Bioidentical vs Synthetic : What’s the difference?
There are two main types of testosterone available, synthetic and bioidentical. Both are manufactured and produced in a lab but the important part is how differently your body reacts to each. Bioidentical testosterone duplicates the exact chemical and molecular structure of the naturally produced hormone. Therefore, the body thinks it is the real deal, and your body reacts as it should. Synthetic testosterone does not have the same molecular structure as the naturally produced hormone, so it doesn’t quite fit the receptor. As a result, these hormones can cause unwanted side effects. Testosterone molecules are a bit like keys to a lock; they have a 3D shape that perfectly fits the hormone receptors. When these molecules attach to the receptor it fits tightly,
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Males
Males begin a hormonal decline at age 35 - there is a decrease of 2% of testosterone production per year. As those testosterone levels fall, men begin to experience decreased mental clarity, mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, extreme fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Most men do not lose their sex drive, so this can't be used as a marker of hormonal balance! Often patients are band-aids with antidepressants, sleeping and anxiety pills and a host of other medications. These drugs have additional side effects such as weight gain, zombie like-state, dependency for sleep, and decreased sex drive. These medications do not address the root problem that is causing the symptoms. In a recent study, men over 55 with higher levels of testosterone showed
Testosterone Therapy Muscle Gain
Will Testosterone Therapy Help Me Build Muscle? There are a number of hormones that play a critical role in bodybuilding and strength training in general - testosterone being one of them. Though primarily responsible for the regulation of primary and secondary characteristics, testosterone also influences muscular development and fat tissue distribution. So, when levels drop it can have an affect on your muscle mass and overall performance. Testosterone Levels and Building Muscle Mass: What's The Relation? Testosterone is crucial in the development and maintenance of muscle mass and strength - this is why healthy levels are important in bodybuilding and strength training in general. Testosterone creates and preserves bone density and with low levels of testosterone, bones tend to become quite weak and more
Testosterone Therapy and Weight Loss
Will Testosterone Therapy Help Me Lose Weight? All those crunches in the gym may be going to waste if you have low testosterone, and if you think it’s uncommon, guess again. Approximately one in four men over the age of 30 has low testosterone, and many are completely unaware of it. If your libido has tanked and the scale continues to rise, low testosterone may be the culprit. The good news is, with proper diagnosis and treatment, you can lose weight and restore your vitality. A Hormone With Versatile Effects Testosterone exerts complex effects on your body that extend beyond regulating fertility and bone mass. It also plays a role in fat distribution and how much muscle mass you’re able to build and
Let’s Talk About Testosterone Optimization Therapy
The number of men diagnosed with hypogonadism, commonly referred to as “Low T” has grown dramatically in recent years due to an increasing awareness of the importance of hormones in a man’s health and wellbeing. Research shows that about 1 out of 4 men over the age of 30 may have low testosterone. Circulating testosterone levels decline progressively with age, starting in the second and third decade of life. Testing for testosterone deficiency requires a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of hormone balance before one makes a commitment to what may be lifelong therapy.