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Sep 2

Fact Check: Have Testosterone Levels Fallen 1% Every Year Since 1980? – Newsweek

The fall of testosterone levels the past several decades has fueled something of a health panic, with public figures and influencers leaning in to share their theories on the phenomena.

Mainstream celebrities, including Tucker Carlson, have examined the claim, in his case also spreading other misinformation by doing so.

Naturally, social media has become a breeding ground for such panic, particularly among platforms skewed to younger audiences, such as Instagram and TikTok.

The Claim

A video posted on August 14, 2022, on Instagram claims that testosterone levels have decreased every year since 1980.

Other videos making the same claim, some of which have hundreds of thousands of views, can also be found on TikTok.

The Facts

The central claim in the video is that testosterone levels have decreased 1 percent every year since 1980. The terms aren't clearly defined, but we can reasonably assume that is a 1 percent reduction per year per male on average for the past 42 years.

This would mean that a male's average testosterone level has fallen 42 percent since 1980.

As it stands, there is very little research to support this specific datapoint.

Studies have indeed shown that testosterone levels have decreased since 1980. Some data shows that mean total testosterone decreased among adolescent and young adult men between 1999 and 2016 by around 25 percent.

A similar study was conducted in 2006, which looked at levels between 1988 and 2003. It found that there had been a decrease of around 15 percent.

Newsweek could not find research that directly compared testosterone levels between men in 1980 and 2022 (raising questions about source for the Instagram claim), but did find one study from 1980 that measured "plasma testosterone levels of sexually functional and dysfunctional men."

Using the mean measurement of testosterone in men with "normal sexual function" in this study and compare it with measurements taken in the 1988-2003 study, data shows a 20 percent increase in the testosterone among the men measured in 1980 versus those measured in 1988.

Combining all of the percentage changes across all the studies mentioned so far would provide you with a figure far beyond the 40 percent mentioned in the Instagram video.

The problem is it's methodologically unsound.

The age, geography, health backgrounds and lifestyle of the men across all the studies would not be controlled in the same way, nor is it likely that the methods used to measure testosterone levels were the same across all the studies.

There may also be other unaccounted variables that could have affected the results. A sum of percentages is therefore not substantive enough to support the Instagram claim.

To explore this in more detail Newsweek spoke to Michael Samoszuk, a Medical Officer at Siemens Healthineers, whose previous work on low testosterone has been published in the International Journal of Impotence Research.

"Analytical methods for measuring testosterone levels have improved considerably over the past 40 years, and it is not advisable to compare "apples to oranges", such as levels measured by older methods to levels measured by contemporary methods," he said.

"Major confounding factors are the selection of the men in such year-over-year comparisons and the time of the specimen collection. Were all of the specimens from 40 years ago drawn from men of the same age and level of health as men from more recent studies? I doubt it.

"Also, the time of collection is very important, because early morning blood draws yield higher levels of testosterone.

"In short, unless the comparative studies are strictly controlled for age, health, and time of blood draw, it is not possible to draw any meaningful conclusions about longitudinal changes in testosterone."

The Instagram video also mentions a number of causes behind the purported decrease in the average testosterone levels, such as consumption of saturated/processed foods and lack of exercise.

According to Dr. Channa Jayasena, a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Reproductive Endocrinology and Andrology at Imperial College and Hammersmith Hospital, London, the reason for the decrease has been quite simple.

"Overall levels of testosterone have reduced, but that is only due to increases in obesity and diabetes in the population testosterone is just a marker of a man's health.

"If you take away these factors, it is really uncommon to need testosterone replacement (0.1-2 percent of men, depending on your age).

"So, saying that testosterone levels have reduced over time is like saying that people in Europe became more radioactive in 1986. That may be true, but is misleading since the rise was caused by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster."

The Ruling

Unverified.

There is evidence which shows that average testosterone levels have fallen since the 1980s, but not to the extent that is claimed in the Instagram and TikTok videos. Different studies have charted 15-25 percent decreases between 1980 and 2019, but the results of those studies cannot be cumulatively drawn together.

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Sep 2

Larry Wheels Reveals a Physique Update One Month After Getting Off Steroids and On TRT – BarBend

Powerlifter Larry Wheels recently took to his YouTube channel to discuss his decision to stop using anabolic steroids. Wheels said hes been on all kinds of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) for the past decade, but he decided to take an indefinite break from the PEDs to challenge himself and see what he can lift without them.

But since he says his body can no longer produce testosterone naturally, Wheels revealed that he is now on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). TRT is a medical treatment for people who produce irregular amounts of testosterone, and he intends to go on 175 milligrams per week, which he says is on the higher side of being a natural, healthy male in his prime.

He recently posted a physique update after a month of TRT, and its easy to see that he already looks leaner:

[Related: NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Bench Presses 365 Pounds for Reps at 54 Years Old]

Editors Note: BarBend does not intend to make a moral or ethical statement regarding the athletes actions. This article is reporting on the information laid out by the athlete themselves. BarBend is not a medical resource and does not endorse the recreational use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Wheels didnt share what he weighs now, but compared to posts from earlier in the year, hes far more trim, with more noticeable veins and striations and less bulk. One of the biggest differences is in his face, which looks a good deal thinner than photos from just a few weeks ago.

In an Instagram post from August 16, 2022, Wheels wrote about going from 300 pounds down to 240. That was before his steroid and TRT announcements, so its possible hes even lighter now.

[Related: 10 Lower-Body Exercises Named After People to Add to Your Workout Routine]

Wheels mentioned recently that he is pumping the brakes on his journey to deadlift 1,000 pounds which is in part due to his decision to stop taking steroids. A recent back injury played a part in it, too. In the meantime, he recently posted a video of himself and bodybuilder Andrew Jacked working out shoulders and bicepsin Dubai.

In the video, Wheels mentions that his skin has cleared up now that hes off a steroid cycle and that hes expecting to start dropping more water weight soon after. He also says that his strength in the gym hasnt been impacted yet, but hes expecting that to come in the next few weeks.

With Wheels being such an open book on social media, expect more updates on his post-steroid life in the months to come.

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Sep 2

Cognition Can Be Boosted in Some Patients With Down Syndrome, Study Finds – ScienceAlert

A new hormone treatment improved the cognitive function of six men with Down Syndrome by 10-30 percent, scientists said Thursday, adding the "promising" results may raise hopes of improving patients' quality of life.

However the scientists emphasized the small study did not point towards a cure for the cognitive disorders of people with Down Syndrome and that far more research is needed.

"The experiment is very satisfactory, even if we remain cautious," said Nelly Pitteloud of Switzerland's Lausanne University Hospital and co-author of a new study in the journal Science.

Down Syndrome is the most common genetic form of intellectual disability, occurring in around one in 1,000 people, according to the World Health Organization.

Yet previous research has failed to significantly improve cognition when applied to people with the condition, which is why the latest findings are "particularly important", the study said.

Recent discoveries have suggested that how the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is produced in the brain can affect cognitive functioning such as memory, language, and learning.

GnRH hormones regulate how much testosterone and estrogen is produced and increased levels of it help spur puberty.

"We wondered if this hormone could play any role in establishing the symptoms of people with Down Syndrome," said Vincent Prevot, study co-author and head of neuroscience research at France's INSERM institute.

The team first established that five strands of microRNA regulating the production of GnRH were dysfunctional in mice specifically engineered for Down Syndrome research.

They then demonstrated that cognitive deficiencies as well as loss of smell, a common symptom of Down Syndrome were linked to dysfunctioning GnRH secretion in the mice.

The team then gave the mice a GnRH medication used to treat low testosterone and delayed puberty in humans, finding that it restored some cognitive function and sense of smell.

A pilot study was conducted in Switzerland involving seven men with Down Syndrome aged 20 to 50.

They each received the treatment through their arm every two hours over a period of six months, with the drug delivered in pulses to mimic the hormone's frequency in people without Down Syndrome.

Cognition and smell tests were carried out during the treatment, as were MRI scans.

Six of the seven men showed improvement in cognition with no significant side effects however none showed a change in their sense of smell.

"We have seen an improvement of between 10-30 percent in cognitive functions, in particular with visuospatial function, three-dimensional representation, understanding of instructions as well as attention," Pitteloud said.

The patients were asked to draw a simple 3D bed at several stages throughout the therapy. Many struggled at the beginning but by the end the efforts were noticeably better.

The authors acknowledged some limitations of the study, including its size and that the choice of patients was "pushed by their parents".

"The clinical trial only focused on seven male patients we still have a lot of work to do to prove the effectiveness of GnRH treatment for Down Syndrome," Pitteloud said.

A larger study involving a placebo and 50 to 60 patients, a third of them women, is expected to begin in the coming months.

"We are not going to cure the cognitive disorders of people with Down Syndrome, but the improvement seen in our results already seems fundamental enough to hope to improve their quality of life," Pitteloud said.

Fabian Fernandez, an expert in cognition and Down Syndrome at the University of Arizona who was not involved in the research, hailed the "tour de force study".

He told AFP that while it is "difficult to envision" how such an intensive treatment could be used for young people, it might be better suited to delay the Alzheimer's disease-related dementia suffered by many adults with Down Syndrome.

It was also difficult to predict how such an improvement could impact the lives of people with the condition, he said.

"For some, it could be significant, however, as it would enable them to be more independent with daily living activities such as maintaining and enjoying hobbies, finding belongings, using appliances in the home, and traveling alone."

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Sep 2

Male Contraception Pills Show Promise And They Have No Major Side Effects – SciTechDaily

Currently, male contraception is limited to vasectomies and condoms. The researchers hope to provide more options in the future.

A new study presented at ENDO 2022, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Atlanta, Georgia, suggests that two experimental male contraceptive pills appear to successfully reduce testosterone without causing unacceptable side effects.

The drugs, DMAU and 11-MNTDC, are categorized as progestogenic androgens. These medications reduce testosterone, which reduces the number of sperm. Lowering testosterone levels often has unpleasant side effects. However, the majority of the men in the trial were willing to continue taking the drugs, indicating that the adverse effects were acceptable.

Male contraception options are currently restricted to vasectomy and condoms, and are thus extremely limited as compared to female options, said lead researcher Tamar Jacobsohn of the Contraceptive Development Program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Development of an effective, reversible male contraceptive method will improve reproductive options for men and women, have a major impact on public health by decreasing unintended pregnancy, and allow men to have an increasingly active role in family planning.

The study consisted of two Phase 1 clinical trials with 96 healthy male participants. For 28 days, the males in each trial were given either two or four oral pills containing the active drug or a placebo. Testosterone levels fell below normal after seven days on the active drug. The testosterone levels in the placebo-taking men remained within the normal range.

The study found that 75% of men who took the active drug said they would be willing to use it in the future, compared with 46.4% of those taking a placebo. Men who took the four-pill daily dose (400 milligrams) had lower levels of testosterone than those taking the two-pill, 200-milligram dose. There was no significant difference between the two active treatment groups in satisfaction with the drug or their willingness to use it in the future or recommend it to others.

Mens positive experiences in clinical trials and high ratings of acceptability for this male pill should serve to excite the public about male birth control being potentially widely available in the coming decades, Jacobsohn said.

Meeting: ENDO 2022

The study was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Sep 2

Why Do I Have 1 to 3 Sharp Little Chin Hairs That Keep Coming Back? – Self

Every woman you know is fighting a lifelong battle against a single chin hair. That viral tweet, recently written by stand-up comedian Julia Claire, has garnered more than 41,000 likes and countingso it sounds like she might be onto something.

Hey, weve certainly been there. Sometimes you just happen to catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and suddenly theres a chin hair right there, in all its glory, protruding from the same spot it always mysteriously appears in, even though you could swear you plucked that sucker like a month ago.

Responses to Claires tweet may have been just as relatable as the original thought: You never see it growing. Its either freshly plucked or 3 inches long, one person tweeted. That thing is not of this realm. Dark forces summon it overnight because I cannot accept that its been growing all this time and I didnt notice it until it was Rapunzel length, another added.

Of course, chin hair (or any facial or body hair, for that matter) is absolutely normal in everyone and nothing to be ashamed of, regardless of your gender, Susan Massick, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, tells SELF.

That said, its also totally fine if you prefer to remove any of your body hair, including the ones on your chin that seemingly sprout overnight. Chin hair can seem different and even tougher than other hairs on your face, and theres a reason for that. The hairs on your body can generally be divided into two camps: vellus hairs, which are usually lighter, thinner, and smaller (peach fuzz); and terminal hairs, which are darker, thicker, and longer.

Your bodyincluding your face and neckis covered in vellus hair, but sometimes vellus hair can turn into terminal hair, board-certified dermatologist Ife J. Rodney, MD, FAAD, founding director of Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics and professor of dermatology at Howard University and George Washington University, tells SELF. The culprit, she says, is usually testosterone; everyone has this hormone in their bodies, but some people produce more of it than others and each persons hair follicles react to varying hormone levels differently. Cis women mostly have vellus hair with very few thick dark hairs on the face, Cindy Wassef MD, assistant professor at the Rutgers Center for Dermatology, tells SELF.

Depending on your health history, you may be more prone to robust body hair growth. People with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), for example, have high levels of androgens (a group of sex hormones that includes testosterone), which then leads to what some consider excessive hair growth.

And, again, each person has a unique hormonal makeup and genetic predispositions, so those random chin hairs are just part of what makes you, well, you. Its hard to say exactly why you might have one or two that grow like a weed in the same spot, but Dr. Rodney says it can happen on a hair follicle by follicle basis. I think of it as those particular follicles have a lower threshold for testosterone, she says.

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Sep 2

The Physical Differences Between Men And Women (It’s More Than Just Reproductive Organs) – Evie Magazine

We can rehash these often underhanded or overly glib points which follow party lines, or we can have a frank discussion about the biological differences between men and women. These distinctions go way beyond reproductive organs, though most of us are unaware of how much due to the prevailing discourse. Biological differences between women and men dont start and stop at the reproductive system. From our backs to our hair to our stomachs, the physiology of both genders offers up fascinating insights into the variations which make us who we are.

Your colon is an organ that is critical to the function of your digestive system. You might think that the colon for both women and men is pretty standard, given that we both need our digestive systems to process the food we eat, but there is one important distinction. The colon in the average female is 10 centimeters longer than a males, meaning that part of it has to lie in her pelvis, along with her bladder and reproductive organs.

A longer colon in women helps them retain fluid during pregnancy to nourish the amniotic sac. With a growing baby inside her, a woman needs much more fluid both to stay hydrated and to keep the sac filled, thereby creating the need for a longer colon compared to a mans. Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutnik describes the difference as being between a gentle horseshoe and a tangled up Slinky.

The colon in the average female is 10 centimeters longer than a males.

Because of the longer colon, the digestive process for women is much slower as theres more space to move through (sometimes taking an extra 14 hours), which makes us susceptible to digestive discomfort like bloating and constipation. If youve ever wondered why you seem to get more stomach aches than your husband, its just taking your colon longer to process the fuel.

Its frustrating to say the least, but men always seem to be able to drop those few extra pounds (and keep them off) quicker than we can. In fact, women on average tend to have 6-11% more body fat than men. Men also have more muscle than women due to their higher amount of testosterone.

This biological conditioning goes back to prehistoric times. Men need to be lean and muscular to compete with one another, hunt, work, and provide, while women need more body fat for (you guessed it) pregnancy. The male metabolism works much faster than a females, enabling men to lose weight quicker in order to be lithe and lean hunters. Women are in fact biologically wired to store more fat, both for themselves and their children.

While you may have a 30-step skincare routine, your boyfriend still washes his face with a bar of soap thats three years old (sigh). Thats probably because there are tons of differences between male and female skin.

A mans dermis (the deeper, inner layer of skin) is 20% thicker than a womans. However, a mans skin is also prone to more irritation, especially due to shaving, which can remove the surface of skin cells and expose the sensitive layer underneath to more debris and bacteria.

Men also have more oil-producing glands, or sebum, and make about twice as much as women do. Theyre also more prone to acne and clogged pores, which are much more pronounced. When it comes to collagen, both men and women have it hard but women have it harder. Mens collagen is about 65% stronger than womens, which is one reason why men dont get cellulite. While men experience a steady decline of collagen throughout their lives, women lose theirs at a much faster pace once theyve hit menopause.

The variations dont begin and end with organs. The lumbar curve (which gives our spine its shape and curvature) is one vertebra longer in women than in men. Specifically, women have three wedged-shaped vertebrae in their lumbar region, and men have two.

The extra vertebra accommodates the shifted center of gravity during pregnancy.

This differentiation assisted early civilization when they began to walk on two feet, and womens longer lumbar curve has helped accommodate their changing center of gravity during pregnancy. One scientist for The Harvard Gazette explains, To accommodate this shifted center of gravity, womens spines have evolved to help offset the additional weight in the abdomen during pregnancy, so that the back muscles are not taxed in counter-balancing the destabilizing effects of the babys weight.

Another benefit of a curvier lumbar curve? Men find it very attractive.

Body and facial hair have long been a significant indication of maturity and high testosterone in men. The prevalence (or lack thereof) of hair on the body is due to the presence of androgens, a natural hormone that binds receptors together and aids in the production of sex hormones and developing physical characteristics during puberty.

Women have less androgens and less testosterone than men, limiting their body and facial hair. However, we now know that the presence of more hair on women on specific parts of the body, known as hirsutism, is a key marker of hormonal imbalances such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS is an endocrine and hormone disorder that results in increased acne, cysts on the ovaries, and irregular periods, along with other complications.

More facial and body hair in men is a high testosterone marker, but it has practical purposes as well. Once again, going back to the age of caves and the dawn of civilization, women knew the strength of their potential mate based on the prevalence of his facial hair. While this seems like an outdated concept nowadays, it really isnt, given that we know women on hormonal birth control are predisposed to pick effeminate men with less traditional testosterone markers, due to the influence of artificial estrogen in their system.

It may seem like all of these biological differences benefited humans in a different age or a different time. Now, they simply exist within us without any real purpose. But thats a pessimistic way to go about appreciating our differences. Our biology has worked to our advantage for thousands of years, and its only in a postmodern, egalitarian age that we view these benefits as drawbacks, or ignore them altogether. The biology of man and woman works for their survival and their procreation, which seem primitive and outdated to us now. But humans have always had these natural instincts to create and provide and the contrasting balance of our bodies is ideally designed for those fundamental means.

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Aug 25

Testosterone Information | FDA

Testosterone is a hormone essential to the development of male growth and masculine characteristics. Testosterone products are FDA-approved only for use in men who lack or have low testosterone levels in conjunction with an associated medical condition. Examples of these conditions include failure of the testicles to produce testosterone because of reasons such as genetic problems or chemotherapy. Other examples include problems with brain structures, called the hypothalamus and pituitary, that control the production of testosterone by the testicles.

None of the FDA-approved testosterone products are approved for use in men with low testosterone levels who lack an associated medical condition. FDA-approved testosterone formulations include the topical gel, transdermal patch, buccal system (applied to upper gum or inner cheek), and injection.

The manufacturers of two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, were required to include a boxed warning on the products labels. The agency required this action after receiving reports of adverse effects in children who were inadvertently exposed to testosterone through contact with another person being treated with these products (secondary exposure).

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Aug 25

Testosterone therapy for transgender men – PubMed

Testosterone therapy is a cornerstone of medical treatment for transgender men who choose to undergo it. The goal of testosterone therapy is usually to achieve serum testosterone concentrations in the male reference range. Testosterone has several desired effects as well as undesired and unknown effects. The desired effects include increased facial and body hair, increased lean mass and strength, decreased fat mass, deepening of the voice, increased sexual desire, cessation of menstruation, clitoral enlargement, and reductions in gender dysphoria, perceived stress, anxiety, and depression. Achievement of these goals comes with potential undesired effects and risks including acne, alopecia, reduced HDL cholesterol, increased triglycerides, and a possible increase in systolic blood pressure. An additional benefit of testosterone therapy (with or without mastectomy) is a reduced risk of breast cancer. Most of the effects of testosterone start to develop within several months of starting therapy, although facial hair and alopecia continue to develop after 1 year. A major limitation in the study of testosterone therapy for transgender men is a paucity of high-quality data due to a shortage of randomised controlled trials (partly because of ethical issues), few prospective and long-term studies, the use of suboptimum control groups, loss to follow-up, and difficulties in recruitment of representative samples of transgender populations.

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Aug 25

TestoPrime Reviews: An Effective Testosterone Booster – The Southern Maryland Chronicle

Testosterone is a fascinating hormone. Its one of the most critical hormones in the body, and it plays an essential role in both mens health and reproduction. Testosterone is responsible for various body changes, such as increased muscle mass, bone density, and sexual desire.

However, if youve been feeling low on Testosterone, you may be interested in trying a naturally occurring amino acid supplements that will boost your testosterone level. Testosterone has been proven to make you more attractive, sexually desirable, and powerful. But can it boost your sex life? It sure can.

Testoprimetestosterone supplement is a rejuvenating product that helps increase testosterone level, making you much more youthful and healthier. Testosterone is your manly messenger in the body that enables you to build muscle and burn fat. It also improves your sexual function, leading to better sex.

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TestoPrimeis a new testosterone supplement designed to help you get the desired results and healthy testosterone levels. It is formulated with natural ingredients, so you can be sure it wont cause any harmful side effects. It contains 12 significant ingredients. The ingredients are:

Panax ginsengor true ginsengis a perennial herb native to China, Korea, and North America. It is an extract from the root of the Asian ginseng plant.

It is believed to be an adaptogen, meaning it helps your body cope with stressful situations by increasing energy and stamina, improving mental function and concentration, and boosting mood. It may also have antioxidant properties and help regulate blood sugar levels.

An essential amino acid that can boost testosterone levels by up to 42% is D-Aspartic Acid. In addition, this substance is an amino acid that can help increase your bodys production of luteinizing hormone (LH), a hormone that stimulates testosterone production.

Amino acids are proteins building blocks, which help build muscle mass. One type of amino acid called D-Aspartic Acid (or DAA) has been shown to increase testosterone production by over 50% in just 12 days.

Ashwagandha extract is a traditional Indian medicinal herb. It has been applied in Holistic medicine for Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as an adaptogen to help balance the bodys natural response to stress.

Its believed to help improve blood sugar levels and reduce stress, affecting testosterone levels. Ashwagandha also increases energy levels, sexual performance, and fertility.

Fenugreek is a naturally existing herb that has been used for centuries to boost testosterone levels. It contains diosgenin, a compound that can be converted into steroid hormones such as Testosterone and estrogen.

Fenugreek also contains saponins. Saponins are typically found in plants that have a cleansing effect on the body and help to detoxify it.

Pomegranates are rich in vitamins C, K, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), and B6 (pyridoxine). They also have minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. In addition, pomegranates contain ellagic acid and punicalagin, which are potent antioxidants.

Testosterone is made from cholesterol in the testicles, so anything that increases cholesterol levels in the body can also boost testosterone production. In addition, green tea extract is rich in catechins and antioxidants, which have been shown to help boost testosterone levels by up to 20% and improve sperm quality.

Green tea has been shown to have many health benefits, including boosting the immune system and improving cardiovascular health. In addition, recent studies have, to a reasonable extent, proven that green tea can help with weight loss by increasing metabolism and reducing body fat.

Zinc is an essential natural mineral that helps with many bodily functions, including growth, healing, and reproduction. It is also helpful for healthy sperm production in men and proper brain function in both sexes.

Zinc is also needed for immune system function and wound healing, as well as playing an essential role in tissue growth, maintenance, and repair, including healthy sexual function. Fenugreek Extract

Vitamin D is one of the main ingredients in TestoPrime. This vitamin helps your body convert cholesterol into Testosterone, increasing your T levels. Vitamin D also improves muscle strength and bone density, which makes it great for athletes who want to build muscle and improve their performance.

Garlic has been shown to boost T-levels in men with low T-levels due to age or other factors. An active element in garlic is allicin, which boosts nitric oxide production in the body. Nitric oxide promotes blood flow through vasodilation (the widening of blood vessels), which increases oxygen delivery to muscles and organs.

Allicin also helps to enhance your testosterone levels by increasing the luteinizing hormone in the body. In addition, the Luteinizing hormone stimulates healthy sperm production, which may also increase fertility when taken regularly.

Garlic also contains selenium, a mineral that helps prevent oxidative damage caused by free radicals in the body.

Black pepper extract is a potent antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radicals that cause oxidative stress. It means you can gain more energy, and it will also help increase your testosterone levels by helping the body to reduce its level of free radicals.

Black peppercorns contain a polyphenol called Piperine, which is responsible for many health benefits. Piperine is an alkaloid that can help boost overall metabolism and fat burning while boosting energy levels, mood, and memory. Piperine has been found to have up to 100 times more bioavailability than regular black pepper.

Vitamin B6 is a critical ingredient in TestoPrime. It converts the amino acid L-arginine into nitric oxide, which helps widen blood vessels and increase blood flow. And can help maximize your workouts and increase testosterone levels.

Vitamin B6 also has many other health benefits. For example, it can help with energy metabolism, immune function, glucose tolerance, and sleep quality.

Vitamin B5 is an essential vitamin that plays a vital role in many body functions, including the production of Testosterone.

The testicles and adrenal glands produce the testosterone hormone. And the testosterone hormone controls male sexual development and maintains muscle mass, sperm production, and fertility.

Vitamin B5 helps the body produce more Testosterone by increasing the circulating androgens in the bloodstream. However, it also reduces cortisol levels, lowering testosterone levels in men.

Vitamin B5 has increased testosterone levels by up to 50 percent in just one week.

TestoPrimeis a supplement that contains 12 natural ingredients. This extract has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to treat various conditions, including fatigue, infertility, and low libido.

Testoprimeworks by increasing the production of luteinizing hormone (LH), which is responsible for stimulating testosterone secretion in the testicles. It means youll have more of it in your body, which can help boost energy and libido.

These ingredients increase the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) released by the pituitary gland, which leads to more testosterone production by the testicles. As well as boosting testosterone levels, the ingredients also increase nitric oxide (NO) production, improving blood flow to the muscles and helping them recover faster after exercise.

The recommended dose of TestoPrimeis four capsules per day, taken with food or on an empty stomach. It would be satisfactory if you took the capsule 30 minutes before eating or 2 hours after eating.

You can also take this supplement at any time during the day if you prefer, as long as you follow the instructions above: take four (4) capsules 30 minutes before eating or 2 hours after eating with food or on an empty stomach (not at night).

What makes TestoPrimeso unique? Well, its made up of all-natural ingredients that have been proven to increase testosterone levels naturally.

TestoPrimeis designed to help men who want to improve their performance in the bedroom as well as their overall health and energy levels.

The product can provide benefits like:

With a boost in Testosterone and libido, you can experience more intense sexual experiences. A higher sex drive is one of the most common effects people experience after using TestoPrime.

You can also notice that your sex drive has increased due to the additional Testosterone you get from this supplement. Many men who have been using TestoPrime for some time now claim that they have a more active sex life than before they started taking it.

Another benefit of using TestoPrime is that it increases mental clarity, which means you will have fewer problems with your memory and reduced stress levels. This effect is because hormones are responsible for keeping our brain healthy and functioning at its best.

If there are any hormone levels issues, you will start experiencing problems such as memory loss or mood swings due to stress or depression. However, if your hormone levels remain high, your brain will stay healthy and functioning at its best.

Due to this, you will gain the ability to handle any stressful situation better than before without getting stressed out about it during the process itself.

One of the main benefits of using TestoPrimeis that it will help you improve your sperm count. Sperm counts tend to be low in men over 45, leading to fertility issues later in life.

By taking this supplement, youll be able to improve the quality and quantity of your sperm and increase their count.

One study of 42 men showed that those who took the supplement had more healthy sperm than those who didnt take it. This study also proved that higher levels of testicular tissue were present in those who used TestoPrime compared with those who didnt use it.

Testosterone is a vital hormone that plays an essential role in developing and maintaining male characteristics. Therefore, to ensure that you realize the best out of your life, you must work on improving your testosterone levels.

By taking this supplement, youll experience better physical performance during workouts. In addition, since its a testosterone booster, it will help you gain lean muscle mass while improving your overall strength.

And it, in turn, will give you an added edge when competing against other athletes in sports like football or basketball.

The hormone that carries out the essential role in how your body functions is Testosterone. For example, it activates the male sex drive and stimulates the growth and development of the masculine trait.

It also helps maintain bone strength and muscle mass, boosts libido, enhances cardiovascular health, and boosts energy leveI. The more Testosterone you have circulating in your blood, the better you feel.

Testosterone also has a role in fat loss. Taking TestoPrimewill naturally increase your testosterone levels by around 50% which means more muscle-building power than ever! The result? Youll burn up to 300 extra calories per day without even trying.

The natural ingredients in this product are known for their ability to increase energy expenditure and suppress appetite, which means you may not feel hungry all day long. As a result, it makes it easier to achieve weight loss goals over time.

There are no known side effects of TestoPrime. However, you should note that the supplement is not intended to be used by individuals under 18 years old. If you are unsure of your current age, please consult with a doctor before taking any supplement.

If you get any adverse side effects from this product, stop taking it and contact your physician immediately.

Here are some recurring side effects that may occur when you start using a Testosterone supplement:

Even though the ingredients in TestoPrimeare naturally occurring ingredients, some unique people may have bodies that do not have an affinity for these ingredients.

Therefore, if you are one of the unique people allergic to any ingredients used in making TestoPrime, you shouldnt use it.

You should see a doctor if you also have allergic reactions after using the TestoPrimeSupplement.

Supplement overdosing is a crucial point to note with any testosterone-boosting supplement. Men commonly take more than the recommended amount of any supplement, especially when it comes to testing boosters.

Supplements overdosing can lead to unwanted effects such as anxiety or restlessness and even a feeling of being wired. Once you notice these symptoms, stop taking the supplement immediately and contact your doctor if they persist.

While TestoPrimecontains ingredients that you can find naturally, not all men can use them. Do not use TestoPrime if you have any known or suspected medical conditions that may interact with it.

Before taking this product, confirm if you fall into any of these categories:

People with heart conditions: Do not take this product if you have any of the below conditions:

Heart failure (congestive heart failure)

Angina pectoris or severe chest pain due to coronary artery disease (such as angina caused by coronary artery disease or chest pain that becomes worse with exercise)

Peripheral arterial disease (e.g., intermittent claudication, intermittent pain in a limb)

If you had Coronary artery bypass graft surgery or angioplasty in the past year (and your doctor told you that you are at high risk of a heart attack). If you are taking medications for these conditions, consult your doctor before taking this product.

Some ingredients in this product have been associated with potential effects on the developing brain and nervous system. For example, supplementation of DHEA may enhance learning and memory. Still, it can also cause adverse effects on the developing brain and nervous system when taken during critical periods of development.

To minimize possible adverse effects on the developing nervous system, do not take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

TestoPrimeis not recommended for men with prostate cancer. You should ask your doctor before you start any testosterone supplementation if you have or have ever had cancer of the prostate, the membrane around the prostate (prostatic epithelium), or in the area of the rectum near the prostate.

You should tell your doctor before starting TestoPrimeif you are taking medications for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) or other conditions. The use of any medication that may interact with TestoPrime is not recommended during treatment with TestoPrime.

The manufacturers of this product recommend that men over 30 use TestoPrime. However, they also note that women can use the supplement as well.

While theres no scientific evidence that suggests women should not take TestoPrime, its best to consult with a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

TestoPrimehas a powerful supplement that is known as testosterones and it also promises to boost energy and improve overall health. You can take it with or without food, and you can feel the effects in as little as 60 minutes.

Its made with all-natural ingredients, including ginseng, which helps increase your natural testosterone levels. TestoPrime is also designed to be taken on an empty stomach, so you dont have to worry about any nasty side effects.

The manufacturers of TestoPrimerecommend a dosage of four capsules before eating breakfast for maximum effectiveness.

You can boost your Testosterone naturally by eating foods rich in zinc. You can also take supplements containing D-aspartic acid or DHEA, which are both naturally occurring forms of the male hormone.

However, these supplements arent regulated by the FDA, so buying them from an unregulated source could risk getting something harmful into your body.

TestoPrimestands out as it is created in regulated environments as suggested by the FDA requirements for testoprime supplement.

You can buy TestoPrime Supplement from the official website of TestoPrime.

There are many ways to get the supplement, but we recommend buying it online.

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Aug 25

What I Learned When I Stopped Testosterone Replacement Therapy |… – Cushing’s Disease News

In 2018, I decided to stop using testosterone replacement therapy due to the side effects I was experiencing, most notably, increasingly aggressive behavior.

One concern I had at the time, though, was that ending the treatment would cause an increase in Cushings-related symptoms, because other hormones might be affected. This treatment had addressed my low testosterone levels caused by a pituitary tumor.

I do not recommend abruptly stopping treatment like I did without consulting a professional first. Although I am now seeing the benefits of my decision, it was not an easy road, and at one point, I began to question if my choice was the right one.

The first thing I noticed when I stopped taking my injections was that my mood deteriorated. Feelings of sadness led to an occasional lack of motivation. This sadness was partly due to my reluctance to stop the treatment. While I believed the medication was working, I became aware of how the side effects were affecting both me and those around me. Also, my body had grown accustomed to it over the past year, which led to more emotional imbalance.

The lows in my mood started to improve with effort, such as doing more research on ways to naturally balance testosterone levels, tinkering with areas of my life that were affected by testosterone, and being more active. Eventually, these strategies led to drastic change.

The second effect of stopping treatment was fatigue. The best way to describe it is like working outside all day in the heat. To combat it, what worked well for me was a combination of a plant-based caffeinated green drink, vitamin C, and vitamin B12. This drink has been part of my morning routine for the past four years, since ending testosterone replacement therapy.

I dont like coffee, so it was a good alternative. I also wanted to stay away from most store-bought caffeinated drinks due to their high sugar content.

Other issues I had to deal with again were pain and stiffness, mainly in my feet and lower back. If I was sitting or lying down, my feet would ache when I got up or tried to move. When standing, my lower back would get stiff. It didnt matter how long I was standing, it just appeared to happen randomly.Of the various side effects, the pain and stiffness took the longest to overcome.

To relieve the pain, my wife bought me some braces. I used them for a while but didnt experience much of a change. Then, one day, I started noticing that there was no more pain. This continued to improve each day. I suspect that the amount of weight I had been carrying due to Cushings disease was creating stress on the lower parts of my body, such as my knees. That might have compressed my spine, ankles, and feet. Once I began stretching and being more active including walking 2 miles a day these areas of my body grew stronger, which helped to alleviate the pain.

Given all of these experiences, I eventually learned that I had to give myself time. Quitting testosterone therapy wasnt a process with quick results. It helps to stay positive and motivated, and to take things one day at a time. The peaks and valleys of our journeys shouldnt discourage us from the goal of getting back to optimum health.

The decision to stop any treatment is not one to take lightly. Its always important to talk to your healthcare team before making any changes to a treatment regimen. Doctors can also help you develop a plan of action to replace a particular treatment, if needed.

Today, my energy levels are up again, Ive seen no signs of aggression in my behavior, and my overall sense of well-being has improved. For me, stopping testosterone replacement therapy was worth the trouble because it forced me to look at my mind and body as a whole. The trade-off has been beneficial, and it allowed me to live a healthier lifestyle.

Note:Cushings Disease Newsis strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice,diagnosis, or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice,diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The opinions expressed in this column are not those ofCushings Disease Newsor its parent company, BioNews, and are intended to spark discussion about issues pertaining to Cushings.

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