Quick Take: TestoMenix is a supplement that, to me, doesn’t exactly stand out from the rest of the competition. However, that doesn’t mean it’s useless. It boosts testosterone as well as other aspects of male health and, judging from the numerous customer reviews it has on Amazon, it’s actually quite popular. Let’s get the review going and see what this seemingly average stack does right;.
- TestoMenix is a popular testosterone supplement on Amazon. It currently has a total of 229 customer reviews and a 4.4/5 rating.
- Advertised to be an all natural testosterone booster that can increase energy and muscle mass
- Calcium is the only ingredient outside its prop blend. Hence, it’s also the only ingredient with a visible specific dosage.
- The prop blend is 8 ingredients full with a total dosage of 1484 mg. Not too bad, not too good.
- Ingredient qualities are mostly sub-par with the exception of 100:1 Tongkat Ali and a few herbal extracts
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon. I can’t find it on GNC though.
|Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate)||44.28 mg|
|FlowViv MAX-TEST Blend||1484 mg|
|Horney Goat Weed (leaf)|
|Tongkat Ali Extract 100:1 (root)|
|Saw Palmetto Extract (fruit)|
|Wild Yam Extract (root)|
|Nettle Extract (root)|
|Boron (as Boron Amino Acid Chelate)|
TestoMenix – Ingredients Review
Calcium – You probably already know this but exercise momentarily boosts testosterone. However, research shows that calcium supplementation further increases the exercise-induced test boost. This would’ve been cool if only TestoMenix gave us more than just this puny 44.28 mg dosage.
FlowViv MAX-TEST Blend
- Horney Goat Weed – This isn’t necessarily a testosterone booster per se but it does mimic the effects of testosterone. What effect does it copy best, you ask? Boosted libido.
Tongkat Ali – Apart from its legendary benefits on sex drive, research shows that this herb can also boost testosterone while lowering cortisol levels in moderately stressed subjects.
- Saw Palmetto – According to research, this berry can increase levels of testosterone while decreasing DHT. Saw Palmetto achieves this through its inhibition of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which, incidentally, also makes it healthy for our prostates.
- Orchic Substance – As gross as it is, this is basically ground up bull/cattle testicles. There’s word about how this substance can increase masculine vigor but I haven’t actually seen research supporting this claim. Personally, I say it’s bullsh*t.
- Wild Yam – This herb contains DHEA – a testosterone precursor and WADA banned substance. Makes you want to take it, doesn’t it? Unfortunately though, taking Wild Yam isn’t the same as taking DHEA as only the former seems to work.
- Sarsaparilla – The Chinese strongly believe in this herb’s libido boosting properties but as a testosterone booster, it doesn’t have strong evidence.
- Nettle – This spikey plant is painful when it comes in contact with our skin. However, as a testosterone booster, it’s capable of lowering SHBG, aromatase, and 5-alpha-reductase. This results in more “free” testosterone as well as lower estrogen and DHT.
- Boron – This mineral does so much for us men, I think it makes us superhuman. Not only does Boron boost androgens such as testosterone and DHT, it also boosts other testosterone boosters (i.e., Magnesium, Vitamin D) as well as neutralizes T-killers such as estrogen.
A bunch of these ingredients tinker with DHT but what the hell is it?
Pharmaceutical companies have linked benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), male pattern baldness, and excessive levels of DHT together for years now. If you’re part of the older population, you might have already heard about this hormone because, well… these companies might have already sold some kind of DHT-blocker to you, saying it can help protect your prostate and your receding hairline.
There’s actually truth to what they’re saying but there’s so much more about DHT than what they’re telling you.
For instance, DHT is a more potent androgen than testosterone virtually everywhere else except skeletal muscle. Moreover, DHT also plays a key factor in triggering the start of puberty and is heavily involved in developing our external genitalia. I bet the salesperson selling DHT-blockers didn’t tell you this, huh?
Each serving of TestoMenix consists of 2 caplets and as instructed, simply take 2 caplets (1 serving) daily.
Let’s dissect the TestoMenix formula from the top-down, starting with Calcium – the only ingredient outside the prop blend. This nutrient looks like it’s supposedly great for bodybuilding. The way it further boosts testosterone after exercise might also help expedite muscle recovery. However, at just 44.28 mg, there’s honestly not a lot to work with.
Moving on, the TestoMenix proprietary blend which it calls FlowViv MAX-TEST Blend is composed of 8 ingredients sharing a total dosage of 1484 mg. This means that the average dose of each ingredient should be at around 185 mg. That’s not the worst dosage I’ve seen but not the best either. It’s just… okay.
The quality of the ingredients aren’t very impressive, too. To be fair, TestoMenix does have an ultra potent 100:1 version of Tongkat Ali but the rest of the ingredients are given in unspecified extracts (which I think is fine, btw) and plain powder. With these hard to absorb forms, I think the overall potency of TestoMenix is pretty much sub-par.
Regardless of dosage and quality though, I still don’t think TestoMenix is that powerful of a testosterone booster. In fact, I think it’s more for libido than anything. It does have a bunch of natural ingredients that take take different pathways towards boosting testosterone but overall, I just see more sex than T.
TestoMenix Benefits: Does it Work?
Yes, TestoMenix works but frankly, don’t expect too much from this supplement. Potentially, TestoMenix can boost “free” testosterone as well as decrease estrogen, cortisol, and DHT. Theoretically, these effects can also translate to more aesthetic muscles given that you pair supplementation with regular exercise and a sensible diet.
However, like I said, I think TestoMenix works best for sexual support particularly for older men. Apart from boosting libido, the way it lowers excess DHT also supports healthier prostates.
TestoMenix Review Summary
- Sexy – That’s likely how you’re going to feel with TestoMenix
- Safe – I’m not seeing any ingredient here that will get you any nasty side effects
- Reputation – The Amazon customer reviews on TestoMenix are almost unanimously positive
- Proprietary – As a consumer, I like seeing exactly how much of a certain supplement I’m taking and that’s just not possible here on TestoMenix
- Wild Yam – Because DHEA is considered a doping substance, you might get a positive drug test if you’re a competitive athlete
- Unoriginal – It shares the exact same formula with several other testosterone products
The Bottom Line
If you actually read through the entire review, it should be obvious that I don’t consider TestoMenix as one of the best testosterone supplements this 2018. However, that doesn’t mean it’s ineffective. To me, it’s pretty much how the average testosterone boosters looks like. It can boost testosterone, elevate sexual health, and support muscle growth like most other test supplements but nothing really stands out.