June 13, 2013
Many testosterone boosting supplements contain an ingredient called Testofen. This standardized fenugreek extract is made by Gencor, an herbal ingredient manufacturer.
Commonly used in Indian remedies, fenugreek contains nearly 100 natural chemicals. All those components make fenugreek an herbal treatment for dozens of conditions, including all of the following:
- Appetite control
- Stomach issues
- Hard arteries
- High cholesterol
- Irregular blood sugar
Recent research also links certain fenugreek chemicals with increased testosterone. These chemicals, known as saponins, are Testofen’s active components.
But, these saponins affect more than just testosterone levels. Testofen’s multiple positive effects are discussed below.
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