Testogen XR is advertised as the Ultimate Testosterone & N.O. Amplifier. It claims to boost natural testosterone levels and amplify male libido & performance. Additionally it claims to give the consumer increased strength, recovery, vasodilation, endurance and extended workout pumps.
--------------- Ingredients -----------
Serving Size: 1 scoop – 8g
Servings per container - 30
AsparTest (D-Aspartic Acid) - 3,120mg
An amino acid which in University human clinical trials resulted in an increase in luteinizing hormone by 33% and an increase of testosterone by a 42% in only 12 days.
Agmatine - 1,000mg
Prevents your body from breaking down nitric oxide resulting in better blood flow which can benefit you in the gym and out.
AstraGin - 50mg
Improve the absorption of critical nutrients including Amino acids such as Arginine by 66.7%, Vitamins by 50.4%, Glucosamine by 41.9% and ATP production by 18%.
Performance and Enhancement System 2,305mg –
Proprietary blend consists of:
L-Carnitine Tartrate -
Natural substance that contributes to a normal functioning metabolism, helps improve vitality, prevents heart problems and increases fat burning.
Amino Acid that regulates the constriction of the vascular system, allowing blood vessels and arteries to widen.
Horny Goat Weed -
A time tested aphrodisiac from ancient Chinese medicine that increases libido, improves erectile function and combats fatigue.
Nettles Root -
Inhibits the production of aromatase which in turn decreases the production of estrogen.
Green Tea Extract –
A natural energizer that raises metabolism, increases fat oxidation and helps suppress appetite.
Calcium D-Glucarate -
Helps eliminate estrogen and toxins in the body.
--------------- Value ---------------
At the time of this writing, the cheapest I could find this product was on AllStarHealth.com for $43 for a 30 serving tub. This works out to $1.43 per serving. This is a little more money than the average test booster, but keep mind that you are also getting the muscle pump blend at the same time, making this 2 products in one.
As another option, this product also comes in a 90 capsule bottle for $28 but at a recommended 6 caps per day, you’ll only get 15 days out of the bottle. On the plus side though, you get a full 2g of Agmatine per day instead of the 1g that comes in one scoop of the powder. Now if you are someone who only needs 1g of Agmatine then you could take 3 caps per day, but you’d still have to supplement the extra 1.5g of DAA to get the scientifically proven 3g per day. However, DAA can be purchased fairly cheap and this could be an option to get the benefits of Testogen without spending more than you’re comfortable shelling out.
--------------- Dosage ---------------
I did exactly as directed and consumed 1 scoop 30 minutes pre-workout.
Also as directed for MAXIMUM results, I consumed 1 scoop of Myo-Blitz-XS at the same time. The rest of my daily RCSS stack consisted of Amino-Tone, Resurrect PM, Pro-Antium and King-Mass.
--------------- Taste / Mixing ---------------
The flavor I received was Strawberry Lemonade and that is exactly what this tastes like. The directions state to mix 1 scoop with 6-8oz. of water and for me personally, that was waaaaaaaay too tart. Guess I like my lemonade sweet…..
Anyways, this is a very strong flavor and I found that I needed at least 12oz to get it down without shuttering. As far as mixing is concerned, I found no issues and only a minor amount of grit left in shaker after my final gulp.
--------------- Effectiveness ---------------
While I would love have obtained actual testosterone blood testing during this run I have zero doubt to this product’s effectiveness. The increase was very apparent to me through the minor acne on my back and increased aggression as verified on several occasions to me by my very irritated wife.
Strength was up across the board and truly started to show in the middle of week 2. Most notably, I had been stuck on my bench press 1RM for over 6 months and in 4 weeks of using Testogen, I increased my bench press by 20 pounds! With the RCSS stack being the only dietary change I’d made in the previous 6 months, I have to give huge props to RCSS for helping to make this possible.
Best strength gain examples:
Deadlifts for 10 minutes - 225x90 ---> 225x94
Bench Press 1RM – 345x1 ---> 365x1
Bench Press 225xFail – 225x19 ---> 225x22
Standing Overhead Press – 205x3 ---> 225x1 followed by 205x5
Pumps were strong, but seemed to dissipate towards the end of a longer (90+ minute) workout and were much more obvious during a higher rep routine.
Lastly to be completely honest in the spirit of full disclosure, at 45 years old, morning wood does not visit the house as often as it once did. I’ve tried horny goat weed supplements in the past with no noticeable results, but apparently mixing that with AstraGin and WOW, huge difference. Now it didn’t occur every morning, but instead of maybe once a week it was more like 4 or 5 days a week. That’s as much detail as I’ll give here but lastly I will add that throughout my run with Testogen, there was a very very noticeable improvement in libido across the board.
--------------- Side Effects ---------------
Unfortunately this awesome product does not come without a dark side. Like many DAA products, this one cleans me out with explosive diarrhea anywhere between 30-180 minutes post consumption. I quickly discovered that by eating a small meal 60 minutes before taking Testogen, I could completely eliminate the G.I. issues.
Meal of choice = 1 protein bar + 1/4 cup almonds.
--------------- Final Words ---------------
Having tried several test boosters over the past few years, not one has so clearly given me the benefits that Testogen has provided. It has certainly restored my faith in this category of the supplementation market. When I am ready to run another natural test booster, this is without a doubt my go-to product of choice.
Lastly, I’d like to sincerely thank SR’s very own Joeflah, the entire RCSS crew including Big Ronnie Coleman himself, for the opportunity to test their entire product line. I did my very best to be as descriptive while running each of their products and I hope I did them all justice. If you’d like more detailed information about my run with the entire RCSS supplement line, please check out my journal at: