Levels of the hormone testosterone peak in young adulthood and gradually decrease 1-2% annually by middle age. Low testosterone is characterized by low libido, depression, anxiety, decreased muscle mass, weight gain and lack of energy.
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Fenugreek, an herb similar to clover, is a member of the Fabaceae or legume, pea, bean-family. Native to the Mediterranean, Southern Europe and Western Asia, powdered seeds have been used historically to treat digestive issues and induce childbirth. While leaves have remained a staple in culinary curries, Fenugreek is used to treat eczema, manage diabetes and promote lactation. It also contains a powerful sotolane molecule, used as a maple-flavoring agent.
Zinc is an essential mineral obtained through diet. It is naturally present in foods including meat (beef, lamb, pork), shellfish (oysters, crab, lobster), legumes (chickpeas, lentils), seeds (hemp, pumpkin, sesame), nuts (pinenuts, peanuts, cashews), and vegetables (potatoes, green beans, kale). Zinc plays a key role in cellular metabolism, immune function, growth & development support and proper sensory function, including taste and smell.
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, is the root extract of the Withania somnifera plant. The herb boasts a horse-like odor, hence the Sanskrit name meaning “horse-smell”. Native to India, Africa and the Mediterranean, this small, woody shrub has been prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3,000 years. It’s anxiolytic and anti-inflammatory properties have been used in the treatment of stress, fatigue, gastro-intestinal issues, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep disorders, as well as, topically as an analgesic.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.
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