How Does Testro-X Work?
By Tyler Woodward
Any supplement worth its weight has a plan of action. The goal of a supplement shouldn’t be to fix a symptom, rather to solve the problem or root cause. So, we designed Testro-X, the answer to ever-declining testosterone levels plaguing modern society.
What Is Testosterone:
Testosterone is the principle male sex hormone and is responsible for the development of male characteristics. While testosterone is notorious for its role in gaining muscle, that is just one of testosterone’s many roles in the body. Testosterone is the male body’s primary protective hormone and is comparable in many ways to progesterone in females. It’s also responsible for growth and development, libido, bone density,
How Testro-X Works:
Testro-X takes a multi-layered approach to increasing your testosterone levels.
- Correct Micronutrient Deficiencies
- Upregulate Testosterone Signaling Molecules
- Strategic Herbs
- Increase Absorption
1. Correct Micronutrient Deficiencies -
It’s estimated today that about 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy. A compromised metabolism more or less means that you are deficient in one or more essential micronutrients. You can eat all the food you want, but if you’re missing an essential micronutrient in your diet it's essentially like your body is missing the tool that’s needed to put the components together. It’s like the equivalent to having all the materials to build a house laid out in front of you, but you’re missing the drill that’s necessary to put everything together.
Without the correct “tools” or micronutrients your body will not be able to produce the desired outcome. This can result in decreased testosterone production, low free testosterone or an increased conversion of testosterone to estrogen. If you supply your body with the fuel it needs to run properly it will naturally restore itself to an improved state of health.
For these reasons we included the following ingredients in Testro-X
These three micronutrients are the foundation of Testro-X, largely because these are some of the nutrients men are most commonly deficient in.
In reference to a lot of the micronutrients, it’s not that these micronutrients increase testosterone, it’s more so that a deficiency in any of them decreases testosterone. According to the World Health Organization about 31% of the world is deficient in Zinc. Correcting a zinc deficiency has been repeatedly shown to increase both free and total testosterone levels and DHT. Zinc also plays a role in inhibiting the aromatase enzyme which is responsible for converting estrogen into testosterone.
On average the American diet only consumes about half of the daily recommended intake of magnesium of 420mg for men and 320mg for women. This is largely because it is very difficult to measure magnesium levels accurately in the body. Magnesium is necessary in over 300 reactions and while deficiencies are rarely diagnosed I’d argue they are extremely common. Whenever you undergo any sort of stress whether physical or mental your magnesium burn rate goes up. Due to constantly high stress levels present in modern society, we’re all over stressed and thereby have an increased need for magnesium. Which again most of us are already not consuming enough of in our diet.
Morley Robbins an expert on natural health and magnesium claims magnesium deficiency is the cause of symptoms like:
- Cramps/ facial twitches
And the list goes on…
Hundreds of years ago before industrialization, we used to get magnesium from our water supply or from spending time in the ocean. Unless you’re drinking spring water there’s likely very little magnesium in your water and much more likely to be an excess of calcium in your water (hard water).
Speaking of mineral depletion… Boron is a trace mineral that used to be present throughout Earth’s soil. Due to over-farming, monocropping and constantly reusing the same soil without allowing it to recover, we’ve largely depleted our soil of boron. Boron used to be a trace mineral that we could easily attain through our diet from eating any type of meat and lots of fruits and vegetables. Today, it is much more difficult to consume adequate Boron.
While Boron is not recognized as an essential nutrient, it plays a number of very important roles in the body and specifically in regards to testosterone. Boron has been shown repeatedly to increase the amount of free testosterone in the body. This likely occurs by decreasing the amount of SHBG (Sex-hormone binding globulin) which normally attaches to testosterone, rendering it useless. Boron has also been shown to downregulate estrogen which may be an effect of increasing the amount of free testosterone, as less testosterone is aromatized (converted) into estrogen.
2. Upregulate Testosterone Signaling Molecules -
While the majority of testosterone is made in the testes for men and ovaries in women, it all starts in the brain. Testosterone production is regulated in the body by the hypothalamus, an almond sized region of the brain. The hypothalamus is responsible for releasing GNRH (Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone), when GNRH reaches the adrenal glands they release LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). The LH & FSH hormones circulate in the blood until they reach the leydig cells of the testes. Once they reach the testes LH converts cholesterol into testosterone and FSH stimulates the increase of sperm production (spermatogenesis). By increasing the release of the hormones that regulate testosterone production, GNRH & LH, we can increase the amount of testosterone the body produces.
As you may know the body works in feedback loops like the one seen above, so the more adrenal hormones that are produced like cortisol and adrenaline the less “resources' ' there are to produce Luteinizing hormone to regulate testosterone. The same goes for estrogen, the more cholesterol that is used to produce estrogen, the less available for testosterone. By downregulating the amount of stress and thereby the amount of adrenal hormones produced, we can effectively increase the amount of testosterone available to be produced.
This is where inositol, glycine, & l-theanine come into play. Glycine, inositol & l-theanine have all been shown to increase the amount of GNRH (Gonadotropin releasing hormone) in circulation and should thereby help to upregulate luteinizing hormone production and thereby testosterone production. Glycine & l-theanine have also been shown to have a number of potent anti-inflammatory and stress fighting properties that help to decrease stress. Both have also been shown to help improve sleep which coincidentally is when the supermajority of testosterone is produced.
3. Strategic Herbs -
Now that you’ve covered your micronutrient deficiencies needed to produce testosterone and upregulated the testosterone signaling molecules it’s time to play with some herbs. There are a number of adaptogenic herbs that have been shown to have a number of potent effects on the body, this is why we chose to include Ashwagandha & Coleus Forskohlii in Testro-X.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha -
Ashwagandha is one of the coolest and most powerful herbs in the world. Ashwagandha has been shown to increase testosterone levels, lower cortisol among other stress hormones and decrease the amount of “bad” LDL-cholesterol. Being that the “bad” LDL cholesterol is directly used to create testosterone, this implies that more of the LDL cholesterol is taken out of circulation in your blood and is being used to produce testosterone. 300mg of Ashwagandha has been shown in clinical studies to decrease the amount of circulating cortisol by at least 14% and in other studies has been shown to decrease it by as much as 27% and 31%. Ashwagandha has also been shown to reliably increase testosterone levels by 15% over a few months.
Coleus Forskohlii -
Coleus Forskohlii is known for its effect on increasing cAMP (cyclic AMP) concentration in the body. cAMP is a messenger molecule that is used to “communicate” between cells around the body. cAMP has been shown to both consistently increase testosterone levels. cAMP has also been shown to androgen receptor activity in-vitro (on the cellular level), meaning that more testosterone molecules are attaching to your cells and being “used”.
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4. Increase Absorption:
Last, but not least we included Bioperine, black pepper fruit extract, that has been shown to increase the absorption of many micronutrients, herbs and amino acids in the body. No matter how perfect your diet or a supplement is, if your body is unable to absorb the ingredients it will not be able to utilize them, rendering the ingredients useless. The bioperine extract in Testro-X acts as a sort of insurance making sure that you are getting the most out of each ingredient in Testro-X by making sure they are absorbed.
My goal in writing this article, as always, is to provide you with logically-based principles that you can use to form your own conclusions regarding any information you may come across within this subject. I really hope you found this article interesting and if you have anything to add to this article, or any comments or criticism, feel free to reach out to me on our facebook groups or on Instagram @tylerwoodward_fit. Also, please feel free to share this article with anyone that might be interested.
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