27 Mar Testosterone Boosters: Don’t Be Duped
There’s a common misconception floating around. A lot of people believe that testosterone boosters and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are essentially the same thing. In fact, people often use the terms interchangeably.
We’re here to tell you that these two forms of treatment are not created equal. TRT (usually found in the form of pellets, creams, patches, and injections) is a safe and effective way to treat low testosterone. On the other hand, research shows that testosterone boosters have little to no effect, and any effect that they do have is temporary. Here are the facts.
What Are Boosters?
Testosterone boosters are herbal supplements. Most often, bodybuilders will use these to help them gain more muscle mass, but in short, they don’t really work. Ads might tell you that you can increase your testosterone by simply taking these over-the-counter pills, but researchers have found that most of these products don’t affect your testosterone levels at all, and with the ones that do, the effects last less than a month.
Why All the Hype?
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could boost your sex drive, increase your muscle mass, and amplify your strength, all by taking a simple supplement? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, unfortunately, it is. But that’s usually how advertisers promote testosterone boosters.
It’s true that testosterone affects all of those areas. If you have low testosterone, you might feel more sad or grumpy than you used to. You might be experiencing erectile dysfunction. You might feel more tired, or like you don’t just have the energy to play sports or work out like you used to.
If you’re experiencing these things because you have low testosterone, getting your testosterone levels back to normal will probably help you. But testosterone boosters won’t get you there. TRT will.
Why Replacement Therapy Is Different
When you have low testosterone, your body’s hormones are imbalanced. Normalizing that balance will probably help you feel a lot better, but only if it’s done right. With TRT, your journey is supervised by a health care professional who’s invested in your wellness. They’ll monitor your levels, making sure that the testosterone dosage you get is right for your body. You’ll have follow-up visits where they can check in on your progress, and you can get all of your questions answered along the way. Once your levels get back to where they need to be, they’ll work with you to make sure your levels stay balanced.
For more information about the effective TRT offered at LT Men’s clinic, click here. If you think you may have low testosterone, call us at (817) 416-5698 to schedule an appointment. We’ll test your levels to see if they’re low, and if they are, we’ll walk through all of your treatment options with you based on your lifestyle and personal preferences.