As we age our primary sex hormones decline. It is unfortunately inevitable as life goes on. This rate of Testosterone decline is approximately 1-3% per year after 25-28 years of age.
However, in the modern lifestyle, it is no longer just aging that causes a decline in Testosterone.
It is also the burden of our overly stressed, overworked, chemically abundant environments laden with pollutants, pesticides, Xeno-Estrogens, and Cortisol, the master driver of hormonal imbalance.
As a result of this environmental burden, low Testosterone (T) can result in such symptoms as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low Libido
- Low mood, anxiety, depression, etc.
- Reduced muscle mass
- Inability to recover from exercise or general workload
- Storing stubborn fat around the lower stomach, lower back, and chest (i.e. “man boobs”)
- Slower metabolism
- Thinning of hair
- Erectile issues
Enter PRIMAL TEST
Our sex hormones are unfortunately built from the same resources as our stress and Thyroid hormones, thus any tax on this system by a stressed lifestyle, will also negatively impact the hormonal balance of our Testosterone as well as hampering Thyroid function.
This is showed by a human trial on Ashwagandha that showed the use of the herb lowered Cortisol by 32% which had a corresponding increase in Testosterone by 15%. The clear relationship between decrease Cortisol and raise Testosterone is the basis behind the formulation of PRIMAL TEST’s botanical and nutrient-rich formulation.
PRIMAL TEST contains adaptogenic herbs such as Ashwagandha and Tongkat Ali.
Ashwagandha is a herb famous in Chinese medicine and human clinical trials for assisting in helping our bodies cope with stress. In its most famous clinical trial, Ashwagandha at 300mg lowered Cortisol by 32% and boosted Testosterone by 15%.
Tongkat Ali is an amazing herb demonstrated to boost Total Testosterone by 37% in clinical trials using only half the dose used in Primal Test. It is also demonstrated to lower Cortisol by 15-17% in similar studies.
The other pathway PRIMAL TEST works are through the compounds Tongkat Ali (AKA Malaysian Ginseng) and Shilajit. Shilajit is a tar-like resin, found primarily in the rocks of the Himalayas. It develops over centuries from the slow decomposition of plants.
The remarkable benefits of this resin for promoting healthy Testosterone levels can be seen in one clinical study of male volunteers between the ages of 45 and 55, half of the participants were given a placebo, and half were given a 250 milligram (mg) dose of purified Shilajit twice a day. After 90 consecutive days, the study found that participants receiving purified Shilajit had significantly higher Free Testosterone, Total Testosterone, and DHEA levels compared to the placebo group.
The PRIMAL test uses 450mg of purified Shilajit per serving, making it a clinical dose that was shown to be effective in human males.
Tongkat Ali is also a powerful potentiator of Testosterone support, with human trials showing increases in Total Test, Free Test, and lowering of Cortisol. The inclusion of this herb at 450mg is a huge dosage, resulting in research-backed increases in Testosterone in healthy males.
To complete the Testosterone supporting matrix, we have added 600mg of the ingredient Bulbine Natalensis. Bulbine Natalensis is an herb from Southern and South-Eastern Africa that has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac as well as some other beneficial properties. Due to its influences on cognition and sexuality, it has also been investigated for its effects on testosterone.
Three separate rat studies looking at serum testosterone levels note significant increases in circulating testosterone, and one study noted a decrease in Estrogen levels as well as the dosages used in PRIMAL TEST.
So by combining Adrenal Support from the Ashwagandha with the stimulatory effects on Testosterone and Free Testosterone of Tongkat Ali, Shilajit, and Bulbine Natalensis, PRIMAL TEST is truly the gold standard in optimizing male vitality.