Healthy Andro Plus, formerly known as Healthy Andropause
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The new and improved formula for healthy Andropause
Healthy Andro Plus is an updated and improved version of Healthy Andropause which was formulated by the renowned Dr. Sighi Drassinower, M.D. For the last ten years Dr. Drassinower, a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a Board Certified Physician under the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, has been dedicated to research in natural supplementation. He is absolutely convinced that proactive preventative supplementation and anti-aging supplementation is the correct way to help people live longer and healthier lives.
In fact, a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report, states that "male androgens progressively decline with age." The study tested androgen levels at age 25 and by age 70, androgen levels were only 10 percent of what they were during youth.
What is Andropause?
By the time men are between the ages of 40 and 55, they can experience a phenomenon similar to the female menopause, called andropause. Unlike women, men do not have a clear-cut signpost such as the cessation of menstruation to mark this transition. Both, however, are distinguished by a drop in hormone levels. Estrogen in the female, testosterone in the male. The bodily changes occur very gradually in men and may be accompanied by changes in attitudes and moods, fatigue, a loss of energy, sex drive and physical agility.
A gradual hormonal decline
Although with age, a decline in testosterone levels will occur in virtually all men, there is no way of predicting who will experience andropausal symptoms of sufficient severity to seek medical help. Neither is it predictable at what age symptoms will occur in a particular individual. Each man is different.
�Is this a new phenomenon?
Yes and no. In fact, andropause was first described in medical literature in the 1940's. So it's not really new. But, our ability to diagnose it properly is. Sensitive tests for bioavailable testosterone weren't available until recently. Now that men are living longer, there is heightened interest in andropause and this will help to advance our approach to this important life stage which was identified so long ago.
Increased diagnostic capability
Starting at about age 30, testosterone levels drop by about 10 percent every decade. At the same time, another factor in the body called Sex Binding Hormone Globulin, or SHBG, is increasing. SHBG traps much of the testosterone that is still circulating and makes it unavailable to exert its effects in the body's tissues. What's left over does the beneficial work and is known as "bioavailable" testosterone.
Importance of Testosterone
Testosterone is a hormone that has a unique effect on a man's total body. Testosterone is produced in the testes and in the adrenal glands. It is to males what estrogen is to females.*
Testosterone helps to build protein and is essential for normal sexual behavior and producing erections. It also affects many metabolic activities such as production of blood cells in the bone marrow, bone formation, lipid metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, liver function and prostate gland health.*
Impact of Low Testosterone
When there is less testosterone available to do its work, the testosterone target-organ response decreases, bringing about many changes. There is great variability in testosterone levels among healthy men so not all will experience the same changes to the same extent. But typical responses to low bioavailable testosterone levels include:
- Low sex drive
- Emotional, psychological and behavioral changes
- Decreased muscle mass
- Loss of muscle strength
- Increased upper and central body fat
Do Androgens Decline in Men & Women?
Testosterone level decreases steadily with age. Studies show that the level of testosterone is at its peak (100%) around age 20, and ends at only 20%-50% at age 80, with an average decline of 2% yearly. In fact, many men's testosterone levels diminish to below the deficient threshold of 350 ng/ml at age 50 to 60. Normally, 500-1,100 ng/ml of testosterone should be in the blood. Therapeutic levels range around 1500ng/ml (Dr. Suhaimi Muhammad, Institut Teknologi MARA, Pahang Branch).�
For women, the ovaries are responsible for 40% of the body's production of testosterone. As testosterone levels decline, women will experience fatigue, weight gain, low physical and mental energy, and lack of sexual desire. While HRT often addresses low Estrogen production, often low testosterone and progesterone production is not supplemented.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.