TESTOSTERONE HORMONE SUPPLEMENTS
Testosterone - The male hormone, testosterone
is produced in the testes and may decline with age,
though less frequently or significantly than oestrogen
Testicular function deceases after the age of thirty.
Men with testosterone deficiency experience decreased
sex drive, moodiness, and fatigue.
Studies investigating its ability to strengthen muscles
and prevent frailty and disability in older men are
continuing. Its side effects are still unproven, and
may include an increased risk of certain cancers, particularly
Testosterone is actually produced by both men and women,
though in larger quantities in men.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Supplements are available by prescription for men who
do not produce sufficient testosterone naturally. This
includes those men whose whose pituitary or testes glands
have been damaged by infection or tumors. For these
men, the supplements are clearly beneficial by restoring
normal levels of the hormone. Too much testosterone
is harmful, as demonstrated by many steroid using athletes
and bodybuilders.. Testosterone replacement therapy
(TRT) is as powerful an anti-aging effect as estrogen
or progesterone replacement in women.
The benefits associated with testosterone replacement
- renewed strength
- improved balance
- raised blood cell count
- increased libido
- lowered LDL and cholesterol.
- reduced loss of bone mass in men.
TRT Side Effects
Testosterone Replacement Therapy [TRT] has a few adverse
side effects, including: increasing levels of PSA (prostrate
specific Antigen) and hematocrit.
A major side effect of testosterone supplementation
is that it tends to slow down the body's natural ability
to produce testosterone. Vomiting, nausea, swelling
of the arms and legs, yellowing of the skin and eyes,
and prolonged and painful erections are early signs
of serious side effects.
Almost all unwanted side effects of testosterone are
caused the androgenic properties of the hormone; and
generally only occur when excessive dosages are used.
Using excess amount of synthetic testosterone causes:
- Allergic reactions such difficulty in breathing,
swelling of the tongue, lips, or face.
- Liver damage
- In women - hoarseness, male-pattern baldness, deepening
of voice, excessive hair growth, and menstrual irregularities
- In men -prolonged use of testosterone in higher
doses may result in shrinking of testicles, gynecomastia
(breast growth in men), decreased or increased sex
drive, less serious side effects such as acne, decreased
sperm production in men, clitoral enlargement, male
pattern baldness, and water retention.
The usage of synthetic testosterone helps people with
HIV-related wasting gain weight.
Natural Testosterone Supplements
A natural testosterone supplement costs less than prescription
testosterone, and the risks are minimal compared to
the injected steroid version.
Natural Testosterone For Men
Excess estrogen interferes with a man’s ability
to boost or retain his own testosterone. Natural testosterone
supplement helps rebalance these hormones. If this balance
is not restored, weakness and other side effects occur.
There are many natural testosterone supplements that
can stop the aromatization of testosterone to estrogen
in a man’s body.
In addition to taking a natural testosterone supplement,
men may consider using an anti-estrogen drug to reduce
the presence of estrogen.
Natural TestosteroneFor Women
Aging women suffer from a decrease in testosterone
as well as estrogen. This can result in considerable
muscle loss and weakness.
Symptoms and signs may indicate to you that you need
to begin taking a natural testosterone supplement. But
you may also want to enlist the help of your doctor
and see exactly what your levels are before you start
taking any drug, including any natural testosterone
supplement that’s sold over-the-counter.
Testosterone supplements are sourced from herbal extracts.
Chrysin, a plant-based bioflavonoid, helps reduce the
production of estrogen and boost testosterone levels.
Adding pepper extract piperine to a natural testosterone
supplement helps the testosterone enter the bloodstream,
making it more effective.
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