“Short Man’s Syndrome” is funny and all…
Until that short man kicks your ass.
T-Up has definite Short Man’s Syndrome, stacking up to a small list of only 5 ingredients. But we’d be lying if we didn’t say T-Up has some of the biggest balls we’ve seen on a supplement. The best part: Those balls can definitely kick your ass.
(How’s that for a mental image?)
Manufactured by Nutrex Research, T-Up sells itself as a “MEGA Testosterone Booster” for more muscle gains, strength increases, and enhanced recovery (Sign me the fug up!). The Supp Facts are short, but the T-boosts run deep, thanks to one ingredient: DAA. Formula notes:
- D-Aspartic Acid: Need we say more? This should basically guarantee a “positive” review from us (SPOILER ALERT: It basically does).
- Simple Formula: Including DAA, T-Up uses only 5 ingredients to get the job done.
- Nutrex Research: T-Up isn’t the only T-booster sold by these manufacturers, indicating a sense of T-boosting veteranship with these homies.
T-Up Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 4 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Folic Acid (as Folic Acid)||400 mcg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||6 mcg (100% DV)|
|Zinc (from Orotate)||15 mg (100% DV)|
|D-Aspartic Acid||3000 mg|
|Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Red 3, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Blue 1, and FD&C Yellow 6.|
|Directions: Take 4 capsules once per day between meals. Only one serving per day is needed. We suggest taking this product for 60 days. Use daily for best results.|
T-Up = V.B.’s + Z + the-one-and-only-OMG-I-can’t-believe-it DAA, baby
The only missing acronym here is the zuper duper ZMA, but we ain’t even mad.
T-Up tees off with a condensed, manly formula that cuts all the BS and gets to the T-boosting point with the best T-booster available, our #1 chosen T-booster on the BIG LIST of T-Boosters: D-Aspartic Acid.
D-Aspartic Acid, 3000 mg
What’s better than D-Aspartic Acid?
Okay, good point…
But in terms of increasing T levels, DAA is the current best option available. And T-Up’s DAA is looking meaty here at this ballsy 3000 mg, which (fun fact) is the clinical dosage used in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study that resulted in 42% boosted T after only 12 days of supplementation.
Considering that the study used the plain DAA form to find these results, we’re fine with T-Up using it as well… But we can’t help but wonder if T-Up could be BETTER with the stronger, easier-to-absorb D-AA-CC.
Probably, but we won’t be baby bitch boys about it.
The Other Ingredients
Vitamins & Minerals, bro. Get excited.
As we’ve mentioned, T-Up could use a little Magnesium to complete the ZMA picture—which is really the only reason to really get excited about Vitamins & Minerals in a T-booster. But at least it has 2/3rds of ZMA: Vitamin B6 + Zinc (our #2 T-booster).
As far as dosaging goes, T-Up sticks with a safe 100% DV across the board, which is… fine. Vitamin Bs typically need WAY more than that, though.
Umm, what else… The Zinc could be upgraded to a premium Zinc Citrate, B6 to a more potent P-5-P…
And that’s about it here.
The “Other” Other Ingredients
These only deserve special mention here due to Nutrex’s description of T-Up:
“Ultra Testosterone Supporter in a Vegetable Liqui-Cap!”
Ya, sure, okay, bro… Technically, it is “Vegetable”, but it’s the nasty part of “Vegetable” (Magnesium Stearate) that actually hinders the formula’s digestibility—plus it’s coated in all that Titanium Dioxide/FD&C fake coloring that looks like clown shit.
I mean… Come on!
We screwed up, bro.
Judging by our ingredient rundown T-Up, the formula’s number of Cons seem to outweigh the Pros… In truth: The few Pros of this T-booster (DAA, Zinc, B6) are far more pro-ey than the Cons (not D-AA-CC, meh dosages, “Other Ingredients”) are con-ey.
The only reason it’s easy to “pick on” is because it’s simple—and believe us, bro: That’s a good thing.
Other, inadequate formulas attempt T-boosting through over-complicated, exotic, yet unproven methods, whereas T-Up takes what’s proven (D-Aspartic Acid) and cranks it up on the dosage—throwing in a few male healthy vitamins and minerals, because why the hell not?
The result is a refreshing, “No-BS” T-booster that cuts the shit and gets straight to business.
Our beef with the formula is small beef (Let’s call it “veal”): Ingredient forms could be better, vitamin dosages higher, “Other Ingredients” removed…
A separate concern that comes with the fact that T-Up seems to WORK is that it may require an E-blocker (i.e. aromatase inhibitor)—check out this other DAA-driven formula to see how that works.
Otherwise, T-Up works as a condensed, simple T-booster that accomplishes what many T-boosters can’t:
As opposed to athletic-oriented formulas that include extra benefits on performance, T-Up’s effects are straightforward and narrowly linked to increased T levels:
- Potential 42% Increased T Levels
- Supports Muscle & Strength Gains
- Aids Muscle Recovery
Without the additional libido enhancers, energizers, etc. that seem to come standard with T-boosters these days, T-Up’s benefits will only be felt by men with previously low T levels.
This should explain why younger users tend to give T-Up overwhelming negative review scores as opposed to more mature* men (*physically and mentally)—which sets us up for the next section:
Who Takes It?
Man BROs. As in not boy BROs. D-Aspartic Acid is a powerful, natural T-booster that works by boosting natural T production. Therefore, if T production is at its natural prime—which is the case for 18-25 year olds—then it doesn’t really need to be boosted. Younger bodybuilding doods looking for performance enhancing T may find something more suitable here.
Any Side Effects?
Nothing beyond the usual side effect of T-boosting: Irritability.
T-Up doesn’t give any outright “cycling” instructions other than to “take it for 60 days.” After which we’d recommend cycling off for a couple weeks and perhaps following up with a natural PCT product to avoid any consequent aromatization from your boosted T levels.
- Two Top T-Boosters. DAA & Zinc coming in hot at #1 and #2, respectively.
- Well-Researched. Not the formula, but the individual ingredients.
- Nutrex Research. These manufacturers understand T-boosting.
- No ZMA. Not a major con, but, shit, a little ZMA never hurt nobody.
- Cheap Forms. Most ingredients can be upgraded.
- Needless Additives. Fake coloring, doooood??
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $59.95
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on T-Up
Fact: T-Up will boost T. Considering the amount of bunk T-boosters on the market, that fact alone should qualify T-Up as worth your time (and $). But we don’t just like T-Up because other T-boosters are shitty. We like it for boldly betting on only a few ingredients, two of which are major heavy hitters: DAA + Zinc. Anything else would be a bonus.