Quick Take: When I hear the word Tauro (Toro), the first thing that comes to mind is a huge and angry bull. That’s probably what we all think, right? The bull is undoubtedly one of the most masculine figures in the animal kingdom and make no mistake, Tauro Test is appropriately named because it’s one bad ass, manly supplement. It’s designed to get your libido and muscles pumped to the brim and your testosterone unleashed. Without further adieu, let’s get to the review. Damn right I can rhyme.
- Tauro Test is a product of Anabolic Designs (or ProjectAD as they call themselves on their website) and is under their Elite Series line of supplements.
- Advertised on the ProjectAD website to be “The Ultimate Natural Anabolic Augmentation System”. From there, it should be obvious that the formula’s designed to enhance muscle mass.
- Their strategy in making you bigger is by increasing total and “free” testosterone while also boosting Growth Hormone production.
- Because it’s not enough to get big, Tauro Test makes you the lean kind of big by adding in quite a number of fat burners.
- The ingredients are supplied in plain forms but the dosage is solid overall and they have a prop blend dedicated to enhancing absorption.
- It’s available to buy online but I can’t seem to find it on GNC. I tried amazon and I did find other Anabolic Design products but not Tauro Test.
Tauro Test Ingredients
|Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl)||3.3 mg|
|Zinc (as chelate)||5 mg|
|Testobulism Anabolic Matrix||600 mg|
|Long Jack (Tongkat Ali), Fenugreek, Horny Goat Weed, Methoxyisoflavone, 3,4-divanillytetrahydrofuran, Nettle|
|Secrotrophin Growth Matrix||300 mg|
|Alpha GPC, Mucuna Pruriens|
|Agonist Matrix||670 mcg|
|Estocut Control Matrix||200 mg|
|I-3-C, White Button Mushroom, Resveratrol|
|Tauro-Drive Uptake Matrix||45 mg|
|Black Pepper, Ginger Root, Cayenne concentrate|
Tauro Test’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin B6 – According to this rat study, Vitamin B6 depletion has shown to reduce testosterone levels. Moreover, another study states high doses of this vitamin did not alter plasma testosterone concentration. What these studies suggest is that while Vitamin B6 doesn’t necessarily boost testo, it’s important in maintaining healthy levels of test.
Zinc – This may be the manliest mineral for test. It serves as a raw material needed for testosterone synthesis while also signaling for test production and release. Additionally, it also maintains levels of test after a heavy workout while reducing levels of the female hormone prolactin.
Testobulism Anabolic Matrix
- Tongkat Ali – Otherwise known as Long Jack, Tongkat Ali has been traditionally used as a libido enhancer. For testosterone, it decreases levels of SHBG thereby raising levels of “free” test. To add, this study shows that this herb can raise levels of testosterone by 37% while also decreasing cortisol by 16% – a solid combination that’s beneficial to bodybuilding and sports.
- Fenugreek – This herb is an ancient health tonic that helps with libido and strength. It’s also shown to increase “free” testosterone by inhibiting aromatase and 5a-reductase activity.
- Horny Goat Weed – Funny as it may seem, this weed that leaves goats feeling sexy works for humans too. It enhances libido by mimicking the effects of testosterone without necessarily altering hormonal levels.
- Methoxyisoflavone – The results of this study states that supplementing with Methoxyflavone “do not affect body composition or training adaptations nor do they influence the anabolic/catabolic hormone status”.
- 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran – This is an active lignan found in Stinging Nettle. According to this study, 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran had an “outstandingly high” affinity to SHBG.
Secrotrophin Growth Matrix
- Alpha GPC – According to this study, Alpha GPC increases growth hormone secretion and hepatic fat oxidation.
- Mucuna Pruriens – This tropical herb is one of the most promising ingredients in the world of testosterone boosters. It contains the active ingredient L-DOPA which increases LH – a hormone that signals for the synthesis and release of test. It’s also shown to block the feminine hormone prolactin which is a notorious T-killer.
- cAMP – Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) is a molecule found in Coleus forskohlii which has been believed to increase lipolysis (fat loss).
Estocut Control Matrix
- I-3-C – Indole-3-carbinol is a DIM precursor. DIM has been gaining popularity in testosterone boosting products for its ability to to inhibit aromatase activity. However, I think DIM is a pretty questionable ingredient because most research surrounding this compound is centered on female health.
- White Button Mushroom – Also known as Agaricus Bisporus. It’s also found in testosterone boosting supplements for anti-aromatase activity. However, more research still needs to be done.
- Resveratrol – This molecule is found in red wine and is reported to have antioxidant properties. Aside from that though, this study states that Resveratrol “upregulated eNOS mRNA expression” which has been found to increases nitric oxide synthesis for better blood flow.
Tauro-Drive Uptake Matrix
- Black Pepper – Black pepper’s active ingredient, Piperine, has shown to enhance nutrient absorption in addition to fat loss.
- Ginger – This has been shown to aid weight loss by increasing thermogenesis and fat breakdown.
- Cayenne – Otherwise known as Capsicum, Cayenne has shown to aid in fat loss. It’s also shown to stimulate digestion to aid in nutrient absorption.
Tauro Test Directions
Take 2 capsules (1 serving) with 8oz of water three times daily.
On training days
- Take 2 capsules one hour before working out
- Take 2 capsules four hours before or after your workout dose. For example, If you take your workout dose at 10 AM, you can either take the 2nd dose at 2 PM or at 6 AM.
- Take 2 capsules before sleeping
On non-training days
- Take 2 capsules in the morning
- Take 2 capsules in the afternoon
- Take 2 capsules before sleeping
For athletes and bodybuilders, Project AD’s Tauro Test suggests to cycle “on” for 8-12 weeks followed by at least a 4 week “off” cycle prior to restarting.
First of all, take note that you’re taking 3 servings per day so the dosages you see here and on the label are multiplied 3-fold.
To start the analysis, Tauro Test includes a decent dose of Vitamin B6. Although it’s not given at the best form (P-5-P is better than Pyridoxine HCl), it should still have an impact in maintaining healthy levels of testosterone. Next we have Zinc. This chelate form also isn’t the best but it’s still one of the better absorbed versions. The total dosage of 15 mg looks solid.
On to the first prop blend, we have Testobulism Anabolic Matrix. According to their website, this is supposed to be the blend that amplifies testosterone levels. With Tongkat Ali, Fenugreek, and 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran (Stinging Nettle), you certainly will get the levels of both your total testosterone and “free” testosterone boosted. Additionally, the blend also offers libido boosts with Horny Goat Weed. Unfortunately, Methoxyisoflavone doesn’t seem to be very beneficial in spite of it being marketed as an anabolic enhancer.
Secondly, we have Secrotrophin Growth Matrix which supposedly includes natural growth hormones for increased bulk, muscle mass, and fat loss. In terms of ingredient choices, Alpha GPC and Mucuna Pruriens do deliver. However, both of them need heavy dosages to be effective and this 900 mg total dose doesn’t seem to be much. To some degree though, I think they might still work but the potential of these two ingredients aren’t fully exposed.
The 3rd blend isn’t actually a blend because it’s only 1 ingredient in cAMP. As I’ve said, cAMP is a molecule found in Coleus forskohlii and Coleus forskohlii does indeed show fat loss properties so this 3rd “blend” also delivers. Next we have Estocut Control Matrix which is meant to be this formula’s estrogen regulator. Indole-3-carbinol won’t be effective unless it’s converted to DIM inside our bodies so don’t be surprised if this ingredient takes longer to work.
Also, DIM, as I’ve said, is a pretty dubious ingredient because the research mostly focuses on women. If it does indeed work for males, then it should be a solid addition to this formula but just in case it doesn’t, there’s Agaricus Bisporus with early research suggesting that it inhibits aromatase activity. The last ingredient on this blend is Resveratrol which boosts nitric oxide. This adds a preworkout twist to this formula that aids in blood circulation for the duration of your workouts.
Lastly, there’s Tauro-Drive Uptake Matrix. All three ingredients found in this blend are fat burners that also aid in nutrient absorption. This is especially important to this formula considering that all the herbs found here are given in plain form.
Does it Work?
Overall, I see a solid formula that works. Compared to the most powerful test boosters that are fueled by DAA, Tauro Test isn’t as strong but it still has solid herbs for natural boosts in testosterone that increase total and “free” T while also showing promise in estrogen regulation.
More than the testosterone boosts though, I see more potential in sex, bodybuilding, and sports. Tongkat Ali and Fenugreek, which are this formula’s top test, are also potent libido and performance enhancers. Also, the “free” testosterone enhancements that this formula has is good for muscle bulk. Couple that with a whole lot of fat burners that are spread throughout the different prop blends and you get a decent growth of lean muscle.
- Solid Dosages – Secrotrophin Growth Matrix is a bit too low for my liking though but overall, the formula looks adequately dosed. You can thank the 6 capsules per day on that one.
- Solid Ingredients – Admittedly, there are a few odd balls in the formula but as a whole, the ingredient choices look well thought out.
- Evidence-based formula – Time and time again, when I buy a testosterone booster, I like the ones that have ingredients that are backed by actual science. We’re messing with hormones here so this is crucial.
- Fat-burning – The formula is riddled with fat burners. This is good especially if you’re in to bodybuilding and aesthetics.
- Reputation – From the customer reviews I’ve read, I’ve mostly seen positive ratings and positive comments. When it comes to side effects, I’ve seen consumers write about mild ones such as acne breakouts on the back but it actually looks to be less prevalent as compared to other T-boosting supplements.
- Methoxyisoflavone – Despite being in testosterone boosters for its reported anabolic enhancing properties, research has yet to support this.
- Indole-3-carbinol – This and DIM aren’t very reliable aromatase inhibitors.
- Plain forms – I don’t see any top quality ingredients here.
- Prop blends – It’s bad enough that some testosterone boosters have a prop blend in them. Tauro Test makes it worse by having 4. These prop blends make it very hard to gauge how effective a formula can be because the dosages are hidden.
- Expensive – It’s a solid stack but it comes with a stiff price tag.
The Bottom Line
To be quite honest, I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it’s my favorite supplement. However, Tauro Test is definitely right up there with one of the better formulas I’ve seen. Having said that this supplement isn’t as strong compared to DAA fueled formulas, I think that the demographic that suits this formula better are the younger male audience looking increase their muscle bulk. The “free” testosterone boosts, along with potential boosts in GH, performance, and fat burning are a solid combination in creating a lean, muscular physique that most young guys chase so badly. This gets two thumbs up and a solid rating from me.