I can already hear the hordes of fellow guys, screaming their lungs out: “Are testosterone supplements safe?” No doubt, this is significant… no, it’s a VITAL question for any men looking to naturally boost his T! Now I want you to relax, for this is where I intervene to save the day and give you the much-needed answers.
Along with “What is a testosterone booster?” plus “What is in a testosterone booster?“, this has GOT to be the given the silver medal for the second most asked question when speaking about anything related to increasing your primary male hormone. Don’t you folks agree, hmm?
Okay, I hope you’ve warmed up already because we’re about to start, ready or not! First things first, to get this article going I’d like to start with:
Supps are the natural alternative to steroids
Obviously supplements specifically designed to enhance your manliness is what we’re talking about here, in case you ended up here by accident (like this is even possible). And yes, I DO believe that testosterone boosters are indeed a fairly cool way to substitute injecting your ass (literally) with synthetic T.
Do you wonder if they can match the sheer potency of the banned thing? Haha, no chance bro! And I’m not saying it in a sarcastic manner, the truth itself is that supplements can and NEVER will match the effectiveness of anabolic steroids!
If that’s discouraging you from making the most of your manhood, you’re free to somewhere else – somewhere where they advocate artificial hormones… This site will always remain geared towards natural, over-the-counter methods of raising one’s testosterone, dealing with lower levels of it and the plethora of associated consequences!
From my point of view, even if T boosters never even come close to what synthetic testosterone might give me, I value my health an awful lot more than being bigger at the expense of my balls becoming shriveled like a prune.
Now that I got this off my chest and hopefully you managed to realize that you can’t expect steroid-like results from supplements, I think we should move on to the next HOT topic!
Can you expect any serious side effects from them?
Honestly? Like, really? I’ve got a solid background in terms of taking testosterone optimizing supplements over the years and I can give you a precise, personal intake on this matter. BUT, let’s first take a look at what most of the “experts” in the field generally point to, when talking about adverse effects of such products:
- Increased aggression
- Liver toxicity
- Kidney damage
I don’t know about you guys, but to me, this sounds like what’s written on the label of 99% of the prescription drugs on the planet! Well, maybe excluding the acne and aggression part… still, you catch my drift. Too generic and non-specific to cause any concern whatsoever.
I’ve come across only a few cases of guys complaining about allergic reactions. These are generally a rare occurrence. So I’d say that your chances of having an allergy of some sort to one of the ingredients are close to your chance of winning the lottery!
My own experience with these supplements speaks…
Even with the crappiest testosterone boosters that I’ve tried in my time, I must confess that the only so-called “sides” that yours truly has experienced were some elevated irritability and more aggressive behavior.
Being more dominant equals more manliness, which translates to you having more of your primary male hormone. Aggression is totally connected to that and pretty much what you might expect from more androgen activity in your body! Although if you light up fast, then aggravating this side of yours could be problematic for your and others around you!
“Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public SAFETY”
Arnold’s words are spot on – he only forgot to add testosterone boosters somewhere next to safety!
So you think these products are all moonlight and roses then? Well, not all of them folks!
Testosterone boosters are not created equal!
Unless you live in la la land or perhaps you’ve been on some HEAVY drugs, then it should be crystal
meth (see what I did the…) clear that there are boosters and BOOSTERS!
When you end up with a bottle of some underdosed, poor quality crap manufactured by a shady company, not even Chuck Norris would be able to assist you. That’s why you absolutely should gather enough info about a certain product before taking it, because if something is hating by A LOT, if not all, of the people who tried it… chances are it SUCKS donkey balls!
What to look for? Proven ingredients, like the ones, listen in this post of mine. Now, I want to highlight what NOT to look for:
- ANYTHING containing banned substances (anabolic steroids)
Before you burst into laughter, let me throw the BOMB by telling you a top secret (or not so much) information – testosterone boosting supplements that contain traces of synthetic hormones DO exist. Of course, there have been various scandals in the industry over the years, closely related to such fraudulent practices.
Corrupt and shady companies out there did (and probably still do under a different name) formulate supplements with added “bonuses” so that they’re indeed super-effective, only for the people who actually took them to find out what the real truth is.
So you better buy something trustworthy, also tried and tested before getting all hyped up! However, you could potentially wonder…
What if I DO encounter any side effects?
Jump off a cliff (the higher, the better)
Enter the miss universe contest
Check out Arnold’s top movie quotes
If you’re still among us, didn’t participate in miss universe or you’re yet to view Arnold’s coolest action movie quotes… you’ve just earned my respect mate!
Back on topic though! Let’s dive into the theoretical realm and for example, say that you’ve been taking test boosters for some time and whack – certain side effects occur!
Basically, check these aspects first before you jump into any serious conclusions about a given product:
- Did you take it as recommended on the “directions” label?
- Are you taking something else alongside that might interfere or be the cause of the side effects?
- Do you drink, smoke, abuse certain powders etc.?
- Any external factors that could be blamed instead?
- Are you SURE it’s not just all in your head?
Come on, don’t be a shy boy! Ask yourself some or ALL of these questions so that you can receive some clarification on your situation. Judging by my past “side effects” with testosterone increasing supplements, the only real problem was always that some just didn’t do the trick – that’s what I call a TRUE side effect!
This brings me to another spicy topic – age relation!
Are these supplements safe for older folks?
There will be no bubbles burst here, you older gents are going to love this!
Once again, IF you don’t buy the cheapest crap, filled with loads of useless garbage, chances are it would not make a difference if you’re 20 or 60. That is if you don’t have any prior medical condition that could potentially cause problems, but then again – in this case, you’re better off visiting a doc to make sure everything is functioning as intended!
Like I said earlier, more mature guys will be loving their testosterone boosting supplements because as T production declines steadily after 30, you’ve got a LOT more to gain from these products than some if not all of the younger folks out there!
And now, the time has come for the last vital question my friends, and that is…
So we all just jump into the T boosters craze?
Philosophy, philosophy… why are you so beautiful!? The short answer to the primary question though – yes and no!
As a rule of thumb, testosterone boosters, in general, are indeed a safe and natural method to raise your manhood as a whole. Unlike the juice (you the kind of juice I’m talking about), they offer natural compounds that are most of the time used in synergy to bring maximum efficiency.
No doubt that useless, pointless (everything less) supplements of this class DO exist, but they’re generally super easy to spot. Just by checking two or three reviews (if there are that many) of them and you’ll realize that these are NOT worth your time, money, health and… testosterone!
Quality testosterone supplements are money well spent – vice versa, not so much!
To wrap it up – I truly hope I managed to give you valuable answers to crucial queries! Hopefully, next time you decide to buy such a product, either check one of my reviews (like this one for example) or simply try to remember what I had told you.
Perhaps, you’ll be more confident in utilizing these natural remedies to low testosterone and so on!
Founder of Testosterone Nerd