New Study Supports Fenugreek Extract “Testofen” as Muscle Builder
by: Robbie Durand
Fenugreek is a herb that is commonly found growing in the Mediterranean region of the world. Fenugreek seeds have been found to contain protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, and diosgenin. Other active constituents in fenugreek are alkaloids, lysine, and L-tryptophan, as well as steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogenin). Fenugreek glycosides are reported to be major components of health benefits of fenugreek seeds. Recently, Fenugreek has been found to have performance-enhancing effects mediated through an aromatase and 5α reductase inhibition, thereby increasing total testosterone levels by blocking its conversion to estrogen and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), respectively. Fenugreek also increases total and free testosterone. One study found that fenugreek increased The bio-available testosterone by 26 percent. In a different study, conducted by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, researchers found that fenugreek had a significant impact on upper and lower body strength and body composition in comparison to placebo in a double-blind controlled trial. TESTOFEN is a product containing fenugreek seed extract as an active ingredient.
A new study published in the Journal of Aging Males just released a new paper titled, “Testofen, a specialised Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract reduces age-related symptoms of androgen decrease, increases testosterone levels and improves sexual function in healthy aging males in a double-blind randomised clinical study” reports Testofen supports testosterone enhancement. The study examined the effect of Testofen, a fenugreek extract specialised Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract on the symptoms of possible androgen deficiency, sexual function and serum androgen concentrations in healthy aging males. This was a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial involving 120 healthy men aged between 43 and 70 years of age. The active treatment was standardised Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract at a dose of 600 mg/day for 12 weeks. The primary outcome measure was the change in the Aging Male Symptom Questionnaire (AMS), a measure of possible androgen deficiency symptoms; secondary outcome measures were sexual function and serum testosterone. There was a significant decrease in Aging Male Symptom Questionnaire score over time and between the active and placebo groups. Sexual function improved, including number of morning erections and frequency of sexual activity. Both total serum testosterone and free testosterone increased compared to placebo after 12 weeks of active treatment of Testofen. Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract is a safe and efficient treatment for reducing symptoms of possible androgen deficiency, improves sexual function and increases serum testosterone in healthy middle-aged and older men.
Infinite Labs Elevate Series CYCLOTEST contains the active “Testofen” ingredient at 600 mg which is exactly the same dosage used in the study listed above.
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