Quick Take: Testosterone boosters are generally priced a little heavy so when a T-boosting supplement enters the scene with a price tag looking like it came off of a thrift shop, it’s going to catch the attention of people. That’s exactly what happened to Testosterol 250. Some people might be lured to this cheap testosterone booster because virtually everything else on the market is more expensive. However, some might also think that its price reflects its quality. In this review, I’ll show you how Testosterol 250 stacks against the other testosterone boosters, regardless of price and without any bias.
- A product of Megabol, Testosterol 250’s packaging looks like it was actually an FDA approved nutritional supplement. SPOILER ALERT: It’s not.
- Advertised on their website to be “cheaper and more effective” compared to many other anabolic enhancing products. Cheaper, yes. More effective, probably not.
- Also on their website, Testosterol™ 250 is the most popular supplement in bodybuilding. I don’t know where they get their statistics though.
- Megabol places heavy emphasis on their supplements being made in Poland. I don’t know about you but to me, this is a red flag. More on this later.
- The entire formula is composed of only 3 ingredients. To their credit, all these ingredients are natural so that’s good.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon. I couldn’t find it in GNC though.
Testosterol 250 Ingredients
|Plant sterols||250 mg|
|Rosae extract||32 mg|
|Pruni cum inulini extract||31 mg|
Testosterol 250’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Plant sterols – When you search for “plant sterols”, there’s an overwhelming amount of research on how this ingredient lowers levels of “bad” cholesterol or low density lipoprotein (LDL). According to this article, plant sterols are found in edible plants such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. They lower levels of cholesterol by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines. This in turn, lowers levels of cholesterol by around 6-14% in as low as 4 weeks.
Rosae – It’s actually very hard to look for any significant information about “Rosae”. Which leads me to think that this was actually a typo and what they actually meant was “Rosea”. If this is in fact the case, it makes more sense as an ingredient in a testosterone booster. Rosea has shown to reduce stress related fatigue which then improves physical and cognitive performance.
Pruni cum inulini – If I thought “Rosae” was a hard ingredient to research, Pruni Cum Inulini was even more so. When you do a search for this ingredient, majority of the articles that show up point to Testosterol 250. Now, I’m not sure if this plant is exclusive to Testosterol 250 but it certainly is the most popular correlation. According to a few articles I’ve read, Pruni Cum Inulini has relations to testosterone but I couldn’t find any credible study that supports this.
Testosterol 250 Directions
RED FLAG ALERT!
I usually take the directions of the products I review from their web page. The official website of Megabol states that Testosterol 250 is to be taken at 1 capsule per day. Sounds fine from there but here’s the catch.
A lot of other websites that feature Testosterol 250 show different directions. I saw one website saying that it should be taken 1-2 times per day and another one suggesting 3 capsules. Also, none of them (including Megabol’s website) say anything about how to take it which I think is very important because a lot of supplement ingredients don’t go too well with whatever else we take. That’s one red flag raised right there.
I’m not into relying on other websites for information because I like to do my own research and make my reviews unique but seeing as though Megabol doesn’t give very much information about their products, I had to. The conflicting information I got from various sources worries me about the credibility of Testosterol 250. That’s another red flag. The flags don’t stop raising there though but more on this later.
For purposes of this review, I’m giving Testosterol 250 the benefit of the doubt and use their directions for 1 capsule per day in my analysis.
Starting with plant sterols, it lowers levels of LDL which is essentially good for cardiac health. However, as a testosterone booster, the ingredient is pretty questionable. See, back in the 1940’s, plant sterols were actually used to produce anabolic steroids. The scientists back in the day used certain enzymes to convert plant sterols into steroid hormones including testosterone. In this sense, you could probably say that this ingredient actually has testosterone boosting potential.
Here’s the catch. Humans don’t actually have those same enzymes to convert plant sterols into testosterone so it’s essentially useless. In fact, according to this study, after taking plant sterols for an entire year, total and “free” testosterone levels remained unchanged. The same study did suggest that plant sterols were safe and effective in lowering cholesterol so it should have cardiac health benefits. As a testosterone booster though, I wouldn’t count on it to make any kind of impact.
I could say the same thing about Pruni cum inulini, too. There have been reports that it might possess testosterone boosting capabilities but again, these are all reports. I couldn’t find a single scientific evidence that supports this claim. However, if in any case that it actually does have testosterone boosting potential, a meager 31 mg doesn’t look like it’ll be effective. So yeah, don’t count on it to boost testosterone.
Lastly, we have Rosae. If it is indeed Rhodiola Rosea, then among the three ingredients here, this is where I see the most potential. This is a stunningly durable plant that helps manage stress and fatigue levels. In bodybuilding, stress and fatigue management is extremely important because the more stress you have, the lower your testosterone will be. Bodybuilders and sports athletes are at a high risk of chronic stress because it is their job to practice and workout most days of the week and heavy exercise leads to more stress. Rhodiola Rosea manages stress levels and maintains post-workout testosterone levels.
However, I’m not too sure if Rosae is actually just a typo of Rosea so that’s another one of those red flags. Regardless, there’s no way that 32 mg will work so it doesn’t really matter.
Does it Work?
I’ll be straight with you.
No, I don’t believe it works. Actually, I think from the very start, Megabol already set up Testosterol 250 to fail. Given that it only has 3 ingredients, it’s bound to lack a lot of things. Additionally, the ingredients they chose aren’t effective at all.
The highest dosed ingredient here is plant sterols which makes me think that this is where they’re betting their money. However, as I’ve already shown you, it doesn’t convert to testosterone so that’s sh**. Pruni cum inulini doesn’t have a single research to back it up so that’s sh** too. Rhodiola Rosea would’ve been a great addition but at just 32 mg, that’s sh** again.
- All natural – To their credit, all three ingredients are natural. Nothing here is lab synthesized.
- Cheap – It’s sold at Amazon for around 10 British pounds. In case you were wondering, that’s just 12 US dollars. Really affordable for a testosterone booster.
- No side effects – From the customer reviews I’ve read, there doesn’t seem to be any complaints of negative side effects.
- Poor ingredient choices – The only ingredient showing testosterone boosting potential is Rosea and I’m not even sure if it’s actually even Rosea. All three of these ingredients are questionable choices.
- Poo dosages – A little bit over 30 mg for Rosae and Pruni cum inulini. How’s that even supposed to work?
- Packaging – Not that it looks bad but it looks too good. What I meant by that is the box looks like actual medication. As such, it can probably trick people into thinking that it’s FDA approved or that it’s a doctor prescribed drug.
- Reputation – Testosterol 250’s ratings and consumer reviews are generally bad. Even if no one complained of side effects, the general consensus seems to be that it doesn’t work.
- Megabol – Yeah, I said it but let me explain.
Let’s recount the red flags I’ve already pointed out.
- Unclear directions
- Conflicting information
- Rosae or Rhodiola Rosea?
To be clear, I like Polish people and Poland is a wonderful place so don’t throw shade at me for including that as a red flag.
According to Megabol, they’re making their supplements in Poland because it’s a country with a long tradition of using plant extracts for bodybuilding. That may very well be true. However, whenever you’re selling a nutritional supplement from a foreign country and using a foreign language in your packaging, it’s crucial to have a customer support that engages an international audience. Megabol doesn’t have that.
In addition to the red flags I’ve already mentioned, Megabol’s website itself is a red flag. Why? Because it gives very little information about their products. When I’m buying any kind of supplement, I always try to get as much information as I can before actually purchasing it and the first place I go to is the product’s website because that’s essentially where the most information should be. That’s not the case with Testosterol 250.
The Bottom Line
My folks taught me not to judge a book by its cover because what’s inside is what matters and I’ve had that mind set ever since. However, with Testosterol 250, it might be quite the opposite. The packaging, as I’ve said, looks legit but what’s inside those capsules are useless for what the supplement was supposedly designed to do. That said, I’m obviously not putting this anywhere near my list of the best testosterone boosters. It’s cheap but if you really wanted to boost testosterone and gain muscle mass, I suggest you save your money for something else.