Pellet therapy is rapidly becoming a favorite form of delivery among testosterone therapy patients.
And, it might be the best choice for you too.
- Last 3 to 6 months after insertion
- No possibility of transference (like with creams)
- More effective physiological uptake
You are more likely to be interested in how it will change your life. Testosterone therapy, particularly in pellet form has been shown to be what I like to call the “executive’s secret to success.” Male or female, testosterone therapy has been proven to:
- Increase energy
- Improve memory
- Balance moods
- Better sleep
- Restore libido
- Improve sexual function
- Decrease body fat
- Increase muscle tone
- Improve bone density
- Boost self-esteem
- Prevent breast cancer
For men, testosterone pellet therapy can improve erectile dysfunction (including throwing out your Viagra) and many men may find they can now keep up with their younger co-workers. Low testosterone is common problem in the aging male. It can affect multiple aspects of their lives, including sex drive, incontinence and maintenance of muscle mass.
Many women tread carefully when I suggest testosterone therapy, but just as with men, with this hormone runs low – it affects multiple aspects of their lives. One of my favorite quotes about testosterone therapy in women says, “Testosterone is a woman’s emotional shield,” says Dr. Jennifer Landa, Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD. Testosterone is the hormone that helps us keep our emotions in check and ensures we don’t break down and cry over an AT&T commercial. Low testosterone also affects a woman’s weight and sex drive. Without enough testosterone gaining and sustaining lean body mass can be difficult. As we all know, testosterone is the hormone of desire and arousal – with low levels women may simply lose their sex drive.
Insertion is a simple in-office procedure and is less painful than drawing blood. Your doctor applies local anesthesia and makes an incision in the upper buttocks area, placing the pellet inside, which is smaller than a Tic-Tac and only slightly larger than a grain of rice. No stitches are necessary – the incision is so small, it can be closed up with a piece of tape.
Safety is probably the next big question now that everyone is aware of the “magical benefits” of the pellet. In 2009, the “Journal of Sexual Medicine” published a study analyzing the data from studies of pellet therapy as far back as December of 2003 through April of 2008. The study focused on male subjects and found that of 86 percent of the patients were satisfied with the improvement of their symptoms and the ease of the insertion. No patient that followed post-insertion directions experienced any adverse side effects, such as infection or pellet extrusion.
The efficacy of the pellet is largest part of its appeal. The pellet is made from soy and is pure testosterone. (No side-effects have been observed in soy sensitive individuals as the amount is very minimal.) Hormones are slowly released into the bloodstream over the course of 3 to 6 months, delivering the hormone in doses similar to the way the body does when functioning optimally (such as in youth.)
Testosterone delivered by pellet implant, has been used to treat migraines and menstrual headaches. It also helps with vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency. In both men and women, testosterone has been shown to increase energy, relieve depression, increase sense of well-being, relieve anxiety and improve memory and concentration. Testosterone pellets increase lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decrease fat mass. Men and women need adequate levels of testosterone for optimal mental and physical health and for the prevention of chronic illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, which have been associated with low testosterone levels.