M Theory Quantum T Review: Does This Test Booster Actually Work?
Review of: Quantum-T by M-Theory Supplements
M Theory Quantum T ranks amongst my best-rated testosterone boosters. With separate formulations for AM and PM, this supplement provides superior micronutrient support with the highest dosages of vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium that I've ever come across. It also packs in ashwagandha and mucuna pruriens, both of which are ingredients that have a bunch of research backing their effectiveness at boosting T.
M Theory Quantum T is amongst the very few test boosters that actually works. Recommend.
Powerful micronutrient support along with proven test-boosting herbs.
Contains Mucuna Pruriens, a herb thats proven to boost libido and sexual function.
Strength & Stamina
Contains proven nitric oxide boosting ingredients that increase stamina.
Possible side effects include congestion, elevated heart rate, and indigestion.
An average rating of 3.3/5 stars on Amazon.
Relatively expensive due to two separate formulations.
DOES M THEORY QUANTUM T GET RESULTS?
Quantum T includes a bunch of ingredients that are proven to have a positive influence on testosterone. It contains the most powerful micronutrient support that I've seen in any natural test booster. However, as I mention in all of my supplement reviews, Quantum T should not be relied upon as the sole means of increasing your T-levels. Only when combined with an adequate diet and training program should you consider supplementation. But once you have those areas handled, Quantum T is definitely a supplement that can help speed up your progress.
QUANTUM T DETAILED REVIEW
My supplement reviews rely on an ingredient analysis as the major criteria of rating.
My process it to dig out the scientific research behind each one of the supplement's ingredients to figure out whether or not it actually delivers on the promises made on the label.
Testimonials are an interesting aspect to look at as well but, since individual feedback is completely arbitrary, I do not rely on it too much.
With all that being said, let's dive get into it.
Quantum T AM Formulation Ingredients
A purchase of Quantum T comes with two bottles; an AM and PM formulation. I like this concept because the AM formulation packs in ingredients (like vitamin D) that help get you energized for the day ahead. The PM formulation, on the other hand, packs in ingredients (like melatonin) to help you get ready for a night of sleep.
Let's start off by taking a look at the AM formulation first:
Vitamin D (7500IU)
Vitamin D is actually not even a vitamin; it is a hormone. Vitamins are nutrients that our bodies can create from food. Vitamin D, however, can be synthesized by our skin upon exposure to the sun.
Vitamin D is essential for human survival and is involved in a range of bodily functions. It helps the body make better use of calcium and maintains phosphorus levels in the blood; both of these factors are what allow your bones to stay healthy and strong. Furthermore, it increases your immunity and is an anti-carcinogenic as well. Given that the sun provides a vast, natural source of vitamin D, it is surprising when we look at the fact that vitamin D deficiency is a global pandemic (1).
Not only does a vitamin D deficiency seriously hamper your body's ability to function optimally, but it also takes a toll on your testosterone levels:
The Quantum T formulation provides a whopping 7,500IU of vitamin D. This is the highest dosage I've seen in any supplement. If you currently have sub-optimal levels of vitamin D, then supplementing with Quantum T will quickly bring your levels back to where they should be.
Boron has also been shown to have a direct influence on testosterone:
- In 8 healthy men, 1-week of boron supplementation (10mg daily dose) increased free testosterone levels by 28% and decreased estrogen levels by 39% (6).
- In 19 healthy men, 7-weeks of boron supplementation (2.5mg daily dose), combined with 4-days/week of weightlifting, increased total testosterone levels by 33% and free testosterone levels by 15% (7).
Now, there is one other study (8) that contradicts these results but, nonetheless, more evidence than not suggests boron's positive impact on T.
The 7mg dose of boron in Quantum T AM is less than the 10mg dose I would have liked to see but, either way, it is enough to have you experiencing the positive benefits.
Ashwagandha is an ancient herb that has traditionally been used to strengthen the immune system after illness. It is a powerful adaptogenic, in that it helps the body deal with stress. Ashwagandha has also been shown to help with depression (9), motivation (10), and well-being (11).
Ashwagandha's primary influence on hormones is its ability to significantly lower cortisol levels (12). Cortisol, as you probably know, is what's known as the stress hormone. It is created from the same raw material as testosterone. By lowering cortisol, ashwagandha allows your body to produce more testosterone (13).
Ashwagandha is my favorite ingredient to see in testosterone boosters because it has been clinically validated. There is a boatload of research proving its effectiveness. The 600mg dose in Quantum T's AM formulation will allow you to experience an energized tranquility that you can then channel into conquering your day ahead.
Fenugreek, aka Greek hay, is a herb part of the pea family that has traditionally been for its purported male enhancement benefits. There is evidence to suggest fenugreek's ability to improve libido (14), but this does not automatically mean that it boosts testosterone as well.
Although higher T means higher libido, the reverse is not true; increased libido does not translate to increased testosterone.
Overall, fenugreek is not an ingredient that I like to see in test boosters. There is a lot of sketchy evidence surrounding it and it seems like a bulk of the research is funded by companies that manufacture fenugreek.
ForsLean is a patented form of forskolin. Forskolin is the active ingredient in the herb Coleus forskohlii.
Like ashwagandha, coleus forskohlii is also from Ayurveda (a branch of of ancient Indian herbal medicine). It has traditionally been used to reduce inflammation, ease pain, and treat haemorrhoids. Today, it is a popular ingredient in many fat-burner and test-booster supplements.
Supplementing with forskolin elevates the levels of cAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate) in the body (18). Higher cAMP levels are associated with an increased rate of fat-loss. As per its effects on testosterone, there are some test-tube studies (19, 20) that show a positive influence. However, we can't be sure whether these effects carry over in humans as well. The lone human study (21) I found showed forksolin supplementation to boost free T, but the impact was not significant.
At the current stage of research ForsLean is not a proven testosterone booster.
Diindoylymethane (DIIM) is the active ingredient in green leafy vegetables with purported anti-estrogenic effects (22).
Examine.com have done an extensive piece on DIIM's impact on estrogen. Much of the research performed in this area, however, has been done in animal and test-tube studies. The lone human study cited above does show promise, but relying on a single piece of research is not definitive evidence.
With that being said, DIIM is an ingredient that I like seeing in test-boosters. Even though it doesn't have much research to back up its effectiveness as a test-booster, there is a lot of evidence that shows the benefits of eating green leafy vegetables. Given that DIIM is the main bioactive compound in so many of these veggies, it must provide some benefits that we simply aren't aware of as yet.
Bioperine is a patented form of black pepper extract. Although it doesn't provide any benefits on its own, it is a common ingredient included in many supplements due to its ability to attack the enzymes that block the absorption of other ingredients (23, 24).
In other words:
Bioperine helps your body take up more of the active ingredients within a particular supplement.
Quantum T PM Formulation Ingredients
Magnesium is the fourth most common mineral in the human body. It is involved in a wide variety of biological functions ranging from energy creation to helping with the maintenance of a healthy heart and bones; the importance of magnesium cannot be stressed enough.
Magnesium deficiency is amongst the most common mineral deficiencies in developing countries (25).
If you currently have deficient magnesium, topping up your levels can be very beneficial for your T. Multiple human studies have shown a strong, positive correlation between magnesium and testosterone (26, 27).
The 350mg dosage of magnesium in Quantum T is enough to cover 88% of your daily requirement. This is the highest dosage of magnesium I've seen in any test booster.
Like magnesium, zinc is also a mineral that is vastly important for the human body. Fighting off colds, managing your immune system, fighting cancer, and balancing your hormones are all functions that fall within the domain of zinc. There is also research that supports zinc's status as a testosterone booster (28, 29).
However, keep in mind that supplementing with zinc will only increase your testosterone levels to the extent that you're deficient in it. If you already get enough zinc through diet, then supplementation will not boost your T-levels further.
If you're an athlete, supplementing with zinc is important because a lot of it is lost through sweat.
The 30mg of zinc comprised with Quantum T's PM formula is enough to cover your daily needs two times over.
Mucuna Pruriens (300mg)
Mucuna Pruriens, aka Velvet bean, is a herb that has been used to treat Parkinson's disease. The main ingredient in mucuna pruriens is levodopa, or L-DOPA, which is a direct precursor to dopamine.
Dopamine is the hormone in our bodies responsible for the regulation of our pleasure-reward system. Feelings of joy and contentment can be traced back to dopamine.
As per its effects on hormones, mucuna pruriens supplementation has been shown to reduce cortisol (30), increase testosterone (31), and significantly improve seminal parameters (32). All of these factors lend a positive impact on overall male health.
The 300mg dose of mucuna in the Quantum T PM formula is enough for you to experience a calm and assertive energy upon supplementation.
Melatonin is the hormone that controls your sleep cycles. Typically, your levels of this hormone fluctuate with the rising and setting of the sun.
If your body clock is aligned with the circadian rhythm, then your melatonin levels should rise in the morning and progressively fall as the day progresses.
Usually 1-10mg of melatonin is taken as a sleep aid or to help with jet-lag in realigning one's body clock. The 1mg dose in Quantum T is a good addition in the formula. Combined with magnesium, it will increase your sleep quality and help you get into a deep state of restful sleep that will speed up recovery and allow you to wake up fresh.
Although it contains one of the most impressive ingredient profiles of any testosterone booster that I've come across, Quantum T is not very popular.
On Amazon.com, it receives an average rating of 3.2 stars after only 25 customer reviews. There are a bunch of test-booster with far inferior ingredients that receive way better feedback.
Although customer feedback is a factor I consider in my reviews, it is in no way a major factor. The supplement industry is mostly run off of advertising. The companies that spend the most advertising dollars are usually the ones that also move the most product.
Given that Quantum T comes with an AM and PM formulation, you're essentially getting two supplements for the price of one. The price of these bottles together is about the same as the average test booster.
Any health supplement comes with a list of possible side-effects. This is why it is important to consult with your primary health care physician before use. That being said, Quantum T is an all natural mix of herbal ingredients that are mostly safe for use by normal, healthy, adult males. The following side-effects, however, have been reported (on an ingredient basis).
Possible Side-Effects of Ashwagandha
Supplementing with ashwagandha is generally safe. There are currently no long-term studies that have examined any possible-side effects.
Possible Side-Effects of Fenugreek
Possible Side-Effects of Forskolin
Possible Side-Effects of Mucuna Pruriens
HOW DOES IT COMPARE?
For this portion of the review let's see how Quantum T stacks up against some other popular test booster on the market.
Quantum T vs TestoFuel
The thing I like most about TestoFuel is that the manufacturers made it a point to include vitamin and mineral support. Vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium are all included within the ingredient formula. But of course, Quantum T packs in these same ingredients, but at much higher doses.
The primary ingredient in TestoFuel is D-Aspartic Acid, which has a bunch of contradictory evidence surrounding its effectiveness as a test booster. For this reason, Quantum T comes out on top.
Winner: Quantum T
Quantum T vs Prime Male
Prime Male is perhaps the best-selling testosterone booster on the market. The manufacturers have definitely done a great job at marketing the product. But best-selling doesn't mean that it's the best in terms of ingredient formula as well.
Prima Male, like Quantum T, packs in the usual vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc. But again, Quantum T over delivers on the dosages. The test-boosting ingredients within Prime Male are D-AA, ginseng, and mucuna pruriens. Like I mentioned above, D-AA has mixed evidence surrounding it, but ginseng has been shown to be some-what effective.
Quantum T definitely contains superior test boosting ingredients compared to Prime Male.
Winner: Quantum T
Quantum T vs Nugenix
Nugenix is a test booster with the primary ingredient of L-citrulline malate.
L-citrulline is not a test-booster; it is a nitric oxide booster. So although Citrulline increases the overall blood flow in the body, it is not likely to increase testosterone levels.
Nugenix also contains tribulus. This is an ingredient that boosts libido without having any effect on testosterone.
Although Nugenix might be a good idea if you're trying to up your sex drive, but its effects on testosterone, however, are negligible.
Winner: Quantum T
Quantum T vs EVLTEST
EVLTEST by EVLution nutrition is the best-selling testosterone booster over at Bodybuilding.com. But as I mentioned prior, best-selling doesn't mean that it's actually the best. My definition of best has to do with the actual ingredients in the supplement, not the amount of units that are being sold.
EVLTEST contains a pretty solid micronutrient profile with vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc included in the mix. But again, no supplement compares to the dosage amounts of these same micronutrients in Quantum T.
The active ingredients in EVLTEST are D-AA, tribulus, and fenugreek. None of these ingredients are clinically validated to boost T, and so, again, Quantum T takes the cake.
Winner: Quantum T