Testosterone Booster #3 - QNT USA Testek
is another pro-hormone free testosterone booster that naturally increases growth hormone and testosterone levels through different pathways than the ZMA and HumanoGrowth. In addition, Testek has ingredients that help to increase focus, memory, regulate your mood and increase your recovery capacity at the gym.
a) Flavone Comple - The testosterone increase in this product is accomplished via a flavone complex that causes a reduction in estrogen. By reducing estrogen levels the body begins manufactures more testosterone.
b) Alpha GPC - An acetylcholine precursor that increases growth factors by inhibiting somatostatin, which is the growth hormone inhibiting hormone. As you inhibit somatostatin you increase GH levels dramatically by 333%. [As a matter of fact, in a study performed at the Center for Applied Health Sciences, subjects consuming Alpha GPC prior to resistance exercise increased their peak anabolic growth factors by 333%.
c) Phosphatidylserine (PS) - Naturally occurring phospholipid that research has shown can speed up recovery, prevent muscle soreness and more importantly, reduce the cortisol response to intense exercise. This improves the Testosterone/Cortisol ratio by as much as 184%, which ultimately results in a more anabolic environment.
d) DHT Reduction Complex - Finally, testek protects the user against the increased DHT production caused by increased testosterone levels via the use of flavones and lycopene. In addition, Testek’s combination of ingredients promotes good mood and increased concentration and focus at the gym.
How to Use: Take 1 serving (4 capsules) 1-2 times daily with water. Use one serving in the morning and/or early evening. Use for approximately 6-8 weeks then cycle off for 2 weeks.
Testosterone Booster #4 - Tribulus Terrestris
A Bulgarian herb that tends to increase both free and total testosterone levels enhancing, as a result, your sex drive and muscle building capabilities. It is believed that it exerts its effects through an increase in Luteninizing hormone (LH) levels, a hormone which in turn signals the body to increase its testosterone production.
In addition, this herb has been used for centuries for ailments such as headaches, premature ejaculation, water retention, and dizziness. Also, some research indicates that it has properties that enable it to protect the liver and the cardiovascular system as well.
I get this herb from a product produced by Biotest labs called Tribex
. This product also contains a very useful herb called Avena Sativa, which we will discuss below.
Testosterone Booster #5 - Avena Sativa
Avena Sativa, better known as wild oat, is an annual grass, which is cultivated for its edible grain. It has the effect of increasing free testosterone levels (the testosterone that can be used by the body).
While the mechanism under which it exerts this benefit is not clear, it is suspected that it occurs through an increase in Lutenizing Hormone levels, just like Tribulus. Because there seems to be a synergism between Tribulus and Avena Sativa, there are many testosterone boosting supplements on the market that have stacked these two herbs. One of then is produced by a company called Nutrex, and they included both herbs in their product Vitrix
. Their product also contains Eurycoma Longfolia Jack, which is the herb we will discuss next.
I take in 3 capsules twice a day on an empty stomach only from Monday through Friday.
Testosterone Booster #6 - Eurycoma Longifolia Jack
Eurycoma Longifolia Jack is a plant reputed to have aphrodisiac properties. It is commonly known as Tongkat Ali in Malaysia. Studies have show that Eurycoma Longifolia Jack can increase your testosterone levels by stimulating the production of luetinizing hormone and also by freeing bound testosterone. It can also help you recover from a workout, improve your mental acuity, strengthen your immune system and even reduce your body fat.
A couple of products I have used that contain this herb that have really helped me are Vitrix
and Alpha Male
So if you are an over 25 year old trainee who wishes to increase Testosterone Levels and who wishes to push their bodybuilding training
to the maximum, some of these supplements
may be beneficial to try. There is no need to take all of these at the same time. You could get great benefit from doing 8 weeks of one, 8 weeks of another one and so on.
If you are interested in knowing what my personal testosterone boosting stack is these days, I like use the HumanoGrowth
year round as well as the ZMA
and QNT USA Testek
. Then on top of that I cycle 8 weeks of the Tribex
, followed by 8 weeks of the Vitrix
, followed by 8 weeks of the Alpha Male
before re-starting again with the Tribex.
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