What You Should Know
BioForge claims to be a “human performance supplement.” The supplement includes only four ingredients which means either the ingredients are strong or the claims are based on marketing push rather than clinical facts. BioForge sells for $49.95 per bottle.
List of Ingredients
Forslean, Epimedium, Indole-3-carbinol, OptiZinc.
Forslean is a patented ingredient linked to weight loss and fat burning benefits. Forslean is a source of Coleus Forskohlii. We found a couple of scientific studies claiming positive weight loss benefits compared to a placebo, but the impact was small at best. There are warnings associated with Forslean due to the potential impact on blood pressure. Forslean may decrease blood pressure and thus should not be taken by people who have lower than normal blood pressure. There is also reference to thyroid enhancing properties which could cause weight loss if the dieter has an underactive thyroid.
Epimedium is another name for horny goat weed. This plant is commonly used in libido enhancing supplements. Horny goat weed has no association with weight loss or fat burn and we could find no testosterone boosting benefits, so there is little evidence it will help the user perform better in the gym.
Indole-3-carbinol is commonly consumed via diet. Food sources include cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts. In supplement form, researchers are looking into potential cancer prevention, but that is the only research we could find. The use in this supplement is unknown.
OptiZinc is a source of zinc that is supposed to be more available and thus utilized better by the body. Zinc is important for overall health include brain function and vision. Some zinc supporters claim bodybuilders are deficient in zinc and thus need to supplement to boost testosterone levels. We could find no clinical research to back up this claim.
BioForge is a bodybuilding supplement that makes big claims but offers small ingredients. We could find no evidence that this product is a “human performance enhancer”. Aside from Forslean, the ingredients are not commonly found in bodybuilding supplements at all.
- All ingredients are listed on the official website.
- None of the ingredients will boost human performance.
In the bodybuilding supplement market there are huge manufacturers with the backing of the bodybuilding community and smaller manufacturers that need to make an excellent product to force their way into the market. BioForge is from one of those smaller companies. There are no ingredients to back up the claims and thus we suggest choosing another product.
In terms of weight loss, Forslean may have some benefit. Clinical studies show positive weight loss results, but this ingredient can be purchased as a standalone supplement for far less money than BioForge.