Testosterone Advantage is a patented form of the element boron combined with a carbohydrate molecule.
Plants require boron to perform essential functions. Hence, all food sources derived from plants contain tiny amounts of boron. Humans and animals generally need only very small quantities of boron to maintain optimum levels. In fact, scientists are not sure boron is necessary for humans.
Sometimes Testosterone Advantage is also referred to as calcium fructate, calcium fructoborate, or FruiteX-B.
Testosterone Advantage is mainly used to boost testosterone levels. Boron supplements like Testosterone Advantage are used to improve joint and bone health. Boron may help treat forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Boron is also used to improve cardiovascular health.
The boron in Testosterone Advantage is its main active component. Boron studies show many potential health benefits.
Boron is linked to lower incidence of osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. It may also improve symptoms of bone and joint diseases, such as inflammation and bone loss.
The amount of boron in a diet affects the likelihood of getting osteoarthritis. In parts of the world where diets contain less than 1 mg of boron per day, scientists estimate osteoarthritis occurs in 20 to 70 percent of the population. The estimated incidence of osteoarthritis lowers to 10 percent or less in regions where diets include 3 to 10 mg of boron daily.
A 2011 study of calcium fructoborate in patients with osteoarthritis yielded lower markers of inflammation after 15 days of treatment.
Boron supplementation sometimes lowers the amount of calcium and magnesium excreted in urine. Calcium and magnesium are minerals essential to bone strength. This effect of boron means it is sometimes recommended as a treatment for preventing or improving osteoporosis.
Additional studies of boron show positive effects on cardiovascular conditions, such as atherosclerosis.
Regular boron doses can also have an impact on strength and body composition. When combined with exercise and a healthy diet, boron “had a remarkable increase” on testosterone and free testosterone levels.
Testosterone Advantage is likely safe for most people.
An allergic reaction produces the following side effects:
Testosterone Advantage is not recommended for people with hormone-sensitive conditions. These include certain cancers, fibroids, or endometriosis. Hormone replacement therapy is not recommended in conjunction with Testosterone Advantage.
It is difficult for kidneys to remove boron. People with kidney problems should not take Testosterone Advantage.
As a treatment for bone and joint health, Testosterone Advantage is best in doses of 3 mg per day.
Adults should not take more than 20 mg of Testosterone Advantage per day, and doses over 500 mg induce nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Since boron has no identified essential role, the FDA has not assigned it a recommended daily allowance.
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