Aging. We are all doing it. It cannot be stopped. But that doesn’t mean you have to slow down and it doesn’t mean that you have to throw your fitness goals out the window. If you are in your 30’s and beyond, you may have noticed that you’re not moving the same way you did in your 20’s. You don’t have as much energy. It’s natural for both men and women to feel that way. Why? Hormones. More specifically, a decrease in hormones.
When your hormone levels start to drop off, you are likely to experience:
- Decreased energy levels
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Decreased muscle mass
- Slower recovery times
- Increased time required to heal
Even if you’ve been athletic and fit throughout your entire life, you may feel a mental and physical shift that you just can’t shake. You just don’t feel like doing anything. Or maybe it’s not that extreme for you. Maybe you just have to work twice as hard to get the same results. Or you aren’t able to maintain the level of fitness that you are used to.
Either way, it’s time to get some lab work done to check your hormone levels and start talking to your doctor about hormone optimization. If you’re about to click away from this article because you’ve already been on a course of treatment with your primary care physician, and it’s not effectively taking you to the next fitness level, scroll down. We wrote a section just for you. If this is your first introduction to hormone optimization, then keep on reading!
Hormone optimization isn’t just for menopausal women or people who are in transition. It is useful to anyone who has a hormonal imbalance. Your body produces 50 different hormones. These hormones affect every system in your body. They all rely on each other, so if one is off, then the rest can get thrown off too. When that happens, a provider can check your labs. See what levels are too low, and replace or boost those hormones using synthetic or bio-identical ones. Hormone optimization can be administered using pills, creams, pellets, or injections.
Hormones and Fitness
Studies have found that hormone optimization improves muscle tone, reduces fat mass, and increases lean body mass when combined with physical activity in naturally active postmenopausal women. If that’s the case, imagine what it can do for someone who has a more aggressive fitness approach.
Combining hormone optimization with physical activity can take your exercise results to the next level. You won’t just feel good—you’ll feel great! When your hormones are optimized, you will experience more energy, which is exactly what you need to keep you charging after your fitness goals.
When you follow a customized hormone optimization plan, you can expect:
- Increased fat burn
- Improved muscle generation
- Properly regulated blood sugar levels
- Boosted immunity
Hormones also dictate what your body does with food. That means that fixing hormone balance equals effortless weight loss. Did we mention better sex? Hormone optimization combined with exercise can raise the level of neurotransmitters and love-happy hormones to heighten sexual desire and pleasure.
Hormones We Use in Our Hormone Optimization Protocols
Oxytocin and Testosterone are the two main hormones that we include in our hormone optimization tracks.
The benefits of Oxytocin are numerous. It is often called the chemical of love because the body releases it in very small amounts when hugging or cuddling and larger amounts during an orgasm. Taking Oxytocin as an enhancement causes genital nerves to fire spontaneously, which leads to better orgasms and a heightened sexual experience overall. Other benefits of Oxytocin include a reduction in cravings, reduced stress, improved wound healing, and improved immune response.
Testosterone is an anabolic hormone that is produced primarily in the testicles in men and in the ovaries in women. Both men and women need it, and both men and women can benefit from hormone optimization that use it.
Testosterone helps maintain:
- Bone density
- Fat distribution
- Muscle strength and mass
- Facial and body hair
- Red blood cell production
- Sex drive
- Sperm production
As we age, the levels of this essential hormone decline due to several reasons and lead to many metabolic and psychological disorders. A wellness-based preventive approach taken by most anti-aging healthcare practitioners is useful in minimizing such disorders/conditions
I’ve Been on Hormone Optimization for a While Now, and I’m Not Getting Results
If you’ve already identified a hormonal imbalance and have sought treatment, this section is for you. Your primary care physician or HRT Center may have your best interests at heart, but they aren’t fitness specialists. That’s why you are getting lackluster results from the HRT program that they have prescribed. Most primary care physicians and HRT centers focus on getting you “back to normal.” Normal is okay, but if you want to feel better than “normal,”- then it’s time to work with a company specializing in treating people who expect high-performance results.
At Elite Wellness and Anti-Aging online, we don’t just want you to feel better— we want you to feel great and perform at your best! We don’t just do hormone optimization. We create specialized protocols that combine hormones with steroids, peptides, and other medications that are guaranteed to launch you to your next fitness goals and beyond. Our customized plans and formulas will help you reach your ideal goals and performance levels so you can experience the vitality and vigor you desire. From body recomposition and weight management to libido and sexual performance, we want to help you reach the next level!
With a little help from us, we know you’ve got what it takes to achieve the highest possible level of performance. Check out our protocols and reach out for a virtual consultation! We’ll ship everything you need right to your doorstep!