Can Fadogia Agrestis Increase Your Testosterone Levels?
By Tyler Woodward
- What Is Fadogia Agrestis
- Benefits Of Fadogia Agrestis
- How Fadogia Agrestis Works
- Best Sources Of Fadogia Agrestis
What Is Fadogia Agrestis:
Fadogia Agrestis, or the “black aphrodisiac, is a Nigerian plant that has been used as a medicine for treating infertility and as an aphrodisiac. The stem of the plant itself is what is typically extracted within the fadogia agrestis supplements and has recently grown in popularity as a means of increasing testosterone levels and acting as an aphrodisiac. Fadogia is has two primary bioactive components which are believed to be responsible for its biological effects:
- Alkylamide Glycosides
Benefits Of Fadogia Agrestis:
A number of studies on rodents have found that fadogia agrestis is able to significantly increase testosterone levels and improve fertility levels in male rats. The study’s in rats found a significant increase in testosterone levels in addition to a number of aphrodisiac effects including:
- Increased Mount Frequency - (Attempts to have sex)
- Increased Intromission Frequency - (Successful sex attempts)
- Increased Ejaculatory Latency - (Increased erection time)
- Reduced Mount And Intromission Latency - (Less time between sex bouts)
This has led to the rise in popularity of fadogia agrestis supplement in men looking to increase their testosterone levels and improve their fertility, but there is currently no scientific evidence on its effects on humans. Despite the lack of controlled studies on fadogia agrestis many people have reported anecdotal evidence on fadogia agrestis’ effectiveness and have experienced both increases in testosterone levels and aphrodisiac effects.
How Fadogia Agrestis Works:
The main mechanism believed to be responsible for fadogia agrestis’ effects is an increase in luteinizing hormone. Luteinizing hormone is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland and signals to the testes or ovaries to produce the reproductive hormones, primarily testosterone in men or progesterone in women.
Fadogia agrestis may also work by decreasing the amount of sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in the blood. SHBG is a type of protein that binds to the sex hormones, predominantly testosterone and estrogen. When SHBG is bound to these proteins they cannot enter the cell and exert their effects.
Best Sources Of Fadogia Agrestis:
Due to a lack of scientific data on fadogia agrestis there is not a lot of information regarding its quality, potency or toxicity. There is some belief that fadogia can be toxic to the cells of the testes but this has not shown to be true in rats, although there is no evidence for or against this in humans. The amount of fadogia agrestis used in rat trials was 100 mg per kg of the rat weight, but many people including Andrew Huberman report benefits from smaller doses around 600mg. When looking for a fadogia agrestis I recommend finding a high-quality company that performs rigorous heavy metal and purity testing to make sure you’re getting exactly what you paid for.
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