Boost total testosterone that supports libido, get stronger and faster, and prime yourself to conquer any moment. These are the lines GNC uses to describe Beyond Raw DTF. It all sounds appealing to someone looking to increase their testosterone levels, sex drive, and physical performance, but does this product actually work?
- Natural Product
- Backed by GNC which is a well-known company
- Proprietary Blends(3 of them)
- Not enough ingredients that actually boost testosterone
- Seems like more of an anti-inflammatory and libido-enhancing product
Summary: When reviewing this product we came to the conclusion that Beyond Raw DTF isn’t what we were hoping for. The use of 3 proprietary blends worries us as we can’t know the exact doses of each ingredient and it also lacks research-backed testosterone-boosting ingredients.
About Beyond Raw DTF
Beyond Raw DTF is a product aimed at people that want to boost their testosterone, physical performance, as well as sex-drive. The GNC-exclusive brand Beyond Raw has had some successful products in the past so we expected them to deliver with DTF. In the Ingredients part of the review, we’ll go through each ingredient and what benefits you can expect from it.
How to Use Beyond Raw DTF
Beyond Raw DTF is consumed as a dietary supplement orally. GNC recommends that you take 3 tablets a day.
This essential vitamin is crucial for bone health as vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. We tend to get vitamin D naturally by exposing our skin to the sun, but if you’re someone who doesn’t get enough sunlight be it either because you work for most of the day, or if you live somewhere where you don’t see much sun vitamin D supplementation is a great way to prevent your bones from deteriorating.
Zinc is involved in hundreds of enzymes. There are many benefits of taking Zinc, but the most notable ones are the improvement of brain function, strengthening the immune system, and keeping testosterone levels optimal.
Also known as salt. This mineral can be found in any household as we use it for cooking on a daily basis. You might have heard that salt is bad for you and that you should reduce your salt intake. Why does this supplement contain sodium then? Well, during a workout we sweat a lot and by doing so we lose sodium. You might have noticed that sports drinks contain sodium. This is because Sodium is an electrolyte that helps maintain muscle function and hydration, and therefore it is crucial for your body to function properly. Doctors recommend the consumption of at least 3.4g of salt daily to maintain healthy levels of sodium in our bodies.
Tribulus Terrestris Fruit Extract
Even though some claim this ingredient boosts testosterone all research, for now, shows that this is not the case. What Tribulus will do is increase your sex drive and potentially help with infertility.
This mix of minerals is popular in traditional Indian medicine. Throughout history, it has been used as a testosterone enhancer and a pro-fertility aid. Even though you won’t see a huge testosterone boost, your sperm quality and count should notably increase helping you become more fertile.
Punica Granatum – it helps boost your immunity, reduces stress which is linked to lower testosterone levels, boosts fertility, fights erectile dysfunction, as well as many other benefits.
Theobroma Cacao – Cacao powder is a better option than Cocoa powder as it is processed at lower temperatures, and therefore loses fewer nutrients. Reduced blood pressure, as well as reduced inflammation, are the main benefits of Cacao powder, although there are many more.
Curcuma Longa – Curcumin is the main ingredient in Tumeric and it is responsible for its anti-inflammatory effects, the rise in antioxidant capacity of the body, as well as showing promise for prostate cancer prevention.
Trachyspermum Ammi – Carom seeds are incredibly nutritious, being rich in fiber, antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals. Because of this, they have been associated with health benefits and have long been used in traditional Indian medicine practices.
Cissus Quadrangularis – Cissus Quadrangularis is commonly used for bone health and weight loss. It is also used for conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hemorrhoids, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Sphaeranthus Indicus – this ingredient has been used in traditional Indian medicine for ages and has many benefits that people attribute to it. When it comes to research it’s not researched well enough, but it has once been shown to increase testosterone levels (secondary to inhibiting conversion to DHT) with a similar potency to Finasteride.
Mangifera Indica – also known as Mango. It has been an important crop in India for a thousand years. Not only are mangos tasty, but they also provide some health benefits such as the prevention of anemia and strengthening of bones with the help of vitamin K, antioxidant properties with the help of vitamin C, and reduced risk of cancer with the help of beta-carotene, and so on.
Often used in testosterone boosters as a way of increasing testosterone. There isn’t a lot of research but it could boost testosterone as a by-product with its anti-inflammatory effects.
Customer Reviews and Side Effects
Customer reviews on this product seem to be mixed. We believe this is because Beyond Raw DTF would work best for older males as it doesn’t have a lot of ingredients that will actually boost testosterone and rather ingredients that will help your body get a more natural level of testosterone. Some users reported increased blood sugar levels, agitation, irritation(possibly due to the mango bark extract), and some other not-so-serious problems. As previously mentioned, we don’t like that there are proprietary blends in this product and therefore we would immediately stay away from Beyond Raw DTF as you can’t be sure what doses of certain ingredients you’re taking.
Price and Value for Money?
Beyond Raw DTF will cost you $80 for a 30-day supply. This means that its price daily will be $2.66 which is on the more expensive side. When you take into consideration that the product isn’t the best on the market this price point can be hard to justify.
Conclusion to Beyond Raw DTF Review
Going into this review we had high hopes which dwindled the second we glanced over the ingredients list. The first thing that disappointed us was the use of proprietary blends which are an automatic red flag.
Secondly, Beyond Raw DTF doesn’t contain as many testosterone-boosting ingredients that are research-backed as we would like, so we feel that it shouldn’t be called a testosterone booster. Maybe a testosterone maintainer, but that is at best.
Beyond Raw DTF should help you if you are an athlete by reducing inflammation, hydration, bone health, and some other benefits. With that being said if you are searching for the best T-booster there are other supplements that are better suited for the job.