What does Invictus Labs Alpha Boost do?
This is our review of Invictus Labs Alpha Boost. It’s a testosterone booster from Invictus Labs sold mostly on Amazon.
Alpha Boost has claims to promote:
- Muscle Mass
But how well does it really work, and is it right for you?
In this report, we take a look at this supplement, evaluate the ingredients and do an assessment on whether or not it is a safe choice. We also offer any suggestions or ways that this supplement may be improved.
- 1 What does Invictus Labs Alpha Boost do?
- 2 Invictus Labs Alpha Boost: The Ingredients
- 3 Ingredient Summary for Invictus Labs Alpha Boost
- 4 How safe is Invictus Labs Alpha Boost to use?
- 5 What would uclh.org change in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost?
- 6 Invictus Labs Alpha Boost Review Summary
Invictus Labs Alpha Boost: The Ingredients
Be aware that this supplement is made up of a proprietary blend.
All the ingredient dosages in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost are hidden. A proprietary blend allows the manufacturer to hide the dosages and group them under one large value.
This means you don’t know if you’re getting under-dosed ingredients or not. It’s not a very transparent way of advertising a supplement.
Not only that, we feel a few of the ingredients in here may need some work too.
Below, we have our write up of the main ingredients in this supplement. You should take a look:
Horny Goat Weed
Also known as Epimedium, we’re not thrilled with seeing Horny Goat Weed in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost.
Don’t get us wrong, it isn’t a dangerous ingredient – it’s just not an effective one.
This ingredient has some claims to help promote your overall testosterone levels (heavily in the supplements industry) but the actual research tells a different story.
In reality, all it really achieves for you is a small boost in libido. Aside from that, you won’t notice much of a difference from this ingredient.
This isn’t a strong choice in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost, but we still think it’s better than the Horny Goat Weed in here.
The main reason for this is that there are actually studies out there which show that Tongkat Ali can boost testosterone.
Unfortunately for us however, this has only been seen in animal studies. There’s no evidence of it doing so in human studies.
Tongkat Ali goes by many names, you can also see it in other supplements labelled as Longjack or Eurycoma Longifolia.
Sadly, this is another ingredient in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost which isn’t a great option for testosterone.
However, it does have some redeeming features.
Saw Palmetto may not help your testosterone levels, but it could support other areas of male health. Studies show that supplementing Saw Palmetto can help with hyperplasia, which is the condition of an enlarged prostate.
Although we don’t recommend using Saw Palmetto to treat hyperplasia, it’s a nice natural support that could help you out a little bit.
This however, is not a strong ingredient in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost at all.
Orchic Substance is essentially Bovine Testes – bull testicles. These are commonly marketed with the ‘macho’ nature and high testosterone levels of the bull. It implies that these same benefits will transfer over to you.
They won’t. We’ve yet to see a study of Orchic Extract effectively boosting testosterone levels with oral supplementation. It’s not a good choice in this supplement.
This isn’t a great choice in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost, mainly because it’s not typically used as a testosterone booster – and for other reasons we’ll cover here.
Firstly, Wild Yam is commonly used as a supplement for women to cope with the symptoms of the menopause. The only reason we think it may be in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost is because they feel it could help to manage your levels of the female hormone estrogen.
This technically doesn’t promote testosterone. Not only that, there’s little to no evidence to show that it manages estrogen either. It’s a nutrient that doesn’t have the research behind it to support the claims.
This is an ingredient that does have some benefits in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost, however, not for testosterone.
Sarsaparilla has been seen in some cases to help support cognition and mental agility. This could improve your overall focus.
You may have more motivation and concentration while training. When it comes to your actual testosterone levels however, you’re unlikely to see much of a difference.
This is a much better and effective ingredient in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost.
Stinging Nettle doesn’t directly promote testosterone, but it does make the testosterone you have more available and accessible to you.
This type of testosterone is known as ‘free testosterone’. It works by interacting with a protein in your blood known as Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). SHBG binds to your testosterone and minimizes its anabolic potency, which makes it ineffective.
Stinging Nettle helps by inhibiting the SHBG and reducing it’s overall influence. This allows more testosterone to flow freely through your body allowing more to be readily available to you.
This is the final ingredient in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost, and it’s one of the better choices.
Boron is a mineral which does have links to improving testosterone levels. It also has been seen in some cases to help reduce estrogen levels.
There are positive studies out there which show Boron can help improve serum testosterone, which is exactly what we’re looking for.
It’s shame this is the only ingredient in this supplement which does this.
Ingredient Summary for Invictus Labs Alpha Boost
On the whole, there’s not a lot of great options in supplement, aside from the Nettle and Boron.
The main thing that we’re not sure about here is the proprietary blend in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost.
You don’t know how much of each ingredient you’re getting, so how can you know how effective it really is? It’s too difficult.
More transparency is needed in this supplement, along with more testosterone boosters. Too much weight has been put on to the libido side of this supplement rather than the actual testosterone boosting side.
There are plenty of better options out there.
How safe is Invictus Labs Alpha Boost to use?
Although there is a proprietary blend, we still feel that Invictus Labs Alpha Boost is relatively safe.
The main thing is that the ingredients in here aren’t linked to causing side effects at lower dosages. You shouldn’t run into any side effects.
That said, if you have any concerns you should speak to your doctor before using it. If you have any preexisting conditions or allergies, then you definitely should.
What would uclh.org change in Invictus Labs Alpha Boost?
That proprietary blend needs to go. All the dosages need to be clearly labelled for complete transparency.
The main ingredients that we would keep in here are the Boron and Stinging Nettle – the rest we’d suggest changing or removing.
Our other options for this supplement include Zinc, D-Aspartic Acid, Ashwagandha, Mucuna Pruriens and Luteolin.
Zinc and D-Aspartic Acid are both used for chemical reactions in your brain which can help promote your levels of the Luteinizing Hormone (LH). LH is your body’s precursor to both growth hormone and testosterone. The more of it you have in your system the more support it has to grow.
Likewise, Mucuna Pruriens promote the Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) which is a precursor to LH. As we’ve said, the more support LH has, the better the testosterone yield.
Ashwagandha would be good because it can reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Your cortisol levels are high when you’re stressed, not only that it can reduce your testosterone levels. This is due to a process known as homeostasis, the more you have of one hormone, the less you have of another. The more cortisol, the less testosterone.
By using Ashwagandha, you can help to reduce your cortisol levels and give your testosterone a better environment to rise in.
Finally, we think Luteolin would be a good fit because it can help to reduce your estrogen levels by working as a suppressant of the female hormone. Essentially as a better version of Wild Yam.
These are all the ways we think this supplement could be better.
Invictus Labs Alpha Boost Review Summary
Overall, this isn’t a great testosterone booster. It does have some benefits, but we feel a lot of changes are needed to help it to grow.
The Boron and Nettle are good, but a lot more is needed aside from that. Proprietary blend is not a good look on this supplement either.
Wrapping up we’d say this:
- Some ineffective ingredients – Not all nutrients in here promote testosterone.
- Missing core nutrients – More study backed testosterone boosters would help a lot here.
- Hidden dosages – The dosages of each ingredient are masked by a proprietary blend which makes it hard to determine effectiveness.