Inner Armour Anabolic Test Review
Just like it can be difficult to decide which test booster to use, sometimes we struggle to settle on which one to review.
We don’t want to waste your time or ours. That’s why we love to get requests from you guys about a specific product. Think of us like a more shredded, email savvy Santa. Your booster is our command.
One brand a few of you have been asking about recently is Anabolic Test from Inner Armour. This is aimed at the muscle builders among you. It promises to help support healthy testosterone production and optimize your hormonal balance by limiting estrogen.
Looking at it, we can already see some pluses and minuses. The pluses we’ll get into in a minute but one big drawback is the use of a proprietary blend.
Most of the ingredients share a portion of a 767mg blend. This is extremely frustrating as it can’t be properly evaluated, and in some boosters can cause real problems.
Let’s see how Inner Armour Anabolic Test does.
How Does It Work?
At a Glance
4 suitably fancy and advanced sounding proprietary blends
- “Zinc-T Support Matrix” (ZMA)
- “Testosterone Optimizing Matrix” (Fenugreek)/li>
- “DHT Modulation System” (Saw Palmeto Extract, Stinging Nettle Root)
- “Anti Aromatase Complex” (Hesperetin, Resveratrol)
Let’s take a look at those scores
Good amounts of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 get Inner Armour Anabolic Test off to a strong start.
Things like fenugreek and stinging nettle might carry that on, it’s just a pity we can’t be sure because the proprietary blend obscures the dosages.
We’re not overly convinced by resevratrol or hesperidin and everyone knows tribulus is a dud. Those weak spots, a few key components missing and a poor serving schedule mean we can’t score it higher.
Around £30 in the U.K and as low as $20 in the U.S is good value for a test boosting supplement. Medium rare.
There’s enough here to make it reasonable value, but it is missing a few key elements. At the moment we’d class Inner Armour Anabolic Test as a decent budget option, but if the price starts to creep up it might be worth looking somewhere else.
On the Inner Armour website the claim they have ‘indisputable trust because all their supplements are certified Banned Substance Free’.
This means that Anabolic test is likely to be perfectly safe, sure, but a few ingredients here aren’t as effective as they’re presented. Plus any booster that won’t tell it’s customers all the info (including ingredient dosages), isn’t getting full marks from us.
Inner Armour Anabolic Test fares generally very well in user feedback on retail sites but the reviews lack the detail of a dedicated testimonial section on the official website.
Always look for that along with full user profiles, videos and before and after pictures. That said there’s only a few negative reports so overall people’s experiences seem to have been positive.
Inner Armour are a U.S based company who manufacture almost any supplement you can thing of with the aim of improving performance.
Not only this, they have created an online fitness community, offering workout tips on their site. They actively try to keep up with which substances are banned in professional sport, so that they can associate with and aid elite athletes.
All in all an impressive company. We just take issue with a few formula choices.
How Do I Take It?
Users take 1 serving 4 capsules just before bed.
This is one of the weirdest serving schedules we’ve seen. And not in a good way. The way your body metabolizes nutrients means ingredients will only be working at their peak for a few hours. Then they’ll need to be topped up, so a single serving is never great.
Taking that serving before bed is even more bizarre. This means your T will be stimulated to its fullest at night.
Any Inner Armour Anabolic Test Side Effects?
We don’t see anything in this product that worries us as far as side effects are concerned
It’s important to remember that where there’s a proprietary blend and you don’t have all the facts about amounts, the risk is always going to be higher.
‘Knowledge is power’ as Sir Francis Bacon said in 1597…about this *exact* topic (possibly 😉 ).
Where Can I Get Inner Armour Anabolic Test?
Customers can find 120 Inner Armour Anabolic Test caps for $29.50 from Allstarhealth.com in the U.S and as little as $19.99 from Elitehealth.co.uk in the UK.
Ingredients – In Detail
Zinc is one of the most important minerals for your T, low levels of both often go hand in hand. It helps encourage your body to make luteInizing, human growth and folicle stimulating hormones, which form the basis of T. It can be difficult to get enough from diet so supplementing is brilliant and the 30mg here is a safe and solid amount.
Magnesium is another helpful mineral for T as it lowers your SHBG count. Sex Hormone Binding Globulin is a protein which attaches itself to T, stopping it binding tO the receptor and making it unuseable. The lower your SHBG count the more T is free in your system to improve performance. 90mg is a decent enough amount.
Vitamin B6 is part of Inner Armour Anabolic Test’s attempt to limit estrogen. B6 has been seen to slow the female hormone’s production and lower its influence on your body. 10.5mg is a sensible amount to get this done.
We’re in to the proprietary blend now so no more doses from here on out. Shame really as fenugreek is a really good choice. It can boost libido , stimulate important androgens for T and balance blood sugars, making sure insulin doesn’t get in the way of male hormone production.
It needs a decent amount to do that though and you’re left in the dark with this blend.
Enjoyed a brief reputation as a good natural T booster decades ago, but most research since has ruled out any benefit to your hormones. It’s frustrating to see brands still asking you to cough up for an outdated waste.
We don’t know about dose so let’s hope the damage isn’t too bad – what we do know is that it is cheap and is often used to excess within a blend.
Saw Palmetto is particularly good for prostate health, something that becomes more important as we age. So useful again, if we’ve got enough.
Nettle is a great choice. The beta sitosterol in nettle is effective at lowering SHBG count again which means more free T. Good choice again.
This is the component of red wine responsible for those ‘BOOZE IS GOOD FOR YOU’ reports. It has useful antioxidant qualities but some lab studies also suggest it may help to block estrogen. Needs more research though.
Any credibility this plant had as a T booster has long since been disproved. It’s really frustrating to see brands still charging people good money for a useless ingredient. We don’t know how much is here and we’re not sure we want to. Too much anyway.
Doesn’t anyone use D-Aspartic Acid anymore? The amino acid is still among the best natural T booster available. A healthy amount of vitamin D3 would be nice too.
You guys sure know how to pick em. This is far from the worst booster we’ve ever seen. It has a decent number of good ingredients and is reasonably priced.
Ultimately though it’s short of a things we consider must-haves, which is why it can’t quite trouble our top picks.
Studies Quoted in the Review
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- Excoffon, L., Guillaume, Y. C. Magnesium effect on testosterone-SHBG association studied by a novel molecular chromatography approach Université de Franche-Comté (2009)
- Bliskind & Bliskind Inactivation of testosterone propionate in the liver during vitamin B complex deficiency. Alteration of the estrogen-androgen equilibrium (1945)
- 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)
- 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)
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- Gansser D, Spiteller G. Plant constituents interfering with human sex hormone-binding globulin. Evaluation of a test method and its application to Urtica dioica root extracts. Lehrstuhl Organische Chemie I, Universität Bayreuth, Bundesrepublik, Deutschland (1995)
- Wang Y, Lee KW, Chan FL, Chen S, Leung LK. The red wine polyphenol resveratrol displays bilevel inhibition on aromatase in breast cancer cells. Department of Biochemistry and Department of Anatomy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong (2007)
- Li F, Ye L, Lin SM, Leung LK.. Dietary flavones and flavonones display differential effects on aromatase (CYP19) transcription in the breast cancer cells MCF-7. Biochemistry Programme, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong. (2011)