Testosterone boosters are selling high all thanks to the aging baby boomer demographics and a little help from marketing companies that have stepped up their advertising campaigns for testosterone therapies. So if you find it difficult to sleep at nights, if you have problems in the sack, if you find you don’t have the energy or the interest to engage in sports or outdoor activities, you could be one among millions who suffer from low testosterone levels. While declining testosterone levels are a normal part of aging, more and more baby boomers want to maintain an active sex life for as long as they can. Fortunately for them, there is a plethora of testosterone boosters to choose—from skin patches, gels, mouth patches, injections and implants to natural testosterone supplements.
Low testosterone is associated with waning interest in sex, weight gain, loss of muscle and strength, loss of bone mass, mood fluctuations, and fatigue. Consumer interest in testosterone boosters is not limited to the United States, although sources say that prescription for testosterone therapy has increased by 90 percent over the past 5 years in this country. Global sales have risen to $1.9 billion.
Younger people are taking testosterone boosters as well, mainly for building muscle and fat burning. But do testosterone boosters have any side effects? The risk is well worth considering before taking any kind of testosterone hormone replacement therapy. According to Mayo Clinic, testosterone therapy may lead to sleep apnea (a sleep disorder), enlarged and tender breasts in men, increase the risk of heart disease and enlarged prostate, and may cause acne or skin irritations.
A natural testosterone booster is a better choice because it works with the body’s natural systems by providing targeted nutrition for the pituitary gland which signals the production of testosterone in the testes. Herbs to look for are tribulus terrestris, longjack and fenugreek. Benefits include elevating testosterone to within a healthy range. As a result men may experience more energy, more stamina, self-confidence, loss of body fat. It will also decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Healthy levels of testosterone will also improve moods, concentration and libido.