Test Freak is the testosterone boosting offering from supplements company PharmaFreak. PharmaFreak are a US based company and have produced a range of supplements they claim to be the strongest legal supplements on the market. We have used other products previous to this review and were fairly impressed. This Test Freak looks to be a supplement that has some solid testosterone boosting ingredients in there. This product aims to support sex drive and recovery.
Test Freak Ingredients
You should be wary of any product that contains a proprietary blend. Why? Becuase these sort of products can be very imbalanced in terms of specific amounts, leaving you paying a lot of money for loads of cheap ingredients. Worse than this, some can actually cause harmful side effects due to the proportions they contain. Whilst there are a couple of proprietary blends in Test Freak, it’s not a major issue as the ingredients in them are safe.
Vitamin B6 is vital to the human body. It helps with blood flow, hormone balance and the absorption of amino acids. B6 impacts testosterone by creating a release of androgen, the precursor to testosterone that is produced in the male testes. Studies have shown that supplementing B6 at around 3mg can increase testosterone and help with
estrogen balance. This is a good base ingredient for Test Freak.
Magnesium and Zinc
This mineral is involved in over 300 functions in the human body. Playing a major part in bone and heart health, supplementing magnesium is always a good idea. Working in a similar way to the below mineral Zinc, magnesium works by reducing SHBG, something that reduces the flow of testosterone in the body. By supplementing magnesium and zinc researchers found that there was more free testosterone moving around the body. Zinc works more by allow the production of testosterone in the testes also.
Fenugreek is a good testosterone booster. Fenugreek works by helping to balance out hormones and through its bioactive compounds regulate testosterone production. This ingredient is also known for its libido enhancing effects. It does this through the production of various other lesser known sex hormones.
Studies into Tribulus have actually shown that, whilst it is effective that raising testosterone in some animal subjects, it offers no proven testosterone boost to people. Tribulus has been used in bodybuilding circles for a while as a testosterone booster, but again, the supplements that use it will often manipulate the outcome of old studies. It’s a little frustrating to see this ingredient in Test Freak.
Saw Palmetto Extract
Saw Palmetto works in the male prostate. It supposedly helps with testosterone production by stopping the breakdown of the testosterone hormone itself. This interaction allows more testosterone around the body.
Stinging Nettle Extract
Stinging nettle has proven to be useful for problems with male urine and also some issues in the prostate. It’s these effects that have been seen to, by bodybuilders help with the production of testosterone. Whilst there are no major studies on the testosterone boosting properties of this ingredient, it has been used for some time and has a lot of praise withing the athletic community.
Hesperidin is generally used for circulatory issues. It has especially proven it’s worth with circulation in the legs. Aiding leg ulcers. It’s thought that this ingredient interacts with androgen, allow more of it to be converted to testosterone by aiding it’s circulation around the male genitals. There is however very little evidence on this online with most studies labelling at ineffective at increasing testosterone.
This ingredient is known for yielding some anti-cancer properties. But, also, some testosterone boosting ones. Apigenin interacts in the leydig cells in the testes, blocking a type of protein that normally leads to the breakdown of testosterone. For this to be effective you do need a relatively high dose. We are not convinced that Test Freak offers this, even if the full third proprietary blend was made up of this ingredient.
Generally we wouldn’t expect to find this ingredient inside a testosterone boosting product. Resversatrol, while not offering direct increases to your ability to create testosterone, will improve athletic performance. This in turn normally aids the production of testosterone as long as the conditions are right. As it’s in a proprietary blend with the apigenin, you cannot see how much of this ingredient you are supplementing. So we’re unsurewhetherr you’ll actually get the desired results from it.
What’s the Cost?
Test Freak is available from bodybuilding.com for $49.98. This is an 120 capsule supply that lasts for 30 days. This is fairly standard price for a testosterone booster. As we have already mentioned though, it does contain proprietary blends. So this means you don’t know what sort of value you are getting from the product.
PharmaFreak Test Freak Testosterone Booster Review Conclusion
We do like this product and are sure it will yield some pretty good testosterone boosting results. One major concern however is the proprietary blends. All supplements require specific doses of ingredients to work properly, so if you don’t know what you are taking, how can you know the effect. Two other premium products that offer a better environment for testosterone production are TestoFuel and Prime Male. We’d recommend checking these out before you commit to Test Freak.