What does ALPHARAW do?
ALPHARAW is a testosterone booster from the guys at Raw One, it has claims to promote:
- Muscle Mass
In our report, we sleuth around the ingredients and servings of this supplement to see how effective it really is.
Table of Contents
- 1 What does ALPHARAW do?
- 2 Who makes ALPHARAW: Raw One
- 3 ALPHARAW Ingredients: How’s it looking?
- 4 Ingredient Profile Summary
- 5 Side Effects – Is ALPHARAW Safe?
- 6 Is it the best we’ve seen?
- 7 How many servings is ALPHARAW a day?
- 8 Is there a way to improve ALPHARAW?
- 9 ALPHARAW Review Summary – Is it worth it?
Who makes ALPHARAW: Raw One
Raw One is a British based supplements company that we struggled to find much information about. It appears to be located in Tyne and Wear, UK, but we couldn’t find a website.
They make other supplements such as ZMA’s which suggests they are looking to set up a full brand. We were alerted to ALPHARAW by request of one of our readers – we hadn’t heard of Raw One until then.
We get the feeling Raw One is new to the market, and we look forward to seeing more of them.
ALPHARAW Ingredients: How’s it looking?
They could be better. Don’t get us wrong, there are some good ingredients in ALPHARAW, however, not all of them have a great reputation.
Although it is an all natural testosterone booster and safe to use in our opinion, it seems to be lacking in a few areas.
Some of the ingredients in here don’t have the full studies to support them. In other areas we think some ingredients should be added to help with testosterone production and promotion.
Here’s the full look at the ingredient list:
This is a good start to ALPHARAW. Fenugreek is an ingredient that we love coming across in our reviews.
Why? Because not only is good for boosting testosterone, it can also help with your libido.
So, how does it work?
Fenugreek promotes testosterone via the influence that it has on your blood sugar. It can help to regulate and lower it. This is important because when your insulin levels are high they can have a direct effect on your testosterone and lower it.
This is all down to a process in your body known as homestasis, which is essentially how your body balances your hormones. The more you have of one hormone, the less you have of another.
In this case, the more insulin – the less testosterone. Fenugreek helps by creating a better balance between your blood sugar and testosterone, which allows your T to grow.
It’s a good addition to this supplement.
This isn’t a testosterone booster in ALPHARAW, but it may be able to help in other ways.
Ginkgo Biloba is thought to help with cognition. It’s thought to help improve your brainpower. However, there are studies out there both for and against it.
In some studies, Ginkgo Biloba is seen to help improve cognition in subjects, where in other cases, subjects claim that they feel no effects.
At the moment, it’s too unclear to know if Ginkgo actually works and many researchers have written it off the benefits as a placebo effect.
More research is definitely needed, and we can’t see it being much help in this testosterone booster.
Tribulus Terrestris Extract
Another risky choice in ALPHARAW. Tribulus isn’t dangerous, but there’s a lot of evidence that suggests that it may not work in this supplement.
There are studies out there which show that Tribulus can help to promote testosterone – however, there is a catch. Tribulus has only been seen to help promote testosterone in animal studies.
The same results have not been seen to scale up to human studies. It’s unlikely that you will experience the same benefits.
Tribulus is also getting a reputation on the market for being a ‘fad’ ingredient. Those animal studies have given it a lot of marketing hype, and it seems to be becoming more and more common.
It’s a shame that ALPHARAW have fallen prey to this.
Watercress Herb Extract / Broccoli Sprout Extract
We’ve grouped both of these ingredients together as they both offer the same kind of benefit in ALPHARAW.
Both watercress and broccoli contain DIM. DIM is a compound that is found numerous green vegetables which can help to suppress estrogen – the female hormone.
Research into it has become more and more promising over the last few years. It may be able to help reduce your overall levels of the female hormone. This is good because it can help give your testosterone levels a better environment to grow in.
This is also a good option in ALPHARAW although it doesn’t actually promote testosterone.
Maca extract is more of a male fertility aid. Some research has shown that it can help raise libido and sex drive. Another study has shown that it can also help to promote sperm quality which can help to make you more fertile.
This can help to make you more potent in general. It won’t help in the gym, but it may help in the bedroom.
Again, this is another ingredient in ALPHARAW that may require further studies to come out.
There are some claims that Garlic can help to promote testosterone, and there is some merit for this. However, it should also be noted that all of these studies are on animals.
There’s no evidence that it gives the same benefits to humans. This is important. If there are no human studies, how can you know if it will have the same effects.
It may not give you the benefits you’re looking for. We suggest waiting until further research comes out.
Oat Straw (Avena Sativa)
This isn’t a great option in ALPHARAW. Oat Straw is used in testosterone boosters because it contains Avena Sativa.
Avena Sativa is thought to help promote testosterone levels, however, there’s not much evidence out there to show that it actually works.
More studies are needed on this nutrient before we can recommend it for its effectiveness.
Black Pepper Extract
This isn’t a testosterone booster in ALPHARAW, but it is a nice addition.
Black Pepper, also known as Piper Nigrum is a great support in any supplement. It helps by improving your body’s absorption of nutrients. This can help you to get more out the supplement you’re using and speed up the time it takes to activate in your system.
Ingredient Profile Summary
If we have to be honest, the strongest ingredients in here are the Fenugreek, followed shortly by the Watercress and then the Broccoli.
There seems to be things in here to help with creating a better environment for testosterone to grow, but nothing to help with production of either serum or free testosterone.
Some of the other ingredients in here which claim to do that either only work in animal studies or not at all.
There is room for improvement when it comes to the ingredient profile in here.
We’ll talk more about that later.
Side Effects – Is ALPHARAW Safe?
It should be fine. All the ingredients in here are completely natural, you shouldn’t run into any problems from using it.
The only thing we would say is that being safe and being effective are two different things. In our opinion, until some changes are made, it is only safe but not that effective.
If you have any concerns about using this supplement we suggest you speak to your doctor first, especially if you have any preexisting medical conditions.
How many servings is ALPHARAW a day?
ALPHARAW claim you should have between 1 – 3 servings a day of their product.
This is confusing as they don’t give us a direct recommendation. In our opinion, we suggest you go with 3 servings a day. This gives your body a constant supply of the nutrients you need to keep your testosterone with a flow of nutrients and on the rise.
However, if you do this, you will burn through your supply a lot faster.
If there’s one serving a day, you’re only getting a top up of those nutrients every 24 hours. Which isn’t ideal.
More clarity is needed by the guys at Raw One.
Is there a way to improve ALPHARAW?
First, the servings need to be clearer, we need to know how much we’re supposed to be taking a day.
Secondly, the ingredients. More testosterone producers and free testosterone promoters are needed here.
Our recommendation is for Vitmain D3 and Zinc for testosterone production. D3 is techincally a hormone and has a lot of evidence for helping raise the male hormone – especially when it is taken in larger amounts.
Whereas Zinc is used by your brain for chemical reactions to help improve your overall levels of the Luteinizing Hormone (LH). LH is your brain’s precursor to both growth hormone and testosterone.
The more LH you have in your system, the more support your testosterone levels have to grow.
ALPHARAW Review Summary – Is it worth it?
As you can see, although the design for ALPHARAW looks great, the ingredients could do with a lot of improvements.
We like the Fenugreek and the suppliers of DIM, but aside from that, there’s not much that makes it worth the purchase. There are better options out there.
Reasons to buy
Contains Fenugreek and DIM – Both of which can help create a better environment for your testosterone to grow.
Potential for 3 servings a day – 3 servings a day would be great for constantly fuelling your testosterone.
Reasons to not buy
Not many effective ingredients – The majority of the ingredients in here don’t have the studies to support that they work in humans for testosterone.
Serving instructions unclear – There’s a big difference between 1 serving a day and 3 servings a day. It’s not clear in ALPHARAW which they prefer you do.
Missing testosterone (serum and free) promoters – More ingredients could be added here to help your body create more testosterone.