Testosterone is most famous for it's anabolic, muscle building and masculine imparting qualities.

History of Prescription hGH.

Muscular men have more sex partners than their less-chiseled peersThey attract females looking for a virile mate, women are predisposed to prefer muscularity in men

Medical Prescription Testosterone is often referred to as Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT

  • Testosterone is the most important hormone in the male body for energy, libido, muscle size and strength.

  • In addition Testosterone is involved in heart function / cardiac output, neurological function, red blood cell production, bone density, and immune system function.

    • Testosterone improves oxygen uptake throughout the body, helps control blood sugar, and helps regulate cholesterol.

    • There are testosterone receptors throughout the body including the heart & brain.

 

 

Low levels of testosterone increase death rate for men over 50.  University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.  A study of 800 men over 50 found that those with low levels had a 33% increased risk of death over an 18-year period than those with higher levels.

December, 2006: Researchers at the University of Southern California have discovered a direct link between loss of testosterone and the development of an Alzheimer's. 

Testosterone Replacement therapy is often prescribed for baby boomer men.  Testosterone production drop by 10 percent per decade after 30.

Testosterone replacement therapy may help elderly men with mild Alzheimer's disease.  The University of California, Los Angeles team found that replacement hormone therapy significantly improved quality of life for Alzheimer's patients.

  • This UCLA study also reported improvements in energy levels, physical health and interpersonal relationships

  • There are testosterone receptors in the brain.

  • Low testosterone levels are common in men suffering depression.

    • This 60 year old author is here to report decreased libido, altered mood and loss of muscle mass are all depressing. :-)

The goal of hormone replacement is to restore levels to those normally present for several decades during early adulthood.  Safe levels at age 30 will remain safe when restored to that same level later in life.  Adverse effects from hormone replacement result only from excessive doses ."  ~ Elmer M. Cranton, MD

  • "Traditional ( AMA ) medicine thinks you're okay as long as your testosterone levels are somewhere between 200 and 1250 nanograms per deciliter. In other words, they won't prescribe hormone replacement therapy until your testosterone levels match that of the five-year-old girl down the street; the one that makes all those cute cut-out dolls and insists that all her clothes be pink." read the entire article at Testosterone Magazine.
  • Prescription Estrogen replacement for women is common but Prescription Testosterone replacement for men is rather unusual.   Get you insurance company to pay or your doctor to prescribe if you are hormonally above the lowest 10% of men your age.
  • "Endocrinologically, the difference between the irreversibly hypogonadal man and the post-menopausal hypogonadal woman is not very great.  Neither has adequate levels of androgens or estrogens and they both can be expected to show similar tendencies; i.e. hypogonadal men also tend to have frequent MI's and bone fractures. There is some evidence of a protective effect of testosterone against heart attacks and bone fracture. Testosterone is the hormone which regulates the structure of all body proteins and assures the development and integrity of the genitals in males. The testicles normally produce about 7-10mg of testosterone daily. A deficiency below this level causes only modest changes initially such as an increase in weight, progressive aging of the face, muscular weakening, weakening of bone tissue sometimes followed by rheumatism and arthritis of the vertebrae. Slow transformation of the body organs causes the failing of memory, irritability, general fatigue, the development of arteriosclerosis, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, atrophy of the skin, hypertension and increased cholesterol and body fat." Read the Full Medline Article.

Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and perform many specialized functions.

 

Cholesterol

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Androstenedione

Testosterone

4 & 5-Androstenediol

Testosterone

4 & 5-Androstenedione

Testosterone

19-Norandrostenedione

NorTestosterone

19-Norandrostenediol

Nortestosterone

Estrogen

Estrogen

Estrogen

estrogen(way less than andro)

estrogen ( way less than andro)