There has been some talk about the efficiency of testosterone as a wonder drug when it comes to weight loss and building muscle. While it can help with those aspects, like so many things, it’s just not that simple. Let’s break down the myth and talk about what testosterone really does.
You probably know that low testosterone can affect you physically, mentally, and sexually. Some of the physical symptoms of low testosterone are:
- Decreased muscle mass and increased fat levels
- Increased fatigue
- Diminished bone strength
- Loss of height
- Decreased body hair
Testosterone plays a critical role when it comes to building muscle mass. That means when you go to the gym to pump iron, you need a regular level of testosterone to ensure you get the most out of your workout. If you have low testosterone levels, however, it doesn’t matter how much protein you ingest or how much weight you lift, it’ll be extremely tough building muscle. Along with that, sometimes fat can act as an endocrine organ. It can introduce more estrogen into your body and transform the situation into a negative feedback loop.
Here’s the good news. Through testosterone replacement therapy, you might be able to break the cycle. Remember that testosterone alone won’t make you drop weight and bulk up like Arnold. It will make workouts effective, but you still need to put in the sweat at the gym and watch what you eat. For more information, or to set up a consultation, contact us today.