Do T-Boosters Even Work? This New Study Weighs In…
New research shows testosterone boosting supplements may not have ingredients to support their claims of increased T-levels, according to Mary K. Samplaski, MD, assistant professor of clinical urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
She said: “Many supplements on the market merely contain vitamins and minerals, but don’t do anything to improve testosterone.
“Often, people can be vulnerable to the marketing component of these products, making it difficult to tease out what is myth and what is reality.”
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and the reason why men produce sperm and have Adam’s apples.
It’s also why men develop more “masculine” features like bulging muscles, a deep voice, broad shoulders and a hairy chest.
After age 30, most men experience a gradual decline in testosterone, sometimes causing these features to diminish or new symptoms to occur, like erectile dysfunction (ED).
ED is also being linked to contemporary pornography consumption, with such a vast array of material now available at the click of a button, some men are finding that endless novelty is turning them off the real thing.
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In an attempt to negate the negative effects of low T, some men have turned to T-boosters.
Using a structured review approach, Samplaski and a team of researchers explored the active ingredients and advertised claims of 50 T boosting supplements.
Their findings showed that while 90% of the T-booster supplements claimed to boost testosterone, in actuality less than 25% of the supplements had data to support their claims.
Many also contained high doses of vitamins and minerals, occasionally in more than the tolerable limit.
While no one can escape the effects of aging, Samplaski says there is something men can do to address their concerns. “The safest and most effective way for men to boost low testosterone levels is to talk with a medical professional or a nutritionist.”
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