Prime Male vs. TEST FREAK is the type of fight you’re more likely to find on Animal Planet than ESPN.
Prime Male asserts itself as king of the T-jungle with its Lion logo while TEST FREAK promises to tap into our most basic, freaky animal-instincts with its sex-infused brand.
But we’re not here to judge clever marketing techniques… We’re here to learn the TRUTH: Which one works better?
Well, enough shittin’ around then. Let’s get this fight rolling…
Tale of the Tape
|D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate (D-AA-CC)||1600 mg||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||10.5 mg (525% DV)|
|Mucuna Pruriens (Standardized to 15% Levodopa)||300 mg||Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)||90 mg (23% DV)|
|Boron (as Boron Amino Acid Chelate)||5 mg||Zinc (as Zinc Acetate)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|Korean Red Ginseng 4:1 Extract (root)||120 mg||Proprietary Testosterone Support Complex||2.1 g|
|Luteolin||60 mg||TESTOFEN® Fenugreek (Trigonella foenun greacum)(seed)(Standardized to 50% Fenuside™), TRIGOTEST™ Fenugreek (Trigonella foenun greacum)(seed)(Supplying Saponins), Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris)(fruit)(Standardized to maximum 60% Saponins/20% Protodioscin)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)||100 mg||Proprietary DHT Support Complex||280 mg|
|Nettle Root 10:1 Extract||160 mg||Saw Palmetto Extract (Serenoa repens)(fruit)(Supplying Free Fatty Acids and Sterols), Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica dioica)(leaf)|
|Vitamin B6 (as P-5-P)||7.5 mg||Proprietary Estrogen Support Complex||150 mg|
|Vitamin D3||5000 IU||Hesperidin [(S)-2,3-dihydro-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-4-H-1-benzopy-ran-4-one], Apigenin (5,7-Dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one), Resveratrol (trans-3,5,4’-Trihydroxystilbene)|
|Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7)||45 mcg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Citrate)||30 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Both Prime Male and TEST FREAK qualify for our 2016 Edition Best5 Testosterone Supplements. But not for the same reasons.
Prime Male targets Age-Related T-Decline.
However, don’t think the formula’s benefits are limited to 30+ year old men. Of the 12 ingredients, 10 are effective T-Boosters—including all 5 of our Best5 T-Boosters: D-Aspartic-Acid, Zinc, Mucuna Pruriens, Vitamin D, and Boron.
What’s more impressive is the multiplying T-boosting synergy delivered by the various ingredient interactions:
- Magnesium, Nettle, & Boron neutralize T-binding SHGB via 3 different pathways.
- Luteolin & Boron independently inhibit T-killing estrogen.
- K2, Magnesium, & D3 amplify each other’s effects, unlocking 9X+ T-boosting.
But what about the 2 remaining ingredients?
Korean Red Ginseng is probably here for energy & libido, while BioPerine® (branded black pepper) increases nutrient absorption—indicating Prime Male’s intent on MAXIMIZING the formula’s potency.
TEST FREAK promotes Sex-Enhanced Free T.
TEST FREAK’s formula throws a “Poor Man’s ZMA” combo on top of 3 Proprietary Support Complexes:
- Testosterone Support Complex. The heaviest complex, including branded Fenugreek and standardized Tribulus—not huge T-boosters, but great for maintaining testosterone & enhancing libido.
- DHT Support Complex. Maintains balance of another manly hormone: DHT. Smart addition considering Fenugreek’s attack on DHT.
- Estrogen Support Complex. Like Prime Male, TEST FREAK addresses T-conversion to estrogen by inhibiting aromatase. This is imperative for any serious T-booster.
Overall, TEST FREAK looks more like a libido-(& performance-)booster than a laser-focused T-booster. Any improved T-results are secondary and indirectly established by its sex-enhancing intentions.
Prime Male, on the other hand, takes direct and indirect routes to effectively increase testosterone. It’s just a better testosterone formula.
Round 1: Prime Male Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Immediately, TEST FREAK enters this round behind Prime Male for choosing prop blend obscurity over transparency.
Having to guess its ingredient dosages doesn’t bode well for its ratings, yet if we had to venture a guess: TEST FREAK offers enough of its ingredients to work.
Clearly, the formula places a big bet on Fenugreek given the large Testosterone Support Complex dosage—plus the other 2 blends look strong enough to carry their bioactive weight. However, it’s hard for us to determine the value of the “low priority” ingredients, such as Tribulus.
Prime Male, on the other hand, reveals all of its dosages and all of its dosages look good… Which is really all we need to say about that, making this round an easy call.
Round 2: Prime Male Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
In terms of ingredient quality, Prime Male does everything right: The DAA is in high-potent D-AA-CC form, B6 is in “extra strength” P-5-P, Mucuna Pruriens is standardized… The manufacturers cut no corners here, offering ingredients in highly active, absorbable forms.
TEST FREAK also impresses with standardized, branded Fenugreek & Tribulus — plus potent Saw Palmetto & Stinging Nettle extracts. Unfortunately, compared to Prime Male’s perfect score, TEST FREAK falls short with its mid-range ZMA.
Both formulas achieve our badass stamp of approval in this round, but Prime Male comes out a little badass-er… more badass… with a badder ass……
*Prime Male is better.
Round 3: Prime Male Wins.
Round 4: Price
|Prime Male||VS.||TEST FREAK|
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.00||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$54.98|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.58||Price Per Capsule||$0.46|
|Price Per Serving||$2.30||Price Per Serving||$1.84|
Round 4: TEST FREAK Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
When Ali beat Frazier in 1975, no one called Frazier a “bad fighter.” The same applies here: Prime Male beating TEST FREAK does not make the latter a “bad supplement.”
If anything, TEST FREAK’s high quality, high-potent formula makes for a pretty attractive loser—especially for the younger bodybuilder. Which brings us to our final note of consideration:
- While Prime Male is a better T-booster and an overall better formula than TEST FREAK, it’s tailored for a more mature seeker of testosterone (age 30+). Yes, Prime Male still works for the younger crowd. But anabolic-driven gym rats may find more appeal in TEST FREAK’s formula, which is less test-targeted than Prime Male, but has a bigger emphasis on performance (in the gym and the bedroom).
Regardless, what Prime Male gives us is a formula that undeniably works, making it the greatest testosterone-booster currently available. TEST FREAK has freaky good T-value, but apparently not freaky enough to take down the lion.
With that, the judges say…
In Prime Male vs. TEST FREAK, the winner by KO is…