March 9, 2014
Troxyphen doesn’t just want to boost testosterone levels. It also wants to help you lose weight.
Troxyphen by Truderma says that because testosterone lowers as you age, your body stores more fat. Increasing testosterone, they say, should help you lose weight.
And to top it all off, Troxyphen contains other fat burning ingredients to make sure you are losing the most weight possible. But how does it stack up next to other testosterone enhancing supplements?
Read on if you want the lowdown on Troxyphen.
Troxyphen Ingredient Profile
Troxyphen’s ingredients fit into three different functions. The first category of ingredients was selected to boost testosterone. The second is directed at burning fat. And the third is a delivery agent.
Let’s look closer.
Test Boosting Blend (500 mg)
Testofen (300 mg). This is an extract from fenugreek, a plant that increases libido. Testofen has been standardized for 50% fenuside to increase testosterone boosting and lean muscle mass.
L-Arginine Pyroglutamate. Promoting growth hormone release and stimulating the pancreatic and pituitary axis are two functions of arginine that lead to better muscle building. In addition, it builds creatine, which gives muscles energy.
Tribulus Terrestris. Another muscle building ingredient, tribulus terrestris also improves sexual function. But it’s unclear whether it increases testosterone levels.
Potency Wood Extract. The root and bark of this flowering plant may increase libido.
Saw Palmetto Extract. This fruit extract is commonly used to treat an enlarging prostate, a common problem for older men. It also prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.
Muira Puama Powder Extract (Leaf). It’s unknown what function the leaf of potency wood has in improving testosterone levels. Although some anecdotal evidence suggests muira puama increases sex drive, its results are not proven. In fact, one article in the Journal of Sexual Medicine conclusively proved muira puama does not affect libido.
DHEA-Dehydroepiandrosterone (1 mg). This steroid hormone is a precursor to testosterone. It stimulates sex organs.
Thermogenic Shred Blend (223 mg)
Caffeine Anhydrous (200 mg). Caffeine stimulates fat burning and increases metabolism and energy. But it could cause unhealthy cravings, and thus reverse the weight loss benefits.
Synephrine Caprylate (20 mg). Synephrine stimulates fat burning and suppresses appetite. It’s said to be safer than the banned ephedra, but that is debatable.
Yohimbine HCL (3 mg). Yohimbine blocks fat storage when adrenaline is released and also treats erectile dysfunction. But its stimulant effects can be dangerous.
BioperineTM (2 mg). This pepper extract increases the absorption of ingredients.
Troxyphen Side Effects
Synephrine and yohimbine are two powerful fat burners that stimulate the heart and could increase risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, the ingredients in Troxyphen could cause the following side effects:
• Increased heart rate
• Hair loss
• Facial hair growth (women)
• Increased estrogen
• Blurred vision
• Shortness of breath
Take one capsule in the morning and one in the afternoon with an 8 oz. glass of water. Don’t take Troxyphen four hours before bed because you might have difficulty sleeping.
The supplement facts also include several warnings about taking Troxyphen:
• Don’t take other sources of caffeine or synephrine with this supplement.
• Do not use for more than 8 weeks.
• Consult with your doctor before using if you have medical conditions, take medications or have a family history of medical conditions.
• Do not exceed recommended serving.
• Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery or if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, severe headache, or shortness of breath.
Troxyphen is available at Truderma.com for $69.99 and GNC.com for $55.99. The container has a month supply of 30 servings. This is a little pricey, even if we were sure of Troxyphen’s effectiveness.
Unfortunately, there are no consumer reviews yet, so we don’t know how effective or safe Troxyphen is. Because of all the unknowns concerning Troxyphen, I would suggest looking further for a more guaranteed product.