Red Boost is a dietary supplement to promote male sexual performance. The brand claims that their product can support erection quality and is “The Most Potent, Fast-Acting Formula.”
But does Red Boost contain research-backed ingredients for improving male sexual performance, or are these just marketing claims? Does the brand contain any questionable additive ingredients? Will it cause side effects? And can an at-home smoothie achieve the same effects at a lower cost?
In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Red Boost based on medical studies to give our take on whether this supplement is likely to be effective, or if it’s a waste of money.
We’ll discuss the potential for side effects, and feature a popular sexual health smoothie recipe.
Red Boost contains a large number of ingredients so we’ll analyze the ingredients in sections. The ingredients above are both of the proprietary blend that supports sexual health.
Vitamin C increases intercorse frequency according to a clinical trial published in the Biological Psychiatry journal, but the dose used in the study was 10x the dose in Red Boost.
We can’t find any studies supporting the Vitamin C dose in Red Boost for enhanced sexual function.
Beet root has been clinically shown to reduce blood pressure in unhealthy individuals, which suggests it may benefit erectile function.
However, the average ingredient dose in the blend is only 300 milligrams (mg), and we cannot find any studies supporting this dose for erections or sexual health.
Horny goat weed extract is clinically shown to improve sex drive and potentially enhance erection quality in men, as we documented in our Tabs Chocolate reviews article.
We consider the 500 mg dose in Red Boost to be likely effective.
Citrulline malate was shown in a clinical trial published in the Urology journal to improve erection hardness, but we can’t find any studies supporting its use at as low of a dose as in Red Boost.
Maca root powder can increase libido, but we only recommend supplements that contain gelatinized maca, because raw maca (like that in Red Boost) can cause digestive upset. It’s an indigestible starch like potato.
The remaining active ingredients in Red Boost are shown below:
Stinging nettle extract is a strange choice for a men’s health supplement in our opinion, because it’s clinically shown to increase estrogen levels.
Tongkat ali extract was shown in a 2021 clinical trial to increase testosterone levels in men.
We don’t understand why a probiotic blend is included in a male sexual performance supplement, but see no issue with these ingredients.
The inactive ingredients in this formulation are shown below:
Natural flavors are a broadly defined class of flavoring additives used in foods and supplements, and a medical review published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal suggests that some flavoring additives and their metabolites may have toxic effects.
Cassia cinnamon contains high levels of a compound called coumarin that is toxic to the liver, as we documented in our review of another sexual health supplement called Pink Pussycat Pill.
Overall, we consider Red Boost likely to be effective for improving sexual desire and somewhat likely to be effective for enhancing erection quality.
We don’t currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of natural flavors and Cassia cinnamon, but it’s the best ClickBank supplement we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health, and we commend the brand for publishing the full Supplement Facts label on their website (which is an issue we’ve noted with previous ClickBank supplements).
But will Red Boost cause side effects? We’ll discuss that question in the next section of this article.
Does Red Boost Cause Side Effects?
Red Boost doesn’t appear to be clinically tested, so it’s challenging to say whether or not this supplement causes side effects.
However, we can make an educated guess based on its active ingredients.
Horny goat weed may cause minor side effects such as abdominal discomfort and nausea according to a medical review published in LiverTox.
We don’t consider this side effect to be likely given the dose of horny goat weed in Red Boost.
As mentioned in the ingredient analysis section, raw maca and nettle extract may have the potential to cause minor side effects as well.
Overall, we consider Red Boost unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.
There is no mention of potential side effects on the brand’s website.
Can Smoothies Improve Sex?
A YouTube video from a channel called “The Happy Pear” has over 1 million views and features a smoothie recipe with some blood flow stimulating nutrients to support optimal sexual health:
Where to Buy Red Boost
At the time of publishing this article, Red Boost only appears to be for sale at the manufacturer’s website.
We don’t want to link to that website because we don’t currently recommend this product, but it can be found by simply searching “Red Boost website” into Google’s search engine.
It’s important to note that the official Red Boost supplement does not appear to be available for sale on Amazon or Walmart currently, but many knock-off products are.
Supplements with names like “Red Boom” and “Red Blast” are currently being sold with similar packaging to Red Boost.
We recommend that consumers avoid products attempting to emulate other products on the market (and even potentially confuse consumers), because this is a sign of a low-quality brand.
Our Clean Men's Health Picks
Bulletproof Magnesium is our top overall testosterone support pick, because magnesium is a mineral that is clinically shown to increase free and total testosterone in athletes and in sedentary individuals.
Bulletproof Magnesium costs under $17 at the time of updating this article.
Momentous Tongkat Ali is our top herbal testosterone support pick, and costs under $20 at the time of updating this article.
Tongkat ali's effects on testosterone were reviewed in a 2022 meta-study, and the researchers concluded that "A significant improvement in total testosterone levels after [tongkat ali] treatment was mostly reported in both healthy volunteers and hypogonadal men."
Panax ginseng was shown in a clinical trial published in The Journal of Urology to increase erectile function scores were "significantly" compared to participants taking placebo pills.
Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract supplement which is third-party tested, and costs only $15 on a subscription basis.
Red Boost Pros and Cons
Here are the pros and cons of Red Boost in our opinion:
- Many research-backed ingredients
- Some effectively-dosed active ingredients
- Should support libido
- May support erection quality
- Unlikely to cause side effects
- Doesn’t appear clinically tested
- Contains raw maca
- Contains natural flavors
- Some active ingredient doses are questionable
- Brand website charges for shipping
- Hard to find unsponsored customer reviews