We couldn’t help but notice that on the surface Testo Labs looks eerily similar to our current muscle building favourite, TestoFuel.
You know that scene in the film ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ when Bob Hoskins thinks he’s spotted Jessica Rabbit’s sexy silhouette in a window, but when he get up there it’s that actually the awful Lena Hyena?
TestoLabs might have exactly the same silhouette as TestoFuel but it ain’t no Jessica Rabbit.
We’ll cover the reasoning behind this as we go, suffice to say if you were thinking of buying Testo Labs and decided to check some reviews first you should be glad you did.
Very similar then, but let’s see if Testo Labs can mirror our current top dog’s scores
Because it’s so close to Testofuel, you’ll see a lot of the right names on the Testolabs label – D-Aspartic Acid, Vitamin D3, Fenugreek, Zinc etc. The problem is the amounts. Almost all of these are under dosed and because of that there’s a huge question mark over effectiveness. The only real bad choices are the times Testolabs tries to be original. 1000mg of Trib is a huge waste and cordyceps are still pretty unproven. A poor imitation, all things considered.
Price is about the only place Testolabs might have Testofuel beat. It is quite a bit cheaper, but considering the problems with the formula, we’d argue it’s still actually worse value than Testofuel. Pay a bit extra for well documented results or save some cash and possibly see no improvement. You pays your money you takes your choice.
No proprietary blends means no hidden ingredients and the components on the label shouldn’t cause you any problems. So why the low score? Well worryingly we couldn’t find any official certification as to where or how Testolabs is manufactured. Without a GMP stamp we can’t say for sure Testo Labs is safe and what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle.
There are no contact details on the site, but thanks to the Distance Selling Regulations (they are in the UK) and the fact they’ve chosen to sell via Shopify which imposes certain restrictions, they have to provide a return address.
Which is a house in Leeds. No laboratory for Testo Labs, just a house.
And the score is lowered even more when you consider the next two items.
Let’s dispense with the niceties – the testimonial photos on the Testo Labs website are fake..
As you can see, this company was only incorporated a couple of months ago (at time of writing – 28/11/2016). They’ve only just popped up on the radar this week selling their product with a PPC campaign … and somehow there is this pop-up back history of satisfied customers.
Except the images have just been ripped from other websites.
What about the written testimonials? All a few words long and mainly written over the last few days, 24th – 26th Novemeber 2016. Ask yourself, do these look genuine to you??
Did Hannah and Jessica really write in with these words (the the shift / caps lock missing on both their keyboards) ??
Directions for Testolabs are a little confused. If you want rapid muscle gain you’re told to;
“Take 2 capsules daily. Take 2 in the morning and a further one at night”
But … that’s 3 isn’t it?
If you just want to maintain the muscle you’ve got you apparently only need to take 2 capsules ‘spaced out evenly through the day’.
We wouldn’t expect to see any side effects from Testolabs. In rare cases fenugreek can cause stomach upsets and cordyceps may cause diarrhoea. But they’re both here in small doses and it’s unlikely.
Customers can find Testolabs at the official website where £34.99 will get you a 1 month supply.
It’s cood that Testolabs hasn’t made an exact copy of Testofuel, what’s no so great is what they’ve chosen to set this supplement apart.
Tribulus was once hailed as a great T booster, but all studies since have shown it does nothing for the hormone. So a massive 1000mg here is just a total waste. Worse, there’s some suggestion long term use can enlarge the prostate.
You can’t spell tribute without a trib I suppose but this is a terrible choice.
This is more like it. This amino acid stimulates many things vital for strong T production. Lutenizing hormone, human growth hormone to name a few.
Studies have shown D-AA can raise T by 40% in a matter of weeks. The problem here? To really kick start your hormone you’d need a dose of 2000-3000mg. Testolabs only manages a poor 500mg.
Another cross over with Testofuel. Paxax ginseng has a strong background in traditional medicine, where it’s used dor many things.
Here it has 3 benefits. First it promotes libido to put you in the mood, second it helps with blood flow which aids stronger erections. Last of all it helps regulate blood sugars, which balances insulin keeping it from hurting T. 250mg is a solid amount for once.
A kind of mushroom used in Chinese traditional medicine lots of issues. Thought to have some anti-inflammatory and ant-aging qualities. The effect on your hormones is still argued over. Some rat based research shows they can lower estrogen, which would help T, but others suggest they raise the female hormone doing the opposite.
This is the only other ingredient that is different from Testofuel and it’s not exactly a success either.
Up to 60% of your body’s overall T can made unusable by a protein called Sex Hormone Binding Globulin. The really important hormone reading is your free T.
Magnesium is one of the best ways to lower SHBG activity and increase free testosterone, but at just 75mg, Testolabs needs a lot more.
Fenugreek is another ingredient with a few advantages. It also helps to control blood sugars, while simulating blood flow to help energy and androgens to encourage T.
If it seems like we’re rushing past this it’s because to do all that great stuff it needs a decent dose. Way more that a tiny 50mg
Zinc is not something we guys can afford to skimp on, apart from helping us to raise our testosterone by helping the many of the same things as D-AA, it also contributes to overall health. The male prostate, for instance, requires ten times more zinc than other cells in the body to function properly.
It is true that too much zinc can cause side effects, but when you consider our daily limit is 40mg, 5mg isn’t so much playing safe as just being pointless.
As we age and T drops, the female hormone, estrogen, starts to rise. B6 works on the C2 pathway in the brain to lower estrogen’s production in and effect on our bodies. This tips the balance back in favour of T, so it’s a great choice.
Again though Testolabs skimps on amounts. You don’t need much to help control estrogen, but you need more than just 3.5mg
Sometimes called the sunshine vitamin because it is created when sunlight hits our skin, D3 causes T to rise. That’s why you’re beard tends to grow faster in summer. It’s the same all with Testolabs though, right idea wrong amount. D3 will only start to help T at about 3000IUs, so just 500IUs is a long way short of useful.
In name? Not much. In number nearly everything.
Testo Labs is a pale imitation of TestoFuel. Cheaper, sure, but cheaper in every sense.
Sloppy, rushed and not at all trustworthy. Avoid.