Missy Elliot may have defined FREAKness in her day.
But now we’re moving on to some new shit, yeah.
And that shit is P6 Xtreme & Test FREAK. Superficially, this match-up seems pretty lopsided: If we’re judging these T-boosters on their “FREAKness” then the obvious winner is Test FREAK, right? Sure, it would seem so, but the thing about FREAKness: It’s not superficial. True FREAKness comes from within.
So we might have a closet FREAK on our hands with P6 Xtreme—but there’s only one way to find out:
Tale of the Tape
|P6 Xtreme™ Blend||2600 mg||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||10.5 mg (525% DV)|
|Adaptest™ Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract, Tribulus alatus fruit extract, Ovine Placenta powder, Agaricus bisporus fruit extract, Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) fruit extract, AlphaSize® A-GPC (Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline), Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) root extract, LJ100® Eurycoma longifolia root extract (40% Glyco Saponins, 22% Eurypeptides), Zembrin® (Sceletium tortuosum) aerial parts extract||Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)||90 mg (23% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Acetate)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|Proprietary Testosterone Support Complex||2.1 g|
|TESTOFEN® Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed), TRIGOTEST™ Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed), Tribulus (Tribulus Terrestris) (fruit)|
|Proprietary DHT Support Complex||280 mg|
|Saw Palmetto Extract (Serenoa repens) (fruit), Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica Dioica) (leaf)|
|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
Before we get our FREAK on, let’s see how extreme Cellucor’s priciest P6 is:
P6 Xtreme delivers 5-in-1 nootropic T-booster hybrid.
The formula looks like a mesh of nonsense, but there are both rhymes & reasons to P6 Xtreme’s prop blend ingredient mush. According to Cellucor, there are actually five rhymes/reasons to this blend:
- Testosterone Boosters. Ashwagandha, Tribulus, Ovine Placenta.
- Focus & Mood Support. A-GPC, Zembrin.
- Estrogen Regulator. Agaricus Bisporus.
- DHT/Prostate Support. Saw Palmetto, Stinging Nettle.
- Sexual Health/Energy. Tongkat Ali.
And for what these ingredients are intended for, they’re not bad. At least, there’s nothing here that outright slaps in the face as a “WTF ingredient” (which Cellucor has been known to employ every now & then).
However, our one issue with these ingredients: None of them are BIG boy boosters. Again, they’re not bad, but they’re not extreme as the title would suggest; i.e. you won’t see any of these ingredients topping our BIG LIST of T-Boosters.
Even so, we dig the experimental nootropic/male-enhancer hybrid design P6 Xtreme successfully delivers… We were just expecting ball-dropping results like other extreme T-boosters.
Test FREAK enhances gym/bed-time performance.
If P6 Xtreme has 5 different bio-goals, then Test FREAK has only one:
- Unleashing your inner FREAK, baby.
But how does it plan on doing that? With its 3 unique blends. Check it:
- Testosterone Support. Fenugreek & Tribulus.
- DHT Support. Saw Palmetto, Stinging Nettle.
- Estrogen Support. Hesperidin, Apigenin, Resveratrol.
Essentially the same benefits as P6 Xtreme, minus the nootropic additions. Except Test FREAK takes a significant leap over P6 Xtreme by including the sports nutritional ZMA trio (Zinc + Magnesium + B6)—taking a narrower approach on athletic bodybuilding boosts.
Due to this, Test FREAK has earned a top spot on our 2016 ed. Best 5 Testosterone Supplements list—which, let’s face it, it doesn’t get any better than that, right?? P6 Xtreme, on the other hand, can’t claim that honor, because its shotgun spread approach on male health lacks the refinement & finesse of Test FREAK’s smartly designed, tightly formulated athletic T-booster.
Both formulas are good, but Test FREAK’s is just gooder.
Round 1… Test FREAK Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
You’ve heard mention of “prop blends” already.
Well now you’re going to hear us bitch about them for a bit: Because prop blends suck. Whenever a supplement resorts to prop blend shenanigans, the consumer is forced to guesstimate the dosage of each ingredient based on the prop blends’ overall dosages—which isn’t fun for anyone.
Both P6 Xtreme & Test FREAK are at fault for using these, so from the get-go these T-boosters are tied in this round at negative 1 points. But let’s see which prop blends seem better dosed:
- P6 Xtreme has one prop blend, stacking 9 ingredients on top of 2600 mg. That’s actually not bad and, if allocated appropriately, could supply adequate dosage levels for each ingredient.
- Test FREAK has three prop blends, which is a step-up from P6 Xtreme as it’s somewhat more transparent than hiding all ingredients under one amount. For the most part these are all fine—however, the DHT blend could use a little more lovin’.
Aside from the prop blends, Test FREAK reveals its ZMA content, which all looks good (except for Magnesium, which sits on the low end). As such, we have many more positive than negative things to say about Test FREAK’s dosage levels—whereas P6 Xtreme doesn’t really give us a whole lot other than that we think their dosage might work.
Perhaps P6 Xtreme’s dosages are better, but we won’t know that until they give us a little more to go off of here.
Round 2… Test FREAK Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
First impressions: Both products look solid in the “ingredient quality” department.
At first glance, we see several ™ and ® signs on a few of the ingredients, which means that these formulas are dishing out some premium high-quality brands. At the same time, however, there are plenty of questionable herbal extracts—our questions being: What’s being extracted? How much is being extracted? Etc. Etc.
We doubt that the extracts are shitty, but we’re still mindful to the fact that they very well could be shitty. Something that could only be disproven by % standardizations or indications of ratio extracts.
But whhhuhtever. We’ll take what we can get here, because overall what we’re getting is definitely above-average. Yet, if we had to choose, we’d pick P6 Xtreme for having more quality extracts than Test FREAK.
Round 3… P6 Xtreme Wins.
Round 4: Price
|P6 Xtreme||VS.||Test FREAK|
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$169.99||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$54.98|
|Price Per Capsule||$1.42||Price Per Capsule||$0.46|
|Price Per Serving||$5.67||Price Per Serving||$1.84|
Round 4… Test FREAK Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
If there was any question throughout the first 3 rounds of which supplement to buy, the 4th round probably answered that for you: Because P6 Xtreme is expensive as shit.
It’s slightly mind-boggling how extremely expensive P6 Xtreme is considering that it’s not the largest formula, nor is it even the best P6 product (for boosting T at least). It’s above average, but only slightly so. Whereas $169.99 is far above average pricing.
Test FREAK, on the other hand, supplies more powerful, denser T-boosts at about a third of P6 Xtreme’s price.
When you look at it that way, the judgment call is really a no-brainer.