Male Potency Tonic.
That term is a little vague and unsettling — are we talking about jizz here?? And if we are, then why was this supplement previously referred to as a Male and Female Potency Tonic? What is female potency? Is this potency stuff something we really want to be boosting here?
Perhaps it’s a good thing that the customer reviews on this product are so negative, many of which suggest it doesn’t work. Otherwise, this supplement could have very, very messy results.
About MäritzMayer Xtreme Testrone
Manufactured by MäritzMayer Laboratories, Xtreme Testrone is a Male Potency Tonic that previous sold itself as a Male and Female Potency Tonic, despite previously supplying the same exact formula. And guess what: there are other products that sell this same exact formula as well. Formula notes:
- Male (and Female) Potency: Xtreme Testrone may play off the word “testosterone” in its name, but it’s first and foremost a male vitality booster, not a testosterone booster.
- Proprietary Blend: Xtreme Testrone hides all eight of its ingredients in a supposedly proprietary blend, obscuring the individual ingredient dosages.
- Nasty Tabs: Many reports of nasty, hard to swallow tablets, even though the expiration dates have yet to pass …what nastiness you selling us, MäritzMayer?
Xtreme Testrone Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Proprietary Formula||742 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed Leaf Extract (Epimedium Grandiflorum), Tongkat Ali Root Extract (Eurycoma Longifolia), Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract, Orchic Substance, Wild Yam Root Extract, Sarsaparilla Root Extract, Nettle Root Extract and Boron Amino Acid Chelate.|
Calcium Carbonate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, and Magnesium Stearate.
As a dietary supplement take one (1) tablet in the morning and one (1) tablet before physical activity, or as directed by your health care professional.
Xtreme Test’s poorly designed proprietary blend formula is giving us major déjà vu …and not the good kind.
We’ve seen this formula once or twice (more?) in separate reviews, and it’s pre-triggering a bad taste in our mouth. Something about the orchic substance or the nasty, hard-to-swallow tabs… let’s check out the proprietary blend to figure out where we’ve seen this formula before:
This proprietary splits 742 milligrams across eight ingredients, allowing for a potential average of 92.75 mg per ingredient. That’s pretty bad, especially considering that many of these ingredients require a much higher dosage than that to accomplish anything. Granted, you’re taking two servings per day, so that definitely helps. Either way, let’s check out each ingredient in this blend before making any final judgments:
Horny Goat Weed Extract – The leading ingredient in this proprietary blend is sure to get you feeling nice and manly (or nice and womanly, considering this is also a Female Potency Tonic). But what it won’t do: boost your testosterone levels. HGW is known as a testosterone mimic but has no suggested links with the hormone itself.
Tongkat Ali Extract – Tongkat ali does have suggested links with testosterone, namely in the anabolic hormone’s balance with stress hormone cortisol. Supplementing Tongkat ali under conditions of moderate stress may help balance your test:cortisol ratio in a better, muscle building direction.
Saw Palmetto Extract – Known for their DHT blocking bio-activities, Saw Palmetto berries are believed to inhibit 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme responsible for converting test to DHT, potentially offering significant prostate protection.
Orchic Substance – Don’t order Rocky Mountain oysters in Montana, unless you’re fond of bull testicles. Ditto for ordering Orchic Substance anywhere — this stuff is extracted directly from bull balls. Male supplement manufacturers seem to think this ingredient enhances male testosterone status, despite the weak research to support this.
Wild Yam Root Extract – Manufacturers claim Wild Yam extract increases natural DHEA levels, but there’s no clinical evidence of this. On the contrary, Wild Yam seems to better support female menopausal health than anabolic male health.
Sarsaparilla Extract – Classic sodie pop ingredient with very little evidence to back up its status as an ergogenic aid. Not too sure about this one.
Nettle Root Extract – While the research isn’t quite there yet for Stinging Nettle, it seems to further Saw Palmetto’s goal of protecting the prostate. Either way, it’s a smart addition to any sexual health supplement.
Boron Amino Acid Chelate – By far the best ingredient in this formula for boosting testosterone, Boron finishes off the top five ingredients of our BIG List of T-Boosters for its well-researched benefits on testosterone:estrogen balance. Hopefully, Xtreme Testrone provides enough Boron, despite its placement at the bottom of this proprietary blend.
And there ye have it. Although, if you’re a Best5 reviews regular, this all likely sounds very familiar to you. Because it sounds extremely familiar to us.
There are at least two supplements we can think of that share this same exact formula down to the letter:
The only difference between these supplements being that Xtreme Testrone and Xtreme Test (confusing, I know) call for a 2-pill daily intake, whereas Alpha Boost recommends 4 pills daily — which is perhaps our recommendation for this supplement (Xtreme Testrone) as well, so long as you’re fine with shaving that 30 day supply down to 15 days.
Which really isn’t a problem given how cheap this product is: $7.99 on Amazon.
This is by far the cheapest option of these three supplements, if you’re looking to try out this strangely common “proprietary” formula. However, if the Amazon customer reviews are any indication, this supplement has similar issues with the Xtreme Test option: the tablets are dry and hard to swallow, questionably being sold beyond their sell-by date.
Essentially, the cheapness of this product’s price matches the cheapness of its quality. It’s pretty bad, perhaps so bad to not even warrant the $7.99 price tag ($15.98 per month).
If you’re really intent on building muscle and boosting testosterone, we recommend checking out a more expensive, yet better quality testosterone booster. Something that, I don’t know, actually WORKS.
Xtreme Testrone Benefits
The benefits touted by Xtreme Testrone include:
- Maximize Your Performance Naturally!
- Xtreme T – America’s Choice for Vim, Vigor and Vitality!
Awesome alliteration, guys. Essentially, MäritzaMayer Laboratories seems to sell this product with the intent of enhancing male vitality more so than male testosterone. For that, we won’t trash this product too much — herbs such as Horny Goat Weed are truly effective at increasing male energy, vitality, libido, etc. But we wouldn’t expect any prime male levels of man activity with this supplement.
Who Takes It?
Men and Women. The product label shown on this review article displays the newer “Male Potency” descriptor, however the older Xtreme Testrone labels (which advertised the same formula) sold the supplement as a “Male and Female Potency Tonic.” Judging by the natural ingredient choices, we see no reason for this to not still be the case.
Any Side Effects?
No side effects reported. In fact, the customer reviews indicate a stronger likelihood of no effect over side effects. Side effects would at least indicate that something is doing something in this formula. What’s more, some customer reviews note that this company automatically signs you up for autoshipments, making it very hard for you to opt out — which we consider to be a negative financial side effect of ordering this supplement.
Xtreme Testrone Review Summary
- HGW & Tongkat Ali. The top two ingredients are notable male vitality boosters.
- Boron. The best ingredient in this formula (prioritized in last place).
- Affordable. $7.99 is worth the try — so long as you can avoid the autoship scam.
- Proprietary. If it’s truly proprietary, why do so many supplements use this formula?
- Nasty Tabs. Dry, nasty, hard to swallow. A common complaint with this supp.
- Unethical. Auto-shipment enrollment is a classic scam tactic.
Pricing and Where to Buy
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $7.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Wal-Mart sells the 60ct bottle at $19.99, whereas Amazon sells at the above listed $7.99. Also, Amazon actually spells the name right and doesn’t advertise the 69ct bottle, which …is just strange because the Supplement Facts clearly states there being 60 tablet servings, so our only guess is that Xtreme Testrone were being pervy weirdos with the made-up “69 Tablets” descriptor.
Final Word on MäritzMayer Xtreme Testrone
You have three options: 1) Buy Xtreme Testrone, 2) Buy one of the other options of this formula (Xtreme Test or Alpha Boost), or 3) Don’t buy any of them. This is an extremely odd formula for separate manufacturers to use. Is it extremely cheap to make? Is it the same formulators selling these products, just switching the name to erase their product’s reputation? Who cares. Just don’t buy it and save yourself the money for a testosterone booster that actually works.