Equally effective and safe for men and women, Turkesterone is a natural extract from the flowering plant from Central Asia known as Ajuga turkestanica. So Turkesterone is named after the plant, and the mountain range in which the plant grows wild, the Turkestan Range.
The herb Ajuga nipponensis, from the Ajuga turkestanica plant, has been used in the past to treat inflammation and coughs and to help boost immunity. Preliminary research, according to WebMD, is also pointing to the fact that it might protect the liver and even help fight cancer.
More interesting to those of us in the fitness world is the extract known as Turkesterone, which users are loving for its powerful anabolic (muscle-growing) effect. Of course, the fact that it encourages rapid muscle growth also means Turkesterone promotes more efficient fat burning.
HOW IS TURKESTERONE USED?
Turkesterone belongs to a family of compounds called ecdysteroids. These are natural anabolic compounds that, according to a research paper from America’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, have been reported to “increase strength and muscle mass during resistance training, to reduce fatigue and to ease recovery”.
That particular study concluded that “An anabolic activity of ecdysterone was clearly confirmed by our investigation. The anabolic potency of the ecdysterone was comparable or even higher as found for the anabolic androgenic steroids, SARMs or IGF-1.”
This confirms in lab tests, at least, why Turkesterone is becoming such a smash hit in the fitness space.