{"id":606206984498,"title":"Red Boost Review: Can Red Powder Improve Sex?","created_at":"2023-09-02T20:37:28-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Red Boost Review: Can Red Powder Improve Sex?\",\n \"keywords\": \"red boost, red boost review, red boost reviews, red boost amazon, red boost walmart, red boost side effects, red boost powder, red boost at walmart, red boost powder reviews, red boost blood flow support, red boost male enhancement\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Red Boost based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to improve sexual function in men, or if it's a waste of money. We highlight two questionable ingredients and discuss side effects.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/red-boost-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand claims that their product can support erection quality and is “The Most Potent, Fast-Acting Formula.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut 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?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll discuss the potential for side effects, and feature a popular sexual health smoothie recipe.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Red Boost active ingredients 1\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Red_Boost_Active_Ingredients_1_Optimized_cc829641-b7a7-43e0-9e14-25eb36fa2cfe.png?v=1693702318\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRed 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eVitamin C\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e increases intercorse frequency according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12208645\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBiological Psychiatry\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal, but the dose used in the study was 10x the dose in Red Boost.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find any studies supporting the Vitamin C dose in Red Boost for enhanced sexual function.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBeet root\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e has been \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25294299\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to reduce blood pressure in unhealthy individuals, which suggests it may benefit erectile function.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHorny goat weed extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is clinically shown to improve sex drive and potentially enhance erection quality in men, as we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/tabs-chocolate-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTabs Chocolate reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider the 500 mg dose in Red Boost to be likely effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCitrulline malate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/21195829\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUrology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMaca root powder\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe remaining active ingredients in Red Boost are shown below:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Red Boost active ingredients 2\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Red_Boost_Active_Ingredients_2_Optimized_4eda28eb-58a5-4b44-a7f0-ff80a8fa200c.png?v=1693702368\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eStinging nettle extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a strange choice for a men’s health supplement in our opinion, because it’s \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8669525\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to increase estrogen levels.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTongkat ali extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a 2021 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/33541567\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e to increase testosterone levels in men.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t understand why a probiotic blend is included in a male sexual performance supplement, but see no issue with these ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe inactive ingredients in this formulation are shown below:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Red Boost inactive ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Red_Boost_Inactive_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1693701622\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNatural flavors\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are a broadly defined class of flavoring additives used in foods and supplements, and a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3620743\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEnvironmental Health Perspectives\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal suggests that some flavoring additives and their metabolites may have toxic effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eCassia\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e cinnamon\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 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 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/pink-pussycat-pill-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePink Pussycat Pill\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we consider Red Boost likely to be effective for improving sexual desire and somewhat likely to be effective for enhancing erection quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of natural flavors and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCassia\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 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).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut will Red Boost cause side effects? We’ll discuss that question in the next section of this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Red Boost Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRed Boost doesn’t appear to be clinically tested, so it’s challenging to say whether or not this supplement causes side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, we can make an educated guess based on its active ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHorny goat weed may cause minor side effects such as abdominal discomfort and nausea according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/books\/NBK583203\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLiverTox\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t consider this side effect to be likely given the dose of horny goat weed in Red Boost.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs mentioned in the ingredient analysis section, raw maca and nettle extract may have the potential to cause minor side effects as well.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall, we consider Red Boost unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no mention of potential side effects on the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCan Smoothies Improve Sex?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 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:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/PzqWKQdzAFY?si=xPU2mOtl9CENgoHv\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Red Boost\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Red Boost only appears to be for sale at the manufacturer’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eIt’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.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSupplements with names like “Red Boom” and “Red Blast” are currently being sold with similar packaging to Red Boost.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Clean Men's Health Picks\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ginseng_Image.png?v=1672046103\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/y2gMNb\"\u003eBulletproof Magnesium\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eis our top overall testosterone support pick, because\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003emagnesium is a mineral that is\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20352370\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto increase free and total testosterone in athletes and in sedentary individuals.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBulletproof Magnesium costs\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eunder $17\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eat the time of updating this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.livemomentous.com\/en-ca\/products\/tongkat?utm_campaign=squaredance\u0026amp;sqdid=pBwaCejYrGnzerbLkCiPwpkJ3OgVf0vBD-fc3BfUoG_zXbGl05qEl3eaAe81uObu%2F%2F%2F\u0026amp;utm_medium=394421\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eMomentous Tongkat Ali\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top herbal testosterone support pick, and costs\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eunder $20\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eat the time of updating this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTongkat ali's effects on testosterone were reviewed in a 2022\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/36013514\/\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/a\u003e, and the researchers concluded that\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eA significant improvement in total testosterone levels after [tongkat ali] treatment was mostly reported in both healthy volunteers and hypogonadal men.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cem\u003ePanax ginseng\u003c\/em\u003e was shown in a\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12394711\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Journal of Urology\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eto increase \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eerectile function scores were \"significantly\" compared to participants taking placebo pills.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003ePanax Ginseng Extract supplement\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e which is third-party tested, and costs only \u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e on a subscription basis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eRed Boost Pros and Cons\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Red Boost in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany research-backed ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome effectively-dosed active ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould support libido\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMay support erection quality\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnlikely to cause side effects\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains raw maca\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains natural flavors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome active ingredient doses are questionable\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website charges for shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHard to find unsponsored customer reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRed Boost is the highest-quality ClickBank product we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Heath.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile we don’t currently recommend this supplement due to its inclusion of raw maca and natural flavors, we do consider this supplement likely to support male sexual health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRed Boost contains effective doses of horny goat weed and tongkat ali, both herbs shown in research studies to improve libido and sexual performance in men.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t consider Red Boost likely to cause side effects. All of its active ingredients are well-studied and should be safe for otherwise healthy adults.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing Red Boost, we recommend doing so on the manufacturer’s official website rather than third-party retailers like Amazon and Walmart, because only the official website appears to have the formulation reviewed in this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-09-02T20:50:20-04:00","updated_at":"2024-02-22T01:40:15-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Red Boost based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to improve sexual function in men, or if it's a waste of money. We highlight two questionable ingredients and discuss side effects.","template_suffix":"","handle":"red-boost-review","tags":"_related:men's-health, _related:sex-drive"}

Red Boost Review: Can Red Powder Improve Sex?

Red Boost Review: Can Red Powder Improve Sex?


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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.

Ingredient Analysis

Red Boost active ingredients 1

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:

Red Boost active ingredients 2

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:

Red Boost inactive ingredients

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:

Pros:

  • Many research-backed ingredients
  • Some effectively-dosed active ingredients
  • Should support libido
  • May support erection quality
  • Unlikely to cause side effects

Cons:

  • 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
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Conclusion

Red Boost is the highest-quality ClickBank product we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Heath.

While we don’t currently recommend this supplement due to its inclusion of raw maca and natural flavors, we do consider this supplement likely to support male sexual health.

Red Boost contains effective doses of horny goat weed and tongkat ali, both herbs shown in research studies to improve libido and sexual performance in men.

We don’t consider Red Boost likely to cause side effects. All of its active ingredients are well-studied and should be safe for otherwise healthy adults.

For consumers intent on purchasing Red Boost, we recommend doing so on the manufacturer’s official website rather than third-party retailers like Amazon and Walmart, because only the official website appears to have the formulation reviewed in this article.