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Best Alternative to TRT Injections?


#1

Hi CT,
Im 39 years old and had my test levels checked recently which came back at 210ng/dl. While having my blood drawn I became very light headed, began sweating heavily and nearly passed out. i dont think i could inject myself wth test. What would you reccomend as an alternative? Do you think sarms would be a good choice?
Regards
Jay


#2

SARMS cannot act as TRT because they don’t have all the functions of testosterone and will actually shut down your own testo production (even though SARMS reseller will tell you that they don’t).

So yeah, they might help you build more muscle, but they might lower your testo levels even more.

Your doctor could prescribe androgel which is a topical testo gel. It is not strong enough to “do a cycle” but it can put you in the normal-high levels.

But I would suggest analyzing your lifestyle to see what could be keeping your testo lower. Stress for example can have a negative impact on testo by leading to an overproduction of cortisol.


#3

Whoa whoa wait, what literature are you drawing from that SARMS shut down your natural production? Iv been on clomid for 4 years now with steady normal range numbers all coming from my testicals


#4

Obviously if you will do SARMS in bodybuilding amounts they can over time lower you own TST production


#5

It targets the androgen receptors, with a high enough dosage it can thus reduce the production of androgens. The difference betweem SARMs and steroids is that SARMs are selective, meaning that they targer mostly the androgen receptors in the muscles.Since fewer tissues are affected inhibition of your natural testosterone production will be lower, but it can still happen.


#6

This is one…

Key point: “LGD-4033 administration was associated with dose-dependent suppression of total testosterone, sex hormone–binding globulin, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. follicle-stimulating hormone and free testosterone showed significant suppression at 1.0-mg dose only.”


#7

No i apologize. Clomid is a “SERM” rather than a “SARM”. I got confused.


#8

Honest mistake. No worries.