In one androgel study I've read application of 100mg of Androgel ED (the subjects were hypogonadal) elevated their levels to about 800 ng/dl average ...
Testim has has a higher BV, so a comparable amount might get your test level to slightly over 1000 ng/dl....
For a comparison, one weekly injection of TE (300 mg) elevated plasma test to 1,345 ng/dl in dose-response study...
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Evaluation of the pharmacokinetic profiles of the new testosterone topical gel formulation, Testim trade mark, compared to AndroGel(R).
Marbury T, Hamill E, Bachand R, Sebree T, Smith T.
Orlando Clinical Research Center, 4401 South Orange Avenue, Suite No. 108, Orlando, FL 32806, USA.
A two-period, randomized, complete crossover study was performed to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profiles of Testim trade mark (AA2500), a new 1% testosterone topical gel formulation, compared to AndroGel((R)), an already available 1% testosterone topical gel. Twenty-nine hypogonadal subjects received a single dose (50 mg testosterone) of each formulation seven days apart. C(max) estimates for total testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and free testosterone were greater (30, 19 and 38%, respectively) following the application of Testim trade mark compared to AndroGel((R)). Similarly, AUC(0-24) estimates for total testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and free testosterone were greater (30, 11 and 47%, respectively) following the application of Testim trade mark compared to AndroGel((R)). Confidence intervals for C(max) and AUC(0-24) were not wholly contained within the bioequivalence limits for testosterone, therefore Testim trade mark and AndroGel((R)) are not bioequivalent with Testim trade mark providing higher serum levels and greater bioavailability than AndroGel((R)). Copyright 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.