What is it about neon?
That odorless, colorless atomic number 10 that sends us flocking like sheep and flies to wherever it fills its inert monatomic gaseous ass.
For reasons unknowing, neon has the ultimate willpower over our brains & our wallets.
It’s a symbol not be trusted that we trust entirely, coercing us to throw whatever money we have towards the nearest bar, pub, club, casino, or stripper.
And honestly we’re not sure if this makes neon a good thing or a horrible thing.
Which is also our initial feeling towards Neon Sport Surge… But there’s one thing we know for sure here: It’s pretty cool-looking.
About Neon Sport Surge Testosterone
Owned by Cellucor, the Neon Sport brand introduces another shiny supplement to its line: Surge. Shooting for enhancements in muscle & performance, Surge aims at “maximizing natural test levels”… and kind of succeeds… but also pulls some BS along the way. Formula notes:
- 5-Tiered Testosterone Booster: The formula’s 5 featured ingredients aren’t necessarily ground-breaking, but they offer plenty in terms of male health.
- All-Natural Ingredients: Despite a lack of standardization, the wide range of Extracts suggests a potentially wide range of T-boosting, muscle-building benefits.
- Neon Packaging & Pills: From the outside of the box to the inside of the capsule, Neon Sport shoves a lot of dirty additives into Surge.
Neon Sport Surge Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|Testosterone Surge™ Matrix||1417 mg|
|Fenugreek Seed Extract, Stinging Nettle Root Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract (Standardized for Ursolic Acid), Milk Thistle Seed Extract, Zinc Monomethionine, Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract, Horny Goat Weed Extract, Turmeric Root Extract (Standardized for Curcumin), Rhodiola rosea Root Extract|
|Tribulus terrestris Fruit Extract||750 mg|
|Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Gelatin, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Green #3, Titanium Dioxide.|
|Directions: Take 3 capsules daily with or without food. For best results take Neon Sport Surge at a consistent time daily for 8 consecutive weeks. Discontinue for at least 4 weeks before beginning a new cycle.|
Neon Sport Surge Photos
Neon Sport Surge traps a lot of solid male enhancers under a shiny (artificially-colored) design.
FD&C Blue, Red, Yellow, & Green? You’d think they’re making Skittles here… taste the freakin’ rainbow, Bro.
Let’s check out the rest of the formula:
5-Tiered Testosterone Booster
Neon Sport describes its “5-Tiered Testosterone Booster” as an “unparalleled combination of 5 potent test-boosting ingredients.”
Unfortunately, the prop blend hides the dosages of 3 of these ingredients, so… unparalleled how?? Regardless, these 5 “T-boosting tiers” aren’t bad for male health:
- Tribulus terrestris. Might indirectly regulate testosterone, but its primary use is for sex-enhancement. Tribulus alatus shows more T-boosting promise than terrestris—however, this heavy 750 mg dosage is sure to benefit general male health.
- Fenugreek, baby. Another potent sex-enhancer, this time with considerable T boosts thanks to its inhibitory effects on T-killing hormones and enzymes.
- Ursolic Acid. Current science is preliminary on this phytochemical, which is believed to increase muscle mass while decreasing fat. Neon Sport includes it as the formula’s anticatabolic agent. We’d like to know its standardization percentage, though.
- Stinging Nettle. This also needs more science to prove its T-boosting effects on humans—however, Nettle theoretically supports T by inhibiting T-killing hormones and enzymes (just like Fenugreek). We think it’s a pretty good T-Booster, and is particularly handy for prostate health.
- Zinc. Our #2 favorite Best 5 T-Booster. This manly mineral directly boosts T production while neutralizing prolactin… the hormone responsible for stimulating milk production in women after childbirth… Neon Sport generously serves Zinc at a solid 30 mg dosage.
The Other Ingredients
On top of the 5-Tiered Testosterone Booster, Neon Sport Surge includes these five ingredients that range from decent to useless. But before we get into that, we need to clear the air on something:
- Considering that 4 of these ingredients come after Zinc in the prop blend, and considering that Zinc only has a 30 mg dosage, we’re safe to assume that these 4 ingredients have equal to or less than 30 mg dosages.
For Zinc 30 mg is fine, but for Saw Palmetto, Horny Goat Weed, Turmeric, and Rhodiola rosea it’s not.
Additionally, while Horny Goat Weed might mimic testosterone and Rhodiola rosea is an awesome adaptogen (which potentially supports a healthy T-producing environment), most of the T-boosting here is largely theoretical.
Milk Thistle, on the other hand, creates a nice safety net for the liver, protecting the organ from the potential side effects of pro-hormone supplementation… We’re just wondering if it’s actually necessary in this supplement. It’s got nothing to do with T.
The Other “Other Ingredients”
Neon Sport Surge deserves a special mention for its extensive list of “Other Ingredients”—namely for its five (count ‘em: FIVE) artificial color additives: The FD&Cs and Titanium Dioxide.
From the neon packaging to the capsules, the over-the-top artificial coloring used in Neon Sport Surge is completely unnecessary and ultimately distracting from Neon’s intended goal: Creating a product that boosts testosterone.
If cool packaging is the primary factor in your buying decisions, then you’re probably too young to be supplementing T-boosters.
(Admittedly, the canister design does look really cool…)
Based on the dosages that we’re allowed to see, it seems safe to say that this formula is offering a hefty serving of male-healthy T-boosts.
Unfortunately, we only see 2 dosages: Zinc & Tribulus, the former being an awesome T-booster and the latter being an awesome sex-enhancer. The remaining 8 ingredients are hidden under that Testosterone Surge Matrix blend, and therefore their value here is unknown.
But if we had to speculate on the overall validity of this formula, we feel it’s safe to say that Neon Sport put in a solid effort on the 5-Tiered Testosterone Booster category and simply fairy-dusted in the rest of the formula, because, well… it looks good on paper.
Or does it?
Here’s the thing(s):
- Even if the dosages were present, we’d still have questions regarding a few of these ingredient choices. For instance, Turmeric? The Supp Facts says it’s standardized for Curcumin, but standardized to what percentage? Plus, Curcumin doesn’t boost T nor enhance performance, so what’s it really doing here?
- With that in mind, where are the other standardizations? Only 2 of the 9 extracts are standardized, making 80% of the Surge formula look like cheap, low-potent meh.
Due to the lack of dosages, standardizations, and scientific proof underlying many of these ingredients, our confidence in Neon Sport Surge is pretty low… but not low enough to completely discredit it as a bona fide T-booster.
Neon Sport Surge Benefits
The three points boasted by the Neon Sport manufacturers are:
And if we’re reading between the lines, we assume they mean:
- [Supports Lean] Muscle [Gains]
- [Enhances Athletic] Performance
- [Drink another cup of coffee, asshole, because this supplement is] Stimulant-Free
The 5-Tiered Testosterone Booster (namely its Zinc & Fenugreek) is sure to increase “natural test levels,” which definitely benefits muscle & strength gains, athletic performance, and libido. Granted, this largely depends on the Fenugreek dosage and initial Zinc levels of the user—although, Tribulus will outright increase libido.
Surge’s website also quotes the remaining five ingredients as joining in to “deliver a focused, comprehensive test supplement”—ironically, these ingredients seem to decrease the formula’s T-boosting value rather than help it.
All the same, there’s a chance that Milk Thistle protects the liver from spiked sex hormones, which is good news if you’re stacking Neon Sport Surge with other T-boosters.
Who Takes It?
“Mature” Bodybuilders. Especially Zinc-deprived mature bodybuilders. The idea behind Neon Sport Surge is to increase “performance in and out of the gym” by increasing T—this generally applies to older athletes who’ve fallen victim to age-related T-decline. However, we’re not sure why Neon Sport dressed this neon supplement like it’s going to a rave, but eh… we can dig it.
Any Side Effects?
For the most part, Neon Sport Surge is safe. Our only concerns are the number of non-standardized, natural ingredients that may or may not play well with your GI tract and the high number of “Other Ingredients” that speaks of a fairly unnatural manufacturing process. Keep in mind that Neon Sport Surge is intended to be “cycled,” with an 8-weeks-on, 4-weeks-off schedule. This seems to imply potency that may suggest unwanted side effects if it is taken constantly, without proper cycling as directed.
Neon Sport Surge Summary
- 5-Tiered T-Booster. Looks decent for increasing “natural test levels.”
- Sports & Sex Supporter. Extracts good for performance in gym & in bed.
- Stimulant-Free? Granted, many T-boosters are, but we’ll give it to Surge.
- Cheap. $20/month isn’t bad for a T-booster.
- Proprietary Blend. We don’t know 80% of the dosages.
- Low Dosages. Yet, we know all dosages listed after zinc are tiny.
- Off-Base Ingredients. Some have ZERO connection to test or manly health.
- “Other Ingredients.” Waaaaaay too much artificial coloring here.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (1 month): $19.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Neon Sport Surge
Ultimately, the Pros outweigh the Cons on this T-booster. Despite the fairy dust, Neon Sport Surge probably works—which is more than we can say about many products in this market. If Surge wasn’t priced so affordably, we’d be much more hesitant to give its neon-sprayed ass a pass. Ultimately, to those on the Surge fence, we say give it a try and the worst that happens is you’d be left with a pretty cool-looking $20 neon bottle.