Red X Labs Andro Testosterone Booster Review // Is It Legit?
Red X Labs Andro Testosterone Booster First Look:
This uses the name ‘Andro’ which may try to suck in the slightly less clued up lifter who may think they are buying a variation of Androstenedione which is an anabolic steroid.
The whole packaging has a slightly ‘adult’ and illegal feel to it. However, lets face facts, an online retailer such as GNC are not likely to risk selling any illegal steroids.
This always makes me wonder why companies even bother trying to call their products names that are similar to illegal steroids.
The manufacturer being called ‘X Labs’ sounds like something from a basement in Amsterdam, not the most confidence inspiring image.
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.
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.
In fact, in studies using elite professional Australian rugby players as participants Tribulus did not produce the large gains in strength or lean muscle mass that many manufacturers claim can be experienced.
Avoid like a medieval plague if you are looking for muscular gainz.
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. D-AA works in the central brain region to cause a release of hormones, such as luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and growth hormone.
Importantly, unlike some pro-hormones and steroids, it does not raise estrogen levels.
A dose of 2000-3000mg is required.
Vitamin B6 – Vitamin B6 helps testosterone levels by stimulating androgen (a steroid hormone that acts as a precursor for testosterone) receptors in your body, making your testes produce testosterone.
Magnesium – Research into magnesium supplementation also increased testosterone production in men.
Zinc – Studies show that this has a link with healthy testosterone production.
4 pills per day. The optimal amount is 4 per day to ensure a constant trickle of ingredients. However, we are instructed to take them all at once.
We get a healthy 2710.5mg per day. That is nearly as much as the best testosterone boosters on the market.
This has the basis of a good testosterone booster and that is by containing the ingredients of a ZMA supplement.
ZMA supplements contain B6, Magnesium and Zin – all of which are known ingredients and minerals to help stimulate and maintain testosterone levels.
Where this excels though over a basic ZMA is that it also contains D-Aspartic Acid – DAA is one of the most effective natrual testosterone stimulating ingredients out there.
It is also good to see DIM present too which regulates estrogen, too much estrogen can cause puffy nipples known as gyno and overall we do not want lots of estrogen.
The levels of Magnesium are seriously lacking here in this product. There’s normally 450mg found in a decent ZMA product, containing just 90mg is crap.
Not only is the magnesium lacking, the D-Aspartic Acid is too. We need at least 2000mg, so to just receive 1480mg is a bit of a kick in the teeth.
Why we still find Tribulus in testosterone boosters is beyond me. The studies do not stack up. The wild claims cannot be proven. It just does not work to stimulate testosterone production at all.
A product such as TestoFuel covers D-aspartic Acid, B6, Zinc, Magnesiums (the staples) but has 6 other proven ingredients such as Fenugreek, Oyster Extract, Ginseng, Vitamin B12, K2 etc while being dosed correctly.
My Red X Labs Testosterone Booster Review Conclusion:
On the face of it this seems like a supplement which is heading in the right direction.
It all looks so promising, however, as we look a little deeper it is clear that while it makes the right noises it cannot deliver effective results.
A ZMA is good, but only if sufficiently dosed. This is also correct for D-Aspartic Acid…
In fact it is correct for many things in life, who wants a gin and tonic with a thimble of gin? A sports car with a small engine? No-one because they will not deliver.
Now add an element that is completely useless to that gin and tonic, maybe a slice of carrot. Or a wooden wheels from a horse wagon to the sports car. It does not stack up and this is what Tribulus is to this product.
Then add an exorbitant cost of $79.99 and you can see why I cannot recommend this product at all.
It’s nearly there with a few tweaks.