Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone deficiency is exceedingly less common than marketing campaigns and "you only think you feel fine" culture would have us believe - John-Manuel Andriote

Testosterone Replacement
Testosterone Replacement

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No, You Probably Shouldn't Take Testosterone

Earlier this year, scientists at the National Institutes of Health announced the latest results of the "T Trials." A $50 million project initiated in 2009, the T Trials are the largest-ever study of the effects of testosterone treatments on men—in this case almost 800 men aged 65 and over who started out with confirmed low testosterone levels.

This may sound like niche research. Yet testosterone treatments are a $2 billion market (and growing at a fair clip), consumed not just by those with clinically low "T" but also by average men sold on controversial advertising narratives that a boost of the hormone can improve their mood, sex drive, energy, and generally claw back against the…

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 No, You Probably Shouldn't Take Testosterone

All of which leads to the very unsatisfying conclusion that a testosterone booster may be good for your health and lifespan, but we don't know enough to say for sure one way or another and no one will be handing down a smoking gun on the issue anytime soon.

The 8 Best Supplements to Boost Testosterone Levels

Testosterone boosters are natural supplements that can increase your testosterone levels. They work by directly increasing testosterone or related hormones, but some work by preventing testosterone from being converted into estrogen. Many of these boosters have been scientifically verified in human studies. Here are the eight best testosterone boosting supplements.


Androderm® is a prescription medication that can help bring your testosterone levels back to normal with daily use. Your medication stays contained in a 2 mg or 4 mg patch and is covered by a backing that sticks to your skin.


AndroGel® (testosterone gel) 1% and 1.62% are controlled substances, available by prescription, used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone due to certain medical conditions. It is not known if AndroGel is safe or effective to treat men who have low testosterone due to aging.


TESTOPEL® is the only testosterone pellet available to help restore testosterone levels in men with Low T.

American Urological Association

In a recent drug safety communication the FDA requires manufacturers of approved testosterone products to add labeling information about possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The American Urological Association (AUA) concludes that there is conflicting evidence about the impact of testosterone therapy on cardiovascular risks. Definitive studies have not been performed. There is a critical need for more federal and industry funding of research to better understand indications, long term benefits and risks of current treatments of hypogonadism, as well as to develop new and improved treatment options. AUA recognizes and encourages the increased educational awareness of the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy among both patients and healthcare providers.


Considering testosterone therapy to help you feel younger and more vigorous as you age? Know the risks before you make your decision.

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