When it comes to the category of testosterone boosters, things can quickly get confusing. There are so many products in the category, and each of them makes so many claims. Many testosterone boosters are aimed at elevating just testosterone but make no mention of raising bioavailable “free” testosterone, which is testosterone that is not bound by sex hormone-binding globulin and is therefore available to boost libido and muscle growth. Further still, there are more hormonal shifts that affect men as they age or seek self-improvement. Cortisol is a catabolic hormone that is elevated in response to stress, and elevated estrogen levels can lead to water retention and fat gain.
Test-HP boosts testosterone with the help of heavily researched Testofen, a fenugreek extract standardized for fenusides. Research shows that Testofen supports muscle anabolism; increases in free testosterone, libido and serum creatinine; and decreases in body fat and muscle maintenance. Testofen gets a boost by stinging-nettle extract, which also supports increases in T levels. Supporting testosterone levels through supplementation aids men as they age, train and diet so their hormone levels continue to respond in a positive fashion.
Another important factor to keep in mind when it comes to attempting to elevate testosterone to positively impact the body is its relationship with estrogen. When testosterone rises, typically estrogen responds by increasing, as well, to maintain an adequate ratio. This can negate the positive effects one would look for when seeking to optimize testosterone. This is why Test-HP includes 7-methoxyflavone, a methylated flavone that supports healthy estrogen levels.
Cortisol control is often the most overlooked aspect of physique and well-being improvement. Just like with estrogen, cortisol is required in certain amounts by the body, and its production is a natural response to stress and exercise. It’s only when cortisol is too high as a result of stress or overtraining that it becomes an issue. Between stress and aging, cortisol can increase and have a negative impact on the human body. That’s why a Rhodiola rosea extract (standardized for 1 percent rosavins and 3 percent salldroside) and SerinAid phosphatidylserine have been included to help fight increases in cortisol.
Taking a supplement that promotes healthy levels of all three hormones — testosterone, estrogen and cortisol — is more effective in supporting the results athletes desire than a supplement with an ingredient profile geared toward boosting testosterone alone.