Many thanks to Kenny and CTD labs for allowing me the opportunity to log the new Noxitest.
To be clear, I used and am reviewing the current reformulation of Noxitest which contains prolensis and not D-aspartic-acid. I will discuss the ingredients in detail later on.
Noxitest is formulated to enhance physical performance, support healthy testosterone levels, increase libido, and help maintain healthy glucose levels. From my experience, Noxitest is without a doubt one of the better natty non-daa test boosters I've used to date.
Taste (N/A): They are average sized, easy to swallow, whitish pills. No further commenting is necessary here.
Ingredient Profile: Rather than giving this a score, I'd like to discuss the profile by ingredients starting with the more unfamiliar ones..,
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Serving Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin D3 - 5000 IU
Zinc - 10 mg
Prolensis - 600 mg
N-Carbarnylglutamine - 500 mg
Fenugreek Seed Extract - 400 mg
Chrysin - 125 mg
Diindolylmetnae - 40 mg
First, I'd like to discuss prolensis. Prolensis is an extract taken from the South African plant Bulbine Natalensis. Prolensis contains a wide spectrum of phytochemical compounds including saponins, tannins, and alkaloids. Prolensis has been demonstrated to increase testosterone primarily in two ways:
-First, prolensis increases Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone causing a stimulation of the release of Luteinizing Hormone from the pituitary. LH directly stimulates the leydig cells in the testes to release testosterone. The result is more free endogenous testosterone.
-Second, prolensis increase the uptake of cholesterol by the testes. Cholesterol is a vital raw material used in the synthesis of many structural components within the body. The architecture of sex hormones is one of these components. Within the mitochondria of the testicular cells, cholesterol is manufactured into pregnolone. Pregnolone is then converted into sex steroids and glucocorticoids. The result of this particular mechanism is a higher production potential for testosterone synthesis by the testes.
Moving on, we then have N-Carmylglutamate, or NCG. NCG is an analogue of N-acetylglutamate, which is a precursor in the synthesis of plasma arginine. According to the studies I found demonstrating NCG's effects, the increased synthesis of plasma arginine secondarily resulted in increased somatotropin levels. Combined, these two increases directly lead to an increase of protein synthesis and tissue growth rate.
To continue, we have the micro-nutrients vitamin d3 and zinc. Both these nutrients as we may already know, play roles in the maintenance and receptor mediated activity of androgens. Maintaining subsequent intake of all our basic micro and macro nutrients is generally crucial.
Next we have fenugreek seed extract. Fenugreek has been around for quite a while. It has been shown in a few studies that unique compounds called spirostanes found within the extract boost testosterone potentially by inhibiting testosterone-to-estradiol conversion. However, in Noxitest, the extract used is standardized for a 20% concentration of an amino acid found in fenugreek extract called 4-hydroxyisoleucine. Recall in the intro, I stated that Noxitest is also intended to help regulate healthy blood glucose levels. This is where 4-hydroxyleucine comes into play:
-4-hydroxyleucine has been demonstrated to increase the body's production of insulin when sugar meditated response in initiated. This results in a lower duration of high amounts of glucose within your blood. Additional insulin can also aid in the absorption of several macro-nutrients.
To wrap things up we have chrysin and DIM. Chrysin has been marketed as a potential aromatase inhibitor. However, its poor bio-availability and lack of anecdotal data supporting its benefits, contradict its touted benefits. DIM has been shown to help create a favorable balance of "good" and "bad" estrogens via estrogen metabolism. "Good" estrogens are the metabolites said to play a role in estrogen's favorable traits including bone calcium regulation and the natural homeostasis associated with steroid hormones. "Bad" estrogens are often associated with the environmental xeno-estogens we acquire from environmental factors. These estrogens are often what contribute to health conflicts and testosterone impairment. DIM basically helps by modulating a more favorable metabolism of estrogen precursors into the good estrogens.
Phew...that was a long breakdown, but in summary Noxitest is properly formulated for anabolism sport overall.
(Are still reading?..Good)
Usage: Noxitest calls for three capsules a day. The directions do not specify whether to take these with or without food. Nonetheless, since a majority of the ingredients are fat soluble, the best way in my opinion is to take all three capsules with a meal consisting of healthy fats. I most often took all three capsules in the morning with breakfast with a dosage of fish oil as a source of good fats.
I give an 8.5 here because there were definitive signs of a good test boost, but it was difficult to gauge the benefit of health glucose level support.
Libido (10): Yup, my "bang engine" was revved up like a Nascar while on Noxitest. Unfortunately, when you're single, this may be seen as a pro or a con depending on how you look at it....LOL
(BTW, Durden remember I use Gun Oil)
Physical Performance (8.5): By physical performance, I mean muscular size, strength, and stamina all as one concept. I did set some good PRs while on Noxitest including a 550 lbs deadlift and a 470 lbs squat. I also set some volume based PRs as well, so my muscular endurance was also benefited. I did notice some minor increase in size in some areas such ads my chest and biceps, That could have been from the thuderbolt pump though. Still, I'll give some points here.
Blood Glucose Regulation: Rather than give a score, I am going to try and analyze as to whether or not I really benefited here. I've never had any problems with my blood sugar so it's never something I've checked on a daily occasion. I will say this though, because insulin plays a critical role in the restoration of muscle glycogen, I would say that the potentially increased production of it by the fenugreek may have helped in my recovery when complemented with the other supps. As stated, I did have more muscular endurance, which often translates into having substantial amounts of muscular glycogen for energy output. Therefore, I will give Noxitest the benefit of the doubt and say that it may have very well helped me in this category. Somebody who monitors there blood and uses noxitest could certainly chime in on this better than me.
Mood (9): I noticed I had a more positive overall well-being feeling while on Noxitest. This is often overlooked as a sign of increased testosterone.
Side effects: The only side effects I exhibited were those frequently seen with natty test boosters. I had some minor acne on my shoulders and an extra pimple on my face on occasions, but nothing some proper hygiene couldn't remedy. I also was short-tempered at times, but this was easily diffused with some boxing rounds at the gym.
Value (8): Normally, supplements may lose points here, but for what I gained form noxitest, I believe that an average price tag ranging from 30-34 dollars is not bad. Even for an extended cycle, I think it is a worthy investment to any natty t-boost regimen.
Overall (8.5) Noxitest will help noticeably with testosterone support when combined with intensive training and proper diet. Increased libido, physical performance, and recovery are all potential benefits one may experience with Noxitest. At a relatively fair price, Noxitest is well worth a try.
One last shout out to Kenny for this opportnity.