What is Testosterone?

Natural testosterone is a term used to describe the hormone testosterone that is naturally produced by the testes and ovaries of humans and animals.

Both sexes produce testosterone. Men produce far greater quantities of testosterone than women. The amount secreted by women is small and it does not have a strong masculising effect.

This hormone in its pure form is not produced anywhere in the plant kingdom.

Testosterone, or rather the effects of it, have long been recognized as exerting a significant effect on the human body.

For centuries the testes have been identified as the primary source of this hormone production in men. With the advent of pharmaceutical chemistry, pure testosterone was first manufactured synthetically in the late 1930′s.

Today, this natural hormone and synthetic analogues with the same characteristics are manufactured for pharmaceutical purposes from soya and wild yam substrates.

Testosterone is classified as an androgen. Androgens are a group of hormones that control masculine sex characteristics. They play a role in maintenance of systemic anabolic effects, particularly metabolism of salts, fluid balance and bone growth.Also, it has significant effects on libido, mood and depression.

Both sexes produce testosterone. Men produce far greater quantities of it than women. The amount secreted by women is small and it does not have a strong masculinity effect.

It  is also crucial for the development and maintenance of the male sex organs and the male secondary sex characteristics. These include muscle bulk, facial and axillary hair, changes in fat distribution and deepened voice.

It also produces systemic anabolic effects which include retention of nitrogen, calcium, sodium, potassium, chloride and phosphate. This leads to an increase in water retention and bone growth.It can also makes the skin more vascular and less fatty.