Testosterone supplementation in women is very important to improve or reverse the above issues, but also is crucial in disease prevention. Multiple scientific studies repeatedly show testosterone in women can help prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s dementia, and osteoporosis. Testosterone is safe and effective, while quite easy to use. For most women, a simple once per day application of a testosterone cream raises blood levels to optimal ranges and safely bypasses the liver (oral testosterone or its derivatives is not safe to be taken orally for any reason).
Testosterone supplementation in men is more complex than for women. The metabolism of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estradiol`plays important roles in the safety and efficacy of testosterone restoration therapy (TRT). In inexperienced hands, these metabolites can interfere with achieving the health benefits of TRT, while also may play a role in possible side effects. There are four ways of taking testosterone: oral, transdermal, intramuscular, and pellet therapy. Dr. Hammer almost exclusively prescribes once-weekly testosterone injections for his male patients. This method has proven to be the most reliable, least expensive, safest, and easiest. The injection is easily done by the patient himself or a loved one with minimal time and discomfort.