Generally speaking most of us are creatures of habit. It’s the easiest thing in the world to find something that works for us and just stick with.
New supplements are emerging all the time. Makes sense then that there would be a T booster somewhere now that could shake up our top spots.
Ask any great champion and they’ll tell you gaining the crown is only half the battle. You’ve got to defend it too. From that point on you’re always being hunted by rivals.
Enter Hunter : A promising new natural T booster from Roar Ambition.
Hunter Test doesn’t go about making any unsubstantiated claims. We are guaranteed many of the same benefit most boosters promise:
- Higher testosterone and lower estrogen
- Better strength, stamina and energy
- Enhanced libido
- Better mood and feelings of wellbeing
However, all the best hunters are stealthy and take their prey by surprise – maybe the understated marketing is actually quiet confidence?
Where Hunter Test really makes its mark is on the back of the bottle with one of the sharpest ingredient lists we’ve seen. No propriety blends either, so every single component is named and dosed.
Let’s take see if Hunter Test has got what it takes…
How Does It Work?
At a Glance
- Vitamin D3, D-Aspartic Acid and Boron to restore T
- I3C to limit estrogen and impact of estrogen
- Zinc to support hormone production
- Magnesium to promote free T
- Ashwagandha to reduce stress
- Ginseng to balance blood sugar
Looks good on the surface. We’ll dig a little deeper though after the scores.
If there was one word we’d use to sum up this formula it’s precise. There’s a temptation with some boosters to try and cram as much in as possible to make them seem better value. The team here seem to know value comes from real results.
Vitamin D3 levels are high, but well within the modern dosages we have started to see and there is magnesium and K2 to optimize and mitigate. The zinc is also well placed to keep hormone production strong and magnesium ensures we can use it. Estrogen control is a strong plus in this product, I3C is the new darling of the estrogen control camp and for good reason.
We’d like to see a bit more Ashwaghanda from a test boosting point of view but it is present in stress reduction levels.
Hunter Test is towards priced at the higher end of the market. You can only get it from one website so there’s no chance to shop around. Cost might be a chink in this booster’s armor. It’s certainly why we can’t award top marks.
The reason we’ve still marked it highly is down to quality. It’ll be a big ask financially for some but has a good chance of making a real difference to your performance and physique.
It’s more about value for money than overall cost – if your budget can stretch to the best then you should go for the best.
It’s difficult to find fault with Hunter Test’s trustworthiness. It’s made by a reputable company with a cGMP thumbs up.
There are also no proprietary blends. Meaning no mysteries about what you’re taking. Some people will tell you avoiding blends is just being picky, but we’ll see in this review where volume can make all the difference. As with most things, the more information you have the better.
There’s also Roar Ambition’s 90 day money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.
This is where Hunter Test falls down slightly. Not because it’s terrible, but because it’s so new no-one the testimonials haven’t come through yet.
So in a way this early lack of feedback is quite reassuring. It would be easy for a product hungry product to rush out some paid review. Or rustle up some famous influencers or a butt load of stars on Amazon. But by taking their time and waiting for genuine reaction this will have more credibility in the long run.
We’ll be watching opinions of Hunter Test with interest and awarding a fitting score.
It’s no secret we really rate Roar Ambition as a company. The U.K based operation have stuck to a modest range of products but all of which consistently high quality.
They have a couple of ranges at this point, Hunter being the latest, made up by Hunter Test, Hunter Burn and Hunter Focus. Fewer products to concentrate can sometimes be a good thing as some bigger supplement companies will spread themselves too thin and the end result suffer.
How Do I Take It?
There’s a fairly onerous schedule, you’ll be popping 6 pills a day.
Any Hunter Test Side Effects?
There’s nothing in this formula that we’d expect to see side effects from.
Where Can I Get It?
Hunter Test is available from the official website, priced at $75 or £55 for one month’s worth. Free delivery to the US and UK on two boxes and above, but not the single box.
Hunter Test Ingredients – In Detail
No one doubts the general health benefits of vitamin D. We draw most of our natural supply from sunlight so supplementing is a great idea if we can’t rely on the weather.
Despite its name, ‘vitamin’ D is actually a hormone its own right. One which can effectively raise T if taken in the right dose.
Typically this is around 3500IUs, but Hunter Test goes for the 5000IUs recently recommended by the vitamin D council. This is more than the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation of 4000IUs but half the Endocrine Society Practice Guidelines upper limit of 10,000 IU per day.
Vitamin K is one of the less well known vitamins, but is important for things like healthy blood clotting.
It’s also a perfect sidekick to vitamin D3. Once D3 absorbs the calcium, it’s K2’s job to direct it where it needs to be. Meaning your bones as opposed to being left as deposits in the arteries.
K2 allows us to get the maximum benefit from D3. Hunter Test does that that at 150mcg.
One of the biggest obstacles for our testosterone in our bodies is the protein SHBG. Sex Hormone Binding Globulin can attach to our T, making it unusable.
What we need then is a safe and effective way we have the highest possible percentage Free T. One of the best natural ways of doing that is with a sensible dose of the mineral magnesium.
Hunter Test’s 200mg per serving should do this well and contribute towards the other pros of getting enough magnesium daily. Be aware that it’s not the chelate form so this is equivalent to 50mg of magnesium chelate.
Another mineral we’d argue should form the basis of all quality boosters is zinc, which is essential to strong T.
Zinc stimulates growth hormone (GH) follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Three building blocks essential for peak T production and the reason why Low T and zinc deficiency often go together.
It is possible to overdo it with zinc however and a sensible amount is key. Hunter Test offers 30mg which is under the 35mg threshold at which you’d potentially start to see side effects.
D-AA is included for a couple of reasons. Firstly it stimulates the same crucial hormones as zinc – LH, GH and FSH – and secondly, some studies show it may help reinforce the testes and remove late limits on T synthesis, leading to higher output.
Research is mixed, but suggests that anything below 3000mg will be ineffective (unless it’s the Calcium Chelate form) and Hunter Test is bang on that limit. It takes up a lot of room in the mix though, and many find DAA ‘hard on the stomach’. For a muscle building test booster though, it had to be included in the mix.
Indole-3-Carbinol is closely related to Diindolylmethane, or DIM. However crucially it is much more bioavailable and effective.
I3C affects estrogen in three ways. It reduces production of it, it helps the body metabolize existing estrogen more effectively, and it reduces the potency of the estrogen which remains.
An extremely effective estrogen control ingredient and 200mg is the perfect dosage. Find out more about it in our article here.
Because of the importance of keeping testosterone and estrogen balanced in favor of the male hormone, boron is a brilliant choice.
Why? Work has been done to show the mineral can multitask on that front. Not only help to raise T but also suppress estrogen.
What’s more it can do this using only a small amount so Hunter Test’s 10mg is ideal for getting best results. An under rated ingredient, great to see it here.
Ashwagandha has long used in Indian traditional medicine. In high levels (500mg+) this herb has direct T boosting effects, though that’s not on offer here.
Instead, at the 100mg level Hunter Test offers, ashwagandha works as an adaptogen. This means it helps the body better cope with stress, whether physical or mental.
A reduction in physical stress means longer workouts allowing us to stimulate hormone the old fashioned way. So a useful ingredient for stress but nowhere near enough to affect your test levels.
Panax Asian Ginseng
Asian – or Panax – ginseng is used widely in traditional medicine for things like sexual disruption. It’s a libido booster and also helps nitric oxide levels in the body, leading to better blood flow and stronger erections.
As far as helping our T, ginseng also aids in balancing blood sugars. That in turn regulates insulin and stops it interfering with the hormone.
Ginseng may not be the most important ingredient here, but at a very generous 300mg it’ll still do plenty of good.
Hunter Test is aimed at guys looking for the perfect bodybuilder physique. It’s more for those of us trying to push back age related testosterone loss and as we get older estrogen levels rise. I3C is ideal for estrogen control but we’d have liked to see Vitamin B6 or luteolin for example.
As already pointed out, we’d have liked to see more Ashwagandha, maybe is the DAA had been changed to the Calcium Chelate version there would have been room in the mix.
And vegetable capsules are missing too. If you are a disappointed vegetarian you should look into our top Low T booster, which is vegetarian friendly.
Hunter Test will take some beating in the muscle building test booster category. A rock solid list of ingredients in rock solid doses. It’s at the top end of the market, so it might no suit your budget – if it does though, you should take the plunge.
We are happy to recommend it.
Studies Quoted in the Review
- Pilz, S et al. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men. Medical University of Graz, Austria (2011)
- Takumi, N et al Dietary vitamin K alleviates the reduction in testosterone production induced by lipopolysaccharide administration in rat testis. Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (2011)
- Excoffon, L., Guillaume, Y. C. Magnesium effect on testosterone-SHBG association studied by a novel molecular chromatography approach Université de Franche-Comté (2009)
- Kilic, M et al. The effect of exhaustion exercise on thyroid hormones and testosterone levels of elite athletes receiving oral zinc. Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey (2006)
- Topo E, Soricelli A, D’Aniello A, Ronsini S, D’Aniello G. The role and molecular mechanism of D-aspartic acid in the release and synthesis of LH and testosterone in humans and rats. Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy (2009)
- Hong C. Bcl-2 family-mediated apoptotic effects of 3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM) in human breast cancer cells Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California (2002)
- Naghii MR, Mofid M, Asgari AR, Hedayati M, Daneshpour MS. Comparative effects of daily and weekly boron supplementation on plasma steroid hormones and proinflammatory cytokines University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. (2010)
- Chandrasekhar K, Kapoor J, Anishetty S. A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. Department of Neuropsychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, Asha Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. (2012)
- Reay JL, Kennedy DO, Scholey AB. Single doses of Panax ginseng (G115) reduce blood glucose levels and improve cognitive performance during sustained mental activity. Northumbria University, UK (2005)