PowerTEK Laboratories Natural Testosterone Booster Review
This looks like an all round supplement that maybe a bit of a multivitamin with aspects of testosterone stimulating ingredients thrown it to make it more marketable. Plenty of action shots of young and older guys plus the obligatory hot lady too, just so you know what you are missing out on if you don’t buy this product.
It does look like a quality product though, no absurd or outrageous graphics to steer us away, so lets take a look.
Take a look at our Top 3 boosters for something effective.
What the actual fuck?! We have not seen a product with this kind of ingredient profile for some time! Is this going to knock one of the other products off their spot in the top3 medal winners? I’m not even joking, from a first glance I am seeing some big hitters.
Vitamin D3 – Research by the US Library of Medicine has shown that testosterone productions are increased with Vitamin D3 supplementation.
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.
Magnesium Aspartate – Magnesium binds testosterone with protein in your bloodstream it allows far great circulation of the male hormone around your body to then be effective. TestoFuel includes magnesium aspartate which prevents bloating issues.
Folic Acid (Vit. B9) – There’s many benefits of Folic Acid, treating kidney problems is one of them. Folic acid can also help produce more testosterone along with B12 but also necessary to form red blood cells and is also necessary in the formation of DNA.
Vitamin B6 – One of eight B vitamins. It helps the body convert food into fuel, metabolize fats and proteins, maintain proper functioning of nerves, and produce red blood cells. Vitamin B6 is found in many foods, is added to foods, and is available as a dietary supplement.
Vitamin B12 – Studies show that people who are anaemic tend not to have high levels of testosterone because they cannot absorb vitamin B12.
Unfortunately we now enter a proprietary blend, the proprietary blend lists 780mg in total, but we don’t know the split per each ingredient. Anthing of any real use such as DAA could only have a trace amount. A proprietary blend is the biggest scam in the supplement industry.
D-AA, 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. Elevated testosterone levels only last a week to a week and a half in healthy men, with testosterone returning to normal afterward. 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 testosterone increase.
Fenugreek Seed – It is claimed by researchers that fenugreek works to increase testosterone or androgen levels, which decrease as you age.
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.
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.
Coleus forskohlii – Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus. This plant has been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such as high blood pressure and chest pain (angina), as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma, it can also assist with reducing fat mass in obese people. However, no reliable scientific information that shows Coleus forskohlii extracts taken by mouth are effective.
Longjack (Eurycoma Longifolia) – 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.
Horny Goat Weed – Epimedium, the suspected active component of horny goat weed, appears to act as a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, similar to some drugs used for erectile dysfunction. It does not, however, stimulate testosterone production.
Black Pepper Extract – Black Pepper is a source of piperine, a molecule that does not do much on its own but can inhibit enzymes that would attack other molecules. Due to this, it is ingested alongside some supplements to increase their absorption rates.
Primavie (Shilajit Extract) – This is a fulvic acid found in the Himalayas. Actual medical research is low, it has been banded around for years in the East though. It seems it can help boost the immune system, fend off lethargy and also assist with altitude sickness. It seems there is no harm in taking it and it seems to have a fair amount of benefits, and has been noted to increasing testosterone levels in infertile men but as there has only been one human study it is unsure whether it will increase testosterone levels in fertile men. This can be found in the lowly scoring MuscleTech TEST HD and Ergodrive.
On other thing to note is that there is a warning in place for shilijat due to the amount of additives being added to supplements and in some cases metals have been found, as such sales are now banned in Canada due to concerns.
DIM (Diindolylmethane) – Diindolylmethane appears to promote a healthy balance of testosterone in the body and is found in vegetables such as broccoli.
Muira Puama – No real scholarly studies or evidence available from reliable sources that would suggest that this stimulates testosterone production.
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2 pills per day – this amounts to a disastrously low 870.26mg of ingredients daily which is well short of any in our top3 by a long shot. 4 pills per day is the best way to avoid peaks and troughs of the ingredients to take full effect. So this doesn’t score well on this aspect at all.
Now this is where it gets interesting. There are 9 active ingredients here that will assist with the stimulation of producing more testosterone. There are also 9 other ingredients that do jack shit.
However, as good as it all looks at a first glance the actual amount of ingredients that you will receive per day is quite woeful. In many cases we are talking micrograms, not milligrams. Also, in addition to this we have a proprietary blend which means all of the decent ingredients in there could literally be trace amounts and not the 2000mg of D-Aspartic Acid that is required to raise testosterone levels.
So yes, whilst on paper it is murmuring all of the right noises, these noises are quite empty promises. The products in our top3 offer more D-Aspartic Acid alone than this does with every ingredient included.
The issue with this product is not the good ingredients included, not the ingredients that are a waste of time but still included. It is the amount of ingredients, or rather the lack of. If we just looked at the ingredient profile this is almost an opposition slayer, but once you start to look more closely and see how much you are getting of each it becomes all smoke and mirrors, an illusion.
So to summarize, not enough weight included for the effective ingredients and also the proprietary blend which masks the actual content.
Now I want to give this a good mark because of the well considered content. However, they have fucked it up by not offering enough of what is good. Plus, they have also included 18 ingredients – that is totally unnecessary. Theu should have just focussed on the 9 that work and doubled the content, no, scratch that, they need to triple the content and then we would be on to a winner and a podium finish.
3/5 – a good effort but fucked it at the last hurdle.