Royal-T

Royal-T
tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anyone who's worried about age related testosterone who thinks Royal-T might be fit for a king. We've got everything you need to know about it right here in this review.
I am busy - summarize it for me

If only Royal-T's standards were as high as its price. The ingredients themselves aren't all that bad but proprietary blends stop us learning exact amounts and we can be reasonably certain we're losing out on some of the better choices in here.

Maybe we could overlook this if the price wasn't so outrageous.

Our Supplement Rating
  • Ingredients :
  • Price :
  • Trust :
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  • Company :
  • Overall Score: 3.8/10
Title: Royal-T
Score: 3.8/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "Emperor's New Dose"
Summary:

A truly Royal price tag. This Royal is more of a Fergie than a Diana though.
  • Positive

    • All natural ingredients
    • Contains one or two good T boosters
  • Negative

    • Uses 2 proprietary blends
    • Contains discredited Tribulus
    • Missing key components
    • Poor serving schedule
    • Extremely expensive

Royal-T Review

If you’re aged 30 or over and are worried about age related testosterone loss, natural T boosters are an effective way to go.  But it’s a crowded market and you don’t have time, or money to waste, so you’re looking for the best.  That’s where products with names like Royal Sports Royal-T can sound really promising.

Is Royal-T really a king amongst men though?  This review aims to find out.

Royal T

It’s billed as T support, meaning we’re not shooting for Mr Universe here, it’s just trying to get you back to your prime.  If it works then you’d expect to see improvements in energy, strength, mood and sex drive.  Basically all the areas testosterone is responsible for.

Royal-T uses not one but two proprietary blends, which is a royal pain in the ass.  No individual ingredient doses means we can’t be sure the good outweighs the bad in these mystery mixes.  It’s annoying, but we can still tell roughly how much good or bad there is.  So let’s do that.

How Does It Work?

At a Glance

  • D-Aspartic Acid & (supposedly) Tribulus to boost T
  • Fenugreek supports T by controlling blood sugar
  • Eurycoma Longforlia to raise libido
  • Nettle root to help free T
  • DIM to supress estrogen
  • Huperzine A to increase focus

Plenty to get our teeth into then. After the scores

The Scores

Ingredients
4/10

There’s actually not a bad selection of ingredients in here, the main problem is with dose.  Even the great stuff, like D-Aspartic Acid and Fenugreek have a question mark over the amount and have to share space with debunked flops like Trib.  The second blend is tiny so short changes you on potentially useful stuff like nettle root, rhodiola rosea and saw palmetto.  This brings home why it really is better to avoid proprietary blends altogether.

Price
1/10

Just because you call yourself Royal-T, doesn’t mean you get to charge a King’s ransom for their booster.  Over $100 for a product like this is ridiculous.  We only awarded that 1 because we were feeling generous.  The best boosters on the market are available for just over half that.

Trustworthiness
4/10

There’s no doubt that Royal-T is safe, but that’s not as far as trust goes.  There’s a couple of issues on that front.  Firstly we have no doses, secondly the second blend is tiny and contains many ingredients, so you’re getting a light dose.  And lastly they are charging a bloody fortune for all those flaws.

Testimonials
2/10

We found it hard to dig up any feedback on Royal-T.  There’s no testimonial section on the site and it’s not sold at any other retailers.  So we had to venture out into the web where we found a few independent you tube reviews.  These were less than impressed with the high price and low results

Company
8/10

For all the problems we’ve got with this product, Royal Sports does appear to be a well-run business.  They currently have A+ from the Better Business Bureau for customer complaints and a very professional looking website with a small range of other supplements available.

How Do I Take It?

Users take 2 servings of 2 capsules a day.

Fair to say that 4 capsules is the sort of amount you should be looking to take, but not in 2 servings.  The best boosters suggest 3 or, ideally 4 servings to keep active ingredients fefilled and working through the day.

Just 2 servings means depending on when you take them one half of the day will see a drop in effectiveness.

Any Royal-T Side Effects?

Nothing serious to worry about probably but when we’re not told full amounts, it’s difficult to say for sure. For example both fenugreek and saw palmetto have been known to disagree with users in rare cases.

Where Can I It?

Customers will find Royal-T from the offical website where it’s priced at $119 for a one month supply.

Royal-T Ingredients – In Detail

The Scores

Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a strong choice because it works in a couple of ways.  Not only is it used in cooking to get people in the mood, it also stimulates androgens to fuel T.  Also it helps to control blood sugars, regulating insulin and keeping it from disrupting T.  There could be an active dose in this mix but we don’t know.

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


D-Aspartic Acid

On the face of it D-AA being here is great.  This amino acid is one of the most reliable T boosters there is.  It stimulates the production of important things like luteinizing hormone, human growth hormone and follicle stimulating hormone.  The only problem is D-AA really kicks in around 3300mg, that’s way over the volume of this entire 1183mg Virility Matrix mix.

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


Tribulus Terrestris

There’s not very much positive we can find to say about this.  It was thought to be a T booster on a par with D-AA but countless studies have disproved that.  The best it can do for you now is a slight rise in libido, but we’d still mark it a waste of space.

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


Eurycoma Longfolia

Beta-Sitosterol is the key here. Up to 60% of the T in our body can by tied up by the protein SHBG and unusable. Beta-sitosterol lowers SHBG and frees up more T for use. Getting just a faction of 100mg though, we can’t say it’ll be much help.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7700987


Rhodiola Extract

We kick off the second Focus & Shield Matrix with Rhodiola Rosea.  This dies nothing for T but studies do show it lowers the hearts response to exercise allowing you to keep going for longer.  With a fraction of a tiny 171mg blend total though, probably not much help here.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23443221


DIM

The female hormone estrogen starts to rise in guys as we age which is bad news for the male hormone.  DIM, found in green leafy veg is in some boosters for its anti estrogen effects.  Actually it’s an estrogen modulator, meaning it can raise the hormone in certain doses.  We don’t have that all important info, so we’re wary.

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


Stinging Nettle

Beta-Sitosterol is the key here. Up to 60% of the T in our body can by tied up by the protein SHBG and unusable. Beta-sitosterol lowers SHBG and frees up more T for use. Getting just a faction of 100mg though, we can’t say it’ll be much help.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7700987


Saw Palmetto

Won’t do anything for your T, but in small studies it’s shown positive effects on prostate health and erections. Larger trials are less impressive though.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23210402


Huperzine-A

This is the focus part of the formula, and to be fair some studies do show an increase to memory and learning when this is taken by students.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10678121


Anything Missing?

Plenty.  Where are the basics like zinc and magnesium? There’s also nothing in the way of vitamin D3.

As far as controlling estrogen, vitamin B6 is much more reliable and minerals like boron would help to raise the male hormone, while lowering the female.

Overall

Royal-T looks the part, but this formula can’t deliver on what considering the price are probably pretty high expectations.  We hate to say it but at the end of the day Royal-T is more Burger King than one true king.

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. 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)
    4. 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
    5. 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)
    6. 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)
    7. Ismail SB, Wan Mohammad WM, George A, Nik Hussain NH, Musthapa Kamal ZM, Liske E.Randomized Clinical Trial on the Use of PHYSTA Freeze-Dried Water Extract of Eurycoma longifolia for the Improvement of Quality of Life and Sexual Well-Being in Men. School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Malaysia. (2012)
    8. Noreen EE, Buckley JG, Lewis SL, Brandauer J, Stuempfle KJ.The effects of an acute dose of Rhodiola rosea on endurance exercise performance. Department of Health Sciences, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA (2013)
    9. 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)
    10. 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)
    11. Hryb DJ, Khan MS, Romas NA, Rosner W. The effect of extracts of the roots of the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on the interaction of SHBG with its receptor on human prostatic membranes. (1995)
    12. Bertaccini A, Giampaoli M, Cividini R, Gattoni GL, Sanseverino R, Realfonso T, Napodano G, Fandella A, Guidoni E, Prezioso D, Galasso R, Cicalese C, Scattoni V, Armenio A, Conti G, Corinti M, Spasciani R, Liguori G, Lampropoulou N, Martorana G.. Observational database serenoa repens (DOSSER): overview, analysis and results. A multicentric SIUrO (Italian Society of Oncological Urology) project. Clinica Urologica, Policlinico Sant’Orsola-Malpighi, Università di Bologna, Italy.(2012)
    13. Sun QQ, Xu SS, Pan JL, Guo HM, Cao WQ. Huperzine-A capsules enhance memory and learning performance in 34 pairs of matched adolescent students. Xiaoshan Mental Hospital, Zhejiang, China. (1999)
tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anyone who's worried about age related testosterone who thinks Royal-T might be fit for a king. We've got everything you need to know about it right here in this review.
I am busy - summarize it for me

If only Royal-T's standards were as high as its price. The ingredients themselves aren't all that bad but proprietary blends stop us learning exact amounts and we can be reasonably certain we're losing out on some of the better choices in here.

Maybe we could overlook this if the price wasn't so outrageous.

Our Supplement Rating
  • Ingredients :
  • Price :
  • Trust :
  • Testimonials :
  • Company :
  • Overall Score: 3.8/10
Title: Royal-T
Score: 3.8/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "Emperor's New Dose"
Summary:

A truly Royal price tag. This Royal is more of a Fergie than a Diana though.

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