Quick Take: Man, these capsules are eye-catching, aren’t they? Don’t get too excited about the bright blue though because this is actually one of the bad things about Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox. Thankfully, at the end of the day, its pros far outweigh its cons. Personally, I think it’s one of the few versatile T boosters out there. Read the review to find out why.
- Enhanced Athlete is the brand that manufactures Blue Ox
- Advertised as a suitable product for strength, muscle, and testosterone regardless if you’re weaning off on your steroid cycle (PCT) or if you’re pure natty
- Has a non-proprietary formula with all of its ingredients getting decent dosages
- The herbs might need more work but the quality of its vitamins and minerals are on point
- Effectively boosts testosterone via several pathways including both direct and indirect methods
- Available to buy online on the Enhanced Athlete website but it’s way cheaper on other retail stores such as Amazon. Unfortunately, it’s not on GNC.
Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox Ingredients
|Tribulus Terrestris||330 mg|
|Tongkat Ali||200 mg|
|Stinging Nettle||100 mg|
|Magnesium Aspartate||470 mg|
|Vitamin D3||1600 IU|
|Vitamin B12||1000 mcg|
|Zinc Monomethionine and Aspartate||20 mg|
|Boron Citrate||5 mg|
Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox – Ingredients Review
Ashwagandha – Research shows that this herb may increase testosterone, muscle mass, and strength. Furthermore, as an adaptogen, Ashwagandha also helps lower levels of cortisol. Theoretically, these combination of effects may make it great for bodybuilding.
Tribulus Terrestris – Advertised for sex, testosterone, and muscle but in truth, it’s pretty much just great for sex. To be fair though, it may boost testosterone in men who’re already deficient prior to supplementation.
Tongkat Ali – Considered legendary in the realm of libido boosting, Tongkat Ali is generally a well-researched male supplement. As a T booster, one research shows an increase in testosterone and a decrease in the stress hormone cortisol when taken my moderately stressed subjects.
Stinging Nettle – This plant inhibits the bioactivities of aromatase, 5-alpha-reductase, and SHBG. These string of inhibitions culminates in lower levels of estrogen and DHT as well as rise in “free” testosterone.
Magnesium – According to research, Magnesium has an “uncompetitive inhibition” on SHBG’s link to testosterone which leads to an increase in “free” or bioavailable T.
Scientists have yet to fully understand why this vitamin is so good at supporting healthy test. In theory, however, this might be because Vitamin D and its receptors are found in high concentrations in our testicles. Coincidentally, this is also the sight for testosterone synthesis.
Regardless of how this sunshine vitamin influences testosterone, however, there’s no denying the research that supports its use as a natural T booster. For instance, one large-scale research suggests that higher levels of vitamin D are correlated to higher levels of testosterone.
Vitamin B12 – This vitamin doesn’t seem to have any testosterone boosting properties but, in my opinion, that doesn’t make it any less manly. It has shown capable of improving several sperm parameters including number, motility, and concentration.
Zinc – Personally, I think Zinc is one of the best minerals for male health especially for men who like to exercise. Not only is Zinc directly involved in the production of testosterone, it also helps prevent the T-drop that happens after a workout.
Boron – To me, Boron is right up there with Zinc. I mean, it does so much for testosterone, it almost literally makes us superhuman. In particular, it boosts testosterone and other T-boosting nutrients such as Vitamin D and Magnesium. Furthermore, it also decreases the potency of estrogen.
Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox Directions
The instructions on how to take this supplement seems a bit odd to me. You see, each serving of Blue Ox consists of 4 capsules. However, as per Enhanced Athlete’s instructions, your daily amount of capsules don’t reach 4. According to them:
- For testosterone boosting:
- 2-3 capsules before bed
- For sex:
- 2-3 capsules 3 hours before intercourse
Let’s begin with the dosage and quality of the ingredients here on Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox.
I’m happy that Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox has a non-proprietary formula. This means that all the dosages of all its ingredients are on full disclosure. This may seem like it should be a given but the truth is, a good number of supplements don’t give us consumers this privilege.
That said, Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox looks like it’s dosed pretty decently. It’s honestly not the best I’ve seen but far from the worst also, especially considering the highly absorbable forms of its vitamins and minerals.
Unfortunately though, this product does not specify the forms of its herbs. As such, I’ll just go ahead and assume that they are given in plain powder. If I’m right, this is bad news for the effectiveness of these herbs because they’ll be so much harder to absorb. Speaking of effectiveness…
All the ingredients of Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox are testosterone boosters
Well, all except Vitamin B12 which is still manly as hell regardless. Anyway, this supplement has essential T-Boosting nutrients in Vitamin D and Zinc. Furthermore, it also has T-supporting nutrients such as Boron and Magnesium which, by the way, are synergistic. Awesome!
When it comes to the herbal part of its formula, Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox is just as impressive. Like I said, they all naturally boost testosterone but they do so via different pathways.
For instance, Ashwagandha, Tongkat Ali, and Stinging Nettle inhibit/reduce testosterone killers such as cortisol, estrogen, DHT, and SHBG. Oh, and the vitamins and nutrients collectively have these same effects, too! Overall, these routes lead to boosted T. Furthermore, these herbs also support libido and physical strength.
Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox Benefits: Does it Work?
Yes, I believe Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox works. In fact, I think it’s so versatile, I think it’ll be effective for men of virtually any age. However, since Tongkat Ali and Tribulus seem to favor men with low pre-existing levels of testosterone, I believe older males (i.e., 30 y/o and above) are likely to experience stronger benefits.
Nonetheless, I think Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox works because it’s virtually riddled with testosterone boosters that take different pathways. From my point of view, this is more than you can say about most T products out on the market. Plus, it can help develop your muscles and to an even greater extent, boost your libido.
Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox Review Summary
- Non-proprietary – Thank God for transparent formulas! Hallelujah!
- Versatile – Most T boosters just boost testosterone directly. Some specialize in lowering cortisol, estrogen, DHT, or SHBG. Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox does all of these and more.
- Quality V&M’s – From Magnesium all the way down to Boron, this stack has the forms of its nutrients down to a science. Well, there’s a bit more room for improvement but hey, I’ll take it.
- All natural – No synthetic testosterone boosters here. Plus, this means it’s more likely to be safe and free from any risky side effects.
- Cheap herbs? – Because Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox didn’t specify their forms, I’m assuming the worst. I hope I’m wrong though.
- Dirty capsules – These fancy artificial colors and fillers are eye-candy but they actually hurt the formula’s absorption
- Lack of customer reviews – I’m not one to rely on customer reviews for the products I take but for most people, popularity is a crucial factor.
The Bottom Line
For a product that doesn’t have a large following of customers on Amazon, Enhanced Athlete Blue Ox is surprisingly good. I don’t think it’s among the best testosterone supplements this early in 2018 though but for what it’s worth, its incredible versatility makes it better than most.