Can Cissus Quadrangularis Help Boost Testosterone
One ingredient starting to appear in an increasing amount of male health supplements that include treatments that promise to boost testosterone is Cissus Quadrangularis
Cissus Quadrangularis is a herbal extract found in traditional medicine that is often used to treat joint and bone health, along with female health issues including the menopause and libido problems.The extract is taken from a plant found in parts of Asia, including India, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
It is also known as Harjor, Asthi Shrinkhala and Bone Setter
Cissus Quadrangularis contains certain active compounds that include
- Isometric Ketosteroids
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Uses Of Cissus Quadrangularis
Its traditional uses include the aforementioned treatment of female disorders such as menopause and libido/menstrual problems
It is however most used by athletes however as it is claimed to have muscle relaxing and joint protecting properties, especially to help reduce joint and muscle pain after intensive workouts.
There are also limited reports of its ability to speed the healing time of fractures, the majority of these studies have been performed using test animals, so whether to same effect will be seen in humans is still unknown.
There have been two studies on humans that have looked at the fat reduction benefits of cissus… a natural gum type compound similar in makeup to glucommanan – a natural extract which is found in a large number of appetite suppressing supplements. The studies although largely inconclusive have showed an appetite suppressing tendency which could lead to weight loss.
It is suggested that a daily dose of between 300-600mg per day could be beneficial, some studies, in particular those studying the effects of Cissus Quadrangularis on joint pain used higher doses of up to 3200mg
Cissus Quadrangularis As A Testosterone Booster
While Cissus Quadrangularis can help reduce joint pain and possibly muscle fatigue, regretfully there is no clinical evidence of its ability to improve any symptom of low testosterone or elevate the natural levels of the hormone itself…