Quick Take: Despite sounding a lot like testosterone, Testosterole most probably won’t be your go-to test boosting stack. What it is though, is a product with multiple benefits that ultimately end up offering a natural solution to intimate problems in the bedroom. These benefits include (but not limited to) libido and stamina. Whether it boosts testosterone or not, I’ll leave to you to find out so get to the review and start reading.
- A product of Maximum International, Testosterole is supplement made in the USA using numerous ingredients from all over the globe.
- The wide scope of herbs covers the “international” part but none of them are maximized to their full potential.
- Has a 17-ingredient prop blend that shares just 847 mg of total dosage.
- Been around since 1999 and one of the brand’s best selling supplements.
- Weak testosterone boosts but has diverse benefits in terms of improving sex life.
- Available to buy on the Maximum International website but can also be bought through several online retailers including vitacost, walgreens, overstock, and Amazon. It’s not on GNC though.
|Niacin (as niacinamide)||45 mg|
|Zinc (as zinc oxide)||10 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium sagittatum)(weed) (standardized to 10% total icariins)|
|Maca (Lepidium meyenii)(root)|
|Guarana (Paulinia cupana)(seed)(standardized to 22% caffeine)|
|Korean Ginseng (root)|
|Muira Puama (Ptychopetaium olacoides)(herb)|
|Longjack extract (Eurycoma Longifolia)(herb)|
|Avena Sativa extract|
|Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe)(bark) (standardized to 6% yohimbine)|
|Ginkgo Biloba (leaf) (standardized to 24% gingko flavone glycosides)|
|Saw Palmetto (Serena repens)(fruit)|
|GABA (gamma amino butyric acid)|
|Damiana (Turnera diffuse)(leaf)|
Testosterole’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Niacin – Also known as Vitamin B3, Niacin is a vitamin that plays a role in converting the food we eat into energy. Furthermore, it also helps manage blood cholesterol. 45 mg is solid dose.
Zinc – This mineral is one of the best there is for male health. Strictly in terms of testosterone, it serves as a raw material in this male hormone’s production while also managing its release. However, 10 mg is a low dose especially considering that Zinc Oxide is the cheapest and least absorbed form of this nutrient.
- Horny Goat Weed – More testosterone mimic than actual test booster, Horny Goat Weed’s primary benefit seems to be on libido especially being standardized to 10% Icariin.
- Maca – A sex and performance enhancing herb that does so independent of testosterone.
- Guarana – This plant from Amazon is rich in caffeine and like caffeine, Guarana is also popularly used as a stimulant and a fat burner.
- Korean Ginseng – Also known as Panax or Asian Ginseng, this adaptogenic herb is legendary in men’s supplements. Aside from boosting libido, it also helps the body adapt to stress which may indirectly support healthy levels of testosterone.
- L-Arginine – A semi-essential amino acid that improves blood flow via increased nitric oxide production. The improved circulation can translate to both bodybuilding and sex.
- Muira Puama – A traditional libido booster, Muira Puama has found itself in numerous testosterone boosting products but strong research has yet to back it up.
- Longjack – Otherwise known as Tongkat Ali – an herb known not only enhance sex drive, research suggests it also promotes a better testosterone to cortisol ratio.
- Avena Sativa – Oat Straw or Avena Sativa has benefits as a nootropic and a stress-reliever. Additionally, it also has high levels of Arginine (see L-Arginine above).
- Orchic powder – Pulverized cattle testicles is what this is. Because eating animal testicles reportedly improves our own while also boosting testosterone, a few supplement manufacturers still keep adding this ingredient to their products. However, no research has verified these claims.
- Yohimbe – A risky African sex enhancer, Yohimbe also seems to have fat burning qualities but with potential side effects including erratic heart rates and high blood pressure, I’m not too keen on recommending this to anyone.
- Ginkgo Biloba – Boosting blood flow, Ginkgo Biloba is more commonly found in nootropics but the improved circulation could also be good for sex.
- Saw Palmetto – Contains compounds that have been extracted for use in treating prostate conditions via 5-alpha-reductase inhibition.
- Xanthoparmelia Scabrosa – This one’s a lichen or basically the love child of algae and fungus. It’s been used for libido purposes and to treat male erectile dysfunction.
- Cnidium Monnieri – Asian exotic herb for boosting libido.
- GABA – Being the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in our central nervous system, it’s bound to have some nootropic benefits. Additionally, research suggests that may also increase growth hormone which, theoretically, could also improve muscle growth.
Royal Jelly isn’t called royal for no reason. At some point in a bee’s life, they all feed on Royal Jelly. However, only the larvae who’ve fed on this tasty liquid everyday of their lives become queens.
It’s not just about queens though. We men also need to feel like kings which is why some supplements nowadays use Royal Jelly. Indeed, it does hold man-enhancing potential which includes boosts in testosterone, sperm, and stamina but solid research has yet to be done on these said benefits. For more information about Royal Jelly, you might want to click here.
- Damiana – Used as libido booster for centuries but like many of the ingredients here, still remain massively under researched.
Each serving of Testosterone consists of just 2 capsules and as Maximum International suggests, just one serving per day should do just fine.
Testosterole has been one of the older-timers in male enhancing products and as far as my knowledge takes me, it’s been here since 1999. That’s nearly twenty years of production! What’s more is that Testosterole is the first bestseller of Maximum International. Impressive, eh? However, when it comes to boosting testosterone, the Testosterole formula doesn’t look nearly as brilliant as its track record. Let’s take a look.
First and foremost, let’s talk about the prop blend. These things are hideous. For whatever reason, prop blends don’t disclose the specific dosages of its ingredients and with an overwhelming 17 ingredients sharing a puny 847 mg, this is very (very) bad news. This means that on average, each ingredient is dosed less than 50 mg. That’s way below the optimal dose of most of the herbs found here.
Additionally, Tongkat Ali is the only true testosterone booster in the Testosterole prop blend and it’s not even the top priority. The only other legit testosterone booster in the entire formula is Zinc and unfortunately, 10 mg of Zinc Oxide is nothing but paper weight. Admittedly, there are other ingredients in the prop blend that, theoretically, might indirectly support testosterone but with a dosage such as this, I wouldn’t count on it.
To be fair to Testosterole though, it doesn’t look like it was primarily designed by Maximum International for testosterone. Yes, it has “Male Hormone Enhancement Formula” on its label but above that, there’s also “Libido Complex” and judging by their marketing, their aim is to offer older men who’re having problems getting their penises up a natural alternative solution.
As men get older, it’s natural to experience troubles with erection and this may stem from a bunch of things such as a declining libido, circulation, stamina, and testosterone. Testosterole casts a wide net by adding in quite the number of ingredients to their formula that looks to virtually counter every reason why men get “limp dick”. This may be the reason why despite not being a strong testosterone booster, Testosterole has historically gotten good reviews coming from older men.
Does it Work?
For testosterone? Maybe but if I’m being honest, I highly doubt it. This ranks pretty low on my list of the best testosterone boosters. To be frank, it’s probably not even worth mentioning.
However, that’s not to say that Testosterole doesn’t have any value at all. Although the prop blend may be dosed too low for my liking, there are herbs here that do posses top-shelf quality and given that they’re all pretty much feel-good ingredients, Testosterole does look like a viable all-natural solution to turning softies into boners.
- Boners – The last word of the last paragraph is the first thing you’ll notice when you first take Testosterole. (Got that?)
- Quality herbs – Not everything is served up in potent qualities but there are also those that come as good as they get.
- Diversity – Different herbs tackling different angles that cause difficulties with erection and libido.
- Longevity – After almost 20 years of production, Testosterole still keeps on going. It must be doing something good, right? As far customer reviews go, older men and their wives their seem to be reaping the most benefit.
- All natural – Which also means lesser chances of major side effects. Do be careful with Yohimbe though.
- Proprietary – These things just suck, man. I mean, why even hide your dosages??
- Not a testosterone booster – Well, most probably. If it is, it looks weaker than my grandma’s knees.
- No Tribulus Terrestris – In testosterone boosters, this would’ve been a good thing because despite being so popular, it doesn’t actually boost testosterone. Given the design and purpose of Testosterole though, Tribulus Terrestris’ characteristics would’ve been a seamless fit.
The Bottom Line
Most men aren’t like wine who get better with age. As we get up there in years, our waning youth takes with it a lot of what we consider manly. This includes a healthy sex life and a bottomless supply of testosterone. Testosterole may not grant you testosterone levels equal to that of a 20 year old, but expect your sex life to be as if you’ve turned back the clock at least a few years.