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Testosterone for Muscle Building

5/22/2017 Dhanur Chauhan 0 Comments

The male hormone which is manufactured in the testes is Testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for giving men their secondary sex male characteristics.
 
These male characteristics are the facial hair, the body hair, and bone strength, muscle development of the reduced muscle mass, deeper voice and the sense of manliness which many men and women connect with the high levels of the hormone.

Testosterone being a hormone can influence multiple functions in the body, which includes muscle building as well.

It is also believed that the high levels of the hormone in the body equate to more potential mass in the body, strength and the endurance potential of the body.



Does Testosterone Build Muscle?

A number of body functions are contributed by many hormones in the body like the growth and development of the body and the health of the person. Thus, Testosterone hormone is only one aspect of the muscle growth and development.

The muscle building efforts is also affected by many components such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes, diets and physical exercises.

The truth behind Testosterone being used for muscle building is that, in case of your low levels, the injections of the androgen or the supplements may enhance your efforts for muscle building.

Nevertheless, if the levels of your muscle building are within the range according to your age, you might not notice much effect of Testosterone supplement for muscle building.

An average of anywhere between 300-1000ng per decilitre is considered normal range for men.

The users should make a note that the doctors don’t recommend Testosterone injections for the enhancement of muscle or endurance and athletic performance.

Other than that, the injections of Testosterone are prescription only. In case if the users are giving themselves injections without the supervision and oversight of a medical supervisor, they may face a number of detrimental side effects and unfavourable reactions.

The perception of Testosterone supplements is that it aids the increase in the muscle mass by raising the synthesis of muscle protein.

Nevertheless, there are a number of studies conducted that depicts that there are numerous factors which are involved in building muscle, alone that hormone will not bring the significant changes in the muscle growth.

There was another study that determined that the Testosterone therapy in older men was successful in increasing strength in them to a certain level, but those improvements were not stable and got disappeared when the therapies were completed.

As a conclusion, we can say that the benefits of the muscle mass increase were limited.

Beth I Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston conducted another study in which he determined that after the six month of therapy conducted among a group of approx. 60 men. Out of these 60, 20 men had low levels of muscle mass increase which was measured approximately 2.5 pounds.

Besides, there are more risks than benefits in muscle building with Testosterone.

Side effects of Testosterone for muscle building

Some common side effects which are involved with the use of the supplement in any forms may include:
  • Headaches
  • Weakness and muscle pains
  • Increased sense of anxiety
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Baldness or hair loss
  • Shrinkage of testicles
  • May cause decrease in libido
Thus, men who are looking forward for considering Testosterone to increase reduced muscle mass, should consider both positives and negatives before involving it into their lifestyle.