It was not until I actually reached the young age of 48 that I began to wonder what the hell had happened to me, sure I had been absent from the gym for a year but when I returned, and wanted to pick up where I left off it seemed difficult.
At first, it was sheer weakness and lack of energy, and being someone who had worked out lifting pretty heavy when I did train, my strength had diminished.
At that point, I wondered if a doctor's visit was not in order. I did go and have a medical check-up and there were a couple of things that had dropped, and the primary one was my testosterone levels which after talking with friends of mine they too had similar issues.
Low testosterone levels can diminish both energy, strength, and stamina, including loss of sex drive and of course low HGH levels can lead to similar symptoms.
If testosterone levels are too low, some doctors will recommend TRT “testosterone replacement therapy” but I personally was not ready to begin adding some kind of chemicals to my body at this stage in my life.
The worst thing about low testosterone is that as you get older you begin to accumulate more fat, low testosterone causes your metabolism to slow down.
I did some research and found that there are a few good supplements that can help boost testosterone.
Why I Decided Against Chemical Testosterone Therapy
While there has been a boom in advertising about low T is it a safe alternative?
For me personally, it was not, some of the risks of testosterone therapy replacement can include higher risks of heart disease, stroke, and prostate issues. The one thing that concerned me more was having my body build up a possible dependency to give me yet more issues later on in life, so why start some kind of therapy before you absolutely have to.
While there are many advertisements about how testosterone therapy can help, I still am one of those people who will always take a natural approach first, after doing my own research I found several supplements that offer a better solution. You see sometimes low testosterone levels can not only be caused because of your age, but it can also be caused by improper diet, stress, and lack of exercise.
Supplements offer similar benefits to those of chemical testosterone replacement therapy.
Why a Supplement May Be Better
Even if you do exercise and eat right you still may not be providing your body with the right nutrients, testosterone therapy regardless of how it is applied be it an injection, patch or a gel has its limits.
What no one tells you is that there is always a risk that your body will become dependent over time, and in the future may not produce testosterone after prolonged use, and of course, why should it if it's being provided for your body with chemicals.
There are many dietary supplements that contain important ingredients to replenish your body with the things it needs to naturally increase testosterone levels, plus there is no risk of the body becoming dependent as it would with TRT.
In my case, I have been pretty impressed with a couple of different alternatives that have helped me. I have noticed significant improvements, not only in strength but also stamina and better sex drive, while some will question the effectiveness of dietary supplements that is perfectly ok, in my case I find it a relief that there are natural alternatives that can offer a similar solution to my problem without having to worry about possible side effects.
Some articles I found that had some good information about testosterone replacement therapy include:
Harvard University Article
The bottom line is you will have to do what is right for you, the two articles above definitely give a good perspective on TRT and for some men there might not be another option, for me the supplements have worked just fine, not to mention its a hell of a lot cheaper, and in my opinion much safer.
TRT Supplements Might Not Be Suited for Everyone
While my results have been very good from taking a natural testosterone supplement. I would not recommend it to just anyone. I consider myself rather unique because I am never in a hurry for anything. I know that chemical TRT replacement works immediately, so if you are someone who is impatient, that might be the best way to treat your low T symptoms.
For me a natural approach is better, I should also mention that I do enjoy a couple of drinks or cocktails in the evening so I am not keen on mixing chemical substances that might interact negatively with alcohol. With a supplement, I have no problem.
Testosterone supplements take time, in order to see results, it takes at least two weeks, full results take a full month, some men might not be willing to wait that long. If you are the results are just as good and you will feel 100% better.