At first glance, this would seem to be the most amazing male multivitamin and complete dietary supplement on the planet. We need to look much closer to find out what it really is. I apologize ahead of time for the length of this article, but I wanted to make sure you have all the information you need to make and informed decision.
This is one of GNC’s top sellers, and I get it. The marketing is good as usual for GNC, but are you getting what is advertised?
Most supplements, including multivitamin, provide all the ingredients in a one pill or capsule, but GNC likes to be unique and different. I guess it’s your lucky day because you get to take 7 pills, not just one. That’s right, you get 7 pills in each individual pack. For people who have trouble taking pills, I am guessing that will be a turn off.
With this product, GNC decided to give you everything you could possibly need, in a convenient pack of supplements, including vitamins and minerals, plants, powders, extracts, antioxidants, fruits, vegetables, amino acids, and a free 55” LCD HD TV?. Ok, there isn’t really a TV included, but you get the point.
In this BLTH (Best Low T Help) Mega Men Healthy Testosterone Review, you will find out what you are really getting with this supplement and I will give you my rating and recommendation.
Let’s review this thing!
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mega Men Healthy Testosterone but Were afraid to ask.
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone is a wide-ranging male multivitamin supplement that is claimed to be “Clinically Studied.” According to Dr. Frank J. Costa, a member of the GNC Medical Advisory Board, endorses this product and says the following:
“Adult men can benefit from dietary supplements that support hormones such as testosterone and DHEA when level produced by the endocrine system naturally decline with age.”
That sounds good but does this multivitamin supplement do what he describes?
Even though his claims may not be totally met in this product, the value of multivitamins to male health is irrefutable, particularly in the later years of life.
Here is some information on this Formula:
- Summary of the Vitapak Program in this product: One daily serving that actually includes 4 different formulas, 7 different colored pills, and includes a total of more than a staggering number of 70 plus ingredients.
- The Mega Men Multivitamin: At the heart of this multiple pill formula is the multivitamin, which includes more than 50 ingredients, on its own.
I think it is important that you know all the ingredients in this product, and the quantities of each. Unfortunately, there are four different Supplement charts included for the Mega Men Healthy Testosterone’s different pills.
If you don’t want to read them all, just scroll on down past them and continue the review.
Mega Men Multivitamin Formula
Serving Size: Two Beige Caplets
Ingredients – Amount Per Serving (DV if there is one)
Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene and 50% as Retinyl Acetate) – 5000 IU (100% DV)
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid and Calcium Ascorbate) – 300 mg (500% DV)
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3) – 1600 IU (400% DV)
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) – 30 IU (100% DV)
Vitamin K (as Phytonadione) – 80 mcg (100% DV)
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (as Thiamin Mononitrate) – 50 mg (3333% DV)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) – 50 mg (2941% DV)
Niacin (as Niacinamide and Niacin) – 50 mg (250% DV)
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) – 50 mg (2500% DV)
Folic Acid – 400 mcg (100% DV)
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) – 50 mcg (833% DV)
Biotin – 300 mcg (100% DV)
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) – 50 mg (500% DV)
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Ascorbate) – 200 mg (20% DV)
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) – 150 mg (100% DV)
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) – 100 mcg (25% DV)
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) – 25 mg (167% DV)
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine) = 200 mcg (286% DV)
Copper (as Copper Sulfate) – 2 mg (100% DV)
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) – 2 mg (100% DV)
Chromium (as Chromium Chloride) – 120 mcg (100% DV)
Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate) – 75 mcg (100% DV)
Super Antioxidant Blend:
alpha-Lipoic Acid – 25 mg
Lutemax® 2020 Lutein – 2 mg
Lycopene – 1 mg
Turmeric Root Extract (CurcuWIN™) (Curcuma longa) (Standardized to Curcuminoids) – 500 mcg
Zeaxanthin (as Zeaxanthin Isomers) – 400 mcg
Astaxanthin (from Haematococcus pluvialis) – 50 mcg
beta-Cryptoxanthin – 10 mcg
Fruit and Vegetable Blend 68.5 mg:
Orange Peel Powder, Spinach Leaf Powder, Elderberry Fruit Powder, Acai Fruit Powder, Blueberry Pomace Powder, Cranberry Fruit Powder, Pomegranate Fruit Powder, Broccoli Powder, Tomato Powder, Grape Skin Powder, Carrot Powder, Papaya Fruit Powder, Pineapple Fruit Powder, Cauliflower Powder, Kale Leaf Powder, Apple Fruit Powder, Kiwi Fruit Powder, Pumpkin Seed Powder (Cucurbita pepo), Saw Palmetto Berries Extract (Serenoa repens)
Amino Acid Blend:
L-Arginine – 50 mg
L-Glutamine – 50 mg
Brain Health Blend:
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) – 10 mg
Inositol – 10 mg
Silica (as Silicon Dioxide) – 4 mg
Boron (as Sodium Borate) – 2 mg
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) (Standardized to Polyphenols) – 1 mg
Vanadium (as Sodium Metavanadate) – 10 mcg
Here is the list of “Other Ingredients”: Fillers, Colors and other stuff:
Cellulose, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Magnesium Stearate Vegetable Source, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Natural Vanilla Mint Flavor, Talc, Caramel Color, Stevia Leaf Extract.
The Greenish-Brown Capsule Supplement Facts
Healthy Hormone Formula:
Serving Size: Two Greenish-Brown Capsules
Ingredients Amount Per Serving
Testofen® Fenugreek Seed Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum) – 600 mg
Tribulus terrestris Fruit Extract – 98 mg
Tongkat Ali Root Extract – 10 mg
Diindolylmethane – 1 mg
Indole-3-Carbinol – 1 mg
More Other Ingredients in this one as well:
Gelatin, Cellulose, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Silica.
The Dark Green Capsule Supplement Facts
Blood Flow and Circulation:
Serving Size: One Dark Green Capsule
Ingredients Amount Per Serving
resVida® trans-Resveratrol – 30 mg
Lycopene – 1 mg
And yet more “Other Ingredients” of stuff we don’t need in our bodies:
Cellulose, Gelatin, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Silica, Artificial Colors (FDandC Blue #1, FDandC Yellow #5), Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener).
The Green Caplet Supplement Facts
DHEA Prostate and Virility:
Serving Size: Two Green Caplets
Ingredients Amount Per Serving
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) – 1.5 mg (10% DV)
Selenium (as Sodium Selenate) – 7 mcg (10% DV)
Saw Palmetto Berry Extract (Serenoa repens) – 320 mg
L-Arginine – 200 mg
Nettle Leaf Powder (Urtica dioica) – 100 mg
beta-Sitosterols – 80 mg
Yohimbe Bark Extract (Pausinystalia yohimbe) – 60 mg
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) – 50 mg
Pumpkin Seed Meal (Cucurbia pepo) – 10 mg
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium sagittatum) – 10 mg
Maca Root Powder (Lepidium meyenii) – 10 mg
Oat Straw Powder (Avena sativa) – 10 mg
Muira Puama Root Powder (Ptychopetalum olacoides) – 10 mg
Damiana Leaf Powder (Turnera diffusa) – 10 mg
Lycopene – 1 mg
I have never seen so many “Other Ingredients”:
Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Silica, Talc, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Magnesium Stearate Vegetable Source, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol, Artifical Colors (FDandC Yellow #5, FDandC Blue #1), Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener).
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone is crammed with 4 Vitapak pills of miscellaneous qualities and quantities that result in varying effects.
With everything else being equal, this product should work as a comprehensive male health enhancement supplement, especially for the older men out there that are experiencing age-related testosterone decline. That would be true in a perfect world where what is advertised is the truth.
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone supplies plenty of well-known and researched minerals, vitamins, herbs, and other compounds that are said to be great for older male health and vitality. Even though there are four pills in this part of this supplement, it is highly unlikely that the quantity and quality of these vitamins is adequate for each to perform as they are supposed to.
At any rate, let’s have a look at the ingredients of each pill.
Back to the Mega Men Multivitamin – Beige in Color
Since this is four of the seven pills in the product, it includes most of the ingredients. There is a total of 56 ingredients, with 19 of of them being found in the multivitamin’s 68.5 mg “Fruit and Vegetable Blend.” These ingredients can be described in several categories as follows:
- Your Standard Vitamins and Minerals. Including Zinc, Manganese and Vitamin D that are all critical for increasing low testosterone. All ingredients are effective doses but are not the best quality and it is not clear if they are easily digested.
- A so-called Super Antioxidant Blend. Minute doses of prominent antioxidants, including a couple quality brands. One of these is Lutemax, which is great for eye health and the other is CurcuWIN, which is the most bioavailable curcumin available.
- The Fruit and Vegetable Blend? There are 19 powders and extracts of fruits and vegetables. I could not find any good reason for this blend, other than the fact that fruits and veggies are good for everyone.
- Amino Acid Formulation. Two amino acids, L-Arginine and L-Glutamine, that are known to help with blood flow and protein metabolism. Sadly, both are doses that are really too small to do what is advertised by GNC.
- Brain Health Combination. Just small amounts of basically useless ingredients, except for Boron. Boron in adequate quantities is good for many health reasons, including increasing testosterone and bone health.
It seems obvious that three of the five blends have been added just to try to get people to think they are getting something really good for their overall health. These three are Fruit and Vegetable, Amino Acid, and Brain Health. The dosages for these three are just not adequate to do what is advertised. The Super Antioxidant blend may do some good, just because of the curcumin part.
So that leaves us with the Vitamins and Minerals blend which is probably good for you, but I wish we knew more about the quality and bioavailability of them.
What About the Healthy Hormone Formula? – Greenish-Brown Color
The Healthy Hormone Formula’s contains a good amount of Testofen, which is an extract of Fenugreek that has some research backing it up.
The rest of the ingredients have the same problem as the multivitamin, low doses. This is unfortunate since the Tongkat Ali in this blend, could have really helped with male hormone support and sexual health and stamina, if the dose was higher.
Blood Flow and Circulation – Dark Green
There is good antioxidant potential because of the Resveratrol, a well-known grape compound for its benefits on cardio health. The 30 mg dose is probably enough to enact Resveratrol’s bio-effects on cardio health. But once again, the 1 mg part of the Lycopene is basically useless.
DHEA Prostate and Virility – Green
The ingredients in the DHEA Prostate and Virility pills include Saw Palmetto and Nettle Leaf, which are excellent prostate-protecting ingredients. The DHEA here is a 50 mg dose, which is fine for older men unless you happen to be a competitive athlete. In that case, you can’t take this because it is a “banned substance”, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Let’s Look at the Overall Formula – My Breakdown
First, I think the best benefit of these pills comes from the Mega Men Multivitamin.
If you are a male looking for a sort of manly multivitamin supplement, MMHT has a Beige colored pill just for you. But remember, these pills also contain a bunch of unnecessary, low-value and low-quality ingredients that tend to detract from the value of the multivitamins.
The Healthy Hormone Formula will work good because of the 600 milligrams of Testofen (Fenugreek), which will definitely work to increase free testosterone levels as well as sexual health and libido.
Because it contains Resveratrol, the Blood Flow and Circulation pills may offer some cardio benefits. The DHEA Prostate and Virility pills may offer prostate protection via Saw Palmetto and Stinging Nettle.
The breakdown you just read is all positive, but I am concerned the negative aspects of this formula, including small doses, unnecessary ingredients and questionable additives, outweigh the positives.
After all That, What are the Real Benefits of Mega Men Healthy Testosterone?
The benefits according to GNC, include:
- Support for healthy testosterone levels and improved sexual health.
- Support for healthy prostate and urinary function.
- Enhanced blood flow.
Mega Men Healthy Testosterone gets to claim these without too much disagreement. The multivitamins provide support for several perspectives of male health and energy, sexual or otherwise, and some of the herbs, extracts, and compounds may help support prostate, urinary, and cardio health.
Who Would Take This Formula?
If you are 40 and over, you may want to consider taking this. A daily supplement of multivitamins and antioxidants isn’t really a big deal or necessary, until you are older at risk of nutrient deficiencies. The large scale nature of this product seems to be geared towards mature men rather than younger guys.
What are the Side Effects, If Any?
None that I could find. MMHT is backed by some positive customer reviews, many of which suggest of long-term supplementation with no side effects. I did find some reviews that said they saw no health improvements while taking this formula. The Vitapaks ratings are also good. The only ingredient to watch out for is the DHEA, and that is only for pro athletes who don’t want to fail a urine test for prohormone tampering.
What are the Pros and Cons of MMHT?
- Multivitamin – MMHT has all the vitamins and minerals required by men.
- Testofen – Quality brand of a reliable sex enhancing testosterone booster.
- Prostate Support – The Saw Palmetto and Stinging Nettle provide prostate aid.
- Dosage Issues – You would need to take more pills to get the benefits from the ingredients.
- Unnecessary Fillers – Still no clue on the fruit and veggie blend?
Dirty Additives – Too many color additives and “Other Ingredients” to know what is in there.
Pricing and Buying Info:
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $79.99
- Available online at GNC.com and in retail stores that carry GNC products.
- 5 out of 10, and I am being generous.
Summary and Final Word on Mega Men Healthy Testosterone
Initially, Mega Men Healthy Testosterone looks like the male health supplement to end all male health supplements. And for some guys who just need to increase their vitamin and mineral intake, due to not eating a healthy diet, it may very well be the ultimate male health supplement. But, issues with quality and quantity in the end, set this product back as a good testosterone booster.
At best, MMHT provides multivitamin nutrition, Fenugreek sex boosts, and decent antioxidant protection, but considering the price of this product, it may just be more cost efficient to find separate multivitamin, Fenugreek, and antioxidant products of better quality and value.
Because there are so many other multivitamins and testosterone supplement available that are much better in quality in the proper quantities, I cannot in good conscience recommend this product.
Thanks for reading.
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