Quick Take: AlphaMax XT is Performax Labs’ new testosterone booster. Unlike most testosterone products who focus more on boosting libido and physical performance, this supplement has tunnel-vision on boosting “free” testosterone. However, it’s also not perfect as it has few ingredients that just aren’t going to do anything. Let’s get into more detail and start this review.
- A product of Performax Labs, AlphaMax XT is a revamped version of their previous testosterone booster
- Technically, it has the ZMA trio of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 but these are likely ineffective here on AlphaMax XT
- Includes a massive 8000 IU dose of Vitamin D3
- The herbs here boosts “free” testosterone by collectively limiting cortisol, estrogen, and SHBG
- Has Abieta-9,11,13-trien-18-oic Acid which is reportedly a powerful anti-estrogen
- Available to buy online and in retail stores. However, Amazon sells the older version and GNC doesn’t look like it has it.
AlphaMax XT Ingredients
|Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||2000 IU|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||234 mcg|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||10 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Mono-L-Methionine and Zinc Aspartate)||720 mcg|
|Free & Total Testosterone – Growth Hormone|
|Urtica Dioica Extract containing 3,4-Divanillytetrahydrofuran||700 mg|
|Mucuna Pruriens Extract (98% L-Dopa)||150 mg|
|Eurycoma Longifolia (Root) Extract||150 mg|
|Estrogen & Cortisol Control:|
|Withania Somnifera (Root) Extract (5% Withanolides)||300 mg|
|Abieta-9,11,13-trien-18-oic Acid (from Commiphora Myrrha)||50 mg|
|Lean Mass Activator – 95:|
|Coleus Forskohlii (95% Forskolin)||25 mg|
|Ferula Asafoetida (Root) Extract (95% Ferulic Acid)||15 mg|
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)||2000 IU|
|Boron Citrate||5 mg|
AlphaMax XT’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin D – According to research, higher levels of Vitamin D correlate with higher levels of testosterone. AlphaMax XT supplies this vitamin in its more sustainable D3 (cholecalciferol) form as well as a heavy dosage.
Vitamin B6 – Like the previous vitamin, B6 levels also seem to be linked with testosterone levels. However, this pyridoxine form is exactly the best (P-5-P is) and it’s extremely under dosed as well.
Magnesium – Boosts “free” testosterone by inhibiting test from binding to SHBG and limiting oxidative stress. It’s going to need A LOT more milligrams to be effective though, especially at this subpar aspartate form.
Zinc – Acts as a raw material to produce testosterone. Also, it helps maintain test levels after an intense workout while also lowering prolactin. Again, however, dosage and form need more than just a little bump.
Free & Total Testosterone – Growth Hormone
- Urtica Dioica – Otherwise known as Stinging Nettle, this herb increases “free” testosterone by blocking SHBG and inhibiting the enzymes aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase.
- Mucuna Pruriens – Standardized for 98% L-Dopa, this herb looks very promising for testosterone. According to research, L-Dopa is what gives Mucuna pruriens the ability to induce sexual behavior and theoretically boost testosterone.
- Eurycoma Longifolia – Great for libido but it may also increase testosterone and lower cortisol. These hormonal benefits could possibly translate to bodybuilding.
Estrogen & Cortisol Control
- Withania Somnifera – Otherwise known as Ashwagandha, this is an adaptogenic herb that’s great for lowering stress (cortisol). More than this though, it also boosts testosterone and muscle strength.
- Abieta-9,11,13-trien-18-oic Acid – That’s hard to read. I know. So, to make it simple, let’s address by its other, easier-to-read name: Dehydrioabietic acid. It’s a fairly new supplement but it’s especially popular in the bodybuilding scene for its unproven yet reportedly powerful aromatase inhibition.
Lean Mass Activator – 95
- Coleus Forskohlii – As research shows, the active compound of this herb (Forskolin) is capable of burning fat while increasing lean muscle mass and boosting testosterone. Since it’s standardized for 95% Forskolin, the dosage here should do just fine.
- Ferula Asafoetida – Commonly used to help digestion but compared to other supplements, the dosage here on AlphaMax XT is terribly low.
- Vitamin D3 – Well, more Vitamin D3. You already know what this is. If not, scroll back up to the first ingredient.
- Boron – A multi-tasking mineral that directly boosts androgens testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) as well other T-boosting nutrients like Vitamin D and Magnesium. Moreover, it also has the capacity to lower estrogen and SHBG for boosts in “free” testosterone.
AlphaMax XT Directions
Each serving of AlphaMax XT consists of just 2 capsules. However, according to Performax Labs, we are to take 2 capsules in the morning (1st serving) and another 2 capsules at night (2nd serving) for best results.
Also, they seem to be hinting on taking the the 1st serving 30 minutes before workout for an increased “Alpha Mentality” and the 2nd serving 30 minutes before bed to improve sleep.
First of all, AlphaMax XT is a supplement with servings that are supposed to be taken twice per day. Now, although that may be a bit troublesome to some people, let me tell you right now that this is a good thing. It allows you to spread apart your doses so you feel its effects throughout the day. Plus, since you’ll be taking 2 servings, this strategy also doubles the dosages.
However, even with double doses, a few ingredients in AlphaMax XT still aren’t getting enough milligrams. In particular, I don’t see the ZMA trio and Ferula Asafoetida having any sort of effect because of their terrible dosages. Also, Dehydrioabietic acid is only backed by anecdotal research (aka broscience) so that’s not very reliable either.
Nonetheless, the rest of the AlphaMax XT formula does have solid dosages and great qualities. As such, they also have a lot more to contribute especially when it comes to testosterone. For instance, it has a total dosage of 8000 IU for Vitamin D which is, by the way, a hell of a lot more than most other testosterone boosters on the market.
Furthermore, literally ALL of the herbs here are capable of boosting “free” testosterone. Collectively, they lower SHBG, estrogen, and cortisol which also makes for a more anabolic metabolism suitable for growing muscles.
Does it Work?
AlphaMax XT works. In my experience writing reviews, most supplements that claim to be testosterone boosters are really more of libido/performance enhancers. In reality though, they don’t actually do much to boost testosterone.
That said, I personally think AlphaMax XT is a rare find in an industry full hack jobs. However, with the way this supplement boosts “free” testosterone (i.e., lower SHBG, cortisol, and estrogen), I think it’s a better fit for men who’re still physically active. For age-related testosterone decline, you might want to try something else.
- Dosing strategy – Multiple servings per day allows the effects to last much longer
- Anabolic – AlphaMax XT boosts anabolic hormones (i.e., “free” testosterone) while also limiting the catabolic, T-killing hormones such as cortisol, estrogen, and SHBG
- Top-shelf quality – Aside from the ZMA trio, everything else on here is given in highly bioavailable forms
- Safe – With these natural ingredients, I wouldn’t worry too much about dangerous side effects
- Low dosage – ZMA and Ferula Asafoetida, to be more specific
- Dehydrioabietic acid – It could very well be effective but, I’m sorry. I’m just not a strong believer in broscience.
- Amazon stock – What I mean by this is that Amazon sells the old, out-dated version of AlphaMax XT. They even said so themselves. To get this updated version, it might be best to order directly from Performax Labs.
The Bottom Line
Although I wouldn’t quite put AlphaMale XT in the same group as the best testosterone supplements of 2017, I still consider this product as an effective one especially for men who regularly hit the gym. Yes, it has its imperfections but the way I see it, the “free” testosterone boosts that you get far outweigh the flaws.