For some undiscussed reason…
Driving a hybrid car instantly makes you a pansy.
No matter how ripped you are, how heavy your johnson hangs, how much hard-earned cash you have bulging out of your wallet, as soon as you step foot in, say, a Prius, you’re immediately viewed, by and large, as a delicate, glitter-glue, snowflake pansy.
Well, take a ride in this, bitch: Test Drive designates itself as the “hybrid car” of sports nutrition with its hybrid-engineered, all-around male-enhancing T-booster. Proving once-and-for-all that it’s about the nuts on the man, and not the car that they sit in, that testifies his manhood.
…Or maybe not. Let’s find out:
About Test Drive
EST is the brand, Test Drive is the product. Coming in as EST Nutrition’s “Hybrid Testosterone Booster,” Test Drive takes the “Hybrid” concept and maximizes it to its fullest, manliest potential… But what about the “Testosterone Booster” portion? Formula notes:
- ZMA & Tribulus: This duo is used for a number of reasons: Increased performance, enhanced muscle gains, deeper sleep… Great for athletes.
- EPOvol + Aminosine: Designated as extra “fortification,” these two blends give Test Drive a unique PWO advantage lacking in other T-boosters.
- Few T-Boosters: Aside from ZMA, Tribulus, & Tongkat Ali, there’s not a whole lot here to get your testicles moving.
Test Drive Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||20 mg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)||100 mcg (1666% DV)|
|Magnesium Malate||150 mcg (37.5% DV)|
|Niacin||12.5 mg (62.5% DV)|
|Zinc Aspartate||45 mg (300% DV)|
|(Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris Blend) 40% Protodioscin, 20% Saponins|
|TESTApro™ (Maximizing Testosterone Primer)||500 mg|
|Indole-3-Carbinol (from Broccoli), Tongkat Ali (100:1), 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran (from Stinging Nettle Root)|
|EPO-vol™ (Natural Red Blood Cell Potentiator)||200 mg|
|Beta Vulgaris (Red Beet Root, for Nitrates), L-Carnitine HCl, Icariin HPLC (from Horny Goat Weed), Hawthorne Berry|
|Aminosine™ (Protein Synthesis Primer)||800 mg|
|L-Leucine, Beta Alanine, Pyridoxine HCl|
|Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, FD&C Blue #1, Titanium Dioxide|
|Directions: As a dietary supplement, adults take 4 caplets daily (preferably 2 in the morning and 2 between meals). For best results, take one or more of your dosages 30 minutes before a workout or sexual encounter. Test Drive may be combined with other EST products for enhanced athletic performance.|
Test Drive – 3 Vitamins, 2 Minerals, 7 Herbs, 3 Aminos for SEX and EXERCISE.
Essentially, you’re test-driving the Batmobile of T-boosters here, because this shit is equipped with gadgets—including the sportsy ZMA combo (Zinc, Magnesium, B6). Perhaps the only reason to get excited about Vitamins & Minerals, ZMA is the best place to start if you feel your athletic game is running on low.
Other than that, we can pass over Niacin & B12 with a simple “they’re aight” and get to meat of this formula—the Proprietary Blends:
TRIBuxine, 700 mg
Does this necessarily count as a “proprietary” blend if it has only one ingredient?
No. But whatever, dawg.
TRIBuxine is 700 mg of straight Tribulus Terrestris. And not just any Tribulus, but Bulgarian Tribulus (hell ya, pass the Rakia!). Unfortunately, if you’re up to date on Tribulus research, it doesn’t yet qualify as a true T-booster—at least for “healthy young males.” Older men might benefit from Tribulus in regards to T levels, but the herb seems to be more of a sex-enhancer than T-booster.
Unless there’s something special about Bulgarian Tribulus that we’re missing…
TESTApro, 500 mg
Now, here is a true prop blend, stacking up to 3 ingredients:
- Indole-3-Carbinol. Extracted from Broccoli and metabolized as Diindolylmethane, this route of T-boosting is questionable at best. It’s believed to work by reducing aromatase, the enzyme that converts T to estrogen… But evidence supporting this is minimal.
- Tongkat Ali (TA). Translating to “Stick of Man” (nudge nudge wink wink), TA has a number of indirect actions on T levels, including: Increased LH, decreased cortisol, inhibited SHBG… One study shows TA boosting T by 37%.
- 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran. The active agent of Stinging Nettle, this compound might work for boosting T by blocking SHBG and aromatase. Most T-boosting remains theoretical, but it does show promise for prostate health.
All-in-all, a decent blend for “Maximizing Testosterone Primer.”
EPO-vol, 200 mg
The idea here is to potentiate Natural Red Blood Cell. This is the cardio-enhancing circulatory blend, which isn’t necessarily necessary in a T-booster, but definitely welcomed for its enhancements on male health (and male boners).
Beta Vulgaris, in particular, is a solid choice to star in this blend for its well-known N.O. boosts. If you’ve seen this ingredient before, most likely it was in a PWO product, because it’s been shown to be effective for enhancing bloodflow during exercise.
L-Carnitine works as well—potentially as an energizing nootropic, too, which is cool.
Aminosine, 800 mg
Aminosine is another “fortification” blend with the intention of providing extra male support to the first two blends’ T-boosts. As such, you’ll find only Amino Acids here (and Vitamin B6 again).
Knowing that B6 only takes up 20 mg, we can subtract that from the overall 800 mg here and divide it between L-Leucine & Beta Alanine. That’s a sizable amount for these two common PWO ingredients that help muscular & exercise functioning.
Combined with T-boosters, these amino acids provide additional anabolic support for their promotion of protein synthesis (as opposed to protein breakdown—an unfortunate effect of too much exercise).
Alright, there’s a more-than-average amount of shit happening here, so let’s see if we can boil it down to a simple BRO summary:
- Test Drive is a T-booster (ZMA & Tongkat Ali).
- Test Drive is a performance-enhancer (ZMA & Tribulus).
- Test Drive is a E-reducer (maybe?).
- Test Drive is a decent PWO (N.O. boosts & amino acids).
If we’re being 100 and 11% honest with you, bro (we always are), with as much that’s going on here, Test Drive looks pretty weak at boosting T. At least on paper.
For instance, we’re only seeing one of our major T-boosters: Zinc. Which is somewhat puzzling, seeing as other BIG-time products have managed to pack in ALL of our Top 5 Best5 T-Boosters (DAA, Zinc, Mucuna Pruriens, D3, Boron) into a smaller formula.
The other proven (if you’re willing to accept the word “proven”) T-booster is Tongkat Ali, which we’re always down for—it enhances T, it spikes libido, it’s just manly as hell. However, it’s prioritized as a #2 ingredient in a prop blend with only 500 mg… That isn’t a terribly low dosage, but it’s edging on our “lack of confidence” meter.
T-boosting aside, we can’t help but to be impressed by Test Drive for its ambitious, innovative, multi-purpose formula. Even though the ingredients aren’t unfamiliar or groundbreaking in any way, the combination with which they’re presented is unique and brings something new to the T-boosting table.
EST formulated this product with the goal of restoring “your body’s natural baseline levels of testosterone without the ‘highs and lows’ of synthetic hormone cycling” and they seem to have accomplished that and then some.
It’s hard to say how much T-boosting is involved here, but, at the least, this T-booster warrants a… Test Drive!
Archer, not amused.
Test Drive Benefits
Will Test Drive sky-rocket your testosterone levels?
But there are 4 benefits claimed by EST:
- Promotes Increased Free Testosterone Levels.
- Promotes Elevated Luteinizing Hormone.
- Enhances Libido.
- Helps Eradicate Estrogen.
Combined, these benefits will feel like a jolt of man stamina—you’ll feel energized, stronger… hornier. Perhaps you’ll notice leaner muscle gains (or, for some of you, just muscle gains in general).
Test Drive optimizes all-around manly activity (i.e. lifting weights, getting laid [i.e. getting rejected, trying again]).
Who Takes It?
Busy BROs. If you’re looking to simply restore your T to a baseline level, then Test Drive will probably work for you—but to get the MOST out of this supplement, try staying active and busy to put the N.O. boosts and aminos to work. Help Test Drive help you, in a sense. This isn’t a T-booster that’ll solve all your problems by itself (none of them can do that, dammit).
Any Side Effects?
Nada mucho, bro. EST emphasizes natural, clean ingredients, so you can expect natural, clean results from this formula. We see nothing that suggests you’ll need to cycle on & off of this T-booster, but make sure you’re sticking to the directions and you’ll be fine.
Needless to say, T-boosters are for MEN, as in 30+ year old males—anyone below this is in their natural T prime. Having said that, Test Drive seems fine for the twenty-something year-old bodybuilders, too.
Test Drive Summary
- ZMA + Tribulus. Sports nutrition and BIG muscles, baby. For the athletes!
- PWO Support. N.O. boosts and aminos give Test Drive an edge on exercise.
- Well-Rounded. Many aspects of male functioning are addressed here.
- Mild T-Boosts. We’re missing the heavy hitters sported by other athletic T-boosters.
- Indole-3-Carbinol. Not the best option, backed by questionable research.
- Prop Blends. C’mon, bro… show us the dosages.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $59.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Test Drive
We already burned all of our “Test Drive” clichés, so we’ll leave with you this instead: Test Drive WORKS. In certain areas, it WORKS very well; in others, it WORKS ehhh alright. Compared to the BEST for TEST boosters, Test Drive lacks power in its T-boosts, but it accomplishes everything else it does—and it does a lot.