Quick Take: First of all, for a testosterone booster to blatantly say in its label that it is “non-hormonal” is just crazy. I mean, you can’t be a testosterone booster without dealing with hormones because testosterone IS a hormone. Sheesh. Anyway, this stack’s formula is geared towards bodybuilding and it’s a fairly new product, too! Let’s get to the review and let’s check it out.
- A product of Anabolic Iron, Testosterone is said to be a “testosterone boosting agent”. Which basically just means it’s supposed to boost test. Clever.
- As far as I know, Anabolic Iron Testosterone has only been in production since November 2015. That’s not even 2 years from today. The rest of Anabolic Iron’s products such as Laxogenin and Epicatechin are new to the scene as well.
- As a part of being “new”, it also has ingredients that aren’t typical in the testosterone boosting scene such as Prunella Vulgaris and Euonymus Alatus.
- While it does have a couple of exotics, it also has a few test boosting staples such as Vitamin D and Vitamin K.
- Boldly advertised to be 100 times better than the powerful, natural testosterone booster DAA, the formula also has N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid.
- If you wanted to buy any of the Anabolic Iron products, you’re going to have to go directly to their website because it doesn’t seem to be on Amazon, GNC, or any other online shops.
Anabolic Iron Testosterone Ingredients
|Vitamin D-3||4000 IU|
|Urtica Dioica Extract||1000 mg|
|Prunella Vulgaris Extract||700 mg|
|Euonymus Alatus Extract||600 mg|
|Forskolin 50%||100 mg|
|N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid||30 mg|
Anabolic Iron Testosterone’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin D3 – As shown by this research, Vitamin D levels are positively correlated to levels of total and “free” testosterone. Therefore, healthy levels of Vitamin D are essential to higher test levels and likewise, Vitamin D depletion could increase the risk of low test.
Urtica Dioica – Otherwise known as Stinging Nettle, this herb has shown potential for use in men’s health. It does its magic by inhibiting SHBG, aromatase, and 5-alpha-reductase bioactivity which then leads to higher levels of “free” testosterone and lower levels of estrogen and DHT.
Prunella Vulgaris – As this rat research shows, Prunella Vulgaris “displayed significant antiestrogenic activity”. While that may sound awesome, I think it’s more an exotic ingredient than a staple. I haven’t seen a lot of other testosterone boosters use this, to be honest.
Did you know? Prunella Vulgaris is also known as Self-heal or Heal-all and it’s a member of the mint family. It got its name from its traditional use as medicine for fresh wounds and strep throat. Cool, aye? For more information on Prunella Vulgaris, click here.
Euonymus Alatus – Speaking of exotic ingredients, here’s another one. This is actually the first time I’ve reviewed a testosterone boosting using this herb. As stated by Anabolic Iron themselves, Euonymus Alatus has an IC50 of 11μm. If that were true, this plant would be a potent aromatase inhibitor but I found no such research to back up their claim.
Forskolin – Derived from the plant Coleus Forskohlii, this research suggests that Forskolin not only boosts total and “free” testosterone, it also increases lean body mass through fat burning. These benefits make it a wonderful ingredient for men who’re in to bodybuilding.
Menaquinone-4 – MK-4 is just one of the forms of Vitamin K. However, it is also the form that shows the most potential for boosting testosterone. See, according to this rat research, MK-4 successfully elevated testosterone levels. Then again, its potential is cut short by lack of human evidence.
N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid – According to Anabolic Iron, N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid (NMDA) is 100 times more potent then DAA and to be honest, they aren’t the only ones making those claims. However, one research shows that NMDA supplementation had no effect on fat mass, strength, and hormones which included testosterone, estrogen, and cortisol among others.
Anabolic Iron Testosterone Directions
Take 3 capsules (1 serving) per day with meals. DO NOT take more than 3 capsules within a period of 24 hours.
Let’s start with the vitamins in MK-4 and D3. Vitamin D3 has proven itself to be an essential vitamin for boosting/maintaining healthy levels of testosterone. Without it, our beloved T takes a dip. Vitamin K has shown similar capabilities too but unfortunately, the evidence it currently has is tied to rat research. And you’re not a rat, are you? Still though, both these vitamins look solid.
Next on the list is Stinging Nettle. By inhibiting aromatase and SHBG, this herb can lower levels of estrogen while also increasing amounts of “free” testosterone. This combination of benefits make it a wonderful ingredient to add in testosterone boosters who’re gearing towards bodybuilding.
However, Stinging Nettle also inhibits 5-alpha-reductase. By blocking this enzyme, Stinging Nettle further adds to the rise in “free” testosterone but it does so at the expense of lowering DHT which is a more potent androgen than testosterone. That said, I suggest you stay away from any more supplements that lower your DHT without first consulting your doctor.
And now we get to the two exotics: Prunella Vulgaris and Euonymus Alatus. As “exotic” ingredients, the lack of strong human evidence is already a given. However, both of these botanicals actually do show potential for aromatase inhibition. If they do work, these two should add more to the estrogen lowering benefits of Stinging Nettle. This is particularly important for men who suffer from the notorious bitch-tits.
Moving on, Forskolin’s fat burning plus testosterone boosting sure does look like a good pairing for bodybuilding fanatics. 100 mg seems like a low dose but being standardized to 50%, I think it should do just fine.
Lastly, we have N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid or NMDA for short. It’s basic, sodium bound form of D-Aspartic Acid (DAA) has shown to increase testosterone by 42% in just 12 days. This strong testosterone boosting potential has made it one of my personal favorite natural testosterone boosters. However, by taking sodium out of the equation, N-methyl-D-Aspartic Acid seems to have lost its punch. Stick to original next time, will ya, Anabolic Iron Testosterone?
Does it Work?
Honestly, I wouldn’t expect ball-dropping testosterone boosts from Anabolic Iron Testosterone. The way I see it, the only ingredients here that I can truly rely on for increasing total test levels are Vitamin D and a little bit of Forskolin.
However, what it lacks in total testosterone, it makes up for in its bodybuilding potential. Well, sort of. If the two exotic herbs work, then this formula looks to be packing a mean punch of estrogen regulation. Combine that with the fat-burning, “free” testosterone raising, and some aromatase inhibiting action by Stinging Nettle and Forskolin, Anabolic Iron Testosterone should do well for itself in terms of lean muscle growth.
Again, this all hinges on IF Prunella Vulgaris and Euonymus Alatus actually do work. If they don’t, the formula should still work but it’s way weaker than if they do.
- No prop blends – First things first. When I see a supplement disclose all the dosages to all their ingredients, I can only see it as a sign of confidence and that’s always a good thing. Good job, Anabolic Iron Testosterone!
- Dosage – They’re not the highest dosed testosterone boosting product out there but their dosages should be high enough to work.
- Forskolin – For the bodybuilder looking to get leaner while also boosting testosterone for muscle, look no further. The 50% extract is looking potent as hell, too.
- Safe – Honestly, there still isn’t a lot of customer reviews on Anabolic Iron Testosterone floating around the internet. From what I’ve seen though, there hasn’t seem to be any report of side effects. Based on my personal analysis, the ingredients here don’t seem to be harmful so yeah, it should be safe. Just remember to follow the directions.
- Exclusive – It’s not on GNC, Amazon, or any online retailer that I know of. As far as I know, the only way to buy it is through Anabolic Iron themselves.
- Exotic ingredients – I’m not saying that they’re the worst things on the planet because Prunella Vulgaris and Euonymus Alatus do show aromatase inhibiting potential. It’s just that there really isn’t much research to them yet in terms of men’s health and testosterone boosting.
- N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid – I’m actually surprised to be writing this ingredient in this part of the review. Just because it was derived from DAA, I thought it was at least as potent in boosting testosterone. Apparently, I was wrong.
The Bottom Line
Personally, I think it doesn’t have the same kick to it as some of the best testosterone boosters in the market. Judging solely on total testosterone, Anabolic Iron Testosterone looks borderline weak. However, it’s not just a testosterone booster. It’s also a bodybuilding supplement and in that case, it actually looks pretty decent due to the boosts in “free” testosterone along with enhancements to lean body mass. For young, up and coming dudes looking to shred that belly, Anabolic Iron Testosterone might fit your needs.