Quick Take: Testrol Original is, obviously, GAT Sport’s original testosterone booster but to be honest, Testrol Gold ES isn’t that much different. Afterall, Testrol Gold ES was designed after the original Testrol formula and they’re both under the brand’s Testosterone Optimization category of supplements. However, Testrol Gold ES does have a handful more ingredients to its stack which makes their prices differ a little bit. The question now is, do these additions make it a better product? Let’s get this versus review started and find out.
- Advertised to be a “Dual Performance Testosterone Booster”, Testrol is designed to boost strength and physical performance
- Has heavy dosages of testosterone boosting minerals Zinc and Magnesium. Their forms could use upgrades though.
- Also has potent Tribulus Terrestris and Avena Sativa each dosed at a solid 500 mg each
- After these herbs, the rest of the ingredients generally still get high quality forms but unfortunately, their dosages get significantly lower
- Has multiple manly benefits but the most prominent seems to be improved libido and harder erections
- Click here to read my full review on Testrol
Testrol Gold ES Features
- Advertised to be a “Highly Advanced Testosterone Booster”, Testrol Gold ES has the added benefit of estrogen regulation
- To justify its claim at estrogen support, Testrol Gold ES adds DIM (an aromatase inhibitor) to its formula
- Has Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 at high dosages. Combined, they complete the legendary ZMA trio.
- Also has 2 other B vitamins in B12 and Folic acid (B9) which collectively help convert energy from the food we eat
- The last herb to get a heavy dose is Tribulus Terrestris at 500 mg. The rest of the ingredients that fall below this get substantially lower dosages
- Although generally low dosed, the quality of the ingredients are also generally high.
- Click here to read my full review on Testrol Gold ES
Testrol VS. Testrol Gold ES: My Analysis
Like I said earlier, Testrol is the original testosterone booster manufactured by GAT Sport and this formula is also the basis for the design of Testrol Gold ES. As such, literally ALL of the ingredients used in the original formula can also be found in the newer, golden version. However, while some of these ingredients are merely copy-pasted, there are also those that’ve changed in terms of quality and/or quality. These ingredients are the following:
|Ingredients||Form and Dosage in Testrol||Form and Dosage in Testrol Gold ES|
|Zinc||As sulfate at 30 mg||As sulfate at 15 mg|
|Avena Sativa||500 mg||From a 10:1 extract at 100 mg|
|Mucuna Pruriens||Standardized for 10% L-DOPA at 100 mg||Standardized for 15% L-Dopa at 100 mg|
|Ginkgo Biloba||100 mg||From a 50:1 extract at 100 mg|
|Eurycoma Longifolia||100 mg||From a 50:1 extract at 100 mg|
|Saw Palmetto||100 mg||From a 50:1 extract at 50 mg|
As you can see, Zinc, Saw Palmetto and Avena Sativa have lower dosages in Gat’s Testrol Gold ES. However, aside from Zinc which stayed in Sulfate form throughout, the rest of the ingredients listed above also gained potent upgrades to their qualities when they were used in the newer version. In this case, since most of these ingredients aren’t heavily dosed anyway, I’m putting quality over quantity and in the process, giving Testrol Gold ES the slight advantage. Well, at least as of the moment.
NOTE: Zinc Sulfate is the form of Zinc that’s associated with gastric side effects. Although these are mild, it’s worth watching out for.
All in all, Testrol Original has a total of 14 ingredients while Testrol Gold ES has 19 inside of its tablets. Obviously, Testrol Gold ES has 5 more ingredients than its predecessor. These are the following:
- B Vitamins
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl at 10 mg)
- Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin at 50 mcg)
- Vitamin B9 (as Folic Acid at 300 mcg)
- Diindolylmethane (DIM) at 200 mg
- Shilajit (as PrimaVie®) at 100 mg
The addition of these B vitamins and Shilajit give Testrol Gold ES a layer of energy boosting. Furthermore, Vitamin B6 might be essential to healthy levels of testosterone and along with Zinc and Magnesium, it also completes the ZMA picture which then gives Testrol Gold ES a sports and muscle building twist to it,too.
Shilajit and DIM are pretty good for our male hormones too. In particular, Shilajit seems capable of directly boosting testosterone while DIM prevents T from converting into the female hormone estrogen. Sounds good, right? Sure, but Testrol Gold ES also costs $5 more than Testrol Original and considering that these added ingredients aren’t even well dosed, we can now move on to the next question.
Conclusion: Which is Better?
Obviously, the better product is Testrol Gold ES. It has ALL the ingredients found in the original Testrol and with some of its ingredients getting form upgrades, it’s also easier to absorb and a bit more potent. Furthermore, the additional ingredients also makes it slightly stronger than Testrol in a number of benefits such as energy boosting, bodybuilding, estrogen regulation, and testosterone support. That said, is Testrol Gold ES worth the additional 5$?
Honestly, that’s up to you to decide. However, do keep in mind that even with better forms and more ingredients, Testrol Gold ES doesn’t look significantly more powerful than Testrol because of its limited dosage. If it were up to me though, I’d first buy Testrol Original just to try if it satisfies my needs. If it does, then I’d go buy Testrol ES Gold to get a better kick but if it doesn’t, I’m skipping Testrol Gold ES altogether and just search for more balls-out testosterone boosters.