About Maximum Shred

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Jan 15, 2015

Maximum Shred is a pre-workout supplement that’s claimed to use all-natural ingredients to help you build toned and ripped muscles without steroids, train hard without more effort, boost energy and endurance, increase strength, improve muscle recovery, provide natural pain relief, improve sexual performance, and more. Because of this, Maximum Shred is claimed to have been used by more than 20,000 men to help them achieve the bodies they wanted.

In order to help you realize these benefits, Maximum Shred is claimed to have been formulated based on research that ultimately won the 1998 Nobel Prize for Medicine; specifically related to l-arginine, which is claimed to help your body naturally release human growth hormone, while also relaxing arteries and allowing more blood and oxygen to flow to your muscles, resulting in faster recovery and maximized growth. Maximum Shred’s full list of ingredients includes: 

  • Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate
  • Taurine
  • Beta Alanine
  • Caffeine
  • Magnesium

According to the supplement’s website, you should take 2-3 capsules of Maximum Shred before working out, which will start working immediately. In addition, the manufacturer claims you can take 1 capsule on non-workout days for maximum results.

Whether you’re just starting in the gym, are a seasoned pro, or are just looking for an extra little “kick” in your physique (and perhaps in the bedroom as well), you want to know if Maximum Shred is worth your hard-earned money. So is it? Consider the following:

What is L-Arginine? Can It Really Provide All the Benefits Claimed by Maximum Shred?

L-arginine is an amino acid responsible for making proteins within your body. Because l-arginine is converted into nitric oxide, it can widen blood vessels and is often used for heart and blood vessel-related problems, including migraine headaches and erectile dysfunction. However, according to WebMD, there is insufficient clinical evidence showing that l-arginine supplementation can provide any kind of fitness or muscle building benefits.

Are Any of Maximum Shred’s Other Ingredients Effective?

Again according to WebMD, there is insufficient clinical evidence showing that taurine, beta alanine, or magnesium can reliably provide any kind of fitness-related benefits. As is well known, caffeine is a common stimulant that can provide a short burst of mental alertness, although this won’t necessarily provide any kind of fitness benefits, other than perhaps the ability to workout for longer periods of time.

With this said, since there’s no product label provided on the Maximum Shred website, there’s no way to know how much of each ingredient it contains, or whether or not this amount is enough to provide any effects.

Who Won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998, & What Does It Have to Do with Maximum Shred?

According to NobelPrize.org, the 1998 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to Robert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad due to their discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.” However, based on the overview provided on the organization’s website, none of the winners’ findings were based on the use of l-arginine, but instead focused on cell interaction with nitric oxide.

What Are Other Consumers Saying About Maximum Shred?

Despite claiming to have been used by 20,000 men, there were very few online customer reviews available for Maximum Shred at the time of our research. Among those available though, SupplementCritique gave the supplement 1.5 stars out of 5, and actually went so far as to call it a “scam.” In addition, Maximum Shred held an average 3-star rating on Amazon, with some of the most common complaints referencing failure to work as advertised. 

Outside of this, we came across numerous affiliate websites that hosted fake customer reviews. In most instances, these types of websites are intended to lead you to believe that you’re reading a legitimate review from some who’s tried the supplement, when it’s really just more marketing hype. 

From a business perspective, Maximum Shred is based out of North Vancouver, BC and holds a C rating with the Better Business Bureau, with one closed complaint as of 1/13/15. 

Maximum Shred Pricing & Guarantee

Maximum Shred is only available through a “free” trial for $4.95, for which you’ll receive a 30-day supply and which begins on the date your order is placed.

After your trial has ended, you’ll be billed $87.47 for full price of the original bottle and will also be enrolled in the company’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a fresh supply of Maximum Shred once every 30 days, and your credit card will be billed $87.47 each time.

Important note: As we’ve outlined on numerous occasions, it’s our professional opinion that autoship programs and free trials are often more about getting as much of your money as possible than they are about providing you with any kind of convenience.

With this said, in order to request a refund or to cancel your autoship enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service at 800-622-4871.

Can Maximum Shred Help You Get the Body You Want?

Chopping to the Point: Considering the lack of clinical evidence showing the ingredients contained in Maximum Shred can provide any of the benefits claimed by the manufacturer, it’s our opinion that its high price is far out of line with any benefits you can realistically expect to achieve from using it.

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Total scam

    • Fayetteville, NC,
    • Feb 20, 2015

    I bought the free trial for price of shipping. It was cheap enough but it doesn't do anything. I even paired it with the "Extreme Antler" stuff like they suggest. Still, no noticeable difference from before I start taking it. It has been two weeks. Don't get sucked in.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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