Consumer Guide to the Best Testosterone Boosters 2019

Testosterone boosters can easily get overlooked when it comes to supplements. Everyone goes straight for the fat burners and the protein shakes, but the tides are starting to change. Testo boosters (or “T-boosters”, as they are often known) are now gaining in popularity as their benefits are being recognised by a wider audience.

For most people, all they really know about testosterone is that it’s a male sex hormone, and as such it gets a bad rep. It’s usually vilified as being the cause of anger, aggression and all other sorts of “macho” behaviours. So increasing your testosterone seems counter-intuitive if this is all you’ve ever been told about testosterone.

But this isn’t the full story.

In this guide we will take you through all you need to know about testosterone boosters, including:

  • What testosterone is
  • How testosterone boosters work
  • Who can benefit from an increase in testosterone
  • Why you should use a testosterone booster
  • Which products and ingredients are particularly effective
  • And much, much more

Right then, let’s start with our favourite testo products and then we’ll get into everything else you need to know.

What is the best testosterone booster?

We’ve seen and reviewed so many testosterone boosters over the last few years. So we know just how difficult it can be to sift through them all to find one that actually works. So you’ll be glad to know that we’ve done all of the hard work for you. Here are our top picks for the best testosterone boosters out there.

Best for Natural Performance and Health: Hunter Test

Hunter Test

Part of the male-focused Hunter range, this is marketed as the “Ultimate Testosterone System” – and we tend to agree.

It’s clear to see that a lot of work has gone into creating Hunter Test. The ingredients are all well-researched, the website looks top quality, and the company provide a lot of information regarding what goes into the product and why.

A glance down the ingredient list shows a whole host of proven performers.

Zinc and Asian ginseng for increasing luteinizing hormone. Indole-3-Carbinol for blocking estrogen. There’s DAA for speeding up the conversion of cholesterol to testosterone.

Zinc and magnesium are also included; two minerals that are often deficient in the average man and play a big part in boosting T-levels.

Boron and ashwagandha are both known to raise testosterone levels as well; even the vitamins, K2 and D3, were cherry-picked as the best ones to support testosterone production. Every ingredient has been chosen for a reason. Not one of them is there as filler.

As the ingredients show, Hunter Test is a complete all-rounder when it comes to male health. It works just as well for younger men as it does for older ones. Gym-goers will benefit, but so will the average guy.

A raise in testosterone impacts upon more than just fitness and stamina. Hunter Test is also for improving your confidence, focus, mood, and general mentality.

The price may be a little higher than other products on the market at £55.00 per bottle, but you are paying for quality. We’d never recommend a supplement we didn’t think is worth the price tag, but this one is worth every penny.

Just to reassure you further, there is a 90-day money-back guarantee on Hunter Test. So if you try it and you don’t see results, you can get a full refund.

Whatever your reason for needing to boost your testosterone, Hunter Test can help to solve your problem.

Best for Aging Men: Prime Male

Prime Male

The overwhelming majority of testo products we’ve seen are marketed as muscle-building supplements. But as we’ve already seen, there is more to testosterone than that, which is why it came as a bit of a relief to find Prime Male.

The name gives it away – this is a product to take you back to the prime of your life. That’s why this product is geared more towards the over 30s, as testosterone production has peaked by this point, and then begins to decline.

Prime Male has a few ingredients in common with the other top performers in this list, which isn’t really surprising, as all have focused on top quality components.

Magnesium and zinc are a well-known testo-boosting combination, triggering an increase in your body’s production of the hormone.

DAA is another of the big ones, stimulating the secretion of both luteinizing hormone and growth hormone in the pituitary gland.

Korean ginseng has been shown to help with erectile functioning and Mucuna pruriens has an impact on semen production – issues that strike many middle-aged men.

Nettle root and luteolin both have the ability to block estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. Too much estrogen is not a good thing for men, especially when testosterone levels may already be dropping.

Finally, there is boron and BioPerine for increasing the bioavailability of testosterone, and vitamins B6, D3, and K2 for enhancing absorption of other ingredients and further increasing testosterone production.

The price is great, just £39 a bottle, and, as all good supplements should, Prime Male has a full money-back guarantee. So if you try it (for up to 90 days) and find you aren’t keen, you can get a refund.

We’re very impressed with Prime Male, it has clearly been carefully formulated for older guys to be able to recapture the vitality and energy of their youth. Your strength, libido, and cognition will all receive a boost, as testosterone levels are increased to what they were in your twenties. There’s even a recommendation from Dolph Lundgren; and if you can get Ivan Drago onside, then you know it must be good.

This is a really good mix of the best testosterone-boosting ingredients and some added extras to counteract the specific effects of low testosterone as a result of age.

What is testosterone?

As mentioned above, testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. That much is true. But there is much more to it than that.

Testosterone is responsible for the changes that take you from being a boy to being a man. Body hair, a deeper voice, your testicles dropping, an interest in sex – all of these are a result of a massive spike in testosterone during puberty.

Then, as an adult, testosterone becomes necessary for sperm production, sex drive, and increasing muscle mass.

This is all well and good, but once men reach a certain age (typically around their 30s or 40s), testosterone peaks and then starts to plummet, which is why many older men start to lose muscle mass, gain weight, and have sexual problems.

But all is not lost.

No, the body isn’t naturally producing as much testosterone as it used to, but this is where testosterone boosters can be useful.

What are testosterone boosters?

As you’ve probably gathered by the name, testosterone boosters are products (usually pills or capsules) that have been specifically designed to help your body start producing larger amounts of testosterone than it is doing by itself.

Perhaps you’re now in your 40s or 50s and your natural decline in testosterone levels is starting to affect your life. Maybe you feel you could do with a bit of help building muscle or losing body fat. Or you might be having issues in the bedroom that were never a problem before. There are many reasons why you could benefit from a testosterone booster, and we’ll cover them all.

How do testosterone boosters work?

There are two distinct ways to raise testosterone levels: exogenously and endogenously.

When testosterone is directly inserted into the body from an outside source (e.g. steroid injections) it is exogenous.

But when the additional testosterone comes from within the body it is endogenous. This is the way in which testosterone boosters work – by using ingredients that are able to target the relevant parts of your hormonal systems and improving their capacity to create and distribute testosterone.

Supplementation is much, much safer than taking on testosterone externally. It’s not really any different to using a creatine supplement to stimulate muscle growth through more efficient bodily processes, for example.

But introducing hormones into your system through injections or creams can confuse the body. They can suppress the pituitary gland, meaning it stops producing testosterone because the large amount being introduced into the system signals to the pituitary that the testes are working correctly.

Our advice is to never self-administer an outside source of testosterone. That sort of thing should be reserved for genuine medical procedures that require it, and only if prescribed by a doctor.

But testosterone boosting pills are a completely different thing. The ingredients included in a good testo product will have you improving your own internal means of creating testosterone.

We’ll take a more in-depth look at specific ingredients and their mechanisms below.

Why do I need a testosterone booster?

There are several situations in which you might start using a supplement to increase your testosterone.

One big reason why testosterone products have grown in popularity over the last few years is down to their ability to help build muscle mass. So if you lift weights regularly and want an extra boost, or you’ve hit a plateau, you may want to consider a supplement.

Another common reason for taking a testosterone booster is for libido and sexual performance. Low levels of testosterone are a huge factor in problems in the bedroom, whether that be quality of sperm, strength of erections, or even being able to perform at all. This is not something that most men want to talk about or seek help for, so a testosterone booster can be a discreet way of helping resolve the situation. It’s also much safer than Viagra or Cialis, which can have dangerous effects on your blood pressure.

The third major basis for increasing testosterone is due to the natural decline that occurs with aging. Current estimates suggest that a man’s testosterone levels start to dip up to 1-3% every year from your 30s onwards. This is why it can become a noticeable problem once you continue into your 40s, 50s, and beyond.

A related point to testosterone declining with age is that the average levels are generally lower than they were just a generation or two ago. A variety of societal factors are thought to contribute towards this, from diet and activity levels through to the use of chemicals in manufacture. Whatever the case may be, you might find that your testosterone levels are lower than your dad’s and grandfather’s were at your age.

Although these feel like several distinct areas of life that can be affected, they are all very much interlinked. There will more than likely be some overlap between symptoms, for example, you may experience problems in the bedroom as well as weight issues; it’s not one or the other.

Are testosterone boosters dangerous?

This is one of the main concerns that people have when they hear about testosterone boosters, but rest assured there is nothing to worry about. Not if you find a good one anyway.

The worries likely stem from the confusion between exogenous and endogenous testosterone (as we mentioned above). The fact that testosterone is a hormone probably also plays a part, along with horror stories about anabolic steroids and their misuse.

We’re here to clear things up for you though.

Testosterone boosters have nothing in common with anabolic steroids or other injectables. They are much more comparable to supplements like fat burners.

The real reason they are so much safer is because testo boosters do not actually contain testosterone or any type of hormone, they are a blend of ingredients that act upon your body’s own means of producing testosterone.

All of that being said, there are always going to be some products out there that can cause side effects, but we will flag this up in the review for a specific product.

Make sure to keep up to date with our latest reviews so you can see which supplements to avoid.

What we look for in a testosterone booster

Whilst we review various different types of supplements, the one thing they all have in common is that they have to meet a certain set of criteria for us to recommend them.

We look for the same things in testosterone boosters as we do in fat burners, pre-workouts, protein powders, and every other type of product that comes across our radar.

The things we judge products on include:

Decent ingredients: Obvious one here, but if the product doesn’t have proven ingredients, then it’s a “no” from us.

Ingredient quantities: Just because the ingredients are good, it doesn’t mean it will work. Those ingredients need to be included in the correct amounts for optimal performance, not just in small, ineffective doses.

Safe to use: Even if a supplement works, there’s no point in taking it if it’s going to cause horrible side effects. Sometimes the doses are too high, sometimes the ingredients themselves can be outright dangerous.

Does what it says it will: A product needs to work (obviously) and it needs to do so in the way the manufacturers claim.

Reputable manufacturer: Does the company selling the product have a good reputation? Are they easy to get in touch with? Do they engage in any sketchy business practices? These are all questions we ask about the people who create and sell the supplements that we review.

Scam-free: The biggest scam we encounter is the so-called “free trial”, where you typically get your first bottle free (after inputting your card details to “cover the shipping costs”). The twist comes when you don’t cancel the trial within X amount of days. You’ll then be hit with massive fees as you are sent monthly orders of the product. This is somehow legal, as all of the information is there in the tiny, tiny small print. It’s usually pretty difficult to get out of these agreements too. The words “FREE TRIAL” are the biggest red flag in the supplements world, so we would never recommend a product that operates in this way.

Money-back guarantee: We like to see a product protected by a guarantee. This makes your purchase risk-free, as you can get a full refund if you try a supplement and then decide it’s not for you or if it doesn’t work.

Customer feedback: It’s so easy for a company to only display positive reviews of their products on the official website. We scour independent review sites and third-party suppliers to see what actual customers think.

Ingredients

As we’ve seen above, there are a fair few ingredients that can affect testosterone levels, and in different ways. Some increase the availability of free testosterone, some make use of sex hormone binding globulin or increased luteinizing hormone, whilst others focus on reducing or blocking production of the female hormones estrogen and prolactin.

Let’s have a look at some of the most common and effective testosterone booster ingredients and what their key functions are.

Fenugreek:

If you’ve heard of fenugreek before it’s most likely with relation to cooking – particularly curries. It has a very pungent smell, but it has a strong effect to match the aroma.

The amounts of both total and bioavailable testosterone have been shown to increase after several weeks of supplementation with fenugreek, as well as inhibition of aromatase, thereby leading to less estrogen being produced.

Free testosterone levels (the testosterone your body can actually use) increased in participants of a 2017 study by almost 50% after taking a fenugreek supplement for 12 weeks, along with a 1.08-fold increase in total testosterone.

Over 80% of those studied experienced improvements in sperm counts, as well as in the quality of their sperm.

Results from various studies have further noted the impact of fenugreek on strength, as well as on libido – two areas that testosterone boosters tend to focus upon.

Bodybuilders have been using fenugreek in their supplement stacks for a while, and several cultures have used fenugreek for its aphrodisiac properties; now the rest of us are finally cottoning-on.

Urtica Dioica:

Urtica dioica is actually the scientific name for stinging nettles. Yes, those nettles that were the bane of your childhood. But hear us out, because they’re pretty useful.

The way that Urtica influences testosterone is specifically at the free testosterone level. Free testosterone is the molecules that the body can use for various functions. The non-bioavailable molecules that make up the rest of your T-levels are bound to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), which your body can’t readily use.

This is where Urtica comes into play. Stinging nettles contain compounds called lignans. These are able to bind to SHBG in place of testosterone, allowing more testosterone to remain free and available in the bloodstream.

It’s a clever mechanism, and an effective one, as higher concentrations of free testosterone can lead to improved vitality and sexual function, as well as increased muscle mass.

Whilst it sounds all well and good to have high levels of total testosterone, it actually isn’t worth much if a large portion of it goes unused. Using Urtica to free up some of that precious testosterone goes a long way to solving age- and testosterone-related problems in men.

Indole-3-Carbinol:

Chemical names in an ingredient list can cause a bit of tension in some people. Are they natural? Are they dangerous? These are the typical questions kicking around the brain when you encounter an unknown additive. But we’ll put your mind at ease here, indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a natural compound that is found in vegetables like cabbage and broccoli.

The levels of I3C are high in these types of greens, but you’d have to eat a ridiculous amount of them to really get the benefits. This is why an I3C supplement is effective – you get a full dose.

The way I3C elevates testosterone is actually threefold. First, it increases the amount of free testosterone by producing 2-hydroxyestrone (2OHE), which can bind to blood proteins in testosterone’s place (in a similar way to how the lignans in stinging nettles do – see the Urtica Dioica section above for more on this).

Secondly, when I3C is consumed, it is converted to diindolymethane (DIM). This is what actually produces the 2OHE mentioned above. It is also responsible for nullifying a negative feedback loop that occurs between estrogen and the pituitary gland. Basically, high quantities of estrogen turn off the release of luteinizing hormone, halting production of testosterone in the testes. But 2OHE stops the loop, allowing testosterone synthesis to continue as usual.

The third and final way I3C works is by decreasing estrogen levels. It does this through inhibiting aromatase. Without an aromatase inhibitor, extra testosterone can be converted to estrogen, but something like I3C prevents this, as well as converting estradiol (a strong form of estrogen) into estriol (a weaker form).

Not bad for a vegetable-based compound. Supplementing with I3C saves you having to eat a cabbage every hour or so too. Despite all this, not that many testosterone boosters include I3C in their formula, but you’ll be onto a real winner if you opt for an I3C-based product.

ZMA:

Sometimes you’ll find ZMA (zinc magnesium aspartate) as one item on an ingredients list, other times zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6 are listed separately. Either way, it’s all good for your testosterone.

Let’s start with the benefits of supplementing with zinc. A deficiency in zinc often correlates with low levels of testosterone, and deficiencies are all too common. So it stands to reason that as you raise the levels of zinc in your body, testosterone increases along with it.

This certainly seems to be the case, as zinc helps release luteinizing hormone, which stimulates the production of testosterone in the testes.

It’s worth pointing out that zinc cannot actually be produced or stored by the body, you have to ingest it from dietary sources. But, as mentioned above, a huge number of men are zinc deficient because they don’t get enough of it via food, making supplementation a must.

Then there is magnesium, which has a lot in common with zinc. They are both vital minerals. Both are commonly deficient in the diet of Western men. And both play a part in raising testosterone levels.

The way that magnesium works as a testosterone booster is by lowering your levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). A certain amount of your testosterone is bound to SHBG, around 60% or so, making this unavailable for use by the body. Using magnesium to decrease SHBG levels frees up your testosterone for the body to put to use.

The final component of ZMA is B6. This is much more than a simple B vitamin that is included for general health reasons; it actually plays a part in testosterone increase.

Specifically, vitamin B6 stimulates androgen production. Androgen is a precursor to testosterone, as the androgen receptors are responsible for telling your testes to release testosterone into the bloodstream.

Another reason for it being included in the ZMA formula is because B6 enhances the absorption of the other two components, zinc and magnesium.

This little trifecta is very simple, but very effective when it comes to increasing testosterone.

DAA:

Aspartic acid (like most amino acids) comes in two forms, with their molecular structures being mirror images of each other. In the case of aspartic acid, the forms are called D and L.

Whereas L-aspartic acid is used in the building of proteins, D-aspartic acid (DAA) has a role in hormone creation and release. So the D form is the one used in testosterone boosters.

DAA serves a double function in regards to boosting testosterone. First of all, DAA in the pituitary causes a release of several hormones, such as growth hormone and luteinizing hormone, ultimately leading to an increase in testosterone.

As well as increasing pituitary stimulation, there is a direct impact on testicular production of testosterone. This occurs through increased production of cAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate), a secondary messenger that mediates hormones by stimulating cellular response.

This means that DAA affects both of the major routes – the pituitary and the testes – that govern testosterone production and release.

Korean Ginseng:

Korean ginseng goes by several names, including Red ginseng, Panax ginseng, Asian ginseng, and Chinese ginseng, amongst others. So any of these names on a supplement label amounts to the same thing. We’ll stick with calling it Korean ginseng here, as this is probably the most common moniker.

This is one of the most extensively researched and tested ingredients when it comes to effects on testosterone levels. It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, and has now made the jump into Western products to solve a range of health issues.

Studies have been conducted into the effectiveness of Korean ginseng as a direct testosterone booster, as well as on the specific outcomes of testosterone increase, such as improved libido, erections, and blood flow.

Positive results in these areas have been found to occur in a range of men. For example, fertile and infertile men have both benefited in erection quality and quantity when taking Korean ginseng for a prolonged period.

It is the steroidal saponins in Korean ginseng that lead to an increase in testosterone. They also provoke further output of luteinizing hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and other androgens (i.e. sex hormones).

There is an additional way that Korean ginseng can elevate testosterone. By regulating blood glucose, it keeps insulin levels from getting too high, which can negatively affect production of testosterone.

Testo Booster Frequently Asked Questions

So, now we’ve seen what makes a good testosterone booster and how they work. But you might still have a few queries. Here are some common questions we encounter when it comes to testosterone and the products that influence it.

Are testosterone boosters bad for you?

As is the case with any type of supplement, if you find a good one, then no, they are not bad for you. This all comes down to the ingredient list and the quantities provided. Quality testosterone boosters will contain proven ingredients, such as fenugreek, DAA, ZMA, and the other ones we picked out above. They will also be present in the amount that is shown to work by scientific studies. They will not include dangerous or prohibited ingredients.

A reputable company will never sell a product that is bad for you. There are some unscrupulous people out there who will try and scam you, but thankfully they are few and far between. We do all of the research for you when it comes to supplements and the companies behind them, and you can rest assured we will never recommend something that we feel could be harmful to you.

What are the risks of taking testosterone boosters?

Assuming you have done your research (or read our research) and chosen a top product, then there is really no risk to taking a testosterone booster. It’s not like using steroids, where you introduce an external source of testosterone into your system (this is dangerous). All you are doing is using natural ingredients to help your body produce more testosterone than it was doing previously.

One common worry with testo boosters is that as you increase testosterone, some of it may be converted into estrogen, causing higher levels of the female sex hormone. As long as you find a product that includes an aromatase inhibiting ingredient, such as fenugreek or indole-3-carbinol, you’ll be fine, as this reduces the estrogen conversion. This is only really a worry if you are using exogenous testosterone, which we would not recommend anyway.

Other concerns include acne and mood swings, but there is very little chance of either of these occurring when using a natural testosterone booster. Pretty much all of the side effects associated with testosterone increase occur when introducing an external source of testosterone into your body, like with steroidal injections. Testo-boosting supplements are a much safer option.

What are the best testosterone boosters?

Like most types of supplements, there are good testosterone boosters and bad ones. The difficulty is knowing which is which, especially these days when every company knows exactly what to say to made you believe their product works and why you should buy it. But we do all the research for you, and we can objectively tell you exactly what makes the very best testosterone boosters stand out from the rest.

The main thing the best T-boosters have in common is that they contain ingredients that have been thoroughly tested and shown to have a positive effect on testosterone levels. Top ingredients include fenugreek, ZMA, DAA, Urtica dioica, Korean Ginseng, and Indole-3-Carbinol. There are other ingredients that work too, but these ones are consistent performers with lots of scientific backing.

Other things to look out for are a decent price, a money-back guarantee, and no dangerous or illegal ingredients. Put all of these things together and you will have a very strong product. We’ve picked out our favourites and added them to the top testosterone booster list at the start of this page, so you can see exactly which products are worth buying.

Are testosterone boosters legal?

Yes, the sort of testosterone boosters that we are talking about here are legal and safe to use. We are specifically looking at testosterone supplements that contain natural ingredients that help your body produce more testosterone internally. We are not talking about steroids or any other form of externally sourced testosterone that you inject into your body or get into your system in any other way, i.e. creams.

It is the same for testosterone boosters as it is for any other supplement, they are generally legal, but there are certain ingredients that might not be, which would make a specific product illegal or unsafe. This isn’t usually a problem with testosterone boosters though, as prohibited ingredients, such as ephedra and other similar ingredients related to amphetamines, are more likely to be included in fat burners and metabolism boosters.

As for use by those involved in sporting competitions and other official associations (the military, for example), most testosterone boosters should be fine. But, rules and regulations differ between organisations and sporting societies, as do the ingredients between testosterone boosters. So to be absolutely certain, we would recommend you check with the relevant authorities before taking a testosterone booster if you have any doubts at all.

What are symptoms of low testosterone in men?

There are numerous signs that your testosterone levels might be low. These tend to fall into several categories: sexual problems, fitness problems, and general health issues. A man’s testosterone starts to drop after the age of 30 or so, and will become more and more noticeable as they pass through their 40s, 50s, and beyond, so the signs become much more noticeable with age.

Typically, the first time that a man questions his testosterone levels will be because of something sex-related. Low libido, erection problems, reduced amounts of semen, and even reduced testicle size can be signs of low testosterone. This is precisely why older men start to suffer from erectile dysfunction and a low sex drive – because their testosterone levels have dropped, as they naturally do with age.

If you’re a gym-goer, a reduction in testosterone may affect your performances there, as well as in the bedroom. Low energy levels, reduced muscle mass, and an increase in body fat can all occur. Belly fat is a particularly common symptom. Some men also experience gynecomastia, which is the technical term for a growth in male breast tissue – most people tend to call this by its informal name: man boobs.

Finally, general health and lifestyle issues can result from low testosterone levels. Difficulty sleeping, mood swings, hot flushes, even hair loss. All of these may signify that your testosterone is dropping.

Of course, there are other reasons why any of the above symptoms can occur, as is often the case with health and medical-related changes. If you have any genuine worries about anything like this you should double check with a doctor.

Do I need a prescription to take testosterone boosters?

No, testosterone boosting supplements, like the ones we have included in our list at the top of the page, do not require a prescription from a doctor. Just like you wouldn’t need a prescription to take a fat burner or to use protein powder.

What you do need a prescription or medical supervision for is anything to do with steroids or any other external source of testosterone. These are only ever required for serious medical issues though. The products that we are dealing with are for men who want to give their testosterone a slight boost, not for those looking to fix a genuine medical problem. We hope and recommend that you go straight to your doctor if you are experiencing serious or dangerous symptoms.

Can women take testosterone boosters?

This is a very tricky question. There is a lot of controversy, differing opinions, and lack of evidence surrounding whether or not women can take testosterone boosters. At present, the short answer seems to be: they can, but they probably shouldn’t. We’ll dig a little deeper though to find out exactly why women and testosterone boosters aren’t necessarily a match.

The obvious thing to mention here is that testosterone is predominantly a male sex hormone. Although women do have a small amount of testosterone, it is nowhere near the sort of levels of men. Just like in normal circumstances it isn’t a good idea for a man to increase his estrogen levels, the average woman doesn’t really have a need to increase her testosterone.

Some researchers have found evidence to back up claims that testosterone can improve the general health and the fitness of women, but there are also a lot of studies that provide arguments for why extra testosterone is pointless, or even dangerous, for women.

One common topic of discussion in this area involves that fact that when women reach menopause age (around 45 or so) their hormone levels, both estrogen and testosterone, start to dip. This is why some women require hormone replacement therapy (HRT). But this is something a doctor needs to diagnose and prescribe the relevant treatment for. So we wouldn’t recommend that women try a testosterone supplement to counter the effects of menopause without seeing a doctor first.

Another reason that some women consider using testosterone boosters is to supplement a gym routine. It has become somewhat popular for women who are especially active in the gym to experiment with testosterone supplements, but the evidence isn’t solid. There are some studies and anecdotal evidence that suggest fat loss and muscle building will improve, but there is also a real risk of dangerous and unwanted side effects.

As you can see, this topic is a bit of a minefield, and we really wouldn’t want to advocate the use of testosterone boosters in women without there being a good reason for it. Our advice is to discuss with a doctor if you have any questions about female testosterone levels and supplement use.

Summary

Hopefully you now have a much better idea of what a testosterone booster can do for you, and what to look for in a testo supplement. We hope that we’ve been able to dispel a few myths for you as well.

The benefits of testosterone don’t just stop at puberty, they carry on throughout your whole life. But as we’ve seen, testosterone production starts to fall once a man reaches his thirties, leading to countless issues as he ages.

Sexual problems, declining health, fitness difficulties… They all occur as a result of low testosterone. Fortunately, a testosterone booster can help to reverse some of these effects. Well, a good one can.

The main thing we like to see in a testo booster is good, solid ingredients that have been added in the optimum quantities. Ingredients like ZMA, fenugreek, DAA, Korean ginseng, Indole-3-Carbinol, and Urtica dioica are ones to look out for, as these have all been shown to have positive effects on testosterone levels.

There are a few other important features you should take into account before you buy a testosterone booster too. For example, it is vital that there are no dangerous or banned ingredients in the formula. Some ingredients, like ephedra, are no longer allowed to be included in supplements due to the incredibly dangerous side effects associated with them. Likewise, there may be some ingredients that are prohibited by specific sporting associations or military forces. We would advise you to check with your appropriate governing body to be totally sure.

We’d also recommend that you purchase a testosterone booster that has a money-back guarantee. This means that should you try it and find that it doesn’t work for you then you can get a full refund. As well as protecting your money, a guarantee shows that the company selling the product has great faith that their supplement will work as advertised.

Finally, make sure you stay away from so-called “free trials”. These sound like a great idea at first, but they are really scams in disguise. How it works is a company offers you a month’s worth of their product for free, you just have to “pay the shipping costs”. This is where they get you, as you have to input your card details to pay for delivery. And whilst that first month is indeed free, you will then be sent a bottle every month at full cost until you cancel. This often takes people by surprise, but all of the relevant information is tucked away in the fine print, and they assume that nobody really pays attention to that. It is notoriously hard to then actually cancel the agreement. You will most likely be shunted around from department to department and put on hold for obscene amounts of time – that’s if you’re ever able to get hold of them. Unfortunately, thousands of people fall victim to this scam, and are conned out of hundreds of pounds or dollars before they’re even aware what has happened. That’s how sneaky it is.

So: check the ingredients, find a money-back guarantee, and avoid the free trial scam. There are products out there that tick all these boxes, and we’ve highlighted our favourites towards the top of the page.

There are plenty of positives to taking a testosterone supplement, and a whole range of men can benefit from doing so. Athletes, older men, even just your regular, healthy guy.

If you do decide to give one a try, then let us know how it goes. We love a good success story, and we’re rooting for you every step of the way.