A product by Epiq
When we first encountered Epiq Test, we knew we had to review it. With such a confident name like that who wouldn’t want to put it through it’s paces? It definitely sounds like the sound of an effective product.
However ever our views changed slightly once we realized this product only delivers once dose a day. Usually that entails it’s more placebo than product. Testosterone needs constant encouragement if it is to rise above it’s current level, and one capsule a day just didn’t sound like enough to keep our T on the up and up.
Then we saw the reviews, and were confused.
Whilst looking on the GNC website we saw that many people liked Epiq Test and many people loathed it.
We had two theories, either:
- It’s an ineffective product that instills an encouraging placebo effect
- It’s an exceedingly potent 1 dose product that causes side effects
If it’s a placebo effect, that explains the good and the bad. People think it’s working and like it, others know it doesn’t and hate it.
For the latter we thought the good got a good burst from the first dose, and took the side effects to be their body adjusting to the product, and the bad reviews being people knowing a good T booster should not have side effects.
We’ll get to what those side effects are at the end, and believe me you’ll want to know.
How does Epiq Test work?
As said before, Epiq Test has been the victim of a ‘love it or hate it’ label since it’s release. Nonetheless, this product has survived on the market, so it must be doing something right.
On their website Epiq Test is claimed to:
- Release more free testosterone
- Uses natural ingredients
- Delivers a full dose serving in 1 capsule
- Has no artificial colors or dyes
We had a real issue with that last one. We didn’t even realize that was supposed to be a benefit, I mean, how long do you look at a capsule before you take it? It’s not really a concern that crosses your mind, it doesn’t make you anymore inclined to buy it.
Regardless, free testosterone and natural ingredients are massive pluses for this product. Now it’s just up to Epiq Test to deliver.
How does Epiq Test work?
Yes, the ultimate question for all Testosterone Boosters. Hopeful claims are one thing, but delivering on those is a whole other world.
Here is where we do all the hard work for you and study the ingredients put into Epiq Test and see if they really will raise your T levels:
Test Androgenic Matrix – Essentially all the ingredients in the product. At first glance our hearts sank, mistaking it for a proprietary blend. Essentially it is, but luckily Epiq have the common decency to state the dose of each ingredient in it, which is useful for us.
Tribulus Terresteris -An extract from a thorny vine rumored to increase testosterone levels by releasing the luteinizing hormone in the body. Unfortunately this is not clincial proven, and in one study was actually seen to cause no rises in a 5 week clinical study with rugby players. Read about it below.
Boron – Actually a really good ingredient in testosterone boosters. Boron does free up testosterone in the body, it does this by lowering the count of the sex hormone globulin, which can adopt over 60% of the body’s testosterone level making them inaccessible. We’re glad it’s in here.
Maca Root – A Peruvian hypoctyl thought to increase fertility in men. Maca Root has been known as an aphrodisiac for some time now, so it’s understandable that Epiq opted for this ingredient. Unfortunately however, it’s fertility enhancing properties are a myth, with Maca being clinically proven to have no effect on testosterone levels. I’ve found a study with a good example of this below:
Stinging Nettle – The lignans in stinging nettle are a big help when it comes to freeing testosterone. Like boron, the lignans in stinging nettle lower the production of globulin and allow for more testosterone to go unbinded, and therefore free. As a beta-sitosterol can also raises serum testosterone and decreases the production of estrogen.
Phytosterols – Luckily, Epiq specified that this phtosterol was beta-sitosterol, otherwise this could of gone in a whole different direction as some Phyto’s have seen to decrease levels of testosterone. It works just the same as the stinging nettle’s beta-sitosterol qualities raising serum testosterone and decreasing estrogren. That said, there isn’t a lot of this ingredient here, and that may render it ineffective.
Fenugreek – This libido enhancing ingredient is another great product for raising free testosterone levels. Fenugreek can help with insulin levels which cuts back on the production of globulin. This should increase the amount of free testosterone in the body and more effectively raise the levels. Although for a day-round serving, there’s only 50mg in this dose. 100mg is the optimum amount released throughout the day. Due to poor dosages, I have to lower Epiq’s score here.
Safed Musli Tuber – An Indian medicine aphrodisiac. Working with the hard and fast facts here, Safed Musli Tuber has seen to have pro-erectile properties and good for raising sex drive. Unfortunately, this is clinically untested on humans, and the closest study that defends its claims was carried out in rats.
In short, Epiq dropped the ball a lot on this one ingredient wise. Many of their choices were hit and miss, and what’s worse the hits were on the whole nowhere near an effective dose. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite and most effective testosterone booster ingredients. You can see them all in the link below:
-Complete with clinical studies and their functions against Low T-
Okay, so how do I take it?
Epiq Test is probably the easiest testosterone booster to take. It’s literally just one capsule a day in the morning. Each bottle contains 60 capsules so it’s a solid two month supply. It’s convenience may come at a cost however due to it’s lack of consistent influence on testosterone levels over a 24 hour period.
Is it dangerous, are there side effects?
We don’t think Epiq Test is dangerous per se, however side effects have been reported when taking this product these include bloating and constipation. Now that made us think that this supplement is more than a placebo, it’s a potent pill to take all at once so complications were bound to arise.
To best avoid these symptoms, we suggest you give Epiq Test a miss.
Is there anything better out there?
Yes, lots of products on the market are better than Epiq Test if you’re looking to raise your testosterone levels. A lot of them use natural ingredients, are completely safe and are dosed throughout the day for consistent testosterone encouragement and outstanding results.
We’ve put our best findings in the link below:
Epiq Test Review Conclusion
This test booster was all over the place. We really don’t know what went wrong in the Epiq guys’ labs. To make things simple and a lot more painless, we’re simply going to suggest you look at how many negatives outweigh the positives in this scenario and wrap up rather bluntly by saying:
We do not recommend this product.