1st off I would like to thank MN for letting me try this stuff out. Two bottles was more than generous. Over the last 40 days, I have dealt with reaggravating a back injury, and getting over some pain in my right pec from a terrible spot on DB Press. I should emphasize that despite not always being able to go balls to the wall as usual, I really did see positive results, that I'm not sure I could have obtained without a little additional help. Another awesome part was that, I kept my calories pretty constant +/- a few hundred the whole time yet, I actually leaned out a little bit.
As far as some of the claims for what TEST FACTOR can do:
Increased muscle mass and strength: I definitely gained strength throughout the last 6 weeks or so at least in the lifts I was able to carry out for the entirety of the review.
Increased pump, vascularity: Vascularity was something that I didn't notice much of a difference from. Not quite like some of the pre-workout products out there, but
Support of male libido, sexual functioning: YES! I definitely noticed an increased libido. Lucky for me, my GF is a good sport.
I realize many would say that a test booster type product will do very little for a 20 year old male, however I have taken 3 in the last year and would recommend this up against the best of those that I have tried(which from my previous experience was TestoPro.) It went pretty much as expected, nothing dramatic, but definitely helpful. I may have to try X-Factor one of these days, as I have been hearing about it for a while now. MN has a new fan for life.
X-Factor Advanced – 4 caps pre-workout
Test Factor – 2 caps morning/2 caps evening
Test Factor – 2 caps morning/2 caps evening
-Increased vascularity – noted
-Increased pump - noted
-Greater fullness throughout the day - noted
-Increased Libido - noted
-Increased Strength - noted
My Statistics & Measurements:
Weight - + 3.8 lbs.
Body Fat- no change
Chest - + 1 in.
Right Arm - + .5 in.
Right Quad - + .5 in.
Waist - no change
Most of these are end pics, then a couple I took throughout the log as I changed.
Strength - 9/10 - Strength was def there, no question. PRs start almost immediately and continued on.
Endurance - 8/10 - Endurance took a week or so to kick in, but in became more and more apparent. It wasn't endurance in that I could lift forever, but that the quality of my sets didn't decline as I got towards the end of my workout
Fullness - 9/10 - Fullness was very apparent, both in the first weeks when I was still cutting and after I shifted over to recomp. I got several compliments on how I was filling out my shirts, etc.
Pump - 9/10 - pump was STELLAR. Better than almost any pre-workout product I've used, and this isn't even a pre-workout.
Vascularity - 7/10 - vasculairty was hit and miss, it was always apparent during the workout, but I didn't notice much change in resting vascularity.
Libido - 7/10 - Libido did kick it and it kicked in good, but it took quite a while, about 4 weeks to really come on.
Body Composition - 10/10 - I have to this a perfect 10. I am no where close to being "Ripped" or "shredded" but nonetheless, I gained weight and inches, yet my waist size and body fat readings stayed the same. You can't beat that.
Overall - 9/10 - I'd love to be able to rate each product individually, but I dont feel like that would be fair because I took these together and it would be too hard to attribute one thing to XFA and the other to TF.
-This is, without question, the best test booster I have ever used. I really feel like MN is onto something here. Let's be realistic, the test booster market for the most part is a joke. A boost of 50 or 60% in test over 4 or 5 weeks =/= any real gains or changes in body composition, so a t-booster has to do something big in the body. Although I wish I had pre and post blood work to really see, a lot of the things I noticed with this product would imply it had quite a significant effect on testosterone.
-For those concerned about XFA and its "dangers" I got blood work about day 40, for unrelated things. My livers values, kidneys, cholesterol, triglyc, on and on and on were all spot on perfect. My dr. was literally awe struck at how flawless the blood work was (not that it shouldn't be at my age and activity level). But there was nothing in the blood that would imply XFA was having a negative effect on me. On top of that, I injured my knee in the middle of the log from falling off a fence. Not only did XFA not cause extended injury/inflammation, my knee healed as fast or faster than it has with similar injuries.
Huge thanks to Molecular Nutrition for this opportunity, and thank you to all who followed along.
My bad! I will list the changes I have noted so far.
- Increased stamina
- Increased libido
- Deeper sleep (believe it or not) - I think it may have to do with increased energy in gym
- Increased hunger (not a great thing while dieting lol)
- Huge increase in vascularity and blood flow to the muscles
- Longer better pumps
- Decrease in DOMS
- Increased oil production and slight break outs on face
- Increased irritability on occasion
- Louder grunting in gym (due to increase in strength and lifting heavier )
All in all, it is an AWESOME product and definitely one worth investing in. I will probably not run it offseason, but will have it in my stack during contest prep for sure. I am almost completely out of my two bottles and would like to than Molecular Nutrition again for letting my test run Test Factor. Anyone looking for a great test booster. Definitely consider giving this one a try!
i have been taking Peak Beta for over a month now and i have to tell you that i will continue to take this product. it is so easy to get caught up in the whole preworkout supplement that is suppose to have everything that a person would need in this one simple formula. the problem being that most of these are propietary blends, which means we have no idea how much product is in there. the other problem is that they put so many different things in there that the amount has to be so small that i always wonder how much good it is actually doing. just look at the size of the Peak Beta tabs, now how does a company fit that much beta alanine plus a dozen or more other ingredients in one or two little scoops? i dont know but i imagine that there isnt much of any product in there. so after 2 consecutive logs of single ingredient products and seeing great results, i am definately becoming a believer in the less is more concept.
so now the question become does Peak Beta live up to what it says it will.
no tingles--10/10 never had any!
increase reps---- 9/10
here is the deal with beta alanine, it isnt a huge strength building compound. one wont see the changes like they would with creatine or BCAA. what one will notice is a few more reps and less burn and i definately noticed that! it made leg day not quite as horrible, for me that is worth a whole bunch. and it is very nice not having to deal with the tingles of parathesis and the discomfort it causes!
Peak Beta is no new miracle supplement, there isnt any new miracle supplement. this will help but one still has to put in the effort and the hard work to get what they want. taking this isnt going to make you any stronger unless you go to the gym and bust your ass and lift!
overall i give this a 9/10 and that is only because of the inconvience of having to remember to take it 4 to 5 times a day. *big sigh* i realize that nobody wants to swallow some huge horse pill but i had a hard time remembering to a) put them in my pocket in the morning before heading to work and then b) taking them throughout the day.
if you are looking for a great product that will help you help yourself, i highly recommend that you try a bottle of Peak Beta.
after taking the product
Beginning: 182.4 lbs
Finished: 179.4 lbs
I will guesstimate based on formulas and a BF machine that my BF% was around 15% to start the log and finished around 13.5% which yields about a 1/10th of a lb of muscle gained while dropping about 3.14 lbs of fat in those 40 days. Both weights were taken on the morning of a moderately high carb day so they may be off by 10% or so, but just a rough estimate.
Bench Press Progress
Increased my 2 Rep Max to 4 reps without any assistance
May not seem like much, but in under 6 weeks I can not complain as it is steady progress.
Tough to really say because I injured my knee slightly during the log so I switched to the Quantum Body Method leg training which doesn't require heavy weight. However, I did see noticeable changes in my definition.
Military Press Progress
Increased my 2 Rep Max to 3 reps, my working weight is now 15-20 lbs heavier than before on my sets that are 10-12.
Was actually shocked to see that this number wasn't higher to be honest. I did hit a nice milestone as I can now push 2 plates for reps which I am happy with at my current weight.
My former 1 Rep Max is now a 3 Rep Max
Struggled mightily last week during dead's, but this week wasn't so bad. Happy with that progress for sure.
Strength: It is very hard to judge as my program calls for constant progress every week and you never really know when you can/will plateau. Being on a cut sure doesn't help, but getting stronger while dropped bodyfat is really hard to argue against.
Composition: Stomach looks a little leaner, shoulders and rear delts have noticeable definition changes, legs look more defined than before and vascularity is up as bodyfat is down, naturally.
Mood: I was very irritable throughout the run and it greatly affected my sleep in a negative manner which I thought was very weird.
Libido: No real noticeable changes to make note of.
Overall, I am happy with the end results, after all it is a NATURAL test booster and you can't expect steroid like gains with these products. Running this with X-Factor I am sure is the better way to go and should I run this again, that would be my choice to do so.
Thanks to everyone at MN for choosing me and I hope this helps some members here on the forum.