56% reported an improvement in anxiety & depression (PHQ-4)
74% reported an improvement in energy, strength, sex drive, work performance (qADAM)
Health: 78% reported an improvement in diet, exercise, sleep, focus, & relationships
Maximus’ King Protocol is more than just medications. We believe the evidence shows that the best possible care is holistic, incorporating both pharmaceutical and health behavior change in order to maximize hormonal and overall health. As a result, we don’t sell standalone medications, but rather, protocols/programs, which include three effective components:
Membership Is $199.99 per Month + Cost of Labs
The Maximus King Protocol uses convenient oral pills that are safe (side effects are minimal and are no different than placebo side effects in clinical trials) and have the opposite effect of TRT: they stimulate your testes to produce your own natural testosterone. Stimulating your own natural testosterone increases testicular size and promotes greater fertility, and can be discontinued without adverse effects (your levels just go back to their normal baseline in that case). As a result, The King Protocol can be taken indefinitely as long as you’re continuing to experience benefits.
|Maximus King Protocol||Testosterone Replacement Therapy||Testosterone Support Supplements|
|1) Meaningfully increases testosterone|
|2) Minimal side effects|
|3) Improves fertility (vs. causes infertility)|
|4) Increases testicular size (vs. causes shrinkage)|
|5) Pharmaceutical grade / free from impurities|
|6) Convenient pills - no risky needles/ creams|
Previously, the only two choices for testosterone were either ineffective or injurious. On one hand you had over-the-counter “testosterone support” supplements, which are nothing more than vitamins, minerals, and herbs that do not meaningfully increase testosterone unless you have an underlying nutritional deficiency. On the other hand you had Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), which is injected in order to be most effective (or utilizes a scrotal cream which cannot be rubbed onto your partner or else it will masculinize them), and causes testicular shrinkage, infertility, and suppression of your own testosterone production. Suppression of your own testosterone production by TRT means lifelong dependence.
How soon can I get started?
You can get started right away by signing up and completing your onboarding clinical intake.
As soon as you complete your intake we'll ship you an at-home test kit to capture your baseline hormone levels. At the same time we will send your clinical intake to your dedicated licensed Maximus clinician for review.
Once your clinician reviews your intake and lab work they will make a treatment recommendation for you, which will be shipped priority upon acceptance.
When will you be available in my state?
We are currently available in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MI, MO, NC, NH, NV, NY, OH, UT, WA, WI, WY.
We are expanding as quickly as possible. In the meantime, join our email list to get updates and gain access to our free E-Book and Discord community at Testosterone 101
What is the cost and what’s included?
The treatment cost for the King Protocol is $199.99/month, which includes doctor consultation and medication (if qualified).
Labs are required in months 1 and 2, and cost $72.50 each. The first kit is shipped upon completion of your onboarding intake to capture your baseline hormone levels. The second kit is shipped upon completion of your followup intake (~30 days later) to capture your hormone changes on The King Protocol. If additional labs are required, costs are passed through directly to you at no profit to Maximus.
How long until I see results?
The pharmaceuticals use are not psychoactive drug (like caffeine where you feel the effects immediately). While testosterone levels may increase in as little as 14-28 days, symptomatic effects may take time to take effect. Enter the Maximus KING Protocol, which focuses not only on cutting-edge pharmaceutical treatment, but also a holistic treatment plan including coaching, community, and overall behavioral health improvements.
How long is the required use of it?
We encourage you to think of Maximus as a benefit, not a requirement. Like most other pharmaceuticals, the Maximus King Protocol works as long as you are on it. If you decide to discontinue it for any reason, your testosterone levels will simply return to baseline levels (they will not be suppressed like with Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)). Thus, our clients stay on the King Protocol as long as they are benefitting from and enjoying the results of optimized testosterone, so it is safe to take indefinitely as long as your physician continues to approve.
Does it have any adverse side effects?
The adverse effects of enclomiphene have been extensively studied during phase II and phase III clinical trials. The drug is generally well tolerated, however infrequent side effects may occur such as:
— Headache (observed in 3.3% of patients)
— Nausea (observed in 2.1% of patients)
— Diarrhea (observed in 1.9% of patients)
— Common Cold (observed in 1.7% of patients)
— Hot flush (observed in 1.7% of patients)
— Joint pain (observed in 1.2% of patients)
— Dizziness (observed in 1% of patients)
Overall, there was no evidence of drug toxicity and rates of adverse events were not significantly different from placebo.2
There is also a theoretical risk of venous thromboembolism (problems due to the formation of blood clots in the veins). However, in clinical trials, this was a rare occurrence in only 4 patients who "all had, multiple risk factors for thromboembolism" pre-existing. To minimize this risk, we do not prescribe to patients with pre-existing risk for blood clots (e.g. who are on blood thinners).
If you are experiencing these or other side effects, please immediately contact your licensed clinician through the patient portal.
What pharmacy will be shipping my medication, assuming I qualify for treatment and am prescribed medication?
Maximus complies with Pharmacy Choice, always allowing our patients the ability to select their own compounding pharmacy. However, if they prefer, patients can select the following LegitScript Approved compounding pharmacy below, which is a licensed 503A facility and works with us to ensure they have the ingredients readily available and undergo strict quality controls to ensure the highest product quality:
Jungle Jim’s Pharmacy
5485 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Phone: (877) 858-3784
How long till my prescription arrives?
Prescriptions usually arrive 2-3 business days after the Rx has been sent in, if urgently needed we can also have them sent with overnight shipping.
Who is my clinician?
All telehealth consultations are conducted by licensed clinicians (usually a board-certified physician) with deep knowledge and experience in men’s health.
How do I complete my at-home lab kit?
Depending on the lab vendor you are using there are different guides. Both guides include step-by-step instructions and links to video demos:
• ZRT Guide
• Tasso Guide
If you are discontinuing TRT before starting our protocol, be sure your last dose is at least 2 weeks before taking the lab test. If you are taking an “AFTER” lab test, be sure you have consistently taken the medication daily for 30 days (especially the last 7 days) for accurate results.
Can I use my HSA or FSA card to pay for Maximus' services?
Maximus accepts Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).
Using your HSA/FSA is easy. Simply use your HSA/FSA card as you would any other debit or credit card when providing your billing information.
HSA/FSA plans vary on what services they are willing to cover. If you are uncertain whether your plan covers Maximus' services, check with your plan administrator.
What is the renewal process?
We will send you a notification via text and email when it’s time to complete your refill. This is completed by logging into your account on Maximus App and clicking the blue button that says “Begin Refill.” Once you have completed the questionnaire your clinician will review it and message you on the patient portal. You will be alerted to this message via email. Please login to the patient portal at Passport
as soon as possible to reply to your clinician message. Prescriptions, if approved, will not be sent until the patient replies to this message.
Can I remove coaching from my subscription cost?
Maximus includes prioritized access to psychologist-led coaching as a free perk for subscribers. There is no associated cost to be removed from your subscription if you elect not to use it.
All customers are encouraged to take advantage of the coaching perk, as lifestyle and behavioral changes are foundational to improved health and performance.
I don’t have Low Testosterone (or don’t think I do), would I still qualify for treatment?
Maximus King Protocol is not just for people with Low Testosterone lab values, because we treat symptoms, not numbers. We utilize lab testing to help optimize and titrate your medication so that you're getting the most out of our program, but we do not use the test as a diagnostic tool. We are able to evaluate your symptoms through a comprehensive clinical intake that will be reviewed by one of our clinicians. You will be able to discuss your treatment directly with the clinician and determine one of our protocols are right for you.
Can I start if I’m already taking testosterone therapy such as TRT, topical creams, or gels?
No, Maximus King Protocol cannot be taken at the same time as TRT/AAS. However, if you and your clinician decide to discontinue TRT/AAS before beginning, then you can qualify for our program.
How does this compare to TRT?
Most people are unfamiliar with our approach, and so mistakenly believe that TRT is the only way to meaningfully increase testosterone. However, the Maximus King Protocol is superior to TRT in 5 ways: 1) Convenient pills, no injections, 2) Stimulates your own natural T production, no suppression, 3) Maintains testicular function & size, no shrinkage, 4) Can discontinue anytime, no dependence, 5) Increases T as effectively, if not more so in men with excess body fat, 6) includes health coaching, not just meds. Read more here: Testosterone
Is it safer than TRT?
The Maximus King protocol is a safer alternative to TRT. It is based on extensive scientific research and clinical practice that has validated our approach. In fact, a recent review by top experts concluded that our therapy should “become the primary medication for men with secondary hypogonadism (low T) who wish to preserve spermatogenesis (fertility)… and is “a very promising drug for patients with secondary hypogonadism and who are concerned about the negative effects of exogenous testosterone (TRT).” Read more about how we increase testosterone levels by an average of ~2X at Testosterone
When switching from TRT to your protocol would I experience a dip in T-levels or benefits from higher T-levels?
We have patients discontinue TRT for at least 7 days (longer if using a longer-acting form) to eliminate TRT from your system before starting the Maximus King Protocol, in order to have a clean/accurate 'before' lab test. Obviously, you will have temporarily lower levels coming off of TRT. As soon as you start the Maximus King Protocol and as long as your testicles are functioning properly, you should see a restoration in the natural production of your own testosterone, and our physician can work with you to find the right dosage for you over time.
How does coming off enclomiphene work?
Unlike TRT, coming off enclomiphene holds no adverse effects or "discontinuation syndrome" because testosterone levels gradually return to baseline upon discontinuation. You do not need to taper dosage down or use other drugs to assist discontinuation.
Is enclomiphene approved by the FDA?
Enclomiphene is derived from clomiphene citrate, an existing FDA-approved drug, and is thus nominated for use in compounding under Section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Enclomiphene comprises about two-thirds of clomiphene citrate.
This allows it to be legally prepared by a compounding pharmacy when prescribed by a physician. If and when any updates occur to the FDA bulk drugs list, we will work with our partners and patients to update our treatment protocols and ensure continuity of care.
For more information on enclomiphene visit Science
My body no longer produces testosterone, will this work for me?
If you have been diagnosed by a doctor with primary hypogonadism and your body cannot produce testosterone under any circumstances, then Maximus is not right for you. But if your body is not producing testosterone due to being artificially suppressed from Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), we can be a fit if the issue is secondary hypogonadism. We have many former TRT users switch to Maximus and are able to restart their natural testosterone production.
Can I use this to get more fit even if I have normal T ranges?
A randomized clinical trial using a high dose of the medication class used in the Maximus King Protocol showed a 4.9 lb. increase in lean body mass (from 154.6 to 159.4 lb.) over 12 weeks. Individual results will vary and one should have realistic expectations (these are not unsafe anabolic steroids), but if you take advantage of the health coaching that's part of our protocol (to improve your diet and exercise), the pharmaceuticals provided will enhance your muscle building results.
Soares AH, Horie NC, Chiang LAP, et al. Effects of clomiphene citrate on male obesity-associated hypogonadism: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2018;42(5):953-63. Study
Can it enlarge the prostate?
The research suggests our treatments do not increase the DHT:T ratio, so it should not affect the prostate as much as Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), which increases it significantly.
Can I start if I’m already taking OTC testosterone supplements?
Yes, although please disclose the supplements you are taking to your clinician so they can personalize your treatment plan accordingly.
I believe I have my micronutrients under control - do I need Maximus’ Hormonal Vitamins supplement as part of my KING protocol?
Vitamin quality and form are important factors that many supplement manufacturers overlook. Maximus’ Building Blocks supplement uses high quality, pharmaceutical-grade versions of these vitamins in their ideal form. For instance it uses pure tocotrienols instead of inferior tocopherol forms of Vitamin E. The supplement also contains a unique endogenous compound, Geranylgeraniol (GG), to complement the fat soluble vitamins (ADEK). If you're taking other forms of vitamins that overlap with Building Blocks, we recommend discontinuing it in favor of this supplement. Not only will you be receiving a carefully sourced, high-quality supplement, but at a cost not accessible to most individual consumers.
I’m currently out of town. Can you ship my medication to my current location?
As long as you are located in one of the states we are licensed to service we can ship your medications to you.
For help updating your address and navigating shipping options, reach out to: [email protected]
How long until I get my lab results?
Lab results take 5 business days to process once received. Please kindly allow time for your lab kit to reach the lab and for processing time. As soon as the lab report is available we will post the results to both your Maximus app account and to your Passport account for your doctor to review. Lab reports are checked twice daily and uploaded as promptly as possible.
Does it increase hair loss?
Some people ask how our protocol could affect hair loss, because they've heard Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) worsens hair loss, since testosterone converts to DHT, another androgenic hormone that may contribute to male pattern baldness.
Our protocol is very different than TRT by stimulating your own natural production of testosterone, which affects DHT differently than synthetic testosterone taken from outside of the body. A study showed that testosterone replacement gel (1% 10g) increased DHT by 8X as much as enclomiphene, even at higher dosages than what we typically use (12.5-50 mg).
TRT also shifts the balance between the two hormones (DHT:TT ratio) towards DHT, while enclomiphene maintains the balance. Thus, enclomiphene should have minimal effect on hair loss compared to Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), and is much more "hair safe/friendly" for most people.
How do I get in touch?
The best way to reach our Customer Success Specialists is by emailing [email protected] You can also call us at (213) 770-629, please leave a voicemail if there is not an answer and we will return the call. You can also reach us by sending a message through the app. We strive to answer all inquiries within 24 hours.
Please kindly note that for all medical questions you should contact your clinician directly by logging into the Passport App at Passport
Can I use my own lab test?
You may be approved to use your own lab test if the following criteria are met:
• The lab panel must include Total Testosterone.
• The lab panel must also include SHBG and/or Free Testosterone.
• The sample must have been collected within the last six months.
• The sample must have been collected at least two weeks after discontinuation of the following: Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), Anabolic Steroids, SARMs, SERMS, Aromatase Inhibitors, OTC Herbal or Non-herbal Testosterone Boosters.
You must also agree to use the same lab vendor and panel for your follow-up lab test (completed about 30 days after starting treatment, or as required by your licensed Maximus clinician).
For further assistance please contact: [email protected]
- Rodriguez KM, Pastuszak AW, Lipshultz LI. Enclomiphene citrate for the treatment of secondary male hypogonadism. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2016;17(11):1561-1567. doi:10.1080/14656566.2016.1204294
- Earl JA, Kim ED. Enclomiphene citrate: A treatment that maintains fertility in men with secondary hypogonadism. Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2019;14(3):157-65.