Water or Air?
That’s essentially the match-up here.
D-Pol boosts testosterone. P6 Chrome reduces estrogen.
And for you BIG bodybuilding MFs, you know that both benefits are important for getting yoked & stroked. Matter of fact, most of you would look at these two products and simply say: “Both.”
Well, eff it then–we wanted to see these boosters fight, but let’s see if they can be friends, too.
Tale of the Tape
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)||4000 IU (1000% DV)||P6 Chrome™ Blend||1445 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||2 mg (100% DV)||Adaptest™ Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) Root Extract, Tribulus Alatus Fruit Extract, Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-graecum) Seed Extract, Agaricus Bisporus Fruit Extract, 3,3’-Diindolylmethane|
|Vitamin B9 (as Folate)||400 mcg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||6 mcg (100% DV)|
|Sodium||130 mg (5% DV)|
|LH/Free Testosterone/ATP Amplifying Vasodilatory Oxygen Sparing Matrix||3600.1 mg|
|D-Aspartic Acid (3120 mg), Nitratine (Std. For 73% Nitrates), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) (4000 IU)|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Don’t let the Supp Facts fool you: D-Pol has the longer list, but they’re practically even in terms of T-boosters—D-Pol has 7; P6 Chrome has 5.
When you take out D-Pol’s sodium & practically non-existent B6, then, ya, they’re even. But enough of the dick-sizing—let’s see which formula has the bigger balls.
D-Pol Supports Big Balls and Wide, Gaping Blood Vessels
Let’s just get this round over with:
D-Pol has D-Aspartic Acid, ergo D-Pol WINS.
We don’t need to hear the rest here: Log off. Go home. And if you’re already home, then what the hell? Get your lazy ass outside!
Any T-boosting formula that features DAA as its starring T-booster is an immediate winner in our books. The shit just works—one study claiming T-boosts of up to 42% in only 12 days. That’s why the biggest, baddest formulas on the market all carry it and that’s why it’s #1 on our BIG LIST of T-Boosters.
This ingredient + Vitamin D, which also seems to act directly on T-production, give this product “big balls.” The B complex (vitamins B6, B9, B12) are aight, too, but not a huge deal.
Which leaves Nitratine, an exercise performance T-booster that, well… doesn’t boost T, but enhances blood flow, which might help T. The increased delivery of oxygen & nutrients across the body may help also transport active T levels for quicker T expression.
And that’s about it… A simple formula, but it gets shit done.
P6 Chrome Solves the “Bodybuilder’s Paradox”
Here’s how we define the “Bodybuilder’s Paradox”:
- The bodybuilder boosts T
- The body responds by boosting E
- E diminishes T status
- The bodybuilder panics and travels back in time to kill his grandfather to prevent all this from ever happening.
Minus that last point (which is a valid assumption), the “T increasing E diminishing T” aspect of T-boosting is scary as shit. And it largely goes unrecognized by big ballsy T-boosting formulas—namely formulas that carry DAA (looking at you, D-Pol), which has been shown to promote estrogen levels in addition to T.
P6 Chrome doesn’t carry DAA—nor does it carry anything that we think would spike an upsurge in estrogen—but it does carry an anti-estrogen safety measure: Agaricus Bisporus + Diindolylmethane (DIM). The whole point of these compounds are to prevent the conversion of T to E in the body (ya, that shit happens).
Agaricus Bisporus is the real deal, but here’s the problem(s) with DIM:
- Most research supports its anti-estrogen benefits only for women’s health.
- Some studies suggest it might decrease T under certain conditions.
Our take: P6 Chrome can manage E levels without diminishing T. However, because P6 Chrome sticks with only mid-levels T-boosters—Ashwagandha, Fenugreek, Tribulus—we don’t think this formula’s anti-E support was intended to counteract its own T-boosts.
P6 Chrome seems like a good supplement to supplement a supplement like D-Pol.
And because P6 Chrome’s formula would be meaningless without a BIG DAWG T-booster like D-Pol, we have to give this round to the BIG-time DAA winner.
Round 1… D-Pol Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Cellucor loves their proprietary blends.
We do not.
P6 Chrome is one giant proprietary blend—but if we’re being honest (we’ve been lying about everything up to this point), this prop blend looks decent.
We give it a C+.
1445 mg is enough to spread around for these ingredients—or, at the least, it’s enough to give the right ingredients the right amount in this formula.
However, when you compare it to D-Pol, which offers more than DOUBLE P6 Chrome’s overall dosage amount to just one of its ingredients (DAA, 3120 mg) and still manages to supply enough milligrams for its other ingredients (minus B6’s low dosage), the judgment call becomes an easy one here.
Round 2… D-Pol Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
If the dosages suck, you pick up the slack by having potent-ass ingredients.
P6 Chrome might have potent-ass ingredients, but we can’t be too sure:
- Most of P6 Chrome’s ingredients are in extract form, Ashwagandha in particular being a premium branded extract. We have confidence that the Ashwagandha is potent-ass AF, but the other herbs? We’ll just have to have faith that Cellucor put as much an effort in its Tribulus & Fenugreek as it did with Ashwagandha.
D-Pol can improve on at least 3 of its ingredients:
- D-Aspartic Acid to D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate (D-AA-CC)
- Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine HCl to Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P)
- Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin to Methylcobalamin
These ingredient forms are all passable, but, dammit… “passable” ain’t passable for us. Both formulas get a solid B grade with a “See me after class.”
Round 3… Tie.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$44.95||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$39.99|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.50||Price Per Capsule||$0.67|
|Price Per Serving||$1.50||Price Per Serving||$1.33|
Round 4… P6 Chrome Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
The polls are out: D-Pol ends in the lead 2-1-1.
If testosterone is your single goal, D-Pol is the one to go with here: It’s formula acts directly on boosting T with a slight athletic-enhancing edge that only further helps T status.
If estrogen is your goal, as in you’re trying to crank that shit down, then P6 Chrome is your formula: DIM may or may not help reduce estrogen, but Agaricus Bisporus will—plus, you have 3 herbs that will possibly help T among other benefits: sex drive, athletic health, so on.
Here’s the thing: These two formulas shouldn’t really be compared like this—they’re too different to do a side-by-side comparison. Plus, because there’s no overlap in their ingredients and bio-activities, we almost recommend taking both. Realistically, you’ll need anti-estrogen support to counteract D-Pol’s massive DAA content anyways, so, you know… eff it.
Let’s stop fighting and be friends–right, man?
Our final judgment: