Botanabolic is not your average ‘Test-Booster’ supplement - LVLUP’s Hormone Optimisation Formulation targets multiple mechanisms in the anabolic matrix, using the best of the most well-researched botanical and nutritional hormone and strength-enhancing ingredients in the world. It is designed to primarily to optimize and enhance free and total testosterone levels.
This is done by supporting the HPG axis; Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Leutinizing Hormone (LH).
Some ingredients may also assist in lowering Sex-Hormone Binding-Globulin (SHBG) by having an 'adaptogenic' modulatory effect on cortisol.
Others Inhibit myostatin, increase follistatin, increase creatine levels, and provide nutritional cofactors to support endogenous hormone production. So this formula is a multi-targeted approach to hormone optimization and definitely not your average off-the-shelf test booster.
Tongkat Ali is one of the most popular testosterone-supporting herbal ingredients in the world at present. It may increase testosterone levels in humans by stimulating the secretion of luteinizing hormones (LH), which can signal the testes to produce more testosterone. Botanabolic has a potent 500mg, industry high 200:1 extract delivering the most concentrated dose of this herb.
Anacyclus pyrethrum, also known as "Akarkara" is a rare and novel Ayurvedic herb that may help stimulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis to increase androgens - which in turn may boost testosterone production. Traditional uses of Anacyclus pyrethrum include boosting libido and treating sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction.
GAA is the direct precursor of Creatine that has been theorized to absorb up to 8.5x better. Creatine is the most well-studied bodybuilding supplement and GAA is its evolution - absorbing via 4 transporters vs Creatine’s singular transporter.
GAA does all this while not causing bloating or water retention, but still delivering all and more of the known benefits of creatine.
Shilajit is a complex sticky substance comprised of centuries-old decomposed plant matter squeezed out of the rocks of the Himalayas. It contains more than 80 different minerals and fulvic acid and humic acid. Preliminary studies show it may increase testosterone levels, enhance fertility and enhance cellular energy production. We've taken this a step further via the fermentation of this raw material - the fermentation process adds even further complexity to this already complex substance via bacterial postbiotic compounds formed after the bacteria species metabolize the shilajit and release a diverse range of beneficial metabolites such as urolithins and many as yet identified compounds. LVLUP is the first to bring this XOB-7 TM form of postbiotic shilajit.
Fadogia agrestis, made famous by Dr. Andrew Huberman, is a controversial herb that supposedly works to increase Leutinisng Hormone LH - the upstream signal to the gonads to increase testosterone and androgen production. The herb in this formulation is in a safe and lower dose as there have been some preliminary concerns regarding 'testicular toxicity' when used in high (2000+mg doses). The benefits of this herb are clear to those who use it and in synergy with all the other herbs, the dose can be much lower.
Cistanche tubulosa is an exotic herb used in traditional Chinese medicine and known to some as "the stalk enlarger".. the actives in cistanche 'Echinacoside' and 'Acetoside' have been shown in studies to notably support overall testosterone levels and vitality while also demonstrating positive changes to strength and endurance
(-) - Epicatechin is a botanical flavonol that may inhibit and reduce the amount of myostatin in the body to help muscle growth and strength Additionally, it's believed to increase follistatin; a protein that works to promote muscle growth, providing a double benefit. It also has positive effects on nitric oxide production which may improve blood flow; thereby improving nutrient and oxygen delivery to muscle.
Icariin is the POWERFUL active isolated from Horny Goat Weed and is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE-5) inhibitor - Research suggests that icariin can enhance the production of nitric oxide (NO) in the body which may help with vasodilation; the expansion of blood vessels, which improves blood flow.
Zinc, as the best form Zinc-L-Carnosine, is a trace mineral that plays a key role in the production of testosterone. It is involved in the conversion of cholesterol to testosterone and low levels of zinc can lead to reduced testosterone levels. It also is an AI (aromatase inhibitor) which may help to maintain higher levels of testosterone by preventing its over-conversion to estrogen.
Boron is another trace mineral that may have a beneficial effect on testosterone levels and overall male health with studies showing it can lower SHBG and increase free Testosterone