TestroVax proposes a new cardio workout to the meatheads who don’t like cardio.
It’s called the: Running in place.
How it works: With every positive step forward, you take a negative step back–back to back to back to back–and you repeat, convincing your onlookers that yes, indeed, this IS A WORKOUT! CLINICALLY STUDIED!
We’re basing the TestroVax workout routine on the TestroVax formula design. Except, of course, TestroVax isn’t actually clinically studied, nor is it a single testosterone boosting compound as it seems to claim. So what exactly is it?
Let’s hit the review to find out:
Manufactured by the ol’ boys at Novex Biotech, TestroVax is a “Clinically Tested Functional Testosterone Boosting Compound” that was never clinically tested. (Nor is it a single compound.) In reality, TestroVax holds many compounds: Some good, some bad. It is what we like to call in the supplement industry a mixed bag. Formula notes:
- D-Aspartic Acid: Labelled as “Aspariginic Acid,” DAA starts off this formula’s blend with a bang, a ball-dropping bang followed by a quick fizzle.
- Q’s of Quality & Quantity: The “quick fizzle” is a metaphor for the questionable status of TestroVax’s ingredient quality & quantity: They’re, uh… well, they’re questionable.
- Testrothione Prop Blend: Most of the formula hides in TestroVax’s suspiciously named proprietary blend: Testrothione.
TestroVax Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Folic Acid||400 mcg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)||6 mcg (100% DV)|
|Testrothione™, A Proprietary Blend Containing:||2.7 g|
|Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed) Powder||**|
|(S)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid HCl||**|
|Resveratrol (Polygonum cuspidatum) (root) Extract||**|
|Grape (seed) Extract||**|
|Grape (skin) Extract||**|
|Rhodiola rosea (root) Extract||**|
|Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (root) Powder||**|
|Red Clover (blossoms) Powder||**|
|Damiana (leaf) Extract||**|
|Withania somnifera (root) Extract||**|
|Schizonepeta (aerial parts) Powder||**|
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Stearic Acid, Croscarmellose Sodium, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Talc, Polyethylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Polysorbate 80, Blue #2.
Take 3 tablets daily with breakfast.
Testrothione is not a compound. It’s a proprietary blend.
TestroVax adds itself to a growing list of supplements that trademark their proprietary blends with scientific-sounding names to give off the impression that they have a single, uniquely bioactive compound. A-tut-tut-tut: Not so fast.
With exception to a few B vitamins (B6, B12, Folic Acid), all of TestroVax’s formula sits in its Testrothione proprietary blend, obscuring the individual ingredient dosages of 13 ingredients.
Does the sum total of these ingredients count up to boosted testosterone?
Testrothione Proprietary Blend
Altogether we have 13 ingredients sharing 2700 mg, allowing a potential average of 207.7 mg per ingredient. This is one of the better dosage averages we’ve seen in a proprietary blend–yet given these particular ingredients, it may still be inadequate.
For example, the leading ingredients:
D-Aspartic Acid – Topping our BIG List of T-Boosters, DAA is heavy T-boosting amino that requires (deserves) a heavy dosage.
Fenugreek – Natural testosterone booster for “free” T levels, but in plain powder form, not the potent extract stuff.
L-Arginine – Strangely displayed by its scientific nomer, L-Arginine is an effective N.O. booster that essentially requires this blend’s entire dosage.
The remaining ingredients cover a range of bioeffects, including: Estrogen reduction (Resveratrol), Stress control (Rhodiola, Ashwagandha), and… Sedation (Taurine)? The estrogen & stress control we dig. The licorice (a stress enhancer) and taurine we could do without. (Why are these here??) Thankfully, the questionable ingredients have been prioritized low on the list.
A few design bugaboos we need to address before diving into the dirty details:
- The Proprietary Blend – Testrothione™ is not an awesome new pharmaceutical testosterone compound. It’s a dosage masking prop blend.
- Poor Quality – The herbal powders & B vitamins need improvement, e.g. pyridoxine HCl should be P-5-P, fenugreek powder should be fenugreek std. extract.
- Blue Tablets – Make it powder or capsules. Not junky tablets. And especially don’t make those tablets blue if you’re operating within the male enhancement industry.
In terms of bioactivity, TestroVax makes a few good decisions on top of some questionable ones. The best good decision made by these manufacturers is the blend’s star ingredient: DAA.
Following up with Fenugreek & L-Arginine works well for athletic male enhancement, however TestroVax drops the ball by delivering Fenugreek in cheap-O powder form (also, how much Arginine are we looking at here?) Resveratrol makes for a solid antioxidant, anti-estrogen compound. Rhodiola & Ashwagandha help resist stress. Yet, Damiana & Red Clover strongly associate with female health over male health, and Licorice is a stress promoter, not reducer.
It’s almost as if for every step forward, TestroVax takes another step back. By stepping back & forth in the same place, TestroVax works itself up to at least a competent testosterone booster. But nowhere near to the BEST for TEST levels we’ve seen in other awesome DAA-fueled supplements.
The claimed benefits taken directly from the horse’s (TestroVax’s) mouth:
- Muscle Mass Growth
- Increased Energy
- Intensified Libido
More specifically, TestroVax claims 42.1% increase in serum testosterone levels in just 12 days! A claim based on clinical DAA research, not clinical TestroVax research as the bottle would lead you to believe: “Clinically Testosterone Boosting Compound”
The compound is DAA. Not TestroVax, which may not even provide the same dosage or quality of DAA used in the clinical study that found that 42.1% T increase.
Who Takes It?
Not for everyone! Stressed by TestroVax, this product is “definitely not for everyone.” TestroVax recommend that you back off if you’re: A) Under thirty, and/or B) A bodybuilder who thinks that elevated T will turn you into “Superman.” Frankly, we don’t see any exceptional hormonal risk factors with this natural T booster over other natural supplements, but the manufacturers recommend consulting with a physician before supplementing TestroVax.
Any Side Effects?
Nothing major reported. According to the customer reviews, TestroVax results in acute aggression & manly energy. According to others, this is an exaggeration. Regardless, we haven’t come across any significant adverse effects with this product.
- D-Aspartic Acid. One of the best natural T-boosters available.
- Diverse Activity. Elevated “free” T, inhibited estrogen, reduced stress.
- Heavy Blend. 2.7 g is fairly reasonable for 13 ingredients, served in 3 tablets.
- Prop Blend. How to test poorly in a B5 review: Use proprietary blends.
- Poor Quality. Low-quality ingredients in low-quality blue tablets.
- Questionable Ingredients. Licorice? What the hell you selling us here, TestroVax!
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $62.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on TestroVax
Quick glance: TestroVax impresses with a heavy blend of top-researched testosterone boosters & sex enhancers. Second glance: TestroVax dilutes its value with poor design choices, questionable ingredients, and prop blend obscurity. If the supplement were cheaper, we’d say eff it: Try it out. As it stands now, we won’t judge if you pass it up.