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Specialty Supplement Guide

The rest of the best supplements.

By Jim Stoppani, Ph.D

Specialty supplements are those that don’t include typical protein powders, fat burners, or pre-workout or recovery-type ingredients. These supps include hormone boosters that ramp up testosterone, growth hormone, and/or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels; multivitamin/mineral supplements; and other health and general well-being products. 

TESTOSTERONE BOOSTERS are popular because every man knows that they need optimal levels of this hormone not just for building muscle size and strength but also for keeping off body fat and performing outside of the gym and in the bedroom. Optimal testosterone levels are also critical for good mood and brain function. While T levels do not tend to drop until a guy is in his 30s, intense training can have a negative impact on its levels. 

GROWTH HORMONE/ IGF-1 BOOSTERS are another popular category of supplements today. Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. One way it may influence muscle growth is by encouraging the release of IGF-1 from the liver. IGF-1 is important for muscle growth and binds to specific receptors on muscle cells, instigates muscle protein synthesis, and decreases muscle protein breakdown, leading to muscle growth. IGF-1 has also been shown to enhance brain function. There are several ingredients that have been suggested to increase growth hormone and/or IGF-1 levels. These include Kudzu (Pueraria thunbergiana), Ficus benghalensis, Eucommiae cortex, as well as alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine and arginine, to name a few. 

MULTIVITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS and MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS are the most critical to take each and every day. That’s because these micronutrients in the form of vitamins and minerals play key roles in just about every process that occurs in the body, including those that lead to muscle growth and performance improvements, as well as fat burning. Being deficient in any one vitamin or mineral could hold back your progress, regardless of how much protein, carbs, and fat you eat, or what pre-workout and recovery supplements you take. Getting in a quality multivitamin/mineral supplement daily will help you keep your bases covered on all of these micronutrients. This is particularly important for athletes and those who train hard, like the typical M&F reader, as research shows that intense training can deplete levels of important vitamins and minerals.

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P6 EXTREME 

Used For: Testosterone Booster

Serving Size: 2 Capsules

Main Ingredients: Ovine Placenta Powder, Tribulus Alatus, Agaricus Bisporus, Beta-Sitosterol

*Product info updated from M&F magazine Supplement Guide

A-HD Powder

Used For: Testosterone Booster 

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (4g)

Main Ingredients: Niacin, Blepharis Persica K, Carthamus Tinctorius, Linum Usitatissimum, Zingiber Officinale, Pausinystalia Yohimbine

AlphaTest

Used For: Testosterone Booster and Decreases Estradiol Levels and DHT Conversion

Serving Size: 2 Capsules

Main Ingredients: Saw Palmetto, Astaxanthin, Rhodiola, Gingko, Boron Citrate

AndroTest -Extreme

Used For: Testosterone Booster 

Serving Size: 1 Tablet

Main Ingredients: Vitamin E, Niacin, Calcium, Zinc, Androtest Ultra Complete Spectrum Active Extracts (Tribulus Terrestris Extract, Tongkat Ali Extract)

 


Anotest

Used For: Testosterone Booster 

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (7g)

Main Ingredients: D-Aspartic Acid, Boron Citrate, L-Carnitine, Glutamine, BCAAs, Zinc

VPX Black Pearl

Used For: Libido Booster

Serving Size: 1 Bottle (8 fl. oz)

Main Ingredients: Icariin, Long Jack, Yohimbine, Caffeine 


Bulasterone

Used For: Testosterone Booster with Bulbine Natalensis

Serving Size: 1–3 Tablets

Main Ingredients: Sodium
D-Aspartic Acid, 6-Keto-
Diosgenin, Tribulus, Rhaponticum

Fiberteq

Used For: Fiber-powered Fat Loss Accelerator

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (18g)

Main Ingredients: Flaxseed,
Psyllium Husk, Probiotics

 

Vpx Hemogex

Used For: Growth Hormone and IGF-1 Inducer

Serving Size: 1 Bottle (5ml)

Main Ingredients: GHRP-2 Ester Z-11 ( D-ALA-D-BETA-NAL-ALA-TRP-D-PHE-LYS-NH2 )


Medivin

Used For: Multivitamin

Serving Size: 1 Packet

Main Ingredients: Vitamin D3, Fish Oil, Lactoferrin, Lutein, Antioxidants

Opti-Men

Used For: Multivitamin 

Serving Size: 3 Tablets

Main Ingredients: 75+ Active Ingredients 

Orange TRIad

Used For: Multivitamin, Joint Aid, Digestion/Immune Aid

Serving Size: 6 Tablets 

Main Ingredients: Vitamins, -Minerals, Glucosamine, -Chondroitin

 

A-HD Capsules

Used For: Testosterone Booster 

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Main Ingredients: Niacin, A-HD Blend, Cynara Cardunculus, Curcuma Longa, Capsicum Annuum 

 

Real Test

Used For: Testosterone Booster 

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Main Ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorius, Afromomum Meleguea, Salvia Haematodes, Nelumbinis Semen, Pausinystlia Yohimbe 

Solid

Used For: Hardening Agent, Promoting Anabolic Activity

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Main Ingredients: SOLID Proprietary Blend, Borrasus Aethiopum, Tulbaghia Violacea

Sterol CAPS

Used For: Mass and Density Enhancer, Recovery 

Serving Size: 6 Tablets

Main Ingredients: Tribulus Terrestris, Beta Ecdyesterone, Methoxyisoflavone, Muira Puama, Oriental Ginseng, Cissus Quadrangularis, Eurycoma Longifolia, Nettle Root

 

Super Mega Max

Used For: Multivitamin

Serving Size: 6 Tablets

Main Ingredients: Vitamins,
Minerals, Coenzyme Q-10,
Lycopene

Super Test
Capsules 

Used For: Testosterone Booster

Serving Size: 4 Capsules

Main Ingredient: Fenugreek

Test 7 PCT

Used For: Testosterone Booster

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Main Ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorius, Curculigo Orchioides, Zingiber Officinale (6-Gingerol), Syzygium Aromaticum

TESTOGEN-XR

Used For: Testosterone Booster

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (8g)

Main Ingredients:
D-Aspartic Acid, Agmatine, L-Carnitine Tartrate, Green Tea Extract, Horny Goat Weed, Vitamin D, Red Wine, Nettle Root

 

Testosterone Booster

Used For: Boosting Free Testosterone and Overall Performance

Serving Size: 2 Caplets

Main Ingredients: Boron Citrate, Rhodiola,
Gingko Biloba

Tropinex AQ

Used For: Increasing Strength, Muscle Mass, and Body Fat Loss; -Promoting Healthy Joints and Connective Tissue 

Serving Size: 1 Tablet

Main Ingredients: Vitamin D3, Alseodaphne Andersonii, Alstonia Macrophylla W., Sambucus Australis, Ficus Benghalensis, Pueraria Thunbergiana B., Eucommiae Cortex

T-Up black

Used For: Testosterone Booster

Serving Size: 5 Liqui-Caps

Main Ingredients: Sodium
D-Aspartic Acid, Folic acid, -Vitamins B6 and B12 

Vein

Used For: Energizing Body, Promoting
Leanness

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (4g)

Main Ingredients: Glycerol, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Red Sage, African Palmyra Palm, Quebracho Blanco 

 

VitaStack

Used For: Bodybuilding Vitamin Stack

Serving Size: 1 Packet

Main Ingredients: Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 

     

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