Hit a plateau in your workouts? Looking to rejuvenate your sex drive and reinvigorate your youthful energy? Testosterone supplementation may be exactly what you are looking for.
Testosterone is a naturally produced hormone in the body for both men and women. Men have about 5-10 times more testosterone than women on average, resulting in increased muscle mass and size. Testosterone is responsible for many “manly” and physical attributes including…
- Muscle Mass
- Bone Strength
- Heart Health
- Reducing Body Fat
There are many things that help boost testosterone; exercise and nutrition being the two main components. When you work out in short, high-intensity burst, testosterone levels are boosted. Additionally, key nutritional components help aid your body in safe and effective testosterone production. The most notable nutritional element for testosterone is zinc. For achieving normal T levels, simply exercise and maintain healthy levels of Zinc. For above average T levels and superior manliness, keep reading.
Take your testosterone to the next level and achieve superior physical results with the following branded supplements. These products are not designed to help you achieve normal T levels, but to take your lifting, sex life, and overall drive to the next level.
Without further adieu, the 8 best testosterone supplements.
XPI is known for making some awesome products, and Syntheroid is no different. Syntheroid is the only Testosterone supplement (that I know of) that contains the clinically tested dose of 600mg of Testofen, which was shown to increase free testosterone by 98%. Not only that, but this product contains 3120 mg of D-aspartic acid and 300 mg of Tribulus Terrestris. Syntheroid’s ingredient profile contains all the heavy hitters, essentially leaving you wanting nothing. Once I discovered this product – it quickly jumped to #1. Where’s it been my whole life!? At $1 a serving – it’s actually a total steal.
Relatively new to the testosterone boosting scene is Testo-Fuel. We have been testing this product for the last 6 weeks and absolutely love it. I personally have gained 8 pounds in lean muscle* – maintaining a consistent 9% body fat (digital read, so who knows how accurate that is). The ingredient profile is fairly simple, but powerful. Testo-Fuel packs a solid dose of D-Aspartic Acid, ZMA, and a few others (oyster extract, fenugreek and ginseng). I especially love the addition of vitamin D3, at ample quantities, because of the amazing benefits as detail here. Overall, this is the best test booster with the least amount of side effects.
*I of course was weight training and eating healthy too. Testosterone supplements won’t have results on the lazy man.
3. Driven Sports: Active Xtreme
One of the most popular T-Booster on the market, Active Xtreme (AX) works by binding to SHBG resulting in a noticeable increase in free testosterone. Free testosterone is responsible for the enhanced growth of the body. Active Xtreme has a loyal fan base claiming noticable improvements to muscle strength and overall performance. If you are looking for a tried and tested product to help boost your testosterone levels and overall health and drive – this is it.
4. Universal Nutrition: Animal Test
This is one extremely potent and effective product. It works by increasing free testosterone and also limiting the production of estrogen – the body builders hormone nightmare. Animal Test contains the patented Arachidonic acid along with a number of other natural herbs for rapid testosterone production. This is no mild T-Booster. If you are looking for serious, fast gains, this is the product for you. Take on 3-6 week cycles.
5. Nutrex: T-Up Black
Nutrex claims that T-Up Black can boost testosterone levels in healthy males as much as 42% in as little as 12 days. Pretty impressive numbers. Its two main ingredients are Sodium D-Aspartic Acid – which works to boost the release of testosterone and Massularia Acuminata – which helps to balance the estrogen levels.
6. Muscle Pharm: Z-Core PM
Muscle Pharm’s Z-Core PM takes a bit of a different approach with their night time testosterone booster. Good sleep helps aid your body in natural testosterone production. Z-Core PM contains ZMA (aka Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin-B6) and fenugreek for natural T production, enhanced sexual drive, as well as improved muscle development. It also contains melatonin to help you fall asleep faster and obtain deeper sleep.
7. BSN: EvoTest
With this product, you have the option of purchasing capsules or powder. I personally prefer powder because I like the flavor and I tend to choke every time I swallow pills. EvoTest contains the powerful D-Aspartic acid and magnesium oxide. This products formulation is semi-unique with no tribulus terrestris and the inclusion of a large number of other unique ingredients. Overall, a decent product with a definite noticeable testosterone boost.
8. USPLabs: Test Powder
I have not tried this product personally, but the opinion of others is that it is effective. Test Powder contains a bunch of the essential ingredients including DAA (D-Aspartic Acid) at at clinically proven effective doses. Additionally, Test Powder contains active ergogenic ingredients for improved performance at the gym (muscle pump).
9. Beast Sports Nutrition: Super Test Powder
Beast Sports Super Test Powder also comes in capsuled form – so this review applies to both. This is a great product. It packs a TON of ingredients that work to naturally boost testosterone, block estrogen, increase energy, muscle recovery, NO pump, and liver detox. Personally, I dont think its possible to pack enough ingredients to actually have claimed effects. With only 500 mg of muscle pump, you can almost bet that its not doing much. Overall, a great test booster though.
10. Magnum Nutraceuticals: Thrust
Thrust is a pretty big deal in Canada. Noticeable effects include improved muscle density and strength, deep sleep, increased libido, and … acne. But thats a common side effect of all test boosting supplements. Ingredient profile is decent but reviews on the web are either strong in support or strong against. Magnum Nutraceuticals has some good products, this one is one of them.
As with all supplements, everyone reacts differently. Find the product that works best for you. And remember, supplements are for ENHANCING your workout. You will NOT notice muscle gains just by taking a testosterone supplement alone. You still need to work out.
Be sure to check out our Best Prohormone Supplements post here.
What testosterone supplements have you taken? Thoughts? Comments? Concerns? Let us know in the comments below. Commenters are automatically entered into our monthly supplement giveaway. Get in on that!