The Testosterone Advantage: Strategies for Enhancing Supplement Effectiveness.

I have a love-hate relationship with testosterone supplements. I love them because many of them help your testosterone levels. On the other hand, they do not raise or sustain testosterone levels high enough or long enough to work like anabolic steroids.  

sunlight boosts testosterone

My approach to using them for the last 25 or so years has been to stack as many quality ones as I can and use them for about 6 to 8 weeks. Anything shorter is useless.

Here is my typical testosterone stack.

  1.  Unleashed. It’s a must. I have sold this product with Nelson Montana for almost twenty years, and the formula remains the same.
  2. LJ 100/450. The most effective single-ingredient testosterone supplement that one can purchase.
  3. Capsimax. I do categorize this as a fat burner, so I can see where you might be confused, but I have found studies concluding it may help keep testosterone levels elevated. 
  4. Vitamin D. I like to get these from mushrooms. But while we are at it, several types of mushrooms can help with testosterone support. Chaga is my favorite, followed by cordyceps. Please don’t buy vitamin D supplements from synthetic sources. It is best to always look for Mother Nature to supply your vitamin D. Chaga mushroom and cordyceps mushroom have garnered attention for their potential benefits in supporting men’s testosterone levels. Research suggests that Chaga mushroom extracts may possess anti-inflammatory properties that could positively impact testosterone production (Zaidman et al., 2005).  Additionally, cordyceps mushroom has been found to enhance testosterone levels and improve reproductive function in animal studies (Huang et al., 2016). These mushrooms contain bioactive compounds like polysaccharides and sterols, which may contribute to their testosterone-boosting effects. While further human studies are needed to fully understand their mechanisms of action, incorporating chaga and cordyceps mushrooms into one’s diet or supplement regimen may offer promising support for male hormonal health.

Lifestyle factors.

These are things I do, especially when I am on a natural testosterone-boosting cycle.

  1.  Sunlight. Sunlight exposure has been linked to increased levels of testosterone in men, contributing to various aspects of male health.  Research conducted by Holick et al. (2000) found that vitamin D, synthesized in the skin upon sunlight exposure, plays a crucial role in regulating testosterone levels. Furthermore, a study published in the International Journal of Endocrinology (Pilz et al., 2011) demonstrated a positive correlation between vitamin D and testosterone levels in men. Sunlight boosts vitamin D production and influences the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, enhancing testosterone synthesis. Thus, basking in the sun can potentially promote optimal testosterone levels, supporting overall male well-being.
  2. Environmental toxins. I’m trying to avoid plastic nowadays, and I suggest you try it. I always avoid perfumes, chemical soaps, and shampoos.
  3. Exercise is a must.  
  4. No alcohol.

In conclusion, testosterone supplements do NOT replace steroids. Not only that but taken by themselves, I find they are weak to ineffective if you want to actually SEE results from using testosterone supplements. STACK!