Nugenix

Nugenix

Nu Thanks.

tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anyone worried about low T and considering Negenix to get them back on top form. We've got everything you need to know about this product and its effectiveness.
I am busy - summarize it for me

Nugenix has a 2mg blend shared between just 3 ingredients, so if they were good ones this would be a real contender. Sadly it's a case of the good, the not bad and the ugly. For a booster that makes a big thing of helping free T it's also bizzarely missing great minerals for that like magnesium and boron. Swing and a miss all in all.

Our Supplement Rating
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  • Overall Score: 2.9/10
Title: Nugenix
Score: 2.9/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "Nugenix, new man?"
Summary:

It has the quantity, it just doesn't have the quality.

Nugenix Review

Nugenix is a natural testosterone booster aimed at restoring vitality.  This means more energy, increased strength, as well as greater libido and sex drive.


Note: Many customers report Nugenix as a scam because they are operating the classic ‘free trial’ operation. READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. You will have your card rebilled and may find it difficult to cancel.


After 30 all our T levels are dropping, so there are no shortage of brands promising to restore us to peak performance.  What makes Nugenix stand out for us though is its focus on free testosterone.

Up to 60% of the T in our system is affected by Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, this a protein which ties testosterone up and makes it unusable.  What’s left over is called free testosterone and the higher you can get it the better.

Nugenix

Nugenix has us torn.  It uses a proprietary blend (no individual doses) which we hat, but the blend only has 3 ingredients and a volume of over 2mg.  If they’ve made the right choices it might still be a good buy.  So let’s find out.

How Does It Work?

At a Glance

  • Vitamin B6 limits estrogen
  • Zinc to support T production
  • Fenugreek to stimulate T and control blood sugar
  • Tribulus Terrestris to supposedly aid T
  • L-Citrulline to improve energy

We’ll have a look at these choices a little closer later. First though, the scores

The Scores

The Scores
Ingredients
4/10

We’re not overly impressed by Nugenix.  It’s great that it includes vitamin B6, although they’ve been a little mean with the dosage and the same goes for zinc.  There’s likely a really solid amount of fenugreek and L-Citrulline, but they’re sharing with a pretty big waste of space in Trib.  Only fenugreek can help free T. Plenty of other things that would are missing.

Price
5/10

$40 is a bout mid-range for this kind of booster, so while the price isn’t awful, the problems mean it’s not exactly great value either.

Trustworthiness
2/10

Though there’s nothing dangerous about Nugenix health wise, but there are aspects where it could improve trust.  Hiding important ingredient amounts for one.  Passing off an outdated ingredient as useful is another mistake. Some components are likely below active doses also.

Testimonials
5/10

The reviews on the Nugenix website are just written statements.  In a perfect world there would be photos, videos and a bit more individual user background.  The retail site reviews are much the same but pretty mixed.  GNC in particular has 1 & 5 star reviews a plenty.  Amazon is a little more positive but most still lacks proper detail to get a real sense of quality.

Company
2/10

Nugenix is operating the free-trial business model (some may describe it as an outright swindle –see this article for examples of other similar supplement industry slight of hand). Users fail to read the small print and are then unwittingly rebilled for a cheap initial trial

The Better Business Bureau gives Nugenix an A- rating because it has had 57 reported complaints in the last 12 months and only one wasn’t resolved.

http://www.bbb.org/utah/business-reviews/vitamins-and-food-supplements/nugenix-in-south-salt-lake-ut-22316652

How Do I Take It?

Users should take 1 serving of 3 caps on an empty stomach with water.

Or at least Nugenix says they should.  What users should really do is find a booster that spreads those 3 caps into single servings and spreads them over hours.  That way the formula stays working evenly all day.

You can take your single serving whenever you want, but the effects will certainly drop off at some stage.

Side Effects?

We wouldn’t expect side effects based on this formula. A few users have reported sickness, this is likely the fenugreek, which in rare cases can cause upset.

Where Can I Nugenix?

Customers will find Nugenix on Amazon.com where it’s available for $40.  That gets you 90 capsules making up a month’s supply.

Nugenix Ingredients – In Detail

nugenix-ingredients

Vitamin B6

B6 is a strong choice for T boosters, especially if you’re a little older.  As we age and T drops, estrogen begins to rise.  B6 slows down the production of the female hormone and lowers its effect on our bodies.  This tips the balance back T’s favour.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6727359
http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/endo-32-1-97


Zinc

Zinc is vitally important.  A lot of guys with clinically low male hormone have poor zinc levels, and that’s not by accident. Elements that strong T relies on like luteinizing, human growth and follicle stimulating hormones, all need plenty of zinc.  Pity there’s just 5mg here though, we can cope with as much as 40mg

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16648789


L-Citrulline

L-Citrulline is a forerunner of the amino acid L-Arginine.  More common to pre-workout supplements as it can reduce fatigue and muscle damage from exercise, while helping blood flow.  It does this in much higher doses than this entire blend though – usually 3-6g – so it’ll be limited help here..

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubm


Testofen (Fenugreek)

Fenugreek is still widely used in some foods, mostly Indian dishes.  It has a great reputation as an aphrodisiac, but can help hormones too.  Not only does it stimulate androgens, it also helps control blood sugars.  This keeps insulin levels balanced stopping it getting in the way of T production.  If enough of the 2g is given to this, it’s a real plus.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21116018
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16379570


Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus was once sold as a great T booster, but studies prove it does nothing for it. It may give a very slight boost to sex drive, but that’s really it. So this is a total waste in booster that can’t really afford to waste what little it has.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17530942
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15994038


Anything Missing?

Plenty.  Solid T boosters like vitamin D3 and D-Aspartic Acid for a start. But particularly for a brand whose USP is Free T, it’s missing really useful minerals like magnesium and boron.


Overall

With a blend of over 2mg we knew Nugenix had the quantity, but in the end it just doesn’t have the quality.  There are much better options out there that help both your total and free T.  Nugenix? Nu thanks.

Studies Quoted in the Review

  1. Symes EK, Bender DA, Bowden JF, Coulson WF. Increased target tissue uptake of, and sensitivity to, testosterone in the vitamin B6 deficient rat  (1984)
  2. Bliskind & Bliskind  Inactivation of testosterone propionate in the liver during vitamin B complex deficiency. Alteration of the estrogen-androgen equilibrium  (1945)
  3. Kilic, M et al. The effect of exhaustion exercise on thyroid hormones and testosterone levels of elite athletes receiving oral zinc. Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey (2010)
  4. Sureda A, Cordova A, Ferrer MD, Tauler P, Perez G, Tur JA, Pons A. Effects of L-citrulline oral supplementation on polymorphonuclear neutrophils oxidative burst and nitric oxide production after exercise. Laboratori de Ciencies de l’Activitat Fisica, Departament de Biologia Fonamental i Ciencies de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain (2009)
  5. Wilborn C et al Effects Of A Purported Aromatase And 5α-reductase Inhibitor On Hormone Profiles In College-age Men Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX, USA. (2010)
  6. Kochhar A, Nagi M. Effect of supplementation of traditional medicinal plants on blood glucose in non-insulin-dependent diabetics: a pilot study Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India (2005)
  7. Rogerson S, Riches CJ, Jennings C, Weatherby RP, Meir RA, Marshall-Gradisnik SM. The effect of five weeks of Tribulus terrestris supplementation on muscle strength and body composition during preseason training in elite rugby league players. (2007)
  8. Neychev VK, Mitev VI. The aphrodisiac herb Tribulus terrestris does not influence the androgen production in young men. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medical University, 2 Zdrave str., Sofia-1431, Bulgaria. (2005)
tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Anyone worried about low T and considering Negenix to get them back on top form. We've got everything you need to know about this product and its effectiveness.
I am busy - summarize it for me

Nugenix has a 2mg blend shared between just 3 ingredients, so if they were good ones this would be a real contender. Sadly it's a case of the good, the not bad and the ugly. For a booster that makes a big thing of helping free T it's also bizzarely missing great minerals for that like magnesium and boron. Swing and a miss all in all.

Our Supplement Rating
  • Ingredients :
  • Price :
  • Trust :
  • Testimonials :
  • Company :
  • Overall Score: 2.9/10
Title: Nugenix
Score: 2.9/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "Nugenix, new man?"
Summary:

It has the quantity, it just doesn't have the quality.

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