Step aside, Flintstones Vitamins.
There’s a new “Once-Daily” supplement in town: ISO-TEST.
Don’t feel threatened, though, Flintstones: These pills don’t come in fun colors and aren’t filled with delicious sucrose, maltodextrin, or invert sugar. Also, and this part’s pretty important, we’re fairly certain that ISO-TEST’s pills don’t even really work, so…
Skip the Cybergenics and go for Flintstones?
First, let’s read the review.
About Cybergenics ISO-TEST
Brought to us by one of the cooler sounding manufacturers (Cybergenics), ISO-TEST is a Pro-Testosterone Booster purportedly designed “For Maximum Testosterone Performance.” To which we say: Nahh… not really. Formula notes:
- LJ100: One of the better (best?) Tongkat Ali extracts on the market, increasing “free” T levels while reducing stress hormone cortisol activity.
- Chrysin: For the love of Chrysin, we can’t figure out why formulators still include this ineffective compound in their supplements.
- Non-Prop: One thing you can’t fault this product for: Shady proprietary blend shenanigans. At least ISO-TEST stays true to itself on this point.
ISO-TEST Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Nettle root extract||30 mg|
|LJ100™ (Eurycoma longifolia root extract)||100 mg|
|Dimethyl chrysin||30 mg|
|Bioperine™ black pepper fruit extract||2 mg|
dicalcium phosphate, gelatin microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate and silica.
As a dietary supplement take one (1) capsule daily; or as instructed by a healthcare provider.
With an ingredient profile like this, “Maximum” anything seems sort of a stretch.
The formula is advertised as a Pro-Testosterone Booster for “Maximum Testosterone Performance,” yet we’re not seeing any of the big ball-busters, such as the toppers on our BIG List of T-Boosters. Perhaps there’s something we’re not seeing here. Let’s take a closer look:
The ISO-TEST Ingredient Review
Overall, we’re looking at 4 ingredients here, 3 of which comprise the actual formula if we discount BioPerine, a tiny addition that enhances the formula rather than contributing any male enhancing effects. (Don’t get it twisted: This is a good thing.) On that note, let’s take a look at the 3 ingredients that “matter”:
Nettle Root Extract – Inhibits SHBG & 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme responsible for converting T to DHT, yet this dosage way, way low.
LJ100 (Eurycoma longifolia Extract) – One of the best Tongkat Ali extracts on the market, increases “free” T, reduces cortisol. Dosage is questionable.
Dimethylchrysin – Chrysin works at boosting testosterone… when injected directly into the testes. Oral bioavailability is too low to have a significant effect.
Oy vey. Is this it, Cybergenics? Alright, let’s move onto the:
The highlight of this formula: 100 mg of LJ100 Tongkat Ali Extract.
The runner-up ingredient: BioPerine Black Pepper Extract.
And the remaining two ingredients: Meh and meh — the first meh due to Nettle’s way low dosage (30 mg) and the second meh due to Chrysin’s way low oral bioavailability. The big meh question* being (*wait, that doesn’t make sense?):
What is going on here??
This simply isn’t a formula designed to win. At best, it may provide mild sex boosts on behalf of LJ100, perhaps slightly more than mild sex boosts if you increase the daily serving intake. But we wouldn’t qualify this formula anywhere near the BEST for TEST levels that the product claims. And given that ISO-TEST isn’t the only testosterone booster to include LJ100, we can’t find any other exciting reason to supplement this product.
However, let’s give credit where it’s due: At least ISO-TEST didn’t hide their formula beneath a proprietary blend. (Don’t get any ideas, guys.)
Read it on the box — here are the benefits purported by Cybergenics w/r/t ISO-TEST:
- Helps Regain Sex Drive & Interest
- Promotes Positive Mood & Vitality
- Increases Energy & Stamina
To which we say: Maybe, but probably. There simply isn’t enough in this formula to have a significant effect. Perhaps if you double or triple down on the servings? Even so, we’re not too confident, and neither are the customer reviews on Amazon:
Leonard is not impressed. And neither are we.
Who Takes It?
T-Impaired Men. The bottom of the box (“HELP FIGHT LOW-T”) indicates that ISO-TEST’s target audience is the older, low-T male, or any man experiencing generally low sexual energy or function. And Tongkat Ali certainly helps in these departments.
Any Side Effects?
Nope. Don’t expect with this formula. The ingredients possess low toxicity ratings and their dosages are too low to provoke any adverse effects.
- LJ100 Tongkat Ali. The high-point of this small test booster.
- BioPerine. May help increase the formula’s potency.
- Non-Prop. Props to ISO-TEST for taking the non-proprietary high road.
- Weak Sauce. Not enough spice in this formula to significantly boost T.
- Poor Choices. Chrysin simply doesn’t make sense in a supplement.
- Low Dosages. A redundant recapitulation of the “Weak Sauce” point.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $29.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on ISO-TEST
Put simply: ISO-TEST does not work. And we’ll just end this review on that. ISO-TEST is a poorly designed formula with not enough working parts to legitimize purchase. Not that it’s 100% bad, but, uh… yaa, it’s pretty bad.