Quick Take: Back in college, I had a really smart and talented mate. His name was Paul. Where I live, basketball is the ONLY sport that mattered and Paul, well.. He had all the moves in the world. When it came to our studies, neither of us really cared too much. We went out partying instead of attending classes so when it came down to tests, all of us in our group would be failing. All of us except Paul. I’m telling you – he had all the potential in the world but long story short, he wasted it by getting addicted to cocaine. That’s kind of how I feel about Halotropin too. It has all the ingredients that make up an effective T-booster but all that might be wasted because of low doses. Find out more in this review.
- A product of the reliable Pro Supps, Halotropin is a T-booster formulated not just for men but for the ladies too.
- It’s a part of the brand’s “Muscle Growth” line
- Halotropin’s effects are advertised to be an “explosion in libido, strength, energy, and muscle mass”
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon and GNC
- Very mind-boggling formula with different websites showing different versions
- The formula that I will be reviewing is the same formula they use on their official website
- The ingredients used in the formula are amazing test boosters but are unfortunately dosed way too low.
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||67 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)||17 mg|
|Selenium (as Selenium Citrate)||33 mcg|
|Copper (as Copper Chelate)||0.1 mcg|
|Ashwagandha Root Extract, Fenugreek Seed Extract, White Button Mushroom, Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract (All-Grass), Eleuthero Root, Tongkat Ali Root (Eurycoma Longifolia), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract (std. min. 3% Rosavins), Maca Root, Tribulus Terrestris Seed Extract (std. min. 20% Protodioscin), Diindolylmethane, Mucuna Pruriens Seed|
Magnesium – It’s a mineral that helps boost the levels of “free” T and also helps in anabolic muscle growth. The form used here isn’t the best (because Magnesium Citrate is better) but it is the same form used in the original blend of ZMA. The dosage of 67 mg is way too low though.
Zinc – This is my favorite T-boosting mineral because without it, there literally wouldn’t be any testosterone. It serves as a raw material for testosterone and also signals for the synthesis and release of T. 17 mg is also on the low side but it does meet the cut.
Ashwagandha – This has a study that shows significant promise in testosterone boosting.
Fenugreek – an aromatase inhibitor and blocks conversion of test to DHT.
Tongkat Ali – Decreases the activity of the “T-killer” SHBG which in turns increases levels of “free” T.
Stinging Nettle – blocking testosterone from converting to estrogen and DHT, binds with SHBG in place of T, and protecting prostate health.
Mucuna Pruriens – its active ingredient L-DOPA make it one of the most promising T-boosters.
Selenium – It’s not really a test booster but it does do the quality of sperm good so it still looks like a good addition. I wish it was dosed higher though.
Copper – Considering that copper deficiency happens when taking in too much Zinc and that most of our population now is Zinc deficient, I really don’t understand why this is here. Maybe Halotropin predicted their users to be oversupplying with Zinc? I don’t know.
Eleuthero, Rhodiola Rosea, Maca – as adaptogens, all these lower stress levels with addition to enhancing sexual and physical performance
Tribulus Terrestris – Not really a T-booster but gets your libido up.
White Button Mushroom – an aromatase inhibitor stopping testosterone from converting to estrogen
Diindolylmethane (DIM) – While it does show anti-estrogen properties, it’s a little bit controversial because of research showing negative effects to T.
Avena Sativa – A nootropic that has shown benefits in sexual health.
Take 1 capsule 3x a day. Halotropin recommends a single dose prior to workout.
For this review, let’s start with the prop blend. There’s 12 ingredients that split a disappointingly low dose of 367 mg. If all 12 ingredients take an equal share of this tiny dose (which is highly unlikely), they’d all have around 30 mg. Using the recommended usage in taking it 3x/day, that would get each ingredient 90 mg. Now, the prop blend’s primary ingredient, Ashwagandha, needs 300-500 mg per day for a minimal effect. What does that get you? I mean, seriously. That’s disappointing. Regardless, let’s take a look at the ingredients.
First, we have adaptogens in Ashwagandha, Eleuthero, Rhodiola Rosea, Maca that also support sex and physical performance. Ashwagandha in particular, shows incredible promise as a T-booster. Then we have ingredients that target male health in Fenugreek, Tongkat Ali, Stinging Nettle, Tribulus Terrestris. The first three all have test boosting benefits by being DHT and SHBG blockers. Tribulus adds additional male enhancing support by further boosting libido. The prop blend also targets male health by using anti-aromatase products in White Button Mushroom, Diindolylmethane although in truth, I would advise against using DIM for reasons of controversy.
In the prop blend as well, we have Mucuna Pruriens with its active ingredient L-DOPA. This is one of my favorite T-boosters and it’s (again) disappointing to see it prioritized so low in this already seemingly useless prop blend. The prop blend also does have Avena Sativa which is typically used as a nootropic. It does show promise in enhancing sexual health though so props to Halotropin on that.
Now that we have the prop blend covered, let’s tackle the minerals. Magnesium is a great addition to virtually any T-booster but in here, it’s just dosed way too low. Zinc is my favorite mineral of the group because basically, no zinc means no testosterone. Zinc alone hits T-boosting at multiple angles with it being a raw material and also triggering testosterone synthesis and release. Isn’t that cool? Next is selenium. Not a T-booster by any means but it does show positive effects in terms of sperm health and as a man, wouldn’t you want your little swimmers healthy? This looks like a quality addition if you ask me. Last and may actually be the least, we have Copper. No T-boosting benefits and relatively useless considering that copper deficiency typically happens in high levels of Zinc. Our generation relies on fastfood and pizza too much that most of us are Zinc deficient anyway.
Does it Work?
It looks like it does, actually. But if the question was on how effective it is, that I’m not really sure. I don’t believe anyone except Pro Supps knows this to be honest. The reason being there are literally numbers of different versions on the internet. All with different doses and some even with different ingredients. The one we’re critiquing here is the formula found on their official website because.. well.. it’s official. maybe. Anyhow, with this particular formula, you can probably expect just a little boost in testosterone. Just don’t expect to be The Rock when you wake up. If you want potent and effective T-boosters that you can use for your bodybuilding needs, you have to check these out.
These are just some of the different formulas of Halotropin I’ve found on the internet. I’ve highlighted the differences for you.
- Cool Ingredients – Listen up testosterone booster brands. These are the ingredients you need for a quality T-booster.
- Pro Supps – The brand itself is a plus. If it’s from there, we can usually expect good quality supplements.
- Safe for Males & Females – Well, that’s what they say and that’s a rare sight for a T-booster to cater to both genders.
- No side effects – From the customer reviews I’ve read, there were no complaints of side effects. I wouldn’t expect any though considering the dosage on this.
- PROP BLEND – All Caps on this. I just hate it when manufacturers mask their dosages in a prop blend.
- Dosage – It generally is too low to produce massive boosts in testosterone.
- No clear formula – Anytime I see a supplement with different retailers showing different formulas, a red flag is automatically raised.
- Unisex – I know I said this is a good thing but this might actually be the reason why they have their doses so low. Focus on gender, will ya, Pro Supps?
- Expensive – Their website has it at $79.99. I don’t know about you but that’s heavy on the budget considering the dosage.
The Bottom Line
If I had to summarize this in one word, it would be “disappointing”. Just like my old bud Paul, the ingredients in the formula held so much potential. Unfortunately, that potential was wasted. First of all, how about not putting the ingredients in a prop blend? A little transparency would be nice. Next, I would’ve hoped for at least the key ingredients to be dosed higher. And what’s up with multiple formulas? If you want to see what a T-booster looks like without wasted potential, compare Halotropin with this.