The testosterone replacement craze really took off when Androgel was introduced. Now all the “men” affraid of needles could take steroids and trick their friends, family, and wives into thinking they weren’t on steroids. The less sophisticated men could be tricked by their doctors into taking steroids and be permanent customers for life.
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In the 1980s there was a big public witch hunt on steroid users. The media flat out lied about side effects and ignorant doctors and even less informed politicians crucified athletes for using hormones to increase their physical form to make them better athletes. The collateral damage are all the normal men who used steroids for cosmetic reasons. For many years women could use steroids in the form of birth control to have sex without consequences. Women could have surgery to have breasts, butt, lips, face or anything else they want altered to be more attractive. men however were not legally permitted to use steroids to be more attractive. Gotta love the double standard.
When Viagra was released and big pharm made billions on a drug that gave men harder penises it was clear that the wives were the ones happiest with this result. With that billion dollar industry of enhancing peoples sex lives in full swing every pharm company came out with their own version of VIagra. With that market saturated with competing products for consumers and the commercials to advertise them, the next step was a drug to improve sex drive and physical attractiveness.
For centuries it was know that the masculine physical and mental characteristics waned over the decades, but now that there was a market that was untapped this basic effect of aging was now classified as the syndrome of “Andropause” and is now socially acceptable to treat with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), specifically Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
Many if not all of these potential customers were the very same frightened peasants who wielded pitchforks and torches while hunting the evil steroid users. To deal with this paradox clever marketers hid the fact that the new sex drive “medicine” were THE VERY SAME STEROIDS which the media a generation ago lied about and said were unhealthy.
This “TRT” dealt with the “Low T” or “Andropause” syndrome and now the media was doing a complete 180 telling people that TRT will MAKE THEM HEALTHIER! Then pretended that Increased muscle, decreased body fat, energy, and increased sex drive were all “Side Effects”. Most men thought instantly “who cares about the health benefits, I want those side effects!” How do you get stubborn frightened people to do what you want? Trick them into thinking what you want them to do was their Idea of course.
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Once someone introduces any hormone into their body, natural production of that hormone declines or stops. Western medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies work hand in hand to achieve this result. Doctors tell patients to get their blood work done AT THE WRONG TIME OF DAY. The results come back as a false negative for testosterone, thus giving the doctor legal medical justification which is now covered by insurance to treat the person for low testosterone, which may not actually be low…yet. Once the person starts using the TRT medicine the natural testosterone production decreases to very low levels and the man’s testicles shrivel up from inactivity. Now the person needs TRT FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE. This means that they must continue to pay for health insurance and they must continue to pay the co-pay and they must continue to pay for the TRT. Now the hospital, pharmaceutical company, and medical insurance companies will make money on this person for the rest of their life.
Like a money tree, a gullible trusting patient is planted in the ground of physical dependence on a drug and the three organizations that make up american health care can make money on this patient in perpetuity. If you ever stop using the drug you are worse than before. For more on the health care system’s abuse of trust, check out The New Gold Rush: Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Androgel Is a gel you rub on your body to transdermally administer testosterone. It is administered in 5,7.5, and 10 g doses to acheive a testosterone level as seen fit by your prescribing physician. The treatable level is determined by the minimum amount of testosterone to acheive an erection. Different labs have different values but the standard treatable level is when Total Testosterone is less than 240ng/dl.
Let me clarify, This means you don’t legally have low testosterone unless your testosterone is so low you can’t get it up. This is despite the fact that the optimal level is over 700; the threshold for building muscle. If it was really prescribed for a patients health not as a marital aid then why isn’t the acceptable treatable level less than 650 not when its less than 240?
Typical healthy men make 5-7mg of testosterone per day. The bioavailability, or amount the body actually absorbs, of androgel is 5, 7.5, and 10 mg respectively. This means that even at the minimum dose it is a very effective means to REPLACE, NOT BOOST your testosterone. Thus the term Testosterone REPLACEMENT Therapy, or TRT. This also means even at the minimum dose it will crush your remaining testosterone level. Now if you actually were at 600ng/dl or more and were prescribed 5g of androgel daily then your testosterone level will GO DOWN!
That is why it is very important to get your level tested between 7 and 9 am on an empty stomach, carbohydrates at breakfast crush your circadian release of testosterone. That time is when your body releases your testosterone from your testes. This is why morning erections are a good indicator of healthy testosterone release.
How Do I Boost Not Replace My Testosterone?
D-Aspartic Acid is the best natural testosterone booster, it causes your testes to produce more natural testosterone and does not shut your testes off, it actually makes them bigger. Another method to achieve this result is an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI). An AI will stop your body fat from converting testosterone to estrogen and indirectly stop your estrogen from inhibiting testosterone production. For more information on how you can boost, not replace your natural testosterone production check out Best Natural Testosterone Booster Stack.
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