Testosterone is one of the hormones that is produced in the male sex organs and belongs to the group of anabolic steroids or androgen.
It has a primary influence on male reproductive health, as it stimulates sperm production and increases libido, as well as bone and muscle health. That is why many men seek to increase testosterone, and one of the products that are used as activators of testosterone production is Tribulus terrestris , an annual prickly plant that grows on all continents except America and which grows especially in cold climates, forming bushes.
Tribulus terrestris: a miracle solution?
Normal testosterone production can be diminished by multiple causes, from a poor diet or illness to stress, and increasing testosterone production is something that can be achieved but that no natural product can guarantee in one hundred percent of cases.
However, there are certain products, whether natural or chemical , that help activate the production of this type of hormone and others similar and, therefore, can help normalize or increase levels of it, especially when not It is a problem of low testosterone caused by some physical or mental illness.
Foods that help produce testosterone
Some foods have components that support the function of the male sexual apparatus. It is not that these are foods rich in testosterone per se, but that they activate or help activate their production. These foods include the following:
· Cabbage, which does not actually increase testosterone production, but reduces estrogen production, thus making the action of testosterone more effective.
· Olive oil, which contains a lot of vitamin E.
· Eggs, whose high content of omega fats and vitamin E stimulate the creation of testosterone and therefore the desire to have sex .
· Asparagus, which contributes to the proper functioning of the testicles thanks to its combination of vitamin E, folic acid and potassium.
· Walnuts, which do have a direct effect on the production of testosterone thanks to the presence of vitamin E among its components.
· Garlic, which contains allicin , which in turn reduces the action of cortisol, a stress-related hormone, and increases the availability of testosterone.
· Honey, which stimulates the action of the testicles thanks to the boron present in it.
And this, to name just a few, since, in general, any food rich in vitamin E, boron or folic acid helps. In addition, there are other foods that, without directly influencing the production of testosterone, allow a greater action of this thanks to its vasodilator action. All foods that contain nitric oxide or stimulate its natural production, such as chocolate, nuts, coffee or watermelon, act in this line.
How Tribulus terrestris works
Tribulus terrestris has been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine to treat some problems related to tiredness, lack of sexual vigor, mood problems…
It is a plant that contains a type of active compounds called saponins that improve the synthesis of luteinizing hormone, and this, in turn, stimulates the production of testosterone by the testicles. By generating a greater amount of testosterone, this results in an increase in sexual vigor and, in addition, in an increase in muscle mass, since testosterone is directly related to the creation of muscle and the maintenance of bones.
The stated benefits of using Tribulus are as follows:
· It helps to regulate normal testosterone levels.
· Increases libido in both men and women.
· Helping in the muscle gain phase.
· Mitigates menopause-related problems.
· Reduces anxiety.
· It promotes rest, helping a continuous and intense sleep.
· It helps reduce the milder symptoms of depression.
· It can help reduce the symptoms of high blood pressure.
· Improves blood circulation.
· Reduces levels of bad cholesterol or LDL.
· Strengthens the immune system.
How to take Tribulus terrestris
The form in which Tribulus is presented to athletes is usually in single-dose tablets or powders for dissolution, which allow controlling the amount taken. The recommendation is not to take more than 2 or 3 grams a day of the Tribulus terrestris supplement , and to choose a supplement that guarantees a high concentration of saponins (80–90%), since they are them and not the rest of the components of Tribulus those that have an effect on testosterone production.
It is not recommended for use in diabetics or when awaiting tests or operations, as it can abnormally reduce blood sugar levels. Also, the studies that have been done and have given safe results have lasted only 90 days, so you can be sure that it has no side effects when used for up to three months.