Quick Take: Have you ever felt so low on testosterone that even a fully naked Mia Khalifa pole-dancing in front of you isn’t stimulating? Well, the odds aren’t high because Mia Khalifa is one hot babe! But what if that dream does come true and your boner isn’t boning right because you’re low on Test? That would be a huge problem but fortunately, Testrol is here to save the day. The testosterone support is OK, but you can definitely consider your flag poles erected, as I will explain in this review.
- A supplement made by GAT sports that seems to value sex and testosterone, Testrol is advertised as the “ultimate dual-purpose male performance product”
- This stack is filled with natural man enhancing nutrients including heavy dosages of Zinc and Magnesium
- Two of its main ingredients are potent Tribulus Terrestris and a nootropic/nitric oxide booster in Avena Sativa
- Although not as heavily dosed as the previous herbs, one of my favorite T-boosters, Mucuna Pruriens, also makes its way into the formula
- Seemingly has multiple benefits that all end up in a better sex life
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon and GNC
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||450 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate)||30 mg|
|Selenium (as Selenomethionine)||50 mcg|
|Tribulus Terrestris Extract (45% Saponins) (Stem and Dried Fruit)||500 mg|
|Avena Sativa (Aerial Parts)||500 mg|
|L-Arginine (as L-Arginine HCl)||150 mg|
|Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract [10% L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA)]||100 mg|
|Fenugreek Seed||100 mg|
|Ginkgo Biloba (Leaf)||100 mg|
|Eurycoma Longifolia (LongJack) Root||100 mg|
|Epimedium Extract (10% Flavonoids as Icariin) (Whole Plant)||100 mg|
|Saw Palmetto Berries||100 mg|
|Damiana Leaf||50 mg|
|Cnidium Monnieri (seed)||30 mg|
Testrol’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Magnesium – It increases “free” testosterone by blocking SHBG but it also promotes anabolic homeostasis for muscle growth.
Zinc – As a raw material used in the process of synthesizing testosterone, Zinc is obviously essential to our masculinity.
Selenium – Not a testosterone booster but does promote male health (especially in older men) by improving virility and promoting prostate health.
Tribulus Terrestris – Standardized for 45% saponins, this herb has been heavily marketed as a powerful testosterone and libido booster. Unfortunately, this reputation is only half true as it’s generally not really much of a test booster.
Avena Sativa – AKA Oat Straw, its effects are better utilized in nootropic supplements but it’s also rich in L-Arginine (another ingredient found here in Testrol).
L-Arginine – It’s mostly found in PWO and bodybuilding products to help improve blood flow to the muscles during exercise. Moreover, the bolstered circulation also helps you get harder erections. It’s typically given in much, MUCH higher doses than just 150 mg though.
Mucuna Pruriens – Potently standardized for 10% L-Dopa, this herb holds plenty of promise as a testosterone booster. As research suggests, it helps boost both T and LH as well as sperm count and motility.
Fenugreek – This herb lowers estrogen and DHT in favor of more “free” testosterone but it’s primarily used to support libido and physical performance.
Ginkgo Biloba – Like Avena Sativa, this is better known for its nootropic value but it also has circulation benefits that can get you better muscle pumps or a harder D.
Eurycoma Longifolia – Otherwise known as Tongkat Ali, this herb is a well-known natural supplement for libido. As the results of a research shows though, it can also boost testosterone while reducing the stress hormone cortisol.
Epimedium Extract – That name sounds a little complicated so let’s use the layman’s term – Horny Goat Weed. This shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. As the name itself suggests, it’s here to get you horny.
Saw Palmetto – Research states that Saw Palmetto displayed an “effective inhibition of 5alpha-reductase activity in the prostate”. This lowers levels of DHT which then adds a layer of prostate protection to Testrol and theoretically, might also boost testosterone.
Damiana – This one’s pretty conflicting. It possibly helps lower levels of estrogen as an aromatase-inhibitor but it also has phytoestrogens that mimic the actions of estrogen. Regardless of its questionable effects on hormones though, rat research shows positive results sexual behavior.
Cnidium Monnieri – An exotic Asian herb that’s probably here because of its libido enhancing characteristics. No testosterone boosts though.
Each serving of Testrol contains 2 tablets and as instructed by GAT Sports, adult men are to take 2 tablets per day on a light to empty stomach.
Aside from the above instructions, GAT Sports has other “important instructions”:
- Drink 2 full glasses of grape or fruit juice within 1 hour after every workout to optimize insulin activity
- Consume 5 grams of BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) after every workout
- Take 5-10 grams of Creatine daily
- Take L-Glutamine after training and before bedtim
Let’s start this off with Testrol’s minerals. Zinc and Magnesium are pretty good testosterone boosters and while their forms aren’t the best, their heavy dosages help make up for it. Selenium on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have any benefits on testosterone but with its benefits on sperm, it still is pretty manly.
Moving on to the rest of the formula, it’s clear that Testrol has its bets placed on Tribulus Terrestris and Avena Sativa as they both get the highest dose at 500 mg each. Unfortunately, neither of these herbs are great testosterone boosters but they are quite beneficial for sex in terms of libido and blood flow.
Speaking of libido and blood flow, this seems to be the recurring theme in Testrol as the effects of the rest of the ingredients on here seem to heading that direction but because L-Arginine is low dosed, I’m seeing sex drive as the #1 priority.
That said, Testrol also has testosterone boosting, prostate protecting, and muscle building potential that it owes to the likes of Fenugreek, Mucuna Pruriens, Tongkat Ali, and Saw Palmetto. However, because their dosages aren’t as high as the likes of Tribulus, their effectiveness is limited.
Does it Work?
When it comes to testosterone, I see Testrol playing more of a supportive role rather than an actual booster. The reason for this is that among all the ingredients here supposedly capable of boosting test, only Zinc and Magnesium are getting the right amount of milligrams while the herbs just sort of play around in the background.
When it comes to sex though, my answer to the question is a confident and resounding YES! With its top ingredients being Tribulus and Avena Sativa and a good majority of the formula complementing their effects, an amped up sex drive and erection is what you’re most likely going to get. Of course, the healthier levels of testosterone and the improved blood flow might also help you out in the gym.
- SEX – If there’s anything I’m sure about regarding Testrol, it’s this.
- Au Naturel – Which literally means nude. That’s a good thing too but what I really mean is that it’s an all natural formula. The ingredients are generally high quality, too.
- Non-proprietary – If you’ve seen my other reviews, you’d know I hate prop blends. All dosages are shown here so that’s good.
- Safe – These natural ingredients shouldn’t pose any major health risks and based on the customer reviews I’ve read, there haven’t been any reports of risky side effects
- Dosage derps – Had some of these ingredients been given more attention, Testrol would’ve been a better T booster
- Quality derps – In particular, Zinc and Magnesium. They’d be better absorbed if they had better forms.
- Weak – Compared to the best testosterone products in the market, Testrol IS pretty weak.
The Bottom Line
Testrol is advertised to be a testosterone booster designed for muscle & performance. While the potential to do that is there, it only comes second to how it benefits a man’s sex life. Don’t get me wrong though. It’s still a decent supplement. That said, I stand by my claim that Testrol won’t let you (and your penis) down when a certain naked Mia Khalifa comes grinding on your door step.