Testosterone is best known as the male sex hormone that stirs men’s sex drive and improves their erectile function, but it has many other beneficial effects.
A healthy body is a firm body with toned muscles partly due to the correct level of testosterone. The appearance of excess fat and loose muscles indicate that a man’s health has declined, partly due to testosterone deficiency. It also builds up the heart which is predominantly made of muscles. Studies have shown that it helps prevent atherosclerosis and maintains healthy coronary arteries.
Testosterone also makes bones stronger and denser with a higher mineral content. It also reduces the occurrence and severity of age-related disease, such as obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Mentally, testosterone improves memory by increasing the number of synaptic connections between neurons. Emotionally, testosterone improves mood, makes men courageous, and may help to reduce depressive states, such as those experienced by men around age 40.
Finally, several scientific studies have shown that increasing testosterone treatment of men with low testosterone levels reduces their risk of premature death.
I have found that for many men, by putting them on bio-identical testosterone, their lives have been transformed back to what it was when they were in their 30’s and early 40’s.