2020 has been a trying year for us all. Yes, the gyms have been closed for a prolonged period of time, meaning many of us feel we have lost our hard-earned progress that we had previously made. But it goes much deeper than that. For many, the gym, (or wherever you may train) is our sanctuary. Where we find sanity and solace. Many have lost income, whether it be through loss of employment or lost hours, and if it hasn’t happened to you, there’s a good chance it's happened to someone close to you.
Stress levels have been at an all time high and although it might not be quite yet over, I sense many of us are done feeling down and out. We’ve had our time in self-pity, and we are ready to start feeling normal again. We’ve scurried back to the gym in droves, craving that get away from every-day life again.
With raised stress, comes raised cortisol, the stress hormone which is responsible for many negative side effects, including a reduction in testosterone levels, which can lead to fatigue, depression and an overall loss of vitality.
So far this year, in our guide to getting back to it, we have covered the strongest pre-workouts and fat burners this year so far. I thought it only fitting that we cover a subject that could bring down the best of us, especially in times of high stress and anxiety. So with that, I give you the strongest testosterone boosters of 2020…
1. Underground Labs Roidz
Starting at number 1 is the capsule-specializing brand, Underground Labs. Just like their potent burner, No Fat, Roidz is a no-nonsense supplement that keeps things basic with 6 proven-to-work ingredients at a super high dose for ultimate results.
It uses Tribulus, Tongkat Ali, D-aspartic Acid, and Fenugreek in its Test Matrix for noticeable improvements in vitality, libido (sex drive), strength, power, and an overall increase in well-being. These ingredients are utilized in high-extract forms to get the most bang for your buck.
Tribulus, in its Terrestris form, is best known for being responsible for increased libido in both men and women, although may not be the most effective of the four for testosterone increases.
In addition, Underground Labs uses an Anti-Estrogen Matrix for suppression and regulation of the hormone estrogen, which at high amounts can cause fatigue, weight gain, and in some cases, depression.
A product that can both suppress estrogen and raise testosterone levels (along with vitality and libido) is a good bet to get you feeling it again, and getting back on track to where you were before.
Note: For those more interested in the effects of the Tribulus rather than the other ingredients, Underground Labs also offer a Tribulus only option as part of their range.
2. EN Massive Muscle Fuel
Coming in at number 2 is the ever-popular Massive Muscle Fuel. Much like the number 1 spot on the list, MMF has effective testosterone and libido boosting ingredients along with estrogen blockers.
Also within this formula, you will find a ZMA (Zinc, Magnesium Aspartate, and Vitamin B6 for uptake) which has been shown to aid with restful sleep at night, resulting in a more balanced regulation of hormones.
Also, MMF includes Laxogenin, a non-hormonal anabolic-promoting ingredient that has been shown to aid protein synthesis by up to 200%. Studies have found this ingredient to aid in both muscle growth and strength gains.
Massive Muscle Fuel has a high bioavailability due to its liquid form and is sure to show results after its 30-60 day recommended cycle.
3. Max’s The Gear Jack’d
If you know supplements, you probably know Max’s, and for good reason. Max’s has been a staple in the Australian Supplement industry for years, and for good reason. For over 30 years they have delivered high-quality supplements, whether it be their extensive range of protein powders or their Lab Series of creatine, amino blends, and capsules.
Their testosterone booster is no exception. Much like spots 1 and 2, The Gear acts to increase free testosterone, block estrogen as to prevent any reduction in said free testosterone, and also utilizes the benefits of Laxogenin for optimal protein synthesis.
Max’s The Gear comes with 120 capsules taken at 4 capsules a serve, giving you the standard 30-day cycle usually used with such products.
4. BPM Labs Testobol
Next up is BPM Labs Testobol. Slightly different from the others, Testobol acts to mimic testosterone using the natural extracts of Tectona Grandis, or Teak Oil Extract.
By simulating the actions of testosterone, this in turn causes no activity on estrogen receptors. It also helps to increase the body’s free testosterone levels.
5. Gen-Tec Ultimate Male Fuel
A long time favourite for males looking to get the most out of their testosterone, Ultimate Male Fuel by Gen-Tec (made by well-respected body-builder Nick Jones) has undergone a make-over as of late. They have opted to go from the liquid form to a more convenient liquid gel capsule dosage.
Despite the change, it still contains high-quality herbs, including high activity Tribulus and Epimedium (better known as Horny Goat Weed.)
Ultimate Male Fuel is a listed medicine with the TGA and primarily focuses on men's vitality and endurance. These ingredients along with Saw Palmetto, Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 (all which work to stop the aromatization of testosterone) make for a great testosterone for males that part-take in a high-performance lifestyle.
Some honourable mentions