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absorbing testosterone

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  • Posted By: tkh1957
  • January 23, 2011
  • 01:12 PM

I have been on bio-identical hormones for six months now and have bloodwork done about every 6 weeks to see where my levels are. I use testosterone cream which is rubbed on my inner thigh once a day. My testosterone is only up to 30 and my doctor wants me up to around 65. I've gone from 4mg to 8mg and my levels haven't gone up very much so she's bumping me up to 10mg. For some reason I am not absorbing the testosterone very much. Why is that? I have no side effects ie facial hair, acne from taking the testosterone.

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  • The best testosterone boosters that should use must not affect his health in the long term and that is why men try to find the best natural testosterone boosters.Xenesis
    Alenjacks 14 Replies
    • February 1, 2011
    • 07:12 PM
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  • I am a 53 year old woman, so this is not pertaining to a man but a woman.
    tkh1957 10 Replies
    • February 1, 2011
    • 08:28 PM
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  • I am a 53 year old woman, so this is not pertaining to a man but a woman.I don't know but you coould look into 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (such as zinc) and aromatase inhbitors...these keep testosterone from turning into dht and estrogen. Yes, this is normally of concern in men. If you really think you are just not absorbing it, try rotating the spot where you apply it...maybe choose a spot with less subcutaneous fat.Um, don't mistake my listing zinc above...too much zinc leads to copper deficiency so as in all things moderation is key.
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