I am debating taking an herbal test booster like Alpha Male, or Carbolyn 19 from the site store. Does anyone know if it would be worthwhile to try at my age? Normally I ran naturally high testosterone levels, however after coming down with a chronic bacterial infection from a tick bite, it dropped to 150 at one point. Later leveing around then 450- 500 at my last check up. My doctor does do TRT through his practice but said it was not necessary for me.
I obviously agreed with this and saw no need. It was deemed that my body was just not producing as much test, because the bodies priority of ridding the infection. Anyways this all being said I thought it would be beneficial to use a natural test booster. Bring more optimization to test production without shutting down natural production. Right now I am leaning on the fence in trying out Alpha Male, after asking my doctor if he doesn’t think this would be an issue.
My only other question was on one of the active ingredients; forskolin. I know this herb has a very powerful effect on the thyroid hormone TSH, one Pubmed article I read qouted it increasing TSH by eight to tenfold momentarily. For someone without hypothyroidism, is this something that is without adverse side effects to the thyroid, perhaps causing symptoms of hyperthyroidism? I am not worried about short term effects like raised heart rate, restlessness, agitation, etc. Just about the huge stimulation it gives to the thyroid causing other issues longer term.
I am at least confident that I know I am getting what is on the bottle, and what I pay for using T-Nation. Some other supplement manufacturers I looked into had reports of contamination and dishonesty regarding labeling and product.