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george196544646 posted:
I want to know if there are any homeopathic alternatives to raise Testosterone levels instead of using man made drugs.
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wbelisle responded:
I don't think you're the only one wanting to know this... I'm not into these man-made drugs either...anyone else have any alternative suggestions?
 
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musclzen replied to wbelisle's response:
I am a competitive natural bodybuilder and I have used D Aspartic Acid to successfully raise natural testosterone levels. The studies that have done to this point are anecdotal but the inital research suggests that this is promising supplement.
 
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HolisticDegree responded:
There are a few alternative medicine options for Low T. Tribulus Terrestris is a well known herb that helps raise testosterone. It can be purchased at most health food stores and herbal shops. Be sure to pick a brand that has a high Saponins percentage. MRM's Tribuplex 750 has a 70% Steroidal Saponins count. Also taking DHEA is good for helping to raise testosterone and anti-aging. Bodybuilding shops or bodybuilding.com has several good products, information and blogs about raising testosterone naturally. Taking the herbs 3 weeks on and 1 week off seems to be the best way. Also, the best natural way to raise testosterone is to think sexually. I know this sounds strange, but research has shown that when men think about sex they produce more testosterone. I do not advocate porn, maybe thinking more about your significant other in that way can help. Doctors will not advocate natural herbs. As long as you are healthy and do your homework you will be ok to take such herbs. My husband is 52 and taking these herbs has helped him get through a Low T time in his life. Using all these things I've mentioned, including vitamins and exercise, his testosterone is now almost 200 points higher for the longterm. Good luck!
 
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Milesfan replied to HolisticDegree's response:
thanks for the info...I recently ordered a man-made product that's heavily advertised on TV but once I received it something in my spirit made me reluctant to start taking it...I'd been seeking a natural, holistic approach...thanks again!
 
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ewcollins responded:
If one truly has a measured, low testosterone level, then their physician can give them a prescription for AndroGel. It is not really a "man-made" drug. With other remedies, e.g., Aspartic Acid, Tribulus Terrestris, etc., one does not really know what they are getting.
 
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Qubein responded:
The only way I know is to relax and exercise to improve circulation.
 
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Sheldon Marks, MD replied to Qubein's response:
Before everyone jumps to treating a perceived low level it is smart to look at what is really going on and why the testosterone level may be low or felt to be low. It could be a sign of an imbalance such as too much estrogen often seen with extra belly fat, or perhaps a hormone secreting tumor as can be seen in the pituitary of even testicle. It may be from medications, other herbs, depression, narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana to name a few. Then if nothing can be found then it makes sense to consider options to boost his levels. I do not know where the other post is coming from but most of my colleagues do suggest herbal supplements. As the integrative urologist for Dr. Andrew Weil.com, I believe but am always somewhat cautious as many are not the magic secret answer many would believe. There is a long history of natural supplements that were found to be deadly or had horrible complications or mixed badly with others. Do the work up first...good luck.
 
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burtie1940 responded:
I read also heard that you can build up the Testosterone by taking Selenium (200MCG) per day - there is a yeast free type or the other type which is included in brewers yeast.... My Dr. told me my Testosterone was low....but I never had mood swings or most of the other stuff associated with low T....nonetheless I am taking the Selenium to see if I can build up the T level that way.
 
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HolisticDegree replied to burtie1940's response:
Selenium is a trace mineral, something you should be taking anyway and most mens multivitamins have Selenium. I would suggest that you take a multivitamin and not just Selenium. Depending on how low your testosterone is, 300 or less is usually considered low by most doctors, a combination of things will be the best perscription. Exercise is the most important thing for aging men, then vitamins, and finally herbal supplements if one is noticing life changing effects from Low T. Amino acids are very important for mens good health. An Amino Acid supplement with a broad spectrum of aminos would be very good also. And think sexy guys!
 
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dnarex responded:
None of these responses fit the question. George is asking about homeopathic alternatives. The answer is no. Homeopathy is quackery.
 
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leefers1 responded:
The best route that I have found for increasing a lagging sex drive is to use whatever visual stimulation that works for you to arouse yourself without achieving climax. Do this every few days to improve your testosterone levels- while it is not homeopathy- it is very effective.
Life has a way of short-circuiting our masculinity, thinking about sex in a structured way, becoming aroused and letting sustained arousal be the only goal- truly does work for me. Think about it as exercising your libido!
After a couple of 30 minute periods of arousal, my libido is greatly enhanced and my partner and I are on the same level again.
 
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ChrisAtallah replied to ewcollins's response:

aspartic acid is:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002234.htm
 
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An_250128 replied to Sheldon Marks, MD's response:
Doctor are there any long term studies of marijuana use and the effects on the pituitary function? I have used a small amount of V daily for over 40 years and I do have a non functioning pituitary. I have stopped use of marijuana for 3 months but saw no change in my condition. My Endocrinologist had diagnosed my condition is a Idiopathic non functioning pituitary.

I have had 5-6 pituitary MRI and first one showed a minor spec, since then it looks healthy, this started in 2004. I am currently on Androgel.

Prior to starting TRT and after several blood tests my LH was extremely low. My over all T levels was 73. I have not talked about my daily use in the past for fear it will show up on a insurance data base and they will cancel my insurance.

I am in my late 50s and over all health wise I seem to be fine. Other than dealing with HRT. I have tried all types of nutrients to increase T levels and I wonder what effect using D-aspartic acid with Androgel might cause. Any side effects? I was going to try low does of D-aspartic acid first. Should I stop the Androgel?

My daily intake of marijuana is inhaled and amounts to about 1/2 gram a day. I use it to relax myself and it helps my Restless leg. I would be happy to stop if it solved the pituitary problem but after several months on not using marijuana I saw no change. What effect does marijuana long term use have on the pituitary?

 
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jameshodge responded:
Use Ageless Male. It's a great supplement which will safely elevate testosterone levels and keep them within a favorable range. Hundreds of men have used it and are pleased with the results which pose no health risks. Learn more by going through a bunch of Ageless Male testimonials .


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