TRT - Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Posted On Sep 7, 2022 by Dr. Max MacCloud DO, ND, PhD

If you are experiencing fatigue, lack of drive, poor performance, or low energy? You may have Low T

Greetings! Max MacCloud, aka The Nutrition Ninja Doc here to discuss what testosterone replacement therapy is and why it is helpful as men age. "Low T" degrades your health and quality of life but it doesn't have to be that way. You can take action now. The above video will help you know know the fundamentals of your body function (The 4Ms) and what to look for if your testosterone is fading.

Andropause, also called male menopause, is most commonly referred to "Low T". This refers to lower levels of testosterone as men age. You can't avoid it! Although it typically happens later than menopause does in women, andropause is inevitable and is caused by low testosterone.

Testosterone keeps us young and healthier when we are under 40. When men age, testosterone production gradually declines, which is associated with the following:

  1. Inhibition of their ability to perform sexually (AKA, erectile dysfunction, or "ED")

  2. Acceleration of aging of their body

  3. Loss of muscle and lean body mass along with gaining belly fat

  4. Developing diseases of aging including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, joint damage and autoimmune diseases.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms you can test to see if they are due to a drop in testosterone. Low T can be determined by two measurements. A low total testosterone blood level below 400 pg/ml, or a low free testosterone blood level of less than 129.

There are three primary medications used for testosterone optimization therapy

  1. Testosterone, most commonly in the form of injections, is used to increase and optimize Free & Total Testosterone levels. The dosage varies and is determined and customized by the doctor to suit your individual needs. You medical history, lab results, and physical exam are all factored into determining the right dose for you.

  2. A testicular stimulator, used to maintain testicular size and natural function is used as well. Historically this has primarily been hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), however, for some undisclosed reason the FDA has taken this medication off the market. Perhaps it has to do with a new, much more expensive medication used to stimulate ovulation in women that has just been approved?

  3. An Estrogen Blocker/Inhibitor is used to limit and control the levels of estrogen that tends to rise in men’s bodies as they age.

Dr. Hodge has been doing male hormone therapy for over 25 years. The services provided via Age Reversal Technology Center are the latest evolution of the Science & Art of male hormone optimization at a very affordable, all-inclusive price. No Bait & Switch Tactics and NO HIDDEN, or ADD-ON FEES

We have designed a safe and proven program for testosterone optimization therapy to maximize life-changing benefits, including

  1. Improved Mood

  2. Increased Libido

  3. Enhanced Vitality, Energy and Motivation

  4. Improved Sexual Performance

  5. Increased Muscle Mass

  6. Reduced Fat

  7. Helps with Cholesterol

  8. Stronger Bones

  9. Helps with Diabetes

  10. Improved Skin Tone and Elasticity

  11. Increased Energy and Stamina

These are some of the benefits that are typically seen when low testosterone levels are optimized in hypogonadal and andropausal men. Proper follow-up along with attention to the other foundations of health including nutrition, microcirculation, mitochondrial function, metabolism, and metabolic reserve, are the keys to long term success at ARTC. TRT can make a HUGE difference in one’s overall health & quality of life, but it is not a panacea, we strongly encourage men to take a more holistic approach to enhance their overall health & wellbeing.

If you are a male over the age of 40 you owe it to yourself to consider this information and take action if your quality of life is slipping.

If that leads you to choosing us to assist you, we will do everything in our power to make sure that you are provided the best ‘HEALTH’ care available anywhere to assist you and your body to heal itself while regaining full function & peak performance.

- The Nutrition Ninja signing off.