5 of the Best Testosterone Boosting Supplements
We have compiled this list of what we believe to be the most effective supplements to promote natural testosterone production.
Is natural Testosterone Production just a Happy Myth?
Natural testosterone production has been long-hailed as the holy grail of supplementation goals. Elevated levels of natural testosterone is widely recognised to have advantageous health benefits for the modern male that reach far beyond just lean muscle mass.
There is no escaping the fact that there are a lot of supplements on the market that claim to be able to generate elevated levels of natural testosterone within the body. In fact, there aren’t just a lot, but there’s hundreds. Everywhere you look on amazon, supplement retailers or review sites, there appears to be a new product that is better than the rest.
But what are truly the best ones out there?
The fact is, most testosterone boosting stacks will feature one or two ‘core’ ingredients that are often shared with the majority of their competitors. These are then sandwiched between ‘fillers’ that really serve no real purpose, other than to make the ingredients list look impressive, and make you think that you are getting a good deal.
We have compiled this non-exhaustive list of some of the most common Testosterone boosting compounds that we have come across. While each one of these is incredibly effective in its own right, we want to further breakdown what you should be looking for.
So in no particular order, we start with the first compound on our list:
D Aspartic Acid
D Aspartic Acid, also known as ‘DAA’ is one of two forms of the amino acid ‘aspartic acid’. It is an amino acid regulator of testosterone synthesis, and research has shown that this compound has great promise in aiding male fertility.
The testosterone boosting effects of DAA have been shown to only provide a temporary boost, as as such the amino acid has been used by athletes looking to get a quick spike in testosterone. Following a dose, it has been noted that the increase in normal testosterone levels will only last a week, with some cases lasting up to a week and a half following initial dosage.
DAA works primarily in the central brain region, stimulating areas that cause a release of various hormones that are conducive to testosterone production. Such hormones include luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, as well as Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
For the reasons above, coupled with its low toxicity, DAA features in a variety of testosterone boosting stacks, and is very frequently taken on its own as well.
Trigonella foenum-graecum, more commonly known as Fenugreek is a herb which has gained its popularity in the Arabic regions, and India. Throughout the years, it has traditionally been used to enhance libido and masculinity. Aside from its libido-enhancing properties, Fenugreek has also been used to alleviate blood sugar metabolism conditions, such as diabetes.
Fenugreek is been used in supplementation in the past, and has been shown to increase serum testosterone over a period of 8 weeks in resistance trained males, relative to placebo.
It would seem that the testosterone boosting properties of Fenugreek still have a lot of research potential, however it is fair to say that Fenugreek has numerous health benefits, that reach beyond purely testosterone synthesis.
Bulbine Natalensis is a comparatively new player in the testosterone supplementation game, with not a lot of supplements including it in their formulas to date. However, research has shown that it is indeed quite a potent compound, and for this reason should be considered a good option for males looking to increase their natural testosterone production.
Bulbine, also known as Ibhucu, Rooiwortel and Ingcelwane, is a traditionally used aphrodisiac and testosterone booster, and is typically indigenous to South and South-Eastern Africa. As well as testosterone boosting properties, is has also been shown to reduce estrogen levels in males too.
It has been noted in some studies that in doses exceeding the recommended amount, Bulbine has been shown to have adverse effects on internal organs, and increases in toxicity. The typically considered safe dosage that is currently being used in medical trials is 650mg.
Bulbine Natalensis is considered safe, and the amount included in the Nootrone stack is well within the considered safe dosage. The research on Bulbine Natalensis has shown that it has incredibly promising results, and is definitely a strong contender to feature in any testosterone boosting supplementation stack.
Tribulus terrestris is a plant from Ayurveda. The most effective part of the plant used for male virility and general vitality is the root, while the fruits also show evidence of being very protective of organ function.
On the testosterone and sexuality front, tribulus terrestris is generally considered to be a relatively potent and reliable libido enhancer in rodent studies. A further study on human supplementation has confirmed an increase in erectile function and sexual well being.
There is limited information on how Tribulus Terrestris actually achieves its result, but it is known to enhance the androgen receptor density in the brain, which may further enhance the libido enhancing properties of androgrens.
Vitamin D is one of 24 micronutrients that is essential for human survival. Vitamin D Supplementation can be achieved from various sources, with lots of supplement products available on the market claiming to help contribute to natural Vitamin D levels. The primary source of Vitamin D is the sun, with secondary sources being recognised as fish, eggs and dairy products.
There are numerous health benefits linked to supplemental Vitamin D, including increased cognition and focus, immune health, reduce risks of cancer and multiple sclerosis to name but a few.
It has also been noted that following supplementation of Vitamin D, those that are low in testosterone may experience elevated levels of testoterone.
It is widely recognised that although the vast majority of the population is not deficient in Vitamin D, very well people have adequate amounts of it in their diet also. It has been noted that due to the countless health benefits aside from the advantageous effects to natural testosterone production, Vitamin D supplementation is encouraged if adequate amounts are not currently present in the body.
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