Quick Take: 3 things jumped right at me the moment I took a look at Neon Sport’s Surge Testosterone. Namely: Zinc, Prop blend, and Tribulus Terrestris. That’s basically what the formula looks like. Zinc is an awesome addition, Tribulus is welcome, and well, the prop blend needs more figuring out. On the other hand, the “other ingredients” on this are filled with a multitude of colorings that look like the capsule was made by skittles. As the title says, this is probably as close as you can get to tasting a rainbow. Do rainbows taste good? I don’t know. Is Surge Testosterone effective? That I can answer and if you want to find out, you’re going to have to keep scrolling down this review.
- Surge Testosterone is a product of the colorful Neon Sport.
- It’s been advertised as a 5-tier testosterone booster that has “unparalleled” combination of 5 testosterone boosting ingredients.
- Zinc and Tribulus are heavily dosed but the rest of the ingredient dosages are hidden inside a prop blend.
- Among 9 ingredients, only 2 are standardized and the rest are extracts. This makes the formula look like Neon Sport didn’t have that much budget invested in it.
- There are also ingredients that don’t really do anything for testosterone or manly health for that matter.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon. It’s probably not in GNC since I couldn’t do a search on it.
Neon Sport Surge Ingredients
|Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine)||30 mg|
|Testosterone Surge™ Matrix||1417 mg|
|Fenugreek Seed Extract, Stinging Nettle Root Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract (Standardized for Ursolic Acid), Milk Thistle Seed Extract, Zinc Monomethionine, Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract, Horny Goat Weed Extract, Turmeric Root Extract (Standardized for Curcumin), Rhodiola rosea Root Extract|
|Tribulus terrestris Fruit Extract||750 mg|
Neon Sport Surge’s T-Boosters
Zinc – Supplied as the better absorbed form of Zinc (although not the best), Zinc Monomethionine directly fuels testosterone synthesis by being a raw material for T and signaling it’s release. Given a hefty dose of 30 mg, this is a welcome addition to any test boosting stack.
Fenugreek – This ancient tonic has been known for its sex-enhancing properties. It also has effects on T though by acting as an aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor.
Stinging Nettle – A sex-enhancer like Fenugreek with less science to back it up as a testosterone booster. Theoretically though, it blocks aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase activity too. I personally think it’s a good addition for any supplement that targets masculine health.
Rhodiola rosea – Used in ancient Siberian herbalism, R. Rosea has properties that fight fatigue and stress while also reducing estradiol levels and maintaining T levels post exercise.
Ursolic Acid – Current research has this showing benefits in gaining lean muscle and decreasing body fat. Great for bodybuilding if you ask me.
Milk Thistle – Silymarin, the active ingredient of Milk Thistle, has been used to treat and prevent liver diseases. I’m not sure why it’s here though because it has nothing to do with testosterone.
Saw Palmetto – Not all that great for testosterone but does wonders for prostate health.
Horny Goat Weed – You probably already guessed what this is for. Mimics the effects of testosterone including the sex enhancement without actually boosting T.
Turmeric – Standardized to Curcumin which again, I’m not really sure why it’s here. It’s been used as an anti-inflammatory and also to treat cancer. See why I’m confused? On further analysis, because of its low bioavailability, it reaches the colon which MIGHT help in digestion.
Tribulus terrestris – At a heavy dose of 750 mg, Tribulus Terrestris might not be able to directly boost your testosterone but it can help you get those sex boosts.
Neon Sport Surge Directions
Take 1 serving (3 capsules) once a day with or without food. For optimum results take Neon Sport Surge at a consistent time daily for 8 straight weeks. Cycle-off for at least 4 weeks before beginning a new cycle.
Just basing on the two ingredients with actual dosages that we can see, Surge Testosterone does offer a bit of testosterone boosting and manly health enhancement. Zinc Monomethionine is given a hefty dose of 30 mg and is an amazing testosterone booster. Actually, I consider it to be the best mineral there is for test.
The other ingredient with a specific dose is Tribulus Terrestris. It’s not really a testosterone booster but it does help enhance the sex and libido boosts that come with the T-boosts from Zinc. According to this study though, Tribulus doesn’t really show benefits to strength and muscle.
Now to the Surge Testosterone’s prop blend: Testosterone Surge™ Matrix. Surge Testosterone prioritized Fenugreek, Stinging Nettle, and Ursolic Acid in this prop blend which I think was a good decision. These 2 former ingredients look like they’re here for hormonal regulation (estrogen and DHT blocking) which is always a good pairing with T-boosting ingredients. Ursolic Acid is here to support lean muscle growth and fat-burning which adds a bodybuilding and sports nutritional twist to this stack.
Saw Palmetto, Horny Goat Weed, and Rhodiola rosea – given that they come after Zinc which is at 30 mg, are also assumingly also given a dose of 30 mg OR LESS. That being said, they would’ve been nice additions to this stack but their dosages don’t seem adequate enough to be effective.
There are also ingredients to this that don’t really make sense to me. Namely: Milk Thistle & Turmeric. The former is good for preventing liver disease which is an understandable addition if you were taking steroids or prohormones but, this isn’t a prohormone and it’s definitely not a steroid. Turmeric, or more specifically Curcumin has nothing to do with test or manly health. These products have me scratching my head, to be honest.
Does it Work?
Given a heavy dose of Zinc, I’m quite confident that this formula works. But really, don’t expect too high of a test boost because that’s pretty much the only ingredient that boosts overall T. Though admittedly, the top prioritized ingredients on the prop blend seem to support Zinc’s T-boosting by blocking testosterone from converting to estrogen and DHT. Tribulus is also given a heavy dose which works if you’re looking for more balls deep action.
That being said, the demographic that seems to benefit from Neon Sport’s Surge Testosterone seem to be the mature men who’re still in to bodybuilding and sex while struggling with Zinc deprivation and age related dives in testosterone and spikes of estrogen and DHT.
- Zinc – A heavy dose of this manly mineral is always going to be appreciated in this Zinc deprived world full of pizzas and fast food.
- Sex and bodybuilding – Aside from the testosterone boosts from Zinc, the other ingredients seem to promote these too. And who doesn’t like lifting heavier iron and more sex, right?
- Cheap – 20$ a bottle good for a month’s use. That’s really not so bad.
- Hormonal equilibrium – T-boosts typically come with boosts in estrogen too and that doesn’t work well for us males. Surge Testosterone knows this and their formula comes complete with T-boosts and estrogen/DHT blocking.
Although this formula uses natural ingredients, I’m a little bit concerned about the number of its non-standardized extracts and the colorings on the “other ingredients” part of the label. Don’t get me wrong though. The formula does look safe but those ingredients may or may not play well with your stomach and the rest of your GI tract.
Also keep in mind that the directions specifically say to cycle it for 8 weeks and then rest for 4. This may speak about unwanted side effects of the formula that you might get if you take it for longer periods. Consider yourself warned.
- Too colorful – I’m serious. It looks catchy but it hurts my eyes. On a more serious note, the colorings in the “other ingredients” part of the label speak to a more unnatural way of processing their ingredients.
- PROP BLEND – All caps on this mofo. I hate prop blends. And if you’ve seen at least one of my other reviews on supplements with prop blends, you’d pretty much expect this already.
- Questionable Choices – Specifically, Milk Thistle & Turmeric. My research tells me that these have absolutely no business being in a testosterone boosting stack.
- Low Dosage – Aside from the top 3 prioritized ingredients that come before Zinc in the prop blend, some of those ingredients would’ve been nice additions if only they weren’t so lowly dosed.
The Bottom Line
Well, Neon Sport’s Surge Testosterone definitely boosts T with a heavy dose of Zinc. I’ll give them that. And the estrogen and DHT blocking that comes in the prop blend are always a nice pairing with testosterone boosts. As an addition, there’s Tribulus that boosts libido and basically completes the three things that Surge Testosterone is aiming for.
- Enhance muscle growth
- Improve performance
- Both of those on stimulant-free stack
To conclude, I wouldn’t put this in the same ranks as the best T-boosters but at 20$, it’s at least worth a try.