Below we take a close look at LA Muscle Male Boost, to see if it really could provide these benefits and decide whether it is safe to take.
LA Muscle Male Boost is a supplement to boost testosterone levels in men to give them more confidence and a higher sex drive. It contains only 5 ingredients, including Asian red ginseng, Maca, and Acetyl-L-Carnitine, and is stimulant-free.
It is manufactured by an established UK company, LA Muscle; a company that specialise in bodybuilding products.
Asian red ginseng may be unsafe when taken by mouth, long-term (more than 6 months). Researchers think it may have some hormone-like effects that could be harmful with prolonged use.
The most common side effect is trouble sleeping (insomnia). Less commonly, people experience breast pain, increased heart rate, high or low blood pressure, headache, loss of appetite, diarrhea, itching, rash, dizziness, mood changes, and other side effects.
Uncommon side effects that have been reported include severe rash called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, liver damage, and severe allergic reactions.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhoea, and seizures. It can also cause the urine, breath, and sweat to have a “fishy” odour.
Maca Root appears to be well tolerated in general, but anyone with thyroid issues should avoid this plant. If you have any hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids, you should avoid Maca. This is because some compounds found in Maca could act like oestrogen in the body, worsening hormone-sensitive conditions.
LA Muscle Male Boost claims to increase your confidence and libido quickly, but unfortunately it is no better than any other supplement in the same category and is incredibly expensive.
It uses a combination of herbs, like maca root, and Asian ginseng, but there is not enough scientific data available to support the use of these herbs and they are present here at very low doses. There is also a safety concern with taking Asian ginseng long term.
LA Muscle is a good, solid, reputable company, but this supplement is let down by its ingredients and very low dosages and so we have no choice but to reject it.
We do not recommend LA Muscle Male Boost to our readers.
LA Muscle Male Boost is a testosterone-boosting supplement for men, that aims to work quickly to increase confidence and libido in either 3 or 6 capsules a day. This product is not suitable for consumption by women as it may reduce oestrogen levels.
Testosterone boosters are some of the least reliable groups of supplements on the market. Most don’t work, and those that do are normally so prone to causing side effects and long-term issues. Many supplements marketed as testosterone boosters merely boost the libido, which consumers often take to be a sign of increased testosterone levels.
Low testosterone levels have been found to induce feelings of low self-confidence and self-esteem in many individuals, thus the product aims to rectify this issue by improving testosterone levels.
Maca has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac. It has been used all over the world and affects both genders. It does not work through hormones, and does not increase testosterone or oestrogen. Men supplementing maca have been known to experience an increase in sperm production, but it is not going to boost testosterone levels directly.
The evidence for its use that does exist used very high doses of maca root. Some have used more than 3g of maca root a day. There is only 300mg of maca in Male Boost which is really low and therefore unlikely to do anything at all.
LA Muscle also contains zinc, which is an important mineral. It helps regulate enzymes in the body and serves as an antioxidant as well. Many supplement manufacturers include it in blends to take advantage of its testosterone-boosting properties. Some studies show that zinc works as an aromatase inhibitor, which means that it prevents the conversion of testosterone into oestrogen. However, that is not going to increase testosterone levels significantly. Zinc is also only supposed to offer any benefits when you are deficient in this mineral.
Taking Asian ginseng by mouth seems to improve sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, however the levels recommended for supplementation are 1400-2700mg daily, and there is only 600mg in the maximum dose you can take of Male Boost.
LA Muscle, established in 1997 describes itself as an ‘ethical Sports nutrition’ company. They are based in the UK, despite the US name, and sell all over the world with a presence in over 100 countries. LA Muscle is based in North London and has a shop, which you can visit although the majority of their business is carried out online.
The company offer a 100% money-back guarantee and a loyalty programme which provides discounts on LA Muscle products.
LA Muscle Boost claims to increase testosterone levels quickly, using natural ingredients and enhancing male confidence as well as well-being. LA Muscle also suggests it will get you strong and lean.
We think it is very unlikely that LA Muscle Male Boost will work as described. There is very little evidence to support the use of these ingredients as a testosterone booster, but even if there was, then the levels of all of the ingredients are way too low to have any effect, particularly the Asian red ginseng and the maca root powder.
The ingredients used in LA Muscle Male Boost are listed below. The ingredient quantities listed are correct for 1 capsule.
Asian red ginseng may be unsafe when taken by mouth, long-term (more than 6 months). Researchers think it may have some hormone-like effects that could be harmful with prolonged use. It can also cause:
Acetyl-L-Carnitine can cause:
Do not exceed recommended daily dosage. This product should only be taken by healthy individuals at least 18 years of age or older. Women should not use this supplement. Discontinue use and consult a medical doctor if you experience unusual symptoms.
We could not find any independent reviews of Male Boost. On the official LA Muscle website they say there are over 1,000 reviews that apparently give the product 5 stars, however it is not possible to view all of these. The ones that we can see are all unsurprisingly positive.
Being a man of forty plus age I know full well how testosterone depletes over time. But using Male Boost has increased my testosterone so much so I feel twenty again.
LA Muscle does offer a money-back guarantee.
According to the company, you can return your product, opened or unopened, within 30 days from the date of your receipt for a full refund. If you buy a bulk order, only one tub can be opened in order to qualify for the money-back guarantee.
You can buy it from the official website for £49.99, or at discounted prices for multiple purchases.
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