Can Fadogia Agrestis Boost Testosterone
A natural compound that we have found in a number of T-boosting formulations is a natural herb called Fadogia Agrestis…. but what is it and does it actually work?
Fadogia Agrestis is a nigerian traditional herb sometimes used in traditional medicines as an aphrodisiac.. and libido booster
Commonly found throughout Nigeria, Ghana and the Sudan.
Fadogia Agrestis is also known as :
- Bakin Gagai
- Black Aphrodisiac
With rather limited testing, to date only carried out on rodents.
It has been estimated that a safe dose for human consumption should be in the region of 550-1100mg for a 150lb person. leading up to 900-1800mg for a person weighting 250lbs
It has to be said that these are based on trials involving rodents.
Currently to date it is not 100% sure that these are accurate or indeed safe…There are some concerns surrounding toxicity at certain doses..
Traditionally it has been thought to provide pre-erectile benefits, but as of yet this has only been tried on rats with limited results…
Other traditional uses include the treatment of Fevers and even Malaria – but its actual effectiveness is unknown and certainly clinically unproven.
Clinical Trials Looking At Testosterone Boosting Properties
There has been just one clinical study that looked at the possibility of any testosterone boosting ability when taking Fadogia Agrestis..
The study involved white albino Rats…
They were given doses ranging from 18-100mg per KG of bodyweight…
The results did indicate effective increase in testosterone over 5 day period, with the largest dose producing a 6 fold increase…
However toxicity appeared in the rats after taking for a month which started to negate the effects..
Although the initial positive results from the one rodent study looked promising..
There are apparent risks of toxicity that show after taking this compound in supplement form for periods longer than a month…
Although not proven, our recommendation at this time is to avoid any supplement containing Fadogia Agrestis until further tests have been carried out and the risks fully ascertained
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