Clinical research has shown that short periods of moderate exercise, often 60 minutes or less, help to boost androgen levels temporarily in the body. However, over-training the body can cause long term decline in several hormones in the body, including testosterone, cortisol , progesterone, estradiol , and even powerful pro-hormone , Vitamin D.
A surprising find is that athletes have a prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, despite the fact they can spend a lot of time outside training.
BHRT and Vitamin D supplementation have been shown to reduce the risk of adrenal burnout and hormone depletion by up to 75% in adults exercising moderately at least three times weekly!
Replacing these hormones once depleted can significantly improve athletic performance and recovery. All natural , bio-identical hormone replacement is available in many forms, including creams, sublingual troches, and sub-dermal pellets. Pellets offer a long term , consistent 24/7 delivery rate that is ideal for athletes due to the method of delivery. Once placed into the subcutaneous tissue under the skin, pellets are then absorbed by blood flow and cardio metabolic output. This means that when a patient is more active, more of the hormone is being released. When the patient is more sedentary, less of the hormone is being released. This form of delivery is the only long term consistent delivery of bio-identical testosterone replacement available for the treatment of sub-optimal testosterone in both men and women.
If over-training is depleting your hormone and vitamin d levels, here are some of the signs and symptoms you may be experiencing:
Low Libido/Poor Sexual Performance
Anxiety/ Mood Swings/ Depression
Lack of Ability to Perform Athletic Tasks
Difficulty with Athletic Recovery/ Longer Recovery Periods
Frequent Colds/ Infections/ Viral Illnesses
Dry Skin and Nails
If you are experiencing these symptoms, and are exercising moderately to heavily more than 3-4 times per week, a consultation with a medical provider and a simple blood test could help you determine if you would be a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or vitamin d replacement via oral ultra potency or injections. Often times once starting therapy, patients notice that symptoms have improved within a matter of days to weeks, and they can achieve greater athletic performance than prior to starting therapy.
Reference : ZRT Laboratories