Quick Take: True Grit Testosterone Booster is a supplement I like with quality T-boosters and some exotic herbs. There are no proprietary blends, which is a huge plus, and on top of that almost half of the ingredients are trademarked or standardized. Let’s take a look at how this True Grit is likely to live up to its muscle-building, T-boosting claims in this review.
- True Grit™’s flagship T-boosting supplement found on bodybuilding.com and Amazon
- Great T-boosters in Zinc and Boron at generous dosages
- Standardized herbs like Fenugreek, Shilajit, and Musli extract
- Trademarked ingredients Sensoril® and Primavie®
- Smartly designed sex-enhancing, muscle-building stack
True Grit Test Booster Ingredients
|Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate)||15 mg|
|Fenugreek Extract (as Trigonella foenum-graceum) (seed) (Std. to 50% Saponins)||300 mg|
|Broccoli (as Brassica oleracea) (whole plant) (Supplying Diindolylmethane (DIM))||250 mg|
|Ashwagandha Extract (Sensoril®) (as Withania somnifera) (root and leaf)||125 mg|
|Shilajit Extract (PrimaVie®) (Std. to 50% Fulvic Acid)||100 mg|
|Boron Citrate (Supplying 5 mg of Boron)||100 mg|
|Safed Musli Extract (as Chlorophytum borivilanum) (root) (Std. to 5% Saponins)||50 mg|
|Bladderwrack Extract (as Fucus Vesiculosus) (whole plant)||50 mg|
|Yacon (as Smallanthus sonchifolius) (root)||50 mg|
True Grit Test Booster’s T-Boosters
Zinc – Zinc is one of the best ingredients you can have in testosterone boosting supplements. Though I would like to see it in its Zinc Citrate form, the 15 mg of Zinc Gluconate in True Grit is a sizable helping, that is scientifically shown to support testosterone and virility.
Boron – Boron is another one of those ingredients that no product claiming to boost T should be without. It is supposed to work by reducing estradiol and SHGB, which are T-killing girly hormones. The manufacturers have gone the extra mile here and included it in the most potent Boron Citrate form.
Fenugreek – Even though this is a much more powerful sex enhancer than T-booster, at a 50% standardization of saponins with a 300 mg dose to boot, you will not be left wanting for the manly effects of this spice. Claims for fenugreek include increased physical performance, virility, and muscle recovery.
Ashwagandha – Another Ayurvedic adaptogenic T-booster, it both bolsters T-levels in addition to providing anti-catabolic stress support so that you bodybuilding enthusiasts out there can enjoy limitless muscle gains. Sensoril® is some high-end, premium quality ashwagandha too, making it even better.
Shilajit – Yet another Ayurvedic masterpiece, the Sanskrit-derived name of this strange ingredient literally means “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” That pretty much says it all. With a 50% standardization of fulvic acid and dosed at 100 mg, this rock conqueror packs a real punch and has been shown to do great things for T-levels.
Yacon – This tuber is similar to the sweet potato and native to South America. Research suggests that it helps safeguard against the degradation of testosterone, but it might not be the best thing for overall T-levels.
Safed Musli Extract – Research into the effects of this herb indicate that it might help support T-levels in humans. It has got saponins like Fenugreek but at a much lower standardization here, only 5%. True Grit Test Booster is the only testosterone product that I have seen using this natural ingredient, so maybe it is the latest and greatest. Or something.
Broccoli – DIM is something I avoid when it comes to testosterone booster ingredients. Post-menopausal women use it for their hormone health concerns and some research has shown that it might even induce effects that lead to decreased T. Still it is fairly popular among otherwise good test boosters, so maybe they know something I don’t.
Bladderwrack Extract – The risk for a decrease in T is less than with DIM for this natural seaweed, but it’s still used mostly by women for hormone balance. I am not into it personally, but if your thyroid could use a little boost, it might appeal to you.
True Grit Test Booster Directions
Take 2 tablets twice daily, first in the morning and then in the mid-afternoon. If you work out, take the mid-afternoon dose 30 minutes before you do so. Read the label and make sure not to exceed 2 servings within a 24-hour period.
Of the nine total ingredients on the True Grit label, I find the Zinc, Boron, Fenugreek, Ashwagandha and Shilajit the most promising. Research suggests that all of them not only benefit free and serum T-levels but also combat the formation of that pesky aromatase enzyme – T’s mortal enemy – and reduce stress levels.
For those looking for more in the gym, more T, and more in the bedroom, this is probably one of the testosterone products that is customized for you.
Aromatase: A natural-born T-killer
In a twisted turn of physiological alchemy, aromatase takes testosterone and transforms it into estrogen. If you want your T-boosting supplement to live up to its potential, make sure it follows the example of True Grit and takes steps to inhibit its activity.
Having said that, the makers of True Grit Test Booster have opted for some less-than-exciting-for-T ingredients with Diindolylmethane and Bladderwrack extract, both of which are primarily used for hormone regulation in postmenopausal women.
Furthermore, the Yacon and the Safed Musli Extract have been minimally studied, so their effects on T are not as well-demonstrated as those of the first five ingredients I touched on.
But who knows? Maybe True Grit has something up its sleeve that will take us by surprise. Until then, it’s best to let the science do the talking.
Having said that, this is an above-average formula with a number of extracts and standardized ingredients that deliver much more than other formulas that look nice but aren’t quite up to snuff when it comes to potency. Though it’s a far cry from the best, it’s a lot better than most of what’s out there.
A bonus? It is available widely, at Amazon and Bodybuilding dot com, so if you shop around a little you can find some really good prices (see below).
- Branded standardizations for the herbs that really do the work here
- A well-dosed formula means you get what you need to boost T
- No proprietary blends – you know exactly how much of each ingredient you are taking
- Price – at $29.99 per 120 capsules (60 servings), one of the lowest priced test supplements
- Pretty decent reviews on the interwebs
- Questionable inclusions – DIM and Bladderwrack don’t do much for me
- Messy label – too many “other ingredients”
Does True Grit Test Booster Work?
True Grit admittedly has some questionable ingredients which, in the wrong formula, might have a negative effect on T-levels. Luckily, this is the right formula. Not only will is it likely to increase T and lead to muscle gains, it might also give you some extra sexual performance benefits on the side.
The Bottom Line
With highly active standardized herbs and extracts, powerful mineral T-boosters and some exotic natural herbal ingredients of dubious but probably innocuous effect, True Grit Test Booster serves up a well engineered stack that comes at a bargain price. Despite some minor derps I nitpicked in this review (that DIM, meh), it is designed well enough that if you take it, you might find a little more mojo in your manliness in your results.