Alpha King vs. Test x180 Alpha presents a faceoff between two testosterone boosters claiming to be the alpha. Alpha King uses plant extracts to boost testosterone levels and vitality while Test X180 Alpha uses a variety of ingredients to form proprietary blends and improve overall physical and sexual performance. But which formula will truly deliver its promised results? How will you be able to tell that one is better than the other? Let’s find out in this review.
Supplement Facts Comparison
|Alpha King||vs.||Test x180 Alpha|
|AlphaFen® Fenugreek Seed Liposomal Extract (std. to sapogenins)||400 mg||Thiamin (Vitamin B1) (as Thiamin Mononitrate)||1 mg (67% DV)|
|Tribulus terrestris (fruit)||150 mg||Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||1 mg (59% DV)|
|Black Maca Root Extract||100 mg||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|DIM (diindolylmethane)||100 mg||Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||4 mcg (67% DV)|
Gelatin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #6
|**||Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)||8 mg (53% DV)|
|Selenium (as Selenium Amino Acid Chelate)||50 mcg (71% DV)|
|Copper (as Copper Oxide)||1 mg (50% DV)|
|Manganese (as Amino Acid Chelate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Sexual Performance Blend:|
L-Citrulline, Catuaba Bark Extract, Maca Root Extract, Damiana Leaf Extract, Muira Puama Root Extract
|Free Testosterone Boosting Matrix:|
Testofen® Fenugreek Seed Extract (standardized to contain min. 50% Fenuside™), White Mushroom, Stinging Nettle Extract, Chrysin (5,7-Dihydroxyflavone), Diindolylmethane (DIM)
Gelatin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Blue #1
Alpha King and Test X180 Alpha are two testosterone boosters for physically and sexually active men.
Alpha King is a premium testosterone booster, and it is claimed to:
- Improve muscle gains
- Boost libido and sex drive
- Enhance overall physical performance
Test X180 Alpha is said to be a preferred testosterone booster for elite men, and it is claimed to:
- Enhance sexual performance
- Build lean body mass
- Increase power and stamina
How are Alpha King and Test X180 Alpha formulas similar?
Alpha King and Test X180 both contain popular testosterone boosting ingredients. Due to the popularity of some ingredients for men’s health, it is not very surprising that Alpha King and Test X180 have a few similar ingredients to achieve the same goal.
Here are the ingredients that Alpha King and Test X180 have in common:
Test X180 Alpha
|Fenugreek||AlphaFen® Fenugreek Seed Liposomal Extract (std. to sapogenins) 400 mg||Testofen® Fenugreek Seed Extract (standardized to contain min. 50% Fenuside™) unknown quantity|
|Maca||Black Maca Root Extract 100 mg||Maca Root Extract unknown quantity|
|DIM (diindolylmethane)||DIM (diindolylmethane) 100 mg||DIM (diindolylmethane) unknown quantity|
There are also a few similar inactive ingredients that both Alpha King and Test X180 have in common. But let’s not focus on those ingredients since they are mere additives to the capsules itself and they do not influence the effects of the ingredients in any way.
Fenugreek is a a popular herb for testosterone which is found in both Alpha King and Test X180. However, Alpha King did not state the % standardization of the fenugreek extract in their supplement, though they stated the dosage of 400 mg.
On the other hand, Test X180 Alpha indicated that the fenugreek in their supplement contains 50% standardized Fenuside™, but fenugreek is part of Test X180 Alpha’s proprietary blend so the actual dosage of the ingredient is not indicated.
Maca is a popular herb which is known to increase sexual desire. It comes in a few other color coded variants and in Alpha King it is clearly stated that its maca ingredient is the black variety.
However, in Test X180 Alpha, the maca root extract is of unknown variety and quantity. Nevertheless, maca remains a potent aphrodisiac and adaptogen.
DIM (diindolylmethane) is a popular estrogen blocker, so it is often included in testosterone booster stacks. However, intake of more than 100 mg per day of DIM might actually decrease testosterone levels.
- Alpha King clearly listed the dosage of DIM present in each serving.
- In contrary, Test X180 Alpha included DIM in their proprietary blend so it is unclear how much DIM you’ll be getting in every dose.
This means that DIM in Test X180 Alpha can either block estrogen or decrease testosterone levels.
How are Alpha King and Test X180 Alpha formulas different?
Both formulas of Alpha King and Test X180 Alpha contain fenugreek, maca and DIM. However, Test X180 Alpha included these 3 ingredients in their proprietary blend so the quantity of ingredients in each dosage remains unknown. On the other hand, Alpha King contains quality ingredients with indicated quantity in each serving.
These 2 formulas have different ingredients, too.
Alpha King has this ingredient, which is not in Test X180 Alpha
- Tribulus terrestris (fruit)
Test X180 Alpha has these ingredients, which are not in Alpha King.
- Catuaba Bark Extract
- Damiana Leaf Extract
- Muira Puama Root Extract
- White Mushroom
- Stinging Nettle Extract
- Thiamin (Vitamin B1) (as Thiamin Mononitrate)
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
- Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
- Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)
- Selenium (as Selenium Amino Acid Chelate)
- Copper (as Copper Oxide)
- Manganese (as Amino Acid Chelate)
- Chrysin (5,7-Dihydroxyflavone)
Which is the better formula?
Alpha King only uses 4 active ingredients in its formula and only Tribulus terrestris is not found in Test X180 Alpha. There is no proprietary blend in here. But there are just too many seemingly unnecessary additives to the formula which doesn’t really contribute to the overall effect of the supplement.
Test X180 Alpha uses two proprietary blends for maximum results. But why do they need to hide the dosage of each ingredient in their proprietary blend? We’ll never know.
When it comes to quality of ingredients, Test X180 Alpha definitely has the quality, but how about the questionable quantity?
In addition, if you are taking other supplements such as nootropics, multivitamins or other forms of dietary supplements, you might find it problematic to compute for the dosage of the different similar ingredients.
The better formula for you depends on how you define the word “better”. Alpha King only contains 4 active ingredients. That’s right, just 4 and the rest are all capsule additives or inactive ingredients.
What are you looking for in a supplement? Do you want a variety of ingredients, or only a few quality active ingredients?
Of course, anyone would like to get more with their money, so let’s assume that you prefer more ingredients per serving. In this case, Test X180 Alpha might be the better formula. However, let’s keep in mind that proprietary blends aren’t all good, because each ingredient is of unknown quantity and Test X180 Alpha contains not just 1, but 2 proprietary blends in its formula.
|Alpha King||Test X180 Alpha|
|Branded ingredients||AlphaFen® Fenugreek Seed Liposomal Extract (std. to sapogenins)||Testofen® Fenugreek Seed Extract (standardized to contain min. 50% Fenuside™) unknown quantity|
|Other advanced forms||DIM (diindolylmethane)|
|Advanced Delivery||1 standard capsule||2 standard capsules|
Alpha King contains 8 inactive ingredients and 4 active ones. This is a very short list of ingredients compared to Test X180 Alpha.
However, when it comes to quality ingredients, both of these supplements offer quality ingredients and all of the ingredients are listed properly.
|Alpha King||vs.||Test X180 Alpha|
|1 Bottle (30 servings, good for 1 month)||$69.99||1 Bottle (60 servings, good for 1 month)||$99.99|
|Price Per Daily Serving (1 capsule, once a day)||$2.33||Price Per Daily Serving (2 capsules, twice a day)||$3.33|
Alpha King is obviously the cheaper supplement and this is based on the price of GNC in 2018. However, it seems that you only get what you pay for when you buy it. Alpha King may be cheaper, but keep in mind that it only has 4 active ingredients in very small doses.
On the other hand, Test X180 Alpha is a better deal, though it is a dollar more expensive per serving. You can always shop around for better prices to save a few dollars since local retailers, Amazon and Bodybuilding dot com may offer the same product at different prices.
- In terms of pricing, Alpha King is cheaper than Test X180 Alpha. However, a dollar of saving per serving isn’t worth it in this face off. Simply because Test X180 Alpha contains a lot more active ingredients which are beneficial for men’s health, in contrary to the 4 active ingredients and a lot of unnecessary additives that Alpha King offers.
Alpha King vs. Test X180 Alpha: Which is Better?
Test X180 Alpha is the real alpha in this face off. Not only does it have a better variety of ingredients in its formula, but it also uses quality ingredients, too.
However, Test X180 Alpha uses proprietary blends in its formula and the quantity of the ingredients are unknown.
Nevertheless, the mere presence and combination of the ingredients found in Test X180 Alpha will surely be able to enhance masculinity and physical performance with regular supplementation, even if we just take the average amount of each ingredient based on the dosage of the proprietary blend, itself.
In addition, Test X180 Alpha is only a dollar more expensive than Alpha King, based on a single serving and you might even find better deals from other retailers.