{"id":556965593161,"title":"Roman Testosterone Support Review: The Best T Booster?","created_at":"2022-09-16T22:43:23-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Roman Testosterone Support Review: The Best T Booster?\",\n \"keywords\": \"roman, roman testosterone support, roman testosterone support review, roman testosterone support reviews, does roman testosterone support work\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews every ingredient in Roman Testosterone Support to give our take on whether the supplement is safe and effective for improving testosterone levels. We explain why we consider the product's Amazon review rating to be questionable.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/roman-testosterone-support-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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All statements are merely the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to weight loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eR\u003c\/span\u003eoman is a popular men’s health brand that sells a variety of products tailored to sexual performance. We previously reviewed \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/roman-swipes-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman Swipes\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and the brand sells a dietary supplement called Roman Testosterone Support that we’ll be reviewing in this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe will analyze every ingredient based on published medical research to provide our determination on whether this supplement is likely to improve testosterone levels or whether it’s a waste of money. We’ll highlight ingredients we find to be questionable, and share reviews from real users of the supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Roman_Testosterone_Support_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1663382727\" alt=\"Roman Testosterone Support ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of writing this article, Roman does not appear to publish a Supplement Facts label on the product page of their website which is unacceptable. This information is important for consumer safety and we urge the brand to publish it on their website. The above label is from the product’s Amazon listing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe majority of the active ingredients in Roman Testosterone Support are a blend of vitamins and minerals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eVitamin D3\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the most absorbable form of Vitamin D, but we cannot identify any medical studies finding it to be effective for improving testosterone levels in men with normal levels of Vitamin D to begin with.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28938446\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in 2017 examined whether Vitamin D3 supplementation could increase testosterone levels in healthy middle-aged men. Trial participants either received 10,000 International Units (IU) of Vitamin D3 per week or placebo for 12 weeks. The researchers concluded the following: “Vitamin D treatment had no effect on [testosterone] levels.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMagnesium\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was found to increase testosterone when supplemented in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20352370\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, but the dosage used in the trial was equivalent to more than double the dose in Roman’s supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ezinc\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e in Roman Testosterone Support may be similarly underdosed. An extensive \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30767598\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAging Male\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal analyzed data from many individual trials on zinc and testosterone, and concluded that 220 milligrams (mg) of zinc sulfate was a “safe recommendation” for improving testosterone levels. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eRoman’s supplement only provides 30 mg of zinc sulfate, or barely over 10% of what appears to be a therapeutic dose.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe cannot identify any medical studies suggesting that supplemental \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecopper\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is effective for improving testosterone levels.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend supplementing with random blends of vitamins and minerals in any case, as we have not come across any convincing medical research that patients with healthy blood levels of a vitamin or mineral benefit from its supplementation, so the practice seems illogical.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAn individual with low blood levels of Vitamin D is likely to benefit from Vitamin D supplementation, but taking supplemental Vitamin D without being deficient in the nutrient is a waste of money and potentially harmful.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA wellness brand \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.cbc.ca\/news\/canada\/british-columbia\/wellness-milkshakes-chronic-vitamin-overdose-1.6363562\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003erecently had to recall\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e several products from the market due to over-fortification with vitamins causing toxicity in some customers, which illustrates why we consider it to be illogical to supplement with vitamins and minerals without first knowing blood levels of those vitamins and minerals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are two active herbal ingredients in Roman Testosterone Support: organic ashwagandha root extract and maca root powder.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAshwagandha root extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is one of the most promising herbal compounds for testosterone support, and appears to be effectively dosed in Roman’s supplement. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC4658772\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that ashwagandha root extract at the exact same dose as in Roman Testosterone Support increased testosterone levels by 15.3% in young, healthy men. This result is even more impressive given that younger men have higher testosterone levels at baseline.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMaca root powder\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is typically used for libido (sex drive) enhancement. We cannot locate any medical studies suggesting it improves testosterone levels. We do not recommend consuming raw maca root powder, as this is an indigestible plant, much like potato, that can cause digestive discomfort (note that potato is never consumed raw). We would only recommend gelatinized maca root powder.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we do believe this supplement is likely to improve testosterone levels due to the effective dose of ashwagandha root extract. However, we cannot recommend this supplement overall because it contains a blend of vitamins and minerals, and we don’t recommend supplementing with blends of vitamins and minerals without a documented deficiency. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSince ashwagandha is the only ingredient we can identify as effective in this formulation, it would be simpler (and likely cheaper) to supplement with that alone at the same 600 mg daily dosage.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eQuestionable Amazon Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRoman Testosterone Support is available on Amazon, but the supplement receives an “F” grade \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/roman-testosterone-support-hormone-free-men-s-daily-nutritional-supplement-with-ashwagandha-to-support-healthy-testosterone-levels-magnesium-to-support-muscle-health-30-day-supply-120-tablets\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003efrom FakeSpot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a software tool that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. FakeSpot typically publishes an “Adjusted Rating” after removing said reviews, but in this case the company states that there are “insufficient reliable reviews” to even issue an adjusted rating.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review is published by a user named “Darryl Scott” who claims the supplement improved his sexual performance:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003eGood help for erectile disfunction and seems to make my memory better.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review comes from a user named “Jeff” who received a damaged product:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Received my package today with the contents dumped in the bag..the top was off of the bottle and the safety seal was torn open. Can’t believe this was on accident!”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHuge Price Discrepancy\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of writing this article, Roman Testosterone Support is nearly 50% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis supplement is currently retailing for \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$18.80 on Amazon\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and $35 for a monthly supply on Roman’s website. One bottle provides 30 servings, so the $18.80 purchase on Amazon should last a month.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAlthough we don’t recommend this supplement, we would certainly recommend that consumers set on purchasing it do so on Amazon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eRoman Testosterone Support Pros and Cons\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the good and bad aspects of this product in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePros:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLikely effective\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo harmful inactive ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRelatively cheap\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eCons:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVitamin and mineral blend\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMaca may upset digestive system\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo Supplement Facts label on brand website\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile we do believe that Roman Testosterone Support is likely to be effective at improving testosterone levels, we cannot recommend the product due to the inclusion of a vitamin and mineral blend. We do not recommend that individuals supplement with vitamins and minerals without any data suggesting they’re deficient in those vitamins and minerals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe are only able to identify one effective ingredient in Roman’s supplement: ashwagandha root powder at a dosage of 600 mg. We would recommend supplementing that in isolation to avoid the vitamin and mineral blend.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis supplement received a very poor grade from FakeSpot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fake Amazon reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor those who are interested in purchasing Roman Testosterone Support, doing so on Amazon will save a significant amount of money compared to using the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-09-16T22:53:52-04:00","updated_at":"2022-10-23T02:23:55-04:00","summary_html":"We review every ingredient in Roman Testosterone Support to give our take on whether the supplement is safe and effective for improving testosterone levels. We explain why we consider the product's Amazon review rating to be questionable.","template_suffix":"","handle":"roman-testosterone-support-review","tags":"_related:testosterone"}

Roman Testosterone Support Review: The Best T Booster?

Roman Testosterone Support Review: The Best T Booster?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice. All statements are merely the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to weight loss.

Roman is a popular men’s health brand that sells a variety of products tailored to sexual performance. We previously reviewed Roman Swipes, and the brand sells a dietary supplement called Roman Testosterone Support that we’ll be reviewing in this article.

We will analyze every ingredient based on published medical research to provide our determination on whether this supplement is likely to improve testosterone levels or whether it’s a waste of money. We’ll highlight ingredients we find to be questionable, and share reviews from real users of the supplement.

Ingredient Review

Roman Testosterone Support ingredients

At the time of writing this article, Roman does not appear to publish a Supplement Facts label on the product page of their website which is unacceptable. This information is important for consumer safety and we urge the brand to publish it on their website. The above label is from the product’s Amazon listing.

The majority of the active ingredients in Roman Testosterone Support are a blend of vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin D3 is the most absorbable form of Vitamin D, but we cannot identify any medical studies finding it to be effective for improving testosterone levels in men with normal levels of Vitamin D to begin with.

A clinical trial published in 2017 examined whether Vitamin D3 supplementation could increase testosterone levels in healthy middle-aged men. Trial participants either received 10,000 International Units (IU) of Vitamin D3 per week or placebo for 12 weeks. The researchers concluded the following: “Vitamin D treatment had no effect on [testosterone] levels.”

Magnesium was found to increase testosterone when supplemented in a clinical trial, but the dosage used in the trial was equivalent to more than double the dose in Roman’s supplement.

The zinc in Roman Testosterone Support may be similarly underdosed. An extensive medical review published in the Aging Male journal analyzed data from many individual trials on zinc and testosterone, and concluded that 220 milligrams (mg) of zinc sulfate was a “safe recommendation” for improving testosterone levels. Roman’s supplement only provides 30 mg of zinc sulfate, or barely over 10% of what appears to be a therapeutic dose.

We cannot identify any medical studies suggesting that supplemental copper is effective for improving testosterone levels.

We do not recommend supplementing with random blends of vitamins and minerals in any case, as we have not come across any convincing medical research that patients with healthy blood levels of a vitamin or mineral benefit from its supplementation, so the practice seems illogical.

An individual with low blood levels of Vitamin D is likely to benefit from Vitamin D supplementation, but taking supplemental Vitamin D without being deficient in the nutrient is a waste of money and potentially harmful.

A wellness brand recently had to recall several products from the market due to over-fortification with vitamins causing toxicity in some customers, which illustrates why we consider it to be illogical to supplement with vitamins and minerals without first knowing blood levels of those vitamins and minerals.

There are two active herbal ingredients in Roman Testosterone Support: organic ashwagandha root extract and maca root powder.

Ashwagandha root extract is one of the most promising herbal compounds for testosterone support, and appears to be effectively dosed in Roman’s supplement. A clinical trial published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that ashwagandha root extract at the exact same dose as in Roman Testosterone Support increased testosterone levels by 15.3% in young, healthy men. This result is even more impressive given that younger men have higher testosterone levels at baseline.

Maca root powder is typically used for libido (sex drive) enhancement. We cannot locate any medical studies suggesting it improves testosterone levels. We do not recommend consuming raw maca root powder, as this is an indigestible plant, much like potato, that can cause digestive discomfort (note that potato is never consumed raw). We would only recommend gelatinized maca root powder.

Overall we do believe this supplement is likely to improve testosterone levels due to the effective dose of ashwagandha root extract. However, we cannot recommend this supplement overall because it contains a blend of vitamins and minerals, and we don’t recommend supplementing with blends of vitamins and minerals without a documented deficiency. 

Since ashwagandha is the only ingredient we can identify as effective in this formulation, it would be simpler (and likely cheaper) to supplement with that alone at the same 600 mg daily dosage.

Questionable Amazon Reviews

Roman Testosterone Support is available on Amazon, but the supplement receives an “F” grade from FakeSpot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. FakeSpot typically publishes an “Adjusted Rating” after removing said reviews, but in this case the company states that there are “insufficient reliable reviews” to even issue an adjusted rating.

The top positive review is published by a user named “Darryl Scott” who claims the supplement improved his sexual performance:

Good help for erectile disfunction and seems to make my memory better.

The top negative review comes from a user named “Jeff” who received a damaged product:

“Received my package today with the contents dumped in the bag..the top was off of the bottle and the safety seal was torn open. Can’t believe this was on accident!”

Huge Price Discrepancy

At the time of writing this article, Roman Testosterone Support is nearly 50% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website.

This supplement is currently retailing for $18.80 on Amazon, and $35 for a monthly supply on Roman’s website. One bottle provides 30 servings, so the $18.80 purchase on Amazon should last a month.

Although we don’t recommend this supplement, we would certainly recommend that consumers set on purchasing it do so on Amazon.

Roman Testosterone Support Pros and Cons

Here are the good and bad aspects of this product in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Likely effective
  • No harmful inactive ingredients
  • Relatively cheap

Cons:

  • Vitamin and mineral blend
  • Maca may upset digestive system
  • No Supplement Facts label on brand website
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Conclusion

While we do believe that Roman Testosterone Support is likely to be effective at improving testosterone levels, we cannot recommend the product due to the inclusion of a vitamin and mineral blend. We do not recommend that individuals supplement with vitamins and minerals without any data suggesting they’re deficient in those vitamins and minerals.

We are only able to identify one effective ingredient in Roman’s supplement: ashwagandha root powder at a dosage of 600 mg. We would recommend supplementing that in isolation to avoid the vitamin and mineral blend.

This supplement received a very poor grade from FakeSpot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fake Amazon reviews.

For those who are interested in purchasing Roman Testosterone Support, doing so on Amazon will save a significant amount of money compared to using the brand’s website.




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