Nutrilite Double X
Muay Thai/MMA Vitamin/Mineral Supplement
The Ultimate Multivitamin, if Nutrilite is to be believed...
Nutrition Facts: Nutrilite Double X
Serving Size: 3 tablets
Servings per container: 31 days
Amount Per Serving
Saturated Fat 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 0g
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a food contributes to a daily diet, based on FDA recommendations. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Protein RDA is based on an 80kg athlete consuming 1.6g of protein per kg of body mass.
Nutrilite Double X
The supply and demand of Vitamin & Mineral supplements is a gargantuan marketplace.
If such dietary supplements are affordable and help to ensure good health, who wouldn’t want to take a multivitamin and mineral tablet each day?
Inevitably, that means there are unfathomable numbers of companies supplying vitamin and mineral supplements, each with their unique selling points, strengths, and weaknesses, all trying their best to gobble their piece of the nutritionally rich pie.
Nutrilite has gone to great lengths to put together the Double X vitamin and mineral offering. To the extent that they describe Double X as the ‘Ultimate Multivitamin’. But is it?
Here we try to dissect whether or not their claim is justified and if Double X is indeed the best choice of multivitamins within a very competitive niche.
Does Nutrilite Double X improve Muay Thai or MMA?
Vitamin & mineral supplements such as Nutrilite Double X are not aimed specifically at mixed martial arts sports. They are intended for everyone, to help people keep enjoying a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Keeping your body supplied with all necessary vitamins and minerals means you’ll have a better chance of maintaining a healthy heart, properly functioning brain, good skin, strong bones, robust immune system, and much more.
As a Muay Thai/MMA enthusiast or pro, clearly these health benefits will prove helpful in both gym training and competition. (When given a choice, I prefer commencing a fight whilst my brain and heart are working properly).
So including a vitamin and mineral supplement as part of your daily dietary intake sounds like common sense.
Nutrilite Double X: Research & Production
Reading through Nutrilite’s sales pitch, whilst putting together Double X it seems the primary focus was to design and produce a 100% natural, plant-based supplement which, when taken daily will provide every essential vitamin and mineral. Sounds good so far.
Nutrilite say their Double X product does exactly this.
Nutrilite base Double X on Phytonutrients; Naturally occurring chemicals which are found in plants. Nutrilite uses twenty-two concentrated plant extracts to create Double X, which means the dietary supplement will provide your body with twelve vitamins and ten minerals.
Again, so far Double X is sounding impressive.
What is Nutrilite Double X and How to Take It?
Nutrilite Double X is a combination of 3 multi-vitamin and mineral tablets.
The suggestion is to take those three tablets, twice daily at mealtimes.
Keeping things organized, when you purchase the Nutrilite Double X starter pack it comes with a three-compartment plastic case to store your tablets in.
For subsequent purchases, you can save money by instead purchasing Nutrilite’s Double X refill packs, which skip the inclusion of their plastic box.
Whilst important that we keep our feet on the ground, should you prefer to live life dangerously and are willing to employ a little creativity, it might be possible to go straight to the cheaper refill packs and utilize something else to store the tablets in. But we can appreciate that might be a daunting prospect.
Besides, the original Nutrilite™ three-compartment case does look quite fetching. Imagine how popular you’ll be flashing one of these bad boys around at the gym:
Humor aside, I noticed that the case supplied by Nutrilite is translucent green plastic. Whilst I might be wrong, to me, this suggests that the tablets may have some degree of sensitivity to sunlight. It has also been recommended to me to store the case in a refrigerator. Plus you’ll want to keep the tablets away from moisture else you’ll end up with an expensive sticky mess.
What is in Nutrilite Double X?
The list of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients contained within Double X is so long that it doesn’t fit into the nutrition facts table (found at the top of this page).
So let’s go through the full list of contents and nutrients:
- Vitamin A (74% of which is sourced naturally from beta-carotene)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D (sourced from Vitamin D3)
- Vitamin E
- Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Vitamin B6
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin B12
- Pantothenic Acid
- Lycopene (from tomatoes)
- Lutein Esters (from Marigold extract)
- Quercetin extract
- Rosemary Extract
- Turmeric Extract
- Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex (from citrus fruits)
- Grape, Black Currant, Elderberry, Blueberry
- Alfalfa, Watercress, Parsley, Spinach
- Onion extract
- Mixed tocopherols
That is an extensive list of goodness!
Nutrilite Double X Health Benefits
Nutrilite has packed an extensive array of vitamins, minerals, and extracts into its Double X supplement. But, what benefits can this deliver?
Nutrilite say that nutrients supplied within Double X are highly beneficial for many of our bodily functions. Double X should help maintain a healthy heart, clear vision, strong bones, a properly working brain, and nervous system plus support your immune system.
And the benefits don’t stop there. Double X is also rich in antioxidants which can mop up harmful free radicals in your body. That means Double X can help reduce cellular damage and slow down the effects of aging – something we all strive for once we pass a certain point.
Nutrilite have gained NSF International certification for Double X, which means they pass a bunch of lab analysis and spot inspections to guarantee what they state is contained within Double X is indeed in it. We can all sleep better now.
Dietary Compliance of Nutrilite Double X
Double X is also both Kosher and Halal compliant.
Plus the supplement is gluten-free.
Nutrilite Double X: Cost, Alternative Multivitamins & Our Verdict
Comparing against other available multivitamin and mineral supplements, Nutrilite Double X is positioned towards the premium end of the scale.
Assuming you follow Nutrilite’s suggestion of consuming the three tablets twice daily, a one-month supply is going to set you back around $60 USD (including the much-lauded Nutrilite™ original plastic box, essential to any self respecting martial arts fighter).
In this price range, there are a lot of high-quality rival products from competing premium brands.
However, I’d argue that Nutrilite has done a good job and managed to deliver an excellent product.
Taking Double X as part of your daily routine does supply your body with a huge range of essential vitamins and minerals. Double X provides an easy, convenient way to combine a lot of quality nutrients into your diet.
And who knows. Ignoring environmental factors and any yet-undiscovered genetic defects, if you keep taking Nutrilite Double X for a few decades you may hit the jackpot and end up maintaining a more youthful appearance than your buddies.
Double X isn’t aimed specifically at the Mixed Martial Arts crowd but can be a good dietary supplement to help ensure you keep your body in optimum condition.
If cost isn’t a big issue, maybe Nutrilite Double X is worth a try. And as they say, you can’t put a price on good health.