Do You Need Testosterone? Does He?
I have a little jar of testosterone cream, purchased via prescription. The formula contains 2% testosterone, as well as some other ingredients, including something called vite (which I never heard of) and also aloe. The directions say to apply teaspoon daily at the inside of my wrist; I got the prescription from a certified nurse practitioner working in an ob-gyn office after I complained of low libido and lack of sexual interest.
Testosterone, a naturally occurring hormone generated by young, healthy males, is required for maintaining muscle mass, energy, bone density, blood sugar, blood pressure, and preventing depression. Its also required to have a libido. Bioidentical formulas can be found on line without prescription; if you want the real deal, you have to see a health care professional who can write a scrip. Be aware that homeopathic bioidentical formulas may contain other ingredients including ginko bilboa, damiana, horny goat weed extract (yes, you read that right), and other unpronounceable herbal extracts.
Men and women alike can benefit from topical testosterone creams. As men age, their testes produce lower levels of testosterone, which in turn leads to loss of muscle mass, decreased bone strength and sexual interest. Men can receive actual injections of the hormone from their doctor on a bi-monthly basis, or they can use a cream or even a transdermal patch. Testosterone creams should be applied at the same time every day. Consistency is important if you want the drug to work.