Testosterone

Melts 4mg (30-Day Supply)

$140.00

Only available in the state of Pennsylvania
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Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in males. Traditionally, testosterone is understood in its responsibility for the development of male tissues, including the prostate and testes, while secondarily, it plays a significant role in bone and muscle mass, body hair growth, and causes a deepened voice due to increased tension on the vocal cords. As you may or may not know, testosterone is responsible for much, much more.

Disclaimer: Bloodwork is required to purchase this product. If you have bloodwork done in the last 6 months, you will be asked to provide the results. If not, a medical provider will order new blood work.

WHY CHOSE A MELT?

A great option for people who are not comfortable self-injecting. Sublingual medications get absorbed by the tissue under your tongue and pass directly into the bloodstream. This may be an advantage if you have any health conditions that affect your GI tract or liver. Drug absorption is relatively faster across the sublingual mucosa.

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced primarily in the testicles for men and the ovaries and adrenal glands for women. This hormone is essential to the development of male growth and masculine characteristics. For women, testosterone comes in much smaller amounts. Testosterone production increases about 30 times more during adolescence and early adulthood. After early adulthood, it’s natural for levels to drop slightly each year. Your body may see a one percent decline after you’re 30 years old.

Testosterone plays a key role in your:

  • muscle mass and bones
  • facial and pubic hair
  • body’s development of deeper voices
  • sex drive
  • mood and quality of life
  • verbal memory and thinking ability

HOW DOES LOW TESTOSTERONE AFFECT MEN?

Testosterone deficiency increases the risk for heart attack, stroke, cognitive dysfunction, sarcopenia (muscle wasting), obesity, anemia, fatigue, depression, inflammation, cancer, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, irritability, and sexual dysfunction (e.g., decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, reduced orgasm intensity). Many men suffering from low testosterone will report a loss of competitive edge, musculoskeletal stiffness and pain, diminished ability to participate in athletics/sports, and poor work performance. Men see a decline in testosterone at 30 years old, but it is not uncommon for some men to have symptoms of low testosterone as early as their 20’s!

Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Feelings of depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Loss of muscle and bone
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Less energy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep
  • Poor concentration
  • Less body hair
  • Thinner bones
It’s important to note that just having one or two symptoms in passing is not necessarily a sign of low testosterone. Talk to your doctor to rule out other possible causes.

What are the benefits of increasing your testosterone levels?

Healthy heart and blood

A healthy heart pumps blood to the rest of the body, providing muscles and organs with the oxygen needed for peak performance. Testosterone helps red blood cell production through the bone marrow. Low testosterone levels are linked to a variety of cardiovascular risks.

But can testosterone replacement therapy help with heart disease? Study resultsTrusted Source are mixed. Small studies in the early 2000s found that men with heart disease who underwent testosterone therapy saw only slight improvements. Some were able to increase their walking distance by 33 percent. Another study found that hormone therapy only widened healthy arteries but had no effect on angina pain.

Less fat, more muscle
Testosterone is responsible for increased muscle mass. Leaner body mass helps control weight and increases energy. For men with low testosterone, studies showTrusted Source that treatment can decrease fat mass and increase muscle size and strength. Some men reported a change in lean body mass but no increase in strength. It’s likely you’ll see the most benefits when you combine testosterone therapy with strength training and exercise.
Stronger bones

Testosterone plays a huge role in bone mineral density. Bone density decreases as men age and testosterone levels drop. This raises the risk of weak bones and osteoporosis. Strong bones help support your muscles and internal organs, which can boost athletic performance.

Research shows that bone density increases with testosterone treatment as long as the dose is high enough. Clinical trialsTrusted Source on the effect of testosterone on bone density found increases in spinal and hip bone density. Another studyTrusted Source of females transitioning into males found that testosterone increased bone mineral density. But it’s unknown if testosterone can help with reducing fracture risk.

Better verbal memory, spatial abilities, or mathematical reasoning

Research shows that men with higher ratios of total testosterone have a reduced incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. There’s also evidence for a strong correlation between testosterone and thinking abilities such as verbal memory and faster processing speed. Testosterone treatment for men 34 to 70 years old has shown an improvement in spatial memory.

Better libido

Testosterone levels naturally rise in response to sexual arousal and activity. Men with higher levels of testosterone usually have greater sexual activity. Older men need more testosterone for libido and erectile function. But it’s important to note that erectile dysfunction is often due to other conditions or medications rather than low testosterone levels.

Studies showTrusted Source that testosterone therapy can benefit your sexual health and performance. It also showsTrusted Source that there is a maximum level of testosterone before there’s no increased response. For men who don’t have hypogonadism, increasing your testosterone may not benefit your libido.

Improved mood

Lower testosterone levels are associated with poorer quality of life. Some of the symptoms of low testosterone levels include depression, fatigue, and irritability. But some research showsTrusted Source that this may only be for men with hypogonadism. Men whose bodies follow the normal decrease of testosterone over time didn’t show an increase for depression.

The effects of testosterone replacement therapy on mood can vary. Men with hypogonadism reportedTrusted Source improved mood and well-being, and reduced fatigue and irritability. Research suggests that this treatment may also be an effective anti-depressant treatment.