Understanding what testosterone is physically responsible for in the human body will help you understand why testosterone boosters may be a great supplement for you. Here are 5 things testosterone is responsible for and that are directly related to fitness.
1) Increases in basal (resting) metabolic rate
2) Increases in red blood cell number and total blood volume
3) Promotion of sodium and water retention in the kidneys
4) Increases in muscle protein synthesis resulting in increased muscle mass
5) Reductions in muscle glycogen breakdown during exercise
What most beginner to pro bodybuilders are interested in is #4 and #6. Testosterone boosters are not just for bodybulders! The male body slowly decreases its natural testosterone production starting at around age 30. This makes it harder for older men to pack on as much muscle and burn body fat as easily as they once could.
There are both natural testosterone boosters and unnatural testosterone boosters. They work in very different ways. Natural boosters are made up of all natural compounds that are meant to boost or "enhance" the natural testosterone produced by the body. They do not actually create testosterone and replace ones natural testosterone like oral steroids or prohormones. A good natural testosterone booster should suppress estrogen production and promote testosterone production.
Here at Platinum Muscle Nutrition we have the best brands of both types of testosterone boosters. If you are unsure which one is best for you or you want to learn more about test boosters, give us call!