What Are Testosterone Booster?
Testosterone boosters are usually herbal in nature or are made up of legal supplements like D-Aspartic Acid, Ginseng, Fenugreek seed, zinc & magnesium. Note that testosterone boosters don’t replace your testosterone but they work by making your body produce more testosterone. Depending on what you are taking, T-boosters are better when taken with other supplements to maximize the effect.
How Do Testosterone Boosters Work
As we grow older, our body produces less testosterone. T-boosters negates the effect of aging (or other factors) on the production of testosterone.
If you were expecting a miracle drug, you should go to the next counter because most testosterone boosters only increases T-levels by around 20 – 50% depending on the formula but that doesn’t mean 20-50% more muscle growth.
What are the Benefits of Testosterone Boosters
While the main benefit of T-boosters is to maximize your T-levels, there are other benefits that can be gained from taking Testosterone Boosters. These benefits are:
- Increases Muscle Mass – If you are an athlete or are a frequent gym-goer, this is the biggest sell. Your testosterone levels are important when gaining muscles. Optimized T-levels means you gain muscles easier. Note that the difference is not really astounding like taking steroids but you should be able to see a steady and sustainable increase in muscle mass when you take T-boosters. The muscle you gain from this type of increase gets retained more often than the gains you got from steroids.
- Increased Strength – Some athletes take steroids because they want to be stronger. Steroids and T-boosters basically do the same thing but differently. Steroids replace your natural testosterone levels but T-boosters simply makes your body produce more testosterone naturally. Testosterone can make you stronger. There are a lot of factors affecting this ranging from the increased aggressiveness when hitting the weights and increasing the cross-sectional size of muscle fibers. This is aside from the fact that testosterone already makes you gain more muscles which means increased strength in the long run.
- Decreased Fat – While testosterone is more popular as a muscle gaining and strengthening product, it can also help you lose fat storage. Estrogen, the woman-specific androgen promotes fat storage while Testosterone promotes the burning of fat. The thing is, while you may be losing fat, you might not lose weight when using testosterone boosters. This is because you are also gaining muscle mass at the same time.
- Increased Libido – Aside from maximizing your T-levels, most testosterone boosters have a “side-effect” which can be considered an icing on the cake – increased libido.
If you want to know more about testosterone boosters we suggest it would be better to talk to your strength and conditioning coach for a program that has proper periodisation. Otherwise you will find lots of these products on the web.
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