We have to blog about the latest victim of oppression:
Believe it or not, your T is being enslaved by the greedy, oppressive members of your biology: Sex hormone-binding globulin. sTAR protein inhibitors. Aromatase. Et cetera. Et cetera. The list goes on and on.
But after decades & centuries & millenniums of this bullshit, we finally have the solution: Free Test XRT. It might not be the right solution, but it’s a damn good start, dammit.
About Free Test XRT
As part of Applied Nutraceutical’s INNOVATION SERIES, Free Test XRT is a “T-Gen Maximization Composite” intent on freeing your T with a little prohormone known as: DHEA. Sounds exciting, but, to be honest, we’re more excited about the other ingredients in this formula. Formula notes:
- Energy & T: Free Test XRT takes a unique approach to male health by targeting testosterone and energy metabolism for lean, cut T-boosts.
- Multi-Angled: Addresses testosterone & sexual health through various ingredients & biological pathways: N.O. boosting, estrogen blocking, T-synthesis regulation, etc.
- DHEA Tablets: The primary selling point of this T-booster (DHEA) is perhaps our least favorite aspect of this well-rounded formula.
Free Test XRT Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Tablets|
Servings Per Container: 20
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||1200 IU (300% DV)|
|Vitamin K2 (as MK-4)||160 mcg (200% DV)|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||20 mg (100% DV)|
|Folate (as Folic Acid)||800 mcg (200% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||12 mcg (200% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Citrate)||12 mg (80% DV)|
|Selenium (as Sodium Selenite)||70 mcg (100% DV)|
|T Enzymatic Ignition Composite with E-Block Technology™||401 mg|
|7-Methoxyflavone, DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), Acacetin|
|sTAR Protosterone Mezzanine™||300 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous, Forskolin (Coleus forskolii) (root) (standardized to 40% Forskolin)|
|Libi-NOS Protoronic Mechanism™||1215 mg|
|Maritime Pine (bark) (standardized to 95% Proanthocyanidins), Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii) (root) (20:1), Velvet Bean (fruit) (standardized to 75% L-Dopa), Milk Thistle (fruit) (standardized to 80% Silymarin)|
|Other Ingredients: |
DiCalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cinnamon-Flavored Coating, Silicon Dioxide (Aerosil 200), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable), Crosscarmellose Sodium (Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose)
|Directions For Free Test XRT:|
Take 3 tablets of Free Test XRT in the morning, place tablet in mouth until flavor is no longer present and swallow tablet with 8 oz. of water. For best results take on an empty stomach. Product should be taken in a 5 days on/2 days off format.
DHEA tablets, my tuckus. There’s a shizkit of good shit in this formula!
Don’t quote us on this, but a “shizkit” is a valid unit of measure, literally translating to “a decent amount.” And the reason we’re saying this in opposition to Free Test XRT’s identity as a DHEA Tablet is because DHEA doesn’t do much for T-boosting.
Plus, it’s a WADA Banned Substance, so what the dang heck, right??
Unfortunately, that means competitive athletes must avoid Free Test XRT, but let’s see what it has in-store for the non-competitors:
T Enzymatic Ignition Composite with E-Bloc Technology, 401 mg
There are 3 ingredients here, the combination of which supply 2 major bio-actions:
- Estrogen Balance
For Estrogen Balance, we have 7-Methoxyflavone & Acacetin—compounds believed to inhibit aromatase, the enzyme responsible for converting T to estrogen (yeah, that’s a real thing).
DHEA, for the most part, accomplishes the second bio-action: Nothing! …Alright, that might be a little harsh. Some research shows slight T-boosting potential, but these effects were primarily observed in women & elderly men. Most T-boosting doods aren’t going to reap any benefits from DHEA, except for a positive drug test. It is, after all, a prohormone steroid precursor to T.
sTAR Protosterone Mezzanine, 300 mg
We know what you’re thinking: “These idiots spelled ‘star’ wrong.”
Well, guess what: You’re the idiot, because sTAR actually stands for steroid acute regulatory protein, which is a transport protein that plays an active role in steroid synthesis. Forskolin combined with DHEA is believed to promote sTAR action—however, research also suggests that the duo increases stress hormone cortisol release from the adrenal glands.
Stress hormones are not good for T.
Other than that, Free Test XRT also supplies a decent dose of Caffeine here, because… why the hell not? If you want to make the “Caffeine as T-booster” argument, you’d be somewhat correct: Similar to Forskolin, Caffeine might have T-boosting potential—yet, this benefit is also potentially blocked by Caffeine’s cortisol-boosting potential.
Caffeine-Free Option. If you’re not down for the caffeine, Applied Nutraceuticals has gone ahead and formulated a “caffeine-free” version of Free Test XRT. Same formula minus the jolted up goodness that doesn’t really need to be in a T-booster anyways.
Libi-NOS Protronic Mechanism, 1215 mg
Applied Nutraceuticals doesn’t give us much of an explanation of what they’re hoping to do with this blend—the highest dosed blend in the formula. But, for the most part, we can take a guess.
Except for the leading ingredient: Maritime bark.
In terms of T, there’s fairly weak evidence in support of its T-boosting potential. On the whole, it doesn’t seem to do much for sex hormones, instead aiding sexual health via N.O. boosting (i.e. increased bloodflow).
This benefit tied in with Maca’s sex-&-performance enhancements and Velvet Bean’s L-Dopa-related T-surges creates an impressively anabolic internal environment. The Milk Thistle simply supplies liver detoxification, widening the safety net on this formula.
Now that we have the primary ingredients out of the way, we figured we’d save the Vitamins & Minerals for the Formula Analysis.
Because they’re pretty awesome.
In total, there are 3 important T-boosters in the vitamin & mineral mix: Zinc, Vitamin D, & Vitamin K. We realize that vitamins & minerals aren’t all that exciting, but if you’re hoping to raise T, then be excited by these three. The other vitamins & minerals are aight, but we’ll take them, too.
Altogether, the vitamins & minerals plus the blends stack up to a pretty decent T-booster. Key advantages of this formula:
- 3 of our Top 5 T-Boosters: Zinc, Vitamin D, Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)
- Decent estrogen balance: 7-methoxyflavone.
- Energy metabolism: Forskolin, Caffeine.
- Sex/Performance Enhancers: Maritime Bark, Maca.
- Liver Protection: Milk Thistle.
That’s a fairly wide variety of diverse ingredients & bio-actions, which slightly confuses us why Free Test XRT places such an emphasis in its marketing on DHEA.
To Applied Nutraceutical’s credit, they’re not the only manufacturers that believe in the DHEA + Forskolin potential for testosterone boosting. But compared to other MAJOR boosters, it’s not the most researched T-boosting pathway—plus you’re dealing with a WADA Banned Substance (DHEA) that, on its own, doesn’t seem to do a whole for T.
Regardless, Free Test XRT saves itself by backing up its DHEA content with a number of bona fide T-boosters, sex-enhancers, & performance-enhancers. And a hefty load of Caffeine, if you’re into that.
Free Test XRT Benefits
Free Test XRT is apparently all about that “free” active T. The benefits claimed by Applied Nutraceutical are:
- HEALTHY FREE T LEVELS within a normal range
- CELLULAR RECOVERY AND PERFORMANCE
- MUSCLE, FOCUS, & POWER
Free Test XRT focuses on “free” active T, but seems to do more for straight T-production via the T-boosting minerals and potential sTAR action—which is a good thing. The recovery claim is validated by Mucuna Pruriens’ increase in growth hormone levels, as well. Based on the overall diversity of ingredients, you can be confident that you’re buying what’s advertised with this product.
Who Takes It?
Strength & Endurance Athletes (non-competitive). While it lacks the power of a DAA-fueled booster, Free Test XRT takes a multi-angled approach on strength, performance & sexual health that may help a wide array of active men (except for men subjected to drug tests, of course).
Any Side Effects?
Nope. We wouldn’t expect anything serious with regards to this T-booster, except for caffeine-sensitive users. If we’re being honest (we’re always honest *wink wink*), we’d suggest sticking to the caffeine-free formula—especially since you’ll already be getting enough energy metabolism from the Forskolin extract.
Free Test XRT Summary
- Multi-Angled. The diverse range of ingredients offers a diverse range of benefits.
- 3 of our Top 5 Boosts. Zinc, Vitamin D, Mucuna Pruriens.
- Quality Ingredients. Top-notch vitamins & minerals as well as standardized herbs.
- Milk Thistle. Liver protection is never a bad thing in these formulas.
- DHEA. The “leading” ingredient in this formula is a “Con” in our books.
- Caffeine. Not really necessary in a T-boosting formula.
- Prop Blends. They show the extracts. Now let’s see the dosages!
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $49.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Free Test XRT
It’s hard to pinpoint where this formula stands relative to other T-boosters, because it offers a relatively under-utilized design. What we do know: Free Test XRT works. Does it work for everyone? Probably not. We wouldn’t recommend this T-booster to older men looking to restore their T levels, but the younger gym-goers may benefit from Free Test XRT’s athletic-enhancers. At the least, the caffeinated version offers a manly alternative to coffee.