Since the beginning of time, man has been in search of the largest, most high-definitionish TV of all-time.
But no matter how many TV upgrades we go through, it seems we can always go larger & high-definitioner.
The same applies to testosterone boosters. So, when Test HD comes in specifically claiming high-definition levels of testosterone, they better damn well mean it. Because we’re not about to settle on another 480p standard definition piece of shit booster that barely gets across how many players are on the damn field–er… how many milligrams are dosed for each damn ingredient…
We won’t do it!
About Test HD
Formulated by BIG-time manufacturers MuscleTech, Test HD is BIG-time “HARDCORE TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER” that’s (tbh) not all that “HARDCORE” but is definitely a “TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER.” Formula notes:
- Straight, BS-Free Boosts: Test HD is one of your “get-to-the-effing-point” T-boosters. Which is more than we can say about many other formulas.
- Free T in 7 Days: This claim hinges on Test HD’s Boron content, which, according to research, seems to do exactly that.
- Non-Prop Blend: Test HD throws up the RED flag with a seemingly proprietary blend, then takes it down by actually revealing its dosages.
Test HD Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Caplet|
Servings Per Container: 90
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Zinc (as zinc gluconate)||7.5 mg (50% DV)|
|Calcium||48 mg (4% DV)|
|Testosterone Boosting Matrix||**|
|Tribulus extract (as Tribulus terrestris) (fruit)|
Supplying 45% saponins
|Shilajit extract (PrimaVie®)|
Supplying 50% fulvic acid
Supplying 5% boron
|Broccoli powder (as Brassica oleracea)|
|Stinging nettle extract (as Urtica dioica) (root)||50 mg|
|Velvet bean extract (as Mucuna pruriens) (seed)||50 mg|
Microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate dehydrate, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, coating (hypromellose, titanium dioxide, polydestrose, talc, maltodextrin, medium chain triglycerides), hydroxypropylcellulose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, acesulfame-potassium
Take 1 caplet twice daily. Take the first caplet in the morning and second caplet mid-afternoon.
On workout days, take the second caplet 30 minutes before your workout. Do not exceed 2 caplets in a 24-hour period. Read the entire label before use and follow the directions provided.
Test HD sharpens those High-Def Muscles via Heavy Doses of T.
There’s the “HD” portion of this T-booster deciphered for you.
And judging by the ingredient choices here, 3 of which can be found topping our BIG LIST of T-Boosters (Zinc, Boron, Mucuna Pruriens), the title “Test HD” seems earned.
But even the best players can play like shit when poorly organized. Let’s see how Test HD organizes these all-star players in its fully disclosed Testosterone Boosting Matrix:
Tribulus Terrestris Extract, 250 mg
The highest dosed ingredient in this T-booster is not a T-booster so much as it is a sex-enhancer… Which may come as a surprise to many of you, considering how popular this herb is in T-boosters (in fact, it’s the most popular herb in T-boosting stacks).
For older men with low T, Tribulus might help increase T levels—other than that this herb is only good for twerking your mojo & jacking your flow, yo (i.e. enhancing libido & performance). Awesome for male health, but not T.
Shilajit (PrimaVie®) Extract, 100 mg
Shilajit is essentially rock hair and if you know anything about rock hair you know that it’s the shit… the Shila-shit.
But not really.
Shilajit contains several healthy minerals, but its primary active constituent is Fulvic Acid, which this PrimaVie® brand standardized to a potent 50%. In terms of male health, one study showed 200 mg Shilajit (standardized to 54.8% Fulvic Acid) having significant improvements on sperm & T counts—increasing T by an average 23.5%.
Boron Citrate, 100 mg
Second only to Zinc for the manliest mineral award, Boron is surprisingly underrepresented by the T-boosting community. Because this T-booster is the real ass deal.
Real-ass deal. Not ass-deal.
When supplements say they’ll raise free T level in only a week (such as Test HD), they’re likely basing that claim on their Boron—which has been shown to increase free T levels within a week time period.
Broccoli powder (Diindolylmethane), 50 mg
Believed to inhibit aromatase—the enzyme responsible for converting T to estrogen—Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a theoretically smart addition to any T-boosting formula… but only theoretically so. Because that’s all DIM is right now: A theoretical aromatase inhibitor.
While it has demonstrated aromatase inhibition, most of these studies were primarily centered on women’s health. Plus, some research actually suggests it decreases T levels, so we generally recommend against supplementing this compound until science figures it the eff out.
Stinging Nettle Extract, 50 mg
Another theoretical T-booster, except at least this doesn’t seem to potentially diminish male health. Au contraire, mon ami, Stinging Nettle is actually great for male health—showing significant advantages for prostate health in particular. This makes this Stinging Nettle extract a solid herb for 30+ male health—although, we can’t be so sure about this dosage until we know exactly what and how much is being extracted here.
Mucuna Pruriens Extract, 50 mg
What a way to end this blend: With our #3 favorite T-booster, Mucuna Pruriens.
Of all the T-boosting herbs, this has perhaps the most unique T-boosting bio-action for its potent supply of L-DOPA—the neurotransmitter precursor to “happy time” dopamine. Not only does this provide slight nootropic advantages, but it helps T levels by spiking the release of luteinizing hormone—a hormone that tells the testes to up its game on boosting T.
Yet, we’re unsure of this dosage. Again, it’ll come down to the extract quality, but even then this dosage is low for Mucuna Pruriens (even when you double it for the twice daily dosages).
Test HD increases T production & enhances free T levels…
That’s it. That’s all you need to know.
What’re you waiting for?
There’s really not a whole lot more to cover than that. Test HD covers several angles on T-boosting with its 3 Best5 favorites (Zinc, Boron, Mucuna Pruriens), increases libido & performance with its primary ingredient Tribulus, and attempts aromatase inhibition with DIM—even though we’re not the biggest fans of the ingredient.
Compared to more athlete-oriented T-boosters, Test HD falls a little short by missing the ZMA trio. It also doesn’t quite meet up to the standards of your major ball-dropping boosters by leaving out powerful ingredients the likes of D-Aspartic Acid. But these are such minor grievances considering how much Test HD does right with its formula.
In conclusion, there’s only so many creative ways to describe a T-booster formula, and the fact that this analysis doesn’t observe any specific angles on Test HD’s T-boosts actually indicates how effective it is.
Because what we’re dealing with here are straight, no bullshit T-boosts. If we had anything more to say beyond that, it probably wouldn’t be anything good, so consider that a GIANT win for MuscleTech.
Test HD Benefits
There’s only one advertised benefit with this T-booster and, dammit, it’s a good one:
- Test HD boosts free testosterone in 7 days.
Subtle, yet specific. We like that.
Again, no BS spouting here. The benefit is earned by the Boron, of course, but is further supported by the various other research-backed T-boosters. We wouldn’t necessarily rank this as a BEST for TEST “free” test booster, but it’s definitely qualified—especially for users who are looking for a rather run-of-the-mill initiation into the T-boosting game.
Who Takes It?
T-Booster Initiates. As well as long-time T-boosters, too, to be honest. While it lacks the power to revive T levels among 30-40+ year old men, Test HD seems to sustain & moderate the male energy required of 20+ active men.
Any Side Effects?
Nada. We wouldn’t expect or warn against any side effects due to these all-natural, quality herbal extracts. Nor are the dosages intense enough to, like, have you growing a 3rd foot on your head, or whatever those synthetic drugs are doing to people these days.
Bear in mind also that Zinc & Calcium compete for absorption. Which isn’t necessarily a “side effect,” but it’s annoying to think of Zinc’s bio-activity being diminished by a negligible ingredient addition.
Test HD Summary
- B5 Favorites. We’ll list them again: Zinc, Boron, Mucuna Pruriens.
- Premium Herbs. High-quality botanical extracts we’re seeing here.
- Adequate Dosages. Multiply everything by two for the double daily dosage.
- Diindolylmethane. Our least favorite in the mix. Questionable at best.
- Calcium. Not worth the Zinc inhibition. Questionable at worst.
- Messy Caplets. The “Other Ingredients” reads like a scary novel.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $44.98
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Test HD
If the supplement market weren’t full of ineffective skeazy formulas, we’d rank Test HD as an average T-booster. But considering the options currently available, Test HD is definitely above average on the T-boosting scale. If it were a TV, Test HD would be at a 720p resolution rather than 1080p. This makes it a valuable, safe option for younger doods hoping to try out this whole T-boosting thing without blasting their balls off.