|Rating:3 Stars||Price: $69.99|
Alpha King is made by a company called Force Factor LLC who have been trading for a number of years and have a range of fitness supplements.
However, what really got my attention was there spiel that suggests this compound can give you the characteristics attributed to Kings.
It simply states “successful men: power and confidence, relentless drive and ambition, and the desire to achieve greatness and leave a lasting legacy. Never before have these qualities been more attainable. Alpha King”.
I’m impressed if a daily supplement can do this; giving my testosterone a boost will just be a bonus!
Force Factor LLC was founded by 2 Harvard University rowers in 2009. The principle behind the company was that performance supplements should be available to everyone.
It’s enough to get me interested although not enough to convince me to switch to Alpha King.
Their website promises that Alpha King can help you:
- Build lean muscle
- Boost your sex drive & libido
- Improve performance
- Increase your testosterone levels
Let’s take a look at how effective it really is.
What are the ingredients and how do they work?
It’s actually quite reassuring to look for the ingredients on a T-Booster and find that there is just a short list and all of them have amounts next to them. At the very least you know what you’re taking.
Of course, while less can be more we’re going to need to look at the ingredients to find out if this is the case with Alpha King. Is this the real king of testosterone boosters or just another pretender to the throne?
Once you’ve taken a look at the following ingredients you’ll see why it has good intentions but isn’t the best T booster available. Essential ingredients aren’t included and half the ones that are included could be left out.
AlphaFen Fenugreek Seed Liposomal Extract (400mg)
You may not have realized it but Fenugreek is cultivated in India, North Africa and in parts of the Mediterranean. Fenugreek has an aroma similar to maple syrup and is frequently used in the production of soaps and cosmetics. More importantly, fenugreek has been shown to be very effective at lowering your blood sugar level.
Force Factor state that their patented version of fenugreek, AlphaFen, is a new, more powerful version of this natural compound.
Fenugreek lowers your blood sugar levels and it works as an inhibitor; preventing the production of insulin. Because your body does not need to produce large quantities of insulin it is able to produce more testosterone.
This is a good addition to the mix although it does not directly increase your T production.
Tribulus Terrestris (150mg)
This herb grows all over the world and has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments. It is especially good at growing in dry climates and is usually referred to as a weed or invasive species.
Tribulus Terrestris was one of the first compounds to be added to testosterone boosters and has earned a reputation for boosting your levels. Unfortunately research only confirms this is the case in rats.
The research has never been completed on humans although most experts agree that it won’t have the same affect. It will increase your libido which could make you feel like your testosterone levels have increased. However, research suggests a dose of between 200 and 450mg a day is necessary to boost libido; this falls significantly short of that figure.
It is possible that this compound can benefit your muscles, but there is no confirmation that this compound will help to boost your testosterone levels.
This is one ingredient which could have been left out.
Black Maca Root Extract (100mg)
The Incas used to harvest the Maca plant to boost their libido and resolve hormone issues. Black Maca root was considered the rarest and most sacred of all the Maca plants. Surprisingly it actually originates from the Andean plateaus in Peru
It has been used for centuries and there is evidence to suggest it is capable of boosting your libido and helping with erectile dysfunction.
Black Maca contains vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, fatty acids and amino acids. All of these can help to boost your natural testosterone levels. In fact it is even claimed that it will boost your memory, increase your sperm count, improve your energy, mood and even give you better bone health.
Unfortunately there is no direct research that shows it has any effect on your testosterone levels. In this sense it is exactly the same as Tribulus Terrestris.
DIM (diindolylmethane) (100mg)
In contrast DIM is a better choice; although still not the best. You can actually get this from eating cruciferous vegetables; such as broccoli and cabbage. It has become known as a great addition to your diet or as a supplement to help solve mood swings, fibroids, menopause and even man boobs.
It works by adjusting the hormone balance in your body; of specific interest is the fact that it blocks aromatase which is the compound that converts your testosterone into estrogen.
There are plenty of positive thoughts and comments regarding DIM’s abilities but more research is needed to ensure this compound is capable of helping to balance your hormone levels and boost testosterone.
How do I take it?
The instructions couldn’t be simpler, take one capsule every morning with breakfast.
Unfortunately I find this unsatisfactory. The effects of one capsule will be gone within 4 – 6 hours. What does your body do for the rest of the day?
For any supplement to provide a whole day benefit you need to be taking it 3 or 4 times a day. Alpha King is a long way from kingly status in this regard.
Are there any Side Effects?
The ingredients in Alpha King are all natural. This means they shouldn’t give you any unpleasant side effects.
If you do have any concerns or have any issues when taking it then you’ll need to see a health professional as quickly as possible.
- No Proprietary Blends
It’s always good to see a testosterone booster that doesn’t hide the quantity of ingredients under a proprietary blend.At least if you choose to take Alpha King you’ll know exactly what is going into your body.
- Contains Fenugreek
Research shows that fenugreek is a good addition to any T booster. It will help to regulate your blood sugar, insulin levels and boost testosterone production.This makes it a good general health supplement and a worthwhile addition to this supplement.
- Missing Key Ingredients
It’s disappointing to note that some of the most important ingredients for boosting testosterone levels are missing.I would expect to find zinc, magnesium, vitamin D3, B6 and even some D-Aspartic acid. There are simply too many core ingredients missing to make this a worthwhile supplement choice.
- Under Researched Ingredients
In addition to key ingredients being absent from the mix you’ll also note that several of the included ingredients are under researched.In theory they will help to boost your testosterone levels but there is a lack of research to confirm this; leaving you wondering what you’re actually taking.
- Poor serving Schedule
One capsule per day is simply not enough to ensure your body gets an increase in testosterone and can maintain it. If you’re lucky the benefit will last from breakfast until you start eating your lunch.There is no other way of saying it other than the fact that this serving schedule is poor. You should be taking a T booster 3 or 4 times per day to ensure it remains effective.
What are people saying about Alpha King
It’s not that surprising or worrying to find a lack of reviews on the Force Factor website. Let’s face it, if there were any reviews you would probably take them with a pinch of salt!
What is interesting is a look at Amazon where over half of the customers give Alpha King a 1 star rating. In fact the overrating is just 2.4 stars.
The negative reviews are all centered on the fact that Alpha King simply didn’t work. There is a mention of getting angrier rather than more energetic and several customers mentioned feeling sick; which is concerning.
When you factor in that all the 5 star reviews simply state the product works you’ll left feeling that these may not be genuine. It doesn’t inspire confidence in Alpha King.
Our Rating:3 Stars
Alpha King has a great name but a disappointing result.
The lack of key ingredients and the inclusion of some that need more research; leaves you with a product that has potential but is not in the same league as the market leaders.
There are much better options available that you should consider taking.