Pro Test Boost Review
We’ve had a few people asking recently about the natural T supplement Pro Test Boost, from manufacturers We Are Fit.
It’s not a name we were immediately familiar with, but it’s currently among the bestsellers on Amazon.com so figured it’s definitely worth a look.
Well, maybe the name didn’t ring a bell, but almost everything else about it seemed weirdly similar somehow. And we don’t just mean the standard promises of improved:
No. We mean that this formula is almost identical to at least 2 other T boosters, all from apparently unconnected companies. Namely Nutrisuppz Ultra Test and Natrogix Ultra Test.
If this is the first of the trilogy you’ve seen then we won’t spoil it for you. After all, you’d think companies would only imitate the best, right?
One of the reasons it was so easy to spot the near carbon copies was because there are no proprietary blends. Which in most situations is actually a good thing.
Let’s get started …
How Does It Work?
At a Glance
- Magnesium to help free T
- Zinc to support T production
- Tribulus Terrestris to allegedly boost T
- Chrysin supposedly also boosts T
- Longjack & Horny Goat Weed to help sex drive and erection strength
- Saw Palmetto to promote prostate health
- Cissus Quadrangularis & Hawthorn berries to help weight loss and joints
So far so similar, maybe we’ll find some differences when we break down the detail after the scores
You can’t fault Pro Test Boost on the very basics. Good amounts of zinc and magnesium are always helpful, but after that it’s all down hill.
Almost a gram of Tribulus which is a complete dud and then the rest of formula is padded out with glorified libido boosters. The result is a booster which may put you mood a little more often but probably won’t do much for your hormones.
In other words, it might get something up but it won’t be your T levels. Just be careful you don’t sleep through it (see serving schedule further down the page).
If you were looking at this price compared to the average for T boosters, you might think this is shopping smart. Under $20 is very cheap for this kind of supplement and would be great were it not for 2 things.
1) All the problems with the formula, which we’ll get deeper into in a minute and 2) the fact that the exact same product is on sale on the same website, under a different name, for less money.
First, we can set your mind at rest as far as safety goes. Pro Test Boost is made in the U.S in a GMP certified location. It also doesn’t use proprietary blends which is a real plus.
But just because something is safe doesn’t mean it’s any good. The It’s A Small World ride at Disneyland is safe. A weak formula which uses out dated ingredients and charges more money for it than competitor on the same site doesn’t exactly inspire trust.
We’ve really only got Amazon.com user feed back to go on, which as we always say lacks the proper detail to really judge quality.
Though this has a good rating of 4 out of 5 stars, none of the positives are terribly convincing and there are a handful of bad reviews that all claim good reports are bogus.
One customer said Pro Test Boost did nothing but give them ‘vivid dreams.’ Is it wrong that I kinda want it a little more now?
Information is pretty hard to come by on We Are Fit. Apart from the fact they operate out of Chicago and seem to sell most of their products through Amazon, there’s not a lot on offer.
They have 5 products as far as we can see, a horny goat weed supplement, a saw palmetto option, a cognitive enhancer, thyroid booster and this T enhancer.
It worries us a little they don’t have a slightly higher profile but we couldn’t find any horror stories either, so let’s be generous and say no news is good news.
How Do I Take It?
Users take 1 serving of 3 capsules before bedtime.
If that seems odd to you that’s because it is. There are an increasing number of night boosters on the market now, and though we’re not sure of their effectiveness, at least we can see the logic.
This is not a night booster and yet we’re told to take them when we’re going to sleep right through the benefits. Benefits which by the way, won’t last long anyway as you’re only taking one serving.
If you’re going to spend money on a T booster, do it on one you take when you’re wide awake and can use it. One that you take 3 or 4 times a day to keep the advantages going throughout your waking hours.
Any Pro Test Boost Side Effects?
Saw palmetto in rare cases can cause dizziness, headaches and stomach upsets, but beyond that we don’t see any problems.
Where Can I Get It?
Customers will find Pro Test Boost at Amazon.com. 30 servings currently cost $18.99
Ingredients – In Detail
A lot of the building blocks for healthy T – luteinizing hormone, growth hormone & follicle stimulating hormone – depend on getting enough zinc, which can be tricky through diet alone, supplementing is a smart move if you do it right (i.e not to much), and 30mg here is just about ideal.
Just because you’ve got high levels of T in your system doesn’t necessarily mean it’s all being used correctly. This is thanks to a protein called Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, which attaches itself to T making it essentially unusable.
Magnesium is an excellent addition to the formula because it’s a safe, natural way to lower your circulating SHBG count leaving more free T to be put to good use.
If it’s possible to have a nemesis in the supplement review game, then this is mine. Somehow still dining out on a cold war era reputation as an effective T booster, more recent trials have proved it to be useless.
It may help stimulate your libido in extremely large doses, much bigger even than the 750mg that’s wasted on it here.
How are you with needles? Okay? Well then Chrysin might be of use to you because the only time it’s ever been established to stimulate testosterone levels is when injected directly into the testicles.
For the rest of us who are a little less 50 Shades, taking it orally won’t do much. Especially with just 75mg on offer.
An ingredient of many names (and not much else) Longjack – also known as Tongkat Ali or Eurycoma Longfolia – can restore clinically low T to the normal range, but won’t help us get anywhere near our natural peak.
It is a little more convincing in the libido departmnt however, so if that’s all you’re worried about you might be okay.
Horny Goat Weed
Horny Goat Weed doesn’t bring anything to the table really, unless you’re planning to have sex on the table. Another aphrodisiac with some limited erectogenic (did I just create that word or did I read it somewhere?) qualities.
No help for T though.
Saw Palmetto Berries
Great for naturally controlling prostate size which is important for men particularly as we age. It’s unclear how helpful just 50mg will be though. No real help for T either.
Keeps your joints healthy, which is all very nice, but is a bit like a mobile disco at a funeral here, in that it’s not really needed or what we came for,
No help for T here either but some claim it helps with weight loss (which remember Nutrisuppz does claim to help too). Just 50mg though, it’s unlikely it’ll have much of an effect on its own.
Pro Test Boost is missing what every other booster that inexplicably sticks to this formula is missing. Serious testosterone boosting ingredients.
That means D-Aspartic Acid, vitamin D3 and boron. Not to mention a bit of estrogen control from the likes of vitamin B6.
I think I read somewhere that if you get deja vu to often it’s the sign of a serious health problem. It better not be lads, because mine has been off the charts all the way through writing this thing.
Like we said earlier, copying would be understandable if this formula was the very best, but it’s just not. Far from it in fact. This is a weird trend we’re seeing. Like those Flock of Seagulls haircuts from back in the day. (Google it, or ask your dad).
Studies Quoted in the Review
- Cinar V, Baltaci AK, Mogulkoc R, Kilic M. Testosterone levels in athletes at rest and exhaustion: effects of calcium supplementation. Karaman High School of Physical Education and Sport, Selcuk University, Karaman, Turkey (2008)
- Excoffon, L., Guillaume, Y. C. Magnesium effect on testosterone-SHBG association studied by a novel molecular chromatography approach Université de Franche-Comté (2009)
- Rogerson S, Riches CJ, Jennings C, Weatherby RP, Meir RA, Marshall-Gradisnik SM. The effect of five weeks of Tribulus terrestris supplementation on muscle strength and body composition during preseason training in elite rugby league players. (2007)
- Neychev VK, Mitev VI. The aphrodisiac herb Tribulus terrestris does not influence the androgen production in young men. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medical University, 2 Zdrave str., Sofia-1431, Bulgaria. (2005)
- Gambelunghe C, Rossi R, Sommavilla M, Ferranti C, Rossi R, Ciculi C, Gizzi S, Micheletti A, Rufini S. Effects of chrysin on urinary testosterone levels in human males. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine-Laboratorio delle Attività Motorie e Sportive, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy (2003)
- Shindel AW, Xin ZC, Lin G, Fandel TM, Huang YC, Banie L, Breyer BN, Garcia MM, Lin CS, Lue TF Erectogenic and neurotrophic effects of icariin, a purified extract of horny goat weed (Epimedium spp.) in vitro and in vivo. University of California Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory-Department of Urology, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA (2010)
- Ismail SB, Wan Mohammad WM, George A, Nik Hussain NH, Musthapa Kamal ZM, Liske E. Randomized Clinical Trial on the Use of PHYSTA Freeze-Dried Water Extract of Eurycoma longifolia for the Improvement of Quality of Life and Sexual Well-Being in Men. School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Malaysia. (2012)
- Bertaccini A1, Giampaoli M, Cividini R, Gattoni GL, Sanseverino R, Realfonso T, Napodano G, Fandella A, Guidoni E, Prezioso D, Galasso R, Cicalese C, Scattoni V, Armenio A, Conti G, Corinti M, Spasciani R, Liguori G, Lampropoulou N, Martorana G. Observational database serenoa repens (DOSSER): overview, analysis and results. A multicentric SIUrO (Italian Society of Oncological Urology) project. Clinica Urologica, Policlinico Sant’Orsola-Malpighi, Università di Bologna, Italy. (2012)
- Kim SJ, Um JY, Lee JY. Anti-inflammatory activity of hyperoside through the suppression of nuclear factor-κB activation in mouse peritoneal macrophages. College of Oriental Medicine, Institute of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, 130-701, Republic of Korea (2011)
- Julius Oben, Dieudonne Kuate,1 Gabriel Agbor, Claudia Momo, Xavio Talla The use of a Cissus quadrangularis formulation in the management of weight loss and metabolic syndrome Department of Biochemistry, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon (2006)