My BodyTech PrimalJax Testosterone Booster Review
My BodyTech PrimalJax Testosterone Booster Review First Look:
My assessment weekend for the Army reserves has been booked in, this means I need to ensure my fitness is up to scratch.
Obviously there’s the running which I want to ensure I do the 1.5 miles in 10 minutes thirty, but also the other more functional exercises such as overhead lifts, jerry can carries etc.
Now, I am confident that I can reach the required standard, however, my only concerns are surrounding muscle recovery.
When I go for the assessment weekend I will be thirty four years old.
I have noticed that the recovery from intense exercise is much longer than it used to be, I noticed as I reached the age of thirty that my energy levels also reduced.
So, anything that can help combat this feeling and help support muscle recovery is welcome.
Especially when I will be clambering over and around assault courses which is a change from just laying down and pushing a bar up and down repeatedly.
I have been preparing a bit by trying to get more cycling in to build up my cardiovascular performance but I notice the length of time it takes for my legs to stop aching after a bike ride then leg curls.
Much of this is down to a natural depletion of testosterone.
Avoiding a reduction in natural testosterone levels is important for overall health, not just building muscle and strength.
Ingredients: The Science
This Peruvian strain of ginseng is great for lifting libido and mood, however, when it comes to raising testosterone levels it has no effect at all.
No significant influences on testosterone in any tested demographic I’m afraid.
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera)
Grapes, or the chemicals within them, especially oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs), have been touted as powerful antioxidants yet in humans there is a real lack of clear evidence that there are any real benefits.
L-Arginine opens up the blood vessels and arteries to assist with blood flow, nothing really to do with testosterone but may assist with any impotency issues that are not helping you attain that hot chick in the gym who is 15 years your junior.
However, you will require 5g per day alone!
This plant extract has been knocking around the fitness scene for years and has always been said to have great testosterone boosting capabilities.
L-Dopa (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.
Longjack (Eurycoma Longifolia, TongKat Ali)
This is known as 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.
Although there’s some research to suggest it may increase testosterone levels in animals and humans it is pretty lackluster which doesn’t bode too well.
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium)
It seems that the suspected active component of horny goat weed, appears to act as a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, similar to some drugs used for erectile dysfunction.
It does not, however, stimulate testosterone production.
Four capsules are to be taken as two doses of two tablets daily.
It is recommended that we spread our doses evenly across the day, as per the best testosterone booster on the market.
This way your body has a constant trickle of the ingredients to work with in order to stimulate testosterone and to ensure that if you get a large hit of ingredients it isn’t wasted if your body doesn’t require them.
A daily serving is 2550mg. This is not too bad, there’s a lot of test booster that offer way less than this. However, it is not the best.
There are eight individual ingredients present which gives this a good opportunity to be an effective test booster.
As long as each ingredient is effective and beneficial, we could be on to a winner that will help you improve your quality of life.
So, let’s take a look and see what is included and what benefits there this supplement from BodyTech can offer:
Macuna Pruriens can help increase testosterone in men, particularly if they are infertile. It also reduces stress. Too much stress can contribute to the inhibition of testosterone production.
Bacopa monnieri can help reduce anxiety and help improve cognitive function, this is why it is so common in nootropics such as MindLab Pro.
Arginine is a great ingredient in terms of increasing blood flow and making you look more vascular by helping your veins look pumped.
However, this is dose sensitive and you require 5g.
There are more than a few issues with this supplement that masquerades as a testosterone booster.
The main part being a lack of proven ingredients, and the second part being dose levels.
Okay, the overall daily dose is not hideously low, but with just three ingredients having proven abilities and then to provide one short of the 5g by 4.5g to ensure it is effective beggars belief.
That leaves us with just two ingredients that will offer us some benefit.
Let’s go over what the issues are…
Arginine requires 5g, yet this provides us with just 500mg, so 4.5g deficient. That’s not good.
Eurycoma is a popular ingredient found in lots of test boosters which I find baffling, that is because it has no real body of proof to demonstrate that it will increase T levels in humans.
Horny Goat Weed may help with erections, but it doesn’t raise test levels.
Tribulus has been proven that this is not effective to increase natural levels of testosterone, most notably by studying its effects upon a group of Australian rugby players. This still doesn’t stop companies touting it about though.
Grape hasn’t been proven to offer any hormone benefit. It may have antioxidant benefits at best, but isn’t really contributing to test levels.
Maca seems to be a fairly popular ingredient in test T-boosters, but again, like the majority of ingredients included it has no body of evidence that can offer substantial proof that this is going to increase androgens.
My BodyTech PrimalJax Testosterone Booster Review Conclusion:
This test booster from BodyTech fails on a multitude of areas.
Mainly, the issues revolve around ineffective ingredients which, there are plenty.
With a full analysis of the ingredients we can see that only two will offer any health benefit, a further ingredient, Arginine could have potentially have increased blood flow if only the correct amount was included per dose.
Therefore, we have nothing more than a blend of ingredients that are not going to offer a great deal of benefit.
Take a look at what works to maximize your workouts.
Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. It explores the many avenues of fitness and uses supporting scientific evidence for any reviews or analysis of products.
Ben himself has been interested in fitness from an early age. He started playing rugby at the age of 6 for his town, county and school where he gained his full colors while also being in the Army Cadets. After graduating from university in 2005 with a BA(Hons) Ben moved to London and nurtured his love for weightlifting to support his rugby, he also became heavily involved with cycling. Ben also started skiing and recently joined the Army Reserve to further develop his capabilities.