About TST 1700
According to their website, TST 1700 is a new muscle growth supplement that’s supposed to deliver “mind blowing” results like increased energy, boosted metabolism, reduced body fat percentage, improved protein synthesis, and cutting your recovery time in half. In fact, the company claims it’ll increase free strength by up to 300%!
According to the manufacturer, TST 1700 contains only premium, rigorously researched, natural ingredients like herbs, fruits, barks, roots, seeds, and more. Because of this, we’re told you won’t have to worry about any side effects.
You’re here because you want to get ripped and you want to know if TST1700 really is “backed by science.” Will it deliver results, or will you pay a whole lot for little more than a placebo? Let’s see what we found out during our research. We’ll start by talking about the basics.
How Do You Increase Muscle Mass & Strength?
Here’s how WiseGeek defines muscle fibers:
A “term used to collectively describe the many long, multi-nucelated muscle cells, or myofibers, that make up skeletal muscle. Individual fibers are arranged into bundles — termed fascicles — that are then further organized into groups of fascicles, which form the muscle belly. Each level of organization is sheathed in a membrane of connective tissue and is serviced by blood vessels, lymph vessels, and nerves.”
In layman’s terms, you might think of muscle fibers like threads in clothing.
Outside of our youth and senior years, however, muscle size and strength remains fairly constant. So, in order to increase muscle size and strength, you actually have to cause trauma to the fibers that make them up; usually by lifting weights or more aerobic activities like high-intensity interval training. Then, when they rebuild and repair, they slightly increase size and strength each time.
Now, as we’ve discussed on many occasions, exercise is only half the equation in effectively building (and maintaining) muscle mass and strength. The other half is nutrition. And when building muscle, one of the most important components is protein, since it contains amino acids that act as the building block for muscle.
Given this, is there anything contained in TST 1700 that will improve protein synthesis or increase muscle size or strength?
Will You Build Muscle With TST 1700’s Ingredients?
Here’s what we’re told TST 1700 contains:
Proprietary Blend 742mg: Horny Goat Weed Leaf Extract, Tongkat Ali Root Extract, Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract, Orchic Substance, Wild Yam Root Extract, Sarsaparilla Root Extract, Nettle Root Extract, Boron Amino Acid Chelate
Of these, tongkat ali may be effective for addressing male infertility, although there’s little-to-no clinical evidence showing it can improve libido, sexual performance, or muscle growth.
In fact, in addition to tongkat ali, there seems to be insufficient clinical evidence showing that any of TST 1700’s ingredients will deliver on any of the manufacturer’s claims.
Will You Experience Side Effects From TST 1700?
While you might not experience any meaningful benefits from TST 1700 (at least not according to clinical evidence), the good news is that you likely won’t experience any side effects from the supplement. And if you do, it’s reasonable to believe that it won’t be anything worse than mild, temporary digestive upset.
Effectiveness and side effects aside, will you pay a lot for TST 1700? We’ll address this in a second. But first, let’s talk about the supplement’s competition.
Why Aren’t There Any Reviews for TST 1700?
TST 1700 belongs to a class of supplements commonly referred to as testosterone boosters (hence the name), or muscle builders. A quick online search will reveal that it competes with thousands of nearly identically supplements in this niche, including popular options like Enduros Testo Booster, Testamatol, Test X180, and many others.
What’s the point? There are a couple:
First, most of these supplements contain the same handful of ingredients in a proprietary blend, so you’ll never know how much of each it actually contains. Again, this is overlooking the fact that these companies rarely have any clinical evidence to support their claims for each ingredient.
Second, they almost always come with ultra-low customer reviews, generally related to poor performance (they didn’t work), high prices, and terrible customer service. On top of this, independent affiliates are known to post fake reviews intended to mislead instead of inform.
Finally, they’re generally only available through “free” trials, which is what we’ll discuss next.
How Much Does TST 1700 Cost?
The only way to purchase TST 1700 is through a 14-day trial for $4.95. According to the company’s Terms, this trial will begin on the day you place you order (not the date it’s received) and once it ends, you’ll be charged the full price of $89.95.
Thereafter, a new bottle of TST 1700 will arrive on your doorstep every 30 days, and you’ll be charged an additional $89.95 each time.
Pro tip: Often times, companies who sell products only through trials like these will purposely train customer service staff to make the trial cancelation/refund process as difficult as possible. As you might imagine, because of these high prices and service concerns, we generally recommend avoiding these “free” trials altogether.
Still feel like rolling the dice? Again, according to their Terms, TST 1700 comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges and a $20 restocking fee. To request one, Fit Crew USA’s customer service department can be reached at 866-520-0522.
Will TST 1700 Get You Ripped?
Speaking of Fit Crew USA, while next to nothing is listed elsewhere online for the company (they’re basically anonymous), we did review another of their supplements named Xtreme Testrone. Interestingly, if you take a look at the formulation, you’ll find that it’s identical to TST 1700’s ingredients list!
Given this, based on all the available evidence taht we;ve been located on the company's website, it appears that TST 1700 is simply a rebranded version of Xtreme Testrone. And when it comes down to it, we’ll leave you with the same advice as we did with its sister supplement:
You work hard for your money. So, if you’re focused on building bigger, stronger muscles and are willing to put in the time and effort, if it was up to us as consumers, our money would probably be much better spent on a professional trainer or dietician than on TST 1700. Just remember to speak with your doctor first!
5 out 5 people found this review helpful
Lost over $300
The product did help very little with energy, and that is the only good thing I can say. There is NO free trial, its full price is about $90, with the extra $5 for shipping. You actually pay more on that first bottle.
I had issues and wanted to cancel because I was being charged but not receiving the product. I have spoken to them on multiple occasions, and every time the agents give me completely different information. They are all in India too, which is no problem at all, except when you honestly can't understand half of the script they rattle off at you.
Anyways, told the agent I wanted to cancel and the first thing he offers is to bring the payments down to $44 a bottle. I said no, and when I brought up the charges (two of them) and that I did not receive the product, he said they couldn't track it, but that I could return those bottles for a partial refund. How am I suppose to send the bottles back if I never got them? Partial refund?
Overall, inferior product, and the worst customer service I have ever experienced. I suggest to whomever it concerns that you stay away from this product and save yourself a headache.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
10 out 10 people found this review helpful
This is a scam! Don't you even try to put in any information. We made a mistake of doing that just to find out how much the products cost and a couple days after we have the bottle in our front door, and the card has been charged shipping that is non-refundable and $89 for a product that is supposed to be free the first time according to their advertisements.
They send us the product on 3/24, and we returned the product as soon as we can with our own money. They do not even offer free return label. And now it is already 5/3, and we still haven't gotten our money back. And we call then three times, but all the representative give us false dates on when to expect the refund. I think they just do that so that to keep you waiting and keep you from reporting or disputing them to your bank. Well, we are angry about this company, and hopefully, this will save somebody from these scammers.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend