By: Kaged Muscle
Ferodrox is a Natural Testosterone Booster manufactured by Kaged Muscle. It helps optimize your natural testosterone levels, which helps encourage muscle growth and fat loss.
Quick SummaryFerodrox did have some positive effects in the libido department, but unfortunately the overall experience simply does not justify the price point.
IntroductionWhats up SR, figured it was time I finally dropped my review for Kaged Muscle's Ferodrox. For those of you who don't know Kaged Muscle is owned/ created by Kris Gethin, a very influential figure in the fitness and bodybuilding culture. I wanted to give this a shot because with summer coming up I can always use a little help optimizing my hormones and getting the most out of my body. Thanks to Kaged Muscle and the trooper program (especially you Clipper83) for hooking me up.
Ingredient ProfileAlright so lets take a look at what this is made of shall we? The formula is relatively simple and goes as follows:
Zinc (OptiZinc) - 30mg
KSM-66 (Ashwaganda) - 600mg
LJ100 (Longjack) - 200mg
PrimaVie - 200mg
Diindolymethane - 120mg
BioPerine - 10mg
So pretty simple formula, we have Longjack and Zinc for their effects on testosterone, Ashwaganda for its effects on cortisol/ stress and overall hormonal balance, Dim for the estrogen blocking effect and BioPerine to help with the absorption of all of the ingredients. Interesting to me that there is no standard test boosting pieces like Tribulus or DAA. I will also give some credit to the fact that the formula contains patented ingredients, that way the consumer knows they are getting quality.
Taste/Mixability/DosingThis is a capsule form product therefore taste and mixability are both non factors. The capsules are easy to swallow and are of a very standard size. Dosing is 2 caps in the morning, this was what I followed for my entire run with this product.
EffectivenessOkay so now to the important stuff, does this product actually work? In order to keep things simple I am going to break this down into the categories most commonly associated with test boosters.
Strength/ Muscle: Overall I was a little let down by this product in terms of its effects on my actual gains. I did experience some better body composition by the end of my run, but with my diet and training being on point I really can't give Ferodrox the credit for this. My strength saw some increases but nothing that can be directly tied to this product.
Libido: Okay now this is where this thing really worked. My libido shot through the roof around the end of my second week. Very noticeable effect here, not that I have any issues with libido in general, but the increase was very much note worthy. Perhaps this could be a great product for an older gentleman who is looking for the extra kick there.
Mood/ Aggression: Normally when I take a test booster I do notice increases in aggression especially in the gym and therefore my mood/ confidence increases. I really did not notice any effects on my aggression or mood from this product.
ValueThe value is where this takes a big hit in my books. It retails for an average of $59 for a 30 day supply. Giving it a value of nearly $2.00 per serving. For the minimal effects that this had for me that price point is far too high.
Side EffectsNone of note, very minimal increases in acne for me.
ConclusionIn conclusion I was pretty let down by Ferodrox, yes it did have great effects on my libido, but that is not something I was really looking for. Perhaps the target market is an older gentleman who really needs that libido boost, then this may be the perfect product for them. For me personally at that high of a price point I will look elsewhere for hormone optimization.
Quick SummaryNew test booster from one of my favorite companies.
IntroductionThis was a fairly hyped supplement from Kaged Muscle that was just released the end of February. I am a fan of Kaged supplements and I saw a deal on bodybuilding.com for this, so I decided to purchase a bottle. I am currently cutting right now and going to the gym about 5 times a week.
Ingredient ProfileThis profile is stacked with patented ingredients that are said to help naturally boost your testosterone levels.
OptiZinc - According to InterHealth, the maker or OptiZinc, zinc monomethionine (the zinc that is included in Ferodrox) is zinc paired with the amino acid methionine. They state that this is 20% zinc and absorbs better than zinc sulfate. Examine.com states that zinc is one of the 24 micronutrients needed for survival. Athletes and those who follow strict diets can be deficient in zinc. Zinc is said to raise testosterone levels, but only if the user is already deficient in zinc. A high dosage is considered to be anywhere from 25-45 mg. Ferodrox contains 30 mg.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha Extract - 600 mg per serving. Ashwagandha is best known for reducing cortisol levels. It is said to also help athletic performance and virility. 600 mg is a common dosage of KSM-66 in supplements.
LJ100 Eurycoma Longifolia Root Extract - 200 mg. Patented form of Tongkat Ali/LongJack. HP, maker of LJ100, gives a long list of all their claimed benefits of this extract on their site. They say it helps sports and endurance, sex and libido, weight loss and mood, and healthy aging. Under these topics, they claim it helps testosterone levels, promoting an anabolic environment, reduces cortisol, increases libido, improves mood among many, many others. However, Examine states that there is not solid research backing testosterone boosting. They do however suggest that this extract increases libido levels.
PrimaVie - 200 mg. Patented form of Shilajit. Natreon, maker of PrimaVie, states that this complex supports male sexual health, increases endurance and fitness levels, and is a mitochondrial energy booster. Natreon provides a certain process to remove most of the heavy metals that are normally contained in shilajit. Examine does not really give any research or a summary of this ingredient.
Diindolylmethane - 120 mg. Micropure form of this ingredient, more well known as DIM, that is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli. It is said to be a promising anti-estrogenic ingredient.
BioPerine - 10 mg. Common ingredient that can help absorption of all the other ingredients.
All in all, these are high-quality ingredients that are found in many other natural test boosting products. The dosages are well within the ranges of studied dosages, especially since they are all patented forms. The capsules are vegetarian and are supposed to be delivered as a delayed release. The capsules are supposed to bypass your stomach and all the ingredients are supposed to be absorbed by the small intestines.
DosingInstructions state to take two capsules in the morning or one in the morning, one in the evening. I dosed it two capsules in the morning for my convenience.
EffectivenessI will start by saying I did not have any tests run prior, during, or after running one bottle of this. With that being said, I was pretty disappointed with the apparent effectiveness of this product despite the patented ingredients. I think the best aspect of this product was that libido was slightly improved, which I noticed about a week after taking this. I also saw a little increase in vascularity in my arms, but I was also intentionally cutting, so that could have been part of the reason as well.
I have had other products that have increased both libido and vascularity more. I really did not see anything else that would tell me that this product was working. I have not had issues with acne in years, but I did not even have a pimple during my month run with this. Usually a few pimples are almost expected with test boosters. I was not necessarily training for strength, but nothing really gave me a solid indication that this helped in that aspect. I do not think my endurance was increased much more either. My recovery also was not expedited in anyway.
It is possible that my goals and age (27) were not the best indicators of the effectiveness of this product, but I have had some pretty good experiences in the past with natural test boosters with similar ingredients. It also could be more effective if it was ran for a full eight week cycle, which is more common with natural test boosters, but it was too expensive for me to do that. With that in mind, it should be noted that nowhere on the label states to stop consumption after eight weeks followed by a four week break that is normal with other similar products. I thought that was pretty interesting.