ZHOU Nutrition BOOST ELITE Testosterone Booster Review
Will The Testosterone Booster Supplement From ZHOU Nutrition Work?
My ZHOU Nutrition Boost Elite Natural Test Booster First Look:
I’m unsure whether you will agree but it looks like something from Judge Dread, a sort of urban, futuristic dystopia in a bottle.
A symbol of the uprising on the front and dark colors that represent the hard lives we are living under a dark, polluted smoke and illuminated only by fires in trash cans.
Maybe it’s just my imagination running wild with me.
However, I would like to be jacked like Judge Dread and I did like his Land Rover, so maybe there’s hope for me in this bottle…
Will this testosterone booster be effective?
I hope so, because I want to increase my overall strength.
Recently I have been struggling to get back in the routine which saw my progress steadily increase.
I was lifting heavy on all of my exercises and it felt great.
Then I became injured, after that I returned to my routine, but then I became ill and this set me back massively.
The next thing we know it is the holiday season and what was a steady and confidence inspiring lifts have now turned in to a big struggle, mentally and physically.
I am hoping that this natural T booster is as effective as some of those in the top 3 which impressed me the most.
Ingredients: The Science
Compared to a few of the more recent testosterone boosters we have reviewed this is packed full of ingredients and there is no proprietary blend hiding the exact ingredients, now this is all positive. Let’s take a closer look:
Ah fucking hell fire, once again, the old tribulus raises its ugly head.
The problem is that because this has been touted about for so long as a bit of a miracle plant extract used by the mysterious Eastern Bloc Olympic Athletes during the Cold War people have started to believe the hype.
It is an easily recognizable ingredient the ill informed will have heard about down the gym.
The issue is that it has not been scientifically proven to raise testosterone levels in any shape or form.
Avoid like a dystopian nightmare.
It is claimed by researchers that fenugreek works to increase testosterone or androgen levels, which decrease as you age.
Fenugreek is in the widely acclaimed TestoFuel.
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.
Horny Goat Weed
Epimedium, 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.
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 there is also evidence contradictory evidence also.
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.
Related to Yohimbine, Yohimbe is a powerful stimulant and used to increase fat loss as well as assist with erectile dysfunction. Can cause a host of other problems though, this is in out supplements to avoid list.
Supplementation with yohimbine combined with resistance training does not significantly alter the body mass, muscle mass, or performance indicators.
A Zinc deficiency is associated with abnormally low testosterone concentrations.
Found in all of the best testosterone boosters.
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
A legendary plant in China and Indonesia that as been used for many ailments, however, nothing to do with raising testosterone levels.
An amino acid, a building block for protein. It is found in the body in very small amounts and for only seconds at a time.
In the 1980’s, a federal court in Chicago banned the interstate sale of a brand of dimethylglycine, stating that it was an unsafe food additive.
A very small chance that this will improve athletic performance.
This increases fat oxidation rate whilst reducing carbohydrate oxidation rate during low to moderate exercise.
So, in effect, this will help mimic the effects of an increased level of testosterone…
3 pills per day – this amounts to a not insignificant 2091.5mg of ingredients daily which is not a too bad amount for a testosterone booster supplement.
4 pills per day is the best way to avoid peaks and troughs of the ingredients to take full effect.
That way we will have a constant trickle of the ingredients to maintain a high level of natural test.
So this doesn’t score amazingly well on this aspect but better than many others we have tested thus far found in the top 3 natural test boosters which dose 4 times per day.
There’s only 2 concrete testosterone boosting ingredients present and there’s actually 2 fat burner ingredients too which isn’t really advertised on the product.
These two ingredients are:
Both of which are found in TestoFuel which is the #1 natural T booster.
That means there are 8 remaining ingredients that do nothing all to assist in what we are looking to achieve.
It’s quite dismal reading if we are being brutally honest. And we love being brutal.
This does not fair well against products such as Prime Male which contains 11 proven and beneficial ingredients known to stimulate an increased production of natural T.
Having just two reliable and proven ingredients from a total of eleven is a missed opportunity…
Too much going off with little to no results, sounds terrible doesn’t it?
Want to hear something else pretty bad too? DMG was banned for sale in Chicago for being deemed unsafe, so why would we want to put that in our body?
There’s also the potentially problematic Yohimbe too which can lead to cardiovascular issues.
The more we assimilate the ingredients, the more risk involved with taking this product.
Then there are a total of 5 ingredients that have no body of proof whatsoever to increase natural testosterone levels.
So why are they included?
Probably because the only research carried out with the development of this product was to see what other products included rather than performing their own in depth analysis of the ingredients available and their effects.
Unfortunately for ZHOU Nutrition, there are natural testosterone boosters on the market that also include many ingredients that do not work.
Not like this that only contains 18% proven and beneficial ingredients to increase natural T levels.
That’s because, it omits ingredients such as the following that have a body of proof to demonstrate their effectiveness:
- D-Aspartic Acid
Now all of this makes for grim reading and is not a testosterone booster we would want to buy.
My ZHOU Nutrition Boost Elite Natural Test Booster Conclusion:
With only Zinc and Fenugreek being active testosterone boosters and then (potentially dangerous) Yohimbe with Synephrine assisting with fat burn that leaves us with a vastly under developed product which we could hardly call well rounded or full bodied.
This whole product is lacking in research driven ingredients such as Vitamin D3, D-Aspartic Acid, B12, B6, K2, Oyster and Magnesium to name a few and these are all included in the best testosterone boosters out there.
On the other foot it is also lacking in Cayenne peppers, Glucomannan, Green Tea, Caffeine or Chronium if it wants to be on the fat burning plinth.