Testosterone Boosting Supplements – Do They Work?

The Current Testosterone Boosting Supplements Marketplace supplements

There are many testosterone boosting supplements available on the market, a lot of them have cool sounding names like “Testo Fuel” and simmilar. They come in extreme colours, have outrageous packagain and have the results claims to match. Many of them promise to deliver “steroid like results”, to be like “legal steroids” or “blow up testosteorone levels” and with your muscle mass gains and fat loss; but do they really deliver what they promise.

Do These Products Deliver?

The reality is that very few of them will deliver what is promised, in my experience a lot of these products will bring you a slight increase in testosterone production but it tends to stop there. In fact over many years (10 plus) of trying different products and brands I’ve come across 2 – 3 testosterone boosting suppleents that come close to delivering significant increases in testosterone production. So for the best part in my experience most of these supplements just don’t deliver significant increases and you’ll see many people echoing my thoughts online.

Are They Worth Buying/ Trying?

Now some of you may still be thinking Testosterone boosting supplements like these may still be worth trying even if it is only a slight increase that you get. I’m going to say no, there are a few different reasons, which I’m going to go through below.

Lifestyle Changes

The main one for me is you can achieve a slight and in some cases very large increase in testosterone levels without relying on supplements but by making changes to your lifestyle. By lifestyle changes I’m referring to making changes to Barbellyour diet, working out/ doing the right kind of workouts, avoiding certain types of chemicals and products and reducing stress, just to name a few things. These all directly impact your testosteone production; and making the right changes can aid to greatly increase T levels. You can check out some of my recommended ways to increase T levels in the ways to increase testosterone naturally section of the article.

If you’re thinking to yourself I already do suitable weight training, have the right type of diet, avoid the right chemicals etc. then I think the next reasons why I say they’re not worth investing in will be of interest to you.

The Ingredients

Most testosterone boosting supplements are a combination of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts believed or shown to increase testosterone production. The issue with this is three fold, a number of the ingredients commonly used aren’t definitively proven to have any lasting effects on T levels, the ingredients that do, usually aren’t in a high enough concentration to be truly effective. A lot of the vitamins and minerals that help increase T found in these supplements you should be able to and possibly do get enough in your diet already. In most cases to get an effective concentration of the testosterone boosting properties, you’re best of purchasing the different vitamins and minerals separately where you can’t include it in your diet.

Cost

The majority of testosterone boosting supplements are very expensive. As I’ve mentioned above the concentration of the T boosting ingredients is usually too low as well. So on top of that, it’s usually far cheaper to purchase the most effective vitamins and minerals individually.

Conclusion & My Suggestion For Alternatives

Hopefully based on the above, you can see why I recommend that you don’t spend your money on testosterone boosting supplements. What I believe to be worthwhile is making the lifestyle changes that I touched on, there are way too many different things to cover right now; but widely speaking this refers to diet, exercise, limiting exposure to certain chemicals, getting suitable rest etc. Again you can find out far more about all this in these articles here

The other thing that I do recommended is investing in the specific vitamins and minerals shown to increase testosterone production, I won’t be going in to detail as to why they help increase T; but to give you an idea of the vitamins mineral  you want to look at check out this below:

  • Vitamin CSupplements
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
  • B Vitamins
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Boron

Future Articles

I hope you have found this article on testosterone boosting supplements and whether they work useful. Keep an eye out for my future articles where I’ll be covering all of the above recommended individual vitamins and minerals in greater detail. I’ve put together a couple of articles already, which you can see here in

The ways to increase testosterone naturally section of the article.

I’ll also be putting articles together about the best places to purchase the above and looking at whether there are testosterone boosting supplements that are still actually effective, as you may recall I said at the beginning of my article that I’ve only ever encountered a couple. If you have any questions with regards to this article, testosterone boosting supplements or even have experience with some T boosting supplements that you wish to share, just drop me a comment below and I’ll come back to you.

 

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2 thoughts on “Testosterone Boosting Supplements – Do They Work?

  1. Hi, I currently use a testosterone supplement that encompasses all of the vitamins and minerals you listed above. It probably does cost more than buying them all individually but it does mean that I can just take a couple of tablets as opposed to a load of them.

    I take them after I have been to the gym to aid recovery, magnesium is a massive player for this and for energy and I think a lot of people are lacking it.

    I agree there are a lot of things you can do to naturally enhance your levels as with most things regarding optimising health I believe it means getting back to living a ‘pure’ lifestyle.

    Thank you for a very interesting article!

    1. Hi Andy,

      I appreciate in a lot of cases it’s easier to take a couple of supplements as supposed to multiple ones. Something I forgot to include in the diet (and have now and added) is that a lot of the minerals included in these supplements, you should be able to get enough in your diet.

      Post or pre workout is probably the best time to take supplements, magnesium also doubles as a very cost effective pre workout supp for extra energy.

      Yes your right there Andy, the close you can get living “naturally” the better certain elements of your health will always be!

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