The new "herbal"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Feb 28 22:35:00 UTC 2013

JOHANNESBURG — The substance found in Oscar
Pistorius' bedroom after the shooting death of
his girlfriend was identified by his
representatives Wednesday as Testis compositum –
an herbal remedy they said is used for "muscle
recovery." A product by that name also is sold as a sexual enhancer.

Testis compositum is marketed by some online
retailers in both oral and injectable forms as a
testosterone booster and sexual performance aid
that contains the testicles, heart and embryo of
pigs, among other ingredients. Some online
retailers also say it can be used to treat fatigue.
Arne Ljungqvist, chairman of the International
Olympic Committee's medical commission, told the
AP he had not heard of the product but that it
sounded like "a real cocktail, all pointing in
the same direction, namely having something to do with testosterone."

More at
and more than a few other places.

Well, I suppose "among other ingredients" might
be herbs ... containing testosterone or its precursors.


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