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STUDY IS FOR: Men wanting to potentially improve their testosterone levels & sexual health. This research study will be looking at the dose dependent effects of the antioxidant on testosterone, mood, libido, estradiol and CBC panel. 

  • AGE: 30-49 years old

  • DURATION: 8 Weeks

  • START DATE: Rolling enrollment April - May 2022

  • # OF ONSITE TESTING VISITS: 3  total visits (baseline, week 4 and week 8)

  • LOCATION: ASPI (Tampa, FL)

  • PERKS: $25 per visit, 8 weeks of the antioxidant supplement, free DXA scan & blood work results

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CRITERIA

  • Reside in/around the Tampa Bay area 

  • Are between the ages of 30-49 years old

  • Generally healthy with limited or no use of prescription medications 

MUST NOT HAVE/BE:

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Metabolic Disease

  • Endocrine Disease

  • Have had a surgery that impacts digestion and/or absorption

  • Cigarette Smoker

  • Drink more than 7 alcoholic beverages per week as a female and more   than 14 as a male. 

  • Hypotensive

  • Hypertensive

  • Undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

  • On Hormone Boosting Supplements (natural or synthetic)

  • Taking anti-diabetic meds

  • Taking anti-platelet meds

  • Taking anti-coagulant meds

  • Taking Beta Blockers

  • Taking meds for erectile dysfunction

  • Currently pregnant, breastfeeding or have been within the past 3 months

TO APPLY: 
STEP 1:

CLICK THE "APPLY NOW" BUTTON TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION.

STEP 2: 
Briana or Saren (with ASPI) will be in contact with you about scheduling baseline testing or for additional information, if needed. 


(Testing options available Monday-Friday to meet your scheduling needs)

ABOUT THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT USED IN THE STUDY:

 

Geranylgeraniol (GG) is an endogenous nutrient in our body that declines as we age. It is essential for protein synthesis and the production of testosterone, progesterone, CoQ10 and MK4. It may also help with the management of muscle loss due to aging or inactivity.

 

Extracted from the annatto plant, this key ingredient replenishes GG levels lost due to aging or pharmaceutical drugs use. 

 

Daily use of may help promote normal energy levels and provide anti-aging benefits. (scroll down to learn more!)

Geranylgeraniol (GG) Potential Benefits

 

Hormone Regulation

Decline in testosterone has been linked to chronic diseases and shortened life expectancy. GG was shown to help steroidogenesis, promoting not only testosterone synthesis, but also synthesis of its precursor, progesterone*.

Muscle Protein Synthesis

Age-related losses of muscle mass and strength are major contributors to reduced quality of life and loss of independence for older individuals. Research suggests that replenishing GG exogenously can maintain muscle health and function*.

CoQ10 Synthesis

GG may act as a building block to promote normal CoQ10 levels, restore mitochondrial function and support healthy muscles*.

Bone Health

Vitamin K is needed for proper functioning of proteins that deposit calcium into bones and teeth while inhibiting calcification of soft tissues such as blood vessels, kidney, gallbladder and joints. Supplementation with GG may be a helpful strategy to replenish stores of this essential nutrient and ensure the preservation of its arterial and bone health benefits*.

TESTING INCLUDES:

Anthropometric Measurements: 

Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan determined body composition, body mass index (BMI), handgrip dynamometry. ($250 value - FREE! Will receive the detailed print out to take home)

 

Metabolic and Safety:

Full safety panel (CBC and CMP including liver and kidney) and adverse events monitoring. 

 

Cardiovascular 

  • Blood Pressure 

 

Questionnaires

  • Quality of life (SF-36)

  • Sexual health questionnaire

  • Derogatis interview for sexual functioning self report (DISF-SR)

  • Perceived stress scale 10 (PSS-10)

  • Sleep quality index

  • Multidimensional fatigue index

  • International physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ)

  • Energy Visual Analogue Scale 

 

Hormone Related Measures 

  • Bioavailable and Total Testosterone

  • Serum Estradiol and progesterone 

  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin