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AOD 9064 Peptide Weight Loss

AOD-9064 is now available at Viking! What is this new peptide and is it really even “New”? I’ll discuss the benefits, pitfalls, and availability. If weight control is an issue for you, this compound should be on your list of daily medications, I want to start off by saying I was going to wait a couple of weeks before making this video, but I couldn’t. I kept on getting all Giddy like a 5 year...

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Why Choose Viking for your Hormone Replacement Therapy

The first question I ask a business is why you? Why should I do business with you instead of one of your competitors? It’s a valid question, especially when we’re talking about something as complex as balancing your hormones. First and foremost, it’s the knowledge of our medical staff, hands down the best in the industry. And I say first and foremost because, without a competent medical staff, you’ve got Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Hormone replacement...

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Turmeric for Weight Loss: Can Curcumin Help Metabolism & Fat Burning?

tumeric weight loss

Seemingly forever, turmeric has been a primary spice used in natural medicine to heal a wide variety of ailments. Extracted from the ground up roots of the Curcuma longa plant is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent called curcumin. In recent decades, science has confirmed the positive chatter surrounding many of turmeric’s health benefits. With such great results across a broad spectrum of conditions, curcumin is now used experimentally in several different areas. But, is...

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Holistic Medicine and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Holistic Medicine

What is the difference between Holistic Medicine and Hormone Replacement Therapy? Watch this video by Sam Ridgeway to learn the difference at Viking Alternative Medicine.

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Growth Hormone – MK677 – Why you need it

Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone, under a medically supervised protocol, provides multiple benefits for both men and women. Here’s my take on HGH as well as an overview of the process from the Clinical Supervisor of Viking Alternative Medicine, Chris Neal. Chris Neal’s YouTube Channel: youtube.com/channel/UCpQnvp6elTXSOp4bJpjctoQ Today I want to talk about growth hormone because it’s an amazing substance. Now I’m not making medical claims here, I’m speaking from personal experience. I’ve gotten better skin ailments that have...

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Who Should Not Take Testosterone?

Men with these conditions shouldn’t take testosterone: Prostate or breast cancer Poorly controlled heart disease Untreated sleep apnea Too many red blood cells Clotting disorders

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Testosterone Use and Cancer

There’s some concern that long-term use of testosterone may cause prostate cancer in older men. Men taking testosterone will need regular checkups to look for early signs of prostate cancer. This covers: All men over 50, men over 40 with a family history of prostate cancer, and all African American men.

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Risks of Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone therapy has some drawbacks. Some men may develop: Too many red blood cells Sleep apnea An enlarged prostate Acne The risks and benefits of taking testosterone for many years are not known, because large studies haven’t been completed, yet. Some researchers suggest there might be a higher risk of heart disease. But…

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Testosterone Tablets

Tablets are placed on the gums above your incisors every 12 hours. As the gel-like tablet dissolves it slowly releases testosterone. Gum tablets can cause a bitter taste, irritated mouth, tender gums, or headaches. These side effects may get better with time. You can eat, drink, and kiss women and children while using…

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Testosterone Gels or Patches

These are placed directly on your skin. The hormone seeps through the skin, and is slowly released into the blood. Because gels and patches are applied every day, they keep a steady level of testosterone. However, they can cause itching, irritation, and blisters at the spot where they’re applied. Women and children should…

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Testosterone Injections

Testosterone comes in several forms, including shots, gels, patches, and tablets you place on your gums. Injections are the least expensive option, but they can be painful. You take the shots every 2 to 4 weeks, as prescribed by your doctor. You may also be able to get the medicine without injections by…

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What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy

If you need treatment, your doctor may prescribe testosterone to boost your testosterone levels. Some studies suggest this can strengthen a man’s muscles, protect his bones, and improve his sex drive, improve erectile dysfunction, and contribute to improved mood. But the effects can be quite different from one man to the next.

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Treating Low Testosterone

If you have low blood levels of testosterone AND symptoms that affect your daily life, your doctor may suggest taking supplemental testosterone.  Not everyone with low testosterone will need treatment. You may want to see a specialist to discuss the risks and possible benefits of treatment. Look for a urologist or an endocrinologist,…

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Testing for Low Testosterone

Testosterone is usually measured with a blood test done early in the morning, when levels are highest. Normal levels range from 300 to 1,000 ng/DL. Your doctor may want to run this test a second time before diagnosing low testosterone.

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Should You Be Tested?

Your doctor may suggest a testosterone test if you have: Erectile dysfunction Lower sex drive Low sperm count A loss of height, body hair, or muscle size If you have an illness known to lower testosterone, your doctor may want to test your levels of the hormone.

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What Causes Low Testosterone?

Getting older is the most common reason testosterone levels dip. Illnesses are sometimes to blame, including: Type 2 diabetes Liver obesity Pituitary gland problems Testicle injuries Tumors Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and steroid medicines can also affect testosterone levels.

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Low Testosterone and Infertility

Testosterone helps a man’s body make sperm. When levels of the hormone are low, his sperm “count” can be low, too.  Without enough sperm, he may not be able to father a child.

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Testosterone, Mood, and Thinking

Some men have subtle problems like mood changes, poor concentration, and less energy. These symptoms can easily be caused by other health problems though, like anemia, depression, sleep troubles, or a chronic illness.

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Low Testosterone and Sex

A drop in testosterone doesn’t always interfere with sex, but it can make it more difficult for your brain and body to get aroused. Some men may notice a drop in libido, while others may lose interest in sex completely. Low testosterone can also make it tougher to get or keep an erection.

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Low Testosterone Affects Bones

You may think osteoporosis, or brittle bone disease, is a woman’s disease, but it can affect men as well. Low testosterone is a common cause. As testosterone levels fall, the bones may get thinner, weaker, and more likely to break.

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Aging and Testosterone Levels

A slow drop in testosterone is a normal part of aging, sometimes called “andropause” or “male menopause.” For many men, this doesn’t cause any significant problems or symptoms. Others may notice a decline in muscle mass, depression, or less interest in sex.

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What Is Testosterone?

Testosterone may be the most notorious of hormones. It conjures up thoughts of muscles and masculinity. In fact, testosterone does fuel sex drive and muscle mass, but it also regulates mood and bone strength. When a man’s level falls below normal, a doctor may prescribe shots, gels, or patches.  But there is some…

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