EVL Test

EVL Test

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tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anyone tempted by by EVL Test's strong Amazon reviews and sales figures.
I am busy - summarise it for me

Not half bad, but unfortunately that also means, not all good. Read our review to see what EVL Test is nailing and where it's failing. And most importantly whether it's a supplement worth taking your cash out and putting your trust in.

Our Supplement Rating
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  • Overall Score: 7.4/10
Title: EVL Test
Score: 7.4/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "Is EVL Test wicked good?"
Summary:

It is a good product - ultimately the disappointment is the wasted 750mg of Trib. It could have been a contender ...
  • Positive

    • A number of good T boosting ingredients
    • No proprietary blends
    • Help controling estrogen
    • Reasonable price
  • Negative

    • Contains large amount of useless ingredient
    • Some components under dosed
    • Poor serving schedule

EVL Test Review

EVL Test may sound like something a super villain conducts inside a top secret disused volcano base somewhere in the Pacific ocean. But it’s not.

It is in fact the main natural T boosting effort from supplement company Evlution Nutrition. We just got through reviewing one of their newer fat burning efforts and it solid enough to at least to get us wondering what help they offered for test boosters.

EVL Test

The claims are pretty standard fot this kind of product, with one slight twist.

  • Natural support for T
  • Increased strength
  • Raised stamina
  • Restful sleep

EVL Test isn’t the only brand to offer this last one, but it’s less common than the others.

Lack of sleep is one one of the worst things for testosterone production though, so extra help there might give EVL Test an edge over the other options out their on the market.

One thing we like about EVL Test straight away is there are no proprietary blends. Every ingredient is right there on the label, along with its dose.

If your thinking of launching your own booster and are looking to be become a reviewers favorite on this site, that’s a good way to start. Seeing the formula is only half the battle though, we’ve got to like what we see.

How Does It Work?

At a Glance

  • Vitamin D & D-Aspartic Acid to boost test directly.
  • Magnesium to lower SHBG
  • Zinc to support healthy T production
  • Tribulus Terrestris supposedly to further raise testosterone
  • Fenugreek  to balance blood sugars
  • DIM to control estrogen

Most of that looks pretty good to us with one big exception, we’ll break down what that is after we’ve dealt with the scores

The Scores

The Scores
Ingredients
7/10

D-Aspartic Acid, fenugreek, vitamin B6, zinc and magnesium were all enough to get our hopes, but dig a little deeper and there are elements that make you question whether it’ll get your T up.

The vitamin D3 is underdosed and we’re not entirely convinced by DIM as an effective estrogen blocker. As for Tribulus Terrestris, EVL Test needs to get with the program and just scrap it all together. It’s a total waste and not a small one either.

Price
8/10

At just over $20 or £20, EVL Test is what you would call a bargain in this kind of market. The question is, is it a brilliant bargain or bargain basement?

Well, with 5 useful ingredients it’s probably closer to the first one actually, but it’s still a long way short of the kind of fully rounded formula you should be looking for to get the best results.

Trustworthiness
7/10

No worries on safety and no proprietary blends is the way to get a high score in this department, but if you’re looking for a flawless mark it’s best not to include almost a gram of an ingredient that will do users little to no good at all.

And make sure all your choices are there in active dosages.

Testimonials
6/10

Plenty of praise for EVL Test on Amazon where it sells strongly. It has an almost perfect rating in fact based on a lot of reviews.

So why doesn’t it get full marks here too. Well because Amazon reviews are dandy, but most are missing the really serious detail you need before deciding to purchase. And there’s always a few unhappy customers scattered in there to plant doubt in your mind.

Better to look for detailed testimonials with full names, long written statements and before and after pics.

Company
9/10

EVLution Nutrition are a well established supplement company with a large and successful range. The website boasts many consumer awards.

One criticism we might make, aside with taking issue with a few of their formula choices, is they offer trial packs of product containing just a few servings rather than money back guarantees.

You don’t often see trial packs of test boosters simply because it normally takes at least a month to start having any effect.

How Do I Take It?

Users take 1 serving of 3 caps 30-60 minutes before bed.

Sorry what? That’s just a straight up waste. We know restful sleep is a promise and it may help there, but what about the other benefits?

A single serve booster is bad enough during the day when effects start to peeter out, but talking this half decent effort just before bed means you’re to be K.Oed for most of the advantages. Literally you snooze you lose.

Reader feedback coupled with our own research has us convinced 3-4 servings spread evenly throughout a busy day is the best way to get the most out of a quality booster.

Any EVL Test Side Effects?

Apart from seeing Tribulus Terrestris still included in a modern day booster, there’s nothing on this label that should make you sick.

Where Can I Get It?

Customers will find EVL Test at Amazon.com for $20 for a 1 month supply.

Ingredients – In Detail

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Vitamin D3

What looks like a sunny start here. Vitamin D3 is actually a vitamin in it’s own right, most of which we get naturally when sunlight hits our skin.

Certain levels of D3 are known to stimulate testosterone which is why T volume spikes in summer. But if you want the advantages all year round and you don’t live in a tropical climate, the supplementing is your only option.

Great! Well, yes and no. EVL Test gives you extra D3 but not nearly enough. To get male hormone moving you need at least 3500IUs and this booster only offers 1000IUs.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21154195


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Zinc

File this under no-brainer when it comes to putting together a natural T booster. Essential building blocks for healthy T, like luteinizing hormone, human growth hormone and follicle stimulating hormone all depend on getting enough zinc.

It’s sometimes tricky to get all this important mineral from diet so again supplementation is a smart move.

In this case though EVL Test’s 30 mg is spot on as far as getting effects without side effects.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16648789


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Magnesium

Another must-have mineral for any serious booster. 60-90% of the T in your body can be tied up by a protein called Sex Hormone Binding Globulin. SHBG renders the T it’s attached to inactive which is where we get the distinction between overall T and Free T.

Magnesium is a safe, effective way to lower your SHBG count which leaves you with more free hormone to put to good use. The 100mg dose has a great chance of being beneficial.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S07


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Vitamin B6

We’re always pleased to see B6 because it’s perfect for making sure that your estrogen levels aren’t creeping too high. Yup, it’s the female hormone, and yup you’ve got it too.

B6 works on the central pathway of the brain to slow production of estrogen as well as lowering the influence what you’ve already created has on your body. All this shifts your hormone balance back in favor of T.

You don’t need much to get the job done and 11mg is pretty spot on.

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/endo-32-1-97


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D-Aspartic Acid

The amino acid D-AA is one of the most effective natural boosters available. Not only does it stimulate those same important hormones that zinc does (LH, GH and FSH), more recent research suggests it may remove rate limits of T synthesis in the testes.

Like D3, D-Aspartic Acid has an active minimum, this time of about 3000mg. In this case though EVL Test just sneaks over the line with 3120mg

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19860889
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=24016#.VE6byvldX4o


Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris

So here it is. The fly in the ointment. The pee in the pool. The Madonna in any film staring Madonna.

For a while Tribulus Terrestis was thought to be a great T boosting ingredient thanks to a supposed doping scandal in the 1950s. Modern tests clinical trials though have utterly debunked this reputation. It does nothing for your hormones.

We’re completely baffled why any supplement would include 1mg of this discredited waste, let alone another 749mg as is the case here. A serious black mark on what was shaping up to be an okay formula.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17530942
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15994038


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Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a bit of a multitasker so it is a great choice. Not only does it simulate libido and important androgens for T, it also helps to safely balance blood sugars.

This is important because balanced blood sugars means regulated insulin. If insulin is not kept in check it can block the effects of T.

Fenugreek only works in the right dose but we’ve no worries on that score with a whopping 500mg

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16379570


DIM

DIM

DIM is a nutrient found in green leafy veg which in some trials has shown an ability to block estrogen.

This is important because the female hormone estrogen is on the opposite end of the balance to T. When one’s up the other is down. Keeping limiting estrogen just clears the way for testosterone.

The problem is DIM is actually an estrogen modulator, rather than inhibitor. This means in some cases it can increase the female hormone. There are other ways to lower E without running that risk, however small.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22125680


Anything Missing?

EVL Test actually has most major areas covered in our view. The only thing they’re missing appears to be the mountain of clinical evidence to suggest that Trib is a load of garbage.

That 750mg that was used for Trib could’ve been used for Panax Ginseng or vitamin K2 to complement the D3. Those would’ve brought something to the party.

Overall

The solid basis for a a good booster let down by one ingredient and poor serving choices. It still falls short of the strongest natural T boosting options.

Studies Quoted in the Review

  1. Pilz, S et al. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men. Medical University of Graz, Austria (2011)
  2. Kilic, M et al. The effect of exhaustion exercise on thyroid hormones and testosterone levels of elite athletes receiving oral zinc. Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey (2006)
  3. Excoffon, L., Guillaume, Y. C. Magnesium effect on testosterone–SHBG association studied by a novel molecular chromatography approach  Université de Franche-Comté (2009)
  4. Bliskind & Bliskind  Inactivation of testosterone propionate in the liver during vitamin B complex deficiency. Alteration of the estrogen-androgen equilibrium  (1945)
  5. Topo E, Soricelli A, D’Aniello A, Ronsini S, D’Aniello G. The role and molecular mechanism of D-aspartic acid in the release and synthesis of LH and testosterone in humans and rats. Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy (2009)
  6. 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. (2007)
  7. 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)
  8. Excoffon, L., Guillaume, Y. C. Magnesium effect on testosterone–SHBG association studied by a novel molecular chromatography approach  Université de Franche-Comté (2009)
  9. Hong C. Bcl-2 family-mediated apoptotic effects of 3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM) in human breast cancer cells Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California (2002)
tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anyone tempted by by EVL Test's strong Amazon reviews and sales figures.
I am busy - summarise it for me

Not half bad, but unfortunately that also means, not all good. Read our review to see what EVL Test is nailing and where it's failing. And most importantly whether it's a supplement worth taking your cash out and putting your trust in.

Our Supplement Rating
  • Ingredients :
  • Price :
  • Trust :
  • Testimonials :
  • Company :
  • Overall Score: 7.4/10
Title: EVL Test
Score: 7.4/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "Is EVL Test wicked good?"
Summary:

It is a good product - ultimately the disappointment is the wasted 750mg of Trib. It could have been a contender ...

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