Today we have GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone Review for you. Is this supplement effective for boosting your libido, energy, mood, and other areas of your life? We take a deep dive into its ingredient profile and the studies behind the formula to see if it’s worth your time and money.
[GNC MEGA MEN HEALTHY TESTOSTERONE KEY TAKEAWAYS]
- Consists of a bunch of vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts
- Some of the ingredients are thrown together in a proprietary blend that doesn’t show their doses
- Very few effective ingredients for testosterone
- Many underdosed ingredients, including the key players like vitamin D
- Many cheap and low-quality ingredients, including zinc oxide, magnesium oxide, and choline bitratrate
- Contains the potentially harmful titanium dioxide
- Costs $79.99 per container (30 servings)
What is GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone?
GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone is a 2-in-1 natural testosterone support formula and a complete multivitamin for men. It comes in packets, each packet containing 2 tablets and 2 capsules with different ingredients.
GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone is claimed to help:
- Boost your energy levels
- Increase confidence and well-being
- Enhance libido
- Improve sexual function and everyday wellness
How accurate are GNC’s claims, what do other customers have to say about this product, and how will it work for you? These are just some of the questions we look into in detail below.
GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone: Dosage Directions
According to the official instructions, you should take 1 packet of GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone with one of your meals. Each packet contains 2 multivitamin tablets and 2 herbal-extract (testosterone formula) capsules. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help your kidneys efficiently filter out the waste from this product.
Ingredients in GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone
Each packet of GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone consists of 2 multivitamin tablets and 2 herbal extract capsules.
The multivitamin part of the supplement discloses most of its ingredient doses, with the exception of one proprietary blend which doesn’t show the exact doses of ingredients in it. This prevents us from seeing if the doses are safe and effective.
As for the testosterone formula, GNC Mega Men discloses all of its ingredient doses so you can clearly see what you’re getting. Here’s a look at the label;
Since GNC Mega Men has so many ingredients, many of which are not intended for testosterone boosting, we’ll break down the most important ones below.
B vitamins are essential for many functions of your body, including energy and red blood cell production. Getting adequate supply of all 8 of them is essential because you body can’t make them on its own.
Vitamin D is commonly known as the “sunshine vitamin”. However, did you know that vitamin D is actually a secosteroid hormone? Having optimal amounts of this nutrient in the blood is linked to healthy testosterone levels. Still, the optimal vitamin D dose as a supplement for testosterone boosting is around 3,330IU per day – GNC Mega Men only has 1600IU per serving.
Vitamin K is actually a family of vitamins that consists of vitamin K1 and K2. While vitamin K may not boost your testosterone levels, some studies show it helps to prevent premature reductions in the anabolic hormone levels.
Magnesium is a great ingredient for overall health and testosterone. It’s sad to see it come as “Oxide” in GNC Mega Men. While it’s the cheapest form of magnesium to produce, oxide has very low bioavailability so you won’t be absorbing much of it. The oxide type of magnesium is also notorious for causing diarrhea.
Zinc, much like magnesium, is one of our favorite inclusions in any testosterone booster. Studies show it helps prevent dips in your T levels from hard training or stress. But again, the problem with zinc in GNC Mega Men is that it comes as oxide. This form of zinc passes through your body without being optimally utilized.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is not the smartest ingredient choice. As a chelator, it mobilizes and moves things like mercury around your body without excreting them if not taken properly. Many people report getting sicker from alpha-lipoic acid supplementation. Not to mention that ALA has no benefits in terms of testosterone boosting. It’s best to speak to your doctor before taking this ingredient.
Turmeric helps reduce joint inflammation in some people. But, since it’s high in thiols, thiol intolerant people get side effects from it. We don’t think turmeric is an effective choice for a testosterone booster, as it doesn’t really affect the male hormone.
Astraxanthin is antioxidant and red pigment that gives salmon its distinct pink color. May benefit your eyes, but beyond that, there’s insufficient evidence around other effects of Astaxanthin.
Lycopene and Zeaxanthin
Lycopene and Zeaxanthin are two nutrients related to eye health. They have been shown to fight things like macular degeneration and cataracts. No benefit for testosterone, though!
Fruit and Vegetable Blend
This is the proprietary blend we mentioned earlier. There are plenty of “superfoods” and other plant extracts found in this GNC Mega Men’s blend, none of which have their doses shown on the label. As a result, we can’t say if this blend will be effective for anything!
Amino Acid Blend
This blend consists of Arginine and Glutamine, which are often found in bodybuilding supplements. Arginine is especially interesting for a T booster, because it helps increase nitric oxide (NO), a molecule that widens and loosens your blood vessels. Resulting in healthier blood flow (and possibly erections).
Brain Health Blend
This blend consists of ingredients like choline, inositol, and grape seed extract. However, many of these ingredients are underdosed and come in their cheap and ineffective forms. For example, choline bitartrate can’t easily pass your blood-brain barrier, which makes it ineffective as a nootropic. The more bioavailable form of choline is CDP-Choline or ALPHA GPC, both of which can pass through your blood brain barrier and provide benefits like improved memory and concentration.
TestoFen Fenugreek Extract
Here we come to the first of the “Testosterone” ingredients in GNC Mega Men. Fenugreek is well-known for its ability to help you maintain higher testosterone levels, but the mechanism behind it is a bit controversial. In order to boost your testosterone, Fenugreek sacrifices DHT, which is another crucial anabolic hormone. Because this can mess with male hormonal balance, some men report side effects from Fenugreek.
Tribulus Terrestris Extract
Tribulus is a perennial plant known to affect libido and sexual health without increasing testosterone levels. It is also helpful if you suffer from benign hyperplasia, also known as enlarged prostate.
Tongkat Ali (LongJack)
LongJack is another great libido booster. Not only is it effective at enhancing sexual desire but it may also improve performance and virility.
DIM is a child molecule of Indole-3-Carbinol, which is found in cruciferous vegetables like kale. Studies on DIM are mixed – some show it may reduce your female sex hormone estrogen, while others show the opposite effect – an increase in estrogen levels. A better choice is Indole-3-Carbinol which is more effective at reducing estrogen; see more below.
As we just said, Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) is well-known for its ability to influence estrogen levels. I3C is one of our favorite estrogen-reducing ingredients in testosterone boosters. Good choice by GNC Mega Men!
GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone Reviews and Testimonials
Out of 17 reviews that are on GNC, Mega Men Healthy Testosterone has a score of 4/5 stars. Here are what some of the customers had to say about the supplement.
“GREAT for libido and stamina but doesn’t do much for blood flow or maintaining.” – Chris G.
“Going on 3 weeks with little to no improvements or change. The straw on the back that I bought 2, since it was buy one get second half off. I should have purchased the Neugenix.” – Marco A.
GNC Mega Men contains a heap of ingredients. Some of them don’t have their doses shown on the label, so that naturally raises the risk of adverse side effects since we don’t know how much you’re getting per capsule. The good thing is that GNC Mega Men doesn’t have any caffeine so the risk of stimulant-related side effects is nonexistant.
That said, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Fenugreek are both known to cause side effects in some users. It’s best to talk to your healthcare practitioner before proceeding with the supplementation of these two compounds.
Cost, Where to Buy, and Other Things to Consider
GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone is currently not available on GNC. It’s not clear when or if this testosterone booster will ever come back.
GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone Review: The Bottom Line
GNC Mega Men Healthy Testosterone is one of the lower quality products we’ve reviewed lately. It consists of cheap and (mostly) ineffective ingredients. The proprietary blend which masks ingredient amounts is another downside of the supplement, and potentially one of the reasons why the manufacturers pulled it from the shelves.
For the price of $79.99 per container (30 servings), there are far better options available on the market right now – at least when libido and testosterone boosting is concerned, anyway.