Quick Take: When I hear rex, I think of dinosaurs. I mean, doesn’t everyone? With that in mind, I find it fitting that a supplement named Testorex has outdated ingredients such as cattle testicles included in their formula and, well, that’s not a good thing. There are other things good & bad inside Testorex though but to know whether the pros outweigh the cons, you’ll have to read through the review.
- Testorex is a product of Nutratech – a brand I honestly haven’t heard much about.
- Advertised on the NutraTech website to be “a cutting edge (without cutting corners) testosterone boosting supplement”.
- Hides the specific dosages of its ingredients under a single proprietary blanket
- Possibly improves libido, testosterone, and prostate health. Not necessarily in that order.
- Has a couple of ineffective ingredients
- Nutratech products are available to buy online including Amazon but not on GNC.
|Proprietary Formula||742 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed Leaf Extract (Epimedium Grandiflorum), Tongkat Ali Root Extract (Eurycoma Longifolia), Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract, Orchic Substance, Wild Yam Root Extract, Sarsaparilla Root Extract, Nettle Root Extract, Boron Amino Acid Chelate|
Testorex’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Horny Goat Weed – A libido booster that’s garnered media attention due to its potential as a natural treatment for erectile dysfunction. It’s not a testosterone booster though.
Tongkat Ali – Also a libido booster but his herb is capable of elevating “free” testosterone by reducing numbers of SHBG. Research shows it’s also capable of optimizing the testosterone to cortisol ratio.
Saw Palmetto – Contains fatty acids that inhibit 5-alpha-reductase activity. This leads to higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of DHT. This effect also makes it a viable treatment for prostate conditions.
Orchic Substance – Apparently, eating cattle testicles was a thing to improve prostate health and testosterone. There’s really no science to that as of the moment though.
Wild Yam – This plant is used to synthesize DHEA which is a precursor to testosterone. However, taking Wild Yam isn’t the same as supplementing with DHEA as only the already synthesized version seems to work.
Sarsaparilla – A plant touted to have sexual benefits but it doesn’t seem like it can boost testosterone.
Nettle – Boosts “free” testosterone by blocking aromatase, 5-alpha-reductase, and SHBG. This results in lower levels of DHT for added prostate protection as well as lower levels of estrogen.
Boron – One of the best minerals for testosterone because it can increase both total and “free” testosterone as well as lower SHBG and estriadol.
Each serving of testorex contains a single tablet and as instructed, a serving of Testorex is to be taken twice daily on an empty stomach for a total of 2 tablets per day.
First of all, the entire Testorex formula is proprietary. As such, there really is no way for me to know the exact dosage of any of these ingredients and in case you didn’t know, that’s not a good thing. In fact, to me, that’s one of the worst things to be if you’re a supplement.
Second of all, it’s not a heavily dosed prop blend and that’s even worse. 8 ingredients sharing a meager total of just 1484 mg per day doesn’t really bode well for Testorex’s benefits. Moreover, there are a couple of ingredients here that likely won’t do anything for male health (Orchic Substance and Wild Yam) and are basically just wasting what little dosage there already is.
Furthermore, Testorex looks more like a libido/prostate health supplement more than it is a testosterone booster. With Horny Goat Weed being its top ingredient, it’s all so evident how sex is the top priority. Adding Sarsaparilla and Tongkat Ali to the mix just solidifies this. Testorex also has two of the most commonly used natural treatments for enlarged prostate in Saw Palmetto and Stinging Nettle.
To be fair to Testorex, it does have a bit of testosterone boosting potential. Tongkat Ali, Boron, and the two prostate remedies are capable of increasing “free” testosterone while also regulating DHT, estrogen and cortisol. But of course, the effectiveness of all these supposed benefits lie on whether the individual ingredients get the dosage they need to work at their full potential and like I said, with Testorex being proprietary, there’s no way to know that.
Does it Work?
Probably. 1484 mg is a low dosage but it’s not too low to be ineffective at anything. The way I see it, there should at least be mild boosts in “free” testosterone with a more profound effect towards libido and prostate protection. Of course, this minimal boost in bioavailable testosterone can translate to leaner muscles and higher strength and stamina as well.
With that, I think Testorex works best on older men. I say this because as testosterone levels slowly drop beginning at the age of 30, conditions such as low sex drive, energy, and a declining prostate health start to surface. The benefits offered by Testorex, no matter how mild, might be able to help in these conditions.
- All natural – No synthetics here. Testorex is basically a mix of dried herbs, cattle testicles, and a mineral which also likely makes it safe from any major side effects.
- Prostate protection – No man wants a swollen prostate
- Boron – One of the best natural testosterone boosters there is.
- Reputation – The amazon reviews and ratings on Testorex are surprisingly stellar.
- Useless ingredients – I’m looking at you, Orchic Substance and Wild Yam.
- Dosage – The total dosage isn’t that bad but it IS low. Maybe if Testorex junked the two above ingredients and gave their share of milligrams to the ingredients that really matter, Testorex could’ve been a much better supplement.
- Proprietary – These kinds of formulas are the abominations of the supplement world. Why hide the dosages of ingredients?
The Bottom Line
Testorex is not the “cutting edge without cutting corners” testosterone booster that it claims to be. First of all, it’s nowhere near cutting edge and second of all, it DID cut corners when it chose to become a low-dosed proprietary blend. However, Testorex does to seem to have its benefits on libido, prostate, and “free” testosterone albeit minimal so if you’re the older man struggling with these things, Testorex could still work for you.