Listen up, you old dinosaurs: The jig is up.
Time to pass on the torch.
The days of hair metal & grunge are long gone. No more Swayze-style cut-offs & spray-tanned biceps. The new generation has a new definition of man, which to be honest is slightly confusing and doesn’t even fully require that one be genetically male to be viewed as male, which is itself an evil social construct generated by the Patriarchy or something scary & postmodern like that.
You know what, on second thought, maybe we’re not ready to pass on the torch. Please, get your mojo back and lend us your guidance, old men — possibly with the subject of this review: HE-REX.
Manufactured by Physique Formula, HE-REX is a Natural Performance Complex that focuses heavily on male athletic performance rather than straight T-boosts. However you want to define “athletic” is up to you. Formula notes:
- All-Natural Plants: HE-REX takes the natural path to male enhancement, supplying only herbal ingredients in vegan capsules.
- Tongkat Ali: The one T-boosting ingredient has been shown to increase T & reduce stress hormone cortisol, theoretically supporting anabolic gains.
- Quantity, Quality: HE-REX doesn’t sacrifice quality for quantity nor vice versa, crafting an impressive list of potent, well-dosed herbal extracts.
HE-REX Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Veg Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Tongkat Ali (Root) (Eurycoma longifolia Jack Extract)||200 mg|
|Organic Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii) (6:1 Concentrate)||500 mg|
|Epimedium Extract (Horny Goat Weed) (Aerial Parts/Leaf) (Epimedium brevicornum) (min. 3% Icariin)||250 mg|
|Tribulus terrestrs Extract (Fruit)||250 mg|
|American Ginseng Root (Panax quinquefolium)||75 mg|
|Panax Ginseng Root (Panax ginseng)||75 mg|
|Muira Puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides) (Root/Stem) (12:1 Concentrate)||50 mg|
Cellulose (capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Cellulose Powder and Silica.
Take 2 capsules 1 to 3 times daily with food as needed, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Extracts & Concentrates — HE-REX delivers the gooood stuff.
With exception to the Ginsengs, every herb in this formula is presented either as an “Extract” or ratio “Concentrate” — which is how a supplement manufacturer should sell herbs. And we ain’t even mad about the Ginsengs: They should be in plain form for us to acquire all of their bioactive compounds.
There must be something wrong with this formula, though, right? Let’s see what we can find:
The HE-REX Ingredients
First of all, let’s thank Physique Formula for keeping HE-REX proprietary blend-free, showing us all of their ingredient dosages. (They look good.) Quantity isn’t the only thing this product gets right as all of its herbs come in potent extract forms:
Tongkat Ali Extract – Nicknamed “Stick of Man” for its phallic stature & support of the literal phallus, i.e., Man’s stick. Improves T:cortisol status for adaptogenic, anabolic hormone profiles.
Maca Root Extract – Not a testosterone booster but an effective feel-good performance enhancer, increasing your energy & ass-kicking levels.
Epimedium Extract – Also not a testosterone booster but rather a testosterone mimic, providing the secondary effects of T without the hormone itself, the most prominent effect: Libido. Just ask the goats.
Tribulus Terrestris Extract – More sex boosts without the testosterone. Tribulus is interesting for its immense popularity in T booster supplements, despite not actually boosting T. (We suspect its feel-good energy is to meant to imitate healthy T levels. Trib is to the T-booster market what caffeine is to nootropics.)
American & Panax Ginsengs – HE-REX supplies not one but two Ginsengs — the American & Asian counterparts, theoretically supplying a wider spectrum of ginsenosides er something, right? Right.
Muira Puama Extract – HE-REX, you dirty doggs, just had to notch in another aphrodisiac in this already aphrodisiac-laden formula. Muira Puama lacks human trials yet seems to operate as a reliable cognitive enhancing libido booster.
Altogether, there’s more sex than sex hormones happening here.
Amazon sells HE-REX as a “Testosterone Booster & Male Performance Formula,” and this is technically the case, although the formula seems to focus heavily on Male Performance over legitimate Testosterone Boosts.
For instance, compare the number of T-booster herbs:
- Tongkat Ali
–against the number of non-T-boosting sex/performance enhancers:
- Maca Root
- Horny Goat Weed
- Tribulus Terrestris
- American Ginseng
- Panax Ginseng
- Muira Puama
–and it becomes clear: This is a performance enhancer first, testosterone booster second… maybe.
But hey we’re not complaining. HE-REX ranks as a premium, potent man enhancer, regardless of its T-boosting abilities, due to its use of well-researched, extracted ergogenic/aphrodisiac herbs.
This is a top dogg male performance formula, especially if you’re taking upwards of 2-3 servings daily — that’s a lot of Man-stick support.
HE-REX makes several benefit claims for male health, specifically:
- Optimal testosterone production
- Lean muscle mass
- Libido health
These claims are predicated on studies associated with the individual ingredients, however HE-REX follows these claims with the descriptor: “Research Backed and Scientifically Proven to Deliver Results.” This might be the case for the individual ingredients but not for HE-REX as a whole, which has not been clinical researched or scientifically proven to do anything.
Our hunch: HE-REX may enhance male libido & energy but won’t do much for T.
Who Takes It?
Dinosaur “T-Rex” Doods. Any man may benefit by these sex boosts, however the older dinosaur men will get the most out of HE-REX’s herbs, potentially even some hormone optimization as these herbs’ T-boosting capabilities seem to emerge only in the later years.
Any Side Effects?
Nope. We don’t see any RED flags in the formula, nor do the customer reviews report of any serious side effects — in fact, the Amazon reviews are sitting on a 100% 5-Star rating.
Congrats, boys, ye did it.
- Premium Extracts. No plain powders here (except Ginseng but that’s OK).
- Well-Researched. Not the formula but the chosen ingredients.
- Non Prop. HE-REX is proud to display its dosages — and they should be, dammit.
- Hard to Find. HE-REX is often listed as “Currently unavailable.”
- Mg Stearate. May inhibit the bioavailability of this formula.
- Expensive. Those potent herbal extracts come at a potent cost.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $60.61
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on HE-REX
HE-REX delivers well-researched man plants in potent extracts at high dosages. What more can you ask for in a Male Performance Formula? Well, you could ask for more testosterone boosters as HE-REX seems to only carry one. Even so, it’s a feel-good formula worth checking out, if you can find it that is.