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Oct 9

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abortion

A procedure to intentionally end a pregnancy before a birth. Miscarriage is also sometimes called “spontaneous abortion,” even though it is usually not intended.

Purposeful harm or mistreatment of another person, which can be verbal, emotional, physical or sexual. An ongoing pattern or cycle of such mistreatment or harm can characterize an abusive relationship.

In the context of sexuality, an abbreviation for asexual.

People older than you who probably drive you batty. Or, people whose age in years exceeds the legal age of majority; people considered to be adults by law.

A state or demonstration of fondness or care for someone, which may or may not be sexual.

The age at which a person is considered in law to be able to consent to sexual activity. Someone above this age who has sex with someone below it can often be charged with statutory rape, even if the younger person wants to consent.

When two people are of different ages or life stages, usually with a substantial difference.

A chosen or felt lack of gender identity.

Behaving in a pushy, forceful or violent way.

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a very serious and often deadly disease of the immune system caused by HIV. AIDS itself can not be caught from another person, but those with AIDS have HIV, which is sexually transmissible. AIDS requires medical treatment.

When a penis is inserted into and held by the anus while partners move their bodies as feels good to them for the purpose of sexual stimulation.

Sexual activity involving the anus. Anal sex may include stimulation with fingers, the mouth, a penis, sex toys, or other objects or body parts.

Oral sex for, on or to the anus.

The body, parts of the body, or physical structure of organisms like people, animals or plants.

Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine (or a mishmosh of both), in dress, appearance, behavior or identity, either by choice or by circumstance.

The external opening to the rectum, located between the buttocks.

Not having an interest in romantic relationships.

A state of sexual excitement and interest that sends messages to the brain which create physical changes and sensations, such as increased blood pressure, erection, lubrication, loosening of the vaginal or anal muscles, and increased physical sensitivity.

In the context of human sexuality, someone who either does not experience or has not yet experienced any sexual desires at all, or who has experienced/does experience sexual desires, but not a desire to enact them with other individuals.

To be self-assured, self-confident. To stand up for oneself in a positive, nonviolent way.

The state or condition of being independent and/or having the right to independence.

An imbalance in the vaginal environment, including pH changes, that occurs when different types of bacteria outnumber the normal, needed and healthy bacteria. It often requires some from of treatment, but sometimes will go away on its own.

Describes sexual play and/or relationships involving exchanges of power and pain. B = bondage, D = discipline and/or dominance, S = submission and/or sadism, M = masochism.

Made up of two things or parts; a system with only two possible options or parts.

Prejudice against bisexuality and bisexual people.

Any number of methods people use to intentionally prevent unwanted pregnancy, including the condom, the cervical barrier, the implant, the patch, the pill, the rhythm method, the ring, the shot, the IUD, spermicide and withdrawal.

A term for sexual orientation which either describes a person who can be sexually and emotionally attracted to both men and women or merely to people of more than one gender.

A stage of very early fetal development. If cell development continues and a blastocyst implants in the uterus, it will become an embryo and create a pregnancy.

A slang term for a state of vasocongestion that becomes temporarily painful. Called “blue balls” because in those with testes, discomfort is also felt there, but people with vulvas can experience this too, and discomfort then is often felt in the uterus or clitoris.

Our sense, awareness and perception of our body in appearance and function as it relates to our sense of self.

Glandular tissue, fat, connective tissue and skin on the chest.

Describes a person who is intentionally masculine in appearance, behavior, dress, identity or sexual attitude. Often used in relation to femme. Most often used in the LGBT community, but can refer to people of any orientation. However, some people see use of the word “butch” as an insult.

Describes someone who does not engage in sexual activity, usually by choice.

A birth control device which is inserted into the vagina to cover the cervix and prevent sperm from entering. Diaphragms, cervical caps and contraceptive sponges are kinds of cervical barriers.

The opening to the uterus, the bottom of which is at the back end of the vagina.

A method of keeping track of fertility by keeping careful notes on the dates of a woman’s period, as well as her temperature and cervical mucus. This is often used by people who are trying to get pregnant but is NOT an effective birth control method, as it fails frequently due to fluctuations in a woman’s cycle and the fact that sperm can live in a woman’s reproductive tract for several days. Also called “fertility awareness”.

A slang term used to describe either the hymen/corona or something which signifies someone has not done something for the first time. “Popping the cherry” often describes doing something sexual for the first time, even though with first-time sex, there are not usually cherries or the popping of anything.

A very common bacterial infection/STI. It can infect the cervix, urethra, testicles, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries. It can also infect the throat when acquired through oral sex. Chlamydia requires medical treatment.

A surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis, most often done in infancy, and most often done because of cultural or religious beliefs, parental aesthetic preferences or concerns about health. In some cases, circumcision is done at other times of life and/or for medical reasons.

Describes people who have a gender identity which is traditionally thought to match their assigned sex, and thought to match many or most of the roles, behaviors and appearances culturally expected of that sex. For example, someone who was sexed male at birth and whose gender identity is masculine; who also feels male. Often used in relation to transgender.

Prejudice, discrimination and oppression based on social or economic status/class or perceived or assigned social or economic status.

In a sexual context, usually a word used to suggest not having any sexually transmitted infections. “Clean” is a poor choice of term, however, since it stigmatizes people with illness. Better choices are “negative,” “clear” or “STI-free.”

A sexual organ both external and internal on the vulva and inside the pelvis of female sex-assigned people that is similar to the penis, but serves no other known purpose besides providing sexual pleasure.

Various ways we express and share feelings or thoughts, such as through speech, written words or symbols, sign language, body language, touch or art.

The onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of the blastocyst into the endometrium (the lining of the uterus).

A thin sheath or tube of latex or another material, worn over the penis during sex to prevent or reduce the risk of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections.

To agree to do something or give permission. In the context of sex, a person is giving full consent/is consenting when they freely and actively agree to do something sexual with someone else; however, the person still has the right to change their mind at any point. A person is NOT consenting if they do not actively agree, have been forced or pressured in some way or are in a state where they are incapable of full consent (such as when asleep, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or below the age of consent).

Devices, medications or behaviors used to intentionally aim to prevent pregnancy, including the condom, the cervical barrier, the implant, the patch, the pill, the rhythm method, the ring, the shot, the IUD, spermicide and withdrawal.

A method of birth control that consists of a spongy device filled with spermicide that provides a barrier at the entrance of the cervix.

A newer name for the hymen, a thin membrane without nerve endings that most female-assigned people are born with that is just inside the vaginal opening. It gradually wears away over time due to hormones, vaginal discharges, general physical activity, sex and masturbation and/or childbirth. It does not snap, crackle or pop.

The internal “legs” of the clitoris, which are within the outer labia (labia majora).

Oral sex for, on or to the vulva.

Heather’s pug, Sofia.

Virtual (as in, not in person) sexual experiences or encounters which involve text conversations and/or visual exchanges via the Internet.

CMV is one member of a group of herpes-type viruses. It is an STI transmitted through body fluids, and requires medical treatment.

How well something works.

In a sexual context, a discharge of genital fluid, usually (but not always) as a result of sexual stimulation and/or orgasm.

During a pregnancy, the term for the developing cells of an organism until around eight-nine weeks after an ovum was fertilized. After this time, the organism would then be called a fetus.

A method of contraception used to prevent pregnancy after sex or rape has already occurred, rather than used before or during, like most types of contraception.

To put something into action: to actively do something, not just think or feel it.

The lining of the uterus.

In a sexual context, when a kind of sex involves someone putting one body part inside the body part of another person, such as with intercourse. Some people use the word “penetration” instead.

When a body part, such as the penis or parts of the vulva, becomes filled with blood and enlarges and/or becomes more firm.

Various areas of the body with a greater number of sensory nerve receptors than other areas, which people may find particularly sexually stimulating, such as (but by no means limited to) the lips, tongue, palms, fingers, feet, inner thighs, anus, nipples, neck, collarbone, nose, ears, armpits and/or the genitals.

Written, visual or other kinds of media either expressly designed to elicit feelings of sexual desire and/or which people use to elicit those feelings.

A steroid hormone found in the bodies of all people which has several jobs. Like testosterone, people often say it’s responsible for things it doesn’t usually have much to do with (like mood).

Something that is not divided or shared with others; which excludes others based on a given criteria.

Two tubes that lead from the ovaries to the uterus. If and when an ovum is fertilized by a sperm, fertilization typically happens within the fallopian tube.

Fertility awareness methods of birth control, achieved by charting of fertility, ideally daily via cervical mucus and basal body temperatures, and interpreting that charting to determine when fertility is most and least likely, then abstaining or using a backup method during most fertile times.

Oral sex for, on or to the penis.

A barrier method of contraception somewhat similar to a male condom, but inserted into the vagina rather than put on the penis. It has a flared base that sits on the outer parts of the vulva to hold it in place.

Describes something society associates with or attributes to women and girls or a state, experience or assignment of being female.

Describes a person who is intentionally feminine in appearance, behavior, dress, identity or sexual attitude. Often used in relation to butch. Most often used in the LGBT community, but can refer to people of any orientation.

A method of keeping track of fertility by keeping careful notes on the dates of a woman’s period, as well as her temperature and cervical mucus. This is often used by people who are trying to get pregnant but is NOT an effective birth control method, as it fails frequently due to fluctuations in a woman’s cycle and the fact that sperm can live in a woman’s reproductive tract for several days. Also called “fertility charting” or just “charting”.

In humans, the stage of prenatal development after an embryo, usually from about the eighth-ninth week after fertilization.

A term used to describe deep manual sex, where many fingers or a hand are gradually inserted into the vagina or anus.

What some people call sexual activities that are not intercourse which they may do before intercourse or as a “warmup” to intercourse, such as kissing, manual sex or oral sex. However, all kinds of “foreplay” can also be or are kinds of sex, and may sometimes be the only sex people choose to or can engage in at a given time, or altogether.

A loose tube of skin with nerve endings that extends from shaft of the penis to below the glans and which normally covers the head of the penis when it is not erect. Those born with penises are also born with a foreskin, but some foreskins are removed (circumcised) in infancy or later in life for any of a variety of different reasons.

A small fold of skin at the posterior (bottom) end of the vulva.

People who have a sexual relationship that is not romantic, but where they are also (and are supposed to behave like) friends. Often a casual relationship, but not always. FWBs may or may not be exclusive.

Rubbing against the body of another person — usually with clothes on — to express sexual feelings or seek out sexual pleasure. “Dry humping” is a form of frottage.

Friends with benefits.

A portion of the internal clitoris 1-3 inches within the vagina on the anterior (front) wall which can be sexually stimulating and which is often associated with female ejaculation.

In the context of sexuality, a word for sexual orientation which either describes a man who is sexually and emotionally attracted to other men, or a person of any sex or gender who is sexually and emotionally attracted to people of the same or a similar sex or gender. Often used alongside lesbian.

Characteristics that are seen or presented as distinguishing between male and female. Gender may or may not include assigned or chosen: sex, social roles, feelings, behaviors and/or presentation or appearance.

Discomfort with an assigned sex and/or gender and/or the gender norms and roles associated with either.

The way people externally communicate gender identity to others through their behavior and their outward, chosen appearance.

A person’s own sense of whether and in what sense they feel they might be a man, a woman, a boy, a girl or gender nonconforming.

People who do not adhere to or who protest cultural rules or norms about dress, behaviors or activities for people based on their sex.

What is considered “normal” for a given gender or sex, even if it’s not. These ideas may be widespread, or may be specific to a given group, area or historical period of time.

Describes someone whose chosen gender identity is neither masculine nor feminine, is between or beyond genders, which rejects binary gender, or which is some combination of genders.

Kinds of sex people have which involve the vulva, vagina, penis, testicles, anus and/or rectum or any immediate areas surrounding those parts.

External sexual or reproductive organs.

On the penis, the head of the penis. On the vulva, the external portion of the clitoris, beneath the clitoral hood.

G = gay, L = lesbian, B = bisexual, T = transgender. Additional letters sometimes added include Q = queer/questioning, U = unsure, I = intersex, P = pansexual, S = straight allies.

The organs that make ovum or sperm cells (the ovaries and testes respectively).

A bacterial infection/STI which can infect the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, urethra, mouth, throat or anus. It requires medical treatment.

An exam usually for those with a vulva/vagina that may involve any of the following: a visual exam of the genitals, a breast exam, a bimanual exam, a speculum exam, a pap smear, STI testing, birth control consultation and other education or healthcare services.

(Pronounced guy-na-coll-o-jist) A doctor that specializes in the health of the female reproductive tract. They may also be referred to as “OB/GYNs” or, informally, “gynos”.

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Oct 7

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

If you’re in midlife, chances are you’ve heard a lot about testosterone therapy for women. If you believe everything you read, supplementing with this hormone can improve your sex life, give you more energy, clear up your skin and help you run a four-minute mile. The reality, however, is far different. For example, testosterone therapy could cause acne, facial hair and a deeper voice.

While there is evidence that testosterone therapy can help some women with certain health-related issues, primarily sexual disorders, it most assuredly is not a wonder drug, and it is not recommended for most women.

First, a few words about testosterone. Testosterone is an androgen, or sex-related hormone. Although considered “male” hormones, androgens play important roles in a woman’s reproductive cycle and overall health. Produced in your ovaries, adrenal glands and fat cells, androgens like testosterone have more than 200 actions in women.

Learn more about the signs of high testosterone in women.

One of those actions is to contribute to your sexual arousal. This is the physical part of sexthe “tingling” feeling that lets you know your body, at least, is ready for action. Desire, however, if the part of you that determines interest and makes you want to sneak up behind your partner and begin kissing the back of his or her neck.Because testosterone levels can fluctuate significantly and because women have relatively low levels of testosterone, testosterone tests will not necessarily indicate whether a woman’s lack of desire or arousal is related to naturally occurring testosterone. However, studies do find that supplemental testosterone, delivered in the form of a patch, improves sexual desire and responsiveness and increases the frequency of sexual activity.

Unlike estrogen, androgen levels don’t suddenly drop when you reach natural menopause. Instead, androgen production begins slowly falling in your twenties. By the time you reach menopause, you’re producing about half as much as you made at puberty. However, your ovaries may still continue to produce small amounts of androgens even after menopause. Some studies show menopausal ovaries continue to produce testosterone; other studies show they do not. One thing is for sure: if your ovaries are removed or damaged, you will go into surgical or early menopause. Some women who experience surgical menopause report a drop in sexual desire and drive.

We’re still not quite sure whether the reduced androgen levels that occur with aging are responsible for the loss of sexual drive some women experience as they age. What is clear, however, is that supplemental testosterone therapy improves some women’s ability to become aroused and the intensity of their orgasms after menopause, particularly women thrust into sudden menopause.

If your health care professional thinks you might benefit from androgen therapyalso called testosterone therapyyou will likely be started on a very small dose and monitored carefully.

Keep in mind, however, that there is no FDA-approved form of testosterone for treating sexual disorders in women. Nonetheless, your health care professional can prescribe a testosterone product approved for other indications. Examples include compounded testosterone creams and testosterone patches, gels, creams or pills approved for use in men. They should only be given to women if doses are reduced considerably, and blood testosterone levels are closely monitored, which can be difficult to do.

There are few, if any, side effects from the small amounts of supplemental testosterone used to treat sexual desire disorders in women, although your health care professional should monitor you closely. You should also know that there is very little evidence about the effects of testosterone on women not taking supplemental estrogen, which is why your health care professional shouldn’t prescribe androgen therapy without estrogen.

Bottom line: If your lack of sexual drive is affecting your relationship and/or your quality of life, talk to your health care professional about your options.

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Oct 7

Treating low testosterone levels – Harvard Health

Testosterone is the hormone that gives men their manliness. Produced by the testicles, it is responsible for male characteristics like a deep voice, muscular build, and facial hair. Testosterone also fosters the production of red blood cells, boosts mood, keeps bones strong, and aids thinking ability.

Testosterone levels peak by early adulthood and drop as you ageabout 1% to 2% a year beginning in the 40s. As men reach their 50s and beyond, this may lead to signs and symptoms, such as impotence or changes in sexual desire, depression or anxiety, reduced muscle mass, less energy, weight gain, anemia, and hot flashes. While falling testosterone levels are a normal part of aging, certain conditions can hasten the decline. These include:

Millions of men use testosterone therapy to restore low levels and feel more alert, energetic, mentally sharp, and sexually functional. But it’s not that simple. A man’s general health also affects his testosterone levels. For instance, being overweight, having diabetes or thyroid problems, and taking certain medications, such as glucocorticoids and other steroids, can affect levels. Therefore, simply having low levels does not always call for taking extra testosterone.

Doctors diagnose low testosterone based on a physical exam, a review of symptoms, and the results of multiple blood tests since levels can fluctuate daily.

If your doctor diagnoses low testosterone, other tests may be considered before therapy. For example, low testosterone can speed bone loss, so your doctor may recommend a bone density test to see whether you also need treatment for osteoporosis.

Prostate cancer is another concern, as testosterone can fuel its growth. The Endocrine Society recommends against testosterone supplementation in men who have prostate cancer or have a prostate nodule that can be felt during a digital rectal exam.

In most cases, men need to have both low levels of testosterone in their blood and several symptoms of low testosterone to go on therapy.

It is possible to have low levels and not experience symptoms. But if you do not have any key symptoms, especially fatigue and sexual dysfunction, which are the most common, it is not recommended you go on the therapy given the uncertainty about long-term safety.

Even if your levels are low and you have symptoms, therapy is not always the first course of action. If your doctor can identify the source for declining levelsfor instance, weight gain or certain medicationhe or she may first address that problem.

If you and your doctor think testosterone therapy is right for you, there are a variety of delivery methods to consider, as found in the Harvard Special Health Report Men’s Health: Fifty and Forward.

Most men feel improvement in symptoms within four to six weeks of taking testosterone therapy, although changes like increases in muscle mass may take from three to six months.

By Matthew SolanExecutive Editor, Harvard Men’s Health Watch

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Aug 26

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy – Healthy Women

If you’re in midlife, chances are you’ve heard a lot about testosterone therapy for women. If you believe everything you read, supplementing with this hormone can improve your sex life, give you more energy, clear up your skin and help you run a four-minute mile. The reality, however, is far different. For example, testosterone therapy could cause acne, facial hair and a deeper voice.

While there is evidence that testosterone therapy can help some women with certain health-related issues, primarily sexual disorders, it most assuredly is not a wonder drug, and it is not recommended for most women.

First, a few words about testosterone. Testosterone is an androgen, or sex-related hormone. Although considered “male” hormones, androgens play important roles in a woman’s reproductive cycle and overall health. Produced in your ovaries, adrenal glands and fat cells, androgens like testosterone have more than 200 actions in women.

Learn more about the signs of high testosterone in women.

One of those actions is to contribute to your sexual arousal. This is the physical part of sexthe “tingling” feeling that lets you know your body, at least, is ready for action. Desire, however, if the part of you that determines interest and makes you want to sneak up behind your partner and begin kissing the back of his or her neck.Because testosterone levels can fluctuate significantly and because women have relatively low levels of testosterone, testosterone tests will not necessarily indicate whether a woman’s lack of desire or arousal is related to naturally occurring testosterone. However, studies do find that supplemental testosterone, delivered in the form of a patch, improves sexual desire and responsiveness and increases the frequency of sexual activity.

Unlike estrogen, androgen levels don’t suddenly drop when you reach natural menopause. Instead, androgen production begins slowly falling in your twenties. By the time you reach menopause, you’re producing about half as much as you made at puberty. However, your ovaries may still continue to produce small amounts of androgens even after menopause. Some studies show menopausal ovaries continue to produce testosterone; other studies show they do not. One thing is for sure: if your ovaries are removed or damaged, you will go into surgical or early menopause. Some women who experience surgical menopause report a drop in sexual desire and drive.

We’re still not quite sure whether the reduced androgen levels that occur with aging are responsible for the loss of sexual drive some women experience as they age. What is clear, however, is that supplemental testosterone therapy improves some women’s ability to become aroused and the intensity of their orgasms after menopause, particularly women thrust into sudden menopause.

If your health care professional thinks you might benefit from androgen therapyalso called testosterone therapyyou will likely be started on a very small dose and monitored carefully.

Keep in mind, however, that there is no FDA-approved form of testosterone for treating sexual disorders in women. Nonetheless, your health care professional can prescribe a testosterone product approved for other indications. Examples include compounded testosterone creams and testosterone patches, gels, creams or pills approved for use in men. They should only be given to women if doses are reduced considerably, and blood testosterone levels are closely monitored, which can be difficult to do.

There are few, if any, side effects from the small amounts of supplemental testosterone used to treat sexual desire disorders in women, although your health care professional should monitor you closely. You should also know that there is very little evidence about the effects of testosterone on women not taking supplemental estrogen, which is why your health care professional shouldn’t prescribe androgen therapy without estrogen.

Bottom line: If your lack of sexual drive is affecting your relationship and/or your quality of life, talk to your health care professional about your options.

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The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy – Healthy Women


Aug 10

TestoFuel | Testosterone Booster | Official Website

Think of it like the foundations of your home.Without it, you wouldn’t even have your home

Testosterone is the biological equivalent. It’s an extremely essential hormone because it’s the ‘foundation’ of many major biological functions.

Testosterone increases muscle massTestosterone works its muscle-building magic by increasing muscle protein synthesis.

Testosterone decreases body fatAs your testosterone levels decrease, your bodys ability to regulate fat metabolism, insulin and glucose also decreases, causing fat to accumulate.

To make matters worse more stored fat can push testosterone levels even lower, because body fat produces the enzyme aromatase, which can convert testosterone to estradiol, the predominant estrogen. Higher testosterone levels mean lower estrogen levels, which are essential for real muscle growth. Also, TestoFuel contains Oyster Extract which is extremely high in zinc, known to lower estrogen levels in the body.

Testosterone can boost competitivenessTestosterone helps to boost our drive to win, as it’s linked with our desire for power and status (Dabbs & Dabbs 2000). The more driven you are, the more motivated you’ll be to train.

As if that wasn’t enough, testosterone also helps the release of growth hormone, another incredibly important trigger for muscle growth. So you are effectively getting a double dose of growth when you raise your testosterone levels.

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Aug 5

Testosterone | What is Testosterone and How to Increase …

Testosterone is the primary hormone in men. It regulates several functions in the body and helps overall wellbeing. However, as men age, testosterone levels decrease.

So, lets look at what is testosterone, what are normal levels, high levels and ways to boost testosterone naturally.

Testosterone is a male hormone produced by the Leydig cells of the testes. The primary function of this hormone is to regulate sperm production.

It is also responsible for regulating:

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The hypothalamus detects when the level of testosterone in the blood goes low. The hypothalamus releases gonadotrophin releasing hormone, which triggers the pituitary glands to produce Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Leiutenizing Hormone.

FSH, on reaching the testicles, stimulates the production of sperms while LH stimulates the Leydig cells to produce testosterone.

Charts show the total and the free testosterone levels in blood. Low T levels in females have relatively no effect while high levels can result in manliness characteristics.

However, cases of hypergonadism, or hyperfunction of the gonads, in females are lower.

According to Mayo Clinic Lab, normal T levels in males are as follows:

As a boy grows up, the level of testosterone increases from about 75 nanograms per deciliter to about 1200 ng/DL when they hit 18 years. The average adult male will have between 800 and 1000 nanograms per deciliter, total testosterone.

When the levels of total testosterone fall below 300ng/DL, a man is said to have a low T count. This happens after age 30 where testosterone reduces by 1 percent each year.

Testosterone drops can result from:

Generally, testosterone reduces with age. In some instances, testosterone drops result from genetic causes while in other cases, the cause is unknown.

Low testosterone levels are associated with:

Testosterone is the youth hormone in men and lower levels will lead to aging signs, again, low levels can lead to:

A man with more than 1000ng/dl is considered to have high testosterone levels. These high levels come with confidence, aggressiveness and strength.

Men with high testosterone levels have a higher sex drive, are ambitious, relatively strong, have high metabolic rate, reduced body fat, increased muscle mass and great concentration with lower chances of stress.

However, studies have linked elevated testosterone levels with:

Hypergonadism is the production of an unusually high amount of testosterone. Its caused by over-stimulated Leydig cells. The condition affects 2.5 percent of adult men in the world.

Testosterone deficiency syndrome, TDS, results from a condition referred to as hypogonadism where the testes produce an unusually low testosterone level.

In some cases, testosterone deficiency is not associated with any symptoms, but even then, levels below 250 ng/dl should be treated.

The deficiency is characterized by low libido, depression, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, decline in mental functions and a loss of overall wellbeing.

Your doctor can request a testosterone blood test when you show signs of low or high testosterone levels. This test is carried out on men as well as women.

It involves taking a blood sample to check testosterone level in blood. Readings are given in nanograms per deciliter, ng/dl.

There are many factors that may affect the degree of testosterone in the blood. Granted, your doctor may have to draw more than one blood sample for lab testing.

Samples are normally taken in the morning when the testosterone level is high.

There are also home testosterone kits that use saliva instead of blood. However, these kits are less accurate, especially noting that they are done without the supervision of a doctor.

When a blood test indicates that T levels have dropped significantly, a doctor can prescribe any of the treatments below:

Testosterone levels can be increased naturally. This involves reversing the causes of hypogonadism. Low levels result from obesity, diabetes, infections and cancer of the testes and prostrate. Managing hypogonadism starts with managing the causes. This means seeking treatment for diabetes, cancer and any other infections.

One of the most recommended ways of raising testosterone is exercising and keeping fit. This will help you lose weight and reduce stress, both factors that lead to testosterone deficiency.

Living healthy and eating healthy food will stimulate the production of testosterone.

Ensure you take the following nutrients in your food or as supplements:

Each of the above nutrients help boost the production of testosterone in the testes. Again, avoid sugar, minimize stress and get plenty of rest. There are also natural testosterone boosters you can take. However, be sure to check the organic nature of the testosterone boosters.

In the blood, testosterone occurs as free, which is less than 4 percent, or as protein bound, which makes up to 98 percent of the testosterone in your blood. The latter is bound either to albumin or to sex hormone binding globulin, SHBG.

The bind between albumin and testosterone is not strong and thus, it is referred to as bioavailable testosterone, BAT. BAT, or free testosterone, denotes the testosterone available for use by body cells. It is measured in pictograms per millimeter.

Total testosterone is a measure of all the testosterone in your blood, both free and bound. This is the first test that a doctor will request when you show signs of hypogonadism or hypergonadism.

Medically, testosterone replacement therapy comes in diverse forms. To increase T levels, you can have a skin patch also referred to as transdermal, a mouth patch, a gel you apply on the skin or injections and implants. All these methods are designed to stimulate the production of natural testosterone or to supply testosterone to the body.

There are oral testosterone pills, but these are believed to cause a problem to the liver. Other methods mentioned above bypass the liver and move to the blood directly.

Testosterone drugs are in many forms including liquid/gel applications, pellets and powder. Some of the drugs can be bought over the counter while some have to be prescribed. However, given the side effects of the drugs, it is always important to seek a physicians input. With any of these drugs, side effects can be expected including:

Men use testosterone supplements such as Pronabolin to build their body. Testosterone improves metabolism, turning most of the food eaten into use.

Again, it regulates bone and muscle mass creation, thereby, enhancing weight gain. On the other hand, low testosterone causes increased fat gain and, thereby, leading to obesity.

Exercise increases testosterone levels for a short period. Theres a direct link between short-termexercise and the increase in testosterone levels.

However, an exercise routine will lead to weight loss and fitness. A healthy body promotes general well being, which can raise testosterone to required levels.

Testosterone injections are never the first form of treatment that you receive. This comes when other forms of treatment wont work. Injections are preferred because they offer high absorption. When testosterone or any other testosterone stimulating drug is injected, it goes straight to the blood.

Shots are relatively cheap and with relatively less side effects. hCG is a typical testosterone booster on the market.

Injections are titrated much easier compared to other forms of medication, making them much safer. Seeing that the doses will be administered after every two to ten weeks, a small needle, no more than a mosquito proboscis, is recommended to ensure there are no long-term scars.

Injections increase the risk of having blood clots that may lead to stroke. This is especially true when they are done at home. There are also some uncommon side effects with injections including:

When care is not taken, a small needle wound can cause second infections. However, most of the side effects stop when the treatment is stopped.

Testosterone Gel is one of the many forms of low T level medication. True to its name, you apply the gel on your skin. The gel is absorbed in about four hours.

The gel can have the following side effects:

Testosterone cream is similar to a gel. You apply it on specific parts of your skin as instructed by the manufacturer and your physician. It is a prescription drug. Like the gel, this cream is absorbed in about four hours. Testosterone cream side effects include:

If you suffer from diabetes, allergies, heart disease and prostate cancer, it is advisable you notify your doctor before beginning treatment.

Implants supply your body with the needed testosterone continuously. Unlike drugs, implants are done less frequently; they work for up to 6 months before a replacement is needed. The pellets are small measuring 3 by 9 mm.

They can be implanted in any part of the skin. The procedure is short and done in a doctors office. This is usually done near the hip.

The process is simple. A small incision is made after the skin has been anesthetized and between 10 and 12 pills implanted. The main drawbacks of this form of medication include:

The powders are made of crushed herbs and their side effects are relatively low. They are made of Tribulus Terrestris, DHEA, Creatine, HMB and L-arginine.

Some side effects include:

A testosterone diet stimulates the production of natural testosterone. Unlike medication, a diet takes longer to bring results.

This diet aims to reduce weight by using low carbs and concentrating healthy fats, proteins and vegetables. This diet also lowers the cortisol levels, which may affect the T levels.

The natural way of boosting testosterone is eating food rich in a number of nutrients. In most cases, what your body needs is vitamin D3 and zinc. While there are several food and drugs designed to stimulate the production of testosterone, the results will depend on your overall health. Some of the foods known to boost the production of testosterone include:

Testosterone is the hormone responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics including growth of hair, deepening of the voice and production of sperm. This hormone regulates sex drive in men. With low levels of testosterone, an individual suffers erectile dysfunction and produces less sperms which is a turn off when it comes to sex.

Low testosterone is associated with erectile dysfunction, a condition also referred to as impotence in men. Here, the penis cannot get a full erection. However, there is no evidence that links low testosterone levels to erectile dysfunction directly. Low t-levels aid atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries harden.

Again, with low T levels, a low number of sperm is produced, or no sperm are produced at all, and this may result to infertility.

Testosterone is involved directly in the production of facial and chest hair in men and women. With increased metabolism, more blood is supplied to the skin and this results in skin health, which leads to faster hair growth.

Theres also a link to hair loss. Baldness affects about 30 percent of men. The hormone causing baldness is known as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone is created from testosterone by enzyme 5-alpha reductase. DHT increases the sensitivity of hair follicles, which them leads to hair loss.

High or low levels of testosterone in the body lead to a number of side effects. Naturally, testosterone levels will go down with age. The good thing, a boost in testosterone is possible either naturally or medically.

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Aug 5

Is testosterone therapy safe? Take a breath before you take …

Understand the potential risks and consider alternatives before boosting your hormones indefinitely.

Millions of American men use a prescription testosterone gel or injection to restore normal levels of the manly hormone. The ongoing pharmaceutical marketing blitz promises that treating “low T” this way can make men feel more alert, energetic, mentally sharp, and sexually functional. However, legitimate safety concerns linger. For example, some older men on testosterone could face higher cardiac risks.

“Because of the marketing, men have been flooded with information about the potential benefit of fixing low testosterone, but not with the potential costs,” says Dr. Carl Pallais, an endocrinologist and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Men should be much more mindful of the possible long-term complications.”

MIND Depression Reduced self-confidence Difficulty concentrating Disturbed sleep

BODY Declining muscle and bone mass Increased body fat Fatigue Swollen or tender breasts Flushing or hot flashes

SEXUAL FUNCTION Lower sex drive Fewer spontaneous erections Difficulty sustaining erections

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A loophole in FDA regulations allows pharmaceutical marketers to urge men to talk to their doctors if they have certain “possible signs” of testosterone deficiency. “Virtually everybody asks about this now because the direct-to-consumer marketing is so aggressive,” says Dr. Michael O’Leary, a urologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Tons of men who would never have asked me about it before started to do so when they saw ads that say ‘Do you feel tired?'”

Just being tired isn’t enough to get a testosterone prescription. “General fatigue and malaise is pretty far down my list,” Dr. O’Leary says. “But if they have significant symptoms, they’ll need to have a lab test. In most men the testosterone level is normal.”

If a man’s testosterone looks below the normal range, there is a good chance he could end up on hormone supplementsoften indefinitely. “There is a bit of a testosterone trap,” Dr. Pallais says. “Men get started on testosterone replacement and they feel better, but then it’s hard to come off of it. On treatment, the body stops making testosterone. Men can often feel a big difference when they stop therapy because their body’s testosterone production has not yet recovered.”

This wouldn’t matter so much if we were sure that long-term hormone therapy is safe, but some experts worry that low-T therapy is exposing men to small risks that could add up to harm over time.

A relatively small number of men experience immediate side effects of testosterone supplementation, such as acne, disturbed breathing while sleeping, breast swelling or tenderness, or swelling in the ankles. Doctors also watch out for high red blood cell counts, which could increase the risk of clotting.

Men on long-term testosterone appear to have a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease. For example, in 2010, researchers halted the Testosterone in Older Men study when early results showed that men on hormone treatments had noticeably more heart problems. “In older men, theoretical cardiac side effects become a little more immediate,” Dr. Pallais says.

Some physicians also have a lingering concern that testosterone therapy could stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells. As with the hypothetical cardiac risks, the evidence is mixed. But because prostate cancer is so common, doctors tend to be leery of prescribing testosterone to men who may be at risk.

For men with low blood testosterone levels, the benefits of hormone replacement therapy usually outweigh potential risks. However, for most other men it’s a shared decision with your doctor. It offers men who feel lousy a chance to feel better, but that quick fix could distract attention from unknown long-term hazards. “I can’t tell you for certain that this raises your personal risk of heart problems and prostate cancer, or that it doesn’t,” Dr. Pallais says.

So, keep risks in mind when considering testosterone therapy. “I frequently discourage it, particularly if the man has borderline levels,” Dr. Pallais says.

These steps can help you feel more energetic today without drugs or dietary supplements:

Pace yourself: Spread out activities throughout the day.

Take a walk: It gives you a lift when you feel pooped out.

Snack smart: Have a snack with fiber and some protein between meals.

A large, definitive trial for hormone treatment of men is still to come. Until then, here is how to take a cautious approach to testosterone therapy.

Have you considered other reasons why you may be experiencing fatigue, low sex drive, and other symptoms attributable to low testosterone? For example, do you eat a balanced, nutritious diet? Do you exercise regularly? Do you sleep well? Address these factors before turning to hormone therapy.

If your sex life is not what it used to be, have you ruled out relationship or psychological issues that could be contributing?

If erectile dysfunction has caused you to suspect “low T” as the culprit, consider that cardiovascular disease can also cause erectile dysfunction.

Inaccurate or misinterpreted test results can either falsely diagnose or miss a case of testosterone deficiency. Your testosterone level should be measured between 7 am and 10 am, when it’s at its peak. Confirm a low reading with a second test on a different day. It may require multiple measurements and careful interpretation to establish bioavailable testosterone, or the amount of the hormone that is able to have effects on the body. Consider getting a second opinion from an endocrinologist.

After starting therapy, follow-up with your physician periodically to have testosterone checks and other lab tests to make sure the therapy is not causing any problems with your prostate or blood chemistry.

Approach testosterone therapy with caution if you are at high risk for prostate cancer; have severe urinary symptoms from prostate enlargement; or have diagnosed heart disease, a previous heart attack, or multiple risk factors for heart problems.

Ask your doctor to explain the various side effects for the differentformulations of testosterone, such as gels, patches, and injections. Know what to look for if something goes wrong.

Testosterone therapy is not a fountain of youth. There is no proof that it will restore you to the level of physical fitness or sexual function of your youth, make you live longer, prevent heart disease or prostate cancer, or improve your memory or mental sharpness. Do not seek therapy with these expectations in mind.

If erectile function has been a problem, testosterone therapy might not fix it. In fact, it might increase your sex drive but not allow you to act on it. You may also need medication or other therapy for difficulty getting or maintaining erections.

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Jul 25

Pine Pollen Testosterone: A Powerful Erection Booster

A PowerfulErection Booster

Pine Pollen, Testosterone

Two words you need to remember if your bedroom performance could use a lift.

Because pine pollen does one thing incredibly well

It facilitates increased testosterone production inside the testicleswithout causingtesticular atrophy.

And this is a Huge point.

You can almost look at this stuff as the plant version of anabolic steroidswithout allthe negative B.S.

But thats not all it can do

Because pine pollen is basically tree sperm. Acrobatic semen that gets blown into thewind with the hope.

That it will land on a female ovary (blossom) and inseminate it.

This is how pine treebabies are made.

And like the sperm of any species, this tree shoots out some potent materialthat for someStrange Reason.

Human males respond really well to.

Pine Pollen also impacts sex hormone binding globulin, nitric oxide production AND estrogen balancein human males.

So this stuff works on hormones and on erections.

But its important that you cycle this herb so you dont develop tolerance to it.

You can read more about cyclinghere.

Now heres more on this subject from Spencer

There are severalnatural ways to help you get it up bigger and better than ever

Remedies that have been passed down for thousands of years and remedies that have just been discovered.

Pine pollen is one of those hundred year remedies. Whether youre struggling with erectile dysfunction, or you just want some harder wood, pine pollen can really help you get going.

Heres how

Pine pollen is a supplement derived from (obviously) the pollen of pine trees, usually the Masson pine, the Chinese oil pine, or the Scots Pine.

Aside from helping ED, it has wide range of benefits that will make you healthier, and moresexually fit (source)

First, pine pollen is full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which collectively work to help your body function at a higher level.

Second, pine pollen has loads of sterols, which are naturally occurring plant steroids.

In pine pollen, sterols work to benefit your total health in a range of ways:

Brassinolide improves liver function Castasterone is a strong antiviral Gibberellins help regulate prostate size

In addition, pine pollen has been used in China for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory treatment, as a way to clean up free radicals, and to slow the aging process.

However, its major use remains for its tremendous (and natural) improvement of your morning wood.

Pine pollen will help increase your testosterone levels through its role as an androgen. But testosterone isnt the only way that it can help you get (and keep) a good erection.

Pine pollen also works to improve your erections in two otherways: with arginine, and through superoxide dismutase, or SOD.

Ive talked about arginine and ED before, but the core idea is that arginine is required to produce nitric oxide, which in turn is needed to get blood flowing to your penis and then to hold it there.

Pine pollen contains natural arginine that your body will put to use to buildstronger erections. Arginine is good for your sperm too, improving sperm motility, general fertility, and cranking up sperm production.

The result is a better erection with more (and better) swimmers.

SOD is an enzyme that acts in your body to break down free radicals. When it comes to ED, oxidative stress (having too many free radicals in your body) has been linked to age related ED (source).

The problem is that free radicals effect the metabolic pathways that lead to NO production and the natural release of cGMP.

Basically, when youve got too many free radicals running around, yourability to achieve an erection will diminish.

SOD is an enzyme that can specifically target the type of free radicals that cause the most problems (superoxides), and can alleviate the symptoms quickly and easily.

At the end of the day, pine pollen helps you get hard by both increasing how much NO you have in your system, and decreasing the number of roadblocks you have to go through to get your erection.

This dual action is why its so effective, and why its been used for hundreds of years to treat ED.

And thats all without testosterone

Pine pollen is one of natures greatest sourcesof testosterone and other androgens, particularly phytoandrogens.

Phytoandrogens are testosterone for plants. But they work for us too.

What makes pine pollen so unique is that instead of simply providing you a boost of testosterone, it actually promotes your bodies ability to build its own..

With a combination of the adaptogenic effects of phytoandrogens and the fact that sterols promote testosterone production by binding to the receptors in your testicles.

Other androgens in pine pollen include DHEA, androsteroneand androstenedione,a weaker androgenthatsan intermediary step in the production of testosterone.

By boosting your entire androgen system, pine pollen helps facilitate the production and absorption of testosterone and other male hormones, which in turn improve your libido.

So what sort of improvements?Big ones

First, low fertility is associated with low levels of testosterone production in your testes.

Because pine pollen improves your ecosystem for testosterone production, rather than just shooting you full of testosterone, its actually going to increase your ability to produce sperm at a higher rate, leading to better fertility over time.

Its like teaching a man to fish, rather than buying him a sandwich.

Second, by increasing how much testosterone is in your body, youre going to increase how much dihydrotestosterone (DHT) you have as well.

This is the main regulator of both cGMP and nitric oxide, which means that youll find it easier to get hard when you want.

And finally, this pine pollentestosterone connection willhelp you reverse the effects of andropause and keep your hormones in balance. This is key to having a successful sex life.

Were updating this article because a new group of studies shows another important way pine pollen can help solve your erectile dysfunction issues.

Turns out, pine pollen acts as a powerful natural anti inflammatory.

Why does this matter?

Because inflammation is one of the primary drivers behind erectile dysfunction in humans.

That may seem to make little sense, since an erection could be described as inflammation of the junk.

But its much more complex than that, and matters more than you might think.

Science has known for a while that some causes of inflammation also cause ED.

Examples include smoking, drinking and eating inflammatory foods like highly refined carbohydrates and low quality omega 6 fats.

Correlation and causation arent the same thing, but when two things are closely linked such as inflammation and ED, theres a good chance fixing one can fix the other.

Adding more weight to this argument, we now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that inflammation can exacerbate a variety of circulatory problems.

And as you probably already know, healthy circulation is vital if you want to avoid erectile dysfunction

So anything that reduces or prevents inflammation will lead to better circulation and will also reduce or prevent ED.

For example, even inflammation of the gums can cause ED, according to work by researchers at the Luzhou Medical College in China (source).

In this study, scientists found a direct and proportional correlation between gum inflammation in rodents and reduced erectile function.

Bottom line: if pine pollen can reduce inflammation, it can help with your erectile dysfunction.

Now, lets take a look at a few more pine pollen studies

Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea.

Back in 2007, a team of researchers in the Nutrition department investigated what pine pollen extract could do with inflammation and pain in mice.

This study first induced inflammation of the paw and ear. They gave the mice an extract of pine pollen, in doses of 100 or 200 mg per kilogram of body weight.

The pine pollen extract significantly reduced inflammation of the paw and ear, and did so more with the higher dosage than with the lower dosage.

This study also tested the impact of pine pollen on pain threshold.

The less said about those methods, the betterbut the results led researchers to say the pain and inflammation reduction qualities of pine pollen were similar to that of a full dose of aspirin (source).

Fast-forward one year

Following up on their research, the same team looked at the chemical processes behind their results with experiments on tissues gathered in-vitro from mouse specimens.

The science on this one is pretty technical

It includes stuff along the lines of antioxidant activity increased with the addition of PPE to the linoleic acid emulsion.

Pine pollen extract was also found to inhibit significantly the amount of malondialdehyde and protein carbonyls, etc

Engaging our scientist-to-english dictionary

The study applied pine pollen extract to love cells to test its properties as an antioxidant and antiinflammatory.

What they found was that pine pollen reduced inflammation and oxidation by directly interfering with the biochemical process that causes inflammation in rodents and in humans.

In 2009, the team was ready to attempt a treatment protocol

They treated mice who were somehow given arthritis with pine pollen extract and monitored whether the pine pollen reduced joint inflammation in the rodents.

After 49 days, arthritis-related inflammation was markedly reduced in the subjects.

The researchers concluded

Pine pollen was a potentially effective treatment for chronic inflammatory illnesses.

The bottom line?

If inflammation is contributing to your erectile dysfunction, pine pollen will almost certainly help.

There are fewreported side effects of pine pollen for the vast majority of users.

Unlike manufactured steroids, PP does not cause down regulation of testosterone, nor does it cause testicular shrinkage.

Some people are allergic to pine pollen and (obviously ) should avoid using it.

The best option is to give it a try and see how it goes, starting with a smaller dose the first time if youre prone to allergies.

There area few variations on pine pollen supplements that you can take, but its most common forms are either as a tincture or a powder.

A tincture is a liquid extract mixed with alcohol. In this case, its basically pine pollen put in a jar with alcohol(or another solution like vinegar) and left for a few weeks.

Its possible to make your own, but its unlikely to be as potent as what you can buy from a reputable source.

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Jul 22

Best Testosterone Boosters On The Market for 2018

Our Purpose

Our purpose is twofold. One purpose is to give men all over the world the information they need to help guide them on how to choose the best natural testosterone booster that will actually produce real and measurableresults. The other purpose is arm and equip men with scientifically proven methods and techniques to significantly increase their testosterone naturally through making very specific changes in diet, exercise, lifestyle, and environmental factors.

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Type best testosterone booster in any search engine and youll be bombarded with websites and ads making all kinds of wild and outlandish claims about how their special proprietary blend will turn you into the ultimate alpha male in the bedroom to the boardroom and everywhere in between.

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We also know that increasing your testosterone naturally requires a multi-faceted approach, so we have also included in-depth informational guides on the most powerful and proven ways to increase your Tnaturally. Testosterone levels are being attacked from all different angles from diet, exercise, lifestyle, and environmental factors.

In the fifteen years since I started practicing Age Management & Hormone Optimization, Ive noticed a startling change in mens physiologies. Across the board, testosterone levels are declining at earlier and earlier ages.Instead of men coming in from ages 35-45 with less-than-optimal testosterone levels (or low T) theyre coming in their late 20s!

The sad fact of the matter is that today’s modern man has about 20% LESS TESTOSTERONE than men of the 90’s (source)

Guys – as men in today’s modern society we have less testosterone than men of previous generations, andour testosterone levels are declining at a faster rate and at earlier ages than ever before!

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If you literally want to change your life overnight, we HIGHLY recommend you start by reading our most popular post:The 10 Most Powerful and Scientifically Proven Ways To Increase Your Testosterone Naturally

A testosterone booster is a collection of natural ingredients that work together to encourage your body to produce more of it’s own testosterone naturally usually by increasing luteinizing hormone or by blocking the production of estrogen. The best test boosters will include a mix of 8-12 proven testosterone boosting ingredients that are all listed with all their individual ingredient dosages. (No proprietary blends!) The dosage levels of all the ingredients should be potent and powerful enough to cause a measurable increase in testosterone. Want more information on what a testosterone booster is? Read more about it in our post below.

Lets get this out of the way upfront. The cold hard fact of the matter is that most testosterone boosters out there dont really work at all, and they are mostly pure marketing hype. However, don’t pull the plug on all them just yet, because there are some that work, and they work extremely well!

At the end of the day, for a testosterone booster to work it’s got to have proven ingredients and high enough dosages of those ingredients to be effective. If you would like more information about if testosterone boosters really work, then check out our more in-depth article below.

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It’s what we like most about natural test boosters; they’re completely safe. You’re not injecting foreign or synthetic forms of testosterone into your body and having to deal with all the horrible negative side effects. All you’re doing is giving your body the natural compounds it needs to make it on its own. If you want more in-depth information on the safety of these natural booster supplements read our post below.

More and more men are becoming aware of and understanding how critically important testosterone is to the overall health and quality of their lives. As a result, there is a tidal wave of momentum and interest around the T hormone now.

There has been an explosion of interest from men all over the world wanting to know how they can raise their test levels so they can take advantage of all the incredible benefits healthy testosterone levels provide.

Because of this widespread interest now, there are many unscrupulous companies looking to ride that tidal wave of interest and momentum and take advantage of unsuspecting consumers that just want to improve their bodies and experience a much better quality of life.

So what do you do? How do you know which ones actually work and which ones dont?

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There is some encouraging news for you if youre looking for testosterone boosters that arent just marketing hype!

In our research, we found that there are some powerfully effective natural Test boosters on the market that actually do what they say theyre going to do!

What we do is scourthe market testing and reviewing many of the different Test booster supplements on the market today to identify the real deals and help you in process of finding the booster supplementsthat truly produce measurable and meaningful results! If you’re interested, please feel free to check out some of our most popular testosterone booster reviews.

Note About Our Test Booster Reviews

We aren’t like a lot of sites that just give all the products 4 or 5 stars. We use an 8-Point Guideline to rank and rate all the products, so they’re all judged according to the same standard. You’ll see that in actuality most of the reviewed products don’t have a very good review. If a product scores low we’ll tell you exactly why in every case. We’ll also tell you exactly why a product scores high.

The latest research and science is clear about what natural ingredients have been studied and proven to increase T levels, and we share much of that research data with you throughout this site so you dont have to spend the hours doing it yourself and you can read through as much of it as you want.

You can read below about which Test boosters we have thoroughly reviewed and determined to be the very best on the market in 2018 based on the 8-Point Guideline which is a combination of individual ingredients chosen, the dosages of the ingredients, the price of the product, the customer feedback & testimonials, and the market reviews, etc.

We hope you enjoy all the information presented. Our goal is to equip every man with all the information needed in order to be in the best shape of his life for as many years as possible.

Its okay we get it. Theres a ton of information presented on this site. Because of that, we have put together a snapshot summary below for you.

There are thousands of test boosters to choose from, but based on our countless hours of researching testosterone boosters and going blurry-eyed reading through medical journals and clinical trials and tests, there have been 3 testosterone boosters in the market that have consistently risen to the very top every single time.

These three test boosters come with just the right blend of specific TESTED and PROVEN ingredients and they come with POWERFUL and MEANINGFUL DOSAGES which means YOU GET REAL RESULTS!

Prime Male, TestoFuel , and Testogen are natural Test booster supplements that increase T levels in your body naturally. Unlike other boosters in the market today, all the ingredients were specially chosen and tested prior, so you are assured that these three products actually do the job and really increase your testosterone levels! You can read through our other testosterone booster reviews to see why these three boosters beat out other popular test boosters like Test x180 Ignite, Nugenix, Ageless Male, Cellucor P6 Xtreme, and more.

These three winners were ranked and scored based on the same 8-Point Guidelinethat we use to review all the testosterone boosters in the market.

When you have good healthy levels of T flowing through your body, your life will remarkably change for the better as you experience and feel the benefits. Benefits like more lean muscle mass, less weight & belly fat, more energy and confidence, more sexual drive, and just a better overall quality of healthy life!

If you spend the time like we did and research the all the reviews, you will see that Prime Male, TestoFuel, and Testogen got overwhelmingly positive product reviews and consistently positive customer feedback across the board. To us, that is worth its weight in gold! Thats when you know youve got a proven winner!

Best Overall Testosterone BoosterPrime Male

Best Test Booster For Muscle GainTestoFuel

Most Budget Friendly T BoosterTestogen

The real-life difference in the health and quality of your life between finding and using a test booster that really works vs. one that is just marketing hype is like night and day! It’s the difference between having increased T levels and experiencing all the health benefits that go along with that or not experiencing anything at all and continuing to suffer with all the negative effects of low levels of testosterone.

What it all comes down to is this: everyone has their own opinion of what the best testosterone booster on the market is, but most fitness buffs, personal gym trainers and enthusiasts, endorse these three boosters as the best out there. They really are head and shoulders above the competition.

All of these products have similar core ingredients plus they additionally have their own uniquevariations of other ingredients. The key to these products is the fact that they not only have the right blend of proven ingredients like D-Aspartic Acid, Vitamin D, Gingseng, Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, etc, but they have they have dosages large enough to actually make the kind of difference you need to get real and measurable results.

These best-of-breed natural testosterone boosters have been extensively tested and proven to work without any negative side effects.

It really cant be understated how important T is to a mans body and what a vital role it plays in so many areas of a mans life.

Many men just think of testosterone as the sex hormone, and there could be nothing further from the truth because T affects your body in so many more ways than just sexual drive.

The Problem Is Testosterone Declines Over Time

Now, the bad news.

T levels in your body naturally decreases over time, so all those benefits decrease over time as well. The decline in T levels starts when you’re about 30, and every year it steadily declines getting lower and lower.

Declining testosterone levels fall into one of two categories. The first one is age. This means that there will be a natural drop in testosterone of about 1.25% per year after the age of 30. You will experience the biggest drop in overall T levels between the ages of 30 to 50.

The other category that falling testosterone levels fall into is the environment & lifestyle category. Modern day lifestyle has really taken its toll on today’s man, and as a result dropping T levels are starting at a younger age, and the declines are happening at a faster rate!

Lower levels of testosterone and full blown Low-T (also called androgen deficiency) are on the rise!

“New research suggests that one out of four men over 30 have low testosterone levels”

Low levels of testosterone impact many aspects of male physiology, lead author Andre B. Araujo, a research scientist at the New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Mass., said in a prepared statement. This is particularly significant because the ongoing aging of the U.S. male population is likely to cause the number of men suffering from androgen deficiency to increase appreciably.

New England Research Institute scientists analyzed data from almost 1,500 men enrolled in the Boston Area Community Health Survey. The survey tracks people aged 30 to 79 years and compiles data on factors such as testosterone, symptoms of hormone deficiency, and medications that may impact sex hormone levels. Approximately 24% of men surveyed had low total testosterone.

As if it wasn’t bad enough that our testosterone naturally declines over time, it’s declining at a faster pace and starting at a younger age than ever before due to various dietary, lifestyle, and environmental factors of modern day living.

That’s why it’s more important than ever to be proactive in not only guarding & protecting your testosterone but also doing things that have been proven to increase your testosterone naturally. There are too many deep rooted benefits of healthy & vibrant levels of testosterone that we all need as men. We can’t be passive about this, and there’s no reason to be. We’ll give you the knowledge, you just have to take action.

One of the easiest ways to increase your testosterone that requires the least amount of effort is to take a reliable and proven testosterone booster that has the right ingredients, powerful dosages, great product reviews, and awesome customer feedback.

A proven & powerful testosterone booster will create an incredible tidal wave of testosterone increase that will literally change your life!

You can’t go wrong with any of these three test boosters below. With all the reviews and analyses we have have done, these three T boosters scored the highest out of all the most popular test boosters on the market today using our 8-Point Review Guideline.

Best Overall Testosterone Booster For 2018

Best Test Booster For Muscle Gain For 2018

Best T Booster When On A Budget For 2018

Its definitely a bit disheartening to have natural age factors, environmental & lifestyle factors, market trends, and other factors working against you and driving your Test levels lower and lower and at a faster rate of speed.

But there is some very encouraging good news!

The good news is that when youre armed with the right knowledge, you have power to combat the factors and forces that are working against you and lowering your T levels.

The first and most powerful step you can take is one that also requires the least amount of work and effort and that is taking a proven, powerful, and effective natural testosterone booster! [Read the summary of why we chose our top 3]

This really is one of the easiest and low hanging fruit ways to get your body to produce more of its own T. There are certainly additional environmental and lifestyle changes that you can make that will naturally increase your testosterone as well, but they do require more work and effort.

Is this the ONLY way that you can naturally boost your testosterone levels? Not at all, but again, it is the easiest and fastest way to get started NOW!

Well go more in depth on other fantastic and powerful strategies and you can take to help your body naturally raise testosterone levels, but at a high level, here are some other ways to increase the levels of T in your body.

The first thing you should do is check the test booster website or ingredients label and look for all the information you can find about it. Are the ingredients listed? If the test booster ingredients arent listed then dont even think about using it since theres no telling what the supplement contains.

If the ingredients are listed, check out what they are and get an understanding of how they can affect and benefit you.

Along the same lines, look out for label descriptions that say: Proprietary Blend

A common trick that unscrupulous companies use is to NOT show individual ingredient dosages. Theyll just show you a list of ingredients and an umbrella dosage amount that all those ingredients add up to when combined. We’re not saying that every company that has a proprietary blend is trying to purposely deceive consumers, but there are a lot of them that are.

The problem is that you have no idea how much of any ingredient youre getting and paying for. This way they can make whatever marketing claims they want about having named premium ingredients. However, it doesnt matter if you have the best ingredients if you dont have adequate dosages to go along with them. That’s why its so important to be able to see the dosages of each individual ingredient. If the dosage is too low, that can tank the whole product!

Here’s an example of the most popular testosterone booster on the market, Nugenix. It has a “proprietary blend”. It’s just called the “Nugenix Free Testosterone Complex”.

In this example, you see that you’re getting 2103 mg of this complex. You know what ingredients are in the complex, but you just don’t how much of each ingredient in the complex you’re getting.

Shawn Wells – Chief Scientific Officer at BioTRUST Nutrition

“Ninety percent of the time, proprietary blends are about listing things for marketing purposes and saving a lot of money. People think they are getting all these listed ingredients, but out of a total of 4,000 mg of a supplement, 3,999 mg could be, say, creatine, and only 1 mg could be BCAAS, which is what you really want. Theres no way to know. Proprietary blends can also pose a danger when they contain certain ingredients, say, stimulants like caffeine or synephrine, which can be unsafe in larger doses. “

Bottom line: Stay away from proprietary blends. This not only goes for test boosters, but any supplements that you might consider taking. You need to know exactly what youre consuming and how much youre consuming at all times.

Obviously researching the test booster ingredients takes time lots of time. We know because weve done it with so many different test boosters! Most of us dont have the kind of time it takes to research and investigate what blend of ingredients provide proven and tested test boosting capabilities.

The good news is weve done the research and can save you a ton of time!

We have researched and identified the three test boosters that are head and shoulders above all the rest and meet all the criteria for being considered the best the right blend of proven and tested ingredients, powerful and meaningful dosages, consistently positive reviews, and overwhelmingly positive customer feedback on GETTING REAL RESULTS!

Dont worry, we go into all the details in the reviews of each product.

We highly encourage you to take the time to read through the product reviews, so you can fully appreciate and understand why these products rose to the top.

In general, a proven test booster that produces real and meaningful results will contain a minimum of 5 core ingredients from the list below. If the ingredients you are seeing are not on this list, then most likely it’s because it’s not an ingredient that has been scientifically proven to increase testosterone levels.

Here is a list of the most powerfully effective supplement ingredients that have been scientifically researched and proven to help increase testosterone.

After making sure that the product has proven and tested ingredients to boost your T levels naturally, the next most important thing is to make sure that the dosage levels are high enough to matter and actually do the job.

Unfortunately, some unscrupulous manufacturers make claims like proven test boosting ingredients, and its true, but what they dont tell you is that the dosage levels are so low that it doesnt matter what the ingredients are all so they can save money.

Of course its very easy for a company to make all kinds of claims about their various ingredients, so you need to investigate each one. Again, this takes a lot of time, but dont worry, because we have already gone through this research process and have the information here on this site.

Use the following guide to determine and verify good potent dosage ranges:

You can bet that when a product truly delivers on its promise that it will receive good and positive customer feedback and reviews. As weve said, we have spent many many hours reviewing many different test boosters, and that is why we feel so good about about Prime Male, TestoFuel, and Testogen

Prime Male launched in the second half of 2014, and it took the market by storm and the product reviews and customer feedback, particularly among men in their late thirties & forties and beyond, have been absolutely outstanding across the board. If you do a search on “Prime Male reviews” and customer feedback, you will see raving reviews and incredibly glowing customer feedback. If you check out the our Prime Male Review, you will see that we have included many real written and video customers testimonials.

TestoFuel has gained the utmost respect of the test booster industry since it launched in 2012. The fact that TestoFuel has been in the market and consistently among the top rated test boosters for so long means this product is the real deal and should give you an abundance of confidence that youll get the results youre looking for! It has gained particular traction with younger men looking to build more lean muscle and gain more mass. TestoFuel reviews and customer feedback are overwhelmingly positive, and most bodybuilding sites and forums regard TestoFuel as the best testosterone booster in the industry for muscle building.

Testogen launched in 2015, and the makers set out to accomplish the seemingly impossible task of creating a premium level test booster at a budget-friendly price. One look at the ingredients, and you can see they absolutely delivered on the right kind of ingredients with the right kind of dosages that have been proven to boost testosterone. Top it off with stellar Testogen reviews and fanatically happy customers, and now youve got a test booster that is making the entire market stand up and take notice!

If you’re really serious about increasing your testosterone levels naturally, and you would like to more than double your T levels, then you need to take a holistic approach to this concept, and you must be proactive in gaining knowledge and then taking action on that knowledge to really see spectacular results.

What’s especiallyencouraging is that you really can get spectacular results naturally by implementing scientifically proven ways that have been shown to increase testosterone levels dramatically.

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Amazon.com: Superior Labs TEST WORx Natural Testosterone …

Safety InformationConsult your physician before using this product. This product is not intended for use by those with a serious medical condition, pregnant or nursing. Not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18. Common side effects include, but are not limited to, headache, nausea or upset stomach and in less common cases, high or low blood pressure, increased heart rate. Most of the time these side effects can be alleviated by taking the product with a meal rather than an empty stomach. If you experience an adverse reaction or a side effect persists, please discontinue use as you may be allergic to one or more of the ingredients.IngredientsVitamin B3 as Niacinamide, Vitamin B6 as P-5-P, Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin, Zinc as Zinc Citrate, Tribulus Terrestris ( Standardized to 20% Saponins), Maca Root, Nettle Root, Eurycoma Longifolia Extract ( Lj100)( Standardized to 40% Saponins and 22% Eurypeptides), L-Arginine. Natural Rice Powder, Plant Cellulose (Vegetable Capsule).DirectionsAs a dietary supplement to take 2 TestWORx capsules in the morning on an empty stomach. Cycle 5 days on, two days off. Take 1 week off in between bottles. Please be advised, although side effects are not common, if you experience any undesirable effects while using TestWorx, please discontinue use immediately as you may be allergic to one or more of the ingredients. If undesirable effects persist contact a medical professional.Legal DisclaimerStatements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

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