Quick Take: TestABOL is a 5-ingredient formula of natural herbs, vitamins, and minerals that’s supposed to boost testosterone and help minimize the side effects of steroid use. The way this formula is put together though, it might not be the best choice to curb the damage caused by synthetic testosterone as it also carries its own risks with very little benefit. You’ll see why once you’ve read the review.
- A product of Gen X Labs is marketed to be an “all natural testosterone accelerator”
- Designed to both be a testosterone booster and as a PCT (post-cycle therapy)
- Has a short formula of only 5 ingredients where only two are reliable test boosters
- May carry side effects of high blood pressure and heart rate
- Supplement instructions are specific for different weight groups
- It’s surprisingly unavailable on large markets like Amazon and GNC. It is, however, available on other websites at the exact same price of $39.99
|Vitamin D3||1000 IU|
|Testosterone Accelerator||325 mg|
|Bulbine Natalensis (10:1), Yohimbe Bark Extract (pausinystalia yobimba), Zinc, Milk Thistle (80% Silymarin)|
TestABOL’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin D3 – Higher levels of this vitamin have been found to be linked with higher levels of testosterone as well as lower levels of SHBG.
I’ve read reports around the internet saying that TestABOL claims to be capable of boosting testosterone by around 300+% while also lowering a significant amount of estrogen because of bulbine natalensis. I don’t know about you but those numbers are not only absurd, they’re also downright dangerous.
That said, bulbine natalensis might still be capable of influencing testosterone and estrogen levels albeit not nearly as much as TestABOL claims. At this concentrated 10:1 extract, this herb contains plenty of its active ingredients (flavonoids and saponins) that may inhibit the P450 enzyme. What P450 does is mediate testosterone and estrogen metabolism so by blocking its activity, bulbine natalensis may theoretically and indirectly act on these hormones.
One rat research showed that supplementing with bulbine natalensis increased levels of testosterone, LH, and FSH while also decreasing levels of the most potent estrogen (estradiol). Furthermore, this plant has also shown capable of increasing testicular size and libido which makes it fitting for bodybuilding enthusiasts who’re experiencing the side effects of steroid abuse. Human trials have yet to be done though so it’s still pretty unreliable.
- Yohimbe Bark – Used to enhance sex drive and burn fat via increased thermogenesis but along with this comes the risk of elevated blood pressure and heart rate. Some manufacturers mask these side effects under the thought of harder erections better gym pumps but, yeah, it’s dangerous. Stay away from it.
- Zinc – As a raw material required for testosterone synthesis, Zinc is one of the most important nutrients for healthy test. What form does TestABOL use though?
- Milk Thistle – Like bulbine natalensis, this is popularly used by bodybuilders who use synthetic steroids and prohormones to protect themselves from liver damage.
Each serving of TestABOL consists of just 1 capsule and as instructed by GenXLabs, we are to take 1 to 2 servings twice daily but the total number of servings you take per day also depends on your weight. Check out their guide below:
- Under 150 lbs
- One capsule before workout
- On non-workout days, take one capsule the same time you usually take it on your workout days
- 150-210 lbs
- One capsule in the morning and another one 6 hours after (before workout)
- NOTE: If you workout in the morning, take one capsule in the morning and another one before bedtime
- >210 lbs
- Two capsules in the morning and another 2 capsules 6 hours after (before workout)
- NOTE: If you workout in the morning, take two capsules in the morning and another two before bedtime
According to GenXLabs, TestABOL is also meant to be cycled for 6-8 weeks, followed by an off cycle of 60 days.
I feel like I should tell you this first.
Test ABOL’s cons outweigh its pros
I mean, I honestly see so many red flags here and very little benefit. Let me show you.
TestABOL was designed to be a natural testosterone booster and a PCT. In this regard, GenXLabs did succeed. However, natural test boosters and PCTs are supposed to be safe. In fact, safety is one of the few things that sets them apart from synthetic steroids and prohormones.
Looking at the TestABOL formula though, the natural ingredients they used have risks of potentially dangerous side effects. For instance, Yohimbe can elevate blood pressure and heart rate. These are side effects of steroid abuse that’re supposedly “fixed” by PCTs that TestABOL might even make worse. Consider this Red Flag #1.
Also, while bulbine natalensis has shown promise of improving the ratio between testosterone and estrogen as well as testicular size, too much can actually have the opposite effect. Given that bulbine natalensis is the primary ingredient of TestABOL, it’s highly likely that a bulk of the prop blend’s dosage goes to this plant and may very well be counterproductive. Red Flag #2, folks.
Gen X Labs also claims that when taking TestABOL as a testosterone booster, you won’t be needing any liver support but in the formula, there’s a potent standard of Milk Thistle. Personally, I don’t mind having this here because there’s really no harm in trying to protect your liver but come on, Gen X Labs. Don’t say we don’t need liver support when you yourselves included a liver supplement in your product. I may be too critical here but, hey, Red Flag #3.
To be fair, TestABOL does have a couple of great natural test boosters in Zinc and Vitamin D3 but realistically, these are the only two reliable ingredients here and no matter how good they are at what they do, they can’t boost testosterone to even a quarter of the claimed 300+%. Not even the best T boosters get that high.
Does it Work?
As both a natural testosterone booster and a PCT, TestABOL works sub-par at best. Instead of promoting safety, sex drive, and maintenance of muscle bulk after a steroid cycle, TestABOL might do the opposite. In terms of testosterone, TestABOL can only take you as much as Zinc and Vitamin D – which is to say, not so much.
- Zinc and Vitamin D – The only reliable ingredients here for testosterone
- Instructions – Everyone has different dosage requirements and I like that TestABOL specifies different instructions for different weight classes.
- Liver Support – Gen X Labs says we don’t need it but it’s here anyway. I’ll take it.
- Poor formulation – If I had to be brutally honest…
- Weak – Both as a PCT and as a test booster
- Risky – Cardiac problems as well as lower levels of androgens might be a thing here. There isn’t a large pool of customer reviews to counter check this though.
- Proprietary – Formulas that don’t show the individual dosages of their ingredients suck. For all we know, TestaBOL could be 99% bulbine natalensis and 1% of everything else.
The Bottom Line
If you’re really serious about building muscles and are taking steroids to get the physique you want, I can’t stop you but do know that despite looking aesthetic, those synthetics can mess up your body. To minimize the side effects, I implore you to take a solid and well-rounded PCT. That said, it goes against my very being if I were to recommend TestABOL to you knowing the potential danger I’d be putting you in. My advise? Find a better PCT. Or better yet, go natural.