It is very important that you do not confuse testosterone therapy with “testosterone supplements” or the many other products out there that claim to increase your testosterone levels.
Testosterone therapy can be very effective in improving your libido or treating the other symptoms of low testosterone, however testosterone supplements are not as effective.
Only a doctor can prescribe actual testosterone therapy for you. Any product that claims to contain testosterone, or be “testosterone,” and/or that you can buy online or in a vitamin store without a prescription – by law—cannot contain any testosterone.
Furthermore, the claims of such product to boost your testosterone levels are in many cases unfounded. These products, largely used by body builders and weight-lifters to pack on extra muscle, are unregulated by the FDA, so they can claim whatever they want about their effectiveness, and do not have to disclose all of their ingredients.
While some of these kinds of products can boost testosterone to some degree, none are testosterone, and none can deliver anywhere near the results of the real thing.
Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone
So how do you know if you are suffering from low testosterone, also known as Low T, and could benefit from actual doctor prescribed testosterone therapy? In many men one of the first signs of low T is some problem with your sex life. Low testosterone can cause a drop in libido, or sex drive. Low T can also influence your ability to get or maintain an erection.
Beyond that, if you are a man over 35, and are unusually fatigued, are putting on weight, particularly belly fat, and are more “moody” or irritable than usual, you could be experiencing the early warning signs of low testosterone.
Your testosterone levels peak in your early 20’s. After that, testosterone levels begins a steady decline. Once you are over 40, you can expect to lose about 1-2% of your testosterone every year.
For some men there is little impact from that loss, but for others they really begin to feel the influence of low testosterone.
Low testosterone not only can affect your energy levels and your sex life, it can seriously impact your overall health. Recent studies have found that men with low-T are at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, than are men who maintain more normal testosterone levels.
Benefits of TRT Over Testosterone Supplements
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), is a proven, safe and effective way of bringing your testosterone levels back to what is right for you, as opposed to testosterone supplements. Along
with a program of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, testosterone therapy can put you on a path to a longer, healthier, more productive life.
Unfortunately, testosterone supplements only lead to path of unknown, and inconsistent results.
If you are a man, and are between the ages of 35-55, and you find yourself feeling irritable, angry, depressed or anxious, if you are experiencing a loss of libido; or other sexual health issues, it may be high past time you had your testosterone levels checked!
Unlike the overblown claims of testosterone supplements, doctor prescribed testosterone therapy can get your life back on track. Men following a prescription testosterone program report improved sex lives, more energy, more stamina, even greater success at their jobs or businesses!
However the only way to receive testosterone therapy is with a legitimate doctor’s prescription, and the only way to know if you need testosterone therapy is to have your levels evaluated by a skilled professional.
Once your lab work is done, if testosterone therapy is indicated, there are many delivery options available. You will be introduced to a program that will be designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.