Tribulus. Horny Goat Weed. Longjack.
What do these three ingredients have in common?
They’re herbs long used in traditional botanical medicines and they make you horny as hell. And Pro Test Boost has these three plants in addition to a number of healthy manly ingredients.
Okay, so they make you horny by boosting testosterone, right?
Meh… maybe. Probably. Not. Depending on how you use them, dosage them, extract them, their values can widely vary. So let’s check out how Pro Test Boost deals with these classic horndog rousers in our review:
About Pro Test Boost
We Are Fit. That’s the manufacturer of Pro Test Boost (although it’s also true w/r/t us), the testosterone booster designed to “combat a lack of energy and a loss of muscle mass.” T-boosters can do that, but we’re not sure about this one. Formula notes:
- Tribulus Terrestris: Pro Test Boost is more than 50% Tribulus, which isn’t a T-booster. But it will make you hot & horny.
- Sex Drive: Tribulus, Horny Goat Weed, & Longjack. Two of these are sex-enhancers, one is a sex-enhancing T-booster.
- Non-Proprietary: We Are Fit should rename themselves We Are Smart, because they smartly choose transparency over proprietary obscurity.
Pro Test Boost Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Magnesium (Magnesium Oxide)||200 mg (50% DV)|
|Zinc (Zinc Oxide)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|Tribulus Terrestris||750 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed||50 mg|
|Saw Palmetto Berries||50 mg|
|Hawthorn Berries||50 mg|
|Cissus Quadrangularis||50 mg|
Cellulose (Vegetable Capsule), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable).
Take three (3) capsules before bedtime.
Pro Test Boost piles on the Tribulus, but where are the boosts?
Aside from Tribulus, the ingredient dosages are way low, bordering on homeopathic levels of effect (or no effect, if you’re not into the whole homeopathy thing). Even stranger, we’ve seen this exact same formula before, under a separate name (more on that later). So what the hell is going on here?
Let’s start with:
Lucky for us, Pro Test Boost didn’t hide its ingredients under a proprietary blend, doing us a favor by showing all of their dosages. Unfortunately, most of these dosages look baaad, with exception to Tribulus, which looks gooood. Regardless, let’s see what’s going on here:
- Magnesium Oxide. Cheap form of Magnesium, yet a notable T-boosting mineral for its inhibition of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG).
- Zinc Oxide. An even better mineral than Magnesium, perhaps the best mineral for testosterone, sitting at #2 on our BIG List of T-Boosters.
- Tribulus Terrestris. At 750 mg this sample of Tribulus outweighs all of the other ingredients combined. Seems excessive considering that Tribulus doesn’t seem to actually boost testosterone, working better as a straight sex-enhancer.
- Chrysin. This ingredient does boost testosterone… if you inject it directly into your nuts. Otherwise, nahh, it doesn’t boost T.
- Horny Goat Weed PE. Another straight sex-enhancer that doesn’t seem to boost T. HGW may act as a testosterone mimic, but not a testosterone booster.
- Longjack. More sex-enhancement, but some research suggests it may boost T while also decreasing stress hormone cortisol.
- Saw Palmetto Berries. Believed to inhibit 5α-reductase, the enzyme responsible for converting T to DHT, increasing “free” T while reducing excess DHT.
- Hawthorn Berries. Anti-inflammatory antioxidant that may boost muscle gains, theoretically. Need to see more research on its bodybuilding potential.
- Cissus Quadrangularis. Traditionally used for bone & joint support, helping the skeleton keep up with your big-ass muscles (and your big ass–muscles).
The point of proprietary blends is to hide your proprietary formula “secrets” from competitors. Usually, it’s a BS excuse to hide a product’s poor dosages, which is why we usually rail against the use of proprietary blends.
But if you check out BioScience Nutrition’s TESTOBOOST, you’ll see the exact same formula used by Pro Test Boost down to the milligram.
As far as we know, they’re not manufactured by the same company or lab, so WTF M8??
Even more confusing is why either product would copy the other’s formula, considering that this list of natural ingredients & dosages doesn’t seem to do much for testosterone. The leading ingredient, Tribulus Terrestris, is a BIG-time sex enhancer commonly found in BIG-time testosterone supplements, yet doesn’t boost T.
Pro Test Boost nearly hits the ZMA nutrition mark with Zinc & Magnesium (missing Vitamin B6), which helps T for those at-risk of mineral deficiency (i.e. athletes & old folks). Tongkat Ali might help T & strength gains, albeit doubtfully due to its poor dosage & quality. Essentially all test boosters aside from Tribulus, Zinc, & Magnesium are of a poor dosage & quality, making Pro Test Boost a doubtful stack with regards to testosterone boosting.
Pro Test Boost Benefits
There are two (technically three) benefits tacked onto Pro Test Boost’s product description:
- Increases Testosterone
- Increases Libido & Energy
Pro Test Boost’s benefits are essentially limited to Tribulus Terrestris, a solid herb for libido & energy. Not for T (did we tell you that already?). Unless you’re at risk of Zinc & Magnesium deficiency, we can’t imagine this product doing much for testosterone levels.
Who Takes It?
Bodybuilding Athletes. Men who use Cissus Quadrangularis are typically of the beefcake variety. Pro Test Boost has the Cissus Quadrangularis. Pro Test Boost is for beefcakes.
Any Side Effects?
Nada. At the moment, customer reviews are scarce, but they’re unanimously positive. Likewise with TESTOBOOST, which shares the same formula. Based on the all-natural status of these ingredients, we wouldn’t expect any side effects.
Pro Test Boost Summary
- Sex Drive. The featured benefit of Tribulus & Pro Test Boost.
- Almost ZMA. Zinc & Magnesium are solid T-boosting minerals.
- Non-Proprietary. Cool kids show their dosages.
- Dosages. This cool kid’s dosages are baaaad.
- Mild Boosts. Don’t expect any ball-dropping bio-effects.
- Poor Quality. The potency & quality can be improved across-the-board.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $29.95
- Available online and in retail stores
Pro Test Boost is not listed on We Are Fit’s website, but users can buy the supplement on Amazon at the price listed here.
Final Word on Pro Test Boost
Pro Test Boost isn’t much of a testosterone booster. It’s a Tribulus supplement with the doubtful upside of potentially supporting testosterone levels. Even so, judging by the user reviews, Pro Test Boost will at least have you feeling damn good. And that’s gotta be worth something, right?