Quick Take: JXT5 is a 5-in-1 supplement that’s humbly advertised to simply be “Testosterone + Joint”. And no, this doesn’t mean you potheads get to smoke weed and boost testosterone. Jk. On a more serious note though, JXT5 is a diverse stack that includes testosterone, joint health, and several other supplements. That’s a bold approach to boosting male health but in reality, this multi-angular attack is the source of its downfall. I’ll explain more in the review.
- A product of Metis Nutrition, JXT5 claims on its website to have “360 degrees of benefits”
- 5-in-1 formula that supports testosterone, joints, libido, prostate, and vision (plus more).
- Employs a complex prop blend with more prop blends within prop blends strategy
- Has nearly 30 ingredients including 20+ trapped inside a lowly dosed prop blend
- Fenugreek, DHEA, and Boron are one of the few ingredients with disclosed dosages
- Available to buy online including Amazon and GNC
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||10 mg|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||60 mcg|
|Calcium (as Calcium D-Glucarate)||16 mg|
|Chromium (as Polynicotinate)||120 mcg|
|JXT5™ Proprietary Blend||1,888 mg|
|SURGE-T™ TESTOSTERONE + LIBIDO Blend:|
|Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Seed Ext. (Testosurge®) (Std. to 80% Grecunin™)||600 mg|
|DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)||50 mg|
|Trib-T Complex [Tribulus terrestris Aerial Parts Ext., Tribulus terrestris Aerial Parts (80% Saponins)], Pygeum africanum Bark Ext. 4:1, Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaf Ext. 4:1, Eurycoma longifolia Root Ext., Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) (20% Saponins)|
|JOINT SUPPORT Blend:|
|Calcium Fructoborate (FruiteX-B®)||250 mg|
|MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Rhozome Ext. and Curcumin (Std. to Curcuminoids), Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis) Fruit Ext., Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Chicken Collagen, Bromelain, Cetyl Myristoleate|
|PROSTATE + LIVER SUPPORT Blend:|
|Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Seed Ext. (80% Silymarin), Calcium D-Glucarate, Lycoperiscum Fruit Ext. (Std. for Lycopene), Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) Berry Ext.|
|Estrogen-Suppress Complex: Diindolylmethane (DIM), Oroxylum indicum Seed Ext. (98% Chrysin)|
|OCULAR HEALTH Blend:|
|Marigold oleoresin Flower Ext. (Std. for Lutein), Wild Bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum L.) Fruit Ext.|
|Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Fruit Ext. (BioPerine®)|
JXT5’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin B6 – The form isn’t the best but vitamin B6 in general seems essential for healthy testosterone
Vitamin B12 – No testosterone boosts whatsoever but seems good for sperm health
Calcium – Combining calcium with exercise seems to boost more testosterone than just exercise alone. However, calcium also interrupts the absorption of Zinc which is actually more important to T.
Chromium – Doesn’t boost testosterone but might help build muscle and burn fat
JXT5™ Proprietary Blend
SURGE-T™ TESTOSTERONE + LIBIDO Blend
- Fenugreek (Testosurge®) – This particular brand has been backed by research to boost “free” testosterone but fenugreek in general can also improve physical performance and libido.
- DHEA – WADA banned testosterone precursor that doesn’t actually do much for testosterone. Athletes beware.
- Trib-T Complex
- Tribulus Terrestris – Despite popularity, this isn’t a testosterone booster. Beneficial for libido though.
- Pygeum africanum – Supports healthy prostate by improving symptoms of BPH
- Nettle – Also great for prostate health with some potential as a “free” testosterone booster
- Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) – Traditional libido booster that can also balance out testosterone and cortisol, making it theoretically good for bodybuilding
- Safed Musli – Great for sex but solid research on testosterone has yet to surface
JOINT SUPPORT Blend
- Calcium Fructoborate (FruiteX-B®) – A plant-based form of Boron which is a mineral that can boost both total and “free” testosterone as well as another androgen in DHT
- MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) – Has shown to improve joint health as well as decrease inflammation and muscle soreness but generally needs large doses to be effective.
- Curcuminoids – Derived from Turmeric and Curcumin, this compound has shown to improve joint health through its anti-inflammatory properties but it has low bioavailability
Blood Orange – It manifests a blood-like pigement due to anthocyanin which is an antioxidant that aside from protection against free radicals, also limits estrogenic activity and inflammation
- Hyaluronic Acid – A compound commonly found in egg shells that support joint health
- Hydrolyzed Chicken Collagen – Collagen is a natural component of joint tissue and supplementing with it seems quite beneficial for athletes whose joints take a beating day in and day out (e.g., bodybuilders and marathoners).
- Bromelain – An enzyme found in pineapples typically used to treat inflammation
- Cetyl Myristoleate – A fatty acid ester that may be beneficial to joint health but human research doesn’t exactly support its largely exaggerated claims
PROSTATE + LIVER SUPPORT Blend
- Milk Thistle – Standardized for 80% Silymarin, this is a popular bodybuilding supplement especially to those taking anabolic steroids and prohormones for liver protection
Anabolic steroids and prohormones vs. Natural testosterone boosters
Just a quick rundown on this topic. Anabolic steroids and designer prohormones are lab-synthesized androgens that lead to extremely high levels of testosterone. Because these are man-made products, scientists are able to tweak their molecules to exaggerate their anabolic potential greater than that of naturally produced testosterone.
The catch, however, is a notoriously large pool of dangerous side effects to the heart, liver, and other organs in the body. Your body also eventually stops producing its own testosterone and that’s never a good thing. Natural testosterone boosters on the other hand, work in synergy with your body’s own mechanisms and through that, results are healthier and safer boosts on test. My advise? Choose the one that doesn’t get you killed. Choose natural.
- Calcium D-Glucarate – A specific form of calcium that, at large doses, may take a pathway that also impacts liver detoxification. Through this same pathway, however, it also theoretically lowers estrogen and probably even testosterone.
- Lycoperiscum – Standardized for lycopene which is believed to be an effective antioxidant
- Saw Palmetto – Promotes prostate health through DHT reduction. If used in conjunction with lycopene (and selenium), its benefits on prostate health seem to be magnified.
- Estrogen-Suppress Complex
- Diindolylmethane (DIM) – Inhibits the aromatization of testosterone leading to lower levels of estrogen
- Oroxylum indicum – Standardized for 98% Chrysin which is a compound with an extremely low oral bioavailability. Because of this, it can only work for testosterone if injected directly into the testicles
OCULAR HEALTH Blend
Marigold oleoresin – Standardized for Lutein which is a carotenoid compound that improves both impaired and healthy vision
- Wild Bilberry – A cousin of blueberry that has known benefits for improving sight in dark places ala night vision goggles
- BioPerine® – Not a testosterone booster by any means but critical to the MetisNutrition JXT5 formula for its benefits on nutrient absorption
Each serving of JXT5 consists of 3 capsules and as instructed by Metis Nutrition, these 3 capsules are to be taken daily as a part of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and, proper diet.
At the very top of the MetisNutrition™ JXT5 label, this product is advertised as simply being a “Testosterone + Joint” supplement. In that context, I was expecting a fairly modest formula. Further down the label though, you’ll see the truth that JXT5 is actually designed to be a 5-in-1 support for test, joints, prostate, libido, and vision.
If JXT5 does actually deliver on those claims, it’ll be quite the unique supplement. However, the problem is that by trying to do so much, JXT5 accomplishes very little. With nearly 30 ingredients and just 3 capsules, the dosages of a lot of these ingredients are inevitably too low to be effective. Let me explain.
- The prop blend’s total dosage sits at a meager 1,888 mg
- The 3 ingredients with known dosages are:
- Fenugreek at 600 mg
- DHEA at 50 mg and,
- Calcium Fructoborate at 250 mg
- The sum of these ingredients equal 900 mg which is nearly half of the prop blend’s total dose.
In a way, this is good because those 3 ingredients do hit critical mass dosage to be effective. However, the meager 988 mg that those 3 ingredients have left from the 1,888 mg total dosage still need to be shared among 21 other ingredients. With a lot of these remaining ingredients requiring massive dosage to be of any benefit and the non-transparent nature of prop blends, I can only assume that a majority of these are useless and ineffective.
Does it Work?
Yes, but only as far as Fenugreek, DHEA, and Boron can take it, which is to say – not so much. Moreover, DHEA doesn’t really do much for testosterone and can even get you banned from your sport if you get caught positive. There’s also the case of Calcium D-Glucarate potentially lowering levels of testosterone and obviously, men don’t want that.
To be fair, with the large quantity of ingredients in JXT5, there should be some that’re bound to work albeit to a minimum, whatever their specific benefits may be.
- Reputation – There isn’t a large sample size but the customer reviews and ratings are generally positive. No reports of major side effects either.
- Diverse – Uses a bunch of potent ingredients to impact a multitude of health concerns other than testosterone
- Joint support – More than the other 5 claimed benefits, the joint supplements of JXT5 seem to be the most notable. A lot of customers even reported pain relief from previously painful joints.
- DHEA – If I were an athlete, I’d be training hard to compete. DHEA might help develop muscles but with its reputation as a doping substance, this training for competition might be all for naught.
- Too complex – Prop blends are bad enough. Prop blends within prop blends? Even worse.
- Weak – This can be described to all 5 of JXT5’s claimed benefits. Although the ingredients are top-quality, the puny overall dosage doesn’t do them justice.
- Expensive – Prices may vary but it’s generally pricey everywhere you check
The Bottom Line
That was a long review, wasn’t it? You can thank the huge quantity of ingredients inside JXT5 for that. Unfortunately, its long list of ingredients don’t really add up to elite test boosts. To be honest, the other claimed benefits aren’t strong either. For the hefty price this is sold at, I think it’s much better to buy separate supplements for each of its supposed health claims but hey, if multiple mild benefits from a single bottle is what you’re looking for, JXT5 might just be what you’re looking for.