If you’re looking for a testosterone boost with a buzz, Testosterone Up Red from Irwin Naturals might be a decent product to try. You probably know the importance of sufficient testosterone levels to maintaining good health, strength, vitality, and a muscular body composition. That’s why there are so many different ways to get there.
- Unique 2-in-1 formula for men of all ages
- Designed to help enhance male vitality and performance by boosting testosterone levels
- Can be taken daily
Last update on 2020-01-20 / Links & Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
There’s replacement therapy using needles, there are prescription creams, and there are herbal boosters made to help your body create more natural testosterone than it otherwise would.
One of the keys to the success of Testosterone Up Red is its focus on freeing up bound testosterone that’s already in your body. Once testosterone is bound to other molecules, it becomes useless. In order for it to do its job, it needs to flow freely and unattached.
Although Testosterone Up Red doesn’t have all the ingredients to be a top of the line testosterone booster, it still does the job pretty good!
Testosterone Up Red also includes energy boosting ingredients to give you the edge you want in the gym.
Testosterone UP RED is an enhanced and updated version of Testosterone UP, with extra nutritional support for nitric oxide. Since nitric oxide is often targeted in pre-workout formulas, the “red” spin on this T booster stack gives it a sports nutrition feel.
Despite its apparent young-male-ergogenic emphasis, Irwin Naturals makes it clear that Testosterone UP RED is for men of all ages.
Formula notes & Ingredients
Dual-powered design.This supplement is a testosterone formula and physical performance enhancer rolled into one product.
L-Citrulline & LJ100® Longjack. These two ingredients are the formula’s driving force, providing support for muscle strength and function along with overall masculine vitality.
Far-reaching masculinity benefits. Beyond testosterone, may help physical performance in the gym, libido, weight loss and more.
Irwin Naturals has come up with a fascinating formula in Testosterone UP RED. You just have to get past the fact, it is not really a testosterone booster. There is a little testosterone support in here, but much of the softgel space and total dosage is devoted to other aspects of masculine health.
A Note on all ingredients
Medium Chain Triglycerides or MCTs are a fat derived from coconut oil, they have been shown to improve athletic performance, increase fat burning, speed up your metabolism and preserve muscle mass. They are one of the most underrated supplements out there!
Due to the reduced chain length, MCTs are absorbed and then metabolized very rapidly. They are very efficiently converted into fuel for immediate use, instead of being stored as fat. They are used as energy much faster than glucose and have over twice the calories per gram, making them an excellent energy source during intense exercise.
MCT oil can help you get in shape for the following reasons:
1. It improves endurance and athletic performance.
2. It promotes fat burning (Thermogenesis).
3. 3. MCTs increase metabolic rate.
4. MCTs maintain muscle mass.
It can also be taken in conjunction with a low-carb or keto diet to help provide ketone bodies that fuel the brain.
Citrulline malate has taken the sports supplement market by storm, appearing in everything from Nitric Oxide Boosters to pre-workout blends. What makes this supplement so amazing is the range of health and performance benefits it has for the bodybuilder and general athlete.
L-Citrulline is an amino acid that can boost nitric oxide levels better than arginine and has been shown to lower blood pressure. Malate is a form of malic acid, which is part of the KREBS cycle of energy production. This important co-enzyme helps recharge ATP and increase cellular energy. When you combine the two, you get citrulline malate.
L-Citrulline has been shown to boost stamina, amino acid utilization and reduce muscle soreness in well trained athletes. It has the ability to increase muscle growth by making Leucine and other branched chain amino acids more effective, thus both sparing muscle and encouraging muscle growth. It has been shown to increase the positive effects of protein as well.
Fenugreek extract (4:1), 200 mg
Fenugreek, a plant indigenous to India and northern Africa has long been associated with several health benefits, especially in traditional medicine. In males, fenugreek is known to have a beneficial impact on male libido and energy levels by enhancing testosterone production.
Fenugreek has been known for centuries to lower blood sugar levels and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. But now research has shown that the small, dried seeds of this plant also have several other health benefits. Testofen, an extract synthesized from fenugreek seeds, contains a chemical compound known as fenuside, a glucoside that’s known to stimulate male sex hormones, or androgens.
This stimulation eventually raises testosterone production; increases muscle mass, and enhance energy levels and sexual performance. Several tests have reported the usefulness of Testofen and its impact on testosterone levels.
Tribulus Extract, 200 mg
This herbal ingredient is a nice complement to the fenugreek. Like fenugreek, tribulus’s reputation for boosting testosterone is stronger than its actual clinical research. However, again like fenugreek, tribulus is highly regarded as a workout enhancer, and has a reputation for boosting libido, sexual function, and overall masculinity.
Beta sitosterol 40%, 150 mg
Beta-sitosterol is a micro-nutrient, plant fat scientifically known as phytosterols. Beta-sitosterol is found in the cell and cell membranes of oil-producing plants. In a natural state, sterols are bound to its plant fiber and therefore, difficult for the body to absorb during the digestion process.
Tradition, wisely passed down from one generation to another, tells us that pumpkin seeds were commonly eaten to support male reproductive health. For centuries, saw palmetto berries and the African pygeum, stinging nettle, rye pollen and star grass were used by ancient sages to treat men suffering from prostate and urogenital problems. Centuries later, scientific research has reaffirmed these properties.
Beta sitosterol is believed to boost test by blocking 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). So, just like Fenugreek, Beta sitosterol may have an anti-DHT activity.
Ginkgo extract (24% flavone glucosides, 6% terpene lactones)
Ginkgo is the oldest surviving tree and possibly the best herb to relieve the symptoms of aging. It is useful for the most serious diseases associated with aging. What health gains you get from Ginkgo Biloba are long lasting and it’s uses are known are known well across the globe. There are numerous Ginkgo Biloba benefits; but sadly just a few have seen limelight.
It’s supposed to be a nootropic and helps with Cerebral insufficiency, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI).
Beet powder, 100 mg
There are many beet root juice and powder benefits such as lower blood pressure, and increased stamina. Beet root is high in iron, folate, potassium, nitrate, and carotenoids. They have a wonderful rich red color from pigments called anthocyanins. The vegetable was used in ancient times for medicinal purposes. Nutritional benefits include aiding digestion, and improving liver function.
LJ100® Tongkat Ali extract
LJ100 is used as a supplement and natural herbs to help intensify one’s libido and sexual performance in both men and women. It is also known as Tongkat Ali.
LJ100 is extremely powerful in its effects to the user.
- This herbal extract increases energy, endurance, genital sensation & sexual performance for both men and women.
- You do not need prescription from physician to purchase LJ100.
- If purchased online, it is significantly less expensive than if purchasing Viagra online. LJ100 cost approximately $.50 a pill where as Viagra can cost over $2 a pill.
- You do not need to take it daily to see results.
- It may take up to a few days to see results of this product versus a prescribed drug may work within a few hours.
- There are quite a few side effects if taken in high doses.
- These side effects include heightened body temperature, restlessness, irritability and possible insomnia.
- LJ100 is not recommended to be taken with any drug that helps with depression or anxiety.This can be an issue though since some libido problems are caused by depression or anxiety.
- It is recommended to speak to a physician before the user stops taking the SSRI.
- It is not FDA approved.
Asian Ginseng extract (4% ginsenosides), 30 mg
Korean red ginseng, which is also called Asian ginseng, is an herb that’s been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.
Asian red ginseng is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Asian red ginseng may help boost the immune system and relieve stress.
It’s also used for erectile dysfunction.
BioPerine Complex BioPerine Black Pepper extract (95% piperine), Ginger extract (5% gingerols), 6 mg
The better class of testosterone supplements now invariably come with BioPerine. Its main benefit is that it helps to boost the absorption of other nutrients. Black pepper extract also has some thermogenic fat burning activity.
Pros of Testosterone Red up
- Good diverse masculine support. Helps testosterone, strength, libido, intense training, fat burning, focus and more, promoting an overall state for peak manly performance.
- Luxury ingredients. Quality natural forms including standardized herbs, concentrated extracts, and premium branded ingredients like BioPerine and LJ100.
- Potent. Remarkably good dosing, considering the formula is trying to do so much. Only a couple of dosage duds. Black pepper helps maximize all.
- Most dosages shown. Only the black pepper and ginger doses are unclear; the rest are all shown. Thanks, Irwin Naturals.
- Liquid-filled softgels. Easy to absorb delivery form that is a little easier to take, considering they are big and 3 soft gels = 1 serving.
What Irwin Naturals has tried to do is create an all-in-one product that works as a testosterone booster/performance enhancer. While it may be good for gym going/workouts enhancement, overall it’s a mediocre testosterone booste and a mediocre performance enhancer/pre-workout.
There are some ingredients thrown in for Testosterone boosting and some for increasing nitric oxide levels that help with the pumping. It may also have some fat loss effects.
In our opinion, stand-alone products work better than an all-in-one product.
Who Takes It?
Irwin Naturals explicitly says that this supplement is for men of all ages. We don’t agree with this. Sure, a man of any age could take this supplement. However, due to its extra support for things like sex drive and prostate health, we think it may be designed for men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who are feeling less manly with age. They want to increase testosterone, but more than anything, they want to feel manly again.
Any Side Effects?
We do not have any major side effect concerns with this formula. It may provide physically tangible and “sensory” effects while training, due to its nitric oxide boost and thermogenic activity. But this is no different than what you would expect with traditional pre-workout supplements. The only other possible side effect concern is how this formula might negatively impact DHT levels.
When it comes to herbal testosterone boosters, different pills work for different guys. The good new is that there are so many that you’re sure to find one that works for you. The bad news is it’s really a trial and error process to find the right one. Overall, this is a decent product, but how well it works for you, only you can know after trying.