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    Testosterone drops 1% per year from the age of 30

    Testosterone is a powerful hormone that drives numerous vital functions. Yes, it is vital for muscle and strength but it is a lot more than that:

    • Sex drive/ libido
    • Makes effort enjoyable
    • Energy
    • Fat distribution
    • Bone health, red blood cells, fertility and more

    Unlock the Secrets of Your Hormonal Health: The Comprehensive Male Hormone Test

    This comprehensive panel, including Total Testosterone, Free Testosterone, FAI (Free Androgen Index), LH (Luteinizing Hormone), FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone), Prolactin, and Albumin, is your key to unlocking the mysteries of your hormonal balance.

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    Testosterone and male hormone blood test, from our experts to you

    Dr Geoff Mullan MBBS, BSc. MRCS, DO-HNS, AFMCP

    Chief Medical Director

    what is in this test

    Advanced male hormone test

    Total testosterone

    This is the total amount of testosterone being produced. It tells us whether the Leydig cells in the testis are healthy and being stimulated to produce testosterone.

    It does not tell us how much active testosterone in present.

    However if this level is low then we know which areas to target to improve things.

    Free testosterone

    • Definition: Free testosterone is the fraction of testosterone that is unbound to any proteins in the blood. It's biologically active and available for the body to use.
    • Importance: This measurement is significant because it represents the portion of testosterone readily accessible to tissues and can actively influence bodily functions.
    • Measurement: Free testosterone is measured based on total testosterone, SHBG (Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin), and albumin levels.

    Free androgen index FAI

    • Definition: The Free Androgen Index is a calculated ratio that estimates the amount of free (unbound) testosterone in relation to the total testosterone and SHBG levels. It is calculated as Total Testosterone (measured in nmol/L) divided by SHBG (nmol/L) and then multiplied by 100.
    • Purpose: FAI is used as an indirect measure of free testosterone. We add it as you may have had this test done before and find it helpful.
    • NOte: The FAI is not as accurate a measurement as your Free testosterone score.

    Sex hormone-binding globulin SHBG

    Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a key protein in the body that plays a crucial role in regulating the availability of sex hormones, particularly testosterone and oestrogen.

    When it is very high less active testosterone is available. Instead of increasing testosterone it may be beneficial to reduce SHBG levels instead.


    • SHBG binds to sex hormones, specifically testosterone and oestrogen. Its primary role is to transport these hormones in the blood in a biologically inactive form.

    Regulation of Hormone Activity:

    • Only a small fraction of testosterone and oestrogen circulates in the blood as free (unbound) hormones, which are biologically active. The majority are bound to proteins like SHBG and to a lesser extent, albumin.
    • By binding to these hormones, SHBG regulates their availability to tissues and cells. It effectively controls how much of these hormones are free to interact with receptors in the body.

    Factors Affecting SHBG Levels:

    • SHBG levels can be influenced by various factors, including age, liver function, body weight, and certain medical conditions.
    • Hormones like insulin, thyroid hormones, and oestrogen can also affect SHBG levels.

    LH and FSH

    Luteinising Hormone (LH) and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) are crucial hormones in regulating reproductive health and are intimately linked with men's testosterone production.

    Measuring these hormones, alongside testosterone levels, provides a comprehensive view your reproductive and hormonal health. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) plays a pivotal role in regulating the secretion of LH and FSH.

    Luteinising Hormone (LH)

    LH and Function: LH is critical for testosterone production in men. It stimulates the Leydig cells in the testes to produce testosterone.

    Specific treatments and supplements work by increasing LH.

    Importance in Testing: LH levels are directly related to testosterone production. Low levels of LH can lead to low testosterone levels, indicating primary or secondary hypogonadism.

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

    1. Function: In men, FSH is essential for spermatogenesis (sperm production).
    2. Importance in Testing: FSH levels provide insights into the function of the testes and spermatogenesis. Like LH, FSH is also regulated by GnRH.


    In men, prolactin influences various physiological processes, including immune system regulation and metabolism. It is primarily controlled by dopamine, a neurotransmitter that inhibits its secretion.

    Elevated prolactin levels can lead to reduced testosterone production due to less stimulation of the testes by LH.

    Prolactin does this by suppressing the secretion of GnRH, a hormone that signals the pituitary to release Luteinising Hormone (LH) and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH).

    LH is crucial for stimulating testosterone production in the testes.

    Manage your testosterone naturally

    • Age- decreases 1% per year from 30

      As men age, their testosterone levels naturally decline. This typically begins around the age of 30 and continues at a gradual rate. The decrease in testosterone is a part of the normal ageing process and can lead to changes in energy levels, muscle mass, bone density, libido, and mood.

    • Lifestyle and alcohol

      Various lifestyle choices have a direct impact on testosterone levels. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and inadequate sleep can all lower testosterone levels. On the other hand, regular exercise, particularly strength training, a balanced diet, managing stress, and getting enough quality sleep can help maintain or boost testosterone levels.

    • Health Conditions and Medications

      Certain medical conditions, including obesity, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hormonal disorders, can lead to reduced testosterone production. Additionally, some medications, especially those used for treating prostate cancer and other hormonal therapies, can adversely affect testosterone levels.

    • Lifestyle

      Exercise, Especially Strength Training: high-intensity interval training (HIIT), can boost testosterone levels.

      Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients supports testosterone production.

      Adequate Sleep: Quality sleep is crucial for testosterone production.

      Stress Reduction: Chronic stress elevates cortisol levels and reduces testosterone production.

    • Natural supplements

      Fadogia Agrestis: Naturally increases testosterone levels by enhancing the activity of enzymes in the testes.

      Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia): Stimulates the release of LH and testosterone production.

      Boron: Boosts testosterone by reducing sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels.

      Zinc: Essential for testosterone production and may prevent its conversion to oestrogen.

      Vitamin D: Higher vitamin D levels correlate with higher testosterone levels.

    • Testosterone replacement

      Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT):

      TRT is used to restore testosterone levels in men with low testosterone (hypogonadism).

      It reduces natural production so should only be considered after trying natural methods.

      Forms: TRT can be administered via injections, transdermal patches, gels, or subcutaneous pellets.

      Monitoring and Risks: Regular monitoring is necessary to manage potential side effects, such as increased red blood cell count and prostate health issues.

    No finger pricks use our needle free home blood collection device

    Track and measure

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    Personal dashboard

    Your results will be uploaded to your personal secure dashboard.

    You can track progress over time and optimise your essential nutrient status.

    Personal recommendations

    Your results will be integrated with your health assessment.

    One of our medical team will review these and make nutrition, lifestyle and supplement recommendations.

    Innovative blood collection device

    Use our innovative home collection device to make blood collection simple and easy to do at home.

    See the video below to see it in action.

    What do we measure?

    Total testosteron

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    Track your levels on your personalised dashboard


    Get recommendations based on your results


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    frequently asked questions


    Does the blood test hurt?

    No, the blood test really is painless. It doesn't even use needles!

    When will I get my results?

    Results are back within 5 working days, but we can often do a lot quicker than that. The exception is omega 3 which needs to go to a specialist lab. and results can take a few weeks.

    Will you really send a video explaining my results at no extra cost?

    Yes! We make it simple to understand your results and recommendations by sending a video of a Doctor explaining them.

    Is humanpeople a registered and regulated company?

    Yes. Unlike a lot of other blood testing companies in the UK. humanpeople is registered with the CQC as a health and diagnostic company.

    That means we are reviewed and must follow strict UK guidelines on giving results and advice.

    The labs. we use are also regulated by CQC.

    You can check out our registration details here.

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