One of the hottest and most controversial topics in sports supplementation is the topic of “testosterone boosters”. In part, because anything that mentions the word “testosterone” these days is almost by definition taboo in our culture, given the way the media has demonized the hormone over the years.
It doesn’t help matters that there have been a seeming endless series of allegations against supplement companies about lacing products with ingredients not listed on the label. Every time the Olympics rolls around, it seems a new flock of elite athletes is being suspended due to failing a drug test for some performance enhancing drug or other, and time and time again, we see those athletes pointing their fingers at a perfectly legal sports supplement, claiming that “it contained something that made me fail the test”.
We’ve seen prohormones come and go– the cat-and-mouse game between supplement manufactures has been going on since at least 2005, with each new product managing to narrowly skate around the legal definitions, only to be banned the next calendar year– and we’re now seeing the category of both SARMs, as well as peptides, being targeted by the FDA and United States government.
It seems that nearly any product that claims to help boost testosterone, or help build muscle, is targeted– and might soon be banned.
Luckily, there’s at least one exception to the list– one that, it appears, the FDA won’t likely ever be targeting– and one that does a pretty good job of increasing natural testosterone levels.
Forskolin comes from the Indeus Coleus plant, and is naturally occurring. It has been used as a medicinal herb for ages– often times to help with asthma– but most recently, has been seen in clinical testing to help with fat loss, and more importantly, with boosting natural testosterone levels.
While most testosterone boosters work to actually shut down a man’s HPTA (hypothalamus-pituitary-testes axis), thus shutting down or reducing one’s natural testosterone production– forskolin has no such mode of action, and will leave one’s natural testosterone levels completely intact, thus making it an obvious choice for those not looking to utilize harsh or illegal compounds in their pursuit of muscle growth.
What many don’t understand about exercise and building muscle– even with a perfect workout regimen, and even with a perfect diet, if your hormones are not at optimal levels (specifically here, if testosterone is too low)– then it’s going to be impossible to build muscle with any sort of consistency.
And of course, living in the modern high-stress world– with nutritional choices that have been degraded from mass farming and, worse, fast food– men are reporting progressively lower and lower testosterone levels faster than we have ever seen before.
In that regard, forskolin works as an excellence insurance policy when getting started with a new exercise regiment, to make sure that natural testosterone levels are in a healthy range– all of which allows YOU to build muscle faster and more consistently.
And beyond that, having a testosterone count within the normal range means:
-more general energy throughout your day
-an easier time losing body fat
Given that the government is out to ban virtually all products that positively influence body composition and muscle mass, forskolin is rapidly becoming the go-to recommendation for personal trainers to make to their clients, to help ensure they get the most out of their exercise and nutrition programs.
Don’t be caught with low testosterone and waste your time in the gym. Forskolin is the insurance policy you need, to make sure you get the most out of your training– as well as your day-to-day life.
-David A. Johnston