As any serious athlete knows, testosterone is one of the body’s primary natural anabolic hormones and most likely the one that’s most associated with muscle growth, strength gains, and sex drive. The problem with your body’s natural production of testosterone is that it peaks and begins to drop as early as your mid-twenties. If size and strength are your goals, that’s not a desirable situation.(1)
Most likely, you’ve seen and probably tried the various test boosters that have come out over the years, many with little to no research backing their ingredient list. The bad news is that the list of natural test boosters with questionable results is long and goes back several decades. The good news is, it’s the beginning of a new world, and in this day and age, more and more supplement companies are using well-researched ingredients that use clinical dosing with full label transparency. In other words, supplements are not what they used to be.
That’s good news for those advanced athletes that are looking for an edge and want a natural solution to the more aggressive “supplement” choices. You can always expect these athletes to ask one key question: does a natural test booster really work? The answer to that question is simple: choose a test booster that uses clinically researched ingredients at effective dosages, and do not choose a product that hides behind a prop blend. If it’s in the bottle, you want to clearly see it detailed on the label, period. This approach automatically eliminates a dwindling number of companies that are still stuck in the days of under-dosed prop blends that use ineffective ingredients. That leaves you with quality supplement companies making products that do what they say they will. Ignite Nutrition believes in making the most effective products possible, and we just happen to make one of the very best test boosters on the market: Test-Up.
D-Aspartic Acid – We made sure to use the clinical dose of 3.12 grams. DAA is an effective natural test booster that has clinical research backing its effectiveness, with one 12 day study that used male test subjects. At the end of the 12 days, these test subjects demonstrated an increase in natural test levels by 40%.(2)
PrimaVie® Purified Shilajit – We use 260 mg of this ingredient, which is a clinically studied, purified Shilajit from the Himalayas. Shilajit is a sap-like substance that contains several active ingredients, including Fulvic Acid, Dibenzo-A-Pyrones (DBPs), DBP-Chromoproteins (DCP), and over 40 minerals. Research has shown that PrimaVie increases free testosterone levels, nitric oxide production, and training endurance. The important thing here is that free, or usable testosterone levels increased. No matter how much testosterone your body makes, only a small portion is available, or free, that can be used for muscle growth.(3)
Longjack Extract – We use 100 mg of this herbal ingredient, which helps promote hormonal balance in the body by supporting lower levels of cortisol as well as a normal testosterone-to-cortisol ratio. This is important because first of all it means the destructive catabolic hormone cortisol is being controlled, important because, among other destructive effects, excess cortisol can block the effects of testosterone in the body(4), and it also means there’s an increased anabolic environment in the body which is one of the keys to the process of both muscle growth and muscle preservation.
These three compounds are the stars of the Test-Up formula, which also contains minerals that support testosterone production, such as Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, and Boron, as well as DIM to combat potential excess estrogen production, and Safed Musli to promote sexual health. The combination of all these ingredients creates a comprehensive, well thought out formula that utilizes synergy among its ingredients for optimal benefits.
We have seen that advanced athletes looking for an edge in their chosen sport often seek out natural solutions if they do not want to use more aggressive choices, but what about new athletes that are in their prime with their own body’s production of testosterone kicked up to high gear?
When you’re young, you tend to have passion and impatience for success in your chosen sport that may lead to the wrong choices, and that line of thinking extends to natural solutions such as Test-Up. Here’s the thing, a natural test booster is an effective solution for men that have suffered a drop in their natural testosterone production due to age. As we have seen, this drop begins in your mid-twenties. This makes it an advanced supplement and not something a rank beginner in their mid to late teens should be using. While Test-Up is beyond any doubt one of the best test boosters available, your natural body progression dictates that a test booster will be more effective as you begin to hit your mid to late twenties and beyond.
If you think about it, this same concept applies to your workouts, as you begin to advance, you begin to use heavier weight, more volume, and more advanced training techniques. You don’t just rush into an advanced routine in your first week of training. The same applies to your use of a test booster. Based on your age and your experience with supplements, get your feet wet with fundamental products such as Load-Up, a potent recovery drink that’s the perfect post-training choice. Amino-Up, a potent intra-workout drink that you can sip during your training sessions, and Dominate-Up, one of the best pre-workouts on the market and a product you can dose to your individual experience level. Build your stack with these cornerstone products, chase your success in your chosen sport, and then add an advanced formula like Test-Up. As you can see, Ignite Nutrition has premium quality products designed for all levels of experience, so build your stack with Ignite and find your success.