Quick Take: If you’re looking for testosterone boosting supplements to aid your bodybuilding needs, you’ve come to the right place. In my time writing reviews for test boosters, both of these products are two of the few above average products I’ve come across. Both of them are riddled with high quality ingredients that’re not only potent, but also proven through science. That said, you can be sure that both of these testosterone boosters have quite a number of similarities but one has to be better than the other and that’s what this comparison review is for. Let’s get to it.
Alpha Jym Features
- Alpha Jym is designed, formulated, and endorsed by Jim Stoppani himself – a doctor of exercise physiology and celebrity health. On top of that, he’s also a personal nutrition consultant AND a bodybuilder. When a guy with these credentials makes a bodybuilding supplement, you better pay attention.
- Among the high quality ingredients found in this formula are Fenugreek, Ashwagandha, and Tongkat Ali – herbs you’d want to always see in a testosterone booster.
- Also found in the formula is Quercetin – an herb that doesn’t seem to be in a lot of testosterone boosters but would probably want to see more often because it reduces test excretion and has some cool antioxidant properties.
- For estrogen regulation, Alpha Jym, to me, has some pretty questionable choices in Damiana and DIM.
- Sadly, Alpha Jym doesn’t have any testosterone boosting vitamins and minerals.
- Click here to read my full review on Alpha Jym.
True Grit Test Booster Features
- The brand here is True Grit™ and the product is Test Booster. If you ask me, that’s a pretty lazy name to give. Worry not though because the formula is anything but lazy and that’s really what matters.
- True Grit Test Booster supplies three high quality manly minerals in Zinc, Boron, Shilajit. All are given adequate to generous doses too.
- For testosterone boosting herbs, this product has (again) top quality Fenugreek and Ashwagandha. The case for Safed Musli as a test boosting plant can be made here too since it has the same saponins found in Fenugreek but at a much lower standard.
- For estrogen regulation, True Grit Test Booster also has ingredients that I personally don’t like in Broccoli and Bladderwrack because the research surrounding these are done mostly on women.
- For the quality that comes with this formula, it’s surprisingly easy on the wallet. Sold at $30, this is probably one of the cheapest testosterone boosters out there.
- Click here to read my full review on True Grit Test Booster.
Alpha Jym VS. True Grit Test Booster: My Analysis
First, let’s check out some of the similar ingredients that these testosterone boosters have.
- Fenugreek – Both of these stacks use the same high quality Fenugreek in that they have 50% saponins extracted from this herb’s seeds. This herb has been known to boost libido and athletic performance but in terms of testosterone, it elevates “free” test by regulating estrogen and dihydro testosterone (DHT). The difference is that Alpha Jym has a lot more dosage (500 mg) compared to True Grit Test Booster’s 300 mg. Regardless, these look to be adequate dosages especially since these testosterone boosters are meant to be taken twice per day.
- Ashwagandha – Alpha Jym and True Grit Test Booster also use high quality forms of these test boosters but they do differ in how they show their quality. Alpha Jym has 5:1 concentration while True Grit Test Booster has its version standardized to 10% withanolides in Sensoril®. Both are highly potent forms of this herb that’s been known to benefit sex, physical performance, and quite possibly even testosterone by lowering levels of stress. In terms of dosage, Alpha Jym one ups True Grit Test Booster (500 mg vs. 125 mg).
- DIM – This is one ingredient I personally would’ve not wanted to see. It does show promise as an estrogen regulator by inhibiting aromatase activity but these effects were observed in women. Additionally, DIM also shows a tendency to decrease testosterone levels which is obviously counterproductive. Alpha Jym supplies straight up DIM while True Grit Test Booster has Broccoli supplying DIM.
They’re both similar in these aspects. However, Alpha Jym currently holds a slight advantage in terms of dosage even if both of them actually do provide adequate mg’s. Now, let’s factor in the other elements in this formula and see what sets them apart.
ALPHA JYM DOESN’T HAVE ANY VITAMINS OR MINERALS BUT DOES HAVE OTHER SCIENTIFICALLY BACKED HERBS
Let’s get to the juicy part first. Alpha Jym sports a famously manly testosterone enhancing herb in Tongkat Ali. At a 100:1 extract, it has shown to increase testosterone by 37% while also decreasing the stress hormone cortisol by up to 16%. This is a great combination for bodybuilding and sports in general but it’s also widely known to enhance sex drive. Also in the formula is Quercetin which makes sure that the test boosts you get from this formula stay boosted for a longer period of time by preventing testosterone from being excreted in our urine. So far the formula looks really good.
However, also in the formula is Damiana. Similar to DIM, Damiana has mostly been studied on women so I’m not entirely confident that it’ll work for us men, too. Thankfully though, Damiana doesn’t show the same T depleting effects as DIM and is also great for libido in both men & women.
TRUE GRIT TEST BOOSTER HAS MANLY HERBS AND MINERALS BUT ALSO HAS A FEW ODD BALL INGREDIENTS
Starting with the minerals, True Grit Test Booster has some of the best in the business in Zinc and Boron. Both these herbs are given heavy dosages and Boron is supplied at its most bioavailable form in Boron Citrate. Zinc on the other hand, is also supplied in one of the better absorbed forms in Zinc Gluconate but it’s not exactly the best. The formula also has high quality Shilajit which has shown to significantly increase testosterone, “free” testosterone, and DHEA. Manly AF.
Aside from Fenugreek and Ashwagandha, True Grit Test Booster also has Yacon and Safed Musli. Both of these herbs don’t have a lot of evidence on their T-boosting capabilities but there are studies that show some potential in maintaining the quality of testosterone. Also in the formula, is Bladderwrack. Similar to DIM, i think this is a pretty questionable choice to include in a test booster focused on men because both are used by the female sex to regulate their hormones.
Conclusion: Which is Better?
This is a really close battle and honestly, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking this through. While they have a few differences in their formula, I think they both generally balance each other out.
Alas, after hours and hours of self debate, I’ve come up with a winner and according to my personal analysis, the better choice is True Grit Test Booster. Here’s why.
Specifically in terms of their similarities (Ashwagandha, Fenugreek, and DIM), Alpha Jym has the edge because it has devoted more dosage into these ingredients. However, as a whole, True Grit Test Booster’s formula hits testosterone boosting at more angles. Zinc and Boron are two of the best minerals for masculine health. As such, they tilted this battle in True Grit Test Booster’s favor and having Shilajit in the formula solidifies the results. Additionally, at just $30, I think you get more bang for your buck with this testosterone booster.
Alpha Jym comes at a very close second and really, you can’t go wrong if you choose this supplement instead. Tongkat Ali and Quercetin are great for boosting AND sustaining higher testosterone levels which is great for bodybuilding and increasing muscle mass. That’s probably one area Alpha Jym has over its adversary. The lack of vitamins and minerals is a little bit disappointing though but you can always choose to stack this product with a multivitamin.