What You Should Know
Activate Xtreme is a testosterone boosting supplement. Like so many others, Driven Sports claims the natural ingredients used in the supplement are the most effective on the market. Testosterone boosters used to come in the form of prohormones, but those are long gone from the supplement market. Today, natural libido boosters leave the person using the testosterone builder thinking they are revved up and ready to build muscle, when there is no test spike at all.
List of Ingredients
Activate Xtreme Proprietary Blend:
Core Test – Divanil (Proprietary Urtica Dioica Extract containing SHBG Binding and Aromatase Inhibiting Lignans Including 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran Secoisolariciresinol), Mucuna Pruriens SE (20% L-Dopa), Maca Root PE 20:1 (Lepidium Meyenii).
LevoTest – Bryonia Laciniosa Seed PE 10:1, L-Dopa (standardized 95% Extract of Mucuna Pruriens, pZole (Proprietary Extract of Brassaiopsis Glomerulata), Vitamin D (as D3 Cholecalciferol).
Divanil is the first ingredient in Core Test. Divanil is an extract derived from stinging nettle. Many clinical studies have been completed regarding the effect of stinging nettle on benign prostatic hyperplasia. The active ingredient in stinging nettle, 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran Secoisolariciresinol, binds to globulin (a sex hormone) which could have beneficial effects for this condition. Bodybuilding supplement manufacturers use this information to claim free testosterone will rise when globulin is bound.
Mucuna Pruriens is used in the Core Test and Levo Test formulas in Activate Xtreme. Standardized for L-Dopa, the potential side effects are profound. L-Dopa can cause nausea, vomiting, anxiety, confusion and hallucinations.
Maca root has no effects on free testosterone, but it may increase libido but this effect is likely connected to the nutritional profile of the maca root as it does not affect hormones directly.
Bryonia Laciniosa Seed is also a libido booster tested in rats. There have been no human studies resulting in increased sex drive and we could find no information that the ingredient increased free testosterone. pZole or Brassaiopsis Glomerulata is in the family of Aromatase inhibitors. This is just a fancy name for herbs or natural ingredients that are supposed to inhibit estrogen. It is important for bodybuilders to control estrogen because it has the opposite effect of testosterone. While this ingredient will not increase free testosterone it could increase the ratio of testosterone to estrogen. Of course, this is a theory that has not been proven.
- Activate Xtreme sells for $39.99; less than comparable supplements.
- Ingredients are simple to find online.
- Testosterone boosters are not proven to work as claimed.
- Bodybuilders will not likely see increase muscle mass after using this product.
Activate Xtreme is not for the average dieter. Without fat burners or metabolism boosting ingredients, this supplement would be a waste of money for someone trying to lose weight.