Today we are going to explore how good the Nugenix testosterone booster is, but before we get right into it, I thought I should explain what a testosterone booster is just in case you’re not familiar with them.
A testosterone booster is designed to help your body produce more of its own testosterone naturally. It does this through using a collection of ingredients that have been shown to increase testosterone working together to create a force within the body that causes it to increase testosterone levels.
If the testosterone booster is a good one, meaning that it contains a good number of proven ingredients and effective dosages, the great benefit is that you increase your testosterone levels, but you do so with virtually none of the risks and negative health benefits that you often hear about with testosterone replacement therapy.
Onward with the Nugenix review!
I think it’s fair to say that Nugenix is one of the best examples of good marketing on the planet. There are literally thousands of different testosterone booster products, but Nugenix is the most searched on testosterone booster out any test boosters on the market today.
A big factor in this is all the TV ads the company invested in. You will usually see a Nugenix TV ad during a major sporting event of some kind.
Clearly, this product is marketed and advertised well, but does that translate into the product actually working well too? Let’s find out.
Like all supplement products, it all starts with the ingredients.
As a precursor here, what I look for in ingredients of testosterone boosters is really three core things:
How many total ingredients are included with the product formula?
Are the ingredients medically proven to boost testosterone?
What are the individual ingredient dosages and are they effective?
With that as the backdrop, let’s move forward with the Nugenix ingredients.
Right away in looking at the ingredients, we can see that Nugenix only has six total ingredients in the whole formula. That’s less than impressive especially when you consider that the best testosterone boosters have anywhere from 8-12 ingredients – all that have been proven to boost testosterone.
That leads us to our next item. How many of the six ingredients have been scientifically proven to boost testosterone?
In the case of Nugenix, four out of the six ingredients have been proven to boost testosterone. Again, less than impressive considering top tier boosters have eight to twelve.
The next big test is individual ingredient dosages. It does no good to have one or fifty proven ingredients if the dosages are so low that it renders the product as powerless and non-effective.
This is the Achilles heal of Nugenix. Out of the small group of ingredients that actually have been proven to boost testosterone, three of them have a dosage that is so low that it is puzzling why they were even included in the formulation in the first place. One milligram of zinc? Really? Two milligrams of B-6? Seriously, why even include these ingredients?
So Zinc, B-6, and B-12 are all under dosed and really have no testosterone boosting power whatsoever.
That leaves the final ingredient of Fenugreek. Lo and behold, Nugenix decided to not tell us how much Fenugreek there is, and instead they have hidden it in a “proprietary blend” that they call the Nugenix Free Testosterone Complex. They show a couple of ingredients and the total number of milligrams all those ingredients combined represent, but you have no idea how much each individual ingredient contains.
My recommendation is to pass on Nugenix, and they are a shining example of how a supplement that is the product of great marketing and advertising doesn’t necessarily mean that the product works well at all.