Fenugreek: The Testosterone Booster

fenugreek maple scent

While perusing fitness forums, a user wrote a particular post that caught my attention. He mentioned taking a supplement called Fenugreek which is traditionally known to boost libido and strength.

We’re advanced enough in science to know that when something enhances libido and strength, testosterone is typically being boosted as well. As a matter of fact, there are studies [1] that show that Fenugreek does boost testosterone.

The interesting thing about this particular supplement was its odor effects on the body. The user on the forum commented that he had forgotten to wear deodorant that day after his gym session before work, but noticed a clear scent of maple syrup.

I continued reading the thread, and others had noticed similar results. Apparently, their urine carried the unmistakable scent of maple syrup (not to be mistaken for Maple Syrup Urine Disease). I was greatly interested in this herb, so I decided to order some for myself.

After a few days of taking the supplement regularly, I stopped wearing deodorant and went to the climbing gym with a friend. I asked him to smell me (he was hesitant at first) but he soon concurred my body odor was similar to that of syrup.

Additional Benefits of Fenugreek

Scent aside, there are many additional benefits to Fenugreek

The problem with most testosterone boosters available on the legal market is that they will rarely ever be as effective as testosterone prescribed by a doctor. Typically, one should not even mess with natural hormone levels without getting checked with a doctor first. While Fenugreek is shown to boost testosterone, I suspected it is not so significant as to alter many bodily functions, except for smelling fabulous.


  1. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21116018



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