Testosterone injections are a very effective way of treating men with low testosterone, also known as Low-T. For men with Low-T, testosterone injections can have many positive physical, psychological, and emotional effects. But many people considering testosterone therapy wonder how soon will they see the effects of testosterone injections, and how long do the effects of testosterone injections last?
How long the effects of testosterone injections last depends on a few factors. Testosterone injections can be given in various forms. All are given as intramuscular injections. The most commonly prescribed form of injectable testosterone is testosterone cypionate. One of the reasons why this is the preferred form of prescription testosterone injections, is because testosterone cypionate tends to last longer in the body than some of the other forms such as testosterone propionate or testosterone enanthate. Generally speaking, testosterone cypionate injections last in the body for about 7 to 8 days.
There are other things that impact how long the effects of testosterone injections last, such as:
Your individual dosage
Regardless of the type of testosterone injections you take, or your individual physiology, you will see positive effects from testosterone injections. However, you must be patient as these effects take time to be achieved.
Why Does It Take Time for Testosterone Injections to Work?
Many people are under the mistaken impression that the reason it takes time for testosterone injections to work, is because it takes time to get your testosterone levels back “to normal.” That is simply not true. In fact, for men with low-T, a single testosterone injection could return the testosterone levels in the blood back to the normal range. The reason it takes time to get long-lasting results from testosterone injections, is because it takes time for your body to react to, and become accustomed to, the increased presence of testosterone in the system.
This is why testosterone injections are given over a course of months, usually for about six months for your first prescription. Also, in order to bring your hormones into their proper balance – a condition known as homeostasis – your testosterone injections will be titrated. Titration is the process of starting you out on the lowest possible effective dose of testosterone, and slowly increasing the dosage of your testosterone injections over the course of your therapy. This process also helps the effects of testosterone to last longer.
What Are the Effects of Testosterone Injections?
There are many positive, and long-lasting effects of testosterone injection therapy. The effects of testosterone injections can be broken down into physical effects, psychological effects, and emotional effects.
The psychological effects of testosterone injections can include:
Improved ability to solve complex problems
Improved self-esteem and self-image
The physical effects of testosterone injections can include:
Loss of fat
Gain of lean muscle mass
Improved sex life
The emotional effects of testosterone injections can include:
Less depression and anxiety
Each of these effects of testosterone therapy will occur over the course of your six month program of testosterone injections, with some occurring sooner than others. Generally speaking you will likely experience the physical effects of testosterone injections first – within the first 6 to 8 weeks of your testosterone therapy – with the psychological and emotional effects of testosterone injections occurring in the latter months.
The positive effects of testosterone injections are cumulative, so that by the end of your program of testosterone injections, you will feel much improved over the way you felt when you started your testosterone therapy.
What Are the Effects of Stopping Testosterone Injections?
In the weeks after you stop testosterone therapy, your body could experience some withdrawal like symptoms, however, we will continue to work with you long after you have taken you last testosterone injection, to ensure that any such withdrawal symptoms of stopping testosterone, are kept to a minimum. We will also be there after you have stopped taking your testosterone injections to help make sure that you get the longest lasting results possible from your testosterone injections.
After you have stopped taking testosterone injections, here are some things you can do to help make the positive results of testosterone therapy last longer.
Get regular exercise, particularly testosterone enhancing exercises such as weight training, or interval training.
Get enough sleep (7 – 9 hours).
Eat a healthy and nutritious diet.
Practice stress reduction techniques.
Reduce consumption of alcohol.
Also, after you stop taking your testosterone injections, in order to help your results last, you may also need to take daily nutritional supplements and vitamins that can help maintain your body’s ability to produce testosterone.
What Else Can I Do to Make the Effects of Testosterone Injections Last Longer?
You cannot make the positive effects of testosterone injections last any longer by taking your injections more often, or a larger dose than you have been prescribed. In fact, doing so could do a lot more harm to your body than good. However, one way that you can make the effects of testosterone therapy last longer is by carefully selecting where you get your prescription for testosterone injections.
While it is true that any licensed MD can write you a prescription for testosterone injections, who you get your testosterone from makes a difference. If you want to guarantee that you are going to get the longest lasting results possible from your testosterone injections, then you want to obtain your testosterone therapy from a facility that treats you as an individual.
We maximize the many positive effects of testosterone injections, by tailoring your dosage and how long you need to remain on testosterone, to your unique needs and overall goals. By treating everyone with their own customized treatment plan, we can guarantee that you will get the best, and longest lasting results from your testosterone injections.