Vigor Labs RAW IGF-1 Testosterone Booster Review
Sometimes something comes along and gives you a gift, sometimes it can be a person or other times a product.
We’re looking for the best testosterone boosters out there to ensure we can achieve the most amount of gainz legally and naturally.
So far we’ve trialed and tested a good number of products from a whole host of companies and surprisingly, it seems that across the board anything coming from a well regarding ‘brand’ or ‘name’ in the supplement scene has turned out to be crap. While anything endorsed by a ‘star’ has also been well below the standard set by the newcomers eager to make their mark.
You can check out our current top 3 boosters, however, will Vigor Labs also upset the podium?
If you take a look at the current wave of supplements these days you will notice they are branded and packaged up to be as accessible to the widest audience as possible.
Products look professional and are now becoming so commonplace and acceptable that you can buy them with your fruit and vegetables at the grocery store.
Only 20 years ago the packaging was aimed at the hardcore gym rat, manufactures wanted to make the packaging look mean, moody and that the product was borderline illegal because it was that effective.
So looking at the whole range from Vigor Labs, you would think you have literally stepped 20 years back in time.
However, the inner animal wants to believe the almost hell like packaging and that we are on the border of legality.
The name is Raw IGF-1, I cannot help but question the legality because IGF-1 stands for Insulin-like growth factor 1 which plays an important role in the growth and development of children and has an anabolic effect in adults.
So are we actually being sold Insulin-like growth factor 1 from bodybuilding.com?!
Ummmmm, no we are not being sold Insulin-like growth factor 1 I am afraid, there’s nothing illegal about this product expect that it is available to buy full stop, let’s see why below:
L-Carnitine-L-Cartrate – Men who were supplemented 2g per day showed an increase of Insulin like growth hormone when combined with exercise.
Tribulus Terrestris – One of the most marketed and highly touted testosterone boosters, this supplement has never been proven to be effective in raising testosterone levels regardless of the bullshit spouted for decades that it was a secret Eastern Bloc supplement to win medals in the Cold War era Olympic Games, they used anabolic steroids pure and simple.
DIM (Diindolylmethane) – Diindolylmethane appears to promote a healthy balance of testosterone in the body and is found in vegetables such as broccoli.
BioPerine – The extract of piperine, called BioPerine® in the patented form, has been clinically tested in the United States. BioPerine® significantly enhances the bioavailability of various supplement nutrients through increased absorption.
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.
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. And with more testosterone comes more muscle and strength!
Velvet Antler – generally derived from deer antlers, its use comes from ancient Chinese medical practices. It doesn’t appear to affect hormone production in humans.
Omega 3 – Supplementation of Omega 3 does not alter endocrine gland responsiveness (the testes are a major endocrine gland), but it does help with inflammation.
Colostrum – Studies have shown a correlation between bovine colostrum supplementation and concentrations of Insulin-like growth factor 1 after training.
However, studies do show that it is most effective in infants and not athletes because their digestive systems are fully developed, these effects do not occur, and the body breaks down the growth factors and enzymes that colostrum provides before they can be transported to muscle cells.
1 tablet per day – this provides an astonishingly low 502mg per day! That’s 2498mg short of our #1 testosterone booster; TestoFuel.
This is a really bad product. With only 502mg of ingredients it isn’t going to do anything. Best of all 500mg is part of a proprietary blend!
You can see in the video below why you should always avoid any product that has a proprietary blend as we don’t know exactly how much of each ingredient has gone in to the blend and if there’s any bulking agents.
Any worthwhile ingredients such as Colostrum and L-carnitine have shown results in studies with much higher dosages than what is potentially available in this.
Too few ingredients that are proven and at ineffective doses, a proprietary blend, ingredients that are not proven to work, using a name that suggests it is illegal to pull in the (most likely) younger customers who have possibly not committed too much time to research – the list goes on.
What I hate about this product mainly is the name. We have seen this type of marketing before with products such as Androxybol and SD-200 whereby they use a name that is either closely associated or the abbreviation of a steroid, pro-hormone or growth hormone to make it look and sound like an illegal and strong anabolic drug, and in all cases they fail massively.
All three of these products are ineffective and give good testosterone boosters and testosterone support products a bad name.
They even give the compounds they are ripping off a bad name because some sucker somewhere will have bought it by accident and expecting massive growth.
This product should not be touched. Take a look at our Top 3 boosters for something that will help you put on mass and increase your strength naturally and safely without any risk of a bloated stomach.