Alpha Fuel XT is the testosterone boosting agent made by the “brand” Science Alpha. If you’re reading this review, then you probably came across it through Amazon.
If you look into the placement, you’ll likely find that this is a “sponsored” placement in the amazon shopping portal. Not a natural ranking like you’d want to see while shopping for a solid test booster.
So, is it good?
Alpha Fuel XT Quick Review: Overall the hype does not add up to this products realistic results. Many ingredients are significantly under-dosed, or, are the non-effective versions. Likewise, this product is advertised to both men and women. How could they possibly do this if it was effective? Chicks would be growing beards…
Quick Strengths: You can return it. The DIM dosage is acceptable.
Quick Weaknesses: Total formula under dosed, utilizes the laxative form of magnesium: Magnesium Oxide. Spelling errors on ingredient label (they spell Cowhage as “Cowage”).
How to take Alpha Fuel XT: By their own directions – take 2 capsules with a meal. Oh, and if you take medications, maybe take them a few hours before or later.
Ingredients in Alpha Fuel XT [What makes or breaks every supplement]
Magnesium Oxide 20 mg
This is a rough start for Alpha Fuel XT. The mineral Magnesium is known to be an extremely common deficiency among all people – especially athletes. Being deficient in magnesium has been directly found to lead to reduced testosterone levels, as we discuss in our ZMA supplements guide (zinc magnesium supplements).
As we also discuss in that guide, is how magnesium oxide is one of the absolute worst forms of magnesium you can take. Basically, it’s only nutritional use is as a laxative. Therefore, the inclusion of this ingredient not only doesn’t add the benefits of magnesium to the formula, but it actually hampers the uptake of all other ingredients.
Zinc Oxide 15 mg
Like the oxide form of Magnesium, Zinc Oxide is a significantly less effective version of Zinc as well. The only benefit here is to the makers – because oxide minerals are cheap as balls. We discuss zinc as well in our ZMA guide mentioned above.
Oat Extract 20 mg
Very little eye opening research has been performed on Oat Extract. The general consensus typically comes out to “Oat Extract may help normalize hormones”. But an actual solid indication that Oat Extract raises testosterone levels simply does not exist.
Likewise, if only 20 mg of Oat Extract actually raised test levels significantly… Then morning oats would be the best bodybuilding aid known to man!
Tongkat Ali 1 mg
Tongkat Ali, also known as Eurycoma longifolia is actually quite good as a testosterone booster / stress reducer for men with current low testosterone levels.
However, the problem is that you’ll be needing around 300 mg of the stuff. Here, in Alpha Test XT you are getting 1 mg. That is about 0.33% of what you should be looking for.
Stinging Nettle 12.5 mg
There have been quite a few studies in animals and petri dishes that suggest that stinging nettle both raises free testosterone and negates DHT. However, upon graduating to actual human studies – these claims fall short.
It turns out, the root of the stinging nettle plant is more of a health tonic than a testosterone booster in men. Likewise, you’ll need to be taking a whole lot more than 12.5 mg to get any real benefit.
Tribulus 50 mg
Tribulus is quite possibly the most debated ingredient in testosterone boosters (and standalone Tribulus products intended to raise testosterone).
Though time and time again, actual results with Tribulus fall short. This can be due to non-standardized sources, utilizing different parts of the plant, improper supplementation protocols… The list goes on.
One thing that is very much apparent however, is that 50 mg is not going to cut it.
Ashwagandha 50 mg
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is a serious herb. Like turmeric, it has widespread benefits and is an all-around wellness tonic for both men and women.
We’re very pleased that they included this ingredient, as it does belong in a proper test booster formula. More than 50 mg would be preferred though.
Cowage 100 mg
On the Alpha Fuel XT ingredient label, you’ll likely come across Cowage at a 100 mg dosage. This is misspelled for Cowhage, which is Mucuna Pruriens, also commonly known as velvet bean extract (made popular back in the day by USP Labs Powerful).
100 mg isn’t too bad, as long as it’s standardized. From the looks of it, it isn’t though.
Black Pepper 5 mg
This is added in to increase absorption of the other ingredients. Nothing fancy to see here.
DIM 100 mg
We’ve written about the benefits of DIM supplements already and are definite fans. Does DIM have a place in testosterone boosting supplements? Yes, it does – because of its ability to modulate estrogen levels.
How about the dosage? Well, compared to everything else in this formula, the 100 mg dosage of DIM is the best. Not bad.
Conclusion on Alpha Fuel XT – Weak Sauce.
Taking Alpha Fuel XT had near zero effect on myself personally. Granted, my testosterone levels have never been an issue… Therefore, perhaps Alpha Fuel XT would work better from someone starting with low, weak test levels.
Granted, I have taken test boosters that work to raise even normal testosterone levels.
Overall, I’ll pretty displeased not just with Alpha Fuel, but with the brand Science Alpha. I mean come on, I review supplements, and I feel like I could’ve formulated a better product than this. Not to mention they can’t spell their ingredients right, or order them by weight highest to lowest as standardized labeling protocols recommend.
Basically, the product sucks, the brand sucks, and if you buy one of their products then you likely “(fill in the blank)”.