Bodybuilding Supplements: Turkesterone Review

              Let me start by saying that I am in no way affiliated with the company that creates the product I am reviewing nor have they given me anything to provide this review. I just think this is an amazing product more people should know about. 

A little background info

I have been lifting consistently for around 15 years. I am in somewhat decent shape. I am 6'2 and typically around 210 at 10(ish)% body fat in the late spring/summer and usually float around  230lbs-240lbs with significantly more fat around the late fall/winter. I take a bunch of other health supplements off and on, including ALPHA and ENLIGHTEN sold here. 
135 for 30 reps135 front squat x 30

Natural Lifter

            Anyone that is "natural" and has been lifting for a while whether its powerlifting or bodybuilding will tell you there isn't any one regular supplement that is going to move the needle in a positive direction drastically. In fact, any substantially noticeable forward momentum in terms of added weight to lifts or added quality lean muscle tissue is considered a huge win once you've cruised through all your beginner and intermediate gains. 

Turkesterone by Gorilla Mind Feedback

             Turkesterone by Gorilla Mind was getting some interesting feedback and I had previously done a bunch of personal research on ecdysteroids. My personal summation was they were sort of the "final frontier" in being natural. I started modestly with 2 capsules in the am pre workout and then 2 capsules in the afternoon. I did this for about 14 days and felt absolutely nothing. I moved up to 3 capsules am and pm. Turkesterone
            This was when I first started feeling it's effects. Barely noticeable but a little bit more strength on moves I am terrible at which is where I noticed it the most. This was very motivating. I was about 6 weeks into taking it when I increased the dosage to 4 capsules am and pm. After this increase, aggerated so I will that was when the effects were very noticeable. I can only compare this to the feeling of starting creatine again after being off of it, or for the first time.
            I wouldn't want readers to think this is misleading or exl go over some basic numbers. Typically in a heavy periodization I will creep around 120lb dumbbells on incline for 5-6 reps. With the Turk I had that extra push at the end of the sets and was squeaking out 2-3 more reps on most sets or on certain moves was increasing weight by 5-10%. For me personally that is huge considering how long I've been doing this. 
           I was also getting a bigger. I wasn't in a major calorie excess. Maybe 100 calories a day in excess. I gained about 1/8 inch on my arms. I didn't measure anything else but there was noticeable growth around my traps, shoulders and quads. I wasn't particularly lean around this time but prior to turkesterone still had somewhat visible abs. A little more then halfway through they had a softer bloated look and my stomach generally had less definition. picture of traps
            Prior to starting I conducted a physical and bloodwork. Everything was normal and healthy. About 100-120 days into taking Turk i was noticing I was a tiny bit more irritable. I was also exhibiting a slightly lower libido. I went back to the doctor and got some surprising results. 
blood test after turkesteroneclose up of blood test
           My test levels went up a surprising amount. My testosterone was around 1300 ng/dl. Previously I was around 900ng/dl. I decided to take a break and started cutting down on turk. Surprisingly, there were no serious side effects. I was basically back to normal without the irritability or lowered libido. Also surprisingly, I maintained most of the strength I gained while on Turk.  So to review my personal Pros and Cons: 


  • More endurance
  • More strength
  • Easier to put on muscle


  • Mild Bloating
  • Irritability
  • Mild impact on libido around 4 month mark
The upside vastly outweighs the downside. As soon as I stopped taking it all the issues went away within a week or two. Even months and months after taking it I am still very close to the strength levels it got me to.  In my opinion, this is a must have for any serious lifter.

James Freeman


Meet James Freeman, a California native whose passion for fitness emerged during challenging times, reshaping his life. With over two decades of coaching experience, he's not just a coach; he's a real-life example, shedding over 100 pounds in a journey to a healthier lifestyle. Beyond his coaching career, James is passionate about inspiring at-risk youth and promoting wellness in schools. In his downtime, he enjoys swimming and cycling, connecting with nature. Join him on his Instagram and LinkedIn profiles for insights into his empowering fitness journey.