Quick Take: There’s at least one HUGE dude at every gym with a sleeveless shirt at least 3 sizes smaller and we all know that guy probably has tiny testicles. I mean, there’s NO WAY he could be that huge without sacrificing something, right? and most of the time in bodybuilding, well.. you get tiny testicles. That’s not to say that Test Matrix shrinks your marbles to pebbles though. But, while it does get you huge muscles and a boost of testosterone, it doesn’t do so much for sex. Read this review further to find out what exactly the stack does.
- A product of PhD, it’s advertised to be the company’s “most potent, powerful testosterone support formula ever”
- According to the label, it’s for MEN over 18 years old who are in a serious mass and strength training program.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon. I couldn’t find it in GNC though.
- A heavy overall dosage of nearly 3000 mg per serving
- Has standardized Tribulus Terrestris to 60% saponins and 20% protodioscin
- Exclusive and branded material in Fenosterone™.
- Concentrated Bulbine Natalensis.
- ZMA is in the building!
|Test Matrix™ Formula||2,944 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris – Standardized 60% Saponins / 20% Protodioscin||1,000 mg|
|Fenosterone™ Standardized 50% Saponins, Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) (seed) Standardized to 20% Saponins||820 mg|
|Bulbine Natalensis (5:1), Saw Palmetto Extract (Serenoa Repens) Standardized to 25% Free Fatty Acids and Sterols, Nettle Extract (Urtica Dioica), 20 Hydroxy Ecdysterone||644 mg|
|Resveratrol (Polygonum Cuspidatum), Chamomile (Chrysin), Hesperiden Complex||300 mg|
|Zinc Aspartate, Magnesium Aspartate, Vitamin B6||131.5 mg|
Test Matrix’s T-Boosters
Fenosterone™ – A Test Matrix exclusive brand of Fenugreek. It multi-tasks by boosting both libido and testosterone. It also inhibits the MANLIER hormone DHT though so be mindful.
Bulbine Natalensis – While research does show that it has potential in raising anabolic, T-boosting activity, it comes with risks of liver damage. I personally wouldn’t recommend this.
Saw Palmetto – This study states that Saw Palmetto decreases DHT. While essentially, that leads to more T, I still wouldn’t want my T-boosters messing up my hormonal balance.
Stinging Nettle – Similarly, this study also shows stinging nettle increasing T levels by decreasing DHT.
ZMA – The triad of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 that’s proven to boost T levels.
Did you know? The original blend of ZMA uses the same forms of Zinc Aspartate and Magnesium Aspartate that Test Matrix uses. Although there are better forms of these two minerals, they are both decent forms that a lot of other T-boosting supplements use.
Tribulus Terrestris – Studies have shown that Tribulus DOES have an effect on testosterone. However, it’s mostly used in older men who’re already struggling with low T. It’s more popularly used as a libido enhancer and for the muscle gains that it gives.
Resveratrol – This is an estrogen blocker backed by science.
Chrysin – An ingredient that stops the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, thereby increasing levels of T. While that sounds like a good idea, it needs to be injected directly in your testicles. Otherwise, it won’t be absorbed by your body to provide any kind of effect.
Hesperiden – To be honest, I don’t even know why it’s here. It doesn’t really do much for testosterone (or estrogen while we’re in that subject).
Test Matrix Directions
Take 4 capsules every day before bedtime on empty stomach 30 minutes after dinner. Take with 16 oz of water. For maximum results, cycle on for 8 weeks followed by a 2 week off cycle.
First of all, let’s start with the tried and tested ZMA. You have here a proven trio that DOES INDEED boost testosterone and give you the muscle growth you covet so much. There’s a catch though. It only works as well as it should IF you were low on Zinc and Magnesium to begin with. But really, in the world we live in now with fast food all over the entire country, you ARE most likely low on Zinc and Magnesium.
Next on our list of T-boosters, we have Saw Palmetto, Stinging Nettle, and the branded form of fenugreek in Fenosterone™. While all those ingredients have studies that support them as T-boosters, those same studies also show that they decrease levels of DHT which is an even manlier hormone. So, would you expect these ingredients to boost anabolic muscle growth and testosterone? Yeah. But will you have a better sexual experience? Well, given the decrease in DHT, probably not.
About the “other ingredients” section, let’s start with Resveratrol and Chrysin. Both of these ingredients are estrogen blockers that support the T-boosting function of the main test boosters in the formula. Particularly, I’m happy seeing Resveratrol here. On the other hand, Chrysin doesn’t have any effect on testosterone or estrogen if not injected directly on the testes. So, along with Hesperiden, I really don’t understand why they’re even here.
Tribulus is a great addition on this list in my opinion. It’s been studied to boost T levels in older men struggling to bring back their youthful vigor. Given its effects on testosterone, it only comes second to the potent libido boosting and muscle building effects that this herb has.
Lastly, we have Bulbine Natalensis. I saved this ingredient for last because among all those ingredients on the list, this is the one I particularly don’t like. Yeah, it does boost T. That’s a given. But at the risk of damaging your liver. If you see this ingredient on any of your bodybuilding products, I urge you to not to take more than the suggested dose. If you don’t want liver damage, that is.
All in all, Test Matrix seems to take a multi-angled but indirect approach to T-boosting by upping levels of “free” T, decreasing estrogen, blocking testosterone from converting to DHT, and providing Zinc to make testosterone. Although Test Matrix does a lot of things for T, I’d like to point out that they probably forgot to add ingredients that DIRECTLY fuels the body’s natural synthesis of testosterone. Check out these reviews on my favorite T-boosters and compare their formula to this so you can get a better picture.
Does it Work?
To Test Matrix’s credit, the ingredients they put here do increase levels of testosterone albeit the negative effects on DHT. But, the product IS a T-Booster, so yeah. It does work and does what it’s supposed to do. Also, these ingredients seem to be geared not just in increasing testosterone but also to boost anabolic muscle growth. So if you’re the dude looking to GET BIG, or the BIG DUDE LOOKING TO GET BIGGER, Test Matrix’s formula looks to be supplement you need especially if you’re the kind to overexert yourself to the point of plateau.
- No Side Effects – None reported to be specific. Do remember NOT to take more than the suggested dose because the ingredients do decrease DHT and there’s a potential liver damage in Bulbine Natalensis.
- Adequately Dosed – With dosages like these, you don’t have to worry about Test Matrix not working.
- Cheap – 45$ is a relatively cheap price considering the potential testosterone and muscle gains this product presents.
- Quality Ingredients – Standardized, concentrated, branded, high quality – you name it!
- DHT decrease – I mean, I do love my testosterone but I love sex and the hair on my head too.
- Bulbine Natalensis – Risky. The T-boosting potential is there but so is liver damage.
- Prop blends – Well, not really. Just SORT OF a prop blend. Although I would’ve loved to see each and every dose of each and every ingredient, I wont be too picky on how they labeled their formula.
The Bottom Line
All in all, Test Matrix’s formula seems to gear your testosterone boosts into getting you bigger muscle gains. If that’s what your after, by all means take it. But if you want the complete package of testosterone, muscle, and libido, there are other supplements in the market that offer those benefits. Still, be cautious about Bulbine Natalensis.