What’s better: Pizza or Beer?
Hardest decision of your life—right, bro??
(First World problems hitting hard today on the Interwebs. What’s new?)
This dilemma details how we feel matching up Prime Male vs. TestoFuel, two of the BEST for TEST T-boosters on the market. It’d be a disservice to call one of these a “loser”… But there are no pansy wankers here on the B5 network:
Grab your pizza AND beer, bros, and let’s have us a fight!
Tale of the Tape
|D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate (D-AA-CC)||1600 mg||Vitamin D3||5000 IU (1250% DV)|
|Mucuna Pruriens (std. to 15% levodopa)||300 mg||Vitamin K2||18 mcg (23% DV)|
|Boron (as Boron Amino Acid Chelate)||5 mg||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||5 mg (250% DV)|
|Korean Red Ginseng 4:1 Extract (Root)||120 mg||Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||200 mg (50% DV)|
|Luteolin||60 mg||Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine and Aspartate)||10 mg (67% DV)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)||100 mg||D-Aspartic Acid||2300 mg|
|Nettle Root 10:1 Extract||160 mg||Asian Red Panax Ginseng||100 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (as P-5-P)||7.5 mg||Fenugreek (Seed)||100 mg|
|Vitamin D3||5000 IU||Oyster Extract||100 mg|
|Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7)||45 mcg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Citrate)||30 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
In sheer numbers, Prime Male has more than TestoFuel, stacking up 12 ingredients to TestoFuel’s 9… But take it easy, bro:
More isn’t always better.
…except it totally is—check it:
Prime Male unlocks Synergy-within-Synergy T-Boosts.
Round 1 is perhaps the most important round, which is perhaps why Prime Male always wins these match-ups: It simply has the best formula for T-boosting. Especially for men on the mature end of the timescale.
And it’s no surprise with these ingredients, five of which encompass all of our top Best5 T-Boosters: D-Aspartic Acid, Zinc, Mucuna Pruriens, Vitamin D, and Boron.
But having BIG names in the T game isn’t what makes Prime Male’s formula the BEST. It’s how it mixes up its T-boosters for Synergy-within-Synergy effects, creating a jacked-up, well-rounded formula that targets testosterone from all angles:
- Blocks SHBG
- Inhibits Aromatase
- Provides Raw Material
- Increases T-Synthesis
And Prime Male doesn’t accomplish these actions mildly. The bioactions of its ingredients promote the potency of other ingredients: e.g. K2 potentiates D3, which magnifies Magnesium’s effects, which further potentiates D3.
Toss in the BioPerine, which enhances nutrient absorption, and you have a formula that’s potent, powerful, and effective.
TestoFuel provides Athletic T-Boosts for the BROs.
Compared to Prime Male, TestoFuel has a more condensed formula—stacking up to 9 science-backed ingredients, 3 of which top our BIG LIST of T-Boosters: D-Aspartic Acid, D3, & Zinc.
Judging by TestoFuel’s mix of Vitamins & Minerals and energy-enhancing herbs, it’s formula seems designed for the bodybuilding bros:
- One particular advantage that TestoFuel provides for athletes (that’s also shared by Prime Male) is the way it supplies Zinc in a sports nutritional ZMA format (Zinc, Magnesium, B6).
Top that off adaptogenic Panax Ginseng and performance-enhancing Fenugreek and you have yourself a range of T-boosts that not only support your hormonal masculinity, but your athleticism, as well (not too mention the added bed-time support from Fenugreek’s fenugreeky libido enhancements).
The only ingredient in this formula that we could probably do without, Oyster Extract, isn’t a bad source of additional Zinc, Magnesium, & B6—potentially reinforcing the formula’s V & Ms… But we’re happy TestoFuel didn’t put too much emphasis on this inconsequential ingredient.
Due to this, TestoFuel falls short from Prime Male’s damn-near perfect formula. We recommend TestoFuel for you raging meatheads, but, as far as T goes, that synergy can’t be denied, BRO!
Round 1… Prime Male Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
The best way to start this is to compare the ingredients that are shared between Prime Male and TestoFuel:
|D-AA-CC||1600 mg||DAA||2300 mg|
|Zinc||30 mg||Zinc||10 mg|
|Vitamin D3||5000 IU||Vitamin D3||5000 IU|
|Vitamin B6||7.5 mg||Vitamin B6||5 mg|
|Vitamin K2||45 mcg||Vitamin K2||18 mcg|
|Magnesium||100 mg||Magnesium||200 mg|
Side-by-side comparison, Prime Male and TestoFuel are tied with a 3 to 3 score and 1 tie.
Yet, most notably, TestoFuel tops Prime Male on the DAA dosage, supplying an extra 700 mg of our favorite T-boosting ingredient. For reasons discussed in the next section, this is offset by the type of DAA used by Prime Male, so stay tuned on that.
Aside from these 7 ingredients, Prime Male looks generally solid, while TestoFuel looks disappointingly meh… 100 mg isn’t much for Panax Ginseng nor Fenugreek, and these are integral herbs to TestoFuel’s formula.
For that, Prime Male gains an edge on TestoFuel again in this round.
Round 2… Prime Male Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
Alright, back to the DAA:
- TestoFuel has more of it, notching a worthy 2300 mg.
- Prime Male has the better, easier-to-absorb form: D-AA-CC.
Which is a nice intro on the quality of Prime Male’s ingredients:
They all look frickin’ niiiiiiiiice.
There are practically zero complaints that we have in regards to Prime Male’s ingredient qualities: The compounds are in premium conditions, the herbs are either standardized or extracted to high potency, even Vitamin B6 is in its rare P-5-P form.
Next to Prime Male, TestoFuel looks in need of improvement… Which isn’t to say that its ingredients are all bad—they qualify for a solid decent rating—but, even swapping out the herbs for herbal extracts could create a massive boost on the formula’s effects.
Prime Male, once again, sets the standard on how to get shit done.
Round 3… Prime Male Wins.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.00||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$65.00|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.58||Price Per Capsule||$0.54|
|Price Per Serving||$2.30||Price Per Serving||$2.17|
Round 4… TestoFuel Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
Let’s get real:
Pizza isn’t better than beer. Beer isn’t better than pizza.
They’re designed for two completely separate functions:
- Getting fat.
- Getting drunk.
Prime Male & TestoFuel aren’t designed for “two completely separate functions” as they’re both primarily intended to boost T—however, their target demographics (older men and younger athletes, respectively) establish enough of a difference for us to say:
One isn’t necessarily better than the other.
Sure, Prime Male took the fight 3 rounds to 1—in that sense, it’s definitely better—but a younger dood looking to simply bulk up and feel good in the gym would do much better by a supplement like TestoFuel.
Take your pick, BRO. You have two solid options to choose from here.
But as far as the Best5 judging goes…