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The Efficacy Study of FUROSAP: A Testosterone Booster Supplement In Humans.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02702882
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chemical Resources

Brief Summary:
The study evaluates the effect of Fenugreek seed extract (Furosap) in management of symptomatic hypogonadism as fenugreek seed extract is a testosterone booster. Fenugreek seeds extract are known to possess protodioscin and the extract is reported to improve sperm count, sperm morphology and protective effect on male reproductive system. All the participants will receive one capsule (500 mg) of furosap once a day.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypogonadism Dietary Supplement: Fenugreek Seeds Extract Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism) is increasingly recognized as a significant health problem in aging men. Testosterone deficiency can adversely affect sexual function, physical health and psychological health. Consequently, the quality of life of men with low testosterone is negatively affected.

A certain proportion of middle-aged and elderly men have total testosterone concentrations below the reference range for young adult males. Possible consequences of reduced androgen levels include fat mass gain, loss of muscle and bone mass, fatigue, depression, anaemia, poor libido and erectile dysfunction. The clinical features of androgen deficiency in the aging male (ADAM) resemble those of hypogonadism of younger subjects, with a single relevant difference: each of these features can also occur in elderly men with normal androgen levels.

The world Health Organization estimates that by 2025, worldwide, the number of people aged over 65 years will rise from the current figure of 390 million to 800 million. In the Hypogonadism in Males (HIM) study of men treated in the primary care setting, 38.7% of men aged ≥45 years tested positive for hypogonadism (TT <300 ng/dL). Applied to U. S. census data, these findings suggest that 13.8 million American men aged ≥45 years may be testosterone- deficient. Furthermore, the prevalence of testosterone deficiency increases with age, reaching 50% for men aged ≥85 years. As the population ages, the burden of testosterone deficiency is expected to grow. The prevalence of low testosterone also increases in men with common co- morbidities, such as obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

The nutritional status with an age is a major determinant of health and fitness. Nutrition plays a central role in adaptation, rehydration, refueling, and repair as well as recovery from injury and other problems. The testosterone supplementation in older men with low testosterone levels may improve the testosterone level which further improve the physical, sexual, and cognitive functions, and improve mood and quality of life

FUROSAP® is an innovative product made through a novel patented process, involving physical separations of active ingredients from the seeds of Fenugreek herb (Trigonella foenum-graecum) without affecting chemical properties of the active fractions. It is a natural and promising dietary supplement. It"s dietary supplement comprising Protodioscin as the major fraction which isolated from fenugreek seeds.

Protodioscin is the active ingredient found in the extract of the plant. Protodioscin increases levels of the hormones testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone. It boosts testosterone level via stimulating pituitary gland. Protodioscin acts by stimulating the enzyme 5- alpha-reductase, which plays a role in the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone, in turn enhances erythropoiesis and muscle development. More erythropoiesis or production of red blood cell increases the haemoglobin level, which results in better oxygen transport throughout the body, resulting in a more optimal health. Both increased production of testosterone contribute to the increase in sexual functions, and it increases unbound free testosterone levels, which improves muscle mass, fat loss, strength and endurance. In addition, protodioscin also stimulates the hypothalamus secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) which also helps to increase the level of testosterone.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: open level
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Efficacy Evaluation of Furosap, a Testosterone Booster Supplement in Human Volunteers : An add-on Study
Study Start Date : February 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Fenugreek seeds extract 500 mg
Fenugreek seeds extract ( Furosap) one caps once a day
Dietary Supplement: Fenugreek Seeds Extract
Furosap one caps OD
Other Name: Furosap

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. % Change in serum Testosterone levels [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. % improvement in sperm count [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Agrees to written as well as audio-visual informed consent.
  2. Ability to understand the risks/benefits of the protocol
  3. Male between 35-65 years of age.
  4. Diagnosed with Symptomatic hypogonadism

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Uncooperative Subjects
  2. Impaired hepatic function indicated by SGOT/SGPT >2.5 times the upper limit of normal.
  3. Abnormal liver or kidney function tests (ALT or AST > 2 times the upper limit of normal; elevated creatinine, males > 125 µmol/L or 1.4mg/dl, females > 110 µmol/L or1.2mg/dl)
  4. Patients suffering from CAD
  5. History of malignancy
  6. History of hypersensitivity to any of the investigational drugs
  7. Receiving any other testosterone booster therapy/medication/supplement within the last 2 months
  8. History of coagulopathies
  9. High alcohol intake (>2 standard drinks per day)
  10. History of psychiatric disorder that may impair the ability of subjects to provide written informed consent.
  11. Any medical condition, where the investigator feels participation in the study could be detrimental to the subjects overall well-being.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02702882

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Department of Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 226003
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chemical Resources
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Principal Investigator: Dr. Satyanarayan sankhwar, M.S., M.Ch. King George's Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
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Responsible Party: Chemical Resources
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02702882    
Other Study ID Numbers: CR-TEST-01/7-14
First Posted: March 9, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Chemical Resources:
Fenugreek seed extract, hypogonadism, protodioscin, testosterone
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
Fenugreek seed meal
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs