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Testosterone Booster Side Effects — Why You Should NEVER Buy Over-The-Counter Testosterone Supplements

While I’d love to discuss testosterone supplements and their side effects, I can’t — testosterone booster side effects are largely unknown, and there’s a good reason for that:

testosterone booster side effects

Boosters are all different.

There are dozens and dozens of these “products” on the market (and I hesitate to call them such and thus lend them legitimacy). They’re made by a variety of companies, and the FDA regulations that do exist are at times inadequate and are generally not well enforced.

They’re dietary supplements — and they’re nothing like the highly regulated sterile prescription injectables that legitimate hormone replacement providers prescribe.

They could contain just about anything.

Testosterone Booster Side Effects — Nobody Really Knows What They Are

The FDA does NOT approve dietary supplements, which means it’s largely up to the companies selling these products to ensure your safety.

It’s also completely up to these companies to determine what they put in their products — and it’s entirely possible these products don’t contain any of the ingredients they claim to.

After all, it’s only been a year and a half since multiple retailers were found to carry adulterated dietary supplements.

Sterile testosterone injectables require an incredible amount of oversight and testing to produce, as do all other FDA-approved hormone preparations. Testosterone boosters simply don’t have that oversight, which means they could basically contain anything.

At best, they’re inert and fail to address your symptoms.

At worst, they could damage your health — let’s not forget what happened with Ephedra before it was banned.

And There’s Another Problem — Because You’re Not Seeing a Medical Provider, Any Testosterone Booster Side Effects You Experience May Go Unnoticed

As I’ve written before, hypogonadism (having low testosterone, estrogen, or other hormones) is a medical condition — and it requires medical treatment.

Now, if you want to learn more about the side effects of medically supervised testosterone replacement therapy, you can do so here — but realize that this is very different from testosterone boosters or supplements.

And even if those supplements worked as advertised, there’s another, potentially worse issue:

You’re not being monitored.

When you come into one of our clinics, we evaluate you very carefully, through a series of rigorous tests, to determine if you suffer from hypogonadism. If you begin therapy, you’re evaluated regularly to ensure you’re responding to treatment.

If you report side effects, we adjust. Our clinical experience informs what we adjust, how we adjust it, when we adjust it, why we adjust it… and it may not be simply testosterone that we adjust.

Your body is filled with hormones — therapy isn’t a simple matter of increasing or reducing a single hormone.

Any legitimate testosterone replacement provider or hormone replacement provider is going to do the same. As treatment continues, it may be necessary to change the dose or type of treatment over time.

This isn’t something you can do yourself.

Forget Testosterone Boosters, With Side Effects That Are Unpredictable and Potentially Dangerous

Asking about testosterone booster side effects is asking the wrong question. If you think you might be suffering from low testosterone, speak with a medical provider. Find out what’s really going on in your body. Get individualized answers that we base on your actual needs.

And don’t let finances get in the way of your health. I’m guessing you’re looking into testosterone boosters because going to a clinic isn’t in the budget.

I understand, which is why we’ve worked hard to make treatment affordable.

Learn more about how insurance works with testosterone replacement therapy, how you can get your levels tested, and what to do next.

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And stay away from boosters and supplements.

—Augie Galindo, PA-C

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(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C

(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C started his career in healthcare as a fireman/paramedic in West Texas where he served on the Midland Fire Department from 1998-2004.   He became interested in testosterone treatment after seeing how hormone replacement doctors helped those suffering from low testosterone.   After graduating from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program, he moved to DFW where he currently lives with his wife and three children.

4 Comments

  1. EDWARD HERBERT on 08/30/2016 at 8:29 am

    HELLO SIR,IAM A 29 YEAR OLD MALE FROM INDIA AND IVE BEEN HAVING SYMPTOMS OF IRREGULAR ERECTIONS AND SOMETIMES ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION BECAUSE OF WHICH I LOST CONSISTENCY IN DOING INTERCOURSE AND RECENTLY WHEN I VISITED A UROLOGIST HE DID TESTOSTERONE TESTS AND THE RESULT WAS QUITE LOW…AS THE TESTOSTERONE LEVEL(FREE) WAS 7.5 PG/ML AND ALSO MY VIT B 12 AND VITAMIN D3 LEVELS WERE ALSO LOW SO THE UROLOGIST HAS PRESCRIBED ME WEEKLY SHOTS OF TESTOSTERONE 250MG INJECTIONS ONCE A WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS.
    BUT MY QUESTION IS THAT MY SPERM COUNT IS GOOD ALTHOUGH MY
    TESTOSTERONE LEVEL IS LOW SO I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT HOW THINGS WILL GO COZ ME AND MY PARTNER ARE TRYING TO CONCEIVE AND WILL THIS TESTOSTERONE THERAPY REDUCE MY COUNT AND IF IT HAPPENS WHAT WILL BE THE SOLUTION coz i really want to conceive…is IUI an option ?

    • Augie Galindo on 09/03/2016 at 4:55 pm

      Edward,

      If your goal is to father a child, I would not recommend testosterone therapy in such a case; at least not at this time or in the way you are currently being managed. You may want to consult a fertility specialist.

      Best regards,
      Augie Galindo MPAS, PA-C
      Testosterone Centers of Texas | Founding Partner

  2. Yasser on 08/23/2017 at 11:47 pm

    I have taken a gnc supplement to boost my testosterone it says 3 pills I only take 1 and I will only take it for two months is it safe to use I am 44 years old testosterone level was 422

    • Augie Galindo on 08/31/2017 at 9:19 am

      Yasser,

      It is likely safe to use, but rather unlikely to actually impact your testosterone levels.

      Best regards,
      Augie Galindo MPAS, PA-C
      Testosterone Centers of Texas | Founding Partner

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