Test Boost Max is a testosterone support supplement sold by a brand called SCULPTnation. The brand claims that this supplement is the “ultimate formula for men,” and that it “was designed to help your body produce more natural Testosterone.”
But does Test Boost Max contain research-backed ingredients for increasing testosterone levels, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe its effects? And why do we urge caution about this product’s manufacturer?
In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Test Boost Max based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective, or if it’s a waste of money.
We’ll feature unsponsored user reviews of the supplement, highlight some questionable health claims on the brand’s website, and share our concerns about its manufacturer.
The ingredients in Test Boost Max are shown above. We apologize for the low quality of this image; it’s the image published by the brand itself on their website.
This supplement does contain some research-backed ingredients for supporting testosterone (T) production.
Ashwagandha extract was shown in a clinical trial published in the American Journal of Men’s Health to increase T levels by around 15% in men with low T.
Tribulus terrestris is frequently included in T-boosting supplements, although a 2014 medical review concluded that the herb “is ineffective for increasing testosterone levels in humans.”
Epimedium grandiflorum may increase T levels according to a 2020 animal study, although we cannot find these results replicated in a human trial. Also, the equivalent human doses used in the trial were vastly higher than what’s included in Test Boost Max.
3,3’-diindolylmethane (spelled incorrectly as 3,3’-diindolymethane on the Test Boost Max Supplement Facts label) was shown in a clinical trial published in the Andrologia journal to negatively affect sperm quality and caused “degeneration of testicular tissues” which makes it a strange choice for a men’s health supplement in our opinion.
Ginseng can increase sex drive, as we documented in our review of another T supplement called T Hero, although we can’t find any evidence it has this effect at such a low dose (20 milligrams) as contained in Test Boost Max.
Overall, we consider Test Boost Max potentially effective for increasing T levels due to the research-backed ashwagandha extract dose, although we’re not particularly impressed with this formulation given that we only consider one active ingredient effectively dosed.
The good thing about this supplement is that its inactive ingredients are likely safe and non-toxic.
A YouTube fitness influencer named Sean Nalewanyj calls this product’s formulation “B.S” in a video with over 90,000 views:
Questionable Health Claims on Test Boost Max Website
There are a number of questionable and uncited health claims on the Test Boost Max product page on SCULPTnation’s website.
As shown below, the brand claims that its ingredient Tribulus was clinically shown to significantly increase strength:
You’ll note the numerical citation at the end of this health claim, which is supposed to correspond to the study being cited.
However, at the time of publishing this article, there are zero citations on the product page for these specific health claims. We find it to be entirely unacceptable and arguably deceptive to publish numerical citations that would lead a reader to believe proof has been provided for these claims, while no proof is ever provided in the footer of the site (or anywhere else) corresponding to these numbers.
SCULPTnation claims that its ingredient cordyceps (a mushroom) was shown in animal studies to “significantly increase testosterone levels:”
Again, a numerical citation is provided with no corresponding research study, and we cannot find any studies showing cordyceps to increase T levels.
We recommend consumers to be extremely cautious when purchasing supplements from brands that make specific health claims without providing proof of such claims. It’s a sign of a low-quality brand.
But how do real users rate and describe the effects of Test Boost Max? We’ll review in the next section.
Unsponsored Test Boost Max User Reviews
A TikTok creator named Phoenix shared his experience using Test Boost Max:
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A YouTube creator named “kpboix99” shared his thoughts after purchasing Test Boost Max in a video with over 20,000 views:
Will Test Boost Max Cause Side Effects?
Test Boost Max doesn't appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, so it's impossible to say for certain whether or not the supplement will cause side effects.
However, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.
We do not consider Test Boost Max likely to cause side effects. Most of its active ingredients are well-studied, and the inactive ingredients used are safe and non-toxic.
The few active ingredients we have concerns about, like 3,3’-diindolylmethane, are dosed too low to be likely to cause side effects in our opinion.
There is no mention of side effects for this supplement on the brand's website, although for another supplement, the brand's FAQ page suggests consulting with a doctor prior to use, which we agree is a good idea.
Our Concerns About Test Boost Max Manufacturer
As referenced throughout this article, the manufacturer of Test Boost Max is a company called SCULPTnation.
This company manufactures another supplement that we reviewed on Illuminate Health called Burn Evolved.
As we documented in our Burn Evolved reviews article, this supplement suffers from some of the same issues as Test Boost Max in our opinion: poorly cited health claims made by the product manufacturer without adequate proof provided.
We consider it a red flag when a supplement brand makes unscientific and uncited specific health claims, and we recommend that consumers be cautious if choosing to purchase from this brand.
We hope that in the future, SCULPTnation cites all of the health claims on their website. We don’t actually have a major issue with the product formulation.
Our Testosterone Support Picks
Fenugreek seed extract was shown in a meta-study published in the Phytotherapy Research journal to increase testosterone levels in men, and is one of the few natural compounds that we've found research backing for regarding testosterone support.
Bronson Fenugreek Seed Powder is our top fenugreek seed supplement because it provides an effective dose and is free of any questionable additive ingredients.
Interested consumers can check out Bronson Fenugreek Seed Powder at this link to the product's official Amazon listing.
Panax ginseng extract is an effective herbal libido enhancer, and was shown in a medical review published in the Spermatogenesis journal to increase sex drive in men when taken daily.
Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract supplement which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.
Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract at this link to the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only $15 on a subscription basis.
Pros and Cons of Test Boost Max
Here are the pros and cons of Test Boost Max in our opinion:
- Contains research-backed ingredients
- Contains effective ashwagandha extract dose
- May support T production
- No unhealthy additive ingredients
- Contains an active ingredient shown to be anti-androgenic in clinical trial
- Doesn't appear clinically tested
- Brand makes questionable and uncited health claims
- Low-quality manufacturer
- Not available on Amazon
- Unappealing product design