FENUGREEK – a genus of plant belonging to the legume family and having a herbaceous character. Other names for are, m.in, Greek hay, God’s grass. The plant contains significant amounts of galactomannans. In addition, it is a source of saponins such as diosgenin, yamogenin, gitogenin and tigogenin. Essential oils and trigonelin are some of the other bioactive ingredients found in fenugreek. It has a protective and anti-inflammatory effect on the mucous membrane of the digestive system, lowers cholesterol and sugar. It is used as a source of steroid saponins in sports supplementation to increase testosterone levels. Fenugreek extracts are also a source of 4-hydroxyisoleucine, an amino acid that plays a role in the metabolic process of insulin. It usually occurs as a component of testosterone boosters.
Dosage: 200-1000 milligrams of extract per day.