March 7, 2014
Mancore Testosterone Replenish
As the years pass, men’s testosterone levels drop, resulting in less muscle, energy, and libido. Coming to the rescue, many testosterone boosters claim to stimulate testosterone production and restore a youthful vigor.
Mancore’s Testosterone Replenish promises to beat out competing testosterone boosters and give you results second only to illegal steroids.
Sounds intriguing, but can Testosterone Replenish really turn back the clock or should it be put out to pasture?
The Testosterone Success Formula
A formula is only as strong as its ingredients and Testosterone Replenish packs eight interesting ingredients into its formula.
Zinc (7.5 mg) is an important trace mineral that plays crucial roles in many biological processes. Zinc boosts the immune system, assists with protein synthesis, and helps with cell division. Zinc is especially important for muscle development and growth.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) (25 mg) is a precursor to male and female sex hormones. DHEA levels usually start lowering after age 30 and, consequently, DHEA is found in many testosterone boosters.
Hormone Enhancement Blend
Tribulus terrestris has been traditionally used to treat male sexual dysfunction. However, recent studies find it does not affect testosterone production in men as much as it does in animals.
White button mushroom blocks certain enzymes that transform testosterone into estrogen. This results in more free testosterone and energy.
Long jack root is a popular Asian herb used to improve libido and performance. Clinical studies show that it does indeed improve sex drive in rats. It’s unclear whether the ingredient affects humans in a similar fashion.
Cordyceps sinensis has been shown to increase testosterone levels in male mice. Though it hasn’t been studies as extensively in humans, these results are promising.
Stinging nettle leaf promotes free testosterone by interfering with oestrogen conversion.
Bee propolis is a honey bee secretion that raises testosterone levels in animals.
Is It Effective?
It’s unclear whether Testosterone Replenish is actually effective. While most of its ingredients do effectively boost testosterone in animals, there is not as much evidence they work the same for humans.
To add to this uncertainty, there are no user reviews testifying to the product’s effectiveness.
Is Testosterone Replenish Safe?
While the ingredients are natural, they can cause side effects if taken in high dosages. Stinging needle can cause stomach aches and excessive sweating. Also, zinc can cause nausea, stomach pains, and a metallic taste in your mouth. Most worrisome, DHEA can cause high blood pressure, acne, and even hair loss.
Most of Testosterone Replenish’s ingredients are in the form of a blend so it’s impossible to know exactly how much of each ingredient is included in one dose of the product.
How Do You Use Testosterone Replenish?
For best results, take two capsules daily. Take one capsule in the morning about 10-15 minutes before breakfast. Then take another capsule in the afternoon 10-15 minutes before eating dinner.
Make sure to drink at least 8 ounces of water with each capsule and do not exceed two capsules within a 24-hour period.
How Much Does Testosterone Replenish Cost?
Testosterone Replenish can be purchased at Complete Nutrition stores across North America. The price likely varies with each store’s location.
Complete Nutrition does not share the price of its products online. However, I was able to find one online vendor selling one bottle (120 capsules) of Testosterone Replenish for $95.00.
Should You Buy Testosterone Replenish?
While Testosterone Replenish contains many natural ingredients, it’s unclear whether they actually boost your testosterone levels.
Given the lack of evidence on this product’s effectiveness, possible side effects, and lack of a guarantee, I suggest you pass on it. There are other testosterone boosters on the market that are more solid deals than Testosterone Replenish.
 Office of Dietary Supplements – National Institutes of Health. “Zinc.” Accessed 3.27.2013. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/
 The Mayo Clinic. “DHEA.” Accessed 3.28.2013. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dhea/NS_patient-dhea
 See Neychev, et al.” The aphrodisiac herb< i> Tribulus terrestris does not influence the androgen production in young men.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 101.1 (2005): 319-323.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105003314
 See Grube, Baiba J., et al. “White button mushroom phytochemicals inhibit aromatase activity and breast cancer cell proliferation.” The Journal of Nutrition,131.12 (2001): 3288-3293. http://jn.nutrition.org/content/131/12/3288.short
 See Ang, Hooi Hoon, Hung Seong Cheang, and Ahmad Pauzi Md Yusof. “Effects of Eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali) on the initiation of sexual performance of inexperienced castrated male rats.” Experimental Animals 49.1 (2000): 35-38. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/expanim/49/1/49_1_35/_article
 See Schottner M. et al. “Lignans from the roots of Urtica dioica and their metabolites bind to human sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG).” Planta Med, 63:6 (1997): 529-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9434605
 See Chrubasik, Julia E., et al. “A comprehensive review on the stinging nettle effect and efficacy profiles. Part II: urticae radix.” Phytomedicine, 14.7 (2007): 568-579 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711307000542
 For example, Yousef, Mokhtar I., and Afrah F. Salama. “Propolis protection from reproductive toxicity caused by aluminium chloride in male rats.” Food and Chemical Toxicology, 47.6 (2009): 1168-1175. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691509000726