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TOP 8 TESTOSTERONE BOOSTING SUPPLEMENTS

Written By Archana

Read about 8 such natural testosterone boosters that will increase the testosterone level of your fitness clients without damaging their health.

Anyone who gyms, wants to make maximize muscle gains. Along with the carefully prepared workout and diet plans, testosterone, or the mythical T hormone has a role to play in boosting the muscle gain of workout warriors. Produced in the testicles of a male, testosterone largely decides male sexuality, reproduction, muscle mass and their hair growth.

No wonder, so many muscle seekers start taking anabolic steroids, or synthetic substances related to male sex hormones to trigger their muscle growth, but these steroids are harmful and come with side effects.

Read about 8 such natural testosterone boosters that will increase the testosterone level without damaging their health.

FENUGREEK SEEDS

Fenugreek seeds (Botanical name: Trigonella foenum-graecum) is used as a spice in Indian cooking.  Besides adding flavour to your recipes, fenugreek extracts work as testosterone boosting food.

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • In clinical studies, 500-600mg of fenugreek seed extracts has been proven effective in improving free testosterone level.
  • Also, fenugreek seed extracts reduce enzymes that break down testosterone and reduce body fat.

ASHWAGANDHA

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) a herb used in Ayurveda is a proven testosterone booster. Literally translated in English, it means ‘smell of the horse’.

HOW DOES IT WORK

A clinical study published in the International Society of Sports Nutrition examines the result of 600mg of Ashwagandha extracts on 57 men between 18 and 50.

The conclusion of the study was that Ashwagandha group was significantly stronger, as compared to the non-Ashwagandha group both in terms of muscle strength and size.

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • They could bench press an average of 46kilos whereas the placebo group could bench press only 25kilos.
  • The Ashwagandha group’s average muscle size was 8.6 centimeters, while the placebo group was only 5.3cm.

 SAFED MUSLI

Safed Musli or (Chlorphytum Borivilianum) is a rare Indian herb. Used as an aphrodisiac, Safed Musli is even called herbal Viagra.

HOW DOES IT WORK

In athletes and bodybuilder, Safed Musli boosts immunity and helps reduce inflammation. The testosterone boosting effects of safed musli show in the improved semen quality of healthy males (20-40 years), in a clinical study.

 TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS

Ayurveda recommends Tribulus Terrestris for male health. Tribulus terrestris is a fruit-producing Mediterranean plant that’s covered with spines. It is also called puncture vine. It is a common supplement for improving libido and is supposed to have testosterone boosting properties.

HOW DOES IT WORK

In clinical studies, it has been found that Tribulus Terrestris extract significantly increases circulating testosterone level.

BORON

Boron is a trace mineral. Like magnesium, boron influences a number of processes in the muscle tissues. There are no RDA levels when it comes to boron. Diets considered to be high in boron provide approximately 3.25mg of boron in 2000 calorie diet.

Good food sources of boron are avocados, lentils, peanuts, nuts and some other vegetables and fruit.

HOW DOES IT WORK

10mg of Boron supplement with breakfast significantly raises free testosterone levels  by almost thirty percent and their estradiol goes down by forty percent, sports scientists at the University of Medical Sciences in Teheran discovered.

ZINC

Zinc is closely related to testosterone and reproductive health status. A 1996 study established the relationship between the two.

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • Young men with normal testosterone status experienced a dramatic drop in their testosterone level, when they avoided getting zinc in their diets.
  •  Low level of zinc devastates your health and training status. Low zinc leads to an increase in estrogen receptors and a decrease in androgen receptors.

 

MAGNESIUM

Magnesium will help you raise your T level and help build muscle.

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • A recent study found that 750mg of magnesium daily for 4 weeks raised free testosterone level by 26 percent at rest.
  • Magnesium enables the production of enzymes that allow vitamin D to help with calcium absorption and bone building.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is closely related to your testosterone level. A study found that men who were deficient in vitamin D had lower testosterone and higher estorgen. These men had more body fat, less lean mass and had a greater chance of depression.

HOW DOES IT WORK

Vitamin D supports increased testosterone production because there are vitamin D receptors on the cells in the glands that release T hormone. Moreover, vitamin D controls the process which changes testosterone into estrogen into men.

Try these natural supplements for a positive effect on testosterone level, as well as muscle-building efforts.

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