What is Testosterone Support or a “Testo Booster”?
Testosterone was ‘discovered’ by Dr. Charles Brown-Sequard in 1889, but it wasn’t actually named until 1935. The scientists involved, Ruzicka and Butenandt, won a Nobel Prize that same year for making the hormone suitable for commercial use. 7
Men experience a natural decline in the amount of testosterone produced by our bodies over time. Hypogonadism is the term which indicates that a man is producing either a low amount of or no testosterone. This is obviously significant in a number of ways, since the hormone plays a key role in sexual libido, muscle and bone development, immune system functioning, and red blood cell reproduction, among other things. 3 As you get older you may notice a decline in your sex drive, a decrease in your muscle strength, and a shortage of energy. 11
One possibility for dealing with these symptoms is testosterone therapy. This involves administering testosterone directly, for example, via a gel or powder. 11 However, there’s solid research showing that men over 65 who use testosterone gel have a higher risk of developing heart disease. 1 A 2014 study using rats showed that testosterone therapy can have a negative impact on the prostate. 2 There are other known potential symptoms of this type of supplementation including sleep apnea, acne, breast swelling, and high red blood cell count. 3