Quick Take: I’m going to cut to the chase here. In today’s review, we won’t be talking a whole lot about testosterone. Because frankly, VirMAX T isn’t a strong test booster. But what it lacks in testosterone, it makes up for in sex. And I mean, A WHOLE LOT OF SEX. In fact, ALL of the ingredients in the prop blend are meant to improve libido. So, without further adieu, I present to you VirMAXXX! err.. VirMax T. My bad.
- VirMax is a brand that has a number of products that range from men’s and women’s health down to a supplement that deals with high blood sugar. This product in particular, deals with testosterone and libido.
- Formula suggests that it’s more a libido enhancer than it is a T-booster.
- Low dosages in general on their testosterone boosting ingredients.
- Proprietary Herbal Blend is loaded with sex enhancing botanicals.
- Horny Goat Weed and Tongkat Ali are the only standardized ingredients on this list.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon but probably not in GNC.
VirMAX T Ingredients
VirMAX T’s T-Boosters
Magnesium – One of my favorite testosterone boosters. It benefits testosterone by blocking the binding activity of the notorious T-killer SHBG.
Zinc – Also among my favorites, Zinc acts as a raw material for testosterone while also signaling for it’s synthesis and release.
Fenugreek – It’s main action is to boost libido but it also increases levels of “free” T by blocking aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase activity.
Eurycoma Longifolia (Tongkat Ali) – There’s a reason why it’s called “LongJack” and you’ve probably already guessed it. It makes our “Jack” longer by enhancing libido. It also secondarily acts as a T-booster with one study stating that it improves levels of testosterone by 37% while decreasing cortisol levels by 16%.
Calcium – Seriously scratching my head here. Sure, it’s a healthy mineral but it has no business being in a T-booster. Especially since this study suggests that calcium can lower Zinc absorption.
Tribulus Terrestris – The most popular herb used in T-boosters but it doesn’t actually boost T. It is however, a potent sex & performance enhancer.
Korean Ginseng – This ingredient has conflicting evidence. With one study saying that it does boost levels of “free” testosterone while others say it doesn’t. Regardless, it’s pretty good for manly and sexual health.
Epimedium Grandiflorum – For centuries, this herb has been used for masculine health. Otherwise known as Horny Goat Weed, it doesn’t really boost testosterone. Instead, it mimics it and in a way, sort of enhances the effects of high T.
VirMAX T Directions
Take 1 capsule once per day.
Let’s start with the T-boosters with ingredients that we actually know: Zinc and Magnesium. Zinc is an EXCELLENT testosterone booster. Simply said, No Zinc = No Testosterone because it’s one of the raw materials needed to synthesize it. Magnesium is pretty awesome too. By blocking the bio-activity of SHBG, you end up with more “free” T. Unfortunately, both of these testosterone boosting minerals are dosed too low.
One thing that would’ve made up for their low dosages are their qualities. Unfortunately again, Magnesium is in Oxide form according to their website. This is the cheapest and worst quality there is for Magnesium. Zinc’s form on the other hand, they failed to disclose.
Another crack in their formula that I have come to notice is Calcium. Don’t get me wrong though. Calcium can be useful in a lot of things but it has no place in this T-booster. Because it interferes with Zinc absorption, it only makes matters worse for this formula’s lowly dosed Zinc.
We now go into the prop blend. The primary ingredient in this prop blend is Tribulus and it’s not even a T-booster. It’s role is to (yup, you guessed it) enhance sex & performance. Having a libido enhancing herb being the primary ingredient in this prop blend actually tells a lot about the entire formula.
If VirMAX T was actually aiming to maximize their testosterone boosts, the prioritized ingredients should’ve been Tongkat Ali and Fenugreek. Those two are actually the ONLY T-boosters in this blend and the rest are all for sex and masculine health. Instead, those ingredients are ranked #2 and #4 respectively in a lowly dosed prop blend with only 450 mg of total dosage.
Does it Work?
You can’t discount the T-boosting effects of Zinc and Magnesium so I say yes, VirMax T does boost testosterone levels but considering their dosage, I say those T-boosts are pretty mild.
To be fair, I don’t think VirMax T needs to be judged on the same standards of the best T-boosters because the formula isn’t really for maximizing testosterone potential. It also lacks the ingredients needed to add a muscle pumping, bodybuilding twist to the formula. It is however, a pretty good libido enhancer. In fact, I think it’s so much better and safer than those blue pills that were the rave of dirty old men a few decades back.
- No side effects – From the customer reviews I’ve read, it’s generally a safe product to use. That is to be expected in a formula that uses all natural ingredients.
- SEX – Let’s be honest here. More sex is almost never a bad thing.
- Zinc & Magnesium – They’re two of my favorite T-boosting minerals for a reason.
- “Helps support natural testosterone levels” – That’s actually a line from their label and they weren’t lying. Fenugreek, Tongkat Ali, Zinc, & Magnesium are all ingredients that help restore testosterone levels that were otherwise low due to aging or some other reason.
- PROP BLEND – Hiding the dosages in a prop blend is NEVER a good sign to me.
- Incomplete – And by this, I mean that they failed to disclose the quality and forms of some of their ingredients (i.e., Zinc & Magnesium).
- Low Dosages – Their bona fide T-boosting ingredients lack the dosage to be maximized and the prop blend is lowly dosed overall.
- Poor design – First of all, I don’t get why they paired Zinc with Calcium when both of those ingredients compete for absorption. Next, Tongkat Ali or Fenugreek should’ve been the top prioritized ingredient in their prop blend to maximize their formula’s T-boosting potential.
- Lacking quality – There’s not a lot of quality, standardized/concentrated, or branded ingredients in this formula.
The Bottom Line
It’s a supplement for the older men who’re looking to boost testosterone and improve their sex lives. While there are better T-boosting supplements for the mature man, the sex benefits probably aren’t as pronounced as they are in VirMax T. If your problems lie more on sex drive than it is about low testosterone, this product might be the perfect fit for you.