Can you really live free with Nugenix’s expensive testosterone supplements? Let’s find out…
You should be aware that we have already looked at the Nugenix Ultimate Testosterone by the same company which was a good attempt but not nearly good enough to match up with the best of the best.
This is an alternative offering aimed specifically at increasing free testosterone.
The slightly more attractive price point got my interest but you have to wonder how good a product is if a firm needs to make two versions.
It’s clearly time to take a look at what this Salt Lake based company from Utah USA is offering. Let’s find out whether it’s worth spending your valuable time and hard earned cash on.
Nugenix makes several claims for this product:
- Boosts Free Testosterone
- Increases Libido
- Feel Stronger
Simple but bold claims nonetheless. Let’s dig in deeper and see if it really can work for you.
What are the ingredients and how do they work?
Nugenix Free might as well be given away as free if you intend to use it as a testosterone booster!
In fact, the ingredients in this T-Booster show that it has more potential to be a more effective libido booster. Several of the ingredients have been shown to produce this effect.
But, this is not the same as boosting testosterone. In fact, the key T boosting ingredients, D-Aspartic Acid, Magnesium and Vitamin D3 are all missing from this T-Booster. Only Zinc makes an appearance in a small quantity, which is good, but not good enough.
Although it’s promising to see Vitamin B6 present, which can help to lower estrogen. The presence of a proprietary blend is very disheartening.
If you’re serious about looking after your body you need to know what you’re putting into it. Then you can’t do this with Nugenix Free.
Overall, this may help boost your libido but provides a limited effect on your T levels.
While it claims to boost free testosterone Fenugreek is the only nutrient capable of doing this. Unfortunately we are unable to tell you how effective it is because this is part of a proprietary blend.
Here are the ingredients in much greater detail:
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) (2 mg)
Vitamin B6 is an essential vitamin for the health of your body; in fact it is involved in at least 100 different processes inside your body including testosterone production.
It’s also a good addition for reducing the female hormone.
Research has shown Vitamin B6 to be a suppressor of estrogen by working with the C2 pathways which contain estrogen. After binding to the estrogen receptors it slows its metabolic rate, reducing gene activity.
This helps tip your body’s hormonal balance in favor of testosterone. High levels of estrogen equate to fatigue, weight gain and will make it difficult for you to gain muscle.
The 2mg dose is on the small side, we would have liked to have seen 5 mg+ dosage.
Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin) (50 mcg)
Vitamin B12 is also essential to the human body and cannot be stored.
It is essential for the formation of red blood cells, DNA synthesis and protein metabolism. Research shows that this vitamin can help your body to produce more energy.
While this might make you feel more capable of completing that workout it has not been shown to increase your T levels directly or indirectly.
It seems like this is an addition which is designed to fool you into believing Nugenix Free T-Booster is doing more than it actually is.
It can give you bursts of energy but this isn’t from actually raising your T.
Zinc (as Zinc Chelate) (1 mg)
This is a great addition, in fact the best so far.
Zinc is used by your body to release the luteinizing hormone (LH) which is an essential part of the testosterone creation process.
In fact LH is your body’s precursor to both testosterone and growth hormone. Essentially the more LH you have in your system the more overall support your test levels will have.
Zinc can be obtained through your food. So you can find it in foods rich in this mineral such as oysters, beans, nuts, spinach and red meats. However it is unlikely that you’ll get the optimal amount of Zinc from your diet, most men need to supplement.
The problem here is that Nugenix Free only gives you 1 mg which is 7% of the recommended daily value. You are going to need a lot more to get the desired effect.
This is disappointing!
Nugenix Free Testosterone Complex (2103 mg)
It always feels like the manufacturer is letting you down when they add a proprietary blend.
Nugenix Free includes the following ingredients but it’s not possible to identify the quantities involved.
This means that you don’t actually know what you’re consuming. Either it is ineffective dose and benefits you in no way or it using a dangerous dose and can cause you health issues.
This proprietary blend includes:
L-Citrulline Malate (??? mg)
If you want to improve the quality of your erection then you need to increase the amount of blood flowing to the area. L-Citruline Malate is very good at this.
This substance has been found to help detoxify your liver and helps in the removal of excess liquid from your body. During these processes it produces nitric acid which promotes better blood flow.
This is going to help with your erection and potentially with your ability to lift more, for longer. But, it is unlikely to have any effect on your testosterone. It’s a good nutrient for a pre-workout, not for a T booster.
It’s worth noting that the effective active dose for this substance is 6000 – 8000mg per day. So considering the whole proprietary blend is only 2103mg it certainly doesn’t have enough!
You will see no benefit or effect from this nutrient.
Testofen Fenugreek Seed Extract (50% Fenuside) (??? mg)
This is a useful addition but the Testofen blend is not necessarily the best choice.
Fenugreek has been used for centuries in Indian medicine to promote libido. It has also been linked with helping to regulate your blood sugar level.
This is important. High blood sugar levels make it difficult for your body to produce testosterone. Fenugreek can help to regulate your blood sugar levels and the insulin response by your body.
Lower insulin levels results in lower levels of the Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) which will bind to free testosterone and strips it of its anabolic potency. Less SHBG means more free T.
However, there are two additional points to note.
- The quantity of Fenugreek in this T-booster is unknown, it might have no effect on your body at all.
Testofen is actually a blend of Fenugreek and Fenuside Saponins which is a chemical extracted from the Fenugreek herb.
This blend has been reported to give some users nasal blockages, bloating and diarrhea when taken is larger amounts.
So without knowing the doses it can be either totally ineffective or has the potential to give you side effects.
Tribulus (fruit) (??? mg)
This used to be the go to substance for boosting testosterone. Unfortunately research now shows that this is not the case.
There have been a number of studies using rats and one study with humans. All of these conclude there is no benefit to T levels.
However, it does potentially help boost libido and may promote the welfare of your organs.
A poor choice though and a wasted opportunity.
How Do I Take It?
Just one serving a day.
You simply need to pop 3 capsules in your mouth with some water. Ideally this should be before breakfast when your stomach is empty.
This is not good enough! Even if this was a first class T-booster one dose a day is not enough to keep your testosterone levels elevated.
The best way to take any T-Booster is by taking it 3-4 times a day. Of course, the capsule has to be designed for this. Splitting this T-Booster into three doses will reduce the effect even more.
Are There Any Side Effects?
You may feel an increase in libido which might make you feel manlier and believe the T-Booster is having the desired effect.
In general the ingredients are natural and safe; they shouldn’t produce any significant side effects. But, there have been some incidents of hair loss, upset stomachs and even headaches reported in some user reviews we found.
This is certainly cause for concern and reinforces our recommendation is to steer clear when it comes to proprietary blends.
That might not be the type of free result you want!
- Some Effective Ingredients
Fenugreek can certainly help increase levels of free testosterone, however it is the only nutrient in the formula that does so.
We also don’t know how much Nugenix added so it’s impossible to gauge its effectiveness. Zinc is great mineral for supporting T levels but it is very under dosed here.
Vitamin B6 is also a valid addition for dealing with estrogen but again we feel it is under dosed.
- May Support Libido
Both Fenugreek and Tribulus have mild libido enhancing properties, but without knowing the exact quantities it is anybody’s guess how well it will work for you.
- Proprietary blend
This is a big no. Ultimately we cannot determine how effective the formula is without knowing the individual quantities of nutrients.
It could give be giving you absolutely no benefit, wasting your time and money.
Even worse you could be experience side effects and potentially long term health issues. Avoid proprietary blends like this.
- Poor Serving Schedule
With only 1 serving a day you are not maximizing your T boosting potential.
Your body needs a constant supply of nutrients throughout the day to keep test levels elevated. If you want to maximize your results look for boosters that allow 3 to 4 servings a day.
- Missing Key Ingredients
Two of the most powerful T boosting ingredients are missing, D-Aspartic Acid (DAA) and Vitamin D3.
Also for a product whose name is “Free Testosterone Booster” it is lacking two of the very best minerals available to do so which are Magnesium and Boron.
Why did they not include these to really raise free T levels and improve performance? Unbelievable really!
- Under Dosed Ingredients
Several of the nutrients are not active doses.
We have mentioned that the Zinc is very low at just 1 mg, really you want to see around 5 mg+. Vitamin B6 could definitely do with topping up too.
We can also see through simple arithmetic that the addition of L-Citrulline is a complete waste of time it is not even close to an active dose.
The other nutrients? Who knows as they are hidden behind a proprietary blend!
This is kind of shocking, $69.99 for such as weak formula is mind blowing.
If you factor in the shipping then you are paying $75 to buy direct from Nugenix.
Of course you may be able to get some cheaper prices on the big retail websites, but considering how bad the formula is, why bother?
- Bogus Free Trial
Questions over Free Trial option.
Customers have reported that when they signed up for a ‘free trial’ their card was charged on a recurring basis and they found it difficult to cancel.
Make sure when that you read the terms and conditions before signing up. There are more details in the section below.
Ultimately how can you trust such a company that tries to con its customers like that?
What Are People Saying About Nugenix Free Testosterone Booster?
The Nugenix website is severely limited.
In fact, it’s surprising that these products are selling with so little information; maybe it’s named free as they thought they might have to give it away!
There is a small section for reviews but these are generic and don’t specify which product they refer to. Of course, they are all positive.
In contrast Amazon gives the product 3.5 stars but the reviews show an interesting picture. Opinions are split equally between 5 stars and 1 star.
Positive comments include one which says simply “great stuff” and the other refers to its ability to boost testosterone in aging men.
These are not exactly glowing references to its test boosting abilities.
‘Free Trial’ Warning
The negative comments are far more damaging. Honest opinions of the company and its products are mixed with ineffective results and even a mention of the classic free trial scam.
This is where you sign up and get 14 days of the T-booster for just the cost of posting and packaging. However, if you don’t cancel you’ll automatically be sent a month’s supply on a rolling basis and charged for it.
If you look round you’ll find other reviews but they all have the same issue; there is no detail other than ‘it’s great’, or ‘it works’.
These simple testimonials don’t do enough to assure me that they are genuine; especially after having looked at the ingredients.
The only reviews that have detail and feel genuine are those which are negative; this sums up the overall opinion and feel of this t-booster.
There are 3 elements to benefit from higher T levels.
Producing more total testosterone, creating more bioavailable free testosterone and lowering estrogen. This product does none of these well.
Without things like D-Aspartic acid, Vitamin D3, higher levels of Zinc you are never going to raise your T levels sufficiently.
Although they claim it increases free testosterone there is only one ingredient, Fenugreek that is capable of doing so. They could have used Magnesium or Boron which are far better suited to this role.
Some might argue you could stack this with their other test booster Nugenix Ultimate Testosterone for the DAA and Magnesium but this instantly doubles the price and it is still lacking Vitamin D3.
We really can’t recommend this formula, it is both a waste of time and money.
A very weak formula when there are far superior products now available on the market.
It is really less of a T-Booster and more suited as a mild libido enhancer; which isn’t what you’re after when you want higher test levels.
The fact that you don’t know exactly what you’re taking and that key T boosting ingredients are missing confirm that you shouldn’t be using this product even if you were given it for free.
Nugenix Free T-Booster will not have a significant effect on your free testosterone levels. Look for products that will raise overall testosterone as well as aiding with free testosterone.
Ultimately you should avoid this product and look elsewhere if you want serious results.