How is testosterone produced in men?

Androgens are steroid hormones that are responsible for the male principle: the growth and functioning of the male reproductive system, the maintenance of normal sperm levels and the distinctive male features in appearance. Testosterone secretion and its regulation Where is testosterone produced? The main source of testosterone in the body is […]

What is the difference between free and total testosterone?

The laboratory determination of the hormone testosterone in the blood, the main androgen most important in men, in many diseases has not only an important diagnostic and prognostic value, but also therapeutic and prophylactic. The hormone is synthesized from cholesterol and acetic acid. In men, it is produced in the testicles by Leydig cells […]

Determine the level of testosterone in men - external signs, blood, saliva

Androgens are male hormones that are secreted by the cells of the testicles and adrenal cortex. These biologically active substances take part in puberty, determine libido, partly affect the growth and proportions of the body, metabolism, and the work of the central nervous system. The main active androgens in men are […]

Dihydrotestosterone in men - function, norm and pathology

One of the representatives of androgens is the active hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This substance is formed from free testosterone and androstenedione in peripheral tissues under the action of enzyme systems. DHT is the strongest of all natural male sex hormones. In men, this androgen: contributes to the development of […]

Aromatase inhibitors for men - natural and medicinal products

The appearance of a man, his libido, muscular strength and even metabolism depend on the balance in the body of sex hormones (androgens and estrogens). The level of these biologically active substances is influenced by many factors. Of great importance is heredity, age, exercise, the presence of bad habits, excess [...]

How to test for testosterone

Testosterone testing is one of the most important indicators of men's health. Read about the proper preparation for the analysis, its interpretation and additional hormonal examinations that increase the accuracy of diagnosis. Rules for preparing for the analysis of testosterone levels Important! The laboratory may refuse to analyze in [...]

Which testosterone to take - total or free?

Laboratory studies of testosterone levels are the main methods for examining men with reproductive system pathologies. These studies are usually carried out in the morning to fix the maximum level of sex hormones. Hormonal examination in men with suspected sexual and reproductive disorders always includes […]

When is testosterone testing needed?

Testosterone is undoubtedly one of the most important hormones of a man, which is responsible not only for sexual and reproductive function, but also influences the work of almost all body systems. But besides testosterone, in the body there are many other systems and hormones, no less important for normal [...]

Finger length, testosterone and behavior

Certain variants of behavior, temperament, inclinations, are laid in a person before birth, the rest he acquires, having fallen into a certain social environment, with the help of self-education and the development of certain qualities. Is it possible to determine the behavior of a person and his inclinations without seeing his face, and [...]

Natural preparations to increase testosterone

Choose either, but not both: nettle root extract or indole-3-carbinol (I3C). Nettle root extract There are many names for this particular plant: stinging nettle root, Urtica radix, Urtica dioica radix. It is important to buy an extract that is made from the root, and not from the stem, […]