Quick Take: I’ve read a number of reviews on Test Drive and most of them do the obvious car comparison. How can you not though? This T-booster’s named Test Drive for fudge’s sake. The way I see it though, Test Drive is the Andre Iguodala of the test boosting world. Although it doesn’t look like it does everything at an elite level, it does everything you want a testosterone booster to do regardless.
…or does it? Find out more about this Jack-of-all-trades in this review.
- Test Drive is a product of EST nutrition that’s advertised by the label to be a “Hybrid Testosterone Booster”
- The formula has the individual ingredients used to complete the ZMA trio.
- Also has Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris standardized to 40% Protodioscin and 20% Saponins which is always great for sex.
- The formula uses Indole-3-Carbinol for estrogen blocking (?) but this is a pretty questionable addition.
- Test Drive has PWO benefits with N.O. products that improve circulation.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon. It does seem like it WAS in GNC because some other reviews stated that source but I couldn’t do a search on it in GNC’s website.
Test Drive Ingredients
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||20 mg|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)||100 mcg|
|Magnesium Malate||150 mcg|
|Zinc Aspartate||45 mg|
|(Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris Blend) 40% Protodioscin, 20% Saponins|
|TESTApro™ (Maximizing Testosterone Primer)||500 mg|
|Indole-3-Carbinol (from Broccoli), Tongkat Ali (100:1), 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran (from Stinging Nettle Root)|
|EPO-vol™ (Natural Red Blood Cell Potentiator)||200 mg|
|Beta Vulgaris (Red Beet Root, for Nitrates), L-Carnitine HCl, Icariin HPLC (from Horny Goat Weed), Hawthorne Berry|
|Aminosine™ (Protein Synthesis Primer)||800 mg|
|L-Leucine, Beta Alanine, Pyridoxine HCl|
Test Drive’s T-Boosters
ZMA – It’s not the original ZMA formula from BALCO labs though but the trio of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 is present. The trio is always a good addition to any formula looking to boost testosterone.
Indole-3-Carbinol – It’s metabolized as DIM and theoretically acts as an estrogen blocker by decreasing amounts of aromatase. This is a questionable ingredient though as it needs more scientific evidence backing to be a bona-fide testosterone booster/E-blocker.
Tongkat Ali – At a concentrated 100:1 ratio, Tongkat Ali is an indirect T-booster by decreasing the activity of SHBG and by stimulating the T precursor DHEA. One study even suggests that it boosts testosterone levels by 37% while also decreasing the stress hormone cortisol by 16%.
3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran – The active ingredient in Stinging Nettle, has shown potential as an SHBG and aromatase blocker which is always good for test. These test-boosting benefits seem theoretical though but it also does show promise in promoting prostate health.
Vitamin B12 – While it doesn’t necessarily boost T, it does have benefits in sperm and blood cell production and food metabolism which equals to better testicular health, more energy, and may even aid in fat loss.
Vitamin B3 – A vitamin that has shown benefits in cardiac health.
Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris – I honestly don’t know what’s up with it being from Bulgaria but I do know that Tribulus Terrestris is great for masculine health. Not necessarily a testosterone booster according to this research but it does wonders for libido especially at this standard.
Beta Vulgaris – An awesome addition to this “hybrid” formula for its popularity in PWO supplements. It’s a N.O. effective for enhancing blood flow during exercise.
L-Carnitine HCl – It’s a nootropic that provides a bit of energy.
Icariin HPLC – The active ingredient in Horny Goat Weed. You probably know what this is for already.
Hawthorne Berry – This has been used in herbalism to promote circulatory health.
L-Leucine & Beta Alanine – These are amino acids commonly found in PWO supplements that aid in muscular function and exercise.
Test Drive Directions
The label says a single serving is 4 capsules but the directions say to take 2 in the morning and another 2 between meals. For maximum results, take one or more of your dosages 30 minutes before a workout or sexual encounter.
Let’s start with the vitamins and minerals in this stack. The formula sports the ZMA trio of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6. Zinc and Vitamin B6 in particular are packed like tanks with their HEAVY doses of 40 mg and 20 mg respectively. The other B vitamins in this formula aren’t typically seen in the best T-boosters but given that Test Drive is a “hybrid”, these are welcome additions with benefits to prostate health, stamina, and circulation.
TRIBuxine™ is a prop blend with only one ingredient. Can we even call this a prop blend? I don’t know but regardless, the standardized Tribulus Terrestris in the formula is great for anabolic and libido purposes.
TESTApro™, the first legit prop blend in this formula, is billed as Maximizing Testosterone Primer. Essentially, it’s made as a preliminary/preparatory layer for the actual T-boosting with ingredients that act as aromatase and SHBG blockers with an additional boost to prostate health. With the exception of indole-3-Carbinol, Tongkat Ali and Stinging Nettle look like solid additions.
On the next prop blend, EPO-vol™ is formulated to be a Natural Red Blood Cell Potentiator. Beta Vulgaris and Hawthorne Berry in particular already accomplishes this claim for their effectivity in enhancing blood flow during exercise and for improving circulation. As a bonus, L-Carnitine gets you energy boosts and Horny Goat Weed as you may have already guessed, gets you horny.
Lastly, we have Aminosine™ which serves as a Protein Synthesis Primer. The ingredients in this formula are amino acids plus vitamin B6. We already know that Vitamin B6 is only given at 20 mg so this means that the rest of the 780 mg (800 mg minus 20 mg from Vitamin B6) is divided between L-Leucine & Beta Alanine. That’s a pretty hefty dose for these PWO products.
Does it Work?
As far as test boosting goes, the formula has a heavy dose of the manliest mineral (Zinc) and vitamin B6 which are great but really, those are the only ingredients in this formula that directly boost T. However, Tongkat Ali and Stinging Nettle are great supporting ingredients so props to Test Drive on adding those to the mix.
As a hybrid though, Test Drive works well. There’s a lot of things happening in this formula aside from just boosting T. Because Test Drive offers a lot of benefits, I believe the men who fit best from this kind of formula are the men who have most of their days packed with activities (work, muscle building, sex, etc.). Still keep in mind though that it doesn’t particularly boost a lot of testosterone so it might be best to stack it with other testosterone boosting bodybuilding supplements.
- ZMA – Zinc and Vitamin B6 in particular are this formula’s heavy weights.
- Pre-Workout – With N.O. and circulatory health promoting ingredients, Test Drive has a PWO twist to its formula.
- Jack of all trades – As the saying goes, it’s a master of none. But it does do a whole lot of things good.
- All Natural – The formula uses all natural ingredients which dials down the risk of side effects. Which brings us to…
Zinc here is packed like a tank with a hefty Dose of 45 mg. This mineral is good for testosterone boosting but too much of a good thing is, well… not good. Too much Zinc is linked to prostate issues and while the dosage in this formula is safe, do keep on eye on your other supplements or food intake for more Zinc.
- Mild T-Boosts – While Zinc does have a proper dose, it still lacks other T-boosting ingredients that would’ve made this a powerful testosterone boosting stack.
- Questionable Choices – To be more specific, Indole-3-Carbinol. There are other estrogen inhibiting products available that far outperform this compound.
- PROP BLENDS – The best T-boosters are transparent about their dosages.
The Bottom Line
Like the NBA’s Andre Iguodala, I wouldn’t put Test Drive among the best. However, that’s not to say that Test Drive isn’t a good supplement because the way I see it, it’s a great hybrid that does a whole lot of things essential for masculine health well. When the Golden State Warriors won their championship in 2015, Andre Iguodala was the MVP despite not being the best player on the team because he did things the other players couldn’t. With that said, Test Drive could be the busy man’s MVP even if it doesn’t boost a whole lot of testosterone because it does a whole lot of things well anyway.