If you’ve recently seen a billboard or TV ad commenting on the “low testosterone” rates that are plaguing men today, you’re not alone. Marketing on “low T” has been on the rise in recent years, with more testosterone gels, patches, and injections administered than ever before, according to the New York Times.
However, anyone praying that an extra dose of testosterone will make them more manly, boost muscle enhancement, and contribute to greater sex performance might find this blog to be a bit sobering. Only 15 percent of men over the age of 65 have the “low T” levels that are worth considering enhancement, with another study showing such enhancement had no tangible effects by the end of the experiment.
Natural Male Testosterone Levels
In men, testosterone levels begin to gradually decline after the age of 30. The average level accepted as optimal for most men ranges from 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter of blood. However, these rates fluctuate greatly depending upon sleep, the time of day, overall health, and other medications.
The Seriousness of Playing with Male Hormones
Your body was designed with an endocrine system that sends off trigger and warning signals to start and stop hormonal production. It’s part of your natural homeostasis, which is completely unique to you. When testosterone, a critical male hormone, is tampered with, natural bodily productions are turned off and can contribute to a slew of other health-related problems. Testosterone alone is responsible for the development of male reproductive tissues, the maintenance of muscle and bone mass, the growth of body hair, overall health and well-being, and the prevention of osteoporosis. When you alter your testosterone production, you can actually make low T symptoms even worse.
Since every man’s optimal level of testosterone is unique to them, taking a supplement is one of the most dangerous things you could do.
Even more alarming, if you plan to start a family, testosterone therapy can cause your sperm production to spiral out of control, stopping altogether. Even if you stop treatment, your sperm production might never be the same again.
The human body is one of the most complex systems in our world today. The fragility of hormonal production in keeping your complex body regulated is so innate to your personal frame that using a “one-size-fits-all” supplement is horribly dangerous.
According to INDUR CEO Brandt Beal, “Far too many of our customers here at INDUR have fallen victim to unnecessary testosterone therapy, receiving treatments from doctors that consider “normal T” levels as opposed to personal, optimal T levels.” Money talks, and there’s BIG money in the testosterone industry. There’s a lot of markup in testosterone therapy, with doctors pushing injections for a buck when it might not be the safest answer to the deficiency solution.
Many times, lower-than-normal testosterone levels are caused by other concerns. Your body has an incredible natural ability to restore testosterone production, as the most critical male-only hormone in your body. Why shut the “boys” off and become dependent on a drug when it’s not necessary? Consider that the imbalance could be caused by unhealthy practices, a low-fat, less than optimal zinc or Vitamin D levels, chronic stress, and adrenal fatigue instead.
INDUR assessment packages include a full hormonal assessment to give you the exact picture of your optimal health. You’ll also have access to expert practitioners so you know the best-in-class protocol. Before you dive into hormonal replacement therapy, know your personal hormonal story and discuss it with our experts first.