If you’re a man over 30 years old, your testosterone levels are lower than they used to be. Virtually 100% of men experience a decline in testosterone after this critical age, and the effects can be very detrimental. Testosterone affects energy, vitality, and sex drive, not to mention muscle strength, size, and workout recovery.
Boosting your testosterone levels back to a normal, youthful level can have a huge impact on your life, but do it naturally. Natural plant extracts can be very effective in boosting test levels in men, and come without the negative side effects of “pro-hormones”. Check out these 4 hormone boosting super-herbs to give your workouts – and your libido – a swift kick.
1. Eurycoma Longifolia Jack
Eurycoma Longifolia – also known as Long Jack – is a truly amazing plant. In one scientific study it was shown to boost testosterone by over 15% within 30 minutes. But that’s not even the best part. In addition to raising test levels, Long Jack also reduced Cortisol levels by 32%! The testosterone to cortisol ratio is one of the most important factors affecting how well you recuperate from exercise, and also has a direct impact on sexual performance. Eurycoma Longifolia is definitely on the top of the list as far as male enhancement goes.
2. Avena Sativa
Avena Sativa has been used for centuries to boost energy and libido. Recently, scientists acquired a better understanding of how this nutrient really works in the body. Apparently, Avena Sativa makes circulating testosterone more active in the body. This means that it will have a synergistic effect on any other ingredients that increase test levels. Avena Sativa really provides a one-two punch when included with the other nutrients on this list.
3. Cordyceps Sinensis
Cordyceps is a mushroom which has been used therapeutically in China for over 1000 years! Cordyceps is classified an an adaptogen, which in simple terms means it helps regulate any bodily functions that are not optimal. Cordyceps has been used to increase energy and well being for years, but recent scientific research suggests that it may actually mimic hormones in the body such as LH (Luteinizing Hormone).These hormones regulate testosterone production in men, so the conclusion is that the additional energy and vitality Cordyceps provides could be from increased test levels.
4. Tribulus Terrestris
Tribulus is perhaps the most well known of testosterone boosters. Also thought to influence Luteinizing Hormone, Tribulus is infamous due to the fact that it was used by European athletes to gain a significant advantage in the 1992 Olympic Games! Tribulus Terrestris has been shown to enhance athletic performance, increase lean muscle mass, and increase libido. Definitely the “King of the Hill” of natural test boosters.
I believe these are the top 4 natural nutrients for increasing testosterone levels, improving athletic performance, and positively influencing libido and sexual performance. In essence, these ingredients all help to restore a man’s hormone levels back to optimal levels, for optimal function.
You can source each of these ingredients separately, but I know of at least one “mega-formula” that includes them all. See my link below to read more about how to boost your testosterone naturally with these proven ingredients.
Mike Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, and is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist.