The whole idea is to get testosterone into your blood, where it can get to work.
The most efficient method is to inject using a needle, which will put about 99.9% of the testosterone into your veins (unless you make a mistake with your needle, yikes!) of which 70% will be bio-available. The percentage is lower with gels.
Of course that's baked into the dosage recommendations. There's no limit to the dose you can get from a gel- it's just a question of using enough. But it's a shame to see good testosterone go to waste, so let's review how to get the most out of your testosterone gel.
First, understand how gels work. NKNW is a transdermal gel- transdermal meaning "through skin."
Testosterone won't pass through your skin if you just sit in a bathtub of liquid testosterone. (It's fun to imagine someone trying though. Maybe an 80's action hero or Soviet athlete.) It would be expensive and completely useless. Very little would penetrate your skin and enter your blood. Likewise you could cover yourself in raw testosterone powder, but nothing would happen.
It's a different story if the powder sits in a gel or cream. A well designed gel acts as both a "delivery agent" and "penetration agent," breaking your skin just enough to let the testosterone molecule pass through. Luckily, the testosterone molecule is relatively small, so you don't need the most powerful agents. For instance, AndroGel 1.62% and NKNW 5% Gel rely on simple rubbing alcohol.
"If you soaked in a tub of liquid testosterone and VODKA, would that do the trick? What if you SNORTED it?" Don't try it at home folks.
HOW TO ABSORB MORE TESTOSTERONE
Straight out of the box, you should absorb about 10% of the testosterone in your gel. Again, that should end up leaving you with the proper dose, but why settle for 10% when you could get to 15% or even past 20%?
Basically, maximizing absorption is a question of weakening your skin to help make the delivery agent's job a little easier.
That's why the first tip is to apply Testosterone Gels like NKNW or Andro-Gel after a shower. Water makes your skin more soft and ready to absorb. Soaking in a bath would be even better, but who takes a bath first thing in the morning? (Morning is the best time to use a gel because that's when your body naturally produces extra testosterone.)
The second tip is to moisturize your skin before applying NKNW. Borrow your girlfriend's or find a masculine product.
Third, apply to an area where your skin isn't tough. With NKNW we recommend your shoulders. Theoretically, the backs of your hands and feet would work, but aren't convenient. The scrotum is very soft, but as a gel, it's not very convenient to let NKNW sit there.
To weaken your skin even further, you can experiment with DSMO, a more intense penetration agent that's easy to find in most pharmacies. Best practice is to apply it ten minutes before using your gel. Then, a few minutes after the gel has dried, you can rub in a little extra DSMO. With that technique you can easily double the rate of testosterone you absorb.
Why don't most Gels include extra powerful enhancers or moisturizers already?
It's a long story. DSMO is great for penetration enhancement but it falls short, on the molecular level, as a delivery agent. Plus, some people have strong reactions and the odor can be unpleasant- the S stands for sulfur.
NKNW in particular was developed to balance of power and comfort. It's gentle on your skin, with very little odor and natural preservatives. NKNW packs a serious punch on its own, and combined with a penetration agent that works for you, the sky's the limit.