Quick Take: When I hear Olympia, my thoughts immediately reroute to the powerful Greek gods of Mount Olympus. Apparently, the scientists at Olympian Labs aren’t on the same train as I am because Olympian Labs Testosterone Booster is far from being a strong and powerful T-booster. However, the gods are merciful and they decided to bless this supplement with bountiful crops in the form of vegan capsules. I’m getting all geeky here so I’ll go ahead and start the review.
- This testosterone booster is a product of the long-term supplement developer Olympian Labs.
- As stated on their website, Olympian Lans Testosterone Booster is ” a unique blend of DHEA/DIM, Vitamin B6, and Rhodiola Rosea”
- To follow up on that last bullet, I find it pretty weird that they neglected to include Zinc in their marketing given that it might be the only qualified testosterone booster on their formula.
- The vegi capsule that they use to pack these ingredients make it an easier pill to swallow for our vegan friends.
- The addition of DHEA basically makes it illegal for competitive athletes to take.
- This supplement is available to buy online including Olympian Labs’ website, Amazon, and iHerb at varying prices. I can’t seem to find it in GNC though.
Olympian Labs Testosterone Booster Ingredients
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||2 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Chelate)||15 mg|
|DIM (Diindolylmethane)||75 mg|
|DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)||50 mg|
|Rhodiola Rosea (Root)||20 mg|
Olympian Labs Testosterone Booster’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin B6 – As a testosterone booster, it doesn’t necessarily increase levels of test. However, according to this study, low levels of vitamin B6 are correlated with low levels of testosterone. Essentially, healthy levels of this B vitamin could also support healthy levels of test.
Zinc – Here we have a natural testosterone booster that works really well. It actually might be the manliest mineral for test. Without it, there wouldn’t even be any testosterone production because it plays an essential role in testosterone synthesis and release while also maintaining test levels after workout.
DIM – This is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale. It’s been gaining popularity in testosterone boosters for it’s anti aromatase potential. However, the research surrounding this compound is overwhelmingly centered around women.
DHEA – Research on this as a testosterone booster is relatively weak. However, it does have some sort of link to test as it serves as a precursor. Also, there’s a catch to supplementing with DHEA but more on this later.
Rhodiola Rosea – This is an adaptogen that does wonders for male health. For the active male who’s in to bodybuilding and other sports, Rhodiola helps maintain levels of testosterone after physical activity. As an adaptogen, it also lowers levels of oxidative stress and estriadol which would otherwise drive down levels of testosterone.
Olympian Labs Testosterone Booster Directions
As a dietary supplement, take two capsules (1 serving) per day or as directed by your trusted doctor.
Starting with the lone vitamin and the lone mineral, Vitamin B6 and Zinc are definitely good choices when you want to boost testosterone. However, the forms and dosages given here aren’t exactly top quality. Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride could be better with P-5-P. Zinc Chelate is actually one of the better absorbed forms of this mineral but it still could’ve been improved more with Zinc Citrate. At 15 mg though, it still could provide testosterone boosts albeit minimal.
DIM and DHEA are both controversial ingredients. First of all, even if DIM does have promise in regulating estrogen levels, it’s hard to tell if it works for men. Allow me to go a little bit more in-depth here.
DHEA on the other hand, is a wada banned substance because of it’s prohormone status. Therefore, competitive athletes aren’t allowed to take this. Which is a shame, really, because it doesn’t really do much for testosterone. But that’s not the only catch here though. See, according to this study, DHEA did provide small amounts testosterone boosts. However, it also increased estriadol – a kind of estrogen and you really don’t want that.
Additionally, the androgenic and performance boosts that come with DHEA, as this study states, “occurred in women with no detectable change in men”. So not only is it a banned substance that doesn’t do much for testosterone, the little bit that it does benefits females more than us, too. Bummer.
Lastly, we have Rhodiola Rosea – an amazing herb with amazing adaptogen potential. It has shown to reduce levels of estriadol which is perfect for the increase that DHEA might have. Also, by lowering levels of oxidative stress, it maintains levels of testosterone after a heavy workout which might then lead to better muscle growth and recovery. This would’ve been a lovely addition if only it were dosed higher. At a meager 20 mg, it probably does nothing for male health.
Does it Work?
Here’s where it all comes down to. Essentially, the only adequately dosed ingredient here is DIM and Zinc.
With Zinc, you’re pretty much going to get the testosterone boosts but it most likely won’t be as much as you’d like considering that the dosage barely makes the cut. DIM, given that all the conditions are perfect, could also lead to lower levels of estrogen which makes for a better T:E ratio that’s conducive to muscle growth.
If your goal is solely on experimenting with DIM, then you could probably try Olympian Labs Testosterone Booster out but don’t count on it for powerful testosterone boosts. If you are, however, looking for a solid testosterone booster to help you in your athletic needs, you might want try this out.
- Zinc – This is an elite testosterone boosting mineral and it’s probably the only ingredient here with guaranteed T-boosts.
- Olympian Labs – To their credit, they’ve been making decent supplements for a long time. Olympian Labs Testosterone Booster just doesn’t seem to be one of them.
- No Prop Blends – Thanks for being transparent, Olympian Labs!
- No side effects – Even with questionable ingredients in DHEA and DIM, the verdict on this is still safe. From the customer reviews I’ve seen, there doesn’t seem to be any complaints of major side effects.
- Vegan friendly – The formula uses vegetarian capsules and rest assured that the ingredients didn’t come from animal slaughter.
- Low dosage – If I’m being honest, DIM is the only ingredient here with a decent dosage. Zinc could still work but it still is on the low side.
- DIM – It’s a roll of the dice when it comes to this ingredient. You either get manlier or you get to be more feminine.
- DHEA – The prohormone status isn’t helping this formula’s available demographic. It’s also not a powerful testosterone booster and it probably might not even do anything except trigger a positive drug test because of its low dose.
- Vitamin B6 and Rhodiola – Would’ve been great additions if the quality and dosage was better.
The Bottom Line
To summarize everything, Olympian Labs Testosterone Booster has a lot of room for improvement. With only 1 (Zinc) out of 5 ingredients having a decent chance at boosting testosterone, there are plenty of things I wish the Greek gods gave me power to change. For one, DIM and DHEA could be scratched out entirely and replaced with a more powerful testosterone booster such as DAA or a better estrogen regulator such as Luteolin. Also, Vitamin B6 and Rhodiola could use better forms and dosages too.
For a brand supplying solid nutritional products, Olympian Labs Testosterone Booster seems pretty disappointing.