{"id":605658120498,"title":"Weider Prime Review: Natural Testosterone Support?","created_at":"2023-06-15T23:32:23-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Weider Prime Review: Natural Testosterone Support?\",\n \"keywords\": \"weider prime testosterone support, weider prime, weider prime testosterone support reviews, weider prime testosterone support review, weider prime testosterone support side effects, weider prime review, weider prime reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Weider Prime based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to support healthy testosterone levels or if it's a waste of money. We discuss side effects and where to buy for the best price.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/weider-prime-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 describes their product as a “premium testosterone support formula” and highlights some of its active ingredients that are clinically tested for T support.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Weider Prime contain research-backed ingredients at appropriate doses for supporting T levels, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells Weider Prime for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Weider Prime?\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 Weider Prime based on medical studies to give our take on whether the 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 feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show what retailer currently sells Weider Prime for the best price.\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\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Weider_Prime_Vitamin_Mineral_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1686886170\" alt=\"Weider Prime vitamin and mineral ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWeider Prime contains a large number of ingredients so we’ll break them down into sections. The vitamin and mineral ingredients are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eZinc\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a mineral that may increase T levels if taken at doses much higher than that in Weider Prime, according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30767598\/\"\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;\"\u003eAging Male\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe cannot identify any convincing medical research suggesting that the other vitamins and minerals in this complex benefit T levels.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt may be illogical to take supplemental vitamins and minerals without evidence of a deficiency in those vitamins and minerals. A CBC \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.cbc.ca\/news\/canada\/british-columbia\/wellness-milkshakes-chronic-vitamin-overdose-1.6363562\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ereport\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e documented a different wellness brand that had to recall their products from the market because their overfortification with vitamins was causing toxicity in some customers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe botanical ingredients in Weider Prime are shown below:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Weider_Prime_Botanical_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1686886192\" alt=\"Weider Prime botanical ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDiindolylmethane\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown to cause degeneration of testicular tissues in a 2016 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/26926141\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eanimal study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, albeit at much higher equivalent doses than that included in this supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find any evidence that this ingredient increases or supports T levels and don't understand why it would be included in a T-boosting supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAshwagandha extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is clinically shown to increase T levels in men, and as we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/ageless-male-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAgeless Male Max reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article, a dose over 600 milligrams (mg) like what’s in Weider Prime has been shown to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCordyceps extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e has been shown in several clinical trials (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7994127\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003esource 1\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12899935\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003esource 2\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e) to optimize T levels in animals, although we can’t find any studies proving the same effects in humans.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePiperine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is used to increase absorption of other botanical ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe inactive ingredients in Weider Prime are considered non-toxic and are shown below:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Weider_Prime_Inactive_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1686886212\" alt=\"Weider Prime inactive ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall, we consider Weider Prime potentially effective for supporting optimal T levels\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e in men. It contains one active ingredient we consider effectively dosed (ashwagandha extract), and one other active ingredient with some interesting preliminary research but that we can’t find direct evidence for in humans (cordyceps extract).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of this supplement? We’ll review in the next section:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Weider Prime\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWeider Prime has been reviewed over 1,500 times on Amazon, with an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “big d d” who suggests the supplement resolved fertility issues they were experiencing:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I work in the medical field had my T levels checked it was low. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eI started working out a lot and taking this product for about 6 months, a year later I am the proud father of a baby son.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Kevin Hogan” who gives the supplement a 1-star rating and claims to have experienced side effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“These do not work, never will. Plus these gave me severe head cold like symptoms. Some say allergic to ingredients...either way...I stopped taking them and symptoms went away\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e...took again...symptoms came right back. I decided to throw product away which was not an easy choice, considering the price.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eQuestionable Marketing Claims on Weider Website\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Weider_Questionable_Marketing_Claim_1_Optimized.png?v=1686886249\" alt=\"Weider Prime questionable health claim\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs shown above, the product page on Weider’s website has a hyperlink with the text “Read the clinical study.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThis strongly suggests that Weider Prime has been clinically tested, however the supplement does not appear to have been clinically tested.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e That link directs users to a page with clinical studies on some of the ingredients in Weider Prime, and we consider this marketing messaging to be confusing and unfair to consumers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSome of the studies cited by Weider do not even show that the included ingredients support testosterone in otherwise healthy adults.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/science\/article\/abs\/pii\/S0011393X98850406\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e cited to support the inclusion of chromium does not even include the word “testosterone” once. It’s a study on metabolic changes including weight loss from chromium supplementation, not on the effects of testosterone changes.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/8875519\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on zinc supplementation did not show that zinc supplementation increased T levels in otherwise healthy adults, just in those already deficient in zinc. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThis suggests that men with low testosterone should get their zinc levels tested, not that they should take zinc supplements without knowing their current level.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are no research citations on the product page or on this Clinical Studies page of the brand’s website to support the majority of the active ingredients in the formulation, including vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and diindolylmethane.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Weider Prime for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWeider Prime is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a per-capsule price breakdown at the time of publishing this article (because the supplement is sold at different capsule counts):\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $0.48 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.weider.com\/products\/weider-prime-60-ct\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: $0.26 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/Weider-Prime-Testosterone-Support-120-Capsules\/147823107\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$0.27 (free shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3X8JHDc\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\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;\"\u003eWeider Prime is currently retailing for just over $30 on Amazon for a 120-count bottle, while it costs $28.99 for a 60-count bottle on the brand’s website. This makes Amazon the best option from a cost savings perspective by far, especially when factoring in shipping fees.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Weider Prime Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWeider Prime doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, so it’s challenging to say whether or not the supplement is likely to cause 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 ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAlthough we consider the practice of including high doses of vitamins and minerals in supplements to be questionable, we do not believe that this is likely to cause significant side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAshwagandha extract has a highly favorable side effect profile\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e according to a 2021 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/33338583\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and does not appear to cause any serious side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe already noted that the inactive ingredients in these supplements are likely safe and non-toxic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall, we consider Weider Prime unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e That being said, consumers concerned about side effects should clear its use with their doctor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Testosterone Support Picks\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Men_s_Health_Supplements_Image.png?v=1702513583\" 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 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 rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/www.livemomentous.com\/en-ca\/products\/tongkat?utm_campaign=squaredance\u0026amp;sqdid=pBwaCejYrGnzerbLkCiPwpkJ3OgVf0vBD-fc3BfUoG_zXbGl05qEl3eaAe81uObu%2F%2F%2F\u0026amp;utm_medium=394421\"\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\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePanax ginseng\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eextract\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis an herbal libido enhancer, and was shown in a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3861174\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in the\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eSpermatogenesis\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ejournal to increase sex drive in men when taken daily.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003ePanax Ginseng Extract supplement\u003c\/a\u003e which is third-party tested, and costs only \u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e on a subscription basis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAll of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider unhealthy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Weider Prime\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Weider Prime 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;\"\u003eMay support healthy T levels\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains research-backed ashwagandha extract dose\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInactive ingredients are likely safe\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCordyceps extract may have metabolic health benefits\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFavorable Amazon reviews\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;\"\u003eUnclear if added vitamins and minerals increase T outside of deficiency state\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;\"\u003eBrand website contains questionable marketing claims\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can only identify one active ingredient at a research-backed dose (ashwagandha)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\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\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;\"\u003eWeider Prime contains research-backed ingredients, but we can only identify one that appears to be included at a similar dose to medical studies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do believe this supplement is potentially effective at supporting healthy testosterone levels, given its effective dose of ashwagandha extract.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe supplement is free of apparently unhealthy additive ingredients and there are no ingredients we consider dangerous, so we consider the formulation to be healthier than the average T-boosting supplement formulation that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are a number of questionable marketing claims on the Weider website related to this product, including the suggestion that it’s clinically tested. It seems that some of the individual ingredients have been clinically tested, which is an entirely different circumstance than the entire supplement being clinically tested.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost customer reviews we came across while researching this article were favorable.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing Weider Prime, Amazon currently has the best per-capsule price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-06-15T23:46:33-04:00","updated_at":"2024-02-14T11:04:33-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Weider Prime based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to support healthy testosterone levels or if it's a waste of money. We discuss side effects and where to buy for the best price.","template_suffix":"","handle":"weider-prime-review","tags":"_related:testosterone"}

Weider Prime Review: Natural Testosterone Support?

Weider Prime Review: Natural Testosterone Support?


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Weider Prime for Men is a testosterone (T) supplement sold by a company called Weider Global Nutrition. The brand describes their product as a “premium testosterone support formula” and highlights some of its active ingredients that are clinically tested for T support.

But does Weider Prime contain research-backed ingredients at appropriate doses for supporting T levels, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells Weider Prime for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Weider Prime?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Weider Prime based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show what retailer currently sells Weider Prime for the best price.

Ingredient Analysis

Weider Prime vitamin and mineral ingredients

Weider Prime contains a large number of ingredients so we’ll break them down into sections. The vitamin and mineral ingredients are shown above.

Zinc is a mineral that may increase T levels if taken at doses much higher than that in Weider Prime, according to a medical review published in the Aging Male journal.

We cannot identify any convincing medical research suggesting that the other vitamins and minerals in this complex benefit T levels.

It may be illogical to take supplemental vitamins and minerals without evidence of a deficiency in those vitamins and minerals. A CBC report documented a different wellness brand that had to recall their products from the market because their overfortification with vitamins was causing toxicity in some customers.

The botanical ingredients in Weider Prime are shown below:

Weider Prime botanical ingredients

Diindolylmethane was shown to cause degeneration of testicular tissues in a 2016 animal study, albeit at much higher equivalent doses than that included in this supplement.

We can’t find any evidence that this ingredient increases or supports T levels and don't understand why it would be included in a T-boosting supplement.

Ashwagandha extract is clinically shown to increase T levels in men, and as we documented in our Ageless Male Max reviews article, a dose over 600 milligrams (mg) like what’s in Weider Prime has been shown to be effective.

Cordyceps extract has been shown in several clinical trials (source 1, source 2) to optimize T levels in animals, although we can’t find any studies proving the same effects in humans.

Piperine is used to increase absorption of other botanical ingredients.

The inactive ingredients in Weider Prime are considered non-toxic and are shown below:

Weider Prime inactive ingredients

Overall, we consider Weider Prime potentially effective for supporting optimal T levels in men. It contains one active ingredient we consider effectively dosed (ashwagandha extract), and one other active ingredient with some interesting preliminary research but that we can’t find direct evidence for in humans (cordyceps extract).

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of this supplement? We’ll review in the next section:

Real Customers Review Weider Prime

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

Weider Prime has been reviewed over 1,500 times on Amazon, with an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “big d d” who suggests the supplement resolved fertility issues they were experiencing:

“I work in the medical field had my T levels checked it was low. I started working out a lot and taking this product for about 6 months, a year later I am the proud father of a baby son.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Kevin Hogan” who gives the supplement a 1-star rating and claims to have experienced side effects:

“These do not work, never will. Plus these gave me severe head cold like symptoms. Some say allergic to ingredients...either way...I stopped taking them and symptoms went away...took again...symptoms came right back. I decided to throw product away which was not an easy choice, considering the price.”

Questionable Marketing Claims on Weider Website

Weider Prime questionable health claim

As shown above, the product page on Weider’s website has a hyperlink with the text “Read the clinical study.” 

This strongly suggests that Weider Prime has been clinically tested, however the supplement does not appear to have been clinically tested. That link directs users to a page with clinical studies on some of the ingredients in Weider Prime, and we consider this marketing messaging to be confusing and unfair to consumers.

Some of the studies cited by Weider do not even show that the included ingredients support testosterone in otherwise healthy adults.

The clinical trial cited to support the inclusion of chromium does not even include the word “testosterone” once. It’s a study on metabolic changes including weight loss from chromium supplementation, not on the effects of testosterone changes.

The medical study on zinc supplementation did not show that zinc supplementation increased T levels in otherwise healthy adults, just in those already deficient in zinc. This suggests that men with low testosterone should get their zinc levels tested, not that they should take zinc supplements without knowing their current level.

There are no research citations on the product page or on this Clinical Studies page of the brand’s website to support the majority of the active ingredients in the formulation, including vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and diindolylmethane.

Where to Buy Weider Prime for the Best Price

Weider Prime is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a per-capsule price breakdown at the time of publishing this article (because the supplement is sold at different capsule counts):

Brand website: $0.48 (plus shipping, link)

Walmart: $0.26 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $0.27 (free shippinglink to official Amazon listing)

Weider Prime is currently retailing for just over $30 on Amazon for a 120-count bottle, while it costs $28.99 for a 60-count bottle on the brand’s website. This makes Amazon the best option from a cost savings perspective by far, especially when factoring in shipping fees.

Does Weider Prime Cause Side Effects?

Weider Prime doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, so it’s challenging to say whether or not the supplement is likely to cause side effects.

However, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.

Although we consider the practice of including high doses of vitamins and minerals in supplements to be questionable, we do not believe that this is likely to cause significant side effects.

Ashwagandha extract has a highly favorable side effect profile according to a 2021 clinical trial, and does not appear to cause any serious side effects.

We already noted that the inactive ingredients in these supplements are likely safe and non-toxic.

Overall, we consider Weider Prime unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults. That being said, consumers concerned about side effects should clear its use with their doctor.

Our Testosterone Support Picks

Bulletproof Magnesium is our top 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 extract is an herbal libido enhancer, and was shown in a medical review published in the Spermatogenesis journal to increase sex drive in men when taken daily.

Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract supplement which is third-party tested, and costs only $15 on a subscription basis.

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider unhealthy.

Pros and Cons of Weider Prime

Here are the pros and cons of Weider Prime in our opinion:

Pros:

  • May support healthy T levels
  • Contains research-backed ashwagandha extract dose
  • Inactive ingredients are likely safe
  • Cordyceps extract may have metabolic health benefits
  • Favorable Amazon reviews
  • Unlikely to cause side effects

Cons:

  • Unclear if added vitamins and minerals increase T outside of deficiency state
  • Brand website charges for shipping
  • Brand website contains questionable marketing claims
  • We can only identify one active ingredient at a research-backed dose (ashwagandha)
  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
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Conclusion

Weider Prime contains research-backed ingredients, but we can only identify one that appears to be included at a similar dose to medical studies.

We do believe this supplement is potentially effective at supporting healthy testosterone levels, given its effective dose of ashwagandha extract.

The supplement is free of apparently unhealthy additive ingredients and there are no ingredients we consider dangerous, so we consider the formulation to be healthier than the average T-boosting supplement formulation that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health.

There are a number of questionable marketing claims on the Weider website related to this product, including the suggestion that it’s clinically tested. It seems that some of the individual ingredients have been clinically tested, which is an entirely different circumstance than the entire supplement being clinically tested.

Most customer reviews we came across while researching this article were favorable.

For consumers intent on purchasing Weider Prime, Amazon currently has the best per-capsule price.