You caught us in the middle of deciphering the AMP in GNC Pro Performance’s T-booster AMP Test 1700.
We think we figured it out: What they’re saying is, this product provides AMPlified Testosterone to its users.
But can it really amplify your T? Let’s check it out.
About GNC Pro Performance AMP Test 1700
You know GNC. They’re the Wal-Mart of supplement retail, and AMP Test 1700 is the T-booster of their GNC Pro Performance series. Directed towards “supporting Testosterone & Libido,” AMP Test 1700 provides a wide range of questionable ingredients at “Dosages Proven to Work”… even though 1 mg of Zinc is way low, bro. Way low for T. Formula notes:
- Test 1700 Activator: These high-potent, high-quality herbs are an upside to this T-booster.
- Some Whack Ingredients: Many of the ingredients aren’t really for testosterone. More pre-workout.
- Big Claims: Label boldly states “Clinically Proven Ingredients” and “Dosages Proven to Work.” Clinically supported? Maybe. Not proven, yet.
AMP Test 1700 Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 4 Tablets|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Glycinate)||25 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)||1 mg (7% DV)|
|Test 1700 Activator|
|Testofen® Fenugreek Seed Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum)||600 mg|
|KSM-66®: Ashwagandha Extract (root)||600 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris Fruit Extract (40% saponins = 100 mg)||250 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris Extract (Aerial Parts)||250 mg|
|Anabolic Advanced Matrix|
|Deer Antler Horn Powder||250 mg|
|Sage Leaf Extract (Salvia officinalis)||100 mg|
|Bovine Colostrum||100 mg|
|Calcium Hydroxymethyl Butyrate Monohydrate (HMB)||100 mg|
|Tongkat ali Root Extract (Longjack Root)(Eurycoma longifolia)||50 mg|
|Rhaponticum carthamoides Root Extract||50 mg|
|DIM (Diindolylmethane)||1000 mcg|
|Proprietary Mushroom Blend (Maitake Mushroom Mycelia Powder Shiitake Mushroom Mycelia Powder Reishi Mushroom Powder)||100 mg|
Cellulose, Crospovidone, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Magnesium Stearate Vegetable Source, Silica, Natural Vanilla Mint Flavor, Stevia Leaf Extract, Artificial Colors (Blue 2 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener)
|Directions: As a dietary supplement, take two tablets twice daily preferably with food.|
AMP’s “Test 1700 Activator” blend looks good, but the supporting cast is a little weak for T.
It’s that 1 mg Zinc & 25 mg Magnesium, Bro. Both are excellent mineral T-boosters, but dosed way too low. Superior T-booster formulas regularly supply 30X as much Zinc and 4X as much magnesium than AMP 1700. Those are the real “Critical Mass” dosages you want to send T skyrocketing.
On to much better things:
Test 1700 Activator
This blend is the best part of the AMP Test 1700 formula (and all dosages shown, so props to Test 1700 for avoiding prop blend BS).
If this T-booster actually boosts T then it’ll be due to these high-potency herbs—3 standardized, 2 in premium branded form, and 1 plain herb.
AMP Test 1700’s branded herbs are pretty freakin’ awesome for maxing out manly mojo:
- Testofen®. High-potency, branded form of Fenugreek. We include this as a “T booster that works” on our BIG LIST of T-Boosters. Also a great sex-enhancer.
- KSM-66®. High-potent, branded form of Ashwagandha. As a popular Ayurvedic adaptogen for strength, libido, and sperm quality. KSM-66 in particular was shown to boost T by 17%.
AMP Test 1700 does something interesting with its Tribulus by slicing it into two extracts: One that favors its saponin content and the other that favors… everything else? Regardless of how its split up, Tribulus isn’t the greatest T-booster, but is awesome for manly health and sex drive.
Anabolic Advanced Matrix
The Anabolic Advanced Matrix is the epitome of a “mixed bag”—it’s a little sloppy, but it’s got some solid choices… especially if you like some exotics like Deer Antler Velvet thrown in for good measure.
For the sake of simplicity, we divided this matrix into Good, Bad, & Ugly categories (also, who can resist an easy Clint Eastwood reference?).
- Tongkat ali. Best ingredient for T-boosting & sex-enhancement in this matrix. Would be better standardized, and 50 mg looks a bit low.
- Rhaponticum carthamoides. Traditionally used as an adaptogen, this… thing (maral plant) has a long history of relieving overstrained muscle and aiding athletes during recovery. Could be a good anti-catabolic agent.
- Chrysin. This flavanoid shows promise in blocking the T-killer girly hormone aromatase, and it might boost T… but the best evidence involved injecting it straight into the testes. Ouch.
- Sage. A good “overall health” herb, but the bad part is it doesn’t A) boost T, or B) boost libido. In terms of male health, it doesn’t really do anything special.
- Bovine Colostrum. This might have maybe made sense in a protein/post-workout supplement (although, we probably would’ve still docked points on it), but seems off as a T-booster.
- HMB. Another athletic performance enhancer, HMB has been reported to reduce muscle catabolism—ultimately, increasing fat-free muscle gains. Keep in mind, some research for it is conflicted.
- Mushroom Blend. If they went with the T-boosting shroom Agaricus bisporus, then we’d put this in the “Good” category. The species here don’t help T, but do help immunity.
(alright, so they’re not THAT bad, but they just seem to miss the mark as T-boosters…)
- Deer Antler Horn Powder. Remember we mentioned exotics like Deer Antler Velvet? There’s a reason: No real benefits for T, but it supplies IGF-1 — which is an anabolic hormone banned by WADA & the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Not worth it, bro.
- IC3 & DIM. Indole-3-Carbinol (IC3) is essentially a by-product of Diindolylmethane (DIM)—a supplement primarily used for estrogen. Evidence for T is conflicted.
There are a lot of positives to this formula (Test 1700 Activator, Tongkat Ali, Rhaponticum), and it’s great they don’t pull any punches and put most dosages out on the table.
But some of the dosages look a little low, including a way-too-low 1 mg of Zinc, which is the only one of our Best 5 T-Boosters in this formula.
Then shit gets crazy when they throw in some wildcard ingredients.
Bovine Colostrum? The shit you give to newborn dogs? Sure, maybe this makes a little sense in a “nutritional” post-workout formula.
Deer Antler Powder? Risks and rewards, bro. Risks and rewards. But is risk worth it when it’s not really a T-booster? If you need muscle recovery & healing with your T, then the deer antler velvet makes more sense.
What you end with is a crazy T-booster formula “fingerprint” that just might work.
The strategy seems to be a core of really strong botanical T-boosters and manly-boosters… and then throwing in a bunch of other compounds for physical performance, recovery & anabolic growhth.
AMP Test 1700 Benefits
With 600 mg Testofen, 600 mg KSM-66, and 500 mg Tribulus, there are sure to be benefits to this formula. Combined, these three herbs cover AMP Test 1700’s benefits on Testosterone, Libido, & Muscle Performance. Granted, they won’t result in massive enhancements in any of these aspects of male health, but the effects would be there nonetheless.
Who Takes It?
BROSEPHS, BRO. Those who are looking for superior male potency and endurance, along with whatever mystery benefits exotics like chrysin & Deer Antler Velvet might bring. (We prefer to avoid mysteries in our T-boosters, and recommend TestoFuel as a no-frills, straight-shootin’ formula for gym-driven Bros, instead.)
Any Side Effects?
At the time of writing, none have been report. The Test 1700 Activator should be well-tolerated thanks to those standards—however, you can expect a maple-syrupy smell to your sweat from that hefty dose of Fenugreek. The main ingredients to look out for are Deer Antler Horn Powder & DIM, especially if you’re competing in a sport that tests for banned substances.
AMP Test 1700 Summary
- Test 1700 Activator. Cool blend, Bro. B5-approved.
- Quality branded ingredients. Superior fenugreek & ashwagandha.
- No Prop Blends. If we’re willing to ignore that mushroom blend.
- GNC Pedigree. You can complain to corporate if you don’t like it.
- Whack Zinc Dosages. 1 mg of Zinc?? What a damn shame…
- False Advertising. AMP Test 1700 is not “Clinically Proven.”
- Some needless additives. Why does a tablet need to be flavored??
- Expensive. Luxury ingredients add up to a heavy price tag.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (1 month): $119.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on AMP Test 1700
We’re really impressed by that Test 1700 Activator, but would rather craft our own by stacking Fenugreek, Ashwagandha, & Tribulus (and extra Zinc, too) for a lot cheaper. But all Test 1800’s crazy extras might make a matrix that can do a lot more for manly health beyond T. Could be mad synergy, bro. Only one way to find out. If you got the cash, that is.