|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, 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 92.7% | 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
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.
Thus, in this review, we will start out by looking at some of the claims presented for the supplement. We will then continue by dissecting everything ingredient-wise, namely, vitamins, minerals, other additions, and additives. And at the very end, we’ll also go into customer reviews and discuss some ideas as far as pricing and do some comparing.
It’s Marketed As A Supplement Of The Future Which It Isn’t
According to the manufacturer, Amway Nutrilite Double X is a multivitamin “power-packed with 12 essential vitamins, 10 essential minerals and 22 plant concentrates to help support a healthy heart, brain, eyes, skin, bones and immune system.” In fact, per their words, it’s “THE ULTIMATE MULTIVITAMIN.” Which I wouldn’t say comes even close to that. But we’ll get there [R].
The product page has definitely gotten some updates since I last saw it. I like it much better now. It reminds me of the collected, laid back, easy to read type of approach supplements like Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women (review) and LCR Health Active-PK (review) use.
Other than that, the insanely high price has finally been tuned down a bit (yet still it’s very high). Which I guess kind of wraps up the changes. No ingredient changes to the product.
As far as marketing, they are still persisting on this notion of Nutrilite Double X as a supplement of the future. Which while may sound like something truly awesome for the customer, it’s not what I would consider the truth to be. In fact, I think that’s as far as it gets from that. But more on that later.
There are a number of other claims as well. Basically, they promise that this can help regardless of whether our focus is weight loss, sports-related, or just for general nutritional health. As for the benefits, the first sentence of this section I believe covered that fully. Maybe just the claim of defending against free radicals is there to be added.
Either way, one definite advantage of the Nutrilite Double X of Amway has to do with its 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 stuff like that which don’t exactly show up on the label [R, R].
So, manufacturing is great. But it’s not all about just manufacturing. There can be a lot that it does not overrule and otherwise justify. Exactly, as I feel, it is the case here.
This Amway Nutrilite Is Not A Futuristic-Worthy Set Of Nutrients
The Amway Nutrilite Double X offers a variety of nutrients. It does not, however, do a great job in making sure 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, terrible. I many ways, quite similar, in fact, to what we have seen with multivitamins like Centrum Performance (review) or Olly Women Multivitamin (review).
If we look at vitamin A, it is composed of Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A Acetate. Which is pretty solid. Whereas vitamin C in 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, 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, R].
The critically important vitamins (B6, B9, B12) are all cheap versions of those nutrients. So 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. Which despite the existing NSF certification is usually a sign of a pretty low-quality supplement that’s, as I see it, more geared towards selling than providing true value.
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 you’re the type of person that thinks that 100% Daily Values or reasonably above that is what one should be getting. But what these values actually represent are the minimum daily requirements we need of those nutrients to not get sick with a deficiency disease over the long run. Which is entirely different from what the best practices for nutrient amounts aim at (you can learn all about it here).
Namely, what I’m trying to get at is that prevention of disease is not even close to having the best health possible.
Hence, at the end of the day, if one’s all about preventing disease, the Amway Nutrilite Double X will do a solid job for you. Whereas if you’re in for having something more than just not getting sick, then it’s not really the best choice. Not even close to that (best multivitamins according to the best practices).
To illustrate, all but vitamin A, D, and B7 are completely off when it comes to the best practices. In terms of minerals, it’s not that bad. Still, some are off, like Selenium, Manganese, Magnesium, and Calcium. Yet, the last of the two are commonly in short supply in most multivitamins. So, that I wouldn’t consider a flaw. [R].
Also, it’s a pretty big deal that the supplement 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.
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].
All in all, personally, this is not the kind of supplement I would ever choose even just based on the vitamins and minerals it offers. Based on this alone, it’s absolutely not a supplement of the future.
To Review Added Extra Substances, They Sure Look Nice & Tempting
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 Grape, Black Currant, Elderberry, Blueberry with all of the respective benefits the consumption of such berries would provide.
Thus, such a blend will provide us with 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, 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, promoting weight loss, as well as these display rich antioxidant properties [R, 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, 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].
All in all, as I see it, the beneficial substances can amount to some noticeable gains. This does not, however, in any way correct the poor shape of vitamins and minerals we went over in the previous section.
It’s A Massive Cocktail Of Additives, By No Means, The Healthiest One
Additives, additives, additives… There are no multivitamins in existence that can do without them. And none will ever be. Not in the near future anyway as 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. However, when it comes to the Amway Nutrilite Double X, it’s, sadly, 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.
In regards to it, it was a complete disaster. Is it different for the Nutrilite Double X of Amway?
Well, I mean, I feel, it’s not as big of a disaster. Yet I would consider it to be one anyway.
Of all the substances, the first two to consider that detrimental to anyone’s health are Maltodextrin and Sucrose.
Besides all the harmful with 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 negatively affecting our immune system among 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 that might be in a way hidden in the supplement [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].
Neither of these forms of sugar promises anything good. The consumption of such are 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. And most Corn is done by the 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 among other negative effects [R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, none of these substances should be in wanna-be-future-supplement. It’s an absolute disgrace that they are. They shouldn’t be. The way I see it, they’re just a cheap, revenue-oriented way of doing things.
As Far As Customer Reviews, I Think They’re Surfing The Hype
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.
And so, as I suspect it, I believe many of the supposed customer reviews online should be filtered through that lense. It’s just something to be aware of.
Other than that, as far as the reviews themselves, the product page of Nutrilite Double X doesn’t hold any. But I did manage to come across at least a few through the online research I performed by other sellers and retailers.
So, in total I managed to find 219 Amway Nutrilite Double X reviews. Of these, 203 were positive (3-star, 4-star, 5-star) and 16 were negative (1-star, 2-star). Which gives us the success rate of 92.7%.
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, it should be leaps and bounds beyond that. But does it really matter?
Hell, no! 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. Which is kind of a rule I’ve developed when it comes to supplements (which is why these reviews are not just 100% customer-opinion-based).
Meaning, the success rates matter only when there are no ingredients that in of 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.
It Is Ridiculously Overpriced, Especially Given Its 100% DV Focused
The Nutrilite Double X used to price at $71.00 or $73.00 depending on whether or not we just refill or we want the 3-compartment case with it (which was the manufacturer’s typical price at Amway). While since that the price of it 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 at $59.00 for a supply of 31 days leaves us at about $1.90 per day.
What’s alien to me is that it’s more than what all (except the very first) 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. It’s basically the cost equivalent of Thorne Research Advanced Nutrients with none of the capability (supplements based on the best practices for nutrient amounts).
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.
Granted, personally, I would prefer Rainbow Light between these two at any time of the day even if the price was a no-factor.
So, 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. Which 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 more stupid 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.
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 screwing himself or herself over. 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.
This Double X Is Effectively Like Washing Our Money Down The Toilet
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 it’s 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 supplement on the market feels to offer a better price for value. If anything Amway Nutrilite Double X is a supplement of the past.
Don’t get me wrong, one can still feel a benefit from using this one.
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, sure, especially if you find yourself among Amway people, there will be a ton of people 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 I bet not one of them runs a truth-seeking-based and truth-embracing-obsessed website on all that are supplements.
On that note, if you’re after actually decent options based around 100% Daily Values, here’s an article on that for men or there is one for women as well. Both of them not only explain and suggest all about that, but also they look at what the very worst of multivitamins on the market are and 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 worst trait? Let me know below.