Is Prime Male GNC product? Some readers assume this and look for Prime Male in big on-line stores like GNC or Amazon. It’s not the case, Prime Male is manufactured by an English company Propura. Propura deals with the manufacturing process and marketing of their supplements by themselves. Read this article to find out how and where to buy Prime Male.
The Prime Male – GNC difference
Supplements are a big market and there are various marketing strategies to be seen.
- There are “commodity” supplements like e.g. pure d-aspartic acid powder, l-citrulline dl-malate or BCAA. There is no research done on the part of the manufacturer. Most customers expect a fair quality of the supplement and a good price. This is the typical basic one or two compound supplement sold in bulk in a plastic bag on Amazon, nothing like a complex stack like Prime Male. These basic supplements come either as a brand product, e.g. from GNC, or with a cheap label. The manufacturing process of cheap labels is outsourced e.g. to a Chinese factory and the final product sold in the U.S. via drop-shipping. Many drop-shipping products are sold on Amazon. If you’re very price conscious, it might be the way to go for you. The brand products are available on Amazon, GNC and in other on-line shops.
- Then there are supplement stacks sold by big brands like GNC. These are stacks focused on a particular body function or problem area like cardiovascular health, testosterone boosting or men’s health after 50. If you don’t like to mix your stack by yourself, or don’t have skills to pick the right ingredients, you might be interested in these. Like the previous group they are also available on GNC, Amazon or in other on-line shops. They are more expensive that the basic one-compound supplements but cheaper than premium supplements like Prime Male.
- Finally there are supplement stacks sold by research-focused specialized companies producing only a few premium supplements like Propura’s Prime Male. The focus here is on the quality of the ingredients (no cheap components from China) and the effectiveness of the formulation. Small specialized companies conduct their own research to find the most effective stack. You can’t buy the stacks on Amazon or GNC, there is also no Prime Male GNC version.
Prime Male – a premium supplement
Smaller premium brands Like Propura with only a handful of products sell them via distribution channel they control (i.e. own website). And that’s the answer to where to buy Prime Male. There is more research behind the stack components, and the stack has been studied as a whole. There are studies backing up the claims made by the manufacturer.
And finally there is convenience of use – a basic packaging is a month supply of uniform capsules, with no missing additions addressing the same problem area to be taken separately.
Why there is no Prime Male GNC product?
In one of the previous blog articles I mentioned that there is at the moment (as of February 2017) no d-aspartic acid GNC branded supplement available. Without being 100% sure why is it the case I suppose that it is a result of the mixed research results of d-aspartic acid. D-Aspartic acid seems to be effective for men with low testosterone levels (link), but not so for athletes like bodybuilders with elevated levels of testosterone (link and link). The main ingredient of Prime Male is d-aspartic acid, so the probability of GNC launching a supplement stack similar to Prime Male seems to be negligible. For more information check our Prime Male review.