Quick Take: In times of great struggle, our nation calls upon the bravest of men to fight in behalf of us all but these men, however courageous, also need our support. With Military Labs First Strike, we might be able to do just that. It’s an affordable supplement that probably won’t be much of a testosterone booster but a little sacrifice won’t hurt too much if it’s for a greater purpose, right? What purpose might this be? Read the review and find out.
- First Strike is a product of brand that proudly supports the military – Military Labs
- Advertised on its label to be an “advanced testosterone booster”
- Horny Goat Weed and L-Arginine are its most notable ingredients (SPOILER ALERT! These aren’t testosterone boosters)
- Most of its ingredients are several kinds of natural fat burners
- Houses 10 ingredients that share a meager total dosage of 200 mg
- Available to buy online including Amazon but not on GNC
Military Labs First Strike Ingredients
|EcoTest Daily Blend||200 mg|
|Horney Goat Weed (Epimedium) Extract (leaf)||**|
|Garcinia Cambogia Extract (fruit)||**|
|African Mango Extract (Irvingia Gabonensis) (seed)||**|
|Acai Berry Extract (fruit)||**|
|Green Coffee Bean Extract (bean)||**|
|Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) Root Extract||**|
|Alfalfa (Medicago Sative) (leaf)||**|
Military Labs First Strike’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Horney Goat Weed – First of all, it’s supposed to be HORNY, not HORNEY but that’s how Military Labs First Strike spells it so, okay, let’s go with that. Regardless of how it’s spelled though, this herb mimics the effects of testosterone with the most apparent benefit being boosted libido rather than boost the actual hormone.
L-Arginine – Improves blood flow with a possible indirect influence to testosterone by increasing nitric oxide production.
Garcinia Cambogia – A tropical fruit that contains hydroxycitric acid – an active ingredient that may improve fat loss during exercise. Research is weak as of the moment though.
African Mango – Not that it matters but it’s unrelated to the common mango. More importantly, it seems to be used as a weight loss agent although evidence is currently sparse.
One fun fact about the recent history of Acai Berry is that back in 2009, numerous online marketers were sued by both Ms. Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz for wrongfully using their names in selling their respective acai berry products.
Neither of these two celebrities actually endorsed any of these products but back then and maybe even now, they did hold acai berry in high regard for its benefits to fat loss. It supposedly does so by assisting in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates as well as suppressing the urge to overeat.
Raspberry Ketone – Can increase the activity and levels of adiponectin which is a compound that may promote fat breakdown.
Green Coffee Bean – Supplies the compound chlorogenic acid (CGA) which according to research, may reduce the absorption of glucose. This, in return, promotes the use of fat for energy.
Psyllium Husk – Also used as a fat loss agent but research on this seems conflicting with others suggesting that it may be mildly effective while others don’t seem to result in any significant changes.
Yacon – Also known as the “diet potato”, this vegetable seems capable of promoting healthy digestion and suppressing appetite, resulting in a decrease in body weight. There have been reported minor side effects of bloating and gas though.
Alfalfa – A plant rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that has also been shown to reduce cholesterol.
Military Labs First Strike Directions
Each serving of Military Labs First Strike consists of 2 caplets and as instructed, these 2 caplets (1 serving) are to be taken daily.
Oh man. Where the hell are the testosterone boosts? I don’t see any of it. Honestly. This is NOT a testosterone booster. In the entire Military Labs First Strike formula, the closest thing to being a test booster is horny goat weed and, I can’t stress this enough – HORNY GOAT WEED IS NOT A TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER but it does mimic its effects.
Another ingredient that I’d like to highlight is L-Arginine. Again, it’s not a direct testosterone booster but maybe by increasing blood flow to the testicles, it can influence testosterone production somewhat. Don’t rely on this for testosterone though as it’s more beneficial as a preworkout that pumps up muscles with blood and nutrients.
Aside from those two ingredients, everything else is some sort of weight loss agent. Maybe through this, obese and overweight individuals can experience healthier testosterone levels and the benefits that come with it such as higher energy levels and libido as an indirect benefit of a healthier BMI.
With that, it does sound like Military Labs First Strike has hope as a testosterone booster at least to a very specific demographic, right? Sure, but no, it’s still not a testosterone booster and honestly, it might not even be much of a fat burner because a lot of these ingredients have been observed to be effective only under circumstances of much higher dosages that this meager 200 mg formula delivers.
Does it Work?
Truthfully, I’m more inclined to saying no but the Amazon customer reviews and ratings on Military Labs First Strike suggest otherwise. In fact, out of 52 reviews, ALL of them rated this as a 5-star supplement. To me, that’s honestly very suspicious as even the best testosterone boosters in the world have negative reviews.
But, uhmm, I’m trusting my own gut and knowledge on this one and say this:
NO, Military Labs First Strike doesn’t work – at least not as a testosterone booster and maybe not even as a weight loss or bodybuilding agent. The ingredients and dosage just don’t allow it.
- All natural – At least there aren’t any synthetics that’ll get you nasty side effects
- Cheap – Sold at under $17 on Amazon, Military Labs First Strike is easy on the wallet
- Military Labs – They’re a brand that prides themselves in supporting the military and the veterans and that I’ll always back
- Not a testosterone booster – I think I’ve made this clear in the entire review
- Dosage – 200 mg for 10 ingredients is more than a little low, it’s likely ineffective
- False marketing – Aside from NOT being a testosterone booster, it’s also advertised to be non-proprietary but the truth is, if we’re not seeing specific dosages for any of its ingredients, it’s proprietary.
The Bottom Line
Honestly, if Military Labs didn’t support the brave soldiers and veterans of our military, I wouldn’t be recommending this to anyone. The way I see it, that’s really the only reason to buy this supplement. There’s potential for weight loss here though but with this extremely low dose, it’s likely rendered null and even if it didn’t, the ingredients just don’t qualify as legit testosterone boosters. If you’re feeling patriotic though, go ahead and purchase yourself a bottle. It’s cheap anyway.