Some exciting stuff to share…
I’ve been recently having a profound success with restoring my energy using 2 different strategies:
I still take my energy activating amino acids (from a health food store)
L-Tyrosine (in NALT form- it helps brain regeneration too!)
(these two collectively activate the energy circuits in the brain)
Here is a diagnostic to see if your amino acid levels are low:
But now I add two new game-changers:
“between 10 and 15 million women are estimated to be androgen (Testosterone) deficient”
-Boston University School of Medicine
“one out of four men over 30 have low testosterone levels”
-New England Research Institute
The biggest game-changer for me:
Taking testosterone has gotten associated and confused with taking steroids like bodybuilders do, which is unfortunate because it stops many people in need from considering supplementing their testosterone. (It’s different than steroids!)
As both males and females get older, their testosterone production goes down… and there are a number of modern foods and chemicals that further reduce the natural testosterone production required to have an energetic and healthy body.
Today millions of men & women take bio-identical Testosterone to keep their levels and ENERGY up! It’s also a great anti-aging strategy too!
Your body FEELS YOUNGER!!!
Taking the correct dosage of testosterone is like being connected to a really BIG battery that holds a charge for a LONG TIME! The body works more like it did when it was younger. Testosterone helps me to feel stronger and more energized, losing weight is easier and it even helps me SLEEP better and easier!
How does it feel to take testosterone?
At the correct dose it’s like being connected to a LARGE deep cycle battery, I have a deep pool of energy available, it feels like I can accomplish anything I want. I feel more naturally inclined to work out and be active (less sitting around). Working out (weight lifting) is more enjoyable, I look forward to going to the gym (before I had to nudge myself to go). So way more energized. :) Things feel easier and more doable.
My emotions are more stable and I just feel good for no reason, far more than before. My life feels more pleasant and my body is generally just happier being alive.
My sleep feels more restful. It’s easier to sleep.
I’m horny more often, erections a bit better. I went from not being interested in sex much (maybe once/wk) to more like when I was in my 30’s (every other day)…
I feel like 20 years younger in general.
I’m using low dose Androgel (about 4mg/day) [one pack lasts over a week]
and 25mg oral Clomiphen Citrate. I take about 2mg more (every-other-day) just before working out because it feels good at the gym, and I can do more.
If I get TOO MUCH testosterone… for me it feels:
Edgy, slightly jittery, It’s challenging to calm down or relax. Sitting down to do writing is challenging (body wants to be moving.) Yet, it feels good. I’m still happy. Also with too much T, I’m more horny, like when I was in my 20’s… multiple times/day… too much.
The product I use and can recommend is a simple topical gel called: Androgel 1%
But there are other brands of gels: Testim, Fortesta, Testogel, Tostran, Axiron and AndroFeme.
for Female Bodies:
Low testosterone can cause one or more of the following symptoms in women:
- sluggishness, low energy
- muscle weakness
- sleep disturbances
- reduced sex drive
- decreased sexual satisfaction
- weight gain (or unable to lose fat even with dieting)
- fertility issues
- irregular menstrual cycles
- vaginal dryness
- loss of bone density
You may think of testosterone as male hormone, but women make this hormone too. It is one of the sex hormones that women produce, along with estrogen and progesterone.
The medical community has traditionally looked at low testosterone as only a male issue, despite science to the contrary.
As a result, there has been very little research done on the issue for women and even lab tests may not have accurate ideal ranges for doctors to reference.
Doctors who do see the need to prescribe testosterone for women have to actually go against medical standards to do so.
The FDA has even gone as far as making the most obvious treatment option (daily gels or creams) unavailable to women.
Approximately 50% of circulating testosterone comes directly from the ovaries; the remaining amount derives from the peripheral conversion of precursors from the ovaries and the adrenal gland.
The dosage for females is .7g or LESS per day of Androgel 1% (one packet has 5g of gel totaling 50mg and lasts about 7 days)
[some countries offer a female version called: AndroFeme1 – same stuff, rebranded]
It can sometimes take up to a month or so for the full benefits of testosterone to be felt; a 3-6 month trial is often recommended. Sometimes your doctor may also recommend HRT alongside testosterone and potentially Oestrogen.
Women using the lowest effective dosage of testosterone have not been shown to experience side effects or adverse events. But too high of a dose inevitably results in the deepening voice, oily skin, acne, and male-pattern hair loss, as well as increased hair growth.
Here are some videos on the topic:
for Male Bodies:
Low testosterone can cause one or more of the following symptoms in men:
- sluggishness, low energy
- increased body fat (or unable to lose fat even with dieting)
- sleep disturbances, insomnia
- reduced sexual desire
- sexual dysfunction
- hair loss
- reduced muscle bulk (unable to easily build muscle)
- fertility issues
- unstable moods
- memory decline
- decreased motivation, depression
- Worsening of congestive heart failure, diabetes or sleep apnea
Low testosterone in males is startlingly common. If you are eating soybean products, vegetable oils, processed foods or can goods, your testosterone is likely being artificially deceased! The improvement in your overall life just from adding a small amount of testosterone each day incredible!
I feel SOOOO much better!
Testosterone therapy has been confused and made wrong by media campaigns that have tangled bodybuilding steroids with appropriate dose testosterone.
So the topic of taking testosterone has become “taboo” in the public’s eyes.
A traditional medical doctor will commonly not consider looking at low testosterone, instead they are more likely to prescribe an erectile dysfunction or SSRI medications for depression or mood issues.
The pharmaceutical industry has created a multi-billion dollar industry around the side effects of low testosterone, without actually addressing the core issue.
The dosage for males is between .7g- 2.0g per day of Androgel 1% (one packet has 5g of gel totaling 50mg of testosterone) Start low and work up to a comfortable level.
It can sometimes take several weeks for the full benefits of testosterone to work, but I noticed huge improvements on the first day I took it! Way more energy, easier workouts, and I just feel GOOD for no reason! Exploring a 3-6 month trial is often recommended by doctors.
Depending on how low your levels are, you might benefit from taking up to the entire packet a day. To give you a sense of comparison, pro bodybuilders hyper dose testosterone (and other things) at around 750-1200mg per week. I’m recommending only 50mg-140mg per week.
If you are a younger male and want to have kids someday, then you’ll want to remain on a lower dose (under 100mg/wk) of testosterone and add HCG or Clomiphene Citrate to further encourage your body’s sperm & testosterone production.
Here is a good video I found useful:
If you (male or female) have chronic low energy and taking amino acids doesn’t make you feel strongly energized, I’d suggest you consider adding some Testosterone and seeing how you feel!
The catch is that it’s a controlled substance in much of the world :(
There are many countries that have laws to limit “anabolic Steroid use” which is basically the OVER-USE of synthetic hormones such as cortisol or testosterone for athletes and bodybuilders. While these don’t apply to low dose testosterone, the same medication can be overused. So many countries control their use through prescriptions.
The following countries do not have such controls: Mexico, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Columbia, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand and the Ukraine.
If you ARE in one of these countries, I would suggest you try it!
For most of the “civilized” world things will involve a doctor:
You’ll need a medical doctor who is sympathetic to testosterone use and typically get pre blood tests and one ever 3 months for the first year.
Before making an appointment, ask how the doctor feels about prescribing Testosterone for women/men with low testosterone levels. Don’t waste your money on an under-educated doctor!
Anti-aging clinics are another source for doctors who are VERY up-to-date.
The catch with doctors, is they will only prescribe what they know…
Many of the old-school doctors prescribe testosterone injections which are painful and have notoriously varying dosages (from too much when you first get the shot, to not enough as the days go by). Avoid this if you can! Ask to try the GEL first!
Here are the different forms you can get Testosterone in. My research and experience has found:
Injections – typically painful (and even with Sustanon® extended dosing) it hits hard at first and wears off over time (definitely NOT good for females, ok for males.)
Transdermal Gel (typically 1%) – easy to measure dosing, can use daily for consistent dosing (important for females!) but some people don’t respond to the gel – need to try first
Transdermal Patch – optional, some bodies react to the patch, many are fine, gives you some control over dosing based on how long you have the patch on for
Oral Testosterone – there is some research that indicates oral medication can cause liver disease, suggest you avoid
Subcutaneous Pellets – only for once you know your ideal dose, some research poses questions about toxicity in these, no control over the dosing, your doctor injects
To me, low dose testosterone feels like getting my youth back!
How about you???