Quick Take: I both like and dislike the composition of Six Star Testosterone Booster for the same reason: its simple formula. In this review, I’ll point out why this simple formula, though it includes some positive ingredients like Boron, Gingko, and Calcium, ultimately fails to deliver that extra kick to get you into prime muscle-building mode.
- Free (Active) Testosterone Stimulator Boron Citrate at 5 mg of active Boron per 100 mg
- Anticatabolic Complex including Rhodiola and Ginkgo extracts
- Celebrity endorsements including Russell Westbrook and Rob Gronkowski
- Only T-Booster in Six Star’s Pro Nutrition series of supplements
Six Star Testosterone Booster Ingredients
|Rhodiola extract (as Rhodiola crenulata)(root)||386 mg|
|Ginkgo extract (as Ginkgo biloba)(leaf)||2.7 mg|
|Free (Active) Testosterone Stimulator|
|Boron citrate (Supplying 5 mg of active boron)||100 mg|
Six Star Testosterone Booster’s T-Boosters
Boron Citrate – Though I think this is an awesome test booster at a good dosage, as well as a quality form with few side effects attached, it is unfortunately the only balls out test compound included in the formula. It would work even better were it paired with Magnesium or Vitamin D3. Somebody dropped the ball when they formulated this way.
Rhodiola extract – a good adaptogenic herbal ingredient suggested to reduce stress and enhance strength training & bodybuilding performance; shows potential as a T-booster too, but I got issue with the form they use in Six Star — weak-ass Crenulata. More on that later.
Calcium – the 45 mg on the supplement facts is definitely not a T-booster, and in general looks waaaaaay too low of a dosage to do anything helpful in this formula
Ginkgo extract – another time-honored herb but at a dosage unlikely to produce any anticipated results
Six Star’s Smart Bet on Boron
Boron should be one of the ingredients on your list if you want to increase testosterone levels in your body. It is one of the key elements for fighting off estradiol and SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), compounds the supplement community commonly refers to as “T-Killers,” thereby keeping testosterone as high as possible. It also helps to optimize levels of essential vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and Vitamin D3. So when it comes to boosting those testosterone levels, boron means business.
Six Star Testosterone Booster’s Directions
Take one serving with water twice daily.
*Worth noting: Six Star’s claim of T-boosts in 7 days (shown right on the front of their label) is misleading. The study they reference is on Boron, but they seem to present the study like it was their specific formula that brought the fast-acting T-boost. Weak, bro. Weak.
You probably already can guess my major gripe with this product: the Six Star Testosterone Booster formula manufactured by Muscletech is just too simple.
Though a good formula can go a long way by including good pairings of ingredients at potent dosages, this one clearly does not.
While the inclusion of scientifically-validated boron certainly qualifies this product as a T-Booster dietary supplement, it just kinda screeches to a halt right there. Bam, done. Boring. Weak. Blah. So much could be improved.
For starters, why didn’t the manufacturers of Six Star think to amplify the T-boost that Boron delivers when combined with other T-boosters like Magnesium or Vitamin D3 by including them in the formula? Smarter test formulas often target this Boron+Magnesium+D3 synergy.
Furthermore, in regards to its so-called anticatabolic blend, their inclusion of this is a little deceptive, if you ask me.
- Six Star references a study suggesting that a blend of Ginkgo Biloba and Rhodiola lead to enhanced athletic performance by increasing oxygen consumption and lowering fatigue. However, with only 2.7 mg of Ginkgo included in this formula, I seriously doubt that you’ll experience any effects at all.
Finally, beating the dead low-dosage horse, as it were, the paltry amount of calcium is also unlikely to deliver any noticeable benefits, especially not for T since it’s not really a T-Booster.
However, having harped on Six Star for its overly simple and puny formula, this does not necessarily make it “bad,” just weak. Though it probably won’t serve up some of the benefits of better T-boosters, it still won’t hurt if you want to give it a try, and a few reviews suggest it is effective for some. (even if those users are on the Six Star website, hmmm)
- Natural T-Booster mineral Boron in quality Citrate form gets a big thumbs-up.
- Price – At ten bucks per bottle ($9.97 on Amazon for 60 caplets!), it’s practically a steal.
- “Lite” – Maybe some people (::cough, noobs::) want a kinder, gentler T-booster?
- Poor Pairings – Boron would go better with some T-Boosters that are missing from this formula.
- Puny amount of Ginkgo – It seems like they put it on here just for its street cred, but it is not for test!
- No standardized ingredients – Only 4 ingredients; you’d expect it to be manufactured with stronger potency
- Poorly cited research – Uses research misleadingly to tout alleged benefits of its formula.
- Wrong Rhodiola – Adaptogenic herb correlated with testosterone support, but they use the inferior crenulata form.
Does Six Star Testosterone Booster Work?
While it might not work like they say it will, you still might feel a little extra boost just based on the Boron alone. But you can buy boron in other products for testosterone that use way better ingredients for way bigger boosts. I gotta say as well, for athletes and bodybuilders, specifically… you can do so much better. Like, Six Star throws in some support intended for training, but if you are intense when you work out, don’t bother buying this product. Maybe it works for beginners? Mehhhh.
The Bottom Line
As I said earlier, weak does not necessarily equate to bad. Just… mediocre. Though the Ginkgo and the Calcium might as well not be included in the formula because of their low dosages and off-base benefits, I can’t ignore the mighty T-Booster Boron nor the potential for balanced out testosterone/cortisol levels that the pairing of Boron and Rhodiola could lead to. But if it’s all about the Boron… well, you can buy a stack that gets you the Boron you need with a much better supporting cast than what you see here.