3 Common Testosterone Boosters That WON’T Work (And 3 That DO)

3 Common Testosterone Boosters That WON’T Work (And 3 That DO)

Helping men boost testosterone is big business. The testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) industry is growing by BILLIONS annually, and the supplement side of the same industry may be even bigger.

You know that TRT stops you from producing testosterone naturally, making you dependent on the tens of thousands you’ll have to spend to keep those testosterone levels high, which probably made you search for natural sources of increasing your testosterone levels.

Good move!

High testosterone have been shown to improve your ability to burn fat, gain muscle, keep a high sex drive, and fight off depression, among other things.

And producing it naturally is way better than going the synthetic route.

The problem: almost 99% of the ‘testosterone boosters’ on supplement shelves and online don’t work, and their ‘most potent ingredients’ don’t actually help you increase your testosterone levels.

Thankfully, there are herbs that do help you increase testosterone, you just won’t find them in many test-boosting supplements for a couple reasons:

  1. The people making these supplements don’t actually know what they’re doing.
  2. The herbs that work aren’t cheap or easy to produce, but I’ll show you an inexpensive way to get them all.

First, PLEASE read about the claimed ‘test-boosters’ you’ll see in almost all test-boosting products that don’t actually do a single thing for your testosterone levels.

Don’t Boost Testosterone But Claim To

Tribulus Terrestris

This is the most popular test boosting ingredient on the market, but does it work?

First, why do some claim it works at increasing testosterone levels? Well, because there are some studies that show it increases testosterone in animals.

The only problem is that for human studies, there’s no increase in testosterone.

There was one study that found increases in testosterone in men and women, but it wasn’t the tribulus that did it, rather, it was an active ingredient called Protodioscin that 99.999% of supplements don’t have.

It’s rare to see tribulus with Protodioscin. And when you don’t have that active ingredient, tribulus is useless.

It’s a waste of money, and while it’s pitched as ‘the be all end all’ test booster, it really doesn’t do anything. Supplement companies have just begun to blindly put it in their ‘test boosters’ even though it does nothing.

Verdict: Don’t waste your money.

Fenugreek

If you’ve searched for a natural testosterone booster you’ve come across fenugreek, it’s unavoidable.

Being that it’s so popular it must work, right? Why else would it be in so many testosterone boosting supplements (or at least supplements labeled as such)?

No! In fact, other than a study produced by the fenugreek manufacturer, other studies have shown that it LOWERS testosterone levels.

So please, if you value your hormones, stay away from this anti-androgenic herb.

Antler Velte

The logic is that antler velvet from deer species grows at an alarming rate, and thus contains large amounts of growth hormone and testosterone.

We can keep this one pretty quick.

In all studies, antler velvet doesn’t increase testosterone one bit, and it doesn’t increase growth hormone.

It’s useless.

Herbs That Boost Testosterone

Dreams have been crushed, and after reading that opening, you’re likely pissed that you’ve spent money on anything containing those herbs.

Am I right?

Well, I’m with you.

I’ve dished out dollars on that stuff that I’ll never get back.

Does that mean that there are NO herbs that increase testosterone?

Are we stuck with a society that increasingly lowers men’s testosterone levels with nothing we’re able to do about it?

No! Actually, there are some very effective testosterone-boosting herbs that actually do work, they’re proven to work, and I’ll show you how you can add them to your morning routine to help you produce more testosterone, fast.

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Ashwagandha

Ashwadandha is an adaptogen, a term coined by Russian scientists to describe a herb that helps the body regain hormonal and psychological homeostasis – ie. it helps reduce stress. Studies are showing that it also increases testosterone in men.

In two different studies ashwadandha was shown to reduce cortisol levels by 27% and 33% respectively. Cortisol is a stress hormone. When your cortisol levels are high you’re going to have trouble sleeping, but you’re also going to use more protein for fuel than fat.

Reducing this stress hormone is vital. Not only does ashwagandha lower cortisol, it improves sleep quality, reduces inflammation, and increases HDL-cholesterol, all of which are important in producing optimal testosterone levels in men.

When we look directly at how ashwagandha effects testosterone, one study showed a 17% boost in testosterone (a pretty incredible increase from a single ingredient), with a 36% increase in luteinizing hormone, leading researchers to believe that ashwagandha stimulates testosterone production at the brain level, which is powerful, seeing as this is where the entire process of producing testosterone is begun.

Forskollin

Forskolin is a rare supplement that you’ll almost never find in conventional ‘testosterone boosters’, but it’s one of the most potent there is because of what it does with androgen receptors in the body.

Forskolin increases cyclic adenosine monopohosphate (cAMP) levels. cAMP is a messenger that transports biological signals between cells and hormones. Thus, increasing cAMP levels should increase the sensitivity, amount, and activity of hormones in the body, with one study showing an increase of 33% in obese men.

Icaarin (Horny Goat Weed)

I was very skeptical about Horny Goat Weed simply because of its name. It sounds like a cheap marketing ploy designed to make money. Then, however, I dug into the research and found that Horny Goat Weed has not only been used for thousands of years, but it also has a very important ingredient that helps men both improve their testosterone levels, but also acts as a pro-erectile agent much in the same way that viagra does, albeit without any synthetic ingredients.

That ingredient is called icariin. Icariin inhibits the PDE-5 enzyme, which is also what viagra and cialis do with synthetic agents, while also increasing nitric oxide, which helps improve blood flow. One study on horny goat weed was used to overturn a patent made by the Viagra company stating that their formula was the only source of icariin in the world.

On top if this, other studies have shown that icariin has mimetic properties, and is able to mimic testosterone in the testes.

The benefits of Horny Goat Weed, however, don’t stop with libido and testosterone. Goat Weed is also a very healthy sounds of  37 different flavonoids while also being a very strong antioxidant.

Problem: You Won’t Find These In Test Boosters on the Shelves, But You Can Find Them in a Recently Discovered Formula For Men Called MAN GREENS

Not only do you get these proven, potent testosterone boosting herbs in Man Greens, but you also get vegetables and greens that lower estrogen, boost libido, including a full 5 grams of maca, which has been proven to skyrocket libido in men.

Where no testosterone boosters contain these potent testosterone boosting herbs, Man Greens has ALL of them at their bioavailable amount, meaning the amount your body actually needs to see the benefits from them.

On top of that, men need more greens! But almost all greens powders contain mint, flax, or alfalfa, 3 commonly used ingredients in greens powders that increase estrogen in men!

Man Greens has none of them, and full bioavailable amounts of things like beet root, which helps increase nitric oxide, helping you ‘get it up’ whenever you damn well need to.

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Studies

Tirbulus:

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10997957 (human study showing no increase in testosterone)
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15994038 (another human study showing no increase in testosterone in men)
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11601567 (yet another showing no increase in testosterone in men)

Fenugreek

  • “Fenugreek Extract Supplementation Has No effect on the Hormonal Profil” by Brandon Bushey, Lem W. Taylor et al. . IJESAB.
  • Steels E, Rao A, Vitetta L. Physiological aspects of male libido enhanced by standardized Trigonella foenum-graecum extract and mineral formulation. Phytother Res. 2011;25(9):1294-1300.

Forskolin

Ashwagandha

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439798
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19789214
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26609282
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24371462
4 Ways 99.9% of Greens Supplements Increase Estrogen

4 Ways 99.9% of Greens Supplements Increase Estrogen

Want to know what the best greens supplement for men is? It’s not the one you’re using right now, I can tell you that…

It’s well known that people who eat more fruits and vegetables live longer, healthier lives.

Study after study proves this. It’s men, primarily, who don’t get enough of them, and busy men like yourself, who don’t have the time to prepare greens and end up not getting enough of the nutrients within them.

These nutrients not only help you have more energy, keep you healthy so you can work harder and longer, but they help boost libido and in some cases help you increase testosterone by blocking estrogen and cortisol and helping with the health of your cells and other hormones.

This is why the greens industry is growing rapidly, and it’s a great thing, in theory, that more men are getting enough greens through these wonderful concoctions.

There is, however, one very big problem:

99.9% of Greens Powders Increase Estrogen in Men

If you have a greens supplement, I highly suggest you take a look at the ingredients that are to come.

The vast majority of greens powders contain one or all of them, even the ‘good ones’, the ones not hiding behind ‘proprietary blends’, which allows them to have less than 1% of the amount of an ingredient necessary to see the benefits, but still have them on the label for marketing purposes.

Here we go…

FLAXSEED OR OIL

Flax and flax products (seeds, oils) are incredibly popular and marketed as a health supplement in their own right, which has lead to supplement companies including them in greens supplements because of the market awareness of the customer base. The problem, obviously, is that flax increases estrogen maybe more than any other food.

Flax are very dense in compounds called “lignans”. Lignans aren’t only estrogenic, but some studies have shown that they reduce overall and free testosterone levels. Lignans increase SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) which binds “free testosterone” rendering it useless, unable to move freely throughout the body and do what testosterone does (repairs tissue, among other things).

GREEN TEA

In an Indian study, researchers gave 3 groups of rats different amounts of green tea. They had a mild dosage, moderate dosage, and a high dosage. There have been other studies done on the effects of green tea on the testosterone levels of rats, but this one was the most interesting.

The findings were pretty incredible. The three groups saw declines in testosterone levels being greater with each increase in dosage: -25% in the mild group, -60% in the moderate group, and -78% in the high group.

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MINT

The claims that greens companies use with mint is that it can help with sleep quality (borderline at best), indigestion, and cramps. What they don’t tell you is that, while more research is needed, mint appears to lower testosterone levels, reducing total testosterone levels by a whopping 53% in one study done on rats, and free testosterone levels by an incredible 30% in a study with women.

ALFALFA

We talked about the lignans in Flaxseeds as one of the forms of phytoestrogens, well, alfalfa has another form of phytoestrogen called coumestans. Having the highest concentration of coumestans makes alfalfa highly estrogenic, yet you’ll find it in a myriad of different greens supplements.

Again, it’s all about market awareness. Like Flaxseeds people think that Alfalfa is great for you, ignorant of the estrogenic properties and the fact that there are other things that provide greater benefits that don’t have the phytoestrogens that alfalfa has (like spirulina).

What To Do Instead?

To get enough greens by cooking them, you’re going to spend around an hour a day preparing and 30-45 minutes a day eating.

Or, you can use Man Greens.

Not only does Man Greens NOT have any estrogenic ingredients, but it has ingredients that block estrogen, lower cortisol (your stress hormone that lowers your testosterone levels), and a special formula of herbs that have been proven to increase your testosterone levels.

No proprietary blends.

Full bioavailable amounts of important ingredients.

Great orange flavor.

Only 1 scoop needed per day to reach your daily amount of greens and to increase your testosterone levels by almost 540%.

Studies

Estrogenic Foods

  • Turner J, Agatonovic-Kustrin S, Glass B. Molecular aspects of phytoestrogen selective binding at estrogen receptors. J Pharm Sci. 2007;96(8):1879-1885.

FLAX SEEDS

  • Lignans Thompson L, Robb P, Serraino M, Cheung F. Mammalian lignan production from various foods. Nutr Cancer. 1991;16(1):43-52.
  • Denis L, Morton M, Griffiths K. Diet and its preventive role in prostatic disease. Eur Urol. 1999;35(5-6):377-387.

GREEN TEA

  • http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/12615/1/IJEB%2049(9)%20689-697.pdf

MINT

  • Akdogan M, Ozguner M, Kocak A, Oncu M, Cicek E. Effects of peppermint teas on plasma testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone levels and testicular tissue in rats. Urology. 2004;64(2):394-398.
  • Spearmint herbal tea has significant anti‐androgen effects in polycystic ovarian syndrome. a randomized controlled trial. Online Library. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2900/abstract. Accessed February 3, 2017.
Do You Think Michael Jordan Leaves Youtube Comments?

Do You Think Michael Jordan Leaves Youtube Comments?

I heard a clip of Joe Rogan talking to Kevin Hart on his podcast, and one line that Joe said was perfect, Do you think Michael Jordan leaves Youtube comments?

This isn’t to say that youtube comments are bad, in fact, the vast majority of them on my page are great and much appreciated.

The point is that the greats don’t spend time commenting on what others are saying, doing, or how they’re living.

You have to think of Theodore Roosevelt’s quote from his the Man in the Arena speech:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

What sucks is these critics don’t know that they’re being critics. They think they’re voicing their opinion, telling the world who they are, and they think they’re affecting the person they’re commenting on.

The truth is that these venomous humans who only talk down on people or hate what people say or who live to criticize will end empty.

They’ll end their lives never having entered the arena of life, never having lived, never having done something instead of just talking about things.

I doubt this is you, and I doubt a critic would find this site where everyone here is focused on improvement, in living a great life, but maybe you have critics.

Maybe you listen to them.

Maybe you let them dissuade your actions and get in the way of the work you have to do.

Don’t.

Great people aren’t commenting, trying to bring you down or hold you back. They’re not trying to tear you down or make you second guess what you should be doing.

They’re off doing their own things, working on their own craft, struggling to achieve something great.

So don’t listen to hate, take good criticism to heart, it’s valuable, but the people that live to simply criticize are not living. Their opinions should hold no weight, no space in your mind.

Do what Jordan did, what Roosevelt did, what any great man has done, and focus on your own craft, the work you have to do.

Don’t give any energy to anything or anyone pulling you off your course.

Your energy is too valuable to be picked apart by parasites.

Keep on working. 

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