TestoUltra is one of the more unique testosterone-boosting supplements I've come across. Most of the popular T boosters — like TestoPrime and Testogen — are generalists with a number of proposed health benefits. In contrast, TestoUltra is hyper-focused on sexual desire and performance. So, is it worth your consideration? Let’s find out.
What is TestoUltra?
TestoUltra is a T-boosting supplement that aims to restore the libido you lost due to low T and improve your sexual health in general.
After a bit of digging, I discovered that the company behind TestoUltra is Natively Healthy. It is not very popular and has a 2.1-star rating on Trustpilot, which does not inspire confidence in its products. That aside, let’s see what the supplement actually offers.
The main ingredient of TestoUltra that caught my attention is Tongkat Ali which is fairly effective at boosting your T levels.
Here’s what I found about the rest of its composition:
TestoUltra includes eight ingredients in its proprietary blend of 1484 mg per serving. These include:
Horny Goat Weed extract
Horny Goat Weed is an aphrodisiac with a long history in Chinese and eastern traditional medicine. It is believed that Horny Goat Weed can revitalize libido and performance. Though, I did not find any scientific evidence that backs these claims.
Saw Palmetto extract
Saw Palmetto extract can help regulate your testosterone levels and prevent them from going down. It achieves this by reducing the concentration of 5-alpha reductase; an enzyme that lowers T levels by converting free testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This does not increase testosterone production in your system, but it does prevent existing serum testosterone from getting converted into something else.
Orchic substance is extracted from the bulls testicles and is believed to be an aphrodisiac. Supplements include it in their formulation to boost libido and sexual performance. However, I did not find any conclusive scientific evidence that backs these claims, which makes its inclusion in TestoUltra questionable.
Smilax Glabra Roxb
Smilax Glabra Roxb is a Chinese herb with a history in traditional medicine. It is often included in supplements as a “synergist” i.e. a substance that increases the bioavailability and effectiveness of other ingredients. But, from what I’ve seen, there is no scientific evidence that confirms these benefits.
Nettle extract acts as an active inhibitor for aromatase; an enzyme that lowers T levels by converting free testosterone into estrogen. Nettle extract lowers the amount of estrogen in your system and stabilizes your existing testosterone levels.
Studies also show how regular Nettle supplementation can lower your blood pressure. This lowers the risk of getting erectile dysfunction due to high blood pressure and improves your sexual health in general.
Wild Yam extract
Boron Amino Acid Chelate
Boron acts as an inhibitor for Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG); a protein that can lower T levels by binding itself to free testosterone. According to a 2011 study, Boron can reduce SHBG concentration by as much as 9% after just six hours of taking the supplements. This ensures that your available testosterone levels remain mostly intact and stable in the future.
What we didn't find
The most important thing that I did not find in TestoUltra is a fast-acting testosterone-boosting substance. Yes, Tongkat Ali can raise your T levels, but it takes up to a month to show any meaningful results.
In comparison, alternatives like TestoPrime and Testo-Max contain large amounts of D-Aspartic Acid (DAA). According to a 2009 study, regular DAA intake can increase your T levels by as much as 42%. But, the more impressive fact is that this increase can happen in just 12 days of starting DAA supplementation.
Among the ingredients it has, some — like Smilax Glabra Roxb and Orchic — don’t have any definitive scientific evidence to back their benefits. In a similar vein, we also did not find any ingredients that back TestoUltra’s claims of boosting energy levels or promoting cell regeneration.
Not to mention the fact that TestoUltra does not provide the exact amounts for each of its ingredients either. This makes it extremely challenging for me to determine the actual effectiveness of this supplement as a whole.
For instance, Testogen contains 8 mg of Boron which is very close to the amount tested in the 2011 study we mentioned earlier. This ensures that the Boron content in this alternative T booster is actually effective. But, I cannot confirm the same for TestoUltra because it simply does not provide this information.
Pros and Cons
TestoUltra claims that its T-boosting supplements are free from any recurring side effects. This might be true, but we cannot — in good conscience — call this T booster safe.
While there are no obviously problematic substances in its composition, some of them cause issues in high enough amounts. Wild Yam extract, for example, can lead to vomiting, upset stomach, and headaches if you take too much of it. But, since TestoUltra doesn’t provide the exact concentration of its ingredients, we have no way of confirming this potential issue.
In any case, we recommend you to practice caution when taking this supplement. If you experience any unintended side effects, stop taking the supplement immediately and consult your doctor.
Check out TestoPrime, Testogen, and Testo-Max if you’re looking for T-boosting supplements that provide more secondary benefits than just restoring your libido, or if you want one that doesn't contain bull's testicles. Testo-Max, for example, helps you get in shape faster by accelerating muscle growth and fat oxidation. Similarly, TestoPrime offers cognitive benefits like improved mood and reduced stress, in addition to raising your testosterone levels.
The distinct features of these alternative T boosters are:
On paper, TestoUltra can be a solid choice for men (or women) whose main concern is their libido and performance. In practice, there is a lot missing from this supplement for me to recommend it to anyone.
Perhaps the biggest downside of TestoUltra is its limited scope. I’m not against supplements that focus on a particular aspect of testosterone deficiency, but TestoUltra takes it a bit far. This supplement shows zero interest in providing benefits that aren’t directly related to sexual desire in some way.
In short, its limited scope and inclusion of ingredients that don’t have any scientific backing prevent TestoUltra from winning my seal of approval. Instead, I recommend you to consider one of the more popular alternatives I’ve discussed above.