As we age, especially after age 35 years, many hormone levels in the body decline. Hormones are chemical messengers that run the body. When hormone levels decline, this leads to less efficiency. Less efficiency leads to declining function. Declining function can eventually lead to change in form and function, which can result in degeneration, disease, aging, and breakdown. Testosterone is a vital anabolic hormone that helps to promote growth of muscle, skin, and other tissues in the body. It also promotes proper glucose metabolism, sex drive, joy, and positive mood.

As men age, especially past the age of 35, testosterone levels may decline. This will lead to loss of lean body mass, increased fat to lean tissue ratio, less efficient metabolism, and many other vital aspects of optimal health. One choice for men is to use testosterone replacement therapy. This is restoring testosterone levels to the lowest levels of optimal youthful levels.

To find out if your testosterone levels are low you need to consult an endocrinologist or hormone specialist. We recommend the doctors of the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine, called A-4 doctors. They must be certified to become A-4 doctors, which requires passing a test that contains many questions regarding the latest hormonal science. Their national number is 773-528-4333.

Take Special Note of This: Often the hormone specialist will measure testosterone, but not estrogen and DHT. A chemical process called aromatization produces estrogen in men from testosterone and androstenedione (androsterone),. Although men do not normally produce much estrogen, inappropriate high levels of biologically active estrogen in ratio to biologically active testosterone are being implicated in some cancers. You can read more about this in the article on this web site, called "Estrogen-Testosterone Syndrome/Pot Belly/Baldness Cure." Therefore, if your doctor does not choose to measure estrogen, then you should consider asserting yourself and asking him to do so. Measuring estrogen, as well as testosterone, is a way to protect your health.

Also, testosterone produces a significant metabolic (byproduct) product called DHT. In the prostate, external genitalia, and some areas of the skin, and other tissue, DHT is the active form of the hormone. The following is from Harper's Biochemistry, "the plasma content of DHT in the adult male is about one-tenth that of testosterone." DHT is being considered a potential cancer causing metabolite in prostate cancer in men and other cancers. Therefore, consider asking your hormone specialist to measure DHT and be sure he checks the appropriate levels and the 10-1 ratio of testosterone to DHT. If the ratio begins to drop lower than 10-1, this may mean DHT levels are getting too high in the body and may lead to cancer. If you are using testosterone replacement therapy then the 10-1 ratio of testosterone to DHT may not be applicable. Science has not proven that a 10-1 ratio is optimal when using testosterone replacement therapy. Once again, if your doctor does not measure DHT, then you might consider asserting yourself and asking him to do so. Measuring DHT levels is a way to protect your health.

If testosterone levels are found to be low, and estrogen and DHT levels are proper, then you may want to raise your testosterone levels to get the benefits that testosterone can supply to males. You might consider several methods to raise testosterone as well as testosterone replacement therapy.

Dr. Bob was a MD internal medicine, orthomolecular doctor, MD psychiatrist, chiropractor, and healer 65 years. He was a diabetic who lived to 108 years with only 1 side effect 2 years before he passed away. Dr. Bob practiced a system of medicine called orthomolecular medicine. It is a system of medicine that uses mainly natural substances that are non-toxic and safe in wide range of doses. It uses mainly herbs and minerals/vitamins.

Dr. Bob’s orthomolecular ideas to increase testosterone levels in men:

  1. 25-50 mg of DHEA in AM every day or 30-60 mg zinc picolinate. Helps to balance sexual steroid hormones and adrenal hormones. See a hormonal specialist about DHEA replacement therapy.
  2. Melatonin supplementation. Helps balance thyroid and other vital hormones. 1-3 mg before sleep.
  3. See a doctor from the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine, called an A-4 doctor. Their national number is 733-538-4333, and check other vital hormones that help balance the hormonal cascade. Check thyroid, cortisol, growth hormone, and testosterone.
  4. After 2 months of DHEA and melatonin, add growth hormone therapy. DHEA and melatonin potentiate growth hormone, so start growth hormone after you have already started DHEA and melatonin. This is a more safe and effective way to begin growth hormone therapy. See an A-4 doctor for growth hormone therapy.
  5. Do weightlifting exercises that stimulate testosterone and growth hormone. Exercise of the large muscles of the legs, back and chest can stimulate greater levels of growth hormone release. Also consider the method of static contractions (a system of weightlifting invented by Sisco and Little). This is a method where you contract the muscles, that you are using each lift, for at least 2-5 seconds. You contract the muscle at its strongest point. The major source of energy for the first 4-5 seconds of contraction, is creatine phosphate, a high-energy phosphate. Muscles that are sustained contracted, have a high demand for oxygen. High demand for oxygen can result in increased blood flow and nutrients to muscles. This of course, can lead to many benefits for stimulating muscle growth. Little and Sisco have written several books on static contractions, but in summary, a static contraction increases muscle intensity by using a high-energy phosphate. The muscle must be sustained contracted, about 3-5 seconds, to place a great enough demand for creatine phosphate. The cascade of events, greater demand for oxygen, more blood and nutrients, has the potential to greatly stimulate muscle growth. One note, after about 5 seconds of sustained contraction, creatine phosphate stops working and a process called glycolysis takes over as the energy source. So static contractions, as designed by Sisco and Little, are usually 5-6 second contractions.
  6. After you have started growth hormone for 60 days and are continuing all the above, then consider testosterone replacement therapy, if your testosterone levels are still not increasing into normal ranges. Growth hormone and testosterone work together, so adding and balancing all the important hormones, melatonin, DHEA, growth hormone, thyroid, and cortisol, before adding testosterone will probably make testosterone replacement more effective and safe. However, Dr. Bob advised to not do testosterone replacement therapy, unless exercise, supplementation and other hormone replacement failed to increase testosterone levels. In other words, actual testosterone replacement therapy, according to Dr. Bob, should only occur after all other methods to increase testosterone levels had been exhausted.

In conclusion, there are many men who can benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, helping them to gain lean tissue, reduce fat, help regulate metabolism, and many other benefits. Dr. Bob felt that low testosterone levels needed to be addressed, but he advised a long-term method that he believed was safer and more effective than testosterone replacement therapy right at the start of low testosterone levels. Dr Bob advised to build the hormonal cascade (there is an article on this web site describing the ideas of the hormonal cascade, called "Hormonal Cascade"), making the addition of testosterone last, as described in the hormonal ideas in this article. The building of the hormonal cascade is to make testosterone replacement therapy safer and more effective. Hormones do not work alone and by building the support around testosterone, this makes it more likely that testosterone will work as designed by Mother Nature, with more effectiveness and safety. Thus, if all methods fail to restore testosterone levels to optimal youthful levels, then testosterone replacement therapy may be a way to regain optimal testosterone levels.

Note – In order for these anti-aging ideas to be successful, you must use supplements of the highest quality. Dr. Bob often said, "almost all supplement companies produce poor quality." You can consider the product page of this web site. Almost all the products met Dr. Bob’s approval. Since he passed away we have attempted to keep the same high standards.

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