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Bodybuilding supplement giants MuscleTech have recently expanded their already impressive range with the brand new testosterone booster, Anotest. Being developed under MuscleTech’s new policy of full product disclosure and using optimal doses of key ingredients, means Anotest is a serious test booster to consider.

What is it?

MuscleTech AnoTest is a nutritional supplement designed to naturally, legally, and safely increase levels of testosterone (both total and free testosterone). It does this through a range of ingredients which may work synergistically together to help achieve lean gains.

First Impressions

Per serve of Anotest, there are over 3 grams of the key active ingredient, D-aspartic acid. This is an altered amino acid that has been shown to increase testosterone levels (Topo et al, 2009). This is a fairly standard ingredient in modern testosterone boosters. However, MuscleTech have also included L-carnitine, which also anabolic properties (Kraemer et al, 2006), as well as a novel test boosting ingredient, boron. On top of this, there are a range of B vitamins, zinc, glutamine, and BCAAs to support cell growth such as zinc and BCAAs.

Difference from Competition

Unlike some other test boosters, Anotest is not only designed to increase growth, but with ingredients such as zinc, glutamine, and BCAAs, it is also designed to support growth and recovery. Of particular notice is the inclusion of boron, which is not a common ingredient in test boosters. However, according to a relatively new study, boron does show promise as a test booster (Naghii et al, 2011). On top of this, the product is also designed to decrease oestrogen and cortisol, hormones that both have catabolic effects.

Of Particular Interest

Of particular interest is the fact that MuscleTech have gone out of their way to fully disclose the dose of each active ingredient. It’s very reassuring to see that the dosages supplied do in fact line up with scientifically studied doses.

Flavour & Mixability

It appears that MuscleTech has invested heavily into making a product that not only works, but tastes good. AnoTest is the recipient of the “Gold Medal Superior Taste” award from the American Masters of Taste, a culinary institution concerned specifically with taste. Mixability is of course not an issue either. As with all MuscleTech products, AnoTest mixes well without lumps or clumps.

Negatives

Really, the only down side to this product is that for some reason unknown, MuscleTech have just stopped short of including ZMA (zinc, magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6). Anotest contains zinc and vitamin B6, but not magnesium. Granted how popular ZMA is, it would have been a good addition to the mix.

Who is it for?

MuscleTech AnoTest is for men who are looking for an advanced supplement to help them put on some extra muscle mass. After the basics such as protein, carbs, and creatine have been included, AnoText would be a good next step up.

Naghii et al (2011), Comparative effects of daily and weekly boron supplementation on plasma steroid hormones and proinflammatory cytokines. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 25: 54–58
Kraemer et al (2006), Androgenic Responses to Resistance Exercise: Effects of Feeding and L-Carnitine. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38: 1288-1296
Topo et al (2009), The role and molecular mechanism of D-aspartic acid in the release and synthesis of LH and testosterone in humans and rats. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 7: 120

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