One method of testosterone therapy (TT) administration is through different modes of ingestion. Some patients prefer to perform their replacement therapy orally simply because this method is the most familiar.
In the healthcare realm, there is currently one oral option for TT called Striant. Striant is a tablet that the patient must apply in a careful, specific manner. Differing from many other oral forms of medication, the Striant tablet adheres to the patient’s gums. The patient must place the tablet above one of their upper incisors. Incisors are the teeth located next to each front tooth. The tablet, once placed, dissolves into the gums using the patient’s saliva to break it down.
Striant requires more attention and effort than the other methods due to its specific application and frequency. Users must apply a tablet twice daily, which is a deterrent for some patients. Additionally, some users find the placement of the tablet awkward and/or uncomfortable.
An additional oral form of treatment that can be used to combat low testosterone is a supplement called Xjus. Xjus comes in capsule form, requiring users to consume them via swallowing the same way they would any other supplemental pill. Xjus is more than just a form of testosterone therapy – it contains a blend of caffeine and beta-alanine to enhance energy and focus. Additionally, this supplement contains vitamins and minerals that rebuild muscle mass/strength while stimulating natural testosterone production.
Though Xjus is not a medically prescribed form of TT, it can be effective in raising low, though not severe, levels of testosterone to re-balance the body.