We like JYM products. SHRED JYM? Awesome.
Pre-JYM? That’s some tasty stimulant goodness.
But this “Alpha” JYM business? Yeah, bro. It means formulator Dr. Jim Stoppani is venturing into TESTOSTERONE territory.
And the end result is what you’d expect: A science-backed, premium-grade supplement designed to boost T, but with a focus on benefits for gym rat bros, like the other JYM products.
Let’s take a closer look at this 5-stage T-booster.
About Alpha JYM
Sold as an “Alpha-strength natural test booster,” Alpha JYM combines 6 purposeful ingredients into a short, solid, affordable T-boosting stack. In an effort to put a positive spin on the T-booster category, Alpha JYM claims “proper ingredients at the effective doses”… And we have to say, the attempt looks successful. Formula notes:
- Five Stage Testosterone Boost: This formula has a T-boosting plan, already proving much more trustworthy than inferior, beta T-boosters.
- Premium, Potent Ingredients: Standardized herbs & concentrated extracts where it matters and heavy mg chunks for all ingredients are awesome.
- Manly Enhancer: Its T, libido, growth & gym performance seem for younger athletes… but Stoppani himself is 45, making it seem good for all ages.
Alpha JYM Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Fenugreek Seed Extract (50% saponins)||500 mg|
|Damiana (leaf)||500 mg|
|Diindolylmethane (DIM)||250 mg|
|Ashwagandha Root Extract 5:1||500 mg|
|Eurycoma Longifolia root 100:1 extract||100 mg|
|Quercetin (as quercetin dehydrate)||250 mg|
|Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Silica.|
|Directions: Take three capsules with a meal twice a day. On days that you are not training, take one dose in the morning and one dose at night. On days that you train, take one dose about an hour before workouts and take the other dose in the morning or at night depending on when you train.|
Simple, Sturdy, & Science-Backed, Alpha JYM is vintage JYM for manly mojo.
It might be Satan’s number, but 6 seems to be the appropriate ingredient count here. Skeptics might complain of the lack of vitamins & minerals (where’s Vitamin D & Zinc that are usually found in the Best T-Booster Supplements??), but their absence is intentional—leaving more room for these harder-to-find ingredients:
Fenugreek Extract (50% Saponins), 1,000 mg
As the “Main Ingredient” of this formula, Fenugreek is offered here as a potent 50% Saponin extract at a hefty 1,000 mg daily dosage (if you’re following the “2 servings per day” directive).
This is important considering that Fenugreek is generally not the best T-booster—at least in terms of net T gains. But this high-potent, high-dose extract looks promising, and its huge secondary benefits on libido & sexual health are always a fun addition to any T-boosting supplement.
However, our only concern with Fenugreek, is that it blocks T from converting to DHT… which is quoted as a “Benefit” by Alpha JYM for higher free T levels. While this is true, DHT is an even manlier hormone than testosterone.We don’t wanna block it too much, ‘nah mean, brah?
Damiana (Leaf), 1,000 mg
Damiana begins a series of two odd ingredient options for a formula intended to boost testosterone. Native to Central & South America, Damiana has been used for centuries as a libido enhancer for both men & women.
And the science seems to back its T-promoting, anti-aromatase activities… Yet, other science qualifies the herb as a “phytoestrogen”—i.e. an “estrogen-like” compound. Due to this, Damiana is widely used for post-menopausal women’s health, which, again, is just… odd for a male-driven formula.
Diindolylmethane (DIM), 500 mg
Part 2 of the Odd Ingredients Series: DIM is an acid-derived metabolic of Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C), which is believed to provide a healthy balance of estrogen levels. The theory behind DIM is that it reduces estrogen into its less potent estrogenic forms… leading towards a manlier hormone profile.
The problem(s): DIM is also overwhelmingly used for post-menopausal women’s health—plus, some animal research suggests that it actually decreases T levels under certain conditions.
Ashwagandha Root Extract 5:1, 1,000 mg
In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is the G.O.A.T.—or, more accurately, the horse for its literal English translation: “The smell of a horse.” In legend, consuming it boosted stamina, but was also believed to give you the power of a horse.
“Alright, well sign me the f*** up.”
A top Adaptogenic herb, Ashwagandha’s anti-stress benefits help men’s health, especially strength, libido, sperm quality, & (yes) T levels.
And this 1,000 mg 5:1 extract bodes well for your testicular man power.
Eurycoma Longifolia Root Extract 100:1, 200 mg
Another legendary herb, Eurycoma Longifolia (or Longjack) ranks as a T-booster that works on our BIG LIST of T-Boosters, showing (free) T-boosts by 37% under certain conditions. It’s believed to accomplish this indirectly by inhibiting T-killing proteins and promoting T-producing hormones & enzymes.
However, it didn’t earn its reputation for boosting T… It earned its reputation as a potent aphrodisiac and this 100:1 extract is sure to get the job done.
Quercetin (as Quercetin Dehydrate), 500 mg
3,3′,4’5,7-Penthydroxyflavone, or Quercetin (if you will) is a bioflavonoid found in many foods and plants such as red wine, onions, green tea, apples, berries, and so on. In typical flavonoid fashion, Quercetin has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects, particularly on the prostate. It’s used here to block the infamous UGT2B17 enzyme from converting T into glucuronide, which is excreted from the body.
The underlying philosophy of Alpha JYM’s “Alpha-strength natural test booster” centers on their “Five Stage Testosterone Boost” formula:
- First, Alpha JYM encourages your body to produce more T.
- Next, estrogen levels are blunted.
- Antioxidant support helps T-producing function of the testicles.
- Excretion of T is reduced to maintain higher blood T levels.
- Inhibits T-binding proteins (ex. SHBG) for optimized T action.
For the most part, Alpha JYM’s ingredient choices check out. Technically, Fenugreek accomplishes most of these for its T-boosting, SHBG-inhibiting, antioxidant effects. Yet, Alpha JYM uses Fenugreek primarily for T-boosts, which is accompanied by Eurycoma Longifolia.
It uses the rest of the formula to target the other angles on male hormones: Estrogen levels (Damiana & DIM), antioxidant support (Quercetin & Ashwagandha), and reduced T excretion (Quercetin).
- In a nutshell, Alpha JYM does what it says it’ll do.
We question Damiana & DIM as estrogenic “male enhancers” and Fenugreek, while awesome, can drain the manly hormone DHT.
Theoretically, it very well might be a benefit since DHT converts from T, and increased T consequently leads to increased DHT—and too much DHT is detrimental to male health.
However, because Alpha JYM can’t boast the manpower of heavier hitting T-boosters (i.e. D-Aspartic Acid, Mucuna pruriens, Boron…), this intent on checking DHT levels seems out of place.
Even so, Alpha JYM comes from solid manufacturers and a formulator (Jim Stoppani, PhD) who isn’t afraid to stand by his formula (even though it spells his name WRONG!). The ingredients are in solid form & top dosages; The “Other Ingredients” are held to a minimum; and, best of all, IT WORKS.
Alpha JYM Benefits
The “Supported Goal” purported by Alpha JYM is simply “Build muscle” through a healthy testosterone & estrogen balance. Which essentially sums up the benefits of Alpha JYM—however, they’re selling themselves a little short here:
- For instance, the routes that many of these ingredients take to boost T are within themselves benefits: Ashwagandha’s decreased stress levels, Quercetin’s antioxidant properties, Damiana’s NO production…
In total, Alpha JYM is a T-booster that will help increase muscle mass, enhance strength gains, maintain hormone levels, & resist stress.
Not too shabby, Jimbo.
Who Takes It?
Jim Stoppani takes it. And we’re going to say it: This shit’s the real deal. Since Stoppani is 45, physically active older men seem to be a marketing target… but its anabolic muscle support and the JYM pedigree seem to us to be designed more for intense younger bodybuilders. If you’re 35+, a more mature T-booster formula may be better for you.
Any Side Effects?
Probably not. Which is a testament to Alpha JYM’s premium grade, easy-on-the-GI herbal extracts. Cheaper ingredients don’t bode so well on the system.
Alpha JYM Summary
- Premium Ingredients. High-potent extracts for enhanced T-boosts.
- Phat Dosages. Huge, hephty dosages for phat phunkin’ ephects.
- Transparent. Non-proprietary label, all dosages shown.
- Clean label. Only three “Other Ingredients.”
- Affordable. Very cheap, very nice.
- Damiana & DIM. Used for women’s estrogen health, not our top choices for T.
- No Vitamins & Minerals. Justified by upped dosages elsewhere.
- Decreased DHT. Doesn’t seem necessary in this formula.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (1 month): $29.99
- This “B Exclusive” is available only on BodyBuilding.com
Final Word on Alpha JYM
Alpha JYM cuts straight to the point: It’s an anabolic, athletic-driven T-booster with a “Man’s Man” design in mind, optimizing T levels for healthier, enhanced male muscle gains. It has a couple potential shortcomings—yet, if a 45+ year old Jim Stoppani takes it, especially then we’re down, too.