Myprotein Alpha Men Review
MyProtein, why do you insist on treating all men like four-year-olds? I mean, Alpha Men? Really? Come on, you’re having a laugh, aren’t you?
Okay, fine, let’s crack on with my review of UltaDick HyperMen Part 2: The Elongating or as it’s more commonly known, Myprotein’s Alpha Men.
Dicalcium Phosphate, Bulking Agent, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesuim, Choline Bitartrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Anti-Caking Agents, Korean Ginseng Extract 10:1, Potassium Chloride, Glazing Agent, Nicotinamide*, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Royal Jelly Extract 3:1, Citrus Biflavonoids, Kelp Powder, Gink Biloba Extract 50:1, Zinc, Thiamine, Selenomethionine, Vitamin B6**, Vitamin A Preparation, Riboflavin, Nettle Leaf Extract 4:1, Grape Seed Extract 50:1, Inositol, Bromelain, Lipase, Papain, Manganese, Borax, Amylase, Co Enzyme Q10, Vitamin D3 Preparation, Lutein, Copper Sulphate, Chromium Chloride, Vitamin K Preparation, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12, Molybdenum.
Compared to your bog standard multivit, AlphaMen’s ingredient list is pretty impressive with all the basic stuff you’d expect plus some nice men-focussed additions thrown in too.
Just look at the 89-word ingredient list above. It’s got pretty much everything you could ever expect from a multivitamin.
Unfortunately, the number of different ingredients comes at the cost of the quantity of each.
You see, t most common criticism of AlphaMen is the dosage of certain ingredients, which, if I’m feeling charitable, can be described as tight fisted.
The Coenzyme Q10, for example, has just 0.625 mg of the stuff in each tablet. At the recommended four tablets per day, you’re looking at just 2.5 mg of CoQ10, which is 97.5 to 197.5 mg below what WebMD calls a “typical daily dose”.
At that level, why even bother? It’s barely there! It’s like water memory and other homeopathic bullshit!
While some of the ingredients are so sparingly dosed they might as well not be there, others are much more substantial and in-keeping with a decent multivit.
Check out the table below where I compare MyProtein’s AlphaMen to the supplement I was taking.
|Nutrient||Crappy Own Brand||Alpha Men|
|Vitamin A||800.0µg||501 µg|
|Vitamin C||80.0mg||80 mg|
|Vitamin D||10.0µg||5 µg|
|Vitamin E||12.0mg||12 mg|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B1)||1.1mg||12.6 mg|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||1.4mg||12.6 mg|
|Vitamin B6||1.4mg||12.6 mg|
|Folic Acid||200.0µg||400 µg|
|Vitamin B12||2.5µg||126 µg|
|Pantothenic Acid||6.0mg||50 mg|
|Vitamin K||75.0µg||25 µg|
Across the basic multivit ingredients, Alpha Men is nothing special and in some cases actually lags behind the cheapo supermarket own brand multi I was taking.
However, on top of all the basic stuff you’ve got 15 other ingredients, ranging from nettle leaf extract and kelp to amylase and bromelain.
Well, that’s the tale of the tape over.
Onto the most important bit. How did Alpha Men fare when I was taking it?
The dosage is straightforward. Take two tablets in the morning and two at night. Done. I went the whole two weeks of my test without missing a tablet so I feel like I gave it a good shot.
As I mentioned a bit earlier, before switching to Alpha Men for a two-week test, I was taking a pretty cheap, pretty generic multivitamin with no particular focus or niche. So although I try and go into tests without preconceptions, I’ll admit I was expecting something special from Alpha Men.
First, it’s targeted at men and targeted products are generally better than non-targeted products.
Second, it’s called Alpha Men! Considering the no brand cheapo tablets I was taking, this hyper potent men-foccsed multi should blow it out the park.
And after two weeks, I feel ready to give a pretty confident conclusion.
Alpha Men is better than the cheap crap I was taking but not by all that much.
On a day-to-day basis, I didn’t feel all that different. My energy levels were pretty consistent, neither peaking nor diving through the day, my general all-body wellbeing was kinda samey, I felt just as alert as before and my digestion ticked along just like it did before I switched.
Across the board, I maybe felt slightly perkier. But whether that’s the tablet or the placebo you get from taking something called Alpha Super Hyper Men, I don’t know.
At the end of the day, I guess it doesn’t really matter.
The biggest effect Alpha Men had on anything was not my mood, energy, gym work or concentration. Oh, no. The single biggest it had on me and my body was my pee, which changed from a pale single malt whisky colour to something the colour of Donald Trump after a tanning bed sesh.
Okay, technically it was more yellow than red or orange but I couldn’t think of any funny yellow comparisons so there you go.
At the moment, with no discounts, deals or vouchers, Alpha Men will cost you £13.49 for a 120-tablet bottle (£0.42 per day) and £20.99 for a 240-tablet bottle (£0.35 per day).
So pretty much in line with other niche multivitamins.
However, compare Alpha Men to something a little less flashy, say, Holland & Barrett’s Ultra Man (£12.49 for 100 caplets or £0.13 per day) and you realise the price difference might be more down to brand than contents.
Alpha Men is a good multivitamin at an average price. If you’re not taking a multivit already and you start taking Alpha Men, you’ll probably feel better. And if you’re already taking multivits and you start taking Alpha Men, well, you might feel better.
And should you pick up Alpha Men?
I’d say it’s worth a punt. It’s not massively expensive and you might find that you’re okay parting with a little extra cash for a little extra punch.
I’ve just got one warning.
Don’t buy a tub of Alpha Men expecting some sort of overnight transformation that’ll have everyone in your gym bowing down to your gains. That won’t happen and then you’ll come back here complaining that I sent you to buy crap supplements.
So, yeah, go try it but don’t expect fireworks.