Quick Take: In the world of testosterone booster reviews, I’ve seen plenty of T-boosters attempt to boost testosterone with a wide array of untested ingredients. T-Up on the other hand, utilizes just 5 test boosters that’re mostly backed by researched, stacked them in a capsule, and boom goes your testosterone. Let’s get to the review and see how these 5 ingredients do.
- A product of Nutrex Research, T-Up is one this brand’s supplements that aim to boost manhood by boosting testosterone.
- As advertised on their label, Nutrex Research designed this product to be a “Mega Testosterone Booster”
- T-Up claims to support muscle gains, strength and recovery. All of which are attributed to the effects of boosted testosterone.
- Features a simple 5-ingredient formula which includes 2 of my favorite test boosting ingredients in DAA and Zinc
- Also includes B vitamins in B6, B12, and folic acid.
- It’s sold on their website for around $55. You could save some cash if you buy it through Amazon where it’s sold for only $30 with free shipping. I can’t find it in GNC though but other Nutrex products are there.
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||2 mg|
|Folic Acid (as Folic Acid)||400 mcg|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||6 mcg|
|Zinc (from Orotate)||15 mg|
|D-Aspartic Acid||3000 mg|
T-Up’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
- Vitamin B6 – According to this rat study, testosterone levels dropped by over 70% when the rats were fed with a diet deficient of this B Vitamin, suggesting that “vitamin B6 deficient animals have either a reduced rate of synthesis of testosterone or an increased rate of metabolic clearance”. Either way, this tells me that supplementing with Vitamin B6 is linked to maintaining healthy levels of testosterone.
- Vitamin B12 – While it doesn’t directly boost testosterone, early research has suggested that it plays a role in protecting testicular function.
- Folic Acid – Unlike Vitamin B6 or B12 that has evidence supporting their manly benefits, the research that surrounds folic acid are mostly on pregnant women.
Zinc – One of the baddest (and by bad, I mean good) minerals for testosterone. It serves as a raw-material for test synthesis while also signaling for it’s release and maintaining testosterone levels after an intense workout.
D-Aspartic Acid – The strongest testosterone booster available on the planet today. It boosts testosterone by triggering LH activity, which then signals the testicles to produce and release more testosterone.
As a dietary supplement, Take 4 capsules (1 serving) once a day between meals.
So, below is how T-Up advertised their supplement.
To make you aware, I will focus my analysis on this study.
According to the study I’ve linked above, DAA has shown to increase levels of testosterone by 42% in just 12 days so the first and second claims that T-Up makes checks out. That’s not all though. The study uses 3.12 g of DAA in their testing. You know how much T-Up uses? 3 g. That may be a few milligrams less than what the scientists used but trust me when I say that’s still a big dose.
Also, that same study uses plain DAA. Although there’s a better form in D-AA-CC, DAA still produced results so I have no qualms with T-Up using the same form. Another thing that’s worth noting is that in the study, they combined DAA with vitamin B6, folic acid and vitamin B12. This same combination is used in Italy under the name DADAVIT and guess what? Those same vitamins can be found here too. That’s 4 out of 5 T-Up ingredients used in one study that has shown to increase testosterone. Nice job, Nutrex!
The only ingredient we haven’t covered yet is Zinc. With a multitude of benefits to manly health and testosterone, Zinc has made it’s way to my top testosterone boosting mineral. Basically, you can’t make testosterone without Zinc because it’s a raw material. But it’s not just enough to synthesize test, it also has to be released into the bloodstream for it to be effective which Zinc also does. In bodybuilding, testosterone levels tend to drop after a heavy workout. That’s our body’s natural reaction and that’s bad if you want to build muscle. With Zinc, those precious testosterone levels are protected.
Combining all the ingredients, you get a healthy, natural boosting of testosterone which leads to muscle gains, strength, and enhanced recovery. Also, with 120 capsules, T-Up supplies 30 days worth of T-boosts and all their claims check out.
However, I do have a few minor issues. With short formulas, supplements tend to be incomplete. Which is true for T-Up as well. For example, adding in Magnesium would’ve completed the ZMA trio of Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium and it would’ve given T-Up much more props.
Also, with increases in testosterone, estrogen levels tend to rise as well which is why it’s important for any testosterone boosting product to include ingredients that regulate hormonal levels. T-Up doesn’t have those either. Which then leads me to suggest that after taking T-Up for a full 60 days, take at least a couple weeks off of it and take a PCT to curb side effects such as man boobs and fat gain that comes with increased estrogen.
Does it Work?
Yes. And if you want proof of it, here’s that same study I centered my analysis on.
DAA alone is going to boost T. Partnered with manly B vitamins and the manliest mineral in Zinc, I have no doubt in T-Up’s testosterone boosting abilities and honestly, I rarely say that. But I am a man of science and there’s no way I could deny the science-backed evidence of these ingredients.
To cap it off, I recommend T-Up to older males. Why? Because they’re the demographic that really NEED massive testosterone boosts. With younger males, these boosts aren’t exactly needed given that they’re already at their testosterone prime.
- This study – I’ve linked it over and over again throughout this review because that’s really where all these ingredients (except Zinc) come together.
- Massive T-boosts – DAA and Zinc, bro. Many of the top testosterone boosters in the market rely on these two and for good reason.
- Simple yet effective – I don’t even need to explain this anymore. As T-Up has shown, a 5-ingredient formula is enough to massively boost manhood.
- Incomplete – Magnesium could’ve completed the ZMA picture, and a few aromatase inhibitors could’ve done this formula good too.
- Forms – The ingredients aren’t necessarily at the best versions. Zinc could be upgraded to Zinc Citrate, Vitamin B6 to P-5-P, and DAA to D-AA-CC.
- Irritability – This is a common side effect among the customer reviews I’ve read. Really though, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. If anything, it’s a sign of boosted testosterone.
The Bottom Line
If I compare T-Up to basketball, I see Nate Robinson, Isaiah Thomas, Allen Iverson, and John Starks. These players were all short in NBA standards but they were some of the meanest players too. Nate Robinson and John Starks were high-fliers that jumped over taller defenders for powerful dunks, while Allen Iverson and Isiah Thomas left their opponents in the dust with fancy footwork and quick steps. These people show you that in sports, height does matter but it’s not everything.
When it comes to testosterone boosters, ingredients matter but having a long list doesn’t necessarily make it work better and T-Up is proof of that. Kind of like a teapot. It may be short, but it holds a lot of good quality. With just 5-ingredients, yes, it’s an incomplete formula but when it comes to purely boosting testosterone, this one is right up there.