Quick Take: Alpha Fuel XT has plenty of high-grade ingredients that all in all, should help promote a more anabolic internal environment. The catch, however, is that these ingredients are trapped inside a low dosed prop blend. Nonetheless, it may still work for some people looking to improve their physique. Let’s get into more detail in the review.
- Alpha Fuel XT is a product of a company called Science of Alpha
- On the label, it’s advertised to support muscle growth along with healthy levels of “free” testosterone
- It lacks Vitamin B6 to complete the ZMA trio but because of Magnesium’s low dose, Zinc is technically the only one of the three that you can rely on
- Has a proprietary blend with potent natural herbs that, all in all, promote anabolism
- Also has BioPerine to further improve the formula’s bioavailability
- Available to buy online and retail stores including Amazon and the Science of Alpha website. I can’t find it on GNC though.
Alpha Fuel XT Ingredients
|Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)||20 mg|
|Zinc (as zinc oxide)||15 mg|
|Proprietary Blend||655 mg|
|Oat straw extract (aerial parts) (10:1), Longjack root extract (100:1) (Eurycoma longifolia jack), Mucuna seed extract (40% L-Dopa), Diindolylmethane, Nettle leaf extract (4:1), Tribulus terrestris fruit extract (45% saponins), Ashwagandha root extract (1.5% withanolides), Black pepper fruit extract (Bioperine®)|
Alpha Fuel XT’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Magnesium – Involved in over 300 metabolic functions in our body, Magnesium is unquestionably essential to our general health and well-being. Specifically for testosterone, it inhibits T from binding to SHBG which then leads to higher levels of “free” test. This extremely low dose of just 20 mg isn’t likely to do anything though.
Zinc – As raw material required for testosterone synthesis, there’s pretty much no mineral that’s more essential to test than Zinc. Unfortunately, this oxide form isn’t well absorbed by our bodies. 15 mg seems okay though. It’s not the best I’ve seen but not the worst either.
Where’s the Vitamin B6?
With Zinc and Magnesium already in the Alpha Fuel XT formula, having B6 here would’ve completed the ZMA picture but where is it? Well, apparently, it’s not here. This is unfortunate because with the complete ZMA trio of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, Alpha Fuel XT would’ve been more inviting to athletes.
Why, you ask? Because most athletes are at risk for deficiency of either of these nutrients and would therefore lead to a dip in performance and testosterone. As such, having the complete ZMA trio here would’ve helped greatly.
Oat straw – At this 10:1 extract, the Oat Straw provided here in Alpha Fuel XT is pretty darn potent. It’s mostly seen in nootropic supplements but there may be a bodybuilding side to it as well as it contains high amounts of protein and may even boost nitric oxide.
- Longjack – With a 100:1 extract, Alpha Fuel XT delivers another potent herb once again. Also known as Tongkat Ali, this herb has been used since the old ages as a natural libido booster but research suggests it can also boost testosterone and lower cortisol.
- Mucuna – By itself, this herb holds plenty of promise as a testosterone booster but it’s made even more promising here where it’s standardized for 40% of its active compound L-Dopa.
- Diindolylmethane – Used in testosterone products to lower levels of estrogen but research on this is centered mostly on women.
- Nettle – This may increase levels of “free” testosterone in various ways which include lowering levels of estrogen, DHT, and blocking the T-binding activities of SHBG.
- Tribulus terrestris – Popularly as a supposed powerful testosterone booster but in truth, it doesn’t do much for T with regards to the general population. It’s pretty good for libido though.
- Ashwagandha – I call this The All-in-One Man Enhancer because it basically does so much for us men. As an adaptogen, it helps lower levels of cortisol while also boosting testosterone. Furthermore, it also helps with sperm quality and muscle strength as well as endurance.
- Bioperine® – Not a testosterone booster by any means but what this premium black pepper extract does is make the entire Alpha Fuel XT formula better by improving nutrient absorption.
Alpha Fuel XT Directions
Each serving of Alpha Fuel XT consists of 2 veggie capsules and as suggested by Science of Alpha, we are to take 1 serving (2 veggie capsules) per day with a meal.
Let me reiterate this: Where’s the Vitamin B6?
This HAS to be the first thing about Alpha Fuel XT that I have to point out. As I understand from their advertising, this product is designed to promote muscle growth and a better physique and the ZMA trio would’ve fit very well with the product’s purpose. After all, you can’t build a better body without the proper nutrition.
While we’re on the ZMA topic, Alpha Fuel XT is essentially just Zinc because from my perspective, their Magnesium is way too low to be of any major help. Regardless, Zinc is pretty darn good for testosterone so at the very least, there’s that.
Moving on, Alpha Fuel XT also has a proprietary blend of 8 manly ingredients but unfortunately, the total dosage of 655 mg is a little low for all the ingredients to share. On the brighter side though, the herbs used here are of high quality and with the absorption benefits of BioPerine, they should still be somewhat effective.
Speaking of being effective, the ingredients used in Alpha Fuel XT do look solid especially when it comes to bodybuilding. On a hormonal level, I’m seeing Alpha Fuel XT capable of boosting “free” testosterone as well as lowering levels of estrogen and cortisol. Along with a bit more protein from Oat Straw, this makes for an anabolic metabolism which should help promote growing muscles. Furthermore, there might also be boosts in physical performance and libido.
Does it Work?
Alpha Fuel XT works but in my opinion, it works best for the more athletically inclined men as part of their bodybuilding stack of products. However, mostly because of its low dosage, I don’t necessarily rank it among the Alpha males of the testosterone boosting industry.
- Natural – None of the ingredients here are synthetic so don’t worry. It’s not an illegal or dangerous steroid.
- Anabolic – Boosts testosterone, lowers estrogen and cortisol, supplies protein, and improves physical performance. Great combo for gym bros if you ask me.
- Quality – I’m talking about the ingredients used in the prop blend here. Literally everything except DIM is given as either a concentrated, standardized, or branded ingredient.
- Dosage – If Alpha Fuel XT doesn’t work for you, blame it on the low dosage.
- Expensive – Prices vary but if you buy directly from the Science of Alpha website, it’s being sold at $69.75. That’s not necessarily too expensive but for the strength of this formula, that’s not a very good bargain.
- Incomplete ZMA – It has no Vitamin B6 and a ridiculously low dose of Magnesium. Zinc’s dosage and form aren’t too good either.
- Reviews – On Amazon, the rating of Alpha Fuel XT is at a low average of just 2.8 stars with 36% of the entire customer reviews ranking it just 1 star. I’m not seeing complaints of any major side effects though so that’s good.
The Bottom Line
Like any kind of supplement, Alpha Fuel XT may work like a charm for some while it won’t do sh*t for others. That said, Alpha Fuel XT does have potential to be a decent testosterone booster for bodybuilders with its great choice of ingredients and top-quality forms but because of its low dosage, the benefits are also weak. That said, if you’re looking to try something light-weight, this’ll probably do.