Never before have we seen men’s testosterone levels so low as an average across the board. By the latest research, it looks like men of this generation have over 20% less testosterone than men of the previous generation, and that sliding trend doesn’t seem like it’s going to end anytime soon.
There is more talk about testosterone now than there has ever been. Men between the 70’s through the 90’s hardly ever talked about testosterone. That’s because there really weren’t as many testosterone related issues as there are today.
In the past, doctors were only treating men in the upper 40’s and beyond for low testosterone related issues, and now doctors are even treating men int their 20’s for low T issues. The 20’s are supposed to be when your testosterone levels are at their highest!
What Is A Testosterone Booster
Since there is agreement and medical research backing up the fact that overall testosterone levels are falling, there has been a sharp rise in the popularity of natural testosterone boosters over the last couple of years.
A testosterone booster is a natural supplement made of natural vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other natural botanical compounds. The premise is that there are proven natural compounds that help the body to produce more of it’s own free-flowing testosterone naturally.
Some ingredients have a mild effect on their own, and sometimes, having the right combination of ingredients creates the perfect tsunami or synergy that really kicks up the body’s own level of testosterone production.
The point is, it’s something natural that doesn’t require a doctor’s supervision or prescription and it’s not a costly or risky “medical treatment”.
Testosterone boosters are the antithesis of testosterone replacement therapy. This is where you are injected with an outside source of testosterone.
There are quite a few problems with this method of increasing testosterone. First, let me say that you will experience increased testosterone with replacement therapy because you’re getting injected with testosterone, so you have to. The problems come afterwards.
There is growing scrutiny around the health risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy; particularly as it relates to heart attacks and strokes.
Also, once you go on testosterone replacement therapy, you basically have to stay on it for life, because you’re making your body think that it doesn’t have to produce testosterone on its own anymore since you’re getting so much of it from an outside source.
Do All Testosterone Boosters Work?
Well, the short answer is a definite no. In fact, most testosterone don’t work. Most of them suffer from one or all of these issues:
The ingredients aren’t scientifically proven to boost testosterone. They say they are, but they’re really not.
They don’t have enough proven ingredients to really be effective. A good testosterone booster will typically have a minimum of 5 proven ingredients.
For the ingredients they do have that are proven, they don’t have high enough dosages. It does no good to have a great ingredient if it’s going to be under dosed. That ingredient now becomes ineffectual.
The ingredient dosages are all under one dosage called a proprietary blend. This way you have no idea how much of any one particular ingredient you’re getting. Unfortunately, many companies use this as a way of claiming proven ingredients, but they don’t give you the dosage of the ingredients, so you literally don’t know if you’re getting.
Probably the three best testosterone boosters out on the market today are Prime Male, Testogen, and TestoFuel.