Formutech Nutrition Test-RX Testosterone Booster Review // Worth The Risk?
Test-RX First Look:
This is bold and distinctive. It is definitely eye-catching and looks to have purpose.
As testosterone booster marketing goes this looks much better than some of the half baked efforts found circulating the web and stores.
Formutech have quite a wide product range and their designs all follow the same corporate identity which is great to find the product you want from Formutech but not always good for selecting the correct one.
You are speaking to a guy who regularly fucks this shit up and ends up with the wrong product in the mailbox.
Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris) – Pine Pollen contains testosterone at levels unlikely to affect the body once consumed orally.
Oyster – Research of this mollusc has shown that is aids your body to increase testosterone.
Celery (Apium Graveolens) – It is often touted that eating celery helps lose weight because the digestive process uses more calories than provided by the celery.
However, it seems when mixed with chicory and barley it is beneficial to lower blood cholesterol and liver disease.
Spanish Pellitory (anacyclus pyrethrum) – Preliminary studies in rats are suggesting that at a dose of 50-150mg per kg of body weight will increase testosterone levels is supplemented for 28 days.
I am 90kg so I would require at least 4500mg going up to 13500mg per day to potentially be effective.
Andrographis paniculata – Used to treat the common cold. It is fairly effective when taken for three to five days after the symptoms first appear.
However, there is limited human evidence for the effects of this herb although some studies have found that it can cause toxicity in the testicles and liver.
Pedalium Murex – Preliminary evidence suggests that Pedalium could increase testosterone and act as an aphrodisiac, although there are no human studies currently.
The exact bioactives in Pedalium are equally unknown, and all that can be said is that many of the bioactivities of Pedalium are somewhat similar to Tribulus, which is bad news. A dose of 32mg per kg of body weight is probably recommended but there is a real lack of testing.
Dioscorea Nipponica Makino Root Extract – This appears to have anti-obesity effects in tests on mice.
Zinc – An aphrodisiac and Testosterone Booster, but it will only raise testosterone levels if the user is deficient in zinc.
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.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) – This is a hormone produced by the body’s adrenal glands. The body uses DHEA to make androgens and estrogens, the male and female sex hormones.
DHEA levels peak at about age 25, then go down steadily as you get older. By the time people are 70 to 80 years old, their DHEA levels are only 10 to 20% those in young adults.
However, there is little evidence to show that DHEA has any effect on enhancing muscle strength.
Epiandrosterone – This is a dehydroepiandrosterone metabolite and a precursor of testosterone and estradiol with hypolipidemic and anabolic property.
It is classed as a prohormone and may or may not be legal in your area. By all accounts it is not very effective.
Massularia Acuminate – Preliminary studies in rats suggest that this herb can increase testosterone and sexuality. However, there are no studies in humans which means it is hard to suggest a dose. Initial thoughts are that 50mg per kg of body weight would be appropriate.
2 pills per day. This equates to 2825mg which is not too bad at all.
In terms of pill dosage it is much better to have 4 pills spread out across the day to ensure that the body suffers less spikes and troughs of the ingredients.
As it is, we are instructed to take 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. This will leave long periods without any of the nutrients to be utilized.
There are 3 reliable ingredients here that can help stimulate testosterone production.
Then there are 3 further ingredients that may have some sort of effect but nothing is conclusive at all, by now we really would know if they did though.
So that is 3 from 11 that work, that is dismal.
I could say that the dose of nearly 3000mg per day would be of benefit, however, as you are about to read…it is probably not really going to offer any benefit whatsoever.
Let me start of by informing you that this is a proprietary blend. This is a BIG issue and good reason for dismissing the product entirely.
A proprietary blend conceals the exact weight breakdown of each ingredient. Manufacturer’s will tell us it is to stop competitors finding out their secret formula.
Realistically it is because they only have to include a trace amount of each ingredient listed meaning it can be bulked up using something much cheaper.
Not a good start then.
It is also $69.95 which is expensive for what could be merely baking soda.
Ten we have an ingredient called Andrographis paniculata which could be toxic to the liver or testicles.
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3 of the ingredients would need to be dosed at a combined 20,000+mg daily for them to even have a glimmer of hope to stimulate testosterone production.
And, ingredients like DHEA just do not work.
Where to start with this one?
- A real lack of good ingredients with scientific backing to prove their worth.
- A high price
- Proprietary blend
- Extremely under dosed for a number of ingredients to have a modicum of effect
- Potentially toxic
It is missing too many key testosterone boosting ingredients such as B6, B12, Magnesium, D3, D-Aspartic Acid, Fenugreek, Asian Ginseng or K2 to be truly effective.