Quick Take: If you’re a rich and mature man looking to turn back the clock into your youthful days of testosterone, BPI Sports Test 5 may be the supplement for you. Yup, you read that right. BPI Sports Test 5 is for men with money who’re old enough to be considered dads and uncles. This supplement offers effects of restoring low testosterone into its healthy levels plus a side of sex. It also comes with a really, really stiff price tag. Read the review and find out more.
- A product of BPI Sports, Test 5 isn’t the only testosterone booster in its ranks but it is by far the most expensive.
- BPI Sports’ other testosterone boosters include A-HD and A-HD Elite along with other bodybuilding supplements.
- Marketed to be a “2-in-1 Test booster & Defining Agent”, there really isn’t much fat burning and testosterone boosting that goes on here.
- Has a Liposomal Matrix Delivery System that supposedly enhances absorption.
- Riddled with exotic and rarely used ingredients.
- Available to buy on GNC along with other BPI Sports products. Amazon has a list of BPI Sports supplements too but I couldn’t find Test 5.
BPI Sports Test 5 Ingredients
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||10,000 IU|
|Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-4)||15 mg|
|TEST 5™ BLEND (Proprietary)||510 mg|
|Dioscorea Nipponica Makino extract (rhizome, aerial)||**|
|Eucommia extract (cortex, leaf)||**|
|Stinging nettle root extract||**|
|Cucumis melo fruit extract||**|
|LIPOSOMAL MATRIX DELIVERY SYSTEM (Proprietary)||250 mg|
BPI Sports Test 5’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin D3 – According to this research, men with sufficient levels of Vitamin D had higher levels of testosterone. This essentially makes Vitamin D a pretty important vitamin if you want healthy levels of test. This potent D3 form and the heavy dosage is looking really good, too.
Vitamin K2 – What I call the underdog of testosterone boosting, Vitamin K is often overlooked among test boosting vitamins but that’s probably because it currently lacks human evidence. With the animal research that it has though, Vitamin K2 as MK-4 (menaquinone 4) does show some real testosterone boosting potential.
TEST 5™ BLEND
- Dioscorea Nipponica Makino – This plant is rich in saponins which many people consider to be natural testosterone boosters. Really though, it’s not always the case. Let me explain.
One of Dioscorea Nipponica Makino’s saponins is Protodioscin. Now, you might have heard of this saponin because it’s also found in Tribulus Terrestris – one of the most popular ingredients in test boosting stacks. However, as research has shown, steroidal saponins found in Tribulus Terrestris (which of course includes Protodioscin) “possess neither direct nor indirect androgen-increasing properties“.Therefore, since one of Dioscorea Nipponica Makino’s prime saponins is Protodioscin, I personally think it won’t do so much for testosterone.
- Eucommia – It’s traditionally been used as Chinese traditional medicine but really, there isn’t much scientific research about it regarding testosterone. As this study states, Eucommia contains phytoandrogens that mimic the effects of androgens like testosterone and DHT. Whether it boosts them remains to be a mystery.
- Stinging nettle – Increases levels of “free” testosterone by inhibiting aromatase, 5-alpha-reductase, and SHBG bioactivity.
- Cucumis melo – According to this research on the evaluation of ethanolic extract of Cucumis melo L. for inflammation and hyperplasia of prostate, Cucumis Melo may potentially be beneficial for prostate health.
LIPOSOMAL MATRIX DELIVERY SYSTEM
- Phosphatidylcholine – Naturally occurring in the body, Phosphatidylcholine aids in the breaking down of food for better absorption.
- Phytosterol – Popular extract used in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
BPI Sports Test 5 Directions
Based on BPI Sports web page on Test 5, the instructions on when and how to take it are pretty simple. Just take 1 capsule twice a day and that’s it. Apparently, they didn’t say anything about timing.
Starting with the vitamins, BPI Sports Test 5 uses tank-like doses of Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2. Vitamin D3 in particular, has proven itself to be essential for healthy testosterone so having it here at its best form and a heavy dosage is really impressive. Vitamin K2 on the other hand, is also the form of Vitamin K that’s scientifically studied for testosterone. However, I wouldn’t quite say (yet) that it’ll raise your testosterone for sure because the studies surrounding it are mostly on rats.
Now that we’re through with the vitamins, let me just say one thing. BPI Sports Test 5 is full of exotic ingredients. I mean, honestly. A lot of these ingredients are rarely used in testosterone boosters and a lot of them lack strong scientific evidence too. Allow me to prove my point.
In BPI Sports’ TEST 5™ BLEND, the ONLY ingredient here with clear potential for boosting testosterone is Stinging Nettle. It’s not the top priority ingredient in the Test 5 blend but with an overall dosage of 1020 mg, this probably won’t be a problem. It helps regulate the levels of estrogen and DHT while also preventing the binding of testosterone to SHBG. The end result is higher levels of “free” testosterone.
Aside from Stinging Nettle, everything else in this Test 5 Blend is quite unreliable. Dioscorea Nipponica Makino is a wildcard with its saponins. It could work but it probably couldn’t, too. If anything, it’s good for sex and libido. Cucumis Melo is good for the prostate and of course, a healthy prostate is essential to testosterone production but in truth, I didn’t find any sort of research regarding Cucumis Melo and testosterone. So that’s a wild card too.
Eucommia on the other hand, has phytoandrogens that mimic the effects of testosterone. Take note: mimic. Therefore, you’re probably going to get really horny and maybe build a bit more muscle if you exercise but that doesn’t necessarily mean you get your testosterone boosted.
BPI Sports Test 5 also prides itself in its Liposomal Matrix Delivery System. According to them, its designed to “bypass” the gastric system which then leads to better absorption. The big question is how? Because as far as I know, Phosphatidylcholine does its magic in the small intestines and the small intestines IS a part of the gastric system. Regardless, it does seem to enhance absorption so that’s good.
Does it Work?
Looking at BPI Sports Test 5, I think it does work but the best demographic to take it looks to be men who’re on or over their 30’s. See, these men are at a higher risk for developing low testosterone, excessive DHT, and prostate problems.
BPI Sports Test 5 seems to benefit those 3 things. With heavy doses of Vitamin D3 and K2, testosterone levels should most likely regain a healthy status but not go anywhere beyond that. Stinging Nettle’s boost in “free” testosterone might also help sex and athletic performance but probably not to a heavy degree.
Furthermore, the other ingredients in this supplement look to either protect prostate health or reduce DHT levels. Combined, all these effects are mostly beneficial to the more mature gentlemen.
- Vitamin D3 – Well studied for promoting healthy levels of test and supplied at its best form with a massive dose.
- Stinging Nettle – Estrogen, DHT, and SHBG regulation for more “free” testosterone. If BPI Sports Test 5 has any effect on muscle, I would give that credit to this herb.
- Liposomal Matrix Delivery System – The gastric system bypass seems a little sketchy to me but if it boosts absorption, it deserves its place here.
- Sex and prostate protection – Because these are always good.
- PROP BLENDS – Sure, the overall dosage looks big enough to cover the ingredients but I still hate it when I have to speculate individual dosages just because some brand decided not to show it.
- Weak – It could probably return testosterone to normal levels but any more than that is highly unlikely. Compared to the best of the best, BPI Sports Test 5 is child’s play.
- Exotics – If under researched ingredients such as Dioscorea Nipponica Makino, Eucommia, and Cucumis melo were to be replaced with herbs that’re proven natural testosterone boosters such as Tongkat Ali and Fenugreek, BPI Sports Test 5 would’ve been a whole better product.
- Reputation – To be honest, there really isn’t much talk and customer reviews about BPI Sports Best 5. That might be connected to the next bullet though.
- Expensive – 120 bucks for a bottle?! Are you kidding me?! Your ingredients aren’t even branded, Test 5. Come on now. This is way too much and you know it.
The Bottom Line
To summarize, BPI Sports Test 5 seems to be able to return low testosterone to otherwise healthy levels but not necessarily boost it beyond that point. It also seems to have some kind of value for muscle from the “free” testosterone but I honestly don’t think it’ll be that great. The sex boosts and prostate protection should be there too considering the ingredients that this product has.
All in all, it does have its benefits but $120 is a lot to shell out for a test booster of this caliber. If you have that kind of money just lying around though and you really wanted to try this, that’s on you.