Quick Take: MTS Nutrition Insurgent is quite the simple formula as it only has 4 ingredients to its stack. What I like about it though is that while it does have a relatively short formula, it’s also not being cheap with its ingredients as they are all given in top-shelf forms and in adequate dosages. I also find it pretty well-balanced. However, it also has its limitations which you will find out shortly in the review below.
- A product of MTS Nutrition, Insurgent is dubbed on its label to “increase total & free testosterone”
- Claims to be a “proven” testosterone, libido, and physical performance booster
- Uses high quality and adequately dosed ingredients to maximize its spacious capsule space
- Has a short formula of just 4 ingredients
- Best used by older men who’re still physically active
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon and direct from MTS Nutrition. It’s not on GNC though.
MTS Nutrition Insurgent Ingredients
|L-Carnitine L-Tartrate||1000 mg|
|Shilajit Extract (PrimaVie®) (50% Fulvic Acid)||500 mg|
|Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract 10:1 (3.5% Spilanthol)||300 mg|
|Eurycoma Longifolia (Longjack) Root Extract 100:1||200 mg|
MTS Nutrition Insurgent’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate – According to research, LCLT “reduced the amount of exercise-induced muscle tissue damage” and therefore provided for a greater number of intact receptors that are available for hormonal interactions. In essence, it doesn’t necessarily boost testosterone per se but instead, it promotes the function of testosterone in our muscles, making it an effective amino acid for bodybuilding.
Shilajit (PrimaVie®) – This is an herbomineral that holds plenty of testosterone boosting potential despite not being a popular topic of research. Furthermore, it may also hold performance and energy benefits by increasing the production of ATP.
Spilanthes Acmella – Currently, there only seems to be one research done to determine the effects of this plant on testosterone. It’s been traditionally used as a natural treatment for age-related libido decline and according to the study, this use is justifiable as their results indicated boosts in androgens testosterone, LH, and FSH.
Eurycoma Longifolia – Otherwise known as Tongkat Ali, this plant has also been traditionally used to boost libido. However, it has also shown capable of boosting testosterone (37%) while also lowering the stress hormone cortisol (16%). Do note that the research was conducted on moderately-stressed individuals so, theoretically, it may also be good for stressful activities such as bodybuilding.
MTS Nutrition Insurgent Directions
Each serving of Insurgent consists of 3 capsules and as instructed by MTS Nutrition:
- On training days – take 3 capsules prior to working out
- On non-training days – take 3 capsules with your first meal
Note: No cycling required
MTS Nutrition Insurgent is a stack of only 4 ingredients. Compared to most other testosterone supplements, that number is relatively low. Fortunately, having a small amount of ingredients also has its benefits and MTS Nutrition Insurgent seems to have taken full advantage of them.
For instance, each serving of this supplement consists of 3 capsules which means there’s also more room to place these 4 ingredients. MTS Nutrition Insurgent maximized this spacious room by providing solid dosages to each ingredient. Moreover, all the ingredients are also given in high-grade qualities allowing for better absorption and more potent effects.
Speaking of effects, I think MTS Nutrition Insurgent is quite well-rounded. For instance, Shilajit, Tongkat Ali, and Spilanthes Acmella all have testosterone and libido boosting potential. Furthermore, Tongkat Ali and Shilajit may each have different benefits for bodybuilding in addition to boosted test and this goes well with LCLT.
However, MTS Nutrition Insurgent isn’t perfect. While limiting the total ingredient count can have its advantages, to me, this is also part of this product’s weakness. Basically, with fewer ingredients, it also tackles lesser testosterone boosting pathways compared to other more lengthy formulas. Plus, Shilajit and especially Spilanthes Acmella aren’t backed by much research so there’s that, too.
Does it Work?
It works but honestly, it might not be for everyone because the ingredients here work conditionally. Here’s a little recap to make things easier to understand:
- LCLT – Works by limiting muscle damage to increase available androgen receptors
- Shilajit – Boosts testosterone on men with low sperm count
- Spilanthes Acmella – Rejuvenates sex drive by boosting testosterone
- Tongkat Ali – Boosts testosterone on moderately stressed men
Did you notice a trend there? The herbs only seem to boost testosterone if you’re either low on sperm, low on testosterone, or if you’re stressed. Essentially, those characteristics fit the older population – NOT healthy young men. Also, to fully maximize the benefits of LCLT, you must also live an active lifestyle wherein your muscles are put to work on a regular basis.
- Spacious – 3 capsules for 4 ingredients equals solid dosages
- Premium – All the ingredients are given in high quality, easy-to-absorb forms
- Well-rounded – This might be what impressed me most about MTS Nutrition Insurgent.
- Spilanthes Acmella – I need to see more scientific evidence to put more of my trust on this one
- Limited – For instance, compared to Barracuda which is another testosterone booster under MTS Nutrition, Insurgent doesn’t really pack a lot of power
- Unproven? – MTS Nutrition claims that Insurgent is “proven” for testosterone, libido, and physical performance. While the individual ingredients do have at least some evidence towards those benefits, the product itself doesn’t.
The Bottom Line
I wouldn’t necessarily consider MTS Nutrition Insurgent as the best at what it does but relative to its short formula, it does a lot. That said, if you’re an older but still physically active dude who’s experiencing a dry libido, low energy levels, and a declining physique, this could be the stack for you.