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December 20, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

How Testosterone Affects Fat Loss: Real Science of Low-T 5 (1)

How Testosterone Affects Fat Loss: Real Science of Low-T

Testosterone Affects Fat Loss, As men age, their testosterone levels decline. This increase in SHBG (sex-hormone binding globulin), which binds to testosterone and thus reduces the amount of free testosterone in the body. Low testosterone levels, obesity, and many other health problems, including fatigue, memory problems and decreased muscle and bone mass. So what is the impact of testosterone on the body and how Testosterone Affects Fat Loss?

Testosterone and energy – low levels of testosterone can cause low energy levels. Regaining natural testosterone levels can increase strength and lead to weight loss. Studies have found that testosterone supplementation reduces total body fat percentages. Obesity is related to low testosterone levels in men. Just as testosterone therapy is associated with decreased obesity, losing weight is associated with increased testosterone levels.

An article in 2014 in the journal of Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity looked at the existing data regarding testosterone therapy in overweight and obese men with testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism).

  • Many weight loss supplements have dangerous side effects or are ineffective
  • Looked at weight loss, BMI, waist circumference and body composition
  • Evaluated long-term testosterone therapy
  • About 40% of obese nondiabetic men and 50% of overweight diabetic men over 45 have low levels of free testosterone
  • Many studies have found that testosterone therapy in overweight men helps increased lean body mass, weight loss, decreased BMI and reduced waist circumference.
  • Weight loss is significant and sustained with long-term testosterone therapy
  • Testosterone plays a part in protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
  • Testosterone is involved in mitochondrial function and thus energy production and utilization
  • This interference with energy production is likely why those with low testosterone levels experience a lack of energy
  • Testosterone therapy has been found to increase lipid oxidation and normalize glucose use in the body. It was found to increase strength and motivation.

Weight gain associated with an 88% increase in body fat and a 12% increase in lean body mass (LBM) and weight loss with a 72% decrease in body fat and a 28% decrease in LBM.

  • With testosterone therapy, LBM has been shown to increase.
  • Increased LBM means increased energy expenditure at rest
  • Testosterone therapy with improved cardiometabolic function

Testosterone deficiency decrease in energy metabolism from fat and an increase in energy metabolism from glucose.

  • Testosterone therapy has been shown to increase lipid metabolism

Safety? Safety is the primary concern with testosterone replacement therapy. Possible risks discussed in the literature include:

  • Increased risk of prostate and breast cancer
  • Liver toxicity and tumors
  • Sleep apnea exacerbation
  • Testicular infertility and atrophy

Talking with your doctor before starting testosterone injections therapy is necessary.

Summary: If you are a male struggling to lose weight, testosterone therapy is a promising treatment to help with not only weight loss but for body composition, energy levels and overall health.

August 27, 2015 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

Do you Know You Hormone Levels? Weight Gain 5 (2)

Do you Know You Hormone Levels? Weight Gain

Once we hit age 30, it’s all downhill for the body’s hormone levels. The lean body mass (LBM) of our organs starts to decrease, while the adipose mass, or fat mass, increases. Between the ages of 30 thru 75, the liver, kidneys, brain and pancreas atrophy by 30% on average. In men between the ages of 40 thru 80, the LBM declines about 5% per decade and in women by 2.5% per decade. Meanwhile, during this same period, the body fat in both sexes is increasing. By the late 30s, men are starting to gain fat in the abdomen. Men between the ages of 30 thru 70 don’t gain weight, but women’s mass shrinks by 30% and the fat expand by 50%. Women, as they age mainly, accumulate fat on their hips and as menopause starts, the belly rolls begin.

These changes aren’t part of the aging process, but a threat to health and longevity, according to gerontologist. First, the amount of aerobic power is directly connected to the amount of LBM. Second, this shrinkage of the vital organs means that they cannot do their jobs as well, whether it is the heart pumping, the muscles lifting, or the kidneys clearing metabolic wastes from the blood. Third, as the abdominal fat rises, so does the risk for heart attack, hypertension, and diabetes.

In one study by St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, of 24 adults with Human Growth Hormone (HGH) deficiency, half the group was put on Human Growth Hormone Levels and the other half was given a placebo. At the end of the six-month period, the hormone treated group had no change in weight. But they had lost an average of 12.5 pounds of fat and gained an average of 12.1 pounds of lean body mass, which is mostly muscle. The increase in their lean body mass was 10.8%. The bodies became sleeker and more tapered, as shown by the significant decrease in their waist to hip ratio. Although this study was conducted on patients with pituitary diseases, the researchers note that recombinant Human Growth Hormone Levels reduces fat mass by about 20%, which suggests that growth hormone has a regulatory effect on fat mass in normal adults.

The fact that Human Growth Hormone was the reason for these changes could clearly be seen when this clinical research stopped giving the Human Growth Hormone. The men’s bodies fast forwarded to old-age. And if that weren’t proof enough, consider the fate of the untreated controls. At the same time that the treated man was morphing into younger versions of themselves, the untreated control group was careening downhill, their lean body mass and organs shrinking by an average of 2.5 – 4.5% a year.

HGH therapy does have a shapeshifting effect on the body. Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, our intention is to structure comprehensive blood panel testing, to help create a personalized program to fit your specific body and its needs. Please fill out our medical history form or contact us directly to speak with one of our wellness advisors who is knowledgeable on hormone replacement therapies. Call today! Begin to take charge of your life and make sure that you are enjoying this existence to the fullest.

**NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.

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