How To Lower High Cortisol Levels Part 2

How To Lower High Cortisol Levels Part 2

Stress is pervasive in our culture today…

Sometimes it seems like no matter where we are or what we do, we’ll always find something to stress out about…

But like I mentioned in part 1 of this article, stress is destructive to testosterone…

It’s a testosterone killer.


Because stress produces testosterone’s kryptonite…


Hopefully you picked up a few tips on how to lower high cortisol levels from the last go around this topic.

But today, I’ve got plenty more for you.

Here are 10 additional ways to lower high cortisol levels.

1. Sleep Better

The less you sleep the more you’re going to stress…

And the more stressed you are the less quality of sleep you will get…

That’s one nasty catch-22, isn’t it?

See, when you sleep, your body recovers from the day it’s had, both physically and emotionally.


A good night of sleep helps you to recharge.

From experience I can tell you that a lot of chronic stress results from failing to prioritize healthy sleeping patterns.

But better quality and length of sleep reduces cortisol levels and also boosts testosterone levels on the front end.

And to get the most optimal quality of sleep to lower high cortisol levels and boost testosterone, I recommend checking out my Anabolic Sleeping program.

I designed it to help you take advantage of the anabolic benefits sleep has to offer you.

I mean, if you’re going to sleep you might as well make the most of it, right?

2. Laugh More

Laughing is one of the more fun ways to lower high cortisol levels.

So you should try to do it more often…

Even pity laughs have been proven to be helpful in reducing stress and even initializing growth hormone response.

So watch funny movies or television shows.

Listen to a witty podcast or radio broadcast.

Give a few chuckles to the guy at work that tries a little too hard to be funny…

It’ll do both of you some good.

3. Eat More Vitamin C

It doesn’t really matter how you get more vitamin C, but it’ll do you some good to be mindful of getting more into your diet.

Vitamin C significantly reduces cortisol levels…

In one study, researchers compared the cortisol levels of a vitamin C supplemented group and a control group before a public speaking occasion…

The results?

Vitamin C can make you a more relaxed public speaker…

And hey, if it can take the stress out of public speaking, it can take the stress out of anything.

4. Listen To Music You Enjoy

Music has a way of helping you to chill out, doesn’t it?

You can’t listen to an album you enjoy without getting raptured away into its melodies…

It’s almost like the sound of music drowns out stressors that are screaming for your attention.

So whether you put on relaxing music or an old album that carries some good nostalgia with it, listen to more music to de-stress.

You could even opt to head to a local music venue with your wife or your buddies.

5. Chew Gum

I used to chew gum all the time for this very reason…

Chewing gum is an easy way to lower high cortisol levels.

This simple act alone can reduce cortisol levels by almost 20%.

But try to shy away from the gum that’s loaded with sugar.

Opt for a healthier option than the grape flavored gum that rolls out like a tape dispenser.

6. Drink Black Tea

You may not be a tea drinker now…

But you should become one after reading this.

Drinking black tea blunts cortisol levels after a stressful event.


One study showed that after completing a stressful task, those that drank black tea saw a 47% drop in cortisol levels compared to the controlled group that only say a 27% drop.

So a cup of black tea will make for a solid, stress-free way to close out a long day.

7. Drink Enough Water

Drinking water is one of the best ways to make sure your body and mind function properly.

In fact, consuming enough water has been found to bring a good balance to both your cortisol and testosterone levels.

According to one study, cortisol levels of hydrated athletes were much lower than those of inadequately hydrated athletes before exercise.

I know you’ve heard it a million times before…

But that’s because it’s true and necessary…

Drink more water.

8. Have Sex

So do you remember how I said that laughing was one of the more fun ways to lower high cortisol levels?

Well, this is the most fun way to do it.

Sex reduces cortisol levels and boosts testosterone levels at the same time.

Heck, it may even help you laugh more, get some exercise, and sleep better, all of which reduce stress in themselves…

So, enjoy some stress-reducing sex with your spouse!

I know you don’t need any more encouragement than that.

9. Get A Dog

The title Man’s Best Friend really takes on a whole new meaning when you consider that dogs can reduce stress levels.

Simply petting a pup can reduce cortisol levels.

Which is why dogs are brought into stressful circumstances – to bring a sense of calm to the situation.

So get yourself a pup to lower high cortisol levels.

10. Try Rhodiola

Like I said in the last article, one of the neat benefits of herbal supplements is that, well, they’ll benefit you…

Without question.

Rhodiola is a natural herb that’s been proven to lower high cortisol levels.

And as a result, it has a reputation for boosting testosterone as well.

In fact, there have been 7 peer-reviewed studies showing that a Rhodiola dosage noticeably reduces fatigue, 4 studies testifying to it’s increase in the subject’s mood and well-being, 4 more studies that show how it improves brain health and cognition and 2 additional studies displaying the effects of Rhodiola against muscle damage.


Basically, Rhodiola gives cortisol a beat down.

Get some Rhodiola for yourself here.

Men, stress doesn’t have to rule over your life…

And I’m confident that if you implement a few tips from this list and the list I gave you in Part 1, you’ll be the one ruling over it.

Which is the way it should be.

Keep that cortisol low…

That testosterone high…

And live life to its fullest!

– Joe LoGalbo
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