ELEVATE YOU: TERMS TO KNOW
Testosterone is a hormone made by the body that is responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of other sexual characteristics. In men, testosterone is produced in the testes, the reproductive glands that also produce sperm.
A decrease in either testosterone production, sperm production, or both. Hypogonadism is broken down into two categories: primary and secondary. Primary hypogonadism is caused by an inherited trait, is the result of an accident or illness to the testes. Secondary hypogonadism is due to a problem with the pituitary gland or hypothalamus — the organs that regulate the production of testosterone. One person can have primary, secondary or mixed hypogonadism during his lifetime or even at the same time.
TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Testosterone replacement therapy is the administration of testosterone to optimize it’s levels in the body. At VitalityRx our treatment is delivered via a cream or injection.
Often referred to as “Male Menopause”, andropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in testosterone. In men hormone levels starts to drop one to 3 percent each year beginning around age 30.
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass, strength and function related to aging. We are now discovering this loss is a complex and multifaceted process. Most commonly seen in inactive people.
HGH or Human Growth Hormone is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. HGH’s job is to regulate growth such as controlling body composition and the distribution of fat. HGH is FDA-approved for only specific medical conditions only. It’s true that taking HGH might increase muscle mass and lower body fat. None of that necessarily means more energy or increased vitality, though. The risk of medical complications far outweigh the HGH benefits one might receive from taking a non prescribed dosage.
Most testosterone boosters come in the form of supplements meant to improve the body’s own production of the hormone. Many of these rely on the body’s ability to process them, though some work more directly. There are several herbs, amino acids, and similar products that can increase testosterone levels. It’s important to note that not all products sold as “testosterone boosters” actually deliver a boost. Therefore, would-be users should research to find out what, if any, science is behind a marketing claim.
TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Testosterone supplement products tend to claim to increase your libido. One of the potential side effects of low-T is a loss of libido, so a product that offers to improve libido along with testosterone levels makes sense. However, these claims can confuse consumers because many supplements will include libido enhancing products – leading to enhanced libido, but not necessarily an increase in t levels. You may find your libido improves, but that does not mean that your testosterone has increased.
TESTOSTERONE CREAMS & INJECTIONS
Rubbing testosterone creams or gels onto your skin can lead to the absorption of testosterone into your body via your bloodstream. Testosterone injections are the preferred treatment option for most patients because they allow for a direct administration of an accurate dose, as well as maximum absorption by the body.