Quick Take: Hmm. I’m going to very honest with you here (I always am though). This review about Vitalikor is probably one of the harshest you’ll see me do. I tried to be smooth and soft on this though. Really. I tried. But this product is straight up frustrating, disappointing, and plainly weak. There are actually quite a number of test boosters in this formula. However, there are only 2 disclosed dosages, false advertising, and their website is basically useless. But don’t click away just yet! There’s value in this review too. Keep on reading, bro.
- Vitalikor is a product of the controversial brand Vitality Research Labs.
- Their label has is advertised to be a “breakthrough testosterone boosting compound” and for “advanced male performance”
- Poor overall dosage of 754 mg in a prop blend
- Among 10 ingredients in the said prop blend, only 2 dosages are available and they’re really low.
- To their credit, they do have one of the most potent forms of magnesium and zinc.
- Tongkat Ali has enhanced absorption with PhytoForce™
- I couldn’t do a search on this product on Amazon and GNC but it looks like consumers can still buy it on other retailers.
Vitalikor TEST Ingredients
|Proprietary Blend:||754 mg|
|Magnesium Citrate (16%)||22 mg|
|Trigonella Foenum-Graecum (Fenugreek)|
|Apple Extract (Polyphenols and Phlorizin)|
|Rhodiola Rosea 5/2|
|Grape Extract (Proanthocyanidins (OPC), Polyphenols, and Trans-Resveratrol)|
|Boron Aminomin (5%)|
|Zinc Citrate (30%)||9 mg|
|PhytoForce™ delivery system with Standardized Tongkat Ali|
|Black Pepper Extract (Bioperine™)|
Vitalikor TEST’s T-Boosters
Magnesium – It’s a GREAT ingredient for testosterone and the form used here is one of the most potent forms there is. But really? Just 22 mg? You can do better, Vitalikor.
Grape Extract – Indirectly promotes testosterone by acting as an aromatase inhibitor.
Boron – One of the best minerals for testosterone. It’s shown to benefit testosterone levels even in low doses.
Zinc – Speaking of minerals for testosterone, Zinc is THE BEST there is. The Citrate form here is commendable too. But 9mg? That’s probably too low to create any significant test boosts.
Tongkat Ali – A great natural testosterone booster that has shown to increase T levels by 37% while decreasing cortisol by 16%. The PhytoForce™ enhances its delivery too.
Apple Extract – The polyphenols from apples have actually shown to be a potential detriment to testosterone. Why would they even put an ingredient that works against testosterone on a T-booster?
Rhodiola Rosea – No T-boosts here. It’s good for stress busting and enhancing sex and physical performance though.
Rhaponticum Carthamoides – Otherwise known as Maral Root. It’s been used to promote muscle growth without actually affecting hormonal levels. Obviously, no testosterone boosts happening here.
Bioperine™ – A black pepper extract that enhances the bioavailability of the entire formula. Not a T-booster but still a pretty good addition to ANY formula.
Vitalikor TEST Directions
Take 1 serving (2 capsules) in the morning. If you missed a dose, take a serving at the same night of your missed dose and then resume regular intake the next day.
Without even looking at the dosages and just brushing through the ingredients, Vitalikor seems legit.
But that’s not how I do it here. As much as possible, I try to go into every detail. Remember when I said that this review may actually have value? Yeah. Here it is. In this part of the review, I’ll show you what to look for when choosing your testosterone booster. Without further adieu, let’s get to it.
What jumps at me first is the proprietary blend. God, help me. Lesson #1: The best test boosters don’t use prop blends to hide their dosages. Unfortunately though, there’re so many of them in the market who do use prop blends so you’re going to have to dig a little deeper. Which brings us to..
Lesson #2: check the dosage. Allow me to be a little harsh on this. Vitalikor Test’s overall dosage of 754 mg is TOO LOW to be divided among 10 ingredients.
Lesson #3A: check the ingredients. In this sense, Vitalikor Test actually seems to pass but just barely. There’re quite a number of testosterone boosting, muscle enhancing ingredients in this formula. Disregarding the dosage, Tongkat Ali, Zinc, Boron, and Magnesium are great ingredients for testosterone and you have Fenugreek and Grape Extract to regulate the anti-T hormones. Theoretically, it seems like a good strategy but get into the smaller details and you’ll find that Vitality Research Labs neglected to specify the quality of their herbs. Tongkat Ali standardized to what? Just Fenugreek? No extract or standard?
Lesson #3B: Do the none testosterone boosting ingredients benefit male health? All the remaining ingredients do seem to complement male health in sex and bodybuilding without actually boosting T. All except Apple Extract. I mean, why would you even put an ingredient that potentially inhibits testosterone when the purpose of the supplement was the opposite? I’m scratching my head on this.
The analysis of every ingredient in the formula may have ended here but the lesson doesn’t. Keep on reading.
Does it Work?
Overall, I say it boosts testosterone MAYBE by a little. And a little is it’s maximum. There are quite a number of testosterone boosters and male health promoters in the formula but Vitalikor Test neglected to specify the quality of these ingredients. That raises a subtle red flag and foresees the overall quality of this supplement stack. Next, even with proven T-boosting ingredients, the dosage is WAAAAY TOO low. The most prioritized ingredient in the formula is Magnesium and even that has a dosage that makes it essentially useless.
The other ingredient here that has an actual dosage is Zinc and 9 mg is still way low. Doing the simple analysis, the next ingredient after Zinc should either be 9 mg or LESS. That means, Tongkat Ali has AT MOST 9 mg. While Tongkat Ali is great for T, a concentration of 100:1 given at 500 mg is where it has to be for benefits. And again, where’s Tongkat Ali’s standard/concentration? As you can see, 9 mg is way too low compared to the required 500 mg so you might as well throw this away.
So, does it work? MAYBE a little but MOST PROBABLY NOT. There’re so many better T-boosters in the market for me to recommend this to anyone, really. If I had to though, I’d probably just give this to people who believe that placebo pills actually do them good.
- Proven T-boosters – They do mostly use science-backed botanicals and minerals.
- Good mineral forms – Zinc Citrate and Magnesium Citrate in particular are one of the most potent forms.
- Bioperine™ & PhytoForce™ – Considering the low overall dosage, these two are vital to this formula’s potency and effectivity.
- No Side Effects – Natural T-boosting products and low dosages. If anything, those add up to a safe and relatively side-effect free formula.
- PROP BLEND – The most obvious con of this formula. God, I hate these.
- Official Website – Useless. Dang it. Retailer websites were so much more helpful.
- Poor dosage – you probably expected this already though. I’ve been raving about this the entire review.
- Overpriced – I mean, for a dose so low, why would this even cost 60$?? There’s barely anything on it. Smh.
- Dirty additives – It’s like they were trying to encapsulate a damn rainbow.
- Reputation – Which brings us to…
Lesson #4: Check the brand’s reputation
Generally, the brand doesn’t really play much of a role in a supplement’s effectiveness. I’ve seen awesome T-boosters from little known brands and bad ones made by good companies. However, in this case, Vitality Research Labs’ reputation actually brings Vitalikor Test’s ranking further down the sink.
Back in 2013, the FDA advised consumers to stay away from one of Vitalikor’s main products (Vitalikor Fast Acting) because the supplement has undeclared ingredients that have shown to bring blood pressure to dangerously low levels. With that, who knows what shady ingredients they put in this test booster? Better safe than sorry, bro. Drop the bottle and look for a better supplement.
For more information on this controversy, click here.
The Bottom Line
And that ends our quick lesson. If you’re looking for a quality testosterone booster, look no further than Vitalikor Test. Here you’ll find what NOT to find in a good quality supplement and here you’ll find the things to avoid. I do apologize for being a bit harsh on this. Trust me when I say that the rest of my reviews aren’t written with the same ill will that you see here. I just couldn’t find a better way to show you my analysis on Vitalikor Test because frankly, it’s just that bad.