Reviewed by: Rob Miller
2 OUT OF 5
Athletes using supplements is nothing new.
Any athlete looking to perform at his or her peak usually uses supplements like Fish oil, Conjugated Lipoic Acid, and Multi Vitamins.
Some of them use pre workouts to fuel their workouts.
Most of them use post workout recovery options like Protein, Creatine, and BCAA’s.
One thing is for sure, the vast majority of them probably wont risk their multi million dollar careers by taking something that is against the rules.
It happens, but not very often.
Which leads me to the topic in question…
The Fake News Article
I’m browsing through my Yahoo news feed this morning and came across an AD with the heading “Tom Brady Under Investigation Again”.
I say AD because Yahoo does a REALLY good job of disguising their ads as articles.
But you can see the little “sponsored” disclaimer right at the top.
When I clicked on the ad it took me to a page that looked like the ESPN website, but something about it was off.
I’ll get back to that in a little bit…
As I scroll through the article, apparently the NFL is investigating whether or not Tom Brady used a supposed banned supplement that goes by the name of Test Core X.
According to them, Test Core X is a supplement taken by many pro athletes and bodybuilders, but the NFL is considering banning it for 2 reasons:
- It makes athletes 150% stronger on average and gives you a 3X increase in stamina, and
- You don’t have to diet or exercise while your using it.
That’s right, you can sit around on your fat ass all day, eat potato chips, and you’ll magically gain muscle and get shredded.
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If alarm bells aren’t going off in your head right now they probably should be.
The article goes on to explain that they received a free bottle of Test Core X for experimentation, and the results were shocking.
The editor of this article, a guy by the name of “Ryan”, went from this:
in just one month…
And all he had to do was take 2 pills of Test Core X per day to achieve the body of his dreams.
Why This Article (and others like it) is Complete B.S.
The first thing that you may (or may NOT) have noticed is that, despite looking like it, this is NOT the real ESPN website.
How do I know this?
Well, look at the URL in the address bar…
Does it say ESPN.com? Of course it doesn’t.
In fact, it says com-entertain. today.
You’ll also notice a little disclaimer at the top that says “Advertisement”, which of course blends in to the header easily.
Additionally, if you run a search on Google for something like “Tom Brady under investigation for using supplement”, you get these results returned to you:
Notice how you don’t see any legit websites like Fox sports net, Yahoo sports, or the NY Times talking about this investigation?
Don’t you think that if the worlds most famous football player was under investigation for ANYTHING it would be plastered all over the web?
Well, it turns out another site recently called out the B.S. that the stories you’re seeing aren’t real.
In fact, the truth is there is no Ryan Hasman over at ESPN, and remember that before and after pic you saw earlier in the article?
Well, I did a reverse image search and it turns out that was completely stolen from a website called GotHairLLC.com.
Got Hair LLC is a medical office located in Bronx, NY, and that supposed TestX Core before and after pic you’re seeing was actually one of the clients who used their HCG weight loss program.
Additionally, if you look at the Facebook comments down at the bottom you’ll also see that they’re fake as well.
I know this because if you try to leave a comment yourself, you’ll quickly realize that you can’t.
What’s Even Worse, Is…
When you go to order TestX Core, you’ll note that you have to put in your credit card information to help pay for the shipping for your supposed “free trial”.
It’s a modest fee of $4.95, which sounds great right?
However, what you probably missed was the part about them charging you $89.41 15 days after you order the supplement.
It’s all right here in the terms and conditions, which is conveniently (for them) in fine print at the bottom of the page.
If you can’t read it, I’ll type it out for you here:
“By placing an order, you will pay S & H to receive a 30 day supply.
You will also be automatically enrolled in our membership program.
The program will charge you $89.41 on the 15th day of your order date for a monthly supply and every 30 days thereafter until you cancel.You can cancel at any time by calling +1-855-322-8780.
If you cancel before the 14th day of your order date, you pay the S&H of your 30 day supply.
If you cancel after the 15th day of your order date, you shall pay for the 30 day supply plus any future supplies without refund."
So not only will you be charged the full price for the product in 2 weeks, BUT, you’ll also be billed every 30 days thereafter and sent a new bottle.
What is Test Core X?
All B.S. aside, does the supplement even work?
Visiting their website, the claims about it’s benefits are a little vague.
For example, they say that TestX Core is “designed to stimulate your bodies ability to produce optimal levels of testosterone”, but they don’t really explain exactly how it does this.
They do go in to explaining the importance of:
- Compound lifting
- Reducing rest times in between sets during your workouts, and
- Using a variety of techniques can help result in higher testosterone levels.
It’s all detailed in the video below:
But they really fail to mention exactly how Test X Core, SPECIFICALLY, will help with any of this, other than stating that it will break through any plateaus with their exclusively formulated blend.
So, what’s in this exclusive blend?
Well I did a little digging and took a look at the ingredients label.
According to them, Test X Core contains ingredients such as Saw Palmetto, Magnesium, Panax Ginseng, Tongkat Ali, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Fenugreek extract, Lycopene, Tribulus Terrestris extract, L-Arginine, Taurine, and Boron.
Here’s a snapshot of the label:
There’s nothing really “revolutionary” about this supplement, as these very same ingredients can be found in a multitude of other testosterone boosters, pre workout pills, and even male enhancers.
In fact, the combination of L-Arginine and Tribulus is very common in bodybuilding circles, as it’s been shown improve vascularity and results.
L-Arginine is a non-essential amino acid that is actually found in a wide variety of foods we eat, specifically red meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. (Source)
Specifically, it’s consumption causes a process called Vasodilation, which is a widening of the blood vessels and arteries.
This widening allows for improved blood flow, which in theory, helps to deliver nutrients more effectively throughout the body.
However, because of this widening it does have a tendency to lower blood pressure, so it’s important to make sure you check with your doctor first before taking it. (Source)
One of the key ingredients in TestX Core, Fenugreek, is a widely used ingredient found in literally HUNDREDS of testosterone boosters, including many we’ve personally tested.
Used very heavily in India as a cooking additive, some of the reported benefits of Fenugreek include:
- Improved digestion and lowers cholesterol (Source)
- Reduces inflammation in the body, and in turn may be an effective natural arthritis treatment (Source)
- Improves exercise performance when combined with creatine (Source)
Notice I didn’t mention anything about increased testosterone?
Well, that’s because the data on this claim is somewhat mixed.
In one study on a patented version of Fenugreek called Testofen (not in TestX Core), the results of the study concluded that there was significant support for free testosterone compared to a placebo group.
However, subsequent studies have been unable to replicate these results.
On top of that, the claims made by Testofen have spawned a rash of lawsuits regarding their claims.
What Do The TestX Core Reviews Say?
Apart from the usual fake review websites, we did find some genuine feedback on TestX Core.
According to the reviews on Amazon, it’s not a very pretty picture.
As you can see above, the vast majority of testimonials rate the product 2 stars or below, and reading through them seems to support that rating.
- Total crap
- No benefit whatsoever
- Not worth it
seem to be pretty prevalent.
There were 2 five star reviews, but one gentleman elaborated on his results, stating “no further comment”.
Well, that’s not very helpful now, is it?
One video on Youtube reportedly shows successful TestX Core before and after photos, although there is absolutely no concrete evidence that these pics are indeed a result of using this particular supplement.
Who makes TestX Core?
According to the label and my research, Test X Core is distributed by a company called Phenom Health, a company I believe is headquartered in the UK.
They are behind several other products, including Bioslim Burn, NO Max Shred, Omega-3 IQ Elite, and Synagen IQ, a supplement we actually wrote about in the past.
If you run a search for Phenom Health complaints on Ripoffreport.com via google, you’re literally swarmed with numerous complaints about being overcharged for various products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Was TestX Core featured on the TV show Shark Tank?
I dug around on the official Shark Tank website, and found no mention of Test X Core whatsoever.
Surely if it were on the show you would have seen SOMETHING about it, but alas there’s nothing.
Are There Any Side Effects?
They don’t make any mention on their official site about TestX Core being side effect free, but literally ANY supplement has the potential to produce unwanted effects.
For example, using the primary ingredient Horny Goat Weed for an extended length of time has been shown to cause dizziness, vomiting, dry mouth, thirst, and nosebleed. (Source)
Another primary ingredient, Korean Ginseng, has been known to cause a host of adverse effects, including insomnia, headache, agitation, upset stomach, and dizziness. (Source)
As with any supplement, it’s always crucial that you speak with your doctor before consuming ANY supplement to reduce the risk of drug interactions.
This is especially important if you suffer from a medical condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, or insomnia, as your symptoms may be exacerbated.
Can I buy TestX Core in stores?
I called up my local GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and Walmart, and none of them carry (much less ever heard of) Test X Core.
You can only buy it on their official site (www.TestXCore.com) or on Amazon, although as of this review it was currently unavailable there.
It’s unknown if they sell it in Canada or Australia, but my suspicion is that it’s not because it contains Tribulus Terrestris, which I believe is banned on those countries.
Should I take it with anything else?
According to a few sources I looked at, some of these fake articles say that you should take TestX Core with other supplements like NO max shred or NO2 Shred.
This is a scam.
They are only telling you to take it with these other supplements so they can make more money.
I’ve seen these fake ads being sprinkled all over social media for years.
It always starts off with some “revolutionary new supplement” breakthrough that athletes, celebrities, and personal trainers are recommending.
And it almost ALWAYS turns out to be complete B.S., and most cases ALWAYS involves some sort of “free trial” that guys this is a sample, when in reality nothing could be further from the truth.
Don’t buy into the hype!
Does Test X Core REALLY work?
But, by using false and deceptive practices to market their product, they lose all credibility in my book.
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Emil dehtiar's Review
Be aware of the scam when it's coming to payment, it's a lot of money traps.
A Decent company will not do it, so don't trust descriptions of the drug.
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This product is utter shite.
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User Questions and Answers
User Questions and Answers
can i send test x core back unopened and owe nothing -roy
Give them a call at 1-855-322-8780 to find out if and how you can return it for a refund.- Rob
2 out of 2 people found this question helpful.
How do you cancel so they don't charge you for anymore of the testX -James
Call them at +1-855-322-8780 and tell them you want to cancel your subscription. I recommend you ask for a confirmation email so you have it in writing.- Rob
3 out of 4 people found this question helpful.
Does test x core be taken if you have high blood pressure and diabetis -mavis
When you have a medical condition and/or you take prescription medications, it's best to check with your doctor. He or she can let you know if ther are any potential complications involved.- Rob
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