Quick Take: When I saw Mutant Test, the first thing that popped in my mind is Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. I mean, that dude Logan is straight up Alpha. He’s a mutant and the way he acts, it’s like he’s always ready to burst in a testosterone fueled rage. If you’re looking up Mutant Test, you probably want to be like him. Heck, everyone wants to be like him. Why wouldn’t we, right? The question now is, is Mutant Test’s formula up to the challenge? Let’s get to the review and find out.
- A product of Mutant, Mutant Test is advertised to be a “Pro-caliber formula”.
- According to their website, Testosurge is the formula’s “proprietary, patent-pending, bioactive compound”. Basically, what they’re trying to tell us is that Fenugreek is their main ingredient but really, that’s not the case. Refer to next bullet.
- Their most heavily dosed ingredient is Maca. Spoiler Alert: It’s not a testosterone booster.
- The formula takes the simple route by using just 6 ingredients – all at effective dosages and most in high quality, branded forms.
- Bioperine can also be found in the formula which I think is pretty cool. More on this later.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores but the price tag is generally stiff on this one. I’ve seen it sold for as much as $85 but websites such as Amazon ($58) and bodybuilding dot com ($45) have them cheaper. I couldn’t find it on GNC.
Mutant Test Ingredients
|Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol)||25 mcg (1000 IU)|
|Niacinamide||24 mg (24 NE)|
|Zinc (Albion® zinc bisglycinate)||30 mg|
|MacaTest™ (a clinically tested dose)
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) (root)
|Testosurge® (a clinically tested dose)
Patent Pending Premium Fenugreek Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed) (80% grecunin)
|BioPerine® (a clinically tested dose)
Black Pepper Extract (Piper nigrum) (fruit) (95% piperine) Patented Bioavailability Enhancer
Mutant Test’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin D – According to this study, men with healthy levels of Vitamin D had higher levels of testosterone, free androgens, and lower levels of SHBG. Also, Vitamin D is widely deficient because partly, we all don’t get enough sun. Seeing it here is definitely a breath of fresh air. However, this ergocalciferol (D2) form isn’t the best. It spikes testosterone levels just as much as D3 but it crashes so much faster.
Niacinamide – Otherwise known as Nicotinamide. No, it’s not the same as nicotine so don’t worry. Niacinamide is a form of Niacin or Vitamin B3 which is typically used to lower levels of cholesterol. Interestingly, I found that Niacin prevents positive urine drug tests in people who’re taking illegal drugs. No testosterone boosts here, though.
Zinc – Given at a branded form of Albion®, Zinc is one (if not THE) of the manliest minerals for testosterone. Healthy levels of Zinc turns your body into a well-oiled machine by maintaining levels of testosterone regardless if you’re working out or at rest. It also plays a key role in the synthesis of testosterone by being one of the raw materials needed for its production. Not only that, it also signals for the release of test. The heavy 30 mg supplied here is icing to the cake.
MacaTest™ – At 3000 mg, this is the highest dosed ingredient in the Mutant Test formula which effectively makes it this product’s primary ingredient even if Mutant’s advertising didn’t say so. It’s a potent Peruvian Ginseng that’s been used to enhance energy and sex drive. Cool. Unfortunately though, it does so without altering levels of testosterone. Not cool.
Testosurge® – This is one of the best branded forms of Fenugreek for use in testosterone boosters. Although it doesn’t look like it increases levels of total test, it does increase “free” testosterone by inhibiting aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase activity. This, in effect, raises levels of “free” testosterone while lowering levels of estrogen. This is good but it comes with a reduction in DHT, an even manlier androgen than test itself.
BioPerine® – This isn’t a test booster by any means but it still is quite the ingredient. It’s a branded form of the black pepper extract piperine that’s been known to enhance nutrient absorption. BioPerine alone takes the potency of the entire formula to a whole ‘nother level.
Mutant Test Directions
“On training and non-training days, take 6 MUTANT TEST caps every morning upon waking on an empty stomach with 8 ounces of water.”
And so we’ve come to this. The meat of this review. Finally, right? Starting with the formula’s vitamins and minerals, I’d like to first single out Zinc and Vitamin D. These are two of the best natural testosterone boosters that actually work. Zinc is given at a branded form which should technically help with this mineral’s absorption. Good move, Mutant Test. To top it off, 30 mg hits the sweet spot of safe and effective so kudos again to Mutant Test.
Vitamin D on the other hand, is given at a weaker D2 form and the 1000 IU dosage doesn’t seem too high. I believe it should still work though given that you spend at least a few minutes under the sun. After all, sunlight is where our bodies get most of our Vitamin D.
Niacinamide on the other hand, is a little bit of head scratcher. No test boosting capabilities here. Well, at least none that I know of. Also, I find it interesting that it prevents positive urine drug tests. Sooooo, unless you’re an addict to some kind of drug (which I hope you aren’t), this vitamin doesn’t seem very beneficial to men’s health.
Moving on, we have Maca. Given that this product is said to “pro-calibre”, this should help athletes and bodybuilders (pro and amateur alike) in their workouts by enhancing energy and battling stress. This’ll keep those reps flowing and those gains coming but I’m a bit sad to see that this is the heaviest dosed ingredient in a testosterone booster because it doesn’t seem to boost test.
Next we have Fenugreek. Even if it doesn’t look like the main ingredient, 500 mg is still a heavy dose for this manly herb. It’s been widely used to enhance athletic (and sexual) performance so this ingredient fits the bill. Also, by increasing “free” testosterone, you should be expecting not just an increase in muscle strength, but an increase in muscle bulk as well. I suggest you don’t stack this with other products and supplements that lower DHT though.
Does it Work?
As a testosterone booster, I believe it works. However, the testosterone boosts here aren’t really all that powerful so don’t expect a huge spike in that area.
However, even if it’s not necessarily a powerful test booster, you should feel powerful because of the combination of Maca and Fenugreek. Overall, I think the demographic who benefits most from this formula are the young bodybuilding dudes. These young guns don’t typically need a whole lot of test boosts because, well, they’re in their testosterone prime. What they need is more “free” T and more energy to build muscle which Mutant Test provides.
If you’re the older dude looking for a powerful testosterone booster to curb the age related T decline, I suggest you look elsewhere.
- Maca – A great ginseng for sex and athletic performance.
- Fenugreek – Another great herb for libido and physical strength. Also has the added benefits of “free” testosterone.
- BioPerine – Mutant marketed this supplement to be “proven to jack testosterone levels faster“. They should thank BioPerine for that.
- Zinc – The manliest mineral for testosterone given at high quality and at a mutant sized dose.
- Reputation – I’ve seen this rated pretty highly by certified users.
- No side effects – No complaints of major side effects which I honestly expected because of all these high quality and natural ingredients. Also doesn’t have any banned substances so it should somewhat be “pro-calibre”.
- EXPENSIVE – All caps on that one. I mean, $85?! Well, I’ll be damned.
- Not a strong test booster – Yup. Compared to some of the best testosterone boosters in the market, the T boosts look average.
- Niacinamide – Assuming that no one here is a drug addict, why’s it even here? And if you actually are, man, don’t waste $85 on trying to test a false negative. You’re better off buying a separate Vitamin B3. It’s much cheaper. But hey, you didn’t hear that from me.
The Bottom Line
With Mutant Test’s generous dose of Maca, the formula is already set out to be a potent libido and physical performance enhancer. Couple that with Fenugreek’s “free” test boosting benefits, and you have yourself a feel good formula that doesn’t necessarily offer strong boosts in testosterone. Don’t get me wrong though. It still is a decent test booster overall. I just think it’s a little bit overpriced for increase in T that it provides. There are other athlete-centered products in the market that, in my opinion, are well worth your money.