In the market, there are many different medications and supplements available that can increase the testosterone level. However, one must remember that there can be a risk of various cardiovascular problems too with certain testosterone supplements.
There are a number of alternate treatments available to increase your level of testosterone but all of them may not be supported by scientific evidences.
People must therefore only consume those supplements which is prescribed by any doctor under certain medical conditions or alternately if you are a transgender, who wants to take hormone supplement to help your transition process.
Inject able form of testosterone
Doctors will normally prescribe injections for boosting your testosterone or he may inject himself. Most of these can be either of the following:
- Testosterone enanthate
- Testosterone cypionate
This has to be used after every one to two weeks. Injections also can damage our tissue and hence it is important that injection site should be rotated and always a sterilized injection must be used.
Injections can be highly effective for the treatment of hypogonadism and also ensure the right dosage a person will receives consistently.
This is a kind of gel which people can apply directly on their skin. As it is easy to administer and hence is quite popular and also the testosterone amount that a person will receive will be consistent each day.
However, there are few disadvantages too which include:
- Skin irritation
- Gel can transfer to any other person with skin contact
- Gel may rub off, and thus the necessary dose will be reduced
Few other ways of administering testosterone
Often few patients may have certain issues with all above ways of administering testosterone, and in that case, doctor will suggest any of the following alternatives:
- Subcutaneous testosterone pellet, that will sit under the skin
- By administering testosterone to cheek or nose
- By taking testosterone orally
Above methods can be more convenient to take but also, they can increase chances of infection or irritation.
For choosing the right medicinal testosterone, one must discuss with their doctor. Also, they can ask about any potential cost benefits based on their medical history to make much better decision.
Alternative ways of increasing testosterone
Besides all the above, there are few other over the counter testosterone supplements available for increasing testosterone, but their effectiveness can be questionable.
One should discuss with their doctor and choose them based on their medical history. Following few are also often recommended by doctors.
- D-Aspartic acid
As per the studies conducted on them, it was found that it can help in increasing testosterone level of the animals, but their effects on human is not concluded and this may be a poor quality of testosterone.
Though one can buy this supplement however as per the studies made by few medical researchers, who have found that its effectiveness is not much.
- Herbal supplements
There are number of herbal medicines available in the market that can improve the testosterone level.
Like other supplements, there is very little evidence available about their effectiveness.