As someone who’s been using T boosters for years, I’ve always wondered – are testosterone supplements safe? I bet that you’re curious to know the answer to this mega sought-after question as well!
According to science, testosterone supplements may be considered safe, although researchers point out to the fact that more studies are needed to further determine the safety aspect of these products. Some researchers are theorizing that they might damage your liver, but once again the evidence is inconclusive and if you’re using a T booster from a trusted brand, you should be absolutely fine (1).
Don’t forget that these supplements contain natural compounds and they’re meant to naturally stimulate your own T production. You can read more about what’s inside these supplements in my What Is In A Testosterone Booster article. And above all, testosterone boosting supplements ARE NOT anabolic steroids!
Can You Expect Any Serious Side Effects From Testosterone Supplements?
As I already mentioned, there’s a lack of solid scientific data to highlight any serious side effects that may result from taking these products. Personally, I’ve got a solid background in terms of taking testosterone optimizing supplements over the years and I haven’t experienced any unwanted reactions, really.
BUT, let’s take a look at what most of the “experts” in the field generally point to when talking about the 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!
What About My Own Experience With Testosterone Boosters?
I gotta say that it’s been almost 100% positive so far. Even with the crappiest testosterone boosters that I’ve tried in my time weren’t any dangerous health-wise. I must confess that the only so-called “sides” that yours truly has experienced was 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 the words ‘testosterone boosters’ somewhere next to ‘safety’!
So you think these products are all moonlight and roses then? Well, not all of them folks!
Are Testosterone Boosting Supplements The Natural Alternative To The Harmful Anabolic Steroids?
Yes, you can say that. Obviously, supplements specifically designed to enhance your manliness is what we’re talking about here, not banned or illegal products. 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!
Are All Testosterone Boosters Are Created Equal?
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 in TestoGen’s new formula (also check my TestoGen review). Now, I want to highlight what NOT to look for:
- Anything containing banned substances (e.g. anabolic steroids)
- Proprietary blends (they’re underdosed most of the time)
- Not enough or dubious ingredients (e.g. Tribulus Terrestris)
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 To Do If You Actually Encounter Any Side Effects?
For starters, immediately stop taking the particular supplement that’s causing issues. And even if you’re not sure what’s causing any adverse reactions, talk to your doc, explain everything and be cautious next time if there’s a specific ingredient or something that causes problems.
Now, let’s say that you’ve been taking test boosters for some time and whack – certain side effects occur! Basically, go through this checklist 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!
But, Are These Supplements Safe For Older Folks?
Testosterone boosters are just as safe for older gents as they are for younger folks.
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!
If you’re 50 or above, make sure to check my article about the best testosterone booster for men over 50! In this piece of writing, you’ll find which testosterone boosting supplement can help you feel 20 again.
And 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…
Since there aren’t any studies to conclude that test boosting supplements are harmful or have a particular set of side effects, it’s safe to say (pun intended) that these products are not going to cause you any issues.
Generally speaking, testosterone boosters are a harmless and natural method to raise your manhood. 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 – low-quality ones, 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 my TestoFuel review for example) or simply try to remember what I had told you.
But do YOU personally think that testosterone boosting supplements are safe? I’d love to read about your personal take on this subject, so drop a comment below!