Quick Take: Most youngsters today have the YOLO mentality and focus their energies in making TODAY the best day ever. That’s a fun mentality to have and all but what happens TOMORROW? In bodybuilding, that’s a recipe for failure. After training your ass off at the gym, you need proper rest to recover those depleted T’s and torn up muscles. That’s exactly what EVLTest does for you – boost T to make sure you can give your all on the bench press and then making sure you get a good night’s sleep pressed under cotton sheets. Let’s get to the review.
- Manufactured by 2015’s bodybuilding breakout brand EVLUTION
- Advertised to be “THE COMPLETE STRENGTH AND RECOVERY FOUNDATION”
- Though currently, it doesn’t look like EVLTest is sold on GNC, other EVLUTION products are available to buy there
- Can also be bought in retail stores and other online shops including Amazon
- EVLTest uses the ZMA trio of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6
- Tribulus Terrestris Extract standardized to a minimum of 40% saponins
- Fenugreek Seed Extract standardized to a minimum of 50% saponins
|Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||1,000 IU|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||11 mg|
|Magnesium (as Aspartate)||160 mg|
|Zinc (as Monomethionine and Aspartate)||30 mg|
|D-Aspartic Acid||3,120 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris Extract (std. min. 40% saponins) (fruit)||750 mg|
|Fenugreek Seed Extract (std. min. 50% saponins)||500 mg|
|Diindolylmethane (DIM)||250 mg|
Vitamin D – Supplied as Cholecalciferol or D3, this form is 3x more potent than its D2 counterpart. That makes it easier for our body to use in T-boosting.
Vitamin B6 – The form used here (Pyridoxine HCl) is the same form used in the original ZMA blend. Increased levels of free T is a product of Vitamin B6 blocking T-binding activities.
Magnesium – Also used in the original ZMA formula (Magnesium aspartate), it’s role here is to increase levels of free T by unbinding T from SHBG
Zinc – One of the best natural T-boosters, Zinc is supplied here in two forms.
- Monomethionine – This form binds Zinc to the amino acid methionine. This makes it easier to absorb and is one of the better forms of this mineral.
- Aspartate – A form that is also binded to another amino acid called aspartic acid. This may sound cool and all but it’s reportedly insoluble in water which makes me wonder about it’s absorbability in the small intestines.
D-Aspartic Acid – This has insanely high T-boosting potential. I mean, a 42% increase in T levels in just 12 days? That’s incredible! A nice 3+ g dosage here, too. The only thing better would be to use the enhanced potency D-AA-CC form of DAA that I see in today’s industrial-strength testosterone stacks.
Fenugreek – This vintage health tonic has shown the potential to increase T levels while acting as an aromatase inhibitor. Talk about hitting 2 birds in 1 stone.
Tribulus Terrestris Extract – An herb that MAY increase testosterone by influencing LH but is really known better to give men that rock hard, pornstar erection. And standardized to a minimum of 40% saponins? Man, you better tell your wife to get ready for some intense night time action.
Diindolylmethane – Well, it does show promise in being an anti-estrogen supplement which is going to be useful stacked with other T-boosters. There’s a catch though – It has shown more benefit to female health than it does to the hairier gender.
On an empty stomach, take 4 capsules 30-60 minutes before sleeping.
As a T-booster, EVLTest doesn’t look like it’s on pace to fail. The DAA and Vitamin D3 in the formula alone has you covered. Add in the rest of the T-boosters to the equation and you have yourself a potent T-boosting stack.
Allow me to say this again about DAA’s T-boosting prowess – 42% in 12 days. That’s insanely good! If that doesn’t get your muscle pumping then I don’t know what will. DAA is THE BOSS when it comes to straight up T-boosting and then Fenugreek is there as back-up, making sure that there’s a healthy dose of free T.
And here we have the ZMA triad of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6. It’s a stack within a stack (not to be confused by proprietary blends. Those things suck). These are staple ingredients for some of the best T-boosters in today’s market so seeing it being used in EVLTest’s formula definitely put a big smile on my face.
The relationship between Zinc and testosterone is like building a treehouse for your kids. Simply said, there can be no treehouse without a tree and there won’t be any testosterone without Zinc. This is because Zinc is a raw material in synthesizing T. And because it boosts T, it also benefits the other manly parts of being a man including libido, vitality, and overall sexiness.
Magnesium serves the same purpose as Fenugreek in that they both enhance levels of free T. Vitamin B6 goes well with both Magnesium and Fenugreek too because Vitamin B6 inhibits T-binding activities which in effect, also raises levels of free T.
I do have a few potential kinks that I see in this formula. First one is DIM. The way I see it, if it lives up to its potential in blocking estrogen, then it’s going to make EVLTest a perfect T-boosting stack. The other ingredients on the list have already pretty much guaranteed a boost in T levels and if DIM lowers estrogen levels too, then EVLTest looks to have everything covered.
The next one is Tribulus. It’s probably not that good a T-booster (if at all) but it is effective in enhancing male virility and vitality. Considering that EVLTest is advertised to boost “performance”, Tribulus may not be such a bad addition after all.
DOES IT WORK?
ABSOLUTELY! I went all caps on that one because I wanted to show you how impressed I am at EVLTest’s formula. EVLUTION has chosen to go the simple route by NOT adding in some kind of fancy ingredient that may or may not be effective. Instead, they’ve chosen T-boosting staples and gave each of them a good dose. For one, you rarely ever go wrong on a stack that has ZMA. Add in the fact that EVLTest has DAA, Vitamin D3, and Fenugreek and I’m pretty confident in it’s T-boosting abilities.
One almost forgotten benefit of this formula though is that ZMA also promotes deeper sleep. So if you’re looking to get stronger, leaner, testosteron-ier AND recover through a good night’s sleep, EVLTest is supplement for you.
Did you know? Lack of sleep and the quality of your sleep are all related to testosterone, muscle, and more. According to a study, insufficient or non-restorative sleep may lead to the following:
Sleep for T, feel like King of the Jungle. By Rennett Stowe from USA (Sleeping Lion) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
- difficulty concentrating
- diminished cognitive ability
- reduced physical capacity
- decreased muscle mass
- down-regulation of IGF-1 and testosterone
- Awesome T-Boosting ingredients – ZMA, DAA, and Vitamin B6 does all that and then some.
- Quality choices – Don’t forget that Fenugreek and Tribulus are all in the mix with sexy standards.
- Reputation – The customer reviews I’ve seen on this supplement are superb.
- Well Dosed – Now I see why EVLUTION was 2015’s bodybuilding breakout brand of supplements. None of their ingredients are underdosed.
- No side effects – The choice of ingredients and their dosages are in the sweet spot of safe and effective.
- DIM – Not that it’s going to bring apocalypse but DIM’s T-boosting potential probably isn’t that high. If it does deliver in blocking estrogen, you’d see this ingredient in “The Good” part of this review instead of here.
- Tribulus – Same as with DIM, Tribulus being here isn’t really that bad. However, it’s also not necessarily a T-booster.
- (Can you tell I’m struggling to find anything bad with EVLTest’s formula?)
THE BOTTOM LINE
EVLTest looks like it can live up to their advertised “THE COMPLETE STRENGTH AND RECOVERY FOUNDATION”. With science backed ingredients that boost T, the “complete strength” part has already been covered. And ZMA promoting deeper sleep and recovery, the “recovery foundation” has already been taken cared of as well. Everything about EVLTest seems to be perfect including the libido supercharger Tribulus. The only grey area is in DIM but even that isn’t enough to dim the brilliance of EVLTest.