Testosterone Boosters For Sexual Performance
Testosterone boosters stimulate the production of the male hormone Testosterone. Manufacturers of these medicines advertise them as a means to quickly build muscle and increase potency.
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is the main male sex hormone. It is produced by Leydig cells from cholesterol. These cells are located in the testicles. Testosterone production is controlled by the pituitary and hypothalamus.
Also, Luteinizing hormone affects testosterone levels. However, testosterone is only a prohormone. Its active form (Dihydrotestosterone) is a result of the reaction of testosterone with the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase.
Furthermore, tissues can be resistant to Testosterone because a person was lack for this enzyme in the prenatal period (before birth).
The concentration of testosterone in men increases as they grow (starting from puberty). It does not exceed 11 nmol/L in 11 years and can be equal to 42 nmol/L from the age of 18. Testosterone levels start to decline in men aged 55-65 years.
So the risk of overdose of Testosterone is higher if a man starts taking it in its pure form or in the form of anabolic steroids without visible reasons.
This can lead to such sad consequences as:
- hormonal disorders;
- depression of sexual function;
- skin problems;
- lipid metabolism disorders;
- risk of developing heart and vascular disease (heart attack, stroke)
- degeneration of cardiac muscle;
- malignant tumors;
- liver diseases;
- premature death.
High testosterone levels affect the central nervous system. Consequently increasing the level of aggression, irritability, which leads to the following mental disorders:
- psychosis with hallucinations;
- depressed state;
- impairment of certain cognitive functions.
As you can see, it is very dangerous to take testosterone and its synthetic derivatives in their pure forms.
Therefore, people started looking for ways to stimulate the production of testosterone by the body itself. Testosterone boosters were developed to solve this problem.
There is an opinion that testosterone boosters can help men with erectile dysfunction. However, erectile dysfunction is not related to the level of testosterone in the blood of man. Therefore, these drugs do not help in the case of this disease.
Testosterone boosters can help men only in case of a lack of physical strength to make love. So a man can take boosters if a medical examination confirms a decrease in testosterone levels. Furthermore, a man should follow the recommendations listed below.
A man with low testosterone must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Weight training and jogging effectively stimulate testosterone production. A man should definitely eat red meat, but he should do it in moderation.
A person should reduce the eating of fatty foods. However, it should not be completely excluded. Above all, men with low testosterone should not often have sexual encounters (no more than once a week).