According to the Amway Nutrilite Double X reviews, customers say that it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
Many compliment it for boosting their energy. Others mention improved sleep patterns and mood. Others simply noted that they absolutely love the supplement, they think that it’s the best one out there, or that it is worth every penny they pay for it.
So, in this Amway Nutrilite Double X review, we’ll examine all that the supplement has to offer, as well as we’ll cover every other aspect one should consider and take into account before actually purchasing it.
Hence, the idea is to be no extension of the manufacturer’s marketing or other similar nonsense. This is all going to be about what I feel is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And we’ll do that in assessing for marketing, ingredients, side effects (additives), customer feedback, and pricing. We’ll do it the truth-seeking way.
Marketing | This Nutrilite Is Marketed As A Futuristic Supplement
According to the manufacturer, Amway Nutrilite Double X is a multivitamin power-packed with a dozen vitamins, 10 minerals, and almost two dozen plant concentrates. For them, this is all about supporting the brain, eyes, skin, heart, bones, and immune health. In fact, they even go as far as to say that it is the ultimate multivitamin supplement.
On the marketing side, the product page itself I like a lot. I mean, they’ve really made the efforts to look collected and structured because in the past the page hasn’t really been that way at all. To that end, the page reminds me of something like the LCR Health Active-PK (review).
As far as the overall notion, it is, essentially, said to be the supplement of the future. Which definitely sounds very cool and captivating. Then, there are also plenty of Amway Nutrilite Double X reviews there. And to no surprise at all, all of those are overwhelmingly positive.
They also offer a money-back guarantee (180 days). And we also get AmPerks points for purchasing the supplement of this review. And these points are something that can be used for other purchases later on.
As far as benefits, basically, they promise that this can help regardless of whether our focus is weight loss, sports-related, or just for general nutritional health. Gains to heart, eye, skin, brain, bone, immune health, and protection against free radicals are among the claimed ones.
As for free-of claims, the Nutrilite supplement is said to be Gluten-Free, Vegetarian-Friendly, and Lactose-Free. On top of that, it also holds a Halal certification, Kosher certification, and NSF contents certification.
So, it looks pretty good superficially. But is it actually worth the money they sell it for?
Ingredients | Vitamins & Minerals Are Very Mediocre At Best
The Amway Nutrilite Double X offers a variety of nutrients. However, it does not do a great job of making sure that they’re in their best shape. Great shapes make the absorption as effortless as possible for our bodies. But with what’s present here, the way I see it, we won’t really be able to get many gains out of these particular vitamins and minerals [R, R].
Meaning, while vitamins could be considered just plainly average, minerals are completely rubbish, garbage, and terrible. In many ways, quite similar, in fact, to what we have seen with multivitamins like the Centrum Performance (review) or the Olly Women Multivitamin (review). So, here’s more of that in detail.
If we look at vitamin A, it is composed of Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A Acetate. Which is pretty solid. Whereas vitamin C is the typical average form that’s common among almost all multivitamin supplements [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Vitamin B2, B3, B5, and B7 are okay. So, are also Vitamin D and E (plus, some added amounts of mixed tocopherols of the vitamin E family which is great and not something often found in multis) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
The critically important vitamins (B6, B9, B12) are all cheap versions of those nutrients. Of that same mould is also vitamin B1, although it’s kind of a standard when it comes to multivitamins [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
On that note, generally speaking, the Nutrilite Double X’s nutrient forms are definitely very far from the ideal. And this, despite the existing NSF certification, is usually a sign of a pretty low-quality supplement that is more geared toward selling than providing true value. At least that’s how I see it.
In terms of nutrient diversity, it does have all of the vitamins besides vitamin K. And it also does a decent job of offering most of the necessary minerals. Which brings me to the nutrient amounts that I feel are very average overall. Especially, given the price.
I mean, the amounts, generally speaking, are fine if we’re pursuing 100% Daily Values or reasonably above that. But the Double X is kind of priced as if it was a multivitamin going after what are believed to be the best practices for nutrient amounts.
Furthermore, for a futuristic supplement that so much wants to be perceived that way, I don’t think 100% Daily Values quite cut it. Because these are all about preventing disease, instead of helping to have the best health possible by complementing our diet properly [R].
As for tangible flaws, it’s a pretty big deal that the supplement of this review does not offer any Boron or Vanadium. There are also only two other forms of Carotenoids besides the Beta-Carotene which is not enough.
And a huge drawback is also the fact that the Double X doesn’t offer any Choline or Inositol (which are naturally found in, for example, cantaloupe).
But arguably the worst part is that it offers Iron to the blend as it does have the potential to be extremely detrimental (regular and consistent use) to adult males. For females (only during reproductive age), it’s completely okay while the ideal amount would be not 5 mg but 8-12 mg [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
But one definite advantage of the Nutrilite Double X of Amway is that it has NSF certification. It, essentially, guarantees that ingredient-wise the supplement is exactly what it claims to be on the label. Furthermore, it rules out any concerns for contamination, admixtures, and other stuff like that which don’t exactly show up on the label [R, R].
So, manufacturing is definitely great. But it’s not all about just manufacturing. There can be a lot that it does not overrule and otherwise justify. For example, poor nutrient forms. Which is exactly the case here. I mean, based on this alone, it absolutely does not feel like a supplement of the future.
Additions | Amway Double X Looks Nice & Tempting In This Regard
In addition to all the vitamins and minerals that the Double X of Nutrilite offers, it does provide 2 blends and 6 additional beneficial substances. Berry Blend, AWPS Complex, Quercetin extract, Rosemary extract, Turmeric extract, Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex, Peppermint extract, and Onion extract.
Berry Blend is a compilation of various berries like Grape, Black Currant, Elderberry, and Blueberry with all of the respective benefits the consumption of such berries would provide.
Thus, such a blend will empower us will good amounts of vitamin C, as well as just strengthen our immune system in general. All of these are also great sources of antioxidants having the capacity of preventing such chronic diseases as cancer, as well as others. Potential benefits to eye health, brain, heart, and bone health are also possible [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
AWPS Complex stands for Alfalfa, Watercress, Parsley, and Spinach complex. Thus, very much like the previous one, the benefits of this one are essentially associated with each individual ingredient.
This translates into benefits for cholesterol levels, digestive health, immune system, detoxification, heart, bone, brain, and eye health, prevention of cancer and diabetes, helping weight loss, as well as display of rich antioxidant properties [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Whereas all the other beneficial substances (Quercetin, Rosemary, Turmeric, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Peppermint, Onion) are in one way or another (or multiple) connected with powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-cancer, brain-health-improving, immune-system-promoting properties among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Additionally, many of these substances are quite nutrient-dense thus, they may help somewhat in a way by adding more needed nutrients to the overall supplement. For example, although the supplement does not offer any vitamin K straight up, stuff like Grapes, Blueberries, Alfalfa, and Watercress will make sure that we get at least some of it [R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, in theory, the beneficial substances can amount to some very nice gains. However, two things. First, this does not in any way correct the poor vitamin and mineral choices of Double X we went over in the previous section. Second, all these additional substances are offered in profoundly low amounts mostly, hence they’re likely not going to be very impactful.
Side Effects | It’s A Massive Cocktail Of Additives & Many Potential Harms
Side effects are the product of additives. And there are no multivitamins as tablets or capsules in existence that can do without them. And none will ever be. Not in the near future anyway. Additives are the crucial substances to “glue” together all of the very diverse active ingredients (vitamins, minerals, and other substances) that any supplement contains.
These substances generally can be divided into two big groups. The harmful ones and the harmless ones. Ideally, of course, we want only the harmless ones, hence no potential for side effects. However, when it comes to the Amway Nutrilite Double X, it’s actually a mixture of both.
While the best multivitamins out there on average contain 3-5 different additives, this particular supplement at hand contains 16 different ones (Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Croscarmellose Sodium, Silicon Dioxide, Acacia, Corn Starch, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Modified Food Starch, Magnesium Stearate, Sugarcane Fiber, Sucrose, Sodium Alginate, Pea Starch, Corn Starch, Glycerin, Soy Protein Isolate, Carnauba Wax, and Soybean Oil).
Which at least to me sounds very familiar to the story of Centrum Silver Men (review). A supplement that contains 19 different additives. Which was a complete and utter disaster.
To that end, is it any different for the supplement of this review? Well, I mean, I feel, it’s not as big of a mess. Yet I would consider it to be one anyway.
Of all the substances, the first two detrimental ones worth discussing are Maltodextrin and Sucrose.
Apart from all the harmful sugar-associated side effects (which we’ll get into in a bit), this substance is also known to cause sudden headaches, difficulty breathing, itching, bloating, diarrhea, rash, as well as it can negatively affect our immune system and create other harmful effects [R, R, R, R, R].
One other thing that is common when considering Maltodextrin is the fact that it can also be used to cover up many much more harmful additives. Namely, additives that might be in a way hidden in the supplement and do not show on the label [R, R, R, R].
But this is not the only form of sugar in the Nutrilite Double X. There’s also the so-called Sucrose [R].
So, neither of these two forms of sugar promises anything good. I mean, an average person typically already has too much sugar in their diet. Whereas overconsumption is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, eating disorders, cancer, learning difficulties, and many, many more adverse consequences [R, R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, sugar, for sure, is something that we don’t want in any of our supplements, especially those that we plan on using regularly.
Other than that, there are also some minor concerns in regards to all of the various starches in the supplement, especially in regards to the Modified Food Starch (which most probably is made out of corn) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Also, the Corn Starch might be just straight-up GMO as the supplement does not assert to be GMO-free (but asserts lesser important free-of claims). And most Corn is done by ways of GMOs anyway. Which kind of brings me to Soybean Oil [R].
It’s the same thing. Since they don’t claim Non-GMO, this one is extremely likely to be of that material. And as such, it’s essentially a substance that promotes chronic inflammation. So, it’s kind of the root of all chronic diseases. Moreover, it can also bring upon our heads mineral deficiencies, infertility, cancer, as well as block protein digestion, and have other negative effects [R, R, R, R].
I mean, none of these substances should be in the wanna-be-future-supplement. It’s an absolute disgrace that the supplement of this review chooses not to avoid them. It just feels to me like a very revenue-oriented way of doing things.
Reviews | Surfing The Hype Is How Amway Does Customer Feedback
I remember back when I got almost recruited by Amway, I knew nothing about supplements. The hype that our uplines were feeding us with Nutrilite supplements was just beyond real. And since I didn’t have any other reference points, I just believed them. They made me believe them. And I wanted to believe them because I loved the idea of having a futuristic supplement at my fingertips with all the gains that it implied.
And I imagine it’s the exact same for many people when they first encounter the thing. All this neurolinguistic programming that gets done by uplines and Amway conventions where there are people (speakers) who we kind of inherently are drawn to look up to. It has an effect even when most people won’t be ready to admit it. It’s just how our natural cognitive biases work.
And so, as I suspect it, I believe many of the supposed customer reviews online should be filtered through that lens. It’s just something to be aware of.
Other than that, as far as the Amway Nutrilite Double X reviews themselves, the product page has unnaturally positive ones. But if we are seeking the truth, customer feedback of this kind (posted on the manufacturer’s website) has proved itself to be absolutely useless.
Hence, I did some online research and I came across a few that were available on the websites of various sellers and retailers.
So, in total, I managed to find 459 Amway Nutrilite Double X reviews. Of these, 437 were positive (three-star, four-star, five-star) and 22 were negative (one-star, two-star). Which gives us a success rate of 95.2%.
But I think that’s an extremely vague number, especially because there are tens of millions of Amway people most of who are probably using it daily. Hence, speculatively speaking, the supposed success rate should be leaps and bounds beyond that.
But does that really matter? I don’t think so.
I mean, most of those people, I feel, believe what they want to believe. I doubt any more than 1% of them have tried to actually seek out the truth about the ingredients used in the product. This is why the reviews that I do are not just 100% customer-opinion-based. Furthermore, there’s kind of this rule I’ve developed when it comes to supplements and success rates.
Meaning, the rule is that success rates matter only when there are no ingredients that in themselves pose potential health hazards, especially in the long run. And since with this Double X thing that is not the case, it could have a 99.9% success rate, for all I care. It still wouldn’t matter.
Because it still wouldn’t mean in itself that it’s a good product. Moreover, because we have to be looking at it first and foremost objectively. Hence, the nutrients and additives are the first thing to look at. And those are not great here.
Pricing | It Is Ridiculously Overpriced, Especially Given Its 100% DV Focus
The Nutrilite Double X used to price at $71.00 or $73.00 depending on whether or not we just wanted a refill or we wanted the 3-compartment case with it (which was the manufacturer’s typical price at Amway website). While that price has gone down to $59.00 or $61.00, respectively (which is a good thing), I don’t think it matters enough. It’s still an overpriced supplement, the way I see it.
So, the thing contains 186 tablets total, 3 per serving, 2 servings per day. Thus, 6 tablets per day, a complete supply of 31 days. The price being $59.00 for a supply of 31 days leaves us at about $1.90 per day.
What’s alien and absolutely bonkers to me is that it’s actually more expensive than what every single one of the very best of the best multivitamin supplements (high potency options) cost. This is more than Klaire Labs Multithera 1 Capsule Formula Plus Vitamin K. This is more than Nature’s Plus Source of Life Gold and all the Pure Essence options.
I mean, it’s basically the cost equivalent of Thorne Research Advanced Nutrients with none of the capability.
Consequently, it’s even more obnoxious price-wise if we compare it to the naturally weaker traditional multivitamins following 100% Daily Values.
To illustrate, let’s take something like the Rainbow Light Men’s One (review). The same goes for the Rainbow Light Women’s One (review). Neither of these two I would consider as something among the best. But I think they are great examples of approximately how much it should cost.
Meaning, I’d say that they’re about the same value. Rainbow Light offers better nutrients and only harmless additives but it doesn’t get third-party tested for purity. Hence, personally, I would prefer Rainbow Light instead of Nutrilite any time of the day. I mean, I would probably even prefer Rainbow Light if the price was a no-factor.
In other words, while the Nutrilite Double X costs $1.90 a day, both Rainbow Light options go for $44.95 per three-month supply which is $0.37 a day. Now, if we’re doing the math, it’s more than 5 times less or about 19% of the Double X’s price. Again, that’s for about the same value.
Whereas it’s even crazier and absolutely terrible if we compare the Amway Nutrilite to something like the Mercola Whole Food Multivitamin (review). So, they both cost about the same per serving. They’re both focused on 100% Daily Values. But comparing them in terms of value is like comparing the dueling power of a hamster and a hungry lion (Mercola option being the lion).
It’s not even remotely close.
Thus, frankly, I would go as far as to say that anyone who’s buying this Nutrilite piece of supplementation is really just flushing his or her money down the toilet. I mean, as far as I’m aware, it’s arguably the worst value for the money we can get when it comes to all of the multivitamins. Period.
Overall | The Way I See It, It’s An Absolute Rip-Off Of A Product
The Nutrilite Double X proclaims itself to be a futuristic supplement. I’ve encountered my fair share of Amway people who promote this same idea. Also, judging by the marketing materials, it seems that way. But this is far from what I believe is the truth.
If it really is a futuristic one, it has probably traveled too far forward in time because just about any high-quality multivitamin supplement on the market feels to offer a better price for value. If anything Amway Nutrilite Double X is a supplement of the past.
However, with this, at the same time, we’re exposing ourselves to some potentially very nasty additives which may come as a detriment to our health later down the line even if it’s not immediately noticeable. And the price is just too much
Hence, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, or buy it) I reckon that we should avoid it.
And, sure, especially if you find yourself among Amway people, there will be a ton of them who will strongly disagree with my conclusions here.
But then, just know this. Most of them have never spent the time to actually research the ingredients within the product. Most of them are completely unaware of the other options out there and most likely are not interested in seeking the truth.
On that note, if you’re after actually decent options based around 100% Daily Values, here’s an article on that for men, and there is one for women as well. Furthermore, both of them actually also look at the worst multivitamins on the market (while also explaining the why).
Other than that, I hope this Amway Nutrilite Double X review helped you find the information you were looking for. Would you consider it to be a rip-off? In your opinion, what is its best trait? Let me know below. And do feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product as well. Even if they don’t agree with mine. All are welcome.
Health Knight Rating: 3.0/10
|Summary||Amway Nutrilite Double X Review|
|Claimed Benefits||Heart, brain, eye, bone, skin, immune system health, protection against oxidative stress | To some extent, probably can live up to but it definitely isn’t the ultimate multivitamin|
|Nutrients||Focused on 100% Daily Values | Amounts are decent but nutrient forms are typically pretty bad|
|Additions||2 blends & 6 other substances | A pretty decent combination | Potential gains for digestive, heart, bone, brain, eye health, antioxidant contents, immune health, anti-inflammation, anti-aging|
|Additives||A pretty big disaster | Uses a number of potentially hazardous ingredients, including Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, and Corn Starch | Also, quite likely includes GMOs|
|Quality||Really awesome (NSF-certified for purity, potency, safety) | This doesn’t remedy the bad additives though|
|Success Rate||Above 89.8% | Based on 219 reviews | Don’t trust the high percentage|
|Price||Ions beyond unreasonably high for the value it offers | I believe a fair price would be around $15-20|
|Better Alternatives?||For Men | Dr. Mercola Whole Food Multivitamin (full review)
For Women | Dr. Mercola Whole Food Multivitamin For Women
The Best Multivitamins For Men | The Best Multivitamins For Women
This article was last updated on October 16, 2022.