Evaluation of Furosap in Human Volunteers
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02748005|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 22, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 30, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hypogonadism||Dietary Supplement: Fenugreek seeds extract 500 mg||Not Applicable|
Testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism) is increasingly recognized as a significant health problem in aging men. Testosterone deficiency can adversely affect sexual function, physical health and psychological health. Consequently, the quality of life of men with low testosterone is negatively affected.
A certain proportion of middle-aged and elderly men have total testosterone concentrations below the reference range for young adult males. Possible consequences of reduced androgen levels include fat mass gain, loss of muscle and bone mass, fatigue, depression, anaemia, poor libido and erectile dysfunction. The clinical features of androgen deficiency in the aging male (ADAM) resemble those of hypogonadism of younger subjects, with a single relevant difference: each of these features can also occur in elderly men with normal androgen levels.
The world Health Organization estimates that by 2025, worldwide, the number of people aged over 65 years will rise from the current figure of 390 million to 800 million. In the Hypogonadism in Males (HIM) study of men treated in the primary care setting, 38.7% of men aged ≥45 years tested positive for hypogonadism (TT <300 ng/dL). Applied to U. S. census data, these findings suggest that 13.8 million American men aged ≥45 years may be testosterone- deficient. Furthermore, the prevalence of testosterone deficiency increases with age, reaching 50% for men aged ≥85 years. As the population ages, the burden of testosterone deficiency is expected to grow. The prevalence of low testosterone also increases in men with common co- morbidities, such as obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
The nutritional status with an age is a major determinant of health and fitness. Nutrition plays a central role in adaptation, rehydration, refueling, and repair as well as recovery from injury and other problems. The testosterone supplementation in older men with low testosterone levels may improve the testosterone level which further improve the physical, sexual, and cognitive functions, and improve mood and quality of life FUROSAP® is an innovative product made through a novel patented process, involving physical separations of active ingredients from the seeds of Fenugreek herb (Trigonella foenum-graecum) without affecting chemical properties of the active fractions. It is a natural and promising dietary supplement. It‟s dietary supplement comprising Protodioscin as the major fraction which isolated from fenugreek seeds.
Protodioscin is the active ingredient found in the extract of the plant. Protodioscin increases levels of the hormones testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone. It boosts testosterone level via stimulating pituitary gland. Protodioscin acts by stimulating the enzyme 5- alpha-reductase, which plays a role in the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone, in turn enhances erythropoiesis and muscle development. More erythropoiesis or production of red blood cell increases the haemoglobin level, which results in better oxygen transport throughout the body, resulting in a more optimal health. Both increased production of testosterone contribute to the increase in sexual functions, and it increases unbound free testosterone levels, which improves muscle mass, fat loss, strength and endurance. In addition, protodioscin also stimulates the hypothalamus secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) which also helps to increase the level of testosterone.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Asses the Efficacy of Furosap: A Testosterone Booster Supplement in Human Volunteers|
|Study Start Date :||August 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2015|
Experimental: Fenugreek seeds extract 500 mg
Fenugreek seeds extract(Furosap) 500 mg
Dietary Supplement: Fenugreek seeds extract 500 mg
one cap once a day
Other Name: Furosap
- % change in Serum Testosterone level [ Time Frame: On completion of treatment (i.e.12 weeks) as compared to baseline ]
- % improvement in sperm count [ Time Frame: On completion of treatment (i.e.12 weeks) as compared to baseline ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02748005
|Saroj Hospital & Maternity Centre|
|Kanpur Hardoi Ring Road, Para,Lucknow, U P, India, 226017|