Testofen fenugreek extract for sexual drive increase
March 12 2016

Research
Testosterone increasing product
This is a press release: Gencor Pacific Announces Trial Completion for Testofen Ingredient, 2006-12-19 - Gencor Pacific, Inc. Gencor Pacific, Inc. has announced completion of an eight week, 60 patient double blind, randomized, placebo controlled human study on the company's proprietary ingredient Testofen to evaluate its effect on muscle mass and free testosterone increase. Participants on the active substance were on a dosage of 300 mg two times a day. The active group showed 98% increase in free testosterone levels. The increase in the active group was almost 100% compared to placebo. In addition to an increase in free testosterone levels, subjects supplementing with Testofen experienced reduction in skin fold thickness in the thigh and biceps regions without losing body weight, indicating a reduction of body fat and increase in muscle mass. Subjects on Testofen also demonstrated reductions in levels of blood urea nitrogen suggesting that it prevents protein catabolism. This parameter also confirms muscle mass build up.
   Comments by Dr. Sahelian: The long term safety of increasing testosterone levels are not clear with the use of Testofen.

Phytother Res. 2011. Physiological Aspects of Male Libido Enhanced by Standardized Trigonella foenum-graecum Extract and Mineral Formulation. The aim of the clinical study was to evaluate the effect of Testofen, a standardized Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek) extract and mineral formulation, on male libido (sexual drive, urge or desire) in a double blind randomized placebo controlled study. The study recruited 60 healthy males aged between 25 and 52, without erectile dysfunction and randomized to an oral dose (two tablets per day) of the active treatment (600 mg Testofen per day) or placebo for 6 weeks. The primary outcome measure was the DISF-SR (male) self-administered QOL total score and the four domain scores. The secondary outcome was specific quality of life parameters. Testofen had an overall positive effect on physiological aspects of libido. In particular, there was a significant increase in the subdomains of sexual arousal and orgasm. Testofen had a positive effect on QOL in self-reported satisfaction with muscle strength, energy and well-being but did not have an effect on mood or sleep. Serum prolactin and testosterone levels remained within the reference range. It was concluded that Testofen demonstrated a significant positive effect on physiological aspects of libido and may assist to maintain normal healthy testosterone levels.

Q. Can you tell me your thoughts about Nugenix. An ad claims it triggers your body into increasing its levels of free testosterone. GNC stores secured the exclusive rights to Nugenix's US launch and within three months it was one of the top selling vitality supplements in the entire GNC chain. The key ingredient is Testofen which is made from the rare Fenugreek plant. Testofen has been shown in clinical trials to boost free testosterone levels, increase sex drive, and improve libido.
   A. Firstly, fenugreek is not a rare plant. But initial reports are that Testofen can be of benefit in sexual improvement.