Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of premature death in men. Epidemiological studies have shown a high prevalence of low serum testosterone levels in men with cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, low testosterone is associated in some but not all observational studies with an increase in cardiovascular events and mortality. Testosterone has beneficial effects on several cardiovascular risk factors which include cholesterol, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation; key mediators of atherosclerosis.

Here are some tips to keep yourself in optimal health as you age.

  • Never skip meals: skipping meals will force your body into starvation mode and cause your metabolism to slow down, basically storing whatever calories you eat. Eat smaller meals more frequently.
  • Eat a lean protein source with every meal: fish, chicken, turkey, lean beef, cottage cheese and legumes (including soy). The serving size should be about the size of the palm of your hand and the height of a deck of cards.

L-carnitine significantly improves cardiac health in patients after a heart attack, say a multicenter team of investigators in a study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Their findings, based on analysis of key controlled trials, associate L-carnitine with significant reduction in death from all causes and a highly significant reduction in ventricular arrhythmias and anginal attacks following a heart attack, compared with placebo or control.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although many of the therapies developed in recent decades have markedly improved life expectancy, adverse cardiovascular events such as ventricular arrhythmias and angina attacks still occur frequently after an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Goodbye Androgen (Testosterone) – Prostate Cancer Hypothesis

Recent evidence provides the final nail in the coffin for what had been a guiding principle of oncology for >70 yr: the androgen hypothesis of prostate cancer (PCa). It is time to face facts. Prostate cancer risk is unrelated to serum androgen concentrations. High T does not predispose to PCa and low T is not protective. The truth is there was never any credible evidence to support a generalized theory that high T was dangerous and low T protective.

Testosterone Restoration Therapy (TRT) for Men at Defy Medical in Tampa FL

Effective Treatment for Low Testosterone

Are you experiencing fatigue and lack of drive? Do you seem to have less mental focus? Do you have less tolerance to stress? Are you feeling depressed? Is your body getting softer while you are gaining fat? Have you been consistently exercising without seeing improvements in your body? You do not have the problems mentioned but you want to understand how to keep your testosterone within healthy ranges? Then testing and knowing the amount of testosterone you have can benefit you. You may be one of the 13 million men in the United States that are suffering from testosterone deficiency needlessly without knowing it. The Defy Medical team will explain in clear and practical language the symptoms and treatments of testosterone deficiency to help determine if you are a good candidate for this therapy.

Avoid these 10 mistakes

I have heard of so many mistakes being made by people taking testosterone replacement therapy. Some mistakes seriously impacted their quality of life, or resulted in men stopping testosterone prematurely. Here are a few of the biggest errors I’ve witnessed:

  1. Using “street sources” of testosterone: I have met many men whose doctors do not support their use of testosterone or who have no insurance and access to testosterone replacement therapy, so they buy it on the black market or from dealers at their gyms or social circles. Testosterone is classified as a controlled substance under the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 and has been assigned to Schedule II or III (depending on the state) by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Fight Depression and Diabetes at Defy Medical

Depression and Type-2 Diabetes are two enemies many men have to fight at some point in their life.  Both of these conditions exhibit symptoms which negatively affect a man’s energy level, sexual performance, and overall health& fitness.   Evidence supports the benefits Testosterone therapy (TRT) provides men who suffer from either condition.  In addition to providing effective treatment for depression and diabetes, TRT can help increase your energy, enhance sexual performance, and lead to improved fitness. 

Clinical Implications for Sexual Function and the Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency

Estrogens have been known to be present in substantial concentrations in men for several decades, yet their role in male physiology remains an area of considerable uncertainty and controversy. As interest in testosterone (T) deficiency and T therapy (TTh) has recently increased, there has been renewed interest in estrogens, particularly their role in sexual function. T and estrogen are inextricably linked, as T is a major source of estradiol (E2) via aromatization.

The Cheapest Health Insurance a person can buy

JAMA reported that a daily multivitamin may reduce the risk of cancer by at least eight percent. While that may seem like an insignificant amount, is isn't, according to Professor Balz Frei from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. "Given that more than 1.6 million new cancer cases are diagnosed in the US each year, this translates into about 130,000 cancers prevented every year, and with it all the healthcare costs and human suffering", he said. "Quite simply, a multivitamin is the cheapest health insurance a person will ever buy."

Testosterone in women

There is so much confusion about the use of hormones in pre and post menopausal women, especially after the largest study ever undertaken using two female hormones was halted due to increased incidence of breast cancer in women.  I will try to attempt to distill issues related not only to female based hormone therapy (estrogen and progestin) but also to the use of testosterone replacement therapy in women.

Why and how do we form bonds and social connections? What makes people fall in love, and what happens during sex (biochemically, that is)? Why are some people more generous than others? Recent developments in the fields of medicine and neuroscience have recently begun to shed light on these questions, and emerging research reveals that a nine amino acid peptide known as oxytocin plays a central role in human social behaviors and interactions such as bonding, attachment, sexual activity, emotion recognition, and trust-building. Popularly dubbed “the bonding hormone,” “the cuddle hormone,” and even “the love hormone,” oxytocin is indeed essential to human connections; however, these catchphrases may be somewhat narrow in light of oxytocin’s wide range of physiological and behavioral functions, not to mention its huge therapeutic potential for treating a variety of disorders, and its role in enhancing mood, well-being, and even sexual function.

Ingredients:  Tri-Amino 300mg (Compounded) contains;

  • L-Ornithine 100mg/mL
  • L-Arginine 100mg/mL
  • L-Citrulline 100mg /mL


How to Administer Tri-Amino: Tri-Amino must be administered by injection using a small gauge needle.  There are a few different ways to administer Tri-Amino, depending on the goal.  Be sure to rotate injection sites. 

From the book "Testosterone: A Man's Guide" by expert Nelson Vergel. Now available at Defy Medical .

The Use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin to Prevent and Reverse Testicular Shrinkage in Men Using Testosterone Replacement Therapy

One of the main side effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is the reduced size of testicles in men. But there is something that can be done about this problem that most men on TRT do not know. HCG, a peptide used in fertility, has been shown to do help prevent testicular atrophy (shrinkage).

How Estriol gets rid of wrinkles

The following is an excerpt from an article entitled Bioidentical Hormones: Why are they still controversial?

One reason that facial skin "shrivels" as we age is that our normal hormone production markedly declines. To make matters worse, blood microcirculation to our skin is reduced as we grow older, thereby depriving our skin of the small amount of natural hormones our body still makes. A large number of published scientific studies reveal that estrogen exerts potent anti-aging effects on the skin. The topical application of natural estrogen can provide dramatic improvements to the skin without systemic absorption concerns.

Nutritional Testing at Defy Medical

Defy Medical offers test kits which analyze things such as your nutritional deficiencies, amino-acid levels, and toxin exposure. More advanced health tests are also available which identify hormone imbalances, cardiovascular disease risk, and gastrointestinal flora. As more patients take an active role in managing their health, and clinicians focus on prevention, these diagnostic tests provide a more complete picture of health and help identify problems before chronic conditions and diseases develop. A color graphic report describes each test result, allowing the development of a personalized approach to optimal health. Each test includes a clinician lab review to determine a nutritional protocol which will address any deficiencies and target your resulting symptoms. Customized nutritional supplements, which are tailored to your specific test report, are available through one of our preferred compounding pharmacies. Contact patient services to find out what tests are available or to order your test kit today.

defy medical counseling for overweight patients

PENN STATE (US) — Despite a rise in obesity, fewer doctors are offering weight counseling to their patients, new research shows. The findings are especially true for patients with high blood pressure and diabetes, according to the study, published in the journal Medical Care.

Researchers analyzed data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for the years 1995-1996 and 2007-2008. The national survey collects information about the provision and use of outpatient medical care services in the United States. The 2007-08 data was the most recent available at the time of the study, and the two time periods were chosen because the survey structure was similar for better comparisons.

Posted by Jasen Bruce

Concomitant Intramuscular Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Preserves Spermatogenesis in Men Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Purpose: Testosterone replacement therapy results in decreased serum gonadotropins and intratesticular testosterone, and impairs spermatogenesis, leading to azoospermia in 40% of patients. However, intratesticular testosterone can be maintained during testosterone replacement therapy with co-administration of low dose human chorionic gonadotropin, which may support continued spermatogenesis in patients on testosterone replacement therapy.

Lipotropic (Fat burning) Capsules are Now Available at Defy

Lipotropic (Fat burning) Capsules are Now Available at Defy

Dr. Justin Saya consulted our team from APS Pharmacy to develop MIC-Lipo capsules based on our observation of current weight-loss protocols which include weekly MIC-Lipo injections. Although a weekly MIC-Lipo injection has been shown to significantly assist patients in fat loss who are eating a low calorie diet, physicians following such protocols are just scratching the surface of the potential of this nutraceutical compound. When MIC-Lipo is injected, it remains active within the body for roughly a day. Some of the components, such as B12, may remain active longer due to storage in the liver, but I have yet to find any conclusive evidence. In other words, when following a once-weekly MIC-Lipo injection protocol the patient really only benefits from the MIC-Lipo for a short period of time.

Lipotropic Fat Reduction at Defy Medical in Tampa, FL

Defy Medical Uses Lipotropic Medications to assist with Bodyfat Reduction

Lipolysis is defined as “the breakdown of fat” and essentially refers to our ability to reduce body fat stores (fat-loss!). Our goal for each patient is to promote optimal lipolysis (fat loss) through nutrition, exercise, and science. Our weight-control protocol includes the use of Lipotropic medications in order to effectively promote fat-loss faster for the individual patient.  Lipotropics can be administered safely at home using a very small syringe.  When used along with a managed low-glycemic diet

Increase In Deaths In Men With Type 2 Diabetes And Testosterone Deficiency May Be Prevented By Testosterone Replacement

Increase In Deaths In Men With Type 2 Diabetes And Testosterone Deficiency May Be Prevented By Testosterone Replacement

A new study on men with type 2 diabetes shows that those with low levels of testosterone may die sooner unless they are given testosterone replacement therapy. The findings will be presented today at the Society for Endocrinology annual meeting in Birmingham by Professor Hugh Jones (Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield).

Amino Acid Therapy at Defy Medical

What are Amino Acids?

Amino acids are the breakdown products of proteins, some of which are not readily available in diet and need to be supplemented in a concentrated form.  They are the building blocks of proteins.  Proteins play a very important role in maintaining our health and make up a big part of the diet. The three main macro-nutrients found in food include carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Proteins are required in our diet, as they are an important building block of muscle and brain tissue.

Fight Type 2 Diabetes with Defy Medical

If you have type 2 diabetes, you are twice as likely to suffer from low testosterone as a man without diabetes.

  • Among men with low testosterone levels, 70% reported ED and 63% reported low sex drive.
  • Did you know that over 13 million men suffer from low testosterone and 90% remain untreated?

First, you need to identify your symptoms.

The symptoms of low testosterone can include diminished interest in sex, erectile dysfunction (ED), reduced lean body mass, depressed mood and lack of energy. If you are experiencing diminished interest in sex, ED or multiple symptoms together such as lack of desire to have sex and lack of energy you should talk to your doctor.

Low testosterone can be easily identified and treated. As a starting point, take the Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male (ADAM) questionnaire below. This may be helpful in assessing your likelihood of having low testosterone.

Once you have identified your symptoms, a simple blood test can confirm that you have low Testosterone. 

ADAM Questionnaire

Androgen Decline in the Aging Male

  • Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)?
  • Do you lack energy?
  • Is your strength or endurance decreased?
  • Have you lost height?
  • Have you noticed decreased "enjoyment of life"?
  • Are you sad or grumpy?
  • Are your erections less strong?
  • Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
  • Do you fall asleep after dinner?
  • Has there been a deterioration in your work performance?
Take the Adam Questionnaire

Defy Medical can check your testosterone levels with a simple blood test which can be performed anywhere in the US. If you do have low testosterone it can be easily treated. There are several treatment options available such as gels, patches or injections that increase the amount of testosterone in your body. Our Testosterone Restoration program includes the necessary lab work along with close physician monitoring. In addition, our medical team is available to assist patients at any time during therapy. Testosterone Restoration includes the Comprehensive Hormone and Wellness Panel (blood test) and your evaluation with Dr Saya (Doctor appointment). Along with nutritional guidance, restoring testosterone levels to optimal levels will help reverse the cycle of diabetes along with reducing the common symptoms experienced by the aging male.

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Here is what you can expect as a patient;

  • Physician lab review, assessment, and treatment plan
  • Ongoing physician monitored Testosterone Restoration (TRT) for as low as $17 per week
  • Claim Assistance when insurance coverage is available
  • Nutritional counseling and education
  • Access to our full line of injectable amino-acid kits and nutraceuticals (we will tell you how amino-acids can help with type-2 diabetes)
  • Concierge medical service very low cost
  • Overnight delivery available at the pharmacies we use.

The B-Vitamin Infusion contains high dosed B-Complex plus Methylcobalamin, one of two coenzymes forms of B12.

The B-Vitamin Infusion contains high dosed B-Complex plus Methylcobalamin, one of two coenzymes forms of B12.

Although the Alpha Infusion contains an ample supply of B vitamins, there are certain conditions in which additional IV B-vitamins can be greatly beneficial. The Vitamin B Infusion contains high dosed B-Complex plus methylcobalamin.

Defy ADHD with Fish Oil and Omega-3 nutracueticals from Defy Medical

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects about 10 million children in the United States, many of whom take amphetamine-type drugs as treatment.

Studies show that children with ADHD have lower tissue levels of the omega-3 fatty acids eiosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaeinic acid (DHA) as compared to kids without ADHD.

Defy Depression with Hormone Replacement Therapy from Defy Medical

Do you suffer from Depression?

The January 1st 2003, issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry contained a study which outlined the effective treatment of depression in men by supplementing testosterone (TRT). These men had low testosterone levels along with depression, however this has been found to be a common correlation. The study analyzed the responses of those who took the testosterone to a battery of psychological tests. They found higher moods, less guilt and anxiety, and a decrease of suicidal thoughts. These analyses suggest that the hormone can cause improvements in both the mind and body.

Lipo C is available at Defy Medical in Tampa

Lipo-C Injection Therapy

Lipo-C is a custom formulated lipotropic injection used to promote body fat reduction and preserve lean muscle tissue.  Lipotropic injections can also be used to maintain healthy liver function and protect the liver from disease.  Combining the injections with a healthy diet, exercise program and weekly weigh-ins is the best way to ensure success.

Defy Human Growth with Sermorelin from Defy Medical

Increase Human Growth Hormone Safely and More Effectively

What is Sermorelin Acetate?

Sermorelin(GHRH) is a bio-identical hormone that has recently been genetically engineered to stimulate the secretion of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) from the hypothalamus, a gland adjacent to the pituitary gland.