Posts Tagged ‘Herbal’

8 Natural Testosterone Boosters with Proven Benefits

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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…

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4 Proven Supplements to Reduce High Cortisol Levels

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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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Shilajit and Testosterone: Himalayan Rock-Tar Extract

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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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Forskolin and Testosterone: Potent Natural cAMP Activator

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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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Ashwagandha and Testosterone: Proven Effective?

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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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Akarkara Root and Testosterone: New Discovery or Hype?

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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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Tongkat Ali; a Potential Testosterone Booster and Estrogen Blocker

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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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Velvet Antler and Testosterone: Don’t Waste your Money

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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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