I know and work with a number of men using gel that are content with it. BBer's who want to grow muscle want to see their numbers at the highest level they can get . Which can be difficult to get with gel.Studies show it gives many men results they are happy. A 5gram package only raised my levels less then 200 points as I didn't absorb it well. The only way to know is to try it.
I started with the patch, went to gels. Then found a Dr. that would rescribe HCG and went to shots shortly after. Then added in my own dosages as time went by. People with abnormal thyroid can be poor absorbers from studies that I have seen and my TSH was a little high back then.
I researched why the gel does give you a certain feeling of well being, and it may be from the higher dht conversion as it goes through the skin. I add oral dhea and pregnenolone to my shots and feel better, might because those are raising dht also.
I apply after shower in the morning, before i train. Apply three pumps on one hand apply to shoulder, four pumps other hand, other shoulder, wipe excess from hands onto midsection. Let dry for 2-3 mins. Done.
How do you guys apply the gel?