September 30, 2014
Test X180 Alpha
“Alpha males don’t settle for mediocrity.”
Advertisements for Test X180 Alpha are eye-catching to say the least. With strong catch-phrases such as “unparalleled ferocity” and “explosive sexual performance and impressive physical strength,” Test X180 Alpha is portrayed as the ultimate supplement for men.
Supposedly this formula offers the ingredients you need to heighten libido, enhance sexual performance, strengthen blood flow, and so much more. But, can this new formula give you the results you want?
What’s Inside the Bottle?
Force Factor upgraded its original Test X180 formula to include new ingredients for better results. The new formula contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals for improving performance, as well as two proprietary blends.
Sexual Performance Blend – 860 mg
L-Citrulline. This naturally occurring amino acid is converted into L-arginine as well as nitric oxide, which in turn widens blood vessels to improve blood circulation. It is commonly used to treat fatigue, muscle weakness, and erectile dysfunction, though additional research is needed.
Catuaba Bark. A traditional Brazilian aphrodisiac, catuaba bark contains several alkaloids that stimulate the nervous system to heighten sexual arousal. There is not enough information available to determine if catuaba bark is safe to use.
Maca Root. Maca contains high concentrations of fatty acids and amino acids which may combat fatigue and increase energy levels. Experts recommend taking 1500 to 3000 mg of maca daily to increase sexual desire. Consumers should note it does not boost testosterone.
Damiana. Damiana is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, increasing energy levels and counteracting fatigue to boost physical and sexual performance. There is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate dose for damiana, but high dosages (200 grams) have been known to cause convulsions and symptoms similar to strychnine poisoning.
Muira Puama. Muira Puama is often used in combination with other herbs to treat sexual performance problems such as erectile dysfunction. It is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac in South America and is purported to boost testosterone when used for extended time periods. However, there is not enough research to validate these claims.
Free Testosterone Boosting Matrix – 350 mg
Testofen. A patented form of fenugreek, Testofen blocks testosterone-estrogen conversion, increasing free testosterone levels. It also stimulates libido, keeps blood sugar levels in check, and reduces inflammation.
White Mushroom. There are hundreds of known white mushroom species, and each has different effects on the body. Without knowing which white mushroom species is used, it’s impossible to tell what effects this ingredient has on testosterone.
However, if Test X180 Alpha utilizes similar ingredients to the original Test X180 formula, then we can assume this white mushroom is the Cordyceps Sinensis. Cordyceps boosts immunity by stimulating specific chemicals in the immune system. It may also protect against certain types of cancer, though additional research is needed.
Stinging Nettle Root. Stinging nettle contains chemicals that may decrease inflammation and increase urine output. Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence to determine whether it’s effective for either problem, and side effects for long-term use (over 6 months) are unknown.
Chrysin. Extracted from blue passion flower, chrysin is a unique isoflavone which offers anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidation effects. It is said to enhance testosterone by minimizing testosterone-estrogen conversion though additional studies are needed.
DIM. DIM may mimic the effects of estrogen in the body, reducing estrogen production, but like so many other ingredients in Test X180 Alpha, more research is needed to confirm this effect.
Should You Be Worried About Side Effects?
I’m always a little hesitant about proprietary blends, as you never know what you might find. Although some of the ingredients may be safe if used correctly, it’s impossible to tell how much of each ingredient is used.
If too much of a certain ingredient is used, then it may increase the risk of negative side effects.
As mentioned earlier, damiana may result in poisoning if consumed in high dosages close to 200 grams. Of course, Test X180 Alpha only contains 860 mg in its proprietary blend which is divided among 5 ingredients, so the likelihood of experiencing this effect is small.
Additionally, ingredients such as catuaba and muira puama have not been studied enough to determine their full effects.
Until more is known about these ingredients, I suggest consumers exercise caution before taking this supplement on a regular basis.
Allergy Warning: Test X180 Alpha was manufactured by equipment which processes products containing milk, eggs, soybeans, wheat, shellfish, fish oil, tree nuts and peanut flour.
How is TestX180 Alpha Different from the Original?
• The Alpha formula contains more vitamins and minerals
• The Alpha formula contains two proprietary blends in higher dosages per serving
• The original formula contained two different types of ginseng as well as tribulus
• The original formula is much cheaper – only $55.99 compared to Alpha’s $139.99
There are two sets of directions depending on if you’re exercising or not while taking this product:
• Workout Days: Take 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules 30 minutes before working out
• Non-Workout Days: Take 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules with lunch
Do not take more than the recommended dose. Taking more will increase your risk of side effects rather than increasing your results.
Is Test X180 Alpha Affordable?
Compared to the original formula, Test X180 Alpha is almost double the price whether you purchase it at GNC.com or directly through the manufacturers.
• GNC.com: $139.99
• ForceFactor.com: $139.99
Currently, Test X180 Alpha is only available at these two sites due to its recent release. However, this may change in the near future as more and more consumers hear about Force Factor’s latest testosterone booster.
Who Makes Test X180 Alpha?
Test X180 is manufactured by Force Factor LLC, and trademarked by Hungry Fish Media LLC.
According to the Better Business Bureau, Force Factor LLC received an A- rating on a scale of A+ to F. The main reason why Force Factor LLC did not rate higher is the sheer number of complaints filed against the company. In the last 3 years, 145 complaints were made, and half of these complaints involved sales and billing issues.
However, the company responded quickly to these complaints and in a professional, satisfactory manner.
Is It a Good Choice?
Many consumers met with success while using the original Test X180 formula, and consequently, it would be easy to assume the new formula would offer the same testosterone boosting results.
However, I’m not completely sold on what Test X180 Alpha has to offer. Many of the ingredients are based on hype rather than research, and the price is ridiculously high.
Though Force Factor received a high rating through the BBB, the sheer number of complaints against the company reflects poorly on the product.
But since the product is still new, I’m willing to give it a little leeway. I’m waiting to see how consumers respond to Test X180 Alpha and whether or not it causes side effects.
Have you tried Test X180 Alpha? What do you think about this formula? Is it better or worse than the original?
 “Testofen human Clinical Trial.” Gencor pacific, Inc. 2006. Available from: http://www.regenesishealth.com/TestofenStudies.pdf