Hi Bryant…I would be very careful using any type of testosterone booster…You do not want your body to be dependent upon outside sources for testosterone…There are other natural nutrition remedies to increase testosterone. I have outlined a few food items that you can find at a local grocery store to give your testosterone a natural boost:
-Hard Boiled Eggs (make sure to consume the yolk as cholesterol is the prime derivative of testosterone)
-Brazil Nuts (be careful to not consume too many as these nuts are high in selenium…only consume 1-3 per day)
-Vitamin D (taken in moderation)
-Fermented Cod Oil (taken in moderation)
-Grass Fed Beef
These are just a few ideas that I have learned along my nutritional studies…Again everything must be taken in moderation as too much can be toxic and therefore ineffective and can cause side effects. But if you stay within the daily limit, you will be fine and be able to enjoy the natural benefits!
Hi Bryant, as someone who has come back from having osteopenia at the ripe old age of 23 years old after losing 200lbs, plus famly members who have been diagnosed with hypogonadism along with 10 years of my own personal and professional research in addition to $50,000 of empirical evidence over that same time period in medical testing which produced only minor to temporary benefit and few answers. As well as talking for 5 years with clients /customers while working within the general public at the street /store front level of the supplement industry, I can tell you that some of them (around 1 out of 5 on the market probably) do work and can bring great relief in regards to pain levels, healing, mood, sleep, recuperation and social relationships. But that is if someone is diagnosed as having low testosterone levels to begin with, however if someone with already good to normal levels were to take products within that realm of supplements especially on an ongoing long term basis or has known or unknown underlying health conditions then there are cholesterol, blood pressure, cancer, hormonal imbalance issues and risks to take into consideration as well as birth control issues if a female were to use such products. The herbal based ones are relatively safe and like many supplements are typically used 2 months on and then one month off as they often work by tricking the body into making more testosterone via higher amounts of luteinizing hormone and lower levels of SHBG which frees up more of any bound testosterone within the body. The body always seeks to maintain homeostasis / it’s own set point equilibrium and so will eventually catch on to this perceived malfunction or “overclocking” of the system as it were, rendering continued use of the supplement fruitless regardless of any dosage used. At the other end of the spectrum of these products are ones labeled or claimed to be “prohormones” or which list only chemical formulas within their ingredients list and are often scams or illegal actual steroid derivatives, with these all the aforementioned above risks /side effect potentials are many times greater. Also when the body senses an outside source of a hormone rather than being tricked into making more of it’s own it will shutdown it’s endogenous production of that hormone leading to many more complications and potentially adverse health events. So basically you can educate yourself about them if you are being asked quite often and explain all the risks versus benefits involved but without a doctors supervison and a lab tested discovered need, I would not recommend you making any actual suggestions because of the potential health and liability ramifications that come along within that arena of products. I hope this was helpful and offered some insights on a complex multifaceted topic.