Testosterone, the chief male hormone, is essential for libido and erectile function, and plays a crucial role in mood, energy, bone health, and body composition.
Testosterone levels decline with age, usually beginning in a man’s mid-30s. Diminishing testosterone levels have been linked with disorders such as depression, fatigue, obesity, and cognitive decline.
Low testosterone levels increase the risk of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, fractures and frailty. men with low testosterone levels are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease and all causes compared with men who have higher levels.
Restoring testosterone to youthful levels offers men a wealth of health benefits, including benefits for heart health, body composition, mood, and memory.
Bioidentical testosterone has not been found to have adverse effects on the healthy prostate gland—in fact, it may help improve prostate symptoms in men with low-normal testosterone levels. Testosterone therapy is usually not given to men with prostate cancer.
Regular blood testing can help you and your physician decide if testosterone therapy is right for you. Optimizing testosterone levels requires a multi-pronged approach that includes optimal diet, proper nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise, and bioidentical testosterone, if necessary.
Testosterone appears to affect fat cell metabolism and fat loss in several ways through:
- Inhibiting fat storage by blocking a key enzyme called lipoprotein lipase that is necessary for the uptake of fat into the body’s fat cells. When fat cells are exposed to testosterone in a test tube, the activity of lipoprotein lipase is dramatically reduced.
- Stimulating fat burning by increasing the number of certain receptors on the fat-cell membrane that release stored fat.
- Increasing insulin sensitivity and improving lipid and insulin metabolism, while enhancing growth of muscle fibers and decreasing fat deposits.
All of these effects benefit body composition by promoting lean body mass and reducing fat mass.
Besides T creams and injections, we also utilize HCG and Clomid (Clomiphene) to restore testosterone levels in men. We even do T Pellets.