Project AD Tauro Test is a low quality testosterone booster in our opinion. It hides its individual ingredient doses behind proprietary blends. It contains some obvious filler ingredients too – substances which are cheap to buy and don’t add anything to the formula. White button mushrooms don’t influence testosterone at all. Nor does Alpha-GPC. Don’t waste your money on blatant rip-offs like Tauro Test. There are better testosterone boosters than Tauro Test on the market today.
Our Tauro Test Review
Tauro Test is a natural testosterone booster from Project AD. These guys make some other hardcore bodybuilding supplements. Their current range includes a powerful diuretic, a pre-workout, and of course, a testosterone booster in Tauro Test! It’s clear that plenty of people are using Project AD products. Tauro Test seems to be a popular testosterone booster in the UK. So what does it do? How does it claim to work?
According to the Cardiff Sports Nutrition page, Project AD Tauro Test delivers the following benefits:
- Reduces oestrogen levels
- Promotes testosterone synthesis
- Increased nutrient uptake
Sounds great to us!
If Tauro Test can do these three things in a safe, natural way, then we’re obviously onto a winner!
So does Tauro Test really work?
Is it safe? Will it cause side effects?
How does it compare to the best testosterone boosters on sale right now?
Find out by reading our full Tauro Test review below. We go through the formula, highlighting the main strengths and weaknesses. Have you used Tauro Test yourself? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!
Tauro Test Ingredients
Have a look at the Tauro Test formula. Here is the ingredients list as it is shown on the bottle:
Obviously, we’re not thrilled about the use of proprietary blends here. Tauro Test have really let us down by refusing to show each ingredient serving size.
We believe that proprietary blends are always a sign of a rip-off.
There’s just no good reason for Project AD to be using them. No supplement ever has its formula ripped off. If it does happen, the copycat product gets destroyed by the market.
Copying is pointless anyway; we know how all of these ingredients work, what they do, and how they should be dosed for maximum effectiveness. There is no secret information to steal!
So when they are used, they’re used to hide formula ‘stuffing’ from unsuspecting customers.
Tauro Test does contain some cheap, ineffective ingredients. So it is highly likely that the formula is being stuffed.
That said, Tauro Test also contains some effective natural testosterone boosters.
The problem is, we have no idea if we get enough of these ingredients to see results.
All things considered, Tauro Test is a poor testosterone booster. We have no idea how it has become so popular!
We’ll now go through these points in a little more detail.
- Contains I3C
- Contains Mucuna Pruriens
- Alpha-GPC for cognitive function an interesting angle
On the whole, we are not blown away by Tauro Test. We think it is a mediocre testosterone booster. We don’t see why anybody would choose to use it when there are so many superior alternatives out there for a similar price.
But it does have some major strengths (although these are all tainted by the lack of dosing information).
For instance, Tauro Test contains I3C.
I3C is more formally known as Indole-3-Carbinol. This is a naturally-occurring substance – you’ll find it in cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, kale, and broccoli. It also happens to be a powerful aromatase inhibitor!
When you ingest I3C, it breaks down into various other compounds. One of these is DIM. You might have come across DIM before; it is a common ingredient in natural testosterone boosters because it is said to decrease aromatase activity (aromatase is the enzyme which converts excess testosterone to oestrogen).
Studies have found that I3C supplementation significantly reduces the rate of conversion of excess testosterone into oestrogen. Other studies have found that I3C supplementation leads directly to higher free serum testosterone levels in men.
We feel that every testosterone booster should have some kind of aromatase inhibitor in its formula. Otherwise, you run the risk of spiking your oestrogen levels – what’s the point of jacking up your testosterone production if it’s going to be converted to oestrogen!
It’s great to see that Tauro Test contains some I3C. However, we have absolutely no idea how much I3C we get from Tauro Test. It could be as much as 600mg. It could just as easily be 1mg.
Since the makers of Tauro Test are inclined to view their formula as something to hide rather than something to brag about, we assume it is closer to the latter!
We also get some Mucuna Pruriens in Tauro Test.
Mucuna Pruriens stimulates the production of Luteinizing Hormone in the pituitary gland. This in turn triggers the production of testosterone in the Leydig cells of the testes. Mucuna pruriens therefore acts as a kind of chemical trigger for the release of testosterone from the testes.
Mucuna pruriens is one of our favourite natural testosterone boosters. It has the ability to directly affect testosterone production in the human body. It is natural, safe, and has been thoroughly studied in robust clinical trials. Needless to say, we like it when stacks contains this fantastic ingredient.
Tauro Test does contain Mucuna Pruriens. But like with I3C, we don’t know how much Mucuna Pruriens we get. That is a serious problem.
All of the studies showing good results from Mucuna Pruriens have used more than 100mg of the stuff per day. Most have used considerably more. We have no way of knowing if we get even 10mg from Tauro Test.
With so many other testosterone boosters offering total formula transparency, why would anybody opt for this kind of needless ambiguity?
- Proprietary blends
- No cortisol control
- No mineral stack
Tauro Test has its strengths for sure. But it also has serious weaknesses. Overall, we think the weaknesses outweigh the strengths by some margin.
The biggest problem is the fact that the ingredients are listed as proprietary blends.
Granted, Tauro Test doesn’t list its whole formula as one bit proprietary blend as many other testosterone boosters do.
But it does still lump groups of its ingredients together into mini-proprietary blends. This is still a massive problem; one which we really can’t get over.
There is no good reason for a supplement manufacturer to hide the serving sizes of the ingredients in a testosterone booster.
For one thing, formula copying just doesn’t happen. Ever.
Look at all of the best-selling testosterone boosters on the market right now – the ones making plenty of money – and you’ll see that they list each ingredient’s dose right there on the label.
For the best testosterone boosters, their generous doses are a big selling point, not something to hide!
So what is it about Tauro Test that Project AD want to hide?
We think the most common reason that manufacturers use proprietary blends is to disguise the fact that they’re using filler ingredients to bulk out a formula. A ‘filler’ ingredient is a benign substance that is cheap to buy in large quantities. Manufacturer use these to bulk out a formula, driving down costs.
Is Project AD definitely dong this with Tauro Test? We can’t say for sure.
But we know where we’d put our money. The fact of the matter is, we can’t say for sure!
Now you understand why we hate proprietary blends so much!
To make matters worse, there are several ingredients in Tauro Test which just scream filler ingredient to us.
Think about it – do you think White Button Mushrooms are really going to do anything for your testosterone levels?
You know, the things you eat on a regular basis with breakfast, in pasta sauces, in curries, and so on?
Of course not!
If a few hundred milligrams of white button mushrooms could jack up your testosterone levels, then we’d have probably noticed by now – the people who eat a couple of boxes a week would be absolutely enormous!
The White Button Mushrooms in Tauro Test are coupled with I3C and Resveratrol. The total blend size is 600mg.
For all we know, this Tauro Test blend could be 590mg of white button mushroom mulch, 1mg of I3C, and 9mg of resveratrol. Of course, it could just as feasibly be 90% I3C. But you have to ask yourself; if the blend was mostly I3C, wouldn’t project AD want you to know?
Tauro Test Side Effects – Is It Safe?
Generally speaking, Project AD Tauro Test looks like a pretty safe testosterone booster.
There’s nothing in the Tauro Test formula which we deem particularly dangerous.
None of the ingredients are known to pose serious health risks, or even significant side effect risks in the short term.
If the doses used in Tauro Test are sensible, then the vast majority of users should be able to use it without experiencing any side effects whatsoever.
But that is a big ‘if’.
The reality is, we have absolutely no way of knowing if some of these doses are dosed sensibly or not. Given the total blend sizes, it is perfectly possible for some ingredients to be dosed high enough to cause side effects.
Alpha-GPC springs to mind here.
Alpha-GPC confers choline to the brain. This raises the levels of acetylcholine – a vital neurotransmitter – in the brain. The end result is more raw brain power (it has nothing to do with testosterone).
Too much Alpha-GPC can cause problems though. Using more than about 400mg per day will cause some or all of the following side effects:
- Loss of focus
- Slower reaction times
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle cramps
There could be up to 900mg of Alpha-GPC in Tauro Test. That would definitely be enough o cause side effects in most users.
This is really annoying as there is no reason for Alpha-GPC to be here in the first place. IT IS NOT A TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER!
Project AD might have had some left over from another supplement. Maybe they were offered some for very cheap. Either way, Alpha-GPC isn’t here because it is a great testosterone booster. It might cause side effects if the dose is too high.
On the whole though, Tauro Test looks like a safe testosterone booster, despite the unnecessary proprietary blends muddying the waters.
It is absolutely vital that you remember the following facts while reading our supplement reviews:
- This is not medical advice
- We are not doctors
You must do your own research thoroughly before using any testosterone boosters. It doesn’t matter if we think they’re safe – all we’re doing here is looking for the most obvious dangers based on our research and experience. We don’t know you. Talk to your regular GP before continuing. If you have any specific questions, ask the manufacturer, or post them in the comments section at the end.
If you experience any side effects while using Project AD Tauro Test, then stop using it and seek medical attention right away.
Project AD Tauro Test Review Summary – Is It A Good Testosterone Booster?
There are some great ingredients in Tauro Test. Together, they have the ability to significantly raise your free serum testosterone levels, prevent oestrogen conversion, and supercharge your libido.
If we could guarantee that the dose wasn’t too high, then the use of Alpha-GPC even adds some added cognition support (much like we get from Centrapeak).
But we can’t guarantee that because Project AD have used proprietary blends throughout their formula.
On the whole, Tauro Test is not a good choice if you’re looking for a good value, reliable, effective testosterone booster.
Never trust proprietary blends – the only reason why a manufacturer would use them is to hide the fact that they’ve stuffed the formula with the cheapest ingredients. The fact that Project AD have added things like Horny Goat Weed and White Button Mushroom to Tauro Test speaks volumes!
If you want a top quality testosterone booster, use a product that uses its formula as a selling point. Many testosterone boosters today offer total formula transparency; we expect nothing less. Tauro Test fails on this front completely.