The predominant ingredient in MOFO gives you a potent dose of the signaling molecules responsible for testosterone production, because testosterone is produced mainly in the testes (and a bit in the adrenal glands.) Bovine testicle also contains specific proteins, peptides, enzymes and cofactors associated with robust testicular health and testosterone production. Like other organ meats, testicle is an incredibly rich source of micronutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin D, zinc, and a complete profile of amino acids. One amino acid, D-aspartic acid, is believed to improve low T and low sperm count by prompting an increase in two key precursor hormones: FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone.)
The robust vitamin E benefits of grassfed bovine testicle are particularly noteworthy, because secondary dietary sources of vitamin E like nuts, seeds, shellfish, and salmon only deliver around 15% of your recommended daily value. Grassfed cattle are known to have a superior fatty acid profile (and thus elevated levels of vitamin E and many other nutrients) to a conventionally raised animal. Vitamin E is one of the major antioxidants in the body. It protects the fatty acids in the cell membrane from free radical damage. Consuming animal foods high in vitamin E is believed to transfer to higher vitamin E levels in your muscle tissue. Studies on animals suggest that vitamin E works synergistically with testosterone to boost antioxidant levels, improve endocrine function, and increase sperm count.
Bovine testicle (and the complementary ingredients in MOFO) work synergistically with your body’s natural feedback loops to optimize testosterone production and increase resiliency against modern stressors. Freeze dried bovine testicle also contains trace amounts of testosterone itself—enough to have a genetic signaling effect without adversely affecting your natural production. In contrast, drug therapy overrides your body’s natural feedback loops and genetic functions, causing endogenous (internal) testosterone production to essentially shut down. TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) participants often notice the telltale sign of huevos rancheritos güeritos–shrinking of the testicles. While supplemental testosterone usually (not always) offers a strong immediate benefit as advertised, you risk becoming reliant upon the medication and potentially increasing your risk of long-term health problems, including tumor growth and reproductive cancer.
Furthermore, many of the intended benefits of dosing with extra testosterone can easily be negated by adverse lifestyle practices. If you are wussing out with inactivity, processed foods, drinking to excess, or being a dick-o-ramus to your girlfriend/wife, a significant portion of your exogenous testosterone gel or injection may get converted into estrogen via a process called aromatization. This is a reaction that occurs when levels of the enzyme aromatase are too high (alcohol is indeed frequently blamed here). While replacement therapy may be a viable option for certain individuals under close medical supervision, we suggest that you think of drugs as a last resort after implementing all other diet, exercise, lifestyle, and supplement options. Put away your phone and get more sleep, MOFO!