A little Test, Freak, not so much...
Thank you to PharmaFreak for allowing many of us to try many products in their line of supplements. This review will be for TestFreak, a test booster with a wide profile, which looked good on paper, but in the end, may have needed condensed a bit.
I was provided with a 30 day supply of TestFreak and purchased an additional bottle, (30 Day supply) on my own behalf, in order to have a complete 8 week cycle. After reading the label, and the claims on many websites I was greatly intrigued. The marketing and packaging is fantastic, but when I put the bottle in the checkout cart, I nearly Freaked out my self. $55!
Now I have ran countless natural test cycles, and of many different brands and products, so I knew generally what to expect from this. TestFreak delivered, but just a bit under my expectations.
This was a tricky grade. When you read through the profile, it looks pretty solid. A lot of ingredients, but maybe too many in the end. I honestly expected a stronger delivery. I only post a profile when relevant... here you go.
Vitamin B6 (As Pyridoxine HCl) 10.5mg 525%
Magnesium (As Magnesium Aspartate) 90mg 23%
Zinc (As Zinc Aspartate) 30mg 200%
TESTOFEN® Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum Graecum) (Seed) Standardized To 50% (350 Mg) Fenuside™ 700mg
TRIGOTEST™ Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum Graecum) (Seed) Standardized To 20% (80 Mg) Testosides™ 400mg
METHYL GALLATE ESTER TESTOSTERONE MATRIX 1000mg *
(Promotes Natural Testosterone Production Via Luteinizing Hormone Release*)
Tribulus Terrestris - Methyl Gallate Ester Standardized To Maximum 60% (600 Mg) Saponins /20% (200 Mg) Protodioscin 1000mg
ZINC-TEST™ SUPPORT COMPLEX 610.5mg
(Provides Clinically Proven Building Blocks Of Testosterone*)
Zinc (As Zinc Acetate), Magnesium (As Magnesium Citrate), Vitamin B6
DHT CONTROL COMPLEX (Supports Testosterone-To-DHT Conversion Control*) 280mg *
Saw Palmetto Extract (Serenoa Repens) 160mg
Standardized To Free Fatty Acids And Sterols
Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica Dioica) 120mg
AROMATSE REGULATION SUPPORT COMPLEX 150mg *
(Supports Testosterone-To-Estrogen Conversion Control)
[(S)-2,3-Dihydro-5,7-Dihydroxy-2-(3-Hydroxy-4-Methoxyphenyl-4-H-1-Benzopyran-4-One]/Hesperidin 5,7-Dihydroxy-2-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-Benzopyran-4-One/Apigenin Trans-3,5,4'-Trihydroxystillbene/Resveratrol
This product did work, and I justified the price by the extensive profile before purchasing. The though of not purchasing an AI, and allowing this formula to suffice, rationalized the additional cost that an AI would incur. Basically toughing this price tag even to a normal cycle that would include a standard test booster and an additional AI product. I felt and experienced some of the normal benefits from a natural test booster. Slight increase in aggression. Focus in the gym. Very little libido increase, and not the level of that "feeling" of Alpha male jive that one desires. In the AI aspect I noticed very little. This is where a slight let down occurred. I had considered running an additional AI, and wish I had. The balance just didn't seem right. This product did however work well in sleep aid and recovery.
4 Caps before bed, easy as pie. However, part of me wishes that the doses were split morning and night. I certainly could have done that, but in fairness have to review a product as it is directed. Possibly the half life of some the ingredients just weren't there when needed or when it counted.
Side effects: Minimal
Slight aggression, but not as much as I would have liked. Positive aggression can be very beneficial, although it has its consequences at times. Sight, increase in acne, although I am not very prone. A few of those large nastys appeared. The most pronounced effect, the smell. Your sweat literally smells like the product. Kind of like not so sweet maple syrup. Especially in the arm pit area. Causing body odor, and without the proper deodorant and even particularly smelling deodorant, it can be a problem. Even the pillow case turned a bit sour after a while.
As I eluded to earlier, very costly. When many popular and effective test boosters are ranging from $20-$30 for a 30 day supply. I was shocked to see this ranging from $50 and up. Again with the additional AI complex, it may seem worth it. But for me, the AI lacked in effectiveness, rendering the price a bit heavy. You can find deals, and of course coupons, so if there is a fantastic deal out there, I wouldn't discourage you from purchasing this, but it better be worth your while, and you may still want to pick up an additional AI supplement.
Again, the profile seemed great. But a few of the ingredients may have been under dosed, and the profile just too vast to be fully effective when taken all at once. The hefty price tag, and the failure to reach high expectations has left me with a 6. When the cons, still out weigh the pros after a cycle is finished, that is the end result. Maybe my expectations were to high for this product, but even at that, it didn't reach the level of performance that many of todays most popular and trusted boosters have, at a less expensive cost.