Core Alpha is a testosterone booster manufactured by Core Nutritionals. It ranks 47 out of 242 testosterone boosters and earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.

Thumbs-down

Core Alpha earned a thumbs-down recommendation. This recommendation is based on the criteria listed below. To earn an overall thumbs-up recommendation, a product must earn a thumbs-up in at least four of the seven areas below. Click on a graded area for an in-depth analysis.

Graded Area Thumb Up or Down
Effectiveness Rating
Ingredients
Ingredient Dosing
Claims
Research Rating
Nutrition Label Transparency
Ranking Within Category
Overall Recommendation

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Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Ranking Within Category
  4. Summary
  5. Comments

Core Alpha Simple Report

  • Product Name: Core Alpha
  • Manufacturer: Core Nutritionals
  • Manufacturer Website: Core Nutritionals's Homepage
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  • Supplement Category: Testosterone Boosters
  • Serving Size: 2 capsules
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.13 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 7
  • Research Rating: 17 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Ranking within Testosterone Boosters: 47 out of 242 (top third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 2,011 out of 3,818 (middle third of all products)

Core Alpha Detailed Report

The detailed report provides an in-depth analysis of the product's rating. In addition to showing ratings for each area, this report also provides the required criteria for a thumbs-up in each section.

Effectiveness Rating

Core Alpha earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 2.13. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Core Alpha is made up of a mix of both high and low-quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results.

This category illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredients. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The database grades products on how effective their ingredients are. The effectiveness rating of supplement products is evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 is the most effective, 1.0 is the least effective.

Ingredients

Core Alpha earned a thumbs-down in this category because it contains 0% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients. A product must contain at least 75% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

This category rates a product's ingredient makeup. A product should contain mostly extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients with little or no ineffective ones. The database categorizes ingredients as extremely, moderately, or ineffective based on conclusions from research articles.

Core Alpha contains:

  • total ingredients: 7

The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Mucuna Pruriens 500mg 3 out of 3
Coleus Forskohlii Extract 250mg 2.1 out of 3
Zinc 30mg 1.8 out of 3
Vitamin D3 150mcg 1.6 out of 3
Brassaiopsis Glomerulata* not rated
7-Keto DHEA* not rated
7-Keto DHEA* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 2.13

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Note: These ingredients are accurate as of December 18, 2020.

Ingredient Articles

Ingredient Dosing

Core Alpha earned a thumbs-down in this category because 67% of its ingredients are dosed within the effective range. Seventy-five (75)% of product's ingredients must be dosed within the effective range to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

This category compares a product's ingredient dosing to effective doses found in research articles and doses used in other products. When researchers study the efficacy of supplement ingredients, they use specific doses. Manufacturers should create products with ingredient doses that fall within established effective ranges.

Core Alpha Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Core Alpha to amounts used in research articles. The first column contains the name of the ingredient as well as the amount. The second column contains the range of effective doses for that ingredient. Note: not all ingredients in the database contain dosing information; only ingredients with scientific dosing information are included in this analysis.

A green checkmark is shown if the ingredient amount falls within the effective range.

A down arrow is shown if an ingredient amount is lower than the effective range.

Ingredient & Amount Effective Range
Vitamin D3 150mcg 80mcg
Mucuna Pruriens 0.5g 5g
Coleus Forskohlii Extract 250mg 50mg - 100mg

Core Alpha Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Core Alpha to amounts used in other products. The first column displays the ingredient and amount. The second column displays the average amount of the ingredient found across all products in the database. The final column displays the range found across all products in the database.

An orange up or down arrow is shown if the ingredient amount is higher or lower than the average.

An equal sign is shown if the ingredient amount is equal to the average.

Ingredient & Amount Average Range
Vitamin D3 0.15mg 2.3mg 0mg - 268mg
Zinc 0.03g 0.03g 0g - 3.12g
Mucuna Pruriens 0.5g 6.25g 0g - 750g
Coleus Forskohlii Extract 0.25g 0.19g 0g - 7.5g
Brassaiopsis Glomerulata 200mg 200mg 100mg - 300mg
7-Keto DHEA 30mg 78.89mg 25mg - 200mg
7-Keto DHEA 30mg 78.89mg 25mg - 200mg

Claims

Core Alpha earned a thumbs-down in this category because 60% of its claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. Seventy-five (75)% of a product's claims must be rated as extremely or moderately effective to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall picture of how well a product does or doesn't work. Individual studies research an ingredient's effects on certain claims. For example: does creatine monohydrate increase strength, or does beta alanine improve running performance?

The Supplement Database compiles the conclusions of these studies, and based on a product's ingredient makeup, calculates how well a product does on various claims. The claims below are organized by effectiveness (extremely, moderately, ineffective).

Research Rating

Core Alpha earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 17. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 17 means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product's ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid.

The research rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient makeup. Manufacturers often rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients. They may also only use a very small amount of cherry-picked research as a poor justification to use certain ingredients.

The amount of research contained in the database on a product's ingredients determines its research rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of thoroughly researched ingredients.

Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency

Core Alpha earned a thumbs-up in this category because its discloses 100% of its ingredient amounts. A product must disclose all ingredient amounts to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

Nutrition label transparency refers to how many ingredients are listed with amounts on the product label. Many supplement manufacturers hide ingredient amounts under the guise of great-sounding proprietary blends such as "Maximum Muscular Size Enhancer" or "Anabolic Cell Strength Matrix."

When manufacturers use proprietary blends, they can hide ingredient amounts making it difficult for consumers to know whether a product is effective.

Core Alpha contains:

  • total ingredients: 7
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 7
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 0
  • percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 100%

Product Label

The label below was generated from the information contained in the database about the product's ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.

Core Alpha by Core Nutritionals Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Core Alpha earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 47 out of 242 in the category (top third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

Core Alpha ranks 47 out of 242 in the Testosterone Boosters category and 2,011 out of 3,818 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked . Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.

Product Comparison
Core Alpha vs Levro Test AM Formula
Core Alpha vs Ultra Test*3
Core Alpha vs Black Ox
Core Alpha vs GH Max
Core Alpha vs Alpha Force

Core Alpha vs Other Core Nutritionals Testosterone Boosters

Manufacturers often create multiple products within the same category. These products are sometimes similar but marketed to different consumers with varying prices. The following table allows you to compare Core Alpha against its sister products; products manufactured by Core Nutritionals within the testosterone boosters category.

Product Comparison
Core Alpha vs Core Test

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Summary

Graded Area Reason
Effectiveness Rating rating is greater or equal to the required 1.5
Ingredients less than 75% of ingredients are rated as effective
Ingredient Dosing less than 75% of ingredients are dosed properly
Claims less than 75% of claims are rated as effective
Research Rating research rating is lower than the required 60
Nutrition Label Transparency discloses all ingredient amounts on label
Ranking Within Category ranks in the top two thirds of category
Overall Recommendation received a thumbs down in the majority of areas

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