Full Biotest Alpha Male Review
If you’ve ever read an article on T-Nation, then you’ve most probably heard of Biotest before.
Biotest and T-Nation are intimately intertwined. Biotest LLC is an independent company, but it is through T-Nation that they get their publicity.
It is likely that the people behind T-Nation are also behind Biotest. This makes sense; why send thousands of people per day to someone else’s merchant site when you can send them to yours?
But we’re not here to talk about Biotest’s marketing strategies. You’ve come here for a Biotest Alpha Male review, and that’s what you’re going to get.
So what is this stack all about?
Who is it designed for?
Alpha Male is described on the bottle as a “maximum strength testosterone booster”.
The website tells us that users can expect some key, specific benefits while using Alpha Male:
- Maximized testosterone levels
- Reduced body fat
- More energy in the gym
The Biotest website actually tells us that Alpha Male can be thought of as the ultimate male “elixir”.
This is all pretty compelling stuff.
Now we just need to find out if we can believe any of it!
Does Biotest Alpha Male really work?
What kind of side effects are you looking at?
How does Biotest Alpha Male compare to our current top rated testosterone boosters?
You can find answers to all of these questions and more in our detailed Alpha Male review below. As usual, we start at the most important place; the formula. We’ll give you a summary of the review at the end in case you din’t have time to read the full thing.
Biotest Alpha Male Formula
Let’s have a closer look behind the curtain here. Check out the Alpha Male formula:
After making such grand promises, we had seriously high hopes for Alpha Male.
It’s really disappointing then to look under the hood and find this formula.
This is a pretty terrible ingredients list as far as we’re concerned.
As far as we’re concerned, none of the ingredients shown here have any testosterone boosting power.
Three main ingredients, and none of them work.
There simply isn’t enough conclusive scientific evidence to convince us that any of these ingredients actually increase free serum testosterone levels.
Many people emphatically claim that these ingredients work – we aren’t doubting that for a second.
Manufacturers, bloggers, supplement ambassadors; all of them have no problem telling you that these ingredients are potent, proven, powerful substances capable of putting your testosterone levels through the roof.
But when we look for hard scientific proof, we come up empty handed.
Let’s go through this in more detail.
Biotest claim that their ingredients are all thoroughly proven in the lab.
They actually claim that they are “benchmarks” for the supplement industry.
We’re so convinced, we’ll go through them one by one.
Let’s start with Trubulus Terrestris.
Lots of stacks contain Tribulus. Lots of people use Tribulus by itself to support testosterone levels.
But several studies have found that Tribulus Terrestris doens’t work.
Some rat studies have found that Tribulus Terrestris improves some things like erectile strength, but it doesn’t increase blood T levels at all.
Human studies have produced even less inspiring results.
In this study, healthy young men aged 20-36 were given large doses of Tribulus for 4 weeks. The conclusion was as follows: “The findings in the current study anticipate that Tribulus terrestris steroid saponins possess neither direct nor indirect androgen-increasing properties.”
This study found that Tribulus Terrestris had a “statistically insignificant” effect on androgen hormone levels. Some participants actually saw their testosterone decrease!
We could go on and on citing studies which show Tribulus Terrestris for what it is: bogus.
This is perhaps the only ingredient in Biotest Alpha Male with some credibility. But we still aren’t totally convinced.
Eurycoma Longifolia, also known as Longjack Root or Tongkat Ali, is often claimed to be a libido enhancer.
There does seem to be some merit to these claims.
In this study, researches found that Longjack Root supplementation was able to improve seminal volume and seminal mobility.
But when buying a testosterone booster, we want something that will…you know…increase testosterone!
We don’t just want to treat the symptoms.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much hard evidence that Longjack Root influences your homrones.
This study impressively found that Tongkat Ali supplementation was able to increase testosterone levels by 37%.
Perhaps it is less amazing when you realize that no control gorup was used here.
It might be even less amazing when you learn that one researcher worked for a company that made Tongkat Ali extracts for use in supplements.
As far as we know, there isn’t much more in the way of evidence for Longjack as far as testosterone boosting goes.
It seems that have some serious potential, but until we see hard evidence, we’ll remain skeptical.
This is the one we have the biggest problem with.
We don’t have a big issue with it because it is less effective than Tribulus; it’s hard to be less useful than useless.
No, the reason we have such a big problem with Forskolin here is because of the claims made by Biotest.
Check this out:
You’re seeing that right.
According to Biotest, Forskolin is more effective at increasing lean muscle mass and reducing body fat than Anavar.
Anavar, the anabolic steroid.
Anavar, the compound used by professional bodybuilders for decades to stack on lean body mass in a short space of time.
Anavar, the substance with an anabolic rating of 300-600.
Or to put it another way, the substance that is perhaps 6 times more anabolic than PURE TESTOSTERONE.
We looked for the study Biotest are referencing here, but we couldn’t find it.
The asterisk just points you to a statement saying the statements haven’t been evaluated by the FDA.
We hope Biotest understand that, until we find the study they’re talking about, we’re going to be skeptical.
As far as we know, there isn’t ANY concrete proof that Forskolin affects hormonal parameters in humans.
There is some evidence that it may help increase fat loss, but this is very thin.
Not a testosterone booster as far as we’re concerned.
Biotest Alpha Male Side Effects
We think side effects are going to be rare with Biotest Alpha Male.
Granted, that’s in large part because we don’t think the ingredients do very much of anything.
They are all natural herbal extracts.
They are used by tons of guys around the world.
They are well understood and thought to be generally safe.
Tribulus terrestris has some mild side effect concerns. They are rare, but can include:
- Stomach cramps
When you consider the fact that Tribulus doesn’t seem to work, even a low risk of getting stomach cramps doesn’t seem worth it.
Please remember, we aren’t doctors.
Before you put strange substances into your body, you need to make sure that you’ve done your own research and that you have gotten proper medical advice if necessary.
If you have any experience with Biotest Alpha Male, good or bad, please share it in the comments section below.
Biotest Alpha Male Review Conclusion – More Powerful Than Anavar?!
No, of course it isn’t.
If you haven’t had time to check out our full Biotest Alpha Male review, then we advise you to at least check out the part where they claim their product is more anabolic than Anavar.
According to Biotest, a study has found that Forskolin, humble Forskolin, brings about twice as much muscle gain as Anavar – the incredibly anabolic steroid compound.
This study is of course not cited on the page.
We can’t seem to find it anywhere.
Funny, isn’t it?
Anyway, we really aren’t impressed with the Biotest Alpha Male formula, preposterous claims aside.
Put bluntly, none of the ingredients work.
Tribulus has been shown in many studies now to be ineffective at elevating testosterone levels.
Eurycoma Longifolia might have some promise, particularly as a libido enhancer, but we aren’t convinced by the existing data.
We don’t think the 20mg of Forskolin is going to make a damn bit of difference to your testosterone levels.
All in all, a very low quality stack in our opinion.