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Proven testosterone boosters
« on: September 18, 2013, 04:59:05 pm »
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Dosage: 200mg

200mg DHEA is near the upper limit of what is used to boost testosterone. DHEA is very well studied, and appears to boost testosterone most of the time in persons older than 40 years of age.
Usage of 200mg DHEA in youth (18-25, for the most part) is much more hit or miss. It has been noted in some studies, but some studies also come back null. The DHEA pool always rises (indicating absorption), just sometimes this does not translate into higher testosterone levels for unknown reasons.
It does boost testosterone in women as well, but estrogen too. Minimal to no side-effects regarding androgenicity (man-like side effects) are seen with the average dose of 50mg in women, which is what many fat burning and anti-aging supplements contain.
Females may also use the derivative compoun called 7-Keto (or 7-Oxo), which is a metabolite of DHEA that cannot turn into either estrogen or androgens.

D-Aspartic Acid
Dosage: 3g

One human study of 14 days noted an increase in testosterone, whereas a study lasting longer than that failed to note an increase; it is possible the body regulates testosterone increases from D-aspartic acid.
Usage should, at least until more research is conducted, be limited to short term use or used by infertile men (of which this negative regulation may not exist).

Vitamin D
Dosage: 3000iu

At least one study of 3,000 IU has noted an increase in testosterone concentrations in men with low vitamin D status, and a followup in men with normal vitamin D status failed to replicate this information.
It appears that a deficiency of vitamin D suppresses testosterone production and normalizing this deficiency normalizes testosterone; supraphysiological levels of vitamin D do not appear to be further beneficial.

Zinc
Dosage: 30mg

A deficiency of zinc reduces testosterone concentrations in serum, and normalizing this deficiency causes a compensatory increase; zinc supplementation does not increase testosterone above baseline.

Fenugreek
Dosage: 500mg

Fenugreek has been shown to increase testosterone in healthy males, which is thought to be due to a backlog of testosterone conversion into DHT via inhibiting the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. The reduction in DHT needs to be considered though, as many persons wishing to increase testosterone (for libido or muscle building) would also prefer an increase in DHT.

Source: http://examine.com/stacks/increasing-testosterone.html

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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 05:17:42 pm »
Thx Rhodesian.   I've got some more here:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Herbs

One comment, though, that I want to mention for any new guys reading this:

If you're hypogonadal in the 200's or 300's, these are very unlikely to help you much.  Boosting testosterone of 300 by 30% takes you to 390.  I guess every little bit helps, but that's unlilkely to get you over any hypogonadal-based libido, erectile, mental issues related to low testosterone. "You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip" or something like that...
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 09:11:19 pm »
Good point, Peak...

It would be interesting to note that all these supplements, in my opinion, will not raise our testosterone beyond our "natural" limit, but simply optimize our own production of testosterone to a healthy peak level....

Why do we need supplementation to achieve our optimum natural level? Because our body is boycotted daily by many causes (poor diet, xenoestrogens, mineral-deficient soil, stress, etc)...

With proper basic supplementation, we can reach our natural potential thus avoiding the serious side effects from "magic formulas"...





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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 04:05:10 am »
R, keep in mind that some of these things are age-dependent..for example, DAA and DHEA seem to only have a big, consistent benefit in older people...and things like zinc only really benefit people who were deficient...I would endorse tongat ali and stinging nettle root, but that's just me

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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 05:52:15 am »
Thx Rhodesian.   I've got some more here:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Herbs

One comment, though, that I want to mention for any new guys reading this:

If you're hypogonadal in the 200's or 300's, these are very unlikely to help you much.  Boosting testosterone of 300 by 30% takes you to 390.  I guess every little bit helps, but that's unlilkely to get you over any hypogonadal-based libido, erectile, mental issues related to low testosterone. "You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip" or something like that...
Im curious though, every little bit helps?
Is there a page about the big things that make a big difference?
I know a few off-hand
lose weight
OK, so I know just the one
what other big things help?
I feel like some of these threads/pages are like instead of looking thru the want ads for a job, I'm looking at the ground for loose change,
Maybe I've missed thepage somewhere,
Im looking for a heighary of things I can do
1 lose weight
2 change diet to low/no meat
3 add veggies
4 add POM juice
5 add more veggies
6 lift weights
I'm looking for a list, then I can figure ot the rest, how to impliment or why on my own.
I'm very frustrated and have been having problems on my own, which is a new deveiopment, and it concerns me,
I had a good blood test 5 months ago, things can't have gotten bad in a few months? I dunno what's going on.


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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 08:53:23 am »
Thx Rhodesian.   I've got some more here:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Herbs

One comment, though, that I want to mention for any new guys reading this:

If you're hypogonadal in the 200's or 300's, these are very unlikely to help you much.  Boosting testosterone of 300 by 30% takes you to 390.  I guess every little bit helps, but that's unlilkely to get you over any hypogonadal-based libido, erectile, mental issues related to low testosterone. "You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip" or something like that...
Im curious though, every little bit helps?
Is there a page about the big things that make a big difference?
I know a few off-hand
lose weight
OK, so I know just the one
what other big things help?
I feel like some of these threads/pages are like instead of looking thru the want ads for a job, I'm looking at the ground for loose change,
Maybe I've missed thepage somewhere,
Im looking for a heighary of things I can do
1 lose weight
2 change diet to low/no meat
3 add veggies
4 add POM juice
5 add more veggies
6 lift weights
I'm looking for a list, then I can figure ot the rest, how to impliment or why on my own.
I'm very frustrated and have been having problems on my own, which is a new deveiopment, and it concerns me,
I had a good blood test 5 months ago, things can't have gotten bad in a few months? I dunno what's going on.

We've already discussed this before.  Again, I completely agree with you, but it's a big project and will take time.  Believe me - I know this is an issue and you're not the only one who has said it.

I do have one comment though: 

Yes, I agree that things in life, including health, are best prioritized.  But the truth is that good health is literally dozens of things you do during the day and it takes awhile to build these kind of habits and disciplines in your life.  My point?  It's rarely just a "few big things" that are the silver bulllet or bullets.

But, again, I agree withyour main point...
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 06:37:42 pm »

We've already discussed this before.  Again, I completely agree with you, but it's a big project and will take time.  Believe me - I know this is an issue and you're not the only one who has said it.

I do have one comment though: 

Yes, I agree that things in life, including health, are best prioritized.  But the truth is that good health is literally dozens of things you do during the day and it takes awhile to build these kind of habits and disciplines in your life.  My point?  It's rarely just a "few big things" that are the silver bulllet or bullets.

But, again, I agree withyour main point...
I agree it takes time to learn new habbits.  I'm just tryinbg to learn the rules.
i want to say had ai known  some of the "Rules" that I have learned here
such as
=avoid meat
-avoid saturated fats
-eat your efas
-eat veggies
-dont get above BMI 25. Bodyfat 20%

I'll get to a BMI of <25 and see what my blood test shows

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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 07:00:32 pm »

I agree it takes time to learn new habbits.  I'm just tryinbg to learn the rules.
i want to say had ai known  some of the "Rules" that I have learned here
such as
=avoid meat
-avoid saturated fats
-eat your efas
-eat veggies
-dont get above BMI 25. Bodyfat 20%

I'll get to a BMI of <25 and see what my blood test shows

Just PM'd you about this.  Let's take this offline or start a new thread as this thread is really about supplement boosters to testosterone.
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Proven testosterone boosters
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 07:00:32 pm »