Prime Male vs. Cellucor P6 Black initially promises a close, tough fight, yet ends entirely one-sided—sort of like the Broncos vs. Panthers SB50.
Fine, we’ll compare it the recent Seahawks vs. Broncos SB48 then, whatever. The point is one supplement gets its ass kicked, the other does the ass kicking.
No need to get your panties in a bunch over sports: In the end, you’ll pick a new favorite anyways (You always do, you bandwagon bastards).
Tale of the Tape
Cellucor P6 Black
|D-Aspartic Acid Calcium Chelate (D-AA-CC)||1600 mg||Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||1,666 IU (416% DV)|
|Mucuna Pruriens (Standardized to 15% Levodopa)||300 mg||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Boron (as Boron Amino Acid Chelate)||5 mg||Magnesium (as D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate)||135 mg (33% DV)|
|Korean Red Ginseng 4:1 Extract (root)||120 mg||Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|Luteolin||60 mg||Copper (as Copper Bis(Glycinate) Chelate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)||100 mg||Nootropic Testosterone Matrix||2,105 mg|
|Nettle Root 10:1 Extract||160 mg||D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate, D-Serine, Alpha GPC (L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine), 3,3’-Diindolylmethane, Androstenolone|
|Vitamin B6 (as P-5-P)||7.5 mg||Androgen Support Matrix||167 mg|
|Vitamin D3||5000 IU||Mucuna pruriens Seed Extract (standardized for L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine), Andrographis paniculata Aerial Parts Extract (standardized for Andrographolides content)|
|Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7)||45 mcg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Citrate)||30 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Both Prime Male & Cellucor P6 Black weigh in at a hefty 12 ingredients each, both sporting a majority of our favorite Best5 T-Boosters.
Raising the tension, Prime Male enters the first round undefeated… P6 Black will need to demonstrate some hard-hitting T-boosting synergy if it has any hopes of victory.
Prime Male creates Multiplying T-Boosting Synergy.
If you’re up to date on B5, then you already know: We love Prime Male.
We love Prime Male because Prime Male loves us. Just look at what it offers:
- All 5 of our Best5 T-Boosters. D-Aspartic Acid, Zinc, Mucuna Pruriens, Vitamin D, and Boron.
- Smart T-synergy formulation. Prime Male supports T by neutralizing T-binding SHGB and T-killing estrogen; ultimately unlocking 9x+ T-boosting.
- Korean Red Ginseng + BioPerine. Helps increase energy/libido and nutrient absorption, respectively.
Every ingredient stacks up for more and more natural, healthy T-boosting. Even the non-T-booster BioPerine promotes the T-boosting by making the formula easier to digest. Nothing in this formula is without purpose.
Prime Male isn’t a supplement. It’s a love letter addressed to every man out there who’s been looking for T in all the wrong places.
Cellucor P6 Black targets Nootropic T-Boosting.
While Prime Male focuses solely on boosting testosterone (and the subsequent benefits of boosting T), P6 Black looks to gain a nootropic edge on the market by adding Alpha-GPC & D-Serine in its formula.
The concept is cool: Nootropics in a T-booster could theoretically give your exercise more mind-muscle connection, especially when taken in tandem with preworkouts. Unfortunately, Alpha-GPC & D-Serine aren’t the best choices—at least, they’re not enough to make P6 Black a true nootropic.
However, in terms of testosterone, P6 Black qualifies with:
- 4 of our Best5 T-Boosters. D-AA-CC, Vitamin D, Zinc, and Mucuna Pruriens.
- Top-Notch ZMA Combo. Zinc + Magnesium + B6 mix helps muscle recovery, libido, fat loss, sleep, and, yes, testosterone.
Yet, we’re confused by Diindolylmethane, Androstenolone, and Andrographis paniculata. The first two are backed by little to no science, while the last one is used to treat the common cold… Not a T-booster, nor nootropic.
Overall, P6 Black accomplishes decent T-boosting, but fails as a nootropic.
Prime Male, on the other hand, has awesome T-boosting and makes no distracting claims. It simply works.
Round 1… Prime Male Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
You know what doesn’t help a fighter’s rating?
Punching the judges in the face.
Which is essentially what P6 Black does by hiding its dosages under proprietary blend labels. We hate proprietary blends…
Of the dosages that it does show, three (D3, B6, & Magnesium) are on the low-end. And the Androgen Support Matrix’s overall dosage is so low that we might as well discount Best5 favorite Mucuna Pruriens from the formula.
Thankfully, P6 Black prioritizes our #1 favorite T-booster (D-AA-CC) first in the heavier Nootropic Testosterone Matrix (The rest of the blend is just meh). We’re confident that this is enough for noticeable T gains.
Ultimately, Prime Male gains our favor by showing all of its dosages—and guess what: They all look good!
Round 2… Prime Male Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
P6 Black does something weird here:
- It offers standardized ingredients (awesome), yet refuses to tell us exactly what these ingredients are standardized for. While Prime Male’s Mucuna Pruriens is “standardized to 15% Levodopa,” P6 Black’s Mucuna Pruriens is simply “standardized.”
While we’d like to praise them for using high-quality standardized ingredients, we can’t. Because we don’t know if they are high-quality. The more we look at this, the more it looks like BULLSHIT.
However, P6 Black manages to use high-potent forms of Vitamin D (cholecalciferol), Vitamin B6 (P-5-P), and D-Aspartic Acid (D-AA-CC), which is a positive.
Even so, Prime Male carries the same high-potent ingredients—and its Zinc (Citrate) is better than P6 Black’s Zinc (Methionine).
Prime Male is better than Cellucor P6 Black… or any other T-booster.
Round 3… Prime Male Wins.
Round 4: Price
|Prime Male||VS.||Cellucor P6 Black|
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.00||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.90|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.58||Price Per Capsule||$0.77|
|Price Per Serving||$2.30||Price Per Serving||$2.33|
Round 4… Prime Male.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
The cool thing about Cellucor P6 Black getting its ass beat for 4 straight rounds is that it’s not a bad T-booster. Ultimately, it fails what it set out to do—mix T-boosting with nootropics—but if you’re looking to just increase your testosterone, P6 Black has you covered.
If you’re already a P6 Black user, you might be pissed off reading this comparative review, feeling like you made a terrible decision. Don’t feel that way. Its loss here is more of a testament to the superiority of Prime Male.
If you’re the manufacturer of P6 Black and you’re reading this, we imagine you’re pissed off, too—but you deserve it:
- Prime Male earns the expensive $69 pricing, because it serves a formula that’s entirely directed towards benefitting the consumer. It accomplishes exactly what it claims. P6 Black does not—the nootropic angle is bogus, the proprietary blends are bullshit, and what the funk, why Andrographis paniculata??
P6 Black’s formula is strong enough to at least stay on its feet, but, in the end, Prime Male knocks it down and robs the victory—sort of like Von Miller and Cam Newton.
In the Prime Male vs. Cellucor P6 Black fight, the winner by KO is…