Performance Brands Steel Hard Testosterone Booster Review

Will The Testosterone Booster Supplement From Performance Brands Work?

Performance Brands Steel Hard Testosterone Booster Review First Look:

When looking for a testosterone booster it can be a fury of searching across many sites and products with no further understanding of what is good or effective.

The problems is, that there is a real lack of a ‘standard’.

There’s much speculation of benefits and effectiveness surrounding the supplement market as a whole, let alone testosterone boosters.

With many ingredients included purely based on historical anecdotal ‘evidence’ it can be a minefield of what to buy and look for.

This is where we try to take the hassle from choosing as we go through each ingredient and whether they are proven to have any positive effect on stimulating more natural testosterone production.

I personally use a range of different supplements to get the best from my workouts, cycling and playing rugby particularly as I am not nearing 34 years of age and identified my testosterone levels falling slightly.

I normally use TestoFuel because it offers the best number of proven and effective testosterone stimulating ingredients, so it will be interesting to see how this testosterone booster from Performance Brands compares.

Ingredients:

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Vitamin D – A great Testosterone boosting vitamin that must be taken advantage of to trigger further production of Testosterone in your body.

However, there are two types of Vitamin D. There’s calciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) – we are only interested in cholecalciferol which is D3; this is the type our skin synthesizes from the sun and becomes a hormone which results in the increases in our testosterone.

Research by the US Library of Medicine has shown that testosterone productions are increased with Vitamin D3 supplementation.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712348/

There’s a plenty of articles I have written covering the benefits of D3 you can read about, herehere and here.

Magnesium – Research into magnesium supplementation also increased testosterone production in men.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20352370

Zinc – An aphrodisiac and Testosterone Booster.

Zinc is also very important for the functioning of the enzyme, hormone, and immune systems.In very high doses, zinc can act as an aromatase inhibitor and reduce estrogen levels.

It is also a potent antioxidant and can provide benefits for prostate issues.

https://examine.com/supplements/Zinc/

Vitamin B6 – Vitamin B6 helps testosterone levels by stimulating androgen (a steroid hormone that acts as a precursor for testosterone) receptors in your body, making your testes produce testosterone.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6727359

Chromium –  Research suggests that chromium might improve weight loss in some people who are overweight or obese.

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/11/2741

Boron – Boron is great for the older lifter or those doing high weight low rep work as it helps to reduce inflammation, something that is found in PrimeMale, which I am a fan of.

Also helps raise testosterone levels.

https://examine.com/supplements/boron/


Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – 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.

However, you are probably in look because only 12% of men throughout the whole world are infertile, and even then, that is a generous estimate by the World Health Authority.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3863556/

Fenugreek – Fenugreek is a proven ingredient as found in our benchmark testosterone boosting product; Testofuel.

Research shows that a fenugreek seed extract can reduce daily fat intake in overweight men when taken by mouth at a dose of 392 mg three times daily for 2-6 weeks.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21312304

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-733-FENUGREEK.aspx?activeIngredientId=733&activeIngredientName=FENUGREEK

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.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3433727/

Panex (Korean) Ginseng – This form of Ginseng is the most highly researched.

There’s lots of evidence which suggest cognitive function, mood and immunity is increased, however, although there is evidence for better erections and an increase in testosterone production for infertile men.

It can also improve cognitive function.

https://examine.com/supplements/panax-ginseng/

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Dose:

3 pills per day – this amounts to a lowly 1701.125mg of ingredients daily which is not a good amount for a testosterone booster supplement.

The best testosterone boosters tend to be in excess of 3000mg.

Additionally we are instructed to take all 3 pills at once in the morning when it is much better to spread the dose out over the course of a day that way your body will always have a trickle of ingredients plus it will not excrete anything not required when taken all at once.

Benefits & Effects:

This is shaping up to be a good testosterone booster from a first glance with many ingredients seemingly shared with TestoFuel which is the #1 rated testosterone booster.

Ingredients such as Boron, D3, Magnesium, B6, Zinc, Panax Ginseng and Fenugreek are all included and are proven to stimulate testosterone production.

Ashwagandha can help if you are infertile, if you are not it will not have an effect.

Chromium is an odd addition as this is more commonly found in fat burners for its fat burning effects.

I can only imagine Chromium is included to make the product look like the higher levels of testosterone are contributing to fat loss, in essence imitating testosterone’s effects.

Negatives:

This is expensive at $139.95 per bottle.

Plus, when you really nail down the ingredients some of them are not particularly dosed high such as D3 which is only a third of what we get in TestoFuel.

In fact, overall the daily dose is about 50% of what you would get

Then it is a shame that Tongkat Ali is present instead of another well established and effective ingredient such as D-Aspartic Acid considering Tongkat Ali does not increase testosterone levels.

Again, another flaw is the inclusion of Ashwagandha which only has a positive effect on men who are infertile. According to the World Health Authority only 12% of all men globally are infertile, so that’s some pretty low numbers.

Now, I am not saying that Chromium should not be included, however, it seems it is only present to imitate to the effects of higher levels of testosterone which seems a little deceitful to me.

Performance Brands Steel Hard Testosterone Booster Review Conclusion:

In many respects this is one of the better testosterone boosters on the market.

It contains a number of proven and effective ingredients which can stimulate testosterone levels.

All of which are found in TestoFuel which I use daily, therefore it offers a level of reassurance not often replicated with other products.

However, it does then fall short of the mark by offering a low daily dose, a dosing strategy that is far from effective and including a couple of ingredients that are either not effective or only effective for a small section of the population.

It is also very expensive…

It also omits a couple further ingredients namely D-Aspartic Acid and Vitamin K2 not withstanding Oyster extract which are all included in the best testosterone boosters out there.

Score:

4/5

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