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What Does High Testosterone Do To a Man?

Testosterone deficiency is a frequent topic of commercials and medical journals but seldom do we hear about the opposite end of the spectrum, high testosterone. High testosterone or hypergonadism, is equally concerning but less common than low T. Hypergonadism can stunt growth in adolescents and predispose adult men to a slew of secondary conditions, some…

How to Increase Free Testosterone

If you’ve done any research into hormone optimization, you probably already know the terminology surrounding testosterone levels is enough to make anyone’s head spin. “Free testosterone”, “bioavailable T”, and “bound T” are just a few of the terms used when talking about T deficiency. Luckily, we’re here to help you decipher all the medical jargon…

What Foods Increase Testosterone?

For millennia, men have used food to boost their libido and perceived “manliness”. We know that oysters were used by the Romans as an aphrodisiac and also by Casanova to boost physical stamina. Modern research has revealed some truth to these claims and the science behind the hormonal effects of these foods may surprise you….

How to Test Testosterone Levels

Before the era of modern convenience, testosterone testing was once something that could only be done by your doctor. Now in the age of the internet, at-home testosterone tests are available at the click of a button and can be delivered right to your door. The question is, are you really getting what you’re paying…

Where Is Testosterone Produced?

Hormones are our body’s way of communicating with our tissues to exert cellular functions. These chemical messengers govern our body systems and, in many ways, determine how we look and feel. Testosterone is one of the most influential chemical messengers in the body and bears tremendous physiological and psychological responsibility.  Testosterone, Defined Testosterone is a…

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

While testosterone levels stay pretty consistent for most men’s young adult lives, after we hit 30 our levels start to slowly but surely drop – some more dramatically than others. Luckily, many men can help address the effects of hormonal imbalances with hormone replacement therapy, an often misunderstood treatment that can have remarkable benefits for…

How Long Does It Take for Sermorelin to Work?

In the US, an estimated 6,000 people annually are diagnosed with growth hormone (GH) deficiency. It’s a common misconception that GH deficiency predominantly affects children: in reality, four-fifths of all cases occur during adulthood, most of which are diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 50.  A hormone deficiency diagnosis is unsettling, but with modern…

Testosterone Synthesis

Testosterone synthesis is a complex biological process, which involves many different anatomical structures and precursor hormones to occur. Problems with the functioning of these hormonal processes can cause fluctuations in T levels that can trigger an array of unpleasant side effects. Many men find success with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for the treatment of low…

Testosterone and Hair Loss

Balding comes in many forms and can be caused by a number of hormonal, genetic, and environmental factors. Aging males are commonly affected by Androgenic Alopecia, also called male-pattern baldness; which as the name suggests, is caused by androgens or male sex hormones. Approximately 50 million men and 30 million women in the US live…

Testosterone Receptors

Many things can cause low testosterone, but one contributing factor that sometimes goes undiagnosed is dysfunctional hormone receptors. Unresponsive or blocked androgen receptors can cause the symptoms of low T even if the body produces a healthy amount of testosterone. In these cases, even though the T is readily available, it can’t be utilized by…