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    1. remstation

      remstation Well-Known Member

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      So Im reading this months Mens Health and on pages 94-97, there is an article about John Robert, 34, an executive London investment banker.

      Long story short, John feels a bit stressed so finds a private medical clinic that diagnoses him with 'low test' (the article doesnt define what constitutes as low test but does mention how some docs are exploiting people due to testing in the eve when test is lowest etc). He then pays £2025 per year for TRT which makes him feel better; getting more sleep, feeling motivated at work and in the gym and even gaining some lean muscle. The article doesnt mention how much test he is injecting each week.

      The article mentions the possible side affects, but doesnt go into major detail and is making TRT (or at least injecting testosterone) sound like the absolute nuts!

      Here's my favourite quote:
      'The simple fact remains: administering a medically prescribed drug to boost your performance at work does not contravene the rules of most staff handbooks.'

      At the end of the article, John is asked if he will keep taking test. He reples; 'Yes. Im staying on it the rest of my life'.


      Is mens health actually promoting steroids as long as they arent directly linking their use to performance enhancement in the gym/in sport? They havent mentioned the word 'steroids' once but seem to be saying taking test is ok (if prescribed by a doctor out to make money from you). It doesnt mention that you would fail a drug test in sport etc if taking this.

      I just find it strange.
       
    2. baletki

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      Testosterone article in Mens Health (September)

      Its a medical prescribed treatment, think of it like a course of antibiotics for an infection. Prescribed by a doctor and its suddenly socially ok.

      If the guy had bought it from his mate Dave at the gym and was banging 1g a week then article would read different..
      You see it on the boards every day peoples perspectives on what is right or wrong, tbh its nice to see an article like that for a change rather than the normal you take test and your going to hell attitude
       
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      Testosterone article in Mens Health (September)

      There's a difference between taking a prescribed drug to combat a medically diagnosed condition and taking a drug to enhance aspects of a presumably healthy individual.
       
    4. Raleoxilevz

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      Testosterone article in Mens Health (September)

      I understand that but the article doesnt really go into that side of things. It doesnt state what classes as low test and pretty much gives the impression any one could go to a clinic and get TRT as the docs want to make money. It states in the article that if amount of people undergoing TRT continues to increase at this rate, 'there will be a thorough investigation. At that point, practitioners will need to explain what they are doing'. It doesnt seem like a regulated industry and that doctors have found a way to make money by prescribing steroids.
       
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      Testosterone article in Mens Health (September)

      edited ignore this haha
       
    6. Canellesao

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      Testosterone article in Mens Health (September)

      Well, if they have the money people probably can. There will always be clinic who bend the rules for profit. Same with plastic surgery and transplants most likely. Also Mens Health articles don't tend to be the most balanced and well written pieces of literature ime
       
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      You can get away with the drug test because you won't have an elevated test level. trt tries to mimic natural test levels.
       
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      Testosterone article in Mens Health (September)

      Very true. I was just surprised the article was in there and supported the use of testosterone by putting a spin on it by improving 'performance at work', which apparently is fine.
       
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      Testosterone article in Mens Health (September)

      But there's very few people in the real world ever get tested for testosterone surely...
       
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      Testosterone article in Mens Health (September)

      I tried to look on TRT clinic websites but none gave any info as to how much they give you to inject. The guy in the article put on two stone of lean muscle in a year... Although this could be done naturally, Im sure higher levels of test may have helped.
       

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