As the human body ages, both men and women experience natural changes in their hormone levels. One of those changes is a drop in testosterone levels. Men, for instance, lose about 1 percent a year after age 30 to 40. Some men will lose more than this. Additionally, stress and outside influences can cause the drop to happen more quickly or earlier than usual for some men, this is known as hypogonadism.
Men who are dealing with low testosterone levels may notice a drop in strength, longer recovery periods and loss of muscle tone.
Both men and women may struggle with the symptoms of testosterone deficiency, but the condition is more common and pronounced in men. In fact, some men may lose between 12 and 15 pounds of lean muscle mass when testosterone levels begin to drop!
Testosterone is essential to helping maintain bone density, muscle strength, and mass. When testosterone levels drop, so does muscle mass. Even intense weight training may not bring about the desired results because the body does not have the right ingredients to build strong, lean muscles. Thus, all of the efforts in the gym are wasted.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offers a way to overcome low testosterone levels in order to achieve greater gains when working to build muscle mass. Bioidentical hormones are similar to hormones made by the body, but they come from a natural, plant-derived compound. With this therapy you can enjoy a natural balancing of your hormones with far less risk and more effectiveness than synthetically produced hormones.
Because BHRT mimics hormones in the body, you must have a custom treatment plan to ensure that you are receiving the right balance of hormone therapy. With the right balance, you will notice increased muscle tone and decreased body fat as your body adjusts to a proper hormonal balance.