Quick Take: Right off the bat, I could already tell that Amidren is a “different” kind of T-booster because of Sera-Pharma’s website already advertising this to be for the older men. Most T-Boosters don’t do this because they want to target a larger demographic, of course, for larger sales. As you may very well know, different doesn’t always mean bad but it also doesn’t automatically mean good either. The question now is, is Amidren the “good” kind of different? Or is it the “weird” kind? This review will answer those questions if you keep on scrolling down.
- Amidren is a Product of Sera-Pharma Labs that, as they say, is made for men over the age of 35
- The above statement seems to be because this supplement stack is made to target men with Andropause
- Sera-Pharma has this advertised to be formulated to fight the common effects of aging such as “increased body fat, loss of lean muscle, low energy, thinning hair, depression and decreased sex drive”
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including GNC. I can’t seem to do a search on it on Amazon though.
- The formula is packed with high quality extracts and standardized ingredients that are part of a prop blend
- While the prop blend has a lot of good quality ingredients, it seems to lack the adequate dose.
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||11 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Aspartate)||19 mg|
|Copper (as Copper Gluconate)||1.5 mg|
|Amidren Hormonal Support Complex||1354 mg|
|Chrysin, Zinc (as Zinc Aspartate), Beta sitosterol, DIM (diindolylmethane), Fenugreek 4:1 extract (seed), Red clover extract (40% isoflavones), Kudzu root (Pueraria lobata)(40% isoflavones), Saw Palmetto berry extract (90% total sterols & free fatty acids), Tribulus terrestris (standardized to 45% furastanol saponins)(stem and dried fruit), Longjack 20:1 extract (root)(Eurycoma longifolia Jack), Avena Sativa 10:1 extract (aerial parts), Pygeum Africanum Extract (25% total sterol)(bark), Stinging Nettle Leaf 4:1 Extract, BioPerine® (black pepper extract)|
Magnesium – Given in the form with the least bioavailability (4%) and at a disappointingly low dose of 11 mg. This would’ve otherwise been an excellent T-booster.
Zinc – Although I would’ve liked to see this at the better form of Zinc Citrate, the Aspartate form isn’t all that bad considering it’s the same form used in the original ZMA formula. It acts as a raw material for testosterone and signals for its synthesis and release.
Chrysin – An ingredient that has shown to have testosterone boosting capabilities but only when injected directly to the testes. I don’t want that. You don’t want that. Nobody wants that.
Fenugreek – A famous ingredient in T-boosters that has shown to benefit athletic and sexual health. Also promotes testosterone by blocking estrogen and DHT conversion. That 4:1 extract looks good too.
Red clover – Research on this as a test booster is pretty early but it’s been believed to improve prostate health by reducing prostate specific antigens and reducing the conversion of testosterone.
Saw Palmetto – It contains fatty acids and phytosterols that have been used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), reduced sex drive, and hair loss. This also suggests that Saw Palmetto might have benefits in blocking the conversion of T to DHT.
Tribulus terrestris – It’s an herb that’s been popularly used for centuries to increase sex drive and has been recently gaining popularity in bodybuilding supplements but the testosterone boosts this gives is minimal at best and might possibly not even have any effect at all.
Longjack – There’s a reason why it’s called Longjack. It makes your “Jack” longer because it’s been traditionally used a sex enhancer. As a test booster, a study has shown it to increase testosterone by 37% while dropping levels of cortisol 16%. That 20:1 extract isn’t exactly the best though.
Pygeum Africanum – Otherwise known as Stinging Nettle, this plant benefits testosterone by acting as an aromatase inhibitor, 5a-reductase blocker, and binding with SHBG in place of testosterone thereby increasing levels of “free” T.
Copper – It occurs very rarely considering our generation’s meals revolving around fast food but it’s still possible to be copper deficient when taking in TOO MUCH Zinc.
Beta sitosterol – A plant sterol that has shown to have some positive effects on hair loss, chronic stress, and enlarged prostate.
DIM – An ingredient that I’d generally advise to stay away from. It has shown anti-estrogen benefits which is good but it’s generally used for menopausal women.
Kudzu – Well, it’s growing in popularity as a cure for hangover. Maybe getting drunk often is an effect of aging too?
Avena Sativa – A nootropic that has shown benefits as a libido enhancer.
BioPerine® – Not a T-booster but increases the bioavailability of all the other ingredients. Sad to see it being the least prioritized ingredient.
Take two tablets (1 serving) once a day with or without meals.
Let’s start from top to bottom here. Starting with the first 3 minerals on the list. I do love seeing Magnesium and Zinc in this as these are both amazing test boosters. However, Magnesium is given in this formula as what might be the worst form of this mineral there is. It has an extremely low bioavailability of 4% making it extremely difficult for our body to absorb what would’ve been an amazing testosterone booster. Its insanely low dosage of 11 mg doesn’t help, too.
Zinc here is pretty acceptable. Would’ve been nice seeing a better form but Aspartate is passable and 19 mg barely passes too. Copper isn’t really all that useful here considering that you and I are most likely Zinc deficient anyway.
Now we’ve got those minerals covered, we’re tackling the prop blend Amidren Hormonal Support Complex. At first glance, the prop blend seems pretty nice. A LOT of high quality extracts and standardized ingredients make it to the formula. Of these ingredients, I see some great testosterone boosters and some that benefit sex and masculine health too including prostate, urine, hair loss, and performance. Specifically: Fenugreek, LongJack, Stinging Nettle, Tribulus Terrestris, Pygeum Africanum, & Saw Palmetto.
Unfortunately, the prop blend has so much ingredients that the overall dosage of 1354 mg most likely won’t suffice. Speaking of prop blends, the top prioritized ingredient in this prop blend is Chrysin which raises a HUGE question mark over my head. I mean, no matter how much of this you take as an oral supplement, it won’t get absorbed so why make it a priority?
Next on the priority list is Zinc which we already know is endowed with 19 mg. This is fine for Zinc but this also means that the rest of the ingredients in the prop blend coming after Zinc and Chrysin only have 19 mg or less and that’s a really low dose for some of these ingredients which could mean that they’re rendered useless. The high quality extracts and standardized forms COULD make up for the low dosage but there’s no way of knowing this without actually seeing the dosages of individual ingredients.
Does it Work?
The Zinc does show some promise in boosting testosterone albeit only at a minimum. As a supplement designed to fight the common effects of aging and Andropause, the ingredient choices do seem to deliver. The BIG catch is that the dosage of these ingredients might render most of them useless.
That being said, it does seem like a supplement meant to be taken by mature males that NEED the benefits of the ingredients. For the younger guns looking for a T-booster to use on their bodybuilding routines, there are other testosterone boosters on the market that fit your needs better than this.
- Zinc – Pretty much the only ingredient here that I’m sure works as a test booster.
- Quality Herbs – Despite the lack of dosage, it’s still nice seeing quality extracts and standardized herbs.
- No side effects – None reported. Although, I wouldn’t expect that too considering that it’s supposed to curb the side effects of aging.
- PROP BLEND – I hate not seeing what I’m taking just as much as I hate not seeing how much of it I’m actually putting inside my system.
- Low Dose – Pretty much what made the prop blend full of quality herbs a disappointment.
- Reputation – I’ve seen a number of negative consumer complaints over the course of my research.
The Bottom Line
Have you already figured out if Amidren is the “good” kind of different or the “weird” kind? I’m quite sure you have now but just in case you haven’t, I think it’s the “weird” kind of different. Amidren is like the valedictorian that graduates with so much potential in high school but then wastes this potential by becoming an alcoholic in college.
With all these quality ingredients, I wouldn’t go so far as to call it the Elixir of Youth but I’m certain that Amidren does have the potential to effectively fight the effects of aging and andropause while boosting testosterone like the best of them. The only let downs here are the ingredient prioritization and dosages of these said ingredients. If at all possible, I would like to see Sera-Pharma or some other company to remake this formula and fix the dosage. That way, these ingredients could see their true potential.