The Truth about Testosterone Boosters

The Truth about Testosterone Boosters
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The short answer to the question is yes. But you’re not here for the short answer – find out what science says has to say – the long answer is this:

You already know that testosterone is the male sex hormone responsible for libido, sperm production, bone density and muscle mass in men. Women also have low levels of testosterone but they also have estrogen, the other hormone responsible for sexual function.

So, first it is important to understand for whom testosterone boosters are supposed to work. Aging and physiology are supreme factors in testosterone production and sexual performance. Testosterone production peaks around age 30, sometimes causing a decreasing* desire for sexual activity as men age, not to mention, ahem… other problems in the bedroom. Loss of muscle mass might assist in weight gain and some men may even suffer from symptoms of depression and anxiety as a side effect.

What’s a guy to do?

Testosterone Boosting Supplements

Well, there are always supplements to treat* such conditions as hypogonadism, a condition that occurs when the body cannot produce enough testosterone. However, the science says, according to a study published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, there is no scientific evidence for prescribing testosterone to men over sixty five with normal to low-to-normal testosterone levels. Reason being – studies actually indicate that there may be a connection between testosterone supplements and heart problems, leading to a greater risk for heart attack.

And, too, also – there’s the side effects to consider. As with any medication or supplement, side effects are to be expected, but with testosterone supplements (boosters) you might also experience complications such as sleep apnea, acne, enlarged breasts and/or testicular shrinkage.

This doesn’t mean testosterone boosters don’t work, it just means that doctors and scientists don’t necessarily recommend them for healthy men. Meaning, guys, you’re not just supposed to take testosterone boosters for fun, nor for such reasons as improving* exercise workouts or the like.

For those of you want to increase* testosterone levels and accompanying side effects, however, it may be time to look for some natural supplements that won’t disrupt your lifestyle and in the end, very well likely will improve* your sexual function and overall well being.

You’ll want to look for supplements that produce results in the bedroom and the gym – for your physiological health. There are great products available that offer the right blend of ingredients to support your testosterone levels.

D-Aspartic Acid

– (D-AA) – Suggested to be an effective testosterone booster as a naturally occuring amino acid that acts as a messenger in your body, signaling the brain and the testes to function correctly.

According to one study, scientists observed a 42 percent increase* in testosterone levels in subjects that were given roughly 3 grams of D-AA for 12 days.

Natural Testosterone Graphic

Tribulus Terrestris

– (TT) – A naturally occurring thorny plant species thought to elevate the luteinizing hormone, responsible for stimulating the testes to make testosterone. The mysterious species has been shown to have aphrodisiac properties, thereby increase* sexual performance not to mention acting as a supplement for your muscle health.

Fenugreek

– Researchers are investigating the anabolic properties of this particular plant. One study performed at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas examined the effects of fenugreek supplementation on strength and body composition… The researchers found that the fenugreek participants of the study saw significant increases* in strength after eight weeks of training and supplementation.

ZMA

– actually a combination of a few natural ingredients – zinc monomethionine aspartate, magnesium aspartate and vitamin B-6. Of all the ingredients listed here, this is the most supplemental of them, meant to support zinc and magnesium deficiencies in especially active men.

A short study revealed a 30 percent increase* in testosterone levels out of a group of 27 men. The same group experienced almost a 12 percent increase* in strength.

Of course there are several other factors that can play an important role in sexual function, including diet and exercise. Make sure you have a conversation with your doctor before deciding on any type of supplement, natural or otherwise. You’ll want to review the medications you currently take alongside any other health conditions you have.

Remember what the science says

This is a physiological function as you now know and if you are suffering from side effects of low testosterone levels it likely could benefit you to try a supplement.

So again, the short answer – Yes, testosterone boosters really do work, for boosting testosterone levels and increasing* muscle mass, which in turn increases* sexual performance and strength. Science says, if you’re depressed because you’re aging and experiencing low levels of the hormone, which in turn has caused a loss of muscle mass, increase* in weight and/or decreased* libido… perhaps a testosterone booster could benefit you.

Reference:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribulus_terrestris

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