Below we take an in-depth look at Androx to see whether or not this product is a safe investment, and to establish how effective it is as a testosterone booster.
Androx is marketed as a testosterone boosting supplement, but its ingredients seem to be mainly used as herbal aphrodisiacs that do not affect testosterone levels at all. The product is highly unlikely to affect muscle mass either, although one of the ingredients may help to combat fatigue mildly.
Some of the side effects that could be caused by the ingredients found in Androx include lowered blood sugar levels, dehydration, and digestive complaints such as diarrhea, stomach upset, bloating, and gas.
Whilst “free” trial offers look great at a glance, the small print often reveals that they are actually incredibly expensive! Whilst the initial £4.95 charge for shipping and handling is definitely affordable, fourteen days later customers are charged £94.99, with a new bottle being sent out for another £94.99 per month until it is cancelled, making the product incredibly poor value for money!
Overall, we are not impressed by Androx at all! The manufacturing company have numerous terrible business practices that reveal how untrustworthy, duplicitous, and money hungry they are. They claim to offer a ‘free’ trial of their product, but charge customers nearly a hundred pounds per bottle, and sign customers up to an auto-ship program that will charge them monthly. They do state this in their small print, but the terms and conditions are easy to miss, especially as they have made them in tiny print, and have even made the text a light grey, rather than an easy-to-read black. Even if the terms and conditions were easy to see, £94.99 is an excessive amount to charge for a month’s supply of a testosterone boosting supplement.
Finally, there is the actual product itself, Androx. The manufacturers provide no information about the ingredients found in Androx at all, which is an immediate red flag (we located the ingredients list from an image on an ebay listing). Whilst the manufacturers claim that this supplement boosts testosterone levels, there is very little evidence to suggest that it actually does this. There are numerous ingredients that appear to boost male libido, or that have been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat erectile dysfunction, but these appear to work without affecting testosterone levels at all. This means that the manufacturer’s claims that the product will help consumers to ‘achieve better muscles’ and to ‘improve faster’ are most likely false and misleading.
Because of the terrible reputation of the manufacturing company, and the underhanded way that they operate, we recommend that our readers avoid Androx at all costs!
Androx Extreme Testosterone Booster is, according to the manufacturers, a testosterone boosting supplement that will help to increase muscle mass, increase libido and sexual stamina, increase strength, and even combat aging (although they are vague about how this will be achieved).
It is not entirely clear who is the owner of Androx, or even where the company is located. The official website gives little information out, but the registered owner of the website is Emerald Commerce Ltd. According to official government records, this company is no longer in operation, and has not been running for several years, although this is clearly not the case, as the Androx website is less than a year old. There are numerous different addresses and contact numbers that are provided on the various different Androx websites, including a returns address in Larnaca, Cyprus, and a postal address in Regents Street, London.
ANDROX Extreme Testosterone Booster Customer Service Monday-Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm GMT at 0800 068 1003.
207 Regent Street
London, West Central W1B 3HH
Although Androx Ltd is supposedly registered at the above address, but it is the address of a company called Complete Formations who lease out their offices in name only, and operate a mail forwarding service for the 700+ companies registered to their office. We also found two different UK addresses for Emerald Commerce Ltd. The quickest way of contacting the company appears to be either by email or by phone:
0800 068 1003
How to Take Androx
Directions for use on the website are as follows:
“With just 1 pill in the morning, as well as 1 before you work out, ANDROX Extreme Testosterone Booster fits into any diet or schedule!”
The official website appears to have security certificates from Trust Guard, but these are fake, photo-shopped images. A real Trust Guard security certificate will have the website name at the top and the current date at the bottom. When clicked, it will open up a new tab, with the full security certificate, including the company’s registered address, email address and contact phone number. The “security certificates” on androx.co.uk have none of these things. This is a huge red flag for the company, revealing just how money hungry they are, and how little they care about their customers’ online security.
- No money back guarantee
- Dubious company with poor reputation
- “Free” trial not free!!
What Does Androx Claim To Do?
The manufacturers of Androx make a huge number of claims on their official website about the various benefits of Androx:
“Testosterone is something the human body naturally understands, using it to push energy and give your body the burst of strength needed when lifting heavy weights. By supplying your body with something it naturally understands, ANDROX Extreme Testosterone Booster proves a safe, holistic supplement that simply enhances your own natural processes. This added testosterone also combats aging, as the loss of natural testosterone often leads to a weaker performance. With regular intake, ANDROX Extreme Testosterone Booster lets you regain the strength, stamina and confidence you knew at your peak!”
Throughout the sales page of the website, the manufacturers of Androx claim that it has the following benefits:
- Safe, holistic supplement
- Increases testosterone levels
- Increases libido
- Increases endurance
- Combats aging
- Increases strength and maximum lift capabilities
- Larger muscles
- Increases energy levels
- No harmful side effects
- Scientifically tested ingredients
Does Androx Work?
The main claim made by the manufacturers of Androx is that it increases testosterone levels, and that this increase in testosterone has numerous secondary benefits including an increased libido and larger muscles. Looking at the ingredients, it is clear to see that Androx does not contain any ingredients that are proven to increase testosterone levels in humans.
However, numerous ingredients in Androx do appear to work as aphrodisiacs; fenugreek increases the libido without affecting testosterone levels, whilst Maca root and Horny Goat weed have been used traditionally as aphrodisiacs and to treat erectile dysfunction.
As the product is incredibly unlikely to increase testosterone levels, it is also unlikely to cause any of the indirect benefits of increased testosterone, including an increase in muscle growth, increased energy levels, or the rest of the extensive list of claims made by the manufacturers.
Overall, whilst the product may work to increase the consumer’s sex drive, but that appears to be the only clear benefit. Androx does not work as described to increase testosterone levels.
What Are The Ingredients of Androx?
It is quite difficult to locate the official ingredients list for Androx. Certainly there is no mention of the ingredients used in Androx on the official Androx website, or a copy of the supplement facts box that is present on the product label.
The ingredients found in Androx are detailed below. This ingredients list was located in a picture of the packaging, on an ebay listing for the supplement.
- Horny goat weed extract 100mg: One study in rats showed that Horny Goat Weed increases testosterone levels, but this has not been tested at all in humans. Horny Goat weed is most often used as an aphrodisiac and erectile aid. Source
- Maca extract 100mg: A Peruvian plant that has been used for numerous ailments, including infertility and to boost the sex drive. No clinical evidence has been presented to support any use. Source
- Korean ginseng 2% HPLC 100mg: Also known as Panax Ginseng. Panax Ginseng is associated with improved cognition in fatigued subjects and slight decreases in muscle damage after exercise. It also appears to reduce fatigue, and consumers report feeling calmer after consumption. Source
- Tribulus Terrestris Extract (40% saponins) 40mg: Tribulus Terrestris is usually advertised as a herbal supplement that will product large gains in muscle mass and strength, but studies in rugby players undertaking pre-season training showed no differences in the changes in muscle mass or strength between groups taking the ingredient and groups taking a placebo. Several rat studies and one human study suggest that Tribulus Terrestris is somewhat effective at boosting the consumer’s sexual drive, but it is still unclear how it causes this effect. Numerous studies have looked at its potential to boost testosterone levels, but it has repeatedly been proven that it will not increase testosterone levels. Source
- Zinc as Citrate 20mg
- Fenugreek (50% saponins) 33.34mg: Research indicates that fenugreek causes a noticeable boost to libido, but its supplementation does not seem to affect testosterone levels. Often used as an herbal remedy, fenugreek seeds are sometimes also used to treat a loss of appetite. Source
Does Androx Have Any Side Effects?
There are numerous ingredients found in Androx that could cause a range of side effects.
The potential side effects of Tribulus Terrestris are not very well documented. The ingredient could lower blood sugar levels, and has been linked with increases in prostate size (making this supplement unsuitable for anyone with prostate issues or who has prostate cancer). Studies in rats suggest that Tribulus Terrestris can increase appetite, which could lead to weight gain. Generally, Tribulus Terrestris is regarded as safe for short term use (less than 8 weeks), but its long term safety is under-researched.
Korean Ginseng can cause the consumer to have trouble sleeping. Other side effects from Korean Ginseng include changes in blood pressure, headaches, agitation, an upset stomach, and dizziness. It is possible (but unusual) to be allergic to Korean Ginseng.
Maca appears to cause dehydration, and so should be taken with water. It may increase estrogen levels, and in post-menopausal women can cause hot flashes.
Fenugreek can lower blood sugar levels, making its supplementation unsuitable for diabetics. Side effects of Fenugreek include diarrhea, stomach upset, bloating, gas, and a “maple syrup” odor in urine. Fenugreek can cause nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, facial swelling, and severe allergic reactions in hypersensitive people.
Not suitable for diabetics, as both Tribulus Terrestris and Fenugreek can lower blood sugar levels. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor if you are unsure about the suitability of this or any other supplement for you before purchase.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Androx?
We struggled to find any customer reviews that focused upon the actual effectiveness of the supplement. However, we were able to locate numerous customer reviews about the terrible customer service offered by the manufacturers. Many people feel scammed by the company after signing up for what they believed to be a free trial, only to be charged large sums of money within a few weeks of their initial order. One customer was even charged four times over a 25 day period, losing £400 in total (at the time of the complaint).
Be careful buying this product. There is no such thing as a free trial.
This company is unavailable to contact by Phone, email until they have taken a couple of hundred pounds out of your account.
Made a free trial order, then payed for the shipping only, then tried to cancel the order after finding the tablets ordered where rubbish, and on the invoice there was a free phone number, that only has a answer machine, but you cannot get an answer, and since then they had taken 4 amounts of money out of my account since 1 of 94 pounds 99p, and 99 pounds 95p, then 99 pounds ninety four pence and 104 pounds and ninety pence that’s just in the last 25 days, and each time its under a different tablet name on my account, as follows. 1 (top muscle) 2(.muscleflow) 3( testox 1360) 4.( buyhghxl)
And on the dispatch note there is no actual company name,
only an address, 27 old gloucester street, london, uk wc1n 3ax, and there seems to be 6, 275 companies at that address, well so who knows what the real companies name is seems to be all of the above tablet names, a real cool con, for 2 small sample bottles of tablets, for a lot of money must be made of 24 ct gold, but alas just made of crap, so please dont get conned.
Go to a shop.
I too have been conned by this and wish to stop unauthorised payments from my account.
Does Androx Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
The sellers of Androx do not offer a money back guarantee. There are seemingly two different “satisfaction guarantees” being described on androx.co.uk. Under the tab “Easy Cancel” they suggest that they offer a satisfaction guarantee, but they then provide information about how to cancel the reoccurring order subscription.
“We want to make your experience with ANDROX Extreme Testosterone Booster to be 100% satisfactory. If you are not happy with our product for any reason, simply email the address below. All cancellations are processed within 24 hours.
Subscription Cancellation Email: [email protected]
Product Return Address with RMA only:
ANDROX Product Returns
PO Box 42388
Elsewhere on the website is the full returns policy, which reveals that refunds and returns are actually incredibly restricted, with customers being charged a £10.95 return processing fee per bottle, and only being able to return one order (which is unhelpful for anyone who did not realise that they were on an auto-ship program, and who wants to return multiple deliveries.
“Please try our product for 14 days and if for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, simply return the remainder of the product within 14 days from the time of delivery for a full refund excluding shipping and handling charges a return processing fee of £10.95 per bottle. If you wish to take advantage of the price discount by ordering multiples don’t worry. Any unopened containers returned along with your opened container within the 14 day guarantee period will also be eligible for a full refund. How can we make this incredible guarantee? Because we KNOW you will be satisfied with our product. Please do not ship any product back after the 14-day refund period has expired. Please feel free to try our products, but refunds are limited to one order per customer. Also all returned products must be in the original packaging. A few pills placed into an envelope will not be eligible for a refund under this guarantee.
IMPORTANT: ALL RETURNS MUST BE ISSUED A RMA NUMBER. (Return Merchandise Authorization Number). Without an RMA you will not be issued a credit.
To claim your refund under this guarantee, please contact [email protected] or contact our customer service department at Toll Free (in United Kingdom) 0800 068 1003”
Where Can I Buy Androx?
There are seemingly two ways to purchase Androx online; the expensive way, and the very expensive way!
The product is available on amazon, with a single bottle costing £59.99, with free UK delivery. Here, the pricing is clear, there are no hidden charges or recurring payments, and, amazingly, this is actually the cheaper way of purchasing Androx.
Androx is also available from androx.co.uk, and several other similarly named websites. Here, the product is supposedly offered as a free trial, and there is no option to just purchase a single bottle at a regular price. Customers who order the free trial are initially just charged £4.95 for delivery. However, fourteen days later customers are charged an additional £94.99, with a new bottle being sent out for another £94.99 per month (plus delivery charges) until it is cancelled.
There are seemingly several Androx sales pages, with some promoting Androx in conjunction with other testosterone boosters and supplements. Consumers who have signed up for free trials through these websites have reported having numerous large payments taken from their accounts, with one reviewer reporting that they were charged $400 within the first 28 days following their initial order of two trial bottles. Some of the ‘Androx’ websites, when clicking on the ‘Buy’ button, take customers to a sales page for another product altogether. Androxextreme.com leads to a sales page for a product called TestX Core. We have also seen Androx being promoted alongside Noxor Platinum, and we initially located Androx itself by clicking on a link from a Puremuscle X website, which has since been taken down. Clearly, Androx is just one product in a larger range of supplements being promoted as a ‘free trial’, and seems to be just one part of a large scam.