Optimizing Hormones to Increase Your Physical Performance and Sexual Drive

While the subjects of physical performance and sexual drive may seem like they have nothing to do with one another. But if you understand the way the body works, you know that they are very closely related. In large part our bodies are run by tiny, but powerful chemicals called hormones. Hormones are produced by endocrine glands. Hormones signal our bodies to perform and regulate certain critical metabolic functions.

Some of the most powerful hormones in our body are our sex hormones (Estrogen and Progesterone in women, and Testosterone in men). Each of these hormones is typically associated with the “feminine” and “masculine” qualities that a human may possess. But the full spectrum of what these hormones cause goes far beyond facial hair and lower-pitched voices.

What Are Hormones?

Hormones are chemicals produced by various glands and systems that send signals to communicate with other parts of our body through our bloodstream. Scientists have identified over 50 different hormones present in the human body that control or affect things, including:

  • Metabolism
  • Thermoregulation (ability to control our internal temperature)
  • Homeostasis (keeping our body in balance)
  • Growth and development
  • Puberty
  • Sexual function and drives
  • Reproduction
  • Sleeping and waking cycle (circadian rhythm)
  • Mood

While the volume of hormones is small when compared to the volume of blood or oxygen that our body contains, these tiny chemical signals can have a profound effect on the way our body works. When these hormones are even out of balance by a little bit, they can cause dramatic negative changes.

Some hormones, such as Pregnenolone, are known as precursor hormones. These hormones are the “steppingstones” to initiating various metabolic processes in the body. Precursor hormones signal other glands or systems in our body to produce and excrete their own hormones. Because some of these hormones may lead to multiple processes and functions (like Testosterone and Estrogen), it’s not hard to imagine how troublesome it could be if they were out of balance.

How Do Sex Hormone Imbalances Affect Us?

After we reach puberty, one of the strongest instinctual urges in humans is to reproduce. This is nature’s way to ensure that any species promulgate. It drives its members to reproduce and keep the species going forward in numbers throughout generations.

As we age, the levels of sex hormones in both men and women naturally begin to decline. Somewhere between our 20s and 30s, men begin to produce less Testosterone, and women begin to decrease their levels of Estrogen. The reduction in these hormones leads to what we typically see as the “natural process of aging.” We begin to slow down, become more forgetful, have lower levels of energy, and have decreased sexual desire or libido.

Unfortunately, Western societies have found that both men and women are often seeing their levels of these crucial sex hormones declining much earlier than they should or decreasing faster than they should. The effects on men and women are different:

Symptoms of Low Estrogen Levels in Women

  • Decreased sexual drive
  • Painful intercourse
  • Gain of belly fat
  • Irregular or no menstruation
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Headaches before or during menstruation
  • Moodiness and irritability

Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men

  • Low sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced lean muscle mass
  • Irritability
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Depression, a loss of confidence or sense of self-worth
  • Increased weight and fat gain
  • Memory loss

How Do Hormones Affect Sexual Drive?

Most people explain a loss in sexual drive as we age as simply “the process of getting older.” But it really has little to do with our age. The reason that we begin to lose our sexual drive as we age is that our sexual hormones (Testosterone and Estrogen) are declining. As the primary generators of our sexual drives, reductions of these hormones often result in a loss of sexual drive.

Thankfully, MixMyRx have made safe and effective Hormone Replacement Therapy for reduced sex hormone levels fast, simple, and affordable. At MixMyRx, you can seek treatment if you feel that a hormonal imbalance has reduced your sexual drive.

How Do Hormones Affect Physical Performance?

Along with our sexual drives, Testosterone plays an important role in many of the attributes that lead to our physical performance. Testosterone leads both physical and mental developments that occur in young men during puberty. Testosterone promotes attributes such as lean muscle mass, metabolism, energy levels, mental clarity, and recovery time.

As men age and their Testosterone levels begin to drop, usually around their 20s to 30s. Their ability to perform physically also begins to decline. It is during this period that men will typically gain weight (especially around the midsection), lose muscle mass, lose hair on their head but gain hair on their back, and begin to lose focus. They may even begin to lose mental clarity, have trouble concentrating and may become more forgetful and agitated.

Together with the sexual drive, this process is driven more by the reduction in Testosterone levels than it is by simply aging. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) has been extremely effective at reversing many of these losses of physical performance in men. MixMyRx can help you get on the path to reclaiming your days of peak athleticism.

Membership Benefits with MixMyRx

Aging and dealing with hormone imbalances, reduced physical performance and low sex drive can be difficult enough to manage. So, at MixMyRx we make the treatment aspect of Hormone Replacement Therapy as simple as possible. Some of the many benefits of becoming a member of MixMyRx are:

  • Up to 80% discount on some medications
  • Standardized pricing of either $19 or $29 (depending upon the medications)
  • Easy access to counseling for your prescription
  • Access to a wide variety of pet medications and veterinary prescriptions
  • Access to most common generic medications
  • Access to a team of experienced clinical physicians, with may specializing in Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • A fast, nationwide mailing service that delivers your prescriptions directly to you

Don’t allow age, hormonal imbalances, reduced physical performance and low sex drive to slow you down or spoil your Golden Years. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of hormone imbalance, become a member of MixMyRx to gain access to all these benefits. Get on the path to reclaiming your life!

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