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Intro: What is this supplement claimed to do?
This is our review of TESTO PRO which is a testosterone booster from the guys at NutraChamps. It is a supplement which has claims to promote:
- Muscle Mass
But how well will it work for you?
In this review, we look closer at this supplement to see how effective it really is.
This is what we’ve found:
Ingredients: What’s in TESTO PRO?
A lot. Unfortunately however, not all of it is good. Don’t get us wrong, there’s quite a few ingredients in here that can help with testosterone, however, it seems to be more dedicated to your libido rather than the male hormone.
Below, we look closer at the main ingredients in this supplement along with our summary and suggestions on how it could be better.
Here is everything that we thought you should know about them:
A great start to TESTO PRO, however, it’s unfortunate that NutraChamps decided to use so little of this nutrient.
The first thing you need to know about Vitamin D3 is that it is technically not a vitamin, it is a hormone – and it’s great for testosterone.
The reason it works so well, is because most of us don’t get enough of it throughout the day. That’s because your body absorbs D3 through your skin via the sun’s rays.
As most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, it’s hard for your body to get enough of what it needs. This is why supplementing it can be so effective. By giving your body the optimum amount of D3 it needs it can help with your overall health, bone density, and most importantly here, testosterone.
Studies show to see growth in testosterone from Vitamin D3 you need over 3300 IU a day to supplement. With only 1000 IU in TESTO PRO, you may not be getting enough to fulfill your needs.
Still, it’s good that NutraChamps chose to include it in here.
Another good option in this testosterone, and far better dosed. Zinc is a great mineral for improving testosterone levels.
After you consume Zinc, it helps your body in numerous ways, but for testosterone it’s in your brain where you get the most benefit. Zinc is used for various chemical reactions in your brain which helps to create the Luteinizing Hormone (LH).
LH is your body’s precursor to both testosterone and growth hormone, the more of it you have in your system, the more support these hormones have to rise.
It’s a simple, effective addition to this supplement.
This however, is not a good choice in this TESTO PRO. Tribulus Terrestris is one of the weaker testosterone boosters on the market.
A lot of the claims behind it appear to be nothing more than marketing hype. The only time it has been seen to provide any impact on testosterone levels is in animal studies, it has not been seen to work in humans.
So, does it have any benefit. It might. Some studies show that Tribulus may be able to help support libido.
Aside from that, you shouldn’t expect much.
Horny Goat Weed
This isn’t a good option either in NutraChamps’ testosterone booster and for similar reasons to Tribulus – it doesn’t boost testosterone.
Also known as Epimedium, Horny Goat Weed is a herb which is used traditionally for testosterone and male vitality.
Studies show that supplementing this appears to only help with your libido and not much else. You’re not going to get any benefit in your testosterone levels from supplementing this ingredient.
This is a much better option in TESTO PRO. Fenugreek is a nutrient which is good for both testosterone and libido.
It works well in TESTO PRO because it can help to regulate your blood sugar and insulin levels. This is important because of a hormonal balancing act in your system known as homeostasis.
Homeostasis balances your hormones by giving your more of one and less of another. When your insulin levels are high, your body responds by lowering your testosterone levels.
By using something like Fenugreek to keep your insulin levels more balanced, your testosterone has more support to grow.
This is more of a ‘fertility aid’ than an actual testosterone booster. Maca Root does not have any evidence of raising testosterone, it can however help in other ways, which is why we think NutraChamps have chosen to include it.
Studies show that supplementing Maca can help to promote your overall libido as well as help with your fertility by improving your sperm count.
When it comes to actual testosterone however, there’s no evidence to show that it helps.
This is a better option, and is more of a libido enhancer, however it can help to some extent with testosterone in TESTO PRO.
Ginseng has been seen in studies to help regulate and reduce insulin levels. As we’ve already mentioned this is great for improving your hormonal balance in favor of your testosterone levels.
The libido enhancing effects of the Ginseng can also help give your sex drive a boost.
This isn’t the best option in TESTO PRO, but we can see the potential in it.
DIM is a component that is found in green vegetables like broccoli. It is thought to work as an aromatase inhibitor – this means it can help to reduce and suppress your estrogen levels.
Although research does look promising, there’s no solid evidence that it actually works.
This is definitely one to watch, but don’t have too much confidence in it for now. Just keep your eye on any upcoming studies.
This is a good option, and one of the better ingredients in NutraChamps’ testosterone booster.
Studies show that supplementing Boron is good for helping with both testosterone and reducing estrogen levels.
This is good for both supporting your testosterone levels and for help with overall hormonal balance. It’s good to see in here.
Also known as Longjack and Eurycoma Longifolia, this option isn’t as effective in TESTO PRO.
Why? Because it has similar properties (and problems) to Tribulus Terrestris.
By this we mean it has only been seen to help promote testosterone in animal studies and the same results have not been seen to scale up to human tests. You’re unlikely to get any real benefit here, you might only get a small boost in libido, but not much aside from that.
This is an amino acid which does not promote testosterone, it does have some benefits, but we’re not sure if it will work in this supplement from NutraChamps.
It has been seen to help promote endurance, blood flow and muscle pumps. However, this does not apply when it is orally supplemented – it is too difficult for your body to absorb.
A better option would be L-Citrulline which converts into L-Arginine after absorption, giving you the full benefits. However for that to work, you need a much higher dosage.
This part of the supplement definitely requires some revising.
A nice supporting ingredient in TESTO PRO, don’t expect it to help with testosterone – it’s to help nutrient absorption.
It won’t have much of an effect on the tough to absorb options in this supplement like the L-Arginine, but it will with a lot of the others. This can help you to get more out of what’s in this supplement and allow it to activate in your system at a much faster rate.
The final ingredient in NutraChamps testosterone booster, and in our opinion, definitely not the best.
Yohimbe is a form of tree bark that is typically used as an appetite suppressant – although there are some claims that it can help testosterone, although not much has been proven.
However, it can effectively suppress your appetite according to studies, but there is a drawback – it may cause side effects.
We’ll discuss that in more detail in the side effects section later on.
Nutrient Profile Overview:
Sadly, it appears that there’s only a handful of ingredients in here that have the studies showing them to support testosterone.
This is mainly the:
- Vitamin D3
We would even argue that the D3 shouldn’t be in this list due to the low dosage.
Whereas the rest of the ingredients either don’t have the studies behind them, or don’t deliver exact what we’re looking for:
- Tribulus Terrestris – Fails in human studies.
- Horny Goat Weed – Only supports libido.
- Maca – Fertility aid, not testosterone booster.
- DIM – Needs more research.
- Tongkat Ali – Fails in studies.
- L-Arginine – Your body struggles to absorb it.
- Yohimbe – May cause side effects.
There is room for improvement in this supplement.
So what would help TESTO PRO be better?
Increasing the dose of the D3 would be a good place to start. Studies show that over 3300 IU per day usually works the best.
Removing the weaker ingredients we’ve mentioned would be a good move also, and there are few options that we think would be good for taking their place:
- D-Aspartic Acid
- Stinging Nettle
These would be good options, and here’s why:
D-Aspartic Acid – Helps T Production
This would be a great option that would really help this supplement. It works in a similar way to Zinc, by that we mean it is used by your body to help create the Luteinizing Hormone (LH).
As we’ve mentioned, the more LH you have in your system the more support your body has to promote testosterone and growth hormone.
Magnesium & Stinging Nettle – Promotes Free Testosterone
These are two ingredients that offer something that is overlooked in TESTO PRO – free testosterone.
Free testosterone is the amount of the male hormone which is circulating in your system and readily available for you to use. The more this you have the better.
You lose free testosterone through SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin). SHBG is a protein in your blood that binds to your testosterone and removes its anabolic potency, which results in it being ineffective.
Magnesium and Stinging Nettle both help by binding to the protein and removing it’s overall impact on your testosterone.
Safety: Are there any side effects?
The main concern here is the Yohimbe. Although it can help with appetite suppression, studies show it may cause problems when orally supplemented.
Subjects have reported experiencing hypertension, gastrointestinal distress and anxiety when supplementing the bark.
This doesn’t necessarily mean you will experience these symptoms, but it is a big red flag that is worth considering.
If you are going to, or currently, supplementing TESTO PRO, we suggest speaking to your doctor before continuing.
Directions: How are the servings in TESTO PRO?
There’s only one serving a day, so it could definitely be improved here.
What is the problem with a single serving a day? You’re only getting a few hours of benefit.
This means that your body isn’t getting a constant supply of the nutrients it needs throughout the day to keep your testosterone levels on the rise.
Ideally, you should be looking for a testosterone booster that has 3 – 4 servings a day. This gives your body that regular supply to keep your testosterone levels on the rise.
It would be better if it was set up to work like this.
Is this the best Testosterone Booster?
No. There’s better:
We review an endless amount of testosterone boosters every month searching for the most effective one on the market.
We look for supplements that deliver:
- Effective Testosterone Production
- 100% Natural Ingredients
- Increases in Overall Free Testosterone
- Noticeable Strength Boosts
- More Energy
- Enhanced Mood and Sex Drive
- Faster Recovery and Muscle Growth
- Value for Money
To see the full list of the top testosterone boosters on the market at the moment. Check out our top recommendations in the link below:
Review Summary: Is this is a good supplement from NutraChamps?
It may be better for libido and fertility than actual testosterone boosting.
If you want to use this to raise your testosterone – there are far better options out there with better ingredients and servings which are safer.
From our TESTO PRO review, this is what you need to know:
- Missing Core Nutrients – More study backed ingredients could be added into this supplement.
- Some Ineffective Ingredients – Not all nutrients in here promote testosterone.
- Servings Could Be Higher – One a day may not be enough for maximum testosterone boosting.
- Potential Side Effects – Yohimbe is known to cause problems.
As you can see, this isn’t the best option that we would recommend adding to your stack.
To see what our readers, and editor have voted as the most effective option on the market – check out our full official review of our current #1 in the link below: