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How do testosterone-boosting supplements work?

August 27, 2019

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Do Testosterone Pills Work? | Natural Testosterone Effective

Great question! As these types of supplements grow in popularity, we seem to be hearing this question more and more.

One thing that is really important to know is that they do not contain testosterone, natural or synthetic. And you should be glad they don’t. For men who want to take the actual hormone testosterone, there is “Testosterone Replacement Therapy”, a medical treatment that needs to be administered under a doctor’s supervision, is expensive, and can have some serious side-effects. And for some men with specific medical conditions, this may be the right option. But for most men, it is not and this is why testosterone-boosting supplements are so important and necessary. They work with the body’s own systems to improve testosterone production so there are no side-effects. But how do they actually do that?


What is testosterone is and why is it so important?

Testosterone is the key male sex hormone that regulates many of the processes in a man’s body such as muscle mass, fat distribution, fertility, etc. Low testosterone can lead to lower energy, reduced mental focus, reduced strength, less lean muscle, and abdominal fat. And this is why it is so important to maintain a healthy testosterone level throughout your lifetime. 

But low testosterone seems to be more and more common these days. About 4 in 10 men have low testosterone levels by the time they reach 45 years old. As men age they typically see a decline in testosterone averaging 1% each year beginning in middle age. 

Okay, now that we have established the importance of testosterone to a man’s health we want to try and maintain it at a healthy level. Enter the testosterone-boosting dietary supplement. Now let’s get to understand how they work.

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Stress is the bane of modern society

Can you honestly say you do not have any stress in your life? Of course not. And stress (physical or emotional) and low testosterone are linked. Your testosterone level is not a priority for your body when you are in a flight-or-fight situation. When the stakes are high for survival, what your body needs is the stress hormone cortisol. At least that is what studies have shown. High stress (cortisol) is associated with low testosterone. There are several really scientific-sounding explanations for this but I don’t want to put you to sleep so I’ll just quote one - “the steroidogenic enzymatic activity for testosterone synthesis within the testis is disrupted by high levels of cortisol.” Scary, right?

Okay, so we need to tackle stress and its effects in order to maintain a healthy testosterone level. The best T-boosters on the market use botanical extracts called adaptogens. Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, which is in charge of managing your body's hormonal response to stress. Adaptogens can help protect testosterone by helping the body “adapt” to stressful conditions- hence the name adaptogen. By doing this they keep both cortisol and testosterone at a healthy level.

 

A few of our favorite adaptogens

Our Mdrive line of men’s testosterone-support dietary supplements uses adaptogens as the backbone of the formula. One of the key adaptogens and definitely one of our favorites is Ashwagandha.

Ashwagandha has a long traditional use in Ayurvedic medicine and has been safely used in clinical trials. Ashwagandha has effects against stress and anxiety, notably accompanied by decreases in cortisol, improvements in sexual function, increases in sperm count volume and motility, notably accompanied by increases in testosterone, decreases in blood lipids, and increases in physical performance. One powerful adaptogen!

But let’s not forget the basics – vitamins and minerals are also extremely important to the healthy production of testosterone. Vitamin D and zinc are both key to testosterone production. Low vitamin D and zinc have been shown to correlate with low testosterone levels.

Therefore, we made sure our supplements also contain these basics for testosterone support. We also have many other great ingredients in our Mdrive line to support testosterone and overall health. But that’s a subject for another day. If you want to do something good for your body, try our Mdrive supplements and your testosterone will thank you.

 

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Sources:

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2568977/

2. https://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/testosterone-vs-cortisol-winner-determines-fight-or-flight

3. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0069/6041/4779/files/ksm-66-testosterone-study-ecam-2013-testosterone-published-1.pdf?2158

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