Red pill or blue pill, Neo?
Or would you prefer …both.
Based on the box of Performix Super Male T v2X, a PWO slash fat burning slash testosterone boosting supplement hybrid, Performix simultaneously offers the options of escaping the Matrix while hiding within the safe confines of a false reality. The escape plays out in the form of exceptional quality ingredients and extracts. The false reality manifests itself as dosage masking proprietary blends.
Or you can take the third option: No Performix pills. But let’s read the review first before making any brash decisions.
About Performix Super Male T v2X
Manufactured by Performix, Super Male T v2X is another liquid capsulated Performix product, this time combining testosterone boosters with fat burners for lean, mean muscle gains. Assuming we can trust what’s hidden in these proprietary blends. Formula notes:
- Super Male Performance: Most of the testosterone boosting action is held in Performix’s first proprietary blend, and by “testosterone” we actually mean “libido.”
- Super Suspension Thermo: A huge portion of this blend’s 325 mg is simply caffeine, the world’s favorite psychostimulant and a decent fat burner. (But just caffeine.)
- Performix Price Tag: Competing with Starbucks for the most expensive caffeinated products on the market, Performix might actually win the gold medal here.
Performix Super Male T v2X Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 4 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin D-3 (as cholecalciferol)||37.5 mg (188% DV)|
|Niacin (Vitamin B3 (as Nicotinic Acid))||10 mg (63% DV)|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||6.8 mg (400% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||1,000 mcg (41,667% DV)|
|Zinc (as ZX3™ – Zinc Monomethionine, Zinc Arginate, Zinc Citrate)||30 mg (273% DV)|
|Performix™ Super Male Performance Complex||750 mg|
|Furosap® Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-graecum) extract (seed) [std. 45% Furostanolic Saponins and 20% Protodioscin], Testafuranol™ Tribulus alatus extract (aerial parts/berry) [std. 54% Saponins], Maca (Lepidium meyenii) extract (root) [4:1], Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium sagittatum) extract (stem/leaf) [std. 10% Icariin], Longjack (Erycoma longifolia) extract (root) [std. 100:1], 3,3′-Diindolylmethane (DIM), L-Dopa (from Mucuna pruriens extract (seed))|
|Performix™ Super Suspension Thermo Complex||325 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous [200 mg], Sensoril® Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract (root/leaf) [std. to 8% Withanolides and 32% Oligosaccharides], AdvantraZ® Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium) extract (fruit) [supplying synephrine, n-methyltyramine, hordenine, tyramine and octopamine], Synephrine HCl, Huperzine A (Huperzia serrata) extract (aerial parts) [std. 1% Huperzine], Yohimbine HCl, BioPerine® Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) extract (fruit) [std. to 95% Piperine]|
Sugar, Gelatin, Starch, Talc, Povidone, FD&C Blue #1 Lake, Pharmaceutical Glaze, Silica, Maltodextrin, FD&C Red #40 Lake, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate, Triglycerides, FD&C Yellow #5 Lake, Magnesium Stearate, Tocopherols
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 serving (4 Capsules) in the morning each day, or as directed by a physician or qualified healthcare professional. New users should start with 1/2 serving (2 Capsules) to assess tolerance before moving to full serving. Best if taken on an empty stomach. Do not take within six hours of bedtime. This product should not be taken in combination with other products containing caffeine or other stimulants. For best results, avoid taking with dairy or other calcium containing foods or supplements. Do not exceed 1 serving per day. Please read entire label before use.
Performix Super Male T v2X splits its formula into two blends: one for test boosting, the second for fat burning.
Oddly enough, neither complex blend exceeds more than a gram (or even a gram), despite the hefty 4 liquid cap serving size. But more on that later. First, check out the non-proprietary ingredients, the vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin D3 – The best vitamin for testosterone, D3 sits at the #4 spot on our BIG List of T-Boosters for its direct correlation with testosterone levels.
- B Vitamins – Vitamin B3, B6, and B12 — three B vitamins at solid dosages and in decent forms, with exception to B6, which could improve to Phosphate-5-Pyridoxal (P-5-P). B vitamins have suggested, yet vaguely understood links to test status.
- Zinc (as ZX3™) – Patented zinc trademark, supplying three quality forms of this manly mineral at a solid 30 mg dosage. Zinc plays a direct role in testosterone synthesis.
Not too shabby of a selection here. Good job on the D3 and Zinc — however, the real meat of the formula is below in the Super Male Performance Complex and Super Suspension Thermo Complex. Check it:
Performix™ Super Male Performance Complex
Within Performix’s 4 capsule servings, the formulators only set aside a small 750 milligrams for their seven primary testosterone boosters, allowing for a potential average of 107 mg per ingredient. Busting our balls here, Performix. Regardless, let’s check out the ingredients:
Fenugreek Extract (as Furosap®) – Quality, potent extract of fenugreek, a sex enhancing “free” testosterone booster, with more libido potential than actual male hormone boosts, but, hey… what’s wrong with that?
Tribulus alatus Extract (as Testafuranol™) – While Tribulus alatus pales in comparison to Tribulus terrestris in terms of clinical studies, the alatus form of Tribulus is believed by some to be better than the more common Tribulus terrestris. Still, Trib doesn’t do much for boosting testosterone (in fact, it doesn’t), but it’s still a powerful, man-healthy herb for natural bodybuilding.
Maca 4:1 Extract – Maca feels great. Tastes great. But does nothing noticeable for testosterone. However, it may help you feel nice and manly, which is, like, almost as good as having healthy testosterone levels, right?
Horny Goat Weed Extract – Also doesn’t boost testosterone levels, yet there’s no false advertising here: HGW makes men (and goats) horny. There might secondary testosterone effects, due to HGW’s testosterone mimic status.
Longjack (Eurycoma longifolia) Extract – Longjack, or Eurycoma longifolia, or “Stick of Man,” helps bolster the essential stick of man (yes, that stick) while also balancing the testosterone to cortisol ratio for a better, more anabolic muscle building metabolism.
3,3′-Diindolylmethane (DIM) – Sourced from cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli), DIM is a popular anti-estrogen choice for its potential inhibition of aromatase, the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to estrogen.
L-Dopa (from Mucuna pruriens Extract) – Precursor compound to neurotransmitter dopamine, and a promoter of GH (growth hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) release, potentially resulting in an increase in muscle growth and testosterone synthesis.
Had Performix simply doubled down on these ingredients, alongside the vitamins and minerals, then we’d be looking at a solid testosterone boosting formula here. But noooo, they couldn’t just quite while they were ahead, continuing with this confusing caffeinated blend:
Performix™ Super Suspension Thermo Complex
Caffeine? Por que?? Okay, we get why: Thermogenic fat burns. And, really, caffeine is not a bad ingredient for this — we did rank it at #2 on our BIG List of Fat Burners — but caffeine isn’t a rare compound to come by. Granted, that’s not the only ingredient in this proprietary blend, as the Super Suspension Thermo Complex also sees the likes of:
- Ashwagandha – Ayurvedic adaptogen herb, great for virility and free test.
- Bitter Orange (Synephrine) – “Ephedra-lite” fat burns and stimulation.
- Huperzine A – Notable memory nootropic, inhibits acetylcholine breakdown.
- Yohimbine – Aphrodisiac fat burner, although boosts heart rate, so CAUTION.
And last but not least: BioPerine — our favorite black pepper extract brand for nutrient absorption and bioavailability enhancement. Performix will need as much nutrient absorption enhancement in can get with the weak dosages in this blend: 200 mg goes to caffeine alone, leaving only 125 mg to the remaining five ingredients.
Performix has a knack for sleek, shiny shuppl — ehrm… supplements, and Performix Super Male T v2X is no exception. (For frame of reference, check out our reviews on Performix Iridium and Performix SST, the latter of which shares fat burners with this testosterone booster.) And in the words of the musical G.O.A.T.s, Smash Mouth: All that glitters is gold.
Except that’s not true at all, is it?
At least, it’s not true for Super Male T v2X’s glittery formula.
Superficially, Performix Super Male T v2X displays itself as a well-rounded, natural hybrid test booster slash fat burner, stacking up an impressive array of well-dosed, high powered vitamins and minerals, trademarked extracts, and potent herbs. However, take two more digs with the shovel and you get stopped by a massive rock that goes by the name of proprietary blend.
Super Male T v2X splits itself formula into two proprietary blends, each dosed at 750 mg and 325 mg, respectively. This is mind boggling considering the massive 4 cap serving size — this would be disappointing for a 2 cap serving size. The reason this supplement fails in the dosage department seems to be due to the unnecessary additives, fillers, and sweeteners.
This greatly impairs the efficacy of Performix’s product, and what’s more: Performix charges you $179.99 per bottle — i.e., $6 per serving! Our recommendation: Try out a superior test stack and mix it with Starbucks for a cheaper, more effective caffeine + booster stack.
Performix Super Male T v2X Benefits
The Super Male T v2X benefits claimed by Performix include:
- Unrelenting Energy – “to push past fatigue and physical limitations”
- Virility Support – “to improve circulation … sexual performance and function”
- Advanced Fat Metabolism – “to ignite your metabolism for a truly ripped physique”
And this last benefit claim, which we find mind-bendingly egregious:
- Label and Formula Transparency – “Super Male T v2X contains transparent formulations that are designed for maximum efficacy.”
On the same label that hides most of its ingredient dosages under proprietary blends, Performix makes a claim on “Label and Formula Transparency.” Whatever they’re smoking, we definitely want some.
Who Takes It?
All Stars. Performix breaks the mould for sure with its hybrid design, attracting the bodybuilding, mould-breaking all stars, get your game on, go play. HEY NOW. (Have fun trying to get that out of your head for the rest of your day. You’re welcome.)
Any Side Effects?
No side effects reported on the Amazon or GNC customer reviews, however we’d be cautious of the synephrine and yohimbine, particularly if you’re sensitive to stimulants. Also, if you start to smell like maple syrup in your pits, don’t worry: That just means the Fenugreek works.
Performix Super Male T v2X Summary
- Experimental. If no one ventured into the unknown, we’d be stuck in the same spot.
- Brands. Performix chooses an impressive selection of trademarked ingredients.
- Zinc and D3. Our favorite man mineral next to our favorite vita-man.
- Identity Crisis. Super Male confuses too many sex enhancers for test boosters.
- Proprietary. Label and Formula Transparency our asses!
- Poorly Dosed. Again, Performix can do way better with these serving sizes.
- Expensive. The classic bank-busting Performix price tag.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $179.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Performix Super Male T v2X
Does Performix Super Male T v2X work? Based on the reviews, it seems to be working for something — energy and “vitality” mainly, which we’re attributing to the 200 mg of caffeine. Would we take this supplement to increase testosterone? Not really. There are far better options you can buy at far cheaper prices.