So, what is a testosterone booster exactly? It is something you eat, is it something you drink, is it something you inject yourself with? Hey, perhaps you simply… INHALE it?
These are real world questions from real people, who happen to have zero clues about what these supplements do and what purpose they serve. If you happen to be also interested in what’s actually inside these products, then check my thematic article for that matter!
So far so good like people say, but I just HAVE to insert this brilliant quote real quick:
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid”
However, you don’t have to worry folks, because I’m here to deliver a fatal blow on ignorance!
It’s a fact that some boosters come in tablet form, while others are in capsules and some even come in powder form. There are even such T enhancing supplements which are in liquid form (I’ll be putting all my reviews under the Reviews page). One aspect is shared among ALL of them though – they are all taken per orally!
There are exceptions to the rule of course – let me give you a prime example. EFX’s Test Charge is one of those extravagant T boosters since it comes in liquid, capsule and tablet form! Talk about being different. Perhaps they should’ve added something to inhale in the formula.
These so-called boosters are a natural solution to a primal craving for many men – a way to up their testosterone production without resorting to harmful, synthetic substances. We just don’t want to dance with the devil and join the dark side by introducing anabolic steroids or prohormones into our mortal bodies, right?
Testosterone boosting products are completely legal, and they are available without a prescription, which means that these supplements practically fall under the OTC (over the counter) category. So you’re probably thinking that our manhood enhancing supplements are in fact as easy to get as your daily multivitamins? Boom, spot on!
We’ve got the basics covered – now the fun begins!
It would be very logical… no, actually reasonable to answer a simple but vital question now after we managed to learn that T boosters are all legal, come in different forms etc. : “So far, so good, but Simon, what is the purpose of these supplements?”
Obviously, anyone with half a brain would be able to realize that they are designed to… yeah, you guessed it – increase the levels of the primary hormone that separates us from our female counterparts – estrogen. Alright, alright, enough of my iron irony, things are getting more serious now as I lift the curtain on these epic supplements.
Generally, they can be put into two broad categories:
- Multi-ingredient (they feature more than one key ingredient)
- Single-ingredient (they contain only one key ingredient)
I believe it’s safe to say that combined products are much more recognizable, familiar and you are much more likely to run into one of these modern formulas that contain at least a few different T-boosting compounds.
It’s not a surprise that this is the case, taking into account the fact that two heads are better than one and we can clearly carry this wisdom to the world of testosterone enhancing products.
More is better – especially when quality and quantity go hand in hand!
This brings me to another possible question that you might ask so kindly:
Which of the two do I prefer?
No, to all you pro-negative entities – I WILL NOT say either! Woah, I simply had the urge to clarify that, we’re all good now? So back to the main topic… oh yeah, do I prefer test boosters with only one ingredient or am I a fan of complicated formulas?
Time to stop with the teasing (temporarily, of course) folks, so relax! My personal preference has been, since the day I started supplementing with such products, multi-ingredient testosterone boosters! Something along the lines of this one that I had tried and simply loved it!
That is NOT to say that I’m totally anti-standalone versions of such supplements, it’s just that I believe in the saying “the more, the better.” That does NOT apply to certain aspects though, like overweight ladies for example (sorry, it’s just not my thing).
And this fantastic conclusion brings us to another, rather exciting and informative element related to today’s main topic: synergy!
Are you familiar with the meaning of the word “synergy,” right? It’s origins come from the ancient Greek language, and it means “joint forces for optimal efficiency.” In our case, when manufacturers formulate their products, they carefully combine different substances which act synergistically so that we can get more bang for our buck and last but not least – supplements that are more effective.
Of course, there are situations when you might want to buy a single-ingredient testosterone booster since you will know the exact amount of a given ingredient you are getting per serving. That can prove to be worth it if, for example, you are only interested in a single substance and/or you absolutely require an accurate dosage.
Synergy = singular ingredient supplements/products!
I think with some combined products out there, hiding behind proprietary blends it’s only logical to do such a maneuver, however – remember that this approach might not be cost effective and there are definitely T enhancers that get the job done, even without disclosing the separate amounts of ingredients inside.
After all, I’ve got your back, and I will be helping you with my advice on which product to choose. It’s just THAT much better when you receive a down-to-earth advice from a friend before making the final decision, don’t you agree?
Alright, moving on now and as you might’ve noticed, we’re following a logical path here, so without making you wait any longer – let me shed light on another tricky question regarding our topic:
How long will a bottle of a T boosting supplement last me?
Sure, this could potentially sound like the dumbest question in the whole universe, but think about all those people out there who buy such products with the “bright” idea of not using the recommended dosage protocol. Yeah, you might save a few bucks by taking only half a dose. However, chances are you’ll be getting half the results too (if not even less)!
Been there, done that. There’s a reason why (besides marketing) manufacturers put their recommendations for how to take your testosterone booster when to take it and so on to reap the optimal benefits from using it.
Especially big companies have whole laboratories, teams of scientists, doctors, nutritionists and other experts so one could assume that these fellows know a thing or two about the products they come up with.
From my personal experience with T enhancing products, and I can tell you that almost all of the more contemporary boosters are meant to last for about 20 days per container at full dose.
You want to take the maximum quantity listed by the guys who formulated the stuff, to make sure that you’re receiving enough of the essential ingredients. Some of them are even recommended to be used for 4-8 weeks if you want to get serious with elevating your primary male hormone levels naturally. Don’t let this discourage you though! And please, always follow the suggested daily dose for optimum results.
How to take a testosterone booster… really?
I just KNEW that this question was coming, I could feel it miles away. Guys, folks,
ladies and gentlemen, every supplement meant to raise your testosterone naturally is unique and possesses its directions for usage. There IS NOT a one and only method which works universally for every single product and me proposing a general technique for dosing your booster would be totally preposterous!
I’ve heard a dozen of so-called fitness “gurus” throwing wild advice on how to dose your T booster actually, no matter what it contains or what’s written on the label. I’m talking about ridiculous things like waking up at a particular time in order to take it, slapping yourself a few times then opening a bottle with your eyelids and such, before consuming the dose suggested to you by Mr. Know It All.
Okay I probably went a tiny, little, insignificant bit too far with the last sentence, but my point is that you should, without any doubt read labels and directions for the products that you’re buying – this apparently holds true for everything, not just testosterone boosting supplements.
Feeling more confident about testosterone boosters? Good!
I would be pretty glad (yes, I would) If I managed to clear things out for you folks and also renounce general misconceptions concerning the King of Hormones and more precisely my weapon of choice – T boosters. From my standpoint, the mind-boggling question what is a testosterone booster now has valuable answers provided for you.
Testosterone boosters are no longer a mystery for you, cheers to that!
Whether you’re into boosters with loads of active ingredients or you’re a lone wolf who prefers singularity, it’s all up to you fellows! Just make sure you inform yourself well before you proceed to buy anything – that’s WHY I’m here, after all!
This reminds of another subject that left uncovered in this piece of writing, but it doesn’t mean that I neglected it! I’m sure that many of you wonder if testosterone boosting supplements are safe? No worries, I’ve got your back – all you have to do is see (read) for yourself!
If you want to discuss this (or that) further or just have a question, don’t hesitate to drop me a comment down below!
Founder of Testosterone Nerd