This is a gray area. Testosterone is a schedule III drug and is illegal to obtain without a prescription. The compounding pharmacies and male HRT clinics (also many anti-aging clinics) often have a doctor in-house that will interpret your test results and have a phone consultation with you. That doctor, who you never see in person, will prescribe your testosterone (as well as growth hormone, which is an even grayer area) and any other ancillary drugs ( such as Nolvadex or Arimidex to prevent side effects like gynecomastia ). They usually don’t accept insurance and will ship your HRT drugs out by mail within one week. SO… technically, you’re getting your drugs from a legal pharmacy, which also happens to have a doctor on staff to provide the prescription. I don’t think you’d have anything to worry about in court. The HRT or Anti-Aging clinic, on the other hand, might have some legal questions to answer should the DA or DEA ever decide to pay them a visit, which has happened in the past.
If you test out as deficient in testosterone, or if you have symptoms of low testosterone, you likely want to do something about it. There are definitely over-the-counter supplements designed for this very purpose. ( Alpha Male® and Tribex® are the most potent.) And while effective, they're best used by healthy younger men who want a boost in T levels for bodybuilding purposes. They probably aren't the best choice for men who are clinically low and who've made the choice to undergo what's usually a lifetime commitment to testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT.
“My family doctor basically told me that I had to live with my Low T problem which was not something I wanted to hear. He told me this for 2 years and in fact it made me so mad that I am no longer his patient. I decided to get checked at TCT. After a thorough evaluation, including checking my blood, they told me that Low T was not something that I had to live with and in fact, they have helped with my other medical problems. They are treating my blood pressure, cholesterol and erection problems as well. I’m in my late forties and finally feel like I have been “tuned-up”. I feel better than I have in years which allows me to focus less on me and more on the things I find important. Thank you to everyone who helped get me where I am, including my ex-doctor. Keep up the good work TCT!” — Todd J.