Here’s what we’re comparing here:
- “Growth Enhancement” for the young buck bodybuilders.
- “GNC‘s #1 Selling Vitality Formula” for the older gents.
What’s more important to you?
Obviously, you’re going to go with whichever age demographic you fall under–however, let us put it in perspective: 18 – 30 year olds are in their T-prime. They don’t necessarily need T-boosters. Conversely, older men have less and less T with each year.
So, when you get down to it: Which formula would you rather see succeed?
Yaa, you can want whatever the hell you want, but at the end of the day the better formula is the better formula. Let’s figger it out:
Tale of the Tape
|D-Aspartic Acid||3000 mg||Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||200 IU (50% DV)|
|Fenugreek Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (standardized to 50% saponins)||700 mg||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Epimedium sagittatum 4:1 Extract (Aerial Parts)||650 mg||Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||10 mcg (167% DV)|
|Nettle Leaf (Urtica Dioica L.)||360 mg||Growth Enhancement Matrix||400 mg|
|Maca Root (Lepidium Meyenii)||250 mg||Testofen®, Siberian Ginseng [(Eleutherococcus senticosus) (root extract) (min 0.8% B&E eleutherosides)], Panax Ginseng [(root extract) (30% total ginsenosides)], Cordyceps sinensis (7% cordycepic acid), Tribulus terrestris (fruit)|
|Mucuna Pruriens Extract (Mucuna pruriens) (seed) (standardized to 40% L-DOPA)||125 mg|
|Tongkat Ali 100:1 Extract (Eurycoma longifolia root)||150 mg|
|Boron (as Boron Citrate)||10 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
There’s very little overlap between these two formulas. Why not we all just get along and take BOTH T-boosters, eh?
Nah… Let’s see these bastards duke it out.
Up first: Formulas.
Nugenix boosts testosterone with SCIENCE.
No science. No deal.
Nugenix’s tightly-designed formula eschews all the B.S. and sticks with only real deal T-boosters that are backed by clinical evidence (i.e. SCIENCE!). Point in case: Three of its eight ingredients can be found topping our BIG LIST of T-Boosters (D-Aspartic, Mucuna Pruriens, Boron)—with one of them ranking at number 1: D-Aspartic Acid.
So, from the get-go, you can safely say that Nugenix is a T-booster that works.
And this seems to be the case with most T-boosters aimed at relieving age-related T-decline: Older men are most likely to benefit from increasing T, so it makes sense to go for a formula geared towards their needs.
However, take note that not everything in Nugenix’s formula boosts T. Maca & Horny Goat Weed, in particular, are more sex-enhancers than T-boosters. Yet, they’re still solid additions for their added benefits on male health & performance.
Test X180 undermines decent formula with scam tactics.
Compared to Nugenix, Test X180 lacks the T-boosts.
It has only one of our Top 5 boosters (Vitamin D) and its other ingredients range from working (Fenugreek, B6) to maybe working (Ginseng, Cordyceps) to not doing nothing for T (Tribulus, B12).
All-in-all, it’s a decent formula that’s more likely to make you horny than produce any major, ball-dropping T-boosts—although, we’d expect some testosterone.
Yet, the major concern we have with this formula isn’t what’s in the formula, but rather how the formula is being sold. And according to a lot of reports, Focus Factor is scamming its consumer base with Test X180:
- Autoship scams, misleading claims, fraudulent customer service “help,” etc. etc. For such an average T-booster, Test X180’s merit doesn’t warrant the risk of this type of B.S.
If Test X180 had an amazing T-raising formula, then we’d recommend seeking it out from a reputable source. But it’s not that great (especially not to the degree of Nugenix’s greatness) and thus not worth the risk.
Round 1… Nugenix Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Nugenix spends more milligrams on single ingredients than Test X180 allots for the 5 herbs in its proprietary blend.
That’s 2 strikes already against Test X180 in this round:
- Strike 1. Far too low dosage for its blend.
- Strike 2. Having a prop blend at all.
Typically, some benefit of the doubt remains for prop blend formula—technically, it’s still viable that the specific blend of extracts works or synergizes in a way that boosts T. But, even the ingredients that do have their individual dosages labelled don’t have enough (200 IU for Vitamin D?).
That’s Strike 3 against Test X180, whereas Nugenix just hits it out of the park first pitch (Baseball metaphors in a boxing themed article? What the hell is the matter with us…).
Round 2… Nugenix Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
When we’re talking about ingredient quality, we demand only the BEST for TEST: Highly potent extracts, easy-to-absorb minerals, bio-active aminos, etc. etc.
Both Nugenix & Test X180 deliver in this department:
- Nugenix hits off with potent extracts of Fenugreek, Horny Goat Weed, Mucuna Pruriens, & Tongkat Ali with an easy-to-absorb Boron form.
- Test X180 provides a similar Fenugreek (branded) extract in addition to standardized Eleuthero, Ginseng, & Cordyceps.
However, both formulas have room for improvement—Nugenix’s DAA could be D-AA-CC; Test X180’s Tribulus is plain & B vitamins are poor quality. Side-by-side, there seems to be more quality ingredients with less room for improvement on Nugenix’s side when compared to Test X180.
Not too much more and less than Test X180, but enough to give Nugenix another round win.
Round 3… Nugenix Wins.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$89.99||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.99|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.75||Price Per Capsule||$1.17|
|Price Per Serving||$3.00||Price Per Serving||$2.33|
Round 4… Test X180 Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
We’re giving Test X180 round 4 with a heavy dose of irony:
“Price” is actually one of the highest complaining points of this formula considering the amount of users who have been hit with fraudulent charges by Force Factor.
Yet, sure, if you manage to get your hands on a Test X180 bottle without having to fill out a subscription or hand over credit card info, then Test X180 is cheaper than Nugenix.
Unfortunately, it’s also cheaper in its T-boosting as well, especially when compared to Nugenix’s rich, varied sources of testosterone-raising goodness.
We almost feel as if this wasn’t a fair match-up. After all, Nugenix nearly dethroned the leader in T-booster in a separate T-booster vs. T-booster fight. Even if Test X180 fixed its dosage situation and upped the ingredient qualities across the board, it’d still lose to Nugenix.
Nugenix is just that sweet of a formula.
Test X180 is decent… but, come on… you deserve better than that.