AT4 is a Testosterone Booster made by the company that brought you Thermo Detonator (fat burner) – Grenade.
Once again the supplement capsules came to us packaged in a grenade shaped bottle, and once again we were left wondering whether there is some substance to their claims.
This time it’s “Anabolic Devastation” you have to to look forward to, according to Grenade.
We can’t blame them for their theme though. Once you’ve called your company after a hand-held explosive, there’s no taming the beast. Anabolic Devastation sounds great!
Does it work?
That’s where we come in.
What is Grenade AT4?
First and foremost, it’s a testosterone boosting supplement (erm, obviously!) but it’s definitely marketed to bodybuilders and it does contain an ingredient (D-Aspartic Acid) which is of particular interest to athletes and sportsmen and women.
It’s also one of those supplements that should be cycled. Grenade advise a 5 – 2 cycle, i.e. 5 days taking it followed by 2 rest days – rinse and repeat.
This is also to be cycled as an 8 weeks on 4 weeks off. It’s pretty honest of Grenade to say that, given it could cost them some money while their customers are in downtime.
We believe that. However there might be the tiniest bit of a marketing ploy in the cycle thing as well. Anabolic steroids have to be cycled, and most gym dudes know about such things. So the cycling thing could make people think ‘ding ding ding…steroid power!’.
Of course steroids are not recommended by us, but Grenade AT4 neither gives you the muscle gains, nor the negative side effects, of ‘roids.
When it comes down to it, it’s really all about the ingredients. Grenade shaped bottles look cool but if you swallow it you’ll probably fall over. The point is, packaging doesn’t boost your testosterone – the ingredients do (or don’t).
Below are the inclusions and their weights that are in the daily maximum recommended dose of AT4:
- 25mcg – Vitamin D3
- 3000mg – D-Aspartic Acid
- 720mg – Fenurextm Fenugreek
- 147.5mg – Passiflora Caerulea
- 9.5mg – Boron
That’s a total of 3887mg of active ingredients for a day. Not bad at all.
Vitamin D3 is necessary for a few processes. Testosterone production is of course one of them and most people don’t get enough of it – especially in climates north of the 37 parallel. That’s because it’s the vitamin we synthesize from sunshine hitting our skin.
the 25mcg dose here is 1000 IU, which is a good dose, and will definitely help if you are lacking. D3 can also make you a lot more chill and content in the long run.
D-Aspartic Acid has been shown in clinical trials to help athletes boost their Testosterone levels significantly. Athletes and active people are particularly prone to drops in testosterone, and at the worst times as well. Working out intensely can cause a drop in T levels and a rise in cortisol (stress hormone, aka the muscle killer) levels.
The 3000mg dose can really help restore the balance. It needs to be cycled to be effective though – and Grenade tell you to do that, so, kudos.
Fenugreek is a libido enhancer, and as to whether it can boost testosterone, the jury is still out. A study or two say that it might be able to, but since then there has been a flurry of studies that question that. Still, it might get your sex drive going a bit more!
Passiflora Caerulea has been studied – albeit one study thus far – for testosterone boosting but it’s a negative at the moment. Maybe one day.
Boron is a great addition. It seems to be effective, and at small doses too. Why not add it when it only needs 5mg. Grenade have lobbed in 9.5mg for good measure.
Side Effects and Other Issues
Provided you follow the guidelines, there should be no negative side effects. We’d recommend taking the half dose for a couple days at least in order to assess your tolerance.
You can always move up to the maximum recommended dose afterwards.
Anyone with a medical condition should check with their doctor before using this product. The same advice goes to people using prescription medication of any kind./
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid supplements that have not been given the thumbs-up by their doctor.
Caution: When you’re finished with the grenade bottle, don’t take it out in public or the police might shoot you in the face. You heard it here first. You’re welcome!
Conclusions and Recommendations
Grenade have made a good testosterone booster here. We’re impressed. Once you get past the faddy packaging and the ‘anabolic devastation’ bananas it’s got some effective ingredients in it.
For a product in the UK market to have clinical strength D-AA and Boron is another win.
The major negative is that one of the main ingredients is fairly useless.
We use a similar product to AT4 but one that has a few more ingredients to help optimize your testosterone levels.
To find out more about our favourite product (which is sold all over the world btw) you can follow the link below.