Peak Life Testosterone Review
It’s well known that by the time we guys hit our early to mid-30s our testosterone is slowly dropping. This can affect performance and leave us feeling a long way off our peak in the gym, bedroom and generally.
That’s where a natural booster like Peak Life Testosterone claims to help.
Natural boosters are a great way to stimulate your body’s T, but you have to the right one.
Promising to improve energy, libido and physical performance, Peak Life Testosterone certainly sounds like a smart buy, but how far can it really help you roll back the years?
Peak Life Testosterone uses a proprietary blend system, meaning we don’t get to see separate doses of certain ingredients. This is so irritating and pointless. Some choices are better than others and amounts of each are vital.
It makes it difficult to do a really complete review, but we’ll give it our best shot because we like you.
How Does It Work?
At a Glance
- Zinc & Vitamin D to boost T
- Fenugreek supports T by controlling blood sugar
- Vitamin B6 to limit estrogen
- Caffeine and L-Citrulline to stimulate energy
- Longjack & Horny Goat Weed to raise libido
There’s a lot to break down there and we’ll do that in-depth right afrer we deal with the scores
Peak Life Testosterone namechecks a lot of the right things. Zinc, vitamin D, B6, fenugreek and Mucuna Pruriens are all here, but the doses let this booster down badly. At best we’re unclear on whether there’s enough to help and at worst we know there’s not.
Charging $70 for a product this weak is laughable. It has been on sale at Amazon for around $40 (which is still too high) but at the time of writing as unavailable. Expecting you to part with so much cash for so little in return really hurts Peak Life’s credibility as a company.
Operating out of the U.S we’re satisfied that Peak Life Testosterone isn’t dangerous, but it’s shady in plenty of other ways. The blends hiding volumes for example, there’s simply no need. Then of course there’s charging a sky high price for a product that doesn’t come close to justifying it. There are also plenty of complaints against Peak Life, which we touch on in the Company section below.
There is a reviews section on the Peak Life website but it amounts to no more than a short paragraph and name, free of photo. So nowhere near the kind of detail you would look for from offical testimonals.
Reviews on Amazon are really mixed and not totally trustworthy. Most of the 5 star reviews only have a couple of lines like “Works great” and plenty more users report no effects at all.
It has 3 and a half stars based on just 10 customer reviews. The positive ones go no further than “Very good product!” and there’s a number of bad/mixed reports.
Peak Life operate out of Massachusetts and have many other supplements to their name. These include sleep aides, joint treatments and multivitamins. There website looks harmless enough, but there are many accusations of a suspect billing system. Namely a not-so-free ‘free’ trial, where you’re signed up automatically and charged on a rolling basis.
How Do I Take It?
Users take 2 servings of 2 capsules a day, with breakfast then lunch.
Handy, for sure, but helpful? Not really. The best serving schedule to make sure active ingredients stay topped up and level is 3-4 a day.
Front loading your servings in this way, at breakfast and lunch, means effects are certain to tail off later on.
In a booster that uses proprietary blends it’s impossible to rule out side effects, but chances are low.
Then again it does contain caffeine and we don’t know exactly how much so dizziness, nausea, racing heart and insomnia may be a factor.
Where Can I Get Peak Life Testosterone?
Customers can find Peak Life Testosterone at the official website for $69.99. This gets you a month long supply of 120 capsules.
Peak Life Testosterone Ingredients – In Detail
More commonly used to make skin look younger. Some claim vitamin A helps support T levels, but this is only based on work with rats and even that’s not strong. So looking younger on the outside might be the best you can hope for.
Great choice. We get most of our vitamin D from exposure to sunlight and when we get enough studies show our T rises too. Here as D3, the most easily absorbed version, its dose again that lets Peak Life Testosterone down. Vitamin D can only affect your hormones at around 3300IUs, so a tiny 100IUs just doesn’t cut it.
Vitamins are great for general health, but B6 is also key to T. It works on our brain to lower estrogen’s production and effect on our body. More E means less T and as we age that balance is tipping in the wrong direction. So B6 is important, but again Peak Life have been a little stingy. Just 2mg
Zinc is a must for natural T boosters. It promotes vital things for male hormone. Luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and human growth hormone, all rely on healthy amounts. It’s tough to get enough from diet so topping up is great. Sadly though, Peak Life Testosterone only offers 4mg a serving and our tolerance is up to 10 times that.
So now the doses disappear and for some reason start with the blends. First up, Male Performance Matrix at 1150mg
L-Citrulline is a forerunner of the amino acid L-Arginine. More common to pre-workout supplements as it can reduce fatigue and muscle damage from exercise, while helping blood flow. It does this in much higher doses than this entire blend though – usually 3-6g – so it’ll be limited help here..
Usually found in fat burners, caffeine is great for speeding up metabolism and giving energy. As T drops we can start to get a little soft round the middle, so I guess there’s a use here. The energy will be useful for the gym at least. But there are more direct ways you can go for a T booster. Also, we don’t know the amount used so side effects from too much aren’t out of the question.
Testofen is a brand of fenugreek. If it’s here in a strong enough dose, Fenugreek could be a real stand out. These seeds are not only a well know aphrodisiac, they help to control blood sugar levels. This in turn regulates insulin, which if unbalanced can block T. If it has a fair chunk of this blend then it could be real plus.
Finally, the Virility + Advanced Blend at a tiny 150mg
Longjack doesn’t do much to boost actual T levels, but studies show it has real form in boosting sex drive. It probably would do here if it wasn’t scrabbling for just a slice of 150mg. With so little though it’s doubtful even to help that.
If it was here in a serious amount this would be a real highlight of the formula. Mucuna Pruriens can raise free T and are a great source of the amino acid L-Dopa. This stimulates not only testosterone but also human growth hormone. It also cuts cortisol, a stress hormone which blocks T and lowers mood. However there’s probably too little here to really help.
Horny Goat Weed
May help with stronger erections according to some rat studies as well as possibly boost sex drive. Although with what is probably a tiny amount, we’re not holding our breath.
Though the problem with Peak Life Testoterone is mainly dosages, it would be nice to see the formula fleshed out a bit. D-Aspartic Acid is first stop for most of the best boosters, as are minerals like boron and magnesium. Stinging Nettle or luteolin would also keep estrogen under control.
Some good headline test boosting ingredients let down by insufficient doses. A large price tag. But most worryingly the classic ‘Free Trial’ model at work here. Alarm bells ringing Avoid.
Studies Quoted in the Review
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- Pilz, S et al. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men. Medical University of Graz, Austria (2011)
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