Quick Take: Nugenix has multiple testosterone boosters to its name and all of them have performed quite well at their individual specializations. With the newest addition to their brand, Nugenix Maxx looks to continue the Nugenix tradition of excellence and this time, with a specific importance to boosting “free” testosterone. Currently, there are no customer reviews that you can use for your reference but worry not, for this review will be more than adequate. Read on.
- Nugenix Maxx is Nugenix’s newest testosterone boosting product. Other test boosters include Nugenix Ultimate, Nugenix PM, and Nugenix Estro Regulator
- Probably because it’s new, there’s not a lot of product detail regarding Nugenix Maxx on the Nugenix website
- Has 5 branded ingredients but a lot of those that aren’t branded still come in premium forms
- More boosts in “free” testosterone rather than total T
- Solid sexual and athletic performance enhancements
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including GNC but you can get it cheaper at Amazon
Nugenix Maxx Ingredients
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||20 mcg|
|Zinc (as zinc l-monomethionine)(L-OptiZinc®)||15 mg|
|Fenugreek Extract (seed)(50% Fenuside™)(Testofen®)||600 mg|
|Ashwagandha Extract (root)(5% withanolides)(KSM-66®)||600 mg|
|Shailajit Purified Extract (PrimaVie®)||500 mg|
|Tribulus alatus Extract (aerial parts & berries)(54% saponins)(Testafuranol™)||250 mg|
|Eurycoma longifolia Extract (root)||150 mg|
|Rhodiola Extract (root)(3% rosavins)||150 mg|
|Maca Extract (root)||150 mg|
|Panax ginseng Extract (whole plant)(10% ginsenosides)||140 mg|
|White Button Mushroom Extract (fruit body)||10 mg|
|Black Pepper Extract (fruit)(standardized to min 95% piperine)(Bioperine®)||5 mg|
Nugenix Maxx’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin D – Cholecalciferol or Vitamin D3 is the form of Vitamin D that our skin makes when it comes in contact with sunlight. Research has shown that higher levels of this sunshine vitamin are linked to healthy levels of testosterone. However, Nugenix Maxx only has 20 mcg (the equivalent of around 800 IU) and that’s a low dose.
Zinc – Involved directly in testosterone synthesis and release, Zinc proves to be one of the best minerals for testosterone and at 15 mg of the highly absorbed L-OptiZinc®, this is pretty potent.
Fenugreek – Testofen® is a research-backed brand of Fenugreek that has been shown to boost libido and support healthy levels of testosterone. Fenugreek, as a whole, can also improve physical performance as well as boost “free” testosterone via aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase inhibition. Making this even better, is the clinically studied 600 mg dose.
Ashwagandha – KSM-66® has been scientifically studied to boost testosterone (17%) and sperm (167%). Aside from being a testosterone booster though, Ashwagandha is also an adaptogenic herb that counters the negative effects of oxidative stress, making it a pretty good supplement for bodybuilding and sports. At 600 mg? Solid.
Shilajit – Aaaand, more branded ingredients! Yayy! This time, it’s premium shilajit in PrimaVie®. Although there currently isn’t much research related to this ingredient, what we have looks very promising in terms of testosterone, sperm, and stamina. Again, dosage is on point.
Tribulus alatus – It may often times be overshadowed by its more popular cousin Tribulus Terrestris but by no means is Tribulus Alatus a worse T booster especially with this trademarked form of Testafuranol™. In fact, it holds more promise with research showing that it’s capable of not only boosting libido but also “free” testosterone.
Eurycoma longifolia – Otherwise known as Tongkat Ali, Eurycoma Longifolia hits male health at multiple angles. Commonly used as a natural sex tonic, Tongkat Ali also decreases SHBG activity for more “free” testosterone as well as optimizing testosterone to cortisol ratio.
Rhodiola – This doesn’t look like it boosts testosterone but as a resilient adaptogen, it instead, maintains testosterone levels after exercise and possibly improve muscle recovery by protecting our bodies from the oxidative stress that comes with intense physical activity. Dosage and form are both solid.
Maca – Has benefits on libido and stamina. Unfortunately, these benefits don’t equate to boosted levels of testosterone.
Panax ginseng – There are plenty of ginseng in the world but probably none better than Panax or Asian Ginseng when it comes to male health. Although it doesn’t necessarily boost testosterone per se, it helps reduce stress which may then indirectly support healthy levels of testosterone. Moreover, it seems to moderately improve physical performance as well.
White Button Mushroom – Although current research was done on isolated cells, White Button Mushrooms do seem to have aromatase inhibiting properties, enabling it to theoretically lower levels of estrogen. 10 mg does look a little low though.
Black Pepper – This doesn’t have any testosterone boosting or man enhancing benefits but as Bioperine®, it does benefit the entire formula’s potency by improving nutrient absorption.
Nugenix Maxx Directions
Each serving of Nugenix Maxx contains 4 capsules and as instructed, these capsules are to be taken in the morning with or without food.
To better understand what Nugenix Maxx can or can’t do, let’s check out the label and see what Nugenix themselves designed it for:
Obviously, it’s not meant to be just a regular free testosterone booster, it’s meant to be an ultra-premium free testosterone booster that also supports libido and physical performance. As far as those benefits are concerned, Nugenix Maxx hits them right on the target.
Nugenix Maxx has 5 branded ingredients in L-OptiZinc, Testofen, KSM-66, PrimaVie, and its trademarked Testafuranol. I’m pretty confident in Testofen’s ability to boost free testosterone and with the promising Testafuranol, there’s likely more.
Something similar can be said for the other three where KSM-66 and Zinc have solid research on its ability to boost total testosterone while PrimeVie’s potential isn’t anything we can just disregard. More than just testosterone, however, these branded ingredients also improve physical performance and libido. With just these 5 ingredients, Nugenix Maxx has already lived up to its claims but is it enough to be ultra-premium? Hell nah. That’s where the other ingredients come in.
Tongkat Ali and White Button Mushroom lower SHBG and estrogen respectively, which then makes room for more free test. Moreover, Tongkat Ali and Maca are also capable of boosting physical performance and libido.
With insanely hot sex, stronger muscles, and more reps at the gym though, you inevitably put more strain into your body and thereby increase oxidative stress and cortisol. This, in turn, will hamper your recovery and even decrease your testosterone. This is where the adaptogens do their magic and Nugenix Maxx has plenty, allowing you to indulge yourself in activity without having to worry about the side effects of your own zealotry. All in all, Nugenix Maxx did a wonderful job.
Does it Work?
Hell yeah. Although I think it lacks the total testosterone boosting punch of Nugenix Ultimate and other powerful testosterone boosters, total T isn’t what it was designed to boost in the first place. With some of the best “free” test boosters in its formula and numerous other manly ingredients that improve strength, stamina, and sex drive, Nugenix Maxx, to me, has earned its name as an ultra-premium free testosterone booster that younger dudes with pockets full of cash will enjoy. (More on this pockets full of cash thing later).
For older men struggling with low testosterone, you might want a more direct, balls-out testosterone booster.
- Premium – When it comes to ingredient quality, Nugenix Maxx has some of the best in the business.
- Dosage – Not all, but a good majority of these ingredients are given adequate-to-solid dosages.
- Science – Aside from potent qualities and decent dosages, a lot of the ingredients here are also backed by strong research.
- Nugenix – The company itself is reputable and that’s always a good thing.
- Safe – Aside from maybe smelling like maple syrup because of Fenugreek, I don’t see any negative interactions from these natural ingredients that may cause any major side effects
- Vitamin D and White Button Mushroom – Given more milligrams, these two could’ve added more depth to an already deep roster of ingredients.
- Reputation? – The question mark isn’t a typo. Maybe because it’s a new supplement or it’s not on the Nugenix website or for whatever reason, there are no customer reviews yet for Nugenix Maxx
- HELLA EXPENSIVE! – All caps and an exclamation mark for that one. Seriously though, $169.99?! That’s more than double the price of Nugenix Ultimate! I know premium ingredients are expensive but, God damn. $169.99?!
The Bottom Line
There’s not a lot of total T boosts here compared to the boosts on “free” testosterone. The price doesn’t make it very enticing either. Because of these reasons, older and more practical gents might not enjoy Nugenix Maxx as much as the young and financially reckless. Regardless of price though, men of all ages could still benefit from the performance enhancements that translate to the gym, the bed, and everyday life but because it’s a product that prioritizes free test over total T, it still looks more fitting to younger males.