We’ve thought long. We’ve thought hard.
And we think we’ve finally figured it out:
High T = High Testosterone.
But just when we get it, High T BLACK shows up… a dark horse test-booster 2.0 named our #5 Best Test-Booster for 2016 because of its versatility for manliness beyond T.
Black is obviously an upgrade here, and HighT is overmatched before the bell, but… OH SNAP! They’re fighting anyway…
Tale of the Tape
|Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl Cuccinate)||30 mg (100% DV)||Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl Cuccinate)||30 mg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||8 mg (400% DV)||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||8 mg (400% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||48 mg (800% DV)||Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||48 mg (800% DV)|
|Zinc (as Amino Acid Chelate)||1.5 mg (10% DV)||Zinc (as Amino Acid Chelate)||1.5 mg (10% DV)|
|High T® Proprietary Blend||900 mg||Razberi-K Metabolic Enhancer 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one Raspberry Ketones||200 mg|
|Testofen® Fenugreek Extract 50% Fenusides, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Extract 50% Saponins, Eurycoma Longifolia Extract 4:1, Rhodiola Rosea Extract 3% Salidrosides, Arginine-Alphaketoglutarate 2:1 (A-AKG)||Caffeine Anhydrous||200 mg|
|High T® Black Proprietary Blend||900 mg|
|Testofen® Fenugreek Extract 50% Fenusides, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Extract 50% Saponins, Eurycoma Longifolia Extract 4:1, Rhodiola Rosea Extract 3% Salidrosides, Tribulus Terrestris 40% Saponins|
|NO3X® Nitric Oxide Booster||1800 mg|
|Arginine-Alphaketoglutarate 2:1 (A-AKG), L-Citrulline Malate 1:1, 3-Aminopropanoic Acid (Beta-Alanine)|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
HighT & HighT Black share the same base of T-boosters & vitamins, including Zinc—the only Best5 T-Booster in this formula. Instead of heavy T dawgs such as D-Aspartic Acid, Mucuna pruriens, or even a little Vitamin D, HighT opts for Fenugreek and two T-trusty sidekicks Eurycoma Longifolia (a.k.a. Longjack) & Rhodiola Rosea.
While we generally prefer the heavy hitters, we have no problem with this trio as it not only covers moderate T-boosts, but it also incorporates anti-stress support with a lot of sex/libido enhancement.
Additionally, as a nitric oxide booster, Arginine-Alphaketoglutarate (A-AKG) fits into the formula’s performance-enhancing scheme well for providing a PWO edge on circulation, facilitating both muscle strength in the gym & erections in the bed.
Yet, HighT Black takes this impressive formula design even further with a stout layer of upgrades including:
- Razberi-K Metabolic Enhancer
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Tribulus Terrestris, Std. to 40% Saponins
- L-Citrulline Malate 1:1
- Beta Alanine
The first two ingredients working as fat burners (we’re categorizing Caffeine as a fat burner — that’s why they’re using it, which is good ’cause it’s our #2 Best Fat Burner ingredient overall), Tribulus offering more male hormone support & function, and L-Citrulline & Beta Alanine upping the PWO ante for increased blood flow & stamina.
Note that none of these necessarily enhance T (Tribulus comes closest for indirectly helping T precursors) and that overall the HighT design seems to emphasize sex-enhancements & PWO performance over T-boosts. But for the older male & the casual gym-goer, HighT seems to offer the appropriate range of results.
Essentially, HighT Black takes the HighT formula and puts more male-healthy ingredients into it.
Round 1… HighT Black.
Round 2: Dosages
Yet, while HighT Black took what’s gud from the OG HighT formula, it also maintains HighT’s shortcomings as well—the worst is that gersh dern Proprietary Blend.
Or rather Proprietary Blends, emphasis on the “s” because we’re dealing with two proprietary blends now in HighT Black’s formula. Let’s break them down first:
- High T Proprietary Blend. The blend shared by both formulas (although Black swaps out A-AKG for Tribulus) supports 4 ingredients with 900 mg, which is meehhhhh purdy good. It’s workable, to say the least. HighT saves themselves with the ingredient dosages used here (which we’ll explain in Round 3).
- NO3X Nitric Oxide Booster. This blend is unique to HighT Black, encompassing a double shot of N.O. boosts with A-AKG & L-Citrulline. The Beta Alanine rounds out this formula’s PWO identity as well, making it a fine & welcomed addition to the overall HighT design—and with a fat 1800 mg to share between these three ingredients, things are looking guuuuud.
While the blend dosages range from adequate to awesome, respectively, the vitamins need some work—particularly that Zinc, which is at a dafuhhh low dosage of 1.5 mg… This is offensive & borderline scammy, considering that Zinc can and should be supplemented somewhere upwards of 25-30 mg.
Even the B6 & B12 dosages could be increased, despite their seemingly high % DV numbers.
Based on the shared ingredients between HighT & HighT Black, the formulas are even keel… Yet, HighT Black’s impressive NO3X dosage does a lot for the HighT brand.
Round 2… HighT Black Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
Both HighT & HighT Black score points by using top-quality standardized forms of their ingredients:
- Testofen® Fenugreek. Branded & standardized to 50% fenusides.
- Fenugreek extract. Standardized to 50% saponins, piling on more Fenugreeky
- Eurycoma Longifolia. The 4:1 is a decent extract ratio—however, some extracts offer high potent 100:1 ratios.
- Rhodiola Extract. At a potent & standardized 3% salidrosides.
- Arginine-Alphaketoglutarate. A-AKG coming in hot at a 2:1 potency.
HighT Black maintains these high standards with its standardized Tribulus, branded Rasberry Ketones, and potent L-Citrulline Malate.
The only vitamin offered in a quality form is the Zinc Chelate, which somewhat helps that low dosage… somewhat.
Again, HighT & HighT Black look the same until the latter throws in more qualified ingredients into the formula…
HighT Black is just, well… more better.
Round 3… HighT Black.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$49.00||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.00|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.82||Price Per Scoop||$0.58|
|Price Per Serving||$1.64||Price Per Serving||$2.30|
Round 4… HighT Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
The price difference makes sense:
HighT is cheaper than HighT Black simply because it offers fewer ingredients.
The fact that HighT Black doubles down on its serving size says it all, indicating that you’re actually getting more for your buck with Black than the original formula.
Admittedly, as a T-booster, the HighT base formula leaves a lot to be desired: Fenugreek after all isn’t the best T-booster, even if it’s divided into two awesome standards. And whatever simple T-boosting potential that HighT’s vitamins had is diminished by their poor dosages & forms… which is slightly odd & unfortunate.
Even so, as a T-booster that also boosts libido & performance, HighT works well.
And, in the end, HighT Black works even weller.
Hardcore bodybuilders looking for massive test gains can do better than both, but for the recreational gym bros, bench thugs, & older gents, HighT Black has you all covered.