Find out why Nugenix doesn’t live up to the hype in this review and whether or not it will work for you.
Nugenix is probably the best known testosterone boosting brand on the market thanks to their commercials featuring Hall of Fame MLB player, Frank Thomas.
Personally, I didn’t notice any difference when taking the product except for an increase in libido.
I attribute the libido boost mostly to the Horny Goat Weed which is a great libido boosting herb that I seem to respond particularly well to as I’ve taken it by itself and had the same effect.
Let’s get into the nitty gritty of this Nugenix review.
- FDA Registered Facility – Unknown
- GMP Certified – Unknown
- Made in USA – Unknown
- Crucial Minerals – One
- Crucial Vitamins – No
- Herbal Support – Yes
- Full Transparency – Yes
- D-Aspartic Acid – 3,000 mg
- Fenugreek Extract – 700 mg
- Epimedium Sagittatum (Horny Goat Weed) – 650 mg
- Stinging Nettle Root – 360 mg
- Maca Root – 250 mg
- Mucuna Pruriens Extract – 250 mg
- Eurycoma Longifolia Extract (Longjack) – 150 mg
- Boron Citrate – 10 mg
What I like about Nugenix Ultimate
It Does Have One Crucial Mineral
Trace Mineral: Boron
There are couple of good herbs in the supplement that work, even if Maca Root comes in a much lower dosage than we would like to see.
Nugenix Ultimate is fully transparent with their product. You know exactly what you are getting as they do not hide anything behind a “proprietary blend”.
What I’m 50/50 On
Mucuna Pruriens – It’s not that Mucuna Pruriens is necessarily a bad supplement, it’s that I’m not sure it has any business being in your testosterone booster.
The only study we could find showcasing any improvement in testosterone levels involved infertile men taking 5 grams (5,000 mg) daily. There is only 250 mg in a serving of Nugenix Ultimate Testosterone.
There are some positives to Mucuna Pruriens such as it being a rich source of L-DOPA (levodopa) which is a precursor to the hormone dopamine which may increase testosterone synthesis and even growth hormone.
But without further scientific proof, at this time it’s hard to make the jump from the natural source of L-DOPA to an increase in testosterone.
This is especially true when the amount provided in Nugenix Ultimate is just 250 mg!
Epimedium Sagittatum – More commonly known as Horny Goat Weed (HGW), it’s a great supplement for increasing erection strength and libido but there are no actual human studies showing any effectiveness as a testosterone booster.
I may not care much for Nugenix’ testosterone boosters but they make one of the premier stand alone HGW supplements on the market and it’s a far superior version to the one they put in Nugenix Ultimate!
If boosting your libido and erection strength is part of the reason you want to take a testosterone booster, I recommend you check out Nugenix Essentials HGW Extract.
What I Don’t Like about Nugenix
Nugenix makes several different formulations of T boosters. Ultimate Testosterone appears to be their flagship product at the moment and they certainly charge a lot for it at $64.96 per bottle on Amazon.
Some Unproven Over-Hyped Ingredients
D-Aspartic Acid – Case studies are often misrepresented by supplement companies and those touting D-Aspartic Acid are most certainly playing with smoke and mirrors.
In human studies, D-Aspartic Acid has been shown to boost testosterone in infertile men within the first 6 – 12 days. However, after just 1 month, their testosterone levels decreased back to baseline.
In other words, unless you are an infertile man and looking for a very temporary boost, it’s probably not going to do much for you.
Fenugreek Extract – Nugenix often uses “Testofen” in their ingredients which is a patented extraction method of Fenugreek.
Interestingly they went with plain ole Fenugreek Extract in Ultimate Testosterone but either way Fenugreek is one of the most over-hyped testosterone boosters on the market today.
Fenugreek has been proven to help lactating women produce more breast milk though if you are interested in that!
Stinging Nettle Root – Nettle root has only one study on its impact on testosterone inhumans and it failed to increase it.
There was a large scale study done on men with BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) and may help alleviate some symptoms associated with it but it won’t do anything for your testosterone.
What are Nugenix Side Effects?
I did not personally experience any side effects when trying Nugenix and all ingredients in the product is perfectly safe for the vast majority of people.
Some people have a mild reaction to strong doses of fenugreek including:
- Upset stomach
- Maple Syrup Odor in Urine
- Nasal Congestion
- Facial Swelling
However, most people will not notice any side effects and/or they will be very minor.
Just as fenugreek may cause an upset stomach in some individuals, it is ironically used to treat upset stomach in others.
Does Nugenix Work?
Nugenix spends a fortune on ads to promote their products and they are great at producing hype and excitement with clever marketing and big name endorsements.
You pay a premium for the hype though and they seem to care more about “selling you” that hype than actually creating a product which works.
At $64.96 for a 30 day supply, there are better testosterone boosters on the market for less money than Nugenix Ultimate Testosterone.
Of course Nugenix has several versions of testosterone boosters and some of them are cheaper but they all center around using fenugreek as their main selling point.
As I mentioned though, if boosting your sex drive is your main goal check out their HGW Extract because it really is a great product.
I typically suggest you pass on Nugenix Ultimate or any other testosterone booster that uses fenugreek (testofen) or d-aspartic acid and there are better products on the market featuring fenugreek.
Where to Buy
While I recommend you do not take fenugreek to boost testosterone, Evl Test and Blue Star Status are two of the better supplements on the market which feature it.
Also check out my article on the Best Testosterone Boosters showcasing foods and supplements that actually work!
Force X7 by Alpha Wolf Nutrition is the only multi-ingredient, natural T booster I recommend.
It’s formulation is based on real science with human backed case studies for real results!