The male multivitamin to end all male multivitamins.
General Nutrition Center’s (GNC) Mega Men® Healthy Testosterone.
Most multivitamin supplements supply all of its ingredients in a single pill serving, but GNC says NO. You’re getting a 7 pill count per pack.
Most multivitamin supplements supply only vitamins & minerals, but GNC says NO. You’re getting vitamins, minerals, plants, powders, extracts, antioxidants, & aminos. And a partridge in a pear tree.
To which we say: Thanks! …We think?
Check out the review:
About GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone
Manufactured by big doggs GNC, Mega Men Healthy Testosterone is a comprehensive male multivitamin supplement, claimed to be “Clinically Studied.” While this last claim isn’t necessarily true, the value of multivitamins to male health is undeniable, particularly in the later years of life. Formula notes:
- Vitapak® Program: One serving includes 4 different formulas, 7 colored pills, stacking up to a total of 70+ ingredients.
- Mega Men Multivitamin: The center of this multipill formula is the multivitamin, holding upwards of 50+ ingredients.
- Quality & Quantity Issues: With this many pills, MMHT is bound to have issues, most of which seem to stem from poor quality, poorly dosed ingredients.
Bear with us here. There are four Supplement Facts tables below for Mega Men Healthy Testosterone’s four different pills. Prepare for the scrolls:
#1 – Beige Caplet Supplement Facts
Mega Men Multivitamin
|Serving Size: Two Beige Caplets|
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene & 50% as Retinyl Acetate)||5000 IU (100% DV)|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate)||300 mg (500% DV)|
|Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3)||1600 IU (400% DV)|
|Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)||30 IU (100% DV)|
|Vitamin K (as Phytonadione)||80 mcg (100% DV)|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (as Thiamin Mononitrate)||50 mg (3333% DV)|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)||50 mg (2941% DV)|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide & Niacin)||50 mg (250% DV)|
|Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||50 mg (2500% DV)|
|Folic Acid||400 mcg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||50 mcg (833% DV)|
|Biotin||300 mcg (100% DV)|
|Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate)||50 mg (500% DV)|
|Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate & Calcium Ascorbate)||200 mg (20% DV)|
|Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)||150 mg (100% DV)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||100 mcg (25% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)||25 mg (167% DV)|
|Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)||200 mcg (286% DV)|
|Copper (as Copper Sulfate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Chromium (as Chromium Chloride)||120 mcg (100% DV)|
|Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate)||75 mcg (100% DV)|
|Super Antioxidant Blend||**|
|alpha-Lipoic Acid||25 mg|
|Lutemax® 2020 Lutein||2 mg|
|Turmeric Root Extract (CurcuWIN™) (Curcuma longa) (Standardized to Curcuminoids)||500 mcg|
|Zeaxanthin (as Zeaxanthin Isomers)||400 mcg|
|Astaxanthin (from Haematococcus pluvialis)||50 mcg|
|Fruit & Vegetable Blend||68.5 mg|
|Orange Peel Powder, Spinach Leaf Powder, Elderberry Fruit Powder, Acai Fruit Powder, Blueberry Pomace Powder, Cranberry Fruit Powder, Pomegranate Fruit Powder, Broccoli Powder, Tomato Powder, Grape Skin Powder, Carrot Powder, Papaya Fruit Powder, Pineapple Fruit Powder, Cauliflower Powder, Kale Leaf Powder, Apple Fruit Powder, Kiwi Fruit Powder, Pumpkin Seed Powder (Cucurbita pepo), Saw Palmetto Berries Extract (Serenoa repens)|
|Amino Acid Blend||**|
|Brain Health Blend||**|
|Choline (as Choline Bitartrate)||10 mg|
|Silica (as Silicon Dioxide)||4 mg|
|Boron (as Sodium Borate)||2 mg|
|Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) (Standardized to Polyphenols)||1 mg|
|Vanadium (as Sodium Metavanadate)||10 mcg|
Cellulose, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Magnesium Stearate Vegetable Source, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Natural Vanilla Mint Flavor, Talc, Caramel Color, Stevia Leaf Extract.
#2 – Greenish-Brown Capsule Supplement Facts
Healthy Hormone Formula
|Serving Size: Two Greenish-Brown Capsules|
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Testofen® Fenugreek Seed Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum)||600 mg|
|Tribulus terrestris Fruit Extract||98 mg|
|Tongkat Ali Root Extract||10 mg|
Gelatin, Cellulose, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Silica.
#3 – Dark Green Capsule Supplement Facts
Blood Flow & Circulation
|Serving Size: One Dark Green Capsule|
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|resVida® trans-Resveratrol||30 mg|
Cellulose, Gelatin, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Silica, Artificial Colors (FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #5), Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener).
#4 – Green Caplet Supplement Facts
DHEA Prostate & Virility
|Serving Size: Two Green Caplets|
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)||1.5 mg (10% DV)|
|Selenium (as Sodium Selenate)||7 mcg (10% DV)|
|Saw Palmetto Berry Extract (Serenoa repens)||320 mg|
|Nettle Leaf Powder (Urtica dioica)||100 mg|
|Yohimbe Bark Extract (Pausinystalia yohimbe)||60 mg|
|DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)||50 mg|
|Pumpkin Seed Meal (Cucurbia pepo)||10 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium sagittatum)||10 mg|
|Maca Root Powder (Lepidium meyenii)||10 mg|
|Oat Straw Powder (Avena sativa)||10 mg|
|Muira Puama Root Powder (Ptychopetalum olacoides)||10 mg|
|Damiana Leaf Powder (Turnera diffusa)||10 mg|
Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Silica, Talc, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Magnesium Stearate Vegetable Source, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol, Artifical Colors (FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Blue #1), Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener).
As a dietary supplement, take contents of one pack daily with food. Adult use only.
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone is packed with 4 Vitapak pills of various qualities, quantities, & effects.
Ideally, for the older mega men out there on the latter end of age-related testosterone decline, Mega Men Healthy Testosterone should work as a comprehensive “all-you-need” male health enhancement supplement… ideally.
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone supplies plenty of well-researched minerals, vitamins, herbs, & compounds that are great for older male health & vitality–yet, despite the extensive 4-pill design, might not have enough space to give each & every ingredient a chance to perform.
Regardless, let’s take a look at the ingredients in each pill, then take the review from there:
Mega Men Multivitamin – Beige
This is the multivitamin within MMHT’s multipill formulation. As such, this possesses most of MMHT’s ingredients, stacking up a whopping 56 ingredients–19 of which are found in the multivitamin’s 68.5 mg dosed “Fruit & Vegetable Blend.” All-in-all, the ingredients can be divided into the following categories:
- Standard Vitamins & Minerals. Containing B5 favorites Zinc & Vitamin D, all ingredients being adequately dosed, yet of cheap quality.
- Super Antioxidant Blend. Tiny doses of notable antioxidants, including a couple quality brands (Lutemax® and CurcuWIN™).
- Fruit & Vegetable Blend. 19 powders & extracts of fruits & vegetables. No discernible purpose for this blend other than that fruits & veggies are good for you.
- Amino Acid Blend. Two aminos, L-Arginine & L-Glutamine, that help with bloodflow & protein metabolism. Both are inadequately dosed here.
- Brain Health Blend. Negligible amounts of largely unnecessary ingredients, with exception to our boy Boron. The best boosters know to use Boron.
Immediately, 3 of these 5 blends can be written off (Fruit & Vegetable, Amino Acid, & Brain Health) for providing insignificant dosages and/or poor quality ingredients. Super Antioxidant might provide decent antioxidant, but it’s doubtful.
Otherwise, the only ingredients of value in this multivitamin are the vitamins & minerals, most of which are found in lower value formats.
Healthy Hormone Formula – Greenish-Brown
Redemption points given here for Healthy Hormone Formula’s hefty supply of Testofen, a branded extract of Fenugreek that has a decent (albeit potentially biased) research under its belt.
The remaining ingredients deal with the same problem found in the last pill: Low dosages. Which is a shame considering that the Tongkat Ali here could have offered further male hormone support, in addition to enhanced sexual health & stamina as well.
Blood Flow & Circulation – Dark Green
Decent antioxidant action from Resveratrol, a well-known grape compound for its benefits on cardio health. 20 mg seems to be enough to enact Resveratrol’s bio-effects on cardio health, however the 1 mg allotted to Lycopene won’t do much–if anything.
Makes us wonder what else is being stuffed into the dark green pills if only 21 mg is being reserved for the formula’s 2 ingredients.
DHEA Prostate & Virility – Green
Parts of the green pill overlap with previous pill formulas (e.g. Zinc, Selenium, L-Arginine, Lycopene), thus raising the overall dosages of these ingredients per MMHT serving. Yet, of these, the only ingredient that seems to have substantial value is L-Arginine, increasing the amino’s previous 50 mg dosage to 250 mg.
Other well-dosed ingredients in the DHEA Prostate & Virility pills include Saw Palmetto & Nettle Leaf, which are solid prostate-protecting ingredients. The DHEA here is sitting on a 50 mg dosage, which works for older male health, but is a “banned substance” (according to the World Anti-Doping Agency), so take caution if you’re a competing athlete.
The recurrence of the color Green in this formula’s pills is a solid indicator of Mega Men Healthy Testosterone’s all-natural, “green” ingredients. But it’s also ironic: The green colors are built on non-“green” FD&C colors.
Which are dirty & unnecessary.
Like much of Mega Men Healthy Testosterone’s formula.
The clear highlight of this formula: Mega Men Multivitamin.
For men looking for a manly multivitamin supplement, there you go: MMHT has the multivitamin angle contained in its Beige colored pills. Yet, these pills also contain a number of unnecessary, low-value ingredients as well, potentially drawing from the total value of the multivitamins. The only exception being the antioxidants, which may or may not have anti-aging male benefits due to their questionable dosages (how’s that for a bode of confidence?).
The Healthy Hormone Formula will work as much as 600 milligrams of Testofen (Fenugreek) works, which, by the way, is actually pretty well–in effect increasing “free” T levels as well as sexual health & libido.
The Blood Flow & Circulation pills may offer some cardio benefits via Resveratrol, whereas the DHEA Prostate & Virility pills may offer prostate protection via Saw Palmetto & Stinging Nettle–as well as a triggered drug test due to the DHEA content.
These points are all positives of Mega Men Healthy Testosterone. But these positive points are overwhelming outweighed by the negatives of this formula–e.g. the questionable dosages, the unnecessary ingredients, the junky additives.
At best, MMHT provides multivitamin nutrition, Fenugreek sex boosts, & decent antioxidant protection, but considering the price of this product, it may actually be more cost efficient to find separate multivitamin, Fenugreek, & antioxidant products of better quality & value (although, admittedly, we’re ignoring the value of MMHT’s convenience with this statement!).
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone Benefits
The benefits purported by GNC re: Mega Men Healthy Testosterone include:
- Support for healthy testosterone levels & improved sexual health.
- Support for healthy prostate & urinary function.
- Plus enhanced blood flow.
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone gets enough right to earn these claims. The multivitamins provide helpful support for various angles of male health & energy, sexual or otherwise, whereas some of the herbs, extracts, & compounds may help support prostate, urinary, & cardio health.
Who Takes It?
Ye Olden Folks. Mild to moderate daily supplement of multivitamins and antioxidants isn’t really a requirement until you’re an older dood at risk of nutrient deficiencies. The all-encompassing nature of this product seems specially geared towards mature men rather than younger doods trying to enhance their physical and/or sexual performance.
Any Side Effects?
None reported. On the whole, MMHT is backed by predominantly positive customer reviews, many of which suggest of long-term supplementation with no side effects. The Vitapaks ratings are solid as well. The only ingredient to watch out for is the DHEA if you like to keep your pro athlete urine free of signs of prohormone tampering.
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone Summary
- Multivitamin. MMHT has all the vitamins & minerals required by men.
- Testofen. Quality brand of a reliable sex enhancing testosterone booster.
- Prostate Support. The Saw Palmetto & Stinging Nettle provide prostate aid.
- Dosage Issues. You’ll need more pills to adequately cover all ingredients.
- Unnecessary Fillers. What’s the deal with the fruit & veggie blend?
- Dirty Additives. The green color isn’t coming from MMHT’s “green” botanicals.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $74.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Being GNC’s premier sport nutritional multivitamin packs, you may buy this supplement at an in-store GNC shop, as well as other popular online sellers such as Amazon and eBay.
Final Word on Mega Men Healthy Testosterone
Initially, Mega Men Healthy Testosterone reads like the male health supplement to end all male health supplements. And for some users who simply need to up their vitamin & mineral game, it may very well be the ultimate male health supplement. Yet, issues with quality & quantity (that contradict the heavy price tag) ultimately set this product back from elite T-booster status. Take it as it is: A decent male multivitamin with slight potential to be more.