Lots of questions are flooding in the use of Test Boosting Supplements. I recommend using a test booster as part of the supplement stack on some of the specialized Legion Training cycles that are available in the Legion Arena. So lets have a look at what the deal is with them so you can make the call if you want to use them, or leave them.
First up – We all need to understand testosterone is a natural hormone that is produced in the male body that is responsible for secondary sexual characteristics, such as facial hair, a lower pitched voice, libido, and what we’re most focused on in regards to our Legion Training is – Muscle Mass Development. As a man ages, his body will begin to produce less testosterone, which can lead to a variety of problems. Some of these problems can include a decreased sex drive, sexual dysfunction, lower energy levels, and in this case what I’m concerned with here for our muscle hungry Legion Army men – difficulty building new muscle mass or even the loss of muscle.
Using testosterone boosters help to trigger your body to produce more of your natural male hormone which in turn will help promote a muscle building friendly environment within your body. We look to help create an ‘Anabolic State’ from supplementing with Test Boosters – from our point of view, that is the whole reason we would add them to our supplement list.
As you will discover when you look at testosterone boosters on the market closely, there are a wide range of ingredients. Straight up – some are effective, while others won’t produce much more than a great marketing campaign.
It’s important to understand that ingredients are important when it comes to testosterone boosters because the correct combination in the correct ratios will help an increase in testosterone production within the body. Other ingredients just fill the nutrition/supplement value table of the back of the bottle.
The key ingredients reasonable for test boosters being effective are:
D-Aspartic Acid – an amino acid that directly promotes the production of testosterone in the male body
Zinc – is a crucial ingredient to successful muscle growth and health. Zinc promotes the production of dopamine, which is vital during high stress levels such as intense workouts
Vitamin D – vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins that people don’t get in their current foods. Vitamin D is tantamount, as a substance, to helping the body produce certain hormones, such as testosterone.
Fenugreek – Sometimes processed in breads, this substance is considered quite healthy and is often used to enhance libido.
King Oysters – this is actually a mushroom that contains bioactive molecules, which are essential in the production of certain hormones in the body.
Anacylus Pyrethrum – used as an aphrodisiac in certain cultures, it has been found to be effective in boosting testosterone in laboratory mice, though no tests haven’t gone as far as on humans yet.
Ginseng – this supplement has been known to help boost energy levels. This is accomplished by promoting more testosterone production in the body.
Bryonia Laciniosa – this herb has been used for years as an aphrodisiac and fertility cure.
Boron – this mineral is claimed to help produce more testosterone in the body.
Magnesium – this mineral helps to relax the muscles which is important for building and toning muscles during a workout. Magnesium, coupled with calcium, can help prevent or reduce the effects of soreness, cramps, tension, and muscle fatigue
Vitamin B6 – this nutrient is one of the most essential in the body for producing testosterone. It helps to suppress estrogen and thus increases production of the male hormone
Its important to note, yes increased and healthy test levels will help promote a muscle building environment and will help you develop muscle mass. But don’t get caught up in the typical marketing hype of supplements. Yes, without a doubt they assist and help, and I’m all for looking for and maximizing on any natural means for a edge in obtaining goals. But they are NOT magic pills. Once you have that mind set and never lose the knowledge and focus that training, nutrition, and lifestyle are the most powerful tools you use everyday to obtain and live your goals – then you will have a balanced and realistic expectation of any supplements including Test Boosters.
Remember we’re looking for a slight edge, a helpful assist – not a miracle in a bottle – they don’t exist.