Does Testosterone Make You Gain Weight?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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Does testosterone make you gain weight? Research studies have shown that people that are testosterone deficient tend to gain more fat easily than their peers. So, it is the opposite that testosterone can help with fat loss or belly fat as opposed to someone who is testosterone deficient. If you have normal levels of testosterone or higher levels, you can gain more lean muscle mass and the result of that is a faster metabolism.

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The more lean muscle mass you have the faster the metabolism you will have. Research studies on an average show that obese men have 30% lower testosterone levels than those who are of normal weight. Research study shows that more than 70% of morbidly obese men suffer from testosterone deficiency.

There are some professional bodybuilders and athletes that resort  to anabolic steroids in increasing their testosterone levels beyond normal range. With the goal of increasing a significant amount of lean muscle mass. Some of the side effects of this are aggressive behavior, heart failure, liver problems, sexual dysfunction.

Testosterone replacement therapy, trt is healthy if the goal is to increase your testosterone to normal healthy levels. Testosterone treatment can be administered via injection, skin patch, cream, or supplement.

There was a 56 a week study in obese men that took testosterone replacement therapy in injections. And the injections showed that the group improved their weight loss by 6.4 pounds than the group that didn’t receive any treatment.

The testosterone replacement group lost weight and improved muscle gain. One of the best ways to detect your testosterone levels is through a blood test.

Some of things you can do to improve testosterone levels if they are low are:

  • Take Vitamin D Supplements
  • Strength training
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Take your zinc.
  • Reduce and minimize stress.

“Research studies have shown that people that are testosterone deficient tend to gain more fat easily than their peers.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is if you are testosterone deficient you could be at high risk of gaining weight. Your metabolism may not be at its optimal level because of this.

Some of the natural ways to improve low testosterone levels are strength training, getting enough sleep, taking Vitamin D supplements, and reducing and minimizing stress.

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