There’s no shortage of websites that will sell your testosterone supplements. But not a single one of them will tell you that you need to get your testosterone levels checked first. It’s an important step. Call it a rite of passage.
Hell, even if you don’t plan on taking a testosterone supplement, it’s good to know your numbers.
Because low-test levels can lead to a wide array of future problems.
Take for instance:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Zero sex drive
- Reduced bone mass (think osteoporosis)
- Hair loss and hair thinning
- Low semen volume
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increase in body fat (gynecomastia)
- Mood swings, emotional ups, and downs
- Problems sleeping
This is just a shortlist. And you can probably guess that supplement manufacturers make pills to tackle every single one of these issues. Proceed with caution there.
Many symptoms of low-T can be fixed by simply raising your test levels.
You don’t need a supplement for every single ailment.
It’s also increasingly sickening to see many publishers saying “Your testosterone levels don’t matter” and scoffing at the idea that you want to be a man in his prime. Disgusting. T-level numbers matter as much as BMI, weight, and how much you can deadlift. Ignore this soy-garbage that is plaguing these “woke” medical journals.
What’s a good testosterone level?
To keep it simple: anything close to 1,000 ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter).
But not everyone will have numbers like that naturally without putting in a lot of work.
Normal ranges are from 300-1000 and since every man is different, you could be just fine with a level of 500 as opposed to 900. Especially considering your lifestyle, eating choices, age, and activity levels.
Keep in mind, these are generalized numbers and definitely not medical advice. I’m a blogger for god sake.
How to get your testosterone levels checked
Did you know, can get your levels checked without having medical insurance? It’s true. In fact, you can do a lot without medical insurance.
So if you’re on the fence wondering how to get a blood panel done, luckily the free market has solutions.
PrivateMDLabs.com is a private lab that can provide a variety of blood panel work without the need to going to a Doc and pleading your case. Wham, bam, thank you, ma’am.
It really is that simple.
To get your Testosterone levels checked, head on over to this page here. You’ll see that they have a number of options and pricing available depending on what needs to be done with getting your testosterone levels checked.
We can’t “suggest” any specific test without consulting legal counsel, so if you have any questions just give them an old-fashioned phone call here: 1-877-283-7882.
WalkInLab.com is another great resource for getting blood panels done to check your T levels. Head over to this page here to have a look at their testosterone level blood panel options. Priced similarly to PrivateMDLabs, their choices are more tailored to getting your testosterone levels checked for TRT therapy. However, even if you’re not going on TRT, knowing your number just gives you a baseline on what direction to take.
Again, reach out to them if you have any questions about which way to go and your ultimate reason for getting your levels checked in the first place. Here’s their number: 1-800-539-6119.
This is a brief article, but in no doubt giving you a clear direction to checking your testosterone levels outside of your primary care physician. I would know. I’ve pleaded the case and been shut down more than once. It’s only resulted in me going the private route – as more and more folks are doing anyway… even with healthcare.
Drop a note if you have any other third-party private labs you’d like to see covered here. And if you have any general questions, leave a comment. But seriously, save the medical inquiries for these two labs mentioned here if you’re getting your testosterone levels checked through a third party.