Testosterone is an essential hormone for men as well as women. In females, the development of testosterone helps in stimulating energy and sexual drive. Whereas, in males, it helps in the development of sex characteristics and maintains their health throughout their life.
Testosterone is produced after brain and pituitary gland instruct testes to do so. They control the amount of secretion of this hormone. During 20s, the production is at its maximum level and after 30 years the level starts decreasing. Production of testosterone helps in carrying out many functions –
- Bone and muscle gain
- Production of RBCs
- Maintenance of physical health
Once the level of testosterone drops there are many things that suffer-
- Slow erection
- Increased fat in the body
- Loss of muscle lean tissues
- Loss of hair
It is not necessary that the drop-in testosterone happens after certain age. It can happen any time, which can lead to delayed puberty or impotency. There are many medical conditions, injury or disease that can interfere in the process of testosterone level.
There are number of vitamins and supplements that help to promote the functioning of testosterone level. Being healthy vitamins and supplements, they help in gaining the level safely and naturally. Some of the natural herbs are –
- Eurycoma Longifolia
- Tribulus terrestris
Eurycoma Longifolia is also normally called Malaysian ginseng and has been used since centuries to boost androgen hormones. It helps in increasing weight, relief in sexual dysfunction and improves performance of athletes.
Herbs such as the Tribulus Terrestris plant are also called Puncture Vine. This plant has been in use in Asia, Europe and Africa for traditional medicines. Studies say that males who took this supplement for more than 50 days had an increase in their sperm count.
Ashwagandha is an Indian medicine, which is used for infertility and improving sexual dysfunction. The root of this plant is used to make tea and supplements.
Yohimbe also known as yohimbine, helps in increasing the testosterone level. During a study, it was found that it is as effective as Viagra in animals. It is also prescribed to patients who are taking some kind of antidepressant. It can be used as tea or supplements.
There are many other supplements like DHEA, Ginger, Pine bark extract, Fenugreek, Vitamin D, D-Aspartic Acid, Zinc, Arginine, Saw Palmetto and many more. All have the same function as the above-mentioned supplements. They are all herbal products and can have no side effects in the body.