Benefits of Testosterone Boosters: Are They Effective?
There are many articles all over the Internet claiming that certain supplements can boost testosterone levels, and there are just as many people saying that nutritional supplements are a scam period!
I personally have a real hard time with those statements, one minute someone will say that X supplement won't work for various reasons, but yet that same person will say how great certain protein supplements are, and while I have used a variety of supplements I still prefer to get my protein from foods if at all possible.
When I am on the road or really busy I will carry some dry powdered supplement with me.
Supplements were made for one specific reason, to give your body more of what you are not getting enough of through daily nutrition.
The more quality food you can eat, the better off you are, but sometimes that is not always possible.
Testosterone boosters have become a big subject in the supplement industry and there is a reason why.
The reason being is that in the last decade or so there has been a severe decrease in testosterone levels in men and it continues to dwindle. While some men suffer from very low levels other men are borderline.
Symptoms of low testosterone:
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty gaining muscle
- Poor concentration and focus
- Lack of energy
- Weakness and fatigue
- Depression and mood swings
- Rapid weight gain
The first symptom of low testosterone is poor erection quality or lack of sex drive, the second biggest symptom is low energy levels and depression.
Most men will attribute these symptoms to stress, heavy workload, being overweight or poor diet, and while those issues can cause low testosterone l there are supplements that can help.
Lacking certain nutrients or vitamins can cause low testosterone, men not getting enough Zinc can suffer from low testosterone, in fact, if there is not enough testosterone circulating through the male body it can often lead to something called Hypogonadism “diminished activity of the testes”.
There are many different kinds of testosterone supplements available, some are high quality and others are not, this is no different than buying a protein supplement some products contain lots of protein while others do not.
If you do consider a natural testosterone booster you will obviously want one that has a decent amount of Zinc, most will contain other ingredients to help improve stamina and energy such as Ginseng Root, D-Aspartic acid, fenugreek seed extract and Tribulus Terrestris.
Why testosterone supplements are not a scam
One of the biggest causes of low testosterone is vitamin and mineral deficiency. Most men who suffer from low testosterone are usually deficient in Zinc, Magnesium, and B Vitamins.
This is usually due to a poor diet and an unhealthy lifestyle. Getting enough of those vitamins and mineral in your diet can restore testosterone back to normal.
If you are not getting enough of those nutrients a testosterone supplement can help.
The reason some say testosterone boosters do not work is that most testosterone supplement companies make false claims. A lot of men misinterpret what a testosterone supplement is meant to do.
A testosterone supplement is made to help restore testosterone back to normal levels.
When men begin to notice symptoms of low testosterone such as poor erection quality and low sex drive it is because their testosterone levels are very low.
A testosterone supplement is made to help men restore testosterone levels back to normal. However, testosterone supplements cannot increase levels beyond what is considered normal.
Increasing testosterone levels beyond normal can only be achieved by taking some kind of chemical TRT therapy or anabolic steroids.
What most men do not realize is that if you increase testosterone beyond what is considered normal if can cause other kinds of health problems.
Bodybuilders and athletes are usually the only people that want to increse testosterone way beyond what is considered normal so they can increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance.
Ment don't have to take supplements to increase testosterone
If you are someone who does not believe in taking supplements, there are certain foods that you can eat that will naturally boost Zinc and B vitamins.
Foods with high amounts of Zinc include the following:
- 5 Oysters, cooked 493%
- Beef chuck roast, braised, 3 ounces 47%
- Crab, Alaska king, cooked, 3 ounces 43%
- Beef patty, broiled, 3 ounces 35%
- Cashews, dry roasted, 3 ounces 33%
- Lobster, cooked, 3 ounces 23%
- Pork chop, loin, cooked, 3 ounces 19%
- Baked beans, canned, plain or vegetarian,19%
- Almonds, dry roasted, 3 ounces 18%
- Chicken, dark meat, cooked, 3 ounces 16%
- Yogurt, fruit, low fat, 8 ounces 11%
- Chickpeas, cooked, ½ cup 9%
- Cheese, Swiss, 1 ounce 8%
You will notice oysters are the number one food on the list with the highest amount of Zinc. This is why oysters are so well known for their aphrodisiac properties.
A testosterone supplement is all most men will need to increase testosterone, however, if you are still unsure you should talk to your doctor. Most will send you for a simple test that can check your testosterone levels and recommend a long-term treatment plan.
Having low testosterone is a symptom that is usually easy to treat, most men can increase testosterone by making simple lifestyle and diet changes. Testosterone supplements are an easy way to increase testosterone, most are safe and are loaded with the essential vitamins and minerals men need to bring testosterone levels back to normal.