Why is Testosterone Important for Building Muscles?

Even though almost everyone has heard about the important hormone testosterone, rarely is anyone well informed about its nature and how it’s connected with the building of muscle mass.

Firstly, it’s important to note that testosterone is a steroid hormone and is naturally produced by the human body or to be more precise, by the reproductive organs – the testicle in males and ovaries in females. This hormone primarily serves for the development of male reproductive tissues. But, its second role is more important for the frequent gym visitor since it has a lot to do with gains. 

Since testosterone is an androgen hormone, it plays a key role in the development of the sexual characteristics in males while in puberty, but it also has a role with growth in females. When humans reach maturity, this hormone, besides controlling the sex drive, also helps with the development and building of muscle mass. It helps the process of protein synthesis, which is basically the process of repairing the muscle tissue we have damaged during exercise, making the muscle tissue bigger and stronger.