Nothing pisses a man off more than wearing a fly ass suit to a party…
Only to show up to another man wearing the same fly ass suit.
Awwwww hell naw!
Alpha Test & Test HD enter this party sporting the same fly ass formula, plus or minus a few minor differences. Now they have to fight to answer the true question: Which T-booster is the bigger man underneath all the fly ass clothing?
Tale of the Tape
|Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate)||7.5 mg (50% DV)||Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate)||7.5 mg (50% DV)|
|Fenugreek extract (as Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed) Standardized for 50% saponins||300 mg||Calcium||48 mg (4% DV)|
|Tribulus extract (as Tribulus terrestris) (whole herb and fruit) Standardized for 45% saponins||250 mg||Testosterone Boosting Matrix||**|
|Shilajit extract (PrimaVie®) Standardized for 50% fulvic acid||100 mg||Tribulus extract (as Tribulus terrestris) (fruit)|
Supplying 45% saponins
|Boron Citrate Supplying 5% boron||100 mg||Shilajit extract (PrimaVie®)|
Supplying 50% fulvic acid
|Broccoli powder (as Brassica oleracea) (whole plant)||50 mg||Boron Citrate|
Supplying 5% boron
|Broccoli powder (as Brassica oleracea)|
|Stinging nettle extract (as Urtica dioica) (root)||50 mg|
|Velvet bean extract (as Mucuna pruriens) (seed)||50 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Both formulas are damn near identical—with exception of a few ingredients added to Test HD’s formula. But do these ingredients give Test HD an edge over Alpha Test or a… not an edge over Alpha?
First, let’s see how edgy Alpha Test’s formula is:
Alpha Test packs in the T-boosts tight.
We’re talking 6 ingredients tight, and none of them are here without reason.
Let’s start with our two B5 Favorites:
- Zinc & Boron are the manliest minerals on the market. If you want to boost T, then this duo is the place to start for their direct & indirect T-boosting bio-actions—whereas Zinc directly increases T-production, Boron enhances T expression by fighting T-killing estradiol & SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin). Daaaamn.
Aside from the minerals, you also have Fenugreek & Shilajit—two well-researched botanicals with demonstrated T-boosting benefits. This duo coupled with Tribulus, which isn’t a T-booster so much as a sex-enhancer, creates a powerful, multi-dimensional stack of anabolic bodybuilder boosts for optimized performance in the gym & in the bed.
Diindolylmethane (sourced from Broccoli), on the other hand, is an iffy ingredient. Theoretically, DIM seems to help T levels by inhibiting aromatase—the enzyme responsible for converting T to estrogen. But this effect has largely been observed in older women. Not men. What’s more, some research actually suggests of decreases in T under certain circumstances.
Regardless, even if DIM has a negative effect in this formula, it’s hugely outweighed by the other bona fide T-boosters in this formula.
Test HD is practically the same formula as Alpha Test—just swap out the Fenugreek for Stinging Nettle, Mucuna Pruriens, & Calcium.
Was this a smart move on Test HD’s side? Check it:
- Stinging Nettle. Not a bad replacement for Fenugreek, considering it possesses more or less the same benefits: Inhibiting SHBG for increased “free” T levels. Additionally, Stinging Nettle is great for prostate health.
- Mucuna Pruriens. Another powerful T-booster, up there with Zinc & Boron. Mucuna Pruriens’ L-DOPA content seems to upregulate Luteinizing Hormone secretion, which indirectly promotes T-synthesis.
Calcium, however, has us scratching our heads a little bit. Sure, it’s solid for bones & all that, but it competes with Zinc for absorption—thus diminishing Zinc’s overall bio-activity in this formula.
There’s really no reason to put Zinc & Calcium in the same formula—especially if the formula’s primary intent is to boost T.
In conclusion, Test HD notches in another top T-booster (Mucuna Pruriens) over Alpha Test, yet diminished the effects of Zinc—which is a bad idea, mmkay. All-in-all, this makes Alpha Test & Test HD practically even-steven in this round.
Round 1… Tie.
Round 2: Dosages
The first thing to be grateful for here: No prop blends, baby.
We can see all the ingredient dosages, which, considering the similarities between both formulas, the dosages might actually bear the most importance in this match-up in terms of which T-booster is more effective.
And when we look at the dosages between these boosters, the term “even-steven” comes back to mind again: Because all of the shared ingredients in these formulas also share dosages.
Yet, the ingredients that are unique to the formulas greatly differ:
- Alpha Test’s Fenugreek is adequately dosed.
- Test HD’s Stinging Nettle & Mucuna Pruriens are not.
And although Mucuna Pruriens is vastly superior to Fenugreek, we’d rather take a heavily dosed Fenugreek over Mucuna Pruriens that looks dusted in.
Round 2… Alpha Test Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
If we didn’t know better, it almost seems like one of these T-boosters was modeled after the other (after all, they’re manufactured by the same company: MuscleTech).
For the ingredients shared, there’s absolutely zero difference in terms of ingredient quality. However, the effort Alpha Test puts into its Fenugreek seems to outweigh the quality of Test HD’s Stinging Nettle & Mucuna Pruriens again:
- Fenugreek standardized to a potent 50% saponins.
- Stinging Nettle & Mucuna just boring, undefined extracts.
Perhaps if those extracts were better defined, we could see how awesome they are. But MuscleTech doesn’t define them, thus causing another loss for Test HD in this match-up.
Round 3… Alpha Test Wins.
Round 4: Price
|Alpha Test||VS.||Test HD|
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$39.99||1 Bottle (45-day supply)||$44.98|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.33||Price Per Capsule||$0.50|
|Price Per Serving||$0.67||Price Per Serving||$1.00|
Test HD’s “Price Per Serving” is higher, but it also supplies 45 days-worth of servings versus Alpha Test’s 30-day supply.
Round 4… Test HD Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
Two damn-near identical formulas.
One that’s just slightly better than the other.
The other that’s just slightly cheaper than the one.
Honestly, either way you go, you’re going to boost T. There are too many shared ingredients, dosages, extracts, etc. etc. to outright call one formula “superior” over the other. If you have to, go for the cheaper one (Test HD). Or you’ve been contemplating Fenugreek for awhile, try out Alpha Test.
Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter who you chose: MuscleTech wins regardless.