You don’t have to be a rocket (or indeed a testosterone) scientist to figure out where African Wild Naturals got its inspiration for ZuluTEST from. Reviewing boosters on a regular basis means I know enough not to get excited by a booster on name alone, but this one really caught my imagination.
Have you seen a Zulu? If this product can reproduce the kind of strength and stamina those guys are famous for in some of the most unforgiving conditions on earth, imagine what it could help us achieve in our plush air conditioned gyms!
ZuluTest uses predominantly African herbs (pretty unique amongst testosterone supplements) to promise more muscle, greater strength, reduced fat, along with improved energy and mood (not so unique.) So a proud name, drawing on the reputation of a proud people, but a brand to be proud of? Let’s see.
How Does It Work?
ZuluTEST mixes all its active ingredients into one proprietary blend which, any of you who have read our reviews will know, we don’t like at all. It denies you specific ingredient volumes and you have to make do with a combined amount.
At a Glance
- No well established test boosting ingredients
- Only 5 ingredients in total
- Numerous issues
We’ll get to how well all this works right after we’ve dealt with the overall scores.
ZuluTEST commits at least one of just about every sin we look for in boosters. It has potentially dangerous ingredients, under dosed ingredients and hardly any scientific backing for any of the choices. Possible libido boosting qualities and a decent serving schedule aren’t enough to save this brand.
You get more than the average number of servings with ZuluTEST owing to its cycle policy but any additional value points have to take in to consideration the incredibly disappointing formula you’re actually getting. For $60 you can get some really first rate boosters and this pales by comparison.
Some real issues here. Firstly the proprietary blend which muddies the water as far as dosages, then of course the concern over Bulbine Natalensis in particular. Add to that the fact that clinical evidence is missing for many of the components and overall you’re having to take a massive amount on trust alone.
No testimonials on the African Wild Naturals site so we have to go on feedback from places it’s been bought. The good news is has 5 stars on Amazon, the bad news is that is based on one review (at time of writing), which is just a paragraph of text and vague detail. Not very enlightening at all and does little to change our mind.
African Wild Naturals is the brain child of Michael Whited, an American former NFL player whose career was cut short through injury. The ‘Our Products’ section on a simplistic looking website is a bit misleading as they only have one supplement for sale. The site is full of detail about the authentic nature of the African ingredients but relatively light on science. We’ll have to wait and see what, when or if AWN produces next to see if they can improve on the disappointment of ZuluTEST.
How Do I Take It?
ZuluTEST recommends you take 2-3 servings per day. Despite the obvious issues we have with this product, 3 servings is actually the sort of number you’re looking for to get as the most out a supplement.
The most effective brands typically use a 3-4 serving schedule to keep the active ingredients properly topped up throughout the day. With an formula as questionable as this though an okay serving schedule is small consolation.
It’s also directed that men over 200lbs take in a 6 week cycle and those under that weight go for 9 weeks.
Any ZuluTEST Side Effects?
Possibly. Although we’ve got our doubts about whether ZuluTEST actually has effects full stop, because the Bulbine and the Massularia having been reported toxic in the past and linked to organ damage we would advise extreme caution before taking this product.
Where Can I Get It?
ZuluTEST is currently on sale from Amazon.com for just under $60, getting you 84 capsules.
Ingredients – In Detail
Bulbine Natalensis (Ibhucu)
As I say, a traditional African herb, with a reputation as an effective aphrodisiac. Clinical trials on rats have demonstrated an ability to raise testosterone, but you should be aware it has also been seen to cause similar organ damage to that of a steroid cycle. Results have been observed at around 50mg/kg of bodyweight and thanks to the proprietary blend, we have no idea this supplement offers anywhere close to that.
Massularia Accuminata (Pako Ijebu)
Another herb which has what it takes to boost your testosterone based on evidence from mainly animal trials. Unfortunately it’s only capable of doing so at relatively huge amounts, about 1000mg per kg of bodyweight, more than the total of ZuluTEST’s entire formula, so hopes are not high for this ingredient.
Mondia Whitei (Umondi)
A flower with a purely anecdotal reputation for aiding digestion and stimulating appetite, there doesn’t appear to be any clinical evidence that this ingredient can do that, let alone boost male hormone levels. Apparently here on trust alone.
Typha Capensis (Zulu Love Root)
Another supposed traditional libido enhancer and another component which offers next to know scientific proof of its effectiveness in this area or as a testosterone booster.
Eriosema Kraussianum (Bagalala)
Third traditional aphrodisiac in a row and the third to offer little or no solid scientific research to back up its supposed benefits.
ZuluTEST has a strong brand identity and a unique approach in the use of exclusively African herbs, however that’s all it really has. Too little evidence and too many concerns make this definitely one to avoid.