Low Testosterone Treatment In Men, Without Needles!

Hello trypanophobia! (fear of needles)

Hand in medical gloves holding a syringe

Are you wearing a perplexed look on your face? Can imagine me advocating low testosterone treatment in men by synthetic substances? No – we can definitely throw anything containing synthetic hormones out of the window. My other similar article shares the same standpoint about treating low testosterone naturally!

Since I don’t support any shape or form of artificiality (whether it’s related to anabolic steroids or ‘plastic’ women), today’s post will be focusing on dealing with low T, without resorting to harmful substances.

Remember – my goal is to help you fellows treat low testosterone naturally, without reverting to the dark side. And no, they don’t have any cookies there!

How Is Low Testosterone Treated In The First Place?

By testosterone treatment therapy, or in other words – by injecting yourself with synthetic testosterone. That’s pretty much the same thing that bodybuilders and gym rats use to enhance their physique and strength, although they’re using much higher doses than what a doc would generally prescribe to anyone with low T.

Now, that might sound perfectly fine on paper, but as you might imagine, putting (or injecting) anything artificial in your body is far from optimal for your health. Doctors prescribe TRT for guys whose T values are below the norm, although that may not always be a sound plan.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t listen to your GP or any doctor for that matter, but I just want to make sure that you know what the related risks to using TRT are!


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What Are The Side Effects Of Using Synthetic Testosterone I.E. Steroids?

Here are some of the most serious and shocking adverse reactions that may result from taking (injecting even) synthetic T:

  • Heart attack and stroke – Researchers have found that guys who are on TRT are at a greater risk of being struck a heart attack or a stroke (1).
  • Dermatologic, respiratory and cardiovascular problems – Another study shows that gents who used testosterone gel (synthetic T) experienced certain problems with their skin, heart and even breathing complications (2).

This in return reminds that a danger associated with receiving unnatural amounts of T is polycythemia (such a fancy name). No one wants to be bored to death with over pretentious medical field words, so straight to the point we go. It’s a case of your own body generates way too much red blood cells.

Synthetic testosterone in return HAS the not-so-awesome potential to kill you by the likes of heart attacks, strokes etc.

Red blood cells can (and most likely will) indeed multiply with the help of TRT (you’re smart enough, you know what this stands for) which in return rings a bell – thick blood sometimes causes blood clots in arteries. Hello, do you comprehend the possible problems connected to restricted or completely obstructed blood supply to coronary arteries or the ones supplying blood to your brain? As already acknowledged – first is a heart attack, second a stroke.

Doesn’t take a Nobel laureate to understand that this is serious business and that polycythemia ain’t no joke. It could very well be possibly the beginning of the end to put it more lightly if it’s not treated accordingly in time.

What About Other SIDE EFFECTS Of Using Steroids?

These include:

  • Pimples
  • Snoring
  • Gyno (gynecomastia)

All of those are some NASTY things, no doubt about that. Listen, brothers, our bodies are incredibly complex and sophisticated units – you’re not doing yourself a favor by introducing harmful chemicals into your system. You have to weight in the pros and cons for himself when it comes down to personal decisions like smoking, drinking alcohol, taking unsafe and damaging substances etc.

Of course, when it comes down to treating the dreaded condition we know as low T, doctors might ultimately make the decision to include artificial testosterone which may come in the form of injections, pills, gels or patches. Oh, there’s even an oral form but as you can imagine liver toxicity is a real PITA. An intriguing question arises at this moment, which I believe you might want to be answered:

How Much Testosterone Do Men Produce Though?

Variety of questions plus a question markSo, most folks out there can expect to produce around 4 to 7 mg every day. Did you copy that? I said, FOUR to SEVEN milligrams daily. If you’re even slightly familiar with dosage protocols of TRT would know that a common dose of testosterone is somewhere in the 100 mg region, every week.

Now, I want you to take a wild guess as to what could possibly happen in your body when you inject more than 10 times the amount of what it normally pulls out? Hmm, perhaps you apply for Mr. Olympia? Or maybe your skin turns green while you start to realize that you will definitely need a new wardrobe?

Ever wondered why tales exist of mega buff fellows complaining about their tiny nuts? Hold on tight – it’s because introducing synthetic testosterone to your body, shuts down its own production of T!

A few weeks of injecting yourself with such compound might be more than enough to completely put a stop to the essential creation of our primary male hormone initiated by your hypothalamus, pituitary gland and testes.

So after your body halts the T production which occurs naturally otherwise, what do you think happens? Yep, your balls become lazy because you are giving your system loads of testosterone, so they shrink in an attempt to hide in shame. Also, feel free to check my normal testosterone levels for men article if you’d like to read more about what’s normal when it comes to testosterone.

Moving on now to a much anticipated comparison between most doctors’ favorite traditional approach and a more natural concept to treating low T. Fellow men, introducing in the left corner, in red trunks it’s the synthetic menace and in the right corner, entering the ring in blue trunks, please give it up for… natural T boosters!

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy vs Testosterone Boosters!

If I ever happen to be the referee for a match like this one, I’ll probably be heavily booed by the crowd because of my biased position. Look, as much as I stand my ground in terms of my preferences towards natural means, there are some benefits related to TRT which are undeniable, alright?

By not looking at only one side of the coin, there’s a study that reveals the effect of these artificial substances in improving general health. Men with type 2 diabetes all experienced improvements in glycated hemoglobin, total cholesterol levels as well as a much-welcomed decrease in the waste line region (3). Neat!

Other obvious positive reactions like increased sexual desire and firmer erections are also associated with higher levels of testosterone in the body, in this case, achieved by TRT.

Besides, if you have your reservations towards testosterone enhancing supplements, I have my very own post about the safety aspect of testosterone boosters!

Supplements Are A Safe And Natural Option To Lay Siege On Low T!

Small cannon on steel wheels aiming highListen, I personally value my health an awful lot – I don’t smoke, I rarely drink alcohol (in small amounts) and I try to avoid specific foods like the plague. Also, to be 100% honest with you, I bloody HATE syringes!

The existence of an alternative to traditional testosterone replacement therapy is a blessing in my opinion because we men now have options – options to choose from. Summarizing this would mean that an answer to the question Can you up your T naturally? has been giving by this article of mine.

There’s enough evidence that there are indeed natural compounds which possess the awesome ability to elevate testosterone values and there are even more guys out there who are happily using them to great success.

I’ve had and still do enjoy the perks of these cool supplements! Even if there are loads (and I mean it) of so-called “gurus” and “experts” that simply ADORE bashing anything and everyone, including supplements designed to naturally up our virility.

From personal experience, I can confidently say that the most horrible side effect of a T booster has got to be… not feeling a damn thing! And that’s only in cases where the product itself is just poorly formulated with insufficient amounts of critical ingredients or even ingredients which are pretty much useless when it comes down to raising test levels.

A personal favorite of mine for natural T optimization is TestoGen for which I did an in-depth TestoGen review. Of course, I welcome you to check my other reviews as well, even if not every single product that I’ve tried was top of the top – but that’s real life, not everything out there works optimally.

My Personal Experience With Anabolic Steroids!

A haunting memory from my early gym days. I was just walking into the dressing room and it came out of the blue – a guy was injecting “something” into another guy’s back. Later on, I was told that the syringe was filled with some filth called “testosterone propionate” which happens to be a synthetic form of our beloved hormone.

Now, it would be probably pointless to even remotely scratch the subject of complications this man experienced and probably still is (I stopped training there). Oh, you’re actually interested in reading more about it? Thought so, folks!

All I really want to mention is that he was experiencing unpleasant (to put it lightly) adverse effects from this synthetic crap, which he was describing as heart palpitations, chest pain and difficulty breathing. Heck, I was even in the same boat a few years ago – I’m not proud of myself doing it and I will never repeat, but I was young and delusional.

Some negative aspects can be put in the low T category, for the sole reason that after a cycle of artificial androgens, you experience what’s known as a crash. You’re free to check my piece of writing related to the main symptoms of low testosterone for reference.


To wrap it up, I would like to share a quote by the man playing Rambo himself!

“Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older”

– Sylvester Stallone

Couldn’t agree more with Sly – we should all consider this hormone an incredibly important aspect of our general well-being as men. If Rambo himself says it’s IMPORTANT, then it must be true, right?

Hope this post was of value to you and if there’s something you would like to say concerning this subject, feel free to write it in the comment section below.

P.S. This is not supposed to be medical advice – just personal intake. I’m not a urologist so feel free to seek the assistance of qualified healthcare personnel if needed.






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  1. I would never take fake synthetic testosterone injections! I am sure that they will only harm me in the long run, and I will regret it. They may seem attractive, but those unhealthy side effects are really unnattractive! And I do not want to start snoring, ever! I will stick with more natural stuff

    • Hey there, thanks for checking my post!

      I’m delighted by your position towards artificial substances. There are enough substitutions out there for synthetic testosterone, this is why I’m trying to deliver an alternative approach which is times and times safer.

      Best of luck to you, god bless!

      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  2. Nice job on enlightening me on the hazards of artificial testosterone. With the several news stories popping up regarding synthetic marijuana, I feel your ideology will be easy to convey. I have an uncle who is a compound pharmacist and he swears by testosterone. Then again he is an alcoholic and meat head. Additionally, he probably likes the business.

    • Yo Adam,

      Thank you for stopping by.

      I appreciate your words – I would be a happy man if my posts reach guys in need. Also, sorry to hear about your uncle being an alcoholic, seems like abusing testosterone injections might not even be his biggest worry.

      All the best from me, god bless you.

      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  3. This is an awesome awareness and I hope it reaches those who are thinking of the speedy way to grow your body.
    I completely agree on the subject of not putting harmful chemicals in our bodies. Fortunately I have never gone down that road but my old friends from high school sure did.
    I think if we can provide more support and knowledge to those people looking into muscle growth then we can give them a better choice.
    Developing our bodies should take time and patience.

    • Hi and welcome Sam!

      Going down the path of darkness is incredibly tempting, no doubt. This is why a lot of folks fall victims to it. Total foolishness if you ask me – tell your friends to enjoy their shrieked nuts!

      Couldn’t agree more with what you said about how developing a physique IS a very time-consuming process. Any shortcut will be at the expense of your health and well-being.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  4. Hello!

    This is a special topic, testosterone is important for the virility of a man.
    It is not a simple subject to talk about bacause it involves also the sexual aspect of your life.

    I agree also to your point of view that you DO NOT support artificial products/steroids and that you choose for the natural way.

    The way that you refer to your personal experience is very important.

    Reading about the dangers that you experienced and a few scientific studies add a lot of credibility to your site.

    The way that you refer to your post where you give further advice.

    A really personal and proffessional approach !

    It was a pleasure.



    • Howdy!

      I appreciate your kind words sir, thank you. Anti-anabolic steroids all the way, indeed – TRT with needles is so obsolete, yo!

      Yeah, I did add a personal touch to this subject because, well… I felt like it NEEDED just that! Too much information from third parties without any concrete stories to support certain claims. I’ll make sure to keep it that way, no doubt!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  5. Hello Again Simon,
    Thanks for this post and the insight into synthetic form use of testosterone. A friend of mine has diabetes and has to have an injection from his Dr. every couple of weeks, we have to assume it’s the real stuff, right? Anyway why would anyone want to inject something that’s artificial into our bodies? What’s the reason for our bodies not producing enough T-levels in men? And is there any OTC available? Thanks, Simon.

    • Hey Rich!

      It depends on what type of diabetes your friend has – type 1 requires insulin to be taken in the form of injections most of the time. Although sometimes even type 2 patients start using injections because medications stop working or are insufficient. As you can see this and low testosterone treatment are miles apart, even if the latter is also a very unpleasant condition.

      Doctors in general LOVE to prescribe stuff to their patients – be it synthetic testosterone or regular ibuprofen. As much as their profession is noble and respected, the pharmaceutical industry isn’t doing anyone favor by promoting their products by shady practices.

      If you’re curious about why our bodies start to suffer from low T – check my article related to this subject. And about OTC products for low T – testosterone boosters would be a great option. Yours truly has tried different products, but under my “Reviews” page you can find everything that I’ve tried PERSONALLY!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  6. Hey Simon, pretty good information, bringing awareness to the people. On the pursuit of great looks a lot of people lose track of their health and how something now can truly affect them negatively in the long run. Hopefully this educates a lot of people. Love the site and all information on testosterone, thanks for this.

    • Hi Victor and welcome.

      Unfortunately, we live in a superficial world so we’re programmed to strive for better looks. However, many guys go for the shortcut (hint: the ‘injectible’ shortcut) and while they might get big and muscular, they’ll probably end up with nasty health-related adverse effects.

      I also hope that the information that I’m putting out will be of value to people and eventually some (or many, hopefully) are going to turn their backs on steroids.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  7. All these guys that keep doing it despite the well known side effects is beyond any logic or common sense.

    You see them coming out of the gym with their shake bottles and pimpled skin. Can they see that there is something wrong there?. I don’t get it.

    20 years ago you had to buy it in the black market but theses days the kids can make them at home, I know a guy who was experimenting with some that a friend of him (who learned it at Uni) was producing. Crazy

    It is all part of the immediate satisfaction culture, they want it, and they want it now. The side effects are not important for them, until they start suffering them that is.

    Question, do you know of any personal story or testimonial about the products you are recommending?

    • Hello, Manuel.

      Haha, good comparison on the availability of the ‘forbidden’ “supplements”. It’s a fact – these days you can probably buy you some Testosterone Propionate (anabolic steroid) easier than a testosterone booster (which is a supplement). Bloody ridiculous, I know.

      And I couldn’t have said it better myself – immediate satisfaction culture. Consumer society at its finest, indeed. Who cares if something is harmful to your system?

      I’m not sure which products you are referring to, perhaps TestoFuel which I did mention? You’re welcome to take a look at my own in-depth TestoFuel review if you’re interested!

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  8. This was a very interesting article to me, because as a woman, my knowledge of testosterone was very limited. Of course, I did study A&P in school, but I think you went way and beyond what I learned with this well researched article.

    Synthetic testosterone sounds nasty, I have a thing against synthetic anything and the side effects are not good.

    This is valuable information for men who want to be healthy the natural way.

    • Hey, welcome.

      As a woman, you don’t really need to know an awful lot about testosterone. If you don’t want to increase your partner’s levels, that is.

      Synthetic T is nasty indeed, there’s a reason why I spill such hatred towards it. It’s a modern plague for a lot of men of all ages so I’m trying to share my honest view – looking at the low T issue through a different, healthier perspective.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  9. I really like your site and it has lots of information that are topics I definitely need to pay more attention to.
    I am curious as to how cannabis affects testosterone, as I have read that it can decrease sperm count. Do you have any thoughts on this, and what about hemp, with little to no THC?

    • Hello Christopher!

      Kudos for bringing up the marijuana subject! I should totally do an article about cannabis and its effects on testosterone.

      Now, to put it short, studies related to the subject have found that smoking weed screws up some of the testicular enzymes need for testosterone production. Or in other words – rolling joints ain’t good for your manhood!

      And hemp seems to be testosterone-friendly actually. Not that I’m a vegan or a vegetarian, but this is what folks who hate meat seem to like when it comes to optimizing their testosterone.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd

  10. Hi Simon,
    I really did not know until I read your article the importance of testosterone, especially for men. I also do not agree that it seeks to raise its levels artificially.
    I think we should be very careful with this hormone when we seek to increase their levels. Our body alone can answer I’m sure, maybe we should make some corrections. Can exercise regularly help?

    • Hey, welcome to the site!

      Yep, our bodies will never seek or need artificial testosterone. Quite the contrary – steroids shut down your own T production.

      And exercising can and WILL help to give your masculinity a boost. It’s been proven that working out is beneficial when it comes to natural testosterone production – you can read more about it here.

      Cheers and God bless,
      Simon | Author of Testosterone Nerd


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