[…] high T will improve your body composition with increased lipolysis and prevention of new fat cell creation. So there is benefit to optimizing your testosterone for weight loss.
HORMONE OPTIMIZATION / METABOLISM
TESTOSTERONE EITHER ACTIVATES ANDROGEN RECEPTORS IN ITS UNCHANGED FORM
or gets converted to 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and then binds to androgen receptors. Once bound, the receptor-hormone complex moves into the cell nucleus and binds to specific genes sequences on the cellular DNA called hormone response elements. This modifies the DNA transcription and synthesis of various proteins, thereby giving rise to the androgenergic effects exerted by testosterone. Testosterone may also be converted to the female sex hormone estradiol, the most important estrogen in female reproductive development and bone health.
Science has — without a shade of doubt — proven multiple times that energy deficit is the only REAL way to lose weight, irregardless of macronutrient ratios, or insulin, glycaemic index, gluten, or any other fad-trick-claim-scam-hype that’s out there.
Bottom line is that testosterone fluctuating in the normal subphysiological ranges isn’t going to get you lean if you are on a caloric surplus (although it slightly increases metabolic rate), but high T will improve your body composition with increased lipolysis and prevention of new fat cell creation. So there is benefit to optimizing your testosterone for weight loss.
Results suggest that administration of testosterone in moderate doses to middle-aged men lead to adaptations of the metabolism of adipose tissue expected to be followed by a diminution of this mass.
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