Quick Take: AndroTest’s marketing is a bit misleading. According to them, it’s supposedly capable of boosting testosterone by up to 275% but honestly, it’s simply not that powerful. I’ll show you why in this review but for now, do know that beyond its tricky advertising, it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and herbs that can help you become a healthier man.
- A product of ProSource, AndroTest is advertised on its label as a “clinical grade” testosterone booster
- I honestly don’t know where they got their numbers but they all seem over-exaggerated
- Includes a very potent Tribulus Terrestris standardized for 40% of its active ingredient Protodioscin
- Also has a concentrated Tongkat Ali. Although not as specialized as AndroTest’s Tribulus, a 20:1 extract is till pretty damn potent
- Has a couple of ingredients that compete for absorption
- Available to buy on websites such as ProSource and Amazon but not on GNC. Prices and shipping may vary.
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)||50 IU|
|Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as niacin)||41 mg|
|Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate)||175 mg|
|Phosphorus (as dicalcium phosphate)||135 mg|
|Zinc (as zinc gluconate)||7.5 mg|
|AndroTest® Ultra Complete Spectrum Active Extracts||550 mg|
|Tribulus terrestris extract (aerial parts) [Standardized for Minimum 80% Total Saponins by UV, including Minimum 40% Protodioscin by HPLC (200 mg)], Eurycoma longifolia Jack extract 20:1 (root)|
AndroTest’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin E – This vitamin doesn’t seem to have any significant benefits for testosterone but it is pretty healthy. For instance, it’s an antioxidant that protects our cells from harmful free radicals and it’s also good for the cardiac and immune systems.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – Another vitamin that’s healthy for the heart. This one lowers levels of cholesterol and triglyceride on its way to improving circulation. Also, as a B vitamin, it helps convert the food we eat into energy.
Calcium – Research states that calcium supplementation can augment the testosterone boosts gained from training. As such, the researchers concluded that calcium “may be useful for increasing overall athletic performance”. There’s a catch though but more on this later.
Phosphorous – As the second most abundant mineral in our bodies, Phosphorus is found in our every cell and makes up 1% of our body weight. Sounds pretty important, eh? It is – especially to bone formation and protein synthesis.
Zinc – As a raw material required for making testosterone, Zinc is perhaps the most essential test boosting mineral. However…
Zinc and Calcium don’t go well together
Individually, they’re quite the manly supplements. In particular, Calcium makes training better while our bodies literally can’t make testosterone without Zinc. Combined, however, they compete. According to this research, Zinc absorption was reduced by as much as 50% when taken together with a calcium supplement.
This result lead the researchers to conclude that “high-calcium diets can reduce net zinc absorption and balance and may increase the zinc requirement in adult humans”. Fortunately, AndroTest supplies an easy-to-absorb form of Zinc in gluconate and the dosage isn’t too bad either.
AndroTest® Ultra Complete Spectrum Active Extracts
- Tribulus terrestris – Standardized for at least 80% of its active saponins, AndroTest surely supplies a potent version of this manly herb. However, as a testosterone booster, TT doesn’t seem to do much for the general population. On the contrary, its benefits on libido is superb.
- Eurycoma longifolia – Otherwise known as Tongkat Ali, AndroTest also supplies this herb at a potent, concentrated extract (20:1). It was traditionally used for libido but it also seems capable of boosting testosterone and lowering levels of cortisol, making it a promising herb for bodybuilding.
Each serving of AndroTest consists of just a single tablet. As suggested by ProSource though, we are to take 1 tablet 3 times per day approximately 1 hour before meals. Furthermore, they also suggested taking AndroTest on a 4 week on, 2 week off cycle.
First of all, let me just point out that the dosages you see here are only the dosages for 1 tablet (1 serving). That said, since we are instructed to take 3 servings on a daily basis, said dosages will also be tripled. Obviously, this is an important thing to note when analyzing any product specifically because of its impact on dosage. With that out of my system, let’s begin the analysis.
When it comes to the vitamins and minerals used in AndroTest, not all of them are testosterone boosters and those that do boost test (Zinc and Calcium) interfere with each other’s absorption. As such, I personally think AndroTest would’ve been better off without calcium.
You see, there are other ingredients aside from Calcium such as Ashwagandha and Fenugreek that similarly boost muscle strength, endurance, and testosterone. Using these natural herbs instead would’ve garnered similar results without putting Zinc’s absorption on the line. Still, Zinc’s form and total dosage are solid so it should still be able to promote healthy test.
Moving on to the AndroTest prop blend, no one except ProSource knows the specific dosages of Tribulus Terrestris and Tongkat Ali but given their massive 1650 total daily dosage and top-tier forms, I’m pretty confident in both of these herbs especially when it comes to boosting libido. Furthermore, Tongkat Ali also helps optimize the testosterone:cortisol ratio and if you’re intensely stressing your muscles out in training, this is good news to you.
Does it Work?
Just looking at the dosage and quality of the ingredients used here, I say AndroTest works. However, it doesn’t work as much as it’s being advertised to. For instance, ProSource says that AndroTest is capable of producing up to a 275% Increase in Total Testosterone.
That claim is just ridiculous. Even the best, most powerful testosterone products on the market don’t have that much power and AndroTest doesn’t look like it has either. Regardless, Andro Test offers a multitude of potentially healthy benefits that older men can take advantage of including better cardiac health, immune system, energy, libido, physical performance, and of course testosterone.
- Dosage – Taken 3 times per day, AndroTest packs a heavy load of milligrams for just a few ingredients.
- Safe – According to the customer reviews I’ve seen, I haven’t read any reports of major side effects and looking at all these natural ingredients, I wasn’t expecting there to be any in the first place.
- Zinc – Perhaps the most reliable ingredient for testosterone here. It’s sad to see its potential diluted because of bad ingredient interaction though.
- Proprietary – Well, it’s not that bad considering the prop blend only has two ingredients that share a massive dosage. However, it still would’ve been better if AndroTest was just transparent about their specific dosages.
- Calcium – I’m not saying it’s a bad ingredient but it interferes with Zinc absorption.
- Misleading – I’m talking about its marketing here. I mean, it’s NOT capable of boosting testosterone by 275%. That’s just downright BS.
The Bottom Line
From their marketing alone, AndroTest has already set itself up for failure by claiming absurd steroid-like numbers. To its credit, it does use a bunch of high quality ingredients and gave each of them ample dosages. Unfortunately though, quality and quantity aren’t the only criteria I use to rate my reviews. Regardless, AndroTest is still a pretty decent testosterone booster that I think may be suitable for older men.