Quick Take: When it comes to bodybuilding, there’s a rift between using anabolic steroids to greatly magnify a man’s anabolic potential and just keeping it clean, safe, and natural. In this division, however, men have also been searching for a middle ground – a supplement that carries all the muscle-y rewards of anabolic steroid and none of the risks. With the creation of TestoMax, Crazy Bulk figuratively says they have found the answer. Is it all just meaningless hype though? Read the review and find out.
- A product of Crazy Bulk, Testo Max is advertised as a “natural alternative” to Sustanon
- Has 3 B Vitamins (B2, B5, and B6) that may support testosterone and stamina
- Aside from the B vitamins, Testo Max also has other manly vitamins & minerals but their dosages make them ineffective
- Includes what perhaps may be the most powerful testosterone boosting amino acid – DAA
- Also has herbs that aren’t necessarily testosterone boosters but are still pretty manly
- I’ve seen multiple pages that claim to sell Crazy Bulk products but honestly, I’m not too sure if they’re real. As Testo Max isn’t on Amazon and GNC, perhaps the safest place to buy it is on their official website.
Testo Max Ingredients
|Total Carbohydrate||0.4 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0.2 g|
|Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6)||11.7 mg|
|Calcium Pantothenate (B5)||3 mg|
|Vitamin D3||332 IU|
|Vitamin A||0.5 IU|
|D Aspartic Acid||1500 mg|
|Tribulus Terrestris (fruit extract)||225 mg|
|Panax Ginseng (root)||187.5 mg|
|Fenugreek Extract (seeds)||150 mg|
Testo Max’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin B6 – Research on this vitamin’s role with regards to testosterone is still at its early stages but it’s already showing tremendous potential when it comes to maintaining healthy levels of test. At 11.7 mg, the dosage on Testo Max is quite heavy which sort of makes up for its ho-hum form.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – An antioxidant that helps the body fight the damaging and aging effects of free radicals.
Vitamin B5 – According to this research, rats fed a B5-free diet had reduced qualities of sperm and lower levels of testosterone. Admittedly, as this study wasn’t conducted on humans, the level of evidence still isn’t very conclusive but it may be indicative of B5 potentially being an essential factor in testicular endocrinology and sperm motility
Vitamin D3 – A large study shows that men with higher levels of this vitamin also have significantly higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of SHBG. That said, I personally consider Vitamin D as one of the most important supplements for testosterone. Sadly, this 332 IU dose is weak.
Selenium – Not a testosterone booster but it is pretty manly with its benefits on virility and prostate health.
Calcium – As you may already know, exercise can increase levels of testosterone. What you probably didn’t know is that this exercise-induced testosterone spike can be made even better with calcium supplements. Cool. However, Calcium also contends with Zinc (another ingredient here on Testo Max) when it comes to absorption.
Vitamin A – Research on this vitamin’s relationship with testosterone isn’t very strong yet but in fairness, there does seem to be a connection. In particular, Vitamin A seems to be stored inside the sertoli cells of our testicles and as one rat study suggests, Vitamin A depletion quickly led to lower levels of testosterone and higher levels of estrogen.
Zinc – As a raw material required for testosterone synthesis, Zinc may be the manliest mineral known to man. Regrettably, Testo Max supplies very little with just a meager dose of 2.4 g. To make matters worse, the form used isn’t specified either.
D-Aspartic Acid – Now THIS is a powerful testosterone booster. According to one research, DAA is capable of boosting testosterone by as much as 42% in just 12 days. I’ve seen dosages higher than what’s given here in Testo Max though but it could still be effective to some degree.
Tribulus Terrestris – Used in a whole lot of natural testosterone boosters but it’s really not that effective for the general population. It is, however, great for libido.
Panax Ginseng – Used as a general heath tonic in ancient Chinese tradition, this herb has a long list of benefits for male health. Particularly as a testosterone booster, however, evidence is a bit shady.
Fenugreek – Mainly used for increasing libido and muscle strength, Fenugreek might also have benefits on testosterone as it helps lower levels of DHT and estrogen.
Testo Max Directions
Each serving of Testo Max consists of 3 capsules and as instructed, men are to take these capsules approximately 20 minutes before breakfast. For best results, CrazyBulk also recommends using Testo Max for a minimum of two months followed by 1.5 weeks off.
CrazyBulk has notoriously been selling legal substitutes to steroids and obviously, Testo Max is one of these products. Specifically, they designed Testo Max to be a “natural alternative” to Sustanon which is an injectable anabolic steroid popularly used in bodybuilding.
With that kind of marketing, any man could be lured into buying Testo Max. After all, who wouldn’t want to get the physique of their dreams without worrying about the deadly side effects of anabolic steroids, right? If all of that were to actually be true, I’d shamelessly be the first one here to buy a bottle.
Unfortunately, to me, Testo Max isn’t as good as its marketing makes it out to be particularly because of its bad dosing. You see, Testo Max is essentially just the B Vitamins plus DAA, Tribulus Terrestris, Panax Ginseng, and Fenugreek. The rest of the ingredients? Well, they’re dosed way too low to have any palpable impact. Bummer – I know, but the ingredients that DO get adequate dosages still offer manly benefits.
For instance, DAA may literally be the most powerful natural testosterone boosting amino acid currently known to man and Fenugreek – while not nearly as powerful – is still a reliable herb for T. B5 and B6 might also play a role in maintaining healthy levels of testosterone and along with Fenugreek, Tribulus, and Ginseng’s boosts in physical performance and libido, Testo Max still manages to be a decent supplement.
Does it Work?
For testosterone, Testo Max works as far as the B Vitamins, DAA, and Fenugreek will take you. However, while these are notable ingredients on any testosterone booster, their combined powers don’t hold a candle to some of the best in the business – let alone an anabolic steroid such as Sustanon.
Despite being limited in the hormonal aspect of bodybuilding though, it does offer a safer route to boosting test. If that’s good enough for you, it’s good enough for me. Just don’t expect Shwarzenegger-esque muscles.
- Non-proprietary – No need for guessing games here. All the dosages of all the ingredients are disclosed.
- All natural – Unlike anabolic steroids that provide your body with synthetic testosterone, Testo Max uses natural ingredients to naturally boost test production.
- DAA – If Testo Max is at all effective, I’m giving most of the credit to this powerful amino acid.
- Dosage – Testo Max does have a solid set of ingredients but it’s sad that their potentials aren’t fully maximized because of weak dosages.
- Misleading – Saying it’s a natural alternative to an anabolic steroid makes it sound quite powerful but, uhmm, it’s really not. Furthermore, I’m not too sure whether the customer reviews I’ve read are actually legit or scam.
- Zinc and calcium – Again, these aren’t bad ingredients if taken individually. It’s just that they’re counterproductive when taken together.
The Bottom Line
If you buy into its marketing and expect steroid-like benefits without the androgenic side effects, you’ll most likely be disappointed. Taking the misleading marketing out of the picture though, Testo Max is actually quite decent albeit a few dosage derps. That said, it might still be capable of supporting muscle growth because of the potential testosterone boosts and it’s also a lot safer (but significantly weaker) than Sustanon.