Over time, our passions can wane. Passion in our career, in our relationships, or in athletics. Although there are several causes, low testosterone levels can be the culprit. Hormones rule us, which can affect everything from our bedroom prowess to our energy levels in the gym.
How do you bring back your fire? You could rekindle passion and energy with a blend of functional mushroom and plant extracts designed to naturally boost your testosterone levels. Our formulation experts at Spore Life Sciences have crafted: Men’s Vitality Mix – a powerful, all-natural blend containing mushroom and plant compounds designed with YOU in mind.
Powered by Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane mushroom extracts along with KSM-66 Ashwagandha®, and Tribulus plant extracts, our Men’s Vitality Mix blend is a sure-fire way to synergize the potential of each ingredient and boost your overall performance.
Our plant and mushroom blend was formulated by the latest scientific research on men’s biology. Created to help you harness the all-natural benefits from this unique formulation, which includes:
- Increase in testosterone levels
- Boost in fat loss
- Increase in muscle growth
- Decrease in tissue damage
- Increase sperm count
- Improve sperm motility
The Science Behind Our Men’s Vitality Mix Supplement:
KSM-66 Ashwagandha® Plant Extract
KSM-66 Ashwagandha® (‘KSM-66®’) is a specific blend of ashwagandha plant extract, supplements based on KSM-66® have many health benefits for men is that have been extensively studied. Ample scientific research demonstrates how KSM-66® improves testosterone levels, reproductive health, muscle strength and recovery, and mood.
In one placebo-controlled study, 46 men consumed either a placebo or KSM-66® capsules. After 3 months of daily ingestion, there was a 167% increase in sperm count, 53% increase in semen volume and 57% increase in sperm motility for the KSM-66® group. The improvement in these parameters was minimal in the placebo-treated group. Furthermore, a significantly greater improvement and regulation were observed in serum testosterone levels with the KSM-66® treatment as compared to the placebo.
In a separate clinical study, KSM-66® greatly improved cardiac endurance for 24 men compared to a placebo group. There was statistically significant increase in blood oxygen uptake (VO2 max) with the KSM-66® group, compared to the placebo group at 8 weeks and at 12 weeks. Additionally, the KSM-66® group had higher Quality of Life (QOL) scores at 12 weeks compared to placebo. The findings suggest that KSM-66® root extract enhances the cardiorespiratory endurance and improves mood in healthy athletic adults.
KSM-66® Ashwagandha is not limited to effects on sperm count and male fertility. An additional randomized controlled study discovered that men given KSM-66® had significantly greater increases in muscle strength on the bench-press and leg extension exercises compared to a placebo group performing the same exercises. Furthermore, the KSM-66® group had significantly greater muscle size increase in the arms and chest, higher testosterone levels, and greater fat loss while having less muscle damage compared to the placebo group performing the same exercises.
Cordyceps are a diverse group of mushrooms that confer a variety of health benefit to men’s endurance and performance.
In one study, researchers tested the effect of Cordyceps on exercise capacity in healthy adults using a stationary bike. The trial participants received daily Cordyceps capsules or a placebo pill for six weeks. By week 6, blood oxygen uptake (VO2 max) had increased significantly in the Cordyceps group, while the placebo group had no change.
In another study, scientists investigated the effects of a Cordyceps-containing mushroom blend on exercise performance in adults. By week 3, the mushroom group saw a significant increase in blood oxygen uptake (VO2 max) compared to a placebo. Higher resting blood oxygen levels increase you daily energy levels and provide for more efficient work outs.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Lion’s Mane is a “hairy” type of mushroom that has been studied for its effects on neurological health in adults. Cognitive performance is inextricably connected to physical performance and health.
One study found that Lion’s Mane may benefit older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Researchers provided 15 adults with a lion’s mane extract and 15 adults with a placebo pill and instructed them to consume it daily for 16 weeks. Participants were assessed for cognitive function at weeks 8, 12, and 16. The Lion’s Mane group showed significantly greater improvements in cognitive performance compared to members of the placebo group.
Maca root is a plant native to South America, grown in the Andes mountains of Peru. It was used as a folk medicine to relieve men of impotence and fertility issues. There is a significant amount of research backing the use of maca root to improve libido and sexual performance.
In a twelve-week, placebo-controlled clinical trial, men taking maca root (on a daily basis) saw a significant increase in sexual desire compared to the placebo group.
Another clinical trial found that maca powder enhanced fertility properties of men by increasing the sperm concentration of their semen significantly when compared to a placebo group.
Ginkgo Biloba is a species of tree that has been used as traditional Chinese medicine for many different ailments. It contains a variety of phytochemicals including flavonoids, like quercetin, and terpene trilactones that can act as powerful antioxidants.
There have been some studies indicating that Ginkgo can be used to improve blood circulation in the body. One study concluded that Ginkgo can help increase blood flow for older adults with circulation problems.
Another study discovered that Ginkgo Biloba can increase nitric oxide (NO) levels in the blood. Nitric oxide is a chemical messenger our cells use to stimulate blood flow, and it has been implicated as an important component to erections.
Although there are no human studies confirming Ginkgo’s role as supplement for sexual health, there is preliminary research that suggest it could help.
Korean Ginseng – Red Ginseng (Panax)
Red ginseng is dried and steamed, while white ginseng is only dried, and fresh ginseng is normally paired with a meal.
A recent meta-analysis of twenty-four clinical trials found that Korean ginseng was an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. The contributing authors believe there needs to be additional studies to draw firm conclusions, but it is clear that ginseng improve erectile function significantly compared to all placebo groups in their analysis.
Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum)
Fenugreek is a plant commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat everything from skin disorders to a weakened libido. There have been preliminary studies that have uncovered Fenugreek’s potent ability to enhance male sexual drive.
Scientists studied the effect of fenugreek against a placebo on regular weightlifting. In the 8-week study, 30 college-aged men performed 4 sessions of weightlifting per week, with half of them receiving fenugreek with the other half taking a placebo. The fenugreek group witnessed a significant increase in testosterone levels compared to the placebo group. Additionally, there was increased weight loss in the fenugreek group compared to none in the placebo.
Furthermore, a separate 6-week study assessed the effect of fenugreek extract on sex drive. Most participants reported increased strength and improved sexual function.
Like most of our functional ingredients Tribulus terrestris is a botanical extract with a long history as a traditional medicine. It is believed to have a variety of health benefits, including improved hormone levels and increased sexual function.
In one study, scientists discovered that daily consumption of Tribulus increased men’s sexual desire increased by 79% after two months.
A separate group of researchers found significant improvements in erections and sexual satisfaction with daily consumption of Tribulus.
Diondolylmethane (DIM) is a compound produced by our bodies’ digestion of indole-3-carbinol, a naturally occurring compound found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale and cabbage. DIM is believed to aid in the process of weight loss.
The mechanism by which DIM aids weight loss is not completely understood in humans. However, scientists believe it plays a role in minimizing men’s estrogen levels. Estrogen plays a key role in metabolism and weight loss in both men and women. In a rodent study, mice placed on a high fat diet, and given daily doses of DIM, significantly reduced the formation of new fat cells.
BioPerine® Black Pepper Fruit Extract
BioPerine® is a proprietary blend of piperine-based black pepper fruit extract. It has been clinically studied as a bioavailability enhancer for over 20 years. In several studies, fat-based and water-based vitamins and supplements are absorbed more effectively by the body when they are paired with BioPerine® black pepper fruit extract.
How Do I Use Men’s Vitality?
Our blends are all designed for daily use. Take our mushroom and plant formulation daily with morning coffee or tea, or pair it with a meal. Everyone is different so find what works best for you.
Most scientific studies with natural supplements are conducted over several months, and the participants take the supplement daily. To get the full benefit of our all-natural ingredient and our powerful KSM-66 Ashwagandha® blend, we recommend you take one serving per day for two to three months.
It can be hard to see clear progress, as our emotions and energy levels change daily depending on our diet, amount of sleep and activities. What I’ve done and suggest is to try and keep a daily journal to track how you feel, your energy levels, and max reps in the gym. Monitoring these trends over time will give you the best way to observe progress. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is anything worthwhile.