When you walk into your local health store, there's a good chance that you're overwhelmed by the vast number of powders and pills surrounding you. Many of these supplements make big promises but how many are backed by scientific research? The ones that are based on science are few and far between. If there's one supplement that guys need to be buying, it's D-Aspartic Acid. Let's take a look at the top 3 reasons why D-Aspartic Acid needs to be on your kitchen shelf.
- Boost Testosterone Naturally
Guys, once you reach the age of 30, your testosterone levels peak and then it's all downhill from there. It will vary based on your lifestyle but experts agree that men will lose, on average, 1% of their total testosterone level each year after the age of 30. Doesn't seem like much but this will add up faster than you think.
Testosterone plays a role in a number of important processes in the body and when it's low, you may suffer from the following:
- Mood swings
- Reduced muscle mass
- Increased fat mass
- Reduced quality in sperm
- Decreased libido / sex drive
Lucky for you, D-Aspartic Acid has been shown to promote higher levels of testosterone. In a ground breaking human-based study, D-Aspartic Acid was confirmed to effectively increase total and free testosterone levels. However, there is a catch. The subjects were all untrained guys. Those without much fitness experience saw leaps and bounds in their testosterone levels over a 90 day period.
In another study, well trained young men only saw a boost within the first 12 days. After that, there was no change. What can you take away from this?
If you are new to fitness and exercise or you've been out of the gym for months (or years) then by all means, supplement with a full 90 day supply. If the gym is your second home, supplementing with D-Aspartic Acid can't hurt so giving it a try for 2 weeks may potentially allow you to see some benefit. (1-3)
- Increase Lean Muscle Mass
If you have higher testosterone levels, then it's going to follow that your body is primed to increase the amount of lean muscle mass you have.
Testosterone is one of the most important hormones to support muscle mass gains. If you're low in testosterone then you may watch in despair as your muscles shrink and your fat stores increase. Combined with a strict weight lifting regimen, D-Aspartic Acid may help to promote lean muscle gains via the increase of your natural free and total testosterone levels.
Although studies are still pending to prove this, there are countless bodybuilders and gym goers who swear by D-Aspartic Acid. It's safe, it's natural, and it's proven to work to boost your testosterone levels. Again, if your goal is muscle mass, it's important to have an effective program aimed at muscular hypertrophy. It isn't enough just to take DAA and hope for muscles to follow.
- Enhance Fertility
Times have changed. Most guys are waiting to start a family. Wanting to establish a career and a stable home first, many guys aren't having kids until their late 20s and early 30s now. Some men even get brave enough to try in their late 30s, early 40s. Regardless of when you are looking to have children, you'll want to ensure that everything is working smoothly. One of the easiest ways to boost your fertility and the quality of your sperm is to supplement with D-Aspartic Acid.
Studies show that subjects who took D-Aspartic Acid on a regular basis saw a dramatic increase in sperm quality and number. It's not just that they had more sperm but they had better sperm. (2)
D-Aspartic Acid may be one of the best supplements out there for men. It's been shown in a number of studies to effectively increase your testosterone levels while improving the quality of your sperm. Combined with a healthy diet and regimented exercise program, D-Aspartic Acid may also be effective in increasing your levels of lean muscle mass. To see the best results, you should take 6 grams per day.
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- Topo E, Soricelli A, D'Aniello A, Ronsini S, D'Aniello G. The role and molecular mechanism of D-aspartic acid in the release and synthesis of LH and testosterone in humans and rats. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2009 Oct 27;7:120. doi: 10.1186/1477-7827-7-120.
- Gemma D'Aniello, Salvatore Ronsini, Tiziana Notari, Natascia Grieco, Vincenzo Infante, Nicola D'Angel, Fara Mascia, Maria Maddalena Di Fiore, George Fisher, Antimo D'Aniello. D-Aspartate, a Key Element for the Improvement of Sperm Quality. Advances in Sexual Medicine, Vol.2 No.4, 2012
- Geoffrey W Melville, Jason C Siegler, and Paul WM Marshall. Three and six grams supplementation of d-aspartic acid in resistance trained men. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2015; 12: 15. Published online 2015 Apr 1. doi: 10.1186/s12970-015-0078-7.
- G. D'Aniello, S. Ronsini, T. Notari, N. Grieco, V. Infante, N. D'Angel, F. Mascia, M. Fiore, G. Fisher and A. D'Aniello, "D-Aspartate, a Key Element for the Improvement of Sperm Quality," Advances in Sexual Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 45-53. doi: 10.4236/asm.2012.24008.