$12,000. A 20 year old Olympia, Washington former high school football player stole $12,000 in testosterone boosting supplements from a local The Vitamin Shoppe.
The burglary took place on December 29, 2008, and involved 286 bottles of unnamed supplements. The average cost per bottle taken was nearly $42. The suspect was nabbed by the local police and sentenced to 90 days of work release.
During the raid on the burglar’s residence, police found 50 marijuana plants and 62 bottles of miscellaneous bodybuilding supplements.
A new study suggests that testosterone may boost overall brain power and cognitive performance. It was also found that the decline of testosterone was connected to the decline of mental functions. This decline in brain performance leads to a slower ability to learn, poor memory, and to such mental states as dementia. The study also suggested that too much testosterone was harmful to the body as well, and that testosterone therapy should only be used for those with existing cognitive problems.
Higher testosterone levels in midlife have been linked to better preservation of tissue in some parts of the brain. And in older men, higher testosterone levels have been associated with better performance on cognitive tests.
It is now legal in Utah for naturopathic doctors to prescribe transdermal or buccal testosterone as a form of therapy. The bill was recently passed by the Utah Senate and House, and is scheduled to be signed into law by Governor Jon Huntsman in the near future.
Michelle McOmber, of the Utah Medical Association, had this to say:
“The bill allows naturopaths to dispense the medication – and here is where our real concern comes in – if you mix this compound and it is not correctly mixed, or there is too much, things that could go wrong or could happen, some things with too much testosterone is congestive heart failure, increased risk of prostate cancer, deep vein thrombosis, liver ceases to function and other things.”
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