Sep 13, 2021
Testosterone. The obsession of the lifting world. Previously on Iron Culture, we’ve had Roundtables on PEDs (taking supraphysiological levels of testosterone, synthetic testosterone, and other performance-enhancing drugs), and we’ve had experts on to discuss the history of PEDs, their long term effects, and how they are tested for in sport. But today, we have Dr. Ben House back on the podcast to talk specifically about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in a clinical setting…and well, the *wink wink nudge nudge* common practice of not so clinical usage of TRT. It’s hard to get good information on this topic, some claim TRT is just as innocuous as taking creatine, and the number of men who hop on TRT in middle and old age has skyrocketed in recent times. But do you know what also has skyrocketed? The number of men who stop taking TRT within a year of starting. Some studies suggest 8-9 out of 10 men will cease TRT, despite claims it’s a fountain of youth without side effects. But why? Join us today for a deep dive on this topic to learn what really seems to be going on.