There are certain foods to avoid on a first date:
- Hot Dogs
- Fish Sticks
- Anything from Jack-in-the-Box
And, until now, there’s been an unwritten rule against sharing your T-boosters with women you’ve just met, because, well… what the hell do women need testosterone for?
Apparently the same things we do (sex, for one).
TestoGain wants to bridge the traditional gender gap in supplements by providing a T-booster fit for both men & women. Whether or not it actually works doesn’t matter to us so much as it gives us another first-date ice-breaker:
“Want some testosterone with that corn on the cob?”
In an ongoing Douglas Laboratories series of “phytotherapeutics for hormone health,” TestoGain works as the manufacturer’s all-natural, all-botanical T-booster. If that sounds tiring & old, let us refresh you on the concept: TestoGain uses only legendary, time-tested plants for its all-natural T-boosts. So “legendary” that even women can benefit from these T-boosts. Formula notes:
- All-Natural Formula: This is easy to claim, even for T-boosters with more questionable “organic” statuses. But TestoGain is “all-natural” to the MAX.
- Premium Extracts: There are no short-cuts here. Nearly all ingredients in this formula are extracted for extreme “bio-available” potency.
- Male & Female T-Boosts: Women need T, too, doods. But we’re wondering if it’d be better for men & women to find their own separate T-boosts?
TestoGain Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Vegetarian Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Proprietary Blend||1,310 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed Extract (Epimedium sagittatum, aerial parts, standardized to 10% icariin)||**|
|Velvet bean Extract (Mucuna pruriens, seed, standardized to 15% l-dopa)||**|
|Gokhru fruit Extract (Tribulus terrestris, standardized to 45% saponins)||**|
|Maca root (Lepidium meyenii)||**|
|Damiana leaf (Turnera diffusa)||**|
|Muira Puama bark (Ptychopetalum olacoides)||**|
|Eleutherococcus senticosus root Extract (standardized to 0.8% eleutherosides)||**|
|Tongkat Ali 100:1 Extract (Eurycoma longifolia, root bark)||**|
|Panax ginseng root Extract (standardized to 3% ginsenosides)||**|
|Ashwagandha root Extract (Withania somnifera, standardized to 8% withanolides, 1% alkaloids, and 1% withaferine-A)||**|
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule), dicalcium phosphate, vegetable stearate, silica.
As a dietary supplement, adults may take 2 capsules each day with food for 1 to 2 weeks or as directed by your healthcare professional.The dose may then be increased to 4 capsules each day with food for 2 to 4 months or as directed by your healthcare professional.After 2 to 4 months dosage may be lowered back down to 2 capsules each day with food and may continue on that dosage as needed or as directed by your healthcare professional.
TestoGain packs in premium sex-enhancers over premium T-boosters.
No vitamins & minerals. No amino acids. No processed crap.
TestoGain intends to take a more basic, botanical route to optimized sex hormone levels by doing it the way humans have been doing it for centuries: With plants. Just straight Earth-grown green goodness for all-around sexual health.
And the best part about that: Plants are good for men and women.
But how do you increase T for men and women using the same formula? Can you?
Let’s find out:
TestoGain’s Proprietary Blend, 1310 mg
Alright, let’s count ‘em up:
We have a total of 10 ingredients supported by a 1310 mg dosage. On average, that allows a theoretical 131 mg/herb. That’s not bad considering the quality of these ingredients—however, we have a slight issue regarding how Douglas Labs prioritized which ingredients should potentially receive more milligrams than others (but more on that later).
Right now, we’re differentiating the herbs in this blend based on their varied T-boosting abilities:
- Herbs that Boost T. Mucuna Pruriens, Tongkat Ali, Ashwagandha.
- Herbs that Might Boost T. Eleuthero, Panax Ginseng.
- Herbs that are Good for Sex (Not T). Horny Goat Weed, Tribulus, Maca.
Then there are the two “Questionables”: Damiana Leaf & Muira Puama. Which show decent libido-enhancing effects for women, but not so much for men.
Even so, they’re not entirely bad herbs and work for a formula that’s designed primarily for libido—as we’re suspecting this one is. Plus, there are enough ingredients in this blend to drown Damiana’s & Muira’s potential negative effects for men.
All-in-all, TestoGain’s ingredients here look solid with 3 showing clinically-backed T-boosts, 2 potentially increasing T, and 3 more that are great for libido and possibly other aspects of male (& female) sexual health.
We’ll start the analysis by tackling the “slight issue” we mentioned earlier:
- Horny Goat Weed isn’t a significant T-booster. It’s a sex-enhancer that might mimic T, yet it’s the premier ingredient in TestoGain’s blend. Other notable T-boosters (that actually boost T) such as Tongkat Ali, Panax Ginseng, and Ashwagandha are prioritized low on the list.
So, like… WTF, M8?
Our intuition: TestoGain’s T-boosting priorities became mixed up by its gender neutral stance on libido.
For instance, Damiana & Muira are known female libido-boosters and are placed higher on the list than known male-enhancing T-boosters such as Tongkat Ali & Ashwagandha. Additionally, straight sex-enhancers such as Horny Goat Weed & Tribulus are ranked at #1 and #3, respectively, even though they don’t necessarily boost T.
The result is a booster that polishes the peripheries on T-boosting (stress reduction, T-receptor sensitivity, etc.) more so than the T-boosting itself.
We do need to point out that Mucuna Pruriens, one of our Top 5 T-Boosters, is high up on the list, sitting at spot #2. So, props to Douglas Labs for that. Men can rest assured that the T-boosts are there in this formula.
But, essentially, what TestoGain looks like is a healthy, all-herb, high quality sex-enhancer for men & women with secondary benefits on T-production & -expression (for men & women). Compared to more male-oriented boosters sporting ingredients such as D-Aspartic Acid, TestoGain falls short of achieving powerful, youth-restoring T-boosts. But it does look like a solid sex-enhancer that can be shared on the first date.
As a component of Joseph J. Collins, R.N., N.D.’s Hormone Specific™ Formulations, which assigns a Douglas Laboratories’ product to a specific hormonal function, TestoGain is claimed to “Promote the production of testosterone and other androgens, acting as a functional agonist of testosterone.” The conditions Collins claims TestoGain can help include:
- Sexual health
- Reproductive health in men
- Premenstrual health
In other words, TestoGain is designed to benefit both men & women with regards to various expressions of T. This is good in the sense that it addresses multiple angles on T boosting, but bad in the total power of the T-boosts, considering that men’s required T needs are potentially much higher than women’s.
Who Takes It?
Older Men & Women. The BEST boosters for TEST focus primarily on male health. TestoGain’s all-herbal T-booster takes a more mellow approach on testosterone that’s all-gender friendly and thus more likely to aid with general libido & stress than BIG-time anabolic, muscle-building T-gains. Not that there’s anything wrong with more libido & less stress, amiright?
Any Side Effects?
None reported. And the only statement on TestoGain’s WARNING label is: “Not to be used by pregnant or nursing women.” Which is standard for most supplements, but deserves special mention here for TestoGain’s use for both men & women.
- All-Natural. Many T-boosters claim it, but TestoGain is seriously serious on it.
- High-Quality. The extracts are potent & powerful in this formula.
- Wide Audience. Many people, men & women, may benefit from TestoGain.
- Mild T-Boosts. Somewhat qualifies as an athletic-enhancer, but only slightly.
- Male T ≠ Female T. Men & women have different hormonal needs.
- Proprietary Blend. Douglas Labs are the real deal, but what are their dosages??
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (~1 month): $52.50
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on TestoGain
It’s a tough assignment having to formulate a T-booster that can benefit both men & women. And to be honest, we’re not it sure it’s possible to create one that can accomplish all the needs of both sexes. But TestoGain comes pretty damn close. Health-wise, we see no reason not to take TestoGain—we’re confident it’ll do what it claims with practically no side effects (although, men may need additional T-support if their overall T-production is low).