Maxtropin is a performance enhancing nutritional supplements that claims to deliver “mind-blowing results,” including increased muscle mass, enhanced stamina, and improved metabolic efficiency. The company promises Maxtropin will also help your body get rid of unwanted waste, increase your energy, decrease body fat, and help you achieve the “sexual performance you’ve been looking for”—including harder, fuller erections.
How does Maxtropin work? The manufacturer states that all of this is accomplished using only natural ingredients that are “safe and backed by science,” which work by permeating your bloodstream, optimizing your levels of free testosterone, and increasing blood flow.
Regardless of your age, Maxtropin’s claimed benefits certainly sound appealing. If you’re nearing the age of 40, though, these benefits might seem like a lifesaver.
But is the manufacturer just hyping you up, or is there really something to Maxtropin’s ingredients? Even is there is, will the benefits you achieve match the price you pay? We’ll explore all of this here.
What’s the Role of Testosterone In the Body?
Produced in the testes and the adrenal cortex, testosterone is a type of hormone that’s essential for the sexual and reproductive development of males, including sex organs. This also includes secondary characteristics traditionally associated with manhood, including penis and testes size, facial and body hair growth, deepening of the voice, and more.
As any parent of a teenage boy will tell you, testosterone levels surge after puberty and remain high until around the age of 30. Past this point, testosterone levels begin dropping at a rate of about 1% per year. This can result in unwanted side effects like reduced sexual drive, difficulty achieving (or maintaining) an erection, difficulty sleeping, lack of motivation, reduced muscle mass, and more.
To this extent, Maxtropin claims their ingredients can boost free (versus bound) testosterone, which is biologically active and able to counteract these side effects. Is there any clinical evidence to support this claim?
Does Maxtropin Contain “Proven, Powerful” Ingredients?
Based on what we’re told on the Maxtropin website, the supplement contains:
Will any of these work? Of these, l-arginine is an amino acid that converts into a gas called nitric oxide (NO) inside the human body. In turn, this gas can help widen blood vessels and improve circulation, making it possibly effective for improving sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, addressing some aspects of high blood pressure, and reducing chest pain.
Outside of this, there doesn’t appear to be enough clinical evidence that any of Maxtropin’s other ingredients will work as advertised or boost testosterone in any way.
Here’s the thing: Even among ingredients like l-arginine that might provide a mild benefit, we’re not told how much Maxtropin contains, or whether or not it’ll be enough to work (for reference, WebMD recommends taking 5 grams per day to address ED).
It seems that most of Maxtropin’s ingredients probably won’t provide much a boost, if any. Will they cause any harm, though?
Are There Any Potential Side Effects with Maxtropin?
In most instances, although you might not experience any benefits using Maxtropin’s ingredients, the good news is that they probably won’t cause much more than mild digestive upset.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that l-arginine might interact with some blood pressure medications, as well as nitrate—and even Viagra! Also, horny goat weed seems to decrease blood pressure, so it’s extremely important that you talk with your doctor before taking a supplement like Maxtropin.
How Much Will You Pay for Maxtropin?
Like so many of the other testosterone supplements we’ve reviewed (more about this in the following section), the only way to purchase Maxtropin is through a trial. Here are the details:
First, you’ll only pay $4.95 to receive a full 30-day supply of Maxtropin, which begins your 14-day trial. What the company conveniently doesn’t mention (other than buried deep in the Terms & Conditions) is that after these 14 days have passed, you’ll be charged the ridiculously high price of $89.99—especially considering the lack of clinical evidence (and dosing) for nearly all of the supplement’s ingredients.
You’ll also be automatically signed up for recurring monthly shipments and charged another $89.99 each time a new bottle of Maxtropin arrives at your door.
For these reasons, we typically recommend avoiding products sold only through free trials. Of course, the website claims you can cancel your trial, stop your recurring shipments, or request a refund within 30 days—only on unused, unopened bottles, less S&H charges and a $19.95 restocking fee—by calling (877) 689-3344 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based on our experience and reading thousands of customer reviews all across the internet though, you might not exactly have a pleasant experience. Why? We’ll explain next.
What’s Everyone Saying In Their Maxtropin Reviews?
As we outlined in our Nutritional Supplements Buyer’s Guide, supplements companies are almost wholly unregulated by the government, and are free to make just about any claim they like, without having to support them with clinical proof. This is largely because, while they can’t claim to treat any medical condition, there simply aren’t enough government resources to enforce anything but the most egregious violations.
As a result—whether we’re talking about Bio Testosterone XR, Lifeforce T-2000, Evermax, or the dozens of other testosterone boosters we’ve reviewed—the most common complaint is failure to work. In other words, for the most part, these supplements rarely deliver on their over-the-top claims.
In fact, on Amazon (the only place we found any online customer feedback for Maxtropin at the time of our research), failure to work was the most often-cited complaint. On par with this were problems with the free trial, difficulty processing refunds or stopping automatic shipments, and generally poor customer service.
In our opinion and based on our experience, this purposely poor customer service acts as the linchpin in many of these companies’ business models, which is intended to drive customers away in frustration, while they hang on to your hard-earned money.
The Bottom Line About Maxtropin
Not only is there zero clinical evidence for most of Maxtropin’s ingredients, but the company seems to get some basic scientific details wrong on their website.
For example, it’s claimed that Maxtropin can increase protein output in your muscles. However, while protein plays an important role in muscle growth and development by absorbing the amino acids it contains, your muscles don’t output protein. It’s actually the exact opposite of what occurs.
Another example is when they state that Maxtropin will “rid your body of unwanted waste.” In reality, your body does a very good job of naturally excreting toxins, so there’s no need to try and boost the process using clinically unsubstantiated ingredients.
Facts like these, in addition to Maxtropin’s less-than-stellar trial structure and the poor reputations of dozens of supplements just like it, would lead us to recommend speaking with your physician about better ways to increase muscle mass, boost testosterone, and lose weight, instead of placing an order.