Testosterone, the king of muscle building hormones, the one hormone that everybody wants more of! How do they work and are they really effective? Is it worth forking money out for them? Well, it’s time to address all those uncertainties. Are you ready, because the CHROME Testosterone Booster 101 class is about to start. Testosterone is known as the male hormone and it plays significant roles in the human body. It rises during puberty and peaks during a male’s thirties. Thereafter it declines gradually. But, don’t be mistaken, females also have testosterone, just not as much as men; that is one of the reasons why females struggle to build muscle as quickly as males.


WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE RESPONSIBLE FOR?

Testosterone is basically responsible for all your male characteristics like, body hair, deep voice, sex drive etc. Having more of this hormone can aid in greater muscularity, strength and muscle size. Sounds good, doesn’t it? There are a lot of different natural testosterone boosters on the market today, but let’s have a look at some of the most popular ones.

 

D-ASPARTIC ACID (A.K.A D-ASPERTATE OR DAA)

This is an amino acid, and it’s found in the human body in places like the testes and pituitary glands.

SOME BORING SCIENCE STUFF:

This specific amino acid is produced in the pituitary glands, here it stimulates the release of luteinising hormone (LH), LH then travels through your blood to your testes where it kick-starts the production of testosterone. However, DAA is also found in your testes where it stimulates your Leydig Cells to increase testosterone production. Italian researchers found that subjects who took approx. 3grams of DAA every morning for 12 days, increased their testosterone production with over 40%.

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

  • 1 gram of DAA in the morning, afternoon and at night.


ZMA

ZMA consists out of zinc and magnesium aspartate. It’s recommended that exercising individuals have a greater need for zinc alone due to the link to muscle contraction and protein synthesis. Studies in 1996 showed that subjects who supplemented with 30mg of zinc daily, doubled their testosterone count in a 6 month time frame. Studies have shown that supplementing with ZMA can boost testosterone levels up to 30%, but that’s not all, ZMA also improves the ratio between testosterone and cortisol. Cortisol in a nutshell is catabolic and not really a hormone that you would like in abundance in your body.

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

  • Usually one serving before bed and one serving before your workout.

 

ASHWAGANDHA

This is an herb that grows in India, and is popular because of its effects to help the body cope with stress. Ashwagandha can also help improve endurance in athletes as well as increase testosterone levels. Researchers from India found that subjects increased their levels of testosterone with over 40%, when they supplemented with 5000mg of ashwagandha daily for three months.

THE SCIENCE:

Ashwangandha has also shown to have anti-oxidant effects, and these benefits may help to raise testosterone levels. Researchers concluded that testosterone levels were able to rise because of the low free radical count in the blood. See, when you exercise your body produces free radicals which anti-oxidants then fight off. Free radicals can interfere with testosterone production.

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

  • Take approx. 1500-2000mg of ashwangandha 3 times per day with your meals, and one of those should be 30-60minutes before your training session.


EURYCOMA LONGIFOLIA (A.K.A LONGJACK)

This is an herb that grows in Indonesia. It has been shown that supplementing with supplements like longjack can help boost your T-levels, here is how:

THE SCIENCE:

First you will need to know the difference between free testosterone and testosterone that binds to proteins like SHBG (sex hormone binding globin). Testosterone that binds to SHBG is basically considered ineffective, and has no effect on muscle building. The only testosterone that does aid in muscle building is free testosterone that has not bonded SHBG. It is believed that longjack’s ingredients bind to SHBG, which allows more free testosterone to circulate, leaving T to do its job.

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

  • 200mg per serving, 2-3 times per day


FENUGREEK

I really don’t know who comes up with these names…. Anyway, back to business. Fenugreek is an herb found in southern Europe. Fenugreek contains phytochemicals furostanolic saponins, which increase LH production, which then indirectly boosts testosterone. United States researchers conducted studies on healthy male individuals. Subjects supplemented with fenugreek for about 8 weeks. Researchers reported that they doubled their bench and leg press and dropped a significant amount of body fat compared to the placebo group.

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

  • According to PhD. Jim Stoppani, effective dosages are approx. 500-1000mg in the morning and half an hour before your workouts.


PREGNENOLONE

Did you know that cholesterol eventually gets converted to testosterone? Yip! And the same goes for pregnenolone, which is found in human nervous system tissues.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Aids in nerve transmission
  • Protects your brain from injuries
  • It can also improve memory

RECOMMENDED DOSAGES:

  • You can take up to 50grams twice a day along with DHEA.


DHEA

DHEA is naturally produced by our bodies, and is involved in several physiological functions within our bodies. These include:

  • Supporting insulin and its functions
  • Increase in bone density
  • Promoting mental health
  • And then last but DEFINITELY not least, serving as a precursor for the big T

You should know that natural DHEA levels starts to decline as you get older, which can lead to a decrease in testosterone levels as well. The good news is that you can prevent the drop by supplementing with DHEA.

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

  • 50-100mg per serving with breakfast and dinner along with your pregnenolone.


SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS

SSA TestoBlast

The ingredients in this single combined product are exponentially compounded and result in increased stimulation of the luteinising hormone which in turn helps the body produce testosterone, as well as an overall increase in the body’s natural testosterone levels by up to 83%. This gives your testosterone levels a boost of up to 2-3 times that of the average man.


Barbarian Nutrition Hammer Test

HAMMER TEST is the DOOMSDAY on weak days at the gym. Formulated and tested by industry professionals, HAMMER TEST with its cutting edge ingredients is the strongest testosterone amplifier on the market, ensuring that the BARBARIAN inside is unleashed.


NOW Foods TestoJack

NOW TestoJack 100™ features LJ100®, a potent standardized extract of Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia), that has been concentrated to attain an optimal ratio of bioactive compounds. Studies indicate that LJ100® may help to support male reproductive and glandular functions.


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