Ingredients Used In Supplements

It seemed it made sense to make a glossary here of the different ingredients that are typically found in men's supplements - ED supplements, prostate supplements and the like.

My intention here is not to give this as a reference of ingredients and what they are, what they are typically used for and what the good and bad side effects might be. But that will probably be a part of it.

My intention here is to use this as a reference for the stuff I reference elsewhere on the site.

You see, I'm sure you can find these things elsewhere for all that standard jazz. But the reality is most people don't care if it's an herb or a flower, or whether it comes from China or Connecticut. If you do, there are all kinds of places out there that will give you all that stuff. 

If you're like my typical reader, you want to know IF IT WORKS or not, which products have it in there or not. Stuff like that.

Listed aphabetically.

D-Aspartic Acid

D-Aspartic Acid is the major active ingredient in some of the testosterone boosters on the market. I discuss it briefly in my review of Testroden (where I compare the D-Aspartic acid and it's effectiveness as a testosterone booster to the Furosap in the Testroden). 


Fenugreek is a plant - an herb - that grows in a lot of places. It is found in some of the testosterone boosters I've written about; especially of note, it is found in Testodren by Progenix (which I've written about HERE.) Fenugreek is the plant which contains the active chemical in Furosap which is the actual active ingredient in Testodren.

Fenugreek is a funny one because it is used in males to stimulate testosterone production. And yet in females, it is used to stimulate the production of breast milk. (Funny how these things act differently in men and women.)


Furosap is the trade name for the active chemical "Protodioscin" that is extracted from the Fenugreek plant. It results in a chemical which is effectively like "fenugreek on steroids" and is the only ingredient in Testroden

Horny Goat Weed

Horny Goat Weed is also known as the "natural viagara." Could be. I can see the comparison. It's a Chinese plant, also used sometimes for treating bronchitis and osteoporosis. Contains phytoestrogens (mimics the estrogens your body produces).

(By the way, I tried the stuff, large dose, by itself. Not what I expected. "Worked" for me but with some weird side effects. My conclusion is it's good in small doses but I find I have much better benefit from it in a good proprietary blend.)

Maca Root Powder

Maca Root Powder comes from a Maca plant. (Who knew?) It is an adaptogen natural practitioners sometimes prescribe it to reduce stress. This root is rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals, good fats and plant sterols. For this reason, it is often considered a "superfood." Originally used in Peru. They found maca root could enhance strength and stamina as well as boost the libido. (You wonder who the first one was to try it to see what it would do to you....).

Anyway, it's good for nervous system health and wellbeing.

Mostly prescribed by natural health practitioners for increasing energy and hormone balance.

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