Many men over 50 need to take some sort of testosterone boosting supplement like Nugenix in order to revitalize their body and mind. Over time the body reduces production of testosterone leading to a number of negative effects. Doctors highly recommend taking some sort of testosterone booster but rarely recommend exactly what booster one should select. In turn, numerous companies are releasing a variety of testosterone boosters, many of which are not even close to effective as they may expect. In the end many men are scammed into buying products that are not effective and potentially dangerous.
As a man over 50 I am also searching for the right testosterone booster to help me increase my free testosterone levels. Just like many men out there I am finding it hard to find something that has any real effect, not to mention a very hard time finding a legitimate company to buy from.
What is Nugenix?
This is a natural free testosterone booster that is claimed to help you revitalize your testosterone levels and feel half your age. Many men experience negative effects of low testosterone such as low libido, energy, performance, and in general mood. The drop in testosterone isn’t selective and though some may experience it later in life, all men experience it sooner or later.
If at any point you realize that your body is simply not as powerful as it was before or that you simply have no desire for sex, or your performance in the gym or bedroom are dwindling, then most likely it’s time to consider a free testosterone booster. The official website for this product claims that this product can help reverse all of these effects.
It will help boost your libido, sex drive, performance, and overall confidence. One thing that immediately caught my eye is that this product is available in the three leading stores for supplements: Walgreens, GNC, and The Vitamin Shoppe. I have looked up Nugenix in each and yes, it is available there. This makes this product all the more reliable, or at least the company.
The key ingredient in this product is Fenugreek in the form of Testofen. This ingredient is scientifically researched ad confirmed to help men over 50 in a number of ways. Some studies reveal that by taking Testofen you will be able to ignite, re-energize, and invigorate your body and spirit in up to 6 weeks. Some of these studies show that:
- 63% of individuals in the studies reported greater satisfaction with their strength and muscles
- 82% of individuals in the studies were more energetic
- 85.2% of individuals in the studies had an increase in their libido
These numbers are promising but the website failed to share links to these studies in order for them to be confirmed.
What is in Nugenix?
I was happy to find a list of ingredients in the website. This list was accompanied by some useful information about each ingredient. I did not find supplement facts but in my search in the Walgreens website I found the supplement facts and the doses of each ingredient in the supplement. Unfortunately though, they do not provide the full list of ingredients on their supplement facts but rather share a combined dose of the Nugenix Testosterone Complex which is 2103 mg. I rarely trust these sort of “complexes” mainly because they do not give you the exact doses of each ingredient, which usually means that the most important ingredients are usually under dosed.
- L-Citrulline Malate – this ingredient is included to complement and augment the effects of the key ingredient Testofen. It helps relax blood vessels which improves overall blood flow thus providing more firm erections. Though safe and without any side effects, this ingredient is still being researched and there is insufficient evidence confirming its effectiveness.
- Testofen – derived from the fenugreek plant and is standardized 50% Fenuside. Studies suggest that it may boost free testosterone as well as boost arousal, desire, sexual activity, satisfaction, and overall performance. Again though, this ingredient is still being researched and these benefits are not scientifically confirmed. Also, it does have several possible side effects.
- Zinc – 5 mg – it plays a part in hundreds of vital processes in the body including DNA production and cell repair. As the body does not store or reproduce zinc supplementation is absolutely essential. It aids in the maintenance of prostate and sexual health. Unfortunately, the benefits for prostate and sexual health are not confirmed, and actually it may be ineffective in preventing prostate cancer altogether. It may cause some side effects and it is essential you speak with your doctor before taking zinc supplementation.
- Vitamin B6 – 2 mg – is very important when it comes to nerve cell communication. It is also essential in the formation of red blood cells which makes it especially important because low testosterone effects the production of red blood cells. There are signs that it could really be effective and has numerous other benefits as well. There are no side effects reported at this dose.
- Vitamin B12 – 50 mcg – aids in the conversion of carbohydrates to glucose which in turn boosts production of energy and fights fatigue. Though still being researched in its abilities of fighting fatigue, this ingredient does show a lot of promise and there is stable scientific research backing it. There are no reported side effects.
The ingredients seem promising, but the fact that the key ingredients do not have dosages somewhat worries me. The product has received two honors, the 2013 Best Product Innovation Award and the 2014 Franchise Outstanding Partner Award.
You can either purchase this supplement through the official website with a $4.99 Trial for shipping and handling. The trial is for 18 days and if you do not call and cancel within the allotted time you will be charged the full price of $69.99. Also, you are enrolled in their auto-ship program where you will receive a new supply every month and our card will be charged $69.99 plus $4.99 shipping until you call and cancel. You can also purchase it direct at Walgreens and GNC for $69.99 or at Vitamin Shoppe for $57.99.
I think that this supplement is worth a try, though I am not sure about the results considering I cannot confirm the doses and how effective they are. I am considering ordering the Trial to see if in those 18 days I will experience any benefits from Nugenix and provide a detailed review of my experience.