A product by Nutriment
With awareness for low testosterone higher than ever, supplement companies have been doing their best to alleviate symptoms and solve the problems – while others have been trying to capitalize on the issue.
It begs the question: Which side is Testigen on?
At the retail price of just $29.95, Testigen has been made specifically with the sufferers of low T in mind.
It is available on both their home website of Nutriment, and on Amazon.com with incredibly flattering reviews – too flattering.
One of the team noticed it first, and then we couldn’t look away. Testigen has been reviewed over 50 times at least… by women. Check this out:
It’s highly inlikely that all the men who bought Testigen did it on their wife’s account, and then put in the effort to review it under her name. This happens for literally pages of Amazon reviews.
To us, it seems like a scam marketing operation to us, but the fact that they reviewed it time and again under women’s names really throws us off. Unless these reviews were carried out via a hired third party who misunderstood the instruction.
Regardless, it’s definitely a red flag. We’ll know more about the truth once we get to the ingredients.
What does Testigen do?
Leaving aside any thoughts about any marketing ploys or treachery Amazon reviewers might be spouting, what does Testigen say about itself?
Well on their website, Testigen is listed to have the following features:
- Helps Maximize Muscularity and Strength
- Supports Libido and Sexual Function
- May Reduce Fatigue
- Research Validated Compound
We were unsure about that last bullet point, and Testigen doesn’t give us much do go on. Does it mean the compound, Testigen itself, have research on it that has been validated? Also, if that’s the case, what was the research? Because technically you could have research validated that finds results that Testigen doesn’t work.
They’ve been very tricky about their language here. Which is another red flag we unfortunately have to pin to this product.
How does Testigen work?
If you’re familiar with proprietary blends you could’ve probably guessed Testigen was going to be using one. Yes unfortunately Testigen only reveals the amount calcium in it – the rest of the entire product is veiled behind a proprietary blend.
Right, let’s stop bashing this product for a moment and have a real look at it:
Calcium – Calcium has been linked to testosterone levels, but there is no scientific evidence to prove this for certain. More studies are required to get concrete validation for this (however we’re not sure 15% of your daily value is going to make that much difference)
Muira Puama – Traditionally an aphrodisiac for boosting libido, and also used for nerve tonics in Brazil. Little testing has been done on humans – even still if it does boost libido this does not necessarily mean it supports testosterone production.
Maca – Has been used traditionally as an aphrodisiac, but has not been shown to have real effect on testosterone levels.
LongJack – In the same boat as Maca, more or less, it is a pro-erectile aid and shows promise of anti-estrogen like qualities. However, it has not been seen by any means to boost testosterone.
Ginkgo – Ginkgo Biloba is a nootropic thought to boost mental cognition, although the reliability of it providing these effects varies between individuals. This must be in reference to the product saying that it ‘May Reduce Fatigue’.
Nettles – Stinging Nettle is a good aromatase inhibitor (estrogen suppressor), but nettles are also good for increasing free testosterone. Stinging nettle is known to bind with SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) in the place of testosterone, saving it from losing its anabolic potency.
Chrysin – This is another tricky nutrient to cover, Chrysin can elevate testosterone levels, but only when directly injected into the testicles. Without this kind of absorption, the bioflavonoids makes no difference to the body.
Tribulus Terrestris – Trib is one of the worst things to happen to testosterone boosting. It has been touted constantly to raise T levels, but has never been proven to do so at any clinical trial. It was thought to make a difference a few years ago, but some companies have refused to drop it from their formula.
Black Pepper – This is essentially in Testigen to help with the absorption rate of the nutrients. It increases the bioavailability.
Unfortunately the majority of this product seems to be directed towards libido enhancement. Libido and testosterone are not the same thing. Libido is one benefit compared to the many that comes with optimum testosterone levels. If you want to see some real T-Boosting ingredients I suggest you check out page below:
-Complete with clinical studies and their functions against Low T-
Okay, so how do I take it?
The instructions are vague. On the back of the bottle Testigen reads to “take 4 capsules daily” but doesn’t offer anything in terms of time of day.
Going rogue from the program, (and seeing as there aren’t any stimulants in this product) we’re going to suggest you take the 4 spaced out over the day. This will at least give the body a constant supply of the nutrients and allow the T levels to consistently elevated (if it works!).
Is it dangerous, are there side effects?
I know what I say about proprietary blends, but considering what this problem has in it – there shouldn’t be a problem. There have been no reported side effect, however it may be lacking in quite a few effects from a testosterone perspective.
Is there anything better out there?
For testosterone? Plenty. We have reviewed quite a lot of products that would knock Testigen out of the park. We’ve made a list of the current most potent ones in the link below. Check it out if you’re interested.
Testigen Review Conclusion
This is a lot more orientated toward the male enhancement market, in terms of libidos anyway. There is a market for that type of product, but not this one. This is a shady, poorly formulated supplement with seemingly fake Amazon reviews, and no real concern for the supplement boosting market.
If you want my honest opinion, I would not go withing a mile of this product. There are far better ones out there.