In the Pixar world of supplements, T-Bomb 3Xtreme is the “ragged old-man” character who sits on his porch bitching about the “kids riding their skateboards on the sidewalk.”
And TEST FREAK is the kid riding his skateboard on the sidewalk.
But, by “ragged old-man” we’re meaning the I-can-still-kick-your-ass Clint Eastwood/Chuck Norris type. The match-up is fairly even here: The yoked, punk New vs. the jacked, rough Old.
We’re withholding all bets until the end of the fight (because that’s how sports gambling works, right?).
Tale of the Tape
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||10.5 mg (525% DV)||Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||15 mg (4% DV)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)||90 mg (23% DV)||Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate)||25 mg (167% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Acetate)||30 mg (200% DV)||Copper (as Copper Gluconate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Proprietary Testosterone Support Complex||2.1 g||Optimone-5™: Five-Phase Hormone Optimizing Blend||1,084 mg|
|TESTOFEN® Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed), TRIGOTEST™ Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed), Tribulus (Tribulus Terrestris) (fruit)||Tribulus terrestris (15% Protodioscin, 60% Saponins) (whole plant), Fenugreek Seed Extract (50% Saponins), Chrysin, Red Clover Extract (8% Isoflavones) (aerial parts), Kudzy Root (Pueraria lobata) extract (40% Isoflavones), Zinc sulfate, Long Jack 20:1 Extract (root) (Eurycoma longifolia Jack), Copper Gluconate, DIM (Diindolylmethane), Avena Sativa 10:1 extract (aerial parts), Beta Sitosterol, Stinging Nettle Leaf 4:1 Extract, Saw Palmetto Berry Extract (25% Total Sterols and Free Fatty Acids), and BioPerine® (Black Pepper Fruit Extract)|
|Proprietary DHT Support Complex||280 mg||2nd Messenger™ Hormone Amplifiers Receptor Signal Transduction Blend||625 mg|
|Saw Palmetto Extract (Serenoa repens) (fruit), Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica Dioica) (leaf)||Flaxseed [Fatty Acid Profile (Linolenic 8%, Linoleic 2.5%, Oleic 2.5%)], Stearic Acid, Glycine, Magnesium Oxide, L-Arginine (as HCl), Dipotassium Phosphate, Dl Malic Acid, L-Methionine, Cordyceps Extract (fungi) (Cordyceps sinensis), and Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide reduced from Disodium (NADH)|
|Proprietary Estrogen Support Complex||150 mg|
|Hesperidin [(S)-2,3-dihydro-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-4-H-1-benzopy-ran-4-one], Apigenin (5,7-Dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one), Resveratrol (trans-3,5,4’-Trihydroxystilbene)|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Here’s what we’re seeing here:
Two athletic-driven T-boosters with nearly identical Pros & Cons, except the Pros of first are more Pro-ey than the second’s, and the Cons of the second are Con-ier than the first’s Con-iest Cons.
TEST FREAK bets on Fenugreek, chipping off DHT + Estrogen
We dig the art appeal on this “Hybrid Pro-Testosterone Simulator”—the yellow, loosely-contained, freaky font-labelled box. TEST FREAK looks like a T-booster that will funk your day in the best way.
But it’s also a bit reckless, which seems to hold true with the formula as well.
The 3 proprietary blends are divided into:
- Proprietary T Support Complex. For boosting T.
- Proprietary DHT Support Complex. For reducing DHT.
- Proprietary Estrogen Support Complex. For reducing estrogen.
For the most part, these blends create a well-rounded formula: They cover several bases on sex hormones (T, DHT, estrogen) and supply a decent range of ingredients (Fenugreek, Tribulus, Saw Palmetto, Resveratrol, etc.). This is a formula intent on helping you freak in the gym & freak in the sheets (post-maritally speaking, of course) with the added bonus of lowering those pesky DHT levels. Right??
Believe it or not, DHT is an even manlier hormone than T. Except for skeletal muscle, all of the body relies on DHT as the primary active androgen. Because T acts on skeletal muscle (helping it get BIG), many athletes think inhibiting DHT is a good thing. It might not be.
T-Bomb 3Xtreme is a mixed bag of mixed bags.
Compared to TEST FREAK’s 11 ingredients, T-Bomb 3Xtreme’s athletic-enhancing formula is pushing the envelope with a whopping roster of 27 herbs, minerals, acids, etc. etc.—and only one of them are in our Top 5 T-Boosters List: Zinc. Unless the formula is supplying like 5 capsule servings (it’s not—T-Bomb serving: 3 tablets), this long list of ingredients actually works against the formula’s efficacy.
There’s simply not enough space for all of these ingredients to work… theoretically.
Clinically, however, the formula does work, supposedly supplying upwards of 32+% T-Boosts. A study on the previous T-Bomb formulation (T-Bomb II) found this figure among 20 athlete test subjects, setting the selling point of T-Bomb 3Xtreme—which is essentially T-Bomb II + more. Both formulas claim to work by their Five-Phase Hormone Optimizing Blend:
- Increase Natural Testosterone Production
- Inhibit SHBG and Increase “Free” Testosterone
- Inhibit the Testosterone-to-Estrogen Conversion Rate
- Block Estrogen Receptors
- Lower Conversion of Testosterone to DHT
And there we see that DHT thing again…
In a sense, T-Bomb 3Xtreme claims to do the same things that TEST FREAK accomplishes, except they have clinical research supporting their slop-shop formula design.
While we give major props to T-Bomb for putting their formula to the test (and PUBLISHING the results), we have to give this round to TEST FREAK for simply supplying a better formula.
Round 1… TEST FREAK Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
We’ll make this round quick, because… well, we don’t have much to say.
Or rather, TEST FREAK & T-Bomb don’t give us much to say by hiding nearly all of their dosages under lump sum prop blend dosages. So, first impressions, if we had to choose a less of two evils, TEST FREAK would be the less evil by at least splitting few ingredients into more blends (3), whereas T-Bomb hides more under fewer blends (2).
What’s more, TEST FREAK supplies an even higher dosage (2.1 g) for its 3 primary ingredients, while T-Bomb delivers nearly half of that (1,084 mg) for 14 ingredients.
You don’t even need to do the math here to figure it out.
Round 2… TEST FREAK Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
Oh buoy, we might have a comeback on our hands.
Aside from the fact that T-Bomb 3Xtreme actually has a lot of good ingredients (perhaps not mega-massive T-boosters, but good ones all the same), it also has good ingredients qualities—which is perhaps how it can have such dinky dosages, but clinically-supported T-boosts. Take a look at the Supp Facts again and check out how many herbs have % standards of active saponins, isoflavones, sterols, etc. etc.
Them’s premium ingredients, boy, and they don’t come cheap on the manufacturer’s side. That’s good lookin’ out for the consumer.
TEST FREAK also impresses us by using premium, branded forms of its primary ingredients (Fenugreek & Tribulus) and gives us nothing to complain about in way of herbal extracts. Additionally, its vitamins & minerals are looking fairly solid, which is where T-Bomb’s slight comeback falters.
T-Bomb’s Zinc & Magnesium are weak sauce—especially that Zinc, which has the highest risk of Zinc side effect. Because of this, we have to give it to TEST FREAK again. They’re practically side-by-side, but unfortunately T-Bomb tried to cut edges—and on one of this best T-boosters, too.
Round 3… TEST FREAK Wins.
Round 4: Price
|TEST FREAK||VS.||T-Bomb 3Xtreme|
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$54.98||1 Bottle (28-day supply)||$79.99|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.46||Price Per Capsule||$0.48|
|Price Per Serving||$1.84||Price Per Serving||$1.43|
Round 4… T-Bomb 3Xtreme Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
The scorecards read 3-1 TEST FREAK, but in reality these T-boosters are damn near neck-t0-neck for supporting athletic T gains.
If you’re at all familiar with the T-boosting game, then you may already know or have already tried T-Bomb. The T-Bomb manufacturers are some of the oldest in the T-boosting market and have been selling this product for over a decade—albeit in various formulations.
When a product’s been around that long and still racking up numbers, it’s practically grandfathered itself into the elite supplement ranks.
However, side-by-side, TEST FREAK simply showcases more refinement than T-Bomb—which says quite a bit about T-Bomb’s sloppy design considering TEST FREAK’s reckless T support (e.g. anti-DHT blend).
If you have trust issues and want to stick with the tried-and-true, then T-Bomb is definitely worth a try. Otherwise, we’re standing by our freaky friend TEST FREAK.