Nugenix Ultimate is hands down better than the relatively poorly dosed and overpriced Nugenix Total T, but it's still not good enough to make it onto our best list any time soon. It get's a couple of things right, it's got a solid dose of DAA (within the ideal ranges), does well with the fenugreek extract and boron, but it's pretty much all downhill from there. Although this does represent an improvement from the previous blend (which is still listed by nugenix on Amazon which used tribulus over fenugreek).
It contains a few ingredients that could help boost libido in Maca, but goes too heavily in on less effective ingredients like stinging nettles and less well studied ingredients like horny goat weed. The later makes up about a quarter of the blend and considering it's only been demonstrated to work on animals, but there is pretty much no evidence to suggest it will have any impact in humans aside from some minor erectile studies.
The other failure of Nugenix Ultimate is that it skips out on any of the essential vitamins and minerals that we expect in a good testosterone booster, with magnesium, zinc and vitamin d being essential ingredients.
All in all it's not the worst testosterone booster out there, the main issue is that it seems to be straddling the line between a male enhancement supplement and a budget testosterone booster. DAA at 3000mg is also on the higher side and is generally in muscle mass focused testosterone boosters, including so much of it in a blend that skips out on other supplements such as ginseng and ashwagandha seems ill thought out.
The verified customer reviews of Nugenix Ultimate look good at first, however, scrolling past the first couple of pages you'll notice that everything switches to 1* pretty quickly then after that most of the positive reviews of nugenix total t ultimate are from vine reviewers (this means they were given the product for free). We found that after allowing for an removing these the average rating was closer to 3* than the 4* that it may look like at first glance. This is probably to be expected as it's marketing does overpromise a little and you're largely going to be reliant on the DAA and the fenugreek extract for major results. And whilst DAA does have some impact, it's mostly for muscle mass increases with relatively moderate gains to testosterone levels.
D-Aspartic Acid 3000 mg - D Aspartic acid is a solid inclusion although as previously mentioned 3000mg is at the high end, and some people would probably benefit from taking a half dose to start with to get used to it. It's been shown to improve muscle gains in men who are training and those that aren't with it having a mild to moderate increase in free testosterone.
Fenugreek Extract (50% saponins) 700 mg - Fenugreek extract has been shown to be effective at delivering a moderate increase in testosterone levels in both healthy and unhealthy men. There's been a couple of double blind trials that would suggest that 700mg is within the effective range for fenugreek, although with it only being 50% saponins it's the bottom end of the effective range.
Epimedium Extract 625 mg - Horny goat weed has unfortunately not been well studied in humans, it's not necessarily a bad ingredient for a testosterone booster, but it may not actually be a good one either. It's main backing is that it contains compounds which can improve blood flow, which could improve certain functions, but again it's another potential flop for our nugenix reviews.
Stinging Nettle Extract 300 mg - Stinging nettles do have some positive effects for reducing the impacts of low testosterone levels, but the extracts don't really raise testosterone levels very much. You can also get all of the benefits from lower dosages which is why it's typically a filler ingredient in better boosters.
Maca Extract (root) 200 mg - Maca doesn't actually raise testosterone levels, it has been shown to be effective at improving libido in both men and women in double blind studies. It's pretty well backed at this point, but it's not going to do anything to help raise free testosterone levels or improve lean muscle mass etc.
Eurycoma longifolia Extract (root) 150 mg - Longjack or Tongkat ali is reasonably well backed for having an impact on raising testosterone levels. 150mg is right in the middle of the dosage range so this is a good inclusion, nothing wrong here at all making this one of the better inclusions in nugenix ultimate testosterone booster.
Mucuna pruriens Extract 125 mg - Velvet bean is an interesting choice for a testosterone booster, it seems to improve dopamine levels, energy levels and there is one human study that shows a mild knock on for testosterone, although this could be due to reducing stress hormone build up. The catch is that whilst we can say improving energy levels and mood are good for mitigating low t symptoms, the dosage needs to be closer to 500mg. Normally we don't mind a couple of symptom mitigation ingredients, but as can be seen in this nugenix ultimate review it's the bulk of the product and that isn't what the marketing promises.
Boron 10 mg - Boron is a great ingredient and 10mg is the correct dose, there's a host of applications for it beyond as a free testosterone booster, and the ingredient takes up relatively little in the way of capsule space. It's been shown to work in double blind trials even in people who seem to have enough in their diet. 10mg does seem to be the maximum dose with more not offering further returns, this is a decent inclusion for nugenix natural testosterone boosters.
All in all Nugenix Ultimate gets a few things right, it just gets more things wrong, it seems to be a pretty common thread with most of our nugenix reviews. The worst thing about Nugenix Ultimate isn't simply the dosing, but the host of lesser quality ingredients that simply aren't as well proven as some of the other testosterone boosters on the market right now.
Then there's the fact they're operating with misleading reviews on Amazon, and that they're priced against the best natural testosterone boosters on the market, we just can't recommend nugenix total t ultimate.