My Finesse Labs Alpha X Testosterone Booster Review
My Finesse Labs Alpha X Testosterone Booster Review First Look:
I was in the gym last night with the girlfriend and we hit some iron.
I wanted to give my legs a good thrashing and ensure that they are strong and full.
As a result, today, I feel like I am wobbling all over the place and cycling in to work was somewhat testing on the inclines.
With my age slowly but surely progressing, I am keen not to succumb to the easy way of just slowing down, exercising less and blaming my decline in fitness, muscle mass as well as strength on age.
You can work against that, and you can maintain a good level of fitness through discipline and optimizing your nutrition.
It is natural for men’s natural testosterone levels to drop as he hits the age of about thirty.
In terms of fitness, with a drop in testosterone comes a reduction of muscle mass, loss of strength and an increase of fat mass.
What few people know is that avoiding a reduction in natural testosterone levels is important for overall health, not just building muscle and strength.
Alpha X by Finesse Labs has a muscular tiger on the bottle. I’m not a feline, so I hope the science transfers between species.
Ingredients: The Science
Serenoa Serrulata/Saw Palmetto
This fatty acid was long touted to help boost testosterone levels, but those claims turned out to be false.
It is effective in suppressing prostate growth though. So could help if you are taking steroids or Prohormones.
Athletes sometimes use sarsaparilla as a steroid for performance enhancement.
Some supplement makers claim that chemicals (sterols) in sarsaparilla can be converted to anabolic steroids like testosterone. But this is a false claim.
Claimed to help stimulate testosterone in men. However, there is currently no evidence to support this claim.
Wild Yam Extract
Taking wild yam extract will not increase DHEA levels in people.
Individuals who are interested in taking DHEA should avoid wild yam products labeled as “natural DHEA.” This is found in our list of ingredients to AVOID.
3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran (Stinging Nettle)
What looks like a big complicated looking chemical compound being used to describe something much simpler and common.
It is good for reducing inflammation and an enlarged prostate but has no effect on testosterone directly.
That said, inflammation can be the cause of chronic disease such as obesity and upset hormone balance. So it is useful.
Boron is great for the older lifter or those doing high weight low rep work as it helps to reduce inflammation, something that is found in PrimeMale, which I am a fan of.
Also helps raise testosterone levels.
Longjack (Eurycoma Longifolia, TongKat Ali)
This is known as a pro-fertility agent and aphrodisiac that appears to have a large body of evidence supporting this role and some evidence suggesting it may be an anti-estrogen and pro-erectile agent.
Although there’s some research to suggest it may increase testosterone levels in animals and humans it is pretty lackluster which doesn’t bode too well.
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium)
It seems that the suspected active component of horny goat weed, appears to act as a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, similar to some drugs used for erectile dysfunction.
It does not, however, stimulate testosterone production.
Two capsules are to be taken daily.
It is recommended that we spread our doses evenly across the day, as per the best testosterone booster on the market.
This way your body has a constant trickle of the ingredients to work with in order to stimulate testosterone and to ensure that if you get a large hit of ingredients it isn’t wasted if your body doesn’t require them.
A daily serving is 1484mg. This is not too bad, there’s a lot of test booster that offer way less than this. However, it is not the best.
There isn’t actually a great deal of benefit to this supplement when the ingredients are analysed.
In fact, it is a bit of a wash out.
However, let’s take a look at what can help benefit testosterone production.
Boron is the highlight here. It is found in supplements such as Prime Male which is a good sign.
This is because not only can it contribute towards stimulating more testosterone being secreted by the body but also reduce inflammation.
Inflammation is a big player when it comes to disease and hormone imbalance, if this is reduced or controlled, it will have a positive effect on overall health.
Nettle doesn’t have any direct effect on test levels, but, again, like Boron it is an anti-inflammatory.
Saw Palmetto can at best help prevent prostate growth. That is not going to be much of an issue with naturally occurring testosterone. Helpful if you take steroids though.
So, is this a testosterone booster?
Well, judging by the three beneficial ingredients, perhaps not. Bare in mind there is a total of eight.
This seems more to help with controlling or eradicating inflammation more than anything.
So, here’s the rest of the ingredients and what they can or cannot do…
Eurycoma is a popular ingredient found in lots of test boosters which I find baffling, that is because it has no real body of proof to demonstrate that it will increase T levels in humans.
Horny Goat Weed may help with erections, but it doesn’t raise test levels.
Sarsaparilla is not proven to either increase test levels or act as a steroid.
Orchic substance has no body of proof behind it to confirm that it stimulates more testosterone production.
Wild Yam has yet to be confirmed that it increases DHEA levels.
These ingredients should be swapped with a few that are missing. If they were, this would be a better performing supplement.
Then, it must be noted that all of these ingredients fall within a proprietary blend.
If you are not familiar with a proprietary blend, watch the video below of me in my old garage gym.
If you have skipped the video, a proprietary blend essentially means that although we know which ingredients are included in the supplement, we have no idea of the individual breakdown of each ingredient.
Legally, the supplement company could literally include just trace amounts per ingredient and the rest being a low cost filler.
Just to repeat that, this is completely legal.
My Finesse Labs Alpha X Testosterone Booster Review Conclusion:
So, to just conclude…this is not an effective test booster. Far from it.
There’s three beneficial ingredients, yet only one of those will work towards stimulating natural testosterone production.
There is a further ingredient that acts as an anti-inflammatory and a further one to help suppress prostate growth.
However, the majority of this supplement have no studies that can confirm they have any benefit whatsoever to increase testosterone levels, and this, after all is supposed to be a test booster, look at the freaking jacked lion on the label!
Then we are dealt with another blow (and not a good blow, like a blowjob) because all of the amounts per each individual ingredient are hidden within a secretive proprietary blend.
Therefore we have no idea how much of each is included.
Any final words for this review..?
This has barely any benefit whatsoever to increase your natural production of testosterone.
Therefore, at present, you should check out what the better options, here.
Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. It explores the many avenues of fitness and uses supporting scientific evidence for any reviews or analysis of products.
Ben himself has been interested in fitness from an early age. He started playing rugby at the age of 6 for his town, county and school where he gained his full colors while also being in the Army Cadets. After graduating from university in 2005 with a BA(Hons) Ben moved to London and nurtured his love for weightlifting to support his rugby, he also became heavily involved with cycling. Ben also started skiing and recently joined the Army Reserve to further develop his capabilities.