Quick Take: Blue pills are generally notorious supplements for libido and with premium ingredients and heavy dosages, The Gear is set to ride the blue pill bandwagon. However, it’s not simply just for sex as it can also help balance out “free” testosterone and estrogen for anabolic purposes. Is The Gear ‘in gear’ to be among the best testosterone boosters though? Let’s get to the review and find out.
- A product of Max’s, The Gear is part of their Lab Series line of supplements
- The Gear uses potent ingredients to supposedly support muscle growth and recovery whilst boosting “free” testosterone and lowering estrogen.
- Has two non-proprietary blends that’re individually designed for either boosting testosterone or suppressing estrogen.
- In The Gear, you’ll find two potentially harmful ingredients that may/may not boost testosterone
- I’m honestly not so sure about where to buy this particular stack. It’s not on Amazon or GNC which are supposedly where a lot of bodybuilding supplements can be found.
Max’s Lab Series The Gear Ingredients
|Testosterone Boosting Blend|
|Tribulus Terrestris (60% Saponins 20% Protodioscin)||750 mg|
|Bulbine Natalensis Powder (Stem)||250 mg|
|Fadogia Agrestis Powder (stem)||250 mg|
|Epimedium (Standized lcariin 10%)||250 mg|
|Mucuna Pruriens Powder (Seed, 98% L-Dopa)||150mg|
|Estrogen Suppression Blend|
|DIM (Diindolylmethane)||150 mg|
|Maca Root PE 4:1||150 mg|
|White Mushroom Extract 20% Polysaccharides (Agaricus Bisporus) Stem/Body||150 mg|
|Trans Resveratrol (Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract)||150 mg|
Max’s Lab Series The Gear’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Testosterone Boosting Blend
- Tribulus Terrestris – A natural libido booster that’s potently standardized for 60% Saponins and 20% Protodioscin. It doesn’t really seem to do much for testosterone though.
- Bulbine Natalensis – This plant has shown to have dose dependent testosterone boosting potential by influencing LH and FSH but having too much may potentially lead to dangerous side effects and lower testosterone.
- Fadogia Agrestis – Also has the potential to influence testosterone production via LH and FSH. For this particular reason, it’s become a popular supplement in the bodybuilding industry despite potential risks to the liver.
- Epimedium (Horny Goat Weed) – This mimics the effects of testosterone, particularly boosted libido, without necessarily altering hormonal levels.
- Mucuna Pruriens – Contains L-Dopa which increases LH production while also lowering prolactin. This makes it one of the most promising natural testosterone boosters in the market.
Estrogen Suppression Blend
- DIM – A compound found in cruciferous vegetables that might help regulate levels of estrogen via aromatase inhibition. Higher doses may deplete androgens too though.
- Maca – Improves sperm and libido status without necessarily boosting testosterone.
- Agaricus Bisporus (White Button Mushroom) – Seen in testosterone boosting products to lower levels of estrogen via aromatase inhibition. However, research on this is very limited.
- Resveratrol – Based on this research, Resveratrol (along with melatonin) shows anti aromatase promise.
Max’s Lab Series The Gear Directions
From Max’s Lab Series’ webpage on The Gear, they suggest taking 3 capsules (1 serving) with breakfast & another serving 1 – 2 hours before working out.
The Gear has a two-pronged plan towards bolstering male health, using a separate blend for boosting testosterone and another one for regulating estrogen. What’s cool is that these blends aren’t proprietary and the dosages and qualities of these ingredients are top-notch, too. At first glance, this does seem like a solid compilation of pro’s but this is just the tip of my analysis. Let’s dissect the two blends separately.
Starting with the Testosterone Boosting Blend, only Mucuna Pruriens boosts testosterone without the risk of major side effects. Not that Tribulus and Horny Goat Weed aren’t safe but, well, they’re not testosterone boosters. They’re quite potent for sex though so I’ll take ’em. Fadogia Agrestis and Bulbine Natalensis on the other hand, do have testosterone boosting promise but to me, their potential health risks far outmatch this under-researched promise.
With the Estrogen Suppression Blend, The Gear does look quite impressive. With the exception of Maca who in its own right is also a solid male health supplement, the other 3 ingredients are likely able to limit aromatase activity, leading to lower levels of estrogen and higher levels of “free” testosterone.
Overall, despite not boosting loads of total testosterone, The Gear manages to influence other aspects of male health and in my books, that’s pretty cool, especially since it comes with potent ingredients and massive dosages.
Does it Work?
- “The Gear is an advanced High Potency Testosterone stimulating formula, designed to maximize your free Testosterone levels to support rapid recovery and maximum protein synthesis after serious weight training. Formulated to help spike maximum natural levels of Free Testosterone and maintain these levels for as long as possible with proven natural aromatase inhibitors.”
The above statement came directly from the Max’s Lab Series webpage on The Gear. As you can see, The Gear is designed to maximize muscle recovery and growth using boosts in “free” testosterone and aromatase inhibition. In that sense, yes, The Gear Works.
It does have the ability to regulate estrogen in favor of “free” testosterone and by doing so, The Gear creates an anabolic environment for muscles to grow much quicker. More than anything though, the libido boosting potential of this formula stands out to me the most.
- Sex – No sex is bad sex. Unless it gives you STD, of course.
- Dosage – Solid dosages across the board.
- Quality – Not only are all of them natural, they’re mostly top-class ingredients too!
- No Prop Blends – Thank you, The Gear! This is a blessing!
- Risky ingredients – Fadogia Agrestis and Bulbine Natalensis
- Testosterone Boosting Blend – Yeah. This one’s pretty weak overall.
- Reputation – Not that it’s talked about or rated badly by its users but it doesn’t really have a lot of feedback. I did find a few youtube reviews showing that they had positive results with Max’s The Gear but I don’t see a handful being enough to write it off as a stack with good reputation.
The Bottom Line
I wouldn’t quite put The Gear along the same group as the upper echelon of testosterone boosters but with top-shelf ingredients, massive dosages, and a respectable blend of aromatase inhibitors, it does look like a solid male health supplement that supports muscle growth and libido. In my opinion, this makes it an ideal supplement for young men who still have loads of testosterone. For older men with declining test levels, you might want to try a more powerful testosterone booster.