Quick Take: For comparison purposes, let’s start with their names. Alpha Test, as the name implies, is designed to be the testosterone booster of Alpha Males. Test HD, on the other hand, is a High Definition testosterone booster. Although they’re lined up for different series, they’re both made by the same brand – Muscle Tech. They also have a few of the same ingredients and rest assured, those ingredients are pretty much top class. However, given that they’re under different nutritional series’, they also have their differences. Question now is, who wins? The Alpha or the Highly Defined? Let’s jump to the review and find out.
Alpha Test Features
- A product of MuscleTech, Alpha Test falls under the brand’s line of Pro Series supplements.
- Muscle Tech’s Pro Series includes a few products which according to them, are “the hardest hitting performance supplements”
- This testosterone booster features the exotic Shilajit at a branded form of PrimaVie® and two of the manliest minerals for testosterone: Zinc and Boron
- For earth-grown test boosting herbs, Alpha Test has highly standardized forms of Tribulus Terrestris and Fenugreek.
- Costs around $19 on Amazon. Pretty cheap for a formula of this caliber.
- Click here to read my full review on Alpha Test.
Test HD Features
- Another testosterone product from MuscleTech, Test HD falls under their Performance Series line.
- According to MuscleTech’s website on this particular series, this is what you need “if you’re serious about performance and results”
- Similarly, Test HD also has PrimaVie®, Zinc, and Boron with the addition of another mineral in Calcium.
- For herbs, this formula has Tribulus Terrestris, Stinging Nettle, and Mucuna Pruriens.
- Costs about $20 on Amazon. Again, not that hard on the wallet considering these awesome ingredients.
- Click here to read my full review on Test HD.
Alpha Test VS. Test HD: My Analysis
Both are above average nutritional supplements.
Both are made by a reliable brand in MuscleTech.
Both have similar ingredients and dosages such as:
|Zinc Gluconate||7.5 mg|
|Boron Citrate Supplying 5% boron||100 mg|
|Shilajit as PrimaVie®||100 mg|
|Tribulus terrestris standardized to 45% saponins||250 mg|
|Broccoli powder supplying DIM||50 mg|
What makes them different are the ingredients that aren’t among those I’ve mentioned above. Let’s see how well the other elements of these testosterone boosters contribute to their respective formula’s synergy.
ALPHA TEST FEATURES FENUGREEK STANDARDIZED TO 50% SAPONINS
Fenugreek is an awesome addition that I personally would want to see in any testosterone booster especially at this potent standardized form. As a test booster, it raises levels of “free” T by blocking aromatase and 5a-reductase activity.
These effects are important to ANY supplement looking to boost testosterone because in reality, a rise in testosterone would also come with a rise in estrogen. By including an aromatase inhibitor such as Fenugreek, this rise in estrogen is regulated.
This completes Alpha Tests formula and the result is a well balanced hormonal environment that’s conducive to enhancements in anabolic growth and performance to both the gym and the bedroom.
TEST HD INCLUDES CALCIUM AND HERBS STINGING NETTLE & MUCUNA PRURIENS
Starting with Mucuna Pruriens, this herb is one of the most promising plants in terms of boosting our favorite manly hormone. The L-Dopa found in this particular plant is absolutely amazing. It increases levels of testosterone by stimulating LH which then triggers test’s synthesis and release while also decreasing levels of the female hormone prolactin which is a known testosterone killer.
A rise in “free” testosterone is also theoretically warranted with the addition of Stinging Nettle. This herb’s testosterone boosting potential is pretty much still at its early stages but according to this early evidence, it’s been suggested to be an aromatase and 5a-reductase inhibitor and an SHBG blocker. The result is less estrogen, DHT, and less testosterone killing from SHBG which then equals to increased levels of “free” T.
Lastly, we have calcium. It’s typically a widely consumed mineral and it offers a lot of healthy benefits. In terms of testosterone though, its effects are a bit troubling. According to this study, calcium interferes with Zinc absorption and increases Zinc requirement.
Conclusion: Which is Better?
To be very honest, this review took me more time to than I expected because I almost literally spent the entire afternoon thinking about which supplement is actually better. They’re so similar in so many ways that this has become one of the most balanced and challenging battles I’ve had to judge.
After hours of comparison and research, I finally came up with a winner. So without further adieu, the winner of this battle is Alpha Test. Let me explain.
While Test HD has more ingredients, not all of them fit synergistically well. Yes, Mucuna Pruriens and Stinging Nettle both increase levels of total and “free” testosterone and honestly, if those were the only additional ingredients, Test HD would’ve won. However, the formula also included Calcium. According to the same research I stated above, Calcium reduced Zinc absorption to about 50% and an additional 7.8 mg of Zinc would be required to offset the negative effects of Calcium on Zinc’s absorption.
Considering that both supplements are to be taken twice a day, they only have a total Zinc of 15 mg. That’s low but still might be enough to provide test benefits. But if that 15 mg is reduced to 50% with Calcium? It pretty much renders Zinc useless.
Alpha Test, on the other hand, only has Fenugreek but this herb fits perfectly well with the rest of the formula’s ingredients. Instead of negating the effects of the formula, it adds to it which equals to a synergy that might even rival some of the best testosterone boosters.
In truth though, these supplements are pretty much the same and they’re cheap too! If I were you, I’d give both of these a try. It won’t put that much of a budge to your budget anyway.