Quick Take: To my observation, Testogen seems to be quite the popular supplement and with just a quick glance on its ingredients and its marketing, I quickly came to understand why this stack has gained such a huge following of customers. These, however, aren’t the only criteria that determine how effective a testosterone can be. That said, how will it stack up against the best of the best? Read the review and find out.
- Testogen is manufactured by WOLFSON BERG LIMITED who, as they say, is “a trusted name that takes pride in leading the supplements industry for over a decade”.
- Advertised on their website to boost your testosterone the safe and easy way.
- Speaking of their website, it wasn’t very helpful. But more on this later.
- The formula includes what may currently be the most powerful natural testosterone booster in D-Aspartic Acid.
- Also has the manliest mineral for testosterone in Zinc.
- I couldn’t find it in both Amazon and GNC so if you’re planning to buy a bottle or two, look elsewhere.
|D-Aspartic Acid||2,000 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris (fruit extract)||300 mg|
|Panax Ginseng (root)||250 mg|
|Fenugreek Extract (seeds)||200 mg|
|Zinc Gluconate||72 mg|
|Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6)||56 mg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||20 mg|
|Calcium Pantothenate (B5)||12 mg|
|Cholecalciferol (D3)||10 mcg|
Testogen’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
D-Aspartic Acid – With research showing that it can boost testosterone by up to 42% in just 12 days, DAA is considered by many (including me) to currently be the most balls-out natural testosterone booster.
Tribulus Terrestris – Contrary to popular belief, Tribulus isn’t a strong testosterone booster (if at all). It does, however, have pretty good results when it comes to boosting libido.
Panax Ginseng – There’re a lot of ginseng variations but when it comes to male health, there’s arguably none better than Asian (Panax) ginseng. Its probably more of a libido booster though but with its adaptogenic properties, it could theoretically help with T status.
Fenugreek – By inhibiting the aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase enzymes, Fenugreek is capable of boosting “free” testosterone while also lowering levels of estrogen and DHT. Furthermore, it has also shown benefits in sex and muscle strength.
Vitamins and Minerals
- Zinc – As a raw material required for testosterone synthesis, Zinc may be the most essential mineral for test. This gluconate form is looking extra sexy too – and this 72 mg dose? Damn heavy. Or maybe too heavy?
- Selenium – A research says that selenium deficiency may be related to infertility which is probably why it’s here. This same research, however, does admit to the fact that more trials are needed to reinforce the need for selenium supplementation.
- Vitamin B6 – Depletion of this B vitamin may be related to lower levels of testosterone. As such, maintaining healthy levels of B6 may also be essential for healthy levels of test.
- Vitamin B2 – Like other B Vitamins, B2 helps the body convert food into energy. Specifically, B2 is an antioxidant that helps protect our cells from damaging free radicals.
- Vitamin B5 – This one helps the body utilize the previous B vitamin (B2) so there’s a bit of synergy here. Furthermore, it also helps in the production of sex and stress-related hormones.
- Vitamin D3 – According to this large scale study, sufficient levels of Vitamin D are correlated with higher levels of testosterone and better T to SHBG ratio.
Each serving of Testogen consists of 4 capsules and as instructed, men are to take a single serving per day with food.
Starting with this formula’s V&M’s, Testogen has Selenium and mini-stack of 3 B vitamins. Collectively, these should help you with your energy, stress, and testosterone levels. If you’re deficient in Selenium, you could probably get a boost in reproductive health, too.
More importantly, Testogen also has two of my favorite testosterone boosting ingredients in Zinc and Vitamin D. Given in potent forms, this should be good news. However, both their dosages are out of whack. In particular, Vitamin D3’s 10 mcg (roughly 400 IU) is too low to have any large effect on testosterone while Zinc’s 72 mg is so high that it can also be risky.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE DOSAGE!
According to this study, men who took more than 100 mg/day had elevated risks for acquiring prostate cancer. Also, those who took Zinc for 10 or more years share those same risks. Testogen’s Zinc Gluconate, given at 72 mg, does look like it borders on the risky end but if you pay attention to any additional Zinc intake and follow the recommended dose, I think you should be fine.
Moving on, the remaining ingredients are more “feel-goods” than actual testosterone boosters. To be fair though, Testogen does have DAA and Fenugreek in adequate dosages and both them of are capable of elevating test levels. If I’m being generous, then maybe Panax Ginseng can be added to that list as well.
Aside from DAA, however, all the other herbs in Testogen are primarily libido boosters. Overall, this product’s benefits on stress, libido, and the energy boost that can be translated into either bodybuilding or bedroom activities is what got Testogen its popularity. These effects can make any man feel as if they’ve had their testosterone boosted even though, in reality, there isn’t much T boosting action.
Does it Work?
Let’s take a look at Testogen’s claimed benefits first.
- Strengthen: Muscle Mass & Build Lean Muscle
- Stimulate: Increased Testosterone Levels
- Sharpen: Maximised Training Performance
Judging by those claims, yes, Testogen works. If we’re talking about raw testosterone boosting power though, I don’t see Testogen in the same realm as the products you can find on my list of the best testosterone boosters. Still, Testogen is a solid formula that men who’re already experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone (e.g., diminished stamina, libido, and declining muscles) can take advantage of. Just watch out for any extra Zinc, aight?
- Non-proprietary – Transparent formulas and visible dosages are always a good thing
- Vitamins and minerals – A manly combination overall
- Feel-goods – If getting boosted sex-drive and energy to make it through the day is bad, then I must be crazy
- Zinc – Great ingredient, risky dose
- Vitamin D – 10 mcg pretty much renders it useless. You’ll get more by spending just a few minutes under the sun.
- TESTOGEN DOT COM – Yeah. I said it. Let me explain.
The Bottom Line
Are you running low on energy? Can’t satisfy your wife in bed? Feeling stressed? Are your workouts not as intense anymore? Don’t worry, bro. Testogen has your back. Personally though, I think it would’ve been better if the ingredients get quality upgrades and Vitamin D had a lot more dosage but nonetheless, Testogen is still a solid stack for men who want to feel manlier.