The motto of this T-booster is one letter away from a sexual harassment charge.
But let’s face it: The BIG D is what we’re all hoping for here, right?
Sure, BIG muscles. Increased athleticism. Optimized hormonal health. These are all great advantages of T-boosting, but no matter what we outwardly claim, deep down we’re hoping for a bigger D.
Well, Big T couldn’t give a shit about your D. It’s all about taking off those BIG man titties you let grow while worrying about your little D.
About Cutler Nutrition Big T
Awarded BodyBuilding.com’s 2014 New Brand of the Year, Cutler Nutrition is a BIG name in the supplement industry backed by BIG boy Jay Cutler. But their BIG T-booster BIG T is surprisingly… small. In both formula size & T-boosts. Formula notes:
- Anti-Aromatase: The primary intended bio-action of this formula is the inhibition of T’s conversion to estrogen (ya, that shit happens).
- Vitamin D: The BIGGEST, BADDEST T-booster in Big T is a vitamin, but to this vitamin’s credit: It is pretty shweet for T.
- Cutler Endorsed: If 4-time consecutive Mr. Olympia winner Jay Cutler’s name is on it, then that should be enough for most users.
Cutler Nutrition Big T Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
Servings Per Container: 28
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin D3||1200 IU (300% DV)|
|BIG T™ TEST MATRIX (Proprietary Blend)||425 mg|
|Broussonetia papyrifera (whole)||**|
|American Saffron (seed)||**|
|Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco (bark)||**|
|Other Ingredients: |
Gelatin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Stearic Acid, FD&C Blue No. 1, Titanium Dioxide
Take one (1) capsule daily (in the morning) at the same time each day, or as directed by a qualified healthcare practitioner. Must be taken on a full stomach. For optimal results, take four to eight (4-8) consecutive weeks. Do not take this product longer than eight (8) consecutive weeks. After taking for four to eight (4-8) consecutive weeks, a four (4) week break between uses is recommended. Use only as directed. Do not exceed recommended dose.
BIG T supports TEST levels (we think?) with a bunch of anti-E exotics.
You could essentially look at BIG T as an anti-man-tit formula, because it’s primary intended benefit seems to focus on inhibiting aromatase—the enzyme responsible for converting T to estrogen (the sex hormone responsible for man-tits).
The Vitamin D is a nice addition, however, for its direct association with testosterone (low D = low T). This B5 Favorite assures that at least some T-production is happening here, while the rest of the formula simply maintains T levels by balancing estrogen… Theoretically.
Let’s see how (if) that works in the prop blend:
BIG T TEST MATRIX, 425 mg
Has anyone heard of these ingredients?
We occasionally come across some, but the overall combination of these 4 is practically unheard of—and with perhaps good reason, too: They’re not all backed by the best research. Or really any research, for that matter, with regards to T or estrogen.
Regardless, here’s what we’re looking at:
- Broussonetia Papyrifera. Or Paper Mulberry. One study suggested that its constituents were “inactive as aromatase inhibitors.”
- American Saffron. In men, Saffron did nothing for T or sexual health. In women, the odor of Saffron increased salivary estrogen & lowered cortisol levels.
- Nelumbinis Semen. Quoted as an “aromatase inhibitor” but nothing in the research even hints at that. It seems to help rat depression, though.
- Aspidosperma Quebracho-Blanco. Its yohimbine content may help sexual functioning, but the research states that we need more research to determine its use in male health.
In other words, this blend seems great for making rats happier and for relaxing women (via smell). But that’s perhaps it.
We’re having a very hard time imagining Jay Cutler associating his name with BIG T.
Maybe these are the BIG “secret weapon” ingredients used by all the BIG boys deep in the bodybuilding industry, but we’re just not seeing it—especially when you compare BIG T to the more traditional, better-researched boosters on the market.
Even on an anecdotal level, it’s hard to justify using this blend. We’ve heard anecdotally of anecdotes of other bodybuilders who anecdotally claimed ingredients such as Paper Mulberry & Nelumbinis work… Maybe they do, but that’s 2 to 3 layers of hearsay that we’re working with here.
The one ingredient we do like: Vitamin D. Unless you’re lifting on Muscle Beach in the sun all day, there’s a solid chance that you’re Vitamin D-deficient. That’s bad if you’re trying to optimize T levels.
Is Vitamin D enough to lift Big T to the likes other power-driven T-boosters?
No. But it is a slight saving grace.
In conclusion, Cutler Nutrition Big T is (theoretically) an anti-aromatase formula designed to boost “free” T through reducing estrogen levels with additional Vitamin D-supported T-boosts. If that sounds good to you, then it sounds good to us.
The choice is yours…
Cutler Nutrition Big T Benefits
The ad info suggest that Big T is designed to “support TEST levels while promoting a healthy estrogen balance.” They do something cheeky on the box by adding the following phrases:
- STRENGTH / MUSCLE BUILDING PROGRAMS
- TESTOSTERONE BOOSTING PROTOCOL
And having in smaller print above these phrases: “USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH”.
In other words, the Strength, Muscle, & T-Boosts are advised to come from elsewhere. Big T is only intended to accompany other, more effective sports nutrition formulas. As a result, the anti-E, pro-T benefits of this formula are a gamble (with pretty poor odds). It’s starting to look like you needing a rather serious Vitamin D-deficiency for this T-booster to have any significant effect.
Who Takes It?
If Jay Cutler takes Big T, then we’ll take it—regardless of the non-existent evidence backing its ingredients. Because if anyone is in tune with what works, it’s Jay Cutler… Yet, we have a hunch that Big T played no part in Cutler’s success, endorsement or not.
Any Side Effects?
None reported. Most likely because it simply doesn’t work. Cycling instructions are offered on the “Directions” (4–8 weeks “on”; 4 weeks “off”) and we’re going to recommend abiding by them just to play it safe. It’s hard to determine the risk associations of each ingredient due to the prop blend’s masking, but Aspidosperma’s yohimbine content may be something to consider—primarily for its heartbeat increasing effects.
Cutler Nutrition Big T Summary
- Vitamin D. The one valid T-booster here is a damn smart one.
- Jay Cutler. This is a huge endorsement and gives Big T major cred.
- Affordable. $26.90 ain’t bad, dood.
- Under-Researched. 4 of 5 ingredients here aren’t justified.
- Questionable. Particularly on Saffron’s pro-estrogen results among women.
- Prop Blend. The invisible dosages aren’t helping Big T’s case neither.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $26.90
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Cutler Nutrition Big T
Here’s where we ultimately stand on Big T: We can’t recommend it, but we get why men would use it. You won’t hear most online supplement reviewers pushing this formula, because we’ve been given no reason to recommend it (except for Vitamin D). But Jay Cutler is a huge name in the bodybuilding scene and if he’s willing to put his reputation on the line for Big T, then, sure, it makes perfect sense to trust this supplement. At the least it’s cheap. Worth a shot if you want to try it for a cycle (or post-cycle).