Our Favourite Test Boosters of 2018

Over the course of this year, we’ve covered a few different natural testosterone boosters. Minerals, herbs, vitamins, all kinds of ingredients that claim to raise our levels without risk! Why would we want higher testosterone anyway?

Benefits of optimal testosterone:

  • increased muscle mass
  • increased strength
  • lower fat mass
  • better mood
  • increased libido

While younger males generally don’t have to worry about their testosterone, from our 30s, natural testosterone begins to decline. If a blood test has indicated that you are on the lower end of the spectrum, or you simply want to aid your natural production, a test booster can be a great supplement to support performance and overall wellbeing.

Here are some highlights from our range:

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CNP Pro Test XTR

CNP Pro Test is one of our newer additions. Released in the summer, this product is a blend of highly bioavailable ingredients backed up by research. Notable ones include: zinc, which contributes to normal testosterone levels in the blood, along with magnesium (two minerals which you will see together in ZMA, for their supportive properties). D-Aspartic Acid, an amino acid which plays an important role in the release of hormones, including acutely raising testosterone levels. Urtica Dioica Extract, which can lead to higher levels of free testosterone in the body by inhibiting SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin). Finally, fenugreek, a herb which helps to maintain healthy testosterone levels by inhibiting the breakdown of testosterone into DHT. This combination really covers all bases!

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Bulbine Natalensis

Bulbine is herb commonly used in Southern Africa as an aphrodisiac, and now being utilised by bodybuilders for its potential to increase testosterone. In rats, bulbine has been shown to increase serum testosterone and decrease oestrogen (Yakubu and Afolayan, 2009). Human studies are limited, but anecdotal evidence is good.

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D-Aspartic Acid

DAA is an amino acid used in the body to make and release hormones. Its interactions with testosterone have made it a popular test boosting supplement, not only for those looking to build more muscle, but for men who want to increase fertility. Studies tend to show the best results in inactive men and men who have low natural testosterone. DAA can be taken alone, but is also featured in products with other ingredients to enhance their effectiveness. These include Adapt Nutrition Testo+ (1500mg per serving) and Beast Yourself Testo Beast (3000mg per serving).

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Maca

Maca root is a great option for those looking for a more holistic treatment. It has been linked to many health benefits, particularly hormone balancing and increasing libdo. Studies have shown increases libido in both men and women, as well as potentially improving sperm count and balancing hormones in pre and post-menopausal women.

Maca Root

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Conclusion

If you are truly worried about your testosterone levels, always see your GP to request blood tests. Testosterone boosters are not equivalent to taking exogenous testosterone. What they will do, is assist your body’s production in a small way, which can add up to big results in some individuals.

About the Author

Savannah Westerby, BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition. IG:@savannahwesterby
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