APE vs Status is what happens when you put an angry ape in a steel cage with a businessman in a suit.
Mr. Biz Man got some fancy moves, but he can only outrun the APE for so long before he’s overpowered and crushed like a banana.
So how does this primal force of nature manage to outsmart the homo sapien? Let’s find out.
Tale of the Tape
|Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||1000 IU (250% DV)||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||21 mg (1050% DV)|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)||5 mg (250% DV)||Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||180 mg (50% DV)|
|Folate (as Folic Acid)||100 mcg (167% DV)||Zinc (as Monomethionine and Aspartate)||12 mg (80% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||10 mcg (167% DV)||Status Proprietary Blend||1088 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Aspartate)||15 mg (100% DV)||Clinically Proven Testosterone Stack|
|APE™ Pro-Testosterone/Anti-Estrogen Complex Blend||1305 mg||TestoSURGE® (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum)(seed)(Standardized to 80% Grecunin), Longjack (Eurycoma longifolia)(root), Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)(berries)|
|GlycoCarn® (Glycine Propionyl-L-Carnitine Hydrochloride), TestoSurge™ (Fenugreek Extract 80% Glycosides)(Trigonella Foenum Graecum)(Seed), Maca Extract 4:1 (Lipidium Meyenii)(Root), Indole-3 Carbinol, EuryGold™ (Std. to 28% Glycosaponins, 20% Polysaccharides)(Eurycoma Longifolia)(Root), BioPerine® (Black Pepper Extract)(Std. to 95% Piperine)(Piper Nigrum)(Fruit)|| |
|Estrogen Inhibitors: Resveratrol, Chrysin|
|XD Delivery Technology: Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum), Fumarate, Succinate|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
APE & Status are formulated for the athletic young’uns seeking immediate performance-enhancing benefits with their T-boosts. Whether this is entirely necessary for the younger crowds is up-for-debate, but the sex-enhancing effects are solid for male health, regardless of age.
APE matches PWO with T-Boosts.
APE (or Alpha Performance Enhancer) uniquely assigns its T-booster as a pre-workout by leading its blend with a premium N.O. booster (GlycoCarn) and then hits additional sex-enhancing benefits with Fenugreek, Eurycoma, & Maca.
Does this mean you’ll be popping pre-workout boners in the gym? Probably not.
Would that even be a bad thing? Maybe?
In terms of T-boosting, APE includes 2 of our Best5 Best T-Boosters—Vitamin D3 & Zinc—on top of decent herbal T-boosters Fenugreek, Eurycoma Longifolia, & Maca—however, as we suggested, these are more effective as sex-enhancers.
Even then, BioPerine’s assistance in nutrient absorption does enhance the T-boosting potential of these herbs. This black pepper is the good shit, and it’s used in top-shelf T-boosters all damn day long, so good job, APE.
The remaining ingredient, Indole-3 Carbinol, draws the formula’s “Anti-Estrogen” claim for its potential estrogen-blocking effects—which is always necessary in a “well-rounded” T-booster.
And APE certainly has the design for a “well-rounded” T-booster: It covers testosterone, estrogen, libido, & performance.
Status has “Clinically Proven” T-Boosts?
Status is exaggerating a bit here. Their formula has NOT been clinically researched, but one of its ingredients has. That’s our first RED FLAG with Status.
The second is their Magnesium dosage. It’s wrong: 180 mg is actually 45% DV, not 50% DV. Not a huge difference, but a special kind of sloppy that lowers our confidence in Status’ manufacturers.
Compared to APE, we’re seeing only one Best5 T-Booster in Status (Zinc, although its utilized in an athletic ZMA format), and a similar match-up of herbs: Both use the TestoSurge brand of Fenugreek & a side of Eurycoma Longifolia—except Status swaps out Maca for Saw Palmetto, which doesn’t necessarily boost T (although, it’s awesome for prostate health).
Status has more estrogen inhibitors than APE, which is something… or at least it would be if they worked: Resveratrol & Chrysin are almost inconsequential here in that Resveratrol isn’t the best (or even good) for blocking estrogen, and Chrysin’s oral bioavailability is far too low to have any effect.
The formula earns bonus points for the “XD Delivery Technology” blend that’s likely to increase the overall effects of this formula.
Unfortunately, bonus points aren’t going to save Status in this round.
APE doesn’t lie and has the better formula.
Round 1… APE Test Booster Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Proprietary blends… damn.
Let’s see what we can find out:
- APE’s “Pro-Testosterone/Anti-Estrogen Complex Blend” spreads 1305 mg across six ingredients (five, if you discount BioPerine extremely low dosage requirement). This is definitely enough for most of these herbal ingredients to have an effect.
- Status’ proprietary blend sets aside 1088 mg for three matrices (Clinically Proven Stack, Estrogen Inhibitors, & XD Delivery Technology), which add up to a cumulative eleven ingredients (although, we’ll reduce it to eight, considering the low dosage requirements of the XD Delivery Technology Ingredients).
Status stacks more ingredients with fewer milligrams.
Not a good look for Status, especially with that low dosage of Zinc. Status does supply a bigger B6 dosage, but APE uses the superior form of B6 for test: P-5-P.
All-in-all, APE looks like it does more with less, while Status does less with more.
Round 2… APE Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
This is where things fall apart for Status…
APE can boast having 4 high-quality, branded, standardized herbs, whereas Status can only speak of one… which is TestoSurge™, the same brand of Fenugreek used by APE’s formula.
In terms of the vitamins & minerals, both formulas should have gone with the Citrate form of Zinc, but at least APE gets its P-5-P B6 right (even if it’s a bit low dosage). APE’s D3 & Methylcobalamin B12 look awesome, while Status’ Magnesium Aspartate looks aight (Citrate would’ve been better here, too).
But aight ain’t enough!
Round 3… APE Wins.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$42.99||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.99|
|Price Per Capsule||$1.07||Price Per Capsule||$0.58|
|Price Per Serving||$2.14||Price Per Serving||$2.33|
Round 4… APE Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
Regardless of its opponent, Status drags itself down with its odd RED FLAG behavior, and we find it hard to trust any T-booster that blatantly lies on its packaging (178% More Testosterone…?? Says who?)
So, when you stick an inferior product like Status against a formidable winner like APE, you get results like this—a relentless beating from beginning to end.
The particular advantage of APE is its PWO/T-booster hybridization—the sex-enhancements are just the cherry on top. While a PWO T-booster might not be your cup of coffee, it’s still nice to have the option available.
And to have that option work so well.
In the APE vs. Status fight, the winner by KO is…
APE TEST BOOSTER, BRO.