Cellucor P6 Extreme Pump Testosterone Booster Review
Cellucor P6 Extreme Pump Testosterone Booster Review First Look:
Instead of hitting the gym tonight like a dedicated lifter I am off out for dinner.
Yep, the weather has cleared up and there’s a couple of nice places in town with a terrace to eat out on.
Obviously a few cocktails will no doubt eek their way in to the evening and maybe a gin and tonic when I arrive back home.
This is not helping my quest for eternal gainz, or more importantly, my body for a short vacation to Southern Spain.
To help me along, I like to take a natural testosterone booster which can help build more muscle, strength and help reduce fat.
Now, if we are all completely and absolutely 100% honest, we lift because we want to see physical changes.
That’s it. Okay, it’s great we have additional strength etc but the raw desire is to be bigger, more shredded or just change ourselves so we look more attractive or more intimidating.
I like to have a typical rugby players physique.
It’s muscular, masculine and athletic but not ripped enough that I look like I care too much.
A testosterone booster can help you with your goals. It can also just make you feel better, particularly if you are now on the wrong side of 30, which you can read a bit about here.
This offering from Cellucor joins their P6 range, of which I have previously reviewed many from the P6 range.
They didn’t do that well though…
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Studies have shown that treatment with Ashwagandha root extract resulted in a higher level of testosterone and a concomitant increase in serum levels of LH among infertile men having sub-optimal testosterone levels.
It’s difficult to see if the same result would be found with guys who do not have any fertility issues. So the question is, are you infertile?
If you’ve been banging your missus (or even your mistress, we shouldn’t be even talking if you have smashed your sister) unprotected and have miraculously not had a sprog you probably are infertile…sorry to break that to you, bro.
However, you are probably in look because only 12% of men throughout the whole world are infertile, and even then, that is a generous estimate by the World Health Authority.
DIM (Diindolylmethane) – Diindolylmethane appears to promote a healthy balance of testosterone in the body and is found in vegetables such as broccoli.
Cruciferous vegetables which contain high levels of DIM such as broccoli are eaten by many professional athletes such as rugby league players for their benefits.
Fenugreek – Fenugreek is a proven ingredient as found in our benchmark testosterone boosting product; Testofuel.
Research shows that a fenugreek seed extract can reduce daily fat intake in overweight men when taken by mouth at a dose of 392 mg three times daily for 2-6 weeks.
Ovine Placenta Powder – I cannot find any journals or scientific studies to prove that this will increase testosterone.
The only information which relates to testosterone was on websites advocating this product which seems a bit one sided.
Otherwise it seems if you are a well financed housewife there are plenty of London health clinics that will happily take many of your British pounds in exchange to rub a sheep placenta on your face.
Nettle Root – Good for reducing inflammation and an enlarged prostate but has no effect on testosterone.
Agaricus Bisporus – White button mushrooms to you and me, these are seen to be a aromatase inhibitor, therefore they reduce the production of estrogen which can maintain a higher testosterone level.
If a man suffers from too much estrogen they can get bitch tits – puffy nipples.
L-Arginine – This is found in many pre workout supplements or products designed to make you more vascular.
L-Arginine opens up the blood vessels and arteries to assist with blood flow, nothing really to do with testosterone but may assist with any impotency issues that are not helping you attain that hot chick in the gym who is 15 years your junior.
However, you will require 5g per day alone!
NITROSIGINE – This is a patented bonding of Arginine and Silicate.
Daily doses prior to workout significantly increased pre-workout energy levels, increased muscle pump immediately following a workout, and decreased biomarkers of muscle damage immediately after a workout and during recovery.
Tongkat Ali – Eurycoma (LongJack) is a pro-fertility agent and aphrodisiac that appears to have a large body of evidence supporting this role and some evidence suggesting it may be an anti-estrogen and pro-erectile agent.
However, there is a lack of evidence for testosterone boosting in humans, although some very limited evidence in animals.
The advice is to take 5 pills daily which provides a very adequate 3175mg.
This is a good daily dose when compared with the best fat burners which tend to offer in excess of 3000mg.
Effects & Benefits:
There is only 1 ingredients that would directly stimulate testosterone production.
Fenugreek is found in Testo Fuel which is a great start.
Now, there’s a few additionals that can offer some benefit.
Nettle root is an anti-inflammatory, too much inflammation can inhibit testosterone production.
Ashwagandha seems to increase testosterone levels in men who are infertile, so if you are one of the 12% globally this could benefit you.
Agaricus Bisporus appears to inhibit the rise of estrogen which in turn protects testosterone levels.
There’s also Nitrosigine and Arginine, both of which are beneficial in their own right.
Arginine opens up the blood vessels to increase blood flow which will provide more oxygen to the muscles and organs. It will also help improve taking waste products away too.
Nitrosigine increases energy before a workout and increased pump post workout and helped reduce muscle damage in tests.
These two ingredients are found in pre-workout formulas.
It costs $99.99 for perceived convenience.
Just having 2 effective pre-workout ingredients and 1 directly testosterone stimulating ingredients is hardly ground breaking.
This is also a proprietary blend. That means of the 3175mg we do not know the proportion of each included ingredient.
Then there’s the other ingredients. So, if you are part of the 12% who are infertile you may benefit from Ashwaganda.
Let’s not ignore that we would need 5000mg of Arginine alone to increase blood flow, this is extremely under-dosed for it to offer any benefit.
This is not going to be the double whammy extra extreme pump pre workout and testosterone boosting product it likes to make you think it will be.
Cellucor P6 Extreme Pump Testosterone Booster Review Conclusion:
As I suspected, this isn’t the answer to both providing the pre workout madness required and increasing testosterone.
Because it only offers low amounts of the required ingredients for optimal performance.
As a result this really isn’t the product we were hoping for. You will get substantially better results from taking the two separate supplements.
I’m afraid there are no corners to be cut on this one, just like your training regime and diet.
This also contains a proprietary blend which is a massive scam and seemingly popular with the Cellucor brand. This makes me lose confidence in the brand.
There are much better testosterone boosters, you can read more of them, here.
Or if you are looking for a complete and effective pre workout supplement to improve your gym or sporting performance when on the field you should take a look at these supplements which help me.