• Naturally boosts testosterone levels
  • Boosts muscle pumps
  • Lots of pills to swallow
8.3Overall Score

When you really boil it down, the formula for muscle building is pretty simple. More testosterone equals more muscle. GNC’s latest attempt to attract those looking for a natural testosterone booster is called Beyond RAW RE-TEST.

If you’re releasing a new testosterone booster at this point, it’s not going to be easy to break through the clutter. The only way to grab consumer’s attention is through concentrated ingredient dosages, or unique ingredients.

Here’s everything you need to know before buying RAW RE-TEST.

Inside Beyond RAW RE-TEST

The first two ingredients in RAW RE-TEST pass the test of having a concentrated ingredient dose. You’re going to get over a gram of tribulus terrestris and 600 mg of fenugreek.

Tribulus and Testofen both contain powerful saponin compounds, which naturally increase luteinizing hormone in the pituitary gland. This extra luteinizing hormone signals the body to naturally increase testosterone production.

You’re also going to find some pretty unique ingredients in RE-TEST. A couple of these include ursolic acid and indole-carbinol-3. Ursolic acid is a phytochemical found in apple peels, and has gotten a lot of attention recently.

The only ursolic acid studies I was able to find are limited to animal studies, but this compound is shown to increase lean muscle mass and help reduce fat. [1],[2]

The thing to remember when boosting testosterone, is that the body will also increase estrogen. This is where indole-carbinol-3 comes in. It’ s a natural estrogen blocker which is going to help balance hormones and prevent estrogen from climbing too high.

Another effective ingredient is going to be the DHEA in here. DHEA levels decline due to age and physical stress. Studies suggest that supplementing with DHEA enhances muscle recovery and boosts recovery after resistance exercise.[3]

The Power of The Pump

One of the best ways to naturally increase testosterone and growth hormone levels is by lifting heavy weights. Beyond RAW RE-TEST includes a vasodilator matrix to improve muscle pumps and boost strength and endurance during your workout.

It’s going to include ingredients like agmatine and citrulline. Agmatine is an arginine different which has superior absorption and delivery because it utilizes the reverse nitric oxide pathway and doesn’t degrade as easily as regular arginine.

Treat Yourself To More Testosterone

It was nice to see GNC include specific ingredient amounts for Beyond RAW RE-TEST. Additionally, you’re going to find concentrated dosages of effective ingredients like tribulus and Tesotfen.

You’re also going to get agmatine sulfate and citrulline to increase blood flow, improve muscle pumps and enhance your overall workout performance. This will also help you stimulate greater natural testosterone production.


[1] Kunkel SD, et al. mRNA expression signatures of human skeletal muscle atrophy identify a natural compound that increases muscle mass. Cell Metab. (2011)

[2] Kim J, et al. Anti-lipase and lipolytic activities of ursolic acid isolated from the roots of Actinidia arguta. Arch Pharm Res. (2009)

[3] Brown GA, Vukovich MD, Sharp RL, Reifenrath TA, Parsons KA, King DS. Effect of oral DHEA on serum testosterone and adaptations to resistance training in young men J Appl Physiol (1985). 1999 Dec;87(6):2274-83.

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

4 Responses

  1. Barry

    I started taking re-test by GNC about a week ago . So far I’ve made some pretty good gains and seem to be more aggressive in the gym.


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