“NORMAL” VS. “OPTIMAL”
MOST MEN do not have optimal testosterone levels. If your levels are “normal,” you may not be in the optimal range that is best for you. “Optimal levels” mean that you feel like the best version of yourself– you have the energy to perform daily activities and workouts, you build muscle easily, and you have a healthy sex drive. No two men will experience the exact same symptoms even if they are at the same level. If your testosterone is below your optimal level, you can experience fatigue, decreased sex drive or performance, increased body fat or weight, loss of bone and muscle mass, and moodiness or irritability. Not only do these symptoms effect how you feel, but other health issues may arise such as osteoporosis or depression.
"NORMAL" levels of testosterone are above 250 without regard to age, symptoms or health. Most men learn, "As you get older, you should feel older." (Which is not true.) If you were graded by your testosterone levels, a level of "350" is a "D". Even though it is considered "normal", it is still a ËœD". Would you accept a "D" in any other area of your life? No! Why would you accept a "D" on your testosterone level?
"OPTIMAL" levels of testosterone mean you are in the upper third of the testosterone scale. Optimal levels are typically 950-1100 (sometimes higher but not more than 1250). Optimal levels take into consideration your symptoms, strength, and overall health along with lab results. By optimizing testosterone (under the supervision of a testosterone specialty physician), patients typically increase strength, heal quicker, improve cardiovascular health, find an increase in sex drive and performance, and feel better.