We are not the men our ancestors were

There has been an age-adjusted decrease in testosterone levels of ~20% in the last 30 years [1]. Since 1973, the average sperm count has decreased by approximately 52.4% [2]. It has now been reported in the US that 38.7% of men over 45 have clinically low testosterone [3].

This suggests that our grandfathers had far higher testosterone levels than us. Now consider our distant ancestors who worked, hunted and survived in harsher (but far healthier) conditions than we can imagine.

the current state of men's health

67% of us in the UK are overweight or obese, 1 in 8 of us are diagnosed with a mental disorder and we make up the majority of suicides by far [4],[5]. In the US, the situation is even worse [6],[7],[8].

Increased likelihood of depression, anxiety, obesity, low muscle mass, fatigue, decreased libido, poor sleep and reduced cognition are all symptoms of low testosterone.

Is it far-fetched to make the connection to declining testosterone levels?

We must return

Return to the mindset of the great men who built our civilization. Who created, not critiqued. Who drove forward into the unknown, pushed boundaries and lived with intent.

We create while they binge, we train when they're too tired and we don't take this life for granted.

We take action.

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Our Brand

The word "Atavism" refers to reverting to a past pattern of behaviour or outlook. We feel that modern doesn't always equal good. We believe that in many ways our ancestors were healthier in mind, body and spirit than we are now. Thus, the Atavist Supplements brand aims to embody an ethos that takes the best virtues from our past and moulds it to the present day.

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Our Story

We started Atavist Supplements when we became aware of the generational decrease in testosterone, specifically in the last 30 years. When we investigated the natural testosterone-enhancing market, we saw dubious claims, overly aggressive branding and over-priced products containing ingredients that have little scientific literature to support their efficacy. These issues are what sparked the creation of our initial product: Atlas Testosterone Support.

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Our Mission

Our mission is simple. To provide high quality supplements aimed at elevating men's performance, developed with an honest, science-based approach. We only develop products which we truly believe in and use ourselves. We aspire to be the go-to supplements brand for men.