Awhile back, I was trying to find a healthy way to increase my performance in the gym. I’ve been exercising on almost a daily basis for 3 years, and wanted to push myself to the next level. I learned about this stuff called D-Aspartic Acid (people usually just write DAA for short), and decided to try some.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take it for long because it caused breakouts like none other, but while I was on it, I felt good and felt strong. Some people may say that DAA supplement doesn’t actually boost testosterone, but it does. There are studies (well, one to be exact) that show it boosts testosterone up to 40%. This may sound amazing, but it’s important to step back and look at the overall picture.
A 40% boost in testosterone doesn’t mean you will be 40% stronger/faster/bigger. In fact, 40% is a very small number compared to what bodybuilders inject – so don’t expect to become The Hulk on DAA supplements. Also, testosterone levels fluctuate widely, even within a single day. It would be normal for a person’s testosterone to increase/decrease by 40% within a day. There are even various studies that show how people are able to boost testosterone more than 40% just by sexual abstinence.
Always Consult a Doctor Before Supplementing with Testosterone Boosters
It’s also important to consult a doctor before messing around with your natural testosterone levels. If, for some reason, you feel like you might be naturally low on testosterone, then a simple blood test will provide you with the information you seek. Also, if you are naturally low on testosterone, then a doctor can prescribe you something much more effective than DAA.
I ended up giving the rest of my DAA powder to my cousin, who said he loved the effects from it. He said he had a better overall feeling subjectively and also felt stronger at the gym. Unfortunately he also stopped taking it because of some cystic breakouts (we’re both naturally prone).
DAA supplement could be a great tool for someone looking for a boost in the gym, but just educate yourself and start at low doses before you indulge yourself in testosterone.