The cobra extends its hood.
The puffer fish puffs its body.
The human consumes pro-inflammatory male supplements.
All of which make each organism appear BIGGER and thus TOUGHER to their opponents. But what happens when a pro-inflammatory supplement, such as Animal Test, comes across an actual TOUGH T-booster such as Testrol?
Let’s find out:
Tale of the Tape
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||450 mg (113% DV)||Pro-Androgen Complex||2500 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate)||30 mg (200% DV)||Urtica Dioica (3,4-Divanillyl Tetrahydrofuran)||**|
|Selenium (as Selenomethionine)||50 mcg (71% DV)||Cissus Quadrangularis (Ketosterone)||**|
|Tribulus Terrestris Extract (45% Saponins) (Stem and Dried Fruit)||500 mg||Polygonum Cuspidatum (Trans-3,4,4’-Trihydroxystylbene (Trans Resveratrol))||**|
|Avena Sativa (Aerial Parts)||500 mg||Agaricus Bisporus (Polysaccharides)||**|
|L-Arginine (as L-Arginine HCl)||150 mg||3’,5,7-Trihydroxy-4’-Methoxyflavone (Hesperetin)||**|
|Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract (10% L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA))||100 mg||Yohimbe Bark Extract||**|
|Fenugreek Seed||100 mg||Hypertrophic Response Complex||1500 mg|
|Ginkgo Biloba (Leaf)||100 mg||Arachidonic Acid (40% in a Proprietary Fatty Acid/Oil Blend)||**|
|Eurycoma Longifolia (LongJack) Root||100 mg||(Grapefruit) 6,7-Dihydroxybergamottin||**|
|Epimedium Extract (10% Flavonoids as Icariin) (Whole Plant)||100 mg||Bioperine®||**|
|Saw Palmetto Berries||100 mg|
|Damiana Leaf||50 mg|
|Cnidium Monnieri (Aerial Parts)||30 mg|
|Xanthroparmelia Scabrosa (Lichen)||30 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Both formulas enhance male health, but one barely qualifies as a T-booster, while the other qualifies for perhaps… too much. Is there such thing as a “better” formula here?
Testrol shoots for T with a shotgun spread.
Shotguns can do a lot of damage.
Collateral and otherwise.
Testrol’s formula does damage on low T levels, but lowers its potential by trying to do too much on top of adding a what the hell? ingredient. But we’ll start with the goods before listing the bads:
- The Goods. Zinc, Mucuna Pruriens—hell ya. These T-boosters you’ll find topping our BIG LIST of T-Boosters list, with Fenugreek, Tongkat Ali, & Avena Sativa not too far behind. The result: Sexy, multi-angled T-boosts.
Tribulus Terrestris also ranks highly for supporting male health (namely male sexual health), but doesn’t boost T. And you know what else doesn’t boost T? Damiana. In reality, this herb is more associated with women’s health—potentially supplying estrogenic compounds. We understand it makes for an appealing libido booster, but the research doesn’t justify its use in male supplements.
Even so, the goods vastly outweigh the bads of this formula.
Animal Test incites inflammation for muscle.
Animal Test is an interesting T-booster… because it’s not really a T-booster.
It’s strictly focused on muscle.
But doesn’t T enhance muscle gains? Yes, yes it does. But the route that Animal Test takes on muscle gains isn’t necessarily through the sex hormone pathway. Instead, they boost muscle through inflammation:
- Arachidonic Acid, being the primary ingredient of this formula, is a known pro-inflammatory. Some bodybuilders avoid inflammation like the plague, opting instead for anti-inflammatory ibuprofen. Others believe that inciting inflammation may actually enhance muscle gains (and this belief is gaining more traction).
As such, Animal Test does very little for test levels. Perhaps the Stinging Nettle & Resveratrol help regulate sex hormones by inhibiting SHBG & aromatase—which is awesome—but these bio-actions don’t necessarily boost T levels.
With that in mind, Animal Test is a unique formula with definite value to the bodybuilders who are strictly looking to look good, but Testrol is more of an “everymans” formula—providing male enhancers that are good for everyone (that’s a man).
Round 1… Testrol Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Testrol has a lot of shitty dosages.
Animal Test has proprietary blends.
Which is worse?
Well, the one thing we can say about Animal Test’s proprietary blends: They have fat dosages. 2500 mg for the Pro-Androgen Complex. 1500 mg for Hypertrophic Response Complex (which only has 2 ingredients, if you discount Bioperine’s extremely low dosage demands). We can’t say that each ingredient is adequately dosed, but we’re confident that Animal Test has provided enough for each ingredient.
Testrol, on the other hand, does well through its Supp Facts down to Mucuna Pruriens (& possibly L-Arginine, if you want to be nit-picky). Beyond the ingredients, the dosages need to be upped on almost everything.
This is one of the unfortunate side effects of supplying too many ingredients and the main reason Testrol lost this round.
Round 2… Animal Test Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
Here’s another tough comparison.
Because there’s practically zero overlap in the ingredients between these formulas.
Not “practically.” There is zero overlap. Thus, we can’t outright say that certain ingredient forms are superior in one formula over the other. But what we can say is that both formulas have room for improvement. Per exemplo:
- Testrol’s Zinc needs to be Zinc Citrate. Magnesium to Magnesium Citrate. Fenugreek, Tongkat Ali, Saw Palmetto all could have better extracts.
- Animal Test’s only T-booster, Stinging Nettle, is in plain, boring form.
Yet, while it’s disappointing that Animal Test’s only bona fide T-booster is in a cheap, inferior form, it’s overall formula looks more refined that Testrol’s slop-shop of ingredients.
Round 3… Animal Test wins.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$34.99||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$109.95|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.58||Price Per Capsule||$5.24|
|Price Per Serving||$1.17||Price Per Serving||$5.24|
Round 4… Testrol Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
Despite the tie, Round 4 might be the nail in Animal Test’s coffin for many of you. There’s a $70+ price difference between Testrol & Animal Test. A price difference not worth the investment if you’re looking to build T, not just muscle.
But the reason Animal Test is so expensive relates to its use in a niche market: Bodybuilding. Granted, other athletic T-boosters manage to boost T & muscle, but Animal Test’s pro-inflammatory take on muscle gains is unique enough to warrant the price tag.
Or it’s unique enough to remain unchallenged by other (cheaper) pro-inflammatory formulas.
As such, if you’re willing to throw down the moola for Animal Test, you might be willing to tack on an additional $35 to stack these two formulas. That’s completely reasonable. By no means will this stack reach BEST for TEST boost levels, but it’s doable.
But, if we had to choose between these T-boosters, we’d go for the one that actually boosts T.