RevTest

RevTest

All revved up but still in neutral.

tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anyone worried about age related testosterone loss and considering RevTest from RevLabs. We've got all the info you need before on the product and company before you part with hard earned cash.
I am busy - summarize it for me

They should really have called this StalledTest. So many problems, from the poor formula that uses proprietary blends and outdated ingredients, to the suspect reviews and misleading free trial. No thanks.

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  • Overall Score: 3.0/10
Title: RevTest
Score: 3.0/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "All revved up with nowhere to go"
Summary:

Plenty of revs but can't get into gear.
  • Positive

    • One or two good ingredient choices
    • Cheap price
  • Negative

    • Uses proprietary blend
    • Missing several key ingredients
    • Many choices underdosed
    • Uses outdated component
    • Proven fake reviews
    • Misleading free trial offer

RevTest Review

RevTest is a natural testosterone booster which, as the name suggests is only available to ordained ministers.

Nah, kidding … just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.

In actual fact it’s a booster by Revolution Labs aimed revving our male hormone back up once it starts to drop after 30.  This means including ingredients to promote lean muscle, better energy and improved sex drive.

Rev Test

There’s no shortage of boosters out there aimed at restoring T and they all make much the same claims.  What really sets these products apart is their ability to deliver.  So the question is, when it comes to giving you back peak performance, does RevTest have a prayer? (Okay, I’ll stop doing that now.)

Before we get started you may have noticed that a lot of RevTest’s formula is a proprietary blend.  That means no separate doses, just an overall mix volume.  Active amounts of everything are so vital, so this pointless gimmick in annoying.

Still, let’s see if it’s good enough to be worth it anyway.

How Does It Work?

At a Glance

  • Fenugreek, D-Aspartic Acid and (supposedly Tribulus Terrestris) to boost T
  • DIM to contol estrogen
  • Horny Goat Weed to help libido
  • Zinc to raise T

We’ll get down to the nitty gritty of these choices later on this review, first though, the scores

The Scores

Ingredients
3/10

There are one or two good choices in RevTest but even then the volumes (if we know them at all) are a problem.  Fenugreek is decent, it needs to find way more room for D-Aspartic Acid.  Getting rid of Trib would be a great start.  We have our doubts about DIM and Horny Goat Weed.  The only proven pick in the whole blend is zinc and not knowing the volume makes that a risk too.  Poor.

Price
5/10

As long as you avoid the free trial – more on that below – RevTest is one of the cheaper boosters available. It also comes in 1 or 2 month supply, but given the poor formula, you’re really just getting double trouble.

Trustworthiness
2/10

There’s nothing about RevTest that’s dangerous, but the fact that they use proprietary blends and pass off outdated ingredients off as useful is pretty shifty in our book.  That’s not the only problem though…

Testimonials
1/10

Rev Labs doesn’t have a testimonial section so we went on user reviews atAmazon.  These aren’t reliable at the best of times, but in this case you’ve even got other reviewers flagging up that a lot of the good feedback seems fake.

Add to that that one big fan of RevTest on You Tube turned out to be an actor offering to film fake good reviews for money on a website called Fivver, and their credibility is pretty much shot.

Company
4/10

RevLabs is a company based in California which has been on the go since 2012.  In that time they’ve created a very slick looking website including a small supplement range, their own apparel.  According to the Better Business Bureau though, 103 complaints were lodged against Rev Labs in the last 12 months.

A lot of these are about the so called free trial RevLabs were running.  Customers were given a 30 day supply for just under $6 shipping cost, but after 14 days the trial was up.  Users were then automatically enrolled as members and charged $80 for a new supply every month.

Free trials are a bit of a mine field to be honest in our opinion it’s better to go for a booster with a solid money back promise.

How Do I Take It?

RevTest suggests you take 1 serving of 2 capsules half an hour before a work out on training day or before lunch on rest days.

Putting all the other problems with RevTest aside this is poor.  1 serving a day is never going to be enough to evenly boost T for up to 24hrs.  There’s going to be a drop off in effect later on.

Most good boosters now favour either 3 or 4 servings a day.  This allows you to top the important ingredients up during the day without being too much of a hassle.

Side Effects?

We’re not too worried about side effects in this booster, but with the blend the way it is, it’s tricky to rule out.

It doesn’t take much zinc to be too much and we don’t know exactly how much is in RevTest.  Symptoms of too much zinc include headaches, copper deficiency and nausea.

Where Can I Get RevTest?

Customers will find RevTest at Amazon.com.  You can get a month’s supply for $28.75 or two months for $57.98.

RevTest Ingredients – In Detail

Fenugreek

Fenugreek are seeds still used in cooking.  It can not only stimulate T but also support it by controlling blood sugars.  This helps to regulate insulin which if unbalanced blocks your T supply.  300mg is a solid amount to include.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21116018
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16379570


Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus was once sold as a great T booster, but studies prove it does nothing for it.  It may give a very slight boost to sex drive, but that’s really it.  So this is a total waste in booster that can’t really afford to waste what little it has.

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


Di-Indolylmethane (DIM)

This nutrient is found in green leafy veg and is added for its anti-estrogen effects.  The female hormone starts to rise as we age and needs to be limited for strong T to flow.  DIM has shown an ability to reduce estrogen, but the problem is in other some studies it also raises it.  You have to be careful then.  There are more dependable choices in our option.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21254914
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11931841


D-Aspartic Acid

This amino acid is one of the best natural T boosters you can find.  Strong amounts of it help stimulate luteinizing, human growth, and follicle stimulating hormones.  All of these are essential building blocks for T.  It’s a shame then that RevTest only offers 100mg in a serving.  Some brands offer up to 50 times that much.

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


So this is the blend we mentioned.  The impressive sounding Test Drive Enhancement Matrix, totalling a less impressive 245.5mg

Epimedium

Also known as Horny Goat Weed.  This is used as a traditional libido booster and some studies show it may help with erections strength.  Not knowing the exact amount though, makes it difficult to say how much it might help here.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20141584


7-Keto DHEA

More common to fat burners because it has – no pun intended – some scientific weight behind it in that area.  Studies on T however show it has little to no effect so this is a weird choice considering RevTest has limited space.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0011393X00800260


Zinc

Zinc is a great mineral for T but it’s tough to get enough of from diet so a lot of us are lacking.  It promotes a lot of the same key hormones as D-AA so is really important.

Our daily tolerance for this mineral is about 30-40mg so it’s possible RevTest has enough.  It’s also possible it has too much which can cause side effects.  This is the problem with these stupid blends.

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


Anything Missing?

Vitamin D3 can really help to raise T and is a better choice than any number of things in RevTest. Also, it’s good that they’ve included an ingredient for lowering estrogen, but vitamin B6 would be a safer bet than DIM. And while we’re at it let’s get some boron in there, that does a bit of both

Overall

There a loads of issues with RevTest, both the way it’s made and the way it’s sold. There’s no way we’d recommend this booster when there’s so many better more trustworthy options out there.

The only Rev you should consider if your tempted to by this is reversing and moving on to the next brand.

 

Studies Quoted in the Review

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 3,3′-diindolylmethane modulates estrogen metabolism in patients with thyroid proliferative disease: a pilot study. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York (2011)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. D’Aniello et al D-Aspartate, a Key Element for the Improvement of Sperm Quality . Advances in Sexual Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 45-53
  9. Douglas S. Kaiman, Carlon M. Colker, Melissa A. Swain, Georgeann C. Torina, Qiuhu Shi A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone in healthy overweight adults Peak Wellness, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut, USA (2000)
  10. 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, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA (2010)
  11. Cinar V, Baltaci AK, Mogulkoc R, Kilic M. Testosterone levels in athletes at rest and exhaustion: effects of calcium supplementation. Karaman High School of Physical Education and Sport, Selcuk University, Karaman, Turkey (2008)
tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anyone worried about age related testosterone loss and considering RevTest from RevLabs. We've got all the info you need before on the product and company before you part with hard earned cash.
I am busy - summarize it for me

They should really have called this StalledTest. So many problems, from the poor formula that uses proprietary blends and outdated ingredients, to the suspect reviews and misleading free trial. No thanks.

Our Supplement Rating
  • Ingredients :
  • Price :
  • Trust :
  • Testimonials :
  • Company :
  • Overall Score: 3.0/10
Title: RevTest
Score: 3.0/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "All revved up with nowhere to go"
Summary:

Plenty of revs but can't get into gear.

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