What happens when you throw a tennis athlete against a discus thrower?
Or an NBA player against a Sumo wrestler?
Ain’t no one know. Which basically sums up our feelings about this fight between Animal Test vs. P6 Black. Both qualify as “T-boosters” in the same sense that all of the aforementioned peeps qualify as “athletes”—yet, how the hell do you compare them when they’re almost completely different?
You quit bitching and just do it, I guess. Besides, this wouldn’t be the first time the Internet has side-compared shit that has nothing to do with each other, so let’s get on with this fight, BRO!
Tale of the Tape
|Pro-Androgen Complex||2500 mg||Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||1666 IU (416% DV)|
|Urtica Dioica (3,4-Divanillyl Tetrahydrofuran)||**||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Cissus Quadrangularis (Ketosterone)||**||Magnesium (as D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate)||135 mg (33% DV)|
|Polygonum Cuspidatum (Trans-3,4,4’-Trihydrozystilbene (Trans Resveratrol))||**||Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|Agaricus Bisporus (Polysaccharides)||**||Copper (as Copper Bis(Glycinate) Chelate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|3’,4,7-Trihydroxy-4’-Methoxyflavone (Hesperetin)||**||Nootropic Testosterone Matrix||2105 mg|
|Yohimbe Bark Extract||**||D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate, D-Serine, Alpha-GPC (L-alpha-glycerlphosphorylcholine), 3,3’-Diindolylmethane, Androstenolone|
|Hypertrophic Response Complex||1500 mg||Vitamin & Mineral Support Blend||191 mg|
|Arachidonic Acid (40% in a Proprietary Fatty Acid/Oil Blend)||**||Zinc Monothionine, Copper Bis(Glycinate) Chelate, Cholecalciferol, Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate|
|(Grapefruit) 6,7-Dihydroxybergamottin||**||Androgen Support Matrix||167 mg|
|BioPerine®||**||Mucuna pruriens Seed Extract (standardized for L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine), Andrographic paniculata Aerial Parts Extract (standardized for Andrographolides content)|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
In terms of “intention,” these two products couldn’t be more opposite:
Animal Test wants to build muscles. P6 Black wants to build brains.
But so long as they build testosterone, too, then we’re fine with whatever. Make us phat, make us smart, make limbs grow from our necks; all we’re really concerned about is the T. Let’s see what these T-boosters have for us:
Animal Test takes on Pro-Inflammatory Muscle Gains
Which sort of runs against years and years of sports medicine practice, right?
Traditionally, athletes were (and are) recommended to avoid inflammation for muscle gains, often prescribed ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories to spurn muscle rehab & recovery.
Well, guess what, bitch. There’s a new sheriff in town: Arachidonic Acid.
This is the primary ingredient of Animal Test and one of the primary fatty acids responsible for inflammation. Theoretically, if used correctly, pro-inflammatories such as Arachidonic Acid can strategically boost natural muscle gains during & after exercise—even though science is shaky on the fact.
Bear in mind, however, that Arachidonic Acid is not a T-booster—nor is Animal Test, really, when you get down to it. The closest thing that comes to T-boosting here is Stinging Nettle, which might boost T based on its anti-sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) action. Resveratrol & Agaricus Bisporus help by potentially inhibiting T’s conversion to estrogen… but, overall, we’re looking at meh T-boosts.
The benefits of this formula in a nutshell: Animal Test enhances Muscles, Not Strength.
P6 Black supplies Nootropic T-Boosts.
The question on everyone’s mind: Will P6 Black make you smart??
Nah… Only, like, books and stuff can do that.
But P6 Black makes a noble attempt at mixing T-boosters with brain-healthy nootropics: Alpha-GPC & D-Serine. The only problem: They don’t really work here:
- Alpha-GPC & D-Serine help with the key functions of learning (memory formation & recall), but don’t do much in terms of focus—which is what we’re looking for here in a product that claims to enhance the muscle-mind connection required of true athleticism.
By no means do Alpha-GPC & D-Serine hurt the formula. And, in terms of T, the formula is strong enough with or without these nootropics, sporting an impressive list of T-boosters—4 of which top our BIG LIST of T-Boosters: D-Aspartic Acid, Zinc (ZMA, baby), Mucuna Pruriens, and D3.
However, compared to Animal Test’s estrogen blockers, P6 Black’s options are questionable: Diindolylmethane (DIM) might block estrogen, but it also might block testosterone for some users. Andrographis paniculata, on the other hand, has nothing to do with anything: It’s used to fight colds, not estrogen.
Even so, where Animal Test fails in boosting T, P6 Black kicks ass (balls?). And because this is a review on things that boost T, it’s clear which formula is the winner here.
Round 1… P6 Black Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
This is a hard round of comparison seeing as we’re reviewing an “apple” and “orange” of male supplements—the dosages required of each unique set of ingredients inherently don’t match up.
And what makes this rounder harder is the fact that both products shroud their dosages in proprietary blends. It’s difficult to tell how many milligrams are going where when the Supp Facts blatantly obscure the facts.
Luckily, P6 Black at least reveals its vitamins & minerals, which can definitely be improved in certain areas, but eh whatever—they get what’s important right (plus, they’re only vitamins & minerals).
Aside from that, the best we can say is that both products allow enough overall dosages on their blends for all of their ingredients to have an effect. We’ll just have to trust that the manufacturers aren’t funking around with us and using these dosages appropriately.
Round 2… Tied.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
Two formulas can have the same ingredients, but differ completely based on the different qualities of those ingredients.
Animal Test & P6 Black have zero overlap in terms of ingredients, so this profound insight doesn’t really apply here… But how they treat their personal ingredients is important in determining whether or not they can even manage the claims on their bottles. Side-by-side, here’s what we’re looking at:
- Animal Test has top-notch Arachidonic and a few extracts on its herbs, elevating itself to a well-deserved B+. It could be running at an A performance, but we won’t know until they give us more deetz on those extracts.
- P6 Black stacks up a top-notch D-Aspartic Acid with a few extracted herbs as well, but manages to throw in a couple high-quality Vs & Ms, too (D3, P-5-P, Magnesium Chelate). The effort rounds out to a solid A-.
It’s a slightly better grade that P6 Black has over Animal Test—however, there’s still a chance that the latter meets the same standards as P6. But until we know for sure, we have to give it to the more transparent Cellucor product.
Round 3… P6 Black wins.
Round 4: Price
|Animal Test||VS.||P6 Black|
|1 Bottle (21-day supply)||$109.95||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.90|
|Price Per Pack||$5.24||Price Per Capsule||$0.77|
|Price Per Serving||$5.24||Price Per Serving||$2.33|
Round 4… P6 Black Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
To be honest, if you’re genuinely wondering which is better—Animal Test vs. P6 Black—you might be confused: Sure, they’re both labeled as “T-Boosters,” but their designs are entirely different.
One enhances pro-inflammatory muscle gains.
The other boosts T with a couple (inconsequential) nootropics.
Considering the price of Animal Test, the only reason you should be looking at that product is if you’re dedicated to the pro-inflammation route of bodybuilding. P6 Black offers decent sports nutrition (ZMA, baby), but seems more dedicated on simple, straightforward T-boosting.
In conclusion: There isn’t a truly quote-unquote “better” T-booster here since these two T-boosters offer way different T-boosting results. Yet, if you want to get down to it, P6 Black’s T-boosting method is more proven than Animal Test’s theory formula. Based on that fact alone, the judges have made their final decision: