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Ok, so we've all seen the posts on tumblr about it
but does anyone here have some actual experience with this?
Any good results?
Do you recommend it?
I'm going to play devil's advocate here and question what the perceived benefits over "natural" transitioning is over "synthetic" transitioning is? From my understanding, pharmaceutical T can come in bio-identical forms, hence the body can't distinguish whether the introduced T is "synthetic" or "naturally" made from the body itself. From my very very basic understanding (please correct me if I'm wrong), I prefer the pharmaceutical route anyway for a variety of reasons:
1.) I live in Canada where DHEA is illegal.
2.) Excess intake of vitamins is usually excreted and the usefulness of some vitamins has been questioned and even regarded as harmful (link
3.) A lot of "natural remedies" (not including commonly found foods) aren't screened, whereas pharmaceutical drugs are tested often so there MAY be an issue with safety and/or dose quantity from some natural sources.
4.) "Synthetic" T is actually often derived from sources such as soybeans and yams so they're not some crazy chemistry experiment in vial lol as some people tend to believe when they see the word "synthetic".
Anyway, just providing food for thought and I don't doubt the claims concerning people's positive experiences through natural transitioning. However, I'm somewhat confused as to the rationale and therefore am providing an opposing viewpoint to hopefully gather more info. Thanks!
If nothing else, please read this guide as it explains the whole "natural" vs. "synthetic" thing: link