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Testosterone and Liver Health

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) offers the chance of taking the battle against “old-man aging” to the next level. Experts agree that one of the main causes of the afflictions that strike older people is the loss of this precious hormone.

This drop begins at around age 30 and continues in a drip-drip-drip process of approximately 10% per decade. Do the math. An 80-year old has about one-half of this vital, life-sustaining hormone compared to 50 years past. The resulted are not pretty: a maddening loss of strength, trouble getting to sleep, chronic fatigue, squeaky joints, and, all too often, depression.

Our hormone treatments go to work immediately to slow down and stop this deterioration. But we don’t stop with just hormone restoration. We believe in a holistic approach to good health and longevity, and that includes the proper fitness regimen, healthy nutrition, stress reduction, and nutritional supplements.

We provide detailed advice on every one of these topics, and that includes supplements like Dihydromyricetin (DHM) that are not well-known but may provide protection to an over-worked and under-appreciated organ: the liver.

Did you know there is a link between the health of your liver and testosterone?

It may come as a surprise to many people, but a healthy liver is essential for maintaining normal testosterone levels. Conversely, a sick, impaired liver will adversely affect many of the body’s functions that will result in lower testosterone (AKA “Low-T”). Here’s how.

One of the liver’s multitudes of functions is to metabolize hormones and keep them flowing smoothly. When alcohol is consumed the liver goes to work immediately to neutralize its effects since the body recognizes alcohol as a toxin.

As a result, the liver will not be able to perform its other crucial functions, and one of these functions is assisting in testosterone production. Alcohol can also lead to fat accumulation since it adds useless calories and depletes energy, which results in many heavy drinkers becoming “couch potatoes” and causing a vicious circle.

For maximum testosterone, you must have all systems functioning flawlessly...and with a malfunctioning liver that is an impossible achievement.

This is where Dihydromyricetin plays such a pivotal role

Dihydromyricetin is a natural substance found in the Japanese Raisin Tree. The tree produces a fruit that tastes like a raisin, and that is the reason for the tree’s name. Dihydromyricetin is a molecule that grows in the bark of the tree. The molecule is then processed, dehydrated, and converted into powder.

So far, so good. But what’s the big deal about Dihydromyricetin?

Great question. Here’s why DHM is definitely a supplement to consider. DHM has been consumed in Asia for thousands of years for its many benefits, and the main benefit is easing the symptoms of an alcohol-induced hangover.

Hangovers affects people in different degrees and various ways. But it is safe to say that no one enjoys the feelings the next morning after having one too many drinks the night before. Among the common hangover symptoms are:

  • Headache
  • Dehydration and excessive thirst
  • Muscle aches
  • Upset stomach and abdominal cramps
  • Extreme sensitivity to light and noise
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Fatigue due to poor sleep quality

Who needs any of these? No One! Here is how DHM can help alleviate these nasty conditions in a safe and effective manner.

When alcohol enters the blood stream the brain senses it as a toxin and goes to work to block its effects. Alcohol seeks out and attaches to the Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in the brain. GABA plays a large role in determining how we react to fear, stress, and anxiety. The more GABA the less inhibition. This is why so many people become more relaxed and outgoing when drinking.

But this can be too much of a good thing. Since alcohol tricks the brain into thinking that GABA levels are high the brain will not have to pump out more GABA. As a result, the next morning you are low on GABA and therefore may have more anxiety, problems sleeping, and brain fog.

Here is where DHM comes into the picture. DHM protects the brain from alcohol’s effect on your GABA receptors so you won’t feel excess alcohol-induced GABA lower inhibition or the rebound in the morning of low GABA levels.

There is another way DHM helps negate the damage of excess alcohol. When alcohol enters your digestive system it is dissolved into minute chemicals until eventually all of the toxins are totally removed. But there is a super-toxic chemical introduced by alcohol called acetaldehyde that by itself can be many times more toxic than alcohol, and is the main culprit behind the debilitating hangover symptoms experienced by many after a night of hard partying.

The burden of getting rid of acetaldehyde falls upon the workhorse of digestion: the liver. As hard as the liver strives to rid the body of this toxin, it can’t always work quick enough to prevent hangovers. Here again, it is DHM to the rescue since DHM assists the liver and they both go to work as a tag-team to show acetaldehyde the exit.

Also, DHM can increase the levels of serum lactate dehydrogenase action that is the result of liver cell injury. This increased activity halts the production of hepatic M cell collagen fibers, which delivers liver protection and allows the liver to perform its life-sustaining mission.

It is easy to understand why DHM has been used in Asia for so long.

DHM has more benefits than a hangover cure

That’s right. Considering the widespread abuse of alcohol, if all that DHM did was reduce the debilitating effects of excessive drinking it would still be valuable. But DHM does more. Let’s take a look at the other benefits that DHM can deliver:

  • Act as an anti-oxidant. Free radicals are unstable molecules or atoms that can wreak havoc and inflict considerable damage on your cells. They are born when molecules or atoms gain or lose electrons. As a result, the electron becomes unpaired and unstable. The free radicals then become thieves and attempt to snatch an electron from healthy cells, which makes those cells break down. Anti-oxidants like DHM counteract free radicals by surrendering some of their own electrons
  • Stop the growth of tumors. Tumors are defined as an abnormal growth of tissue due to an uncontrolled, progressive increase of cells that may lead to numerous medical issues. DHM contains active ingredients that can inhibit tumor blood vessel growth.
  • Control blood sugar and blood lipids
  • Protect against bacteria
  • Anti-inflammatory. Inflammation plays a crucial role in a great number of diseases like auto-immune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal issues, depression, some types of cancer, and metabolic disease. Once again, DHM has shown promise as a tool in controlling inflammation.

DHM has an excellent track record of safety when taken in the correct dose.

Hopefully, you can see the benefits of DHM for people who drink alcohol and for non-drinkers as well.

Our clinic has the total program that covers it all. From world-class hormone replacement therapy and nutrition to physical fitness, stress reduction, and nutritional supplements, we have the total package!

Contact us for a FREE, no-obligation discussion concerning the benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy.


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