Testosterone Supplements FAQ
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Q. Are testosterone supplements safe?
A. If used correctly, testosterone supplements are very safe and effective. eSupplements.com puts the general health of its customers first and only carries legal, natural testosterone boosters that are safe and highly effective when taken according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Q. Who should use testosterone supplements?
A. Natural testosterone boosters can be used by any male over the age of 18. Whether your goals are sports related or just combating low testosterone, a testosterone supplement can help. If you’re an athlete, be sure to check with your sport’s governing body before taking any testosterone product and read the ingredients carefully. With most organizations, it is your responsibility to ensure you’re not taking any banned substances.To the top
Q. How do I know if I have low testosterone?
A. Begin by checking your symptoms (listed below). The sure-fire method is simply having blood work done. If your testosterone levels come back with a number below 300 ng/dL, you’ll be considered clinically low, but most men 30-60 yrs old will experience symptoms of low testosterone if their level drops below 500 ng/dL making a testosterone supplement a viable option.
Most physicians will order blood work if you are experiencing a combination of the following symptoms:
- Decrease in libido (sex drive)
- Lack of energy
- Decrease in strength and/or endurance
- Loss of muscle mass/difficulty increasing mass
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decrease in athletic performance
Q. What benefits will I get from a Testosterone supplement?
A. Testosterone can have several benefits including but not limited to:
- Increased lean muscle
- Improved sexual performance
- Enhanced sex drive
- Improved mood
- Decreased stress levels
- Reduced body fat
- Enhanced sports performance
Q. How long before I see results?
A. Symptoms of low testosterone will improve in as little as 7 to 14 days when using a testosterone booster. Athletic and physical improvements can come in less than 6 weeks when proper nutritional and training are in place.
For physique and athletic improvements, we recommend increasing your protein intake while taking a testosterone supplement. Higher levels of testosterone will allow your body to absorb and retain greater amounts of the protein you eat, which facilitates the muscle building process.To the top
Q. How are testosterone supplements administered?
A. Natural testosterone boosters are administered orally (via pill or powder) and recently there have been several popular products that require transdermal absorption, which means you rub them on your skin. This relatively new mode of administration is great for those that hate pills or have had poor luck taking testosterone supplements in pill or powder form in the past.
It’s not uncommon to have a highly acidic stomach that doesn’t allow for the absorption of the ingredients in many testosterone supplements, thus transdermal administration can actually lead to higher absorption rates.To the top
Q. Do I need to take additional products when using a testosterone supplement?
A. Some manufacturers will recommend a product (one that they make usually) at the end of a testosterone supplement cycle. This period of time is generally called post-cycle therapy (PCT) and is a time for the body to rebalance and produce testosterone on its own.
PCT is associated with prescription testosterone and prohormones and appears unnecessary after a cycle of a natural testosterone booster, especially considering the fact that most of these very same boosters are what companies recommend for PCT!To the top
Q. How long can I take a testosterone product without a break?
A. Testosterone boosters are designed to increase the natural productions of your body’s testosterone and therefore can be taken for extended periods of time. There’s no hard data to suggest that you can’t take them continuously, but for the purposes of hormonal balance, we recommend taking scheduled breaks. 12-20 weeks is plenty of time to see noticeable results, so we suggest taking a 4-week break at the conclusion of a cycle lasting that long.To the top