Synthetic vs. Bio-Identical Testosterone: Is Your TRT Clinic Overlooking This One Key Difference?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is now mainstream in the United States, but did you know not all testosterone treatments are the same? One uses artificial and dangerous ingredients tied to horse urine, the other contains hormones identical (bio-identical testosterone) to the ones found in your body. Choosing the wrong type of treatment can lead to serious health consequences.
Choosing the right clinic for Testosterone
Testosterone is getting both positive and negative attention made possible by the news media and the internet age making information more widely available, more men than ever know that healthy testosterone levels are key to men’s health.
With that knowledge, comes a rise in demand for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), and with that added demand, comes a larger supply of TRT clinics that offer testosterone. Annual testosterone drug revenue in the United States reached $3.8 Billion for 2018, up from $2.4 Billion from 2013 1. While there are no available statistics on the number of clinics specializing in TRT opened in the past decade, a quick Google Maps search yields a listing of 20 clinics offering TRT in the Miami Dade County area. A similar search in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA also yields a list of at least a dozen clinics offering the same treatments.
Unfortunately, not all clinics offer the same TRT treatments, and before you begin a hormone replacement regimen, you should consider the differences between Synthetic Testosterone treatments versus Bio-Identical Testosterone.
What exactly is Testosterone?
We all know what testosterone is, usually associated with muscular guys with square jawlines and a chiseled core, it’s the biological essence that makes a male manlier… But what is the medical explanation for it?
Testosterone is a steroid hormone derived from cholesterol, regulated by the pituitary gland, produced mainly by the testicles, and partly by the adrenal glands. The process of testosterone production in the testicles creates bio-available testosterone which can benefit organs.
Testosterone plays a key role in cognitive performance, focus, skin health, energy levels, muscle mass, strength, and of course, libido and sex drive. As men age, their testosterone production levels decrease, causing Low-T issues like fatigue, low-libido, loss of focus and irritability, among other symptoms. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) under doctor supervision often helps men bring their hormones to optimal levels.
click the video above to watch Testosterone medical explanation.
Synthetic hormones like Prempro, Premarin, and others have been around for a long time and may cause heart attack, stroke, cancer. Synthetic comes from horse urine.
Means identical to what’s in you
Much more effective
Get levels checked periodically
Risks with Synthetic vs. Bio-Identical TRT
Much has been said online about the risks behind testosterone, many critics erroneously group together cases of synthetic testosterone use and anabolic steroids common among weightlifters and MMA fighters, with legitimate medical use of testosterone meant to fight low testosterone symptoms associated with andropause (men’s menopause).
Do I need Bio-Identical Testosterone Replacement?
People suffering from low-testosterone suffer a great deal in their personal lives, often dealing with a combination of depression, fatigue, bad mood, higher visceral body fat, low self-esteem and a multitude of other symptoms that affect their overall quality of life. Low-T is a real medical condition which if left undiagnosed and untreated may lead to compounding health issues and an early death. If you’re suffering from these symptoms, you might have low-t and not know it, therefore a visit to a Testosterone Replacement Clinic for a Low-T test may be recommended.
Does Body RX Anti-Aging Provide Bio-Identical TRT?
We have two locations in South Florida (Kendall and Coral Gables) that offer to test for low-t and bio-identical TRT.