Quick Take: The testosterone booster is a simple 5 ingredient formula that, as their label states, meant to be paired with strength and hypertrophy programs and a plan to boost testosterone. On paper, that sounds like a pretty good idea. The formula also features 4 exotic ingredients that’re meant to regulate estrogen and increase libido which, on paper, also sounds like a good and manly plan. But do these exotics deliver? Let’s get to the review and find out.
- A product of Cutler Nutrition, Big T is meant to to be an “androgenic test booster” according to their label.
- Promoted by the four time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler himself!
- Advertised on their website to have “several research-based ingredients” but in truth, most of the ingredients in this formula don’t seem to be researched for testosterone or manly health.
- Vitamin D makes an appearance in this formula, coming in at its best form of D3.
- The BIG T™ TEST MATRIX comprises of ingredients that are rarely seen in the testosterone boosting industry.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including the two retail giants Amazon and GNC.
Big T Ingredients
|Vitamin D3||1200 IU|
|BIG T™ TEST MATRIX (Proprietary Blend)||425 mg|
|Broussonetia papyrifera (whole)||**|
|American Saffron (seed)||**|
|Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco (bark)||**|
Big T’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin D3 – Although its mechanisms are yet to be verified, healthy levels of this manly vitamin have been tied to healthy levels of testosterone. Also, this D3 form is looking just as sexy as Jay Cutler (no homo).
BIG T™ TEST MATRIX
- Broussonetia papyrifera – Simply known as Paper Mulberry, this plant got its name from being used to make paper in China, Japan, and Korea. In terms of testosterone, it’s quite a questionable choice considering that one study suggested that it’s compounds were inactive as aromatase inhibitors.
- American Saffron – According to this research, this ingredient doesn’t really do much for male health. However, according to this research, Saffron can lower levels of cortisol which is essentially good for test. Conflicting, aye? That said, it’s a pretty questionable ingredient.
- Nelumbinis Semen – It’s said to be an estrogen inhibitor but I couldn’t really find evidence supporting this. It seems to work as an anti-depressant though.
- Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco – The active ingredient in this plant is Yohimbine which enhances libido. However, it’s also linked with cardiovascular side effects such as abnormally high heart rates and blood pressures.
Big T Directions
Take one 1 capsule every morning at the same time each day or as instructed by your physician. Each serving must be taken on a full stomach.
For best results, take for four to eight straight weeks and don’t take it any longer than that time period without taking a 4 week break.
5 ingredients and only 1 testosterone booster. Honestly, there’s really not that much to analyze here.
That one ingredient they chose is Vitamin D. While vitamin D is great for testosterone especially at this easy to absorb D3 form, this alone wouldn’t even compare to the more powerful formulas that consist of varying ingredients that work in synergy to boost male health. To Big T’s credit though, considering that they only chose a single formula to represent their testosterone boosting, they chose what may probably be the manliest vitamin.
With BIG T™ TEST MATRIX, let’s start with Nelumbinis Semen because, well.. semen. To be honest, I wasn’t aware of this ingredient until I started researching and I was baffled at the “semen” part. Who wouldn’t though? Semen inside a capsule? No thanks, Mr. Jay Cutler. Once I started researching though, I found out that it’s not even close to being our “man juice”. It’s just an herb with an odd name that’s rumored to be an estrogen inhibitor. Keyword there being “rumored”. I can’t find any evidence that supports this but if it works for a 4 time Mr. Olympia, it could be true.
Similarly, Broussonetia papyrifera probably doesn’t work for aromatase inhibition too but it seems to be here for that reason. American Saffron on the other hand may hold some value by reducing cortisol. If you didn’t know, this is a stress hormone and more stress leads to lower test. Going by that logic, lowering levels of cortisol could be good for testosterone. The catch here is, the research that supports this is geared towards women so I’m not exactly sure if it works for men too.
Lastly, Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco. The Yohimbine in this ingredient holds value for its libido enhancing effects but it’s not entirely safe considering the erratic heart beats and blood pressures. Be careful with this ingredient if you’re already suffering some kind of cardiac issue.
Does it Work?
For testosterone, the formula has Vitamin D3. So, yeah, it works but it won’t blow your balls off with intense levels of our favorite manly hormone. Saffron could provide some support if it actually works for men too but that’s a big if we’re talking about.
The BIG T™ TEST MATRIX is basically a mix of bizarre exotic ingredients that seem to be focused on estrogen and libido. There’s not a lot research surrounding these ingredients but maybe these are the secrets to success of big-time bodybuilding giants like Jay Cutler… Or it could be just another marketing stunt to be a unique product. I don’t know.
As it looks, I wouldn’t really recommend this to just about anyone. Probably the only person I’d recommend this to is Jay Cutler himself because he probably knows what’s really going on in this formula. If you want to be like Mr. Jay though, it probably wouldn’t hurt to gives this a try.
- Vitamin D – The only reliable natural T-booster in this formula.
- Cheap – I’ve seen this being sold at around $27. That’s not bad at all. Also, Cutler Nutrition sells this stacked with another product of theirs that’s meant to build muscle while regulating estrogen. As a combo, it’s sold at $65 which also isn’t bad considering you’re getting two supplements.
- Estrogen regulation – While the execution is weak, the mere thought of inhibiting this feminine hormone is a step in the right direction.
- Reputation – To be honest, I didn’t really expect good customer reviews but it’s actually doing pretty well.
- Jay Cutler – Really, the only other good thing I can think of is 4 time Mr. Olympia himself.
- Yohimbine – Yeah, sex is good. No doubt about that. But heart problems aren’t. I’m probably stretching but I’d rather be bad in bed than get a heart attack.
- Nelumbinis Semen – While it’s rumored to inhibit estrogen, I couldn’t find any evidence that supports it.
- Questionable choices – I can place all the ingredients in the BIG T™ TEST MATRIX here to be honest.
- Weak T-boosts – Vitamin D is good. Sure. But it’s not good enough alone.
- PROP BLEND – I mean, there’s only 5 ingredients here. Why hide the dosages?
The Bottom Line
Needless to say, Big T isn’t in my list of the best testosterone boosters. If this is Jay Cutler’s secret to getting big, I’m not convinced. I’d probably fair better looking for a magic lamp and hoping that a genie comes out to grant me my 3 manly wishes (testosterone, muscle, and sex). The goal of this supplement seems to be to control estrogen for a balanced anabolic environment. If that’s what you’re after too, there’re certainly better products than this.