The human body has a lot of different hormones that are crucial for various functions and systems. Without them, it would be impossible to feel and/or do many things and it is safe to say that humans would not be what they are.
While some hormones are present in every person in roughly the same amounts, others are different. Since men and women are so different in many ways, so is the concentration of the female hormone, estrogen, and the male hormone, testosterone.
Of course, men do have estrogen in their bodies and women do have testosterone. Still, they are crucial for their respective sex because they are important for many of the features and attributes that make up a gender. For men, testosterone is so crucial because of its importance in sexual development and function, sperm production, and also in muscles, bones, strength, and cognitive functions.
With age, the levels of testosterone start to drop which is when men could feel less capable and/or willing. Many side effects can appear, from erectile dysfunction and low sex drive to physical weakness, mood swings, and slower cognitive functions.
Luckily, there are remedies for this problem in the form of supplements and boosters. As a matter of fact, testosterone supplementation is quite popular due to how important it is for every male. But which one should you aim for and why? How to pick between them?
In this article, we talk about two such products, Testofuel and Prime Male, and determine how they are different. The market is quite saturated with various products, but these two are at the very top. Read on to learn more.
About Testosterone Supplements
Testosterone supplements are products designed to increase testosterone levels and they come in various forms. They can come as pills, gels, creams, injections, and patches. There are two main types of testosterone supplements, natural and synthetic.
Natural supplements are made from plant extracts, herbs, other natural substances believed to help boost testosterone levels. Some of these include DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), tribulus terrestris, and fenugreek.
Synthetic testosterone supplements are made in a lab and are similar to the testosterone produced naturally in the body. These supplements are available as injections, gels, and patches. Synthetic testosterone is typically only available with a prescription and is often used to treat conditions like hypogonadism (low testosterone levels) and some types of breast cancer.
While these supplements can be effective in increasing testosterone levels, they also come with potential risks and side effects. Common side effects of testosterone supplementation include acne, breast enlargement in men, and mood swings.
Long-term use can also increase the risk of heart disease, strokes, and prostate cancer. It is recommended to consult with a professional before taking any as they can interfere with medications and conditions.
What is Testofuel?
Now, onto the first of our two supplements in this article. Testofuel is a testosterone-boosting supplement made by ROAR Ambition. This is actually the same company that makes Prime Male too so the quality and the general approach are similar, if not exactly the same. They are however different which is why one company has two different products.
The formula for Testofuel is FDA-approved and GMC-certified with facilities in the UK and the US. Founded in 2012, their HQ is in Leeds. It contains nine ingredients, including vitamins K2, D3, and B6, Zinc, Magnesium, D-Aspartic Acid, Asian Red Panax Ginseng, Fenugreek Seed, and Oyster Extract.
What is Prime Male?
As mentioned, ROAR Ambition is the company behind Prime Male. Apart from it and Testofuel, it has many other products like Hunter Burn, Instant Knockout, Hunter Test, and many others. The formula of Prime Male is made to increase the levels of testosterone the right way, by releasing luteinizing hormone that then decreases the levels of sex hormone binding globulin and lowers estrogen and prolactin.
These three ways of increasing testosterone are the most proven and Prime Male uses all of them. The formula contains 12 ingredients similar to Testofuel. It has all the vitamins (D3, K2, B6) and minerals (Zinc and Magnesium) plus Ashwagandha Extract, Lueoilin, Nettle Root Extract, Black Pepper, Boron, and Korean Red Ginseng Extract.
So how are they different apart from a few ingredients and which one should you take? Sure, Prime Male has 5 ingredients not present in Testofuel while it contains 2 ingredients not found in Prime Male, but this is not all. Both of them improve natural testosterone production as they give the body what it needs to properly function. Still, there exist a few key differences between them.
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The Fenugreek Seed (100 mg) in Testofuel slows the conversion of testosterone into estrogen while the 100 mg of Oyster Extract increases dopamine and zinc levels. Prime Male’s black pepper (10 mg) improves nutrient absorption, boron (5 mg) improves testosterone metabolism, and 60 mg of luteolin reduces oxidative stress and inflammation. Furthermore, the ashwagandha promotes relaxation and improves mood.
Basically, Prime Male is good for decreasing estrogen, prolactin, and sex hormone-binding globulin. It increases free and total testosterone, energy, strength, mood, libido, and cognitive function.
If you want to build muscle and strengthen bones, Prime male is the one for you. Other benefits include prostate, cardiovascular, and skin health improvements while reducing weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar.
On the other side, Testofuel also increases free and total testosterone but it also protects against its deficiency. Production of DHT is increased while the conversion into estrogen is slowed.
The mood is greatly improved thanks to the improved dopamine levels while muscle, strength, energy, and self-esteem and increased. Finally, body fat is reduced and the recovery process after workouts is better and more optimal.
If you’re skeptical about taking supplements because of the potential side effects, you can always opt for natural ways to improve your testosterone levels like taking a cold shower for example.
Conclusion and Takeaways
Yes, both are beneficial. Yes, they are quite similar. However, they are different enough for you to pick and choose according to what you need. If there has to be a winner, it would be Prime Male because of the higher number of ingredients, especially the black pepper extract, and ashwagandha. It also has larger dosages of some ingredients (Ginseng, Zinc, K2, B6).
However, Testofuel has a lot more D-Aspartic Acid and double the Magnesium, and is around $10 cheaper though. Both are great formulas worthy of a purchase. There is no need to take both if you know what combination of ingredients and benefits suits your lifestyle and needs more.