In the jungle of testosterone booster supplements, Prime Male is King.
Just look at Prime Male’s white lion logo: Majestic, muscular, confident, and oozing testosterone. That’s what Prime Male is, and that’s what it does.
But the real Prime Male story is its far-reaching synergy: This formula’s T-boosters work well together, enhance many different testosterone functions, and actually amplify each other’s testosterone boosting activity.
Read our full review to learn why Prime Male is our #1 pick for 2016 and 2017, and why it might just be the most advanced testosterone booster formula of all time.
About Prime Male
Prime Male is a 12-ingredient testosterone booster and vitality complex made by Opti-Nutra, Ltd. Prime Male’s nutrient forms, dosages and science based combinations take a cutting-edge strategy to deliver big masculine health results for all men — especially men over age 30 whose testosterone is starting to naturally decline. Prime Male key notes and features:
- D-AA-CC. Prime Male uses this enhanced form of the red-hot testosterone booster D-Aspartic Acid (DAA), shown in human research to increase testosterone levels by 42% in 12 days
- Potent and Absorbable. Clinical dosages, concentrated botanicals, premium forms and a BioPerine® bioavailability boost: Prime Male pulls out all the stops to ensure maximum testosterone boosting activity
- Strong Reputation. Opti-Nutra and Prime Male websites show credibility, transparency and quality; Prime Male also has the greatest collection of (apparently) legit testimonials that we’ve seen for a testosterone supplement
Prime Male Ingredients List
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate (D-AA-CC)||1600 mg|
|Mucuna Pruriens (standardized to 15% levodopa)||300 mg|
|Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)||5 mg|
|Korean Red Ginseng 4:1 extract (root)||120 mg|
|Magnesium (as magnesium citrate)||100 mg|
|Nettle Root 10:1 extract||160 mg|
|Vitamin B6 as P-5-P||7.5 mg|
|Vitamin D3||5,000 IU|
|Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7)||45 mcg|
|Zinc (as zinc citrate)||30 mg|
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Prime Male naturally optimizes several testosterone pathways for a universal masculinity boost.
Prime Male’s 12 test boosting ingredients look like a lot. Some testosterone boosters fail at anything over 10+ ingredients because cramming so many into one capsule drives down the dosage of each.
Prime Male solves that challenge by using highly active and absorbable forms in combos that amplify each other’s testosterone boosting effects.
This unique potency + synergy formula strategy is key to Prime Male’s success, because it is designed to boost testosterone in several different ways.
Prime Male’s formula is unique from other products on the market because it is boosts testosterone directly and indirectly, targeting three primary pathways:
- Optimizing testosterone production and release
- Strengthening testosterone “helper compounds”
- Neutralizing test-killers like estrogen, free radicals, prolactin, cortisol and SHBG
Utilizing these multiple testosterone pathways, Prime Male is designed to restore, raise and sustain healthy circulating testosterone levels.
Prime Male’s universal testosterone support helps to unlock T’s full masculinity-enhancing potential, working to:
- Elevate energy and overall vitality
- Enhance physical and mental performance
- Improve libido, sexual function and sperm count
- Raise growth hormone levels
- Stimulate lean muscle mass development
- Promote strong bones
- Boost mood and sleep neurotransmitters
Prime Male’s testosterone-driven benefits add up to some serious manly mojo.
More than just 12 ingredients slapped together into a formula, Prime Male is 12 ingredients that work together to boost testosterone and testosterone-related quality of life.
But that’s just part of the story. The combination of ingredients and the forms PrimeMale chooses to use are what really take the formula to the next level.
Let’s check the actual testosterone boosting ingredients themselves, and see how the specific combination of compounds in Prime Male adds up to the most effective testosterone booster formula on the market.
Prime Male Ingredients
DAA as D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate (D-AA-CC), 1,600 mg
D-Aspartic Acid (DAA) is Prime Male’s driving force. It’s relatively new as a testosterone booster, but men are starting to grasp its big potential:
- One early human clinical study showed that DAA supplementation for 12 days was associated with a 42% increase in blood testosterone levels and a 33% increase in the test-helper Luteinizing Hormone (LH).
Prime Male’s premium D-AA-CC form is even more powerful than plain DAA, with enhanced bioavailability — which suggests it may unleash an even bigger boost in testosterone than plain DAA.
Mucuna Pruriens (“velvet bean” standardized to 15% levodopa) 300 mg
Mucuna pruriens supplies an active test boosting called levodopa (L-Dopa), believed to work by blocking the girly hormone prolactin while boosting T-helpers like follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH).
- One research study found that healthy men supplementing with Mucuna Pruriens enjoyed significant increases in both testosterone and the T-helper Luteinizing Hormone (LH).
Prime Male’s Mucuna pruriens is standardized to 15% levodopa — a carefully calibrated level of active ingredient that is safe and non-toxic. This is important because mega-dosing levodopa may create dopamine imbalance risks.
Nettle Root 10:1 extract, 160 mg
Stinging nettle is a traditional herb that appears to offer three unique bio-activities for indirectly boosting testosterone:
- It seems to function as a natural 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor
- Counters the aromatase enzyme that degrades circulating testosterone
- Neutralizes SHBG, the T-killer that binds to and “deactivates” testosterone
Prime Male’s highly concentrated 10:1 stinging nettle extract is an interesting choice for men over age 30, and could play a big role in the formula’s testosterone maintenance benefits. Its benefits for prostate and urinary health may be appealing to men over age 50 as well.
Korean Red Ginseng 4:1 extract (root) 120 mg
Ginseng is known as an adaptogen: An herb that helps counter the effects of stress. Since the stress hormone cortisol drives down testosterone levels, Ginseng’s anti-stress activity helps maintain healthy testosterone.
Meanwhile, Ginseng’s male performance-enhancing properties stack nicely with testosterone benefits for masculinity, energy, strength and libido.
Prime Male’s 4:1 Korean Red Ginseng extract is potent, and contributes a good deal of activity to the formula’s “Vitality Complex” benefits.
Boron (as amino acid chelate), 5 mg
Boron is mostly known for promoting bone strength and muscle growth. As a testosterone booster, Boron is believed to work by blocking the anti-T compound Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) while directly supporting androgen production.
The amino acid chelate form of boron found in Prime Male is enhanced for easier absorption to deliver maximum test benefits.
Magnesium (as citrate), 100 mg
Magnesium is a critical mineral testosterone booster that also helps neutralize the SHGB hormone that binds to T and renders it useless.
Magnesium may be even more important in men over age 30, because older adults tend to have a harder time absorbing it. Prime Male’s citrate form of magnesium is high-potency and easy to absorb, a strong choice for Prime Male’s men-over-30 focus.
Vitamin D3, 5000 IU
Vitamin D receptors are known to exist inside the “testosterone factory” Leydig cells that are concentrated in the testes.
One study of overweight men found that vitamin D3 supplementation boosted free, bioactive and total testosterone, suggesting big masculine health potential.
Prime Male uses a hefty 5,000 IU dose of Vitamin D3, which is more than you’ll find in other testosterone supplements, if they use it at all.
Zinc (as citrate), 30 mg
Zinc is the manliest mineral there is. It serves as an important building block for T formation in the testes while promoting testosterone production and release into the bloodstream.
Zinc also counters the feminizing effects of the girly hormone prolactin, and may promote male sex drive and virility.
- Prime Male uses high-quality, easy-to-absorb zinc citrate. Zinc is an important part of Prime Male’s formula’s design, in part because — like magnesium — it tends to become harder to absorb and utilize with age, just as men start experiencing natural testosterone decline.
Vitamin B6 (as P-5-P), 7.5 mg
B6 is a building block for androgens (male sex hormones). Some early animal research that shows B6 deficiency appears to be linked to low testosterone levels.
Prime Male uses a top-shelf form of Vitamin B6 known as P-5-P (pyridoxal 5 phosphate), which is believed to deliver greater potency than cheaper B6 forms.
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7), 45 mcg
Vitamin K is naturally present in testosterone central — The Testes — and is theorized to play a role in healthy testosterone levels.
Animal research has shown that when male rats don’t get enough Vitamin K, androgen synthesis declines; meanwhile, increasing Vitamin K intake has brought significant increases in testosterone production in male rats.
Prime Male’s K2 as MK-7 is a premium form of the vitamin, ideal for testosterone boosting, especially in men over age 30.
Luteolin, 60 mg
A safe, well-tolerated botanical antioxidant testosterone booster, luteolin helps improve men’s testosterone-to-estrogen ratio.
Luteolin is not a classic testosterone booster, and is backed by early research, only. However, since Prime Male is driven by D-AA-CC that boosts all sex hormones, luteolin’s anti-estrogen activity is a smart choice for the formula’s overall effectiveness.
BioPerine® 10 mg
BioPerine is a branded black pepper extract that boosts nutrient absorption in dietary supplements. This tells us Prime Male is intent on MAXING OUT the activity of every single T-booster in this formula.
BioPerine® is also thermogenic — delivering some fat burning activity that meshes nicely with the weight benefits associated with healthy overall testosterone levels.
The Formula is really why Prime Male is our #1 for this year and the foreseeable future: It’s practically a clinic on how to create a synergistic, super-potent supplement. Behold:
Prime Male’s Testosterone Boosting Synergy
Prime Male leverages natural nutrients that boost each other and that “team up” on testosterone via different pathways. For example:
SHGB is a notorious T-Killer. Prime Male’s Magnesium + Nettle + Boron neutralize SHGB in 3 different ways — for 3X testosterone boosting activity
Girly estrogen throws manly hormones off-balance. Prime Male’s Luteolin + Boron neutralize estrogen across 2 unique pathways — for 2X T-boosting activity
Synergistic Support for Prime Male’s Lead Booster: D-AA-CC
Prime Male’s Luteolin + Boron anti-estrogen effects are especially important because the formula’s lead ingredient — D-AA-CC — is a universal sex hormone booster that spikes T and gives a little bump to girly estrogen.
By including its 2x power anti-estrogen mini-stack, Prime Male can deliver a big dose of D-AA-CC that unleashes its maximum T-boosting power while still keeping estrogen levels in check. Smart design.
There’s more synergy to talk about in the Prime Male formula design:
Prime Male’s Vitamin K2, Magnesium & Vitamin D3 and Boron look boring, but when combined, fit together like gears to power your inner T factory:
- Vitamin K2 boosts T and potentiates Vitamin D3 to max out its testosterone benefits
- Vitamin D3 promotes test synthesis and improves Magnesium absorption for bigger testosterone benefits
- Magnesium protects circulating testosterone and increases Vitamin D3’s activity for more testosterone
- Boron directly and indirectly supports T and helps the body to utilize Magnesium and D3 more efficiently
All this shows that Prime Male doesn’t just throw random testosterone boosters into a capsule. Instead, they intelligently formulate with T-boosters that work better together.
Prime Male is like a championship sports team—where players are assembled because they play well together, fit like puzzle pieces, make each other better, and are stronger than the sum of their parts.
Prime Male Quality Premiums
Prime Male uses a lot of top-shelf nutrients: Enhanced-absorption forms, concentrated herbal extracts and standardized botanicals with greater potency and bigger testosterone boosting activity. It looks like Prime Male is driven to make every single ingredient in the formula work to its maximum capacity.
Prime Male could’ve used cheap forms that are hard to absorb or don’t work as well, and the fact is, most people wouldn’t know the difference. Using the best possible forms with the greatest biological activity boosts Prime Male credibility, effectiveness and ultimate results.
Prime Male Benefits
Prime Male claims to make you “the man you once were” by restoring T-levels to what they were in your teens and 20s… and helps you maintain those ideal test levels forever. They place this T-boost in the context of raising vitality, improving male potency, building lean muscle mass, losing abdominal fat, and even enhancing mental performance.
All these Prime Male claims check out. It’s just that good. In fact, Prime Male probably does even more than what they can say.
Who Takes Prime Male?
Prime Male is designed for Men over age 30, so this is mostly who takes it. Men in this age group gain advantages from the formula’s more intensive testosterone boosting support.
Prime Male works for younger men too. But, men in their 20s are often looking for targeted bodybuilding and anabolic sports nutrients mixed in with their test booster supplement. Prime Male doesn’t go that route, instead focusing on testosterone exclusively and allowing the higher test levels to indirectly support muscle growth and physical performance.
Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Andre Reed? He takes Prime Male. From youtube:
Freakin’ DOLPH LUNDGREN?? He takes Prime Male too:
But even more impressive than these manly men are the testimonials from Prime Male users featured on the product website. There are a LOT of compelling, legit looking stories about real Prime Male benefits there, mostly from men ranging in their 30s to their 60s.
Any Side Effects?
Few, if any. This is what happens when a formula uses only top-shelf quality ingredients, including standardized and concentrated herbals. Prime Male premium forms are well-tolerated, in some cases made with proprietary or patented processes that target and eliminate side effects commonly associated with the “plain” forms of certain boosters.
Prime Male Summary
- Formulation. Prime Male is the smartest, best-designed testosterone booster formula we’ve reviewed, with premium nutrients that fit together like puzzle pieces, boost each other’s activity and multiply overall testosterone benefits
- D-AA-CC. Big 1600 mg dose of red-hot testosterone booster in an advanced, absorbable form
- Potent. All Prime Male ingredients hit clinical dosages, use enhanced-potency forms, or both
- Transparent. All ingredient dosages are on the label; good website info too
- Affordable. Try buying these compounds and dosages solo… you’ll see
- Safe. Prime Male is formulated to avoid side effects and risks tied to some other testosterone boosters
- BioPerine®. A nice bonus that’s not a T-booster, but enhances absorption of the whole formula
- Positive reviews. Prime Male has far more enthusiastic, detailed user testimonials than other testosterone supplements
- Not “hardcore”. Prime Male is designed for men age 30+, and doesn’t have a lot of hardcore bodybuilding bells and whistles
- Only available in 1 place. The Prime Male website is the only buying option, so there’s no competitive pricing (it’s still affordable, though)
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 box: $69 (one-month supply)
- 2 boxes: $138 ($69/bottle, free shipping)
- 3 boxes + 1 free: $207 ($51.75/bottle, free shipping)
- You can only buy it online direct from the manufacturer at www.primemale.com– no Amazon deals or GNC buying
- A risk-free 90-day money-back guarantee is offered, but you have to pay the return shipping costs
Final Word on Prime Male
Prime Male is made to work, and it DOES. It is the ultimate testosterone supplement for men over age 30, but also a great choice for younger men seeking a clean, pure testosterone booster without any crazy amped-up anabolic or sex drive extras (formulas like TestoFuel and Test Freak are better for those goals).
In a market littered with scam testosterone formulas, Prime Male stands apart. Prime Male is clean, premium testosterone support: Top-shelf, science-backed testosterone boosters in a winning combination. The smart, synergistic testosterone formulation strategy launches Prime Male, but Quality is the X-factor that pushes Prime Male all the way to #1.
If increasing testosterone naturally is your focus, you can’t go wrong with Prime Male.
*Updated 7/2017 with Mucuna pruriens research link