Real TestoFuel review – Home made TestoFuel smoothie

Testofuel is a testosterone booster supplement that I have seen floating around on many testosterone enhancement websites. Since it claims to be one of the best testosterone boosters on the market I want to do a quick review for you. And then provide you with a healthier, more effective alternate option. Testofuel claims to contain natural ingredients that are scientifically proven to enhance testosterone levels.

On the Testofuel website they claim to be a researched muscle building supplement.

Lets get one thing clear straight away. The Testofuel supplement does not have any studies/research to prove it works. When they claim they have clinically studies what they mean is the ingredients they supposedly use in their supplement are clinically proven to boost T levels which is somewhat true. But no study has been done on the actual Testofuel product itself.

The natural ingredients they claim to use are Oyster Extract , Vitamin D, D-aspartic acid (DAA), vitamin k2, Ginseng, Fenugreek , Magnesium and vitamin b6. Each of these ingredients will be discussed more below.

The main reason Testofuel has become so popular is because it is sold via an affiliate program. Meaning promoters of the product receive a commission if they sell the product. This is why you will see many testosterone enhancement websites recommended testsofuel. Now lets have look at the cost, pros and cons of purchasing Testfuel.

Cost

  1. One-month supply (90 capsules) for $69.00, plus $7.95 shipping and handling.
  2. Two-month supply (180 capsules), for $138.00, plus free worldwide shipping.

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Pros

  • Claims to increase testosterone production, enhance muscle growth, reduce fat, and boost sex drive.
  • All natural ingredients , with most ingredients backed by research.
  • Okay ingredient strength.
  • 90-day money back guarantee if you order 3 months’ worth.
  • Testimonial page provided.

Cons

  • Money back guarantee only applies to 90-day supply orders of TestoFuel and the refund process is not customer friendly.
  • Very few online customer reviews that aren’t fake.
  • Seems you have to purchase testofuel via an automated billing process that is hard to cancel.
  • To many positive claims for a natural supplement.

Ingredients label

Serving Size: 4 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30

Amount per serving

% Daily Value
Vitamin D3 5000 IU
Vitamin K2 18 mcg 23
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCI) 5 mg 250
Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate) 200 mg 50
Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine and Aspartate) 10 mg 67
D-Aspartic Acid 2300 mg **
Asian Red Panax Ginseng 100 mg **
Fenugreek (Seed) 100 mg **
Oyster Extract 100 mg

 

Lets take look at testofuels ingredients 

1: D-aspartic acid (DAA): DAA  probably sounds familiar since its bragged to be a T booster in the body building community. The first clinical studies done DAA wrongly claimed it as a almighty T booster. Those first studies were sponsored by DADAVIT®, a DAA manufacturer which claimed DAA increased T production. Afterwards, more independent research was done on the D-Aspartic Acid to see whether it’s truly the next great thing. The first study, by Willoughby et al., showed that 28 days of supplementation with DAA did not change testosterone levels at all. The subjects body would actually fight against an increase of DAA by producing more oxydase enzyme, rendering it ineffective. We now know DAA is not the best ingredient to use, but supplement companies keep using the old studies to promote their ineffective DAA products.

Natural sources: None. Don’t stress about trying boost your DAA intake its not worth the effort or time.

2: Ginseng : Red Korean Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. Ginseng has a very good reputation and has helped many men enhance their sexual health. The trick to buying ginseng is its ginsenosides percentage the higher the  percentage the greater the quality. All reliable Korean ginseng extracts contain a ginsenosides percentage of around 5% and above. The problem with the (tesofuel) supplement is they do not label the geneoside percentage or where they source their extract from. So, in my opinion there is no proof that ginseng in this product is of a trustworthy source.

Auragin: Authentic Korean Red Ginseng which contains 8% geneoside strength.

Natural sources: Since the herbs is extremely rare to purchase. The most reliable Korean red ginseng product is Auragin: Authentic Korean Red Ginseng which contains 8% geneoside strength.

3: Fenugreek: In one Australian study, Fenugreek was shown to help normalize testosterone levels within the body. Fenugreek is a great source magnesium, iron, copper and vitamin B.

Natural source: The actual fenugreek seeds can be purchased at most super markets and can be added to smoothies as well.

4: Magnesium:  Studies involving supplementing magnesium for 4 weeks led to a rise in testosterone levels by up to 24 percent in men.

Natural sources: Some of the best food sources of magnesium are spinach, chard, almonds and pumpkin seeds.

5: Vitamin B6 :  Vitamin B6 can’t be made or stored in the body which is why vitamin B6 supplements are so popular. Vitamin B6 assists in:

  • Protein metabolism
  • Amino acid metabolism
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Fat or lipid metabolism

Vitamin B6 also works to suppress the synthesis of estrogen in the body, which helps testosterone levels rise.

Natural sources: Some foods high in vitamin b are prunes, pumpkin seeds, bananas and fish.

6: Oyster Extractan zinc : Oyster are a great source of bio available zinc. But when it comes to oyster extract there are no real reports or clinical studies proving it does contain bio available zinc. Although there are many clinical studies done on zinc itself and proving it does help increase T production. Purchasing a reliable zinc supplement would be a wiser supplement decision.

Natural sources: Some sources of zinc include oysters, spinach, beef, dates, prunes and asparagus.

7: Vitamin D: Vitamin D is normally produced during exposure to the sun but when we are trapped in doors all day it is important to get our vitamin D from food or supplements. Studies have shown that men with adequate vitamin D – 30.0 mcg/L or more – have significantly more testosterone than men whose vitamin D levels fall from 20.0-29.9 mcg/L. In a 2011 estimate by the Centers for Disease Control, 25% of Americans were at risk for vitamin D inadequacy (serum 25(OH)D 30-49 nmol/L) and 8% were at risk for vitamin D deficiency (1).

Natural sources: First suggestion would be to get at least 15 minutes of sunshine a day. Foods containing large amounts of vitamin D include cod liver, salmon, raw milk, mushrooms and almond milk.

8: Vitamin K2:  Vitamin K2 is known to be more beneficial than k1. K2 is known to help increase testosterone production, improved bone health and reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Natural sources: Unlike vitamin k1 which is usually found in vegetables some of the best sources of vitamin K2 are cheese, egg yolk and ground beef.

Now we know some alternate natural sources of the ingredients contained in Testofuel we can experiment with making smoothies or juices that will help boost T production.

The Testofuel smoothie (The natural version of Testofuel) 

The ingredients

  • 3 – Prunes
  • 1cup  –  Almond milk
  • 50g  –  Fenugreek
  • 1 serving – Asian Red Panax Ginseng (open capsules into blender)
  • 2 – Bananas
  • 1 Handful  – Raw Almonds
  • 3 – Pitted Dates

The method

Add all ingredients into a blender. Open ginseng capsules and poor powder into blender and blend all ingredients for 45 seconds.

Feel free to add zinc and magnesium supplements into the smoothie to increase its T boosting benefits. I do this by just opening up the capsules and pouring the powder into the blender.

In summary

This article was all bout giving my readers a way to experience all the health benefits of the ingredients (testofuel) claims to provide. But with my method you are guaranteed to receive all the benefits from these ingredient but in  a more natural form.  This smoothie contains ingredients that have been proven to boost T production and sexual health.

Online reviews of Testofuel are a mixed bag. I would play it safe and just replicate testofuels ingredients into a smoothie. Or buy the ingredients separately from reliable suppliers and consume them individually in higher strengths.

Note: If you want more natural recipes that boost  T production containing ingredients clinically proven to boost sexual health and T production, check out my Ebook Libido fuel.

References
1: Looker A.C., C.L. Johnson, D.A. Lacher, et al. Vitamin D status: United States 2001–2006. NCHS data brief, no 59. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2011.