A question from a potential customer…
“I am 36 years old, 6’4” and 195 pounds. Over the last couple years I have had blood work done several times and I always have low testostrone. I have tried lifting weights and exercise but still have tested low. I don’t always feel like crap but most of the time I feel tired, sluggish, can’t focus, short tempered, etc. I have tried to feel better without taking hormone injections, however I have an apointment next week to talk to a doctor about putting me on them. I just recently came across the lost empire herbs and yourself. I’m looking for advice on which produtcs would help and what your thoughts are on the hormone injection. Also, would the herbs be ok to do with the hormone injections? My plan would be to use the injections short term to get numbers up then use strictly herbs.”
Not medical advice, but I personally would advise trying some other things out before resorting to injections especially since you’re only 36.
My guiding health philosophy is to start with lower level interventions when dealing with chronic health issues, low testosterone being one of these.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) certainly has its time and place, and has helped many people, but does have its downsides too. These are the costs involved, potentials for side effects, plus its lack of holism and focus on a single molecule within the complexity of biology.
Exercise is important. It should help. But without knowing more details it’s hard to say why that hasn’t shifted the needle for you there. Some people do seem to be exercise-non-responders for whatever reason.
So I would say to try the herbs first, and if those don’t work for you, then you could move to the replacement. That being said, you are of course free to make your own call.
Of course, I am biased in this matter, being the seller of herbs. But if that wasn’t the case, this is what I’d recommend due to the lower-level intervention thing. That’s an important principle of health that I detail more in this podcast episode.
We do have many customers that take TRT as well as herbs at the same time.
We’ve also had customers who came off of TRT using herbs instead. These are all possibilities.
Some find that other herbs work even better for them. There are many others such as Ashwagandha can be great too if you know that you have high cortisol for instance from other blood work. That’s because of the inverse ratio between cortisol and testosterone that Ashwagandha is great for helping with.
Again, this is not medical advice, just a viewpoint from someone that has studied natural health for a couple of decades.