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Do Most Testosterone Boosting Supplements Work?

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Do The Majority Of Testosterone Boosting Supplements Really Live Up To The Claims?

Find Out If These Supplements Are Truly Worth The Large Price Tags They Command!

Discover Why I Only Recommend One Or Two Testosterone Boosting Supplement Brands

Learn How In Some Cases Cheaper Supplement Options Can Be Just As Effective For Testosterone Boosting

There are many testosterone boosting supplements available on the market, a lot of them have cool sounding names like “Testo Hero” and similar.

They come in extreme colours, have outrageous packaging and have the results claims to match.

Many of them promise to deliver “steroid like results”, to be like “legal steroids” or “blow up testosterone levels” and with them your muscle mass gains and fat loss; but do they really deliver what they promise?

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Do These Products Deliver?

The reality is that very few of them will deliver what is promised.

In my experience the majority of these brands deliver a slight increase in testosterone production & hefty price tag.

In fact over many years (10 plus) of trying different products and brands.

I’ve come across a handful of testosterone boosting supplements that can realistically deliver a significant testosterone booster.

So for the best part in my experience, most of these supplements just don’t deliver significant increases.

You’ll see many people echoing my thoughts online.

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As I’ve mentioned there are a couple of testosterone boosting brands that are effective. The one I personally use you can check out below.

Military Muscle Testosterone Booster Review

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If I Can Only Recommend A Couple Of Testosterone Boosting Brands, What Else Do I Recommend?

Well prior to supplementation, I’d always recommend assessing your diet first.

You should be optimising your diet & then be looking at supplementation. Supplements are supposed to “plug gaps” in your nutrition, not replace it.

As I mentioned in the titles of this article, if you know you just need to supplement specific areas of your nutrition.

Purchasing individual supplements is far more cost effective & just as impactful. 

You can check out the areas of your nutrition you may need to supplements & the brands I’ve used/ recommend for these supplements below.

Check out Some of The Testosterone Boosting Supplements I Actually Recommend Here!

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Why Aren’t Most Testosterone Boosting Supplements Effective?

Most testosterone boosting supplements are a combination of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts believed or shown to increase testosterone production.

The issue with this is three fold!

The Ingredients Used

A number of the ingredients commonly used in the majority of brands aren’t definitively proven to have any lasting effects on T levels.

Ingredient Concentration

The ingredients that are included in most testosterone boosting supplement brands, usually aren’t in a high enough concentrations.

There are clinically proven volumes for positively impacting testosterone & sadly the concentration most of these brands is usually well below this. 

Proprietary Blend

A lot of testosterone boosting supplement brands are made with “proprietary blends” in short the ingredients are totally or partially secret.

As supplements are supposed to help bridge the gaps in your diet, not knowing what ingredients a supplement includes is pointless!

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Are They Cost Effective

I’ve highlighted the issues with most testosterone boosting supplements. So despite this do they represent value for money?

Sadly the majority of testosterone boosting supplements are very expensive.

In most scenarios it works out a fair bit cheaper to purchase the most effective vitamins and minerals individually.

The only brand testosterone boosting supplement brand where I’ve definitively saved money is Military Muscle

Military Muscle has more testosterone boosting ingredients than any other brand I’ve seen; & also has them in high enough concentration.

I’ve actually saved money with Military Muscle, as it works out cheaper than purchasing all of the different supplements I would individually.

Military Muscle Testosterone Booster Review

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Conclusion & My Suggestion For Alternatives

Hopefully based on the above, you can see why I recommend that you avoid the majority of testosterone boosting supplements brands.

Remember that before considering supplements, I suggest addressing your diet & looking at lifestyle changes to boost testosterone.

There are way too many lifestyle changes things to cover in this article; but  this refers to diet, exercise, limiting toxic chemical exposure, getting suitable rest etc.

You can find out far more about all this in these articles below.

Natural Ways To Increase Testosterone

Again once you’ve optimised your diet and you know what areas need supplementation.

You can invest in the specific vitamins, minerals etc. shown to increase testosterone production.

I won’t be going in to detail as to why they help increase T; but to give you an idea of the areas you may to look at, check out this below:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
  • B Vitamins
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Boron
  • Ashwagandha
  • Omega 3
  • Ginger
  • Fenugreek
  • Creatine
  • Selenium
  • DIM
  • Pine PollenSupplements

You Can Check Out Some of The Testosterone Boosting Supplements I Recommend Above In Greater Detail Here!

Future Articles

I hope you have found this article on testosterone boosting supplements and whether they work useful.

Keep an eye out for my future articles where I’ll be covering all of the above recommended individual vitamins and minerals in greater detail.

I’ve put together a couple of articles already, which you can see here in

The ways to increase testosterone naturally section of the article

I’ll also be putting articles together about the best places to purchase the above.

I’ll also be looking at the handful of testosterone boosting supplement brands that are actually effective.

If you have any questions with regards to this article, testosterone boosting supplements or even have experience with some.

Just drop me a comment below and I’ll come back to you!

If you can share this article with friends and family it will be appreciated.

You can follow me on my social media sites, So check them out for more tips, on testosterone boosting supplements and other ways to boost testosterone.

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22 thoughts on “Do Most Testosterone Boosting Supplements Work?”

  1. Andy says:

    Hi, I currently use a testosterone supplement that encompasses all of the vitamins and minerals you listed above. It probably does cost more than buying them all individually but it does mean that I can just take a couple of tablets as opposed to a load of them.

    I take them after I have been to the gym to aid recovery, magnesium is a massive player for this and for energy and I think a lot of people are lacking it.

    I agree there are a lot of things you can do to naturally enhance your levels as with most things regarding optimising health I believe it means getting back to living a ‘pure’ lifestyle.

    Thank you for a very interesting article!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Andy,

      I appreciate in a lot of cases it’s easier to take a couple of supplements as supposed to multiple ones. Something I forgot to include in the diet (and have now and added) is that a lot of the minerals included in these supplements, you should be able to get enough in your diet.

      Post or pre workout is probably the best time to take supplements, magnesium also doubles as a very cost effective pre workout supp for extra energy.

      Yes your right there Andy, the close you can get living “naturally” the better certain elements of your health will always be!

  2. Ronald Otochi says:

    Dude you hit right on the money, most of the test booster out there DO NOT work & people are spending billions just for a slight increase in test. Your are better off changing you lifestyle to get the test boost you need & that’s free, nothing can be beat free stuff.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Ronald,

      Yeah most testosterone boosting supplements unfortunately are vastly over priced and aren’t that effective. I agree changing your lifestyle (gym, diet etc.) are the best place to start as far as testosterone production is concerned, if there are certain minerals and vitamins that you’re missing in your diet I would advise that you supplement specifically for these things. You can check out the main vitamins and minerals that I recommend supplementing if you are low on them here: My Recommended Testosterone Boosting Supplements

  3. Hi,
    I was taking a few kinds of testosterone booster like (Z-Matrix) but, after learning from a few youtube channels
    and reading your article! I am starting to feel, that they are just, a waste of money?
    I am just, gaining inexpensive piss. I do believe that pre-workout supplement help
    also, Creatine Monohydrate, Cellucoor C4 works well for me. Eating healthy and the right food and vegetables can provide a lot of benefits and a good exercise regimen. Thank you for the article it is very helpful to my daily lifestyle!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Carlton,

      Yeah the problem with a lot of these supplements is that they don’t necessarily contain what you’re lacking in; or in the case of Z matrix it is overly high in B6 but lacking in other vitamins and minerals that you may need. If you are low in Vit D , Zinc etc. it’s a good option but you need to be aware what you are lacking in your diet first I would say, as you could save yourself money (and potentially side effects) but focusing in purely in on what you are lacking and avoiding potentially “overdosing” on certain things.

      Yeah some pre workouts are great (I personally use Beta Alanine), I think everyone who trains should use creatine, yeah I think diet and exercise should be your first focus; and then you supplement anything that you may be short on in your diet. You can check out the vitamins and minerals that I suggest people supplement with if they are lacking in them here: My Recommended Testosterone Boosting Supplements

  4. Dovey LaPee says:

    I am glad I found this article before I went out and spent the money. My husband has been showing signs of having lower testosterone lately. I always prefer to go a natural way if I can before adding in doctors. That is what got me thinking that he might need a supplement. I know that testosterone boosting supplements do not work thanks to this article. Instead, I will see if I can not get him to do some of the diet and exercise changes you mention.

    Thank you for the heads up, I could have made an expensive mistake.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Dovey,

      Yeah I certainly advise opting for lifestyle changes to fix health issues, prior to looking at things like supplements. Yeah if you are going to supplement, you need to look supplementing vitamins and minerals that you lack in your diet to make sure you are getting the most for your money and doing the best for your health. I suggest you check out these articles on my recommended testosterone boosting supplements – If your husband is short in his diet in any of the things I list, I’d then consider supplementing, if he can’t address with his diet.

  5. affiliate_ghost says:

    Hello Nate :),

    I found this article on if testosterone boosting supllements really work very informative and helpful. I have always wondered about this also and this helped a lot.

    I agree with you that making healthier lifestyle changes has more benefits on boosting testorone levels as most over the shelf testosterone products rarely if ever deliver as promised.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey,

      I’m glad you found the article useful and yes you are spot on, the majority of supplement brands promoted as testosterone boosters are overpriced at the minimum. Yes I do recommend diet and lifestyle as the best testosterone boosting methods.

      If you there are certain things lacking in your diet, that is when supplements become useful/ necessary. You can check out the supplements I recommend in terms of nutrients you may be missing out on here: Testosterone Boosting Supplements

  6. RoDarrick says:

    Hello, in my research some months back, I realised that a lot of things does cause decline in testosterone and as such most people are not acquainted with knowledge. I  must agree that most testosterone boosting supplements do not work because I have used a couple of them since after my research and I must say that I do not know of any form of development in my testosterone even though I got them at high cost. I think it is better to take a natural approach and as such I would be willing to wait for your next post concerning this topic

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Ro, 

      Yes I agree that trying to increase your testosterone production naturally is the best way to go. Some testosterone boosting supplements will work but it’s a bit like taking a generic approach to what could be a very specific problem (like lacking one certain mineral or vitamin) and that is why a lot of them are ineffective and quite frankly extremely expensive. 

      I’d suggest you start out by getting your diet right, you can check out this article on Foods That Boost Testosterone Production

      Chance is that you will need to supplement with something that you can’t get enough of in your diet, it is these minerals, vitamins, proteins etc. that I recommend supplementing with.You can check out the testosterone boosting supplements that I recommend here, which are vitamins, minerals etc. responsible for increased T.

  7. DerrAd says:

    If spending money on supplements would be a waste of resources then disciplining myself to go by natural means to increase testosterone is worth the effort. After all, I save myself money that I would pay to someone in exchange of products who don’t only work but have the potential of leaving me bad effect. 

    You’ve shown honesty in your article…..worth reading. 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. 

      Yep I 100% recommend lifestyle change first in order to increase testosterone production. Chance is there will be one or two vitamins/ minerals which your diet is low in, which you will need to look at to supplement with for testosterone boosting but I advise lifestyle changes first, then when you have those in line you can look at supplements for an additional testosterone boost.

  8. SeunJeremiah says:

    Thanks for this educative post, I use to be among those who make frequent use of testosterone supplements, indeed this post has enlightened me on the effects that these supplements may have on our heart and prostate that lead to a number of potential issues. I was thinking of getting testosterone naturally as advised by my doctor when I came across this website, it’s a good thing you both are actually on the same path. Thanks for sharing once again.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Serun, 

      I’m glad you found this article useful, yes making lifestyle changes should be your first port of call when it comes to increasing testosterone production. Supplementing specific vitamins and minerals you are low on can be a very effective testosterone bosting methods but you want to try and get your requirements through your diet first. To get a good idea of the foods you need for increased T, check out this Foods That Boost Testosterone Production Article

  9. Abayomi says:

    Excellent article on testosterone boosting supplements, your write-up has really opened my eyes to the fact about this product, and the advice you gave is highly welcomed, instead of buying the supplement, your recommendation should be followed, not to spend our money on testosterone boosting supplements, which means changing lifestyle and adequate diet could do the work, thank you for this helpful article..

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Abayomi, 

      I’m glad you found the article useful, yes testosterone boosting supplements are just too generic, you need to take a laser focus type approach when it comes to testosterone boosting & supplements and take what your diet is lacking in. 

      I do recommend lifestyle change as your first course of action, check out m other articles for tips and advice on how to increase testosterone naturally.

  10. Dane says:

    Thanks for this post. This is one very useful post, because some people are using the wrong supplements. Me myself I’m actually using some other supplements suggested by my friend. But they have some side effects on me. I’ve decided to try these supplements you have suggested. I hope to return back and give positive result. 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Dane, 

      Yeah, I’d only recommend taking these testosterone boosting supplements if they are things that your body is diet is lacking, you can check out the different testosterone boosting supplements that I recommend here

      If your diet is lacking in any of the things I list, you will definitely see the benefits and for a lot less money than your generic testosterone booster.

  11. Jordan Smith says:

    It’s very nice to see topics on stuffs like this. Testosterone is very crucial for many aspects of health and body composition. and Interestingly, lots of testosterone-boosting supplements are now available. Base on my research few years ago, one needs to be cautious. Despite the fact that it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s very important to know the consequences of this supplement due to the speed with which the liver metabolizes testosterone. It can lead to liver toxicity. I love that you cap this post with best alternatives for this supplements.

    Awesome post. Worth sharing.

    Regards!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Cheers Jordan, spot on. 

      A lot of these testosterone boosting supplements contain vitamins and minerals that you may already get plenty of in your diet and as you rightly point out, adding more can lead to liver toxicity. If you are going to use testosterone boosting supplements, I do always recommend supplementing the vitamins and minerals that increase T which you don’t get enough of in your diet!

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