The following article was kindly written and contributed by Harper Stanbridge
With all the boost to masculinity, testosterone can give, it seems like a mythical hormone itself, let alone the myths about it. Testosterone has been under the media's eye for quite some time now. As a result, a lot of information, as well as misinformation, about it has been made public and believed to be accurate.
The human body is a complex structure. All of the organs and human body systems are connected and work together. Each of them has its role and is primarily responsible for something else, but the result is that the whole body functions well. Many people tend to remember about it when it comes to, e.g., the immune system, yet forget about it when talking about testosterone.
Testosterone, for some unknown reason, is considered to be THE TESTOSTERONE, you know—the one and only.
Incredible as it sounds, it is best to be more skeptical about it and face the facts.
No matter how incredible for a man, the effects of high testosterone can be, they do not happen in the disconnection from other body hormones or systems. There are so many factors contributing to the human body's changes that it is almost impossible to attribute to testosterone alone. Most of the alterations, considered to be an effect of the testosterone, happen in the company of diet, genetics predispositions, mental health, exercise, medications, and so much more. Therefore, the next time you hear something about the notorious testosterone, take it with a grain of salt.
Here is a list of the five most common testosterone myths that have nothing to do with the truth.
Myth 1: All testosterone boosters work the same
That is not, and cannot, be true. It is as if you said all the medicines available in the pharmacy work the same and cure the same diseases. No, they do not. The same rule applies to testosterone boosters. Although their aim is the same, to increase testosterone levels in your body, the means are not always alike. Some of them increase testosterone gradually and have long-term effects. Others work like a testosterone injection and last shorter-term.
Moreover, no two testosterone boosters made of the same ingredients exist. While some may work wonders on you, they may do little good to your friend. It is all personal. If you want to know all about the testosterone boosters, go to thesupplementreviews.org. You will find some testosterone tips there, as well as the review of the best boosters on the market right now.
Myth 2: Take testosterone, and you will get taller
And why would you, exactly? Growth understood as human height ends in puberty. Once puberty is over, most people stop growing taller. Testosterone has nothing to do with it, neither during the process nor after. Someone might have created this myth because puberty begins and ends at different times for different people. Someone might have confused testosterone with youth. The thing is that smaller framed people can naturally support only so much weight and height compared to more prominent framed people. That does not mean that smaller people will have lower testosterone levels.
Myth 3: Taking extra testosterone improves fertility
Do not take fertility for sex drive. These are two different things. Fertility is the natural capacity to produce offsprings, while sex drive is the libido - your interest in having sexual activity at the moment. While additional testosterone consumption can improve your sex drive, it does not do the same to the fertility. Extra T will turn off the men's production of testosterone and sperm, thus reduce fertility, not improve it. This effect can last for some time once the external testosterone intake has stopped.
Myth 4: Testosterone will make you younger
Testosterone is not a time machine. It is true that as men age, their testosterone levels lower. Additional testosterone intake can minimize that, it cannot, however, take them back in time. Although there are some short-term benefits, resembling the youth come back, there is no long-term research supporting testosterone's myth of making people younger.
Myth 5: The more intake, the better the effect
Increased testosterone supplementation may have some pleasing short-term benefits such as muscle growth, faster recovery after exercise, or better mood. Unfortunately, as with any overdosage, too much testosterone consumption will lead to unwanted side effects. It will turn off the body's natural testosterone production. Should a testosterone-consumer stop the supplementation, the body may need an extended time to recover.
Over time, testosterone has become some legend. Think twice the next time you hear a myth about the testosterone effects. Most of them are based on a story changed by the gossipers at least a hundred times. Use scientific evidence and scientifically proven resources to get the most reliable information.