Ask your grandpa what he takes for his ballooning prostate or an old timer for a natural allergy treatment and they are likely to say stinging nettles. Tim Ferriss puts it on his pizza but our interest is in adding muscle. To add muscle testosterone has to be free flowing and ready to entry muscle.
That’s where this South American herb shines. Stinging Nettle aka urtica dioica aka divanil frees testosterone from a protein called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). Testosterone has to be free in order to interact with androgen receptors in muscle tissue.
It’s probably your safest bet to increase testosterone with maybe the exception of diet and exercise. It is also very inexpensive.
Try 100-500mg 2-3 times per day on an empty stomach for 8 weeks before taking a 2 - 4 week break.
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