Think testosterone and you typically think of the male sex drive. However, the hormone is actually found in both men and women and its purpose extends far beyond sex drive and fertility.

“Testosterone regulates sex drive, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength and is also used in the production of red blood cells,” says Dr Luke Powles, associate clinical director at Bupa Health Clinics.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now