The core ingredients in Prime Male not only lack scientific evidence suggesting they can increase testosterone but some may actually decrease it.
I discuss the problems with Prime Male in this review and why there are better options available for you on the market.
Prime Male is a member of the StackedBrands.com affiliate system just like Testofuel and this is the primary reason (in my personal opinion) the product gets such great reviews by “affiliate marketers”.
StackedBrands.com is highly successful because they pay other people good money to promote their products. As I mentioned in my Testofuel review, there is nothing inherently wrong with this as the goal in all business ventures is to be great at marketing.
Many great supplement companies and products have what’s called “affiliate programs” or “brand ambassador” programs in which they pay others to promote them.
However, when one company has 2 different products (Prime Male and Testofuel) in the same niche (testosterone boosters) that are constantly ranked #1 and #2 in product reviews, it does raise some red flags.
Especially when both of those products have basically the same main ingredients and there are other options available (Evl Test) with the same core ingredients at about 1/2 the cost.
Prime Male Status Snapshot
- FDA Registered Facility – Unable to find information
- GMP Certified – Unable to find information
- Made in USA – Unable to find information
- Crucial Minerals – Yes
- Crucial Vitamins – Yes
- Herbal Support – Yes
- Full Ingredient Transparency – Yes
Prime Male Ingredients
- Vitamin D3 – 5,000 IU
- Vitamin K2 – 45 mcg
- Vitamin B6 – 7.5 mg
- Magnesium – 100 mg
- Zinc – 30 mg
- D-Aspartic Acid – 1,600 mg
- Asian Red Ginseng – 120 mg
- Luteolin – 60 mg
- Mucuna Pruriens – 300 mg
- Nettle Root – 160 mg
- BioPerine 10 mg
- Boron 5 mg
What I like about Prime Male
Vitamin D3, B6, magnesium, zinc and boron are all solid testosterone boosting ingredients and are given in good amounts.
Personally, I’d like the vitamin D to be a little bit less and the boron to be at 10 mg instead of 5 mg but that is really being nitpicky and does not take away from the strong mix of vitamins and minerals Prime Male provides.
What I am 50/50 on
Asian Red Ginseng, more commonly known as Panax Ginseng is absolutely fantastic for both overall health and maximizing your testosterone production.
The problem I have with it in Prime Male is that the quantity is a bit low at 120 mg and we have no idea what kind of quality it is, as they do not list the percentage of ginsenosides which is crucial to a quality extract.
I recommend you get between 200 – 300 mg of ginseng daily standardized to 20 – 30% ginsenosides.
What I don’t like about Prime Male
In human studies, D-Aspartic Acid has been shown to boost testosterone in infertile men within the first 6 – 12 days. However, after just 1 month, their testosterone levels decreased back to baseline.
In other words, unless you are an infertile man and looking for a very temporary boost, it’s probably not going to do much for you.
In fact, one study actually showed it may decrease testosterone. (study)
⇒ Vitamin K2
This is a pretty unique ingredient to see in a testosterone booster and because of that it looks both cool and important on the label.
However, it is simply unproven in humans.
Your body can convert K1 which is plentiful in leafy greens, into K2 and a lot of people do not eat enough greens to get sufficient amounts of K2 after the conversion process.
So the immediate conclusion some people come to is that they must need to supplement with it.
I’m not suggesting that supplementing with K2 is bad, it’s just that no human studies have shown a boost in testosterone production.
There has been a test on rats showing an increase but the amount taken in the study would be at an unsafe dose when given to humans.
Until a test shows some kind of testosterone increase in humans, there is just no reason to think it would be effective.
⇒ Stinging Nettle Root – Nettle root has only has one study on its impact on testosterone in humans and it failed to increase it.
There was a large scale study done on men with BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) and may help alleviate some symptoms associated with it but it won’t do anything for your testosterone.
⇒ Dye is Listed In TestoFuel’s Ingredients
FD&C Red #40 is listed in the ingredients.
At best food dyes have no positive benefit for your health. At worst, according to Consumer watchdog CSPI they can cause a wide range of health issues such as hyperactivity, allergic reactions and cancer.
The only reason to dye a capsule is to try and make it look cool.
Does Prime Male Boost Testosterone?
Maybe. The ZMA and boron alone may give you a boost even if the d-aspartic acid (DAA), K2 and nettle root do nothing for you.
This is an expensive product though at $69 for 1 bottle (30 day supply) and you can get very comparable ingredients for much less elsewhere if you still want DAA.
*Note: Prime Male does offer discounts for bulk purchases.
For example Evl Test has the ZMA complex plus nearly double the amount of DAA as Prime Male and costs less than half as much for 1 bottle.
Vintage Boost is another brand with nearly double the amount of DAA that also includes the ZMA complex as well as shilajit and is just under $50 for a 1 month supply.
Final Conclusion on Prime Male
I suggest you read through my articles on the various ingredients in Prime Male to get the science behind why I’m not a fan of most of the ingredients in it. I simply do not believe in DAA as a testosterone booster and that is supposed to be the key ingredient in Prime Male.
With that said, there are much cheaper products from reputable companies selling DAA as it’s really pretty cheap to manufacture. If you really want d-aspartic acid in your supplement I suggest you check out Evl Test and save some cash.
Where to Buy Prime Male?
The only place I have seen it sold to date in directly from their website.
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