Can Chrysin Really Boost Testosterone ?
One ingredient that makes an appearance in a number of testosterone supplements is Chrysin..
But What Is Chrysin?
Chrysin is a bioflavanoid compound that is present in bee honey and propolis… it can also be found in passionflowers ( Passiflora Caerulea and Incarnata)
It can also appear on supplement labels as:
- Honey Extract
- Passiflora Caerulea Linn
- Flavone X,
- Galangin Flavanone,
- Galangine Flavanone.
Chrysin is very hard to absorb, and dose of between 400 and 3000mg do appear to be rather ineffective.. it could be aided by taking alongside ingredients that help absorption ( bioperine possibly) but these effects are largely unknown and untested.
So far, a toxic dose of Chrysin has not been established
Uses Of Chrysin
It is thought to have anti cancer effects, in particular in the treatment of colon cancers, but this effect still requires more testing to thoroughly understand its benefits. Its inability to be absorbed by the body still causes doubts as to its actual effectiveness
Taking Chrysin To Boost Testosterone
There has been just a few studies that looked into its various effects .. One study looked at its effects on the reproductive system, was carried out on test rats under laboratory conditions and it did demonstrate a slight increase in testosterone
Another Study that was given to healthy men involved them receiving propolis and eucalyptus honey ( containing 20mg Chrysin) failed to influence testosterone production
Overall, it has been clinically determined that in order for Chrysin to have any beneficial effect on testosterone in a man, he would have to have Chrysin injected directly into his testicles.. oral supplementation has been determined to be ineffective.