Livalis Men’s Performance Testosterone Booster Review
The all-round benefits of testosterone have been well documented. As such, this product looks toward using that to market this product instead of using images of muscular torso’s that would naturally appeal to a limited market. This seeks to cast the net a little wider.
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19 ingredients make up this product, which is a hell of a lot of ingredients. They’re split across a not so insignificant mass of 2273mg, however, even with this largish amount of ingredients that averages out at just c.119mg per ingredient.
Zinc Oxide – This mineral is great for boosting testosterone, it is necessary for reactions in your brain and promotes the production of both testosterone and growth hormone. The amount here is about half of that found in a good ZMA product.
What is strange here is that they use Zinc Oxide, I have looked at some research on rats which would suggest that supplementation of Zinc Oxide can cause immune toxicity.
Tongkat Ali – 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.
Maca Root – 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.
L-Arginine – This is found in many pre workout supplements or products designed to make you more vascular. 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!
Panex Ginseng – 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.
Eleutherococcus Senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) – Whilst there is evidence that this can actually help treat herpes and reduce the severity of cold and flu, there is very little solid evidence to reliably suggest this helps increase testosterone or increase strength.
However, we are now punished with a proprietary blend which means we are not entirely sure of the ingredient profile breakdown:
Sarsaparilla – Athletes sometimes use sarsaparilla as a steroid for performance enhancement. Some supplement makers claim that chemicals (sterols) in sarsaparilla can be converted to anabolic steroids like testosterone. But this is a false claim.
Pumpkin Seed – Pumpkin seeds are great for Magnesium which is good for testosterone production.
Muira Puama – No real scholarly studies or evidence available from reliable sources that would suggest that this stimulates testosterone production.
Nettle – Good for reducing inflammation and an enlarged prostate but has no effect on testosterone.
Cayenne Pepper – The hot and spicy taste of cayenne pepper comes from capsaicin, a compound found in many hot peppers. Capsaicin is known to boost metabolism, causing the body to produce extra heat and burn more calories for fuel. This is found in our favorite fat burner Instant Knockout.
Licorice – May have many various uses, the main being to sooth heartburn and inflamed skin, but for the rest there’s really a lack of evidence to deem it useful.
Astragalus – Bit of an all-rounder, this antioxidant helps protect the body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress.
Avena Sativa (Oat) – This is a type of oat that has been seen to raise luteinzing hormones in the body, which are a precursor to testosterone and growth hormone. Not a great deal of real, heavy evidence if anything at all but the hallmarks of something good are there. A bit of a gamble. In plenty of T-Boosters that do not work.
Catauba – Used to heighten sexual arousal and treat male sexual performance problems.
Oyster Powder – Research of this mollusc has shown that is aids your body to increase testosterone.
Orchic Substance – Claimed to help stimulate testosterone in men. However, there is currently no evidence to support this claim.
Tribulus – Once marveled, now known to have no effect on testosterone levels, by now supplement manufacturers should really let go. Avoid like a medieval plague if you are looking for muscular gainz.
Boron – Boron is great for the older lifter or those doing high weight low rep work as it helps to reduce inflammation, something that is found in PrimeMale, which I am a fan of.
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Just 2 capsules a day which is not an optimal dose. It should be 4 capsules at least like what is recommended by our top 3 testosterone boosters. This way your body has a constant trickle of the ingredients to work with in order to stimulate testosterone.
Each daily servings consists of 1820mg which is fairly shabby in all honesty, we’d ideally be looking for at least another 1000mg to be competitive.
I find this to be extremely ill dosed especially when you consider PrimeMale’s whopping 1600mg of D-Aspartic Acid which is only just short of the combined ingredients present here.
Only the high levels of magnesium found in the pumpkin seed and oyster are reliable sources to assist with the stimulation of testosterone, however, these two ingredients are lost in the proprietary blend. I would have included Zinc in to that figure to bolster it somewhat, but considering it is Zinc Oxide I thought better of it due to its immune toxicity.
It’s not entirely doom and gloom though because some of the other ingredients do have some use, they’re not all completely crap.
You do have a sprinling of anti-inflammatories as well as anti-oxidants too. But not including Asian Ginseng is a mistake plus L-Arginine is only effective in much larger doses than all of these ingredients combined.
It does way too little to stimulate testosterone, just 2 effective ingredients (from a total of 19) is substandard. As a result they have diluted anything that is effective. For example, L-Arginine requires substantially more than double the dose of this entire daily serving to work, so why bother adding a small amount?
The proprietary blend also makes me lose further confidence in a product that doesn’t look to bright from the start.
It is worth reiterating that in our top 3 rated testosterone boosters they have around 8 solid ingredients which all have proof backing their usefulness and they will contain more or nearly as much D-Aspartic Acid than this product has in it all together. Why would you even give this any consideration?
A poor daily dose, minimal testosterone boosting ingredients, minimal overall ingredients, and a proprietary blend all make this a poor product to chose. We are not impressed with this particular effort.
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