Quick Take: Alpha Test does many things right and very few things wrong. I particularly like the standardized herbs, the well-researched & exotic Shilajit, and the hardline T-Boosters Zinc and Boron. I’m here to review how, despite some minor drawbacks, this power-packed natural formula should produce some potent effects for increased T and muscle energy.
- MuscleTech’s T-Booster touted to increase serum T levels and ATP support
- Part of MuscleTech’s Pro Series category, the best they have to offer
- ATP energizing Shilajit, as premium PrimaVie®, standarized for 50% fulvic acid
- Other standardized ingredients including Fenugreek, Tribulus, and Boron Citrate
Alpha Test Ingredients
|Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate)||7.5 mg|
|Fenugreek extract (as Trigonella foenum-graecum)(seed) Standardized for 50% saponins||300 mg|
|Tribulus extract (as Tribulus terrestris)(whole herb and fruit) Standardized for 45% saponins||250 mg|
|Shilajit extract (PrimaVie®) Standardized for 50% fulvic acid||100 mg|
|Boron Citrate Supplying 5% boron||100 mg|
|Broccoli powder (as Brassica oleracea) (whole plant)||50 mg|
Alpha Test’s Testosterone Boosters
Zinc – A very manly mineral. I’d like to see it in its stronger Zinc Citrate form, and the 7.5 mg in MuscleTech’s Formula is just OK
Boron Citrate, 5% Boron – Another tried and true T-Booster, I give MuscleTech a big thumbs-up for providing this one in a precisely calibrated form
Fenugreek, 50% saponins – This T-Booster has been shown to take significant action against aromatase and T-killing enzymes to promote muscle recovery and sexual health
Tribulus, 45% saponins – Though you’ll probably experience more of a libido spike than a T-boost with this ingredient, I have to give props to MuscleTech for providing yet another standardized herb
Shilajit (PrimaVie®), 50% fulvic acid – a Sanskrit word meaning “rock conqueror,” supplementation with this wacky substance has been shown to correlate with increased free T, total T, and DHEA levels
Alpha Test Rolls up its Sleeves with Shilajit
The Shilajit in AlphaTest is a natural resinous substance that grows out of rocks in Asian mountains. While it is rare to see Shilajit in a testosterone booster, it has shown flashes of awesome potential for manly wellness.Testosterone is just the beginning: Shilajit has been suggested to support health in other ways by acting as a:
- Stress-fighting adaptogen
- Immune booster
- ATP Energy revitalizer
In modern science, these Shilajit benefits are chiefly associated with an active ingredient called fulvic acid, which is nicely standardized in the premium branded PrimaVie® form that is used in Alpha Test.
I really like the way Alpha Test uses this exotic T-booster — great formula choice.
Broccoli Powder – though popular among male-enhancement enthusiasts, research suggests this might actually decrease T in men
Alpha Test Directions
Take 2 capsules with a glass of water 2x daily, but don’t take more than 4 capsules within 24 hours. Read the whole label before use and follow included directions to a T.
Though it’s not the most powerful T-Booster supplement on the market that MuscleTech touts it to be, AlphaTest is still a formidable male-enhancer that includes a moderate T-boosting potential as well as muscle energizing effects.
In my opinion, a huge plus for the Pro Series Alpha Test: The formula is clean and clear:
- all of its T-boosting ingredients are natural
- it uses no proprietary blends
- it reveals all the dosages of its ingredients.
Furthermore, gilded with the standardized herbs of Fenugreek and Tribulus and with additional potent forms of branded Shilajit and Boron Citrate, Alpha Test’s formula is unquestionably solid, rising up the rankings to be one of my favorite testosterone products. It even features some stack strategies and favorite test boosters from our guides.
So what are the cons here? For starters, the Zinc Gluconate that MuscleTech uses in this blend is a far cry from what you’d expect the “most powerful T-Booster on the market” to include. As I’ve already mentioned, I would find it more attractive if they included this essential mineral in its more powerful form of Zinc Citrate. Despite that, you still might see some desired, albeit reduced, effects from the 7.5 mg found in Alpha Test.
Finally, the DIM (Diindolylmethane, labeled in this formula as a natural form derived from Broccoli Powder) in Alpha Test has us shaking our heads. Backed by some pretty solid research suggesting that DIM actually lowers testosterone in men, we think MuscleTech would have been better off keeping this ingredient out of the formula altogether.
- Simple and Straightforward Formula – Most of the ingredients of T-Booster AlphaTest are exactly what we want: Testosterone boosters
- Pro Strength Product – since there’s not too many ingredients, Alpha Test can bring you higher dosages of each… amplified by premium forms
- Quality Ingredients – the standardized forms of Fenugreek, Tribulus, branded Shilajit and Boron Citrate are enough to bring a smile to my face
- Clear dosages – I always like to know exactly what I’m getting into in a supplement, and am happy to see no proprietary blends here
- Price – If you find the right outlet, you can get Alpha Test at a really good prices, considering how strong the formula is and what it includes
- Reviews – On the whole, Alpha Test reviews are positive across a few different sites including Amazon and bodybuilding dot com
- Weak Zinc – Zinc Gluconate packs a wimpy punch when compared to its stronger cousin Zinc Citrate, especially at an anemic 7.5 mg serving
- DIM – Diindolylmethane is a questionable anti-estrogen compound; in my opinion it’s just too damn girly to include in a male health formula
Does Alpha Test Work?
You better believe it works. I actually freakin’ love the way Alpha Test is constructed, and think the ATP Energy + Test Level boosting strategy is brilliant, and one that I have not seen in many other formulas.
I think the design offers a unique mix of effective nutrition for bodybuilding and training goals, because it seems to power intense workouts while sustaining the testosterone levels that are typically depleted by said intense workouts.
- The Alpha Test result? Manly anabolic growth and peak physical performance.
That said, if I have one criticism of Alpha Test, it’s that the focus is pretty sharp on younger bodybuilding Bros who already are brimming with testosterone.
If you are seeking more intense testosterone support for the decline that starts around age 30, Alpha Test might not work so well (but it’s not really designed to, for that demographic). So if you’re over 30 and suspect T decline, then I recommend a more mature testosterone booster stack instead of the youthful Alpha Test formula.
The Bottom Line
With the standardized herbs and tried and true T-Boosters, MuscleTech’s Pro Series Alpha Test is a home run, though maybe not a grand slam. With heavy hitting T-Boosters like Zinc, Boron, Shilajit, Tribulus and Fenugreek, most of which are included in very potent forms, this formula has most of what you need to spike up that T and enjoy increased muscle energy. The only things that keep this high-grade T-Booster from earning my top rating are the puny form of Zinc Gluconate and the inclusion of DIM. With all this in mind, the benefits you’re likely to experience far outweigh the cons of the weak ingredients, so my suggestion is to put Alpha Test to the test.