Quick Take: Ironically, for a product to be named MAX Testosterone, it doesn’t actually do much for test. But wait! Don’t click away just yet! Despite not being a powerful testosterone booster, it does things that boosted testosterone can do like elevate libido and help you achieve the physique you’ve been working on. The question now is: how? Read the review to find out.
- MAX Testosterone is a product of MD Science Labs which I think is also called Swiss Navy
- Shares a similar formula with another testosterone supplement under the same Swiss Navy brand
- Has manly minerals in Zinc and Magnesium but they’re both given in cheap forms
- Sports a proprietary blend of 7 ingredients (mostly herbs) sharing a total dosage of 1480 mg. Not too bad.
- The prop blend mostly boosts libido and nitric oxide with a little bit of testosterone boosting from Tongkat Ali
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including LuckyVitamin and Walgreens but not on GNC. Amazon has other Swiss Navy/MD Science Lab products but they don’t seem to have MAX Testosterone.
MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone Ingredients
|Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide)||20 mg|
|Zinc (from Zinc Oxide)||15 mg|
|Selenium (from Selenium Methionine)||50 mcg|
|Proprietary Blend||1480 mg|
|Avena Sativa extract||*|
|Tribulus Terrestris (fruit) extract||*|
|Eurycoma Longifolia (root) extract||*|
|Ginkgo Biloba (S/E 24% Ginkgo Flavone Glycosides & 6% Terpene Lactones)||*|
|Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum) (plant) (S/E Icariin 20%)||*|
|Cnidium Monnier Extract||*|
MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Magnesium – With just 20 mg and in cheap Oxide form, MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone supplies an ineffective version of this supposedly sporty testosterone booster. Had it been given in a higher dosage and better form, it could’ve helped with “free” testosterone via SHBG inhibition.
Zinc – Dosage is adequate at 15 mg but again, Oxide isn’t the best absorbed form of this manly mineral. Regardless, Zinc is essential for testosterone synthesis and even helps manage the testosterone drop after exercise.
Selenium – According to research, there have been numerous reports on the implications of Selenium deficiency in terms of reproductive health including male and female infertility. As stated in the same research, however, “Larger intervention trials are required to reinforce or refute a beneficial role of selenium supplementation in disorders of reproductive health.”
- Avena Sativa – Otherwise known as Oat Straw, this plant is usually found in nootropic supplements for its ability to boost Alpha brainwaves. Furthermore, it also contains high levels of Arginine (another ingredient found here) that boosts nitric oxide.
- Tribulus Terrestris – It seems as though a good majority of testosterone products have this herb but it’s not actually that much of a testosterone booster. It’s pretty good for libido though.
- L-Arginine – As I said, this amino acid boosts nitric oxide. By doing so, it’s also capable of improving circulation which is why it’s being used heavily in bodybuilding PWO supplements.
- Eurycoma Longifolia – AKA Tongkat Ali, this herb is legendary in terms of influencing sex drive but research does also suggest that it’s capable of boosting testosterone and lowering cortisol in moderately stressed individuals.
- Ginkgo Biloba – Like Avena Sativa, this herb is commonly found in nootropics for its ability to boost the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Also like Avena Sativa, it helps improve blood flow via the nitric oxide pathway especially at this potent standardized extract.
- Horny Goat Weed – Mimics the effects of testosterone without necessarily affecting levels of our favorite male hormone. Standardized for 20% of its most active compound, it’s a pretty darn good libido booster.
Cnidium Monnier – This plant contains an extract called osthol that as rat research suggests, may increase androgens (testosterone, LH, and FSH) while also elevating levels of nitric oxide. Admittedly, this research is weak.
MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone Directions
Each serving of MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone consists of 2 tablets. As instructed by the brand, we are simply to take these 2 tablets (1 serving) once per day.
Before anything, let me just inform you that MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone shares a similar formula with Swiss Navy Testosterone. Well, actually, they’re manufactured by the same company. They have quite a lot in common but they do have their differences. However, that comparison will be tackled on a separate review. For now, let’s focus solely on MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone.
Starting with the minerals, Zinc, Magnesium, and Selenium are located outside the prop blend so their individual dosages are known. Unfortunately, among these 3, only Zinc seems capable of influencing testosterone levels. Magnesium would’ve been beneficial too but its dosage is simply too weak.
On the other hand, the prop blend’s total dosage isn’t actually that bad. 1480 mg divided among 7 ingredients, on average, is 211 mg. That’s not necessarily the best I’ve seen but because MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone supplies most of its herbs in potent extracts, I think that should be well adequate to allow them to work. Still, I would’ve preferred if MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone just showed their individual dosages.
Regardless, there doesn’t seem to be much potential for T-boosting here anyway. With Oat Straw, Tribulus, and L-Arginine as the top ingredients, I see circulation and libido boosts as the top priority. The rest of the ingredients on the prop blend seem to be focused on the same things as well with the exception of Tongkat Ali (and probably Cnidium Monnier) also working for testosterone and cortisol.
Does it Work?
For testosterone, MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone probably works but it’s nowhere near as powerful as the elites of the industry. In reality, Zinc and Tongkat Ali are the only two ingredients you can count on here for testosterone boosting. Tribulus may add to that as well but it only works on men with pre-existing low levels of T (i.e., older men).
In terms of its other benefits though, the structure of the prop blend tells me that MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone has about equal strength in boosting libido and nitric oxide. Both of these effects amount to a better sexual experience as the improved circulation from nitric oxide also makes erections harder. Furthermore, the improved blood flow also has ergogenic benefits in the gym via more intense muscle pumps.
- Quality – Despite having no knowledge of their specific dosages, the quality of the herbs in the prop blend are impressive
- Insane sex – Harder erections and higher libido? Man, sex is going to be wild!
- Ergogenic – The nitric oxide boosts here help make exercise better and in turn, help you grow those muscles
- All natural – Which also makes MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone likely safe. Based on the customer reviews I’ve read, there hasn’t been any reports of major side effects either.
- Weak – In terms of T boosts, Zinc and Tongkat Ali are the only reliable ingredients. Maybe Tribulus too if you’re older. Still, it won’t amount to much.
- Oxide – In particular, Zinc and Magnesium. This is the cheapest and least absorbed form of both minerals.
- Proprietary – What’s so hard about showing the specific dosages of ALL your ingedients, MD Science labs?
The Bottom Line
MD Science Lab MAX Testosterone is advertised on its label to boost testosterone naturally for an intense sex and drive and lean body. In that sense, they’re not actually lying. It does seem to effectively boost libido and the boost in nitric oxide can help you achieve a leaner physique. However, it’s really not that much of a testosterone booster. Regardless, it’s still a pretty solid stack that older men will likely enjoy.