Testosterone 101

Testosterone is a naturally occurring steroid hormone that both men and women have. But, men have a lot more of it, which causes them to grow facial hair, pack on muscle mass, and have a high sex drive. The hormone also directly affects bone and muscle mass in the body.
Testosterone is referred to as the male hormone because men have so much of it, and it’s what makes them more masculine. But, women have a certain level of this hormone, too.
This hormone is an androgen, or one that stimulates development of male characteristics in people. This hormone is produced in the ovaries of women and the testes of men, and the adrenal gland in both genders.

What Does Testosterone Do?

Basically, this hormone makes men masculine. Because, it stimulates the development of men during their fetal stage. So, it actually helps make a man who he is before he’s even born. And, the main thing testosterone does is develop the man’s sex organs in the womb.

Then, it surges again around puberty. So, it’s also responsible for changes in a man’s body during that portion of his life, as well as things like the voice deepening and facial hair growth. Too much testosterone can also make men aggressive and have an extremely high sex drive.

Basically, testosterone helps make new blood cells in the body. It stimulates the body to start creating new blood cells to help keep bones and muscles strong. So, it’s directly related to how much muscle you can grow. Because, without enough testosterone, your body can’t start generating new cells. And, you need this hormone to keep your muscles strong, as well. In addition to that, this hormone helps increase libido in both genders.

What Can Low Testosterone Do To You?

Low testosterone can really mess with your growth during puberty. In fact, a lack of this hormone leads to no hair growth and can make the preteen miss a growth spurt. So, if you’re low in this hormone by that point, you’ll probably not grow as big as you’re supposed to.

Then, if you have low testosterone in your adulthood, it can also cause issues. For example, studies show that if men don’t have enough testosterone, they develop wrinkles faster than their peers. And, this also leads to premature hair loss. In addition to that, it makes it harder to lose weight, and it makes you gain weight, as well. Finally, it can make men perform poorly in bed, as well as mess with their mood.

Can You Increase Testosterone With Supplements?

One of the easiest ways to improve your testosterone levels is by taking a supplement. But, we must emphasize something. You can’t just go around taking any supplement, since companies often make synthetic versions of testosterone. And, these fake versions can actually hurt you in the long run. Because, we all know that steroids have serious side effects, like shrinking below the belt. So, you don’t want to run into the problem when you’re trying to boost the hormone.

So, when you’re looking for a testosterone booster supplement, you need to check the ingredients. The first thing you should look for is natural ingredients. Some common ones include Tongkat Ali and Horny Goat Weed. Both of these ingredients have studies backing them, so they can actually help improve your hormone levels naturally. That way, you can avoid any harmful side effects that can actually hurt your body over time. Finally, do your research before deciding on a testosterone booster. That way, you can decide what will work best for you and your lifestyle.

As far as male enhancement supplements go, there are a ton of ones that work by boosting testo.  You can check out our article on the matter, here.

As a side note, there was a person I used to work with, and we called him Testosterony.  He would workout in the restaurant in between orders, and was a real genuine bro.  What up Tony.

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