Want to ‘Get Jacked Fast’ then Battle Fuel XT could have the answers by boosting your testosterone levels.
Produced by MusclePharm, Battle Fuel XT has a four-stage testosterone system to help you build lean muscle, increase strength and improve performance.
The first two stages are aimed at increasing and then activating the testosterone in your body, stage three looks at enhancing muscle growth and stage four suppresses estrogen levels.
And with eight capsules per serving, it certainly promises to fuel your testosterone levels – with the key benefits being…
MusclePharm are one of the industry leaders and they can boast about the fact they have Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsing them – the first time ‘Arnie’ has attached his name to a sports nutrition company.
Tiger Woods and Colin Kaepernick are among their other athletes, while they are also the official sponsors of the UFC.
MusclePharm produce a whole host of different supplements – including the FitMiss and Arnold Schwarzenegger Series ranges – which continue to be popular with their users.
The eight capsules of Battle Fuel XT contain strong doses of vitamin D and d-aspartic acid, as well as a number of the key testosterone-boosting ingredients. However the fact they are packed into proprietary blends means you just don’t know how much of each you are getting.
Vitamin D – The ‘sunshine vitamin’ assists the body in a number of different ways. Studies have shown it can increase testosterone, while men with lower levels of vitamin D also have lesser amounts of testosterone.
Magnesium – Another essential nutrient for the body’s well-being, magnesium works by inhibiting SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) to free up testosterone.
Zinc – This mineral has long been associated with testosterone boosters. It helps increase testosterone levels in the system while also inhibiting the aromatase enzyme which converts testosterone into estrogen.
Stage 1 Testosterone Amplifier (D-Aspartic Acid 3,000 mg, Mucuna Pruriens, Asteracantha Longifolia Aquatic Extract) – Although this is a proprietary blend, it does state the amount of d-aspartic acid you get with each serving. D-aspartic acid helps create more testosterone via the release of luteinizing hormone. The herb mucuna pruriens also has shown to increase testosterone levels, and although studies are limited on asteracantha longifolia it is known as an aphrodisiac.
Stage 2 Muscle Growth Complex (Suma Extract 20:1, Maca 4:1, Propionyl Carnitine) – Suma has a lot of nutrients packed in and there is scientific evidence to the overall benefits of it, while maca works as a mood enhancer and can increase muscle growth. Propionyl carnitine works by reducing fatigue, cramps and muscle damage.
Stage 3 Testosterone Activator (N-Acetyl Carnitine, Anacyclus Pyrethrum, Curculigo Orchioides) – N-Acetyl Carnitine works by increasing the androgen receptors in muscle cells, with the herb anacyclus pyrethrum stimulating the hypothalamus to release dopamine and growth hormones. Curculigo orchioides is an aphrodisiac.
Stage 4 Anti-Aromatase & Estrogen Suppression Matrix (Indole-3-Carbinol, Diindolylmethane) – Diindolylmethane, which is found in the likes of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, inhibits the enzyme aromatase which converts testosterone into estrogen, while also converting damaging forms of estrogen into lesser potent forms. I3C, which is also found in cruciferous vegetables, works as an estrogen blocker.
Check out which ingredients work and which don’t in our
– Testosterone Booster ingredients guide –
Battle Fuel XT does come with a warning that you should not use if you have, or develop, diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain. There is also a recommendation on the bottle to consult with your doctor if you are using any prescription or over-the-counter medicine, while it is always important to check the ingredients list in case you are allergic to anything.
There is plenty to like about MusclePharm Battle Fuel XT.
It has a good list of natural testosterone-boosting ingredients and even if some are listed as proprietary blends, the fact it tells you there is an impressive 3,000mg of d-aspartic acid is enough for us to let them off.
As well as increasing testosterone, Battle Fuel also looks to decrease estrogen levels while helping you with muscle gains in the gym.
Eight capsules in one go is not ideal, though, particularly if you are taking other supplements, while one bottle won’t last you a month.
To find out which supplements we have rated as our best testosterone boosters, check out our top-three guide.