March 11, 2014
Makers of the natural testosterone booster Max Genics are hoping to appeal to consumers who want a top-quality product.
Product descriptions on MaxGenics.com emphasize 2 quality assurance checks that go into perfecting every bottle of Max Genics. First, the makers say they tweaked this product’s formula for 2 years before settling on the current version. Second, a third-party laboratory evaluates each Max Genics batch before it’s sold to consumers.
These quality control measures sound thorough and no doubt ensure Max Genics meets FDA standards for health supplements. Let’s perform our own detailed Max Genics examination to make sure this product is a true consumer value.
Max Genics’s Price
Knowing about the years of research and quality assurance testing behind Max Genics, I was curious how its price compared to other testosterone boosters. At MaxGenics.com, this product sells for $40 to $50 a bottle, depending on how many bottles are purchased at a time. But, free shipping is offered with every purchase, regardless of quantity ordered.
Looking at the 10 best testosterone supplements as ranked by eSupplements.com, I noticed prices range from around $30 per bottle to as high as $80. That places Max Genics in the middle of the testosterone supplement price range. It seems consumers don’t pay too much extra for the quality testing behind Max Genics.
The Return Policy
MaxGenics.com also offers a unique money-back guarantee on every Max Genics purchase. Customers have 365 days to evaluate this testosterone supplement and return it for a refund if they aren’t satisfied.
This return policy is one of the most generous I’ve ever encountered. Most companies have only a 30 to 60 day money-back guarantee, if they offer one at all.
But, I wasn’t able to determine if this money-back guarantee covers more than one Max Genics bottle. Some companies cover only 1 bottle in their refund policy and require customers to return additional unopened bottles in saleable condition. I wish MaxGenics.com made it clearer whether customers can use multiple bottles within the yearlong timeframe.
How and When to Take Max Genics
The recommended dose is 2 capsules once a day, taken with a full glass of water and a meal. Taking Max Genics on an empty stomach is probably fine, but having a full stomach may reduce chances of stomach distress.
I didn’t find any information about what time of day to take Max Genics, though. I recommend trying Max Genics at different times of day to see what brings you the best results.
For example, someone taking Max Genics to enhance sexual performance should take the daily dose close to having sex.
Exercising and eating right are also recommended for men using Max Genics. A natural testosterone boost improves muscle building, so men should take advantage of that Max Genics benefit. Similarly, following a healthy diet ensures Max Genics’ natural ingredients aren’t nullified with junk food and gluttony .
A Peek at the Active Ingredients
Max Genics uses 10 ingredients to boost testosterone. But, the ingredients aren’t combined in a proprietary blend, making it easy to assess whether they’ll be effective in the Max Genics dosages.
L-Arginine – 500 mg. Arginine is an amino acid used to increase nitric oxide production and thereby improve erections. In one study, men with erectile dysfunction took 5 g arginine, and 31% had improved sexual function.  Max Genics’ arginine dose is much smaller, though, so it may not improve ED.
Tribulus Terrestris – 200 mg. Tribulus terrestris is used in Indian medicine to increase male libido and enhance sexual function. A twice daily 6 g tribulus terrestris dose raised testosterone and improved other sexual performance factors in men with low sperm count. But, Max Genics has a significantly smaller tribulus terrestris dose.
Tongkat Ali – 100 mg. This herbal extract is a traditional aphrodisiac. A 2012 study gave men 300 mg freeze-dried tongkat ali extract daily for 12 weeks. But, this dose didn’t raise free or total testosterone levels better than a placebo. 
L-Carnitine – 50 mg. Carnitine is an amino acid used to treat fatigue, symptoms of aging, and male infertility.  A 2004 study published in the medical journal Urology showed 4 g carnitine in various forms improved erectile function.  But, research doesn’t show how a 50 mg carnitine dose affects testosterone or sexual health in men.
Horny Goat Weed – 20 mg. Horny goat weed contains icariin, a natural aphrodisiac. Animal research links icariin from horny goat weed with raising testosterone in castrated rats.  However, this effect hasn’t been tested in humans, and the equivalent dose would be at least 1 g for a 200 pound person.
The Bottom Line on Max Genics
Most Max Genics’ ingredients have research saying they boost testosterone or improve sexual performance. But, the tested dosages are all larger than those included in Max Genics. Consequently, individual effects with Max Genics may vary.
On the plus side, this product isn’t expensive and comes with a 1-year money-back guarantee. That means there’s little financial risk in buying Max Genics and testing its effects.
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