Quick Take: PepTest BULK is designed for use as both a testosterone booster supplement and as a pre workout. As a test booster, it only uses one ingredient but it might also be the strongest T boosting amino acid in the market. When it comes to its identity as a PWO, it’s a bit more well-rounded but it also relies heavily on caffeine. Go ahead and read the entire review for the rest of the details.
- Along with Nolvadren XT and Delta XT, PepTEST BULK is a testosterone boosting product from MAN Sports
- Advertised as a “compounded testosterone preworkout”
- D Aspartic Acid at a scientifically studied dose of 3120 mg is this stack’s sole testosterone booster
- Heavy dosage of caffeine from multiple sources (i.e., Caffeine Anhydrous, Di-Caffeine Malate, Green Tea)
- Several under researched ingredients that might also improve energy, focus, and fat burning
- Available to buy online including Amazon, iHerb, Best Price Nutrition, and the official MAN Sports website. Prices and shipping fees may vary so you might want to check several places before ordering. This little effort can help you save money.
NOTE: GNC has several MAN Sports products including L-Carnitine and ISO-Amino but it doesn’t look like it sells PepTest BULK
PepTEST BULK Ingredients
|Compounded Testosterone Pumps||3620 mg|
|D-Aspartic Acid||3120 mg|
|Agmatine Sulfate||500 mg|
|IR Energy Blend||717 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous (400mg), Lean Green™ Green Tea SE (90% catchins, 60% EGCG) Total EGCG Per Serving 150 mg, Nelumbo Nucifera (seed) extract, (standardized for Higenamine), Hordeum Vulgare (seed) extract, (standardized for Hordenine), Di-Caffeine Malate (50mg) Cocoa Plant (extract), Rauwolscine|
PepTEST BULK – Ingredients Review
Compounded Testosterone Pumps
- D-Aspartic Acid – With a 42% boost in testosterone in just 12 days, DAA is perhaps single most powerful natural testosterone booster to date. It’s no surprise to me why some of the best T booster supplements in the market this 2018 build their formula around this incredible amino acid.
- Agmatine Sulfate – An L-Arginine metabolite that has shown nitric oxide-increasing properties which, theoretically, should also improve circulation and perhaps physical performance and recovery. It’s not as heavily researched as L-Citrulline though.
IR Energy Blend
- Caffeine Anhydrous – You know what this is. It’s the thing that makes coffee, well… coffee. Caffeine is a fast-acting stimulant that makes you feel alert and energized. Plus, it increases thermogenesis making it great for weight loss.
- Lean Green™ (Green Tea SE) – Branded green tea extract standardized for EGCG and other catechins. EGCG, in particular, is green tea’s most studied catechin. Per research, this compound increases your energy expenditure and metabolism. This, then, gives green tea its reputation as a fat burner.
- Nelumbo Nucifera – Also known as Sacred Lotus, this plant’s active compound, Higenamine, works in a similar way to EGCG where it increases metabolism and energy expenditure. There aren’t any human researches directly studying its effects on fat burning though but it has been regarded safe for human consumption.
- Hordeum Vulgare – More commonly known as Barley, this is another plant for fat burning. More than just incinerating fat though, Hordeum Vulgare’s active compound, Hordenine, can also stimulate the central nervous system (CNS) to improve focus and energy.
- Di-Caffeine Malate – Basically, this is caffeine bonded to malic acid. Compared to just regular coffee, however, this combination is supposed to provide a more sustained release of caffeine and therefore, a more constant source of energy. Plus, the slow release also cushions the crash you get from typical caffeine.
Did you know that Coca-Cola (Coke) used to have cocaine, the actual friggin’ drug, in its formula? Back then, however, cocaine wasn’t considered illegal and it was, in fact, used as medicine. After some time though, cocaine was banned and Coca-Cola substituted coke (the drug) for caffeine. I’m not too sure about the accuracy of this next statement but I’ve also read reports that the caffeine used in Coca-Cola is Di-Caffeine Malate.
- Rauwolscine – An alternative to Yohimbine, Rauwolscine is also a fat-burner that works in a similar way. I’m not sure if it also shares the same side effects though; the lack of scientific research doesn’t help either.
PepTEST BULK Directions
Per Man Sports’ instructions, take 1 scoop with 8 oz of cold water 30-45 minutes before exercise. You may take a maximum of 2 servings per day but Man Sports suggests taking 1 serving first to measure your tolerance.
Designed to be both pre-workout and test booster, PepTEST Bulk, to me, is unfortunately more of the former. I say this because there’s only ONE (1) testosterone booster found inside the entire formula.
Thankfully though, Pep Test BULK used what may be the most balls-out natural testosterone booster, DAA, for its single T boosting ingredient. Like I said, it can boost testosterone by 42% in just 12 days. Individually, that’s undeniably powerful. Compared to other T supplements who provide a full spectrum of testosterone boosting ingredients, however, DAA alone is simply incomplete.
That’s basically it for PepTest Bulk’s testosterone boosting prowess. So, let’s move on.
As a pre workout supplement, PepTest Bulk is just LOADED with caffeine. In particular, it has:
- 400 mg of Caffeine Anhydrous
- 50 mg of Di-Caffeine Malate, and
- an unknown specific dosage but presumably less caffeine from green tea
Caffeine is a stimulant that provides a quick jolt of energy and focus but these effects are also quick to – as most people call it – crash. Here on PepTest BULK, however, the combination of Caffeine Anydrous and Di-Caffeine Malate should provide caffeine’s “instant” effects along with a constant source of energy with lesser jitters.
This, along with the rest of the ingredients inside PepTest BULK’s IR Energy Blend and Agmatine Sulfate, should be great for long workouts.
Speaking of the IR Energy Blend, a bunch of its ingredients are also fat burners which, to me, is quite perplexing. I mean, why does Man Sports advertise PepTest BULK for bulking when a bunch of its ingredients are clearly used for cutting weight?
PepTEST BULK Benefits: Does it Work?
In my opinion, it works for both pre-workout and testosterone. If you’re an older dude in need of substantial T support, however, don’t expect PepTEST BULK to promote prime levels of testosterone. It’s simply not that strong.
That being said, the testosterone boosts you get from DAA adds to PepTest BULK’s pre-workout prowess, which are:
- Higher energy
- Laser focus
- Bolstered circulation
- Enhanced fat metabolism
Through these effects, I expect your muscles to get stronger, your lifts to be more intense, and overtime, your physique to be leaner and fuller.
PepTEST BULK Review Summary
- Caffeine anhydrous + Di-Caffeine malate – I honestly like caffeine better when it’s on my coffee but I’ve got to admit that this particular combo sounds interesting
- Bodybuilding + Testosterone – Elevated testosterone paired with better energy, focus, and circulation bodes well for how intense you can be while training
- DAA – If I had to pick just one testosterone booster, it’d be this
- Numerous servings – Each bottle of PepTest BULK contains 280 grams of powder which, according to the label, should give you about 35 servings
- Untransparent blend – To be fair, the IR Energy Blend does show a few of its ingredients’ dosages. Not all though.
- Too much caffeine? – This one is subjective. Some people may want their PWOs to have a lot of caffeine but personally, I think there are better sources of energy.
- Rauwolscine – If it’s that similar to Yohimbine (which I hope it isn’t), it might come with cardiac side effects.
- Under-researched ingredients – I’m talking about Agmatine Sulfate, Nelumbo Nucifera, Hordeum Vulgare and of course, Rauwolscine
- Bad Taste? – PepTEST BULK comes in 2 flavors: Tiger’s Blood and Sour Batch. From the reviews I’ve read, these don’t taste too good and some of the powder doesn’t dissolve no matter how much you shake it. One customer even complained about getting diarrhea.
The Bottom Line
PepTest BULK is PWO first and test booster second. To me, that much is clear. Specifically as a testosterone booster, however, it’s just not that good even with the ultimate T boosting amino acid DAA. Also, I personally feel like this has too much caffeine. Disregarding my own preference though, it does seem capable of boosting energy, focus, and possibly circulation, too. If you don’t mind the reportedly disgusting flavors, this PWO test booster could work for you.