If men over forty take 600 mg of the fenugreek extract Testofen every day, their sexual activity doubles. Australian researchers report this in The Aging Male. Testofen boosts testosterone levels by ten percent, and that explains the pro-sexual effect say the researchers.
The researchers gave 56 men aged between 43 and 75 a daily dose of 600 mg of the fenugreek extract Testofen for a period of twelve weeks. Testofen is produced by Gencor Pacific, the sponsor of the study. Another group of 50 comparable men were given a placebo for twelve weeks.
Before and after the supplementation period the men completed a questionnaire that measures sexual behaviour, the Derogatis Interview for Sexual Functioning-Self Report [DISF-SR]. The researchers also analysed the men’s blood.
The men who had been given the fenugreek extract reported statistically significantly more sexual arousal and sex drive after twelve weeks. The researchers found no significant changes in the men who had been given a placebo. The figure below shows the data for the experimental group only.
The men who had taken fenugreek woke up in the morning with an erection twice as often as the men in the placebo group – and they also had sex twice as often. By the way, the sexual frequency of the subjects was not stunningly high.
The supplement boosted the concentration of free testosterone by ten percent, as the figure above shows. Click on the figure to see the data from the placebo group too.
“In conclusion, this extract of Trigonella foenum-graecum seed was shown to be safe and effective, reducing symptoms of possible androgen deficiency, improving sexual function and increasing serum testosterone in healthy middle-aged and older men”, the researchers wrote.
We have our reservations about this study, but we won’t bother you with those. We know our readers. And we know that you don’t need us to think critically about this study.
Testofen, a specialised Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract reduces age-related symptoms of androgen decrease, increases testosterone levels and improves sexual function in healthy aging males in a double-blind randomised clinical study
This study examined the effect of Testofen, a specialised Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract on the symptoms of possible androgen deficiency, sexual function and serum androgen concentrations in healthy aging males. This was a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial involving 120 healthy men aged between 43 and 70 years of age. The active treatment was standardised Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract at a dose of 600?mg/day for 12 weeks. The primary outcome measure was the change in the Aging Male Symptom questionnaire (AMS), a measure of possible androgen deficiency symptoms; secondary outcome measures were sexual function and serum testosterone. There was a significant decrease in AMS score over time and between the active and placebo groups. Sexual function improved, including number of morning erections and frequency of sexual activity. Both total serum testosterone and free testosterone increased compared to placebo after 12 weeks of active treatment. Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract is a safe and effective treatment for reducing symptoms of possible androgen deficiency, improves sexual function and increases serum testosterone in healthy middle-aged and older men.