I’m at an age where a test booster can really help, and some of these I’ve seen advertised look very appealing. Which ones would you recommend? If I instead decide to go on HRT, what can I expect??
The first thing to tackle here is his assumption of needing a test booster. Let’s try and understand the thinking.
Once most men in this game hit 40, they automatically assume they have low testosterone.
I’ll tell you a little secret – that isn’t necessarily true.
In fact, test levels have been way overblown IMO.
Some proclaim it to be the be all, end all of your manhood, never mind just building muscle.
And yet, many great lifters don’t give it a second thought.
Look at Wade Johnson. He’s not a young man any more, yet he’s set how many world records in Powerlifting, Olympic lifting and other events?
Last I knew, Wade never even had his test levels measured. Not once.
Still, there’s this perception many men have that they could really benefit from a test booster.
The real question you need to answer is – why? What symptoms are you having?
If you’re just having libido problem and some erectile issues, then yes I believe those two may well be improved by an OTC test booster.
Unless you get some good advice though, you’re going to spend a LOT of money on trial and error.
To someone new to this field, the options now available are mind boggling.
On the other hand, if you check off just half the boxes for symptoms of low testosterone, it’s time to see a doctor.
In fact I wouldn’t mess around in either scenario – get your test levels checked. That simple step alone can save you thousands of dollars in OTC “experiments.”
If you are low and eligible for HRT, then I’d get on it and stay on it.
Understand though, the doses your Dr. will give you aren’t the “fun” ones, where you can really see it in the mirror or gym.
You can ask for more, but be prepared for a lot of no’s. No Dr. is going to risk losing his medical license for some guy who really wants it to build muscle.
But enough to look, feel and perform better? Yes, as many guys are surprised to find out.
So get on, stay on and don’t expect any miracles. You will feel better though (in some cases, a LOT better).
It’s a quality of life issue, so demand HRT on that basis and keep demanding it until you find a Dr. who’ll help you.
Depending upon where you are in the country, you can expect a prescribed dose of anywhere from 100-200mg/week.
From what I’ve seen, the more conservative Dr’s are in the Northeast, and the more open minded Docs are down south and out west.
It’s proven for many to be a life changing decision.