Testosterone Plus is the most complete organic and wild-harvested natural anabolic formula ever created. Here is a list of each botanical included in the formula and WHY.
Ingredients: Purified water, ethyl alcohol (20%) and a blend of the following dry herbs decocted at a 2:1 ratio (gm herb to ml menstruum):
Suma root is also coming from the rain forests of amazon, and it’s quite amazing for your testosterone levels.
It contains plant androgens, testosterone being one of them, and also this compound called “ecdysterone”.
So what’s so amazing about ecdysterone then? – Well for starters it has been shown in clinical trials to yield stronger anabolic effects than Dianabol and Methandrostenolone, two popular anabolic steroids.
So in a way you could say that this root is a natural steroid, and actually the Russian Olympic team uses Suma for those purposes.
To reap all of the benefits from ecdysterone in Suma, you should use it in a tincture form, because then those precious plant androgens and ecdysterone won’t have to go trough your intestines and gut acids (which can potentially destroy and oxidize those compounds before reaching your bloodstream).
Said to be one the cornerstones in the Indian medicine (Ayurveda), Shilajit is one of the greatest herbal testosterone boosters of all time.
This rocky tar-like substance that grows in the high altitudes of Himalayan mountains has one very interesting study in its belt, as it was able to increase total testosterone levels by 23.5% according to researchers at Indian College of Medicine. The same study also found out that 200 mg’s of Shilajit for 3 months was able to also; increase sperm count by 61.4%, sperm motility by 17.4% and sperm production by 37.6%.
Not that big of a surprise when looking at the nutritional info of Shilajit, as it’s packed with at least 85 minerals in their bio-active forms with the added benefits of fulvic-acid which significantly improves the absorbtion of those minerals.
The only problem with Shilajit supplementation is that there’s thousands of sellers who’s products are nowhere close to the actual Shilajit. That’s the reason why I would never spend my money on Shilajit pills, those are just too risky.
The amazing thing about this Indian super bean is the fact that it’s not only a testosterone booster, as it’s also boosting Human Growth Hormone and Dopamine, along with fertility. Which in general probably makes it the best bodybuilding testosterone booster for men.
The great thing is that Human Growth Hormone and dopamine are also known for their ability to furthermore boost the effects of testosterone in the male body, so supplementing with this velvet bean will actually be beneficial for you in many ways.
This is what the studies say about Mucuna Pruriens;
Significantly increases dopamine levels – King George’s Medical University
Boosts total testosterone level – C.S.M. Medical University
Reduces stress hormone cortisol – King George’s Medical University
Increases Human Growth Hormone levels – Journal of Clinical Endocrinology
Significantly improves semen quality – C.S.M. Medical University
Decreases Prolactin Levels – Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University
Like on any supplement, there’s also hungry sellers trying to cash in with low quality “extracts” of Mucuna Pruriens.
Muira Puama comes from the rain forests of Amazon, and it’s basically just a ground up product of a tree. However it’s not just any regular tree at all, as it’s been scientifically proven to contain some fascinating benefits for all men;
1. Contains a molecule called Icariin, which has been proven to boost testosterone levels
2. Increases blood flow to pelvic region.
3. Strong nitric oxide booster (increases blood flow)
4. Natural PDE-5 inhibitor, hence the name “Natural Viagra” (Viagra and Cialis work by inhibiting PDE-5).
5. Has 3 successful erectile dysfunction studies on its belt.
6. Shantou University Medical College reports that the Icariin found in Muira Puama has very strong testosterone mimic properties.
STINGING NETTLE ROOTS
Stinging nettle root in general works wonders for your testosterone levels, not directly by boosting it, but trough a different kind of pathway. Nettles are known for their ability to significantly decrease estrogen levels, which of course boosts your testosterone.
Other great quality of nettles is their ability to lower SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), which is a globulin that binds into your free testosterone molecules making them “unavailable” to be used by your body.
So why not nettle in general then? – Well nettle leaves, seeds, and basically the whole plant will work wonders for your body, but the most beneficial part are the roots, which have been shown to have much stronger effects than the rest of the plant.
Rhodiola Rosea or “Siberian Ginseng” grows in the northern parts of the world but mainly in Siberia.
Historical research tells us that it was commonly used among vikings in their long trips to help them with energy and stamina. Also the old Russian tzhar Ivan IV used it to boost his sexual performance.
When the scientists of the communist Soviet Union figured out the benefits of this herb, they vowed to never let the secret of Rhodiola Rosea leave the borders of Russia, instead they introduced Rhodiola Rosea to their nations Olympic team and Cosmonauts, which were known to use this herb a lot.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the secret of Rhodiola Rosea finally reached the rest of the world.
So how is Rhodiola Rosea a testosterone booster then?
1. Numerous of studies show that Rhodiola Rosea effectively decreases cortisol levels. Cortisol as you might already know, is known to destroy your testosterone molecules, before they even leave your testicles. Rhodiola Rosea helps you “preserve” your precious T.
2. Rhodiola Rosea is filled with over 140 phytochemicals, most of them are plant-sterols known to boost testosterone.
3. Rhodiola Rosea contains this flavonoid called apigening, which has been shown to boost testosterone levels in many clinical trials.
Tongkat Ali is one of the famous testosterone boosters, and it’s a herb that can be found in almost all of those “male formulas”. That’s one of the reasons why you need to be extremely careful with the quality of your Tongkat Ali supplements, as some of them have been shown to contain pro-hormones and chemical pesticides.
However I wouldn’t say that its nowhere even near the best kinds of testosterone boosters, at least I’m not feeling the “huge boosts” that many of the sellers promise, and frankly there seems to be mixed results in clinical trials when looking at Tongkat Ali…
1. Italian University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, found out in their research that Tongkat Ali increased the sexual activity, sperm motility, sperm production, and testosterone levels in rats.
2. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition reported in 2013, that Tongkat Ali was able to increase testosterone, while simultaneously lowering cortisol.
3. One study showed that Tongkat Ali increased serum testosterone levels significantly in men over 50.
4. Numerous of studies show that Tongkat Ali increases sperm quality, sperm motility, and sperm volume.
5. University of Sains, Malaysia, suggests that Tongkat Ali has no effects on testosterone.
Maca is a crusiferous vegetable that grows in the high altitudes of Peru. It’s also one of those “popular” testosterone boosters with lots of happy users. However there’s still one study that shows no effects on testosterone levels after supplementing with Maca.
Personally I can’t believe that study, as it’s sponsored by a competing testosterone booster firm, and there’s just so much wrong with the whole study…
1. Maca is shown in this same study to increase sperm production.
2. Maca is shown in this same study to increase luteinizing hormone (LH) production.
3. Maca is shown in numerous studies to improve sexual performance.
4. Maca contains this compound called DIM which lowers estrogen levels very effectively.
5. Maca is very high in zinc, a mineral known to boost testosterone.
6. Maca has been shown to decrease cortisol levels.
7. Maca is a well known adaptogen.
Ashwagandha is one of my favorite testosterone boosters of all time and it has a very wide range of other uses than only boosting testosterone, for instance every time that I supplement with Ashwagandha I tend to see much more vivid dreams and it significantly improves the quality of my sleep.
I also always get the high T rush at the gym after taking Ashwagandha prior to workouts.
So is there any studies that show the testosterone booster effects of Ashwagandha?
1. Researchers at the ICMR Advanced Centre for Reverse Pharmacology in Traditional Medicine discovered that Ashwagandha decreases fat mass, increases lean muscle mass, and protects cardiovascular system in healthy individuals.
2. Three months of supplemeting with a 5g dose of Ashwagandha resulted in a nice 40% increase in serum testosterone, reports the Indian Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University.
3. Guru Nanak Dev University in India found out that athletes who supplemented with Ashwagandha significantly increased their sprint performance.
4. Ashwagandha extract has been shown to decrease cortisol levels significantly. Not a huge surprise, as this herb is one of the strongest adaptogens known to man.
Yohimbine is one of the active ingredients in a herb by the name of yohimbe bark. It’s most commonly used as an aphrodisiac, mainly because this study shows it to be somewhat of a natural erection booster…
…It’s also sold as a testosterone booster despite the fact that human studies show how it doesn’t even budge the big T (it did increase penile girth in that study however, which indicates that it should work as a natural aphrodisiac).
As for the fat burning effects, yohimbine works as an antagonist to the A1 and A2 receptors, and can therefore be particularly helpful against “stubborn bodyfat”. This human study actually found out that 21 days of yohimbine supplementation (2 doses of 20 mg daily) was able to reduce bodyfat levels from 9,3% to 7,1% when compared to placebo in elite soccer players.
Cordyceps is a wonderful supplement for athletes, as this medicinal mushroom contains compounds that have been performing outstandingly well in latest clinical trials.
Here’s some of the benefits of Cordyceps Sinensis, along with the reason why I call it a testosterone booster;
1. Research on rat leydig cells (almost identical to ours) show that Cordyceps Sinensis has some benefits of stimulating those T boosting cells to release more testosterone.
2. Oral supplementation with rats show that Cordyceps Sinensis increases testosterone levels in a matter of 3 hours, which tells us that this medicinal mushroom will survive the harsh conditions of our gastrointestial system.
3. Cordyceps contains super antioxidants, known for nourishing the leydig cells to preserve testosterone molecules from oxidization.
4. Cordyceps Sinensis is actually capable of lowering resting heart rate by 4-8 bpm.
5. In a double blind placebo study, Cordyceps Sinensis increased ATP levels by 50% (ATP enzymes are the ones that transfer energy from cell to cell).
6. Cordyceps contains high amounts of mannitol, which increases bloodflow to the pelvic region and improves sexual performance.
Royal Jelly is a jelly mixture that bee’s produce to keep their workers energized. It’s also fed to the queen bee daily troughout its whole life.
Royal Jelly is well known in the anti-aging world, where it’s touted to be the next big thing for external youth. Those claims sure seem to be pretty misleading, but fortunately there’s some scientific backup on the testosterone booster like benefits of Roayl Jelly.
1. University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, reports that 6 month supplementation with Royal Jelly; significantly increased testosterone, lowered heart disease risk, and improved cognitive skills in older men.
2. Thi-Qar College of Medicine in Iraq, found out that even a small amount of Royal Jelly (25 mg’s) was enough to increase testosterone levels by 20% on healthy men.
3. Nagaragawa Research Center in Japan, found out that supplementation with Royal Jelly significantly lowered prolactin levels, while increasing testosterone and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels. Researchers figured out that Royal Jelly somehow stimulates the pituiary gland, which then produces such effects.
4. Handful of animal studies show that Roayl Jelly is a potent testosterone booster in the animal kingdom, while it also significantly increases red blood cell count (sign of high testosterone).
HORNY GOAT WEED
Horny Goat Weed is a very potent testosterone booster, with added erection boosting benefits, as it’s known to greatly improve nitric oxide production along with the the blood flow to your pelvic area.
Here’s the studied benefits of Horny Goat Weed;
1. Horny Goat Weed naturally inhibits PDE-5, which is the same thing that Cialis and Viagra are doing synthetically.
2. Horny Goat Weed is packed with a substance called Icariin, which significantly increases nitric oxide and the blood flow to pelvic area. Creating more erections which ofcourse create more testosterone.
3. Shantou University Medical College reports that Icariin has also very strong testosterone mimic properties.
4. Horny Goat Weed has been shown to relax the smooth muscle in penile tissue.
5. One rat study shows an increase in penile neurons after supplementation with Horny Goat Weed.
So basically Horny Goat Weed is one hell of a great aphrodisiac with testosterone boosting benefits, and there’s many reasons why it’s included in this formula.
A proven, natural testosterone booster for men
Tribulus terrestris, the Latin name for puncture vine, has gained popularity in the past decade among male athletes who attempt to build muscle by increasing testosterone production. And although studies show the herb does not enhance body composition or exercise performance,4 studies do show that Tribulus enhances male sexual function and satisfaction.
Tribulus terrestris grows naturally in North and South America, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It is considered a noxious weed that grows along roadsides and in vacant lots. In fact, its seeds are sharp and painful to step on, and its fresh leaves are toxic to livestock, especially sheep, when consumed in large quantities. The berries and aerial parts of Tribulus are the parts most often used in traditional medicine for a variety of ailments including colic, headache, nervous disorders, constipation, and sexual dysfunction.
Research on laboratory animals has shown that, in addition to enhancing male sexual function, Tribulus also benefits a number of other health concerns, including:
– reduces cholesterol levels
– reduces triglycerides
– has antioxidant properties
– reduces serum glucose levels
– helps treat hypertension
How does it work?
Although the study is out of print, in the mid-70s, scientists at the Chemical Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria demonstrated that Tribulus may increase testosterone levels indirectly by raising blood levels of another hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH). LH is produced by the pituitary gland and plays a role in regulating natural testosterone production and serum levels by “turning on” natural testosterone production in humans.
AMERICAN GINSENG ROOT
Ginseng is a root that’s frequently consumed in Asian foods and beverages, but it’s also a powerful nutrient that drives many healthful physiological functions. Included in the list is an increase in libido and testosterone. Ginseng directly stimulates the central nervous system and gonadal tissues, and can help facilitate erections in males. Ginseng also contains ginsenosides that increase the conversion of arginine to nitric oxide, which helps build muscle mass.
The Seeds that Can Raise your Testosterone Level Naturally
There’s a natural herbal supplement that has been used for thousands of years that can raise the testosterone level in your body. The supplement is semen cuscutae or cuscuta seeds which have been proven to increase testosterone levels and improve sexual performance in scientific tests.
The cuscuta or dodder plant itself is actually a leafless vine that is regarded as a weed in some parts of the world. Cuscuta is regarded as a weed because it attaches itself to other plants including crops such as corn and potatoes and literally steals their food. Despite its reputation, cuscuta has been the source of a traditional herbal remedy that has been used for thousands of years in both India and China.
Semen cuscutae or Tu Si Zi is a longevity herb that is so potent it is sometimes called the Doctor’s Seed in China. It got this reputation because practitioners of traditional Chinese Medicine often prescribed it for impotence, lack of libido, erectile dysfunction, and even infertility.
Lycium fruit is considered a “Superfruit” and a health food. Research has proven that Lycium has an extremely high concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides, sterols, micronutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidants.
The antioxidant content in Lycium fruit is very important as a free radical fighter. Antioxidants protect the cells from damage that could cause health problems. Antioxidants are believed to slow the aging process and combat all types of disease and ailments, like cancer, heart disease, stroke and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Lycium fruit also contains polysaccharides. These are sugar molecules that boost the function of the immune system. Polysaccharides are a source of probiotic fiber. Probiotics in the intestines help the body better digest and utilize the nutrients from food.
In terms of increasing male libido Cnidium is legendary in China for its proven libido enhancing affect but is hardly known in the West – but it performs the functions of synthetic drugs without the side effects…
Cnidium is known in China as She Chuang Zi and has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine and is found all over China.
Cnidium seeds contain several compounds which give its libido enhancing ability and they are
Coumarins, osthol, imperatorin, glucides and hepatoprotective sesquiterpenes.
Immune and Endocrine System Function
Licorice is an adaptogen. For an herb to be classified as an adaptogen it must support endocrine system function. This herb is also an immunomodulator, which means it supports proper immune system function. Licorice has been shown to stimulate the immune system in people with with chronic illness or it can reduce excessive immune response in those people with autoimmune disorders.
It is often used to treat autoimmune disorders. It has the ability to reduce excessive immune response. In people with immunological fertility problems their body identifies part of reproductive function as an enemy and sends Natural Killer (NK) cells to attack. A healthy immune response would only identify an enemy correctly and attack only foreign invaders such as a virus, parasite, bacteria, ect.
Eucommia bark was the second herb ever described in a written text on herbs in China, playing second fiddle only to Ginseng, “the King of Herbs.” Shennong, the great founder of Chinese herbalism, describedEucommia bark as “a superior herb that can prolong life.” Some versions of the ancient classic position Eucommia, Du Chung, as the first herb described in the text, in the “superior herb” section. A “superior herb,” by definition, is an herb that may be consumed daily for the purpose of promoting health and well being without side effects. Eucommia has remained a virtual icon of tonic herbalism in Asia for thousands of years. It has been consumed by billions of people, and is consumed by millions of people today as a superior, life-enhancing tonic. Though not yet as famous in the West as Ginseng and the Goji berry, it is certainly in the same league.
Cynomorium Songaricum, also known as Cynomorium coccineum var. songaricum, has long been prized as a tonic for sexual potency and fatigue. No wonder its Chinese name is called “Suo Yang”, which, literally translated, means “locking up Yang.” As a renowned Chinese herb particularly for male health, it is frequently used in the treatment of ED (erectile dysfunction) and nocturnal emissions in Chinese herbal remedies. It grows wild in the desert and preferably at the temperature of -20°C. And it is said that it will be the best tonic if it is dug out in the third nine-day period after the winter solstice, the coldest days of a year, when the snow around it is melted by its emitted Yang energies. As a result, many people regard this Yang tonic as “the true elixir of youth.”
Known to increase testosterone levels in the testes which results in an increase in spermatogenesis. Rehmannia root, which contains numerous glycosides, saponins, sterols and amino acids. Rehmannia root is a major blood and nutritive tonic used to increase blood flow and spermatogenesis.
The Chinese herb FO TI also known as HOSHOU WU has been used for centuries as an anti-aging tonic which restores vitality, strength and sexual vigor.
Gynostemma/Jiaogulan is best known as a herbal medicine reputed to have powerful antioxidant and adaptogenic effects that are thought to increase longevity. Clinical research has indicated a number of therapeutic qualities of Gynostemma, such as lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure, strengthening immunity, and inhibiting cancer growth.
Antioxidant – Gynostemma has been found to increase superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is a powerful endogenous cellular antioxidant. Studies have found it increases the activities of macrophages, T lymphocytes and natural killer cells and that it acts as a tumor inhibitor.
Adaptogen – Gynostemma is known as an adaptogen, which is an herb reputed to help the body to maintain optimal homeostasis, which many scientists think is a key for longevity. Most research has been done since the 1960s when the Chinese realized that it might be an inexpensive source of adaptogenic compounds, taking pressure off of the ginseng stock.
Laboratory tests demonstrate that Gynostemma stimulates the release of nitric oxide, causing blood vessels to relax, which is one mechanism by which it reduces high blood pressure. In a double-blind study, Gynostemma/Jiaogulan administered to those with Grade II hypertension showed 82% effectiveness in reducing hypertension, compared to 46% for ginseng and 93% for Indapamide (a hypertension medication).
In men, Eleuthero Root appears to stimulate the body’s production of testosterone and thus may be helpful in increasing sex drive and fighting impotence.
Russian athletes have been using Eleuthero Root for years for consistent training, quicker reflexes, better stamina and increased energy levels. It is favored by many athletes, who maintain that it prevents them from getting sick and becoming run down through heavy training and will actually improve an athlete’s overall training, promote more consistent training, quicken reflexes and lower race times. Moreover, after strenuous workouts, the use of Eleuthero has been said to help restore a feeling of well being with less fatigue.
Eleuthero Root is also said to reduce “burn” after workouts. It is believed to resist stress, and during a stressful situation, the adrenal glands release corticosteroids and adrenaline, which initiate the “fight-or-flight” response. When these hormones are depleted, the body reaches an exhausted phase, but the herb delays the exhausted phase and allows a more efficient release of the hormones.
Astragalus membranaceus is a plant native to China, especially the northern regions. The roots of astragalus are used medicinally, usually after they are aged from between four to seven years. Once properly harvested, the roots are often made into extracts, tonics or teas. Within traditional Chinese medicine, astragalus is considered a vital herbal tonic that stimulates the immune system and promotes health and longevity, especially when used on a long-term basis. According to “Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica,” astragalus contains powerful antioxidants, flavonoids and other substances that display antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Euryale seed, also called fox nut or Qian Shi in mandarin, is a unique Chinese herb and culinary ingredient from Yangtze River delta. As early as about 2,000 years ago, it was hailed as a top-grade tonic that could help longevity and stay young looking by “The Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica”. Hence, it is better known as “the water ginseng” thanks to the high nutritional and medicinal value. And today the medicinal uses of euryale is increasingly being recognized as an effective remedy for various ailments, such as chronic prostatitis, rheumatic arthritis, frequent urination, nocturnal emission, asthma, infantile enuresis, indigestion, neurasthenia, forgetfulness, and so on.
Schisandra chinensis enjoys millennia of traditional use for prolong life, retarding the aging process, increasing energy, as a fatigue-fighter, and as a sexual tonic. Schizandra also possesses significant protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Thus it helps to maintain healthy cells throughout the body. It is considered one of the most highly protective of all medicinal plants, and the berry is included in many traditional herbal formulas for improving energy and mental health.
Saw palmetto has been shown to inhibit the production of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, a potent androgen hormone. While this hormone plays an important role in male development, it also contributes to many of the problems associated with middle-aged and older men.
The conversion of testosterone by 5-alpha reductase typically occurs in the testes, prostate, adrenal glands and hair follicles. It is in these same areas that men suffer hair loss, prostate enlargement and the factors that lead to loss of libido. By inhibiting and slowing the production of this enzyme, saw palmetto reduces the effects often associated with too much dihydrotestosterone as men age.
Also known as Turnera diffusa, damiana is native to Mexico and Central and South America, where, for centuries, it has been used as an aphrodisiac. Recent research from the University of Mississippi reported that damiana contains the active ingredients pinocembrin and acacetin, which are potent inhibitors of the aromatase enzyme. Aromatase converts testosterone into estrogen, so by blunting it, damiana keeps testosterone levels higher.
Avena Sativa, also known as oat straw, is believed to increase testosterone production in both men and women. This herb is typically made into an extract and consumed as either a tincture or in capsules. It has long been thought to have aphrodisiac qualities.
Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is one of the oldest species of trees on the planet. The tree is considered to be a “living fossil”, meaning that it has continued to survive even after major extinction events.
Ginkgo trees have very unique properties – they are capable of growing more than 130 feet and can live for over one thousand years. In fact, there are some trees in China are said to be over 2,500 years old.1
The plant has a number of therapeutic properties and contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, these are antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage from harmful free radicals.
Catuaba has been used for centuries to promote sexual vitality by the Tupi Indians and other native Brazilian tribes, catuaba is gaining worldwide recognition as a natural virility booster.
In herbal medicine systems in Peru, Huanarpo macho is considered aphrodisiac, anti-asthmatic, anti-diabetic, antitussive, anti-ulcerous, and nervine. It is widely used to restore male sexual potency, for premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and as a male sexual tonic and aphrodisiac. It has recently been called “Peruvian Viagra” in various marketing programs and is as popular in Peru as a male aphrodisiac as muira puama is in Brazil for the same purpose.
Guarana aids in a temporary, natural increase in body temperature and metabolic thermogenesis through nutritional stimulation of the body’s receptor pathway, which can induce the breakdown and release of stored body fat, and allows fats to be turned into energy. When stimulated through appropriate dietary supplementation, thermogenesis is also a mechanism that increases metabolic rate.
Stored body fat, if released and available for use, can provide the fuel for this increased metabolic rate (great news if you do a ketogenic cut cycle, like me). Other active constituents of guarana are theobromine and theophylline. They have some effect on increasing metabolic rate, suppressing appetite and enhancing both physical and mental performance. Guarana increases mental alertness, fights fatigue, and increases stamina and physical endurance.
In body care products, it has been used for its astringent properties, and in the treatment of cellulite. I use guarana in this stack because I like the slow infiltration of the boost rather than the quick spike caffeine can give.
Vasodilator & Assimilation Blend: