What is testosterone and why do I need it?
Testosterone is the hormone responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics. Hormones are chemical messengers that trigger necessary changes in the body. Females also produce testosterone but typically in much smaller amounts. Testosterone is the male body’s key androgen, produced primarily by the testicles in cells called the Leydig cells. In men, testosterone is thought to regulate a number of functions alongside sperm production to provide optimal performance. Testosterone influences: sex drive, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle size and strength, and red blood cell production.
With decreased libido being one of the most concerning side effects associated with declining testosterone production, a huge benefit of TRT is an overall mood and sex drive enhancement. Testosterone supports healthy, positive moods and increased sexual interest for a more enjoyable, fulfilling life.
Better Recovery Time
Testosterone is known as a natural recovery chemical in the body, especially during soft tissue training exercises. With Testosterone replacement therapy, patients experience improved muscle retention, decreased recovery times, and heightened stamina levels.
Increased Lean Muscle Mass
When the body is at peak testosterone levels, its ability to form muscle tissue and lean muscle mass is much easier. Testosterone therapy mimics this by attaching itself to the androgen receptors of the body, leading to better muscle cell structure and muscle growth. Putting in work at the gym will lead to more noticeable, enhanced lean muscle tissue.
Low testosterone levels can lead to a lack of sleep and sleep apnea. Therefore, it is important to note that testosterone therapy can improve your sleep by balancing your body’s circadian rhythm and overall sleep cycle. This leads to a more fulfilling and quality sleep. Alongside this, it also allows for the individual to fall asleep quicker and to feel a sense of greater well-being.
Increased Assertiveness & Alertness
One of the most common benefits of testosterone therapy is increased assertiveness and alertness. With lower testosterone, men lack the focus they need to continue with daily functions, which can lead to worse effects such as depression and anxiety. With the ability to perform daily tasks with heightened focus, men will notice the benefits of being more alert from the moment they begin their day.
Improved Cellular Activity
Testosterone is the natural chemical hormone that the male body releases, and therefore has numerous effects on the cellular activity of the body. From enhancing bone density to growing body hair, testosterone has a tremendous effect on the body’s ability to function properly. With that, men can expect testosterone therapy to produce the same effects as if they were in their twenties. With improved bone density and red blood cell production, testosterone therapy also increases oxygen intake.