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hAVE HAD A VERY LOW TESTORONE LEVEL FOR YEARS.

Took [synthetic injections for 8 months but reading went lower. Dose doubled for another few months reading dropped further. Took jel for another 6 months readings continued to get lower.

A herbalist is suggesting I try MACA.  
What is your opinion.
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I am 56. Recent testosterone count 483. Count too high for testosterone therapy. My sex drive was very low, "just didn't care" and no night time erections. I avoided having sex with my wife.  Soft erections that I and my wife worked on...got hard and had good sex. A cousin suggested Maca root. I have been taking raw powdered Maca root for 30 days. Its has done wonders. Several erections during the night, morning wood, fast response time to full super hard erection, I'm more adventurous knowing I will stay hard. Energy is through the roof, no need for afternoon nap, memory is back to sharp, adding muscle. After 16 years of marriage of great sex (till the last 3 yrs) ....Recently my wife said after great sex, "Wow that was one of our best top 10."  I highly recommend Maca root. All the claims of the health benefits are true.
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Because DHEA has so many beneficial effects of its own, everyone over age 50 should have a DHEA blood level exam done at some point. If the level is low, you should supplement with 10 mg. of DHEA and get tested again in about three weeks. If it is still low, increase the dose by another 10 mg. and get tested again. Once it is back in the normal range, stop there since excessive use of higher doses can lead to problems.
It is also vital that you check your levels of testosterone, which is an important substance for a variety of reasons. Make sure you get tested for both free and bound testosterone.
most men now know that riding a bicycle with a narrow seat can also lead to
impotence — as a result of pressure on the blood vessels mentioned above.
Meanwhile, there are also certain supplements that improve blood flow to the penis.
These include arginine, aged garlic extract, Ginkgo biloba and vinpocetine. Arginine works by dilating the arteries through which blood flows into the penis. But unfortunately it also feeds cancers. So if you have cancer or have suffered with it in the past, I would not take supplements with arginine.
Another useful remedy that has been around a while is vitamin E — and it really does work in a lot of men. Pure vitamin E, such as the type found in Unique-E, is best because it contains no harmful omega-6 fats and has all the subtypes of vitamin E.
Usually 400 to 1,000 IU a day will enhance desire and improve erectile function — and for some, the improvement can be quite dramatic
One alternative to testosterone is the supplement acetyl-L-carnitine or L-carnitine.
A recent study found that elderly men who regularly used this natural substance saw their
erectile dysfunction significantly improve — without the complications common to testosterone use.
Take 1,000 mg. of L-carnitine plus 50 mg. of R-lipoic acid twice a day. Take the
L-carnitine on an empty stomach 45 minutes before a meal, and ingest the R-lipoic acid with a meal.
Beta-sitosterol has also been shown to stimulate desire in some men and improve erectile function. This compound is extracted from plants and has been extremely useful in cases of prostate enlargement.
Saw Palmetto and pygeum also improve urinary flow in cases of prostate enlargement and have been shown to improve sexual function in both men and women.
Supplements to Boost Male Sexual Function:
Arginine, Aged garlic extract, Gingko biloba,  Vinpocetine,  Vitamin E, Horny goat weed,
Wild yam,  Androstendione,  Beta-sitosterol,  L-carnitine,  R-lipoic acid, Saw Palmetto,
Pygeum
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In June 2003 I had a major surgery to remove a carotid body tumor--located in the "Y" of the carotid artery in my left neck. It was the size of a pop can and not visible from looking at me.. I was 283 pounds, thought I had a fat neck.  The Mayo doctors worked a long time to remove it as it was affecting my speech, breathing. I have several complications, with the 39 units of blood and fluids, my eye sight was damages..20/20  to less than 20% field of vision, PEG feeding tube, I can not swallow anything, must spit out salvia. I dropped to 166 pounds//big boned and 6-1 tall My first doctor gave me anit-depressants  first Celexa and then added Wellbutrin..Two years ago he upped so I was taking 100 mg total a day.  [I was not taking charge of my health care] I was weak, stumbling, dizzy spells and didn't care to do anything. Gradually over the last 2 years, my Sex life/drive was non-existent.
This fall my new doctor and I decided to cut out the Celexa and Wellbutrin entirely.  I started using raw goat's milk in my slurries that I shot in my tube. Now I also puree' cans of Asparghus, Spinach, Turnip Greens, Carrots to add veggies. For the 7 1/2 yrs I have used cooked oatmeal, soft fruits and lots of raw eggs for protein [we have our own hens for fresh- clean eggs].
After the Encronologist said testestrone therapy not necessary I looked for safe alternatives..2 months ago, I starting taking Yohimbe 1000 Plus  2 tablets a day.   100% pure Yohimbe bark with Ginseng.   Analysis:  Vitamin E 200 IU, Amino acids:  L-Arginine 200mg and L-Omithine 100 mg
Two weeks later I added raw powdered Maca Root The combination of all the changes has done wonders.......a new me emerged. Very happy with the results. Better feeling of self, better balance, clearer thinking, stronger and have more endurance, more aware and in charge, rock solid erections, great sex life. My wife and I are closer than ever.
At 56 I am looking foward to the next 20-30 years. Not sitting tired, worn out in the corner!
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Just watch the  L-Arginine
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you said  Just watch the  L-Arginine
Why?
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