BioTE is short for Bioidentical testosterone and estrogen. For this blog we will focus on Testosterone. Most people think of testosterone as a male hormone that is responsible for sex drive but it is very important in both men and women. Normal range of testosterone levels in me is 800 – 1200 ng/dL. Men produce 8 times higher levels than women. It is a steroid hormone that helps control metabolism, inflammation, immune function, development of sexual characteristics and the ability to withstand illness and injury. In men low testosterone has been shown to lead to lower life expectancy and heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, Alzheimers’s, prostate cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis and fractures and muscle loss (sarcopenia). Male andropause (decrease in testosterone) can begin any time after 35, on average losing 20% of their testosterone per decade. Testosterone loss in men is more gradual but in women it is more rapid. Genetic alterations, stressful lives, unhealthy aging, deficient immune systems and early hormone imbalance can cause early testosterone loss.
In women testosterone is primarily made in the ovary. Women twenty to 40 lose 50% of their testosterone production. Low testosterone in women causes, lowsex drive, “brain fog”, loss of memory, insomina, irritabiity, anxiety, depression, night sweats, weight gain, increased belly fat, joint pain, increased risk of Alziemer’s, heart disease, breast cancer, osteoparosis and diabetes.
Many physicians do not look at testosterone in women and instead end up unknowingly treating low testosterone symptoms with antidepressants, diet pills, sleeping pills, and pills to improve memory.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects memory and cognitive function. According to recent studies, testosterone may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in men. Researchers have found that low levels of testosterone in men may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. By using BioTE to increase testosterone levels, individuals may be able to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Testosterone has also been linked to mental clarity. It is a hormone that promotes focus and concentration, which can help individuals feel more alert and productive. BioTE can help individuals maintain optimal levels of testosterone, which can lead to improved cognitive function and mental clarity.
Testosterone also plays a role in regulating mood. Low levels of testosterone have been linked to depression and mood swings. By using BioTE to supplement testosterone levels, individuals may experience improved mood stability and an overall sense of well-being.
Testosterone is a hormone that is closely associated with sexual desire and performance. Low levels of testosterone can lead to decreased libido, which can affect both men and women. By using BioTE to increase testosterone levels, individuals may experience an increase in sexual desire and performance.
Testosterone also plays a role in energy levels. Low levels of testosterone can lead to fatigue and exhaustion, making it difficult to complete daily tasks. By using BioTE to increase testosterone levels, individuals may experience improved energy levels and decreased exhaustion.
Quicker Recovery after Exercise
Testosterone is also essential for muscle recovery after exercise. It is a hormone that promotes muscle growth and repair. By using BioTE to increase testosterone levels, individuals may experience quicker recovery times after exercise and improved muscle growth.
Maintaining Muscle Mass
Finally, testosterone is essential for maintaining muscle mass. As individuals age, they may experience a decline in muscle mass, which can lead to a variety of health problems. By using BioTE to supplement testosterone levels, individuals may be able to maintain muscle mass and improve overall physical health.
BioTE is a treatment that can provide many benefits to individuals looking to supplement their hormonal needs. By increasing testosterone levels, BioTE can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, promote mental clarity, stabilize mood, increase libido, decrease exhaustion, improve muscle recovery after exercise, and maintain muscle mass. If you are interested in learning more about BioTE and its benefits, schedule a consult today with certified bioTE provider, Dr Heather Leslie -Brown.