Why Buy Testosterone Boosters Online?
Men looking to buy testosterone boosters online are usually looking to increase their energy levels, muscle mass, and overall strength naturally alongside their training regime. Unbeknownst to many, testosterone boosters from reputable supplement suppliers are created using natural plants and herbs which organically increase production of the hormone.
When taken by men who train consistently, especially those who are middle-aged and above, these types of supplements can have very positive effects. Some of the effects of testosterone boosters include:
- Increased energy
- Increased strength
- Faster recovery after workouts
- Increased ability to build muscle mass
Men above the age of may see more benefit in taking testosterone boosters as the amount of this hormone present in the body tends to decrease as men get older. Taking supplements helps bring testosterone levels back to their original threshold from their younger years, encouraging the positive effects listed above.
What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the main sex hormone found in men and is responsible for most of the physiological and visible differences between men and women. Higher levels of testosterone affect bone density, muscle formation, protein synthesis and even how deep your voice gets during puberty.
Testosterone is technically an anabolic steroid, in the sense that in order for something to qualify as an anabolic steroid, it must be structurally similar to and mimic the properties of testosterone.
Testosterone is found in women too, albeit in much smaller doses. It is still required to preform a great deal of bodily functions regardless of your sex. As such women have a base level of testosterone. That being said, men on average generate about 20 times as much testosterone as women do (although just over half of this amount is largely irrelevant as men have better metabolisms in terms of testosterone and aren’t as sensitive to the hormone as women are). Realistically the average man only has about 7 or 8 times the amount of testosterone freely pumping in his blood at a time as a woman does. Unfortunately, this number may be declining.
Yes, Testosterone amongst men in western countries has been on a steady decline for years. This may be a contributing factor towards the epidemic of infertility. In the last 40 years there has been a 60% decrease in sperm count of the average male living in a western nation. A variety of factors may be to blame for this – Stress, Alcohol and processed foods full of chemicals which are known to disrupt hormone levels all play their part.
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism published a study in 2007 that revealed that the testosterone levels of American men had been on a steady decline for years, declining at a rate of roughly about 1% per year. A middle aged man in 2010 will, on average, have testosterone levels roughly 20% lower than that of a middle aged man in 1990. This isn’t just happening in America however, it’s happening all across the western world. A study from Denmark tracked testosterone levels from as far back as the 1920s through to the 1960s with similar results, with men suffering a double digit drop in blood concentration levels of the hormone. It seems reasonable to speculate that this phenomenon has been occurring since the end of the industrial revolution. Whatever the cause, there could very well be another fertility crisis or a variety of other negative societal repercussions if this decline doesn’t begin to recede.
TYPES OF TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENTS
There are a wide range of different testosterone boosters, some more effective than others. Some of the most common and genuine types are as follows:
- Tribulus Terrestris (Our Top Pick!)
- D-Aspartic Acid
- Zinc and Magnesium
- Tongkat Ali
- Mucuna Pruriens
- Vitamin D
It’s worth doing a bit of research to find the best testosterone booster solution to suit you, but we wholeheartedly recommend Tribulus Terrestris as its beneficial results have been tried and tested with positive reviews.
How Do They Work
There are two main types of testosterone booster sold by SAS Nutrition: Bulbine Natalensis and Tribulis Terrestris.
Bulbine Natalensis – Traditionally used in south africa as a herbal remedy for sexual dysfunction, this plant has a long history of being used to help boost testosterone. The international journal of andrology published a study in 2009 that showed that male rats given select doses of bulbine natalensis extract (25-50mg per kg of bodyweight) had gained significantly higher levels of testosterone which resulted in increased sexual activity. The study concluded that bulbine natalensis not only raised testosterone levels but could also potentially be used to treat erectile disfunction.
A separate study published by the Journal of ethnopharmacology also reported that rats being given an oral extract of Bulbine Natalensis had instances of their estrogen levels dropping as low as 65.1% versus the control group when exposed to around 50mg/kg of body weight.
Many bodybuilders in countries such as Mexico or Russia that allow stronger testosterone boosters (such as full on synthetic testosterone) may use some form of bulbine natalensis based product as a form of post-cycle therapy. The potential for a sizable reduction in estrogen levels can help compensate for the elevated estrogen that occurs after regular use of synthetic testosterone. As such it can potentially be used as a preventative or reparative measure for ailments such as gynecomastia or mood swings.
TYPES OF TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENTS
Tribulus Terrestris – A herbal supplement that dates back to ancient indian and chinese medicine. In recent years this supplement has been used more and more as a general well-being supplement rather than a direct test booster, whilst evidence has shown that it enhances libido in both adult men and women, comprehensive studies on it’s affect on testosterone concentration in adult human males have been relatively inconclusive.
A study was published which demonstrated that this supplement caused a significant decrease in both cholesterol and blood sugar levels in diabetic women compared to the control group who recieved a placebo.
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