The History of Testosterone – From Discovery to Therapy

The History of Testosterone – From Discovery to Therapy

Testosterone injections are now known to be the primary hormone responsible for determining male characteristics. In the earliest history of testosterone, its initial discovery proved that male characteristics could be restored when testosterone levels were diminished. Since it’s been used effectively in hormone therapy. Its use in clinical, anti-aging therapies is now growing.

Ancient cultures practiced castration to produce eunuchs, men who had their testicles removed to improve their specialization as servants. It was seldom chosen by free citizens, except in cases where it led to some benefit of power or prestige within a royal court. Men who had their testicles removed didn’t show typical male characteristics. They had less than average muscle tone, softer skin, higher voices, less body hair and certainly less libido than men who had testicles. The lack of testicles in females and men who were castrated made it pretty clear, even in ancient times, that having testicles was critical for manliness.

The earliest scientific literature around testosterone, associated with the naming of the chemical compound itself, is dated. ___ experimented on castrated chickens, capons, and administered an isolate that was extracted from testes. This was before the actual chemical composition of testosterone was known. The observations made on the experimental, castrated chickens made looking into this purified fraction worthwhile; the capons who otherwise wouldn’t begin showing physical characteristics of roosters.

It wasn’t until the development of modern science that testosterone levels in men could be clinically measured. The first methods of measuring testosterone were too expensive for practical, clinical use. Clinical trials showed that men suffering from the symptoms of hypogonadism, low testosterone, did, in fact, have lower than average testosterone in their blood. A direct correlation between the negative effects of aging on men and having low testosterone was proven. This proof was enough for doctors to be putting patients on hormone replacement regiments and observing positive results.

Today we’re lucky enough to benefit from low-cost, accurate blood tests that are affordable and practical enough for every patient to know their testosterone level. Clinics can use this unambiguous measurement to know whether a patient has low T or not, and begin prescribing treatment with certainty that the past hadn’t allowed.

The history of testosterone is an illustration of how modern anti-aging science is evolving. We’re at the frontier of knowing so much about our bodies, how they work, and how to literally maximize our lives with the power of science. Past generations could only dream about the advances we have available to us today, advances that are so easy to take advantage of now. You’re part of one of the first generations who have this science at their disposal, to lengthen and improve lives.

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