- Proprietary blend
- Many ingredients have no effect on testosterone
- Manufacturer uses cheap tricks to make the stack sound serious
- Testrothione is just a cheap blend of substances - NOT A COMPOUND
- Novex Biotech don't understand what "compound" means - WORRYING!
Full NOVEX BIOTECH TestroVax Review
Of all the natural testosterone boosters on the market right now, TestroVax is clearly among those that have made the most effort to look pharmaceutical grade.
It is made by a company called Novex Biotech. These guys seem to specialize in making natural and legal “alternatives” or “replacements” to things like anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone, and so on. Their products all sound very ‘pharmaceutical’, as does the company itself.
But we aren’t appraising the company per se. We’re here to do a TestroVax review.
So what is this testosterone booster bringing to the table?
Who is it designed for?
If we look at the bottle, we see that TestroVax is presented as a branded form of a compound called Testrothione. Clearly, this product is going for the “steroid alternative” and PCT markets.
The TestroVax bottle tells us that it delivers:
- Muscle mass growth
- Increased energy
- Intensified libido
That all sounds pretty standard. All of these things would follow from higher testosterone levels, so that’s great.
The TestroVax bottle does also imply something pretty extraordinary:
“42% increase in serum testosterone levels in just 12 days!”
Pretty incredible right?
Novex Biotech clearly have a lot of faith in TestroVax.
They clearly think this stack can go toe to toe with the biggest, most powerful supplements on the market today.
After all, a reliable 42% increase in test levels in just 12 days would be incredible. If TestroVax can do that, then we’ll be looking at the best testosterone booster in existence.
So can it? Does TestroVax work?
Is it safe?
What is this compound that makes up TestroVax?
Is TestroVax the best natural test booster for you? Or is there a better option for a similar price?
Find out by reading our detailed TestroVax review below. We start off, as always, by looking at the formula. If you have any questions for us, just let us know in the comments section at the end. We’ll do our best to get back to you within a few days.
Here is the TestroVax formula as shown on the bottle:
So it turns out that this Testrothione, the mysterious and exciting compound behind TestroVax, isn’t a compound at all.
It is in fact just a 2.7g proprietary blend.
Far from being a brand new compound developed in some high tech lab, Testrothione is a blend of herb and fruit extracts, most of which we regularly see in bodybuilding supplements.
That’s a major let down right from the off.
Testrothione might be a “unique” blend, but it doesn’t contain anything particularly novel.
We think Novex Biotech presenting this “compound” as a compound at all is purposefully misleading.
After all, they must known that a compound needs to be chemically bonded to be called such – that’s basic chemistry!
To present TestroVax as the brand name for this compound, like many well known steroids, is even more misleading.
If you look at well known steroid compounds like Winstrol and Anavar, you’ll see that these are in fact brand names.
Many manufacturers use the same brand name for the compounds in question, but they are not formal chemical names.
The compounds themselves usually have a different name which is shown on the bottles under the brand name.
So if you look at a package of Winstrol, you’ll see that just under the brand name, there’s the compound name; Stanozolol.
Under Anavar, you’ll see its “real” name; Oxandrolone.
Clearly, the makers of TestroVax are trying to mimmick this practice.
They are obviously trying to make their product seem as closely related to AAS compounds as possible.
But in reality, Testrothione is just a name for a proprietary blend full of basic extracts and some fairly useless fillers.
The pruposeful mimmicking of steroid compound branding is a dirty tactic in our book.
So far, we’re not impressed with Novex Biotech TestroVax at all.
So what about the blend itself? What about the ingredients?
Major Issue – Proprietary Blend!
Proprietary blends are a plague in the supplement industry and we can’t wait until consumer education wipes them out for good.
Prop blends are used when manufacturers don’t want to tell you the truth.
Just think about it for a second.
Lots of products do reveal their individual ingredient servings on the bottle.
They are extremely popular.
They make the manufacturers millions and millions of dollars every year.
Nobody steals the formula.
So why do so many manufacturers hide their servings behind a prop blend?
They say it’s to protect their property, but we know the truth.
Proprietary blends are almost exclusively used to mask a formula from the customers.
In the few rare cases where the manufacturer is genuinely worried about someone stealing their formula, then they are simply failing to compete.
If we don’t know the ingredient serving sizes, we don’t actually know what we’re paying for.
Why would we choose to buy this instead of a product that tells us EXACTLY what we are getting for our money?
Maybe they have reason to be fearful, but that’s not our problem as consumers.
It’s bad enough that we don’t know how any of the ingredients are dosed.
We could easily be paying premium prices for 2.6g of D-Aspartic Acid; a superb ingredient but can be bought relatively cheaply on its own.
But to make matters worse, the TestroVax blend, or Testrothione, is full of useless, over-hyped ingredients that have never been proven to influence testosterone levels in any way.
Licorice Root Extract might help “cleanse” your body, as some health bloggers claim. But it has never been shown to influence hormonal parameters in humans.
Grape Seed Extract might have some health benefits (although we doubt it), but again, it has no place in a product designed to boost testosterone levels.
Damiana Leaf Extract, Clover Powder, the list of totally useless ingredients goes on and on.
Some other ingredients do have some proven properties.
For instance, Rhodiola Rosea is a proven anxiety cure.
But it has no place in a stack designed explicitly to increase free serum testosterone.
Reducing stress is one way to prevent low T, but that is treating the symptoms, not the cause. It’s not what we want from a supposedly powerful testosterone support supplement.
TestroVax Side Effects
It’s always hard to give good advice regarding side effects when we don’t know the ingredient serving sizes.
After all, even the water is only safe up to a certain intake, when it becomes lethal.
So we really need to know how much of an ingredient we’re ingesting before we say it is safe to take.
But there is an upper limit on what any one ingredient can be dosed at in TestroVax; just under 2.7g.
That is quite a large dose for any one ingredient.
but fortunately, most of the ingredient in here are pretty benign.
Consuming even 2.7g of Grape Skin isn’t going to cause serious problems.
Consuming 2.7g of 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, or Taurine as it is normally known, might cause some mild side effects, but generally it is thought to be safe at this dose.
However, there are some highly unusual substanhces in here that you wont consume in your normal diet.
As such, there’s no way to tell how you will react to them.
Just because something is safe for one person, or 99.9% of people, doesn’t mean it’s safe for you.
We aren’t doctors, and nor are the people you see online telling you they used TesroVax.
Do not start using this supplement without taking proper medical advice.
TestroVax Review Summary – Should You Buy It?
We really don’t think much of TestroVax.
it is clearly designed to look like a serious testosterone booster.
The company has a very ‘pharmaceutical’ sounding name.
The name TestroVax is presented as a mere brand name for a powerful compound called Testrothione.
This was obviously done to make th eproduct resembles popular steroids like Winstrol and Anavar, which are brand names for formal compounds too.
But Testrothione isn’t a compound at all – it’s just a blend of herbal extracts and amino acids.
A compound isn’t anything that has more than one part.
A compound is a proper chemical term referring to something that has chemical bonds.
Either Novex Biotech’s “scientists” skipped chemistry class, or the company is being purposefully misleading.
The blend in question is full of pretty useless ingredients like Licorice Root and Grape Seed.
We don’t even know how anything is dosed.
All in all, a pretty terrible testosterone booster.
The claims on the bottle about increasing free testosterone levels by 42% probably refer to D-Aspartic Acid’s proven ability to increase free T.
But we don’t know how this lone effective ingredient is dosed.
So why would you buy this product in the hope that D-AA is dosed properly, when other stacks tell you EXACTLY how much you’re getting?
Better value lies elsewhere. Better results too we recon.