This review is dedicated to the fight commentators who have to cover the shitty fights.
Because that shit sucks.
Getting non-existent crowds hyped up for fighters that no one cares about… That’s essentially what you’re witnessing here between Ageless Male vs. Mdrive. And no disrespect to the spectators who showed up, nor the fighters who… well, kind of suck. Because there are plenty other T-boosters to actually get excited for.
But, uh, yeah, anyways… get ready for THE BEST T-BOOSTER MATCH-UP OF YOUR LIFE!!!
Tale of the Tape
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||4.94 mg (247% DV)||Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||400 IU (100% DV)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||16.88 mg (4% DV)||Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)||10 mg (500% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate)||15 mg (100% DV)||Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)||120 mcg (2000% DV)|
|TESTOFEN® Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed) (standardized to 50% Fenuside™)||300 mg||Chromium (as Chromax®: as chromium picolinate)||200 mcg (167% DV)|
|Complete Blend||1030 mg|
|KSM-66®: Ashwagandha Extract (root), Cordyceps Extract (mycelia), Diindolylmethane (DIM), DHEA, Bioperine®: Piperine (from Black Pepper)|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
It’s a shame that these ingredients landed in these formulas, because, for the most part, they’re actually pretty good. Ageless Male is a prime example of this:
Ageless Male is flawed, yet decent.
Allow us to elucidate. Ageless Male’s:
- Formula is flawed.
- Ingredients are decent.
Still doesn’t quite paint the picture for you, huh? Alright, here comes the real elucidation: Ageless Male supplies a solid round of ZMA & Fenugreek, which are decent T-boosters, but lack the (how you say) potency of an effective male-enhancer. Without that potency, Ageless Male just comes across as… well, boring.
For one, Fenugreek is more sex-enhancer than testosterone booster. Some research does show it having modest benefits on “free” T levels, but we deserve better than “modest”, dammit. Additionally, ZMA is a solid choice in any athlete-enhancing product (namely for its Zinc, which damn near tops our BIG LIST of T-Boosters), but for men who have adequate amounts of Zinc & Magnesium already in their system, ZMA is going to do nothing for them.
On the whole, Ageless Male sets itself up for a very small demographic of men who may actually benefit from these modest benefits.
Mdrive is confused & so are we.
Compared to Ageless Male’s 4 ingredients, Mdrive’s 9 ingredients have much more T-boosting appeal—strictly based on size alone. Yet, size isn’t all that matters, right?
Wrong. Because Mdrive has more ingredients, it has more of a shot at boosting T.
Now, we realize that this isn’t always the case, but here it applies:
- Instead of Zinc, Mdrive sides with Vitamin D (another B5 favorite) and instead of Fenugreek, Mdrive chooses KSM-66—a premium, branded form of Ashwagandha, which has been shown to boost T by 17%. On top of that, Mdrive tosses in Cordyceps, Diindolylmethane, & DHEA, which aren’t the best, but at least likens the chances of boosting T over Ageless Male.
At least we think they do. Cordyceps definitely increases the value of Mdrive, but DIM & DHEA confuse us. And we think Mdrive is confused, too, for adding them:
- DIM is believed to inhibit estrogen, but this has primarily been observed in older women’s health.
- DHEA is a precursor to T (on the WADA Banned Substance list) that doesn’t seem to really do anything when consumed.
This second addition is never a smart choice, because it needlessly qualifies a formula as a “Banned Substance” while doing nothing for increasing T levels. This definitely puts Mdrive at a huge disadvantage compared to Ageless Male… Yet, it’s Cordyceps gives it a slight lead on the opponent.
Of all these ingredients KSM-66 gives us the biggest boner, and therefore…
Round 1… MDrive Prime.
Round 2: Dosages
Here’s what we’ll say about these formulas’ dosages:
- Both supply enough for their primary T-booster.
- Everywhere else, the dosages suck.
Ageless Male sets aside 300 mg for its TESTOFEN, which works.
Mdrive fits its KSM-66 into a 1030 mg dosed prop blend—which, when you look at the other ingredients below KSM-66, this works as well.
The problem comes with the vitamins & minerals, which could jacked up in a couple places: Ageless Male’s Magnesium; Mdrive’s Vitamin D… It’s not such an issue to completely disregard the formulas, but these are missed opportunities of otherwise easy formula additions.
Again, both formulas impress & disappoint on the same measures.
Round 2… Tied.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
In terms of ingredient qualities, we can actually lend props to both formulas. For the most part they side with some premium homies:
- Fenugreek & Ashwagandha are branded extracts.
- Zinc & Vitamin D are in easy-to-absorb forms.
- Magnesium & Chromium also looking fine and dandy.
Perhaps both formulas could step up their Vitamin B6 game (from pyridoxine HCl to P-5-P form), but that’s a minor issue here.
Technically, Mdrive showcases more quality ingredients than Ageless Male, but this is partly a result of having a larger formula.
Round 3… MDrive Prime.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$49.95||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$29.99|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.83||Price Per Capsule||$0.50|
|Price Per Serving||$1.66||Price Per Serving||$1.00|
Round 4… Mdrive Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
Mdrive throws in a cheap shot ($20 cheaper) in the 4th round and seals the deal. Which is somewhat puzzling, considering that Mdrive has nearly double the ingredients of Ageless Male.
Yet, just because Mdrive wins the fight at the last minute, remember that there’s always a 3rd (4th, 5th, 6th…) option to T-boosting. If you’re honestly looking at these two formulas with the intention of boosting clinical levels of testosterone, we’d recommend searching for something with more ball-dropping power.
Ageless Male might help the sweating athlete who’s running the risk of excreted/depleted mineral levels (Zinc & Magnesium), but we’re not sure this is the ZMA route to take.
Likewise, Mdrive might actually increase T, but there are better options… But those options aren’t here right now, so let’s get to the conclusion of this match-up: