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Testosterone Booster: Dangerous Body Building Folly

Updated on October 29, 2010

Testosterone Booster Is A Widely Abused Substance

Testosterone booster is a supplement claimed to increase the testosterone hormone in the body. Testosterone booster is widely used by body builders, weight lifters and athletes who wish to increase their development of muscle mass or to gain strength. The testosterone booster allegedly aids bodybuilders who are undergoing heavy body modifying activities: helping them maintain certain testosterone levels within their body even after they have completed their endurance training.

Bodybuilders Believe Testosterone Booster Works

The body building activities and endurance training will reduce the resting levels of testosterone in a person's body. Continued heavy training reduces the overall testosterone level and affects the performance of the bodybuilder. Testosterone supplements supposedly help them maintain the desired level of the hormone that enables them to perform well.

The studies claimed by the producers of these products allege that high levels of testosterone in the human body increases muscle mass, muscle strength, fat free mass and "explosive power". Muscle mass is the physical size of your muscle. Muscle strength is the force produced by a muscle when contracting against resistance.

Fat free mass is the percentage of the body that does not contain any fat, like body water, bone and muscle. "Explosive power" is the combination of agility, speed and strength, which allows for brief, intense bursts of maximum power.

Beware of outrageous and unsupported claims in advertisements for testosterone booster.
Beware of outrageous and unsupported claims in advertisements for testosterone booster.

Testosterone Booster Can Be Extremely Dangerous

 Is testosterone booster safe? Not on your life. Testosterone booster effects can include cancer, enlarged prostate, diabetes, liver damage, acne and baldness. Testosterone booster bodybuilding fanatics swear by the dangerous testosterone booster supplements that they consume like candy, obviously blind to the severe damage they are doing to their bodies.

These body builders are falling into the trap of the large testosterone booster supplement manufacturers: Testosterone booster results are usually obfuscated by snake oil companies who have no concern whatsoever for the health and welfare of their customers but only want to move as many testosterone booster pills as they can.

Natural testosterone booster is just another chimera. None of this stuff has ever been proven to be completely safe!

Testosterone booster can be extremely dangerous.
Testosterone booster can be extremely dangerous.

Testosterone Booster Has No Clinical Safety Evidence To Support It

 There are numerous brands of testosterone boosters readily available on the market today and all of them have no conclusive clinical safety evidence behind them. There are three types of testosterone boosters that are categorized by the result they allegedly produce in the body and by the ingredients they contain. These categories include increasing testosterone, reducing estrogen and maintaining prostate health.

A supplement that directly increases testosterone levels in the body usually includes herbs such as magnesium, tribulus terrestris, zinc, eurycoma longifolia and ginseng.  These herbs are supposedly effective in directly increasing the body's testosterone hormone level.

Supplements that contain ingredients such as saw palmetto and diindolyl methane are claimed to reduce the estrogen hormone.

Maintaining prostate health is important when partaking in body building activities. Testosterone boosters can actually cause an increase of testosterone in the prostate that can lead to enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw palmetto is claimed to dispose of excess testosterone and prevent this condition and as with all the other claims, there is nothing in the medical literature to support this. Testosterone boosters should not be used by persons who have been diagnosed with and/or are being treated for prostate enlargement, or anyone else who cares about maintaining a healthy body.

In addition to herbs, testosterone boosters contain vitamins and minerals that may not directly affect testosterone levels, but are claimed to be beneficial to any trainer or athlete.

Testosterone boosters usually come in capsule form that is to be taken several times during the day. Recommended use varies for each product depending on the particular ingredients, so be sure to read the directions carefully and never ever ever take more than recommended, if you have to take this trash at all!

Testosterone booster cycles need to be varied. This means you shouldn't take them on a constant basis; taking a break from them about every four to eight weeks. The products should include guidelines for cycling, but if they're not clear, consult with your physician. And if a physician tells you to take this dangerous junk, sue them for malpractice! You'll get a nice, tidy cash settlement and you'll get to live to enjoy it!

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

      Haha you can tell this guy doesn't work out or has any knowledge on bodybuilding. Look for images of him. My doctor specializes in sports medicine and used to do competitive powerlifting. The guy is still huge. He doesn't take test boosters but I showed him one I was taking. He said it wouldn't be very useful, but not as useless as this guy says. What education does this guy have in medicine or exercise. He looks like a fat old man that pretends to know something about what he has no experience in.

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      6 years ago

      Hal you say they are trash and dangerous but where is the proof for that statement?? I have taken booster and they worked for me now be that if it was just the placedo effect or not they got me in very good shape of course with a good diet and workout.

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      6 years ago

      Look up peer revied trail from europe or germany. The us journals are trash if you ask me.

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      7 years ago

      I think that taking testosterone=steroid in its oral(prohormones, steroid) or injection form is very very different from taking a so called testosterone booster made of tribulus terrestris, zma (zinc magnesium and vit B6), herbal extract. Test booster are not steroids,but they are FDA approved and they should be used in cycle. For health and muscle building other supplements can help. You can read my hub

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      7 years ago

      Hey, thanks a lot for writing this article. I was thinking of buying a test booster hence I have a poor diet and my test levels i assume must be low but now I know I wont buy this because of the reasons you wrote (no scientific evidence, not regulated by the FDA, snake oil). I will try to raise my test levels naturally (by improving my diet and having more sex lol) and well, thank you very much for this very informative article!!

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      Anas Shad 

      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Great hub sir i am really greatful to be your fan sir please do checkout my hub and please leave a comment for me to improve my hubbing ability. thank u

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      There are no pros. Period. Show me the clinical evidence in a major peer reviewed medical journal and I'll be a supporter of these products. No evidence, no support. Just more snake oil, and dangerous snake oil at that.

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      9 years ago

      Although I share your position on test boosters having no scientific evidence on results or safety and that none of these products are regulated by the FDA, no one really knows of the long term effects. We know that adding external test to the body (steroids) can have negative effects on health; simply promoting the body to produce and release more natural test is not the same.

      Your report is written with a HUGE bias which will make people stop reading quickly. You must speak on the pros and cons of the supplement.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Only those little blue ones with Viagra written on them. :)

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      Singular Investor 

      9 years ago from Oxford

      Congratulations on all the hubs you are pumping out Hal ! You taking pills to help you ?


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