Formula for Nutritional Support of the Male Endocrine
Raw Orchic Concentrate...Growth and Repair Factors for the Testes
Raw bovine orchic concentrate is used in the Androcrine
formula to supply growth and repair factors for the two male sex glands,
the testes. The most important male hormone produced by the testes is
testosterone, a steroid that stimulates the development of male
secondary sex characteristics including sex drive, development of the
beard, growth and distribution of body hair and deepening of the voice.
Orchic concentrate has been used in cases of male impotency and to
increase sperm count.(1)
Glandular therapy practitioners believe that raw
glandular tissues obtained from animal sources contain intrinsic factors
that are distinct from vitamins, minerals, hormones or enzymes. By
feeding a patient these substances, many miraculous responses are noted.(1)
In 1958 and also in 1972, Dr. A. Kemet documented
through radioactive isotope tracing, that factors from glandular tissues
were taken up by the bloodstream and absorbed by corresponding glands in
the recipient. This research was done with injectable glandulars;
however, most doctors believe as good a result can be obtained from
glandulars in tablet or capsule form.(1) There is evidence
that some protein molecules are capable of passing intact through the
intestinal system remaining in active form rather than being broken into
amino acids for reassembly.(1,2)
Glandulars are not hormones. They activate the gland
to produce hormones. The entire point of glandular therapy is to
normalize the affected gland or tissue, not to stimulate it.
Consequently, it makes little difference whether the affected gland is
over-active or underactive.
The raw orchic concentrate used in Androcrine
is prepared by a special process which does not exceed physiological
temperature (37° C). This low temperature process results in far less
damage to enzymes, hormones and vitamins than with heat desiccation or
salt precipitation methods. The orchic concentrate is also guaranteed to
be free of chemical pesticides and synthetic hormones.
Essential Mineral for Prostate Function and Growth of Reproductive
The essential mineral, zinc, is important in
prostate gland function and growth of the reproductive organs. Moderate
to severe zinc deficiency produces regression of the male sex glands,
the testes. Mild deficiency leads to low sperm count. Males with
moderate to severe zinc deficiency exhibit decreased sexual interest as
well as mental lethargy, emotional problems, poor appetite and all the
other consequences of zinc deficiency.(3)
It has been found that in males with mild zinc
deficiency, zinc supplementation was accompanied by increased sperm
count and plasma testosterone. Researchers, in studies of sexually
impotent males who were suffering from chronic kidney failure and who
had low levels of zinc in their blood, reported marked improvement in
sexual potency in patients who had zinc added to their hemodialysis
solutions. This was accompanied by an increase in blood levels of male
sex hormones and in follicle-stimulating hormone.(3)
Zinc and testosterone, the male sex hormone, are
known to be closely interrelated, though the nature of this relationship
remains unclear. The prostate gland is one of the organs richest in
zinc. Prostatic zinc increases at puberty, and it is thought that
testosterone is the main factor governing the zinc level of the
prostate. One of the functions of zinc may be to control testosterone
metabolism at the cellular level. Zinc is thought to regulate the
metabolism of testosterone in the prostate.(3)
Zinc is also a component of numerous enzymes and
functions in the detoxification of alcohol in the liver, mineralization
of bone, digestion of protein and conversion of calorie-containing
nutrients to energy. Sufficient intake and absorption of zinc is also
needed to maintain proper concentrations of vitamin E in the blood.(3)
Vitamin E, L-Carnitine and Fat Metabolism
The fat soluble antioxidant vitamin E, along
with the antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase catalase and
superoxide dismutase, protects polyunsaturated fats in the body from
oxidative destruction by peroxides, superoxides and other free radicals.
Free radical damage to critical enzyme sites and structural membranes
results in cell destruction in the absence of vitamin E. Tissues such as
the testes accumulate polyunsaturated fats and are the first to
deteriorate when vitamin E is deficient.(5)
Vitamin E deficiency can be classified in two
- Conditions that respond to antioxidant as well as to the vitamin.
The antioxidant-sensitive symptoms include reproductive failure in
some species, encephalomalacia, in vitro erythrocyte hemolysis and
formation of ceroid pigments.(5)
- Conditions that respond to the vitamin but are not influenced by
other antioxidants. These symptoms include testicular degeneration
in rats, anemia in monkeys and muscular dystrophy in most species.(5)
The amino acid L-Carnitine in necessary for the
transport of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria for energy
production. By mobilizing fatty acids and preventing fatty build-up,
this amino acid increases energy, improves athletic ability, decreases
the risk of heart disease and may aid in weight loss.(4)
L-Carnitine is particularly effective for lowering
elevated triglycerides and has been reported to raise HDL cholesterol
which is protective against coronary artery disease.(3) It
also enhances the effectiveness of antioxidant vitamins E and C.(4)
Ginseng Stimulates Male Sex Glands
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senitcosus)
has a stimulatory effect on the male sex glands. It has been used for
centuries to increase sex drive and is often used in cases of impotence.
Russian, Chinese and Korean studies have shown that ginseng improves
concentration and stamina with a subtle caffeine-like effect. It has
been recommended for improved athletic performance.(6)
Ginseng contains a complex mix of chemicals,
including polysaccharides, glycosides and many other potentially active
substances. The eleutherosides, a range of glycosides with aromatic
alcohol aglycones, have been shown to be responsible for the adaptogenic
properties of the plant. The glycosides appear to act on the adrenal
glands, helping to prevent adrenal hypertrophy and excess corticosteroid
production in response to stress. They also help reduce the exhaustion
phase of the stress response and return the adrenals to normal function
After nearly a thousand studies, this herb has been
shown to increase energy and stamina and to help the body resist viral
infections, environmental toxins, radiation and chemotherapy. It has
also been used in cardiovascular and neurovascular conditions to help
restore memory, concentration and cognitive abilities which may be
impaired from poor blood supply to the brain. It is also a popular
herbal remedy for debility, depression, fatigue and nervous breakdown.(7)
WARNING: This publication and the product
contained herein have not been approved or evaluated by the Food and
Drug Administration. This publication, and the product contained herein
are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The
product relates to nutritional support only.
1. Gutting, R., Glandulars Described, Defined, Explained,
Tecbook Publications, Topeka Kansas, 1982.
2. Bland, J., Historical Use of, Biological Basis for, and
Preparation of Glandular-Based Food Supplements, University of Puget
Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1979.
3. Hendler, S, The Doctors' Vitamin and Mineral Encyclopedia, Simon
& Schuster, 1990.
4. Balch, J., Balch, P., Prescription for Nutritional Healing,
Avery Publishing Group, Inc., Garden City Park, NY, 1990.
5. Garrison, R., Somner, E., The Nutrition Desk Reference,
Keats Publishing, New Canaan, CT, 1985.
6. Weider, J. with Cobb, K., Men’s Fitness Magazine’s Complete
Guide to Health and Well-Being, The Philip Lief Group, Inc., Harper
Collins Publishers, Inc., 1996.
7. Flynn, R., Roest, M., Your Guide to Standardized Herbal
Products, One World Press, Prescott, AZ, 1995.
Male Glandular Support Formula
Product No. 757 Fill Size: 60 Capsules
Each capsule contains:
% Daily Value
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 50 I.U. 166%
Zinc (as zinc aspartate) 15 mg. 100%
Raw Orchic Concentrate (bovine) 100 mg. *
Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 100 mg. *
L-Carnitine 30 mg. *
*Daily Value not established.
The raw orchic concentrate in this product is
prepared by a special process which does not exceed physiological
temperature (37° C). Guaranteed to be free of chemical pesticides and
Suggested Usage: Two or more capsules daily.
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