The punchline is right on the front panel. Product name: “T Male.” There’s the big arrow Mars symbol for “male.”
And yet, they still clarify with the tagline “Testosterone Boost for Men.”
Who else would it be for? Women? What’s next, “Prostate Formula for Men”?
Pretty funny… but all jokes aside, this manly T-booster formula has some potency problems (OK that was one more joke) that make it hard to recommend.
About T Male
T Male is a 19-ingredient(!) testosterone formula made by Nature’s Plus, a reputable supplement manufacturer associated with mostly independent health food stores. Some claims and features for T Male include:
- Peroxynitrite Free Radical Defense. Novel strategy: T Male antioxidants (ViNitrox) are designed to target radicals that drain T-levels.
- Calcium Fructate. Supplies trace minerals like boron & copper that are used to make T. It’s relatively unknown; no strong research yet.
- FuranoMax™: Proprietary Fenugreek complex. Too bad fenugreek is a weak T-booster. They also don’t share what makes FuranoMax unique.
T Male Supplement Facts
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||60 mg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate)||30 IU (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Calcium (From Calcium Fructate 226 mg)||11 mg (1% DV)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||80 mg (20% DV)|
|Zinc (as zinc aspartate)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|FuranoMax™ Fenugreek Extract: (proprietary source of fenugreek furans, stanols and furanostanols from whole Trigonella foenum-graecum seed)||300 mg|
|T Male Proprietary Nutrient Blend: (Tribulus terrestris, Turmeric (Curcuma longa rhizome) (standardized curcuminoids), Ginseng (Panax root), Garlic extract, Glycine proplonyl-L-carnitine, Rhodiola Rosea extract, L-Histidine, L-Pheynlalanine||200 mg|
|ViNitrox™: Grape (Vitis vinifera) and Apple (Malus pumila) extracts (supplying approx. 60% [90 mg] polyphenols)||150 mg|
|Boron (as citrate)||5.5 mg|
|Other ingredients: Gelatin and purified water.|
19 ingredients. 1 capsule. Can you guess the formula flaw?
There’s just not enough capsule space to go around in T-Male.
When you buy a T-booster formula, you need nutrients to hit Critical Mass dosages—big enough for T-booster benefits. That’s not happening here.
Plus, several T Male ingredients aren’t even T-boosters. They waste valuable capsule space on “dud” nutrients (for testosterone, anyway).
Let’s take a deeper look at the ingredients that make up the T Male formula.
Basic vitamins & minerals. (yawn)
Vitamin C? That’s nice. Aw, there’s also some vitamin E. Thanks T-Male! Wait, 11 mg of calcium, too? 1% of the DV? You shouldn’t have! [/sarcasm]
We’re not looking for a multivitamin here, we want a balls-out T-booster!
With these basic vitamins & minerals, T-Male supplies “foundation” nutrition for T… but it’s hard to get excited about them.
- Vitamins C & E help maintain T via antioxidant activity… no T-boost.
- B-6 blocks T-decline, but they use weak pyridoxine (P-5-P is better).
- Calcium might help T, but 11 mg of it will do absolutely nothing.
T Male minerals are more on-point for testosterone, but each has an issue, too:
- Magnesium Aspartate–lesser form of a strong T-booster. 80 mg is low.
- Zinc hits a solid 30 mg for T, but uses Aspartate (citrate is better).
- Boron boosts T, but 5.5 mg is low and citrate form is cheap (chelate is better).
We get where T Male is going with these no-frills ingredients: It’s like a “Starter Kit” for testosterone.
But when it comes to a testosterone formula, we’d rather get C, E and other basics from a multivitamin… and save that capsule space for far more potent and dynamic T-booster compounds. On to the rest.
FuranoMax™ Proprietary Fenugreek
Fenugreek is an OK T-booster. Sure, it’s awesome for sex drive. But if increasing testosterone is your goal, you could do much better. And really, you could find far better fenugreek, too—how is FuranoMax™ not standardized?
T Male Proprietary Nutrient Blend
This blend is a formula fail. It is 8 ingredients crammed into 200 mg… so we assume dosage of each is small.
Some of its ingredients just aren’t good for T:
- Garlic: Save it for your pizza. Garlic has nothing to do with T.
- Glycine proplonyl-L-carnitine: Fancy carnitine may actually diminish T.
- Rhodiola: Not a T-booster. Helps energy & libido at much higher dosages.
- Turmeric: Antioxidant, not T-booster. Standardized, but % not revealed.
Some have at least some links to testosterone….
- L-Histidine: Pro-histamine; might help T in very early animal research.
- L-Phenylalanine: Linked to T in animal study, but not a T-booster.
And a couple of compounds are for men’s health, for good measure:
- Tribulus: Good for sex drive, not really a T-booster. Not standardized.
- Ginseng: Not a T-booster; vitality benefits would require a bigger dosage.
ViNitrox™ Fruit Polyphenols
ViNitrox is Grape and Apple extracts supplying 90 mg dose of polyphenol antioxidants. They claim these polyphenols are better for neutralizing a specific type of free radical that’s allegedly bad for testosterone. BUT…
- Polyphenol antioxidants have also been found to BLOCK testosterone production in animal research.
Ultimately, T-Male throws a lot of nutrients at the wall… but only a few “stick” for testosterone benefits.
T Male Benefits
Billed as “revolutionary,” T Male is claimed to support healthy testosterone production in men. They tie higher T-levels to better brainpower, energy, endurance, mood & sex drive–all common claims of T-boosters.
T Male’s claims kind of check out. In T Male we see nutrients that might help maintain T levels that are already normal. But any boost is unlikely… unless their unique antioxidant strategy turns out to be ahead of the curve.
Who Takes It?
Nature’s Plus makes a lot of anti-aging supplements. Their products are mostly found in health food stores. With that, it seems like T Male might be designed for older T-booster consumers: Natural health-conscious men who have at least as much interest in anti-aging as they have in testosterone (and probably golf). But there are far better T-booster stacks formulated for mature gentlemen.
Any Side Effects?
T Male looks OK for side effects. It’s a LOT of ingredients, but dosages of each are likely small. The nature of its ingredients—vitamins, minerals, botanicals, antioxidants—also seem to be safe and side effect-free. Fenugreek can cause urine to smell like maple syrup, but that’s not a big deal.
T Male Pros
- Nature’s Plus is known for innovation and quality.
- Minerals. T-boosting Zinc, Magnesium & Boron (in cheaper forms)
- Innovative? Unique T-antioxidant strategy… that has no real evidence.
- Packaging. Box is so masculine, just carrying it around might boost your T.
T Male Cons
- Too many ingredients. 19 in 1 capsule, few enhanced forms, weak overall potency.
- Non-T-Boosters. Too many nutrients in T Male are either weak or ineffective for T.
- Lower-quality forms. There are more effective forms of most; no frills, no upgrades.
- Proprietary blends. Questionable ingredients, in unknown dosages, blended together.
Final Word on T Male
T Male is a mediocre formula made by a quality company. Its 19+ nutrients seem to be spread too thin to hit the dosages needed for T-boosting benefits. But one thing you can say about T Male…
It’s definitely for men.