Quick Take: When a supplement dubs itself as an “advanced testosterone booster”, it better be leading the competition. But, uhmm, something about being “advanced” and having Tribulus Terrestris as one of the main ingredients doesn’t seem to fit right. Don’t even get me started about the dosage. Fortunately for EdgeTest, tribulus isn’t its only ingredient so it should still be good for something. Let’s get to the review and find out what this is.
- EdgeTest is a product of NutraEdge – a brand of supplements that prides themselves to be designed “by athletes for athletes”.
- Has some of the best testosterone supplements the world has to offer but are mostly under dosed
- Aside from test boosters, EdgeTest also has libido and various performance enhancers
- Includes a superior form of whey protein
- Has a WADA banned substance that might get you expelled from your sport if caught positive
- Currently out of stock on the NutraEdge website and it doesn’t seem to be sold on GNC. It is available to buy on Amazon at a sale price, however.
|Zinc (as zinc citrate)||25 mg|
|Fenugreek (50% saponins)||600 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris 60%||600 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed 20:1||100 mg|
|Aspartic Acid||50 mg|
|Eurycoma longifolia (longjack)||50 mg|
|Maca root 0.6% extract||50 mg|
|Mucuna pruriens (20%)||50 mg|
|Whey protein hydrolysate||50 mg|
EdgeTest’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – Used to balance out cholesterol and triglyceride levels while also helping in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose (energy).
Zinc – Directly involved in test synthesis and release.
Fenugreek – Enhances libido and physical performance while also boosting “free” testosterone via aromatase and 5a-reductase inhibition.
Tribulus Terrestris – Not so much a testosterone booster but being standardized to 60% of its active compounds, its quite potent for sex.
L-arginine – Can boost circulation by increasing nitric oxide production. Dosage is low on EdgeTest though.
Horny Goat Weed – Not technically a testosterone booster but by mimicking the effects of test, it’s capable of boosting libido especially at this potent 20:1 concentrate.
Aspartic Acid – An amino acid used by some of the most powerful natural testosterone boosters. Dosage is low on EdgeTest though.
Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) – A traditional herb with a legendary libido boosting reputation, it also is capable of balancing testosterone and cortisol for a possibly more anabolic profile.
Maca – Boosts energy, stamina, and libido without necessarily affecting testosterone.
Mucuna pruriens – Contains L-Dopa which makes it capable of impacting testosterone production by increasing LH.
Whey Protein Hydrolysate
Whey in general has been a staple supplement in the world of bodybuilding and nutrition as a source of protein. It helps burn fat and build muscle, which is, you know, cool. EdgeTest, however, takes it one step higher by using hydrolysate – a form that’s better and easier to absorb compared to other protein sources like casein. There’s a twist though but more on this later.
DHEA – Tagged by WADA on its banned substance list because of its steroid precursor status but it doesn’t really do much for test. It does, however, show promise as a strength and muscle mass booster that also regulates cortisol.
Boron – Right up there with Zinc as one of the best minerals for testosterone but this 1 mg dosage is just ridiculous.
Each serving of EdgeTest consists of three capsules and as Nutra Edge suggests, we are to take 1 serving (3 capsules) per day with a meal.
In terms of ingredient choices, EdgeTest seems to be on point as they have some of the best in the business. The quality of these said ingredients are mostly impressive, too. However, a lot of these ingredients are under dosed and it’s sad because had these ingredients been given the right milligrams, EdgeTest would’ve been a lot more powerful.
The top four ingredients in EdgeTest (Niacin, Zinc, Fenugreek, and Tribulus Terrestris) all get their fair share of dosage and honestly, these are the only ingredients in EdgeTest that’ll likely work because everything else is moderately to largely under dosed.
Among the 4, Zinc and Fenugreek are capable of boosting testosterone while Niacin and Tribulus impact energy and libido respectively. Great ingredients to have but by themselves, they’re pretty weak. Which brings us to the rest of the EdgeTest formula. Aspartic Acid, Mucuna Pruriens, Boron, and Tongkat Ali are, as I’ve said, some of the best in the business but in EdgeTest, these are basically paperweight with the dosages they’re given.
With libido and bodybuilding, there still might be hope albeit very little. Because of its potency, 100 mg of Horny Goat Weed might add to the libido benefits of Tribulus and Fenugreek. Also, DHEA doesn’t need to be taken in bunches so 25 mg could still work for growth hormone and anti-cortisol benefits, making it a potentially good pair for Fenugreek’s performance boosting properties. Just be careful if you’re a competitive athlete because this could get you banned.
Does it Work?
As advertised, Edge Test is designed for libido, muscle growth, and stamina and in that sense, it does work but only to a minimum. As such, I wouldn’t recommend this to the older guys who’re struggling with low testosterone and its side effects because it honestly doesn’t look like it’ll do much.
For the non-competing young guys, however, this mild formula could suit you since you’re already loaded with testosterone anyway. The testosterone part of EdgeTest might not be of much use to young dudes but in terms of sex and bodybuilding, this formula could provide a little bit more push.
- Ingredients – The roster and quality is on point.
- Zinc and Fenugreek – The only two testosterone boosters you can count on.
- Cheap – Sold just below $21 on Amazon.
- Reputation – Customer reviews seem generally good with no complaints of major side effects.
- Low dosages – About half the formula isn’t getting their fair share of milligrams.
- Wasted potential – *cough* boron, mucuna pruriens, aspartic acid, tongkat ali *cough*
- Whey Hydrolysate – This was supposed to be what set EdgeTest apart from the competition. However, most whey supplements use somewhere around 20-30 g of Whey while EdgeTest only has 50 mg. That won’t do sh*t.
The Bottom Line
EdgeTest has a great set of ingredients for multiple aspects of male health but the way they’re dosed doesn’t give them justice. If NutraEdge decides to revamp this current version, I could only wish they gave their ingredients the right amount of capsule space to maximize all this manly potential. Until now, my conclusion is that EdgeTest isn’t quite as advanced as it claims to be.