Quick Take: With the way Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust is being advertised, it certainly has a lot to live up to and being a “pharmaceutical grade male enhancer” is just one of them. The question is though, is it all just hype? Or is there substance to all this talk? Let’s get to the review and answer these questions.
- A product of Magnum Nutraceuticals, Thrust is advertised to be Canada’s #1 Test Booster
- Composed of 4 different prop blends with seemingly different purposes
- Total dosages look decent but individual dosages of each ingredient are left undisclosed
- Uses a bunch of under researched ingredients including ones for testosterone and bodybuilding
- Its potent, highly concentrated herbs may be its best chance of boosting “free” testosterone
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Lucky Vitamin and Amazon but I couldn’t find it on GNC.
Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust Ingredients
|Vitamin B6||8 mg|
|Estro-Modulating Compound||1470 mg|
|M-OXO™ (7 beta-acetoxy-8, 13-epoxy-1 alpha, 6 beta, 9 alpha-trihydroxy-labd-14-ene-11-one)|
|Tongkat Ali Root Extract 20:1 (Eurycoma)|
|Oatstraw (Avena sativa) Extract 10:1|
|Prolonged T-Augmenting Compound||1402 mg|
|Puncture Vine (45% Saponins)|
|Safed Musli (Chlorophytum Borivilianum) Extract|
|T-Optimizing Compound||700 mg|
|Muira Puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides) Extract 6:1|
|Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaf Extract 4:1|
|Dodder (Cuscuta japonica) Seed Extract 5:1|
|Anabolic Thrusting Agents||500 mg|
Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin B6 – Rat research suggests that B6 depletion may also lead to lower levels of testosterone. Granted, rats aren’t humans but the results of this research may be suggestive of B6’s importance in maintaining high levels of testosterone.
The first ingredient in this prop blend might confuse you since it’s labeled here in its confusing, lengthy, and frankly hard-to-read name 7 beta-acetoxy-8, 13-epoxy-1 alpha, 6 beta, 9 alpha-trihydroxy-labd-14-ene-11-one. I don’t know why Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust is trying to complicate stuff but this is simply known as “Forskolin”.
Forskolin is the active compound found in the plant Coleus Forskohlii and according to research, it is a natural testosterone booster with multiple benefits to body composition such as fat-burning, lean muscle growth, and even increased bone density. Cool, eh? To make it even cooler, Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust supplies it in trademarked M-OXO™.
- Tongkat Ali – In this potent 20:1 Extract, this herb is an effective libido booster and as research shows, it’s also capable of boosting testosterone and lowering cortisol. Theoretically, this combination of benefits make it a suitable supplement for bodybuilding.
- Oat straw – Typically, you’d find this herb effective as a nootropic but when it’s used in testosterone boosters, it’s probably because of its rich supply of protein and L-Arginine. It doesn’t necessarily boost testosterone though but it may help build muscle.
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL – This form isn’t exactly the preferred version of L-Carnitine when it comes to testosterone booster (LCLT is). Nonetheless, it reduces muscle damage from exercise and thereby increasing the number of receptors that testosterone can interact with.
- Naringin – This is what’s responsible for giving grapefruit its bitter flavor and in humans, it’s metabolized into Naringenin where it acts as an aromatase inhibitor capable of lowering levels of estrogen.
- Quercetin – Research on this is limited but with what it currently has, it does have testosterone boosting potential by limiting the removal of testosterone through urine.
- Hesperidin – A compound found in citrus fruits like orange, Hesperidin becomes hesperitin once ingested. The good news is that according to a study, hesperitin is among “the most potent natural aromatase inhibitors”. However, research on this is still in its preliminary stages.
Prolonged T-Augmenting Compound
- Maca – A study says that it can effectively bolster sexual desire. Great. However, the same study also says that it managed to do it without altering levels of sex hormones.
- Puncture Vine – Otherwise known as Tribulus Terrestris, this plant got its name from the thorns on its nuts that are strong enough to puncture bicycle tires. Furthermore, it’s also an effective libido booster. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to do much for testosterone.
- Safed Musli – As far as I know, it currently doesn’t have any human research under its belt but on several animal studies, it did show potential as a male health supplement for its benefits on sperm and libido.
- Muira Puama – Among the more common natural remedies for prostate issues, this herb is also beneficial to libido and cognition. It doesn’t seem to have any benefits on testosterone though.
- Stinging Nettle – With its ability to prevent testosterone from converting to DHT, this herb is also among the more commonly used natural supplements for prostate health. Further, it also lowers SHBG and estrogen.
- Dodder – Doesn’t have much evidence as a testosterone booster but if it does increase test, it does so by bolstering LH.
- Fenugreek – By inhibiting aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase activity, it limits DHT and estrogen and thereby increasing “free” testosterone. It also boosts libido and muscle strength.
Anabolic Thrusting Agents
- Beta Ecdysterone and 20-hydroxyecdysone – These are ecdysteroids that are believed to bolster the recovery of muscles through increased protein synthesis. However, one research shows that both of these compounds didn’t have any influence on training and body composition. Furthermore, the research also didn’t find any changes to both testosterone and cortisol.
- 5-Methyl-7-Hydroxy-Isoflavone-Ethylcarbonate Ester and Ipriflavone – Marketed as powerful anabolic/anti-catabolic/non-hormonal substitutes to dangerous anabolic steroids. It doesn’t boost testosterone but it’s reportedly great for muscle growth. Again, however, I couldn’t find solid evidence to support these claims.
Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust Directions
Each serving of Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust consists of a whopping 6 capsules but these are to be divided at different times throughout the day.
On training days
- Take 3 capsules 15 before workout
- Take 3 capsules 30 minutes before bed time
On non-training days
- Take 3 capsules in the morning
- Take 3 capsules 30 minutes before bed time
Advertised as a pharmaceutical grade male amplifier and Canada’s top testosterone booster, I had big hopes for Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust. Oh, and after seeing a bunch of hard-to-read compounds? Man, was I pumped. Well, I was also confused and tongue-twisted but, yeah, I was pumped.
However, the hype quickly cooled off after realizing that aside from Vitamin B6, the rest of ingredients used in Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust were all trapped inside several prop blends. As such, their individual dosages were also left undisclosed. The silver lining here though is that with simple mathematics, we can somewhat guesstimate their average dose.
- Estro-Modulating Compound – 7 ingredients with an average of 210 mg
- Prolonged T-Augmenting Compound – 3 ingredients with an average of 467 mg
- T-Optimizing Compound – 4 ingredient with an average of 175 mg
- Anabolic Thrusting Agents – 4 ingredients with an average of 125 mg
Having done the math, the dosages don’t actually look that bad. Sadly, even with okay dosages, a lot of the ingredients used here in Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust just aren’t very good as I’m seeing a handful of unproven herbs and compounds that are backed only by anecdotal, non-scientific evidence.
Of course, Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust also has a few promising testosterone boosters such as Forskolin, Tongkat Ali, Stinging Nettle and Fenugreek. If they work, you’d have yourself a bit more “free” testosterone, fat-burning, and muscle strength. Oh, and boosted libido looks like a fair possibility, too.
Does it Work?
Honestly, I don’t know how good a product has to be for it to be called “pharmaceutical grade” but what I do know is this:
MAGNUM NUTRACEUTICALS THRUST IS NOWHERE NEAR BEING THE BEST IN CANADA
…or from any part of world for that matter. Frankly, most of the ingredients it chose to include are poor decisions and the fact that nearly 100% of them are trapped inside different prop blends make it even worse.
To be fair, it could potentially boost “free” testosterone and libido but because of the nature of prop blends, I can’t accurately gauge to what extent. Oh, and there might be a benefit to bodybuilding as well but again, the compounds used are only backed by broscience rather actual, legitimate research.
- Total Dosages – The individual dosages are kept secret (which sucks) but at least the total dosages of the prop blends aren’t that bad.
- Potent herbs – Despite not having a lot of testosterone boosters, a bunch of herbs here are given in top-shelf qualities.
- Reputation – On Bodybuilding (dot com) and on Amazon, customer reviews are generally positive.
- Proprietary blends – This has to be the worst part of Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust
- Ineffective ingredients – Some have research that shows them being ineffective while others don’t hold any evidence at all.
- Expensive – Prices may vary depending on where you decide to buy but I haven’t seen Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust being sold at less than $60.
The Bottom Line
Personally, I think Magnum Nutraceuticals Thrust is mostly just hype. If you’re looking for the best testosterone supplement, look elsewhere. To be fair though, its use of top-shelf herbs and reportedly powerful bodybuilding compounds may/may not make it “pharmaceutical grade” but I’m quite confident that this isn’t the best that Canada has to offer.