Core Nutritionals Core Test Testosterone Booster Review
Core Nutritionals Core Test Testosterone Booster First Look:
People love talking about how they build muscle buy increasing the rep range.
It just doesn’t work for me. I find the best gainz made for my body involve high weight and low reps. The feeling that your blood vessels are bursting in your face is the road to growth..for me anyway.
So, high(er) reps and a slightly lighter weight is firmly off the radar.
What will help with the new regime of heavy and low reps?
A decent testosterone booster for a start.
What’s this one like, then?
Pretty much the same as a lot of testosterone boosters or supplements aimed at men in general.
Little to no imagination required here as well. A black tub, bit of red and white.
The only real difference is that this comes in a soluble powder.
Longjack (Eurycoma Longifolia, TongKat Ali) – 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.
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.
Bulbine Natalensis – A herb from Africa, this increases testosterone, however, it is also as toxic as a steroid cycle. 650mg needs to be taken to be effective as it is here.
D-Aspartate, DAA – D-aspartic acid is one of two forms of the amino acid aspartic acid. The other form is L-aspartate. The benefits of D-AA are specific to it, and do not extend to aspartic acid or L-aspartate. D-AA can be used as a testosterone booster for infertile men, and by athletes as a temporary booster.
D-AA works in the central brain region to cause a release of hormones, such as luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and growth hormone. Importantly, unlike some pro-hormones and steroids, it does not raise estrogen levels.
A dose of 2000-3000mg is required.
Calcium is added to help with solubility, thus we get Calcium D-Aspartic Acid.
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.
Abieta-8 11 13-trien-18-oic acid (DEHYDROABIETIC ACID DHAA, Pine Rosin Extract) – 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. This is found in another testosterone booster we reviewed.
It is worth noting that Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol) at best will be anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
1 scoop per day and approximately 30 minutes prior to training.
I don’t think it particularly matters if this is taken at a particular time or prior to training as there are no stimulants included that will benefit your session.
The scoop is a large 5195mg.
Benefits and Effects:
It is good to see the soluble D-Asaprtic Acid, especially is such a large daily dose. It is often overlooked or sometimes dosed insufficiently, however, they have hit it on the head here.
Ashwagandha can potentially be beneficial for you to raise testosterone levels…if you are infertile!
It is a great, big dose which is good. Too many supplements are under-dosed.
Bulbine, while good at raising testosterone levels and also being adequately dosed in this instance is as toxic to your liver as a cycle of steroids!
Let us not forget that Ashwaghanda is only effective on infertile men.
Studies to try and establish how much of the global male population are infertile seem to result in no more than 12%. And that is an optimistic figure at best, it is possibly much less than this, particularly in the US and Central Europe.
That means potentially 88% of the male global population would not benefit from a testosterone booster with those ingredients included.
Pine Rosin looks to be anti-estrogenic which is handy if you happen to be a bodybuilding rainbow trout fish.
Longjack really doesn’t appear to offer any testosterone stimulating benefits.
It also retails at $87 !
Core Nutritionals Core Test Testosterone Booster Review Conclusion:
Probably not the best option out there.
However, it does have the highly soluble Calcium D-Aspartic Acid which is a bonus and effective testosterone stimulator on its own.
Yet, it lacks any real depth when it comes to supporting ingredients.
If you are one of the few 88% that are not infertile you will not benefit from the addition of Ashwagandha, not will you benefit from Pine Rosin unless you are a fish…
You may also harm your liver by taking this too.
The negatives outweigh the 1 impressive benefit.