Prime Male vs. TestoTEK represents a close comparison between two testosterone boosting supplements designed with a similar goal in mind: Revitalizing youthful testosterone activity for the mature man.
As we age beyond our twenties, testosterone levels take on a gradual decline, requiring (like many things beyond this point) additional work and maintenance to stay afloat. Prime Male and TestoTEK each provide a solution. Yet, despite their similarities, one is clearly better than the other.
But which one is that? Let’s read the Prime Male vs. TestoTEK review to find out.
Supplement Facts Comparison
|D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate (D-AA-CC)||1600 mg||Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)||2,000 IU (50 mcg) (500% DV)|
|Mucuna Pruriens (standardized to 15% levodopa)||300 mg||Vitamin K (as Menaquinone)||50 mcg (62% DV)|
|Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)||5 mg||Vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin)||20 mg (1,176% DV)|
|Korean Red Ginseng 4:1 extract (root)||120 mg||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||50 mg (2,500% DV)|
|Luteolin||60 mg||Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate)||10 mg (100% DV)|
|Magnesium (as magnesium citrate)||100 mg||Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)||25 mg (167% DV)|
|Nettle Root 10:1 extract||160 mg||D-Aspartic Acid||2000 mg|
|Vitamin B6 as P-5-P||7.5 mg (577% DV)||Mucuna Pruriens (Std. to 40% L-Dopa)||175 mg|
|Vitamin D3||5,000 IU (833% DV)||Stinging Nettle Root 4:1||100 mg|
|Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7)||45 mcg (50% DV)||Fenugreek (Std. to 50% Saponins)||75 mg|
|Zinc (as zinc citrate)||30 mg (273% DV)||Oyster Body Extract||70 mg|
|BioPerine®||10 mg||Siberian Ginseng||50 mg|
Prime Male and TestoTEK are both DAA powered testosterone boosters. Yet, one’s DAA is clearly better than the other’s.
And you’ll quickly find out which supplement has the DAA upperhand by finding on the Supplement Facts which supplement carries D-AA-CC, the enhanced form of DAA. In fact, few testosterone boosters seem to carry the better DAA form, let alone DAA in general.
On that note, we’re dealing with two of the BIG dogs in the 2018 testosterone boosting market. And so, whichever product pans out as the victor in this match up, you can be damn sure it’s a good one.
How are Prime Male and TestoTEK formulas similar?
As we just mentioned: D-Aspartic Acid.
Or in Prime Male’s case: D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate.
Both supplements double down on this powerhouse of a testosterone booster, a male enhancer so effective that we ranked it at the #1 spot on our BIG List of T-Boosters. Due to this similarity, you can expect either Prime Male or TestoTEK to accomplish deep, significant test gains. And when we say “deep” we mean it: DAA seems to act directly within the testes.
Ditto for a few other notable test boosters shared by this formula: Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin K. With these ingredients, Prime Male and TestoTEK seem to significantly impact total testosterone production. Whereas their Mucuna Pruriens Extracts help increase testosterone from the cognitive LH/FSH signalling end.
How are Prime Male and TestoTEK formulas different?
While they share the same featured testosterone booster, Prime Male and TestoTEK largely diverge in their choice of herbal extracts. For Prime Male, we see: Korean Red Ginseng and Black Pepper Extract. And for TestoTEK: Fenugreek, Oyster (non-herbal), and Siberian Ginseng (non-extract). In addition to a few key differences in testosterone boosting compounds: Boron and Luteolin for Prime Male; Vitamins B2 and B5 for TestoTEK.
It’s worth noting that due to these differences, Prime Male possesses all five of our top five testosterone boosting ingredients: D-AA-CC, Zinc, Mucuna Pruriens, Vitamin D, and Boron. Whereas TestoTEK only has four, missing that precious, estrogen-inhibiting Boron, while also using the crappy cheap Zinc Oxide form of zinc.
Prime Male vs. TestoTEK: Unique Benefits
Prime Male hits testes deep testosterone gains from all angles.
Individually, Prime Male’s ingredients are incredibly impressive. However, the way these individual ingredients stack and interact with each other is what sets Prime Male apart from its competition.
Due to the diversity of bio-effects accomplished with these high-powered ingredients, Prime Male is able to achieve a 1+1=3 level of synergy, wherein the effects of one ingredient enhances the results of another. For the older male looking to revitalize his testosterone and energy levels back to prime male standards, trying to pinpoint the exact mechanism responsible for age-related testosterone decline can be a hopeless task.
Prime Male says screw that, simply covering all bases to ensure that your testosterone producing, muscle building machine is firing on all cylinders at optimum capacity.
TestoTEK stacks heavy hitters with more mainstream popular boosters.
By stacking DAA with Fenugreek, TestoTEK takes an increasingly popular approach to boosting testosterone by mixing total testosterone and free testosterone raising bio-effects. Not that this makes TestoTEK comparably unique to Prime Male (given that Prime Male also accomplishes total and free test boosts), but the DAA + Fenugreek is particularly notable for its increasing popularity.
TestoTEK’s overall design and focus is a little weaker, whereas Prime Male’s multi-direct attack on age-related testosterone decline seems to hit with more efficacy.
- Each product has its unique merits. Yet, given their shared goal of increasing age-related testosterone decline, Prime Male outperforms TestoTEK by delivering a more effective, highly synergistic, testosterone boosting formula.
Let’s start with the featured testosterone booster in each supplement:
- Prime Male’s D-AA-CC: 1600 mg
- TestoTEK’s DAA: 2000 mg
While it’s not a perfect one-on-one match up, given that D-AA-CC is a significantly better option to DAA, TestoTEK supplies 400 mg more DAA than Prime Male’s D-AA-CC. Does this make TestoTEK’s DAA more valuable than Prime Male’s D-AA-CC? Probably not.
And here’s why: Prime Male not only has 1600 mg enhanced form D-AA-CC but also 400 mg additional space for other testosterone boosters. With that additional space, Prime Male hits essentially critical mass dosages for its ingredients, ensuring that each ingredient has enough capsule space to work.
TestoTEK does well with its DAA and Mucuna Pruriens dosages. But they either fail to compete with Prime Male’s dosages for shared ingredients (e.g., 100 mg Nettle vs. Prime Male’s 160 mg Nettle) or they simply fail at providing sufficient dosages for their ingredients: E.g., 75 mg Fenugreek, 50 mg Siberian ginseng.
- TestoTEK hits the high dosages for its best ingredients, yet struggles with the rest of its formula. Prime Male, on the other hand, covers all bases. Prime Male has better dosages than TestoTEK.
Ingredient Quality Comparison
Few supplements get a perfect score in this round. Even the best testosterone boosting supplements tend to skip corners on an ingredient or two (or three), in terms of ingredient quality and potency. And, frankly, we’re not too bugged out about it, if it means limiting the costs for otherwise awesome testosterone boosting supplements that work.
However, Prime Male is one of those rare testosterone boosters that hits 100% high quality marks on 100% of its formula, delivering exceptional quality even on the minor players, such as the vitamins and minerals.
TestoTEK, on the other hand, falls in the awesome quality category, with exception to a few cut corners: E.g., DAA (as opposed to Prime Male’s D-AA-CC), Pyridoxine HCl (as opposed to Prime Male’s P-5-P), Zinc Oxide (as opposed to Prime Male’s Zinc Citrate), Siberian Ginseng powder (not extract)…
The best a supplement can achieve against Prime Male in this category is a tie for the top spot. TestoTEK cuts corners, thus falling behind Prime Male’s 100% potent, powerful ingredients.
- Both Prime Male and TestoTEK supply ingredients that are high quality and potent. Yet, all of Prime Male’s ingredients are top-notch, whereas TestoTEK’s formula still has room for improvement.
Nutrient Delivery and Clean Label Comparison
Almost the first thing to check for in this category: Do the supplements have BioPerine Black Pepper Extract? Given the tiny dosage requirement of this nutrient absorption enhancing extract, there’s almost no excuse to include it in your supplement — whether your selling a testosterone booster, a fat burner, or something else.
Well, guess what: Prime Male has BioPerine. TestoTEK does not.
As such, Prime Male’s formula has a significant lead in nutrient delivery. Yet, as far as the “Clean Label” comparison goes, TestoTEK impresses with its Organic Nu-Flow® caps, whereas Prime Male adds a little FD&C Red 40. Not that Prime Male has dirty caps, but they’re simply not as clean as TestoTEK’s additive free formula containers.
- Prime Male has better nutrient delivery. TestoTEK has cleaner capsules. We’ll leave it to you to decide which is more important for boosting testosterone.
|1 Bottle (30 servings)||$69.00||1 Bottle (30 servings)||$74.99|
|Price Per Serving||$2.30||Price Per Serving||$2.50|
Both Prime Male and TestoTEK supply 30 months’ worth of servings, each serving at a hefty 4 capsules for a total 120 caps each. Strictly in terms of serving count, these supplements are essentially equal. Yet, TestoTEK is $5.99 more per bottle than Prime Male.
Not a huge disparity but a disparity nonetheless. And one that widens when you then consider the difference in quality between these supplements.
- Despite their equal sizes in servings and capsules per serving, TestoTEK is more expensive than Prime Male on a price per serving basis.
Prime Male vs. TestoTEK: Which is Better?
The individual reviews for each testosterone booster here earned high ratings for the supplements’ well-demonstrated abilities to accomplish at least one thing: boosting testosterone.
As such, you can’t go wrong with either Prime Male or TestoTEK. Both supplements are designed to work towards revamping those testosterone levels and muscle gains, and both supplements are designed well. However…
Prime Male has a better, more effective design than TestoTEK.
And it’s slightly cheaper, too. (Even cheaper when you factor in the different price pack options that you can buy via Prime Male’s website — no Amazon or GNC deals, though.)
Really, the only justifiable reason we can think of for supplement TestoTEK over Prime Male is the former’s use of a Fenugreek, a popular herb among the bodybuilding crowd. However, we can think of better Fenugreek fueled boosters off the bat that are better for bodybuilding — TestoFuel, Test FREAK, etc. — if that’s what you’re ultimately looking for.
However, if you’re looking for a testosterone booster that not only boosts testosterone but boosts testosterone to alpha high levels, look no further than Prime Male.