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A recent DM on Twitter:
“I just saw another post about testosterone and wanted to share a personal experience that might be of interest. I had a dr send me to an endocrinologist because my mental and physical health went to shit. This was early 2018. They said my testosterone was in the 200s. I was 39 at the time.
But the dr said once you take testosterone injections you have to always take them because your body quits producing. Instead of going straight to that, he put me on clomiphene to see if my body’s testosterone production could be jump started. It was. Taking clomiphene every day took me from 200-something to over 1000 in 6 months. I’m now on every other day and around 850-900. It’s been a blessing to me and something I wish I knew 10-plus years ago. You probably already knew this but a lot of men don’t.”
A big problem a lot of guys face, is that they want to optimise their health, feel better and look better, but doctors don’t help.
For Men Over 40, testosterone is measured at 200-350 (most of the time), and they’re summarised as ‘normal’, when of course normal is diabolical in a declining, overly-feminised society.
Doctors aren’t going to help you. But who will?
And this leads me onto endocrinologists and hormonal clinics. While nothing is guaranteed in this area, and it is a numbers game to some degree (I’ll explain shortly), you’re far more likely to have honest results by approaching these kinds of people.
Hormonal clinics specialise in this area, and aren’t going to read your total T as ~300 and declare “you’re awesome, no need to change anything.” Instead, they’re more likely to get you onto a plan that gets your total free testosterone into the 800-1200 range, which is where it needs to be for a healthy, high-performing male.
And that leads me onto another point:
Total testosterone (800-1200) is a good starting point for measuring your testosterone, but actually a more accurate measurement is going to be your FREE testosterone (the testosterone your body can actually use), and this needs to be between 14-21.5 pg/ml for optimal male health.
But my advice would be to get both measurements, and make sure you’re in the right ranges for both, long-term.
If you want to know what this looks like in a step-by-step action plan, here’s a useful, five part documentary of the TRT process.
When you’re putting together your own TRT process, there will be a ‘numbers game’ to some degree (like there is with anything). You’re probably going to need to speak to multiple hormonal clinics in order to find your ‘favourite guy’, and have him assist you, especially during the beginning.
Later on, you can do it yourself at home once you get the hang of it – much like the guy who messaged me did. You will need to look at this as a long-term health investment, and something you’ll commit to for the rest of your life.
It’s well worth it if you can get your levels into the 800-1200 range, and experience better:
- Motivation & drive
- Sex drive
- Fat loss
- Mental health
Within a matter of months.
And yes that last one – mental health, is a big problem these days. Depression has sky-rocketed in recent years, for a variety of reasons. But I’ve said for a long time now:
There is no such thing as a high energy, high testosterone person with depression.
It simply doesn’t exist.
Depression is low energy, low drive, and enthusiasm for just about nothing in life. High testosterone (800-1200) is the anti-thesis to depression.
In fact, if you combine this level of testosterone and masculinity with the ideal training system for Men Over 40 – the James Bond program – you’ll be unstoppable.
I also talk a lot about getting the ‘natural’ methods right first – diet, sleep, training and supplementation (the Bond program sorts out training and supps), the Intermittent Fasting meal plans will ensure you’re getting plenty of Essential Fatty Acids in your diet, and the right macros for your goals.
Finally if you’re 100% serious and want one-to-one coaching, check out my coaching options here. Tailored meal plans, tailored training programs and coaching calls are all available.