Disclaimer: This article testosterone replacement therapy, IS NOT to be taken as medical advice, & is for entertainment purposes only. Always consult your physician before engaging in a TRT regimen.
Chances are very high, that testosterone is the missing ingredient in your life. If you’re not getting what you want out of your life, I would bet my own money that it is because you’re suffering from low testosterone.
Tell me if any of this pertains to you and your life currently:
- Lack of motivation, drive, or ambition
- Lack of energy, and focus
- Brain fog
- Terrible Sleep
These are just the tip of the iceberg, there are many more symptoms listed below, but if any of these pertain to you, then I strongly encourage you to keep an open mind about considering going on testosterone replacement therapy.
Let me start this off by stating a couple facts:
1.) Testosterone is what makes a man, a man. You cannot be a real man, without a healthy level of testosterone in your body. What is a healthy level? Keep reading, we’ll get to that in a minute.
2.) Testosterone rates in men, worldwide, are plummeting. With every generation, the testosterone levels in men are significantly decreasing more and more.
Consequently, the normal range for what is considered a ”healthy testosterone level”, have even dropped down to accommodate to lower levels that are more prevalent today. Government issued tables have changed what are considered ”healthy, normal levels”.
50 years ago, what was considered a normal ranges of testosterone in men were twice as high as they are today.
A comparison Richard Cooper often makes here is that its like the rules of the game being changed to accommodate those that aren’t physically able to keep up. Like for example lowering the hoop so that every kid is able to dunk now.
If you don’t believe testosterone rates are dropping, you are just simply living in denial, or are turning a blind eye to it. This isn’t a matter of opinion, its fact, do some looking into it online and you’ll see all of this for yourself.
This is one of the most serious issues we have right now, and no one is talking about it.
I believe sincerely that this is about to soon change. A recent study was done that proved that by the year 2040, the Test levels in men will have dropped to a point that men will be unable to procreate.
I’m not making this up, you can read about that right here. Ignorance is bliss, so its no wonder you haven’t been concerned about this issue yet.
So What Are Causing Testosterone Levels To Drop So Much?
(In no particular order):
2.) Polluted Air
3.) Polluted Water
4.) Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Signals
6.) Shampoo and soap (use this soap instead and you’ll be much better off)
8.) Household Cleaners
9.) GMO’S and genetically modified food.
There a re many more, these are just the main one. To help counteract this frightening reality, I’m here to talk about why I think men need to start partaking in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
”I don’t want to have to be on something the rest of my life!”
MY RESPONSE (& THE COLD HARD TRUTH):
You are retreating. You’re retreating because you’re scared. You don’t want to be a man, or do what needs to be done to ensure that you live a long, happy, successful, vibrant, energetic, and optimized life. You’ve also bought into the lie you’ve been sold. The media, friends, and family fly in at you from every direction (mostly the media), and they tell you that testosterone is ”bad”. It’s all part of that whole ”toxic masculinity” thing remember?
They usually don’t directly tell you this either, more often than not it is implied that its bad or unnecessary.
Or perhaps they just want to shame you for partaking in something they don’t know anything about.
Let me tell you a cold, hard, truth about life:
People Fear, What They Do Not Understand.
It has been this way since the dawn of civilization. You cannot allow yourself to listen to these people, or to these influences. You have to do your own research and draw your own conclusions. There really is only one conclusion to draw here however, and that’s that every decade of your life, your testosterone levels are going to drop, more and more and more.
By the time you are 50, you wont even be able to fuck anymore (because you wont want to). You’ll be done for, a shell of your former self. The shell of a once great man, now dead, like a pile of ashes.
What I’m describing here, is what you can expect to experience, if you continue to allow fear to dominate you, and your decision to not go on testosterone replacement therapy.
Here are the negative side effects, of having low testosterone:
1.) Erectile Dysfunction.
2.) Low Energy & Lethargy.
3.) Mood swings.
4.) Poor emotional control.
5.) Shitty workouts in the gym.
6.) No positive outlook on your life, or life in general.
8.) Weight Gain.
9.) Bad Recovery and lowered Immune system.
10.) You’ll simply just exist, you wont thrive.
11.) You’ll become a supplicate basically, one that isn’t in control.
12.) Shortness of Breath.
14.) Low or no muscle mass.
15.) Slow metabolism and/or easy weight gain.
So let me ask you something, does this sounds like a life you want to live? You can choose to ignore it, but the bottom line is that science is science, and the science of humans is that men need testosterone in order to be men.
Now, with all that said, I want to point out some things to keep in mind about doctor’s:
1.) Doctors (namely Family Practice doctors), and a lot of older doctors, are afraid of prescribing testosterone. Doctors who are older in age, don’t see the need to prescribe men testosterone because when they were growing up, lowering testosterone rates weren’t on the radar screen yet. Its not something they themselves had to worry about (as much) because when they were younger, their levels weren’t as low as the levels of the 30 year old’s are today.
Only a doctor that’s never done testosterone replacement therapy himself, will advise you against it.
With the advent of the internet, men everywhere now have access to so much more information, and knowledge, than men (and doctors) 20-30 years ago had.
Another few reasons why certain doctors fear prescribing testosterone replacement therapy:
2.) They don’t know much about it (how much time do you have to fully cover testosterone in medical school, among the million other pieces of medical info they’re jamming down their throats.
Understandably, there is a lot they have to cover, and they only have so much time to cover just one subject.
3.) Their license is on the line every time they hand out a prescription for something.
4.) The vast misinformation that is out there regarding the risks associated with testosterone. This is mostly propaganda spread by the media (more on this in a minute).
5.) Fear that some guy wont inject himself properly (the best spot is in your glute, and there are many many videos on YouTube you can watch that show you how to do a proper injection, its not complicated). Here are a couple of them:
If there is one thing you should remember about a Test injection it is this: Just relax. There is just no reason whatsoever to be nervous, just always stay calm and relaxed when injecting.
The 1st Step You Should Take: Get Your Blood Work Done.
For your blood work, I recommend using Private MD labs. This will very likely be the easiest, quickest, and most convenient way to get this done. They have labs all over the place, and there’s a good chance there is one not far from you. I would order the female hormone panel, as its a lot cheaper than the male one. You can then choose your gender after you select the test. This will not affect your results, because it will still tell you what your testosterone ranges are.
The wait can range anywhere from no wait at all to 30 minutes depending on how busy they are. They’ll take a blood sample from your arm most likely. They have always gotten back to me within a couple days with the results.
You could go to a doctor for blood test as well, if you do, a good doctor and/or test will check for 4 things:
1.) Your total testosterone,
2.) Your Free testosterone level, and
3.) Your IDF-1 levels, and
4.) Your Estrogen and Estradiol levels. One reason you might feel like shit is because your estrogen levels may be high.
I highly encourage you to do your research beforehand instead of just being lazy and going to the first doctor you find. Ideally, you’ll want to find an Endocrinologist, or an anti-aging physicians office.
A lot of family practice doctors don’t know anything about testosterone replacement therapy. Therefore, since they know nothing about it, they wont prescribe it to you.
Once prescribed, ideally you want to be dosing yourself once a week. In my opinion, waiting 2 weeks in between injections is just too damn long. Even with a slow release, long chain test, 2 weeks is too long. By the time you get to day 9-10 your Test level will already below par. Going in every 2 weeks also will get expensive real quick.
The best and most ideal scenario is the doctor letting you inject yourself at home once a week. Most health insurance companies will want you to be getting your blood work done once every 3 months (or every 90 days). They will usually require this before you’ll be able to fill your prescription again. Its important to note here that these blood panels usually have to be spaced 12 weeks apart from each other.
Sometimes this can create a situation where you have to use your head when going back in for your 12 week blood panel.
What do I mean by that? Well for example, maybe your doctor prescribed you 100-150 mgs. of test per week for 10 weeks. This means you would run out of test at the end of week 10, and would have a 2 week gap (before your 12 week blood test). The way around this is lower your dosages around week 8-9 so you can take another shot between the end of week 10 and 11.
Another reason to do this, is because you want your test levels, to be lower in the week leading up to your blood work session. If you go in for your blood work panel, and your levels are high, say between 1100-1200ng/dl, then it wont look good to the insurance company, or the doctor.
They’ll think your levels are too high, and you do not want them thinking that. So with that said, following this structure, in weeks 1-8 you’ll have a higher level of testosterone, and in weeks 9-12 (the weeks leading up to your blood panel) it should be lower (because of your intentional lower doses). This is all assuming your doctor gives you a 10 week prescription of course.
Just pay attention to stuff like this is all I’m saying. It could be very annoying getting caught off guard by something like this.
Now, with all this said, I do have to point out that there are:
A.) Precautionary measures you need to take, and
B.) There ARE risks associates with testosterone replacement therapy, IF you aren’t safe or don’t go about it correctly (this is true of most things). I’ve said this before in previous articles, but always remember there is the right way to do something, and there are a lot of wrong ways.
Luckily for you, you’re reading this article and I’m going to cover the core safety precautions of life on testosterone replacement therapy right below.
I will lead into those, with a summary of the negative side effects of testosterone replacement therapy, and at the end of each negative effect, I’ll provide solutions for how you can minimize these negative effects. These solutions could also serve as the primary safety precautions.
The Negative Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (& Some Precautionary Measures):
1.) Thicker Blood. When you inject testosterone, the thickness level of your blood increases.
SOLUTION: Donate blood, on a semi regular basis. I cannot overstate the importance of this if you’re going to be on testosterone replacement therapy.
In John Doe Bodybuilding’s book: Straight From The Underground, he has 2-3 pages in there about how to donate blood in the most efficient way possible. I highly recommend you read that section as its too much to go into in this article.
Honestly I would buy that book anyway, because he goes into a lot of detail on almost everything else I’m discussing here as well.
2.) Cholesterol levels (over time) might increase. Your LDL cholesterol, eventually, is going to start increasing. This may take a few years, but its been known to happen. This is another reason why its a wise idea to keep an eye on it by getting periodic blood work done. Remember, HDL is the good cholesterol, and LDL is the bad cholesterol. Definitely something to keep an eye on every time you get your blood work back. Usually, if these levels are out of range (high or low), they’ll be highlighted on the results summary.
3.) Possible Acne.
4.) Your balls (may) shrink. This is more so the case if you’re shooting up a lot of Test, like 400 mgs. a week for example. If you’re only injecting doses of 100-250 mgs., then I wouldn’t worry too much about this. In fact, I wouldn’t really worry about it at all. I never experienced this. Even when I was taking 250 mgs. a week of Test, my balls didn’t shrink. They simply ”rode a little higher”.
5.) Possible Hair Loss (IF you’re already pre-disposed to it). If you’re worried about this, then I would take maximum strength Biotin while on testosterone replacement therapy.
6.) Hematocrit Levels Might Rise: This leads us right back to blood work again. Hematocrit levels simply means the measure of the percentage of red blood cells your body has. A very high hematocrit level puts you at an increases risk for a stroke.
Dehydration for example, can increase hematocrit levels. Simply keeping yourself adequately hydrated, can keep your levels in the average range.
MORE SOLUTIONS/BEST PRACTICES:
1.) Do Cardio twice a week: Running, swimming laps, spin classes or cycling, or whatever you prefer.
2.) Have Clean Eating: You don’t want to dirty bulk. You want to keep it healthy and clean. Cheat meals are perfectly fine, but make sure to limit them to 1-2 days per week, 1 if possible.
So, Generally Speaking, What Is Considered A Normal Range?
A normal healthy Testosterone range for men should be: 350ng/dl- 1100ng/dl.
2 Random, But Important Points I Want To Make On Matters Relating To The Subject Of Testosterone:
1.) Testosterone boosters are garbage, don’t bother with them. You need to use real, preferably injectible testosterone.
2.) Anything you hear the media say about testosterone replacement therapy, or even just testosterone period, is likely going to demonize it.
Remember that Chris Benoit tragedy that occured back in 2007? Chris Benoit was a professional wrestler who smothered his wife and young son with a bag.
The media had a field day, and jumped all over the story, blaming the entire thing on Benoit’s usage of steroids. It later came out that the real reason behind what happened, was primarily due to the many concussions Benoit had suffered from years of in ring competition. His signature move was a ”Diving headbutt off the top turnbuckle”. Which he did in just about every one of his matches. But they ignored this fact, and used the tragedy as an opportunity to attack testosterone and steroids.
All you have to do is watch a few old news videos on YouTube, covering the tragedy, and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about here. To them, the whole thing was pinned on testosterone usage. The truth is: they blatantly used the tragedy as an opportunity, to continue ramming their agenda down your throat.
They used the death of a young boy and woman, as an opportunity, to further their own agenda.
While I will admit, Benoit did have a (much) higher than normal level of testosterone in his body, but that is not the reason why he carried out the murder of his wife and son. Give me a break. The real reasons behind what happened, we’ll never know, that was between Benoit and his wife.
What I will say, is that one thing that was present at the crime scene, was empty bottles of alcohol. The media coverage did the very best they could to overlook this detail.
(What I look like on testosterone)
My Experience With/On Testosterone:
Below is an excerp from an article I wrote titled ”Winstrol, Anavar, & Testosterone: My Experience’s From My 1st Cycle”
Its actually my post popular article on my site, and you can read the whole article by clicking my my link right above. In that article, I described my experience on testosterone (the first time I was on it) as:
”1.) I felt much more POWERFUL. Just in a general sense. I felt more in control, more decisive, and more sure of my decisions. I didn’t 2nd guess myself at all really.
2.) The most confident I’ve ever felt, other than being under the influence of alcohol or phenibut. The confidence radiated off of me in way that it never had before previously.
3.) Women were drawn to me. They noticed me much more acutely than before I went on the test. It’s like when you wear a nice suit worth over $1,000. Women do double-takes, and check you out at least 3X as often as they would otherwise. On test its the same thing, except you’re not wearing the suit. They can actually smell it on you.
4.) Faster Metabolism. Much faster. This one is obvious if you know about testosterone already.
5.) Better work ethic. Although not extremely noticeable, I seemed to have more energy while on Test. More accurately: my sense of DRIVE was amplified. I wanted to go after what I wanted even more than I already do anyway.
6.) My skin seemed to look better. I had a certain glow, and probably looked just a bit more youthful.
7.) Another bonus was that it wasn’t too expensive for how much I got. This might vary for you depending on your source. I only paid $50 for a vile that last me about 15 weeks. That’s even with the large 400 mg. doses I took for the first 3 weeks.
For the record: I still agree with everything I said in that post, by the way. Testosterone made me feel like a brand new man.
Any man, who is afraid enough of injecting Test, or going on testosterone replacement therapy, that he completely avoids it, is a bitch. Plain and simple. At the very least, he’s acting like one. Don’t be a spineless, gutless, ignorant, and complacent little bitch. Because that’s exactly what you’re being when you turn a blind eye your testosterone levels. Period. I don’t care what anyone says.
All because you’re a afraid of a little needle. There is so much more at stake, than your little fear of a needle. Men take action, men do what needs to be done, and the number of men out there right now that are suffering from low testosterone, is absolutely staggering. Its time to put a stop to it, and start living your life, the way it was meant to be lived: with energy, vitality, drive, focus, and ambition. In conclusion, the best source I can point you to, for more information on testosterone replacement therapy, is this book right here.
I simply cannot recommend this book enough. Jay Campbell is the absolute man when it comes to his knowledge of TRT. I covered as much information as I could in this article (this is my longest article to date), but any and everything else you might want to know, I can guarantee you is covered in Jay’s book.
Until next time,
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