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OptimX Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Doctor
Medications
HCG Bottle
Testosterone Injection
Anastrozole Pills
Testosterone Gel

'The best of the best of the best'. It’s our motto. 

Our doctors only prescribe the highest quality medications, in just the right dosages after thoroughly analysing your bloodwork in tandem with our proprietary TRT protocol. 

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Testosterone

Testosterone is the basis of any Testosterone Optimisation treatment. By taking exogenous testosterone, you are making up for the lack of testosterone in your body. 

There are many different methods of administering exogenous testosterone, but most effective are: testosterone injections and testosterone gels. At OptimX, we prescribe both- injections and gels. This is because certain people respond differently to both, so our doctors can prescribe whatever works best. 

Injections
Testosterone Injection

Injections (particularly Testosterone Cypionate or Testosterone Enanthate), are the most common method of administering exogenous testosterone. They are most effective at raising testosterone levels, and effects are typically felt sooner compared to other methods of administration. 

Other benefits of testosterone injections include an easy-to-follow regimen, since injections only need to be taken once a week or once every two weeks.

Gels
Testosterone Gel

Testosterone gels can be applied directly on the skin, through which they are absorbed. Testosterone gels are preferred, especially by those new to TRT, due to their non-invasive method of administration and ease of use.

Many studies show that testosterone gels are as effective as injections in raising testosterone levels, and are more effective than injections at maintaining stable testosterone levels in blood. 

Studies
  • Testosterone replacement therapy improves mood in hypogonadal men--a clinical research center study (Link)

  • Testosterone and Depression (Link)

  • Increased frequency of anxiety, depression, quality of life and sexual life in young hypogonadotropic hypogonadal males and impacts of testosterone replacement therapy on these conditions (Link)

 

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HCG
HCG bottle

When you supplement with exogenous testosterone, your body shuts down natural testosterone production. This results in the slight shrinking of the testes as well as a loss in fertility. 

 

HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, is a hormone produced by the human body, and supplementing with this keeps your testes working and stops them from shrinking. HCG also maintains fertility while on TRT. 

HCG is one of the key components of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and is just as important as Testosterone in TRT. It plays a major role in increasing sex drive and testosterone levels, boosting mental clarity, maintaining (and even increasing) the size of the testes, and also in increasing penis size. 

Most doctors around the world don't prescribe their patients HCG when they put them on Testosterone, and this significantly hampers the quality of their treatment, and prevents patients from reaping the full benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. 

Studies
  • Penile growth in response to human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) treatment in patients with idiopathic hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (Link)

  • Concomitant Intramuscular Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Preserves Spermatogenesis in Men Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy (Link)

  • HCG with TRT for Fertility and Testicular Atrophy (Link)

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Clomiphene

Clomiphene is an anti-estrogen which is used to keep estrogen levels in check, increase testosterone and maintain fertility while on TRT. 

 

When estrogen interacts with the pituitary gland, less luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) are produced. This leads to a decrease in testosterone and therefore decreased sperm production. Because Clomiphene blocks estrogen’s interaction with the pituitary gland, there’s an increase in LH, FSH, and testosterone in the body.

Based on your bloodwork, you might be prescribed Clomiphene as part of your TRT regimen. 

Studies
  • Clomiphene citrate is safe and effective for long-term management of hypogonadism (Link)

  • Outcomes of clomiphene citrate treatment in young hypogonadal men (Link)

  • Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Clomiphene Citrate for the Treatment of Hypogonadism (Link)  

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Anastrozole
Anastozole Pills

Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor, which means it basically stops testosterone from being converted to estrogen. 

 

When your body starts receiving exogenous testosterone, some of it is converted to estrogen by a process called aromatization. This in turn increases estrogen levels. While healthy estrogen levels are critical for ones health and well-being, excess estrogen can negate some of the benefits of TRT. 

Since we are prescribing therapeutic dosages of testosterone, and aren't looking to increase levels beyond what is optimal, it's very unlikely that you will face elevated estrogen levels, and you probably will not require Anastrozole. However, certain patients tend to be more sensitive to aromatisation, which is why our doctors will prescribe Anastrozole if required. 

Studies
  • Efficacy of clomid, arimidex, and androgel in normalizing testosterone in young hypogonadal men presenting with infertility and sexual dysfunction (Link)

  • Efficacy of anastrozole in the treatment of hypogonadal, subfertile men with body mass index ≥25 kg/m2 (Link)

  • Combination therapy with clomiphene citrate and anastrozole is a safe and effective alternative for hypoandrogenic subfertile men (Link

For more studies and peer-reviewed journal articles on TRT, click here

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