A product by DreamBrands
It’s always refreshing to come across a product aimed specifically at Men’s Health and Vitality. Most of the time we seem to be taking bodybuilding supplements as a view to increase out T levels!
It’s relieving to say DreamBrands is another company we can add to the list of those who actually care about low testosterone.
Mdrive is comes in an entire range of different testosterone boosters; Classic, Elite and Prime… so far.
For this review we opted for Elite and we were curious to see how the product shaped up.
What does Mdrive Elite do?
Mdrive Elite describes itself as an ‘Energizing Testosterone Support’ which is what we like to hear. But what is Mdrive most proud of for their product?
On the front of the product they’ve given their three top features on what Mdrive promotes:
- Maximize sustained energy
- Reduce cortisol and stress
- Naturally boost T levels for strength and vitality
Reducing cortisol definitely got our attention, as not many companies put enough thought into their products to know that the hormone cortisol can be a major cause of testosterone depletion.
Cortisol is the stress hormone that works with many processes in the body like muscle tissue breakdown. Higher levels of it greatly lowers testosterone.
How does Mdrive Elite work?
We did grow concerned as we delved deeper into Mdrive Elite’s properties. Unfortunately they use a proprietary blend when it comes to the main ingredients of their product.
We always interpret the proprietary blend as a mark of dishonesty. Hiding the actual dosages of the nutrients so they can funnel in a lot of cheaper ingredients. There’s more about our disdain for these types of formulations over on our top testosterone boosters page, you can read about it here.
Now, let’s gaze upon these ingredients:
Vitamin D3 – This is not so much a vitamin as it is a hormone. Vitamin D3 has had countless studies regarding it’s effects on testosterone and all have been postive. We get this nutrient from sunlight, but in most cases our bodies struggle to get enough of it. Supplementing it is the way to go for boosted testosterone. However much more D3 is needed than the standardized daily values.
Lonnie Lowery does a great video on it here.
Vitamin B6 – This vitamin has been seen to be an effective estrogen suppressant. Working with the C2 hormonal pathway, B6 has been seen to decrease the activity of estrogen once it has bound to a receptor. This keeps the production rate of the female hormone low.
Vitamin B12 – This is a very indirect way of boosting testosterone. B12 helps the body put forward more fat to be burned for energy, fat contains estrogen. It’s a very round about way of doing it. This may play more into the energy boost Mdrive are talking about.
Zinc – Key for releasing the precursor to testosterone: the Luteinzing Hormone (LH), LH can be used to react with the brain and produce testosterone, follicle stimulating hormones and growth hormone. It’s very vital to the testosterone boosting process.
Selenium – Found in brazil nuts, has been linked to boosting testosterone and also may support the hormone in thyroid regulation.
Chromium – Not much evidence for chromium boosting testosterone, however there has been some very loose connections to it helping build muscle mass.
So far, these are some strong ingredients on the whole – however the upcoming proprietary blend may change that as we have no idea how much of what we are getting.
Ashwagandha Extract – Has been linked to a few good studies which show it to relieve stress and anxiety. It also has some connection to increasing virility. It’s an effective nutrient to have for reducing cortisol levels. However the least effective dose is around 300-500mg. That would be almost a quarter of the blend. We can’t be certain that amount is in there.
Fenugreek Seed Extract – A traditional natural libido enhancer. As an added bonus, fenugreek has been known to help regulate blood sugar levels which indirectly connects it to decreasing the Sex Hormone Binding Globulin which binds to up to 60% of the body’s testosterone and takes away it’s anabolic potency. Fenugreek stops this problem and is a good seed to have in this blend.
Cordyceps Sinensis Extract – Once thought to be a pro-vitality and anti-aging fungi, Cordyceps has not yet been proven to achieve these feats. There is a link between it helping testosterone production in the testes but the mechanisms behind it are difficult to consistently bring positive results.
Maitake Extract – Touted to help with the regulation of the adrenal gland to aid with the production of hormones, but like Cordyceps this process is complex and may not result favorably for T production.
Maca Extract – A through and through libido enhancer. A member of the broccoli family and a known aphrodisiac. Unfortunately however, Maca has not been seen to boost testosterone levels.
DIM – This is an aromatase inhibitor, and is found in greens like kale and broccoli. DIM has showed promise to be anti-estrogen, but so far there is not enough evidence to confirm it.
Damiana Extract – Another aphrodisiac, like Maca there has not been evidence for this nutrient changing any testosterone levels. Hopefully there will be more evidence soon.
Bioperine – A form of black pepper, helps the body absorb more nutrients from the product.
Quite a few of these ingredients were really appreciated in this product, however, quite a few of them in the proprietary blend were a bit off the mark. See our favorite and highest rated ingredients in the link below:
-Complete with clinical studies and their functions against Low T-
Okay, so how do I take it?
Taking Mdrive requires 3 capsules to be taken in the morning with breakfast. We disapprove of this way of serving as it doesn’t keep the testosterone levels consistently elevated as it would if the dosing of the product was spaced out throughout the day.
Is it dangerous, are there side effects?
So far we have reported no side effects, this product seems relatively safe.
Is there anything better out there?
In our honest opinion, even though we like Mdrive, there certainly is. Despite the proprietary blends and dosages, they’ve missed some primary testosterone boosting ingredients like D-Aspartic Acid and Luteolin.
However, hope is not lost, if you click around our site I’m sure you’ll find something you like. For inspiration, see what we think, check our top rated boosters in the link below:
Mdrive Elite Review Conclusion
Elite, although it’s heart is in the right place, is ineffective compared to some of the boosters out there. There needs to be more focus on Vitamin D3 and the proprietary blend needs to be made transparent.
Without these things we won’t be able to know how effective the product is, and how much is a placebo effect.