Quick Take: Have you ever felt so low on testosterone that even a fully naked Mia Khalifa pole-dancing in front of you isn’t stimulating? Well, the odds aren’t high because Mia Khalifa is one hot babe! But what if that dream does come true and your boner isn’t boning right because you’re low on Test? That would be a huge problem but fortunately, Testrol is here to save the day. The testosterone support is OK, but you can definitely consider your flag poles erected, as I will explain in this review.
- A supplement made by GAT sports that seems to value sex and testosterone, Testrol is advertised as the “ultimate dual-purpose male performance product”
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon and GNC
- This stack is stacked with natural male enhancing products
- A heavy dose of Tribulus Terrestris Extract standardized to 45% Saponins
- One of my favorite T-boosters – Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract with 10% L-DOPA
- Epimedium Extract with 10% Flavonoids as Icariin
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||450 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate)||30 mg|
|Selenium (as Selenomethionine)||50 mcg|
|Tribulus Terrestris Extract (45% Saponins) (Stem and Dried Fruit)||500 mg|
|Avena Sativa (Aerial Parts)||500 mg|
|L-Arginine (as L-Arginine HCl)||150 mg|
|Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract (10% L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA))||100 mg|
|Fenugreek Seed||100 mg|
|Ginkgo Biloba (Leaf)||100 mg|
|Eurycoma Longifolia (LongJack) Root||100 mg|
|Epimedium Extract (10% Flavonoids as Icariin) (Whole Plant)||100 mg|
|Saw Palmetto Berries||100 mg|
|Damiana Leaf||50 mg|
|Cnidium Monnieri (Aerial Parts)||30 mg|
|Xanthroparmelia Scabrosa (Lichen)||30 mg|
Magnesium – Blocks SHBG to boost T and promotes anabolic homeostasis for a healthy dose of muscle growth.
Zinc – A mineral that I believe may be one of the best natural T-boosters out there because it’s a raw material for T.
Mucuna Pruriens – This is one of those ingredients that show incredible promise as a T-booster because it has shown to increase LH levels which then signals for T synthesis and release. Not only that, it has the capacity to block the hormone prolactin which can decrease T levels in men.
Fenugreek – A little bit controversial if you ask me. As a T-booster, it’s an aromatase inhibitor that keeps estrogen levels low but it also stops T from converting into DHT which is an even manlier hormone.
Eurycoma Longifolia – Otherwise known as Tongkat Ali, it also blocks SHGB to boost free T, stimulates DHEA which is a T precursor, and also an anti-stressor with a study showing a decrease in cortisol by 16% and increase testosterone by 37%.
With the rest of the ingredients that aren’t necessarily T-boosters, you might as well consider this part of the review as libido and men’s health enhancers.
Selenium – Not really a T-booster but does promote male health (especially in the older side of the spectrum) by improving virility and prostate health.
Tribulus Terrestris – Admittedly, it does have an influence on LH which may possibly increase T levels but it’s really used more for libido. And with 45% saponins, this will get those erections a rockstar status.
Avena Sativa – It’s also popularly called a “natural male performance enhancer.” You get where this is heading, right? No Testosterone-boosts here but it does get you fired up for sex.
L-Arginine – Not directly a T-booster but because it promotes vasodilation, it promotes testicular health and enhances T delivery. Given that it does open up those blood vessels, it also allows for more blood to get into our man-parts, promoting a more solid erection.
Ginkgo Biloba – It’s better known for its nootropic value but I think its here because it boosts blood flow to the extremities and yup, that includes the 3rd leg under your pants.
Epimedium Extract – That name sounds a little complicated so let’s use the layman’s term – Horny Goat Weed. This shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. As the name itself suggests, it’s here to get you horny.
Saw Palmetto – This is recently used to promote male health in men suffering from enlarged prostate but not necessarily a T-booster.
Damiana – From ancient Maya to our recent age, Damiana has shown potential as a T-booster because of its anti-aromatase properties but even as an estrogen regulator it is a little bit controversial because it also has phytoestrogens that mimic estrogen.
Cnidium Monnieri & Xanthroparmelia Scabrosa – Both of these ingredients are exotic asian herbs that seem to be here because of their libido enhancing characteristics.
Elderly men are at a major risk for BPH and SDys and supplementing with saw palmetto berries are an efficient and well-tolerated symptomatic way to treat mild to moderate cases of BPH. In this study, a branded form of saw palmetto (Prostasan®) was used to influence BPH and SDys. Here are the results of the study after 8 weeks.
- International Prostate Symptom Score went down from 14.4 ± 4.7 to 6.9 ± 5.2
- Sexual Function Inventory (SDys measurement) improved from 22.4 ± 7.2 to 31.4 ± 9.2
- Urolife BPH QoL-9 sex total improved from 137.3 ± 47.9 to 195.0 ± 56.3
While all these assessments may look confusing, what they tell in simple terms is that saw palmetto has a positive effect on reducing BPH symptoms and improving the condition of sexual dysfunctions. BUT, keep in mind Testrol does not use the branded form of Saw Palmetto that this study used.
Suggested use is to take 2-3 tablets every day on a light to empty stomach. They also suggest an 8 week on cycle and a 2 weeks off cycle.
Additional suggestions include drinking of 2 full glasses of red grape or fruit juice within an hour after every workout for optimum insulin spikes, consuming 1,000-2,000 mg of BCAAs after every workout, taking 10-20 grams of creatine daily, and taking L-glutamine after training and before bedtime.
The consumer reviews I’ve read on this product are mostly good and the users seem to be excited because of some solid natural male-enhancing ingredients. Most notably, there’s Mucuna Pruriens and Tribulus standardized to potent qualities.
- However, I did scratch my head a little as I counted 15 ingredients being packed into 2340 mg. That’s a long list of ingredients and not a whole lot of dosage.
While there are high quality ingredients in Testrol, there are also some poor ones in the mix. Particularly, zinc and magnesium. Zinc sulfate is cheap but it is very poorly absorbed. Magnesium Oxide is also a cheap form of magnesium that I think might be the worse one there is. I mean, 4% bioavailability. That’s bad news right there. To Testrol’s credit though, they do seem to know this which is why they compensate with heavy dosages. 450 mg of Mg isn’t so bad.
AND! While those 2 minerals are adequately dosed, there are again, others in the formula who fall short in this category. To be more specific, saw palmetto and L-arginine are dosed so low that they might not even have any kind of effect. I did kind of wonder what went on in their heads when they formulated this but then again, Testrol seems to know their stuff. In their usage directions, they put “2-3 tablets” and of course, at 3 tablets, the doses go higher.
The last on the list to analyze are the exotic herbs from China and like anything exotic, there’s always a big question mark hanging over their heads. If you ask me, it’s a good thing Testrol kept their dosages low. I personally wouldn’t want to take something I’m not so sure about.
Does it Work?
As a T-booster, there’s Magnesium and Zinc which just falls 1 ingredient short of the ZMA trio. There’s also one of my favorites in Mucuna Pruriens, a DHEA precursor in Eurycoma Longifolia, and a T-boosting wild card in Fenugreek. So overall, does it work as a T-booster? My answer is probably. But really more of a yes. As the formula is looking, T-boosting comes second to sexual performance for Testrol.
Out of 15 ingredients, only 5 are T-boosters. The other 10 are there to boost your manhood without actually boosting T. But if even if sex is the primary concern, some of these ingredients also do promote muscle growth and bodybuilding so props to Testrol for that. If you’re the guy who’s at the gym lifting kilos after kilos of plates primarily to impress the chicks and get under their pants, then this stack is for you. But take note, there are other supplements in the market that prioritize T-boosting and decent T-boosts always come with sex gains too.
- SEX – If there’s anything I’m sure about regarding Testrol, it’s this. And let’s face it. There really is no bad sex (except the kind that gets you sick ofcourse).
- Au Naturel – Which literally means nude (which might be a good thing too) but what I mean is that the formula uses all natural products.
- Quality herbs – Some herbs in the ingredients are in top quality, standardized forms that speak about the quality of Testrol itself.
- Cheap – Given that Testrol also does use some cheap minerals (but adequately dosed), I’d expect nothing less.
- NO PROP BLENDS – If you’ve seen my other reviews, you’d know I hate prop blends. All dosages are shown here. Thanks, Testrol.
- No side effects – None of these bad boys have been reported and it’s generally safe if you just stick to the suggested directions. Be cautious about double-dosing as too much zinc is linked to prostate issues.
- A few low dosed ingredients – which might mean that these ingredients are useless.
- Sex over testosterone – While sex isn’t bad, a T-booster that prioritizes sex over actually boosting testosterone is.
- Low quality minerals – to be specific, zinc and magnesium.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, I stand by my claim that Testrol won’t let you (and your penis) down when a certain naked Mia Khalifa comes grinding on your door step. The anabolic and muscle building potential is there too. And while T-boosting is a wee bit debatable, Testrol does show potential there as well. GAT sport is also a reliable brand so that does give me a little bit more confidence in their formula. As is stands now, Testrol is a little-bit-better-than-okay T-booster that might’ve-been-better with dosages cranked up and more quality minerals.