In the bodybuilding world of supplementation, most testosterone boosters on the market are nothing more than hype! Before looking at what ingredients can help, let’s start with defining testosterone.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone belongs to a class of hormones called androgens. These are male hormones responsible for the development of the male reproductive system and secondary male sexual characteristics such as voice depth and facial hair. Testosterone is normally produced by the testes in large quantities in men. It also occurs in normally in women but is smaller quantities and is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands.
Testosterone is considered “anabolic” or “growing” hormone. This means that it helps support your body’s own ability to repair itself and stay healthy and active. Recent studies show that men with low testosterone levels have higher levels of abdominal fat, overall body fat, an insulin in their bloodstream. Unfortunately, most men will develop testosterone deficiencies as they get older. As testosterone levels decrease with aging, specific symptoms and changes in body systems occur.
Effects of Low Testosterone Include:
- Lack of Energy
- Loss of Muscle
- Strength Reduction
- Halted Muscle Growth
- Poor Immune Function
Ingredients that work
There are many ingredients out that that have been shown to work at enhancing or increasing your own natural testosterone levels. After research the ingredients that are available here are some have been shown to work:
Bulgarian Tribulus–contains alkaloids, steroidal saponins, and flavanoids. It is believed that the protodioscins content is responsible for its positive effects on libido,hormone and body composition. Clinical research suggests that TribulusTerrestris may support healthy blood pressure, libido, and healthy cholesterol profiles already in normal range.* Tribulus terrestris stimulates the increase of lutenizing hormone (LH), which boosts testosterone levels.
The natural result of increased LH levels is the increased production of testosterone.
Testofen®–is a patented extract of fenugreek, is designed to stimulate the body’s own production of Androgens to increase muscles, strength and sex drive! Testofen stimulates
the Adrenal cortex which in turn causes the release of the body’s own muscle building factory, androgens! One of the most common androgens produced is Androstenedione.
In clinical studies, Testofen has been shown to boost testosterone levels by 98%.
ZMA®–is a patented all-natural scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula containing Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate, Magnesium Aspartate and vitamin B-6. Clinical testing suggests ZMA significantly increases free testosterone levels, total testosterone, IGF-1, muscle
strength and anabolic hormone levels.*
Tongkat Ali–also referred to as Longjack, this herb stimulates the production of endogenous testosterone which reduces the levels of bound and metabolically inactive testosterone in the body.* It is believed that this is achieved through the Leutinizing Hormone (LH) pathway. Longjacks ability to protect and boost immunity and testosterone, reduce body fat levels and enhance muscle tone and strength will benefit athletes looking to improve their performance.
Velvet Bean–is an amino acid formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain. It contains L-Dopa (L-3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) and is essential for integrated
movement of individual muscle groups.
DHEA–(dehydroepiandrosterone) serves as precursor to male and female sex hormones. DHEA is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body) and secreted by the
Damiana–has historically been used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and mild depression, especially if these symptoms have a sexual component. It has long been used as an aphrodisiac in South American cultures.
Muira Puama–is traditionally used as a sexual tonic and an aphrodisiac to treat impotence and promote virility. In an effort to enhance sexual desire, natives sometimes drink a muira puama beverage before planned lovemaking. Muira puama is also an herb traditionally used to treat nervous exhaustion and depression.
Epimedium–also known as Horny Goat Weed contains a variety of valuable flavonoids, polysaccharides, sterols and alkaloids and functions as an aphrodisiac. Some studies have
suggested that Horny Goat Weed may increase testosterone, resulting in increased sex drive and energy.
Chrysin–is natural occurring flavones. Clinical studies suggest that after supplementing with chrysin blood serum levels of testosterone went up. Chrysin works by reducing aromatization or the conversion of testosterone into estrogen, therefore boosting natural testosterone levels.
DIM–(diindolylmethane) is derived from indole-3-carbinol. Scientifi c research suggests this increases the level of “good” estrogens (2-hydroxyestrogen) while reducing the level of “bad” estorgens (16-hydroxyestrogen). This results in metabolites that help release testosterone from its binding proteins for increased testosterone activity.
Diadzein–is part of the isoflavone class of flavonoids and is also classified as a phytoestrogen since it is a plant-derived nonsteroidal compound containing estrogen-like biological activity. Daidzein is known to have anti-estrogenic effects.
TestoRx™ is a natural supplement that contains all of these ingredients and more. TestoRx is not only a testosterone booster but also an estrogen blocker that contains 13 proven ingredients as well as the patented ingredient Testofen® Testofen has been clinically proven to boost testosterone levels over 98% in double blind studies. It is the only product of its kind to include an Androgenic-Anabolic-Testosterone Proprietary Matrix as well as Anti-Aromatase/Estrogen Inhibitors and Bio Enhancers for added absorption. TestoRx is designed to increase testosterone levels, increase strength & lean body mass, boost energy & recovery and increase sex drive without side effects. The product is safe and effective and will not cause side effects or liver toxicity. SRP is $49.95
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