Testosterone Boosters: What Can They Do for You?

people doing curlsKeeping your hormones in balance is one of the benefits of maintaining good health, nutrition and an active lifestyle, but still—sometimes our bodies can benefit from a little tweaking.

Testosterone is one of three vital hormones (plus estrogen and progesterone), that our bodies use to support building muscle, burning fat and managing energy. Wonder if yours can use a boost?

Here’s an overview of the hormone’s role in your body, the possible uses for testosterone boosters as a supplement, and what they may have to offer you.

Question: What role does testosterone play in the body system?

Answer: Although testosterone is known as an important male reproductive hormone, it is also produced by women, although in smaller quantities. Testosterone levels in both men and women affect sexual desire, physical strength and size, energy, as well as tissue growth and blood cell production.

Low testosterone levels have been linked to weight gain, muscle loss and body fat around the chest. Testosterone is related to the adrenal glands, and is also effected by stress–so lethargy, fatigue and mental fog may be associated with low levels, as well.

Question: What main benefits are possible from supplementing with a testosterone booster?

Answer: Testosterone boosters may be effective support for efforts to maintain and build muscle mass, as well as burn fat while maintaining lean muscle. They can help increase energy and athletic performance. And they may also have a positive effect on sexual desire and/or function.

A testosterone booster is not comprised of the actual hormone, but instead, natural ingredients like vitamins, minerals and herbs that improve the body’s environment for testosterone production. In some cases, the supplement may also influence estrogen regulation. For this reason, not all testosterone boosters are intended for use by women (see our selection below), but some may be beneficial depending on a woman’s goals.

Question: What else can I do to support healthy testosterone levels?

Answer: First, find the right balance of exercise, diet and sleep. Be careful to avoid exhaustion and don’t overdo exercise. You might try yoga, meditation or other mind-body pursuits to help reduce production of the stress hormone cortisol. Finally, reduce alcohol consumption.

Question: Which testosterone boosters can be found at XSport Fitness?

Answer: At XSport, we carry three different boosters. Always check with your physician before starting any new supplements, read the label thoroughly and follow instructions for use (also see product notes below) Feel free to ask for help with selecting the right supplement for you.

  1. P6 Chrome. P6 Chrome contains five essential ingredients in a compelling proprietary blend to improve the body’s environment for healthy testosterone levels. These ingredients act together to support testosterone and regulate estrogen. Product Note: Not for use by women, this product is only intended to be consumed by healthy, adult men.
  2. P6 PM. Rest is essential for growth, and P6 PM promotes the soothing effects of natural ingredients to optimize the state of recovery and your natural sleep cycle. This includes melatonin, L-Theanine and passion flower, as well as magnesium, zinc and B vitamins. Product Note: Not for use by women, this product is only intended to be consumed by healthy, adult men.
  3. Nolvadren XT. When tweaks to your diet or training regimen seem like they’re not effectively addressing your hormonal balance, Nolvadren XT can work to inhibit the enzyme that converts cortisone into the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is not only related to stubborn belly fat, but can have a negative impact on healthy estrogen balance and free testosterone. Product Note: Do not use product longer than 8 weeks followed by a subsequent 4-week break.

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