Testo Fusion Review
If you are looking for a reflex purchase, look no further than Reflex Nutrition. But hang on … our job here is to help those with an itchy internet trigger finger avoid badly thought out reflex purchases …
Is Testo Fusion by Reflex Nutrition really as good as it looks and seems?
The product is designed to help normalise dipping T levels, improving strength, libido, energy and mood. Basically setting you back on the road to your prime. But we don’t go in for hype at HowToLiveHealthy and know that only one thing separates the B.S from the best: formula.
Luckily they don’t feel like they have anything to hide in proprietary blends. All ingredients and their doses are right there on the label, which is something you should always look for. Positive start then, let’s see if they can keep it going…
How Does It Work?
At a Glance
- Vitamin D to boost T
- Vitimin B6 to control estrogen
- Zinc to support healthy T production
- Magnesium to control SHBG & help ‘free T’
- Boron to lower estrogen and promote T
- L-Carnitine to stimulate energy
Promising stuff, but we’ll see how well all that holds up after the scores
No dud ingredients and some really strong ones, the formula includes zinc, boron, B6 and fenugreek.
However, this booster’s problem is what’s missing. The vitamin D and magnesium are underdosed, and the lack of D-Aspartic Acid means it’s not quite up there with the best you can buy.
L-Carnitine and Copper are both strange choices and use up a lot of space in the mix.
Why the variation? Well there’s such a wide variation on pricing of this product depending on which website you land on. The manufacturers website sells it for £30, but you can get it for under £17 with a bit of leg work. £17 for a month’s supply of T booster is good to the point of being insane.
The trouble is – it’s NOT a months supply. It is a 15 day supply
Even on the Reflex Nutrition site they say “Comes in tubs of 90 capsules, which is 30 servings.”
Err … no it’s not. If you stuck in at math past 1st grade you’ll know that 90/6 = 15. So it’s 15 servings and will last you two weeks. Suddenly the cheap price is not so cheap.
At least on the reseller’s site they get it right. ‘Servings per Container: 15’. Not as great a deal as first thought.
No real complaints here. All the ingredients are right there on the label and there’s nothing dangerous. Our only slight issue is with presenting the amount of Vitamin D3 that’s here as being able to help your T.
The research doesn’t back that up, there is nowhere near enough.
No official in-depth testimonial section on the Reflex website, which is disappointing, but still a lot of customer feedback. Most of this is positive, like it is on the online stores, but there aren’t very many and they lack the detail to get a full picture.
Reflex Nutrition are a London based company in Operation since 1996. In that time they’ve put together a wide range of supplements covering all the main areas. We couldn’t dig up much in the way of scandals and their website is very professional, informative and detailed.
Apart from sowing confusion about dosages and servings, they seem legitimate. We’ll be generous and say that might be a clerical error.
How Do I Take It?
Users should take 2 servings a day. 3 capsules in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.
This sounds a lot, and it is, but with serving schedules it’s not a case of how much, it’s more about how often. 2 servings spreads the intake too unevenly.
Any Testo Fusion Side Effects?
No users have reported any side effects and we expect to see any.
Where Can I Get It?
Here in lies the problem, it’s just not all that available. The Reflex Nutrition website sells to Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Ireland and UK. Which is a really odd mix of countries frankly.
And if you shop around at the various online retailers who are stocking it, we have yet to find one who will ship it to the USA. If you are only buying 15 days worth it hardly seems worth shipping around the world.
Ingredients – In Detail
Bit of a mixed one this. High levels of vitamin D3 are known to raise T levels and because it comes naturally from the sun, which can be unreliable, supplementing is a great idea. The problem is, D3 starts stimulating T at 3300IUs and here we’ve only got 1200IUs. So could be better.
Important choice. As we age and T drops, estrogen rises. By limiting estrogen it tips the scale back the right way and B6 helps with that. It works on the C2 pathway of the brain to limit the production and influence of the female hormone.
Another key base covered. Up to 60% of the total T in your system could be being tied up by a protein known as Sex Hormone Binding Globulin. This makes it unusable, but enough magnesium will lower your SHBG count to free more hormone for use. The dose could be higher though more in line with ZMA supplements.
Low zinc is often seen in guys with clinically low T because the hormone relies on this mineral so much. Vital building blocks like luteinizing hormone, human growth hormone and follicle stimulating hormone all need healthy zinc levels. Too much can cause side effects, but 30mg won’t be a problem.
Bit of a weird one. A side effect of too much zinc can be copper deficiency but since there’s little chance of that, copper just seems a waste.
Boron is another great mineral. Studies show it can help your hormonal balance by not only raising T but also lowering estrogen at the same time.
Fenugreek is kind of an all-rounder. It’s used in a lot of Indian cooking and is famed as a aphrodisiac which is always nice. But it also helps control blood sugars, which in turn regulates insulin. If insulin is unbalanced it can prevent T production so control is important.
This has shown the ability to increase stamina in elderly subjects and 2000mg is certainly an active dose. However it’s doesn’t really appear to help more middle aged and younger guys, so maybe this big amount would’ve been better used on what’s missing from Testo Fusion
D-Aspartic Acid is always a great foundation for a quality booster so we’re disappointed not to see it here.
Normally a booster’s problem is it’s too full of just libido boosters, here we could maybe do with a few more. Asian Ginseng has a strong reputation in clinical trials and traditional medicine.
This product initially looks cheap, but in actual fact it’s not. Most boosters are a months supply, so double the price for the monthly cost. At that price we are less forgiving about the deficiencies in the formula.
If you’re British/Belgian/Irish/Andorran(?) and only want a 15 day supply, you could do worse though.
Studies Quoted in the Review
- Pilz, S et al. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men. Medical University of Graz, Austria (2011)
- Bliskind & Bliskind Inactivation of testosterone propionate in the liver during vitamin B complex deficiency. Alteration of the estrogen-androgen equilibrium (1945)
- Maggio M. et al Magnesium and anabolic hormones in older men Department of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy (2011)
- Kilic, M et al. The effect of exhaustion exercise on thyroid hormones and testosterone levels of elite athletes receiving oral zinc. Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey (2011)
- Naghii MR, Mofid M, Asgari AR, Hedayati M, Daneshpour MS. Comparative effects of daily and weekly boron supplementation on plasma steroid hormones and proinflammatory cytokines University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. (2010)
- Kochhar A, Nagi M. Effect of supplementation of traditional medicinal plants on blood glucose in non-insulin-dependent diabetics: a pilot study Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India (2005)
- Hiatt WR, Regensteiner JG, Creager MA, Hirsch AT, Cooke JP, Olin JW, Gorbunov GN, Isner J, Lukjanov YV, Tsitsiashvili MS, Zabelskaya TF, Amato A. Propionyl-L-carnitine improves exercise performance and functional status in patients with claudication. (2001)