Is a man judged by the quality of his balls?
Or is it the quantity of his balls?
It’s a question we’ve been thinking about for awhile now and we’re not sure if there’s even an answer. For if you have only 2 balls, doesn’t that just make you, well… average? And isn’t being a man involve being more than average?
There’s only one way to settle this: An old-school brawl between quality-balled Nugenix vs. quantity-balled T-Bomb 3Xtreme.
We’ll let destiny decide the answer for us…
Tale of the Tape
|D-Aspartic Acid||3000 mg||Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||15 mg (4% DV)|
|Fenugreek Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (standardized to 50% saponins)||700 mg||Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate)||25 mg (167% DV)|
|Epimedium sagittatum 4:1 Extract (Aerial Parts)||650 mg||Copper (as Copper Gluconate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Nettle Leaf (Urtica Dioica L.)||360 mg||Optimone-5™: Five-Phase Hormone Optimizing Blend||1,084 mg|
|Maca Root (Lepidium Meyenii)||250 mg||Tribulus terrestris (15% Protodioscin, 60% Saponins) (whole plant), Fenugreek Seed Extract (50% Saponins), Chrysin, Red Clover Extract (8% Isoflavones) (aerial parts), Kudzu 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)|
|Mucuna Pruriens Extract (Mucuna pruriens) (seed) (standardized to 40% L-DOPA)||125 mg||2nd Messenger™ Hormone Amplifiers Receptor Signal Transduction Blend||625 mg|
|Tongkat Ali 100:1 Extract (Eurycoma longifolia root)||150 mg||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)|
|Boron (as Boron Citrate)||10 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Would you rather have a ton of balls or just 2 really BIG ones?
That’s the best analogy that comes to mind between these two formulas.
Let’s start with the “BIGGER ball” formula:
Nugenix damn near TOPS our BEST for TEST list for both 2016 and 2017.
With those creds, what does Nugenix even have to prove here?
Not a damn thing.
But considering that T-Bomb 3Xtreme’s OG formula dates back to 2002, whereas Nugenix’s original formulation came later (and was originally much shittier), it still has a little proving to do—at least to the older T-boosters that have been around the block.
So what’s up with Nugenix?
- Better ingredients. 3 of which top our BIG LIST of T-Boosters.
- Better pizza… whoops, wrong article.
- Premium herbs. Plants are what’s cool now, especially these plants which have been shown to increase T and/or enhance male sex.
Combined, Nugenix’s ingredients seem to benefit male health (especially older male health) by increasing T-synthesis, elevating “free” T levels, reducing T to estrogen conversion, spiking libido, and more.
That’s some grade-A, ball-dropping, chin-clefting mo’funkery.
T-Bomb 3Xtreme takes “3rd times a charm” approach to T.
As we mentioned, T-Bomb has been around since 2002.
Since then it’s gone through T-Bomb II, which has been clinically-studied for T-boosting in resistance trained athletes, and now T-Bomb 3Xtreme—which is essentially T-Bomb II, except mooooore T-boosting.
In total, T-Bomb 3Xtreme has 27 (Count ‘em: twenty seven) ingredients in its prop blended formula. This is both good and bad:
- Good because many of the ingredients work for increasing T.
- Bad because the individual action of each ingredient is diluted.
Regardless, if it’s clinically backed, then that’s cool with us. T-Bomb claims its hefty formula works by is Five-Phase Hormone Optimizing Blend concept:
- 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
We like the plan here (minus the 5th phase—DHT is manlier than T), but overall we’re simply seeing more refinement on Nugenix’s end which uses far less ingredients.
Sorry, T-Bomb. Chuck Norris agrees:
Round 1… Nugenix Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
You know what’s worse than criminally low Magnesium dosages?
And guess what: T-Bomb 3Xtreme has both.
Admittedly, the low Magnesium thing is something we can overlook: It’s a manly mineral, but not imperative to boosting T (unless your Mg levels are way out of whack). But dividing over 20 ingredients into 2 prop blends that are only dosaged at 1084 mg (14 ingredients) and 625 mg (10 ingredients), respectively… That’s just wrong, dood.
Nugenix, on the other hand, has nearly three times the dosage of T-Bomb 3Xtreme’s first blend (1084 mg for 14 ingredients) on only one ingredient: D-Aspartic Acid, 3000 mg. Even its Horny Goat Weed content matches that of T-Bomb 3Xtreme’s second blend.
This round is easy peasy.
Round 2… Nugenix Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
If we’re going to rag on T-Bomb 3Xtreme for having shitty dosages, then we have to also give them credit for its ingredient qualities.
They’re pretty purdy.
The first blend alone (Optimone-5™: Five-Phase Hormone Optimizing Blend) has some of the best herbal extracts we’ve seen in a supplement. So perhaps that’s where the clinically backed T-boosts are coming from.
On the other hand, T-Bomb 3Xtreme showcases a few pretty not purdy ingredients (Zinc Sulfate, per esempio, is most associated with Zinc’s “nausea” side effects). But these are vastly outweighed by T-Bomb’s gud ingredients.
Nugenix gives us very little to hate on: The DAA could be upgraded to D-AA-CC—yet, even the regular DAA form works awesomely well. On the whole, we’re impressed by Nugenix as well, despite the small room for improvement.
Side-by-side, both formulas are impressive in their own ways with regards to the quality of their ingredients, and for that we’re giving them both this round.
Round 3… Tied.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$89.99||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$79.99|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.75||Price Per Capsule||$0.48|
|Price Per Serving||$3.00||Price Per Serving||$1.43|
Round 4… T-Bomb 3Xtreme Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
The score thus far: 2 – 2 – 1, Nugenix.
Not bad on T-Bomb 3Xtreme’s end for going up against one of our BIGGEST, BADDEST boosters.
Undoubtedly, Nugenix is simply the better formula in this match-up—as it is in nearly every match-up (except when going up against an even BIGGESTer, BADDESTer booster). But T-Bomb 3Xtreme is also undoubtedly cheaper. Under half the cost of Nugenix when you divide their prices by servings.
The best part about that: T-Bomb 3Xtreme is nowhere near half as bad as Nugenix. Price-wise, T-Bomb is actually is pretty good deal compared to Nugenix.
However, if money ain’t a thang, then we’d recommend sticking with Nugenix. T-Bomb 3Xtreme makes for a worthwhile athletic-enhancing booster, but Nugenix is where it’s at for boosting major T levels (especially for mature men who are experiencing natural drops in T).
It was a surprisingly close match with a predictable ending.