Natural Testosterone Boosting Ingredients
Nature has been very kind to us in that she has provided a great number of natural minerals, vitamins, plant extracts and foodstuffs that work in the body to nurture and promote our natural production of testosterone.
Far safer than drug based treatments, and certainly just as effective, a good natural t-booster will often use many of these in their formulas.
Here are some of the more common ones, and a few unusual ones too…
Table Of Contents
- 1 Natural Testosterone Boosting Ingredients
- 2 Turmeric and Testosterone
- 3 Cistanche : Can it Boost Testosterone?
- 4 Fadogia Agrestis: Can It Really Boost Testosterone, Performance And Sex Drive?
- 5 Bryonia Laciniosa Does It Boost Testosterone?
- 6 Is Asparagus A Good T-Booster?
- 7 Milk And Testosterone
- 8 Can Onions Really Boost Testosterone
- 9 Is onion really the secret to upping testosterone levels?
- 10 Can Red Kwao Krua Increase Testosterone
- 11 Pine Pollen – An Effective Testosterone Booster?
- 12 Is Green Tea Good For Testosterone Levels?
- 13 Avena Sativa ( Wild Oats)
- 14 Bryonia Laciniosa
- 15 The Testosterone Boosting Effects Of Akarkara Root
- 16 Can Bromelain Help Boost Testosterone?
- 17 What Is Gaba And Can It Boost Testosterone?
- 18 Can Curcubita Pepo Boost Testosterone?
- 19 Can Chrysin Really Boost Testosterone ?
- 20 The Testosterone Boosting Effects Of Daidzein
- 21 Schizandra Chinensis As A Testosterone Booster
- 22 Can Selenium Boost Testosterone?
- 23 Diindolylmethane
- 24 New Report Tells Us That Tribulus Could Have Some Low Testosterone Benefits
- 25 What Is Ornithine – Can It Boost Testosterone
- 26 What Is Prolensis
- 27 The Benefits Of Taking Bioperine
Turmeric and Testosterone
A key component in our favourite meal, but can Turmeric really boost testosterone levels?
Turmeric is a golden yellow spice commonly used in our favourite dishes – curries
Cited by many health experts as a superfood, Turmeric is packed with many healthy anti-oxidants that give us a whole wealth of health benefits….
What is only just now coming to light is that Turmeric is actually a pretty powerful
testosterone boosting compound… It’s highly anti-estrogenic which is why it is used very successfully by women as an anti breast cancer treatment…
The revered journal ‘The Journal Of Applied Bio Medicine’ goes further and claims that Turmeric could actually be very effective against gynecomastia ( man boobs) – something that can occur when testosterone levels dip and estrogen levels rise.
There have been quite a few studies on the testosterone boosting possibilities of Turmeric, One study reported in the Journal Of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology looked at a trial carried on Wistar rats… now although this particular trial wasn’t a human one, these rats share a very identical endocrine system with us men and therefore the results are usually very similar.
The study showed that the Rats who eat Curcumin – an element found in Turmeric experienced a staggering increase in serum testosterone of 257%… aside from this, their sperm motility, quality and quantity increased dramatically….
Another study – this one actually carried out on human subjects found that 500mg of Turmeric boosted the levels of HDL Cholesterol ( the good stuff) by 29%… the good point about this ( aside from the obvious health benefits) is that HDL is a key precursor to testosterone production
A third study held in China confirmed that Turmeric is highly anti estrogenic – something that again helps to bolster testosterone levels by reducing levels of its arch enemy – estrogen
Taking Turmeric offers many health benefits ( aside from promoting testosterone production) and should definitely be included in your daily supplementation or food intake.
Cistanche : Can it Boost Testosterone?
A plant extract that I have learnt quite a bit about in recent months is taken from a parasitic desert plant called Cistanche.
It has some solid claims surrounding its reported ability to boost testosterone, DHT as well as boosting blood flow by increasing nitric oxide levels.
But whats the story here, do the reports about Cistanche really ring true? does the legend behind it stack up?.
This article looks at Cistanche, and its reported effects on the male body
The Legend of Cistanche
Cistanche has a reputation for effectiveness dating back to the legendary warlord Gengis Khan. He is reported to have fathered so many children (up to 2000) that it is claimed that 8% of all men in the word could be direct descendants.
His reported sexual activity is claimed to be down to the fact that he took Cistanche on a daily basis.
Now we cannot base any claims or evidence on stories such as this, but the Chinese have taken Cistanche to their hearts with it appearing in numerous male health products used on their traditional medicine.
Modern Day Studies and Clinical Evidence
Cistanche has been studied in recent years, and has been proven to have some powerful antioxidant effects.
Animal studies have also showed an ability to replenish glutathione
It has been proven to boost circulation and increase nitric oxide production, this has been shown to help treat cases of erectile dysfunction in studies Thai males.
It even caused erections in castrated laboratory rats.
Animal studies have show that it can have a positive effect on rats by effectively repairing the testicular damage caused by the cancer drug hydroxyurea.
The drug caused significant damage to testicles and reduced testosterone dramatically. Post treatment the supplementing of Cistanche appears to reverse the testicular damage and restored testosterone production.
The researchers believe that this effect is caused by the ectogenic androgen type effect of Cistanche. That regular supplementing of Cistanche led to significant improvement in testicular size boosting testicular enzymes responsible for testosterone production.
There has not been any reports of toxicity resulting from the taking of Cistanche in supplement form.
Experts suggest that doses between 200-2000mg are safe for human consumption.
My Conclusion on Cistanche – Does It Really Boost Testosterone?
Animal studies are certainly promising, but as we all know, results in animal studies are not always replicated in human trials.
It does appear to have similar properties found in other known T-boosting compounds, its a powerful antioxidant and it certainly acts a stimulant on the CYP-enzymes that are key to effective testosterone production.
That said, it certainly shows promise, and while more in depth human studies are needed to confirm its effects, the evidence that is out there does seem to indicate that it is effective at testosterone boosting.
Cistanche can be found in a few t-boosters currently, I do expect to see it start appearing in more products over the coming months.
Fadogia Agrestis: Can It Really Boost Testosterone, Performance And Sex Drive?
Fadogia Agrestis is one of the so called ‘must have’ testosterone boosting ingredients of this year, its quickly gaining popularity and is now found in a number of t-boosting supplements.
With claimed benefits that include increased testosterone levels, improved performance both in the gym and in the bedroom, and enhanced strength, what more could you ask for?
With more and more men experiencing the effects of low testosterone, there is now a global desire for the optimum and safest way to increase your testosterone production.
About Fadogia Agrestis
The plant is native to Nigeria, it is dark green leaved plant with pale yellow flowers.
The stem of the plant has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years.
It contains certain saponins and alkaloids that have shown a potential to reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, reduces libido and low testosterone.
“But What Does Science Tell Us About This Extract – Does It Really Work To Boost Testosterone? also What About Side Effects?”
Fadogia Agrestis : The Science
Studies have been quite successful with at least two confirmed benefits:
A study carried out in Asia concluded that who laboratory Rats were given daily doses of Fadogia Agrestis, their sexual behaviour, mounting, sexual interest and dominance increased.
The same study also predicted that the reason for the increase in sexual function was that the supplant had actually triggered a spike in testosterone. This was confirmed when the blood of the animals was checked.
The tests showed a direct increase in blood serum testosterone levels.
Possible Side Effects
There is no doubt that these early studies have shown a definite improvement in testosterone production after taking Fadogia Agrestis.
However, other studies have pointed out that there could be some side effects linked to its use.
The Journal of Ethnopharmacolgy printed a study that showed that rats who were given Fadogia Agrestis demonstrated problems with their testicles
The study suggested that there was evidence that longer term use of Fadogia Agrestis could result in testicular damage and malfunction.
There have also been reports of men who have experienced growth of the testicles – this has occurred post puberty when it shouldn’t happen.
Other studies have suggested that taking large amounts of Fadogia Agrestis could possibly be toxic to the bodies organs.
It has been recorded that too much can cause “dispruption of the ordered lipid bilayer of the plasma membranes“ basically this means that it caused the breakdown of fatty acids, which resulted in oxidative damage to the cells caused by free radicals.
These have been linked to the effects of ageing and the onset of some diseases.
What Do These Studies Tell Us?
I have to point out that these studies have all been carried out on animals, there have been (as far as I can find out) NO studies to date that have involved human test subjects.
With the distinct lack of human studies, despite the encouraging testosterone boosting results, we also have to consider the possibility of adverse side effects and testicular damage that have also been recorded.
“I strongly advice you to say clear of anything that contains Fadogia Agrestis until such time as its full effects on humans have been tested and are fully understood.”
If you are serious about boosting your testosterone levels, whether its to help you build muscles in the gym, or to simply restore your youthful vitality, energy and muscle tone, there is help there…
There are some great products out there that used clinically proven, SAFE ingredients that deliver some fantastic results.
From my research over the past 12 or so years, I have put together a short list of the T-boosting products that based on trials, clinical studies as well as my own experiences offer the best by way of formulas, results and customer feedback.
Bryonia Laciniosa Does It Boost Testosterone?
There are hundreds of herbs that are thought to have health giving properties. In the Testosterone boosting world, one herb that comes up occasionally for its reported testosterone boosting abilities is Bryonia Laciniosa.
What Is Bryonia Laciniosa
Bryonia Laciniosa is a flowering plant native to southern Asia ( India, The Phiippines and also parts of Northern Africa). Also known as Brionia, Devlips Tulip or English Mandrake.
It is a perennial plant, a climber that has red berries and bell shaped flowers. It also has seeds that are known as Shivlingi – due to the their surface markings that resemble the Hindu Deity Lord Shiva.
It has a rather foul taste, and a pungent smell. It is often found in both seed form and also in supplement capsules.
What Does Bryonia Laciniosa Do?
Bryonia Laciniosa is a popular inclusion in Ayurvetic medicine, primarily used as a libido enhancer, it is also reported to help boost fertility as well as being an effective anti oxidant and is also thought to guard against diabetes.
Bryonia Laciniosa Health Benefits
Bryonia Laciniosa contains a small number of recognised bioactive compounds, it contains a compound found in pomegranates called Punicic acid along side the dietary fibre glucomannan which is a proven appetite suppressant and is found in some of the better fat loss supplements.
The herb is thought to have fever and pain reducing properties, studies have shown that 500mg per KG bodyweight can reduce the effects of fever and also reduce pain sensations, rather like paracetamol. (read study here)
Bryonia Laciniosa is also thought to have brain boosting properties, although there are no studies that back up these claims.
One area that Bryonia Laciniosa is known to have some effect on is in the control of diabetes, cholesterol levels and blood glucose lipids. 500mg per KG of body weight was administered over a 6 week period in trials involving animals, (no human studies as of yet), and the results did yield some positive results.
It is hard to be sure until more studies have been carried out with human subjects.
Does Bryonia Laciniosa Boost Testosterone?
Bryonia Laciniosa is currently understudied, and in fact the few studies that do exist have been carried out on rats and other lab animals.
One study carried out in India saw male albino its being given varying amounts of Bryonia Laciniosa over a 4 week period, the scientists were looking at the rats sexual behaviour and wether the herb increased the rats testosterone level, testicle size and the frequency of mounting.
The results did show some improvements in most areas.
What Do These Results Mean?
Its hard to be sure with just one single random animal trial, but the signs do look mildly encouraging. The next stage would be for research scientists to carry out more in-depth human trials.
With the absence of any current human trials, we would suggest that you avoid any supplement that contains Bryonia Laciniosa until such time that its effects on humans are fully known and understood.
There is no compelling evidence that Bryonia Laciniosa is a viable testosterone boosting ingredient, especially when compared to other ingredients that have more in-depth, proven testing and guaranteed results.
We suggest that you choose a testosterone booster that uses ingredients that has this solid human testing behind them and not one that bases its claims on supposition and animal testing.
Is Asparagus A Good T-Booster?
Discover The Testosterone Boosting Properties Of Asparagus
Its well known that improving your health in any way is largely entered around your diet… and boosting Testosterone is exactly that.. getting your diet right can make a huge difference to your hormone levels – Your natural production of Testosterone, HGH
(Human Growth Hormone) and many more can all be increased by eating the correct types of foods….
Asparagus is one such food stuff… already recognised for its claimed aphrodisiac properties, but did you know that it actually has testosterone boosting properties too?
Native to the mediterranean countries in particular but now grown and harvested all across the world, Asparagus Offinialis is easily recognised by its spear shape and fleshy buds.. it has a mild, earthy taste that is rather unique… its little wonder that it is a favourite food for many people..
Asparagus is very high in nutrients and low in calories… from a testosterone boosting point of view its levels of D-Aspartic Acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K2 and Magnesium are the most important…. Now although it does not deliver massive amounts of these crucial vitamins.,the amounts contained in it, are certainly sufficient to kick start production of crucial hormones…
D-Aspartic acid – as we have covered in other articles, DAA is an amino acid that science has proved to be an excellent testosterone boosting ingredient…. Studies have shown that supplementing with DAA for as little as 3 months can help boost testosterone by between 30-60%… other areas where DAA can helps in the boosting of sperm count and semen motility ( increases of up to 80%)
Magnesium – An essential mineral linked to optimum testosterone production, studies have shown that a daily intake of magnesium can elevate testosterone production… asparagus contains only 3% of your suggested daily intake, but it certainly contributes to your target intake.
Vitamin B6 – Vitamin B6 helps to reduce the effects of estrogen ( the enemy of testosterone), it also helps to control the diversion of energy to where its needed most in the body…
Vitamin K2 – A crucial vitamin that helps to control our vascular system and other health benefits…. recent clinical trials saw test subjects take 12mg per kg of bodyweight for 5 weeks… the resulting testosterone increase was over 56%
Fact – it has been revealed that around 80% of American males might not be getting enough Vitamin K2 in their diets – having a dramatic affect on their testosterone levels
This research demonstrates just how eating asparagus regularly can help rejuvenate a sluggish endocrine system…. testosterone production can be improved by adding asparagus and similar foodstuffs to your diet…
Alternatively – we realise that for many reasons some people cannot or do not like eating these sort sof foods.. well if this is the case, you should check out some of my Top Rated Natural Testosterone Boosters…
The products listed all use the above vitamins and minerals alongside other crucial testosterone boosting compounds in scientifically developed formulas that help to trigger and promote natural testosterone production..
Milk And Testosterone
Milk: Friend Or Foe When It Comes To Testosterone?
Testosterone is the ultimate male hormone. Men with high testosterone levels look and feel stronger, are athletically superior, tend to be leaner, often ripped and usually perform well in the bedroom…. They also tend to have better moods…
Those on the other side of the coin with lower T levels are more susceptible to weight gain, muscle loss, tiredness, irritability and much more…
There are lots of choices we can make that affect our T levels – stress levels, how much alcohol we drink, exercise and more. But there’s one thing that’s really important: diet. That’s right: what we eat can have a surprising impact on T levels.
There are a number of foodstuffs you often see banded around in relation to testosterone levels, and one such example is milk. But what is the relationship between milk and T? Let’s take a look.
The White Stuff
Milk is a highly nutritious substance. We consumer over 750 million tonnes of it each year, it’s used in a stack of dairy products and serves lots of crucial body functions.
And because milk is made to naturally support the development of newborns, there are all kinds of nutrients packed in there. In fact, it’s pretty much as close to a superfood as you can get thanks to a careful balance of macro and micro nutrients.
The fats found in milk are mostly saturated and composed from triglycerides and the fatty acids lauric, myristic and palmitic. Unbelievably, there are actually more than 350 different fatty acids in milk in total!
Many of the dairy foodstuffs we commonly consumer are also fortified with other nutrients like vitamins A and D (the latter being a powerful T booster), and there’s also plenty of calcium, potassium, riboflavin, phosphorous and vitamin B12 found in milk, too.
Milk for Muscle Building
Milk is packed full of protein, making it a great tool to have in your muscle building arsenal. It contains both whey and casein protein:
- Whey – this is an impressive source of BCAAs and speeds up protein metabolism. This is important as BCAA are building blocks to stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Leucine is also a pivotal BCAA found in the milk, and plays a fundamental role in the primary cellular process of muscle building.
- Protein – this improves overnight recovery and protein metabolism, allowing the body
to regenerate more protein cells at night, and digests more slowly than whey to give a sustained release of BCAAs through the night.
- In other words – if you’re looking to build muscle mass, get the milk in!
Milk for Fat Loss
There’s also a sizeable amount of proof behind the notion that dairy products can support body composition.
A McMaster University study, for example, monitored the effects of milk on three groups of young men. They were taking part in a 12-week exercise program, five days per week, and given various fluids afterwards:
- Skimmed milk
- A soy drink
- A carbohydrate drink
The results were pretty self-explanatory: the group taking skimmed milk experienced higher protein synthesis than the others, and therefore were able to build higher lean muscle levels. Oh, but that wasn’t all – they also lost double the body fat as the other groups.
Another study published in Obesity Research detailed how 34 subjects were given the same amount of calories, with one group given 500mg of dairy food and the other 1,200mg.The group consuming more dairy lost 2.16kg of fat mass, despite not being in a calorie deficit. This is why it’s believed that a high dairy diet can help with shedding fat mass – because milk stimulates protein synthesis to speed up muscle building.
Milk and Testosterone
Milk contains almost 50 hormones in total, specifically growth hormone, prolactin, glucocorticoids, androgens and the female hormone estrogen. Are alarm bells ringing at the last one?
A 2010 research paper detailed a study where volunteers were asked to drink 16oz of milk before having their blood tested every 15 minutes for a total of two hours. The results showed notable increases in female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Testosterone levels actually dropped.
A study featured in Medical Hyptheses explored how much estrogen milk really exposes us to. They found that milk was responsible for as much as 60-70% of all estrogens consumed by humans. This could be because modern methods of processing milk that allow cows to lactate during the latter half of pregnancy lead to more estrogens passing into milk than before.
Milk: Friend Or Foe?
Milk is undeniably an incredibly nutrient-rich foodstuff, as is nothing short of a superfood in terms of proteins and fats, making it a solid choice for those looking to build muscle or shed body fat.
The high amount of female sex hormone, however, may affect your testosterone levels and should acts as a warning sign for over consumption. But that doesn’t mean you should drop milk – it’s packed full of nutrients and if combined with a sensible diet and regular exercise, can be a real heath hero. Just go steady if you’re serious about reaching tip-top T levels…..
Can Onions Really Boost Testosterone
Is onion really the secret to upping testosterone levels?
If you want to ensure your testosterone levels are in the best possible shape, there are numerous things to look at: diet, lifestyle, supplementation and how much you’re working out – and that’s just for starters.
But as the old saying goes: you are what you eat, and what we’re consuming day-to-day really does play a fundamental role in whether we’re hitting our T targets or not.
One foodstuff we repeatedly see linked to high testosterone is onion – but are there any proof points behind the gossip?
Trailing Testosterone Levels
It’s no secret that as we men age, our T levels drop – research has proven that once men reach the age 30, testosterone drops by around 1% each year.
This can have various implications: muscle loss, weight gain, slips in strength level and loss of libido are often cited as side effects of dwindling T levels. That’s where diet comes into the equation – eating the right stuff can have a surprisingly big effect on testosterone levels.
The Humble Onion
Allium cepa, onion bulb, is native to Asia but is today a global staple in cuisines far and wide – in fact, it’s only of the most highly consumed vegetables in the world. Onion production currently sits at a massive 44 million tonnes per year, coming second only to tomatoes.
Onions are considered a healthy choice thanks to their low calorie count and healthy counts of vitamins B and C. They’re also full of fibre, potassium, calcium and magnesium. You’re also looking at two important things here:
What’s more, onions are a powerful source of antioxidants, especially flavonoids. These are a type of polyphenol, which help boost digestive health and lower the chances of various cardiovascular and neuro-degenerative diseases. They also support weight management and give a powerful boost to overall health and wellbeing.
The quercetin compound is a powerful antioxidant with strong anti-inflammatory properties. Indeed, tea leaves are the only other foodstuff you’ll find containing as much quercetin. This compound has proven in clinical trials to lower the absorption of fatty acids, protect against free radical damage and help fight cancer.
Onion and Testosterone
But onions also perform where it really matter – boosting T levels.
Studies show that onion juice delivered to male rats for 20 days saw a 300% rise in testosterone levels, while luteinizing hormone levels also rose. This hormone plays an important role in stimulating the production of testosterone in the testes, as well as boosting sperm mobility.
Onions have also proven to increase the size of the testes – a 1967 study Plant Foods for Human Nutrition found that rats fed onion juice saw their testes increase in size by 25%, along with higher semen levels.
A similar study saw 162 rats given varying amounts of zinc and onion, both separately and together. When the two were combined, T levels saw large increases.
What are my Options?
We can’t imagine many people being happy to incorporate onion juice into their diets – so why not consider a zinc supplement? It’s clearly a proven T booster, and seriously ups its impact when combined with onions in your diet. There’s also supplementing with D- aspartic acid to raise levels of luteinising hormone.
Then there’s Prime Male, a supplement proven to increase testosterone levels without grossing yourself out with onion juice. High In Both D-aspartic acid and Zinc to name couple of its power packed ingredients, this best-in-class T booster is packed full of the nutrients you need to feel great –
Time to start reaping the benefits of higher T levels!
Can Red Kwao Krua Increase Testosterone
Should You Be Taking Red Kwao Krua ( AKA Butea Superba)
We came across and interesting research document recently about a natural herb popular in Thailand that has reported androgenic properties…. called Red Kwao Krua (Official name Butea Superba) it has a reported ability to boost sex drive and erection quality….
It’s only been subjected to limited testing but we found it to be a really interesting herb,,
Heres What We Found
Butea Superba is a tuber type vegetable that looks on the outside very similar to another well known male vitality ingredient Pueraria Mirifica… It has however the opposite effect…. Traditionally used throughout Thailand as an aphrodisiac and for the enhancement of male vitality.. it appears at first glance to be a viable source of androgenic compounds
Low doses do appear to be safe for human use, but higher doses have in rodent studies, demonstrated a mutagenic effect….… traditionally the safe daily doses are between 100 and 250mg daily.. do not exceed 46mg/kg body weight as this is believed to be harmful.
Studies on Butea Superba
There have been a couple of studies that looked into its erection boosting effects… both have unfortunately not delivered proven results….
The first involved 17 test subjects who took a large dose (500mg) of Butea Superba root daily for 3 months… an equal number of men were given placebo tablets….. After one month the entire placebo group dropped out throwing the study into disarray… it did continue and at the end it was reported that 82.4% of the test group did experience improvements in sex drive and erectile function… read more here –
A second trial involved 32 test subjects.. saw them take either 100mg of Butea or 50mg Sildenafil in a blind study…The results at first were very encouraging with the group receiving the natural Butea, returning better results that the proven drug based sildenafil….If this results were to be repeated it was possible that Butea could actually prove to be more effective than Viagra
The study was repeated a short time later and regretfully the results could not be repeated… it was later confirmed that the first batch of Butea had been contaminated with a PDE5 inhibitor which caused the positive effects…
Can Butea Superba Boost Testosterone
There is limited evidence ( based purely on rodent studies) that daily supplementation with butea can have both androgenic and estrogenic effects…. The studies ultimately proved to be inconclusive with minimal benefits being displayed….
Should I Be Taking Butea Superba To Boost My Testosterone
On the face of it, there is no clinical evidence that Butea Superba will actually offer any real testosterone boosting benefits… it could however possibly offer any man with erection problems some benefits ( where the problem is not linked to testosterone) ….but we would suggest that you avoid taking any supplementation containing it until such time that more definitive clinical testing has been carried out…
Pine Pollen – An Effective Testosterone Booster?
Can Pine Pollen Really Raise Testosterone Levels?
We have come across a number of testosterone boosters that contain an ingredient called Pine Pollen….
Intrigued about this ingredient, we have taken a good hard look at this ingredient to try and determine if it really does work
What Is Pine Pollen
It is a supplement taken ( as the name suggests) from the pollen of Pine trees (genus Pinus)..
The most common source is pinus sylvestris – better known as Scots Pine…this is largely due to the fact that some studies detected testosterone within its pollen..
Uses Of Pine Pollen
Pine Pollen is commonly used in chinese medicine, it is believed to have an anti-inflammatory properties ( not proven) that is used in the treatment of arthritis…
It is however believed that the scots pine variety does not have this particular property..
Other Names For Pine Pollen
It can also appear on supplement labels as:
- pinus sylvestris
- scots pine
- scotch fir
- scotch pine
- douglas fir
Pine Pollen Composition
It has been proven to contain Vitamin D3, Testosterone, Epitestosterone, and androtenedione.
Vitamin D3 is present at about 8iu per gm
Testosterone is present at the amount of 80ng/g…
This is slightly more than the amount found in Royal Jelly but is still considered by many experts to be too low for any noticeable anabolic affects.
Studies And Effects
Studies do suggest a very mild anti-inflammatory effect, but evidence is very limited and the effects thought to be minimal at best…
Larger than normal doses have been tried on test rodents under laboratory conditions, which have produced some respectable results….
There has been no human testing to date, neither has a safe dose been established.
Pine Pollen does have an allergic effect on some users, but allergies to pine are not as commonplace as other tree varieties, so the problem should not be a serious one..
Is Pine Pollen An Effective Testosterone Booster
To date there has been no successful studies or any other documented evidence that demonstrates Pine Pollen supplementation as an effective testosterone/libido booster…
Until further testing has been undertaken, we suggest that you do not rely solely on any pine pollen supplements to boost your testosterone despite the manufacturers claims..
Is Green Tea Good For Testosterone Levels?
We are all familiar with Green tea and its beneficial effects on our overall health..in fact it is thought to be one of the most healthiest drinks around – a fact largely down to its very high concentration of antioxidants
Green Tea is high in:
- Epicatechin (EC)
- Epicatechin Gallate (ECG)
- Epigallocatechin (EGC)
- Epipigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG)
It is also high in various health giving alkaloids and also caffeine.
Its health benefits are wide reaching, its an effective antioxidant, it is reported to be good for reducing the risks of certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and also boosting cardiac health..
Something that is this good for you must surely be good for Testosterone Levels – Right??
There is a surprisingly large number of studies that have looked at the effects of green tea on certain hormone production, with Testosterone being one of the main subjects.. the studies have actually highlighted a definite link between regular intake of green tea and reduced testosterone production.
It has to be said that all the studies have been carried out on male rodents, but as they share an almost identical endocrine system to us guys, experts believe that the results are pretty typical and they do not expect them to vary too much if and when they actually try this out on human male test subjects
We will cite two clinical studies here in this article..
The first involved male rodents being injected with EGCG (Epipigallocatechin Gallate) the main and key catechin found in green tea…. within 8 days their testicles had actually shrunk by around 15% and their production of testosterone had actually diminished by a staggering 70%
The second and perhaps the most intensive study carried out to date was carried out in India who separated a rodents into 3 groups… each group was given a varying dose of green tea per day:
Group 1 – Dose equivalent to 5 cups of green tea daily
Group 2 – Dose equivalent to 10 cups of green tea daily
Group 3 – Dose equivalent to 20 cups of green tea daily
After 26 days the animals were tested and the hormonal differences found in their blood were compared..
It was found that overall all of the rodents had decreased testicle size, with the rodents
in group 1 found to be producing 25% less testosterone, 60% less in group 2 and 78% in group 3
Although a snapshot of the many studies carried out, these results are all commonplace and it does raise the question as to wether you should be drinking green tea regularly if you want to maintain your testosterone levels…
While we believe that drinking the odd cup of green tea here or there will not cause any real effects, we certainly wouldn’t recommend any man drinking 3 or more cups of green tea a day.. certainly until there has actually been some human testing…
Avena Sativa ( Wild Oats)
Discover The T- Boosting Abilities Of Avena Sativa
A popular ingredient in many t-boosters, Avena Sativa is the proper name for wild oats….
It has an ability to help boost virility and sexual performance, as well as help boost strength, mind and body
References to its uses date back over 200 years – the Germans were particularly keen on its use..
There have been quite a few studies on the affects of Avena Sativa… sadly many have not been published in peer review journals…
One study that we did discover tells us about a number of volunteers (male and female) aged between 22 and 64 who all suffered from reduced sex drive or erectile dysfunction.
The group were given 300mg Avena Sativa three times a week for 6 weeks….. at the end of the study, most subjects reported an increase in sexual response and performance.
Another study held in 1989 returned some equally impressive results with subjects of both sexes reporting significant increase in genital sensation and response ( men 22% increase and women 15%).
The men also experienced a 36% increase in the frequency of orgasms and the women test subjects slightly less at 29%.
How Does Avena Sativa Influence Testosterone Levels
Its complete action is still not scientifically clear but experts believe that it occurs by increasing the levels of LH (Luteinizing Hormone) which in turn has a direct effect on testosterone production.
Avena Sativa is also said to be an effective mood and energy booster… it has also been used to treat nicotine withdrawal in those who have stopped smoking
Side Effects Of Avena Sativa
There are no reported side effects
Should I Choose a T-Booster with Avena Sativa
It’s not essential..it does offer some benefits, especially with libido and moods, but there are better ingredients out there..
Is Bryonia Laciniosa An Effective Testosterone Boosting Ingredient?
Bryonia laciniosa is a plant often used as a traditional medicine in India and other parts of Asia…. A climbing plant by nature, it produces a fruit called gourds that are very similar to squash.
Its main uses in traditional medicine include the treatment of urinary tract problems, and is also thought to have positive effects in the treatment of rheumatism..
Bryonia laciniosa has also been used to help treat and boost the immune system as well as increase longevity, but the fact is that there is no scientific studies that back up these claims… in fact there has until recently been only a handful of studies that looked at this plant extract at all.
Testosterone Boosting Properties Of Bryonia laciniosa
There have been a couple of studies that look into the possibility that Bryonia laciniosa can help increase testosterone… these have to date just even carried out on Rats….The information is below, as it might help you decide whether you want to try taking Bryonia laciniosa as part of your testosterone enhancing supplement regime.
in 2010 scientists at the Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Gour University in India decided to test the effects of Bryonia laciniosa on Albino Rats. using an extract take from the seeds, they gave the rats daily doses over a period of 28 days.. the doses ranged between 50 and 150mg per KG body weight
Over the test period, the researchers discovered that the levels of both luteinizing hormone and serum testosterone ( the type found in the blood) increased by as much as six fold.. the researchers also recorded increases in mounting activity, along with increased body weight, and increased testicle and prostate weight.
The study concluded that taking Bryonia laciniosa. could help increase overall androgenic activity..
There is no disputing this single studies results, that said, we need to remember that the scientists conclusion is based on just this one study, and one involving rats, not humans…if the results are to be believed, then Bryonia laciniosa could possible be a good ingredient to use in daily supplementation..
For now, however, we feel that more studies do need to be undertaken (on human test subjects too) before we start to take Bryonia laciniosa in an attempt to boost our T levels.. as and when some more are published, we will report on them here..
The Testosterone Boosting Effects Of Akarkara Root
A relatively new(ish) discovery.. Akarkara has been featured in number of articles recently regarding its supposed ability to boost testosterone…. but what is it, and can it actually work??
Akarkara (botanical name anacylus pyretheum) is a herbal extract commonly found in Indian (Ayurbeda) medicine…
It grows in the mediterranean region, the Arabic states and across India particularly in the himalayan region.
Quite similar in makeup to the herb chamomile and it also shares a very close similarity to Maca root..
Can Akarkara Actually Boost Testosterone Levels?
There have been some trials involving Akarkara and its claimed testosterone benefits…
So far, to date these have only been carried out on test Rats and mice under laboratory conditions.. there have been no tests involving humans.
Rodents actually share close similarities to humans especially in the way their reproductive system works and this is why they are often used for tests and trials,
But that said, just because things might work in rats and mice, it does not mean that these herbs always provide the same results in humans.
This could well be the case with Akarkara,
As we mentioned above, it is very similar to Maca Root ( it contains many of the same bioactive compounds) and Maca Root, as we have found out previously does not boost testosterone – More About Maca Root –
Studies Involving Akarkara
As we said above there have been some studies that looked at the testosterone boosting effects of Akarkara …
One study involved test rats being given doses ranging between 50 and150mg/KG body weight for 28 days….
At the end of the trial it was apparent that there rats receiving the larger doses all demonstrated increased levels of testosterone and luteinizing hormone….
They also demonstrated increased erection ability and mounting frequency – an effect that remained for up to 15 days after the trial finished.
The studies do show some interesting results.
But bear in mind that no studies have been carried out on humans and also we need to remember the fact that Akarkara is very similar to Maca Root and we KNOW that that is ineffective at testosterone boosting when taken as a supplement..
To date we have only come across one T-booster that includes Akarkara in its formula, and to be honest, until actual human testing has been carried out and its effects on humans is fully understood, personally we not would recommend taking it…
Can Bromelain Help Boost Testosterone?
Bromelain is an enzyme extract taken mainly from the stem of pineapples.. it is also found to lesser degrees in the other parts of the fruit.
Also Known As
It can often be seen on labels simply as Pineapple extract.
It has many well documented uses, especially in traditional and natural medicines..
It is also used in cooking where its ability to tenderise meat is the reason for it to be included in many marinades.
In supplement form is it often used to reduce indigestion and heart burn..
It is also a proven nasal decongestant and it has been suggested to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Bromelain is usually best taken between meals to stop any possible degradation in the stomach..
The recommended dose varies according to the users goal…
To aid digestion, a daily dose of anything between 200mg and 2000mg is usual
Other uses attract a recommended dose of between 200 and 800mg
Studies On Bromelain
There have been number of studies that looked at the various effects of Bromelain..
Results have showed that Bromelain can (under certain conditions):
- Reduce Muscle soreness after exercise
- Stop Nasal Congestion
- Ease Inflammation
- It can also help to improve subjective well being
Bromelain and Testosterone
There is no confirmed link between bromelain and improved testosterone production..
There are no recorded trials or studies that have examined this possbility…
Studies have shown however that it can help reduce muscle soreness and improve function after exercise..
This could be the reason why so many bodybuilders in the past used to swear by bromelain when working out….
There are many rumours that this extract actually helped men to boost muscle size and strength, but this fact is now refuted…
In truth the only benefit that they were likely to see was a possible reduction in muscle ache..
Does Bromelain Boost Testosterone?
Sadly – According to The Clinical Evidence – The Answer Is NO
What Is Gaba And Can It Boost Testosterone?
Found in a number of health products and a few testosterone boosters is GABA.. it is also known as Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid.
It is the most potent depressive neuroamine in our brains, it is crucial for relaxation and regulates both our depressive and sedative actions.
There is no recognised safe dose for humans, but it has been used in supplement form to enhance growth hormone activity and these doses ran in the range of 3000 – 5000mg
Gaba is primarily used as a nootropic treatment to enhance moods and boost cognitive function..
Its use as an oral supplement is somewhat restricted by the bodies inability to absorb it readily.. the addition of NO ( Nitric Oxide) can help with this.
Increasing Levels Of Growth Hormone
Gaba has been shown in trials to increase levels of growth hormone, with higher values being seen after resistance exercise with the best results appearing 30 minutes after ingestion…
This is without doubt due to the exercising causing additional Nitric Oxide to circulate, helping to dilate the blood vessels, and allowing more Gaba to flow to the brain.
Gaba has also been linked to some quite unpleasant side effects – these can include:
•Memory or cognitive function problems
•Joint and Muscle pain
For these reasons, it has been banned in a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand and the EU/UK
Gaba As A Testosterone Booster
Gaba has no proven ability to boost testosterone levels…
Can Curcubita Pepo Boost Testosterone?
Starting to appear in a small number of testosterone supplements is Curcubita Pepo… but what is it? and what can it do?
Curcubita Pepo is an extract taken from the plant group Curcubitaceae.. this includes Squash, Pumpkin, Gourd and Zucchini.
It can also be seen on supplement labels as:
- Pumpkin Extract
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- ProstateEZE Max – a proprietary brand name.
Recognised Uses For Curcubita Pepo
There is very little evidence that confirms its uses in health care.. it has shown to be a phytopharmaceutical compound that could be used to help treat prostate disorders.. there has also been some studies that look into its effects on certain cancers.. in particular breast and liver cancers.
The brand name ProstateEZE max is a supplement that uses Curcubita Pepo alongside lycopene, pygeum, and saw palmetto in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
In China it has also been approved as an anti diabetic herbal drug
Curcubita Pepo And Testosterone
There is no evidence whatsoever that Curcubita Pepo has any beneficial effects on testosterone production.. it is completely untested and unproven.
With no testing surrounding its potential to effect testosterone production, we recommend that you avoid any supplement containing Curcubita Pepo as its affects, both good and adverse or largely unknown.
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.
The Testosterone Boosting Effects Of Daidzein
Another ingredient that we have come across in a few testosterone boosters is Daidzein
But What is it?? and are manufacturers right to include it in their formulas??
Sources Of Daidzein
Daidzein is a soy isoflavone, found in both Soy and other plants that are able to interact with various hormones such as Estrogen and possibly Testosterone.
It is rather similar in makeup to Estrogen and can mimic the effects of the hormone to a certain degree.
Daidzein can also appear on supplement labels as:
It should not be confused with the food product Soy and also Soy Lecithin
it seems to be most effective when taken at between 10 and 20mg per KG of body weight
Uses Of Daidzein
It has been shown in tests to help reduce markers that indicate cardiovascular disease in women, it can also help to reduce fasting blood glucose ( something only proven in diabetic animals to date)
It is also thought to be an efficient anti-osteoporosis supplement, with its effects increased when taken alongside regular exercise,
Another benefit is its effect on allergens.. studies have shown an ability to reduce allergic reactions, but so far these have only been carried out under clinical conditions.
A final use of Daidzein is to treat chronic dermatitis… but again all studies to date have been carried out on animal test subjects.
Daidzein and Testosterone
It has been noted in studies involving rats that supplementation with Daidzein has an anti-androgenic effect… this means that it suppresses certain hormones and is the type of product that is given to sex offenders to suppress their sexual urges.
It does not boost Testosterone.. it potentially has the opposite effect, so we simply cannot understand why any manufacturer would put it in a testosterone boosting product.
Schizandra Chinensis As A Testosterone Booster
Found in a few testosterone boosting supplements, Schizandra Chinensis has been primarily used as a performance enhancer and as an adaptogen.
Also known as Omija, Omija Cha. Gomishi, Repnihat, Wuweizi. Lemonwood, Northern Magnolia Vine, Chinese Magnolia Vine and Matsbouza
Other Common Uses
Commonly used in Korea to help treat cardiovascular symptoms and menopause
There is a distinct lack of clinical trials in the west, there have been more carried out In Russia, but these results have long been destroyed
It can be taken generally as a dried extract or brewed into teas and/or wine
studies ( below) saw doses of 91mg being take with no ill effect
Clinical Studies And Effects
There are two published studies into the effects of Schizandra Chinensis.. one looked at the effect it had on Nitric oxide production and the other on its effects on cortisol
The Nitric oxide study recorded a slight increase in serum nitric oxide..
The study involving 19 young athletes ( aged between 15 and 19) and 71 adult (18-29) athletes saw them take tablets containing 91.1 mg of Schizandra Chinensis 4 times a day
it was shown to produce an increase in circulating Nitric Oxide in saliva samples
Cortisol was increased in the younger athletes and decreased in the adult athletes.. the younger athletes did not experience such a spike in cortisol after exercise.
Schizandra Chinensisis largely made up of various Lignans and Triterpenes
Schizandra Chinensis and Testosterone
There has been no recorded trials or any evidence of any testosterone boosting effects gained by taking Schizandra Chinensis in supplement form..
It could however help boost endurance and reduce muscle fatigue if taken in the correct doses.
Increased Nitric Oxide can also help reverse erection problems in men suffering with erectile dysfunction
Schizandra offers no proven testosterone boosting benefits.
It can however be used as a vasodilator which could help improve blood flow.
Can Selenium Boost Testosterone?
A Common Ingredient Found In Numerous Testosterone Boosters, But What Affect Does Selenium Actually Have.??
Selenium is quite a common ingredient commonly found in health supplements… it is starting to appear in testosterone boosters more frequently, but is its inclusion worthwhile??
What Is Selenium
Selenium is an essential mineral that is highly rated for its anti-oxidant properties, it is recognised for its ability to boost optimal health… It has been associated for its abilities to prevent certain cancers, but at the same time, when taken for extended periods of time, particularly at high doses it has been thought to actually increase some cancers in particular cancer of the prostate.
Selenium can take the form of various organic and non organic compounds… it is thought that doses up to 200ug can help reduce cancers, but doses of 1500ug and above have been found to increase certain cancer risks.
Selenium has shown pro diabetic properties and can aid glucose metabolism, but can have the opposite effect when taken over time..
A number of clinical studies have shone that selenium deficiency has been linked to serious diseases such as cancers, diabetes , HIV and tuberculosis,.. trials have demonstrated that supplementation with selenium can reduce cancers.. but these trials have only been carried out using Rats and Mice… Human trials have yet failed to show any cancer reducing properties.
Since 1996 there have been at least 7 studies that examined the possibility of selenium as an effective testosterone boosting compound
5 of these studies were carried out on human test subjects.
Of these trials, only 1 presented any increase in testosterone ( and this was very slight) the trial, carried out in Iran, followed 468 infertile men… they were given 200mg of selenium daily for 26 weeks which resulted in slight increases in 16% of the men tested.
Despite numerous clinical trials, the scientific evidence tells us that overall, Selenium is virtually 100% ineffective when taken to try and boost testosterone and overall its use offers more health risks than benefits when taken for any extended period of time.
Does Diindolymethane Have Any T Boosting Properties?
Diindolymethane is an ingredient that can be found in some natural testosterone boosting supplements, but what is it, and what does/can it do??
Commonly known as – DIM or 3,3”-dinodolymethane.
It is a natural molecule, similar to methane, and it is commonly found in plants belong to the Brassica group, which includes Broccoli, Kale and Cauliflower.
Looking at it in-depth, it’s uses are actually rather limited, it has been suggested that it has anti cancer effects.
Studies have suggested that it can be a strong human androgen antagonist in human prostate cancer cells.
its most common use is an anti-estrogen inhibitor (anti aromatase) which is beneficial to men who want or need to increase testosterone levels.
Although care does need to be taken as if taken in large amounts, it does appear that it can have the opposite effect and increase estrogen synthesis.
May have some anti estrogen benefits,which can be beneficial to men struggling with low testosterone levels.
But many more studies are required before we know the full effects of this natural compound.
New Report Tells Us That Tribulus Could Have Some Low Testosterone Benefits
SBwire reports today of a new study recently published that having reduced testosterone levels can, in some men cause clinical depression.
The research study ‘The effects of Tribulus Terrestris Saponins On The `behaviour Of Elderly Men’ showed that approx 30% of men over 50 had reduced testosterone levels, of these, many were showing the signs of discontentment and depression.
Reduced testosterone levels can cause mood disorders, in particular the reduction of seratonin ( aka the feel good hormone) which in turn can reflect in our moods, sleep quality and of course generate cases of depression.
Doctors have recognised that supplements containing tribulus terrestris can have a positive effect on seratonin levels, helping to lift the mood and therefore alleviate symptoms of depression.
The doctor behind the study – a Dr Zang D, specialist in traditional Chinese medicine told us
“Low testosterone levels chiefly caused clinical depression problems in 3 out of 10 elderly men. Testosterone is essential in the prevention of complications such as mood swings, irritability, and decreased libido for sex. However, a dose of Tribulus Terrestris supplement in the span of six weeks yielded positive results on the situation of the elderly. Tribulus Terrestris significantly increased the testosterone levels on the respondents over the span of the clinical trial.”
Tribulus Terrestris is a popular ingredient found in many testosterone boosting supplements..
The truth is that overall, it in many clinical trials, it has actually failed to provide any recognised testosterone boosting properties,
That said, it can have a positive effect on libido and if the studies carried out by Dr Zang are found to be reliable, it could also help boost mood and help men suffering with depression.
On these points, it does seem that there could be a place for Tribulus Terrestris in testosterone boosters, just not in the way that many manufacturers claim.
What Is Ornithine – Can It Boost Testosterone
Ornithine ( correct name L-Ornithine) is a natural amino acid that is one of 3 produced during the urea cycle in the body.. It is actually produced from two other amino acids namely the two best know that are L-Arginine and L-Citrulline
It can be found in some health supplements, and does have some uses in the treatment of some health aspects..
Ornithine has been shown in studies to help reduce the quantity of ammonia in the body – often a by product of increased strenuous exercise
Other effects have been determined including its effects on reducing cases of fatigue, improving sleep quality and it can have some beneficial effects on cortisol ( the stress hormone) production.
Recommended safe doses appear to be in the range of between 2000-6000 mg per day there have been cases of intestinal distress being caused in test subjects taking doses of 10000mg and over.
Shares similar effects to Arginine in that it can cause intestinal issues with diarrhoea being quite common when taken at doses over 10000mg daily
Ornithine And Its Effects On Testosterone
There have been very few studies on the testosterone boosting properties of Ornithine…
One published study saw a dual combination of Ornithine and Arginine given to healthy adult males who undertook regular resistance exercise… Over a period of three weeks, doses of 2,200mg Ornithine and and 3000mg Arginine, failed to achieve any rise or fall in testosterone levels.
Ornithine offers no proven results regarding its testosterone boosting effects, its side effects namely diarrhoea and possible intestinal issues, largely outweigh any possible benefits..
What Is Prolensis
Can This Ingredient Really Boost Testosterone?
Prolensis is the brand name for a plant extract commonly found in natural testosterone boosters…
Made by Sports Nutrition Research it is claimed that it will help boost testosterone levels, increasing muscle tone and strength and helping to reinvigorate a sluggish sex drive.
A native of South Africa, Prolensis is an extract taken from the Bulbine Natalensis plant..
Coming from the same family as Aloe Vera(Asphodelaceae) it is believed to have a wide range of uses.
The leaf sap is used by African native tribes to help heal wounds, reduce rashes and other skin irritations..
it is also used in these cultures as a treatment for mild burns.
In drink form it is said too help reduce sickness, diarrhoea and also reduce joint inflammation.
Prolensis And Testosterone
Prolensis (and more importantly, its key ingredient Bulbine Natalensis) is regularly found in the formulas of natural testosterone boosters.
The makers claim that it has demonstrated favourable effects on the production of testosterone and the reduction of estrogen..
Clinical Studies On Prolensis
There have been numerous studies that looked into the effects that the ingredients in Prolensis had on testosterone production…
With the exception of one human trial that did little except prove that the ingredient was largely safe for human consumption.
All the tests regarding testosterone production have been carried out on Wistar laboratory Rats..
The tests did show some positive results on the rats, with increased levels of both serum and testicular testosterone over a 14 day period…
Possible Risks and Side Effects
There are some concerns however about the affects of Prolensis on the body…
There have been indications that the Bulbine Natalensis in Prolensis could affect both the Liver and Kidney’s.
Its side effects have been compared to those often caused by the anabolic steroids commonly used by bodybuilders, and if taken, should always be cycled in a similar way to these potentially risky treatments.
There is no doubt that tests have indicated that taking Prolensis could have a positive effect on testosterone production….
It is hard however to ignore the reported risks to the liver etc and would suggest that caution is exercised when using any product that contains either Prolensis or Bulbine Natalensis..
We would recommend that you wait until further tests and trials have actually been carried out on human test subjects..
The Benefits Of Taking Bioperine
Speeds Supplement Absorption
Bioperine is an extract taken from the fruit of either the black pepper (Piper Nigrum L) or the long pepper (Piper Longum L).
It is proven and patented for its rather unique ability to help increase the bioavailablility ( absorption) of nutritional compounds..
Its ability has been confirmed in the US after clinical trials that substantiated its safety and efficiency.
- The Standardised extract of Piper Nigrum Or Piper Longum
- Is made up of 95% piperine
- Natures very own bioavailability enhancing ingredient
- Suitable for use with both human and animal supplements.
Extensively used in traditional eastern medicine, it is extracted from black pepper fruit that grows in the nutrient rich soils of Southern India.
The berries are harvested just before they are fully ripe and are then sun dried to guarantee quality and maturity.
The extract – called Bioperine has been patented and clinically tested in the USA for its ability to speed and enhance the absorption of natural nutrients when taken in supplement form.
More information about the study and trials can be found here:
Natural nutrients that can benefit by being combined with Bioperine include;
Herbal extracts: for example, Curcuminoids, Boswellia serrata extract, Ashwagandha, Ginkgo biloba extract, Capsaicin, Bioflavonoids and others.
Water-soluble vitamins: including Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Niacinamide, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic acid and Vitamin C.
Fat-soluble vitamins: including Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.
Antioxidants: including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta- cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein/zeaxanthin, pine bark bioflavonoids complex, germanium, selenium and zinc.
Amino acids: such as lysine, isoleucine, leucine, threonine, valine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, D-Aspartic Acid and methionine.
Minerals: such as iron, zinc, vanadium, selenium, chromium, iodine, potassium, manganese, copper, calcium and magnesium.
Bioperine When Taken With Testosterone Boosters
It is linked to helping the absorption of many popular testosterone boosting ingredients.
Its recommended that when searching for a supplement to increase low testosterone, that you chose one that includes Bioperine in its ingredient profile….
These are just a few of the ingredients found in testosterone boosters, as you will have read, some work and others do not.
If you are still not sure about what you want or need to look out for: