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Testosterone Booster Side Effects: Can Androgen Supplements Cause Adverse Reactions?

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Just about all men wouldn’t mind more testosterone circulating in their bloodstream. This is why testosterone supplements are huge sellers in the fitness niche. As with any performance-enhancing supplement, though, we must talk about testosterone booster side effects. How often do users experience negative reactions, if at all? If so, how serious are they?

Are There Testosterone Side Effects?

This is one of those questions that doesn’t have a straightforward yes or no. The issue is actually far more complex with a lot of grey areas. You have to look at each testosterone product on an individual basis because every product is different.

For those still insisting on a yes or no answer, we’ll sum it up this way:

If the product is all-natural, then the answer is no (most of the time). If the product contains synthetic ingredients or artificial testosterone designed to mimic natural testosterone (as is the case with TRT), then the answer is usually a yes. The testosterone booster side effects also tend to be far more severe with dire health consequences.

In any case, if you’re concerned about side effects in any product, then we recommend starting with half the dosage. If you feel nothing, then work your way up. If you experience minor side effects, then continue the half-dose until your body adjusts. If negative reactions persist, discontinue use until you see a doctor. You may have an undetected allergy.

Natural Testosterone Supplement Side Effects

First, let’s look at natural testosterone pills. By natural, we’re talking about ingredients found in plants, meat, and other food sources. These are ingredients designed to enhance your body’s natural ability to produce free testosterone.

The majority of users shouldn’t experience any testosterone supplement side effects. However, on rare occasions, some people do report allergic reactions to natural compounds. One example is ginseng, which has been shown in clinical trials to elevate serum testosterone levels. While uncommon, there have been reports of users experiencing allergic reactions, such as hives, swollen lips, and difficulty breathing.

If you happen to be one of those rare people allergic to ginseng, and the herb is an active ingredient in a testosterone product, then you could very well experience side effects. Of course, there are other factors at play, such as the concentrations of ginseng and your sensitivity level.

Ginseng is just one example. Other examples include:

  • Zinc – This is a long-known testosterone booster with numerous studies to back it up. Side effects may include nausea and vomiting, mostly stemming from the metallic aftertaste.
  • Magnesium – This is another proven testosterone booster with strong studies behind it. Side effects may include mild stomach upset, muscle weakness, and urine retention.
  • Vitamin B6studies show a correlation between B6 deficiency and low testosterone. A minor number of users have reported stomach cramps or a tingling sensation.

We must re-emphasize that these instances are rare and only occur among the most sensitive users and only after consuming beyond the recommended dosage. In many cases, side effects also subside once the body adjusts.

Side Effects from Artificial Testosterone

Testosterone supplements side effects are a whole other matter, though, when you’re talking about steroids and synthetic growth hormones. The adverse reactions are not only more common but also far more consequential.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy – or more commonly known by its abbreviation TRT – is a prime example of synthetic growth hormones. These days, its use is all too associated with professional athletes and especially boxers and MMA fighters.

The primary ingredients in TRT are NOT natural. Common compounds include those that you find in injectable steroids, such as but not limited to: enanthate, cypionate, propionate, and aqueous testosterone suspension. It should always be a red flag when the ingredient profile consists of tongue-twisting names.

What are some testosterone booster side effects of long-term TRT use? While more research is needed, early studies suggest prolonged use may increase risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Of course, these are the more severe effects. Some of the milder consequences include acne, oily skin, fluid retention, and breast enlargement (or man-tits). Some of these synthetics are also known to aromatize into estrogen, hence most of the side effects.

We don’t deny the short-term benefits of TRT. Users have reported more energy, heightened athletic performance, and better mood within days of administration. However, you have to stay on it in order to retain the benefits. Long-term use is when the side effects begin manifesting. Is the trade-off worth it? This applies to all forms of TRT, including pills, injections, and rub-on gels. You usually also have to cycle TRT on and off, meaning you get zero benefits during the off-cycles.

We should point out that TRT and associated ingredients normally require a doctor’s prescription. You have to actively look around and possibly even dive into the black market to find synthetic anabolics for sale. There’s a reason the compounds are not available over-the-counter.

What About Testro-X?

Testro-X is all-natural. We won’t say that it’s 100% side-effect free since everyone reacts differently to different supplements. However, the reported testosterone supplement side effects are few and far in between. In the minority of the instances, the adverse reactions were relatively minor and dissipated within a few days.

We are confident enough to say that Testro-X is one of the best routes to healthier and natural testosterone production that doesn’t compromise your health. For the sake of your well-being, please consider natural remedies before even considering anything that requires a doctor’s prescription.


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Christopher Walker

Christopher Walker is a co-founder of UMZU and creator of the Thermo Diet. He is the first person to get a Duke Neuroscience degree in 3 years. After naturally solving his own health complications with a brain tumor as a teenager, he has devoted his life to creating all-natural products and education to help men, women, children and pets to improve their own health naturally using science-backed research.
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