Ageless Male Max is a herbal testosterone booster manufactured by a company called New Vitality. The primary ingredients include ashwagandha and a nitric oxide boosting proprietary blend.
Ashwagandha is definitely one of the better testosterone boosting ingredients on the market. As for the nitric oxide blend, it is comprised of a couple dozen fruit and legume extracts that may or may not work.
Overall, Ageless Male Max is a decent upgrade to their previous supplement (Ageless Male) but, based on my analysis of the research, there are better options available.
DISCLAIMER: My review is not based on personal experience with Ageless Male Max. Rather, I've gone through the scientific studies behind each one of its ingredients to figure out whether it is actually proven in human research to boost testosterone levels or not.
Compared to some other testosterone supplements I've reviewed, Ageless Male Max doesn't quite stack up. If you're looking for a supplement to help support optimal testosterone production, your money is better spent elsewhere.
Based on my analysis of the research, Ageless Male will not impact your testosterone levels to any significant extent.
The Ageless Male Max ingredient formula includes:
Now, I will dive in to each of these ingredients one by one.
Your skin synthesizes vitamin D upon exposure to sunlight, but recent estimates reveal that the majority of people living in western developed countries have vitamin D deficiencies.
Vitamin D plays a crucial role in more than one thousand bodily functions and having a deficiency can leave you at risk of bone tissue decay, chronic fatigue, decreased immunity and a number of other health issues including low testosterone. Multiple studies have found men with vitamin D deficiencies to have significantly lower testosterone levels compared to men who have sufficient levels of it.
Ageless Male Max contains 1,666IU of vitamin D3. This is a sufficient amount for maintenance, but nowhere near enough to correct a deficiency. Ideally, you want a vitamin D level above 50 ng/mL. If your current level is far below this amount, then a 5000IU dose of vitamin D3 will be more effective at bringing your vitamin D levels (and thus your T-levels) back up to where they should be faster.
Vitamin B3 is primarily involved in cholesterol regulation with some studies showing that it can boost HDL (good cholesterol), lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and lower triglycerides. That being said, drastic results in this regard are only seen in people supplementing with large doses of niacin. The 8mg dose in Ageless Male is not likely to have any significant effects on your cholesterol markers.
Vitamin B6 is primarily involved in energy regulation and in assisting the body to metabolize fats and protein.
Vitamin B6 deficiencies are very rare. In fact, some experts even believe that more people have vitamin B6 levels that are too high than too low.
The recommended daily dose of vitamin B6 is between 1-2mg. Ageless Male Max provides 1mg of B6.
Vitamin B12 plays a number of roles in the human body including proper function of the nerves, decreasing the risk of clogged arteries, and the proper growth and development of the brain. B12 supplementation is usually recommended to deal with memory problems, Alzheimer's, and concentration.
Most people aren't deficient in B12, but the 1.2mcg dose in Ageless Male Max doesn't hurt.
Some of zinc's primary functions include boosting immunity, fighting cancer, balancing hormones, and fighting diabetes (5). Zinc has been found to have a direct impact on testosterone, but the extent of its impact is dependent on whether you have a deficiency. Most people get enough zinc through diet and it is not really a common deficiency. Still, let's have a look at what the research says about its interaction with testosterone:
Zinc is largely lost through sweat. So if you're regularly exercising (or just sweat a lot) then zinc supplementation can definitely help support optimal T production.
Ageless Male Max has your daily zinc requirements covered.
Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogenic herb, which means that is very effective at helping the body deal with the chemical and physical effects of stress. All of us are dealing with some form of stress or the other, which leads our bodies to increase the production of cortisol. Cortisol, like testosterone, is a steroid hormone and is produced from the same raw material as T - which is cholesterol. This means that higher cortisol equals lower testosterone.
Supplementing with ashwagandha is a proven way to lower cortisol, thus allowing more cholesterol to be available to produce testosterone. Ashwagandha supplementation has also been shown to significantly improve sperm concentrations.
In resistance trained men, ashwagandha supplementation has been shown to help them lose more fat, gain more muscle, and build more strength compared to placebo.
Ashwagandha is my #1 rated testosterone boosting herb because it is one of the few that is actually proven to work. The 338mg dose in Ageless Male Max is less than I would have liked to see, but it is still enough for you to experience noticeable benefits.
The NOXPerform Blend is a combination of fruit, vegetable, and legume extracts that are meant to increase your production of nitric oxide.
Increased nitric oxide levels improve blood flow and the primary reason this blend was included within the Ageless Male Max ingredient formula was to improve erectile function. There are far too many ingredients included in this blend for me to go over one at a time.
Overall, I'm not a fan of proprietary blends because we can never be sure of the dosage amounts of each ingredient. Although some of the ingredients included within NOXPerform may be effective, we can't narrow down exactly which ones work and which ones don't because there are just too many. When it comes to increasing nitric oxide, the most effective ingredient I've seen is L-citrulline.
The inclusion of the NOXPerform proprietary blend within Ageless Male Max isn't much of a downside, but I don't see much of an upside either.
My aim for this review has been to provide you with an unbiased look at the Ageless Male Max ingredient formula so that you can make an informed decision before purchase. Nonetheless, looking at what other users have to say can (sometimes) provide some valuable information as well.
Looking at the Amazon reviews on Ageless Male Max, there is a lot of mixed feedback. Some men are writing that it doesn't work at all while others are writing that it has helped them increase energy, libido, and has improved their sleep.
At $47.49 for 60 servings ($0.79/serving), Ageless Male Max is reasonably priced. That being said, the only ingredient worth investing in is the KSM-66 Ashwagandha root extract, which can be purchased for way less if you just buy it on its own.
As always, it is best practice to consult a medical healthcare professional and do your own in-depth research before taking any supplement.
Below, I've listed out some potential side-effects that are associated with each one of Ageless Male Max's individual ingredients.
Some possible side-effects of Ageless Male Max include insomnia, restlessness, headaches, and digestive issues.
Below, I've listed out how Ageless Male Max stacks up compared to some other popular testosterone boosters on the market
Ageless Male Max is amongst the best-selling testosterone boosters on Amazon.com. I don't know if its because of their marketing or what, but it has made the list even though there are better supplements out there.
Nugenix contains the primary ingredients of L-Citrulline, Testofen, and tribulus. L-citrulline is the most proven nitric oxide booster on the market.
In terms of boosting testosterone, Ageless Male Max comes out on top due to its ashwagandha content.
Winner: Ageless Male Max
The primary ingredients in Andro 400 are Fenugreek, L-Citrulline, and L-Arginine.
L-Citrulline is a potent nitric oxide booster that can enhance blood flow and help with ED. I don't know why they added L-Arginine in there, because L-Citrulline is basically the precursor for it.
It's clear that the manufacturers didn't really look into that.
Ageless Male Max has ashwagandha while Andro 400 has fenugreek as its primary ingredient. Fenugreek is not a proven test booster, therefore Ageless Male Max comes out on top once again.
Winner: Ageless Male
Super Beta Prostate is manufactured by the same company as Ageless Male, New Vitality. It is not actually marketed as testosterone booster but as a supplement meant to help with prostate problems.
It contains a pretty decent micronutrient profile, but as for the primary ingredient, it is mixed phytosterols.
Phytosterols are meant to reduce cholesterol.
For the purposes of boosting testosterone, Ageless Male Max definitely comes out on top.
Winner: Ageless Male Max
Libido Max is marketed as a male enhancement pill more than a testosterone booster.
The primary ingredients are Maca powder, Ashwagandha, Horny Goat Weed, and Tribulus.
Maca and Ashwagandha are both ingredients that I am quite fond of, as research has found some evidence supporting their health benefits, including a positive interaction with testosterone.
Even if Libido Max doesn't increase testosterone levels, its libido enhancing properties are definitely proven.
I quite like the ingredient profile of Libido Max and would reccomend it over Ageless Male Max.
Winner: Libido Max
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