GNC Beyond Raw Re-Test Testosterone Booster Review
I love this look of this packaging.
I really like the combination of bright colors when they are designed and put together well.
It not only looks sporty, it looks premium and stands out from the crowd.
There’s a bit too much text on the front of the box but beyond that it looks good.
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Ingredients: The Science
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 and 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 medieval plague if you are looking for muscular gainz.
Used for many things and it has no evidence backing any of the uses. Useless then.
This is a negative regulator of estrogen.
Deer Velvet Antler
Generally derived from deer antlers, its use comes from ancient Chinese medical practices. It doesn’t appear to affect hormone production in humans.
3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran (Ursolic Acid)
In studies of mince, ursolic acid increases skeletal muscle, brown fat and energy expenditure.
These effects are associated with increased strength and exercise capacity, and reduced obesity.
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.
Eurycoma (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 in humans, although some very limited evidence in animals.
A compound derived from the digestion of indole-3-carbinol, found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale.
DIM can prevent the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
This is used as a sports performance and cardiovascular health supplement. L-Citrulline supplementation results in reduced fatigue and improved endurance for both aerobic and anaerobic prolonged exercise.
An increase in growth hormone has been noted with exercise, but not at rest.
Agmatine is a metabolite of L-Arginine. It shows promise for alleviating neuropathic pain and drug addiction.
Agmatine supplementation can also protect from strokes and benefit cognitive health.
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There is a 5 pill per day recommended dose although we are instructed to take them in 2 sittings.
We prefer 4 pills spread across the day to evenly spread the nutrients out and prevent massive peaks and troughs.
4 pills are the doses of our benchmark products. A daily serving is a worthy 2203mg.
This at most has around 4 beneficial ingredients.
The best being Fenugreek and Indole-3-Carbinol with Tongkat Ali, DIM and L-citruline bringing up the rear as positive but not really conclusive testosterone stimulating ingredients, Ursolic acid is seen here and there because it can increase strength when exercising.
However, overall this is a shame because that means there are 5 ingredients that are included with no real benefit whatsoever, which is a massive waste. Especially considering this product costs $74.99
The inclusion of Agmatine is a nice touch but if you are after a nootropic head here. I’m not particularly a fan of products trying to cross into other areas.
It’s all about the focus.
Any gainz from this will not be optimal.
There’s no B12, B6, Zinc, Magnesium D3, K2, or D-Aspartic Acid…and these are big hitters.
About 50% of this is effective.
That’s a bad success rate, it would not be acceptable in many industries or sectors, why it is allowed in supplements forever annoys me.
Then we see the usual suspects that flounce around from pillar to post, always included in the less researched supplements.
When tribulus or Antler will ever give up the ghost is for anyone to guess but as per they do not work and usually are just used as a bit of bait to reel in the less experienced purchaser.
At near $75 you would have to be mad as there are products which are so much better for less.
Again, we seem to be looking at a ‘full’ product brimming with promise and plenty of ingredients, but once scaled back, there is a bare minimum of effective ingredients that will produce minimal results.
It is not a well thought out ingredient profile and it doesn’t even offer 3000mg per day nor does it offer the real substantial ingredients such as D3, DAA or even B12.
A bit of a halfway house, but no-one really wants to visit one.
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