You show up at a designated “ass-kicking” spot to kick some trash-talking ass.
Except the ass you’re supposed to kick belongs to someone else completely. And for whatever reason, he’s equally pissed & ready to go as the original ass that was supposed to be kicked.
Do you still kick the new guy’s ass or… what?
That’s the tone of this Halotropin vs. P6 Black match-up. The latter shows up to kick some T-boosting ass, but the opponent has a completely different formula than what was advertised.
But he’s pissed & ready to go, so, whatever, let’s do this.
Tale of the Tape
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||67 mg (17% DV)||Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||1,666 IU (416% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)||17 mg (113% DV)||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Selenium (as Selenium Citrate)||33 mcg (48% DV)||Magnesium (as D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate)||135 mg (33% DV)|
|Copper (as Copper Chelate)||0.1 mcg (5% DV)||Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|Halotropin™||367 mg||Copper (as Copper Bis(Glycinate) Chelate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Ashwagandha Root Extract, Fenugreek Seed Extract, White Button Mushroom, Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract (All-Grass), Eleuthero Root, Tongkat Ali Root (Eurycoma Longifolia), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract (std. min. 3% Rosavins), Maca Root, Tribulus Terrestris Seed Extract (std. min. 20% Protodioscin), Diindolylmethane, Mucuna Pruriens Seed||Nootropic Testosterone Matrix||2,105 mg|
|D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate, D-Serine, Alpha GPC (L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine), 3,3’-Diindolylmethane, Androstenolone|
|Vitamin & Mineral Support Blend||191 mg|
|Zinc Monomethionine, Copper Bis(Glycinate) Chelate, Cholecalciferol, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate|
|Androgen Support Matrix||167 mg|
|Mucuna pruriens Seed Extract (standardized for L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine), Andrographis paniculata Aerial Parts Extract (standardized for Andrographolides content)|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Full Disclaimer: There’s an issue with this fight already.
We’re not sure if the Halotropin here is the Halotropin that we think is Halotropin. Various retailers offer various versions of the Halotropin formula—some with small differences in the Copper dosage, others with huge differences in the ingredients themselves (iHerb simply adds in 4 ingredients into the formula.
For the record: This is P6 Black versus the Halotropin formula presented on the manufacturers Pro Supps’ website.
Halotropin supplies Long List of Man-Enhancing Herbs & Minerals.
With 16 ingredients under its belt, Halotropin seems well-endowed at the pants level, if you catch our drift. It’s seemingly hung with a pair of our Top BIG LIST T-Boosters: Zinc & Mucuna Pruriens. And a lengthy list of major male-enhancing, T-boosting herbs: Ashwagandha, Avena Sativa, Tongkat Ali, Rhodiola Rosea, Tribulus Terrestris, etc. etc.
Combined, these herbs seem to:
- Increase “free” T levels
- Reduce stress hormone cortisol
- Inhibit T conversion to estrogen
- Prevent T conversion to DHT
- Stimulate male sex hormone receptors
Perhaps less… On paper, each ingredient here is awesome (with exception to the questionable Diindolylmethane), but we’re failing to find the rhyme of Pro Supps’ reasoning here: For the most part, it looks like a bunch of T-boosting herbs were tossed into a capsules with a general “eff it” attitude.
Not that it’s bad to supply a bunch of these male-enhancing T-boosters, but this lack of a “plan” or synergy is further showcased by the company’s intent to sell this T-booster to bodybuilding women as well.
Our intuition: It looks like a decent T-boosting formula primarily designed to make a profit on as wide of a demographic as possible.
P6 Black wishes bodybuilders were smarter.
We say this because P6 Black is a hybrid “nootropic/T-boosting” formula (or at least it intends to work as a hybrid “nootropic/T-boosting” formula).
The nootropic angle on this T-booster hinges on 2 ingredients: Alpha GPC & D-Serine.
And while they are true nootropics, they’re not the type of nootropics fit for this type of formula. P6 Black is a ball-busting “get-your-ass-in-the-gym” type of T-booster that would do better by nootropics designed for Focus, Energy, or Concentration, not Memory & Learning as these two ingredients are intended for.
Yet, we can’t fault P6 Black for a little experimentation. Without that, the whole damn world would stop spinning. Plus, P6 Black still succeeds on T-boosting duties by including 4 of our Top Best5 T-Boosters: D-Aspartic Acid, Zinc, Vitamin D, Mucuna Pruriens. In addition to other multi-purpose, T-supporting ingredients.
Although we’re not sure what Andrographis is doing here (it’s traditionally used to treat the cold).
On the whole, P6 Black is an experimental T-booster with rhyme and reason AND more potent T-boosts than Halotropin, which sticks to the safe “let’s appeal to everyone” routine.
Round 1… P6 Black Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Take Halotropin’s Supp Facts and multiply them by 3, because you’ll be taking those servings 3 times daily—whereas P6 Black’s Supp Facts is the daily serving.
Even after doing so, you’ll notice that Halotropin’s prop blend still doesn’t quite cut it for Critical Mass Dosages:
- 1,101 mg for 12 ingredients. That averages out to 91.75 mg per herb—although, we doubt that Pro Supps split it evenly this way. Considering that many of these herbs require upwards of 250 mg – 600 mg daily for adequate bio-action, there simply isn’t enough for everything to get enough.
P6 Black doesn’t start off much better by splitting into prop blends, too, but at least its prop blends deliver more than Halotropin’s. For instance, P6 Black’s premier T-boosting blend sets aside ~2.1 g for 4 ingredients—which is almost twice that of Halotropin’s prop blend dosage, but only a third of the ingredients.
Halotropin impresses us with its ingredients, but we’ll take less ingredients for more bio-activity any day.
Round 2… P6 Black Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
It’s hard to compare ingredient qualities between two vastly different supplements. We can’t say P6 Black’s nootropics are better or worse than Halotropin’s, because Halotropin’s nootropics don’t exist.
However, what we can say is that both formulas have decent qualities with a few questionable extracts.
And our question for those extracts: What exactly are you extracted for?
This is common among supplements—stating that an herb is extracted without explaining what active compounds are in the extract. With that in mind, this doesn’t mean that the herb qualities are outright bad for Halotropin or P6 Black, but they just fail to let us know.
Until they tell us, we’ll have to just settle with an even score here.
Round 3… Tie.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$79.99||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.90|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.89||Price Per Capsule||$0.77|
|Price Per Serving||$0.89||Price Per Serving||$2.33|
Round 4… P6 Black Wins.*
*Remember that Halotropin requires 3 servings daily. This rounds out to around $2.67 per day for Halotropin compared to P6 Black’s $2.33 per day pricing.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
The sins of the formula are the sins of the ingredients.
…Not really, but Halotropin’s poor formulation doesn’t help out its awesome ingredients at all. These ingredients need higher dosages, better extracts—we need to see why the manufacturer chose these ingredients and how they all fit together.
Also, it’d be nice to know if this formula is even the primary Halotropin formula sold on the market. We’re flagging that as RED.
P6 Black demonstrates the opposite of Halotropin: It has a design—mixing T-boosts with nootropics—but succeeds where it fails by backing it up with ballsy boosters (like DAA, baby).
In the end, you’ll probably be fine with either supplement, but we’re siding with P6 Black for doing more than Halotropin with less (and costing less, too).