Pride Nutrition Elevate Testosterone Booster Review
At what point do you feel it is time to take a testosterone booster? For many guys it is when they hit a wall with their training or as they start to realize they’re not spring chickens. It is true, that as you get older, your testosterone levels deplete and these are a great way to help stimulate or kick start your body back in to producing more.
I took a look at their website and the first thing that struck me is how primitive it all looks, the website is very basic and looks like something from the dial-up era. I have nothing against the visuals if the product works, but more often than not if reflects on the lack of investment and a terrible product. Also, what concerns me slightly is that on their website there’s a section for High School supplements. Now, don’t get me wrong, if teenagers want to have a bit of extra protein in their diet ce la vie, however, promoting things like fat burners and pre-workouts laden with nitric oxide and caffeine is a bit irresponsible to me.
There’s no proprietary blend and 9 ingredients which is great to see. Essentially, from first glance it looks like this is a ZMA product which is no bad thing, but with 6 further ingredients it should really help.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients:
Zinc – 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.
Vitamin B6 – Helps toward reducing estrogen levels. People who do not get a enough B6 have a decrease in testosterone. “Get some, jarhead!”
Magnesium – By binding testosterone with protein in your bloodstream it allows far great circulation of the male hormone around your body to then be effective.
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. So the kind of opposite of its Asian brother.
Tribulus Terrestris – Once regarding as the mother of all testosterone boosters, it was all crap. Further testing has ruled this out to be nothing more than helping boost libido at best. Avoid.
Longjack Extract – Eurycoma (Tongkat Ali, 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.
Saw Palmetto – this fatty acid was long touted to help boost testosterone levels, but those claims turned out to be false. It is effective in suppressing prostate growth though. So could help if you are taking steroids or Prohormones.
Avena Sativa – 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.
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.
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Only 2 pills per day, unless you are over 200lbs/90kg/14st and then you can take an additional pill. Obviously that’s what all the bro’s will do regardless if they are 100lbs wet. We would prefer 4 pills throughout the day to ensure a good, constant supply of nutrients.
Well, the ZMA contribution is great, it is a good starting block with great benefits as already outlined. The Velvet bean is great to reduce cortisol levels which inhibit testosterone production. The rest, oh dear…
There’s too much other crap in this product that has now hard proof from studies to work. Out of the 9 ingredients only 4 are beneficial – that is less than half of the product. The dose is all wrong and the amount of ingredients you would take per day (as recommended) is only 1425.5mg – this is less that half of our #1 testosterone booster!
There’s a real missed opportunity here. It started off well with the solid basics. Where it could have started to become a real contender is if it lost the useless ingredients and added something like vitamin D3 and D-Aspartic Acid. As such, it will be consigned to the list of forgettable products..
This product should not be avoided. Take a look at our Top 3 boosters for something effective.