Testosterone is the most potent male hormone belonging to class of ‘Androgens’ which in Greek is a word for ‘man maker’ and indeed as the name suggests, testosterone is involved in almost all process of masculine development.
Testosterone is produced under the influence of GnRH (growth hormone releasing hormone) and is responsible for maintenance of all parameters of vigour, vitality and strength in males. Normal testosterone level leads to correct muscle strength and mass, optimum bone density, normal RBC production and optimum sperm production whereas low testosterone lowers the muscle bulk and strength, decreases energy output. Reduced testosterone lowers motivation and confidence and also inhibits new muscle growth and accelerates the building of body fat in the body.
Testosterone: the elixir of male system
Higher level of testosterone is necessary to reach the state of complete masculinity and to get optimum vigour, vitality and strength. Increasing the testosterone increases the sense of well-being, increases the sexual desire and performance. Optimal level of testosterone strengthens the muscles specially that of heart. It also increases RBC production which elevates the supply of oxygen and in turn leads to high energy in the body.
Naturally boosting testosterone
Increasing the testosterone is the most significant step to correct its deficiency & Ayurveda is one of the schools of thought which makes an amalgam of modern science and ancient wisdom, the concept of Ayurveda which aims to strike the right balance offers a treasure of herbs to elevate the levels of testosterone. Naturally increasing testosterone always balances the production of testosterone without over stimulating the production. Natural way of increasing testosterone also saves the person from the ill effects of synthetic testosterone therapy like enlargement of breast, sleep apnoea, limitation of sperm production and increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokhru (Tribulus terrestris), Kaunch (Mucuna pruriens) increases testosterone production and increases the efficacy of testosterone by sensitizing the testosterone receptors. Surajmukhi Beej (Helianthus annuus) and Akarkara (Anacyclus pyrethrum) supplements essential nutrients to optimise the function of leydig cells which produce testosterone. Shilajit (Black Bitumen) has a significant role in regulation of glucose metabolism which increases the energy production in the body. Safed musli (Asparagus adscendens) and Lata kumara satv (Abelmoschus moschatus) increases the endurance which is needed for boosting the strength of the body.
The essence of all these herbs has been tapped in Aimil’s Semento which increases vigour, vitality and strength. Semento, a blend of 26 Herbs helps in development of muscle mass and strength and also improve the sperm count and semen parameters.
Testosterone, with its role in male body, truly stands out as an important physiological hormone. In cases of deficiency, natural ways of boosting testosterone should be adopted which deliver the required action and are devoid of any side effects.