Turkesterone, otherwise known as Ajuga Turkestanica Extract, belongs to the group of ecdysteroids. Ecdysteroids are naturally occurring steroid hormones of plants and arthropods.
Research has shown them to be highly effective at building muscle and enhancing performance. These ecdysteroids are naturally found in food sources like quinoa, spinach, and yams; however, the amount in these food sources is way too low to be effective. Out of all the different ecdysteroids, the most common and biologically active ones are 20-Hydroxyecdysone (Ecdysterone) and Turkesterone.
Because of their unique mechanism and the fact that they may positively impact muscle growth, they’ve become popular amongst bodybuilders, athletes, and gym rats.