A product by DreamBrands
This is our final review of the Mdrive testosterone support series: Mdrive Prime.
Unfortunately what we’ve seen so far hasn’t been a great display.
Classic definitely needs a total revision of it’s ingredients, with a lot more added to it. Whereas Elite needs to stop relying so heavily on proprietary blends and look closer at it’s minuscule D3 dosages.
So what does Prime have to offer? And how does it compare against its siblings.
Well, we’ve heard good things, but strangely is the middle child of the range at the price of $23.51 on Amazon. Which is really good value.
What does Mdrive Prime do?
As another in the Mdrive range for offering Testosterone support. Mdrive Prime claims on the box to offer the following benefits to the male lifestyle:
- Supports healthy hormone levels
- Promotes vitality and stamina
- Reduces cortisol levels
We’ll only be able to prove these benefits if the ingredients are shown to be effective. However, we did find it interesting that Mdrive Prime picked up that reduced cortisol (stress hormones) can help with testosterone. Not many T-Boosters do. It definitely makes the product seem more promising.
How does Mdrive Prime work?
Luckily, Mdrive Prime does not contain any proprietary blends! If you’re unsure what that means it may be worth looking over our brief description of it, on our Top Testosterone Boosters page.
In short, we’re going to know exactly how much of each ingredient we’re going to be getting in Mdrive Prime – which is a very good sign. It almost speaks volumes about the other two products which did.
Let’s see what it has:
Vitamin D3 – Fantastic for Testosterone boosting. Vitamin D (D3 in particular) has been linked to numerous cases of raised testosterone levels. It’s not actually a vitamin, but a hormone. Usually we don’t get enough of it from the sun, and the recommended guidelines are too low to see any real effect in raising testosterone. The best cases have been reported with daily dosages of around 3,300 IUs of D3. Again, like Elite, this product had the right ingredient but the wrong dosage.
Vitamin B6 – Another great choice to help T levels. B6 is known to work with the C2 pathway in the body to suppress the amount estrogen we produce by reducing it’s activity time. It’s a good way to keep estrogen down while boosting.
Vitamin B12 – This is more for the energy release B12 provides – although low levels of B12 have been linked to low levels of testosterone in rare cases.
Calcium – There has only been one study that has seen testosterone boosted via calcium – however that was done over a week with the males involved performing 90 minutes of resistance training for 5 days. More research needs to be done in this area.
Chromium – Again, as we covered in the Elite review, there’s not much evidence for it boosting T – but it has been very loosely connected to the building of muscle mass.
DHEA – Thought to reduce the appearance of aging, however the results are unreliable. It does raise testosterone, but unfortunately it can also raise estrogen at the same time. The seem to balance themselves out and has been reported to have no real beneficial effect: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21789
DIM – An unproven aromatase inhibitor (estrogen suppressant), it’s unfair to promise the benefits of it working until more studies have been done into the nutrient.
Ashwagandha Extract – A fantastic ingredient for reducing anxiety, and therefore stress and cortisol. It has been seen to be most effective at the 300-500mg range. This is a good amount and there are some loose connections to it boosting virility.
Cordyceps Extract – Another anti-aging nutrient. Cordyceps is a mushroom extract, and has been seen to boost testosterone. However, due to the complex ways in which it does this, it isn’t always a reliable choice.
Piperine – Black pepper isn’t involved in the testosterone boosting process. It’s a supportive ingredient that helps the body’s bioavailability and absorb more of the nutrients in the supplement.
If you’d like to know what the best ingredients are for boosting testosterone, follow the link below:
-Complete with clinical studies and their functions against Low T-
Okay, so how do I take it?
Mdrive Prime is suggested to be taken as 2 capsules in the morning with food.
Although convenient, there is a problem with this method. Testosterone needs to be constantly supplied with nutrients in order to grow. That’s around 3 – 4 servings of the good stuff a day. Doing it in just one dosage is not enough for consistent elevation as the body can only absorb so much at a time – regardless of piperine. With one serving, the levels will boost temporarily, and then crash back down to their usual level before the next dose. It needs consistent treatment to improve.
Is it dangerous, are there side effects?
There have been no reported side effects, and we personally have had no problems taking it.
Is there anything better out there?
If you’re looking for a good supply of vitamin D3 and a lot of other nutrients that are proven to work – then yes, there are a lot more effective T-Boosters out there.
The best clinically proven testosterone boosters are written up in our list linked below:
Mdrive Prime Review Conclusion
Out all three of the Mdrive range, Prime is definitely the best candidate – no proprietary blends, a few good ingredients and reasonably priced. Unfortunately however, this doesn’t make it the best T-Booster in the world. It still needs a lot of work in terms of re-dosing D3 and sorting out it’s serving schedule.
However, Dreambrands seem to be on the right track – and we look forward to reviewing more products from the soon. Hopefully with a stronger formula.