Usually, testosterone is a substance that is suspended and is available in 100 mg for each cc and is identified by that brand. It is available in both the tablets as well as in an injectable form. Body builders use it for a particular reason. Legal testosterone is mostly used in the world of power sports and is very highly thought of for its positive and quick results. The most usual type is dissolved in water, although there are many different types. Often body builders use with the oily forms of testosterone suspensions, although the effect isn t as good when it is compared to the type of testosterone that is dissolved in water. The type of testosterone that is dissolved in water was the first type of injectable steroid that was introduced much earlier than the other types. During the 1940 s in Europe, the injectable testosterone was the most commonly used steroid by the armed forces in Germany, and it helped with the fast recovery of the undernourished prisoners of war and to increase the aggressiveness and the army s staying power. This type of steroid in use was nothing more than testosterone in crystalline form that was dissolved in water for ingestion. During the late 1940 s weightlifters in Russian started experimenting with using a testosterone compound particularly on athletics and wound up breaking many world records for an especially long time. At that time, the pure testosterone wasn t mixed with any extra esters. The day the competition is to begin, the testosterone suspension can also be injected to help increase the aggression of the athlete, and her or his self esteem so as to approach the job with a the proper perspective. Lastly, a testosterone substance is more typical in sports and it is regarded much better than methyl testosterone. According to the majority of body builder who pump iron and numerous power lifters testosterone suspension has won them over and serves as their last minute secret for them because they require quick results that are effective. Women are especially well suited for testosterone usage since it will change their testosterone ratio reliably and will break down the exorbitant water and provide muscles that are softer makes them look more feminine and they like that very much. Testosterone has gotten a bad name over the years but when taken in the proper dosage is perfectly safe. It will enhance a body builder s physique and help a sportsman in competition.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the normal level of testosterone in a 50 year old man?
And what are the symptoms of deficiency?
I feel lethargic, have a low libido, and am beginning to feel depressed. My skin is dry and I lack energy.
Could this be related to testosterone deficiency?
simple solution. get a specific blood test to check for this. you may also be dehydrated, and suffer from malnutrition. the blood test will provide all the answers. there is a number that specifies hormone levels in the blood. you may also have thyroid problems. a physical exam will pinpoint all of these issues.
Would it offend my primary doctor to ask to see a specialist?
I am being treated for hypothyroidism and now low testosterone. I have not seen an endocrinologist in 8 years. I believe that I am receiving good care from my primary care doctor, but think that a check-up by an endocrinologist would help. Would asking for a referral hurt my doctor's feelings?
It's not a bad idea to see a specialist and is perfectly fine for you to ask your G.P. for a referral. People do this all the time. I would also look at an alternative to the medical people to solve your problem. The only solutions they have are drugs and surgery. You should see a Certified Nutritional Therapist as well. Most hypothyroid problems stem from problems associated with diet, not the lack of drugs. Doctors are NOT trained in nutrition and do not understand how the body works in relation to nutrition.
Many problems with the thyroid production of hormones is not directly caused by the thyroid and to treat the symptoms and not the root cause will only make you dependent upon the thyroid medication for the rest of your life, while the root cause is not addressed, leaving the body with problems not solved. That is not being healthy, that is being dependent.
The lack of testosterone is an endocrine problem. The endocrine is a system of complex relationships and when one organ loses energy, becomes weak, or diseased, it affects ALL of the endocrine organs. Since your thyroid is a part of the endocrine, you may be on a downward cascade of events that is being caused by this "root cause" issue. If you continue to treat the thyroid symptoms and then start treating the testosterone symptoms without addressing the root cause, you will find yourself never solving the real problem. This is very typical of the medical industry. As wonderful as they have become in their diagnostic tools, there is a lot of misinformation being promoted and their lack of understanding of the nutrition side of healing has handicapped physicians everywhere making it very difficult for them to make people healthy.
Like you, I had hypothyroidism and was taking the maximum amount of Synthroid for this. My doctor told me I would be on the drug for the rest of my life and that if I stopped taking the drug, I would be a very sick man. My testosterone levels were going down as well.
I embarked on a 3 year intensive study of nutrition with a background in Biology & Chemistry and almost 40 years of nutrition researching paid off. I have been off the meds for over 1-1/2 years now and my thyroid is functioning well. No more testosterone problems. The doctors were leading me down a path to more drugs and sickness cascade.
I strongly advise you to go see a Certified Nutritional Therapist to have them test you for specific nutritional deficiencies and to examine your diet. They can advise you on diet and supplements. I also suggest you find one that knows about QRA testing and the process of getting healthy. This process really works and I continually am amazed at how little the medical profession really understands health. It's become a drug culture experiment that is generating millions of chronically ill people. 53% of ALL Americans are now chronically ill as of 2005 CDC report. In 1905, only less than 5% were chronically ill. Does that sound like progress to you?
How Does Me Having A Higher Testosterone Level Affect Me Trying To Lose Weight?
I'm a 20 year old female. As long as I can remember, I've always had facial hair and deeper voice than some girls. Through the years of going to he doctor I've learned that I have a higher level of testosterone and less estrogen. I have also always been more heavier from childhood to now. I recently sat down with my parents and made a plan to start going to the gym so that I can get in shape because it's something I've always wanted to do and it would make me much happier. I've made the conscious effort to workout and get in shape 100% before and have failed miserably. I've done the Atkins diet, I've done just changing my eating habits all the way around, and nothing has never gotten me to the size I want to be. I noticed through these efforts that I would lose maybe 15-20 pounds and then my body wouldn't burn anymore weight off, and this would go on for months and then I would give up. So my question is that, is it harder for me to lose weight because I have a higher level of testosterone? Or is there some other problem? I'm trying to do research on my particular problem, but not really having much luck. Thank you in advance.
A high testosterone level in women is usually a symptom of PCOS - you don't have to have ovarian cysts to be diagnosed with PCOS but it puts you at risk for ovarian cysts.
They don't know if insulin resistance creates PCOS or if PCOS creates insulin resistance. I believe it's just another side effect of insulin dysfunction. Long term ingestion of refined carbs "burn out" the insulin receptors on muscle cells, so calories go directly to fat cells, leaving muscle cells screaming for nutrition.
Most people get overweight because their bodies just can't process carbs any more. They become insulin resistant & carbs go straight to fat cells. Fat storage is a symptom of the disease state. When your muscles become insulin resistant, then calories go directly to fat cells instead of to glycogen stores & you become overweight fast. It's nearly impossible to lose weight at this point without minimizing carbs because the body no longer is able to process carbs. The body won't release fat stores until the blood stream is free of insulin. In someone insulin resistant, the insulin response is too sensitive & produces too much insulin.
As healthy as fruit may be, it just doesn't promote fat loss. Fructose, the sugar in most fruits is the most lipogenic (fat producing) carb & creates triglycerides which "trap" fat in fat cells.
Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult onset diabetes because it was rare that people had it til they were in their 50s. They had to change the name because now it's common in children. Now they add high fructose corn syrup to infant formula & we have an epidemic of obese 6mo old infants who become diabetic as children.
The whole purpose of carbohydrates is to put the body in fat storage mode so we can gain as much fat as possible to survive winter & famine. Carbs trigger an insatiable appetite so you can eat as much as is available. Carbs were only suppose to be available during harvest season, not year around.
The body doesn't "need" carbs for energy. Carbs may provide quick energy but fats provide sustained energy. A low carb diet is a high fat diet, protein shouldn't be more than 30% of daily calories on any diet & preferably 20%. Coconut oil is the only fat to provide quick energy like a carb (but without the rise in blood sugar or insulin).
I highly recommend a fat based diet to maximize health & balance hormones. All carbs >9g per hour trigger insulin.
Insulin is considered the "bully" hormone. While it dominates the bloodstream, other hormones aren't allowed to function properly, especially sex hormones & human growth hormone. This creates a major imbalance in the body which creates a lot of defenses that we call symptoms (excess fat accumulation, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, etc.)
Dr.Broda Barnes suggested that for someone with thyroid dysfunctions to never go below 1500 calories or 30g of net carbs per day - otherwise the thyroid could be harmed further.
The Barnes Basal Temperature Test (BBTT)is a simple test anyone can undertake at home in order to assess their thyroid function. It is most often used to detect undiagnosed hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) but will also provide evidence of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
I recommend optimizing vit.D levels & starting a low carb lifeplan.
PCOS forum -
Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the wide set of disorders associated with metabolic syndrome (syndrome X), as well as to PCOS. In a study published in 2004, the authors saw a 60% improvement in insulin sensitivity in healthy, vitamin D replete adults
What are some natural remedies that will help with polycystic ovaries/Hormone imbalance?
I have polycystic ovaries. I have too much testosterone and my FSH and LH hormone levels are also too high.
I am looking for natural ways in which I can reduce thses hormones and get my kidneys, pituatry gland and ovaries working properly.
Ask the Doctor
About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
"As I have often related in this column, "normalizing" hormones by simply giving the person synthetic hormone pills violates the basic principle of healing. Instead, whenever possible, the doctor or healer should strive to teach the patient a way to normalize the hormones on their own. In your case, by changing your diet you have started on this road to healing. The reason why changing to a diet based on the principles of Nourishing Traditions is the first step in the therapy of PCOS is that your ovaries need the animal fats, and yes, even the cholesterol found in food in order to make estrogen and progesterone, the correct female hormones. Swollen ovaries is a condition analogous to goiter, when the thyroid swells in response to iodine deficiency. Goiters often also result in a hormonal imbalance leading to hypothyroidism. In the case of PCOS, the starvation of the ovaries causes them to become cystic, swollen and eventually unable to regulate the synthesis of their hormones.
The other main dietary trigger for this imbalance is that when the proper dietary fats are missing, they are inevitably replaced by excessive carbohydrate consumption. This results in excessive insulin production, weight gain, abdominal bloating, and eventually will itself cause hormonal shifts. The biochemistry of this process is well described in the book The Schwarzbein Principle which also suggests a diet based on the principles in Nourishing Traditions, along with a restriction to about 75 grams of carbohydrates per day. More good fats and fewer carbohydrate foods should help in restoring your hormones to their proper balance.
In addition to the dietary program I have outlined, there are many natural medicines which I have seen, and which have been shown in the medical literature to help PCOS. The first is the protomorphogen extract from Standard Process called Symplex F. This medicine is a mixture of specially processed glandular extracts from the four organs that make up the so-called pituitary axis--the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands and the ovaries. It was the insight of Dr. Royal Lee to suggest that it is far more productive to work on the entire system rather than trying to normalize one gland. For we now know that these glands compensate for each other, and that they all get ill as a group. I usually give a dose of 1-2 tablets per day for one whole year to help normalize the function of these important organs.
The final therapy that I use for PCOS is a 50/50 mixture of the herbal extracts of Peony lactiflora and Glycyrrhiza uralensis (commonly known as licorice). There have been three studies in the literature showing that this combination of herbs can result in a complete remission in PCOS, and that it does so by normalizing adrenal function and reducing testosterone levels. It is important to use the correct dosages, which were also indicated in these studies.* I use the Mediherb extracts and give them at a dose of 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the mixture, 2-3 times per day. I usually use this mixture for six months with breaks of a week or two every 4-6 weeks. "
This is a sample traditional diet, this one is for pregnant/nursing mama's, so you would just have half portions or so.
I know this is what my body needed, it increased my breast milk supply and got rid of my gall stones!
What are all the tests that can be done if I feel tired. One blood test returned low vitamin d?
I am a 28 year old male. What are all the tests that can be done if I feel tired. One blood test returned low vitamin d, but did not check for thyroid or testosterone. I am visiting a general doctor for a blood test. Please do not advise me to see a specialist?
I wouldn't pursue testing further til you get your vitD levels >50ng/dl - many issues may be resolved by that alone. All the hormones work together & being low in one (especially vitD), doesn't allow the others to function properly.
Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system, bones & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS & being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems. Many researchers claim that optimized vitamin D levels are more effective than a flu shot in preventing viral infections.
Some prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol - vitamin D2). As warned by the National Institute of Health -
Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. U.S. RDA are much too low. Current recommendations from researchers are for 35iu per pound - a 143# person needs minimum of 5000iu per day (which is for minimal needs and does not replenish depleted stores) & the rda is 600iu.
Research published by Grassroots Health from the D*Action study shows that 97.5% of the adult population needs to take 9,600 IU's of vitamin D per day in order to elevate their levels above 40ng/ml, which they believe is the absolute minimum for disease prevention. Need 14,100 IU/d to get 97.5% of the population above 50 ng/ml Universal intake of up to 40,000 IU vitamin D per day is unlikely to result in vitamin D toxicity.
I also highly recommend a low carb way of eating to balance hormones & for optimal health.
Your vitamin D level should never be below 32 ng/ml, and any levels below 20 ng/ml are considered serious deficiency states, increasing your risk of as many as 16 different cancers and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, just to name a few.
They found that the body does not reliably begin storing cholecalciferol in fat and muscle tissue until 25(OH)D levels get above 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L). That is, at levels below 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L), the body uses up vitamin D as fast as you can make it, or take it, indicating chronic substrate starvation not a good thing. 25(OH)D levels should be between 50 80 ng/ml (125 200 nmol/L), year-round.
Vitamin D3 deficiency has become an epidemic, probably because people are washing daily. If you wash skin exposed to the sun within 48 hours, you wash off the oils where the vitamin D production starts. In northern latitudes (above that of Atlanta, Georgia) the sun is at too low an angle for half the year to provide sufficient UV radiation. If even available, UVB rays are only accessible while the sun is directly overhead. Most people need to take vitamin D, especially seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.
With exposure to sunlight in the summer, the body can generate up to 20,000iu of vitamin D per hour with no ill effects. In addition, no adverse effects have been seen with supplemental vitamin D intakes up to 10,000 IU daily.
Always take your vitamin D with a fat-containing meal to ensure absorption.
83% of people with low back pain were vitamin D deficient
95% of people with chronic pain had the pain go away with vitamin D
My theory is that since vitD is a mucolytic agent, it keeps lymph fluid thin & flowing. When the lymph fluids get thick &the fluids pool around nerves putting pressure on the nerves & triggering pain. Lymph fluids have no "pump" like the heart & works on gravity & movement to flow & fluids drain away relieving pressure on the nerves.
Symptoms of acute vitD deficiency can include -
Weakness, Sadness, Listlessness, Tiredness, Muscle-Pain,
Twitching, (Eyelid, Arm, or Legs)
fingernails have small white spots,
Standing causes back, hip, groin, and/or leg pain.