Darryl Johnston is Now Hawking a Medically Questionable Testosterone Booster

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It's possible that there exists, somewhere, a human being manlier than former Cowboy Darryl Johnston. Maybe some real-world version of the Old Spice guy. But Johnston, a legendary fullback with a square jaw, three Super Bowl rings and the uber-masculine nickname "Moose," is certainly a close second. Johnston all but oozes testosterone.

And that right there might be his problem. Johnston went on WFAA yesterday to reveal his long-hidden secret: His testosterone levels are chronically low.

"Fatigue became an interruption in the things that I did on a day-to-day basis," Johnston told health reporter Janet St. James. "First, I had the conversation with myself, 'Is this what life is going to be for me moving forward or is there something else there?'"

Johnston, too manly to accept a life of fatigue, called his doctor. He was diagnosed, he says, with low testosterone and began getting treatment. Now, a newly reinvigorated Johnston is taking to airwaves to raise awareness of "low-T."

It's probably not a coincidence that the former Cowboy's public awareness crusade coincides with his role as a pitchman for AndroGel, the most popular testosterone-replacement product on the market.

AndroGel, like its rivals, markets itself by suggesting that symptoms one might otherwise attribute to aging -- fatigue, reduced sex drive, weight gain -- might actually be a sign of low testosterone. The condition is, the AndroGel website notes, "estimated to affect millions of men in the U.S."

The medical community, at least those members who aren't on the AndroGel payroll, aren't sold on such products. There's a consensus that severely low testosterone is a treatable medical problem, but, as a study published in 2010 concluded, the marketing campaigns are casting an overly wide net.

"If someone is low in energy and is 65, that might be entirely compatible with his general life and -- let's face it -- decline," Dr. Ike Iheanacho, the editor of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, where the study was published, told Reuters. "It would be entirely normal."

So, Johnston's shilling for a testosterone-replacement product of questionable medical efficacy, but it could be worse. He could be shilling for a medically questionable male-enhancement product, a la former coach Jimmy Johnson. That one's a classic:

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scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

I guess you haven't met the "Moose"   He doesn't strike an imposing figure anymore.  He shed most of his weight within a year or two of retiring.  He looks like an ordinary guy.   

But that's no doubt quite manly, to a libtard pussy like yourself.  lol. 

PersistentID2345
PersistentID2345

Short, intensive cardio workouts will increase testosterone levels.

No mention of that in the WFAA piece. No reporting on whether or not 'Moose' has attempted to raise his T level via exercise.

Search 'AndroGel side effects' for some interesting info.


PersistentID2345
PersistentID2345

Short, intensive cardio workouts will increase testosterone levels.

No mention of that in the WFAA piece. No reporting on whether or not 'Moose' has attempted to raise his T level via exercise.

Search 'AndroGel side effects' for some interesting info.

Glad WFAA is looking out for my best interests. 

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

Another scam with local media endorsers. Anybody remember the stuff you took at bedtime to lose weight in your sleep years ago? Every radio station had at least two on-air personalities swear it worked.  Of course it didn't.


Lest anyone think good ol Moose has great judgement just remember that he endorsed Craig James.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

When those commercials for the gel starting appearing on the telly the question arose in my mind regarding the exact location on the body one places the product.

mcdallas
mcdallas

Brace yourselves... D.O. comments coming soon!

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@MushMouth1 there was something about that program that DID work.  You were instructed to not eat 3 hours before bedtime.  The drug did nothing, but not eating 3 hours before bedtime is a diet.

MaxNoDifference
MaxNoDifference

@MushMouth1 If you followed the regimen they prescribed exactly, you lost weight.  But then again, if you followed that regimen but without taking their product, you still lost weight.

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