"Should I Consider TRT?"

“Should I consider TRT?” is a question many men have at the top of their mind.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy can be amazing.

However, it isn’t a magic solution to all life’s problems. There are still things that need to be addressed.

You can’t out-medicate poor nutrition, laziness, and self-sabotage.

But TRT can absolutely heighten the chances of you acquiring the motivation to accomplish all those positive lifestyle changes.

So, “SHOULD I consider TRT?”

The answer is yes, most likely. The biggest caveat you will face is if you want children or not (or more). You can freeze sperm pre-TRT, there are also options that allow for this consideration, but if it is your #1 goal in life you may just have to wait. Other than that, there are really no negative rationale!

  • Do you struggle with anxiety? and because of this, have heart palpitations?
  • Tried TRT before and actually felt negative effects? (Yea, that’s most likely a suboptimal, antiquated run of the mill protocol that was given.)
  • Gassing out in workouts after 25mins or so?
  • Libido not like it used to be?
  • Erections less frequent, less full?
  • Body fat showing up in places it never has?
  • Implemented ALL appropriate lifestyle habits, and still have symptoms?
  • Don’t have that “push” to get dialed in with nutrition & fitness?

If you answered yes to any, then TRT is 100% something to talk to a doctor who SPECIALIZES in hormone optimization. Do not go to your GP with this inquiry.

A while back I did some polls on my IG stories asking men some specific things surrounding testosterone. The results? Sad, but not shocked at all. In fact, things I commonly hear from clients that they have been told before.

Things such as:

  • Being told they aren’t a candidate for TRT because they are in “normal” range
  • Being denied testing because “they look fit”, “Are too young”, “not necessary”
  • 80% of you had felt you could benefit from TRT, and 81% had been told they didn’t have Low T. This is inexcusable.
  • Being told TRT causes cancer, heart attacks, or is just plain “bad”
  • Being told to “just take an estrogen blocker” BTW- WORST IDEA EVER

What are the benefits?

  • Improves insulin sensitivity (you can tolerate more carbs)
  • Increases sex drive
  • improves endothelial function
  • Improves inflammation
  • Increases motivation to make proper lifestyle changes
    • (Low T is also permissive to accumulation of the particularly bad visceral fat- which spews out inflammatory cytokines as well. Lower T leads to increased visceral fat, so adopting the basic lifestyle habits of moving more and eating RIGHT for you, are absolutely crucial.)
  • Oh, and it can INCREASE immunity (hello COVID)

The “range” for testosterone has been lowered more than any other lab value. It is also an average of EVERY man in America- so you are grouped with the obese, sick, suboptimal men of this country. That is a huge range. You don’t want to be “normal”; you want to be optimal. You want to feel like the man you felt like when you had raging hard erections and could hit the gym with the same energy you had in the morning and eat like you did before. You want to experience the same drive, motivation, sexual health, and vigor that you had before.

Just my 2 cents, as now more than ever we realize life is too damn short to waste any of it unhappy.

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