Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Alpine, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Alpine, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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Patrick Mahomes “jumped” at the the chance to invest in a Formula One team when he was asked to join a group of celebrity backers behind the Alpine team.The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, along with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, golfer Rory McIlroy and former heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua, were among a group of top sports names announced Tuesday as joining the Otro Capital investment.“I think everybody can see the appeal,” Mahomes said Wednesday. “I’ve been able to get to a coup...
Patrick Mahomes “jumped” at the the chance to invest in a Formula One team when he was asked to join a group of celebrity backers behind the Alpine team.
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, along with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, golfer Rory McIlroy and former heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua, were among a group of top sports names announced Tuesday as joining the Otro Capital investment.
“I think everybody can see the appeal,” Mahomes said Wednesday. “I’ve been able to get to a couple of races now, seeing the environment, you see 'Drive To Survive' on Netflix and how competitive it is. We were able to go to some of those races and get a little stake in the game."
The F1 season resumes this week at the United States Grand Prix in Austin. Max Verstappen and Red Bull already have clinched the driver and team championships this season.
This week's announcement about celebrity investors is just the latest from Otro Capital.
In June, the group announced a $218 million investment from a group that includes Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Those two had completed a $2.5 million takeover of Welsh soccer team Wrexham in November 2020. The club was thrust into the global spotlight because of its A-list owners and it later secured promotion to English soccer's fourth division.
The announcement of sports figure investors did not say how much money the athletes had put in.
“They came to us with the opportunity. I jumped at it. I'm excited for it, having (Kelce) with me. It'll be cool to see some of the events, maybe some of the other races other than Miami," Mahomes said.
Asked if he thinks it could buy him a chance drive an F1 car some time, Mahomes said: “I don't know if that's in my contract. I know (Chiefs general manager Brett) Veach is a big F1 guy. Maybe he'll let me cruise around the track once but those cars are a lot of money. I don't know if they'll let me do that.”
Alpine is currently sixth in the team standings, and French drivers Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon are 11th and 12th in the drivers standings, respectively, with five races left.
“Passion for excellence on the golf course has led me to admire the same pursuit in Formula 1," McIlroy said. "Partnering with Otro Capital in Alpine F1 is an exhilarating venture that unites my love for sports, competition, and the relentless drive to be the best.”
AP Sports Writer Dave Skretta in Kansas City, Missouri, contributed to this report.
It’s going to snow in Tampa Bay this year! Not really, but we can get a taste of the winter season at Florida’s snow park, Snowcat Ridge – an Alpine Snow Park. The venue is now selling tickets for its fourth season which officially begins on November 17 at 27839 Saint Joe Road.The one-of-a-kind alpine snow park – Snowcat Ridge – features a massive snow tubing hill, Alpine Village, and a ten thousand square foot snow play d...
It’s going to snow in Tampa Bay this year! Not really, but we can get a taste of the winter season at Florida’s snow park, Snowcat Ridge – an Alpine Snow Park. The venue is now selling tickets for its fourth season which officially begins on November 17 at 27839 Saint Joe Road.
The one-of-a-kind alpine snow park – Snowcat Ridge – features a massive snow tubing hill, Alpine Village, and a ten thousand square foot snow play dome. There’s also an igloo space to unwind with a drink and some good eats.
Snowcat Ridge includes a 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, along with a magic carpet lift that will whisk riders and their snow tubes to the top of the hill. Guests will be provided with single, tandem, and 6-person family tubes to slide down the snow-covered slope.
“Our team has been working very hard over the last few years to bring our alpine snow park to reality,” said Benjamin Nagengast, CEO of Snowcat Ridge. “Snowcat Ridge will be unlike anything anyone has seen before in the Sunshine State and we are incredibly excited to unveil our vision for the new alpine snow park today.”
There’s going to be REAL SNOW inside of the snow dome. Guests can build snowmen and snow castles inside. The snow dome will also include a child-sized snow hill for younger guests.
“Some folks think it’s impossible to experience snow tubing and the joy of snow in Florida, but our team is all about making the impossible, possible,” says Mark Bremer, Creative Director of Snowcat Ridge. “The new alpine snow park will be unique in all regards and our team is thrilled to be launching in November.”
Snowcat Ridge will also feature a magical light show during the evenings on both the snow hill and inside of the snow dome. It’s a winter wonderland, y’all. Snowcat Ridge is located at 27839 Saint Joe Road in Dade City. You can find more information on Snowcat Ridge’s website.
This season will also include a large outdoor skating rink. The Crystal Ribbon is an outdoor ice skating ribbon and beginner oval. Ice skating is the quintessential winter pastime and now you can enjoy it right at Snowcat Ridge. Lace-up your skates and get ready to glide across the ice under Florida’s sunny skies during the day and under our magical music and light show at night.
The park will open on November 17, 2023, and remain open through February 25, 2024.
Alpine 4 Holdings Inc subsidiary Identified Technologies said that after receiving inquiries from several shareholders, it would like to clarify that its contract for the Everglades Restoration Project in Florida is “through a prime contractor, as opposed to directly with the Army Corps of Engineers”.The Everglades Restoration Project is one of the largest water management projects in the country, according to Alpine 4.“The Identified software platform is being deployed to help manage construction for a multin...
Alpine 4 Holdings Inc subsidiary Identified Technologies said that after receiving inquiries from several shareholders, it would like to clarify that its contract for the Everglades Restoration Project in Florida is “through a prime contractor, as opposed to directly with the Army Corps of Engineers”.
The Everglades Restoration Project is one of the largest water management projects in the country, according to Alpine 4.
“The Identified software platform is being deployed to help manage construction for a multinational contractor and keep federal, state, and county project stakeholders aligned with one another,” said the company.
The Everglades restoration project involves a 16-mile sand embarkment dam, a 10-acre reservoir, a perimeter canal and multiple water control structures.
In a statement, Identified Technologies President Dick Zhang said: "After receiving some inquires, I want to give more clarity around my statements from a few weeks ago. Our work is contracted with the C43 Water Management Builders, referenced above and in the original press release as the ‘multinational contractor’.”
“The C43 Reservoir is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), launched in 2001 and jointly funded by the federal government and the state of Florida through the US Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District. Our work on this vast landscape showcases our ability to deliver data analysis and accuracy on an unprecedented scale. I am humbled that our team is able to contribute to a project with such reach.”
Zhang added that the restoration plan will have “positive impacts” in the “community, the ecosystem, the seafood industry, and hundreds of miles of Florida's coastline".
Meanwhile, Alpine 4 CEO Kent Wilson added: "While the merits of this work have not changed, nor should the work that Dick and his team are doing be diminished, we felt it was best to clarify this information to the public. As always, we value our shareholders and look forward to completing this project."
Identified Technologies currently resides in the A4 Aerospace portfolio as both a Driver and Facilitator from Alpine 4's DSF business model of Drivers, Stabilizers, and Facilitators.
Identified provides 2D data, 3D volumetrics, and orthomosaics, as built versus planned comparisons, as well as progress and cost forecasting and change detection for industrial clientele. Identified helps firms including Lane Construction, Vulcan Materials, Granite Construction and PJ Dick with the ability to map highways, mines, and landfills in near real-time.
Phoenix-based Alpine 4 Holdings acquires and develops a broad range of innovative companies. The holding company’s acquisition strategy looks at existing smaller, middle-market operating companies with revenues of $5 million to $50 million. It recently entered the commercial drone market with two major acquisitions.
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Miami, FL— Grower, shipper, and marketers Alpine Fresh and Procacci Brothers joined forces to host a charity golf tournament in Doral, Florida, to benefit Metavivor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The tournament, organized by Mike Kelly and Gabby Procacci, honored Kerry O’ridoan, the daughter of a dear friend and colleague who lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer in April of 2022 at 31 years old.Participants played the famed &ld...
Miami, FL— Grower, shipper, and marketers Alpine Fresh and Procacci Brothers joined forces to host a charity golf tournament in Doral, Florida, to benefit Metavivor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The tournament, organized by Mike Kelly and Gabby Procacci, honored Kerry O’ridoan, the daughter of a dear friend and colleague who lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer in April of 2022 at 31 years old.
Participants played the famed “Blue Monster,” challenging their golf skills while helping to raise over $150,000.00 for Metavivor.
“We were so pleased to sell out our inaugural tournament for such a great cause,” says Jose Sanchez, President of Alpine Fresh.
Each year, 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer. Six to ten percent of these diagnoses are metastatic, or stage IV, and approximately another 30% of breast cancer patients develop metastatic breast cancer. Although 30% of all breast cancer patients will metastasize, only 2-5% of research funding goes to metastatic breast cancer.
METAvivor funds MBC research through a scientific peer-review process, with 100% of its donations going towards research grants. Their mission is to transition metastatic breast cancer from a terminal diagnosis to a chronic, manageable disease with a decent quality of life.
“What a pleasure to spend time with friends and family for a cause close to me,” says J.M. Procacci of Procacci Brothers. “We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”
To find out more information and support METAvivor, please visit www.metavivor.org.
Alpine Fresh® is a grower, shipper, and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables headquartered in Miami, FL. Alpine Fresh specializes in seven major commodities – asparagus, French beans, Brussel sprouts, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and fresh cuts. Our mission is to bring fresh agricultural products from our farms to the world, in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible, while maintaining the highest quality standards in the industry. www.alpinefresh.com
From our humble beginning in the Procacci Family basement back in 1948, to our current position as the Leader in the Field within the North American Produce Industry, Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation has excelled in growing and strengthening the businesses of our customers. Through our robust network of organic and conventional growers, we provide our customers with comprehensive sourcing solutions for premium fruits, vegetables, tropical & specialty produce and floral items. Whatever your need – from private labeling to local produce items to direct-store-delivery (DSD) – Procacci Brothers is equipped to provide customers of all types and sizes with the freshest, safest and best tasting produce. For more information on our wholesale produce/distribution operations please visit www.procaccibrothers.com .
Several people have shared messages about how excited they are to see the new fishing dock at Alpine Groves Park. It has been a long time coming and I know we will get a great deal of use from having it. Although it is not yet officially open to the public (it has not had the final walk- through yet), I will certainly let everyone know as soon as that happens. In fact, I plan on being on hand the first Saturday morning after it is opened to pass out some fishing goodies.Knowing that Florida holds the title of "Fish...
Several people have shared messages about how excited they are to see the new fishing dock at Alpine Groves Park. It has been a long time coming and I know we will get a great deal of use from having it. Although it is not yet officially open to the public (it has not had the final walk- through yet), I will certainly let everyone know as soon as that happens. In fact, I plan on being on hand the first Saturday morning after it is opened to pass out some fishing goodies.
Knowing that Florida holds the title of "Fishing Capital of the World" leads me to believe that anyone interested in fishing is living a dream come true. Florida is said to have 7,700 lakes and approximately 10,500 miles of rivers and streams from which to fish. If you are missing out, there is definitely something wrong.
According to statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, more than 1.1 million anglers visit Florida each year. This adds to the economy and the good fishing adds to the enjoyment of those visitors. Of course, it is necessary for those fishing in Florida or any other state to follow state regulations. To find out about freshwater fishing rules here, go to MyFWC.com. We are located in the Northeast Region and out regional office is in Ocala.
On another front, a good friend shared some pears with us recently (thanks, Doris). If you are not native to the area, you may not know about this kind of pear. It is much different than the Bartlett. It is hard and the shape is round like a softball. The pears are usually called sand pears or hard pears, but the true name is Keiffer. Two things contribute to the common names. One is that these trees grow well in sandy soil such as that found in the south. Another is that the flesh of these pears sometimes has a sandy texture.
This year, however, the pears have had a lot of rain and they are full of juice and are smooth. No matter how mature they get, they remain hard. They can be used in many sweet or savory recipes. The fruit is delicious when used in the same way as an apple for pies, tarts or other pastries. They can also be used to make pear honey or pear relish.