Viatropin claims to be an “extreme” workout supplement that “enrages muscle growth,” increases stamina for peak performance, burns fat, and boosts libido. How?
Using a blend of scientifically tested ingredients, the manufacturer promises you’ll be able to get the most from your workouts, without any harmful side effects. Just take one pill of Viatropin in the morning and another prior to working out, and they claim you’ll achieve “powerful results.”
The HighYa team has reviewed a lot of testosterone supplements over the years, so we’ll cut right to the chase and tell you that—based on our extensive experience and after reading thousands of reviews from customers just like you—we think you’ll want to take a careful and informed approach when it comes to supplements like Viatropin.
But that’s exactly why you’re here, right? In this review, we’ll deliver the goods and fully explain the rationale behind our recommendation. To begin, let’s look at pricing.
How Much Does Viatropin Cost?
Exactly what you’ll pay for Viatropin depends where you look. On the ordering page, you’ll pay $5.98 S&H to begin your trial, although we’re not told about any important details, including:
- How long the trial lasts
- How much you’ll be charged after the trial ends
- If you’ll be enrolled in recurring shipments
On the other hand, taking a look at the company’s Terms, we’re told to pay $7.99 S&H. Again, no trial details are provided.
We did learn that Viatropin comes with a 45-day refund policy, less S&H charges and a 15% restocking fee, which you can request by calling customer service at (480) 378-3182.
To help clear up the confusion, we called customer service and were told that Viatropin comes with a 15-day trial, after which you’ll be charged the full price of $69.99. You’ll then be enrolled in a monthly autoship program and charged $69.99 for each new bottle you receive.
Per customer service, the supplement also comes with a 30-day refund policy, with no restocking fee. If you cancel your trial or request a refund, you’ll be required to return the bottle, even if it’s empty.
Important note: Throughout the call, we experienced high-pressure sales tactics trying to get us to buy. In fact, over the span of just a few minutes, we were asked if we wanted to place an order 10-12 times, often at a 50% “discount.”
What Ingredients Are Found In Viatropin?
Ultimately, in order to understand how much value you’re getting with any purchase, you need to know what you’re getting for your money. In other words, if Viatropin contained dozens of clinically proven ingredients, it might be worth the $70 price tag, right?
While the Viatropin website didn’t provide any of the supplement’s ingredients, the label posted in its Amazon listing (more about this soon) showed:
- A-AKG (arginine alpha-ketoglutarate) 1,990mg
- OKG (ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate) 50mg
- L-GKC (l-glutamine alpha-ketoglutarate) 50mg
- A-kic (arginine ketoisocaproate) 10mg
According to authoritative sites like the Natural Medicines Database, WebMD, and Examine.com, arginine is an amino acid that, when digested by the body, is partially converted into a gas called nitric oxide (NO). NO, in turn, has been shown to help widen blood vessels and potentially improve blood flow.
Alpha-ketoglutarate is reported as a beneficial chemical in its own right as well, listed as possibly effective for improving kidney failure treatment, preventing blood supply problems during heart surgery, and preventing muscle breakdown after surgery or trauma.
Ornithine is another amino acid that’s listed as possibly effective for treating burns and improving wound healing, while glutamine has been used to treat weight loss and intestinal problems in people with HIV/AIDS, chemotherapy-induced sores and swelling inside the mouth, and to improve immune function after surgery.
However, these same authoritative sites didn’t report sufficient clinical evidence supporting any of Viatropin’s specific claims, including boosted testosterone production, muscle growth, libido, or performance.
Will Viatropin’s Ingredients Cause Any Potential Side Effects?
In general, these same sites indicated that Viatropin’s ingredients are safe to consume and probably won’t cause anything worse than digestive upset.
In some instances (these sites didn’t indicate any specific circumstances, such as taking too much), arginine can lead to side effects like allergies, worsening of asthma, and low blood pressure. Speaking of which, the amino acid is listed as having a moderate interaction warning for high blood pressure medications.
Glutamine may moderately interact with anticonvulsants, and it’s reported that there isn't enough reliable information about the safety of ornithine.
In general, though, how are t-boosters like Viatropin supposed to work?
The Role of Testosterone Boosters
Whatever ingredients we’re talking about, as their names imply, supplements like Viatropin are supposed to increase free testosterone (the only kind that’s biologically active and can provide muscle-building benefits) within the body, which naturally declines with age. As a result, most men begin experiencing decreased sex drive, fatigue, flabby muscles, mood swings, and weight gain somewhere around the age of 40.
However, while things like working out and reducing stress can mildly boost testosterone levels, the results are often mild. So, if you need a more pronounced testosterone boost, you’ll want to speak with your doctor about testosterone replacement therapy.
Are Customers Getting Jacked with Viatropin?
Since writing our original article, two HighYa readers provided their feedback about Viatropin, giving the supplement an average rating of one star. Both complaints referenced difficulty with the company’s autoship program.
We encountered an additional four reviews on Amazon, where the supplement had an identical one-star average rating. One claimed the bottle they received reflected a completely different list of ingredients (this individual also reached out to us directly; see image below), another stated they ordered two bottles and only received one, and a third again discussed the recurring shipments.
A HighYa reader sent us this picture of the label included with their bottle of Viatropin, which contains none of the ingredients reflected in their Amazon listing.
On the other hand, the company’s Viarexin + Viatropin Combo Pack had nearly 40 Amazon reviews and a higher 2.4-star average rating at the time of our research. Most complaints related to no results, while compliments frequently referenced great results.
Granted, it’s been our experience that this is typically the case, whether we’re talking about Alpha Limit, Spartagen XT, Beyond Human Testosterone, or any one of the dozens of other testosterone supplements out there.
From a company perspective, Viatropin is manufactured by ENUTRA based out of Mesa, AZ, who also makes a variety of other supplements, as well as health and beauty products.
They had an F Better Business Bureau rating as of 6/12/17, based on nine complaints—only one of which the company responded to. Most referenced problems with the trial, refunds, and/or poor customer service.
Is There Anything “Extreme” About Viatropin?
We’ve covered a lot of territory in a relatively short amount of time here, so let’s quickly take stock of what we’ve learned about Viatropin.
The manufacturer makes dozens of claims but doesn’t provide clinical evidence to back them up.
Furthermore, the authoritative sites referenced earlier indicated there’s insufficient clinical evidence to support ENUTRA’s claims for Viatropin, the supplement comes with mostly negative online customer feedback, and if purchased directly through the company, the only way to do so is through a trial.
Pro tip: You could purchase the supplement for $59.99 through Amazon at the time of our research (although the order is fulfilled by ENUTRA), while avoiding recurring shipments.
When looked at from these angles, if you’re looking to improve your workouts or address your low testosterone, we might recommend making an appointment with your doctor and asking about supplements like Viatropin during your visit.
In the meantime, to get a better feel for the industry as a whole, be sure to read Do Testosterone Boosters Really Work? Find Out What Science Says.
2 out 2 people found this review helpful
Trick that auto bills you and forces a return
A scam designed to trick you into automatic billing. To stop it you must send it back. Read the Terms that are hard to find on the sites.
1. SCOPE & APPLICATION
1.1 You expressly agree and accept the Conditions set forth herein unconditionally as a binding contract ("the Agreement") enforceable by law. The following are the terms and conditions of participation in the Viatropin Subscription ("Subscription") or any other Product on this Site, all such references to Subscription or Product combined shall be ("Product"). "Customer", "I", "You" or "Your" refers to you. "Site" means this World Wide Website located at the URL . Viatropin dba Viatropin ("We", "Us" or "Our") reserves the right to amend this Agreement from time to time. It is agreed that any such amendment will apply to Customer. Viatropin agrees to inform Customer of any amendment to the agreement. Should Customer fail to object to any amendment to the Agreement within one week, such failure shall serve as an acceptance of the amendment.
2. AUTO SHIPMENTS AND BILLING
2.1 By placing your order you will be receiving a 14 day evaluation of for the price of $4.99! We stand by our satisfaction Guarantee and our friendly customer service. You will also be enrolling into our convenient auto ship program once your evaluation expires. You understand that you are subscribing to a monthly shipment program and you will be charged $89.99 per month starting 14 days from today and every 30 days thereafter unless cancelled. You also understand that you can cancel at any time, subject to the provisions of section 3, without further obligation by calling (888) 393-5920, Monday - Friday between the hours of 24/7. Your transaction will appear on your credit card statement as "". You will recieve your package within 2-5 business days of each payment. Please allow 2-5 Business days for your initial Bottle.
2.2 You authorize Us to initiate debit/credit entries to your credit card as indicated upon enrollment. This authority is to remain in full force and effect until You cancel Your auto shipment.
2.3 If Your payment is not approved by credit card within 30 days of the due date, Your Subscription will be suspended. If You wish to cancel and not be billed, You must call toll-free at (888) 393-5920. You expressly agree to the automatic 30 day billing set forth herein. You expressly agree to honor all charges and fees due in association with this Subscription(s).
3. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
3.1 You expressly agree to submit in writing any objection regarding fees to:
1225 W Main St. #101-604
Mesa, AZ 85201
3.2 Viatropin, in its sole discretion, shall determine the validity of Your objection and notify You of its decision. Should You disagree with Viatropin's decision, You agree to mediate the dispute before litigation.
3.3 You agree to indemnify for any financial harm or any losses caused by Your objections to fees that does not comply with this Section. You will be held responsible for the reimbursement of any fees and losses incurred as a result of Your failure to comply with any provision in this Agreement.
3.4 Credit Card Billing Customer expressly agrees that if Customer pays by credit card, check or demand debit, Customer shall abide by the following statement: "I hereby authorize to initiate debit/credit entries to my bank deposit account or credit card."
3.5 Persons with a medical condition, who are pregnant, or have reason to believe they may become pregnant in the next 60 days should not order this product. Refunds will not be accepted and refunds will not be given for these reasons. You must consult a physician prior to placing an order if you are unsure about whether you can take this product.
4. RETURNS, CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
4.1 I also understand that I can cancel at any time, subject to the provisions of section 3, without further obligation by calling (888) 393-5920. If you cancel within the first 13 days you will not be charged again, and you will not receive multiple packages unless you place another order on this site. On the 14th day after your initial order (if you have not called us to cancel) the trial period will end and we will process payment for your first auto shipment.
4.2 REFUND POLICY. This exclusive offer is being made available to those persons willing to evaluate the product and determine its effectiveness in weight loss. Customer agrees to try the product and evaluate its performance before requesting a refund or cancellation. Please call Customer Care at (888) 393-5920 to make arrangement to receive Your refund. Shipping and handling fees are non-refundable.
4.3 You explicitly agree to the following statement: "I UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY BE LIABLE FOR PAYMENT OF FUTURE GOODS AND SERVICES UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT IF I FAIL TO NOTIFY THE SUPPLIER NOT TO SUPPLY THE GOODS OR SERVICES DESCRIBED."
4.4 RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) numbers are required for all returns and are available upon request by calling customer service. RMA numbers will be issued within 2 business days. Returns are subject to a $19.99 restocking fee. Return products in their original, unopened package within 30 days of shipment to:
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
3 out 3 people found this review helpful
After looking at my account, I noticed a charge for $4.99 for shipping (which I understand), a charge for $0.99 that I did not ok, and charges pending today for $89.99 and $1 that I did not authorize. I talked to a representative from the company today (who was incredibly rude), and she said I need to return the unused portion for a refund and gave me a number to put on the outside of the box.
She also told me to that in the terms and conditions on the site, it explains the charges. I could not find it anywhere on the site. I believe there are different sites with different fees because they told me on the phone that in the "terms" I have 15 days, but on the website it says I have 30.
Long story short, it's unethical to hide fees. Their customer service is awful, and I didn't see any results from the product. Scam.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend