#1. Prime Male
Prime Male tops our 2017 Best5 Testosterone Supplements List for 3 reasons–it has:
- Premium, potent ingredients
- Synergy-within-synergy bio-activities
And, most importantly:
- It definitely boosts testosterone
After all, that’s what testosterone boosters are all about, right: Boosting testosterone? Many T-boosters claim to do this. Few accomplish it. Prime Male does plenty to land itself in this latter category of T-boosters–from using all of our top 5 Best5 Testosterone Boosters to choosing the more expensive, premium ingredient forms.
From the get-go, Prime Male packs in heavy boosts by supplying D-AA-CC, the enhanced form of D-Aspartic Acid, our #1 ranked T-booster for demonstrating T increases by 42% in as short as 12 days. And that’s only 1 of 12 powerful ingredients, all of which work together to amplify each other’s bio-effects for unmatched synergy. Direct & indirect bio-pathways include:
- Increased T production via D-AA-CC, Zinc, Mucuna Pruriens, & more.
- Decreased estrogen activity with Boron & Luteolin.
- Neutralized SHBG for enhanced “free” T action.
- Multiplied T-boosts with K2 + D3 + Magnesium potentiation.
Such synergy-within-synergy production creates 360 degree coverage on testosterone levels & general male health, resulting in nearly all of the benefits of optimized male health: Increased vitality, spiked sex drive, enhanced anabolic metabolism, reduced belly fat, healthier mental state, & more.
Prime Male Quality Points
D-AA-CC (high-quality D-Aspartic Acid), Asian Red Ginseng 4:1 Extract, Mucuna pruriens std. to 15% levodopa, Nettle Root 10:1 extract, BioPerine®, Boron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Citrate, Magnesium Citrate
T-booster synergy, premium quality, research-backed ingredients, & potent bio-activity qualify Prime Male as the smartest, most powerful testosterone booster on the market.
Prime Male is primarily designed for men who need T-boosters the most: Men aged 30 & over experiencing the “decline” side of age-related testosterone decline. As such, it’s not necessarily intended for the younger doods. Even so, anyone in need of spiked T may benefit from this stack.
Best5 2017 rating for Prime Male: 5.0 stars Our Rating
In 2015, EVLUTION won BodyBuilding.com’s Breakout Brand of the Year.
In 2017, EVLUTION’s T-booster EVLTEST wins Best5‘s #2 spot on our Best5 T-Booster List. That’s some mad cred for a madly credible company & product.
What earns EVLTEST a high spot on our list is how the formula manages to PACK and CONDENSE practically all of the T-booster ingredients that make other formulas great. Reading EVLTEST’s supplement facts is like reading the backbone of every effective formula for its 8 fan favorite T-boosters–3 of which top our BIG List of T-Boosters.
Combined, the ingredients create an “Up/Down” dynamic on sex hormones as EVLTEST:
- Increases T with DAA, D3, & Zinc.
- Decreases estrogen with Fenugreek & Diindolylmethane.
Furthermore, EVLTEST takes a bodybuilding “sports nutritional” angle on test boosting by incorporating Zinc in a well-placed ZMA sports nutrition trio, alongside Magnesium & B6. Tribulus Terrestris, on the other hand, lacks the proper research to qualify itself as a true T-booster–yet, its popularity among bodybuilders make its presence in this formula an added bonus for athletes.
On the whole, EVLTEST is a valuable athletic test-booster that effectively addresses both the Strength and Recovery aspects of workout performance. Plus, the slick blue design of EVLTEST’s bottles are undeniably cool.
EVLTEST Quality Points
Vitamin D as Cholecalciferol (D3), ZMA (in its researched format), Fenugreek Seed Extract std. to 50% saponins, Tribulus Terrestris Extract std. to 40% saponins.
Straightforward, no-BS test boosts. While we do appreciate the formulas that go out on a limb to help evolve the supplement market, EVLUTION takes the best of the current best and packs them altogether in one smartly formulated, tightly packed test booster.
Natural testosterone levels, muscular strength, recovery, performance, sleep… EVLTEST’s simple design provides a complex array of benefits for all types of men–yet, it seems specifically designed for BIG muscly men.
Best5 2017 rating for EVLTEST: 4.8 stars Our Rating
#3. Nugenix Ultimate
Years ago, Nugenix would have qualified for our Worst Testosterone Boosters list.
Which would’ve been confusing, because we don’t do Worst T-Booster lists
But if we did, Nugenix would’ve been on it for having a shoddy first-edition formula, stocked with prop blends & other junky issues. Fortunately, Nugenix has since dumped the junk, dramatically upgrading its look & formula for the better–notching in some of the best T-boosters at big, juicy, TRANSPARENT dosages.
One of those dosages: 3,000 mg of DAA. That’s one of the heaviest retail DAA doses available (only 120 mg behind EVLTEST), almost doubling the amount found in Prime Male (although, Nugenix fails to implement the superior D-AA-CC form found in Prime Male).
What’s more, Nugenix Ultimate still finds room to fit in a few manly herbs: Mucuna Pruriens, Fenugreek, Stinging Nettle, & Tribulus Terrestris. All of these botanicals are offered in potent extract forms, with exception to the plain Stinging Nettle–which we’d like to see upgraded to a 10:1 concentrated extract, like the Nettle found in Prime Male.
Topping off the formula are Horny Goat Weed & Maca, which don’t do much (or really anything) for testosterone, but are major male health herbs, solid for male physical performance–particularly in the libido department.
Nugenix Ultimate Quality Points
D-Aspartic Acid, Fenugreek std. to 50% saponins, Mucuna pruriens std. to 40% L-DOPA, Tongkat Ali 100:1 Extract, Horny Goat Weed 4:1 extract (and no more prop blends!)
Powerful, premium potency. Delivered both in quality & quantity, given Nugenix’s heavy dosages of high-quality ingredients. Granted, some ingredient forms could technically be improved, but given how much of what Nugenix is giving us here, we’d have to be BIG-time spoiled beezies to complain.
Similar to Prime Male, Nugenix is primarily designed for the 30+ aged man on the downward side of age-related testosterone decline. Yet, all men may benefit from the additional enhanced physical & sexual performance from HGW & Maca, iffen that’s what they’re looking for.
Best5 2017 rating for Nugenix: 4.7 stars Our Rating
TestoFuel calls itself an “Anabolic Support Complex,” and they mean it.
Fixing together 9 different muscle-enhancing testosterone boosters, 3 of which can be found topping our BIG List of T-Boosters, TestoFuel accomplishes a synergistic T-booster stack that equally supports muscle & T.
In other words: TestoFuel is a bodybuilder’s stack.
Most of TestoFuel’s drive comes from a hefty 2,300 mg dose of DAA, used in plain form, which seems to set the tone for all of TestoFuel’s plain, yet heavily dosed ingredients. Yet, where ingredient quality lacks, TestoFuel more than makes up for it by choosing the right ingredients–wasting no time on bunk, under-researched boosters.
Further boosting TestoFuel’s value is its stack-within-a-stack Zinc + Magnesium + B6 addition–i.e. ZMA–and Red Panax Ginseng & Fenugreek, two complementary herbs for their push-pull bio-actions on T & DHT–an even manlier hormone than testosterone.
Despite the basic ingredient forms, TestoFuel situates itself as an intelligent, research-backed T-booster/muscle-enhancer stack for the bodybuilding dood.
TestoFuel Quality Points
DAA + ZMA. These ingredients in particular help nourish & replenish a bodybuilding metabolism. While TestoFuel’s ingredients are in basic form, they get major props for using many of the right ingredients for building both muscle & T.
TestoFuel’s formula is as clean & straightforward as its design: It’s straight anabolic, performance-enhancing nutrition that gets straight to the point on BIG muscles & T.
If DAA helps resist age-related testosterone decline, then the only other type of men who should be supplementing it are serious bodybuilders. DAA-rich TestoFuel & its strength supporting herbs definitely fit that bill.
Best5 2017 rating for TestoFuel: 4.3 stars Our Rating
#5. Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx
MuscleTech is a BIG name in the supp business.
And because of that, Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx is perhaps the most contentious item on this list. Yet, it has more than earned a spot here for how much it gets right:
- B5 Favorite Boosters – DAA, Zinc, & Boron are great for hormones & gains.
- 3-in-1 Benefit Design – Targets multiple areas of male health.
- Non-proprietary – Major manufacturer not using a prop blend??
This last point is one of Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx’s most laudable as few major manufacturers are willing to give up the proprietary blend shenanigans. Thankfully, MuscleTech kicks this habit, revealing to us impressive dosages & ingredient qualities–in particular that 3,120 mg DAA, tying EVLTEST for the heaviest DAA content on this list.
If you’re tired of hearing about DAA and ZMA (both of which are in this formula), then fear not: Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx experiments with exotics.
Not all of the exotics have been proven to work (e.g. Chlorophytum, Yacon, & Olive extract), but given how much Test 3x gets right, these aren’t experimental additions aren’t enough to break the formula. Not even close.
We like this as it provides a solid attempt at expanding the dimensions of test boosting, while remaining true to its intended goal: Providing research-backed ingredients that boost male health.
Because of this, we’re ranking Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx at the bottom of our Best5 List, with the upside of it working potentially better than the products listed above.
Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx Quality Points
Tribulus Terrestris std. to 45% saponins, Boron citrate supplying 5% boron, Ashwagandha root & leaf extract (Sensoril®).
Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx mixes a few of the most powerful, hardcore test boosters with several questionable ingredients. As such, Test 3x definitely boosts T, but allows its users the opportunity to try something new & unique.
Both the meatheads & mature men may benefit from Test 3x. The 3-in-1 benefits on testosterone, estrogen, & stress hormone cortisol enhance male health across-the-board.
Best5 2017 rating for Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx: 4.2 stars Our Rating
That wraps up our Best 5 Testosterone Boosters for 2017.
Despite drawing from a HUGE market of test boosting supplements, we have a tough time nailing down a Top 5 list due to the HUGE amount of lousy, lazy, shoddy, and/or (unfortunately) scammy test boosters.
And because we’re dealing with testosterone, one of the most important facets of male health, Top 5 lists such as these seem much more important than your typical product popularity contests.
Test boosters that work can be life-changing.
Bunk boosters get you nowhere.
Fortunately, all 5 formulas on this list work for testosterone, and do so in various, diverse ways:
Prime Male targets age-related testosterone decline with the best test boosting synergy we’ve seen thus far.
Nugenix continues this trend, stacking in more libido boosters in lieu of more test boosters, whereas EVLTEST, TestoFuel, & Test 3x SX-7 Black Onyx target athletic T gains that circle around DAA & ZMA in their own unique patterns.
While Prime Male continues to demonstrate the most powerfully packed T boosts, you couldn’t do wrong with any of these strong, smart T-booster stacks.
Although, bear in mind, that this list only represents the best 5 T-boosters that Best5 likes. There are awesome T-boosters outside of this list that warrant your attention, and if you do decide to go that route, take time to research and consider How to Buy a Good Supplement.
Additionally, there’s the standalone ingredient supplement pathway to consider (i.e. supplementing only Zinc). For that we have our BIG List of Testosterone Boosters, which ranks all of the most popular testosterone boosting supplements from BEST to WORST.
Just take caution with forming “home-made” supplement stacks as not all of ingredients interact well with each other. With that in mind, supplementing pre-made stacks seems to be the way to go–and to avoid lousy, lazy, shoddy, scammy supplement stacks, stay tuned to Best5 for more reviews on the latest supps.
Test Boosters that Almost Made the Cut
Performix Super T – Implements cutting-edge TERRA bead technology to deliver highly-absorbable, fast-acting T-boosts. The vitamins, minerals & herbs are on-point and of high, premium quality, but are held back by a proprietary blend supported by a questionably low dosage. Even so, the attraction of this booster’s design deserves an honorable mention for its mold-breaking tech.
Propadrol EP – Short, simple, DAA-driven stack intended for Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT) conditions due to its unique anti-aromatase flavone blend. As such, Propadrol EP misses the list not for being an inferior product, but for its focus on a specific sub-set of T-boosting. If this were a list ranking the top PCT products, Propadrol EP would definitely be on it.
Isa-Test GF – Perhaps the most impressive proprietary blend test booster that manages to catch our attention despite the prop blend BS. The formula is incredible unique, both in its intent & ingredient choices, supplying various high-quality extracts & compounds. Some formulas sacrifice quantity for quality. Some sacrifice quality for quantity. Isa-Test GF accomplishes both.