Forget the overzealous promises of fancy grooming gear or the Herculean claims of sports supplements, testosterone is the only elixir of youth and strength that science can verify with any clarity. But, as bad luck would have it, testosterone levels start to plummet at a rate of about one to three per cent per year after the age of 30. As a direct result, muscle mass, energy levels, skin tone, mood and, of course, libido all take a nosedive. The net result has been cruelly dubbed the “man-opause”.
Prior to the advent of bio-identical hormones, which are starting to make an impact in the grooming and cosmetics market, it was only trans men who had any real experience of what it was like to mainline a “physiologic dose” of pure T or apply a T-infused topical gel to their body. In the next few years, hormone therapy for men is likely to become the norm but, until health and safety issues are fully ironed out, you can rely on these natural ways to boost your T.