Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Its Alternative in Ayurveda

Abstract

Testosterone replacement therapy is prescribed for the treatment of men having symptomatic hypogonadism and having a low testosterone level. It increases the testosterone level, improves libido and energy levels but it also has many side effects, some of them are more severe. So, it is better to adopt safe and natural remedies that work efficiently and also have no side effects. Ayurveda provides a safe alternative to testosterone replacement therapy using herbs and herbal remedies. Here we discussed TRT Care Pack, a herbal remedy offered by Planet Ayurveda, which naturally increases testosterone levels without any side effects. It is considered to be the most suitable option for testosterone replacement therapy in Ayurveda.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is an anabolic steroid and hormone present in humans. But it is the main male sex hormone and is produced mainly in the testicles. It is also produced by the ovaries of women but in very small amounts. Testosterone plays an important role in the development of male reproductive organs such as the prostate and testes. This hormone also helps to promote bone density, muscle strength and body hair, production of sperm and sex drive.

What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a hormone therapy that is used to restore testosterone when its levels decrease due to increasing age or some medical condition. Sometimes it is also known as androgen replacement therapy (ART). TRT is commonly prescribed to combat the consequences of male hypogonadism, which is described as gonads dysfunction which involves testes or ovaries and results in a deficiency of sex hormones. Some studies based on ageing suggest that the incidence of hypogonadism is 20% in men older than 60 years, 30% in 70 years, and 50% in 80 years. (1)Testosterone replacement therapy helps to improve the sexual function, improves sperm quality and quantity, and also enhances the other hormones level which functions with testosterone such as prolactin. Use of this therapy in the US has increased from 0.5% (in 2002) to 3.2% (in 2013) and decreased to 1.7% in 2016. (2) This therapy may help to increase the testosterone level but also causes side effects.

What are the Causes of Low Testosterone Levels?

There are various reasons that lead to a decrease in testosterone levels. Aging is the main reason that can naturally decrease testosterone. Other possible causes for the reduction in testosterone are the following:

  1. Alcohol consumption
  2. Delayed puberty
  3. Use of medications such as steroids, opioids, etc.
  4. Brain surgery
  5. Obesity or extreme weight loss
  6. Genetic disorder such as Kallman syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome
  7. Pituitary gland dysfunction
  8. Liver cirrhosis
  9. Uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes mellitus

What are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone Level?

  • Sexual Dysfunction: Low sex drive, erectile dysfunctioning, low sperm count, etc.
  • Emotional Changes: Fatigue, depression, lack of memory and concentration, irritability, sleep disturbance, etc.
  • Physical Changes: Decreased bone and muscle strength and mass, loss of body hair, tender breast, and excessive body fat, etc.

What are Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

People who undergo testosterone replacement therapy may have serious side effects such as stroke and congestive heart attack. Other side effects are the following

  1. Infertility
  2. Shrinkage of the testicles
  3. Acne with oily skin
  4. Sleep apnea
  5. Increased risk of blood clots
  6. It may cause prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia
  7. Larger breasts 

Ayurvedic Alternative to Testosterone Replacement Therapy

As per Ayurveda, Vata dosha is responsible for a reduction in the production of hormones. Planet Ayurveda offers a TRT care pack that is a safe and effective alternative to testosterone replacement therapy and naturally increases testosterone levels. The products included in the TRT care pack are Tribulus power capsules, Musli Strength capsule, Atirasadi Churna, Amalaki Rasayan, and Male Support Capsules. These products are prepared under the direct supervision of expert Ayurvedic practitioners and are free from chemicals, preservatives and do not cause any side effects.

TRT Care Pack

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Product Description

1. Tribulus Power

Tribulus power capsules contain standardised extract of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) herb. This is one of the best herbal products of Planet Ayurveda which increases testosterone levels efficiently. Tribulus Power Capsule strengthens and maintains normal functioning of male sexual organs and supports the overall health of the male. It is also useful in other male health problems such as weakness, loss of libido, premature ejaculation, etc.

Dosage: One- two capsules twice a day, with plain water, after meals.

2. Musli Strength

These capsules are prepared with two useful herbs Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) which shows excellent effects on male health. Safed Musli works as Rasayana and adaptogenic. It promotes hormone production and also increases sperm count in men. Gokshura includes DHEA which is a precursor to the male hormone and boosts testosterone levels. Thus the Musli strength capsule is good for male health.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after a meal.

3. Atirasadi Churna

Atirasadi churna is the combination of useful herbs such as Gokshura, Safed Musli, Semal Musli, Kali Musli, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Akarkara, Varahi Kand, Vidari Kand, Safed Behmen, Taalmakhana, Jaiphal/Javitri, and Kesar. This formulation promotes the healthy functioning of the reproductive system and boosts the testosterone level. It is also effective in low stamina, premature ejaculation and weak erection.

Dosage: One teaspoon twice daily with plain water after a meal.

4. Amalki Rasayan

These capsules are prepared with a standardized extract of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) herb. It holds aphrodisiac and the rejuvenating property. These capsules strengthen the male reproductive system and improve the testosterone level.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after a meal.

5. Male Support Formula

These capsules consist of useful herbs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shilajit (Asphaltum), and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) which supports the overall health of the male. These capsules stimulate the pituitary glands, a hormone-secreting gland, and increase testosterone. It also improves sexual performance and increases men’s strength, endurance.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules once or twice a day with plain water after a meal.

Conclusion

Complete information has concluded that low testosterone levels can be naturally improved without causing side effects and there is also no need for undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. Above described TRT care pack by Planet Ayurveda is the superior alternative to testosterone replacement therapy. These herbal remedies promote male health. They do not cause any side effects as these formulations are free from chemicals.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.