Who’s up for a supplement that melts mountains of fat, packs on slabs of lean mass, and gives you explosive strength? That’s what Sculpt Nation is promising us with their Test Boost Max.
It sounds nice, but it’s Sculpt Nation we’re talking about. So in classic Noob Gains fashion, we will review this supplement to see if it’s worth buying.
Let’s dive in!
About the Creator – Sculpt Nation
V Shred-lovers prayed for a solution to the low-quality and often dangerous supplements that flooded the market.
Guess who answered?
No, it’s not WHO or PAHO. It’s Vince Sant (the V Shred guy).
Some of these supplements include:
Vince Sant is a personal trainer who’s certified by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).
Now Sant spends a lot of his time coaching and teaching people about bodybuilding. He has over 2 million followers on his YouTube channel plus 8 million followers on his Facebook.
A Closer Look at Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max
A $49 bottle of Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max contains 90 capsules and is supposedly made with 8 Testosterone increasing agents.
But what’s all this testosterone for?
People often associate testosterone with sex drive and sperm production, but it also affects muscle mass and performance. Why else would steroids be so popular?
Testosterone levels usually start dropping after you turn 30. And low testosterone levels can result in:
- Less energy
- Weight gain
- Decreased sex drive
Sculpt Nation is now marketing their Test Boost Max for people with low testosterone who are frustrated with their results in the gym or the bedroom.
But does it deliver? Let’s go deeper…
How Does it Work?
Sculpt Nation wants us to believe that using this supplement to rev up your testosterone can help:
- Increase your lean muscle mass
- Burn body fat faster
- Skyrocket your libido
- Provide quicker recovery after a workout
It sounds too good to be true.
However, we admit that Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max contains some testosterone-boosting ingredients like ashwagandha and longjack. And some other ingredients like Tribulus Terrestris, epimedium, and even may enhance libido and sexual function.
Mixing these ingredients may boost your testosterone, enhance performance, and increase libido.
But the real question should be, how effective is Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max? Let’s learn more about the main ingredients to find out.
Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max Ingredients
Below are the main ingredients found in Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max:
Tribulus Terrestris is a plant reported to have health benefits like:
- Enhancing libido
- Lowering blood sugar
- Reducing cholesterol levels
A study on 98 women with type 2 diabetes who took 1,000 mg of Tribulus Terrestris experienced lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Another study on 180 people showed that participants who took Tribulus Terrestris noticed a significant improvement in sexual function. Also, a study on 67 women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) who were given Tribulus Terrestris extract experienced improved sexual desire.
Unfortunately, research reveals that Tribulus Terrestris doesn’t increase testosterone in humans. Also, Tribulus Terrestris doesn’t seem to improve exercise performance. Another study shows no positive change in body composition, strength, and muscle endurance after taking Tribulus Terrestris supplements.
More research also found that taking Tribulus Terrestris didn’t improve strength and body composition in elite male rugby players.
American Panax Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolius)
Contrary to Sculpt Nation’s claim that American Panax Ginseng is truly a testosterone & libido-boosting all-star, there isn’t credible research to prove this.
Although, a study suggests that pax ginseng increased the amount of testosterone in the blood of mice.
But, Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) is different from Panax quinquefolius (American Panax ginseng).
(And humans are not the same as mice… obviously.)
Cordyceps mushrooms may boost your performance during exercise. But some research suggests that Cordyceps are not effective at improving the exercise performance of trained athletes.
And a study suggests that cordyceps didn’t affect testosterone levels in young adult males. Also, most research on the health benefits of cordyceps has been conducted on animals.
Ashwagandha Root 4:1 Extract
Ashwagandha may help boost fertility and increase testosterone in men. A study on 43 men suggests that ashwagandha was associated with an 18% increase in DHEA-S (a hormone involved in testosterone production) and a 14.7% increase in testosterone.
And a small study on 58 people resulted in reduced cortisol levels after consuming 250-600 mg of ashwagandha extract for eight weeks. Human research suggests that an increase in cortisol is associated with a reduction in blood testosterone levels.
But more research is needed to conclude the effectiveness of ashwagandha.
Longjack (Eurycoma Longifolia) Root
Longjack or Tongkat Ali comes from the roots of Eurycoma longifolia. The various compounds in longjack are thought to be responsible for increasing testosterone, improving male fertility, and improving body composition.
One study on men with low testosterone suggests that taking 200 mg of longjack for 1-month resulted in a significant increase in testosterone.
Epimedium (Epimedium Grandiflorum)
Epimedium is the main active ingredient found in horny goat weed, and it may help treat people with Erectile Dysfunction.
An animal study showed improvements in the erectile function of rats who were given horny goat weed (get your mind out of the gutter).
But the available research on the effects of horny goat weed and epimedium doesn’t show any improvement in testosterone. Also, most studies on horny goat weed and epimedium are performed on animals.
Hawthorn Berry Extract (Crataegus Laevigata)
Hawthorn berries are tiny fruits that are believed to lower blood pressure, reduce blood cholesterol and provide antioxidants.
The other ingredients in Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max include gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Nutritional Facts: Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max
|Nutrient||Amount Per Serving||Daily Value %|
|Ashwangandha root extract||600mg||**|
|Tribulus whole herb extract||500mg||**|
|Epimedium grandiflorum leaves||160mg||**|
|Hawthorn berry extract||40mg||**|
|Eurycoma longifolia root||20mg||**|
|American ginseng root||20mg||**|
|Cordyceps mycelium extract||20mg||**|
How to Use Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max
The instructions for using Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max are unclear. We know that three capsules make a serving, but Sculpt Nation doesn’t mention how many servings to take per day or how much is too much.
Also, there are no warnings, and their Test Boost Max doesn’t even mention if children or pregnant women can take this supplement. But to be safe, let’s say kids shouldn’t be taking this kind of stuff anyway.
Side Effects of Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max
It’s hard to tell the side effects of a supplement without much research on humans to back it. So we’ll examine the ingredients to see if they may produce side effects.
Below are some of the possible side effects that may occur from using Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max:
- Tribulus Terrestris was associated with toxicity and potential kidney damage in a man who took high doses to prevent kidney stones.  So it’s probably best to stick to the recommended dosage.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center suggests that people with heart disease should avoid horny goat weed because epimedium can cause irregular heartbeat and excitability.
- It is believed that ashwagandha is unsafe for pregnancies, and some experts say it may lead to a miscarriage.
Where Can You Buy Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max?
Sculpt Nation sells their Test Boost Max directly from their website. Remember that these supplements aren’t sold anywhere else, so beware of fake sellers and products.
Pros of Test Boost Max
People with celiac disease shouldn’t fear Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max because it’s free from gluten.
The main ingredients in Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max are from plant sources. We’ll give them a thumbs up for keeping it natural.
May work a little
Ashwagandha and Tribulus Terrestris may boost your testosterone and libido. And Tribulus Terrestris may boost performance in noobs (but current research suggests that trained athletes may not notice an increase in performance).
Longjack is another ingredient that may help people with low testosterone.
Also, the three main ingredients (Ashwagandha, Tribulus Terrestris, epimedium) in Test Boost Max are proven to enhance sexual drive or improve libido.
Cons of Test Boost Max
Sculpt Nation made bold claims about its Test Boost Max, so you’d expect them to add links to external research, but they didn’t.
No clear instructions
Imagine the amount of abuse that can occur when there are no clear instructions on using a supplement. Also, Sculpt Nations Test Boost Max doesn’t come with a warning or dosage limit.
May be exaggerated
You’ll have to admit that Sculpt Nation knows how to make eye-catching claims. They even promised that their Test Boost Max will help you:
“…turn back the clock, stop struggling, start shredding body fat and laying down lean muscle mass at an alarming rate.”
That statement makes you want to forget every fat-loss/bodybuilding principle and just eat a bowl of Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max. But in reality, it’s exaggerated and very misleading.
Needs more research
Some ingredients like longjack (Tongkat Ali), hornygoat weed, and cordyceps are not proven to be safe for pregnant women or children.
Also, some medications and medical conditions require you to avoid taking epimedium.
So take caution if you decide to regularly consume Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max.
What Other Reviews are Saying
Here is a narration of Noob Gains founder, Kyle’s experience using Sculpt Nation’s Test boost Max:
“I took three capsules with my lunch every day for a month as instructed on the label. During that time, my muscles actually felt tighter and fuller, and I was able to push out an extra rep or two for each workout. I’m not certain they actually boosted my testosterone, but they slightly helped my output in the gym.”
After reviewing the Test boost max, Melissa Mitri, MS, RD said ” I would not recommend it due to a lack of research for most of its ingredients.”
Is Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max Worth it?
So do we think that Sculpt Nation’s Test Boost Max is so powerful that you’ll absolutely achieve rapid results as Sculpt Nation claims!
Although it might help you add some extra reps in the gym and some of its ingredients may boost testosterone. But Sculpt Nation may have exaggerated the effects of this supplement a bit too much.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5