This makes my blood boil
In my opinion this supplement (if you call it that) has a zero chance of elevating tess levels. The study they refer to on the site is seriously flawed for starters. I have been formulating high-grade supplements for over twenty years & based on this, the following is my view.
% daily values are pitifully, pitifully low in the majority of cases. For instance (in the U.K. the ECRDA (daily amount) for vitamin c is 90mg. This is just enough to ward of scurvy! Further, the type of vitamin C is important.
Retailers trade on the ignorance of the buying public bolstered by ridiculous hype. I have long-since given up hope that at least a modicum of honesty was shown by many health supplement companies. We are, after all, dealing with the most precious of commodities - life & health.
The label for Ageless Male shows this:
% daily value
Vitamin B 6 (pyridoxine HCL) 4.4 mg 247%
Magnesium (magnesium oxide) 16.88 mg 4%
Zinc (zinc oxide) 15 mg 100%
Testofen (fenugreek extract) 300 mg
4mg of B6 is almost pointless. because it shows 247% of the daily value, I guess it is supposed to look good.
16.88mg of Magnesium oxide, even worse. Oxides have virtually no activity in the body. Iron oxide is literally RUST. You would be surprised how many companies use this, you may as well go lick rust of your fender!
15mg zinc oxide - I don't need to say it!
Fenugreek. They say it is an extract - normally under the law you have to say that it is a 5 to 1 or 10 to 1 extract. **Here, they may argue that it is extracted from fenugreek seeds so it is an 'extract'. So with a 10 to 1 extract you would acually get 3000mg
of fenugreek. If it is just 300mg of fenugreek it will have little effect within the body.
**I may be wrong on this I still have some vestigae of hope!
Depending on volume, I would guesstimate the cost of this product to produce is around $3.00 (including tub) particularly if it is in tablet form. Tablets in the vast majority of the cases are the rock-bottom end of the market & contain more binders, fillers, excipients, flow agents & coatings than you can shake a stick at.
I was once asked by a major supermarket chain in the U.K. to formulate a multivitamin that cost no more than 40 cents for 30 tablets! I told then to go forth & multiply!
Anyway, I think I have made my point