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Massularia Acuminate – Is It As Good of a Testosterone Booster As They Say?

Massularia Acuminate is an herbal ingredient that has just recently hit the market. It’s been fairly unknown until now, but is there any data or science behind the ingredient and what can we tell from it’s limited studies? The marketing on Massularia Acuminate is that it is an androgenic herbal extract that can act like prohormones or steroids in the body, but the amount of information is very small. I will go through the literature and discuss what the data says and how it might be useful for building muscle.

One study does show that Massularia Acuminate may be “androgenic” but to me this is rather misleading because what many countries wrongly label as androgenic. The effect of Massularia Acuminate is really more similar to the herb tribulus in it’s suggested mechanism, which is to increase testosterone output and testosterone effects. This subtle difference has some profound effects on the body. A true androgenic herb will actually have the opposite effect, of these herbs. It’s not to say that Massularia Acuminate is worthless, it’s just more of a testosterone booster, than a true androgenic herbal extract. The main problem with this study is that it was done in rats and extrapolating it in humans, the effective dose is anywhere between 2200 milligrams at the low end and over 8500mg at the high end. This makes most supplements containing Massularia Acuminate to be very under dosed. Compared to valid testosterone boosting agents like anti-estrogenic herbs and d-aspartic acid, this makes Massularia Acuminate a pretty poor choice for a testosterone booster. Additionally, as a testosterone booster, it is never going to give you a similar effect as an anabolic steroid or prohormone, so it’s not really living up to the hype. Still, it does have one study showing it may increase testicular activity and it does have some promise as a testosterone booster, yet, there are many good testosterone boosters on theĀ semaglutide weight loss market and if you want to go further, you can look at prohormones or other true androgenic herbs like Tinospora to achieve better results. Testosterone boosters like ATD have only shown increases in testosterone in the human range, which is 900ng/dl and that isn’t enough to add significant muscle using comparative supplements as a benchmark. To get real testosterone like effects, you need an herb that acts like an androgen and the only one of those that is proven is Tinospora, since it is referenced against DHT and matches up to hydroxytestosterone in potency. Testosterone boosting agents like Massularia Acuminate are good for older men or people with low testosterone, but it doesn’t seem to have enough of an effect to build muscle. That, plus the need for 2-8000mg of the stuff means it won’t likely be strong enough in a supplement to have an effect.

One interesting property of this her is its use as a anti-bacterial oral agent. Massularia Acuminate may help with tooth decay and in fact that is the most commonly studied use of this herb. The stems have anti-bacterial properties and the Africans in the studies chew them to prevent tooth decay. There are actually 4 studies showing this benefit of Massularia Acuminate and it might be something good to have on hand for a mouth rinse or if you wish to have fresher breath. Unfortunately most bodybuilders are not going to chew this extract, and will in fact want to use it for the testosterone boosting effects, which makes this use not very appealing.

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