TESTOSTERONE MAKES OLD GUYS HORNY: Testosterone supplements increase sex drive in aging men. According to a study from Baylor College of Medicine. The researchers studied nearly 500 men age 65 and older. They agreed to use testosterone supplements daily and have sex at least two days per week. Men using testosterone boosting supplements showed increased sexual desire, more nighttime erections, greater frequency of intercourse and masturbation. As well as improved erection quality. Testosterone supplements give aging Romeos a sexual second wind.
CONTROVERSY OVER TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENTS: Artificial testosterone was synthesized in 1934 and clinical trials began in 1937. A 1941 study by Charles Kachakian showed that testosterone could increase exercise performance and muscularity. This spurred interest in using it in sport and as an anti-aging drug in older adults. Paul de Kruif's book, The Male Hormone, first popularized testosterone as an anabolic supplement in sports. The hype surrounding nearly five decades of testosterone used by athletes is finally taking a backseat to legitimate medical uses of the hormone. Low testosterone levels are linked to decreased muscle mass, poor sex drive, blood vessel control instability. Also, decreased bone density, depression,
fatigue and erectile dysfunction. Middle age men taking testosterone has increased in the last decade. Several studies found increased risk of heart attack and stroke in men taking testosterone supplements. Other studies show testosterone supplements decreased total fat, blood sugar and insulin resistance. Increases in lean muscle mass have been reported too. A series of letters to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that we must determine the effects of testosterone supplements on heart attack and stroke death to asses the risks and benefits of testosterone.