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Should You Be Taking Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?

It’s all the rage now. Everyone is taking TRT to improve their performance in the gym, drop body fat and improve mental clarity.

Top CEOs and people in all walks of life have said the effects are life changing.
Low testosterone is a serious problem and it is becoming more and more common.

Testosterone levels in men have dropped 20% in the last 20 years!

How do you know whether you have low Testosterone?

You may have some of these symptoms below:

  • Loss of muscle
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulty burning body fat

The problem is that a lot of these symptoms can be caused by many other health issues.

The ONLY way you will know what your testosterone levels are is to get your blood work done.

I’ve seen may people who thought they had low testosterone and then actually had completely normal levels, even high levels.

Things you should consider before TRT

A real TRT dosage will give you testosterone levels within normal range so if you already have normal levels you will only be replacing levels you already have and cut off your own production.

When you take Testosterone, you tell your body to stop producing testosterone itself.
This can lead to some health complications if not correctly done, such as reduced fertility and testicular shrinkage.

The dosage you should take is complex. People will need more or less depending on many factors.

100mg of testosterone will not give the same testosterone levels for two different individuals.

An enzyme called Aromatase enzyme converts your testosterone to oestrogen. This enzyme is contained in your adipose(fat) tissue. The higher your body fat the more aromatase enzyme you have and therefore the more of your testosterone will get converted to oestrogen. Someone with higher body fat may need a higher dosage.
Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) a number of factors influence your levels of SHBG. SHGB binds free testosterone and means you have less circulating free testosterone to act upon androgen receptors. If you have high SHGB compared to normal even if you take a standard dose of Testosterone it may be bound up and not able to cause an effect.

How should you take TRT?

Make sure you have your blood work taken to assess baseline levels of testosterone
Take it under the guidance of a doctor. Ideally an Endocrinologist (hormone specialist)

Closing Statement

Make sure you have blood work taken to assess baseline levels of Testosterone.
TRT can an incredible tool at increasing longevity, reducing body fat and improving mood
The dosage you need is very complex and therefore must be under the guidance of a health professional
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