BRO Philosophy – What makes the man:
Owning a lifted Chevy Silverado?
– or –
Having a bulking pair of man nuts?
But, if we had to choose, we’d take our testicles over gas guzzlers any day of the week. Our testes literally are our MANHOOD. Which is why we prefer T-boosters that get straight to the point, minus all the “lifted” BS.
Pure Test might be the straight shooter we’re looking for.
About Pure Test
In line as one of FinaFlex’s three T-booster products, Pure Test is advertised as the manufacturer’s “Ultimate Natural Booster.” The idea: T-boosting that boosts T… and nothing else. But is this enough for male health? Formula notes:
- D-Aspartic Acid: The primary ingredient of this “formula” just so happens to be the BEST for test. Good lookin’ out, FinaFlex.
- Not D-AA-CC: Yet, the primary ingredient of this “formula” needs to be upgraded to its BEST form: D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate.
- …and that’s it: The primary ingredient is also the only ingredient of this “formula.” In other words, Pure Test is pure DAA.
Pure Test Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 6 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 120
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|D-Aspartic Acid (DAA)||3 g|
|Other Ingredients: Capsule (Gelatin, FD&C Red #3, FD&C Yellow #6, Titanium Dioxide), Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrin, Silica|
|Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement take 1 serving of PURE TEST™ daily. Take PURE TEST™ before bed to maximize effectiveness. For optimal results use PURE TEST™ for 6-12 weeks. Do not use for more than 90 days consecutively.|
PURE TEST = 3 grams of the BEST: D-mothafunkin’-Aspartic Acid.
What’s left to say here? Either you’re a fan of DAA or not—which means either you’ll be a fan of Pure Test… or not. Unless you’re here for that super sweet maltodextrin.
For the record: D-AA ranks as the #1 Best5 T-booster on our BIG LIST of T-Boosters. Here’s why, doods:
D-Aspartic Acid, 3 g
D-Aspartic Acid (DAA) is an amino acid that has been shown to increase T levels by up to 42% after only 12 days of supplementation.
Key word: shown.
There are plenty of T-booster ingredients out there that talk the talk, but until we see that shit in paper, we’re skeptical… DAA has its shit on paper and the shit that’s shown smells like delicious bacon.
For instance, Science (with a capital “S”) shows that DAA affects testosterone activity by directly & indirectly promoting T synthesis in the testes:
- Indirectly, DAA promotes T synthesis by increasing LH secretion—LH being that shuper shpecial hormone that triggers T shyntheshis in the teshtes (woo, nerd alert!).
- Directly, DAA acts on T synthesis in the testes, as shown by animal research, which found in vitro testosterone enhancements of DAA on isolated testes (i.e. nuts without access to LH).
What this all adds up to is a super potent T-booster that boosts T naturally (Key word: naturally) and fairly quickly—again, the tests showed spikes after only 12 days, and those spikes remained relatively stable for a while after DAA supplementation was removed.
So, if Pure Test is going to have only one T-booster in its “formula” (if we want to call it that), then it damn well better be this one.
Our only beef with Pure Test here: They should have gone with the stronger, easier-to-absorb D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate (D-AA-CC). DAA is still awesome, but D-AA-CC is so much more awesomer.
The word “Formula” is used here almost ironically, because, well… Pure Test isn’t much of a “Formula.”
Pure Test is an ingredient. ONE freakin’ ingredient.
Good thing they picked a damn good ingredient. But still, Pure Test is one-dimensional. Check it out compared against some other T-booster stacks:
- Pure Test: 3 g DAA per serving. That’s it. Done. Finito.
- Testogrowth: 1 g DAA + 10 other T-boosters.
- Testosyn: 1.56 g DAA + 7 other T-boosters.
- Vintage Blast: 2 g DAA + a shit-ton of pre-workouts
- Nugenix: 3 g DAA + 7 other T-boosters
- Prime Male: 1.6 g superstrength D-AA-CC + 10 T-boosters with mad synergy
You see what we mean. In other formulas you can get DAA (or even better, D-AA-CC) plus a lot more for massive T-boosts.
Pure Test don’t play like that. They just want DAA on its own.
Fine with us cause DAA is a T-booster that works. And if we did side-by-side comparisons between Pure Test and the 15-20+ ingredient fluff fests that many T-booster stacks are becoming, we’d take the straight-up single-ingredient supplement 11 times out of 10.
(Missed Opportunity: They should have named Pure Test “D-double-A“… woulda been so much cooler)
Anyway, if Pure Test helps bros to get more D-Aspartic Acid, then we’re more than down wit’ it.
Besides, we have a feeling that Pure Test is meant to be stacked with other FinaFlex products—their website lists Revolution Test, Mass 550, and Liver Rehab as Pure Test’s “Frequently Used With” options.
In other words, this standalone supplement is meant for manual stacking, bro, with whatever the freak you wanna stack it with, in whatever doses you choose. If you’re a DIY biohacker, it might be right for you.
Pure Test Benefits
The benefits that Pure Test claims are:
- Promotes Lean Muscle Gains
- Amplifies Testosterone
- Increases Energy Levels
- Elevates Sex Drive
Essentially the benefits of restored T levels.
On that note, we might as well green-light all of these benefits, because DAA definitely succeeds in restoring T levels. But…
BRO to BRO: DAA acts primarily on the LH pathway and on T-synthesis in the testes… But research doesn’t support its role in blocking “T-killers” SHBG and aromatase, which are hugely important considerations for elevating active T levels.
So, while Pure Test’s DAA increases total T levels (which is awesome), the “formula” lacks the sports nutritional finesse of larger, athletic-driven T-boosters that not only increase T, but increase active T.
Take a look at our 2016 ed. Best5 Testosterone Supplements to get better idea of how this works.
Who Takes It?
MEN, bro! Which is to say, “Not boys, BRO!” D-Aspartic Acid is one of the more potent “natural” T-boosters, which is why it’s one of the few “natural” T-boosters that requires cycling. It’s funkin’ around with your hormones, esé—and that’s not the best idea for young’uns who are still in their T-prime… They can save their money for a hat or a Bieber concert or whatever the hell it is that kids are into these days.
Any Side Effects?
Morning wood. There seems to be a unanimous agreement that Pure Test increases morning wood. We’ll take that side effect any day (or middle of the night).
But there are negatives to DAA if not taken appropriately. Taking too much DAA too frequently for too long is bad, mmmkay? This is where you enter “Danger Zone” territory, where T levels can actually drop and estrogen goes out of whack and you start developing a shitty attitude and all that hormonal BS.
Just stick to Pure Test’s directions and you’ll be good, homie.
Pure Test Summary
- D-Aspartic Acid. Our #1 T-booster makes our knees weak and our pants tight.
- Pure Test WORKS. The huge unexpected “Pro” of a simple, single-ingredient “formula.”
- Not D-AA-CC. You have one ingredient. Why not use its BEST form?
- Incomplete. DAA needs friends: SHBG-inhibitors, E-blockers, etc. etc.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 120 Capsules (20 days): $32.95
- 180 Capsules (30 days): $32.95*
- Available online and in retail stores
*That’s not a typo: Both sizes run the same price if bought directly from FinaFlex, while buying elsewhere may save you up to half the price (depending on the retailer).
Final Word on Pure Test
Sometimes in our quest for the T levels of a true man-beast, we stray so far from the path that we lose sight of what works. Pure Test is here to bring us back. Keeping it simple is a legit option, and sometimes even better than filling your bloodstream with a bunch of animal-researched “maybes.” While we’re always searching for the next BIG thing, until we find it we’ll stick with the current best: D double A, baby.