Cenegenics ELITE Health essentially does two things:
- Supplies male & female health supplements
- Offers “free” consultation in “Age Management Medicine”
While we (or at least I, the writer) are skeptical of thing number 2, particularly the “free” aspect, we’re not reviewing the entire Cenegenics ELITE Health program. Just one of their health supplements: Cenegenics ELITE Performance Natural Testosterone Formula.
And to start this review, we’ll address the first major bummer with this product: it’s not free.
About Cenegenics ELITE Performance Natural Testosterone Formula
Sold as part of Cenegenics’ ELITE Performance series, Natural Testosterone Formula is, well… a natural testosterone boosting formula. 100% natural, 100% hormone-free, Cenegenics Natural Testosterone Formula takes the clean route to enhancing test status, but is it too prudish & clean to get the job done? Formula notes:
- All Natural: With exception to one ingredient (Cordyceps, a fungus), the entire formula is all natural & all herbal, delivering male boosts that are clean & green.
- Extracts: For the most part, Cenegenics sticks with the potent stuff, opting for herbal extracts over samples of plain, raw powders.
- Sex Over Test: Not everything in this formula boosts testosterone. In fact, most of it doesn’t, as only two ingredients adequately address test while the rest focuses on sex.
Cenegenics Natural Testosterone Formula Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Mucuna Pruriens Extract (Mucuna pruriens)(seeds)(40% L-dopa)||200 mg|
|Maca (Lepidium meyenii)(roots)||180 mg|
|Tribulus terrestris Extract (fruit)(45% saponins)||175 mg|
|Longjack 100:1 Extract (Eurycoma longifolia)(root)||175 mg|
|Cordyceps Extract (Cordyceps sinensis)(mycelium)(7% cordycepic acids)||140 mg|
|Muira Puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides)(bark)||125 mg|
|Horny Goat Weed Extract (Epimedium sagittatum)(aerial parts)(20% icariins)||100 mg|
|Damiana (Turnera diffusa)(leaves)||100 mg|
|Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng)(aerial parts)(80% ginsenosides)||85 mg|
|Siberian Ginseng Extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus)(root)(0.8% eleutheroside)||50 mg|
HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, L-leucine, medium-chain triglyceride oil, and silica.
As a dietary supplement, take two capsules twice per day, or as directed by a physician prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.
Cenegenics Natural Testosterone Formula is a testosterone boosting formula that boosts natural testosterone with …herbal sex enhancers.
This isn’t all that uncommon. In fact, we’d be willing to bet that most testosterone booster formulas address sexual health & libido before tackling the main issue at hand: boosting testosterone.
This seems to be the case here, but we can’t know for sure until we check out the:
Cenegenics Natural Testosterone Ingredients
Props to Cenegenics for keeping their Natural Testosterone Boosting Formula transparent & non-proprietary. Each ingredient is fully displayed on the Supplement Facts, advertising decent quality and decent dosages all-around. Perfect quality & dosages? No, but purdy good. Check it:
Mucuna Pruriens Extract – The #3 best testosterone booster on our BIG List of T-Boosters, Mucuna Pruriens is naturally rich in L-dopa, the precursor to feel-good chemical dopamine and the instigator in increased LH release — which in turn signals for test synthesis.
Maca – Not a true testosterone booster but a potent physical & sexual performance enhancer, creating the image of a test booster that’s working by its noticeable spikes in feel-good energy.
Tribulus Terrestris Extract – Ditto for Trib, which doesn’t boost test so much as it makes men feel menlier. May support precursor test status among older, test-deficient men, but doesn’t do much hormonally for the average, healthy male.
Longjack 100:1 Extract – Also known as Tongkat ali (or Eurycoma longifolia), this potent extract may help balance the testosterone:cortisol (stress hormone) ratio for a more anabolic muscle-building hormonal profile.
Cordyceps Extract – O that’s nasty — cordyceps are essentially caterpillar sac-fungi: a fungus that thrives on moth & butterfly larvae, that might carry ergogenic test-boosting benefits for athletes & bodybuilders.
Muira Puama – Viewed as a nootropic man enhancer, Muira Puama seems to boost sexual health as well as cognitive performance — so you can solve math problems better as you’re doing it, or something.
Horny Goat Weed Extract – The most effective plant at making goats horny, pretty good at getting men nice & randy as well. Doesn’t boost testosterone but rather mimics testosterone, delivering some of the secondary effects of increased test — most notably: libido.
Damiana – Most research focused on women’s sexual health. Might help men as well, but the research just isn’t quite there yet.
Asian Ginseng (80% ginsenosides) – Ancient adaptogen herb that both relaxes & stimulates energy for feel-good man power. One elusive study claims test boosts with ginseng supplementation but there hasn’t been any evidence of this since.
Siberian Ginseng Extract – Potentially improves anaerobic exercise performance by limiting oxidative & inflammatory damage incurred by heavy exercise but it’s a hard sell as a direct (or even indirect) testosterone booster.
Aside from the main ingredients, the “Other Ingredients” aren’t bad, sticking to primarily clean, organic substances while staying away from unnecessary colorants & junk additives.
Cenegenics wants no confusion. Their product is not a cognitive enhancer. It’s not a fat burner. Not a pre-workout supplement or a PCT relief. It’s exactly what it says it is: A Natural Testosterone Formula.
And what does it do? It naturally boosts natural testosterone.
Or so it claims. In fact, Cenegenics Natural Testosterone Formula does carry a few prime testosterone boosters, most notably Mucuna pruriens, Tongkat ali, and maybe Cordyceps — but on the whole most of this formula is simply sex enhancing botanicals that do nothing for testosterone.
Even so, Cenegenics claims their supplement’s herbs promote testosterone status through the following bio-actions (taken word for word):
- Increased Testosterone Production
- Increased action of HPG Axis
- Increased Testosterone Levels
- Increased Sexual Function in men
- Increased Sexual Function in women
- Increased Nitric Oxide
- Increased Anabolic Activity
- Decreased Excessive Cortisol activity
- Decreased Prolactin levels
- Increased Gonadotrophic activity (FSH and/or LH)
- Increased Male Reproductive ability
- Increased Female Reproductive ability
There’s some obvious overlap here — e.g., “Increased Testosterone Production” and “Increased Testosterone Levels” basically iterate the same point. Plus, “Increased Testosterone Levels” isn’t a bio-action so much as a result. We’d rather know how Cenegenics’ product increases testosterone levels, which much of the formula doesn’t actually do.
Even so, Natural Testosterone Formula makes for a decent male health & performance supplement, with the potential to boost your test just a little.
Cenegenics Natural Testosterone Formula Benefits
Cenegenics claims to boost natural testosterone levels in the name(s) of:
With Cenegenics emphasis on Mucuna Pruriens as well as a couple other cognitive feel-good herbs (e.g., Maca), this supplement seems to hit the subjective measures of male health & performance as well as the objective, hormonal markers. Not bad for younger, weight-lifting doods & doodettes.
Who Takes It?
Athletic Men & Women. Cenegenics highlights the benefits of their Natural Testosterone Formula for women as well as men, indicating this is a health supplement intended to safely cross the gender aisle. The product’s all-natural status seems to allow for this.
Any Side Effects?
Not really. At least none of the customer reviews suggest of any serious side effect risk, although several reviewers have noted a substantial increase in libido, so have fun with that.
Cenegenics Natural Testosterone Formula Summary
- Mucuna Pruriens. The best test ingredient is also the highest dosed here.
- All-Natural. Cenegenics keeps it clean with its all-herbal (+ fungus) formula.
- Clean Caps. The capsules also keep it clean, tossing the usual junk additives.
- Weak Boosts. Only two ingredients with researched test increasing potential.
- Questionable Dosages. Not the worst we’ve seen but could improve in areas.
- Hard to Find. Amazon currently lists this as “Currently unavailable.”
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $49.99
- Available online and in retail stores
The Cenegenics website currently has Natural Testosterone Formula listed at this sale price of $49.99, a drop-down from the supposed $149 value of this supplement — which is way too much over what you should spend to buy this supplement.
Final Word on Cenegenics ELITE Performance Natural Testosterone Formula
Cenegenics Natural Testosterone Formula might assist with testosterone status, particularly for older men, but seems to primarily focus on making the younger men & women hot & horny. The formula may also help muscle & strength gains, enhancing exercise performance as well, but for a straight natural testosterone formula, we’ve seen better.