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Safe Testosterone Tablet
Depends: Do you know what your testosterone levels are? I would get a baseline testosterone level drawn in the morning and see if your testosterone levels are in the normal range or not. If they are normal, then don't take it. If it is low, then show the "booster tablets" to your doc to make sure that they are safe. Many supplements sold as "testosterone boosters" are useless. ...Read more
No: I wouldn't recommend any over-the-counter products of that sort. Can be dangerous, and there is no evidence of its benefits. You might see short-term benefits if you are a power lifter or body builder, but the risks aren't worth it. If your interest is in powerlifting or bodybuilding, you might consider http://nanbf. Org/ (North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation). Hope that helps. ...Read more
Can you tell me if it is to be taken daily 4 mg and a spiro pill (blocks testosterone). Does anyone know what the effects will be?
Testosterone injections are only safe if there is evidence of low testosterone levels.
If your levels are normal you are asking for trouble if you keep increasing testosterone doses.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Well, it's not good: The answer actually depends upon the pill. First, understand that there's no such thing as an over-the-counter natural pure organic t boosting pill. Doesn't exist. It's all marketing hype. If something makes you feel better, you better actually be concerned about contamination. So be very careful about buying into miraculous promises. No peer-reviewed published study supports benefit in boosting t. ...Read more
Yes!: It enhances the quality of life for both men and women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Cells that require estrogen use testosterone to manufacture estrogen inside the cell by a chemical conversion that uses an enzyme called aromatase. T is present ; extremely important in both women ; men pellet therapy is the only method that allows the body to control the release of hormones raising leve. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The "traditional" long-term concern about possible heart & cerebral vascular events from testosterone has been flown away after a tighter professional scrutiny. So, I would worry much its side effects if you're tested & confirmed to have low testosterone. But, even if you need it, I would consider other options to boost testosterone since once its use begins & will need to continue forever. Also.. ...Read more
20yo or 35yo?: Low T is uncommon in 20yo. Go see your family doc for evaluation. Regardless of age, we (I) don't recommend prescription testosterone pills for anyone because of risk of liver damage. Given all the other prescription TRT, it's not worth taking excess risk. However, if you're referring to over-the-counter "testosterone boosters", then there's really no data that they work, much less are even safe. ...Read more
No: Not at your age. You can do more harm than benefit by taking testosterone supplementation. ...Read more
Probably safe but?: Dr gonzalez in journal of endocrinology vol 176 (1), jan 2003, p163-8, reported a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial of 56 men demonstrated no effect on sex hormone, including testosterone, levels. Has been reported to have beneficial effects on mood, energy ; libido but evidence is tentative. Celery ; oysters are probably just as good ; probably taste better. ...Read more
Gel is safer compared to injection.
But if you are looking for more effective one, it will be injection. ...Read more
Probably not: Not sure what a testosterone booster is. Testosterone replacement is recommended when there is a confirmed testosterone deficiency by blood level. Other wise it is not safe or recommended. ...Read more
What are the risks of using a androderm (testosterone) patch that expired in 2001? Will it still work and is it safe enough to use?
Patch: It is probably still OK but it is expensive You are better off learning to give yourself testosterone injections every two weeks (may be less oor more frequent - you and your significant other will know). It is way less expensive. ...Read more
How safe are testosterone injections (low doses) for women over the age of 40. What benefits should I expect and side effects? Thank u
Not FDA approved: Testosterone injections are not approved for use in women. Neither are patches or gels/creams/lotions. There are some oral combination hormone pills for menopausal women which contain both estrogen & T but they're not widely prescribed. Benefits & side effects are similar regardless of gender. However, do beware of virilization, hirsutism, clitoromegaly etc if excess T. Discuss w/your FamilyDoc. ...Read more
On new testosterone med. This one is compounded with a built in estrogen blocker. Is this a safe and effective strategy for upping levels?
Would taking testosterone be similar to taking steroids? And which is safer? Don't tell me "both are bad" im asking which is less bad/safer
Testos. IS a steroid: Taking testosterone is not only similar to taking steroids, it is a steroid, one of many "performance-enhancing steroids." taking test. Has similar risks as other steroids- it will shut down your own production of testosterone, can cause serious liver damage etc. It's hard to generalize about test. Vs. Other steroids as there are many diff. Ones; some may be a bit safer, others more hazardous. ...Read more
Testosterone: If symptoms of low testosterone are present, low t documented by the proper labs w/ age factored in, reversible cause not found, other possibilities ruled out, & prescribed by your doctor who is monitoring you at regular intervals with labs, then its most likely safe. Daily topical formulations may be more effective than injections as they aim to mimic the normal male physiology. ...Read more
At 16 you should not need testosterone unless your doctor has checked your testosterone level and find it low.
Excess testosterone is potentially quite dangerous.
Likewise a healthy 16 year old male should not need or take creatine.
Protein is present in most foods so you should not take any special protein. ...Read more
Clomiphene: Clomiphene has been used since the 1960's to increase testosterone. Even though Clomiphene is still not approved by the fda to treat low testosterone and no long term safety studies have been done it is probably safe to use since no major adverse effects have been reported after over 40 years of use. Currently there is a Clomiphene preparation that is in phase 3 studies to be approved by the fda. ...Read more
Dangerous: All oral prescription anabolics have been banned for production and distribution in the U.S. Except I believe anadrol, which is fda indicated in aids accompanied with wasting syndrome. All oral anabolics are extremely hepatotoxic, meaning they will adversely affect your liver. Almost all oral anabolics available domestically would be black market drugs, from mexico, europe, or china. Avoid them. ...Read more
Dangerous: Most likely, "testosterone pills" are worthless at best, dangerous at worst. Check out http://www. Usatoday. Com/search/dietary%20supplement/ for more info. These T boosters have no documented/published safety & effectiveness data. Focus first on exercise, nutrition & sleep. If that's not enough, chat w/your family doc to look for underlying problems before considering T given attendant risks w/TRT ...Read more
I'm 22, is it safe to take a testosterone booster for gyming? And how should I take it if it is safe?
Is safe to masturbate after workout? I just do a research on the web, some of them say it may effect your testosterone level...?
See answer: Though other things may rise or fall, ejaculation, either via sexual activity or masturbation, will not affect one's testosterone level (s). A single bout of short and intensive aerobic and anaerobic exercise usually increases serum testosterone level. Prolonged moderate to intense exercise (> 2 hours) leads to an initial increase followed by a decline to or below the baseline levels. ...Read more