Hormone restoration is associated with changes in fat mass and lean body mass, occurring within 12-16 weeks, stabilizing at 6-12 months, and marginally continuing over years.
Libido often declines because of a drop in testosterone, which is the main hormone involved in male reproduction. When levels are optimally balanced, libido can be heightened, very often within a few weeks, and sexual function is improved.
Optimally balanced hormones, along with sound nutrition, improves insulin sensitivity and helps the body to effectively process glucose and stabilize blood sugar levels. Blood sugar fluctuation can cause energy and moods to rise and fall.
A deficiency in testosterone is associated with reductions in memory, focus, and concentration. Restoration of testosterone levels improves cognition and is associated with prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Testosterone has a direct effect on muscle mass, and when muscle cells lack testosterone, they can atrophy. Hormone replacement can improve results from exercise in terms of strength, stamina, and muscle mass. Recovery from exercise is also improved.
Testosterone deficiency is associated with bone loss, along with tendon and joint degeneration. The effect of testosterone replacement on bone is detectable after just 6 months.
The hypothalamus regulates our body’s internal clock, and hormonal imbalance can send signals that confuse the hypothalamus and disrupt healthy sleeping patterns.