Testerone Injections vs. Pills


Why Not a Simple Testosterone Pill?

We will continue our series of posts today that compare alternative forms of low testosterone (Low T) therapy by taking a look at testosterone boosters (pills) and other forms of oral TRT. 

If you suffer from "Low T" levels, you may have previously thought to yourself "wouldn't it be nice if there was a simple pill I could take that would boost my level of testosterone?"  Perhaps your curiosity even drove you to your keyboard to ask the all-wise Google what he (she?) had to say about the existence of such a pill.  If so, you probably discovered that there is an abundance of products and product vendors that sell testosterone pills accompanied with varying promises and claims of success. 

At this point you think to yourself, "Is this too good to be true?".  They say ignorance is bliss, so you decide to abandon your research and remain in your favorable opinion of oral testosterone therapy.  But after a few moments pass, you think "What if?" and you go back to the keyboard and search for "oral testosterone therapy reviews". 

Your "next level" research shines a light into the dark corners of Low T pills and you discover that besides the fact that they are ineffective for significantly increasing your testosterone level (because they break down too easily), these pills are getting negative reviews because of the side effects associated with this form of therapy.  When you read the following excerpt you finally realize that taking pills as a form of Low T therapy is ill-advised and something you no longer desire.

Individuals who use testosterone supplements are at a greater risk for severe liver damage. According to MedlinePlus, oral testosterone supplements can increase this risk when consumed on a regular basis over an extended amount of time. It is also possible that testosterone can cause other severe disorders such as cancer in the liver. - LiveStrong.com

Note: Testosterone pills or capsules are not recommended as hormone replacement for men. In weak concentrations, these pills are not as effective as injections, gels, patches, or gum tablets. In high concentrations, they can cause serious, adverse, effects on the liver.

Take heart, friend.  There are more viable TRT options.  At the Low T Medical Center, we recommend intramuscular injections as the safest and most effective form of Low T therapy.  These quick and painless injections are proven to be very effective in elevating testosterone levels.  There are also better options for those who are hesitant to take shots or have a preference towards oral testosterone therapy.  While not as effective as intramuscular injections at elevating testosterone in patients, mouth patches offer an alternative to pills.  These patches bypass the liver and release testosterone into the blood through oral tissues continuously throughout the day.

+Andy Little

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