Other Ways to Improve Mental Clarity
- Eat a clean, healthy diet
- Cut back on simple carbs
- Stay hydrated
- Address allergies
- Address food sensitivities
- Avoid gluten
- Avoid sugar
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Exercise – gets blood pumping, increases oxygen levels
A Word About Cholesterol Lowering Drugs
If you are taking a statin drug like Lipitor, which is a cholesterol lowering drug, you need to know that they can cause rapid loss of mental clarity, mental confusion, memory loss and amnesia. Dr. Duane Graveline, a NASA Scientist Astronaut, was placed on Lipitor and found himself with amnesia – he didn’t even recognize his own wife. He dedicated the rest of his life to research and warning others about the dangers of statin drugs. Listen to his radio interview here.
If you are taking any prescription drug at all, you owe it to yourself to find out what the side effects are. Remember, all drugs are toxins that have to be detoxified by your liver, and medications are no exception.
See for Yourself – Harriss’ Story
Harriss experienced lack of energy, motivation and focus. He couldn’t think clearly and it was difficult to set business goals. He also gained weight and wanted to rest all the time. Learn how Harriss got his energy and zest for life back!
We Can Help
Are you ready to get back on track and be on top of your game? Your brain health depends upon healthy testosterone and thyroid levels. Don’t wait – take our symptom checker to find out if your symptoms could be caused by a hormone deficiency.
1. On the Effects of Testosterone on Brain Behavioral Functions
2. Testosterone and The Brain
3. Free Testosterone Levels, Attentional Control, and Processing Speed Performance in Aging Men
4. The Link between Thyroid Function and Depression
5. Verbal Memory Retrieval Deficits Associated With Untreated Hypothyroidism