Betancourt Nutrition Test-HP Review
Reviewing natural T boosters, you see your fair share of bull written on labels. Happily in the case of Betancourt Nutrition’s Test-HP the bull is part of the logo instead of part of the formula.
We’re use to hearing supplements promise;
- Raised free & overall T
- Help maintain muscle mass
- Lower body fat
- Promote vitality
The difference is, casting our eye over the label, it looks like this product might actually have the recipe to make real improvements.
So can Betancourt Nutrition in on our top spot currently held by Testofuel? Let’s take a proper look and see.
A proper look is always tough though anywhere you’ve got a proprietary blend. This is a loophole employed by some companies so they don’t have to share the exact amounts of each ingredient. Just the names and the blend’s overall volume.
We really hate proprietary blends. The manufacturer’s make out it’s to preserve their ‘secret formula’ but it’s actually done to cover up weak links in the formula, or obscure the fact it’s mostly composed of cheap filler ingredients whilst the expensive headliners are there in trace amounts.
Sure enough there’s a 920mg blend in Test-HP. Does it get away with it?
How Does Betancourt Nutrition Booster Work?
At a Glance
- Vitamin D3 to boost T
- Vitamin B6 to limit estrogen and B12 to support energy
- Fenugreek to balance blood glucose levels
- Stinging nettle to raise free T
- Rhodiola Rosea to increase stamina
There’s plenty we want to get our teeth into there but first let’s deal with those scores.
There’s a lot to like about Test-HP. Their Vitamin D3 is spot on and there’s a great amount of B6 is great. Add that to a solid amount of fenugreek and it’s off to a really strong start. Stinging nettle is also useful, it’s just a pity we don’t know the exact amount. The same goes for Rhodiola Rosea, MF-7 and the others components in the blend. All have promise but we need that crucial info.
The real problem is what is what it doesn’t give us. Several minerals we look for are missing as well as D-Aspartic Acid, which is up there with D3 in terms of importance. The serving schedule could be much better as well.
Under $30 is reasonable for a T booster, especially one with as much to offer as Test-HP. If you’re on a budget and are looking to put on some muscle this is a real contender.
We didn’t score it higher because good as it is, it’s not the finished article and it’s still a lot of money to be paying on a monthly basis.
There are better options out there for just a little more cash
The testimonial section on the Betancourt website is a selection of users, giving just their names and a written paragraph.
Obviously there are many positives and some of the paragraphs are pretty extensive, but in an ideal world we want more detail. Full names, before and after photos etc, videos are always good. These are not much more in depth than reviews left by customers on retail sites. That said, most of those are positive too.
The website goes into a lot of detail about how all their products are GMP approved, so no worries on safety.
There are also no ingredients in there that are likely to give you problems. The only real issues are the use of a proprietary blend to conceal dosages and the handful of components Test-HD is short of.
Florida based supplement company Betancourt was founded in 2002. Since then they have gone on to become a solidly established brand in the U.S with a wide range of products. These include amino acids, fat burners, creatine and pre-workouts.
Their site looks really professional and contains loads of info. The only drawbacks are the company’s fondness for proprietary blends and the fact that they don’t ship overseas.