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    IsItLowT.com-the ONLY time steroids are O-Kay!


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    WTF! First off, I am getting REALLY tired of seeing these commercials. They play them TOO often, which is the main reason I'm posting this in the first place. And now, after all the negative things I've heard about steroids, all the raids and lawsuits, all the fear-mongering and the Steroid Control Act of 2011 thing, we have a pharmaceutical company advertising steroids on TV 24 HOURS A DAY! According to the website, the following conditions might make you susceptible to low test:

    Obesity
    Diabetes
    High blood pressure
    High cholesterol
    Asthma/Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    How many older people fit into that picture? And, here's their quiz:

    1. Do you have low libido?
    2. Do you have a lack of energy?
    3. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
    4. Have you lost height?
    5. Have you noticed a decrease in your enjoyment of life?
    6. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
    7. Are your erections less strong? (Compared to when? So ambiguous)
    8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
    9. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
    10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?

    If you answered yes to 1 or 7, or at least 3 of the others, YOU may have low T! So, falling asleep after dinner (I'm 24 and I do that), decrease in enjoyment of life (economy), and sad/grumpy (economy). Damn, I guess I have low T! I don't know, it looks like those questions apply to a significant percentage of the aging community. The thing that bothers me is the timing. Is it possible that pharmaceutical companies were behind the bans and raids, as well as the crusade against steroids (even though they manufacture them)? I can understand wanting to tap into the aging community sector, seeing as how they will NEVER come off (or at least only one time once they go back to feeling sad/grumpy again). But, many are on medicare, so now WE get to pay for their steroids. So, it's almost like the pharmaceutical industry is getting a guaranteed paycheck from the government that they can bank on. Ugg.
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    Actually, the best thing about these commercials, best meaning most annoying sarcastically speaking, is that initially they didn't eve mention testosterone. They only referred to "...low T..." because God forbid anyone mention the evil, horrid, male steroid hormone test... test... testosterone on prime time TV. Kids might get the wrong message...
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    You'll also notice another thing in these commercials: they don't have a laundry list of potential side effects.
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    Good to know I'm not alone on this! For a while, I thought it was just me!!! It just seems really hypocritical, ya know! You can't do steroids to get stronger and look better, but what the hell, let's go ahead and give steroids to every couch potato in the United States, no doubt paid for by the American Taxpayer under Medicare. It just really seems to bother me! I guess side effects only exist when they're not prescribed by a doctor who knows NOTHING about what he's prescribing, besides the fact that the company is paying the doctors to prescribe them! Geez!
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    Ya, I noticed that they said "low T" instead of testosterone. I really don't know what the reason is for that. It might fit into the whole "we need a term for everything so it sounds like we're the first" thing. That's all I can think. Every condition has several different names, each given by several different pharmaceutical companies, and most of the conditions are bogus (or easily fixable without medication). It's a sad state we live in right now, and a lot of it is because of all the fraud in Medicare (I do not think Medicare needs to go away, but I do think it needs to be overhauled so we're not buying a lifetime of Viagra for some old guy, etc., in case this topic was about to take a turn for the worst! LOL). Anywho, thanks for the comments!
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    Even better, check out the site and 'treatment options', which are gels, patches, injections, buccal tablets and pellets (weeee I'm a cow!). Ya know, all the things that will kill us if we use them to build muscle, but perfectly fine if you're feeling a little down but can't quite pinpoint the cause. A few extra ng per dl of T and you'll be fine, just fine...
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    Actually, I never noticed the "treatment" section! I just saw another commercial that I'm pretty sure advertised for steroids, can't remember what it was called at the moment (started with a "C" and ended with "Genix"). It was a "personalized program" that gives older people a six pack, raging libido, and less body fat (and at the bottom, it actually said you WILL see results. Hmmm.....Sounds like Test would be of use there). I'll get back when I see that commercial again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diablosho View Post
    Actually, I never noticed the "treatment" section! I just saw another commercial that I'm pretty sure advertised for steroids, can't remember what it was called at the moment (started with a "C" and ended with "Genix"). It was a "personalized program" that gives older people a six pack, raging libido, and less body fat (and at the bottom, it actually said you WILL see results. Hmmm.....Sounds like Test would be of use there). I'll get back when I see that commercial again.
    I doubt it was for roids, most likely some new kitchen sink herbal supplement. I think the reason the Low T commercials get away without listing side effects is because they're not advertising a specific drug, but rather an site which gives information about the condition, and then at the site they list the various options. Nice work around. Wouldn't be surprised if drug companies started making generic commercials for say depression with instructions to visit their website where their various anti depressants will be listed, and all the possible side effects listed there.
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    I found it! The newer commercial is for "Cenegenics". Here's more info: http://www.cenegenics.com/about-cenegenics.html
    It actually says, "The focus is on prevention using low-glycemic nutrition, exercise, nutritional supplements and hormone optimization (when clinically indicated)." I guess we're in the age of prescribed steroids now!
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    Google, "Menopause." With specific regard to sex hormones - as corticosteroids have long since been administered in various modalities - we have been in the age of "prescribed steroids" for quite some time.
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    thats big pharma for you. you can bet their lobbyists are the people pushing how dangerous ph/ds/aas are for people and getting the laws in place to remove them form the market so that they can take your money with the "same" stuff
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    True about corticosteroids! I meant anabolic steroids, which corticosteroids are not! And, while we have been in an age of TRT/HRT etc., they have been utilized sparingly. I don't ever recall seeing commercials promoting them for just feeling down. Seems kinda hypocritical, but again, may just be me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambulldog View Post
    thats big pharma for you. you can bet their lobbyists are the people pushing how dangerous ph/ds/aas are for people and getting the laws in place to remove them form the market so that they can take your money with the "same" stuff
    Dude, couldn't have said it better myself! Although I don't necessarily blame the drug companies (they are fighting for business). I blame our congress/fda/dea/etc. for allowing themselves to be corrupted by lobbyists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diablosho View Post
    True about corticosteroids! I meant anabolic steroids, which corticosteroids are not! And, while we have been in an age of TRT/HRT etc., they have been utilized sparingly. I don't ever recall seeing commercials promoting them for just feeling down. Seems kinda hypocritical, but again, may just be me!
    That testosterone happens to be anabolic is peripheral to the issue, as I see it: females have been administered sex hormones for decades for precisely the same reasons you cite as superfluous here. Certainly you have seen commercials in that context?

    There is nothing new afoot, here. Same practices, it just seems odd because: a) it is now occurring to males and b) testosterone has been demonized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    That testosterone happens to be anabolic is peripheral to the issue, as I see it: females have been administered sex hormones for decades for precisely the same reasons you cite as superfluous here. Certainly you have seen commercials in that context?

    There is nothing new afoot, here. Same practices, it just seems odd because: a) it is now occurring to males and b) testosterone has been demonized.
    Hmmm....good point! Women have been treating hormones for a long time; I really never though about it like that! I think, like you said, the hypocrital aspect comes into play when testosterone (and the like) have been demonized throughout society, but now that there's big money to be made, they're okay. After all, a doctor (who by all accounts just met you, and whom received lots of money from you) prescribed it to you. That may mitigate some of the sides, I don't know, it just seems wrong. If rich people can treat themselves by paying to go to one of these doctors, it seems to me people with less money should be able to do the same thing themselves (legally). What do you think Mulletsoldier! Great point man!
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    I wonder how they instruct to administer them. A continuous stream of optimum levels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by diablosho View Post
    Dude, couldn't have said it better myself! Although I don't necessarily blame the drug companies (they are fighting for business). I blame our congress/fda/dea/etc. for allowing themselves to be corrupted by lobbyists.
    BINGO

    They're the ones with the guns and the final authority. Everyone begs for special treatment, from the lowest individual to the most prosperous corporsation. The blame goes to the people who give it out, not the beggers.
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    Sounds like you got Low T, diablo
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    Quote Originally Posted by LITUPisMIA View Post
    Sounds like you got Low T, diablo
    LOL! Actually, my Test has always been normal-high. If anything, I have to watch my estradiol, as it likes to go out of range on the high side.
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    The real "hypocrisy" of the "Low-T" fad is that most Americans ... including "Joe Six Pack", Doctors, and Politicians see no problem with feeding juice to elderly American males just so that they don't fall asleep at dinner time while condemning any athlete or body builder for even using the weakest pro hormone or what have you.

    And the fact is - that steroids is really overkill for most American males suffering from "Low T". If they would just get off the couch - eat right - exercise right (including some healthy (gasp!) RED MEAT) ... their T levels would certainly come up to an acceptable level for most of them.
  

  
 

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