I don't know where to start with this supplement. Ingredients, dosing, value, effectiveness, I just don't know...
It's a tiny black pill you pop 3x a day with food. Pretty simple, and very easy to swallow.
Wow. This is marketed very well. It's supposed to be a "hardcore anabolic; only to be used by elite bodybuilders" BULL SPIT. The bulk of these scientific pharmaceutical grade names are herbs and diuretics. With it being a diuretic I did have a few more veins poking out. But I could care less. BPI just continues to dissapoint in making expensive non effective products.
I bought a bottle of this (3 week cycle) for $24 after shipping. I got a great deal on this as far as money goes. But lets get to the meat and potatoes.
I could probably rate this a 4, based on price. But I'm not going to. I know a few guys that work down there, there nice guys but I'm getting tired of BPI claiming breakthrough technology when really it's simple herbs half the time. None the less, they have stepped up their products in taste. But effectiveness is where it counts the most. All this stuff is trial and error. But hey, it's just advice fellas, (finish TMW adlib here)
I really don't think this stuff works, it's made up to be all fancy but it doesn't seem to be much of anything. It doesn't feel like it boosted testosterone, recovery, or appetite. I'm taking straight tribulus pills right now and I'm actually seeing something. My comparison is that tribulus for $10 is better than this stuff.
First review of many to come.... I will try to be as descriptive as possible to give a unbiased review of this product. First off I started A-50 with the intention of possibly gaining a little strength, started to plateau. Stats at start of 8 week cycle:
6'2 245lbs 12 percent bf. I noticed a little aggresion about the 2nd week, also a little water retention.. but not much in the strength increase. 3rd week I started to get acne on my back which I expected since it is a test booster. Around week 4 I really started to feel alot of aggression and not the good kind for pushing steel, I'm talking short fuse galore. I continued with the cycle since I didnt want to be at a loss for 100.00. At the final week of the cycle I was bloated, back acne and p'd off.... Not a good feeling at all. My stats in week 8 were 250lbs and 16% bodyfat. I ate clean, drank 2gal of water a day and walked away with 5 lbs of fat and water. I felt better off than on and would not recomend this product as it is overpriced and illigitimate.
I also experienced no strength gains, and recovery was not shortened either.
Lets start with value: 30 dollars for a month on testosterone boosters is great, IF IT WORKED!!!!
I tried two bottles back to back (3 was recommended) while oversees. My testosterone went down!
Normally I cruise at around 640-680 testosterone levels (average for someone my age). After my 2nd bottle, my testosterone was at 312! Sleeping, eating, and workout habits remained the same so I know that wasn't related. I didn't drinka t all during this tour so that didn't lower. This "TBOOSTER" lowered my t!
Ingredient Profile: I can't even rate because I don't know what anything in it is
Value is great, only paid about 30 bucks for a month supply. For a testosterone booster you can't beat it.
ONLY PROBLEM IS IT DIDN'T DO JACK!!!
I took two bottles back to back and can comfortably say it made me more tired. Felt no energy boost, no libido increase, and had no strength gains.
Lets talk ingredients:
7-Hydroxy-3-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-8-[(3r,4r,5s,6r)-3,4,5 Trihydroxy-6-(Hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-Yl]chromen-4-One; 5,6,7-Trihydroxy-2-Phenyl-Chromen-4-One; Undec-10-Enoic-Acid
There is 200 mg of whatever ingredients I just posted above which are considered the A50 Proprietary Active Matrix.
Additionally there is a proprietary co-active matrix that is 400 mg of about 50 ingredients that I'm not even going to list. Obviously everything in here is just on the label for fluff to bulk up the label.
*** poor. This stuff didn't help energy levels, recovery, intensity or anything. I would say it made it worse.
Taste of Pills: Fine, didn't smell bad and were very easy to swallow
The marketing for this product claims that they did 37 different trials to get the perfect formula. BS, this stuff is terrible.
Thumbs down, didn't feel any energy, libido, strength or intensity. Rip off! If you are going with BPI stick to the old school 1MR
I was curious to see what other were saying about the A50 and saw some interesting reviews. I decided to leave you guys my two cents:
I've used this product twice. I took 1 cap with each meal (3/day) while trying to buld-up some muscle.
Side Effects: I didn't notice any side effects.
Other supplements used: SuperPump MAX, Myofusion, SizeON.
I didn't notice any boost in strength or libido at all BUT towards the the end of each cycle all my buddies complemented me on some muscle I was able to build.
I think this product is "ok" but definitely not worth $40+. The only reason I give it an "ok" is because other people noticed some improvement. Other than that, I also think a 3-week supply is pretty cheap on BPI's part. I don't know of any other companies that only supply 3 weeks of a product, specifically a test booster.
I really excited to get this product because I generally enjoy BPI products and BodyBuilding.com really hyped this new testosterone booster up.
I purchased BPI A-50 for $40 on BodyBuilding.com. You get 60 capsules per bottle and serving size is 1 capsule a day. Pretty decent value and relatively inexpensive for natural testosterone booster.
A-50 says that it will:
-Support Increased Testosterone Levels (no)
-Supports Increased Vascularity (no)
-Increase Strength and Size (no)
I'm gonna go out and say it: THIS PRODUCT IS A BUST. I was on a strict power lifting, strength increasing routine while trying this product and I did not notice any significant strength gains. Only reason I added any strength was from the EFX Kre-Alkalyn that I was taking.
-This is really Baicelein: an antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress brought on by muscular breakdown.
-This looks impressive but it did nothing.
There is also a huge profile of other ingredients that are just herbal root extracts.
Increased Vascularity (2/10): There are no real vascularity increasing agents such as arginine or agmatine sulfate. Did not feel pumped up all day.
Increased testosterone levels (2/10): Did not notice anything crazy about my testosterone levels. Always woke up with my normal morning wood, still was equally ***ed off at people while in traffic, still attacked the weights, still got sore after heavy workouts.
Increased size and strength (4/10): I did put on some good strength by the end of my A-50 cycle but I believe it is due to my work ethic. Whenever I decide to go on gnarly strength gaining routines I always put on around 25-50 pounds on each of my major powerlifting lifts. I was using a Kre-Alk and eating like crazy. I was also taking glutamine to help with my recovery and I still was sore after workouts.
This product was so over-hyped and fluff marketed that it makes me hate the product even more.
I have been taking supps for over 7 years, this one just really didnt do anything. After a couple weeks I was thinking "Shouldn't I be seeing strength gains by now"?
I have been taking Animal Stak and M-Stak for awhile now and I seem to be getting immune to them both so tried this as my first switch, would not recommend this or buy A50 again. I'm starting A-HD today, I'll post a review on that when I'm done.
My goals right now are just to get to 185 and build some strength to go heavier, I'm 179 right now and was 178 before I started A50, took it with Animal Pak, Super pump Max and Dymatize's proteins.
ok this stuff is awesome. this is the second test booster i have taken and my body reacts very well to them. this one is no exception. you can feel your test levels are way up every morning and my arms were always pumped upon waking up. gym intensity was very high while taking this, i never push myself to the most weight i can handle every time cause i feel that is very inaffective and i work with high reps rather high weight, but i was throwing up 90 pound dumbells with no problem with hammer curls.i even through up 155 on bicep curls 12 times. I've never been able to do that much weight that many times. recovery was very fast i would wake up the next morning wanting to work the same muscles. i read a lot of reviews about how people don't think this stuff works, that understandable because they aren't taking it right. i bought my bottle from west coast nutrition and the guy there sold me estro fuse, a estrogen blocker, he also told me this stuff is a mix between tren and a natural test booster. cant say he was wrong worked well for me. i never weighed my self or took measurements but i could tell i was definately getting bigger and so could my workout partner. i hit every muscle twice a week.
Umm yeah...saying any of this stuff is comprable or halfway or part tren is laughable. It isn't, at all, in anyway.
And this product is garbage, I am sorry. It really is, and it has nothing to do with "not taking it correctly"...it has to do with the science behind the ingredients. These are not "super secret new" ingredients, they are just the scientific nomenclature for basic herbs that you can buy for $5 at your local grocery store. Point in case, here is a description by a very credible person on another board that I know:
"Here’s how the ingredients, in a 50mg prop blend, are listed on the label (seperated by color):
Wow…those big names…like…totally look scientific and stuff. But here’s what these three ingredients actually are, all of which have been available for several years in other products, none of which are even slightly original or worthwhile, and won’t do anything to make you bigger or stronger:
* Puerarin (an isoflavone derived from Daidzein, not anabolic at all)
* Baicalein (an anti-inflammatory flavonoid, not anabolic at all)
* Undecylenic acid (an ester, not biologically active per se, frequently used in gelcaps and other oral medications)
As for the other 24 ingredients, since they comprise a whopping 400 milligrams or so, doing some quick math, they’re each dosed around 15mgs/serving (more or less) - far too low to have any effect (and similarly dosed to the first 3 ingredients, which average about 16 milligrams each)."
Look, this stuff sucks, and I am sorry but placebo is very powerful. If you want something with some science behind its ability to raise testosterone/create anabolism, try D-Aspartic Acid.
BPI died after 1MR in my opinion, kinda sad cause I liked them before they started making this s***.
i have to agree with virtus on this one. since bpi changed their 1mr formula, i had a tear come down the side of my face... the only product that i truly like from bpi and noticed any sort of difference on was A-HD.
This product does not does what is intended to do, so so.
I tried it and....ughhh... well, let's see, it suppose to give strength, size, endurance, like a true anabolic pill, right? The owner needs a slap on the face and yes that includes the co-workers and scientist that agreed thats this thing works.
I give it an average because I did notice that it gave me a clean cut. I saw that my triceps got really cut and sticked-out. That and my chest, back, biceps, and shoulder as well. hmmm, but to what I expected and costed?! F*** off, man.
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