If you haven’t been feeling like making love with your honey lately and you’d rather wash your hair, it is probably because your body is low in the hormone testosterone. Testosterone levels in both men and women decline as the years go by, but it is possible to supplement with testosterone to bring back those feelings of lust and desire, so important for human beings of all ages.
Testosterone levels can be checked with either a blood or saliva test. If your levels are normal, then you will have to look deeper into why you are not feeling a little lusty for your partner. It could be overwork, stress or a variety of other relationship issues which will lower the testosterone in your body. Talk to your medical practitioner. But today, we are going to talk about testosterone supplementation in this posting.
Only recently has testosterone and its effects in both men and women become understood. Often referred to as the “hormone of desire”, it plays a major role in libido levels for women and men. Not only do the levels of testosterone in the system affect libido, it has many other overall health benefits. It builds strong bones, muscles and ligaments, improves energy levels and contributes to combating depression. Where low levels of testosterone are found, it has been known to actually cause aches and pains in the joints, thin, dry skin, loss of muscle mass, osteoporosis, fatigue and depression.
Overdosing on testosterone is not a good thing because we want our hormones to be balanced. Too much testosterone can possibly lead to high cholesterol levels, liver and heart disease.
Balancing your hormones not only includes supplementing with estrogen and progesterone, but also with testosterone. Testosterone is less effective when taken orally and is best used as a cream, topical gel, inserted pellets or sublingual tablets. For women, to increase sensitivity to the genitals, it is applied to the inner labia and clitoris. Testosterone should be prescribed in the correct dosage and frequency for women to avoid the unwanted side effects of deepening voice, unwanted facial hair, oily skin, acne and unwanted weight gain.
Check with your doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormone supplementation for further information on whether you should supplement your testosterone levels.