Quick Take: Have you noticed that men become more and more like pussies with each passing generation? Your grandpa was more badass than you, his grand-dad before him was even more of a badass than him, and the younger generation seem to prefer tea than a good ol’ test booster. Primeval Labs aims to change that through their testosterone pumping, muscle building formula in Mega Test. Will it be enough to unleash your primal instincts? Or will you just stay a domestic cat? Find out in the review.
- A product of Primeval Labs, Mega Test is simply advertised on its label to be a “supreme testosterone matrix”
- Kicks off its formula with a heavy dose of a powerful testosterone boosting amino acid in DAA
- Libido boosting herbs such as Tribulus Terrestris and Maca their way into the formula
- Manly minerals Zinc and Magnesium are given in their cheapest and worst absorbed forms (oxide)
- Contains a potentially illegal substance in Arimistane. It’s a DHEA metabolite that may cause positive drug tests.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including a1supplements and Amazon. It doesn’t seem like GNC has any Primeaval Labs products though.
Primeval Labs Mega Test Ingredients
|Tribulus Terrestris 95%||750 mg|
|Maca root powder||250 mg|
|Magnesium (as oxide)||150 mg|
|Long Jack root powder||100 mg|
|Zinc oxide||10 mg|
|Vitamin D3||1000 IU|
Primeval Labs Mega Test’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
DAA – Currently one of the best natural testosterone boosters out there on the market. Research says it can boost testosterone by up to 42% in just 12 days.
Tribulus Terrestris – Popular among bodybuilding and testosterone boosting supplements. However, scientific evidence shows that Tribulus Terrestris doesn’t do anything for test status and physical performance. Being standardized to 95% saponins though, this could be a pretty potent libido booster.
Maca – Similar to Tribulus Terrestris, Maca has been touted by multiple products as a testosterone booster. Truth is though, it only boosts libido without necessarily altering test levels.
Fenugreek – Like Tribulus (again), Fenugreek has been marketed to be a triple threat in terms of testosterone, physical performance, and libido boosting. Unlike Tribulus though, Fenugreek actually backs up these claims. Particularly in terms of testosterone, this herb increases levels of “free” testosterone via aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase inhibition.
Magnesium – Involved in over 300 metabolic functions which of course, includes testosterone. However, Magnesium Oxide has an extremely low bioavailability, making this low 150 mg dose that much more of an issue.
Long Jack – Otherwise known as Tongkat Ali, Long Jack is a traditional sex herb. Fortunately, modern research theorizes it may also be able to boost “free” testosterone by liberating it from its SHBG bond while also lowering cortisol levels.
The next ingredient on the Primeval Labs Mega Test formula is Arimistane. Also known as Androsta-3, 5-Diene-7, 17-Dione, this compound has a couple of features that I think we need to take note of.
First of all, bodybuilding enthusiasts and professionals have used Arimistane as a potentially powerful aromatase inhibitor (anti estrogen supplement). However, no research whatsoever has confirmed this as of yet. Secondly, it’s a metabolite of DHEA which isn’t much of a testosterone booster but it still is banned by WADA. That said, all you competitive athletes beware because you dudes could test positive.
Zinc – This mineral is directly involved in testosterone synthesis and release. Additionally, it also helps maintain healthy test levels after a workout. For these reasons, I think Zinc may be right up there with the best minerals for healthy testosterone. Unfortunately, this oxide form isn’t very well absorbed by our bodies and 10 mg isn’t really much.
Vitamin D3 – Given today’s lifestyle of constant office work and being confined inside the 4 walls and a roof of a building, a lot of men are actually deficient from this free sunshine vitamin. This is a problem for testosterone as studies have shown that higher levels of Vitamin D3 are linked to higher levels of testosterone.
Primeval Labs Mega Test Directions
Each serving consists of a whopping 5 capsules and Primeval Labs Mega Test suggests we take all these pills in one seating. Specifically, at night or right before going to bed. Man, that’s a hard pill(s) to swallow.
Additionally, Primeval Labs says Mega Test works best taken on an 8 week on, 8 week off cycle.
Primeval Labs Mega Test starts out strong with a solid 2000 mg dose of powerful DAA. The dosage, although solid, could’ve been made even better (like, the clinically tested 3.12 g dose kind of better) but this should do the trick. However, Primeval Labs Mega Test’s strong start tapers off with its next ingredient.
Tribulus Terrestris (and Maca) don’t have anything to do with neither improving athletic performance nor testosterone status despite being heavily marketed to do so. With a hearty dosage and a large part of it being saponins though, the libido boosts should be apparent.
With the next herbs being Fenugreek and Tongkat Ali, Primeval Labs Mega Test sort of makes up for its Tribulus flop as both are solid “free” testosterone boosters. Moreover, both herbs also positively influence athletic performance by helping regulate cortisol and increasing strength.
Speaking of flops, Primeval Labs Mega Test also has Zinc and Magnesium. Both these minerals are pretty good not just for testosterone, but for male health in general. Dosage and forms make them pretty unreliable though so if they do boost test, I don’t see it touching anywhere near its full potential. Arimistane might also help with estrogen regulation but again, no research actually supports this so this is yet another unreliable ingredient.
Does it Work?
I’m pretty sure it does. Looking at the ingredients, it has the makings of an above average testosterone boosting stack. It could be somewhat effective as a PCT, too. However, the Primeval Labs Mega Test formula could still use a lot of improvement.
For example, a bunch of ingredients could use upgrades in the form and dosage department, and some would be better removed (like Tribulus Terrestris, Maca, and Arimistane) and replaced with more trustworthy natural ingredients like Boron, Mucuna Pruriens, or Ashwagandha.
DAA – Even the best testosterone boosting stacks rely on this amino acid. If you’re looking for a quick and powerful boost in testosterone, this is the way to go.
- Fenugreek and Tongkat Ali – Multi-acting test boosters that also help you build bigger muscles
- Solid ingredients – Aside from those 3 above, the rest of the ingredients here also do look promising. They do lack a few things to maximize their potential but credit needs to given where credit is due. Primeval Labs Mega Test assembled a solid crew.
- Reputation – There’re only 3 customer reviews in Amazon but they do seem positive. A1supplements has customer reviews as well and the generally look good too.
- Arimistane – Anytime you add a substance that could potentially get competitive athletes banned, that’s never a good thing.
- Flops – This combo of ingredients look pretty good at first glance but further inspection reveals their imperfections like being under dosed, under researched, and hardly absorbed.
- Dosing – This may not be an issues to some but damn, 5 capsules in one seating? That’s harsh, man.
- Capsules – Speaking of capsules, what’s up with all this artificial coloring? We don’t need this sh*t.
- Sleep trouble – Well, I got this based on the customer reviews I’ve read. While they were generally cool with Primeval Labs Mega Test, having difficulties with sleep was one of the side effects.
The Bottom Line
Primeval Labs Mega Test is a supplement intent on boosting testosterone and muscle growth. With its decent mix of ingredients, it seems as though they’ve accomplished just that. With less than stellar execution to a supposedly good strategy though, in my eyes, it fails to bring back the presumed extreme testosterone and masculinity that our primitive ancestors had used to fight back massive beasts.