Novadex Black is a testosterone booster by Giant Sports.
It aims to increase strength, recovery, and performance through an increase in testosterone levels.
Giant Sports is an American supplement company that prides itself on the innovation and differentiation of their products. They aim to only create products where they can substantially improve upon what is already available on the market.
Maca is a vegetable from the broccoli family, which has been historically used as an aphrodisiac.
The standard dose for is 1,500-3,000mg.
Fenugreek is a plant that has shown good promise for increasing testosterone levels.
The effective dose is 500-600mg.
Bee Porpolis contains bioflavonoids, some of which are thought to increase testosterone levels.
Although it has been shown to increase testosterone in test-tube studies, it is very poorly absorbed when taken orally.
Study has shown no influence on testosterone (3).
Mangosteen is a tropical tree that bears a purple fruit.
This fruit contains anti-oestrogenic compounds that have proved effective in test-tube studies, but have not been examined yet in humans (4).
Grape Seed Extract appears to have anti-estrogenic effects in test-tube studies, but appears to be ineffective in human studies (5).
However, it may protect testicular function from toxins (6).
Ashwagandha is a plant that is used for a variety of benefits. It has proven to increase testosterone and power output in untrained men (7), but studies on trained subjects do not yet exist.
An effective dose is 300-500mg.
Who Takes It?
Novadex Black would be of most benefit to older males, or men with low testosterone levels. It can also be used to increase libido.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop with 200mL water daily.
Bee Propolis can trigger severe reactions in those with allergies.
Libido increases are likely, and mood may be altered.
A maple-syrup fragrance in sweat and urine is sometimes noticed from fenugreek.
- A mixture of ingredients are used, that both increase testosterone and block oestrogen
- Fenugreek and Ashwaghanda are quite well-studied and proven for testosterone increase
- A few of the ingredients are proven to be ineffective, or have very weak evidence for their effectiveness
- The effective ingredients are included in less-than-optimal amounts
Novadex Black uses a mixture of proven as well as more innovative ingredients in this testosterone booster.
It is likely to be somewhat effective, but the Maca and estrogen-blocking ingredients have not yet been proven to work.
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