What is Turkesterone?
Ecdysteroids (ECDY) are naturally occurring steroid hormones extracted from arthropods, insects, and some plant species.
Ecdysteroids (ECDY) which are naturally found in plants are given a special name, phytoecdysteroids. Turkesterone is one such phytoecdysteroid having a 11α-hydroxyl group.
It is analogous to 20-hydroxyecdysone, which is a steroid hormone derived from insects. Therefore, it possesses similar anabolic effects as its analogue. Turkesterone originates from Asian and African countries and is more commonly found in plants like marla root and leuzea.
How does it work?
In Vitro research on Turkesterone has shown that it initiates a couple of anabolic pathways, and its mechanism of action can be considered similar to testosterone, except that turkesterone doesn’t bind to androgen receptors.
This is hypothesised to minimize the risk of the development of any steroidal side effects.
If this hypothesis holds true, Turkesterone would help to trigger a cascade of reactions in muscle tissues. This would enhance the translation process of mRNA, which is a fundamental step in protein synthesis and potentially stimulate the uptake of certain amino acids, such as leucine, by the muscle cells. Leucine is an important amino acid required for muscle protein synthesis. The overall effect of all the reactions is to stimulate muscle protein synthesis.
In vitro research suggests that turkesterone may help to balance the nitrogen content within the body by preventing muscle breakdown (reduced catabolism). Turkesterone may also generate more metabolites in the muscles, such as creatine phosphate and ATP content. This phytoecdysteroid initiates notch signalling pathways in the skeletal muscle cells, converting the stem cells into new muscle cells. Perhaps, the major anabolic effect that turkesterone is hypothesised to produce is modulating the secretion of the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands.
While human trials are still lacking the research does show promise and has resulted in the increased popularity of Turkesterone as a next-generation supplement. It is important to remember that we cannot draw causal conclusions from the current research just yet.
Benefits of Turkesterone
The biggest takeaway from consuming turkesterone is the possible benefit of increases in muscle mass. It also may help in muscle repair and ensures a faster recovery period between your two consecutive workout sessions.
As turkesterone is hypothesised to help regulate hormonal secretion, it may help manage blood pressure, eyesight, overall mood, and growth patterns. Additionally, it may trigger certain anabolic pathways that enhance the immunological response in the human body.
Finally, Turkesterone also may possess adaptogenic properties, which means it may help manage the response against stress and anxiety.
Fadogia agrestis is a traditionally used aphrodisiac herb that, due to one study noting increases in testosterone in rodents, is currently being investigated for its potential as a Testosterone Booster. There is not much evidence on this herb at this time, and despite its traditional usage in marketplaces (Mideast and African regions), there are currently no human studies. In the rodent studies that have been conducted, this herb appears to potently boost testosterone and act as a libido enhancer. It has been noted that while mounting/intromission frequency is increased and latency decreased (common for aphrodisiacs) ejaculation latency, or the time required to ejaculate following intromission, appears to be prolonged; this is not common for aphrodisiacs.
Eurycoma Longifolia Jack is the herb name for what is more commonly known as Tongkat Ali, Malaysian Ginseng, or Longjack. The aphrodisiac effects of Eurycoma are quite reliable and appear to span a large variety of animal models, limited evidence in female rats but it appears to affect these to a similar extent as in males. While animal models are an excellent source of information, further in vivo trials in humans are still needed to elucidate the effects.
Black Pepper / Piper nigrum
Piper Nigrum or black pepper is commonly combined with Turmeric or other molecules as research has suggested that it may increase absorption and bioavailability
Each tablet contains 100mg of Turkesterone (10:1 extract, equivelant to 1000mg), 100mg of Fadogia Agrestis (10:1 extract, equivelant to 1000mg), 100mg of Tongkat Ali (100:1 extract, equivelant to 10,000mg), Ashwagandha 100mg (20:1 extract) and Black Pepper extract 95% (piper nigrum) 2.5mg.
Ingredients: Turkesterone, Fadogia Agrestis, Tongkat Ali, Black Pepper (piper nigrum), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrin
The above is merely information regarding the history and role of Turkesterone, Fadogia Agrestis, Tongkat Ali and Black Pepper and as is prohibited we do not make any therapeutic claims with regards to this product.
If you are unsure we suggest consulting a licensed medical professional for expert advice.
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