Testosterone Replacement Gels vs. Testosterone Injections

Testosterone Replacement Gels vs. Testosterone Injections

There are several ways to receive testosterone replacement therapy, however, we have found that testosterone injections are the most effective.

Testosterone is the most important male hormone. Thanks to ongoing research, we are now well aware of the many problems men experience as they age due to declining testosterone. The condition identified as low testosterone, or “Low-T,” causes weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, cognitive difficulties, and perhaps worst of all, sexual performance issues.

However, we also have learned about the many positive benefits of testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone replacement therapy can minimizes, and in many cases even reverse, the most devastating symptoms of age-related testosterone deficiency.

How Is Testosterone Therapy Given?

How Is Testosterone Therapy Given?There are several different ways to receive testosterone therapy. Two of the most common are topical gels and testosterone injections. But before we get into the different methods, and their relative worth, you need to understand that real testosterone therapy is only available with a doctor’s prescription. Any product that you can buy online, or on a store shelf without a prescription, cannot by law contain any testosterone.

As far as delivery methods go, in our hormone clinics we have found that the most effective prescription for testosterone therapy is given in the form of intramuscular injections. Testosterone injections have several advantages over topical testosterone gels. The most important advantage of testosterone injections, is that the most recent research has found that any possible health risks or side-effects are lessened if the injectable form is used rather than any of the skin-based application methods, such as testosterone gels, creams or patches.

In one of the first ever studies, to test the relative effectiveness of testosterone delivery methods, Dr. Stephen Borst with the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, concluded, “Our study finds that when testosterone is injected, the effects are stronger in terms of boosting muscle strength and bone density, and there are also indications that it could be safer in terms of cardiovascular risk as well.”

Borst’s study of nearly 4000 men, found that those who received testosterone therapy via injection, saw increases in strength, stamina, and bone density of as much as 15%. The men using topical testosterone applications, saw only a “modest” increase of at best 5%.

What Are Bioidentical Hormones and Why Are They Important?

Whether you get your testosterone therapy in the form of an injection, or a patch, it is vitally important that you only see a provider who uses bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones exactly match the hormones such as testosterone that are produced by your body. They are literally carbon copies of those hormones on a chemical and molecular level.  Bioidentical hormones are tailor-made for your specific needs by local compounding pharmacists.

This way, bioidentical hormone therapy, or BHRT, is safer and more effective than the use of synthetic hormones that are made in big labs by the pharmaceutical companies.

The Many Benefits of Testosterone Injections

There are many benefits you can receive from testosterone injections. Testosterone therapy can give you the competitive edge you need to stay on top of your game, and ahead of the competition.

The Many Benefits of Testosterone Injections

In addition to increasing the libido, and having a positive impact on cognition, testosterone injections can also:

  • Actually decrease your risk of heart disease
  • Strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures
  • Improve your ability to burn fat and lose weight
  • Help you build lean muscle

In a nutshell, testosterone therapy replaces what time and nature take away, and can return you to the man you once were, or always wanted to be!

The choice is really up to you. You can keep going along like you are, feeling old, tired and used up. Or you can contact us today, and be like our hundreds of satisfied clients and regain your ability to enjoy life and do great things!

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