Free Test: Turbo-Charges Free Testosterone Output!
What’s better than a Pro-Hormone? FREE TEST™!!!
The prohormone ban has come and gone. Yeah, there are a few still out there…the ones nobody wants because they don’t work. There might be a few dirty compounds floating around the internet from some shady companies too – and they’re not even remotely worth the risk. So what’s a guy who looking for REAL, HARDCORE gains supposed to do NOW?
Enter the era of the hANh™; which is defined as a product that engages a synchronization of natural and exogenous factors to produce a pronounced myotropic and hormonal response. The distinct advantage of a hANh is that the user is able to obtain maximal physiological benefits comparable to that of fully hormonal products while minimizing potential side effects and disruption of endogenous factors post-usage. Applied Nutriceuticals® pioneered this product category with HGHupâ™‚™ and now takes it a step further with FREE TEST™.
FREE TEST cranks your testosterone levels like no other product because it hits the problem from two separate directions: On one hand it focuses on decreasing the body’s mechanisms that lower endogenous (natural) testosterone production – the most prominent one being cortisol. On the other hand it increases the testicular output of testosterone. The net result? An exponential improvement in the Myotropic / Catabolic Ratio (the proportion of Testosterone vs. Cortisol) – and even more importantly - it targets increases in the amount of FREE (direct) TESTOSTERONE, which is unbound and readily available to exert its muscle growth effects on your body! And THAT, my friends, is what directly leads to huge increases in massive, rock-hard muscle. (Not to mention your sex life will go on turbo as well…you can thank us for that later!
Here’s the best part: FREE TEST IS NOT A PROHORMONE nor does it convert to any hormone - so it is completely safe.
So, if you were bummed when the prohormone ban went down…don’t be. We’ve got you covered.
Here’s a little of the “techie” stuff about how it works:
- FREE TEST positively alters 7 homeostatic mechanisms of action that effect free and total testosterone output:
- Contains a natural suicide inhibitor of aromatase, and will improve the Testosterone : Estrogen (T:E) profile while concurrently increasing testosterone levels
- Increases NO/cGMP levels, which leads to increases in lutenizing hormone (LH) and greater endogenous testosterone production.
- Increases testicular Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) levels. High testicular ALCAR levels are conducive to heightened spermatogenesis.
- Lowers levels of cytokines IL-6, IL-1, and TNF-alpha- cytokines, which inhibit endogenous testosterone production by reducing levels of LH.
- Lowers cortisol levels and heightens Testosterone : Cortisol (T:C) ratio via competitive inhibition processes.
- Increases cAMP levels, which also increase LH levels.
- Influences/Increases androgen receptor (AR) binding via altering receptor electro-negativity.
After 8 weeks of usage of FREE TEST, test subjects were observed to have increased levels of free testosterone ranging from 50-200% over baseline. Impressive results for any product – especially one with no negative side effects!
Furthermore, the subjective feedback from the FREE TEST beta testers was nothing short of amazing. Within the first week users experienced feeling more motivated and assertive with shirt-splitting pumps, big-time strength increases, and revved up libido…all within the first week!
EFFECTS RELATED TO PHYSIQUE AND LIFE ENHANCEMENT:
- Greater lean muscle mass
- Lowered body fat
- Better/Faster recovery from training
- Increased muscular strength
- Heightened libido and sexual drive
The basics of how FREE TEST works:
The main mechanism of action in FREE TEST has to do with the mytropic/catabolic ratio in skeletal muscle, catabolic principles, and how they relate to homeostasis. During a steroid or prohormone cycle, testosterone levels rise, creating a muscle growth state; as the testosterone to cortisol ratio (T:C) will become very positive. (See Figure 2: Notice the separation between the blue and pink lines at the beginning of the cycle). This allows for increased protein synthesis, and increases in lean body mass. However, due to homeostatic mechanisms in the body, cortisol levels begin to rise along with the increase in testosterone after the first 1-2 weeks (Note how the blue and pink lines come closer and closer together). The body seeks to gain balance (homeostasis) over the increased muscle building via modulating cortisol levels. The body recognizes that it cannot be in a state in which it requires such large amounts of nutrients for protein synthesis and lean tissue accretion for very long (a very high positive nitrogen balance), so it essentially tries to put the brakes on, via increasing cortisol levels to meet heightened testosterone levels (53).
This phenomenon occurs during every cycle and it is why, after week 6 of a cycle, gains slow dramatically, or stop altogether due to the homeostatic rise in cortisol. When this occurs, the user has one of two options: (1) Cessation of the cycle, followed by post-cycle therapy ((PCT) - note the pink line above the blue in wks. 10-12, indicative of a catabolic state), or: (2) Increase the dosage, and take the level of testosterone up even higher (not recommended for safety reasons).
Neither option is very good for keeping gains. The mechanism of action of Free Test seeks to circumvent this via manipulating the T:C ratio via non-androgen receptor mediated means. One key ingredient, 3, 7 keto DHEA plays a key role in accomplishing this. Here’s how it works: 7-Keto derivatives competitively interact with the 11beta-HSD1 enzyme, which is the enzyme that allows the transfer of inactive glucocorticoids to active ones. This is important as it therefore helps keep cortisol levels lower than normal by slowing (but not stopping) the conversion of inactive cortisol to active cortisol - allowing for mitigated levels of this catabolic hormone. (46-48).
Non-androgen receptor (AR) mediated methods of increasing testosterone are extremely crucial to the inner workings of Free Test. Another mechanism of action is that it exerts its effects through deceased estrogen levels, increased testicular function, and increased levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) (53). Since these controls are non-AR mediated (at least not directly), the rise in testosterone is more gradual and not as traumatic, consequently the body will not try to maintain homeostasis as stringently as with the dramatic increases seen with an AR-mediated cycle (see Figure 3 below).
These more gradual increases in testosterone levels allow for cortisol levels to remain relatively low during the cycle. Additional factors that directly suppress cortisol further improve the myotropic ratio (T:C), with muscle building far outweighing catabolism throughout the cycle, with minimal disruption of hormone levels post-cycle (53).
FREE TEST™ MAIN MECHANISMS OF ACTION:
Regulating Estrogen and Increasing Testosterone via Suicide Aromatase Inhibition: The Role of 3, 7-Keto DHEA:
3, 7-Keto DHEA is a naturally-occurring metabolite of dehydroepiandosterone (DHEA), and is a potent aromatase inhibitor with some very unique qualities. Aromatase is an enzyme that transforms testosterone into estrogen, and the more active aromatase is, the more estrogen will ultimately be present. Therefore, aromatase inhibitors significantly decrease the level of estrogen in the body. This is important as increased estrogen in men can signal the hypothalamic pituitary testicular axis (HPTA) to shut down the release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH signals the production of luteinizing hormone (LH), which signals the production of testosterone. Therefore, increased estrogen levels can lower endogenous testosterone production (21,29,31).
3, 7-Keto DHEA has demonstrated strong ability to lower estrogen, thus mitigating this effect. It has a high binding affinity (Ki value = 0.22 mM) to the aromatase enzyme, and binds in an irreversible manner, making it a suicide inhibitor of aromatase. Ki Values measure how efficiently a compound binds to its associated receptor. The lower the Ki value; the higher the binding affinity. This inhibition allows for the production of less estradiol (E2) and estrone (E1) and allows the user of the compound to maintain a higher level of testosterone; hence improving the Testosterone: Estrogen (T:E) ratio. The mechanism through which aromatase inhibitors raise testosterone is fairly simple; the HPTA senses low levels of estrogen, and because the body seeks to maintain homeostasis (it likes to maintain at least some estrogen, even in men), there is a concurrent increase in the amount of testosterone that is being produced, as a way to compensate for the low estrogen levels. The increased testosterone levels normally will result in increased estrogen since there is no estrogen being produced. Essentially, the brain is tricked into trying to produce more estrogen, so it releases more luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) and subsequently more LH, leading to even higher testosterone levels (20,21-23).
All aromatase inhibitors share this characteristic of positively altering the T:E ratio, and all will raise serum testosterone levels in men, which has been referenced in numerous studies. 3,7-Keto DHEA is comparable in potency to several other commonly available aromatase inhibitors. As explained above, a lower Ki value means higher potency, making it more potent than both Formestane and Exemestane, and very similar to androstentrione (ATD) (31,55). (See Figure 5)
3,7-Keto DHEA is unique from other commonly used aromatase inhibitors in sports supplements in that it is a natural metabolite of 7-Keto DHEA and it cannot directly bind to the androgen receptor. 3,7-Keto DHEA (like 7-Keto DHEA) also cannot convert to testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone via any type of enzymatic reaction, so by strict definition it cannot in any way be considered a prohormone. This clearly differentiates it from other recently banned products that allow for the direct conversion to a controlled substance in the body (in either in trace amounts or full-scale conversion). This can not occur with 3,7-Keto DHEA, as it is formed naturally in humans from 7-Keto DHEA and can be readily found in humans in the amount of 5-7 ug/day (23-24).
Increasing luteinizing hormone via elevating nitric oxide and cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate (cGMP): The role of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Resveratrol, and their interaction with the male reproductive system and StAR:
FREE TEST™ strongly influences testosterone production through the nitric oxide pathway and cGMP by increasing luteinizing hormone levels. Luteinizing Hormone (via receptors found on the surface of Leydig cells) is important as it controls the production and secretion of testosterone (1-4).
The inclusion of Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) (a derivative of L-Carnitine which is an amino acid that is crucial for fatty acid metabolism and male reproductive function) allows for this manipulation of cGMP, as does Resveratrol. cGMP is classified as a second messenger, meaning that it exerts its effects by acting in a manner secondary and in response to a first messenger signaling molecule. When a first messenger signaling molecule binds to a cell surface, another secondary pathway is activated that increases cGMP production (1,15,19,27).
Increasing cGMP is extremely important to the action of FREE TEST, in that increased cGMP levels equate to increased levels of luteinizing hormone (LH). LH has a stimulatory action on endogenous testosterone production; so when cGMP levels increase, so do LH levels, and when LH levels increase, so does endogenous testosterone production. This effect has been well documented in recent research on PDE5 inhibitors (compounds that increase cGMP levels such as slidenafil (Viagra®). Researchers found that high cyclic GMP levels ultimately equate to higher testosterone levels.
ALCAR has also been shown to be an acetate donor to coenzyme A, allowing it to aid in the synthesis and function of acetylcholine, both peripherally and centrally. 7-Keto derivatives of DHEA (like 3,7-Keto DHEA) antagonize GABA-A receptors and functionally increase cholinergic expression. Through this mechanism of action, ALCAR and 3,7-Keto DHEA can increase cGMP levels, through increasing the amount of available acetylcholine- as mentioned above, more cGMP, more LH, more testosterone. (18,20,32).
ALCAR levels are very important for testicular function, in that low testicular ALCAR and L-Carnitine levels are strongly associated with testicular dysfunction and infertility. (28,30,33)
ALCAR has also been shown to have a significant effect on increasing Leptin levels, and has also been shown to be a potent factor in the male reproductive system. Leptin releases LHRH (luteinizing releasing hormone) by activating nitric oxide synthase (NOS), an enzyme that speeds the formation of nitric oxide (NO) from the amino acid L-Arginine. LHRH controls the release of luteinzing hormone (LH), and greater amounts of LHRH release equal greater amounts of luteinizing hormone (LH) release, which can allow for higher amounts of endogenous testosterone. Therefore, by increasing leptin levels and boosting LHRH release, ALCAR can have some additional positive effects on endogenous testosterone production (1-4,18).
L-Carnitine, ALCAR, and several derivations thereof have been shown to elevate Nitric Oxide (NO) levels. NO is important in that it regulates vascular tone, central nervous system stimulation, induces the release of LHRH and regulates cGMP levels. ALCAR and 7-Keto derivatives of DHEA have also been shown to elevate acetylcholine levels, which allow for a concurrent increase in cGMP production. NO also activates the release of LHRH which reaches the pituitary and activates the release of gonadotropins via the activation of neural NO synthase (NOS) in the pituitary gland (1-4, 15, 33-34).
The fact that cGMP has a stimulatory action on steroidogenesis via increased LH production is an important one. In numerous pathway studies, increases in cGMP increased phosphorylation of the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR). Increased phosphorylation of StAR is important, in that (StAR) is a Leydig cell cholesterol transfer protein that provides the building blocks for testosterone synthesis. Increased phosphorylation allows for increased StAR activation, and increased StAR activation is necessary for the stimulation of steroidogenic enzymes involved in the transfer of cholesterol to testosterone. This increase in StAR, and the greater transfer of cholesterol to testosterone can result in greater endogenous testosterone synthesis (15,33-34).
By increasing the intermediary between these two processes, a resulting positive shift in muscle growth can occur. Therefore, high cGMP levels also equate to high levels of luteinizing hormone (the hormone responsible for mediating endogenous spermatogenesis), and when cGMP levels are elevated it serves as an intermediate in the signaling cascade that ranges from LH binding to testosterone production (15,33-34).
These results suggest that cGMP contributes to the control of basal steroidogenesis (endogenous testosterone production) in Leydig cells through the protein kinase G (PKG, and enzyme responsible for the activation of second messengers) -dependent modification of the StAR protein and interaction with LH. LH controls the production and secretion of testosterone, and the subsequent binding of LH with its receptor allows signaling through the cyclic AMP pathway through GTP binding proteins. Signal transduction occurs through the protein kinase A pathway as its principal signal transduction mechanism, and this ultimately allows for the release of testosterone after 30-60 minutes of LH stimulation (15-17,33-34).
To summarize, FREE TEST™ contains several potent direct mechanisms of action that strongly influence the production of increased testosterone via the NO / cGMP pathway, through a cascade of regulatory proteins and second messengers.
Forskolin and Resveratrol: Increasing endogenous testosterone production via increasing Cyclic AMP (cAMP) levels:
Forskolin has been the subject of research in the supplement industry since the early 1980s. Scientific studies have discovered that along with increasing thyroid activity and thermogenesis, forskolin is also a potent muscle enhancer. This occurs primarily through elevation of 3,5 cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) which is another second messenger that is important in hormone signaling (14,16).
cAMP elevation is a crucial piece of the puzzle in creating both a muscle building and thermogenic state, and forskolin is one of the best compounds available for triggering dramatic increases in cAMP levels. One study showed that forskolin was able to increase cAMP levels 4.82 times more than a placebo. Another study demonstrates that forskolin can raise cAMP levels in fat cells. This is important because it demonstrates the ability of the compound to enhance lipolysis; meaning that forskolin exerts powerful fat-burning effects as well as being a potent myotropic agent; plus forskolin can also enhance endurance capacity as well (5-10,14,16).
Another added bonus of forskolin and resveratrol are that they both increase cAMP independently of epinephrine, thus providing increased energy without the need to take any type of traditional stimulant. Increased cAMP also is a signal for steroidogenesis (testosterone production) in the Leydig cells of the testes by increasing levels of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR- as mentioned above) (14,16,36-38).
As mentioned earlier, StAR activation is necessary for the stimulation of the transfer of cholesterol to testosterone. By this process, and the fact that high cAMP levels also equate to high levels of luteinizing hormone, significant increases in endogenous testosterone production can occur along with a resulting increase in muscle growth and protein synthesis (14-15).
Numerous other studies have shown parallels between increased cAMP levels and increased muscle growth, and a ground-breaking 2005 study in The Journal of Obesity Research found that obese men taking 250 mg of 10% forskolin a day for 12 weeks (roughly the dosage included in the daily dosage of Free Test™) experienced an averaged 33% increase in free testosterone levels, averaged a 10 lbs. fat loss per person and increased lean mass an average of 8 lbs! A 2001 study by Badmaev (see Figure 6) also yielded similar results (6,8,54).
Quercetin is a citrus bioflavanoid that has been shown to boost the effects of resveratrol (this is the primary rationale for its inclusion in the formula) via prevention of precocious glucorindiation (deactivation of the compound) by the liver. Similarly, quercetin has also been shown to have some estrogen-antagonizing effects. Quercetin has also been shown to have some additional anti-oxidant effects, and has been shown to lower cortisol levels in several animal studies. Lastly, the combination of resveratrol and quercetin also has been shown in some cellular studies to actually destroy fat cells. (39,40,44)
Mitigating the factors that decrease testosterone, and how FREE TEST™ combats them via N-Acetyl-Cysteine and Selenium:
FREE TEST offers yet another benefit in the production and elevation of free testosterone, as it serves as a strong anti-oxidant in the reproductive system.
Cytokines are substances secreted by the immune system that carry signals between cells, and have effects on the function of many different bodily systems, including the function of endogenous testosterone modulation (25-26,35). Cytokines can be disruptive to the endocrine system, in that they can be involved in feedback inhibition during the production of testosterone, which can result in a downgrade of natural testosterone production. Under conditions such as systemic or testicular stress, the systemic and local (within the testis) amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF, IL-1, and IL-6) will be increased significantly. Elevated amounts of cytokines can therefore be associated with decreased testicular function. Elevated levels of these cytokines will effect the endocrine system and alter the amount of hormones released by the system (mainly GnRH, LH and FSH), which regulate the spermatogenic process. Cytokines (mainly IL-6) can also significantly raise cortisol levels, which can also lead to a reduced myotropic stimulus (13,25,35).
In addition, Pro-inflammatory cytokines can suppress the cells of the testis, and lead to a decrease in spermatogenesis and thus to affect the function and/or viability of the testes in the production of testosterone (33-34).
A recent study involving men taking a combination of N-Acetyl-Cysteine (or NAC, a precursor to glutathione), and selenium, (a trace mineral that has been shown to have direct effects on the biosynthesis pathways of testosterone), found that the combination of the two compounds has a mild synergistic effect on increasing testosterone levels in men. Selenium is rate-limiting in testosterone production in men, and if not enough selenium (selenium deficiency is very common) is available, testosterone will not be produced in optimal levels (25-26,49). The researchers also believe that the combination has an antioxidant effect in the testes via increasing glutathione levels. Glutathione is a tripeptide thiol found in all cells of the body, and is responsible for regulating protein synthesis and detoxifying cell structures. Selenium is needed for the detoxifying enzyme glutathione peroxidase, and NAC significantly increases glutathione levels. Increases in glutathione and glutathione peroxidase seem to be negatively correlated with cytokine release; as levels of these anti-oxidants increase, cytokine levels decrease. This effect is readily apparent in the male reproductive system, as several studies have shown that NAC can reverse testicular damage cross-indicated with cytokine release and cytokine-related testicular suppression. This characteristic alone promotes conditions that are extremely favorable for optimal testosterone production (25.49).
Modulating glucocorticoid and cortisol: Another way FREE TEST™ preserves the muscle building environment:
Glucocorticoids are a class of hormones that bind to the glucocorticoid receptor, and serve to prevent inflammation in the body. Cortisol is the most prevalent of the glucocorticoid hormones. It is a corticosteroid produced in the adrenal cortex of the kidney, and is used by the body as a response to stress. The release of cortisol is controlled by adreno-corticotropin-releasing hormone (45-47, 53).
Cortisol does have some benefits; for example cortisol is necessary for obtaining an optimal response to stimulant products, along with many body processes. The main function of cortisol is to increase blood sugar, but it can also counteract several different muscle building hormones in the body, including insulin and testosterone, thus acting in a catabolic function by tearing down muscle tissue when it is present in excessive amounts (53).
A negative Testosterone:Cortisol (T:C) ratio essentially starves muscle cells of nutrients by reducing muscle glycogen and potassium and weakening the immune system which can cause a general loss of muscle mass. A positive T:C ratio is necessary to produce a muscle building environment in the human body (53).
7-Keto DHEA, DHEA, and most derivations of this molecule have been found in many research studies to have the ability to significantly reduce glucocorticoid levels by altering cytokine levels, as discussed earlier in this article. They also modulate the negative immune effects of glucocorticoids on skeletal muscle that occur via competition for the 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 enzyme. The finding from initial pilot studies strongly suggest that 3, 7-Keto DHEA will produce potent immuno-modulating and cortisol-lowering effects similar to or possibly even greater than those associated with 7-Keto DHEA (22-23,45-47).
One of the aforementioned means through which 7-Keto DHEA and its metabolites serve this function is via acting on 11beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11beta-HSD1), which is an enzyme that converts inactive glucorticoids to active substrate. 7-Keto DHEA and its analogs have been shown to compete with inactive glucocorticoids for the 11beta-HSD1 enzyme, thus reducing the conversion of inactive glucocorticoids to their active, muscle-catabolic form via receptor site antagonism. A good example would be a reduction in the conversion of cortisone to cortisol, which is a process dependant on the 11beta-HSD1 enzyme. 7-Keto DHEA has been shown to reduce this conversion; thereby lowering cortisol levels (45-47).
FREE TEST™ creates a superior binding environment for existing androgens: The role of Zinc and Magnesium in promoting a better binding environment for Free Testosterone:
Magnesium has been shown in more recent studies to inhibit the binding of steroid hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and free testosterone. SHBG binds free testosterone and allows it to be excreted from the body without binding the androgen receptor. Magnesium keeps this from happening by altering the binding affinity of testosterone to SHBG, and thereby allowing for increased amounts of free testosterone to remain active in the bloodstream (41-43).
Other human research has shown that supplemental magnesium, when taken along with other ingredients like DHEA and Zinc, can significantly increase free testosterone. Low magnesium levels have been found to be correlated with high cortisol levels, and this can lead to a negative skewing of the T:C ratio (20,41-43) .
Zinc is involved in over 200 enzymatic reactions, allowing for the action of several different hormones: GH, testosterone, and insulin all require zinc for synthesis (42-43,53).
The inclusion of these elements in FREE TEST allows for greater numbers of androgen receptors and a better binding environment for testosterone in skeletal muscle, hence creating a better target for circulating free testosterone and allowing for greater binding of testosterone to the additional receptors. All of these factors contribute to the multiple, synergistic mechanisms that lead to the dramatically increased protein synthesis, better recovery, and increased muscle mass users experience while taking FREE TEST.
Administration, Timing, and Dosing:
Under normal conditions, diurnal cortisol levels tend to be highest shortly after waking, and these levels tend to decline during the day, reaching their lowest point in the evening. Although cortisol levels tend to decline during the day, stressful events punctuate spikes into said decline (see Figure 9). Similarly, diurnal testosterone levels tend be highest in the early morning, and tend to wane as the day goes on, also spiking in a periodic fashion. Taking this into account, the timing of the Free Test™ dosage is crucial in contributing to the effectiveness of the product (53).
Dosing the product within 1-2 hours of waking will allow the product to be most effective, in regards to both diurnal hormone regulation, and also the relative half-lives of the compounds included in FREE TEST™. This will allow for a reduction in heightened cortisol levels associated with diurnal fluctuations, and will allow for a continued time period of increased testosterone levels, for up to 12-18 hours after the AM dosage (See Figure 9).
A second dose of the product most likely will not be required later in the day due to the inclusion of 3, 7-Keto DHEA, as suicide aromatase inhibitors normally only require dosing every 18-24 hours (21-22).
A dosage of 4-6 Capsules per day of Free Test™ is recommended, with food, within 1-2 hours of waking, depending on body weight.
Research involving blood testing of free and serum testosterone levels indicates heightened levels of testosterone within 1-2 weeks of the first dosage, with increases occurring up to weeks 3-4, and possibly longer (55).
FREE TEST can be run for much longer periods of time than conventional prohormones due to its effects on endogenous (naturally produced) testosterone, and the fact that it does not directly antagonize the androgen receptor. Instead, the product minimizes the homeostatic mechanisms in your own body that lower testosterone levels, and increases testosterone via secondary mechanisms of muscle growth (manipulation of T:E and T:C). This allows the user to be able to run the compound for longer periods of time, up to 4-5 months while remaining safe and effective.
Stacks and Tips to Maximize the Product:
Stack product with HGH-Upâ™‚- While each is extremely potent and effect on their own, there are distinct synergies with taking these product simultaneously. Their combined effects with rival that of even the most powerful prohormones without any of the risk associated with them.
Take Bio-Mend Anti-Oxidant formula
- High ORAC Value
- Protects cellular membrane
- Protects transcriptional factors (mRNA and DNA)
In general, maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle:
- Drink Plenty of water; at least 64 oz. per day
- Ingest at least 1 gram of protein per lb. of body weight daily
- Sleep at least 7 hours per night
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
- Eat lots of complex carbs
- Eat 5-6 smaller protein and carb-rich meals throughout the day
- Increase calories to at least 500 Kcal/day over your normal intake
- BCAAs and Creatine will be helpful
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco
In conclusion, FREE TEST™ is the most effective DSHEA compliant Testosterone enhancement product yet to be offered in the history of sports nutrition.
Q: When is the best time to take FREE TEST?
A: FREE TEST works best when taken early in the day, with food. This is the best way to simultaneously suppress cortisol and boost testosterone and maintain optimal levels throughout the day.
Q: How is FREE TEST different from other test boosters?
A: FREE TEST increases muscle growth via 7 mechanisms of action that work the problem two main directions: On one hand it stimulates endogenous testosterone production and androgen receptor quantity; on the other hand it suppresses muscle-destroying cortisol. The end results are dramatic.
Q: What are the main benefits of taking FREE TEST?
- Increased lean muscle mass
- Lowered body fat
- Better/Faster recovery from training
- Increased muscular strength
- Heightened libido and sexual drive
Q: Do I need a PCT (Post-Cycle Therapy) product after I cease taking FREE TEST?
A: No! In fact, FREE TEST is a strong aromatase inhibitor that triggers your natural production of testosterone; so it can actually be used AS a PCT.
Q: How long should I cycle on / off FREE TEST?
A: Typical cycles are 8-12 weeks, with at least 4 weeks off in-between.
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Free test review By: JACOB
Review posted on: 2010-06-06 15:06:02 -0400
I have been very disappointed in this product. I like Appnuts products but this product has failed to deliver. It actually lowered my libido and workouts or general well being was not improved at all. If you want to increase test levels try DAA PURE. DAA is working great.
Awesome By: Mando
Review posted on: 2010-07-01 21:24:52 -0400
Free-Test is insane. Running it with HghUP for 12 weeks. Just a fantastic stack,
Great fat burning, Great Lean mass. And awesome sleep & Huge Str gains. Love it!
Need to take the Max dose By: andrew
Review posted on: 2010-07-22 15:27:05 -0400
I decided to try this supp, let me say at 6 caps one's mucscle density is very pronounced and fat turns into muscle. Unfortunately at 4 caps it did NOTHING for me, it also gave me the runs. Its a little to pricey at 6 caps but that is where you will see recomp and some strength gains.. If you got the money then buy 4 bottles, if not, run Propadrol EP and Sustain ALpha. This supp is a versatile but I repeat one needs to take 6 caps to truely benefit from it.
FIRST time Gaining Mass in my ARMS! By: Rosie
Review posted on: 2010-10-17 02:35:07 -0400
A few notes about my nutrition and training whilst on FREE TEST:
Weeks 1 and 4 were next to perfect re nutrition and training.
Weeks 2 and 3 were not the best - nutrition was terrible, due to my poor sleeping (or lack of) schedule and long and busy work hours; training was even lower than usual, due to it taking my body a bit longer to recover, from just starting back into it.
My 'scores' re each effect are based predominantly on my experience/progress during the time that my nutrition and training were spot on, with some small influence from my bad times there as well.
Mood/Aggression: 8/10. My mood has not actually been better or worse whilst using FREE TEST, but remained a constant fluctuation on a daily basis. I have been a lot more aggressive than usual, though, especially the last week of using it, and this has actually been commented on by others.
Libido: 9/10. There was a definite increase in libido and my body's readiness. This was rapid in the first week of use of FREE TEST, leveling out during the next two weeks, and rising again during my last week of use.
Endurance: 8/10. I use resting pulse as a measure of my fitness and sometimes as an indicator of my endurance. Pre-FREE TEST, it was 43 beats per minute; post-FREE TEST, it is 40 beats per minute - fitness and endurance have both improved, and I am fast on my way back to my usual endurance level . . . Re endurance during training, this gradually improved over the course of my use of FREE TEST . . .
Strength: 9.5/10. Despite ~13 weeks off training, my strength did not actually suffer that much, and I started back training at almost my pre-break weights. Therefore, my strength gains each week were great - for pretty much every exercise, I was able to increase my 4-5RM and 8-9RM respectively by a minimum of 10 pounds per week, which, considering the weights I was using, is beyond reasonable. FREE TEST definitely shined here.
Muscle Hardness/Density: 8/10. My muscles have become noticeably harder since using FREE TEST, which is not surprising since I also started training again. However, muscle density has increased, especially in my arms, and also in legs (not that I need more muscle in my legs).
Body Composition and Look: 9/10. Pre-FREE TEST I was 124.6lb at 14.3% bodyfat (BF). Post-FREE TEST I am 117.4lb at 12.6% BF. Although my body composition pre to post-statistics is not very impressive, only losing 1.7% BF overall, the two weeks - week 1 and week 4 - that both my nutrition and training were as they should be, I made progress by leaps and bounds, losing 0.1% BF per day! The BF loss is most noticeable in my midsection . . . I am going to make a small note re WEIGHT here: Loss over the first week was 7.8 pounds, and the last week, it was 7.2 pounds - yes, I regressed a lot over weeks 2 and 3, but once I was back on the wagon, the loss was RAPID, the fastest ever of any product that I have ever used when all factors are spot on . . . Re girths, overall just over an inch was lost from my waist and hips, and just under an inch was GAINED in my arms (whilst skinfolds DEcreased). I am highly pleased with the increase in muscle mass in my arms, and this has been the most rapid growth that I have ever made in my arms (which, coincidentally, is a 'lagging' bodypart).
Cortisol Levels: N/A. Although I would have liked to see the changes in my cortisol levels from pre to post-FREE TEST, I was not able to get bloods done this time. I WILL note, though, pre-FREE TEST I was highly stressed and was for the first time in my life experiencing some cortisol build-up in my midsection; over my time on FREE TEST, although my stress has remained high - and has in fact gotten HIGHER than it was pre - when my nutrition and training were fine, the stress has been manageable, and cortisol decreased noticeably those weeks.
Testosterone Levels: N/A. Although I would have liked to see the changes in my hormone levels from pre to post-FREE TEST, I was not able to get bloods done this time.
Overall: 9/10. I am making my overall grade based on the progress/results experienced predominantly with body composition and strength when ALL factors were spot on - indicating what FREE TEST is capable of with all factors near perfect, and also, although I made some incredible progress over the 26 days of using FREE TEST (progress re strength and endurance were still made in weeks 2 and 3, even if I regressed re body composition), I stacked it with Drive and IGF-2, and I believe that they were a result of using all three products. Despite that, my results show that if you have the important factors (i.e. nutrition and training) correct, then using a supplement like FREE TEST can enhance your progress just that much more.
Would I use again? Yes. One bottle is definitely not long enough to get the full benefits of FREE TEST, so next time, I am going to use TWO bottles back-to-back (i.e. 8 weeks).
Would I recommend? Yes. FREE TEST provides solid results re improvements in overall fitness, especially when everything else is spot on, and is worth using for the individual wanting an extra edge on top of their nutrition and training.
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Free Test By: Michael
Review posted on: 2010-11-23 10:30:55 -0500
Ok lets break it down shall we? I really like the looks of this product for overall test/health support, not for a pure test boosting product.
Its a prop blend(yay) so in a descending order the amount of each. ALCAR being the highest which is great for a whole host of things but you aren't going to get a big test boost out of it. Also don't be fooled ALCAR will not aid in fat loss either. Don't be confused since it shuttles fat from the mitochondrial doesn't equate to fat loss. For overall health yes, test boost no.
Forslean is great for test boost and body comp goals. But we have no idea the amount so its prob meant to be stack with Drive for a good dose of Forslean. I have nothing bad to say about Forslean, really like it alot.
Resveratrol again another great overall health product. Companies claim SERM like properties but nothing in human studies. We have no idea the amount in here as well so the dose for test boosting is prob not in here, of course we don't know if it boost tests in humans, it does in rats. Great for overall health, should help with mitochondrial health, cardiovascular health, etc. Love it being added to products. Just don't know the total amount :(
Quercetin never seen anything related to test boost or test support/health. Similar benefits to Revs and they work great together. So for endurance purposes and overall health its great.
3, 7-Keto DHEA is suppose to be a great AI, haven't seen much on that myself. so I can't comment now.
Mag and Zinc, great health benefits and will support test but not boost it in healthy men. Great for overall sperm health which doesn't translate to test boost or body comp changes.
B Complex, ok how much and what kinds and what forms???? No clue and will guess that its a couple of B's in subpar forms(cheaper)
I am not sure the amount of LH increases the product will give and if its enough to boost overall test or free up test for lean body mass gains. It may boost it enough for libido increases and some mood enhancement but thats probably it. This product was meant to be stacked so you have to pay more and I beleive its just not worth it in the big picture, paying to much for minimal gains. You can make changes in your diet but increasing your carb intake, alter protein intake and fat intake and increase test best better. Or use this in combo with what I said.
Again I like the product's profile just not for what they are claiming.
Free Test Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 4 capsules
Servings per Container: 25
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Free Testosterone Activation Synergists (FTAS) Blend:
Acetyl L-Carnitine, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Forslean (20%), Resveratrol (50% extract), Quercetin DiHydrate (95% extract), 3,7 Keto DHEA, B Complex, Magnesium (as Magnesium Carbonate), Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate), Bioperine (95-98% Piperine), Selenium
Free Test Directions:
Take 4 capsules once daily or in two divided doses (with our without food). Do NOT exceed four (4) capsules in a 24 hour period.
Free Test WARNING:
Not For Use By Individuals Under The Age Of 18 Years. Do Not Use If Pregnant Or Nursing. Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low "good" cholesterol (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.