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Test 1700 by GNC Review
Test 1700 is a testosterone booster manufactured by GNC. It ranks 238 out of 286 testosterone boosters and earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.
Test 1700 earned a thumbs-down recommendation. This recommendation is based on the criteria listed below. To earn an overall thumbs-up recommendation, a product must earn a thumbs-up in at least four of the seven areas below. Click on a graded area for an in-depth analysis.
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Test 1700 earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.69. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Test 1700 is made up of a mix of both high and low-quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results.
This category illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredients. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The database grades products on how effective their ingredients are. The effectiveness rating of supplement products is evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 is the most effective, 1.0 is the least effective.
Test 1700 earned a thumbs-down in this category because it contains 0% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients. A product must contain at least 75% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category rates a product's ingredient makeup. A product should contain mostly extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients with little or no ineffective ones. The database categorizes ingredients as extremely, moderately, or ineffective based on conclusions from research articles.
Test 1700 contains:
- unrated ingredients: 6 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
- total ingredients: 17
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) 600mg||2.5 out of 3|
|Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia) 50mg||2.1 out of 3|
|HMB 100mg||2 out of 3|
|Colostrum Powder 100mg||1.9 out of 3|
|Zinc 1mg||1.8 out of 3|
|Antler Velvet Extract 250mg||1.7 out of 3|
|Magnesium 25mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Fenugreek 600mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Tribulus Terrestris 500mg||1.4 out of 3|
|Diindolylmethane 1mg||1 out of 3|
|Ganoderma Lucidum Amount not listed.||1 out of 3|
|Sage Extract*||not rated|
|Rhaponticum Carthamoides Extract*||not rated|
|Maitake Extract*||not rated|
|Shiitake Mushroom Extract*||not rated|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||1.69|
Note: These ingredients are accurate as of March 28, 2021.
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Test 1700 earned a thumbs-down in this category because 17% of its ingredients are dosed within the effective range. Seventy-five (75)% of product's ingredients must be dosed within the effective range to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category compares a product's ingredient dosing to effective doses found in research articles and doses used in other products. When researchers study the efficacy of supplement ingredients, they use specific doses. Manufacturers should create products with ingredient doses that fall within established effective ranges.
Test 1700 Dosing Compared to Research
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Test 1700 to amounts used in research articles. The first column contains the name of the ingredient as well as the amount. The second column contains the range of effective doses for that ingredient. Note: not all ingredients in the database contain dosing information; only ingredients with scientific dosing information are included in this analysis.
A green checkmark is shown if the ingredient amount falls within the effective range.
A down arrow is shown if an ingredient amount is lower than the effective range.
|Ingredient & Amount||Effective Range|
|Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) 0.6g||0.5g - 1.002g|
|Tribulus Terrestris 0.5g||0.75g - 1.25g|
|Antler Velvet Extract 0.25g||0.3g - 2.7g|
|Colostrum Powder 0.1g||10g - 60g|
|HMB 0.1g||1.5g - 3.42g|
|Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia) 50mg||100mg - 200mg|
Test 1700 Dosing Compared to Other Products
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Test 1700 to amounts used in other products. The first column displays the ingredient and amount. The second column displays the average amount of the ingredient found across all products in the database. The final column displays the range found across all products in the database.
An orange up or down arrow is shown if the ingredient amount is higher or lower than the average.
An equal sign is shown if the ingredient amount is equal to the average.
|Ingredient & Amount||Average||Range|
|Magnesium 0.03g||0.12g||0g - 1g|
|Zinc 0g||0.03g||0g - 3.12g|
|Fenugreek 0.6g||0.39g||0.01g - 1.1g|
|Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) 0.6g||0.54g||0g - 62.5g|
|Tribulus Terrestris 0.5g||0.49g||0.02g - 2g|
|Antler Velvet Extract 0.25g||0.14g||0.05g - 1g|
|Chrysin 200mg||101.92mg||50mg - 500mg|
|Sage Extract 100mg||155.5mg||3.5mg - 650mg|
|Colostrum Powder 0.1g||0.53g||0.1g - 1g|
|HMB 0.1g||1.45g||0.01g - 3g|
|Indole-3-Carbinol 99mg||183.08mg||1mg - 450mg|
|Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia) 50mg||171.09mg||5mg - 800mg|
|Rhaponticum Carthamoides Extract 50mg||183.33mg||50mg - 300mg|
|Diindolylmethane 1mg||133.3mg||1mg - 300mg|
Test 1700 earned a thumbs-down in this category because 69% of its claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. Seventy-five (75)% of a product's claims must be rated as extremely or moderately effective to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall picture of how well a product does or doesn't work. Individual studies research an ingredient's effects on certain claims. For example: does creatine monohydrate increase strength, or does beta alanine improve running performance?
The Supplement Database compiles the conclusions of these studies, and based on a product's ingredient makeup, calculates how well a product does on various claims. The claims below are organized by effectiveness (extremely, moderately, ineffective).
Test 1700 is extremely effective at:
Test 1700 is moderately effective at:
- improve immune function
- increase muscle mass
- decrease protein breakdown
- lower total cholesterol levels
- decrease cortisol levels
- increase testosterone
- improve recovery
- decrease body fat
- increase strength
- improve mood
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- improve running performance
- increase levels of growth hormone
- decrease fatigue
- reduce muscle soreness
- lower blood pressure
Test 1700 is ineffective at:
- lower triglyceride levels
- improve glucose control
- reduce duration of the common cold
- improve rowing performance
- increase luteinizing hormone
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
- increase DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels
- improve cycling performance
- improve muscular endurance
- increase fat burning
Test 1700 earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 20. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 20 means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product's ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid.
The research rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient makeup. Manufacturers often rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients. They may also only use a very small amount of cherry-picked research as a poor justification to use certain ingredients.
The amount of research contained in the database on a product's ingredients determines its research rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of thoroughly researched ingredients.
Test 1700 earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 82% of its ingredient amounts. A product must disclose all ingredient amounts to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Nutrition label transparency refers to how many ingredients are listed with amounts on the product label. Many supplement manufacturers hide ingredient amounts under the guise of great-sounding proprietary blends such as "Maximum Muscular Size Enhancer" or "Anabolic Cell Strength Matrix."
When manufacturers use proprietary blends, they can hide ingredient amounts making it difficult for consumers to know whether a product is effective.
Test 1700 contains:
- total ingredients: 17
- ingredients with amounts listed: 14
- ingredients without amounts listed: 3
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 82%
The label below was generated from the information contained in the database about the product's ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.
Test 1700 earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 238 out of 286 in the testosterone booster category (bottom third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Test 1700 ranks 238 out of 286 in the Testosterone Boosters category and 4,320 out of 4,597 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked testosterone booster. Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
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Test 1700 vs Other GNC Testosterone Boosters
Manufacturers often create multiple products within the same category. These products are sometimes similar but marketed to different consumers with varying prices. The following table allows you to compare Test 1700 against its sister products; products manufactured by GNC within the testosterone boosters category.
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|Effectiveness Rating||rating is greater or equal to the required 1.5|
|Ingredients||less than 75% of ingredients are rated as effective|
|Ingredient Dosing||less than 75% of ingredients are dosed properly|
|Claims||less than 75% of claims are rated as effective|
|Research Rating||research rating is lower than the required 60|
|Nutrition Label Transparency||does not disclose all ingredient amounts on label|
|Ranking Within Category||ranks in the bottom third of category|
|Overall Recommendation||received a thumbs down in the majority of areas|