Quick Take: Nutricost Testosterone Complex has a lot of ingredients that can impact multiple aspects of male health. On top of that, I see a lot of ingredients with enhanced forms as well. However, it also has a problem with dosage which I think limits the effectiveness of the formula. Still, do you think it’s effective? Read the review and find out.
- Manufactured by Nutricost – a proud American brand that designed a wide array of products from antioxidants to even pre workout supplements
- Has the individual parts of ZMA (zinc, magnesium, vitamin B6) in solid forms and dosages
- D Aspartic Acid (DAA) at 500 mg
- Supports many aspects of male health but honestly doesn’t look all that powerful
- Dosage seems to be a repeating issue despite the relatively large 1950mg total dose
- Available to buy online at Amazon and the official Nutricost website. Prices and shipping fees may vary.
Nutricost Testosterone Complex Ingredients
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||5.25 mg|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||225 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc AAC)||15 mg|
|D-Aspartic Acid||500 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris (40% Saponins)||300 mg|
|Cissus Quadrangularis (2.5% Ketosterones)||150 mg|
|Maca Root||100 mg|
|Eurycoma Longifolia (20:1 Extract)||100 mg|
|Avena Sativa (10:1 Extract)||100 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed (10% Icariins)||100 mg|
|Banaba Leaf (1% Corosolic Acid)||100 mg|
|Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl||100 mg|
|Mucuna Pruriens||100 mg|
|Resveratrol (50%)||50 mg|
|BioPerine® (Black Pepper Extract) (95% Piperine)||2.5 mg|
Nutricost Testosterone Complex – Ingredients Review
Magnesium – Based on the results of this research, this mineral boosts the total and “free” T of sedentary and active individuals but it seems more effective for the latter. The dosage and form here on Nutricost Testosterone complex look fine but I honestly think it could be better.
Zinc – I consider this among the best minerals for male health. Zinc increases test levels, improve sperm, libido and physical performance. Here, Zinc AAC is a high quality form that could be absorbed easily. A 15 mg dose is a good one, too.
D Aspartic Acid – A powerful and natural test booster, DAA improves male health by directly influencing the male hormones LH and testosterone. The lowest dose proven to be effective was at 2.66 g and the amount of DAA in this product – which is at 500 mg – is probably way too low.
Tribulus Terrestris – This herb may not impact healthy, young males but could improve test levels and erectile function in aging men. Standardized for 40% Saponins and a dose of 300 mg are all good values for this herb.
Cissus Quadrangularis – There are no studies that prove that this is a T booster but it does seem to be good for joint health.
Maca – Not a T booster but, can improve sex drive, sperm parameters, and fight inflammation. Unfortunately, it has a weak 100 mg dose.
Eurycoma Longifolia – Also known as Tongkat Ali, this herb is good for sperm health. This can also decrease the stress hormone cortisol while increasing testosterone. It has a potent 20:1 from and 100 mg dosage which I think makes it effective.
Avena Sativa – Commonly found in nootropics, this herb is loaded with L-Arginine which might make it capable of improving circulation.
Horny Goat Weed – This herb has lots of benefits for sexual health which includes improving erections and protecting sperm and testicles. Sadly, it does not boost testosterone levels despite its potent form.
Banaba Leaf – This is not a T booster, but is used to fight high blood sugar.
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl – Studies suggest that this can help normalize hormone levels of men who have low testosterone. Although this can cross the blood-brain-barrier easily, I think this 100 mg dosage is way too low.
Mucuna Pruriens – Great for sexual health as it boosts testosterone and improves sperm health and motility. I would’ve preferred if this had more dosage though.
Resveratrol – This is used as an estrogen blocker. However, contradicting studies suggest that it may mimic the effects of estrogen too.
BioPerine® – Not a T booster but improves the bioavailability of the entire formula.
Nutricost Testosterone Complex Directions
Each bottle of Nutricost Testosterone complex has 30 servings. As instructed by Nutricost, take 3 capsules (1 serving) with 12-16 ounces of water.
Starting with the vitamins and minerals, Nutricost has zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6. These nutrients are all great for testosterone but together, they can also have an impact on the strength and recovery of muscles. In terms of form and dosage, these V&Ms look like they’re in good shape.
Moving on, the ingredient with the highest dose is D Aspartic Acid (DAA). This amino acid is supposedly a powerful and natural testosterone booster but with only 500 mg, I can’t guarantee that it will be effective.
On that note, weak dosages seem to be a recurring problem for Nutricost Testosterone Complex as a couple of other ingredients are also under dosed. In particular, I don’t see maca and L-carnitine doing much of anything. This is unfortunate because both of them could have had positive impacts on male health.
In terms of boosting testosterone, the rest of the formula doesn’t look too good either because there simply isn’t a lot of ingredients that can do the job. As a matter of fact, I’m only seeing tongkat ali and mucuna pruriens as the only reliable options – and mucuna pruriens doesn’t even have that good a dose. If you’re an older male, tribulus can probably work for you too.
That being said, the rest of the ingredients support male health through non-T boosting features. Most of these features, however, revolve around sex such as improving several sperm parameters, erections, and libido.
Nutricost Testosterone Complex Benefits: Does it Work?
In my opinion, yes, Nutricost Testosterone Complex works but only barely. Compared to the best testosterone supplements in the 2019 market, this supplement is honestly nowhere near powerful.
Personally, I think it has the ingredients to tackle multiple facets of male health but because of its recurring problem with dosage, the effectiveness of the entire formula is cut short. Nevertheless, I believe it can still support testosterone, muscle, and most especially sex albeit to a minimal degree.
Nutricost Testosterone Complex Review Summary
- Transparent – I like that Nutricost Testosterone Complex doesn’t hide the dosages of its ingredients even though a lot of them are trash
- ZMA + tongkat ali – Zinc, magnesium, vitamin B6, and tongkat ali are pretty much the stars of this formula when it comes to T boosting. Pretty good forms and dosages, too.
- Feel goods – Nutricost Testosterone Complex may not boost a lot of testosterone but with its benefits on sperm, libido, and erections, it should make men feel pretty good.
- Natural – I’m not seeing any synthetic ingredients here. I’m not seeing any dangerous side effects either.
- Decent customer reviews – It’s current rating on Amazon is 3.7/5 stars. I honestly would’ve predicted worse.
- Largely under dosed – A lot of its ingredient would’ve been great for male health had they been given more milligrams
- Resveratrol – This compound has contradicting studies.
- Weak – It works, sure, but it’s nowhere near powerful
The Bottom Line
The way I see it, this supplement is another case of ‘you get what you pay for’. Nutricost Testosterone Complex is quite affordable considering the crazy prices of other testosterone boosters but it also doesn’t deliver great results. Nevertheless, I could still see the older male population benefitting from this supplement albeit to a very minimal degree.