Page 4 of 4
WHAT DOES TESTOSTERONE DO? Testosterone is an important hormone for muscles. It:
- Maintains heart muscle protein synthesis
- Promotes coronary artery dilation, & therefore improves blood flow to the heart
- stimulates the production of red blood cells
- Maintains a positive balance of Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, & Nitrogen in the bone (thereby promoting and supporting bone health)
- Increases the incorporation of amino acids & protein synthesis in muscles, liver, & kidneys, thus stimulating their growth & metabolism.
- Increases the breakdown of fat, while decreasing the breakdown of amino acids.
- Increases basal metabolism
- Regulates oxidation.
- Increases creatine storage (a muscle & digestive tonic) & decreases loss of creatine in the urine.
- Effects new RNA synthesis & the DNA template in the nucleus.
- Increases cell division in certain tissues (if you have a prostate cancer cell in your prostate, this is a bad thing)
- Essential for reproduction & maintenance of male sexual characteristics (like beard and body hair growth), organs & behavior