(Article Medically Reviewed By Dr. Zach Hyde)
The Connection Between Income, Status, and Male Hormones
It’s not going to take you more than a few sentences to understand that there is a clear connection between having enough cash and having high testosterone levels.
I understand it’s a bit controversial for some, but that doesn’t make it any less of a scientific fact.
Affluence Increases Testosterone Production
Whether you like it or not, having access to money can significantly affect your body in a myriad of ways.
One example is your ability to create testosterone, which directly translates into higher sexual function, elevated sex drive, and the ability to put on muscle and lose weight more efficiently in the gym.
Because having a nice fat bank account reduces stress, increases freedom, and helps confer higher social status in a man.
All of this adds up to mean your body enjoys far lower levels of cortisol, the testosterone-reducing stress hormone that most modern men have to fight against tooth and nail.
Not only does excess cortisol lower your body’s ability to produce testosterone, but it can also raise estrogen levels, gut your sex drive, and lead to weight gain around the midsection and chest.
If that’s not convincing enough, check out what science has to say about this topic.
Testosterone, Money & Status Studies
In one study of male stock traders, those professionals who made above-average profits on any given day were found to have a significant increase in their testosterone levels.
In one case, a trader who enjoyed a 6-day streak of these profits was found to have an increase in T levels equivalent to about 78%.
This is the type of testosterone payout you can expect every single time when you get off the couch and achieve in life.
Speaking of your body “rewarding” you for a job well done, science has proven several times over that a good day’s work can result in increased dopamine and testosterone production.
Though these effects can be seen at all employment levels, those who earn more typically experience far more satisfaction than their lower-wage counterparts.
After all, their financial problems are lessened to a greater degree by their earnings.
Social status matters, and that doesn’t just go for humans either.
Known as “The Biosocial Model of Status,” group leaders are often found to be those with the highest testosterone levels.
But this doesn’t mean that a person is “born a leader.” That’s because when pack leaders are replaced by average Joes, their testosterone levels skyrocket as well.
At the same time, their cortisol is significantly reduced, signifying that their bodies are hormonally adjusting to their new status.
Stress can slaughter your T levels, and the primary stressor for the modern man is money.
Remember, money is merely a symbolic replacement for food, shelter, water, and safety – things that have been stressing our ancestors out for thousands of years.
Financial freedom and lack of stress about money is the key to removing these effects.
A Moderate Income Isn’t a Sexual Death Sentence
Many of us were taught to think of money as the “root of all evil.”
However, this assumes that the only way that you can earn money is to do something unethical or exploitative, and that simply isn’t true.
Money – in the modern sense – is merely a tool from which we can create freedom to achieve and do the things we love..
This lowers our stress and helps our bodies get back to more important things: pumping us full of the testosterone all us males need to thrive.
Of course, it’s easy to read an article like this and assume that your inability to make the big bucks is going to leave you in the sexual (and financial) dust.
However, this isn’t true!
There are countless ways to not just earn more money, but to alleviate the way your finances affect your stress levels.
In many cases, simply making yourself less fixated on money and the effects that fixation has on you can help you earn more.
It’s sort of like learning how to relax and talk to women naturally instead of using some bogus “pick up artist” tactics to pursue them.
You can also make big strides by reducing your expenses and living within your means.
This will allow you to pay off debs that have kept you in financial prison for all those years.
And once you take that financial stress out of the picture your life, and your hormones are going to change real fast.
Money and Testosterone Conclusion:
You don’t need to be the next Warren Buffet to cash in on all this free testosterone.
All you need to do is switch from being a consumer of things to becoming a producer.
And what’s the difference?
A consumer buys stuff on Amazon. A producer starts an amazon store and sells stuff to put cash into his bank account
A consumer buys a vintage car. A producer restores an old car himself and creates an asset.
A consumer spends hours surfing the net, reading reviews and watching videos before he makes his next big purchase.
A producer gets his satisfaction in life when he logs off his computer, gets outside and gets stuff done.
And he has the testosterone in his bank account to prove it.