A. How does it work?
A boy’s physical appearance and reproductive system is determined by androgen, a steroid hormone. Prior to adolescence, androgen levels remain low, and peak during puberty. Healthy genes are critical to the optimization and balancing of androgen levels, which play out in a range of male characteristics, such as height, muscle, shoulder breadth as well as men’s low voice pitch.
Breast milk is the healthiest existing sustenance for infants. When it is given in adequacy with a baby’s needs, the milk helps to regulate the gut biota in his early stages of development. A good bacterial balance in turn, will ensure the well-functioning of his organism.
3. Good nutrition
A nutritive diet supports the development and the optimization of the endocrinal system’s functions, which produce regulatory hormones that are essential to the human organism. Adolescent boys with healthy endocrines usually also possess the right amount of androgen needed for their physical and reproductive development.
Free radicals are part of most environments which affect all humans, including babies. However, if a well-functioning organism is developed at an early age, an antioxidant defence will be established to minimize the potential harmful consequences of free radicals. Adolescent boys with adequate hormonal levels and healthy cells will see their hips and breasts enlarge as part of their reproductive development.
3. Low/high production of sex hormones
Diet also plays an important role in the functioning of the hormonal system, especially the sex hormone. Malnutrition and hyperalimentation can, for instance, result in certain dysfunctions, notably in relation to bone and sexual development in teenage boys.
4. Endocrine glands malfunctions
Long-term chronic inflammation is also responsible for dysfunctions in the hormonal system, which can hinder sex hormone production and sexual development, overall.
C. Towards developing effective solutions
1. Further research
Several medical studies suggest that several fatal illnesses are caused by the overlap between recessive genes and the androgen function. Currently, however, further research needs to be conducted to develop potential treatment options in compliance with medical practice.
2. Providing prebiotics and probiotics
Prebiotics and non-digestible polysaccharides can harmonize and even out gut bacteria to optimize and prevent imbalances in the gut microbiota. This balance is notably crucial to the metabolism and the food absorption process. Prebiotics should not be confused with probiotics, live bacteria of which the properties are beneficial to both the digestive system and gut flora.
3. Nourishing foods
Nutrition in childhood and teenagehood is especially important to hormonal production during teenage years. Nutrients that are vital to sex hormone production in adolescents are the following: