Ayurvedic Treatment for Low Testosterone Level
Testosterone is the main male sex hormone and also occurs in women but in a very small quantity. There are three forms of testosterone and bioavailable Testosterone is the one of them which is used by the body. But as testosterone levels decrease due to ageing and some medical conditions and generally, doctors recommend testosterone replacement therapy but it has many side effects. Therefore natural treatment is the appropriate treatment and Planet Ayurveda offers TRT Care Pack which provides efficient results to increase testosterone level.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone and an anabolic steroid in humans. It is the main sex hormone in the male and is mainly produced in the testicles. It is also produced by the ovaries in women but in very small amounts. It is mainly responsible for sexul drive and plays a vital role in sperm production.
What is Bioavailable Testosterone?
Bioavailable testosterone is the form of testosterone which is used by the body. There are three forms of testosterone.
- One type is bonded with SHBG i.e. sex hormone-binding globulin. It is the most common type and makes up about 65%of total testosterone. It is not bioavailable.
- Second one is bonded to the protein albumin which makes up about 35 % of total testosterone. This form of testosterone is potentially bioavailable because it can be manipulated to get away from protein.
- The third type is free, which is not bonded to any protein. Free testosterone makes up about 2% of total testosterone. It is completely bioavailable and used by the body. Free testosterone circulates throughout the bloodstream and can adhere to the receptors in the brain, muscles, and other organs.
Testosterone plays a vital role in the growth of reproductive organs in male (prostate and testes). This hormone helps to increase bone density, muscle strength, production of sperm and sex drive.
If bio-available testosterone levels increases in men, so they can expect the increase in sex drive, energy, and muscle strength as well as improved mood and well-being. But there are many causes which reduce the testosterone and many people undergo Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) but it also creates many side effects.
What are the Causes of Low Testosterone Levels?
There are many causes which lead to a reduction in testosterone level. Ageing is the main cause which naturally drops the testosterone. Some studies based on ageing stated that the rate of hypogonadism is 20% in men over the age of 60, 30% at the age of 70 years, and 50% at the age of 80 years. (1) Other possible causes are the following:
- Intake of excessive alcohol
- Delayed puberty
- Pituitary gland dysfunction
- Use of medicines such as steroids, opioids, etc.
- Some medical conditions such as Liver cirrhosis, Uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity or extreme weight loss
- Genetic disorder such as Klinefelter syndrome and Kallman syndrome.
What are the symptoms of low testosterone level?
There are various symptoms that appear when testosterone levels are low. It includes sexual, physical and emotional changes.
1. Sexual Dysfunction
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunctioning
- low sperm count
2. Emotional Changes
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty in concentration
- Disturbed sleep
3. Physical Changes
- Decreased strength of bone and muscle strength
- Tenderness in chest area
- Loss of body hair
- Excessive body fat
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?
Many people undergo Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to restore testosterone level. The testosterone level reduces due to growing age or some medical ailment. This hormone therapy is generally prescribed to resist the outcomes of male hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is the gonads dysfunctioning involves testes or ovaries and results in a lack of sex hormones. This therapy increases testosterone but also produces side effects such as congestive heart attack and stroke. Some other side effects are infertility, testicles shrinkage, acne, sleep apnea, risk of blood clotting and it may also cause prostate cancer.
What is Ayurvedic treatment to increase low testosterone level?
According to Ayurveda, vitiation of Vata dosha causes a reduction in hormone production. Ayurveda recommends herbs and herbal remedies to increase the testosterone level and Planet Ayurveda provides a TRT care pack which includes natural and safe herbal products. The products of Planet Ayurveda manufactured by adding natural herbs and under the direct guidance of Ayurvedic practitioners.
The TRT care pack includes the herbal products are Tribulus power capsules, Atirasadi Churna, Musli Strength capsule, Male Support Capsules, and Amalaki Rasayan
1. Tribulus Power Capsule
Tribulus power capsules are prepared by using a standardised herbal extract of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). This helps in maintaining the strength and functioning of the male sexual organs and also increases the testosterone level. Therefore, these capsules support the overall male health and help in the treatment of some problems such as loss of libido, weakness, premature ejaculation, etc.
Dosage: One – two capsules two times a day after a meal with plain water.
2. Atirasadi Churna
This formulation is a great combination of effectiveness which helps to raise the testosterone level. The herbs Atirasadi Churna included are Gokshura, Semal Musli, Ashwagandha, Kali Musli, Safed Musli, Shatavari, Varahi Kand, Akarkara, Safed Behmen, Jaiphal, Taalmakhana, and Kesar. This Churna strengthens and maintains the normal function of the reproductive system and boosts up the low testosterone level. Thus, it also enhances the stamina, sex drive, treat premature ejaculation.
Dosage: One teaspoon twice a day after a meal with plain water.
3. Musli Strength Capsules
These capsules consist of the standardised herbal extract two powerful herbs such as Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). Both herbs are very effective for male health. Safed Musli is a Rasayana and adaptogenic herb which increases hormone production and also boosts sperm count in men. Gokshura contains DHEA which is a precursor of male hormone which helps to increase testosterone levels. Thus the Musli strength capsule is very effective for male health.
Dosage: One – two capsules two times a day after a meal with plain water.
4. Male Support Capsules
As the name indicates, this formulation supports overall male health. These capsules are prepared by using standardised extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), and Shilajit (Asphaltum). It helps to stimulate the functioning of pituitary glands (a hormone-secreting gland), thus increases the level of testosterone. It also improves men’s strength and sexual performance.
Dosage: One – two capsules once or twice daily after a meal with plain water.
5. Amalki Rasayan Capsule
These capsules contain the pure and standardized herbal extract of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). This is an aphrodisiac herb and possesses the rejuvenating property. Amalaki Rasayan capsules maintain the health of the male reproductive system and also support their healthy functioning. Thus, it also increases the testosterone level.
Dosage: One – two capsules twice daily after a meal with plain water.
The above information concludes that low testosterone levels can naturally be increased without causing a side effect, testosterone replacement therapy is not required. The TRT care pack described above is presented by Planet Ayurveda which is effective and safe for increasing low levels of testosterone.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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