You’ll see shines of (dare we say it) brilliance & genius.
Followed by some of the wackiest, weirdest shit that will have you questioning the sanity of everything & everyone (including yourself) involved in the experience:
- NMDA (nice!) and Deer Antler Velvet (what?).
- Tongkat Ali (cool!) for “increased T by 400%!!” (what?!).
- Releases “Gold Digger” (amen!). Marries Kim Kardashian (WTF??).
But you know what, if the music sounds good and the formula boosts T, then whatever… We’ll put up with some pretty wacky shit to get a sample. Let’s just find out if the brilliance of this T-booster outweighs everything else.
When Muscleology says they “pulled out all the stops” for RedTest, their “SERIOUS MUSCLE SUPPORT” T-boosting formula, we believe them: RedTest stacks up a lot of ingredients–Many that work. Many that do not. At the least, the ingredients that work have major Alpha-male potential. Formula notes:
- NMDA + ZMA: MASSIVELY potent T-booster with the sports nutritional Zinc-Magnesium-B6 trio for muscle-building athleticism… But that Zinc dosage?
- High-Quality Herbs: RedTest stacks up the T-boosters with various premium extracts of our favorite man-enhancing, sex-elevating botanicals.
- Oddball Ingredients: Deer Antler Velvet? Chaste Tree? Gland tissues? Some of these ingredients don’t do anything. Some might actually decrease T.
RedTest Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 40
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||21 mg (1050% DV)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||107 mg (27% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine and Zinc Aspartate)||0.26 mg (2% DV)|
|Copper (as Cupric Sulfate)||2.5 mcg (<1% DV)|
|Proprietary Blend TB-5 DiLutinize||800 mg|
|N-Methyl-D-Aspartate, Tongkat Ali 100:1 extract (root) (Longjack), Wandering dew-grass (whole) (Cyanotis vaga) [20-Hydroxy Ecdysterone], Tribulus terrestris extract (fruit) (90% Saponins, 40% Protodioscin), Avena Sativa 10:1 extract (stem), Velvet deer antler|
|Bio-Active Proprietary Blend Stimugen-7||398 mg|
|Muira puama 10:1 extract (bark and root), Stinging nettle root 10:1 extract, Epimedium 20:1 extract (leaf) (Horny Goat Weed), Maca root powder, Chaste tree berry 10:1 extract, Cnidium root 4:1 extract|
|Proprietary Blend Regenex||186 mg|
|Orchic gland tissue, Anterior pituitary gland tissue, Rhodiola root extract [std. to 5% rosavins and 2% salidrosides], Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) seed extract [15% L-dopa], Fenugreek seed extract [50% saponins]|
|Other Ingredients: |
Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1, and Titanium Dioxide.
|Directions For RedTest:|
Take three (3) capsules of REDTEST™ with a glass of water two times daily, once before your workout and the next before bedtime. On non-training days take three (3) capsules with a meal. Do not exceed 6 capsules in a 24-hour period. Read the entire label before use and follow directions provided. DO NOT CONSUME IN THE MORNING OR ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
RedTest mixes MASSIVE boosters with a few MASSIVE failures.
The question is: Which are more MASSIVE?
The Boosters or the Failures?
Honestly, you may need to just try the formula to find out, but let’s take its blends apart and see how all of the ingredients stack up:
Proprietary Blend TB-5 DiLutinize, 800 mg
RedTest puts most of its dosaging effort into this blend, so let’s see what it’s all about:
- N-Methyl-D-Aspartate. Pharmaceutical-grade D-Aspartic Acid. Allegedly, 100x more potent than DAA—our #1 Favorite T-Booster. ‘Nuff said.
- Tongkat Ali. Major T-boosting herb, but an even majorer sex-enhancer, enhancing several aspects of male sexual health.
- Cyanotis Vaga. Questionable performance-enhancer. Might increase muscle gains. Might not. We won’t know until we get more research.
- Tribulus Terrestris. The most popular T-boosting herb that doesn’t really boost T, but potentially helps with T while boosting libido & muscle gains.
- Avena Sativa. Has T-boosting potential, but valued more for its acute nootropic benefits on attention & concentration.
And then we have Deer Antler Velvet (DAV), the ingredient that everyone is talking about with this formula… But we’re not entirely sure why.
Well, we know why—the concept of increasing T & growth hormone from regenerative antler velvet is a sexy notion (that became even sexier with the notorious NFL Ray Lewis/DAV scandal), but research overwhelmingly points against DAV even doing anything.
Forget the DAV. It’s all about NMDA here anyways.
Bio-Active Proprietary Blend Stimugen-7, 398 mg
Another 6 ingredients here, but with practically half the dosage of the last blend.
Luckily, all of the herbs here are in potent extract forms, which definitely helps. However, none of these seem to outright boost T… So w hat’s the deal?
For the most part, we’re seeing potent sex-&-performance-enhancers (Maca, Horny Goat Weed, Cnidium) & one “free” T enabler (Stinging Nettle), but there are two herbs that we’re not sure should be here: Muira Puama & Chaste Tree.
The former is overwhelmingly used for women’s health & libido, whereas Chaste Tree is a known anti-androgen (i.e. T-reducer). We can’t think of any reason why RedTest would want to screw around with these, but at least they won’t override the rest of the formula for this blend’s smaller dosage and overpowering T-healthy additions.
Proprietary Blend Regenex, 186 mg
Here is another strange blend. This time with 5 ingredients split between an even smaller 186 mg. The herbs here are also high-quality and standardized, but the gland tissues are… well, gland tissues.
Sort of a waste of space, which is a shame when you’re sharing space with Fenugreek, Rhodiola, & Mucuna Pruriens—3 notable T-boosting botanicals. This would actually be a pretty impressive conclusion to the rest of the formula if the blend simply included these blends.
However, there is some antioxidant potential with the proteins found in the glands—antioxidants that may help prostate health, which we’d venture is definitely important to men. Yet, the benefits of these herbs far outweigh the benefits of these glands, especially when dosage space is limited.
RedTest is a mixed bag.
On the one hand, it’s stock full of powerful, clinically-backed T-boosters: NMDA, Mucuna Pruriens, Fenugreek, Tongkat Ali, Rhodiola… Even the famous sports nutritional ZMA (Zinc-Magnesium-B6) trio makes an appearance—although the Zinc content is practically non-existent at 0.26 mg (‘the hell, RedTest?)
On the other hand, RedTest holds an equal amount of oddball, potentially-counterproductive ingredients that either don’t boost T or don’t have the clinical background to make any serious claims on T. Oddball ingredients such as: Deer Antler Velvet, Cyanotis Vaga, Muira Puama, Chaste Tree, Gland Tissue.
We typically expect at least a strange ingredient or two with every formula, but RedTest has about 7. What’s more concerning about them is how RedTest places more of a priority on these ingredients by placing them above the qualified T-boosters in most of the blends—except for the TB-6 DiLutinize blend, which prioritizes NMDA (praise the lawd).
Yet, we doubt they’re going to have much of a negative effect on male health, considering the overall low dosages of the blends—which also doesn’t look good for the ingredients that we do like. Additionally, because NMDA is such a powerful T-booster, it doesn’t need to many milligrams to act, thus lending it a ton of T-boosting weight over the rest of the formula.
Our Take: Considering NMDA’s potency & the number of high-quality extracts in this formula, we’re confident that supplementing RedTest will have a significantly positive net gain of T-boosting, muscle-building results. You’ll notice that many of these ingredients are found in other successful premium T-booster formulas. It’d be strange for them to have no effect here.
But we’ve definitely seen stranger:
With manufacturers called Muscleology, we’d expect RedTest to boost BIG muscles. That seems to be the primary focus of this “SERIOUS MUSCLE SUPPORT” T-booster, which quotes its benefits as:
- Increases natural testosterone levels
- Enhances sex drive and performance
- Zero water retention or side effect
Strangely, the key ingredients RedTest highlights for these benefits are Tongkat Ali, Deer Antler Velvet, & Maca—citing the first one (Tongkat Ali) as the “BEST testosterone booster ever seen!!” They claim it raises T levels up to 400%, which it definitely doesn’t. Tongkat will increase T. Maca will enhance sex & performance. But RedTest has other ingredients that accomplish these tasks better.
RedTest will increase natural T levels, sex drive, and performance, resulting in enhanced muscle gains… Just don’t listen to their reasons why. These manufacturers are on crack or something.
Who Takes It?
Bodybuilders & Athletes. That’s who RedTest claims its formula is for, designating ZMA as an indicator of its pro-athlete stance. We’d stand by that: Older men looking to increase their T levels may benefit from this product, but it seems more directed towards your younger muscle-building goons. Also, competitive athletes need not worry about the DAV content: It’s no longer on the WADA Banned Substances list.
Any Side Effects?
Nope. Based on the all-natural status of these ingredients and the low-to-no complaints of side effects (minus the rare bouts of mild nausea), we wouldn’t expect any side effects from this formula. So long as you’re sticking to the dosage schedule, you should be fine.
RedTest claims it doesn’t need to be cycled, but we’d recommend monitoring your health the longer you supplement it. Namely due to the NMDA content.
- NMDA. Powerful variant of our favorite T-booster: D-Aspartic Acid.
- Premium Extracts. All of the herbs have potent “bio-active” ratio extracts.
- Pro-Athlete. ZMA, anabolic herbs, powerful T-boosters for optimum gym gains.
- Oddball Ingredients. DAV, Chaste Tree, Muira Puama… No thanks.
- Whack Dosages. For instance, the ZMA’s Zinc dosage is insultingly low.
- Strange Claims. Muscleology could do without the bullshit in their ads.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $51.00
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on RedTest
If you’ve been in the T-boosting game for awhile now, you’ve probably considered RedTest for its potent T-boosters, but held off for its… other ingredients. Perhaps now is the time to give it a try, because, honestly, you may just need to discover the potential of this T-booster yourself. On the whole, it has a lot of impressive parts that are apt to increase your T and we’d be surprised to hear that they outright don’t work. But there’s also plenty of mystery surrounding this formula, so supplement RedTest at your own risk.