Quick Take: In this review, let me introduce you to BioMen. It’s manufactured by a brand called Intenergy and it’s filled with a lot of potent ingredients along with some others that might be detrimental to testosterone. All in all though, BioMen might not be your best choice for pure testosterone but as a men’s supplement, it does have the potential to impact quite a few elements of male health. Keep reading for more detail.
- BioMen is a product of Intenergy – a brand that prides themselves in providing “ultimate quality”
- Testosterone. Libido. Prostate. That’s how BioMen is advertised on the Intenergy website, along with being a powerful muscle and energy enhancer
- The dosages of 15 of its whopping 18 ingredients are hidden inside a prop blend
- Speaking of the prop blend, the main stars here seem to be libido boosters with antioxidants, adaptogens, and estrogen/DHT regulators coming in to fill the gaps
- Has a handful of ingredients that might be counterproductive to testosterone
- Available to buy at varying prices online and in retail stores including the Intenergy website, Amazon, and Lucky Vitamin. I can’t find it on GNC.
|Vitamin E (as Dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate)||20 IU|
|Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)||350 mg|
|Zinc (as zinc oxide)||21 mg|
|Proprietary Blend||2732 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris (seed) (from 10:1 concentrate)||*|
|Horny Goat Weed (herb) (Epimedium sagittatum)||*|
|Korean Ginseng (root) Powder (Panax ginseng)||*|
|Damiana (leaf) (Turnera diffusa) (from 4:1 concentrate)||*|
|Turmeric (root) Powder (Curcuma longa)||*|
|Siberian Ginseng (root) Powder (Eleutheroccus senticosus)||*|
|Stinging Nettle (leaf) Powder (Urtica dioica)||*|
|GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)||*|
|Red Clover (leaf) extract (Trifolium pretense) (standardized to 8% Isoflavones)||*|
|Lycopene (Standardized to 5%)||*|
|Fenugreek Seed Extract (Seed) (Trigonella Foenumgraecum)||*|
|Saw Palmetto Extract (Serenoa Repens) (45% Fatty Acids)||*|
BioMen’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin E – In the human body, this vitamin acts as an antioxidant that helps protect our cells from harmful free radicals. Additionally, it also helps boost the immune system and may also promote cardiac health. In this Dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate form though, it’s likely synthetic and therefore less potent.
Magnesium – This mineral helps boost “free” testosterone by inhibiting SHBG. Also, it helps reduce oxidative stress. Oxide is its cheapest and least absorbed form though but 350 mg should still be adequate.
Zinc – Directly involved in testosterone synthesis, Zinc is perhaps the best mineral for testosterone. Like Magnesium, however, BioMen supplies this manly mineral in its least potent form but is also given a decent dose.
- Tribulus Terrestris – Sourced from a 10:1 concentrate, this herb is a potent libido booster and might even work for testosterone in men who are already deficient (i.e., older men past their 30’s). It won’t work on young males with healthy T though.
- Horny Goat Weed – As the name suggests, it gets both men and goats horny. It does this by mimicking the effects of testosterone rather than boosting it.
- Korean (Panax) Ginseng – A legendary adaptogen for both stress and libido. Not a lot of research in terms of testosterone though.
- Damiana – It might boost libido (according to a rat research) and possibly lower estrogen levels as well. However, it also has phytoestrogens that mimic the effects of the feminine hormone. Doesn’t make sense in male supplements if you ask me.
Turmeric – An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that’s used in nootropic and joint products.
- Siberian Ginseng – Like its Asian cousin, Siberian Ginseng is also an adaptogen. It might help exercise performance by reducing fatigue.
- Stinging Nettle – It’s healthy for the prostate and it might support “free” testosterone as well via aromatase, 5-alpha-reductase, and SHBG inhibition.
- Calcium D-Glucarate – Has a ton of benefits which include fat-burning, regulating estrogen metabolism, and liver detoxification. However, I’ve also read reports that might also lower levels of testosterone.
- GABA – This is a neurotransmitter in our brains that’s involved in relaxation. As such, it’s typically used as a supplement for stress. Furthermore, it can also be found in bodybuilding products for its potential benefit on our muscles via increased GH.
- Red Clover – Research on this plant looks to be constantly conflicting. Some say it has anti-estrogen properties, some say it can be good for testosterone, some say it does nothing at all. Unreliable to say the least.
- DHEA – This typically lowers with age which is why it’s commonly found in anti-aging supplements. It’s also a testosterone precursor but it seems as though supplementation doesn’t really amount to boosted test.
- DIM – Found in cruciferous vegetables, this compound has aromatase inhibiting properties which makes it a potential anti-estrogen. Its effects have largely been observed in females though.
Lycopene – This is responsible for the red pigment of tomatoes. It’s popular as an antioxidant but as a testosterone booster, it may be counterproductive with rat research showing that it may significantly reduce T.
- Fenugreek – Primarily used as a libido and physical performance enhancer but it’s also capable of boosting “free” testosterone while lowering estrogen and DHT
- Saw Palmetto – Used as treatment for prostate conditions due to its DHT reducing properties
Each serving of BioMen consists of 3 capsules. As instructed by Intenergy, we are simply to take 1 serving (3 capsules) in the morning.
According to Intenergy, BioMen is supposed to be composed of “17 individually researched supplements”. As I counted though, the stack is 18 ingredients full. Also, I found a few spelling errors in the supplement facts. I don’t know about you but, to me, these little things matter. For now though, let’s disregard these petty things and focus on the larger picture.
As I’ve said, BioMen is composed of 18 ingredients. 15 of these ingredients, however, are trapped inside a proprietary blend that obscures their individual dosages. Let’s start this analysis with the ingredients outside the prop blend: Vitamin E, Zinc, and Magnesium. These 3 aren’t in their best forms but dosage-wise, they should still be somewhat effective for mild free radical protection and testosterone support. Done. Let’s move on to the prop blend.
In terms of quality, there are a few herbs given in plain powder form. Aside from these though, a good majority are given in potent extracts. Obviously, that’s good news and with a total dosage of 2732 mg, the average dose of each ingredient in the prop blend should be somewhere around 182 mg. That’s not the best but, uhmm, not bad.
When it comes to its effects on male health, I see elevated sex drive as the primary benefit as 4 of its top ingredients are potent libido boosters. Aside from this though, BioMen has other ways to make you feel good. In particular, it has antioxidants, adaptogens, as well as estrogen and DHT regulators that should help cleanse your liver, protect your prostate, and fight fatigue and stress.
With BioMen though, feeling good might not necessarily translate to boosted testosterone mainly because it’s just not a strong testosterone booster and it even has a few counterproductive ingredients. Case in point, Bio Men has Damiana, Calcium D-Glucarate, and Lycopene – the former mimicking the effects of estrogen while the latter two potentially lowering testosterone.
Does it Work?
BioMen has plenty of ways to impact male health. Unfortunately, powerful T boosts isn’t part of it. Nevertheless, it’s still a manly supplement. Primarily, it makes you feel manly with elevated libido but it also has the capacity to counter stress and promote liver and prostate health. That said, this doesn’t seem suitable for young bodybuilding fanatics. For older men though, BioMen might be worth a shot.
- Zinc and Magnesium – Since most of the ingredient dosages are hidden away in the prop blend, these two are pretty much the only reliable (sort of) testosterone boosters.
- Safe – If the customer reviews are any indication, there doesn’t seem to be any risk of serious side effects. From my point of view, the ingredients here aren’t risky either.
- Manly – Bio Men’s wide collection of manly benefits make it a masculine stack despite not actually boosting a lot of testosterone
- Weak – Like I said, it’s manly but it’s a weak testosterone booster
- Proprietary – Not disclosing the specific dosages of ingredients is never a good thing
- Spelling and counting mishaps – Intenergy says 17 ingredients but I counted 18. Some ingredients aren’t spelled right, too.
- Controversial ingredients – Damiana, Red Clover, Calcium D-Glucarate, and Lycopene
- Vitamin E – It’s a natural vitamin, sure, but it’s given here in its lab-synthesized form
The Bottom Line
BioMen has a lot of potent herbs in its formula. This potency, however, is somewhat wasted with its dubious prop blend and a few ingredients that might be detrimental to testosterone. Nevertheless, it still looks capable of making men feel more manly with boosted libido as its primary benefit.