TESTOSTERONE….THE MANLY HORMONE!

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TESTOSTERONE!!!! DO YOU NEED IT?

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FIG 1: SHOWIG TESTOSTERONE SUPPLENENT IN DISCUSSION.

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FIG 2: SOWING NURITIONAL FACTS OF TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENTS.

What is testosterone?

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Testosterone is a male sex hormone (let’s be honest women have it too) important for the reproduction and sexual development of an individual.  Even though women have testosterone levels present it is considerably low compared to men. This anabolic steroid (yes I said steroid) is produced in the testes of men and miniscule amounts in the adrenal glands.  Did you ever wonder why guys go from a squeaky high pitch voice at an early age and then……BAM! Metamorphosis of their voices into this sultry, seductive (for a few) tone. Well don’t live in wonder anymore because they have hormones workig in them. Those devils are tempting us ladies.  This hormone is what trick you into spotting  that  real man. It gives them  that extra boost in muscle mass, bone density and even sex drive. Now you see why they love it.

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FIG 3: SHOWING THE STRUCTURE OF TESTERONE.

What to supplemental testosterone claim to achieve (alpha JYM)?

Tis supplement gives a man everything he is looking for, or so they claim.  Alpha JYM is this non-proprietary supplement that is different from the rest as it gives the proper dosages that you need of each ingredients in a TEST supplement.  Through five different processes they maintain your body’s natural levels of the hormone.

So what are these processes?

  • Incentive for your body to produce more testosterone.
  • JYM cause blunt estrogen levels aiding TEST production. Also aiding the conversion to DHT using its benefits efficiently.
  • It supports the TEST- producing cells of the testes with antioxidants keeping maxed production.
  • Helps reduce TEST excretion from the body (keep it in man), more for the blood you chick!
  • It releases extra TEST from binding proteins which are not normally used by the body for the body to use in things such as muscle gain and endurance.

So can this work?

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Biochemical pathway:

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FIG 4: SHOWING PATHWAY OF TEST ACTION.

Active ingredients in JYM:

  • 100mg Fenugreek extract: this ingredients supports healthy sex drive and TEST levels, as it contains ingredients with stimulate the luteinizing hormone in the testes increasing production of testosterone.
  • 200m Eurycoma Longifolia extract: from the rainforest, this plants has been used to support male virility and sex health.
  • 1000mg Ashwagandha root extract: used in ancient Indian medicine this herb is well known for its adatogenic effects in helping the body deal with stress. It has also been indicated to increase TEST levels.
  • 1000mg Damiana: a shrub native to Mexico and Central and South America has been used in sexual health. It aids healthy TEST production to estrogen balance.
  • 500mg DIM (Diindolymethane): found in naturally occurring plant alkaloid is formed in the digestive tract from indole glucosinate. This has a positive effect on estrogen metabolism.
  • 250mg Quercetin: found in onions, apples etc. is suggested to help boost immunity and boost blood flow to muscles. It supports TEST levels by inhibiting the UGT2B17 enzyme that normally converts TEST to TEST glucuronide. No excretion can occur.

Synthesis, transport and action of testosterone.

The steroid hormone when synthesized is sent into the blood to the male reproductive cells, majority via a binding protein known as the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and the rest freely.

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The free testosterone is what can be converted to DHT (using 5-alpha reductase) but not aromatase into estradiol. The DHT and testosterone would bind to an androgen receptor (DHT having a greater affinity). Once attached they create a complex and changes shape, which then moves into the nucleus and binds to a particular sequence of DNA called hormone response elements.

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FIG 5: SHOWING THE MECHANISM OF ACTION OF TESTOSTERONE IN THE BODY.

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FIG 6: SHOWING THE MECHANISM OF ACTION OF TESTOSTERONE IN THE BODY.

 Conclusion:  Alpha JYM has its benefits in providing all the requirements for testosterone production. There have not yet been and major documented failures from using this product. I’m not male nor ever plan to be so I cannot vouch this product but from research it’s a pretty decent choice.

LATER BIOCHEMIANS….. CHEROME. 🙂

References:

http://tt.bodybuilding.com/store/jym/alpha-jym.html?&_requestid=747486

Alpha JYM TEST supplements. Accessed November 04th 2014.

http://tt.bodybuilding.com/store/goalanabolic.htm?_requestid=755843

Bodybuilding. Accessed November 15th 2014.

http://www.news-medical.net/health/Testosterone-Mechanism.aspx

NewsMedical testosterone mechanism. Accessed 15th November 2014.

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