Supplements Category

Supplementation can give you that slight edge in hormonal optimization, but it's not the main thing you should focus on.

For the goal of increasing testosterone levels naturally, supplementation with herbs, amino acids, serines, or the commonly sold "testosterone boosters" isn't even close to as important as proper food intake, micronutrient balance, training methods, and various lifestyle factors would be.

With that being said, once you have the most important factors taken care of, there's handful of scientifically proven supplements that can be used to manipulate hormone production.

Such as*:

  • Forskolin, which increases cAMP and nudged testosterone levels up by 33 in human study.
  • Mucuna pruriens, which raises dopamine, and thus ramps up testosterone production.
  • Ashwagandha, which in one study took the average testosterone from 630 to 726 ng/dL.
  • Carnitine, which has been proven by muscle-biopsies to increase androgen receptor density.
  • Or the estrogen blockers that inhibit aromatase (grape seed extract, IC3, resveratrol...)

* Clinical evidence for the claims above can be found in the post under the next paragraph

In the articles below, you can find all of the info we have written about various supplements, be it for androgens, thyroid, erection quality, or estrogen suppression.

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Cistanche and Testosterone: Genghis Khan’s Favorite Herb

04/09/2018

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Cistanche is a parasitic desert plant commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine to support male health. It’s also one of the herbs I’m most often asked to write about, as there are many claims online of it possibly boosting…

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Fenugreek and Testosterone: More Harmful than Helpful?

02/06/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Fenugreek (trigonella foenum-graecum) is a common herb that originates from the Indian herbal medicine; Ayurveda. Its claimed use is to enhance masculinity and libido. The seed powder and seed extracts of the fenugreek plant are commonly used in various…

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Bulbine Natalensis and Testosterone: Not Entirely Side-Effect Free

01/03/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD The testosterone supplement industry has been booming for the past years, frequently coming up with new possible herbals to raise natural test production. Bulbine natalensis is one of them that was briefly hailed as the best of them all…

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Holy Basil and Testosterone: Tulsi for Hormonal Health?

24/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Holy basil, also known as tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is a plant generously used in Indian herbal medicine of Ayurveda. Tulsi is commonly praised for its testosterone boosting effect. However, it’s also used as an anti-fertility agent. Human data of holy basil limited, although…

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Reishi and Testosterone: Antiandrogenic Effects of Ganoderma Lucidum

22/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD The ganoderma Lucidum – commonly known as Reishi or Lingzhi – is a fungus that grows out of Eastern Hemlock trees that cultivate primarily in the Northern America. It has been used as a supreme medicinal mushroom in Chinese…

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Cordyceps and Testosterone: The Killer Fungi

21/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Cordyceps has gained quite some popularity in the past few years, largely thanks to few fellow Finnish guys (Four Sigmatic) who are being very innovative with instantized medicinal mushroom drinks. There are some cool benefits – mostly around immune…

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Moringa and Testosterone: Superfood or is it?

19/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Moringa oleifera (also called miracle tree, tree of life, and drumstick tree) grows in Asia and some African countries. It’s highly nutritious and resistant to environmental factors, which has made it an important food crop in its areas of…

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Fadogia Agrestis and Testosterone: Popular & Perilous?

18/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD  One of the common ingredients in many popular multi-ingredient testosterone supplements is a herb by the name of Fadogia agrestis. It’s among the primary ingredients in some of the Amazon.com’s most popular test boosters like HCGenerate and Sheer Testosterone (don’t…

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Yohimbe and Testosterone: The Old-School Booster

18/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Yohimbine is an alkaloid found in the yohimbe tree bark. It’s used generally as a fat loss aid, testosterone booster, and even as pro-erectile agent, but does it work as well as claimed? Let’s take a look. How Effective is…

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Avena Sativa and Testosterone: The Common Oat & Hormones

17/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Avena sativa or “the common oat” is the grain most people should be already quite familiar with. There seems to be this general consensus among the bodybuilding world that oats and avena sativa supplements (which are basically glorified oat…

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Stinging Nettle Root and Testosterone: Natural SHBG Blocker

16/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD  Stinging nettle root (Urtica dioica) is a common plant most should already be familiar with. It’s added into many testosterone booster supplements, and generally stinging nettle is  labeled by some as a testosterone raising herbal supplement that works by inhibiting…

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DAA and Testosterone: D-Aspartic Acid Under Examination

14/02/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD  D-Aspartic acid – or DAA – which is a non-essential amino acid naturally found in various bodily tissues, hit the bodybuilding World like a storm few years ago. All it took for the supplement companies to make millions of…

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Thyroid Boosters: 6 Supplements to Increase T3 & T4

26/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Thryoid is a ~30 gram butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Its main function is to secrete the thyroid hormones; triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) in response to signals sent from the hypothalamus via thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) which…

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Fish Oil and Testosterone: Omega-3’s & Androgenic Hormones

10/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD When you read articles about increasing testosterone levels naturally from the internet, a lot of them state that one should eat “healthy fats”. Then they follow with a nice little list, somewhat like this; “Eat more nuts, more fish,…

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8 Natural Testosterone Boosters with Proven Benefits

08/12/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD The questions I get asked most often are all related to supplementation. Most of the time these are new readers of AM, who have recently started taking interest in natural hormone optimization, and now they are looking for that…

How to Maximize The Absorption Of Supplements

23/10/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD All of the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) have important actions in the body. Some so much that we would die without them in our system. Supplements, herbs, amino acids and whatnot, can also be important, but they are not…

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Nootropics: Do they Work & How to Use them

20/10/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Nootropics are a hot topic these days, especially as they grow in popularity and exposure from the biohacking community. They’ve been used for many years in more elite entrepreneur, business, and academic environments, however the general public is just…

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Gynecomastia Pills: 5 Supplements that Help you Get Rid of Man Boobs

16/10/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Gynecomastia, gyno, or as they’re commonly known; man boobs, are an embarrassing problem that more and more men seem to be struggling with. Due to shame and anxiety caused by the issue, many men refuse to seek medical…

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3 Probiotics & Prebiotic Side Effects that Aren’t Well-Known

12/09/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD If you search online, people seem to be praising probiotics for being the next best thing right after sliced bread. And even though quality probiotic supplements and fermented foods are actually pretty great for the majority of people… …There…

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5 Supplements for Insulin Resistance

09/09/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Produced by the pancreas, insulin helps to turn your ingested carbohydrates into the simplest form of sugar; glucose. Your body then uses glucose as direct energy for the cells to fuel the metabolic processes of the human body.…

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4 Benefits of Natural Probiotic & Prebiotic Foods and Supplements

07/09/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Fermented foods like kefir, lassi, sauerkraut, kombucha, yogurt, and many others, are rich in naturally occurring probiotics. Probiotic strains can also be found in some supplements (but it’s important to look for only the high-quality kind). The common benefits of…

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5 Supplements that Lower SHBG & Boost Free-T

28/08/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is a glycoprotein produced by the liver to regulate steroid hormones like testosterone (T) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). SHBG works by binding into the active free-testosterone molecules, rendering them inactive and unable to bind the…

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6 DHT Supplements to Increase 5-a Reductase Naturally

09/08/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD DHT is a male hormone, androgen, similarly to testosterone. They are similar, yet different. Dihydrotestosterone, which is actually made from testosterone via the conversion caused by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, has 2-3 times higher affinity towards the androgen receptors of…

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Redwood Review: Possibly the Best Natural Circulation Supplement

12/07/2016

You can get your bottle of Redwood from this link  Before we dive into the review of Truth Nutraceutical’s Redwood supplement, know that there are many compounds that can dramatically increase erection quality and relieve erectile dysfunction (ED) naturally. However, supplement manufacturers today rarely do justice to these great compounds in their formulations, which leads…

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4 Proven Supplements to Reduce High Cortisol Levels

10/07/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Cortisol is a naturally occurring steroid hormone in the human body. Its release from the adrenal cortex is stimulated by a brain hormone called ACTH, and the release of ACTH on the other hand is stimulated by physical or…

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4 Proven Supplements to Improve Sleep Quality Naturally

22/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Sleep is crucially important for overall health and testosterone production. After all, the majority of your T is being produced while you’re sleeping, and several studies show how reduced sleep can significantly lower testosterone levels. Not to mention the…

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Creatine and Testosterone: The #1 Bodybuilding Supplement

21/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Creatine is a natural substance that is present in almost all vertebraes. It’s a key component in skeletal muscle metabolism, and it’s also the most researched and respected bodybuilding supplement out there. Creatine works simply by increasing the amount of ATP…

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Carnitine and Testosterone: Androgen Receptor Agonist

20/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Carnitine is a compound that our bodies naturally synthesize from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It’s often used as a brain booster, due to the facts that it protects neurons, and may increase alertness.  Carnitine is also used as a fat…

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Resveratrol and Testosterone: Natural Estrogen Blocker

18/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes, mulberries, and blueberries. Its popularity has been soaring these past years due to research theorizing the compound of having an anti-aging, cardiovascular health promoting, and anti-cancer…

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Multivitamin for Testosterone: How to Fix Micronutrient Imbalances

17/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Probably one of the simplest ways to increase natural testosterone production, is just to correct all of your underlying vitamin and mineral deficiencies. That is, since you can often do it effortlessly with a proper diet and a multivitamin…

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5 Estrogen Blocker Supplements that Inhibit Aromatase

16/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD In this article, I break down the 5 estrogen supplements that are proven to help lower high estrogen levels. Now, there are many reasons why high estrogen levels are no good news for men. Sure you need some for…

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Grape Seed Extract and Testosterone: Enhance Nitric Oxide

14/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Grapes are one of the most beneficial foods for men’s health. That’s because they’re rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, such as the testosterone boosting and estrogen blocking resveratrol. This post is about grape seed extract and testosterone. Not to…

mucuna pruriens and testosterone

Mucuna Pruriens and Testosterone: Androgenic L-Dopa

13/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Mucuna Pruriens (velvet bean) is an indian bean-like climbing herb that can reach 15 meters in length. Mucuna is widely used in Ayurveda (Indian herbal medicine) and its usage as a Parkinson’s relief and sexual tonic dates back thousands…

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Shilajit and Testosterone: Himalayan Rock-Tar Extract

12/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Shilajit is a dark tar like rocky substance collected from the deep rocks of Himalaya. It’s considered to be one of the cornerstones of Ayurveda (Indian medicine) and its use dates back thousands of years. Even in the western medicine…

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Do Testosterone Boosters Work?

01/04/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Do test boosters work? What do testosterone boosters do? Are they worth buying? These are questions I get all the time… So let’s dive in and uncover the truth behind the testosterone supplement claims on the market today. …

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The Ultimate Guide to Pre-Workout Supplements

20/03/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Pre-workout supplements or “boosters” are all the rage right now. Just look around the bodybuilding supplement industry, and you can see all the new pre-workout buzz words tied around the ever so clever marketing tactics… “skin tearing pump”… “laser…

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Forskolin and Testosterone: Potent Natural cAMP Activator

06/03/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Forskolin is a labdane diterpene found in an Indian plant called Coleus Forskohlii. Dozens of studies have proven it to be a potent cAMP activator, while one human study found that forskolin increases testosterone. One study even found that…

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DIM and Testosterone: Indole-3-Carbinol Blocks Estrogen?

15/01/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD DIM (3,3′-diindonylmethane) is a naturally occurring byproduct of indole-3-carbinol (IC3), and IC3 itself is a byproduct of glucosinolate glucobrassicin, which is a compound found in all crusiferous vegetables, such as: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, and the like.…

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Ashwagandha and Testosterone: Proven Effective?

12/12/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is a herbal supplement (commonly root powder or extract) widely used in the Indian herbal medicine, aka. Ayurveda. It’s considered to be an “adaptogen“, which is a term coined by the Russian scientists to describe a…

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DHEA and Testosterone: Natural Source of Youth?

30/11/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD DHEA (dehydroepitestosterone) is the most abundant steroid hormone in human circulation. It’s made when the CYP11A1 enzyme converts cholesterol into pregnenolone, which is then converted into DHEA by another enzyme called CYP17. The synthesis of DHEA mainly occurs…

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Akarkara Root and Testosterone: New Discovery or Hype?

21/11/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Akarkara root (Anacyclus pyrethrum) is an aphrodisiac herb from the Indian herbal medicine, Ayurveda. It grows pretty much all over the mediterranean region, and in Northern India, Himalayas, and some Arabian countries. As a plant it’s quite similar to…

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Butea Superba and Testosterone: The Androgenic Red Kwao Krua

06/11/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Butea Superba (Red Kwao Krua) is an androgenic herb widely used among the males of Thailand as an aphrodisiac and to improve erectile quality. There’s only limited amount of studies available to prove its aphrodisiac effects, but what we…

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Royal Jelly and Testosterone: Can it Help Restore Fertility?

22/10/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Royal jelly is an anabolic porridge like goo secreted from the hypophranyx glands of the worker bees. When the hive decides to change the queen bee, they select few small larvaes and start feeding them with royal jelly. This…

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Nigella Sativa and Testosterone: Black Seed Oil & Hormones

10/10/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Black seed oil (BSO) is the oil extracted from the seeds of black cumin (nigella sativa, black seed). Black cumin products are native to southern Asia, and they’re most commonly used as a spice in Indian and Middle Eastern…

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Bromelain and Testosterone: May Help Endurance Athletes

22/09/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Bromelain extract is a combination of proteolytic (protein breaking) enzymes, which are most commonly extracted from either the stem or fruit part of pineapples. It’s mainly used as a meat tenderizer, and this is simply because the catalytic enzymes…

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4 Fat Burner Supplements that Raise Metabolic Rate

08/08/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Fat burners are a huge market all around the world, and why wouldn’t they be? Most of the people on this planet at some point of their lives want to lose some weight. For those people, there’s a market…

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Taurine and Testosterone: Promising Androgenic Evidence

24/07/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Taurine is a semi-essential organic amino acid that’s synthesized in the body from methionine and cysteine, comprising roughly 0,1% of the weight of the human body. What makes taurine interesting is the fact that it’s the most prominent free…

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ZMA And Testosterone: Expert Guide to Zinc Magnesium Aspartate

27/06/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD ZMA (Zinc Magnesium Asparate) is a somewhat simple supplement that contains 15-30 mg’s zinc (monomethionine and aspartate), 350-500 mg’s magnesium (aspartate), and 10-20 mg’s vitamin B6 (pyridioxine hydrochloride). It was invented by the ex-bassist of the band Tower of…

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Sodium Bicarbonate and Testosterone: Baking Soda, Really?

19/05/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3) is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when somebody mentions testosterone boosters or performance enhancing supplements. I mean come on, it’s just a white powder that your grandma uses when she…

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6-OXO and Testosterone: Controversial Aromatase Inhibitor

13/05/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD 6-OXO, better known as androstenedione (4-Androstene-3,6,17-trione), is a popular testosterone booster and estrogen blocker. It’s most commonly used among bodybuilders as a post-cycle treatment after exogenous steroid use in order to “jump-start” the body’s natural production of testosterone. It…

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Phosphatidylserine and Testosterone: Interesting Nootropic

19/04/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a naturally occurring phospholipid that exists in the cell membranes of all species. In simple words, it’s a type of fat that can be found in every cell membrane of the human body that also contains…

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Tongkat Ali; a Potential Testosterone Booster and Estrogen Blocker

23/12/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Eurycoma Longifolia (Tongkat Ali, Pasak Bumi). The name gets thrown around when people start talking about testosterone boosters or aphrodisiac herbs… However, in my opinion, Tongkat Ali is not exactly the best testosterone booster out there. …It might be…

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200% More Nitric Oxide with Garlic & Vitamin C

14/11/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Today I’ll share with you a trick that’ll significantly decrease your blood pressure, and literally skyrockets your nitric oxide production. The info that I’m about to present has actually been studied with humans, and what’s even better is that…

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Velvet Antler and Testosterone: Don’t Waste your Money

04/09/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Velvet antler is a supplement that’s made by crushing the antler of an animal that has one (usually deer) to a powder form, which is then consumed orally or made into tinctures. In most cases, it’s crushed deer…

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BCAAs and Testosterone: How Necessary are They?

30/08/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD BCAAs (Branched-chain amino acids) are leucine, isoleucine, and valine, and the name is simply derived from their branch chained looking chemical structure. Those three amino’s all belong to the category of essential amino acids for human survival. And research…

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Suma and Testosterone: The Russian Secret

12/08/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Suma (Pfaffia Paniculata, Brazilian Ginseng, Russian Secret) is a strong adaptogenic herb with ergogenic activity. It’s a large ground vine that cultivates mostly in the Amazonian rainforest, generously used by the native tribes. The locals call it “para tudo”…

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Saw Palmetto and Testosterone: Not Recommended

03/08/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Saw palmetto is an extract made out of the fruit of a plant called serenoa repens. It was a big-time hit on the bodybuilding world some years ago, and sometimes it’s even claimed as the best testosterone booster…

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Rhodiola Rosea is Adaptogen that Balances High Cortisol

29/07/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Rhodiola Rosea (rose root, arctic root) is a herb that cultivates in the harsh conditions of Siberia and northern Asia. Many herbalists and doctors claim that it’s the most beneficial herb for human health that we’ve discovered so far……

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Maca and Testosterone: Aphrodisiac, but Doesn’t Boost T

19/07/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD & Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD When most people talk about testosterone boosters, they start with Tribulus Terrestris and Maca. And that’s not cool because Maca and Tribulus are both great aphrodisiacs, but they don’t really do that much for your…

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Horny Goat Weed and Testosterone: Potent Testosterone Mimetic

17/07/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium) is a flowering herb that grows in the Mediterranean region of Asia. It’s used as an aphrodisiac in the Chinese medicine dates back thousands of years, and most recently even the western medicine has noted…

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Pine Pollen and Testosterone: Nature’s Own Androgen

16/07/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Pine Pollen is one of my favorite testosterone supplements out there. Even though it’s not even proven in human science yet. It might sound weird that I, as a guy who likes to state everything with scientific evidence, would be…

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Tribulus Terrestris and Testosterone: Useless Hype?

13/07/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD & Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD Tribulus Terrestris (puncture vine) is a herb that grows pretty much all around the World but is typically found in dry and cold climates. It’s the most well known “testosterone booster” in the bodybuilding community.…

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Chrysin for Lower Estrogen and Aromatase Inhibition?

19/06/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Chrysin is probably one of the most well known estrogen blockers out there. Yet I have never talked about it on this site. After a flood of emails about the supplement, I’m finally addressing chrysin in this blog, but…

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4 Adaptogenic Herbs For Balancing High Cortisol

17/06/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Cortisol is the main stress hormone in the body, and chronically elevated cortisol for sure is one of the worst things a man could have, as cortisol can actually destroy your testosterone molecules before they even leave your testicles.…

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Probiotics and Testosterone Production

15/05/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD You might of have heard the fact that bacteria and probiotics are the essence of life, and that without them you’d most likely die pretty soon… …But I bet that you didn’t know how effectively these ‘alien entities’…

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Ginseng and Testosterone: The Evidence

11/05/2014

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Ginseng is one of the most well-known herbs in the world and many men swear by its effectiveness. respectively, there seems to be a lot of truth behind those statements as years of research has provided us with quite…

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