Fenugreek is an herb with a long and rich history as a medicinal ingredient. It’s harvested from a small plant with green leaves and white flowers and used as a spice in numerous Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Fenugreek has a nutty taste, and it is used outside the kitchen as well in beauty products, soaps, and cosmetics. It contains a significant amount of iron, magnesium, and fiber.
Researchers have found multiple medicinal effects of fenugreek—perhaps most notably, supplementation increased breast milk production in women in a clinical trial. But perhaps the most impressive effect is fenugreek’s testosterone promoting capabilities. In a trial conducted on 30 college-age men, those who consumed a fenugreek supplement increased testosterone and lost body fat when compared to the control group. Another study replicated these effects, and participants reported that they felt stronger and that their libidos increased.
Fenugreek As a Health Supplement
Fenugreek also may have insulin-sensitizing effects. Small studies have shown that supplementation normalized blood sugar levels, improved lipid profiles, and reduced carbohydrate cravings.
Getting Enough Fenugreek in Your Diet
While it’s possible to add the seeds to your cooking, many people find it simpler and more convenient to consume fenugreek in supplement form. We’ve included fenugreek as part of the Xjus formula, where the compound works in conjunction with other ingredients to support energy, enhance libido and performance, and increase overall wellness.