Olympus Labs TEST1FY Testosterone Booster Review
Now, if you look at the website for Olympus labs you would almost think you are shopping in a modern day equivalent of ancient Greece. It’s all about the lightening bolts from Zeus, bodies being forged and references to Greek Gods.
There’s also a lot of products that seem to be pro-hormones but are not and also on-cycle care and post cycle therapy which is marketed at steroid users. So it is a bit confusing, but at a first glance, and without much research or knowledge people could buy these thinking they were something else.
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As expected, this is not exactly the dreary run of the mill product we are so accustomed to, in fact it has the hallmars of a good product, Arnie, it seems, has not been too shy with the effective ingredients.
Vitamin D3 – Research by the US Library of Medicine has shown that testosterone productions are increased with Vitamin D3 supplementation.
Anacyclus pyrethrum – In tests there was a noted dose-dependent increases in testosterone and luteinizing hormone to approximately two-fold of baseline, however, this is on rats only as there is currently no human evidence.
Ashwaganda – Studies have shown that treatment with Ashwagandha root extract resulted in a higher level of testosterone and a concomitant increase in serum levels of LH among infertile men having sub-optimal testosterone levels. It’s difficult to see if the same result would be found with guys who do not have any fertility issues. So the question is, are you infertile? If you’ve been banging your missus (or even your mistress, we shouldn’t be even talking if you have smashed your sister) unprotected and have miraculously not had a sprog you probably are infertile…sorry to break that to you, bro.
Tongkat Ali – Eurycoma (LongJack) is a pro-fertility agent and aphrodisiac that appears to have a large body of evidence supporting this role and some evidence suggesting it may be an anti-estrogen and pro-erectile agent. However, there is a lack of evidence for testosterone boosting in humans, although some very limited evidence in animals.
Velvet Bean (Macuna Pruriens) – This is actually good for treating people with Parkinsons. There’s a mixed bag of results for testosterone but look mainly positive. Results have shown an increase in testosterone levels in infertile men, however, results are very limited for fertile men. It is effective to reduce cortisol levels – high stress levels can harm testosterone production.
Calcium Fructoborate (Boron) – Calcium Fructoborate is a very bioavailable version of boron which is known to help testosterone production, build strong bones and help with muscle co-ordination.
However, a recent study has warned against calcium supplementation due to the increased risk of a heart attack.
Abieta-8 11 13-trien-18-oic acid (DEHYDROABIETIC ACID DHAA) – The only real information found of scholarly clout is that this maybe anti-estrogenic in rainbow trout. Yes, fish! There’s a lot of shit flying around forums but realistically these are the people who say a lot and actually do less. I do not see the real value of having this in a supplement.
8 pills a day!
We would normally say that 4 is about optimal, but hey, if you are happy spending most of your day popping pills go for it.
If you take them spread throughout the day it will provide a constant trickle of the ingredients for your body to utilize rather than having a huge hit and be left with nothing for 23 hours.
It is a bit inconvenient but if you are purely at the gym all day or unemployed, it can do no harm.
Take a look at our Top 3 boosters for something effective.
There are 8 ingredients present here. Out of them 3, yes 3 are reliable sources of testosterone stimulation. 1 helps the absorption of the other ingredients but that leaves 4 ingredients that are flailing along.
I think Olympus Labs are trying to be a bit too clever for their own good introducing untested ingredients, maybe to be a bit different and look like they have stumbled across compounds that are not widely known about, but that is because we would know about them if they did work.
Plus, there are plenty of ingredients used in good, solid testosterone boosters which are freely available.
This is lacking, and quite considerably in the ‘effect’ stakes.
There’s really too few ingredients here to be absolutely effective.
Whilst there are 3 good ingredients that we find in our top 3 testosterone boosters, there’s a couple of leftfield ingredients that have very little human research behind them to add solidity and conviction in the product.
Ashwaganda and Eurycoma are just useless and needless when we could have things such as B6, Magnesium, D-Aspartic Acid, Zinc, Fenugreek, Oysters and even K2.
The struggle I have with this product is the lack of additional ingredients that could be introduced and are freely available in the best testosterone boosters on the market.
I can understand the need or desire to have ingredients which present a USP for the product to make it a bit different but if there isn’t the required research and proof behind the ingredient it loses its value.
Based on the ingredient profile there are the foundations of what could potentially be an effective product but it misses out on too much that we know to be important to utterly excel in the arena.
I trialed a fat burner and testosterone boosting stack not long ago, read about the results, you will be surprised.