Manopause: Dealing with Weight Gain, Balding, and Low Libido

Aging brings about many physiological changes. For women, this looks like the menopause transition, a well-established time of big hormonal change. 

But men also experience hormonal changes as they age. While much less talked about, many men go through male menopause, commonly referred to as “manopause.” The name may sound cheeky; however, the symptoms are anything but. 

Male Manopause

Many men are caught off guard by the male menopause symptoms of weight gain, balding, low libido, loss of strength, and more. Yet, they’re not doomed to suffer. By taking steps to boost testosterone, men can feel stronger, fitter, and healthier as they age. 

In today’s article, we’ll cover:

  • What male menopause is and why it occurs.
  • The symptoms of manopause.
  • How to manage manopause symptoms.
  • How Juvenon Alpha Gold Male can support healthy testosterone levels

What is Male Menopause?

Testosterone plays an essential role in men’s health. Everything from libido to muscle mass to sperm production is regulated by testosterone. (1)

Hormonal changes with age are different between men and women. For women, the menopause transition involves a significant drop in the production of female sex hormones. For men, the drop in testosterone is gradual, so symptoms often develop slowly, and it’s not uncommon for men to be caught off guard. 

Another name for male menopause is andropause, referring to the change in the androgen hormone testosterone. Andropause, manopause, and male menopause are all terminology used to describe the same phenomenon of an age-related decline in testosterone.

Beginning at around 40 years of age, a man's testosterone levels fall by about 1.6%–3% each year. (2) An estimated 20% of men over the age of 60 have testosterone levels below the normal range, and the percentage is higher with increasing age. In addition, many men have borderline low levels of testosterone that fly under the radar and may be less likely to receive treatment.

Manopause Symptoms

Male menopause symptoms mirror those of low testosterone and include both physical and psychological symptoms. 

Physical symptoms:

  • Muscle loss
  • Reduced ability to exercise
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Hot flashes or sweats
  • Increased fat around the chest and abdomen
  • Dry, thinning skin
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss/balding
  • Infertility

Psychological symptoms

  • Depression
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating

Just because the development of male menopause is gradual does not mean its effects are not significant. Low testosterone levels may contribute to a man’s risk of (3,4):

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Frailty
  • Insulin resistance
  • Diabetes
  • Overall mortality

Manopause deserves just as much recognition among men as menopause does among women. For optimal health and vitality, every man should know how to manage male menopause symptoms. 

Managing Male Menopause

Healthy lifestyle habits and the targeted use of supplements are the best ways to support normal testosterone levels


Studies show that increasing the amount of physical activity boosts testosterone levels, especially in men who are overweight or obese. (5,6) Aerobic exercise, in particular, is beneficial for raising testosterone; however, anything that boosts overall activity levels is beneficial. (7

Being more active aids in weight loss and reduces the conversion of testosterone to estradiol in fat tissue, boosting the levels of testosterone available in the blood. Exercise has also been shown to improve sexual desire and performance. (8,9) Regular exercise should be part of every man's healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Eating

A poor diet is associated with lower testosterone levels in men. (10) A high consumption of bread, pastries, desserts, dairy, and eating out, and a low consumption of homemade foods and dark leafy greens correlate with low testosterone.

Consuming a balanced diet that promotes a healthy body weight and weight loss, if needed, supports normal levels of testosterone and may help attenuate the age-related decline in testosterone that leads to male menopause. A hormone-boosting dietary pattern includes:

  • Protein-rich foods such as lean meat, fish, poultry, legumes, and soy products provide the building blocks for testosterone production. 
  • Healthy fats such as omega-3s and monounsaturated fats found in fatty fish, flax, avocados, and olive oil are also integral to hormone production.
  • Dark leafy greens are a rich source of nutrients such as vitamins C & K, and minerals calcium, magnesium, and iron, which are essential for increasing testosterone levels.
  • Low in processed foods, sweets, and alcohol.


Most of the body’s testosterone is produced overnight during deep sleep. Studies show that getting insufficient sleep is linked with low testosterone levels. (11) You need 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to not only feel your best but also achieve optimal testosterone levels and manage symptoms of male menopause. 


There is no escaping the impact of aging on the body. However, certain supplements may support the physiological processes necessary for normal energy, drive, and function. 

Juvenon Alpha Gold Male is formulated to improve men's health by supporting healthy testosterone levels. It’s not inevitable that aging will result in weight gain, low libido, balding, or any other manopause symptoms. The blend of scientifically proven ingredients in Alpha Gold Male can help you look and feel your best, regardless of age.

How Juvenon Alpha Gold Male Supports Testosterone

The four research-based ingredients in Juvenon Alpha Gold Male work together to address almost every essential aspect of men's health. 

  • Maintain and improve muscle strength and size
  • Stay lean and fit
  • Enhance energy and motivation
  • Support healthy testosterone levels as you age
  • Better sleep

These results are made possible by the four key ingredients of Alpha Gold Male.


Ashwagandha extract has been well-studied in men and shown to support strength, muscle growth, mood, and sexual function. (12,13,14) KSM-66®,in the dose found in Alpha Gold Male, promotes a decrease in body fat, increased muscle size, and an improved testosterone level compared to placebo. 

Saw Palmetto

The herb saw palmetto is beneficial for lower urinary tract and prostate support. Studies show it may reduce symptoms associated with BPH (benign prostate hypertrophy) as well as reduce frequent urination, allowing for better quality sleep. (15,16)


Fenugreek is well-documented to improve muscle strength, size, and endurance and promote fat loss. In men, it appears to support healthy testosterone levels and athletic performance. (17,18

Boron Citrate

The trace mineral boron is essential for bone health, wound healing, reducing inflammatory response, and supporting the body’s use of testosterone. (19) One study demonstrated increased free testosterone levels in the blood following a week of supplementation with 10 mg of boron, the same amount provided by Alpha Gold Male. (20)

Juvenon Alpha Gold Male blends these potent ingredients to create a powerful formula that enhances men’s health and protects you from the effects of male menopause. If you’re struggling with weight gain, changes in sex drive or function, or loss of strength and energy, Alpha Gold Male can support your body so you can thrive. 

Key Takeaway

Manopause can happen to any man as he gets older. However, you’re not doomed to suffer from loss of muscle, weight gain, low libido, hair loss, or any other unpleasant male menopause symptom. 

Exercise, eating well, getting good sleep, and other healthy lifestyle habits support healthy hormone levels. And adding Juvenon Alpha Gold Male can boost testosterone and recharge your masculinity and vitality.


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