Who said BROs don’t have BRAINS??
After all, what’s the point of our muscles without the BRAINS to tell them what to do?
P6 Black is one of those rare T-boosters than addresses both BRO muscles and BRO brains by including a few nootropics in its testosterone game.
TestoFuel, on the other hand, thinks that’s B.S.—that the BRO brain is, like, already smart and stuff—and it instead focuses on BRO muscles and balls.
Over here, we don’t even like to think. It hurts our heads. So, we’d rather skip the intellectual shit and see these two T-boosters duke it out in brutish, gladiatorial battle. Let’s get to it!
Tale of the Tape
|Vitamin D3||5000 IU (1250% DV)||Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)||1666 IU (416% DV)|
|Vitamin K2||18 mcg (23% DV)||Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||5 mg (250% DV)||Magnesium (as D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate)||135 mg (33% DV)|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate)||200 mg (50% DV)||Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine)||30 mg (200% DV)|
|Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine and Aspartate)||10 mg (67% DV)||Copper (as Copper Bis(Glycinate) Chelate)||2 mg (100% DV)|
|D-Aspartic Acid||2300 mg||Nootropic Testosterone Matrix||2105 mg|
|Asian Red Panax Ginseng||100 mg||D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate, D-Serine, Alpha GPC (L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine), 3,3’-Diindolylmethane, Androstenolone|
|Fenugreek (Seed)||100 mg||Androgen Support Matrix||167 mg|
|Oyster Extract||100 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
The jock (TestoFuel) vs the nerd (P6 Black)… That’s where the narrative of this fight begins, except one problem:
That’s one jacked-up nerd.
Is P6 Black simply another douche in disguise? Are both formulas one and the same?? Can we stop asking questions and get on with the review???
TestoFuel supports Athletic Muscle Gains.
As opposed to “nerd” muscle gains (HA HA high five!).
TestoFuel’s emphasis on athleticism is first made apparent by its damn-near required use of the sports nutritional trio ZMA (Zinc, Magnesium, B6). If you read our article on this shtuff, then you know IT WORKS—especially for you mineral-deficient BROs (i.e. practically all of you).
Yet, ZMA only tops the iceberg here, encompassing only 3 of the formula’s 9 ingredients—3 of which top our BIG LIST of T-Boosters: D-Aspartic Acid, D3, & Zinc.
We’ve covered the ZMA purpose of Zinc here, but the remaining Best5 Top 5 besters, D-Aspartic Acid & D3, further propel the T-boosts acquired from this formula due to their effective increases on T-synthesis—leading to higher levels of total T.
Mix those compounds with the anabolic support from adaptogenic herb Panax Ginseng and ball-fondling seeds Fenugreek, and you have yourself a worthy performance-enhancing, muscle-building, sex-enhancing T-booster.
…And, well, there’s Oyster Extract, too, but that doesn’t do much other than maybe supply more vitamins and minerals, so…
We retract our statement: TestoFuel actually only has 8 ingredients.
P6 Black attempts Nootropic T-Boosting.
If TestoFuel is for the athlete BROs, then P6 Black is for the smart BROs due to its nootropic additions Alpha-GPC & D-Serine.
We dig what’s going on here: Adding brain enhancers to a T-booster could theoretically, potentially induce a mind-muscle connection for more focused training sessions—especially if taken as part of a PWO stack. However… while Alpha-GPC & D-Serine work as decent cognitive enhancers, their exact cognitive roles don’t really serve a purpose in a T-booster (or PWO).
They seem to be more of a distraction here.
In terms of straight T-boosting, P6 Black makes the cut, utilizing 4 of our favorite T-Boosters: D-AA-CC, Zinc, Mucuna Pruriens, and D3. And on top of that, the Zinc used here also fits in to a ZMA scheme, thanks to the formula’s additional Magnesium & Vitamin B6 content.
Then there’s the Diindolylmethane, Androstenolone, and Andrographis paniculata… Which are sort of confusing additions:
- Diindolylmethane is supposed to work as an anti-estrogen compound, but it’s backed by questionable, contradictory science—ditto for Androstenolone.
- Andrographis paniculata is primarily used to treat the common cold…
In the end, P6 Black’s formula sells itself as a “smart BRO” T-booster, but turns out to be just as much a meathead as TestoFuel. Which is fine by us: Both products promise major athletic T-boosts.
But P6 Black loses traction with its distracting additions (nootropics, diindolylmethane, Andrographic paniculata, etc.), whereas TestoFuel stays focused on the goal:
Boosting that T, baby.
Round 1… TestoFuel Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
You can have the best formula in the world, but it ain’t worth shit without the proper dosages to back it up… Having said that, how do we know how much shit a product is worth if it doesn’t show its dosage??
P6 Black hides many of its dosages under proprietary blend labels, which SUCK for consumers. Already it’s losing this round since we can’t be entirely sure how much of each blends’ dosage is going to each ingredient. But we thing we can tell you:
It’s not as much as TestoFuel.
Take for instance D-Aspartic Acid:
- TestoFuel lays down a flat 2300 mg for its DAA.
- P6 Black places its DAA in a 2105 mg blend, which is shared by 4 other ingredients.
We don’t know exactly how high (or low) the DAA dosage is for P6 Black, but we can definitely say that it’s not as much as TestoFuel’s.
For the dosages we do see (on the Vitamins & Minerals), TestoFuel wins that battle as well, with P6 Black only gaining an edge on Zinc—which, if we’re being honest, is the most important item in the bunch.
Even with TestoFuel’s low Ginseng & Fenugreek dosages, it still takes the upper hand in this round for simply having more than P6 Black.
Round 2… TestoFuel Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
Here’s where things get a little interesting:
P6 Black has generally awesome ingredient qualities, whereas…
TestoFuel does not.
Consider the vitamins & minerals: Both T-boosters have ZMA on their roster, but carry them in different forms. TestoFuel sticks with the individual ZMA ingredient forms used in the research—which is fine considering that the research was positive for performance enhancement—but P6 Black’s individual ZMA forms are simply better—i.e more absorbable.
Additionally, P6 Black uses a better DAA form than TestoFuel and supplies high potent extracts of its herbs, while TestoFuel falls behind for using plain, cheap quality Ginseng & Fenugreek…
In other words, P6 Black hangs on for another round.
Round 3… P6 Black Wins.
Round 4: Price
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$65.00||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69.90|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.54||Price Per Capsule||$0.77|
|Price Per Serving||$2.17||Price Per Serving||$2.33|
Round 4… TestoFuel Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
P6 Black tries to put on the non-prescriptive glasses and hang with the nerds, but in the end: It’s just as dumb as the rest of us.
But if being dumb is wrong, then we don’t want to be right, because as this fight has shown us: Perhaps avoiding all the nootropic jazz in a T-booster is actually a smart decision (or perhaps better nootropics should have been utilized).
In this Judgement Round, we’re looking at a split decision call in favor of TestoFuel, but don’t be dismayed by this if you personally favor P6 Black:
The ZMA + DAA combo is where it’s at, and where it’s at is in both formulas… So you can’t really go wrong with either T-booster.
But, there’s no such thing as a tie in the RL of B5, so with that, our final decision: