ARO Vitacost Review
Some T boosters are a bit of a mouthful before you’ve even got as far as taking the capsules. ARO-Vitacost Black Series Testosterip Extreme Testosterone Booster would be one of those.
In fact if you’re asthmatic and thinking of purchasing this we’d reccommend you just point to it if possible.
We’ve got a soft spot for boosters with these long names and the odd made up word thrown in though.
One of these words is ‘extreme’ and since there doesn’t look to be anything extreme about Black Series Testosterip Extreme Testosterone Booster right away, we’re hoping that applies to promises of increased muscle mass and strength, stronger libido and even weight loss.
Reviewing it should be a lot more straightforward than saying it thankfully, as we’ve no proprietary blends to deal with. That means no guesswork as far as dosages of the ingredients. Let’s get into it.
How Does It Work?
At a Glance
- Fenugreek to balance blood sugars and support T
- Oatstraw for anti-inflammatory purposes
- Tribulus Terrestris to apparently boost T
- Horny Goat Weed to help sex drive and erection strength
- Forskholli Extract to further boost male hormone
We’ll break down how effective (or not) these choices are after the scores
Fenugreek is is strong start, but after that things take a bit of a nose dive. Tribulus has been utterly discredited, so including it twice in an amount making up the best part of a gram is an awful choice. From there the product is just a bit meh as the kids would say.
Horny Goat Weed may help libido, oat straw may be good for inflammation and forskholii might help T slightly but the jury is well and truly out. Far from impressive.
Around the $30 mark is about average for this kind of booster and we’d give it a higher score if they weren’t asking this price for a below average product. Whatever the cost of a supplement it’s still your hard earned money so you’ve every right to save it for the very best. We suggest you do that in this case.
ARO-Vitacost Black Series Testosterip Extreme Testosterone Booster is safe to take and doesn’t use proprietary blends but that’s about as much credit as we can give it. When most of your formula is dedicated to a debunked T boosting incredient and the supporting cast of components is so weak apart from one, any claims of ‘extreme’ T boosting are likely to be pushing it.
However – it does reflect very well on Vitacost that they are prepared to have terrible reviews of their products on their own website. Not sure if that’s just a sloppy web administrator, but it makes them look very honest.
We’re missing an indepth testimonal section on the company’s website, as we usually are with all but the very best boosters.
So to get a sense of quality you have to go to customer feedback on retail sites. This is extremely mixed. For every 5 star ‘changed my life’ there’s a 1 star ‘did nothing.’ The positive reviews probably edge it but they’re usually just one positive sentence and not really much of a guide.
Based in Florida, Vitacost started life as a catalogue selling supplements and vitamins made by others in 1994 under the name Nature’s Wealth. In 1999 the started their own line with the new name Vitacost.
Between 2001 and 2006 the made it into Inc Magazine’s 500 fastest growing U.S companies and have produce a whole range of fitness supplements along with vitamins and beauty products. They were recently taken over by the company Kroger, but we haven’t dug up any serious concerns.
How Do I Take It?
Users take 2 capsules 3 times a day.
This is actually not bad. Provided servings are spaced out well, 3 servings should keep active ingredients well topped up up whatever the product has to give it’ll keep on giving it until the end of the day.
Black Series Testosterip Extreme Testosterone Booster Side Effects?
Happily we don’t see much that would trouble you. Fenugreek can some times cause mild nausea and it’s not a good idea to take Forskholii if pregnant.
Where Can I Get ?
Customers will find it at Vitacost.com for $34.75
Fenugreek is useful not only because it stimulates androgens that help to produce T, but also because it helps to balance blood sugars. This in turn regulates your body’s insulin, something which if allowed to get out of whack can seriously negatively affect T production. 400mg here is a good amount.
This is a real dud whatever promise it once had as a T booster has been well and truly clinically trialed to dust. Worse, Black Series Testosterip Extreme Testosterone Booster contains to seperate types of it, 315mg of tribulus extract then 310mg of tribulus itself. Over 6oomg of waste. Fool me once, shame on you, full me twice…
This is better known as Oat Straw. What little research that has been done on it suggests it may have anti-inflammatory properties, which could help with exercise. 200mg seems a lot for something which is hardly rock solid in the proof department. There are definately better choices out there.
Horny Goat Weed
Really doesn’t do much for your actual T levels but has been seen to help sex drive and possibly erection strength. If the rest of this booster was stronger, we’d say this was a nice bonus, but with so much missing this space could’ve used better.
Coleus Forskohlii shows some ability to boost T, but the increase is only slight and doesn’t produce consistent results acrross the studies carried out. Not convincing enough to make our ideal booster
D-Aspartic Acid, vitamins D3 & B6, zinc and magnesium are just some of the no-brainer ingredients that would vastly improve ARO-Vitacost Black Series Testosterip Extreme Testosterone Booster.
The product is really disappointing if only it had as many good quality T boosting ingredients as it had syllables in it’s name.
It’s missing far too much though and offering almost as little. Less effort on marketing more on making would be our advice. Avoid.
Studies Quoted in the Review
- Wilborn C et al Effects Of A Purported Aromatase And 5α-reductase Inhibitor On Hormone Profiles In College-age Men Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX, USA. (2010)
- Kochhar A, Nagi M. Effect of supplementation of traditional medicinal plants on blood glucose in non-insulin-dependent diabetics: a pilot study Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India (2005)
- Rogerson S, Riches CJ, Jennings C, Weatherby RP, Meir RA, Marshall-Gradisnik SM. The effect of five weeks of Tribulus terrestris supplementation on muscle strength and body composition during preseason training in elite rugby league players. School of Exercise Science and Sport Management, Southern Cross University Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. (2007)
- Neychev VK, Mitev VI. The aphrodisiac herb Tribulus terrestris does not influence the androgen production in young men. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medical University, 2 Zdrave str., Sofia-1431, Bulgaria. (2005)
- Sur R, Nigam A, Grote D, Liebel F, Southall MD. Avenanthramides, polyphenols from oats, exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-itch activity. Preclinical Pharmacology, Skin Research Center, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, 199 Grandview Road, Skillman, NJ 08558, USA. (2008)
- Shindel AW, Xin ZC, Lin G, Fandel TM, Huang YC, Banie L, Breyer BN, Garcia MM, Lin CS, Lue TF. Erectogenic and neurotrophic effects of icariin, a purified extract of horny goat weed (Epimedium spp.) in vitro and in vivo. University of California Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory-Department of Urology,
- Godard MP, Johnson BA, Richmond SR. Body composition and hormonal adaptations associated with forskolin consumption in overweight and obese men. University of Kansas, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Applied Physiology Laboratory, Lawrence, KS (2005)