From EPIQ comes Quad Test, the new testosterone booster that is just being released on Bodybuilding.com.
Thought to be one of the strongest T-Boosters the company has released to date, Quad Test has gathered a lot of attention over the last few months.
But is it really as good as they say it is?
Apparently with some of their ingredients backed by 4 clinical trials, Quad Test claims to be able to:
We’re not sure about that last one as it doesn’t give any explanation into what that means. It’s open to interpretation and may not help you in the ways that you think.
Regardless, let’s learn more about Epiq.
Epiq is owned by Iovate Health Sciences International – the same company that owns MuscleTech. They’ve been in the supplement industry for many years and have high standards when it comes to their ingredients.
They’re a reputable company and produce a range of products for the gym-going lifestyle for before, during and after workouts.
Although their ingredients are high quality, it doesn’t necessarily mean they use the right ones. Here is what we found when looking at Quad Test.
The serving schedule for Quad Test wasn’t that great, unfortunately. It has only one serving of 3 capsules a day. Although, this makes it easier to stay on top of, it’s harder for your body to raise test levels.
With a 24 hour gap between each serving, testosterone levels have more opportunity to slip back down to their standard lower baseline.
You should be looking for T-Boosters that have around 3-4 servings a day, this keeps the body topped up with everything it needs and keep testosterone levels constantly on the rise.
There was some disappointment in the ingredients as well, with the majority being part of a proprietary blend – this gives us no idea how much of each ingredient is in Quad Test, or how effective they will be.
These are the most notable ingredients in the product:
One of the key minerals for boosting testosterone. Using for reactions in the brain, Zinc helps create more of the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) – this is a major contributor to supporting healthy testosterone levels and growth hormones.
A Peruvian herb that was originally thought to boost testosterone, however, after various clinical trials the only thing Maca can do effectively is boost libido.
Similar to Maca, this is another herb thought to help with the increase of testosterone – but has failed to live up to expectations. Again this purely boosts libido and has no real effect on T-levels.
Ginkgo Leaf Extract
Has been seen on a few occasions to boost cognitive function- however, the effect is not always reliable, and as we’re not aware how much is going into Quad Test due to it being a proprietary blend, chances are you won’t see much difference.
A herb known for it’s ability to improve virility. This supplement can help reduce anxiety, lowering stress hormones in the body which is linked to increased testosterone production.
Used in traditional medicine, only a handful of studies have been carried out on Shilajit – I could only find one study that claims it increases testosterone. This is not enough evidence.
A mineral that has been noted for it’s ability to boost testosterone. Known for it’s ability to lower Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, which restricts free testosterone, boron give you more accessibility to your T-Levels.
As you can see Quad Test contains a lot of ingredients – and not all of them are good. The main problem with this product is the majority of the ingredients being wrapped in a proprietary blend.
This makes it near impossible to know the actual value of the ingredients used in Quad Test, and therefore how effective it would be.
Check out which ingredients work and which don’t in our
– Testosterone Booster ingredients guide –
Quad Test uses safe ingredients and shouldn’t cause any side effects – unless you know you are allergic to any of the nutrients on this list.
Quad Test isn’t the best testosterone booster I’ve seen on the market, but it isn’t the worst either.
This is all down to the ingredients. Some of the nutrients used like Zinc and Boron have been seen to have some good effects on testosterone levels, however, other ones in Quad Test like Tribulus and Maca only seem to boost libido.
Add onto that the fact that this product is only has one daily serving, and we’re looking at a rather ineffective T-Booster.
If you’re looking to boost your testosterone, and pack on some lean muscle, go over to our top 3 T-Booster page for the safest and the most effective way to pack on muscle quickly.