There’s more to life than testosterone.
And there’s more to testosterone than Tribulus.
But TestMax says screw that, delivering a testosterone booster supplement that only carries Tribulus, a traditional male enhancer otherwise known as Devil’s Weed, that doesn’t so much as boost testosterone as much as it doesn’t boost testosterone.
Maybe that’s the point? Maybe TestMax is making an ironic statement on the overabundance of Tribulus, a non-T-booster, in T-booster stacks by supplying only Tribulus, thereby also making a statement on the “more to life than testosterone” dictum?
Probably not. Also, they’d be wrong: TESTOSTERONE IS LIFE!
Manufactured by MaleMax, TestMax sells itself as a “Clinically Proven Formula” for healthy testosterone production, while giving us only one ingredient: Tribulus Terrestris. Which is strange because trib isn’t an actual testosterone booster. Formula notes:
- Tribulus Terrestris: Trib isn’t a bad ingredient. There are reasons most male supplements include this herb. T-boosting isn’t one of them. (Reasons, that is.)
- Powder or Extract: The label says Tribulus Powder. Amazon says Tribulus Extract, which is the preferred form. What’s the real deal here?
- Autoship Issues: Ordering directly from the manufacturers may result in autoship membership. We recommend buying through Amazon.
TestMax Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 45
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Tribulus Powder||1320 mg|
Cellulose (Vegetable Capsule), Magnesium Stearate
As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules per day with a 10 oz. glass of water and food or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Tribulus Terrestris is not a testosterone booster.
It’s a potent sex enhancer, effectively earning a spot on our BIG List of T-Boosters under the category of ingredients that “Don’t boost T, but good for men’s health.” We realize this may come as unsettling news to many of you: Tribulus is in almost every T-booster stack.
Not that it’s a bad ingredient–some of the best T-booster supplements–but it’s just not a true T-booster. Having said that, how does TestMax’s Tribulus compare to other supplements?
Tribulus Terrestris Powder, 1320 mg
Not good. Not super bad, thanks to that 1320 mg dosage, but not too good either.
In terms of bioactivity, Tribulus Terrestris qualifies as a male enhancer for its potential, indirect support of test precursors, most notably among men with low T levels. For the normal, healthy male? Nada. Tribulus fails as a T-booster, delivering far more reliable results as a sex-enhancer, which may translate into general physical performance enhancement.
TestMax’s Tribulus takes a step down from the Tribulus typically found in manufactured T-boosters for its plain “powder” format, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the clean, green consumers. But they’d likely do better by buying powder Trib independently, without the digestive-inhibiting Magnesium Stearate coating TestMax’s pills.
What more is there to say on this supplement? In summary:
TestMax supplies a decent dosage of Tribulus Terrestris, a reliable male enhancer that doesn’t boost testosterone, at an impotent “powder” format.
Beyond that, there are only a couple things we need to point out:
- Point 1 – While the label says “Powder,” the “Important information” descriptor on TestMax’s Amazon page details 1300 mg Tribulus Extract standardized at 45% saponins, a much more potent version of what’s advertised on the bottle.
- Point 2 – Lots of happy wives, at least according to the Amazon customer reviews on TestMax, many of which describe happy wives & girlfriends in corny, well-written “reviews” on this product. Seems… suspicious.
We’re not the only reviewers to take notice of TestMax’s questionable customer reviews: On the “Customer Questions & Answers,” the first question asked is “Are any of these reviews??” to which another person responded:
I just received my testmax booster 4 days ago so I can only tell you how i have benefited so far. After my 3rd time taking it and I truly mean I’ve only had 3 pills my entire life, my energy is up, I’m more alert, and my girlfriend smiles a lot more..”
TestMax pleasing women left & right!
What are the purported benefits of this purportedly “Clinically Proven Formula”?
- Stimulates libido
- Increases performance
- Increases energy levels
- Builds lean muscle
- Supports a normal, healthy sex drive
We realize this list is slightly redundant, yet we wanted to keep it in its entirety to highlight the fact that the company makes no mention of increasing testosterone levels. On that note, the “Testosterone Boost” modifier of TestMax’s name is disingenuous. Trib may positively affect libido, performance, energy, & (maybe) anabolic muscle gains. But not in a way that’s truly indicative of increased T levels.
Who Takes It?
Clark Bartram, one of the top male nutritionists in the United States, and, according to his Google results, a star in Sandy Collora’s Batman: Dead End short film that premiered in 2003. (Clark Bartram is THE BATMAN!) With that in mind, TestMax seems generally geared towards the older, healthier, active Bruce Wayners–minus the million-kabillionaire status. (TestMax is actually fairly reasonably priced, kind of.) Regardless of how young & ripped the chosen model is for TestMax, we’d only recommend this to older guys looking for a manly boosts.
Any Side Effects?
Nada. Don’t expect any either, unless you’re slamming down 3+ times the serving size suggestion at once. For the most part, the genuine customer reviews mention no significant adverse effects, with exception to one that reported of high blood pressure. Although, this seems to be an outlier.
- Pure Trib. For those looking specifically & solely for trib, TestMax is an option.
- Affordable. While non-capsulated trib powder is likely cheaper than this, it’s not a bad price given the amount of servings.
- Only Trib. Which is not a legitimate testosterone booster.
- Only Powder. Unless we’re to take the “extract” dictum as truth, in which case:
- Misinformation. TestMax says it has powder, says it has extract, says its a clinically proven formula. At least two of these claims are false.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $19.95
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on TestMax
We don’t mind single-ingredient formulas so long as they’re: A) High Quality/Potent, B) Reasonably Priced, and C) Work as Advertised. (so long as they’re Work as Advertised? …who’s editing this shit!) TestMax fails on A & C, potentially failing on B as well, depending on how much you value capsulated tribulus. Having said that, we don’t outright rank TestMax as a supplement to avoid–there are reasons to try it out. We just know of much better alternatives for older male health.