The Best Testosterone Boosters for Low Test / Energy / Libido

The Best Testosterone Boosters for Low Test / Energy / Libido

The winners podium. We talk through what we look for, what's important, and why these three have taken the 1,2,3.

tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anybody trying to work out which natural test booster to buy, and why one is better than another. Anyone trying to avoid wasting a million hours on the net reading old, dated reviews.
I am busy - summarize it for me

Ultimately it all depends on your budget. You get what you pay for, if you want the best product you have to fork out for a premium brand. However if you really can't afford it then there are cheaper alternatives which are still good products.

Our Top Picks in The Low Test Category

Welcome to our ‘best test boosters’ for the low test category. Suitable for older guys who want to help their body regenerate it’s own testosterone in an inexpensive, safe and natural way.

We’ve put this page together to make life easy for you.

Our Rating System

Before we get started, let’s quickly cover the points we assess when we are rating a test booster. We go quite in-depth in this site in individual reviews, but to sum up what we are evaluating;

• The Ingredients – Not just what is in it, but the dosages … and also what it is missing.
• Price – Not just the overall cost but the value for money that the product offers
• Where to Buy – Is there anything more frustrating than a great product you can’t buy?
• Trust – You may be ingesting these products!
• Testimonials – What are others saying about it
• The Manufacturer – Who is behind the product

We’ve kissed a lot of frogs to bring you these princes. A LOT of frogs. And we don’t like kissing frogs [Editor: Well, apart from Andy, I think he might].

The point is that we’ve kissed the frogs so you don’t have to.

Our top 3 low test boosters are summarized below for you. As always, more information is just a click away and we’ve also linked to the manufacturers site to hear it straight from the horses mouth.


Summary of Scores - Top 3 Low Test Boosters

Centrapeak

Centrapeak

Prime Male

Prime Male

Testogen

Testogen

Our Top 3 Test Boosters - 2019

Find out who are currently in the top three podium positions for the low test boosters...

Centrapeak#1 Centrapeak Gold Medal - Top Low Test Booster

Centrapeak is more than just a test booster, it's a male vitality booster. It is designed for men in the 35+ category with low test (or suspected low test) and low mood. Men who could use a boost in every department.

By using the latest and best test boosting ingredients and dropping the high volume candidates that don't deliver, they have made space for effective cognitive enhancers.

The end result is a product packed with ingredients with extremely strong clinical pedigree in elevated test levels in men with low test, elevating mood , increasing energy and reducing stress.

If any of the above rings true with you then you should look into it.

Low Test Winner

CENTRAPEAK - POSITIVES & NEGATIVES

  • Positive

    • Excellent innovative formula
    • Free shipping on all orders
    • Fairly priced
    • Vegetarian friendly
    • GMP manufactured in the USA
    • Fully disclosed formula, no proprietary blends
    • Dosages based on clinical research
    • Discounts on multibuy
  • Negative

    • Only available in the US and Canada.
    • Can only be purchased on the manufacturer's website

CENTRAPEAK VERDICT

GOLD MEDAL - We expect to see more of this type of product launched through 2019, it's a fantastic formula and easily takes the number one spot as MVP for 2019. If you have low test (or suspect that's the case) and are feeling down, get your hands on a months supply of this.

It's currently only available in the USA and Canada unfortunately, so any of our readers living elsewhere will eed to look further down the list.

At a Glance

  • D3, B6, Ashwaghanda, I3C, Mucuna Pruriens, Boron and testosterone, all in the ideal dosages
  • Test boosting keystones Magnesium and Zinc underpin the formula
  • Panax ginseng for better blood flow / nitric oxide in addition to test
  • Solid nootropics : Rhodiola rosea, Lion’s Mane Mushroom specifically for elevated mood
  • Bioperine® for enhanced bioavailability

Prime Male#2 Prime Male Silver Medal - Runner Up Low Test Booster

Propura, the creators Prime Male, are clearly clued up on what a body over 30 needs to stay at hormonal peak.

Great natural choices to counter estrogen in the form of vitamin B6 and luteolin. Mucuna Pruriens, zinc, boron and nettle root for test, coupled with a high dose of D3 coupled with magnesium and K2. It's a strong product.

A strong (and fully disclosed) formula, a good solid company, a ludicrous number of positive testimonials. Worldwide shipping, distribution from the US and UK. Worthy runner up, it's a good product.

Low Test Runner Up

PRIME MALE - POSITIVES & NEGATIVES

  • Positive

    • Fully disclosed, no proprietary blends
    • Dosages based on clinical research
    • Testosterone Stimulators, Estrogen Suppressors and Libido Boosters
    • Manufactured in the USA in cGMP facilities
    • The same formula available worldwide
    • 3 month money back guarantee
    • Impressive, detailed and credible positive testimonials
  • Negative

    • At the higher end of the price range
    • 90 day guarantee applies only if you take it for 3 months
    • Shipping only free on larger orders
    • No customer service phone number - email only
    • Regularly run out of stock
    • Only accepts Paypal Express for payment
    • Not suitable for vegetarians

PRIME MALE VERDICT

SILVER MEDAL - For a long while Prime Male led the pride. It's an excellent formula and the testimonials section should offer reassurance to anybody doubting whether the product really works outside the lab.

You can't stay alpha male forever though. It sat on it's laurels, the formula hasn't been updated in four years and Prime Male was eventually usurped by a younger, fitter and hungrier beast. Still well worthy of the silver medal position though, and if you live outside of USA or Canada this should be your top option.

Ingredients Summary

  • High in vitamin D3, with K2 and Magnesium in support for t boosting
  • Strong estrogen suppressants like vitamin B6 and luteolin
  • Panax ginseng which promotes better blood flow and nitric oxide in the body to address libido or erectile problems
  • Added nettle root extract also helps free testosterone
  • The addition of Mucuna Pruriens not only helps to boost testosterone but inhibits cortisol (the stress hormone) which blocks testosterone and negatively effects mood

Testogen#3 Testogen Bronze Medal - Third Placed Low Test Booster

Testogen used to be aimed squarely at the muscle building market, and the badly informed end at that. A dreadful product packed with testoduds such as Tribulus Terrestris. The decent ingredients were under dosed - we originally gave it a poor score.

Following it's acquisition by Wolfson-Berg in 2018, the product underwent a total overhaul. A complete transformation into a Low T tackling prop forward, the poor ingredients disappeared and well proven test boosting superstars replaced them.

TestoGen

TESTOGEN - POSITIVES & NEGATIVES

  • Positive

    • Very strong formula
    • cGMP manufactured
    • Fully disclosed, no proprietary blends
    • Free worldwide shipping regardless of quantity ordered
    • Bonus free workout guides
    • Customer service support phone number
  • Negative

    • Premium product = premium price
    • Lacking detailed testimonials
    • Vitamin K1 is an odd ingredient choice

TESTOGEN VERDICT

THIRD PLACE - Testogen is a real contender. Frankly in the pas the 1-2-3 on the low test section was a bit of a one horse race. However now that products like Testogen are starting to include ingredients with a clinical pedigree taking low test levels and turning them into normal test levels, this product has moved across categories.

Strong formula, heavy discounting on multiple purchases, and free shipping make this the kind of bronze medalist that is pushing the other two right to the rope.

A worthy third place and well deserved podium finish.

At a Glance

  • Testosterone stimulators such as Vitamin D3, Nettle Root and D-Aspartic Acid
  • Estrogen suppression via Vitamin B6 and Boron
  • Fenugreek blood sugar and insulin regulation
  • Magnesium & Zinc included to help promote free testosterone
  • Panax Ginseng for blood flow, faster recovery and enhanced libido
Low T

What exactly causes low testosterone?

Before we start looking at the herbs, vitamins and nutrients that’ll put the fire back into the smolder of your testosterone production, it’s important to look at exactly why you’re hormone levels are simmering on the background rather than exploding in the face of your significant other.

Low testosterone is an issue facing more and more men.

There are over 3 million Americans suffering from clinically low anabolic hormone levels.

And according to large reviews such as the HIM study (Mulligan, T et al. Prevalence of hypogonadism in males aged at least 45 years: the HIM study. Int J Clin Pract. 2006 Jul 1; 60(7): 762-769) , 40% of men aged 45 have low testosterone.

What’s a healthy and safe testosterone level?

It’s pretty difficult to say exactly what your blood testosterone should be, because it naturally changes based on genetics, lifestyle and age.

The standard 300-1,000 ng.dL is a benchmark that most clinicians use. And as soon as you fall below that lower threshold, your doctor will diagnose you with hypogonadism – low T.

But remember this. It’s different for everyone.

One man could feel on top of the world with a T level of 350 ng.dL. He might be able to run a fast 10 km race, lift his body weight on the bench press, and leave his lover a quivering mess from multiple orgasms after a 2-hour bedroom marathon.

Another man might have a T level of 500 ng.dL and feel lethargic, tired, weak and much more interested in watching the game than going to bed early with their partner.

The cause of your low T could be caused by different mechanisms

Because testosterone is produced as part of a complex system of communication between your brain, glands and testes, there’s a lot that can go wrong.

However, most guys that suffer from low T find that it’s caused by one of two mechanisms;

  • Primary hypogonadism – the Leydig cells of your testes can’t function well enough to directly produce androgen hormones
  • Secondary hypogonadism – the ‘trigger’ that the Leydig cells need doesn’t arrive from your brain.

Regardless of the cause, the result of low T is always the same though.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

The specific symptoms of low T vary from one man to the next. Both in terms of type and magnitude.

If you’re lucky, you might just suffer a bit of muscle loss and a bit of belly fat. Less fortunate guys might end up depressed, feel worthless, be at risk of a range of illnesses and even die early.

Here are the common side effects of hypogonadism:

  • Loss of energy, vigor and motivation
  • Decreased libido, sexual performance and fertility
  • Higher risk of illness and early death
  • Loss of bone and muscle mass
  • Increased risk of obesity, belly fat and man boobs
  • Anxiety, frustration and depression – a miserable outlook on life
Intra Muscular Injections

TRT – The Alternative to Natural Test Boosters

So we figured that there’s a good chance you are here because;

  • A medical professional has diagnosed you with Low T
  • You suspect you have Low T
  • Your wife suspects you have Low T

And you want to look at all the options. 10 years ago there weren’t many options, but nowadays there are plenty. We’ve already covered the natural test booster angle, let’s take a quick look at the other alternatives you’ve got.

Intramuscular Injections

OK, we are going to transport you back in time to High School chemistry lessons here. To make it more interesting, in your mind’s eye replace your chemistry teacher with Walter White from Breaking Bad.

Free testosterone has a half life of ten minutes.

So every ten minutes the levels of effective free test halve. After an hour levels are 1/64 of the original. This constitutes ‘perishable’. To stop it perishing they esterify the testosterone in oil, and it can then be injected into muscle using a basic hypodermic syringe. Easy.

Pros:

Quick and relatively inexpensive. Does not require advanced medical expertise to administer.

Cons:

‘Intra’ is latin for within. Which means that it goes right intra the muscle. A deep, painful injection. Whilst you don’t need the world’s greatest surgeon to administer it, you will need to make frequent and inconvenient trips to see the nurse.

Also, the testosterone is not released in a uniform way. You will get a surge of the stuff that will have you strutting around like Arnie for 2 or 3 days and then a hideous dip after 1 or 2 weeks. Higher dosages means fewer trips to see the nurse, but the hormone swings that will affect mood, energy and libido will be accentuated.

Implants

Surgical implants sound very modern but testosterone implants have been about since Adolf Hitler was in power. 3 to 6 crystallized testosterone pellets are inserted under the skin arond the thighs and abdomen and break down over a period of 6 months releasing test into your system.

Pros:

The testosterone is released steadily and evenly, none of the hormonal swings you’d get with intramuscular injections.

Cons:

As mentioned, it’s a surgical procedure. Ever seen the cars surgeons drive or the golf clubs they are members of? Surgeons ain’t cheap. There are also risks associated with any surgery. The insertion itself can be painful and it’s not uncommon for the body to try and reject them (as it is a foreign body after all). If side effects occur it would be more surgery to have them removed.

Transbuccal Testosterone

Now this one is a modern development. The testosterone is taken twice a day in tablet form, you hold it in your cheek next to the gum whilst it dissolves.

By absorbing it in this way it gets into the bloodstream very quickly, and less of the test is metabolized by muscular tissue.

Pros:

Effective, easy and convenient to take.

Cons:

Expensive. Tastes awful and can cause irritation. The testosterone can be transmitted via saliva so you might want to resist the testosterone induced urge for passionate kissing if you don’t want your wife to start talking in a deep voice too.

Transdermal Testosterone

Applied via a patch or gel, daily in the morning. Transdermal testosterone patches were initially developed to be applied directly to a shaved scrotum.

You can imagine how popular that was. Presumably the halfwit that came up with that plan was quickly dismissed and new more acceptable application method developed.

Pros:

By applying it in the morning it mimics testosterone’s own circadian rhythm, higher in the morning and tailing off into the evening.

Easy to start and stop, you just stop applying it. The gel is effective at allowing the body to absorb larger amounts but as with Transbuccal methods you have to be careful with transference to the rest of your family.

Cons:

Extremely expensive. No guarantee how effective it can be for any individual as there is a dramatic variation on absorption rates. Patches can cause skin irritation.

Oral Testosterone

Very uncommon TRT method in the USA (as the FDA never approved the testosterone derivative used), but more common in Europe. Not new, been available for many years.

Pros:

Painless, easy to take. If side effects occur can be discontinued easily.

Cons:

Some very rare reports of hepatotoxicity and risks for some other hepatic complications but otherwise it’s considered safe. Has to be taken many times a day, so easy to forget to take.

tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anybody trying to work out which natural test booster to buy, and why one is better than another. Anyone trying to avoid wasting a million hours on the net reading old, dated reviews.
I am busy - summarize it for me

Ultimately it all depends on your budget. You get what you pay for, if you want the best product you have to fork out for a premium brand. However if you really can't afford it then there are cheaper alternatives which are still good products.