Don’t Expect these 10 Ingredients to Boost Your Testosterone

Written by Dr. Ahmed Zayed
Dont Expect these 10 Ingredients to Boost Your Testosterone

Nearly every person on this planet wants to have a satisfying sex life. To have a satisfying sex life, you need to have the willingness to have regular sex. Do people lack the willingness to have regular sex? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Many people have the problem of low sex drive, and the cause behind it is low testosterone.

Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for growing hair on your chest, and it is also a hormone that is responsible for generating sex drive.

The statistics show that 1 in 4 men are struggling due to the problem of low testosterone.

Because everyone wants to have a pleasant sex life, and many people are lacking a sex drive, there are many testosterone boosting supplements offered by different manufacturers in the market, claiming that it will help in boosting the level of testosterone.

To manufacture an effective testosterone booster, there is a need for many ingredients. And, the manufacturers use many ingredients to produce the testosterone boosting supplement.

10 Ingredients That Will Not Boost Your Level of Testosterone

Does manufacturer always use effective ingredients in their supplement? No, they won’t. Here are 10 ingredients that will not boost your testosterone.

1. Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris

It is a well-known plant in Asia, especially India and China. Some scientific studies have shown that this plant only works in the case of deficiency of testosterone, not in the case of healthy people.

2. Maca Root

You will find this ingredient very common among many supplements. Despite being common and popular, it is not effective in boosting the level of your testosterone.

3. Tongkat Ali

Tongkat Ali is a flowering plant, which falls under the family Simaroubaceae. Many claims about its effectiveness in countering sexual disorders, but there is no real evidence about its ability to boost the level of testosterone.

4. Sarsaparilla


This is a popular ingredient among athletes. Many consume it thinking that it has a steroid like effects. However, it is an absolutely false claim, as it has no ability to increase the level of testosterone.

5. Chrysin

Many manufacturers just add the ingredients that are commonly found in various other testosterone boosters in the market. The aim of those manufacturers is to earn money, not to help you. This ingredient is found in many testosterone boosting supplements, but sadly the study shows that this ingredient is not capable of boosting your testosterone level.

6. Saw Palmetto

There are many people who believed that this fatty acid has an ability to boost the level of testosterone. However, the recent study debunked the myth of this fatty acid is capable of boosting the level of testosterone.

7. Copper

The copper supplement has been used as a supplement to reduce the fats. Even though it is used as a supplement to cut down fats, you should reconsider using the supplement containing copper as an ingredient. The study shows that the excess intake of copper can cause a deficiency of zinc, which could lower the level of testosterone.

8. Turmeric

Turmeric Use

Turmeric is an ingredient used in a variety of products. It is a pretty popular ingredient. There is no doubt that turmeric has various health benefits.

However, there is no connection between testosterone stimulation and the properties of turmeric. Moreover, it also has a very weak bio-availability, which means that it has no value when it’s ingested.

9. Chromium

We don’t see this ingredient in many testosterone boosters. It is not as common as Maca root; however, we can see some brands adding chromium in their product. There is a myth that chromium has the capacity to burn fats and enhances muscle, but there are no real scientific studies to back up these claims.

These are the claims made by the manufacturer based on myths. If you see any manufacturer using chromium in their supplement, then it is better to stay away from that product, as it won’t be boosting testosterone.

10. Mucuna Pruriens

Mucuna Pruriens

This ingredient contains levodopa, a dopamine required by our brain. The researchers have made the assumption that levodopa enhances the level of dopamine in our body. Due to the increment in dopamine, it will counteract the suppressive impacts of prolactin on testosterone.

Although the claim had been made by the researchers, there are no evidence or scientific studies to prove this claim. There is a negligible amount of studies done on this plant.


Many people buy the product; they use the product; some people provide positive feedback; some people provide negative feedback about the product. However, many people don’t have the habit of checking the ingredients used in the product.

They just buy and consume the product. Now that you’re aware of the list of ingredients that won’t boost your testosterone, do check the ingredients used in the product before making a purchase.

You can read the Nugenix Review on the web; some of the user’s claims that it has an effective list of an ingredient which helps to boost the testosterone levels


Contributor : Dr. Ahmed Zayed ()

This Article Has Been Published on March 1, 2017 and Last Modified on December 7, 2018

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain Shams University. You can connect with him on Linkedin.

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