Zeus 2.0 Review
Obviously the most important thing about any supplement is what’s in it and how effective the formula is. But even I’ll admit occasionally I hear a name that gets me excited about the marketing.
For Zeus 2.0 I had visions of rippling muscles beneath fluttering togas, luxurious beards, lightning bolts, and the odd scantily clad nymph. A visual treat. Instead though Fusion Bodybuilding have gone for … green. Just green.
Never mind, maybe Zeus 2.0 earns its godly title where it counts. It aims to:
- Support natural testosterone levels
- Increase focus
- Improve strength and muscle mass
- Stimulate metabolism
Sounds heavenly. If it can pull all that I’ll forgive its drab togaless exterior.
One plus straight away is we don’t have any proprietary blends to battle through. All ingredients and their dosages are right there on the label. That means the most important people, potential users, are as all-seeing as any Greek god.
How Does It Work?
At a Glance
- Vitamin B6 to help control estrogen
- Sodium D-Aspartate to stimulate T
- Fenugreek to balance blood sugars
- Rhodiola for focus and energy
We’ll get to how successful or otherwise all that is after the scores ….
There are a few good choices in Zeus 2.0. In fact there are no terrible choices. This brands real Achilles heel though which ultimately makes it quite a poor effort is what’s missing and what’s under dosed.
There’s plenty of vitamin B6 and fenugreek, which is good, but Sodium D-Aspartate, which is the main T booster, here is too weak. Even if there were better levels, D-AA would be without the support of other useful ingredients like ZMA and vitamin D3 for example. So plenty of room for improvement.
If you’re going to name a supplement after the Greek god of thunder I suppose you can’t be short of confidence and that’s reflected in the price. On sale for around $50/£30, it’s right up there around some of the really premium supplements we’ve reviewed.
It’s a premium price, and some brands can justify charging that. In Zeus 2.0’s case the quality being offered and the quantity being asked don’t get close to matching up.
From a safety point of view Zeus 2.0 gets a pass. We know that because it has Health Canada approval, the Canadian regulatory body for these kind of products. Plus to be fair it’s very up front with its ingredients as I said.
Still charging such a high price for an unimpressive formula leaves a little something required in the trust stakes for sure.
The Fusion Bodybuilding website is geared towards shipping units of their multiple supplements so they don’t really make time for a proper testimonial section. Plenty of companies just rely on the retail site reviews of their brands, but usually they’re a bit more positive.
Zeus 2.0 doesn’t score terribly but it’s not exactly top rated either. So not only does user feedback lack the detail you should be looking for, most of it is fairly mixed anyway.
Fusion are a Canadian company founded in 1998. In the time they’ve released a small range of around 15 supplements. They might not have become quite as big as other companies in that time, but they don’t seem to have had any serious scandals in that time either.
So they might not be setting the world alight but they are at least legit.
How Do I Take It?
You take 2 caps in the morning with your breakfast and 2 later with your evening meal.
That may sound reasonable but in terms of getting the most out of a supplement it misses the mark. Most active ingredients will start wear off after 3 or 4 hours so just having servings as bookends to your days, will likely mean a drop off in the afternoon.
Any Zeus 2.0 Side Effects?
None of the ingredients here should cause you any trouble and we can’t find any reports of issues.
Where Can I Get It?
Zeus 2.0 is available from the Fusion Bodybuilding website for $48 or £35, buying you a month’s supply.
Ingredients – In Detail
B1, B12 and B6 all feature, but it’s the last two that are probably most important. B6 especially because it’s known to block the production and influence of estrogen. The lower levels of the female hormone in your system, the more dominant the male.
B12 can also help support energy levels so is always a welcome bit part player.
Fenugreek & Fenusides
As a natural tool for your body fenugreek is useful on a couple of fronts. For one thing it’s a famous aphrodisiac, which is great, but it also stimulates the androgens T needs to thrive. Lastly it helps to balance blood sugars, which in turn regulates insulin and stops it interfering with testosterone production.
There’s good news and bad news. The good news is this is basically D-Aspartic Acid, which is a great pick for any T booster. It boosts important building blocks for healthy male hormone, such as luteinizing, growth and follicle-stimulating hormones.
The bad news is we’ve only got 780mg, which sounds like a lot but falls a long way short of the 3500mg needed to start stimulating T. An opportunity missed.
Another useful choice this. No direct T boosting properties, but can help to sharpen focus and reduce fatigue, possibly allowing you to stay in the zone for longer. Ideally the dose could be a little bigger than 100mg, but it could still be useful.
Rosavin & Salidroside
These work in a similar way to Rhodiola, impacting endurance and focus. They’d do that better with more than just 4mg & 1mg however.
Helps your body to better absorb the other ingredients, and get more out of the formula.
A lot of the basics really. ZMA, vitamin D3, DAA (in a sufficient dose). Making room for these would vastly improve the potency of Zeus 2.0
I’m tempted to say that the only god-like thing about Zeus 2.0 is it’s god awful. But only because it’s a good play on words, in reality it doesn’t deserve to be labelled awful, it’s not.
However poor dosages, a weak serving schedule and missing essentials definitely make it a thundering disappointment. An overall middling score. If Zeus was picking a test booster, it’s unlikely he’d choose this one.
More Wuss than Zeus to be honest.
Studies Quoted in the Review
- Bliskind & Bliskind Inactivation of testosterone propionate in the liver during vitamin B complex deficiency. Alteration of the estrogen-androgen equilibrium (1945)
- Kochhar A, Nagi M. Effect of supplementation of traditional medicinal plants on blood glucose in non-insulin-dependent diabetics: a pilot study Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India (2005)
- Wilborn C et al Effects Of A Purported Aromatase And 5α-reductase Inhibitor On Hormone Profiles In College-age Men Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX, USA.
- Topo E, Soricelli A, D’Aniello A, Ronsini S, D’Aniello G. The role and molecular mechanism of D-aspartic acid in the release and synthesis of LH and testosterone in humans and rats. Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy (2009)
- Spasov AA1, Wikman GK, Mandrikov VB, Mironova IA, Neumoin VV. A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of the stimulating and adaptogenic effect of Rhodiola rosea SHR-5 extract on the fatigue of students caused by stress during an examination period with a repeated low-dose regimen. Volgograd Medical Academy, Russia (2000)