Benefits Of Testosterone
The benefits of testosterone are far-reaching. That’s because there are receptors for testosterone throughout the body: brains, heart, bones, blood vessels, skin, and of course the skeletal muscles and genitalia. So low testosterone levels can be associated with a host of signs and symptoms. Here’s what testosterone can do for you.
- Improves libido and sexual performance.
- Improves lean body mass and muscular strength.
- Decreases body fat.
- Improves insulin sensitivity.
- Decreases total and LDL cholesterol (when given in physiologic doses).
- Improves wound/tissue healing.
- Improves memory/cognition.
- Protects against the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Protects against cardiovascular disease through many mechanisms.
- Improves bone density.
- Helps maintain normal blood pressure.
- Prevents and treats depression.
- Improves skin tone.
- Prevents tendon and joint degeneration.
- Improves stamina/energy and sense of well-being.
In the video below Abrahman Morgentaler, MD discusses Testosterone Therapy in Men: the Next Big Thing in Medicine!
Testosterone and Your Health
Testosterone and growth hormone secretion can be stimulated by intense physical exercise that involves eccentric loading of the large muscle groups of the body performed at intensities sufficient enough to produce lactic acid. Fish oil, vitamin D, and some herbs can increase testosterone levels for some men. Low glycemic eating can improve testosterone levels by lowering insulin. Diabetics tend to have lower testosterone levels.
Testosterone, age, and HDL levels are better predictors of severity of coronary artery blockage than are the traditional “major” risk factors for heart disease; blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and body mass index (BMI). Higher degrees of coronary blockage are more likely in individuals with lower testosterone levels. Synthetic anabolic steroids (derivatives of testosterone) used by athletes have opposite affects on the cardiovascualar system lowering HDL cholesterol, raising LDL cholesterol, and elevating blood pressure – but testosterone used for replacement purposes has positive effects on the cardiovascular system.
Also, it now appears that more aggressive forms of prostate cancer are more likely in individuals with low testosterone.
The benefits of testosterone on the brain and mind are numerous. Testosterone can improve moods and outlook of life, improve focus and concentration, increase confidence, and provide an overall sense of well being.
You will be hard pressed to find another prescription medication that has the benefits of testosterone.
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