Quick Take: MDrive has a thing with proprietary blends and they seem to never get over it because this time, they made a newer hybrid supplement that boasts not 1, but 2 prop blends with separate purposes of testosterone boosting and fat burning. They creatively named this newer hybrid MDrive Boost and Burn. Prop blends are never a good look on any supplement but will having two make it better? or worse? Let’s get to the review and find out.
- A product of DreamBrands, MDrive Boost and Burn (along with MDrive Elite) is a successor to the original MDrive Prime formula. Of course, I’ve written reviews for those products too.
- As it may probably already be obvious, this product is meant to boost testosterone and burn fat.
- Has branded Zinc and Boron Citrate for manly minerals that boost manly testosterone.
- Its testosterone boosting blend looks to have made adaptogens an important priority.
- The Burner Blend is basically made up of ingredients that enhance thermogenesis and energy.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores. However, I couldn’t seem to locate it on both Amazon and GNC.
MDrive Boost and Burn Ingredients
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||400 IU|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)||10 mg|
|Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)||120 mcg|
|Zinc (as L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)||15 mg|
|Chromium (as Chromax® chromium picolinate)||200 mcg|
|Boron (as boron citrate)||10 mg|
|Booster Blend||825 mg|
|KSM-66® Ashwagandha Extract (root)||**|
|Cordyceps Extract (mycelia)||**|
|Tongkat Ali Extract (Eurycoma longifolia) (root)||**|
|American Ginseng Extract (root)||**|
|Maca Extract (root)||**|
|Maitake Extract (mushroom)||**|
|Bioperine® Piperine (from Black Pepper)||**|
|Burner Blend||300 mg|
|Green Tea Extract (45% EGCG) (leaf)||**|
|Advantra Z® Bitter Orange Extract (50% synephrine) (fruit)||**|
|Ginger Extract (root)||**|
MDrive Boost and Burn’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin D3 – Research makes it pretty clear that higher levels of Vitamin D are correlated with higher levels of testosterone but although this D3 form is the best utilized by our bodies, 400 IU is simply too low a dose.
Vitamin B6 – Like Vitamin D3, levels of Vitamin B6 also seem to influence testosterone. According to a rat research, B6 depletion lead to lower levels of testosterone, suggesting that healthy levels of B6 is linked with healthy levels of test. 10 mg is a solid dose but pyridoxine hydrochloride isn’t (P-5-P is better).
Vitamin B12 – Doesn’t seem to have testosterone boosting properties but Vitamin 12 still looks pretty good for male health as it can help convert the food we eat into energy while also promoting testicular health. Furthermore, this dosage and form are what I prefer.
Zinc – Serving as a raw material needed for testosterone production and release, Zinc is one of the manliest minerals for male health. In this branded form of L-OptiZinc®, this 15 mg dose should be adequate.
Chromium – This doesn’t look like it has any testosterone boosting potential but as Chromax®, it does seem like a potent muscle builder and fat burner.
Boron – This sits right up there with Zinc as two of the manliest minerals to grace the world of testosterone boosting. Boron increases levels of Vitamin D, another testosterone boosting nutrient, while also increasing testosterone levels itself. Moreover, Boron also raises levels of “free” testosterone via estriadol and SHBG reduction.
- KSM-66® – This branded form of Ashwagandha is backed by research to boost testosterone and sperm count. Furthermore, Ashwagandha in general is an adaptogenic herb that helps reduce oxidative stress while improving strength and athletic performance.
- Cordyceps – Similar to Ashwagandha, Corcyceps also has stress reduction properties which makes it a pretty good ergogenic aid. In terms of testosterone boosting though, research on Cordyceps isn’t as extensive but it does show promise.
- Tongkat Ali – More stress-reducing herbs. Research shows Tongkat Ali boosting testosterone by 37% while also reducing the stress hormone cortisol by 16%.
- American Ginseng – I’m beginning to see a trend here. Ginsengs are adaptogenic herb that like the ingredients before it, helps lower stress which may give them an indirect way of boosting testosterone. American Ginseng to be specific, has better antioxidant potential compared to its Asian counterpart.
- Maca – Research shows that it can boost sex drive independent of testosterone. So, no, it’s not a test booster. It is, however, another adaptogenic plant that helps reduce inflammation.
- Maitake – May contain varying levels of Vitamin D2 depending on how much UV light exposure it got. Without that information though, there’s no way of telling how much Vitamin D this mushroom has.
- BioPerine® – A branded form of the black pepper extract Piperine, Bioperine is essential to the MDrive Boost and Burn formula even without any hint of testosterone boosting as it enhances the absorption of every single.
- Green Tea – The compound that’s responsible for a bulk of Green Tea’s fat burning properties is EGCG and MDrive Boost and Burn has its version standardized for 45%. Wonderful.
- Caffeine – This commonly ingested stimulant increases thermogenesis and fat metabolism which gives it a little bit of fat burning potential. Additionally, the added energy helps you do more in the gym which basically means more calories burned.
- Advantra Z® – A branded form of Bitter Orange or Citrus Aurantium standardized for a potent 50% synephrine, Advantra Z is a safer stimulant and fat burner compared to its illegal Ephedrine counterpart.
- Ginger – Commonly used as a spice for cooking, Ginger also increases thermogenesis and fat metabolism.
MDrive Boost and Burn Directions
Each serving of MDrive Boost and Burn consists of 2 capsules. Per instructions, you are only to take 1 serving (2 capsules) of MDrive Boost and Burn per day with food which according to them, may be done in two ways:
- Take 2 capsules in the morning
- 1 capsule in the morning and another one in the afternoon
As if one prop blend wasn’t bad enough, MDrive Boost and Burn went out of their way and added another one. To their credit though, the ingredients inside the two blends do seem fitting for their respective purposes which is either to boost testosterone or to burn fat. Before we get into those prop blends though, there are nutrients in the MDrive Boost and Burn stack that have their dosages disclosed so let’s check those out first.
Based on the ingredients, the focus of this blend is to boost testosterone. Instead of plainly boosting testosterone though, MDrive Boost and Burn placed a heavy importance on using ingredients that not only boost test, but also help the body adapt to stress.
In theory, this is good for active males who think that building bigger muscles are accomplished through overindulgence in training and placing their bodies under insane levels of physical stress. This is actually counterproductive as too much stress can drive down levels of testosterone. With adaptogens, this can be prevented. Too bad the total dosage of 825 mg seems a little low for a 7-ingredient blend.
As the name suggests, the Burner Blend is where all MDrive Boost and Burn’s fat burners are stacked. Given that the 4 ingredients here don’t require a lot of dosage to be effective, I say 300 mg should be adequate.
This blend’s fat incinerating prowess places a heavy importance in stimulants and thermogenesis. Personally, I like the thermogenesis approach but I’d rather not to have stimulants in my supplements because there are plenty of other ways to generate energy. For what it’s worth though, the added energy from stimulants does help in getting more stuff done at the gym which then leads to more calories burned.
Does it Work?
Strictly in terms of testosterone boosting, I think MDrive Boost and Burn is a little bit better than the original MDrive Prime formula because of the addition of Zinc and Boron. I say “a little bit” because although both these minerals are two of the best natural testosterone in the market, the Booster Blend’s low total dosage doesn’t maximize its ingredients’ potential.
In terms of fat burning though, MDrive Boost and Burn is right on target. All in all, the adaptogens here and the fat burning/stimulating action seem most suitable for young males looking to get leaner physiques via insane lifts at the gym.
- Zinc and Boron – Two of the best minerals for testosterone given solid dosages and potent forms.
- Advantra Z® – Potent stimulant and fat burner that’s safer than Ephedrine.
- KSM-66® – A great adaptogen and testosterone boosting herb that’s been made the top priority in MDrive Boost and Burn’s Booster Blend.
- Fat burners – The Burner Blend’s fat burners are pretty good. Great for the bodybuilding dude looking to cut down their extra luggage.
- Safe – As far as I can tell, there shouldn’t be any major side effects when taking MDrive Boost and Burn.
- Dosage – The Booster Blend’s dosage to be more specific. The ingredients in the blend do seem decent but the total dosage doesn’t do them much justice.
- Reviews – or lack thereof. There doesn’t seem to be much customer reviews about MDrive Boost and Burn floating around the internet.
- Stimulants – Yeah, I’d rather not have them here.
The Bottom Line
So, are two prop blends better than one? If you favor powerful boosts in testosterone over weight loss, MDrive Boost and Burn’s dual prop blend formulation might be a bit of a disappointment to you because it’s testosterone boosting prop blend doesn’t seem to have the adequate dosage for its ingredients. If you’re looking for a hybrid supplement that burns fat while providing a-little-bit-better-than-average boosts in testosterone though, MDrive Boost and Burn could be what you’re looking for.