LMNITRIX Spartan Testosterone Booster Review
This looks like a quality product, nothing too garish, good packaging, black colored pills do look a bit naughty and dicey, but that’s what attracts us to products…the element of danger.
Reading through these ingredients, this may not be too far from the truth.
Ingredients: The Science
Zinc – Studies show that this has a link with healthy testosterone production.
D-AA, D-Aspartic Acid – 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.
It may also build up in the testicles, where it alleviates a rate-limiting step of Testosterone synthesis, which leads to a testosterone increase.
Tribulus – 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.
Safed Musli Extract (Chlorophytum Borivilianum) – There is limited evidence for the claims that this raises testosterone levels but in recent testing, a dose of 500mg for 12 weeks increased semen count significantly, there was a slight raise in testosterone but not by a great deal.
There’s 1120mg of combined ingredients in this little proprietary blend which means there is a high possibility there is less than 500mg of this contained.
3,3′-Diindolylmethane (DIM) – 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.
L-Dopa Velvet Bean (Macuna Pruriens) – This is actually good for treating people with Parkinsons.
There’s a mixed bag of results for testosterone but look mainly positive.
Results have shown an increase in testosterone levels in infertile men, however, results are very limited for fertile men.
It is effective to reduce cortisol levels – high stress levels can harm testosterone production.
Black Cohosh – Used for menstrual cramps and hot flushes, actually approved in Germany to relieve these symptoms.
Not sure of it’s real benefit here.
Nettle Root – Good for reducing inflammation and an enlarged prostate but has no effect on testosterone.
Huperzine A – Some research shows that taking huperzine A by mouth for 4 weeks improves the memory in older children and teenagers who complain of memory problems.
5 alpha Hydroxy Laxogenin – 5-Hydroxy Laxogenin was discovered by an American scientist in 1996.
It was shown to possess an anabolic/androgenic ratio similar to one of the most efficient anabolic substances, in particular Anavar but without the side effects of liver toxicity or testing positive for steroidal therapy.
Until now there’s only one animal study about the function of 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin.
This is an old Russian research.
It is shown that 6-ketoderivatives of natural sapogenins display the anabolic activity and do not manifest any androgenic properties.
The compound 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin produces an accelerated gain of weight in rats, and also an increase in the weight of the liver, heart, kidneys.
However, I can find no credible studies or journals on the subject.
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4 pills per day. This equates to, if I have done my math correctly, a substantial 3122mg!
In terms of pill dosage, if this had any thing in them, I would much prefer 4 pills to be spread out across the day to ensure that the body suffers less spikes and troughs of the ingredients.
This directs us to pop all 4 at once, that means after about 1 hour you will have 23 hours of nothing and your body longing for more of the ingredients.
There are 11 ingredients incorporated here.
That’s a healthy number and if doses correctly and given that the ingredients are good, it could prove to be a good testosterone booster.
However, there are only 4 ingredients that really would directly stimulate testosterone levels.
The Safed Musli may have a positive impact IF there is 500mg or more included, yet we do not know how much is present due to the proprietary blend.
It is highly unlikely though.
DIM can perhaps be effect as a estrogen suppressor, but there’s a lack of proper studies available to nail these claims.
Interestingly we have a little studied ingredient that appears to be a Pro-hormone; 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin has no studies available to prove that it has steroid effects.
However, due to it falling in to the pro-hormone camp there are some grey legality issues surrounding it, not to mention the lack of research meaning it is a bit of a blind leap in to the unknown.
D-Aspartic Acid is effective and this has 2000mg present which is a great addition, as is Fenugreek, Zinc and L-Dopa to prevent stress.
There’s a proprietary blend making an appearance here which is disappointing to say the least as we do not know the exact breakdown of ingredients present.
I do not trust a product which a proprietary blend, nor which includes tribulus…
Although disappointing, it does not surprise me to see Tribulus make an appearance, not to mention the host of other ingredients that have a real lack of any human studies such as the 5-Hydroxy Laxogenin and Safed Musli.
All of this and then the price tag is $199.99 is enough to make your eyes water.
That is just for 1 months supply too.
Zinc is verly low dosed as D-Aspartic Acid could do with another 1000mg to be truly effective as found in TestoFuel.
It lacks a real plethora of active and proven ingredients that are tested on humans like the best testosterone boosters out there.
What started off as a promising product, it had the right image, quality packaging and hints of great ingredients with D-aspartic Acid, Fenugreek and Zinc.
However, it then got quite murky very quickly with a host of not so well researched ingredients and one that could well be a banned prohormone with the only ‘studies’ seemingly available from blogs and websites that sell products – not journals or scientific papers.
The we are hit with a proprietary blend plus doses of good ingredients that are not entirely optimal.
It is also missing too many key testosterone boosting ingredients such as B12, D3, B6, Magnesium, Asian Ginseng or K2 to be truly effective.