Are you sick of testosterone supplements that promise testosterone but only give you Tribulus? Well, you came to the right place!
Introducing: Bulgarian Tribulus!
It’s like Tribulus because it IS Tribulus, except sourced from Bulgaria, presumably or something. But surely that’s not all Bio Thrive Labs’ Ultra Test has, right? Otherwise, this wouldn’t be a real testosterone booster, right? Because you need actual T-boosters to boost T, right??
Check out the review:
About Bio Thrive Labs Ultra Test
Bio Thrive Labs is back at it again with Ultra Test, a “Natural Testosterone Support,” wearing the green, grey, & white color scheme with the caduceus medicine symbol to match. The idea: Ultra Test is a legitimate “Daily Health Care” product for men. The reality: It’s Tribulus. Formula notes:
- Bulgarian Trib: Ultra Test’s Tribulus Terrestris owns 750 mg of this formula’s capsule space, over half of the product’s overall dosage.
- ZMA: The classic sports nutrition stack ZMA makes an appearance, except it’s missing its vitaminous component: Vitamin B6.
- Low Dose, Low Quality: Across the board we’re seeing poor dosages, poor ingredient forms, or both, which is somewhat made up for by the cheap price-tag.
Ultra Test Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Magnesium||200 mg (50% DV)|
|Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris||750 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed P.E. 10%||50 mg|
|Saw Palmetto Berries||50 mg|
|Hawthorn Berries||50 mg|
|Cissus Quadrangularis||50 mg|
Cellulose (Vegetable Capsule), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate.
Take (3) capsules before bedtime with an 8oz. glass of water or as directed by your Healthcare Professional. Discontinue use if not well tolerated.
Low Performance, Low Dosed, and meanwhile in Bulgaria…
Tribulus is tribulus, yet every now & then a supplement comes along to point out that they have not just any Tribulus but the Bulgarian Tribulus. Unfortunately, Bio Thrive Labs’ Bulgarian Trib comes in plain, cheap format, but before we tackle that, let’s tackle the ZMA minerals first:
- Magnesium – Important to muscular function, but what form is this?
- Zinc – Directly involved in T-synthesis, the #2 entry on our BIG List of T-Boosters, but again: What is the Zinc form used here?
The only missing mineral is Boron, which, judging by some of the customer reviews used to be in this formula (or the customers are just confused). Now, the leading ingredient in Ultra Test:
Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris
Despite its presence in damn near every testosterone booster supplement on the market, Tribulus Terrestris doesn’t seem to boost testosterone for the average, healthy male. Or really in general, except for perhaps older men and/or men with low T status.
Do this make Tribulus a bad ingredient?
NO – Trib operates as an effective libido booster, enhancing physical & sexual performance, which may deliver ergogenic & anabolic benefits to the body. But other than that… ya, not the big ball-dropper we were hoping for in a formula titled “Ultra Test.”
The Herbal Remainders
Everything beyond Tribulus on the Supplement Facts, with exception to Zinc, is negligible, due to the low quality & dosage of each ingredient. For some reason, Ultra Test goes the Chrysin route, despite the evidence piled against it — for one, the compound requires direct injection into the testicles to have a significant effect on testosterone levels. Oral consumption won’t cut it.
And the other ingredients?
- Horny Goat Weed – The only herbal extract in the formula, tiny dosage
- Longjack – Great adaptogen T-booster, plain powder, tiny dosage
- Saw Palmetto Berries – Inhibits DHT conversion, p.p., t.d.
- Hawthorn Berries – Antioxidant, potential liver protection, p.p., t.d.
- Cissus Quadrangularis – Protects joints, p.p., t.d.
Honestly, these herbs aren’t worth discussing given their way low dosages & poor quality. Which is a damn shame, Ultra Test: Your ingredient choices aren’t bad.
There are several reviews saved on this site that we could easily copy-&-paste here without risk of introducing any inconsistencies to the Ultra Test review thus far. This is because the pump-a-bunch-of-tribulus-and-sprinkle-a-bunch-of-herbs design is common to the testosterone boosting market:
- Tribulus feels good. And because it feels good, it’s easy to mask an ineffective formula underneath a lot of cheap Tribulus because customers are apt to think highly of something that makes them feel good (and thus buy it repeatedly). Trib is to T-boosters what caffeine is to nootropics.
Hypothetically, if Ultra Test had paid more attention to the remaining ingredients — filled in their dosages, enhanced their potency, etc. — then this would be an impressive formula. Strictly in terms of the ingredients chosen, Ultra Test has the potential to: A) increase free T levels, B) reduce catabolic cortisol levels, C) inhibit T to DHT conversion, D) protect the liver, E) protect the joints, & H) enhance that sexy-time energy.
Ultra Test decides to triple down on plain Trib powder instead, sprinkling in the remaining herbal powders to give the appearance of well-rounded formula, while ironically having the gonads to call itself ULTRA Test.
Having said that, if you’ve been hoping to try Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris powder, then this is actually a pretty solid find.
Ultra Test Benefits
Bio Thrive Labs makes 3 claims for Ultra Test, quoted below:
- Controls Testosterone Level
- Increases Stamina & Libido
- Helps Lose Fat and Save Muscle
Before judging the claims’ validity, we can reasonably filter the formula down to Zinc, Magnesium, & Tribulus — two of which may support T status under conditions of mineral deficiency, the latter being an effective libido & energy enhancer. So sure, under specific conditions, these claims may be sort of true, although the “Ultra” in “Ultra Test” is a bit of a misnomer, as well as “Test” if your Zinc & Magnesium levels are already doing well.
Who Takes It?
Guys & Gals. Judging by the images attached to Ultra Test’s Amazon page, in which are included 3 pictures, each of a guy or girl just absolutely tearing it up in poorly-lit urban locales in need of renovation, we’d say Ultra Test views itself as an athletic enhancer for generally athletic people. Although, since this is a test booster that bridges gender, we should point out: Nursing mothers are advised against supplementing Ultra Test.
Any Side Effects?
None reported. And the customer reviews are generally positive, free of any reports of significant side effects. Although, that might not be saying too much considering how, uh… unhelpful Amazon supplement reviews can get. For example:
Ultra Test Summary
- Tons of Trib. 750 mg is better than many manufactured Trib suppliers.
- ZMA. Only thing missing: Vitamin B6.
- Affordable. Particularly if you’re on that Amazon Prime train.
- Poor Quality. The plain powders need upgrades to standardized extracts.
- Low Dosages. 50 mg isn’t near enough for all of these ingredients.
- Chrysin. Want ultra testosterone? Grab a needle & inject this shit!
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $23.97
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Ultra Test
Tribulus & ZMA. That seems to be the extent of this T-booster, with the upside of being more (although, we’re not betting too much on it.) Fortunately, you don’t have to invest too much money in this product, as you’re only spending around $0.80 per serving here. Granted, doing so causes you to miss out on truly BIG test results, but we’ve seen worse supplements for much greater prices than this.