The elderly man can have many concerns to deal with aging and potential diseases, such as decreased sex drive and the risk of heart disease.
Research shows that it can increase your sex drive and reduce your risk of heart disease and other complications, by making healthy lifestyle adjustments.
Taking natural supplements can help maintain good health.
One of the extracts that has received the attention of researchers due to its proven health benefits is the fenugreek extract, which is one of the plants that has been used in alternative medicine and Chinese medicine to treat skin diseases and many other diseases, but modern science has confirmed its benefits.
And fenugreek has been shown to control diabetes and cholesterol levels, both of which predict heart disease.
Research indicates that it helps control diabetes, by stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Crucially, it appears to increase overall carbohydrate tolerance in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This is important because carbohydrates break down into blood glucose (sugar) relatively quickly – this can lead to high blood sugar levels.
In one study, people with type 1 diabetes consumed about 50 grams of fenugreek seed powder at lunch and dinner.
After 10 days, the participants experienced better blood sugar levels, lower total and bad cholesterol.
Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol plays a major protective role in reducing the risk of heart disease, because this type of cholesterol can block arteries.
In another study, people without diabetes consumed fenugreek. And they experienced a 13.4% drop in blood sugar levels, four hours after eating them.
Enhancing sexual function
Fenugreek supplements have been shown to increase testosterone levels in men, which is a sex hormone that plays many important roles in men’s health, such as helping maintain sexual function and libido, muscle mass, and red blood cell production.
Some studies have found that fenugreek supplements have beneficial effects, including increasing sexual desire.
One six-week study provided 600 mg of fenugreek extract to about 30 men, to assess changes in sexual function and sexual desire.
Most of the participants reported increased strength and improved sexual function.
In an eight-week study, 30 men performed four weight-lifting sessions a week, half of whom received 500 mg of fenugreek daily.
Although the group that did not take the supplement experienced a slight decrease in testosterone, the fenugreek group showed an increase. The researchers found that this group also saw a 2% decrease in body fat.