Athletic Edge APE DARKNIGHT Testosterone Booster Review
Athletic Edge have only been on the supplementation scene since 2005, so compared to players such as Universal Nutrition Athletic Edge are merely babies on the scene, however, as we have learnt from previous reviews it seems that the old school are still stuck in the past with branding and in many case, ingredients based on hearsay. Let’s see how the new contender fairs…
This appeals to me, the whole package is contemporary and their ‘story’ projects a strong case to the consumer which gives you a lot of confidence. The CEO is highly qualified within the sports sector and used his knowledge and thirst for results whilst at high school to pack on 20lbs of muscle as a basketball player. it’s this background which is not only inspiring but a testimony to his trade.
APE (Alpha Performance Enhancer) DARKNIGHT is not only a testosterone booster, it is also a fat burner and sleep aid. That’s a lot to throw in to one product. The thing is, people want everything in one package, as seen with cars, but it rarely excels at one particular thing.
Will this turn out to be the Pontiac Aztec of supplements?
There are 12 ingredients in APE DARKNIGHT and these all have to combine to excel at 3 tasks.
Our favorite test booster for instance has 9 ingredients for one job, our favorite fat burner has 10 ingredients, again, for one goal… therefore, APE DARKNIGHT is down 7 ingredients if you were to combine TestoFuel and Instant Knockout.
Let’s delve a little deeper…
Zinc – Needed for many reactions in the brain and a key component for releasing the luteinzing hormone (LH). LH is primarily responsible for the production of testosterone and growth hormone. The fact that it’s in here is great. Zinc is found in everyone of our Top 3 T-Boosters.
Magnesium – Research into magnesium supplementation which was published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis noted that men with more magnesium in their blood seem to have higher amounts of free testosterone.
Longjack Extract – Eurycoma (Tongkat Ali, 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.
Vitamin D3 – Research by the US Library of Medicine has shown that testosterone productions are increased with Vitamin D3 supplementation and is found in every one of out Top 3 Testosterone Boosters but amounts are low in this product compared to others.
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.
Fenugreek Seed – It is claimed by researchers that fenugreek works to increase testosterone or androgen levels, which decrease as you age.
Melatonin – This is produced by your pineal gland and helps control your natural sleeping pattern. More melatonin is produced in the early evening and is maintained at a high level throughout the night.
Folic Acid – Studies show that this has a link with healthy testosterone production.
Green Tea Extract – Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat. One study found that the combination of green tea and caffeine improved weight loss and maintenance in people who were overweight and moderately obese. Some researchers think that substances in green tea known as catechins are responsible for the herb’s fat-burning effect. This can be found in Instant Knockout.
Green Coffee Bean Extract – Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. These coffee beans contain a higher amount of the chemical chlorogenic acid. For weight loss, chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to affect how the body handles blood sugar and metabolism, again this is found in Instant Knockout.
Diindolylmethane – This is found in broccoli. DIM flushes estrogen out of the body.
Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract – A study on rats, published in the December 2013 issue of “Drug Research,” found that this herb may prevent weight gain when used over the long term while consuming a high-fat diet. Further human studies are needed to confirm whether these findings apply to humans.
Find out which ingredients work and which don’t
– Testosterone boosting ingredients –
A great daily dose of 3 tablets, this will keep you supplied with testosterone boosting ingredients throughout the day with minimal peaks and troughs. I do not like the sound of doing a cycle for 12 weeks on and 4 weeks off. This isn’t an anabolic steroid so do not treat it as such.
Now, there’s essentially 5 T-Boosting ingredients, as said before that is 4 less than TestoFuel which is our number 1 booster, and it is number 1 for good reason – it has 9 proven ingredients. This is really offering too little for any actual testosterone boosting effects. It only contains 3 fat burning ingredients too which is wayyyy short of what is included in Instant Knockout…there’s a common theme occurring.
See above. This product, as initially thought, is spreading itself too thin to excel at any particular task it claims to do. A shame really as the idea is good.
My Review Conclusion
Unfortunately this product just does not excel because it is trying to do too many jobs with far few tools required. Convenience is a great selling point, but why bother if the results are lacking? It is far better to use a proper tool for the job.
My Overall Rating: 1/5