…well, come on, not all of them are bad… But we are talking about Identity, where he played one of the imaginary figments of a psychopath’s dissociative disordered mind (we think?).
That’s essentially Halotropin, except Halotropin doesn’t (maybe) stalk people and is actually quite possibly good for you… or it’s truly a criminal. We’re not entirely sure…
Let’s find out:
Formulated by Pro Supps, Halotropin fits in the manufacturer’s “Muscle Growth” line as the “natural test enhancer anti-aromatase” supplement. Essentially, Halotropin plans on boosting your T and reducing your estrogen (like many T-boosters). Formula notes:
- Long Roster of Man-Herbs: With the intent of boosting T, reducing estrogen, and enhancing muscle, Halotropin chooses its ingredients well.
- Proprietary Blend: We can stomach a prop blend formula (we have to, there are so many), but this prop blend’s dosage is so looooow, bro. SO low.
- Split Personality Disorder: We’re wondering if Halotropin has a serious psychological identity disorder, because it’s showing us different formulas from too many different retailers.
Halotropin Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||67 mg (17% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)||17 mg (113% DV)|
|Selenium (as Selenium Citrate)||33 mcg (48% DV)|
|Copper (as Copper Chelate)||0.1 mcg (5% DV)|
|Ashwagandha Root Extract, Fenugreek Seed Extract, White Button Mushroom, Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract (All-Grass), Eleuthero Root, Tongkat Ali Root (Eurycoma Longifolia), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract (std. min. 3% Rosavins), Maca Root, Tribulus Terrestris Seed Extract (std. min. 20% Protodioscin), Diindolylmethane, Mucuna Pruriens Seed|
|Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1|
|Directions: As a dietary supplement take 1 capsule 3 times per day. 1 serving prior to training is recommended.|
RED FLAG: The above Supp Facts are from the Pro Supps website. If you jump onto BodyBuilding.com, you’ll find an upgrade to 0.1 mg in Copper… Not so crazy, until you pop over to the Vitamin Shoppe’s posting, which shows 15 mg Copper, 100 mg Selenium, 200 mg Magnesium + 50 mg Zinc (marked as ZMA), & 1,100 mg of Halotropin’s prop blend—a huge difference from the 367 mg prop blend provided by Pro Supps website. Then there’s the GNC version, which chops Vitamin Shoppe’s Supp Facts, and iHerb’s, which adds 4 more ingredients to the formula…
What’s real anymore? Are we real? Can someone tell us what the hell is going on here???
For the record, this review is critiquing the Halotropin formula presented by Pro Supps.
Regardless of the true current formula, the fact that so many varying Halotropins are floating around is sloppy, like an untied shoelace. The best T-boosters are laced up tight, bro.
BUT, take note: All versions of Halotropin offer a wide variety of awesome, male-enhancing ingredients. And we feel there’s enough overlap in the formula versions for one to (loosely) represent them all.
Let’s check out Pro Supp’s advertised Halotropin and see if it presents a hefty enough T-booster with which to represent the entire Halotropin design—starting with the Vitamins & Minerals:
- We’ll take Magnesium Aspartate (even though Magnesium Citrate es más better) for its increases in free T, but this 67 mg dosage is disappointingly low.
- Topping our BIG LIST of T-Boosters at #2, Zinc is the manliest mineral around for boosting T and this 17 mg meets the cut.
- Believed to enhance sperm quality, Selenium doesn’t really qualify as a T-booster—but it’s a good addition… We just wish there were more.
- Copper deficiency is rare, but it does occur from too much Zinc supplementation, so maybe it makes sense in Halotropin.
Now, let’s get to the meat of this T-booster:
Halotropin™, 367 mg
If you want to convince us that your product actually boosts T, reduces estrogen, & minimizes DHT, then these are the ingredients you should have in your formula. The mind boggles at the male-enhancing potential here:
- Ashwagandha, Eleuthero, Rhodiola Rosea, Maca. For adaptogenic support on physical & sexual performance, reduced stressed levels for enhanced muscle gains—the first ingredient, Ashwagandha, suggesting remarkable boosts in T.
- Fenugreek, Tongkat Ali, Stinging Nettle, Tribulus Terrestris. For increased (free) T levels, inhibited T-killing compounds, prostate protection, & libido spikes, respectively. Fenugreek hits Halotropin’s “Suppressed DHT” claim, too.
- White Button Mushroom, Diindolylmethane (DIM). For anti-aromatase, anti-estrogen support—although, the latter ingredient showcases some questionable research in regards to its effects on male hormone levels (we generally advise to avoid DIM for the time being).
Mucuna Pruriens, the #3 T-booster on our BIG LIST of T-Boosters also finds a place in this formula, gifting Halotropin with its T-boosting, prolactin-reducing effects—although, we’re disappointed to see it prioritized so low on this prop blend.
Particularly in this prop blend, which shares only 367 mg among a whopping 12 ingredients.
This is the type of dosage we’d like to see on one ingredient (and even then, we’d probably be a little disappointed that it’s not higher). Other variations of this formula show 1,100 mg per serving—multiply that by 3 and you’re looking at 3,300 mg per day. That definitely, but even so, for 12 ingredient, it definitely doesn’t allow enough room for Critical Mass Dosages.
First impression: For 12 ingredients (especially these 12 botanical extracts), 367 mg just isn’t going to cut it. If this dosage is evenly spread, then each herbal extract is receiving a puny 30 mg per serving.
The Halotropin Prop Blend’s primary ingredient, Ashwagandha, requires upwards of 300-500 mg per day… for minimal Ashwagandha effect. Even if you take the recommended 3 servings daily, you’d only receive around 90 mg per day (assuming that the overall dosage is spread evenly across the blend… although we highly doubt that’s happening here).
Yet, ignoring the low dosage and focusing instead on ingredient quality highlights another issue—leading us to our:
Second impression: Of the prop blend’s 12 ingredients, only 2 are standardized—Rhodiola Rosea & Tribulus Terrestris. The rest are simply labeled as “Extracts,” which is admittedly a step-up from plain, unextracted herb forms—yet, it’s hard to gauge that “step-up” without knowing what the “Extract” entails: Extracted for what? From what plant part? For what percentage?
High-potent standards would alleviate some of our concerns with the low dosages, but we’re just not seeing that here.
What you end up with is a lot of great ingredients in a cool-looking formula… that’s hard to give the thumbs-up to, because of their many different supplement facts and unknown dosages.
The benefits promoted by Halotropin are:
- Supports Natural Testosterone Production
- Stimulates Androgen Receptors
- Suppresses Estrogen & DHT
As we’ve already mentioned: This formula presents enough of the right ingredients to adequately provide all of these benefits and then some—reduced stress levels, greater muscle gains, enhanced “sexy time,” etc. etc.
Of course, there’s the chance that the formula posted on Pro Supp’s site is the wrong formula, but, even in that scenario, we’d have to ask Pro Supp’s: Y all da drama m8??
That’s not G.O.A.T level presentation, baby.
Who Takes It?
Gym Rats & Bed Bugs. Testosterone boosters intent on enhancing performance usually mean they want to help you A) Get BIGGER, and B) Have sex… BETTER. Taking notes from other athletic-driven T-boosters, Halotropin seems to have an idea on how all of that works—even tailoring its formula to both men and women bodybuilders—but there’s quite a bit it still needs to learn.
Any Side Effects?
None reported. Yet, we’re wondering if we should credit this to high safety profile of these natural ingredients or the low, borderline-ineffective dosage of its prop blend… We’ll give credit to both aspects.
Generally, we recommend that only mature men and men (as in not women) in general take T-boosters—but, Halotropin claims it is also safe for women… This might be the source of its problems, considering that it’s hard to nail a one-size-fits-all-genders T-booster… But, ya, women can safely supplement Halotropin at 1 serving per day.
- Many Manly Ingredients. One of the manliest T-Booster rosters we’ve seen.
- Veteran Manufacturers. Pro Supps’ long history builds our trust a bit.
- Safe for Males & Females. Rare to see test marketed to women, but valid.
- Proprietary Blend. Manly ingredients hidden under a catch-all 367 mg dose.
- Low Dosage. Vitamins & minerals on point. Prop blend far off target.
- Unknown Formula. The variety of formulas has us questioning our existence.
- Safe for Males & Females. Might improve by focusing on one biology.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (1 month): $34.49 – 79.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Halotropin
Look what you made us do, Halotropin! There’s no reason not to take a formula with such awesome ingredients, unless there’s something off with the presentation of those ingredients. Halotropin fails to show us actual ingredient dosages and has us questioning whether this formula is even the right one. A shame, considering that this had Top 5 Best5 potential… if they tighten it up, they can realize all that potential.