Nugenix is a popular men’s health supplement advertised to regain libido through a boost in testosterone levels of men. It offers 3 different versions of the supplement – Nugenix Free Testosterone Booster, Nugenix PM with ZMA and Nugenix Ultimate.
Today we offer our Nugenix and Nugenix Ultimate reviews-
The ingredients in their basic product are listed as:
Zinc – 5mg
Vitamin B6 – 2mg
Vitamin B12 – 50mcg
Nugenix Testosterone Complex – 2103mg
This complex is broken down as
Testofen Fenugreek Extract 50% Fenuside
Tribulus terrestris (fruit)
As you can see, it doesn’t have much ingredients and for the price, we also believe it’s more on the expansive side as there are several Testofen(Fenugreek Extract) and Tribulus terrestris supplements being offered on Amazon at a very cheap price.
Just combine one Fenugreek extract and one Tribulus Terrestris supplement, and you basically have all the benefits that Nugenix basic Testosterone supplement (FREE TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER) has to offer.
BUT, with Nugenix Ultimate, the premium version, the game changes entirely!
Because of this –
- D-Aspartic Acid 3000 mg
- Fenugreek Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum/ 50% saponins) 700 mg
- Boron 10 mg
- Epimedium grandiflorum 650 mg
- Mucuna Pruriens Extract (Mucuna pruriens/ 20% L-Dopa) 250 mg
- Maca Root (lepidium meyenii) PWD 250 mg
- Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica diocia) (root) 360 mg
- Tongkat Ali 100:1 Extract (Eurycoma longifolia jack) (root) 200 mg
Nugenix Ultimate is one of the fewest testosterone boosters which combine Mucuna pruriens and D-AA.
So, besides, the Tribulus and testofen(fenugreek), it has these ingredients as well –
DAA (d-Aspartic acid) – While the other testosterone boosting herbs and compounds like Tribulus, Tongkat Ali, have been known to mankind for several years now, DAA or D-Aspartic acid is a fairly new entrant to the list of substances that can increase Testosterone.
DAA is incredibly effective in raising testosterone levels and you should take it in combination with other T boosting ingredients and anti-estrogens. The best way to do that is by taking a supplement like Nugenix Ultimate or PrimeMale.
Testofen is also a great breakthrough in testosterone enhancement.
Testofen is a standardized extract of Fenugreek, and is very careful extracted and standardized to its content of fenusides. These are saponins, which means they have a molecule structure a little bit like a steroid hormone.
When you ingest these, they are enough LIKE a steroid hormone to bind to a protein in the blood called Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (ShBG).
When that happens, a very small percentage of the testosterone that’s bound to this protein is released and activated.
This results in approximately a doubling of free testosterone levels.
What about Mucuna, a dopamine enhancer.
Dopamine enhances Testosterone via several mechanisms. Read more on the science of motivation.
So, basically any dopamine enhancer like Mucuna Pruriens will eventually help in increasing testosterone levels as well.
Some experts like RonMales.com , and this article on Peaktestosterone.com– also claim that Dopamine and Testosterone actually work together and are interdependent. Although, not much concrete scientific evidence is available.
There is ample evidence that Testosterone and dopamine actually work together in the body for various functions.
I don’t know if any scientific study that has shown any cause-effect relationship, but in my opinion no cause-effect establishment is absolutely sound or undisputed, no matter how scientifically proven it might seem.
So, I have some unusual tips regarding this. Since Rasagiline is a prescription drug and you can’t get it unless you get it prescribed for yourself, you should try L-dopa, an otc available supplement to increase dopamine or Mucuna Pruriens (natural L-dopa).
I have searched a lot on those supplements that contain this , and I really liked PrimeMale which has Mucuna Pruriens and the DAA both.
Prosolution Plus is also good as that has all these ingredients in one product – Tribulus Terrestris, Mucuna Pruriens, Ashwagandha and another very potent sexual boosting herb called Shilajit. I highly recommend Prosolution Plus too.
Nugenix Ultimate Side Effects
The Nugenix website states, “Our research has not indicated any side effects.”
WebMD, however, claims that side effects of Fenugreek (the active ingredient in Nugenix) can include diarrhea, stomach upset, bloating, gas, nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, facial swelling, lower blood sugar, and allergic reaction. Additionally, there are concerns that tribulus could worsen symptoms of enlarged prostate, and may also affect blood sugar levels.
One side effect being reported by the consumers online is higher Blood pressure.
How Much Does Nugenix Cost?
If you order straight from the Nugenix website, a bottle of 90 capsules will cost $69.99 plus $4.99 shipping for a total of $74.98. You can also find it for an identical price at a local GNC, minus the shipping. GNC users may also see it at a discounted price of $59.99. Based on their suggestion of taking 3 capsules a day, this is a 30-day supply.
However, Nugenix Ultimate with 120 capsules and with more added powerful ingredients comes around at $120.
Nugenix Ultimate is different than their Nugenix Free Testosterone Booster, mainly because it contains DAA, Epimedium grandiflorum , Tongkat ali, Mucuna Pruriens and Maca Root.
While the other two versions (ie. Nugenix Free Testosterone Booster and Nugenix PM With ZMA) don’t have much powerful ingredients other than Tribulus Terrestris, and Fenugreek, Nugenix Ultimate is worth talking about.
This is some good stuff, but still NOT the best.
Does Nugenix Ultimate work?
Looking at these other supplements, we see that Nugenix (600 mg of Testofen) has twice the amount of Testofen that Ageless Male or Syntheroid has. But does that mean that it works or works better?
As far as I can tell, most of the hype about Testofen seems to stem from a study published in 2011 in a Journal called Phytotherapy Research. In that study, men taking 600 mg of Testofen a day for 6 weeks reported that they felt more sexual urges, strength etc.
Actually, if I just think about the research on Nugenix, there is hardly anything new here. As stated previously, the main ingredients in Nugenix can be found in other supplements marketed to men over 40.
But, Nugenix Ultimate is a much better product.
Remarkably, Nugenix Ultimate does not have Testofen, but rather Fenugreek extract. Testofen comes from fenugreek. Is fenugreek extract better than Testofen? We are honestly not sure as we are unacquainted with any head-to-head comparisons.
However, why can’t men simply buy a bottle of fenugreek (or Testofen) and check out that for a few weeks to see if it works, before choosing the higher end Nugenix or Nugenix Ultimate?
For a product to be able to increase your Testosterone effectively, it has to include ingredients that are really backed by some solid science and clinical studies.
And the ingredients should be working via “various mechanisms” to enhance the Testosterone in the body.
If you take just one main ingredient like Testofen (Fenugreek extract), you should “cycle” the product with another one which works differently, as your body gets used to a particular ingredient and “Resists change” because of the homeostasis system of the body.
That’s why diversity of ingredients becomes crucial if you want to beat the homeostasis.
As can be seen the 3 different versions contain some pretty different ingredients.
For example, Testofen, originally touted as the main active ingredient in Nugenix now only the “free testosterone booster version.” Testofen is a trademarked name for the herb fenugreek.
This form of fenugreek is said to concentrate what some think are the active ingredients in the herb.
These active ingredients are called Fenusides. Testofen is said to contain 50% Fenusides (pronounced phen-u-sides).
Then there are other ingredients mentioned above in Nugenix Ultimate.
While overall, we like Nugenix Ultimate because of its immense quality of ingredients, which make it a top of the line testosterone booster, we still think it’s NOT the best. In our analysis, PrimeMale comes out on top and Prosolution , a close second. Read more on how to really pick a quality testosterone booster.
Top 8 Helpful User reviews on Nugenix (from around the web)
Review 1 – If you’re looking for a product to truly increase your testosterone levels, this isn’t it
If you’re looking for a product to truly increase your testosterone levels, this isn’t it. At best, you’re getting a few ingredients that might make you feel a little more energetic occasionally. Even if this product could increase a low testosterone level by 10 percent, that still won’t get you out of a low range (a level of 300 plus 10 percent is only 330 when below 350 is “low”). If you truly feel that you have a low testosterone level, go to a doctor and get tested. Most copays are about 20 bucks and Testosterone Cypionate (prescription) is about 22 dollars per month on a bi-weekly dosage, and that’s if you pay for it without insurance. So you could spend 70 dollars for one month of this herbal placebo that has absolutely no significant effect, or spend the same about for three or four months of something that actually works.
Review 2 – I have to say I noticed a big difference after a week.
I was skeptical about this product from the reviews and the fact that most products like this dont work for me. I have to say i noticed a big difference after a week. This helped my mood and energy, It also made a difference in libido. I been out of Nugenix for two weeks, on purpose, to make sure that it was the nugenix and not just changes on my own, and i have noticed the difference again being off of it. Im currently ordering product again and will continue until i no longer need it. I dont typically write reviews but im hoping that what i say can help someone out there.
Review 3 – One of the best supplements
One of the best supplements for men over 40. It’s expensive but it works. Increased mental focus, drive and stamina.
Review 4 – NOT effective for weight loss for my son
The product is made for weight loss but let me warn you- it is not effective at all. My son was using it. Even though he is 20, we spent days convincing his mother to stop taking the product from his room and hiding it so that he cannot be able to use it anymore. She is strongly against all those artificial products and testosterone boosters. And even though I hate to say it, she was right. He experienced some side effects and when our doctor heard that he was taking it, he literally told me I am a bad parent. No need to mention that the product had no effect on his weight loss.
Review 5 – Nothing special
I tried this for about 2 weeks. I didnt notice anything that it was advertised to do. Maybe my sex drive increased a little, but other than that it seemed like I gained some weight. I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody for $70 per month.
Review 6 – Ultimate Testosterone!
This is the racing fuel version. And I’m here to tell you, being 42 my testosterone levels were dropping accordingly and for someone my age … IT’S FREAKING AWESOME! I feel like I should run out and antagonize a large, predatory animal, pick up something crazy heavy and invade an Old Spice commercial!
If you’re under 30, this stuff won’t really do anything for you since you’re already making tanker trucks full of testosterone, but if you’re over 30, it can do wonders.
I’ve developed a nice little side effect from my increased testosterone levels. Lower appetite! I just can’t eat like I used to and that will work wonders to helping me lose weight. It’s probably due to my increased energy levels making my body think it doesn’t need more fuel in the form of food.
This Nugenix is the bees knees. It’s all natural using Fenugreek extract along with things like boron and stinging nettle and such so my testosterone levels won’t exceed what my body can make naturally and it has helped immensely with confidence, a generalized “good” feeling, energy, appetite. I love this stuff!
(Which is a little concerning also as I can see how this could be mentally addictive as well … something to watch closely.)
Review 7 – Feeling healthier but with high BP
I have been taking Nugenix for about six weeks and just started having small concerns.
I had my testosterone checked about four months prior to starting a cycle on Nugenix. It was on the low side of normal and I’m 35, so my concern was that it was only going to get worse. Since I’ve started the product I have “felt” better, my workouts are more intense and subsequently I have dropped about ten pounds in four weeks. I’m also running quite a bit more frequently, and my diet is more healthy. So I’m not sure if it’s the supplement or the regime I’m holding myself to.
I checked my blood pressure recently and it was 146/91. Thinking maybe this was just because I had just got done working and maybe a little stressed, I checked it the next day right as I woke up and alas it was the same. So this is what prompted me to find this article. My blood pressure is usually 115/50 with a resting heart rate of 44-51 so this concerns me greatly.
I’ve gone from not feeling as healthy and having good blood pressure to feeling healthier and have stage 1 hypertension… The only variable I have introduced is Nugenix.
Review 8 – This stuff works!
Wow… what a different experience I am having! The increase in testosterone has changed my personality in positive ways – I have become more assertive (as opposed to aggressive), a better husband and Christian leader, and my sex drive has increased somewhat (I had none). It is expensive and I am looking for less expensive sources. I did not experience any of the negative effects listed above and I bought mine at GNC (did NOT do the trial), and my credit card was properly charged. I feel sorry for those who have not had the positive experience. NOTE: I am, at the advice of other sites, taking a Triple Ginsa supplement. It has a bunch of stuff like an energy drink, including American ginseng root extract, panax ginseng root extract, guarana seed extract, black tea leaves extract, grape seed and grape skin extract, green tea, and Siberian root, as well as 2500 MCG of vitamin B12. It’s hard to deconfuse the effects of these three supplements, but I tell you what: the combination has left me with a great deal of energy, a more “male” personality (I used to cry a lot and exhibit other signs of depression), and a far greater enjoyment of life. I say this stuff works, with the other two supplements, and is worth the money!