Quick Take: Let me give it you straight. You HAVE TO keep reading this review. Why? Because it’s one of those rare reviews where a T-booster is REALLY GOOD. Test Booster 1.0, a product of Blade Nutrition, is a no-frills T-booster that handles his testosterone boosting biz like the best of them. With only 6 (check it: SIX) ingredients, this supplement stack has the potency to sky rocket your manly hormone along with anabolic muscle gains through the roof with varying angled attacks. The products they chose to keep estrogen in check seems a little questionable though but more on that as we go.
- Test Booster 1.0 is a cleverly named T-boosting supplement made by the reliable Blade Nutrition.
- As Blade Nutrition advertises it, Test Booster 1.0 is a “hardcore formula” that’s engineered to work synergistically through multiple testosterone boosting pathways.
- Anytime a formula has DAA, it’s almost definitely going to be at least a good T-booster.
- Also has DIM & DHEA which, to me, are pretty questionable estrogen blockers.
- DHEA also limits this testosterone booster’s demographic since professional athletes aren’t allowed to take it.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon. GNC doesn’t seem to have it though but other online retailers do.
Blade Test Booster 1.0 Ingredients
|Vitamin D||4,000 IU|
|Zinc (Oxide)||15 mg|
|D-Aspartic Acid||1,500 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris||100 mg|
|DIM (Diindolylmethane)||50 mg|
|DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)||25 mg|
Blade Test Booster 1.0’s T-Boosters
Vitamin D – Considering that Vitamin D’s testosterone boosting benefits have been seen at around 3000+ IU, this heavy dose 4000 IU is a sight for sore eyes. Although scientists don’t seem to have it figured out yet, it’s pretty clear that Vitamin D is knotted to healthy levels of testosterone.
Zinc – This is the MANLIEST mineral for T. It serves as a raw material for testosterone AND signals for testosterone synthesis and release. The dosage and form seem to be poor here though.
D-Aspartic Acid – Finally, we get to the best part. DAA is relatively new in the test boosting world but it has already shown amazing T-boosting capacity. Research even has it directly increasing test levels by 42% in just 12 days. If that doesn’t wow you, I don’t know what will.
Tribulus Terrestris – It’s not really a T-booster but it still is a welcome addition to the formula. It’s effects mimic the results of elevated testosterone including sex and anabolic growth.
DIM – This ingredient does show anti-estrogenic properties. That’s cool. But so far, most researches are done on sick women, sick elders, or both. Unless research proves that it works for healthy men, it’ll remain to be a questionable ingredient on this list.
Blade Test Booster 1.0 Directions
Take 3 capsules (one serving) 2x/day or as recommended by your doctor. Take the first serving in the morning and second serving mid-afternoon. On training days, take the second serving 30 minutes prior to your session. Do not exceed 2 servings in a 24-hour period. When cycling 3000 mg/day of d-aspartic acid discontinue use after 4 consecutive weeks followed by a 2 to 4 week washout period.
If you’ve noticed, among the 6 ingredients on this formula, there are only two that I don’t like. The other 4 are awesome for masculine health. Let’s start with DAA because this is actually my favorite testosterone booster out of those 4.
As I’ve already said, DAA directly boosts testosterone levels by a huge percentage over the course of just 12 days. It has also shown to be a catalyst in activating LH which in turns tells our testicles to release more testosterone and is highly concentrated in our semen which may suggest the importance of DAA in peak levels of T.
Next we have Vitamin D. It’s an essential vitamin for men’s virility. And although it hasn’t been completely figured out yet, theoretically, it plays an important role in test boosting by being involved in actual testosterone synthesis and potentially blocking the bioactivities of SHBG. I kind of wonder what form they used though. They didn’t say if it’s D2 or D3. Regardless, the dosage on this is pretty impressive.
I personally consider Zinc as the manliest mineral there is. Basically, no zinc means no testosterone. It’s a raw material NEEDED to synthesize T and it also signals its release into our blood stream. I’m happy that I got to see it here but I am disappointed at the form they used. Zinc Oxide is the cheapest form of Zinc and also the least absorbable. Combine that low bio-availability with a low dose like they did here, and you have yourself a wasted mineral that would have been one of this formula’s best players.
last ingredient of the 4 is Tribulus Terrestris. As already stated, it’s not actually a T-booster but it does mimic the effects of elevated test. That being said, the testosterone boosting had already worked with DAA and Vitamin D alone. It doesn’t hurt to amplify the effects especially if that means more sex and more muscle.
The last two are DIM and DHEA. DHEA is a precursor to T but really, it doesn’t do a whole lot to boost testosterone. And it’s a banned substance so competitive athletes aren’t going to be able to take this test booster. DIM, well, let’s consider this the wild card of the formula. It’s here based on its anti-estrogenic properties but the evidence mostly points to sick elderly women. If it does work for healthy young males too, this will be the ingredient responsible for making this great T-booster into being one of the best of the best.
Does it Work?
I think I’ve practically answered this question in the Analysis section. With DAA and Vitamin D fronting this testosterone booster, of course it works. The formula targets test boosting via multiple angles and those two alone have the actual testosterone boosts covered. Tribulus enhances the effects of those boosts and adds a sports nutritional supplement feel to the entire formula.
Anytime you get T-boosts, you must also regulate your estrogen levels to keep the hormonal equilibrium in check. Which is what DIM is supposedly for but like I said, it’s a wild card.
If you’re the guy looking to up testosterone levels for purposes of bodybuilding, the bedroom, and beyond, you can almost definitely benefit from a formula like this. Though, I think it’s best if you stack this with a separate supplement that blocks SHBG and Estrogen.
- DAA – Anytime I see this on a test booster, it’s almost always going to be on the good side.
- Heavy Dosed – Well, for the most part. I still would’ve loved to see more Zinc though.
- Cheap – 40$ for a potent T-booster? Why not.
- DIM – I’m not sure it works for healthy young men.
- DHEA – It’s a shame seeing a really good supplement not be able to venture into the world of competitive athletics because of this particular ingredient that doesn’t even do much for T.
- Zinc – Generally, Zinc would almost always be on “The Good” side but the form here is the worst and the dosage doesn’t help either.
CONSUMER REPORTED SIDE EFFECTS
Bear in mind that the ingredients I see here are all safe and natural. However, when taking supplements that alter the balance of hormones in your body, these minor side effects are your body’s way of telling you that you’re undergoing some kind of change. Here are some of the consumer reported side effects I’ve seen while I was doing my research.
- Body Hair
- Mood Swings
The Bottom Line
To conclude, Test Booster 1.0 gives a pretty heavy dose of T-boosting and does it only with 6 ingredients. If there is ever going to be a revamp of this supplement and Blade Nutrition goes with Test Booster 2.0, I hope they pay more attention to Zinc’s form and dosage because this really was a wasted chance at even more T-boosting. Also, I hope they take DIM and DHEA off of their formula and add natural herbs that have been scientifically proven to work for men in general.