Quick Take: BPI Sports isn’t new to bodybuilding supplements and they certainly aren’t new to testosterone boosters. Best Test is just one cog in their long list of bodybuilding products but surprisingly, for a brand who’s supposed to have experience on his side, Best Test looks like it was made by a bunch of amateurs. If you intend to find out more, I suggest you read the entire review.
- A product of BPI sports, Best Test is marketed to be a “powerful testosterone support”
- Also in the label, BPI Sports Best Test is “laboratory certified”. Now, I don’t know how true that is but the ingredients here certainly counter that statement.
- Has a bunch of under-researched but promising ingredients including Pedalium Murex
- BPI Sports Best Test also has a trademarked brand of Ashwagandha
- This product also aims to be an anti-aging supplement which is probably why it has Nicotinamide Riboside
- If you wanted to buy Best Test, you’d be better off going directly to their website because apparently, I couldn’t find it in Amazon or in GNC. Surprisingly, the other supplements of Best Test are there.
BPI Sports Best Test Ingredients
|Zinc (as zinc aspartate)||30 mg|
|BEST TEST™ BLEND (Proprietary)||1.5 g|
|Pedalium Murex (fruit)||**|
|Ashwagandha Root (CLXR™)||**|
|Nicotinamide Riboside (NIAGEN®)||**|
|Ginger Root (6 Gingerol)||**|
|Grape Seed Extract||**|
BPI Sports Best Test’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Zinc – Personally, I think Zinc is the best mineral there is for testosterone because without it, your body actually can’t make test. Zinc is a raw material needed in the synthesis of testosterone and it also helps maintain testosterone levels after workout while keeping prolactin at bay.
BEST TEST™ BLEND
Pedalium Murex – There’s not much research going for Pedalium Murex but with what it currently has, it does look promising. According to this research, Pedalium Murex “produced a significant effect on sexual behavior and serum testosterone”.
- Akarkara – As with Pedalium Murex, Akarkara also doesn’t have a lot of research to its belt. Similarly, its rat research also looks promising. As shown by this research, Akarkara (anacyclus pyrethrum) increased levels of testosterone, LH, FSH, and even sperm motility.
- Ashwagandha – This herb is an adaptogen that regulates cortisol. Additionally, two separate researchers have shown that it could also positively influence testosterone and physical performance.
- Quercetin – This bioflavonoid is an antioxidant that stops testosterone from converting into glucuronide. By inhibiting this conversion, Quercetin maintains higher levels of testosterone for longer periods of time.
- Nicotinamide Riboside – This form of Vitamin B3 is a precursor to NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) which fuels our body’s mitochondria.
- Ginger – As a natural testosterone booster, there really isn’t much human research attributed to Ginger. However, its rat studies do look promising. As evidenced by this, Ginger is capable of improving male reproductive properties such as sperm and testosterone.
- Grape Seed – An antioxidant that contains the bioactive compound Resveratrol which then leads to an increase in Nitric Oxide production for better blood flow.
- Lycopene – It’s mostly used for its benefits on the cardiovascular system and arterial health but as research shows, it also has its benefits on prostate health.
BPI Sports Best Test Directions
As recommended by BPI Sports, take 2 capsules (1 serving) of Best Test first thing in the morning or as advised by your trusted physician.
Starting with a heavy dose of Zinc, BPI Sports Best Test certainly establishes a good, solid base for testosterone boosting. Obviously, this is good. However, their prop blend has what got me scratching my head. I mean, I can only guess how much milligrams these ingredients have because being a proprietary blend, their dosages are hidden. No thank you, BPI Sports! This ain’t the way to becoming one of the best test boosters!
Sigh. Anyway, Pedalium Murex and Akarkara are the top ingredients on the prop blend which means they get the most amount dosage. This is a problem becasue although they do show testosterone boosting potential, this potential remains to be unproven without the human studies to back it up. The same can be said for Ginger.
Next on the list is Ashwagandha. It’s a total package of testosterone boosting and bodybuilding benefits with its ability to regulate cortisol and boost testosterone simultaneously. Quercetin on the other hand, is here to make sure you testosterone stays boosted.
Moving on, we have branded Nicotinamide Riboside in NIAGEN®. As I said, Nicotinamide Riboside is the precursor to NAD+. Theoretically, this should be good for the anti-aging approach that BPI Sports Best Test is trying to pursue. However, do take note that the anti-aging theory of NAD+ is only for NAD+ so I’m not too sure if Nicotinamide Riboside works in the same way.
Lastly, there’s Grape Seed and Lycopene. Both of these ingredients are the last on the list and are therefore getting the least dosages, too. Regardless, if they do get the dosage they deserve (which I doubt), they should work well for the cardiovascular system by enhancing circulation and protecting arterial health.
Does it Work?
I believe it does but honestly, I can’t gauge how effective it can be because of 2 reasons:
- 8 out of 9 ingredients have hidden dosages
- A number of ingredients show promise in rat research but lack strong human evidence
First of all, Zinc isn’t at its best form but 30 mg should be sufficient to at least boost testosterone by a little bit. Everything else BPI Sports Best Test offers has a big “IF”.
- IF Ashwagandha and Quercetin gets the right dosage, they could help boost testosterone to a minimum.
- IF Pedalium Murex, Akarkara, and Ginger work, the test boosts might be decent.
- IF NIAGEN actually works, this could be an anti-aging/testosterone boosting hybrid along with the cardiovascular and prostate benefits of Lycopene and Grape Seed.
- Zinc – When you give the manliest mineral the right amount of dosage, it’s always going to end up here.
- Ashwagandha – Great choice of ingredient. Just not the best arrangement of priorities.
- Nicotinamide Riboside – I honestly don’t know if it works but if it does, then great. At some point, everyone’s going to want to become younger and this could be key.
- PROP BLEND – Why the hell would you even hide your dosages BPI Sports Best Test?
- Weak structure – The top most ingredients are two under-researched supplements when in fact, a strong choice in Ashwagandha could’ve been the top supplement.
- Weak test boosts – Even if Ashwagandha and the other under-researched products were to work, BPI Sports Best Test might probably still not be all that powerful
- Mysterious – I like it when girls are mysterious but when it comes to supplements, nah. I (or anyone for that matter) actually don’t know if there are any possible side effects to taking BPI Sports Best Test and that’s because (again) the dosages are virtually unknown and it has tons of under researched ingredients. I tried looking for verified customer reviews to see if I can find any indication of safety but I couldn’t find a single customer review. Bummer.
The Bottom Line
Overall, I think BPI Sports Best Test did a terrible job on this one. Sorry, I just had to be frank. However, that’s not to say that it doesn’t have any value. The Zinc dosage is awesome, after all. The way I see it though, if I decide to take a testosterone booster, I have to know exactly what and how much I’m taking so I can assure myself of its safety. The uncertainty in the entire BPI Sports Best Test stack worries me. Until the ingredients here get better research, this stack isn’t getting any more love from me.