Fenugreek extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum) continues to show positive results in clinical trials for its effectiveness as a fitness supplement. Elderly men occupy a huge and growing market share in the vitality nutritional supplement market. Their health concerns are their flexibility and ability to live independently. Such consumers are looking for supplements that can help them stay healthy.
In 2016, a randomized clinical trial evaluated the efficacy of Gencor's brand fenugreek extract Testofen on 98 healthy and physically active male patients between the ages of 43 and 70 in reducing menopausal symptoms. Participants were randomly assigned to take 300 mg (n=35) or 600 mg (n=31) of Testofen per day, or an equivalent amount of placebo (n=32) for 12 weeks. The researchers evaluated the participants' muscle strength, aerobic endurance, body composition, weight, total testosterone, and functional threshold capacity after 12 weeks.
The results found that compared with the placebo group, the subjects who supplemented with 600 mg had a statistically significant increase in lower body strength, functional threshold capacity, and total testosterone levels. Compared with the placebo group and the 300 mg group, the weight of the 600 mg group decreased and the percentage of lean body mass increased. Older men’s idea of taking supplements to help healthy aging becomes more acceptable, especially sexual health supplements, which are becoming more and more popular among the elderly.