Quick Take: We like AMP Test 1700’s powerful, premium-quality botanical T-boosters. But in this review, we point out many ingredients in AMP Test 1700 are not T-boosters at all, instead offering mild support for gym training. This meshes nicely with AMP Test’s T-boosting activity, unleashing the overall manly benefits you’d expect from revved-up T.
- Testosterone activator/amplifier from market-leading retail chain GNC
- Flagship T-Booster of GNC Pro Performance line for young athletes
- Premium T-boosters like TestoFen® fenugreek & KSM-66® Ashwagandha
- Anabolic support for muscle growth & peak physical performance
- Deer Antler; a formerly banned substance of World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)
Amp Test 1700 Ingredients
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Glycinate)||25 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)||1 mg|
|Test 1700 Activator|
|Testofen® Fenugreek Seed Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum)||600 mg|
|KSM-66®: Ashwagandha Extract (root)||600 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris Fruit Extract (40% saponins = 100 mg)||250 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris Extract (Aerial Parts)||250 mg|
|Anabolic Advanced Matrix|
|Deer Antler Horn Powder||250 mg|
|Sage Leaf Extract (Salvia officinalis)||100 mg|
|Bovine Colostrum||100 mg|
|Calcium Hydroxymethyl Butyrate Monohydrate (HMB)||100 mg|
|Tongkat ali Root Extract (Longjack Root)(Eurycoma longifolia)||50 mg|
|Rhaponticum carthamoides Root Extract||50 mg|
|DIM (Diindolylmethane)||1000 mcg|
|Proprietary Mushroom Blend (Maitake Mushroom Mycelia Powder Shiitake Mushroom Mycelia Powder Reishi Mushroom Powder)||100 mg|
AMP Test 1700’s T-Boosters
Magnesium – An awesome mineral T-booster; the Magnesium+Glycine form in AMP Test 1700 is supposedly highly bioavailable and well tolerated
Zinc – The MANLIEST mineral. Awesome for T, but to be honest Zinc Oxide is crap and 1 mg is way to small a dosage to do anything for your masculine health.
Testofen® – this is a high quality form of fenugreek that has been clinically shown to boost testosterone and sex drive
KSM-66® – premium form of ashwagandha shown to boost testosterone by 17%; also helps with physical strength, male potency, and sex drive
Tribulus, 40% Saponins – not the best testosterone booster, but great for sexual performance. 40% saponins is a T-boosting bonus
Tongkat Ali – strong botanical testosterone booster, even better for sex drive, but dosage way low in this formula
I3C, DIM & Chrysin – all included here for keeping female hormone estrogen in check, ’cause it kills testosterone and manliness in general.
Other Ingredients in AMP Test 1700
Rhaponticum – traditional adaptogen herb used for athletic performance recovery
Colostrum – bovine form, might have some work out benefit but 100 mg is a doubtful dosage
HMB – compound might help preserve muscle, but researchers isn’t that great yet
Deer Antler Powder – supplies IGF-1, a growth factor linked to accelerated muscle recovery
There are many good things to note in Amp Test 1700. First you gotta understand it’s not just a T-booster.
Since it’s for GNC’s Pro Performance line, it has sports nutrition in the formula too… so it’s really a 2-in-1 formula, designed and intended for both testosterone and muscle support.
That’s great, as long as the formula actually hits both targets. It doesn’t.
Test-1700 Activator looks awesome.
When it comes to the Test-1700 activator, we see AMP uses some of the best herbs for testosterone, masculinity, and overall male performance.
Even better, the three herbs we’re talking about – fenugreek, ashwagandha, and tribulus – are supplied in enhanced potency forms. This includes 2 patented ingredients backed by clinical research, as well:
- KSM-66® ashwaghanda, which is a balls-out testosterone supercharger; and
- Testofen® fenugreek, backed by a lot of human research, including some for test
Looking at the Test Activator I feel confident in the formula for testosterone. These are some smart T-booster choices; effective, good dosages, premium forms.
AMP Test 1700’s Anabolic Matrix, on the other hand, is a roll of the dice.
It’s a blend for muscle growth and recovery, which is true to the formula’s mission. But some of these ingredients are exotics, backed by little, if any, human research.
Then, some of the most evidence-backed ingredients for muscle growth and recovery in this blend are dosed way too low.
That tongkat ali, for example? We’re throwing out for its 50 mg dosage. So puny.
Which is a shame because when taken in a dose that works — in the range of 200-400 mg — tongkat ali is a legendary libido-booster with some early evidence for testosterone, too.
But what 50 mg of gonna do? Jack shit.
AMP Test 1700 stumbles some more with the anti-estrogen compounds, Chrysin, IC3 an DIM — which are good in theory, but the research just isn’t there yet.
For example, the only T-supportive research on Chrysin involved injecting it directly into men’s BALLS.
You don’t wanna do that. Neither do I.
The look on this guy’s face says it all:
Oh yeah, one more last, last gripe: What’s with the mushroom powder? As far as I know it has nothing to do with T or muscle. Looks like fairy dust to me!
These derps aren’t the end of the world.
Even with the weak PWO support and questionable anti-estrogen angle, AMP Test 1700 is still a good testosterone-booster…
- This tells you a lot about how a few quality, evidence-backed, adequately-dosed ingredients in premium form can carry an entire formula to success.
Deer Antler adds some sex appeal, too. It’s no longer verboten by WADA, but they did issue a stern warning about it back in 2013. Why does that make me want to take Deer Antler? Seriously, it has shown some promise for muscle recovery, but use it with caution.
As I wrap up this review, I wonder just how effective AMP Test 1700 would be if they ditched the few dumb fairy dust ingredients and added just ONE more evidence-backed T-Booster in a nice, fat dose. That would take it from “good” to “awesome.”
You listening, GNC? You’re welcome.
Does AMP Test 1700 work?
That’s an affirmative for T-boosts and masculine benefits, and a negative on the anabolic growth.
- 3 awesome manly herbs (2 for T) – pure, potent & powerful forms
- Great choices tor masculine health – T, sex drive, muscle, performance
- GNC brand gives you confidence you can return it if it doesn’t work
- “Dirty label” – loaded with artificial colors (but at least they use stevia)
- 1 mg of Zinc – tiny, ineffective dose that wastes a leading T-booster
- Deer Antler – we can’t get on board with anything that counts as “doping”
- Some off-base choices – Exotics backed by theory only; some tiny dosages
The Bottom Line
If you do your shopping at GNC, AMP Test 1700 will end up in your cart. GNC pedigree goes a long way and loyal shoppers will make it their go-to T-Booster. Which is fine, ’cause AMP Test 1700 is a damn good masculinity & testosterone supplement, despite a few formula derps along the way. Don’t make it your only muscle support formula though; stack it with something stronger, cause Amp Test’s “Anabolic Matrix” looks weak to me.
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