Supplements Side Effects

T Supplements Side Effects

For those who use testosterone supplements, their overall effect on the body can be quite dramatic when combined with an exercise program and eating the proper diet. However, as with any type of supplements there is the possibility of side effects which will need to be taken into account before you start adding supplements to your daily routine.

The good news is that the side effects of testosterone supplements, particularly the ones that simply boost your own body’s production of the hormone are nearly non-existent. For most men, the proper taking of the supplements under a doctor’s instruction or when using natural products to boost hormone levels will not result in any noticeable side effects.

However, there is the possibility in a very small number of people that there will be side effects. It should be noted that they are generally very mild in nature and reversible when stopped.

Acne: This is arguably the most common of the side effects and often happens in younger men who are taking testosterone supplements. The acne and oily skin can be treated with skin care products or the supplements may be discontinued which will reverse the process and clear up the acne. However, in older men the acne may be less noticeable.

Enlargement of Breast Tissue: Men do have breast tissue, although in considerably smaller amounts that in women. However, another common side effect is that these tissues become enlarged when taking testosterone supplements. Exercising the muscles under the breast tissue may burn away some of the fat, but surgery is an option where they can be removed.

Heart Attack & Stroke: Again, such cases are rare and some are only tenuously linked to increased levels of testosterone. However, if you have a family history of heart disease or have had a heart attack or stroke before, then you definitely want to talk to your doctor about using these supplements.

Mood Swings: Much like some people who have taken steroids, there have been a few cases of unexplained mood swings that may occur when using the supplements. Such cases occur when the testosterone levels are boosted quickly or in a manner that is higher than what a man may normally experience. However, this is rare and can be quickly identified.

Sleep Apnea: There have been a few cases of sleep apnea developing where the person stops breathing during their sleep. This can be a dangerous condition that has increased snoring as one of its symptoms. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, then you should speak to your doctor and perhaps stop the supplements.

It cannot be stressed enough that these side effects affect only a small percentage of those who take them. However, it is always important to talk to your doctor when you take any type of supplement as it might affect the medications you take or there might be something in your medical history that may preclude taking testosterone supplements.

For most men, testosterone supplements are safe and very effective providing much needed benefits to men who enjoy a greater ability to lose weight, increased sex drive and a number of other benefits.