Know in one minute about Fenugreek benefits for men
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.; Family- Fabaceae,) is a traditional herb used for various medicinal purposes. Seeds of these plants are used as anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and aphrodisiac agents. The plant is grown throughout the world. Some of the fenugreek benefits for men are as follows
Nutritional value of Fenugreek
Fenugreek seeds are an excellent source of fiber, phospholipids, glycolipids, oleic acid, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, and choline. It also contains vitamin A, B1, B2, C, nicotinic acid, niacin, and many other functional elements. The seed has various bioactive compounds like flavonoids (quercetin, rutin, vetexin), saponins (graecunins, fenugrin B, Fenugreekine), amino acids (isoleucine, 4-hydroxyisoleucine, histidine, leucine, lysine).
Fenugreek benefits for men
1. Effect on male libido (sexual drive, urge, or desire) (aged 25 and 52)
Intake of fenugreek extract (600 mg/ day) for 6 weeks helps to increase sexual arousal and orgasm, without erectile dysfunction (impotence). Moreover, it also shows a wonderful effect on muscle strength, energy, and well-being as well as maintain normal healthy testosterone levels (1).
2. Effect on sperm profile (age 35 to 65 years)
Consumption of fenugreek seed extract (Furosap 500 mg/day/ for 3 months) is beneficial to improve sperm count, motility, and quality. It is also effective to improve mood, mental alertness, cardiovascular health, and libido as well as the testosterone level (2).
3. Effect on aged males (age 43 and 70 years)
Testofen, a specialized fenugreek seed extract (600 mg/day for 12 weeks) shows the wonderful effect on healthy middle-aged and older men. It helps to reduce androgen deficiency such as changes in mood, body composition, stamina, energy, and sexual and cognitive function. Therefore fenugreek is effective to reduce androgen deficiency, improves sexual function, and increases serum testosterone in middle-aged and older men (3).
4. Effect on Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome
Testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS) is a condition that generally affects older men in which they do not produce sufficient testosterone. However, the combination of fenugreek seed with sericea lespedeza extracts (200 mg capsule twice/day for 8 weeks) shows a positive effect on TDS. It helps to improve TDS symptoms like increased serum testosterone level, erectile function, and improved sexual function in healthy aging males (4).
5. Effect on athletes and exercising male performance
Daily intake of 500 mg of the commercially available fenugreek supplement (Torabolic ™) is helping to enhance exercise performance. It is effective to increase upper- and lower-body strength, reduce body fat, and thus improve overall body composition (5).
6. Fenugreek benefits for hair
Fenugreek is a potent dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blocker and a rich source of the role of multivitamin B important stimulates growth hair. Inhibition of DHT synthesis helps to prevent hair loss and resolve baldness. (6).
Side effect of fenugreek
Fenugreek is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) as a flavoring by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fenugreek and its product such as essential oils, oleoresins, have been used since ancient times for different applications.
1. A diabetic person should avoid excess intake
The most common side effect of taking fenugreek seed by the diabetic person is diarrhea, nausea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, flatulence, and hypoglycemia.
2. Stomach discomfort
Intake of fenugreek by a normal, healthy person may cause stomach discomfort.
If you are allergic to chickpeas or peanuts, you should avoid the intake of fenugreek because it may cause allergic reactions (7).
Fenugreek benefits for men?
Fenugreek shows a wonderful effect on body composition, improves muscle strength, and maintains hormone levels. It also shows a beneficial effect on sexual arousal, orgasm, and improves sperm count as well as its quality.
For more Fenugreek benefits