Testosterone is a male sex hormone from the group of hormones called androgens. By the time the late forties are reached, testosterone levels are no longer anywhere near the levels of a twenty year old. Around the age of 60, testosterone levels would have fallen by around 60 percent. Although “male menopause” has been debated for a long time, it’s obvious at least to me, that this decline in testosterone associated with “male menopause” deserves serious attention, and that the negative effects of menopause should not be limited to women alone.
In a 1993 study done by the Madigan Army Medical Center, Washington, testosterone was found to increase IGF-1 levels, which no doubt came from a rise in HGH. Testosterone is well known as a muscle building steroid among body builders, and is considered as dope. This muscle building effect is very likely due to its close relationship with HGH…a higher level of testosterone leads to higher HGH levels and vice versa.
Testosterone is responsible a great deal for the sexual drive in both men (and women) and thus lowered levels of testosterone would result in erectile dysfunction and frigidity. Low testosterone has been correlated with heart disease and obesity…you know, the usual pot belly and lack of muscle mass that many men in the 40s display. Alcohol (which alot of older men guzzle down) is also responsible for lowering testosterone, whereas raising it for women.
A test called Prostrate Specific Antigen (PSA) is used to gauge the risk of prostate cancer, of which testosterone is closely linked. A high testosterone level may lead to increased PSA levels, so before starting on any testosterone replacement therapy be sure to have a PSA screen check first.
How do you increase testosterone levels (and boosting your HGH levels at the same time)?
- Frequent resistance exercises like weight training and calisthenics. Push it.
- Supplement your testosterone levels with a variety of administration methods. Unlike HGH, testosterone is a smaller molecule, and thus can be applied as a patch to the skin, taken as capsules, applied as cream, and of course injected by your doctor.
Testosterone is easier to obtain in its pure state, unlike HGH. If you are already on a HGH supplementation program, taking testosterone in conjunction with HGH may enhance the effects of HGH on the body, synergistically speaking.
P.S: Special note – Only undertake any hormonal replacement program with care and due diligence, and always consult your doctor. Start with a small dose and only slowly adjust over time if it is not adequate enough. Women should of course not even consider testosterone unless specifically recommended by your doctor.