Quick Take: First of all, do you see those numbers they placed on the label? Pretty overwhelming, right? Secondly, have you seen their website? The first thing you see is a man with a perfectly built body running towards you. I mean, how do you even respond to that? What’s the deal here, Troxyphen? Brushing those to the side, Troxyphen’s goal seems to be for testosterone, fat loss, and muscle. The question now is, how will Troxyphen target those goals? Will their ingredients be potent? Are the dosages adequate? Let’s head straight to the review and find out if this supplement lives up to its celestial claims. But more importantly, so I can get the image of that running man out of my head. Seriously disturbed here.
- Troxyphen is a product of truDERMA brand whose slogan appears to be “make yourself stronger than your excuses”. That’s pretty much the caption of every douchebag who says they want to “motivate” but really, they’re just trying to brag by posting their swellfies on Instagram.
- There’s really a lot of Troxyphen products made by truDERMA. Here, we’ll be talking about Testogenic [v2] which according to them, is “The worlds most advanced testosterone booster”
- The formula gets its T-boosts from TestoSurge – a branded form of Fenugreek.
- The formula also includes Caffeine which I’m pretty sure you already know what’s for.
- You can buy this at several online shops and retailers such as GNC and Amazon.
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|TestoSurge Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Fenugreek||300 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||150 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris Extract (45% Saponins) Aerial Parts||100 mg|
|Advantra Z [Citrus Aurantium (Fruit) 30% Synephrine]||20 mg|
|Magnesium Stearate||8 mg|
|L-Arginine Pyroglutamate Powder||7 mg|
|Black Pepper Extract Piper Nigrum Fruit Bioperine||2 mg|
|Muira Puama 4:1 Extract Plyochopetalum Olacoides||2 mg|
|Saw Palmetto Berry Extract Powder||1 mg|
Troxyphen’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
TestoSurge – A branded form of Fenugreek. This herb has potent libido enhancing effects but it also influences testosterone by being an aromatase inhibitor and by blocking 5a-reductase.
Caffeine Anhydrous – It’s the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. Many people take caffeine for its energy enhancing effects which also makes it a great pre-workout drink but it also doubles as a fat burner by increasing fat oxidation and increasing thermogenesis.
Tribulus Terrestris – Standardized to 45% saponins, Tribulus is one of the most popular performance enhancing (sex and athletics) herbs but it’s not really a testosterone booster.
Advantra Z – From Citrus Aurantium standardized to 30% Synephrine. Synephrine is now used as a substitute for the now illegal Ephedrine because it’s a safer stimulant and fat burner.
Magnesium Stearate – Magnesium may aid in anabolic gains and influence testosterone but Magnesium Stearate is a whole different story. It’s mostly used as an additive to capsules so I’m wondering why it’s even here when really, it should be in the “other ingredients” part of the label. Regardless, it brings down the bioavailability of the entire formula.
L-Arginine – It’s not really a testosterone booster but it might influence it indirectly by improving blood flow. This means more blood to the testicles too.
Black Pepper – or as it’s stated on the ingredients list, Bioperine. This not only acts as a well-researched fat burner but also improves the bioavailability of the other ingredients.
Muira Puama – It’s traditionally been used for libido but as it stands now, it needs more evidence.
Saw Palmetto – It’s a popular herb used for the treatment of BPH and reduced sex drive. In terms of testosterone, it works by blocking testosterone from converting to DHT.
Take 1 capsule (1 serving) in the morning and another one in the afternoon with an 8 oz glass of water. Avoid taking 4 hours before bedtime, as you may have difficulty sleeping.
As you might’ve noticed, there’s really not a whole lot of ingredients here that serve as natural testosterone boosters. The only notable ones are TestoSurge, L-Arginine, Saw Palmetto, and maybe even Tribulus and out of those four, the only one you can really rely on is TestoSurge. L-Arginine and Saw Palmetto with dosages of 7 mg and 1 mg respectively are basically just throw away ingredients. Tribulus might boost testosterone by a little bit for older men who already have low testosterone levels to start with but it might not do the same for the healthy young males. Regardless, it’s a potent sex and performance enhancer. The same can be said for Muira Puama but at just 2 mg? Really, Troxyphen? You can do better.
For fat burning, the formula features Caffeine and Synephrine. Personally, I would advise against both of these ingredients because not everyone takes their stimulating effects very well. If you’re the hipster sipping 3 cups of coffee from Starbucks every day, then sure. You could probably take it. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s not for everyone.
For fat burning, the formula also has BioPerine which is absolutely a wonderful addition because aside from the fat burning, it also enhances the absorption of the other ingredients and quite honestly, the formula needs it because most of these ingredients are basically just a few mg’s of powder that’re just wasting space. But then again, there’s Magnesium Stearate that does the opposite by interrupting the bioavailability of the entire formula. Basically, these two ingredients just cancel out each other.
Does it Work?
Given that you’re actually taking two servings a day, you essentially get 600 mg of branded Fenugreek and 200 mg of standardized Tribulus Terrestris, I’d say the Troxyphen works but it won’t necessarily get you bursting with testosterone. With these two, you essentially get mild to moderate amounts of T-boosts, enhanced athletic performance, and a whole lot of sex.
In terms of fat burning, you get a total of 340 mg of Caffeine and Synephrine. That’s a whole lot of stimulation but in reality, not a lot of fat loss. If you can take the caffeine, good for you but if I were you, I wouldn’t stack this with a cup of Starbucks or with another pre-workout supplement. Better safe than sorry, bros.
Overall, if you’re not really looking for a lot testosterone but you still want energy during your workouts to use in bodybuilding and fat loss, you could benefit from a formula such as this.
- Testosterone and fat loss – Seems like a legitimately good idea, right?
- TestoSurge – Really the only ingredient here that you can count on for testosterone.
- BioPerine – even if it’s counteracted by Magnesium Stearate, it still is an awesome ingredient.
- PWO benefits – However, this is only if you can handle the heavy dose of caffeine and synephrine.
- No Prop Blends – I like my supplements how I like my government. Transparent.
- Weak Dosage – half of the ingredients here are essentially nothing.
- Poor Strategy – I mean if the goal was to increase absorption, why stack BioPerine with Magnesium Stearate?
- Caffeine and Synephrine – Be weary of these ingredients. It’s not for everyone. If you’re not the type that can tolerate these ingredients, you could feel side effects from overstimulation.
- Reputation – The customer reviews I’ve read are like a mixed bag of vegetables with some people saying that they felt good while some others say they just took a few pills, didn’t like it, and threw away the rest.
- Expensive – $55 isn’t really all that much for testosterone booster but with dosages like this, it’s not worth it. Personally, I don’t even feel like it’s worth $30.
The Bottom Line
Going back to the label, it says that this formula can boost total testosterone by 313% in 10 hours, increase fat loss by 224% in 8 weeks, and improve energy and performance levels. I’m used to seeing products that have “claims” that make it look like they underwent some kind of scientific research. Actually, I think a majority of the testosterone boosters do it but, really? 313% increase in testosterone in just 10 hours? Even if that were true (it isn’t), that amount in such a short time could kill you. Never mind the 224% fat loss. Overall, it’s waaaaay down my list of testosterone boosters. If you really wanted a supplement that boosts your testosterone while gaining an athletic edge, there’re a lot of far better options in the market.