What is the upper maximum limit of testosterone?
Do we really want MAX testosterone??
Having a stable, healthy range of testosterone levels is already frustrating enough: it causes every innocent male glance to appear as a challenge, every dismissive female smile to appear as an invitation, and every boring minute to appear as a call to the bathroom (or to the nearest sock, hand towel, shirt — i.e., anything absorbent that you’ll be throwing in the laundry soon anyways).
So, we find it hard to imagine that MAXIMUM testosterone levels are really something we should be messing around with. Fortunately, MD Science Labs Max Testosterone doesn’t seem to actually reach max levels, begging the question: what does it do then?
Let’s read the review to find out.
About MD Science Max Testosterone
Manufactured by MD Science Labs, Max Testosterone is a natural testosterone booster intended to …well, naturally boost testosterone. The only problem: Max Testosterone, the natural testosterone booster, doesn’t really do a good job at boosting testosterone. Formula notes:
- Proprietary Blend: Max Testosterone goes the proprietary blend route, hiding its individual ingredient dosages beneath a catch-all dosage.
- Herbal Extracts: The potency on these herbal extracts may make up for their potential low dosages, enhancing the male vitality punch attributed to these ingredients.
- STIMULANT FREE Tabs: Stimulant-free male enhancers should actually be the standard, but Max Testosterone wants you to know: no caffeine, synephrine, etc. in this stack!
Max Testosterone Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Tablets|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Magnesium (from magnesium oxide)||20 mg (5% DV)|
|Zinc (from zinc oxide)||15 mg (100% DV)|
|Selenium (from selenium methionine)||50 mcg (71% DV)|
|Proprietary Blend||1480 mg|
|Avena Sativa Extract||**|
|Tribulus terrestris (fruit) extract||**|
|Eurycoma Longifolia (root) extract||**|
|Ginkgo biloba (24% ginkgo flavone Glycosides & 6% Terpine Lactones)||**|
|Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum)(plant)(S/E Icariin 20%)||**|
|Cnidium Monnier extract||**|
Di-calcium phosphate, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, silica, pharmaceutical glaze.
Take two(2) tablets daily.
Max Testosterone packs its proprietary blend with great male enhancers, but what about the TESTOSTERONE enhancers??
Some male supplements avoid the word “testosterone” knowing that their supplement doesn’t actually do anything for male hormones. Max Testosterone puts the word in its damn name, despite showcasing a formula that really doesn’t inspire much confidence in its test boosting abilities. Although, the almost ZMA mineral selections aren’t bad:
- Magnesium Oxide – Low dosage, okay form; associated with free testosterone levels.
- Zinc Oxide – Good dosage, okay form; directly linked with testosterone synthesis, earning the #2 spot on our BIG List of T-Boosters.
- Selenium Methionine – May significantly benefit prostate health and sperm quality.
But you’re not here for just minerals, right? Let’s get into the meat of this formula:
This proprietary blend divides its 1480 mg dosage seven ways, allowing for a potential average of 211.4 mg per ingredient, which ain’t a shabby average for these herbal extracts. Granted, we’d prefer to see the actual dosages of these ingredients, but it could be much worse than this. Dosage aside, let’s check out the ingredients:
Avena Sativa Extract – Avena sativa, or oat straw, isn’t the worst ingredient to lead off this proprietary blend. The extract may improve cognitive function as well as circulation, the latter benefit potentially assisting with testosterone status …but this isn’t a for sure thing.
Tribulus Terrestris Extract – The most popular herbal testosterone booster doesn’t actually boost testosterone. Instead, it helps men feel like their testosterone has improved, boosting male vitality and libido. Just not testosterone.
L-Arginine – A popular pre-workout out performance enhancer for its nitric oxide (N.O.) boosting bio-activities, which in turn promote circulation.
Eurycoma Longifolia Extract – Eurycoma longifolia, or Tongkat ali, is a Malaysian herb often supplemented as a libido enhancer. The adaptogenic side of this herb may improve the testosterone to cortisol ratio under conditions of mild stress, promoting a more anabolic muscle building metabolism.
Ginkgo Biloba S/E – This standardized extract of Ginkgo is great for nootropic cognitive performance for its promotion of cerebral circulation, and it may improve physical performance as well — although, the study that identified this only observed improvements with Ginkgo and Rhodiola supplementation.
Horny Goat Weed S/E – A potent standardized extract of Horny Goat Weed, a reliable aphrodisiac herb but not a testosterone booster. Its testosterone mimicry effects may promote some of the secondary benefits of healthy testosterone levels.
Cnidium Monnieri Extract – Some research suggests Cnidium may improve testosterone status. If not, this herb is still great for sexual health.
Max Testosterone gets two things wrong with its name:
- The “Max” Part – this supplement won’t achieve maximum test levels.
- The “Testosterone” Part – this supplement may not achieve any test boosts.
In fact, some may go so far so to say that “Max Testosterone” is perhaps the wrong name for this supplement. “Man Enhancer” is permissible, given the product’s selection of well-researched male vitality boosters: Tribulus Terrestris, Tongkat ali, Horny Goat Weed…
And the bloodflow boosters may also enhance male performance — be it athletic or sexual. We’re actually somewhat surprised by this supplement’s emphasis on circulation: N.O. boosters such as Avena Sativa and L-Arginine are great for cognitive function and athletic performance, potentially assisting with elderly male functionality. As such, Max Testosterone may be worth adding to your PWO stack if you’re a younger guy — or simply just supplementing daily if you’re an older male whose circulation has gone dusty.
However, in either case, Max Testosterone will only have a very minimal impact on testosterone status, if even that. Not the best testosterone supplement we’ve seen.
Max Testosterone Benefits
Max Testosterone claims to “Boost Testosterone Naturally for an Intense Sex Drive & Lean Body” — which is partially correct. Max Testosterone’s proprietary blend may enhance sex drive and a leaner body with its herbal aphrodisiacs and circulation enhancers, but it doesn’t seem to do this through any significant testosterone boosting mechanisms.
The zinc and magnesium may assist with testosterone status, especially for mineral sweating athletes and mineral deficient older men. Otherwise, wouldn’t expect any major hormone boosts here.
Who Takes It?
Older Gents. Younger gents may get a kick out of Max Testosterone’s vitality boosts, but it’s the older doods who primarily benefit by using these herbal ingredients. For male enhancing herbs such as Horny Goat Weed, Tongkat Ali, and Avena Sativa, the best results have been observed among the older demographics. As such, this product just might be enough to get your blood flowing again in your later years, but we don’t consider it a true booster for the younger doods.
Any Side Effects?
Nope. The customer reviews make no mention of side effects. Most reviews are actually fairly positive on this supplement, with only a few reporting of zero effects.
Max Testosterone Review Summary
- Herbal Extracts. Bio-active extracts enhance the potency power of these plants.
- Male Vitality. May not improve testosterone very well but will enhance vitality.
- Positive Reviews. Many of the customer reviews speak highly of this product.
- Proprietary. Max Testosterone’s hides its ingredient dosages under a prop blend.
- Weak Boosts. For a product named Max Testosterone, we expected more.
- Tablets. Caps are generally cleaner than junk-filled/-covered tabs.
Pricing and Where to Buy
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $49.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Max Testosterone
As a male supplement (that some females seem to be using as well), Max Testosterone isn’t a bad supplement — it provides valuable ingredients for male vitality and performance. But as a testosterone booster, it’s not at all what we were hoping for. Granted, it may have a marginal impact on testosterone status, but not quite the MAXIMUM testosterone as advertised.