What You Should Know
Test Charge is a supplement by All American EFX that claims to safely promote testosterone levels without illegal prohormones. This is the same claim made by many manufacturers, though most just pack the supplement full of natural libido enhancing ingredients and pass the effect off as being linked to testosterone levels.
List of Ingredients
Test Charge Proprietary Blend – Taxadrol (Taxanes & Taxoids, Flavonoids & Flavonols – Quercetin, Rhammetin, Sciadopitysin, Kaempferol, Amentoflavone, Sequoiaflovnone, Sotetsulflavone, Gingketin, Taxifolin. Phytosterols – Beta-Sitosterol, Daucosterol, Ponasterone, Corynine. Lignans – Lariciresinol, Taxinresinol. Carotenoids – Xanthophyll, Zeaxanthin, Violxanthin, Neoxanthin, Eschsoltzaxanthone. Phenols – Betuligneol. Benzenoid – Rhododendrol.), 20-Hydroxy Ecdysterone, 7-Methoxy-5-Methyl-3-Phenyl-Chromen-4-One, 4-Hydroxy-3-Methyoxycinnamic Acid.
Taxadrol is an ingredient we are not comfortable supporting. While the descriptions all over the Internet claim it is a testosterone builder. That is the limit of the information. We traced the product back to the company that holds the patent, but they no longer list the ingredient on their website. The “drol” ending is indicative of a prohormone, but all of the popular prohormones are no longer legal for use in bodybuilding supplements.
There are so many individual ingredients in Test Charge we are going to look at the categories. Flavonoids are antioxidants. In bodybuilding and weight loss, antioxidants are important because free radicals are produced in the body during metabolism. Typically, the body is able to handle these free radicals but exercise and bodybuilding can produce more free radicals than normal which increases the need for antioxidants.
Phytosterols are typically used as a supplement to reduce cholesterol. There is a problem with phytosterols, however. A few studies have revealed phytosterols could have a negative impact on heart and artery health. There is no proven link between testosterone and phytosterols.
Carotenoids are thought to support heart health. This portion of Test Charge could be included to counteract the potential health risks associated with phytosterols.
20-Hydroxy Ecdysterone is thought to increase protein in muscles and exercise endurance. There are studies on both sides of the debate with most positive results occurring in rat studies not in humans.
Information on 7-Methoxy-5-Methyl-3-Phenyl-Chromen-4-One is limited. What we could find were claims that animal studies show this ingredient promotes muscles growth. No human studies could be found.
4-Hydroxy-3-Methyoxycinnamic Acid or Ferulic Acid is included to stop oxidative stress on muscles and prevent the formation of free radicals.
Test Charge sells for $77.99. This is one of the most expensive testosterone builders we have reviewed.
- A good source of healthy antioxidants.
- Taxadrol is an unknown ingredient.
- Phytosterols may be associated with heart problems.
- No known testosterone building ingredients are included.
- Wild claims by Flex Wheeler of increased fertility.
Bodybuilders may not be willing to try out a supplement for nearly $80 that “may” work. We could find no evidence that any of the ingredients boost testosterone, which is the whole meaning behind the supplement.