Bulbine Natalensis and the Importance of Natural Testosterone Production
The very word testosterone produces an image of an “Alpha male” Blood, sweat and cold iron.
For decades in the strength, bodybuilding and sporting world athletes have searched for optimal testosterone production in order to improve performance, add muscle mass, improve recovery or, even aid sexual performance.
So let’s look into it, what is testosterone?
“A potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; responsible for the development of male development, and sex characteristics”
You’re probably thinking, Yeah, nothing new here? So let’s get into the benefits of creating and utilising this hormone. Testosterone is anabolic, a word we all love. Test can, if manipulated correctly help layer on slabs of lean mass, burn fat and provide that mental drive we need to get in the gym and move big objects. Manipulating the hormones in our body and levels of them is vital for muscle growth, busting strength plateaus and general health. We can support them via different means, for example the style of training, the quality of diet and sleep we get (encouraging the release of another friend of ours - growth hormone for example).
A sure fire way to increase size and strength gains from training is to use testosterone to maximise the interaction between circulating test and androgen receptors. In basic terms the greater the testosterone content in androgen receptors, the greater the muscle building response as a result from all your hard work in the gym. During exercise, testosterone in the androgen receptors is high, however after exercise finishes there is not enough circulating testosterone to prevent a drop to, or below baseline level of testosterone.
So, to maximise our hard efforts, day in, day out, what can we do? This is where natural testosterone support can come into your artillery - namely, Bulbine Natalensis.
What is Bulbine Natalensis and what does it do?
Bulbine Natalensis is a herb, indigenous to South Africa. It is used in traditional African medicine to treat a variety of ailments - from bug stings to mosquito bites, blisters, cold sores, mouth ulcers, cracked skin, sunburn, cuts and even to speed the healing of bruises. More recently, researchers have seen positive results using Bulbine Natalenis to enhance libido, increase natural testosterone, and a reduce estrogen.
In a study performed by the Centre of Phytomedicine Research, Department of Botany, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa, Rodents receiving Bulbine Natalensis had a serum testosterone level equal to 347% of the control group. In that same group, estrogen was 35% lower, and it even outperformed viagra (sildenafil) for libido enhancement. In other words, 347% more testosterone, 35% less estrogen, and greater sex drive than the control group, all from doses of Bulbine Natalensis of between 25mg and 50mg per kg of bodyweight.
Who could benefit from using Bulbine Natalensis?
It's very, very early and Bulbine Natalensis is very fresh to the market so there's a lack of human study data from which to derive information - outside of anecdotal reports on the internet forums where companies have performed their own tests, and seen very promising results. We would recommend Bulbine Natalensis to someone looking for one of the most interesting new natural testosterone boosters out there, who's already taking protein, creatine, and a good pre-workout / intra-workout drink. It's an advanced supplement and best kept until you can judge the effects yourself through extensive experience of how your body reacts to natural testosterone boosters like ATD, and D-Aspartic Acid.
Bulbine Natalensis is also likely to be an excellent addition to an OTC PCT (over the counter post cycle therapy) stack, following a prohormone cycle. Based on study data to date, plus extensive anecdotal reports on the bodybuilding internet forums, people have seen it help boost libido and support healthy testosterone and estrogen levels (on one US forum for example, participants recorded a 247% increase in testosterone using a Bulbine Natalensis supplement).
I'm Interested in trying Bulbine Natalensis, what supplements contain it?
Warrior Bulbine is a pure, 100% Bulbine Natalensis supplement dosed exactly as recommended by the original South African study. At 120 Tablets per bottle, it should last up to 30 days using 25mg's per kg for an 80kg (12 and a half stone) man. Like all Warrior products, Warrior Bulbine does not use a proprietary blend so you know exactly what you're getting in each tablet and can adjust dosages to suit your own personal needs.
So let’s wrap up...
Testosterone is vital for men, we know this. Muscle growth, fat loss, and sex drive are sensitive to test levels. It also plays a role in the female body for similar reasons but is needed in smaller amounts.
To boost testosterone via diet, concentrate on including good dietary fats (fish oil, nuts, red meat, flax seed and coconut oil) Why? Because cholesterol is vital for the production of testosterone (40% of dietary intake should be good fats as a guideline).
Looking for a Bulbine Natalensis product to try out after hearing all the positive forum reports? Consider Warrior Bulbine. It comes with excellent feedback, and we would recommend looking at them especially as part of an OTC PCT following a prohormone cycle.
By Kieran Fisher