Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia)

by on February 14, 2014
in Testosterone

This post on Tongkat Ali (TA) is presented in the furtherance of man’s never ending quest of finding a natural, legal, safe and efficacious supplement that boosts testosterone levels. Research into this small evergreen from Southeast Asia took this blogger on a wild journey of Malaysian government supported promotion and co-patents with MIT, pyramid schemes, a potpourri of potential testosterone (T) influencing compounds including “eurypeptides” and the invention of an electronic tongue, to name a few. So buckle up, and if you decide to take this supplement, suggestions are given towards sources, dosing and cautions. As an added bonus, a quick and dirty method of testing extracts for authenticity is revealed.

Astaxanthin and Testosterone

by on February 26, 2013
in Bodybuilding Supplements

A prior post on the product Alphastat generated quite a bit of traffic and comments. It has also generated a considerable bit of internal rumination on my part as to the role of one of its ingredients, astaxanthin, in influencing testosterone levels. Is astaxanthin’s role in Alphastat as an aromatase inhibitor, an agent that prevents conversion of testosterone to estrogen, or mere filler to justify charging premium prices? What is the research behind this and is it valid? Finally are there other natural compounds that are more effective and substantiated aromatase inhibitors on the market?

ZMA: Over-Hyped and Over-Priced

Many men from the elite athlete to the middle-age baby boomer are interested in natural and safe ways to boost muscle mass and increase testosterone levels. I set out to write a positive post on a ‘special’ form of zinc and magnesium referred to as ZMA. ZMA is promoted by its makers as a potent muscle mass and testosterone enhancer. What I ended up with is a negative report, a bruised ego and deflated wallet. Yes, I had fallen for the hype and paid way too much for some zinc and magnesium and vitamin B-6. Read how to avoid the hype but still reap the benefits of zinc and magnesium supplementation.

The Right Nettles Root Extract for Influencing Testosterone

by on January 27, 2012
in Bodybuilding Supplements

In a previous post, I discussed the use of nettle root extract for raising testosterone levels. However, given the variety of products out there, I feel it is in the interest of my readers to guide them through both the real and virtual aisles. The nettles plant is a complex mixture of compounds of which only a select few are important to influencing testosterone.

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