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What Is TST 1700?

TST 1700 is an all natural workout supplement that has a variety of potential benefits for athletes and bodybuilders of all skill levels. It can boost testosterone levels while also increasing energy and reducing recovery time. It is comprised entirely of researched natural substances, including mostly plant extracts and mineral compounds. This means it is safe to take for a wide variety of individuals and should have few or no side-effects compared to supplements that use many synthetic chemicals or compounds. It can serve as an important part of a rigorous diet and exercise program to build lean muscle mass more quickly.

 

Manufacturer

TST 1700 is produced by FitCrew USA. This is an American company based in Burbank, California. They are the creators of a variety of fitness and performance enhancing supplement products. The reviews associated with the company are mixed. Their products generally get average support.

FitCrew USA does not maintain a traditional website for their products, so it is difficult to get detailed information about the company. It does maintain relevant contact details through a link at the bottom of its advertising pages.

Most of its products, including TST 1700, appear as individual advertising pages. The company has developed a lot of hype and online commercial support surrounding its products, and this advertising is pushed on other media as well. Unlike many other companies, however, they do not seem to make much effort to go beyond the advertising hype and make an effort to explain or expand upon the products offered or their ingredients. They do not name any outside research firms or agencies that test or verify the efficacy of their products. In a market slammed with all sorts of supplement products that have highly questionable benefits, this is a mark against FitCrew USA and their product lines.

 

How TST 1700 Works?

TST 1700 is a natural workout booster that may have a variety of performance enhancing effects on the body. It uses various botanical and mineral ingredients to prompt the body to make or control certain substances that may indirectly have some effect on overall performance and muscle gain. The product can be considered primarily a testosterone booster because it does have mostly ingredients that may affect testosterone production and concentrations in the body, but its other ingredients will have additional effects that may be more noticeable to the athlete than hormone changes. This is especially true in the short term. Taken together, these effects should produce some noticeable changes in workout performance over a long period of time, so the supplement could better be considered an overall workout enhancing supplement.

In addition to testosterone boosting, the supplement’s additional ingredients play a strong role in increasing the body’s nitric oxide levels. This can have a much more immediate and potent effect on performance than hormone changes. Nitric oxide naturally increases bloodflow to skeletal muscle, which reduces recovery time and generally allows for greater performance during workouts. Over time, this combination allows for more training to be conducted which naturally leads to better results.

TST 1700 also has ingredients that boost energy levels, increase bloodflow and lessen inflammation. All of these effects will indirectly impact performance by allowing the body to work harder with less fatigue and shorter recovery times. Essentially, TST 1700 uses a variety of natural ingredients that work with the body to allow it to work for longer periods, work harder and work more often than would be possible without the supplement. When this is combined with appropriately rigorous workout routines and a proper diet, athletes should notice a positive effect over time.

 

Ingredients of TST 1700

When examining the ingredients of this supplement, it is important to note that since the FDA does not study or endorse any plant-based supplement, none of these ingredients have such endorsement. This does not necessarily mean that the products are not effective. Many of these extracts have been used effectively for hundreds of years for a variety of conditions.

Horny Goat Weed Leaf Extract

This is an herb common to Chinese medicine and is widely used throughout the world for a variety of conditions. Important to the athlete is the herb’s ability to increase bloodflow and nitric oxide levels in the body. It may also have some effect on hormones, including testosterone. This is not necessarily positive. Contrary to being a testosterone booster, this extract has been shown to contain plant-based estrogen, which may actually interfere with or lower testosterone levels when taken in high doses or for long periods of time. Since the extract has been shown to have an overall increase in hormone levels in both genders, then it can be assumed that either the effects of the estrogen are canceled out or the effect on male hormone creation levels is greater.

Tongkat Ali Root Extract

This is a natural testosterone boosting ingredient that probably accounts for TST 1700’s primary testosterone boosting effects. Tongkat Ali Root contains a chemical, Eurycomanone, which provides a critical dual effect on natural testosterone production in the body. First, the ingredient boosts overall testosterone production. This is what many testosterone boosting products aim to do. However, Tongkat Ali is superior because of its other effect, which is to suppress the body’s natural control on testosterone levels.

In normal circumstances, the body will only allow a certain maximum of testosterone to be created. This means that no matter how much of a testosterone boosting product you take, your levels will only go to a certain peak. This is a problem with many other natural test boosters that do not use an ingredient like Tongat Ali Root.

By deactivating this natural control on the body’s testosterone levels, Tongat Ali opens the door for much higher than normal testosterone levels without the use of synthetic hormone or artificial boosters. The body is still producing all of this hormone naturally. Turning off the body’s control mechanism is one of the only ways to get extremely high testosterone levels without using artificial hormones, making the Tongkat Ali Root one of the critical components of this supplement.

A study in 2003 in the UK showed that the root was significantly effective at boosting testosterone over a 12 week period compared to the placebo and that this led to a greater increase in lean mass by the end of the trial.

A slight problem with Tongkat Ali in this specific supplement is that there is no indication of its concentration or how much of the active compound is present. Without this information, the efficacy of the extract in TST 1700 is suspect.

Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract

Saw Palmetto is a common herbal supplement for men that has a proven effect on testosterone levels. It work primarily by blocking the formation of DHT, which is a derivative of testosterone made naturally in the body from normal testosterone. By blocking the formation of DHT, higher normal testosterone levels can be achieved. While not nearly as effective a testosterone booster as Tongkat Ali Root, Saw Palmetto still plays a unique role in pushing testosterone levels to their highest. It is important to note that muscle gain is determined primarily by regular testosterone and not DHT, so promoting one over the other is a common goal of testosterone boosters.

Orchic Substance

Orchic Substance is an odd addition to the ingredients list of TST 1700. It is the only animal-based product on the list. It is noteworthy that it is buried in the list of ingredients and it is not pulled out and advertised as much as the other ingredients.

Orchic Substance is an extract from the testicles of male cows. The substance is essentially a means of providing direct testosterone while maintaining a product that is all natural and free of artificial chemicals or additives. There is considerably less science behind Orchic Substance’s ability to boost testosterone. It is likely to have an extremely minor effect compared to the plant extracts on the list. It is also noteworthy to say that unlike the plant extract, Orchic Substance is not designed to help the body produce its own testosterone. It is essentially an extract of bovine testosterone. Since it is an animal product, there have also been concerns about possible contamination.

This is certainly one of the weakest and least desirable ingredients in the supplement. Assuming it actually does provide a source of usable testosterone, which is questionable, then it may be the ingredient that provides an initial boost in testosterone levels compared to the other ingredients, which take time to build an effect.

Wild Yam Root Extract

This is another very weak ingredient on the list that is not pushed in advertising for obvious reasons. Wild Yam root has been shown to effect hormone levels, but primarily has an effect on estrogen and has been used primarily to treat menstrual problems in women. It is not clear what, if any effect, it has on male hormone levels or performance. It is generally unclear why it is included in this formula at all, and it should generally not be considered a useful ingredient. It may have a minor effect on inflammation, but it is certainly not the best product for the job. Its potential to increase estrogen levels makes it at worst a liability for male athletic performance and testosterone boosting. The formula would probably be better off without this ingredient.

Sarsaparilla Root Extract

This root extract has been shown to decrease inflammation and increase bloodflow and energy levels. These are all positive effects for workout performance. Athletes can expect a minor increase in the ease and intensity of their workouts compared to when they were not taking the supplement due to these effects. Unlike artificial stimulants, which may also simulate higher energy levels and less fatigue, this extract will not come with undesirable side effects like rapid heart beat or vertigo.

Nettle Root Extract

Nettle is a common plant compound used to enhance testosterone levels. It works by preventing free testosterone from being rendered unusable. Only free testosterone has an effect on the body. The body controls the levels of free testosterone by producing male hormone binding globulin. By preventing free testosterone from binding to SHBG, real usable levels of testosterone can be maintained. While not a significant booster alone, nettle root becomes a significant part of the formula found in TST 1700 when combined with Saw Palmetto and Tongkat Ali Root Extract.

Boron Amino Acid Chelate

This is essentially a boron supplement. It carries the term “chelated” because the mineral has been combined with amino acids. This makes the mineral more useful and bioavailable to the body, which is a good thing.

Boron, a trace mineral, has been shown to have a variety of positive effects on health and athletic performance. It is also a substance that is usually lacking in a normal diet, even when that diet is very healthy in other respects. This is because Boron levels in soil are generally low, and the mineral never makes it into the plant foods. This is a great addition to round out this formula.

 

Advantages

As a supplement, TST 1700 has a potent combination of testosterone boosting natural ingredients that are supported by complementary ingredients for a good overall increase in athletic performance. It is nice that it does not have many redundant ingredients. All of its testosterone boosting ingredients play a slightly different role in increase overall testosterone levels, and it is one of the few boosters that combines these specific ingredients. Although a few of its ingredients have highly questionable efficacy, the product overall represents a good testosterone boosting formula that should have some additional workout enhancing effects.

 

Certificates

This product does not currently carry any certification or professional endorsement. While many of its ingredients are widely used for testosterone boosting or the treatment of hormone-related conditions, they do not carry any special certification either.

 

Testimonials

This supplement has worked great for me. As a professional athlete, my continued performance was very important to me. I started to notice a lag in my energy levels and my performance. TST 1700 fixed that problem for me. I felt a boost of energy very soon after I began taking the supplement, and the effects have only increased over time. I’m now performing much better than I was before.

– Robert Z., Orlando, FL

I love that this product is based on all natural extracts and ingredients. Too many boosting products and athletic enhancers are full of artificial chemicals or hormones that do who knows what to your body. At least when I take this I can have the peace of mind that I’m working in harmony with my body.

– Brian D., San Antonio, TX

This is one of the best test boosting products I’ve tried. I’ve done the rounds, using lots of testosterone boosting products. Too many of them either didn’t seem to have much effect or had an effect at first but didn’t hold up in the long haul. This supplement is different on both counts. I can felt it working in the first week, and my performance has continued to improve many weeks later.

– Mike M., Salt Lake City, UT

 

Awards & Media Coverage

TST 1700 has been widely covered in the media according the manufacturer’s website. It has been advertised in numerous well-known and respected health and fitness magazines and publications, including Men’s Health, Maxim, Men’s Fitness and Men’s Journal.

While it is well advertised and covered in the media, it has not one any specific awards, accolades or endorsements beyond those provided by previous users.

 

Money-back Guarantee

The company does not offer an explicit money back guarantee on this product. In the text of their Terms of Use, they do specify a return policy that includes a refund under certain conditions. This is not quite the same as a guarantee. A customer seeking to return the product will need to call the company and obtain an authorization number to include on the return packaging. The package must be returned within 30 days of the original order, and the customer is responsible for return shipping. There is also a $20.00 restocking fee associated with the return, so it is not entirely a refund.

 

Shipping

The manufacturer offers standard, international and military or diplomatic shipping options. All orders are shipped from Van Nuys, CA. All orders are processed within 1 day. Standard shipping times are estimated at 2-5 days. International shipping is estimated at 2-3 weeks. Military and diplomatic overseas shipping is estimated at 2-4 weeks. This is relatively standard for the industry.

 

Customer Support

The manufacturer provides contact information for customer support on the product website. Including a mailing address, email address and phone number. While the provision of full contact information is better than some companies, the actual availability or quality of customer support is suspect. The manufacturer does not explicitly advertise customer support nor does it do much to encourage concerned customers to make contact. It is likely that customer support will be minimal and will primarily be handling returns or billing problems.

 

Safe & Secure Checkout

The webpage advertising the product displays a variety of security labels and logos to ensure customers of the privacy and safety of their personal information and billing information. Since some personal information is entered on the product page to register for the free trial, this page has appropriate security marks in the address bar. The entry box also displays SSL Secure and McAfee secure logos, which is more than many other companies. Customers can be assured at least that their online entry information is secure.

 

Pricing & Free Trial

TST 1700 is offered as a free trial from the manufacturer. This trial is pushed on the advertising page. The actual price of the product is not displayed before the customer enters information for the trial. The Terms of Use page more fully describes the pricing situation that customers should be fully aware of before committing to the trial. As in most free trial situations, customers will need to be very careful about the times and prices associated with the trial offer. This is displayed, albeit in very fine print, when the customer is asked to enter payment information for the free trial offer.

Take note that while this trial is indeed free, customers are required to enter billing information upfront. This is because as soon as the trail period ends, customers are automatically enrolled in an incredibly expensive membership program that is billed at almost $90 per month.

This price is nothing short of extravagant for a 1-month supply of what is essentially a mix of herbal supplements and extracts. Even if the extracts provided are of the highest and purest quality, which is difficult to determine from the ingredient information given, the price would still be considerably higher than the average price for a testosterone booster.

It is also noteworthy to understand that while the trial offer provides 30 days of product, the trial period expires after only 14 days. Customers will be charged the membership fee before even using all of the free product provided. It is also important to understand that as with most testosterone boosters, the full effect or efficacy of the product may not be adequately known within 14 days, since it can take several weeks or more for the body’s testosterone production to fully activate and rise to noticeably high levels.

Customers are advised to be exceedingly careful with this free trial offer that may actually end up being a significant monthly expense. This situation sets TST 1700 apart from most other test boosting products in that it works primarily as a membership subscription. There is not a clear option to buy the product as needed without following the subscription program.

Pros

  • It is composed of all natural ingredients.
  • It has an effective blend of complimentary testosterone boosting ingredients.
  • It goes beyond boosting testosterone to provide overall workout enhancement.
  • It does not contain filler ingredients.

Cons

  • Some of its products have highly questionable efficacy.
  • It contains products that may boost estrogen levels.
  • There is limited research showing the effectiveness of many of its ingredients.

TST 1700

Summary: TST 1700 is an all natural supplement composed mostly of herbal and plant-based extracts that serves to increase athletic performance. Many of its ingredients work as effective testosterone boosters. It also has other ingredients that improve performance by lowering inflammation, increasing blood-flow, increasing energy level and reducing recovery time. It works with the body to increase performance without the addition of any artificial chemicals or hormones.

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