Restor­ing your vi­tal­ity

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Your Health - Lack of in­ter­est and stamina are ef­fects of low testos­terone.

TIRED­NESS or the ten­dency to gain weight might not just be the re­sult of sleep de­pri­va­tion or greed. If you are a man, your prob­lem could be caused by low testos­terone lev­els.

Testos­terone is a hor­mone found in hu­mans. Men have much higher lev­els of testos­terone than women.

Pro­duc­tion in­creases dur­ing pu­berty and starts to de­crease af­ter age 30 at the rate of 1% each year. The de­cline be­comes more dras­tic af­ter the age of 40.

A man needs to have a healthy level of testos­terone to main­tain the bal­ance of his an­dro­genic and an­abolic ef­fects.

An­dro­genic ef­fects are re­spon­si­ble for male traits such as sex­ual char­ac­ter­is­tics, li­bido, sex­ual sat­is­fac­tion and per­for­mance. An­abolic ef­fects pro­mote mus­cle and bone build­ing.

If the level of testos­terone is no longer able to main­tain the male char­ac­ter­is­tics ef­fec­tively, it may be pre­sented in a med­i­cal con­di­tion known as an­dropause.

The male equiv­a­lent of menopause, an­dropause af­flicts men in their for­ties and be­yond. Fac­tors such as di­a­betes, hy­per­ten­sion, stress, smok­ing and a seden­tary life­style can speed up the process.

A man with a low testos­terone level may ex­pe­ri­ence lack of en­ergy, con­cen­tra­tion, mus­cle strength, agility, stamina, in­ter­ests, vigour and con­fi­dence.

In the body, most of the testos­terone is in­ac­ti­vated by pro­tein mol­e­cules called glob­u­lin (SHBG), which in­creases in pro­duc­tion as one ages.

This leads to the de­crease of ac­tive testos­terone in the blood, caus­ing func­tional symp­toms of low testos­terone.

Testofen is an ex­tract of the herb fenu­greek, which is nat­u­ral and com­monly used in East Asian cuisines and for med­i­cal pur­poses.

It is stan­dard­ised to saponin gly­co­side called Fenu­side, a com­pound that dis­places testos­terone from the SHBG, hence re­leas­ing more ac­tive testos­terone into the blood to be cir­cu­lated through­out the body.

A re­search by Gen­cor Nutri­entes, Inc has shown that men tak­ing Testofen com­bined with ex­er­cise demon­strated im­prove­ment in testos­terone-re­lated prop­er­ties. This in­cludes an in­crease of male func­tions (an­dro­genic func­tion) as well as mus­cle tone and strength (an­abolic func­tion).

About 85.2% of men aged 25 to 52 who re­ceived 600mg of Testofen per day for six weeks showed an over­all pos­i­tive ef­fect in the in­crease of li­bido in as early as three weeks, with im­prove­ments in mus­cle strength, en­ergy lev­els and well­be­ing.

Liv­ing a youth­ful and in­ter­est­ing life af­ter your for­ties is pos­si­ble with the re­ac­ti­va­tion of the testos­terone lev­els.

This ar­ti­cle is brought to you by the in-house phar­ma­cist at Cam­bert (M) Sdn Bhd.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 1300 881 712 or e-mail ask-prime@cam­bert.com.my.

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