Supplementation has gotten a bit out of whack, lately. There is a whole slew of products out there that claim to do some pretty fantastic things. In most cases, these claims are too good to be true, or the claims are true, but have horrible side effects. However, sometimes a product can sometimes sneak up and amaze even the most cynical of people. In this case, that product is Cellucor’s P6 Extreme.
P6 is a natural testosterone booster that helps boost a man’s vitality, metabolism, strength and libido. These claims may sound fantastic, but there actually is a pretty sophisticated way this product works. The power behind the product is an ingredient called “Ovine Placenta Powder.” As off-putting as it may sound, sheep are actually the most hormonally similar animals to humans than any other animal. What this means is that the ovine placenta powder actually tricks the human body into producing higher levels of free T by emulating human hormones. But simply boosting testosterone is not the only thing that makes this product a top-shelf item.
When it comes to boosting hormones, there are always side effects. In the case of boosting testosterone, the body will try to compensate for higher testosterone by producing high levels of estrogen. In most cases, this means that the user will start to develop fatty deposits around the breast as well as many other physical and hormonal side effects. To combat this, the makes of P6 included Black Cohosh into the mix. Black Cohosh inhibits the production of estrogen (this is exactly why Black Cohosh is typically not recommended for women). Inhibiting the production of excess estrogen is how P6 avoids the water retention issue typically associated with testosterone boosters. Now how about the issue of acne, aggression and oily skin?
Well, that issue can be blamed on elevated levels of DHT. This typical side effect of most testosterone boosters is why the angry bald guys high on test boosters are… well, for lack of a better phrase… “angry and bald”. DHT is a hormone that is perfectly healthy in normal amounts, but if they are elevated, the user becomes aggressive, loses hair, suffers oily skin and acne because of the oil. Most testosterone boosters do not address this problem. However, P6’s proprietary blend includes a powerful DHT inhibitor that prevents the product from boosting it. This means that P6 does not have the side effect of anger, hair loss or any of the aformentioned side effects.
When it comes to looking in to a product, the science of how it works is important, but another factor is how it actually makes you feel. Being a user of this product, I can say that I have definitely made significant gains in the gym, on the track, and in the pool. I have cycled through a one month regimen and was definitely not disappointed. Since this product is a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) product, it is important to take the recommended doses for or two months at the most. After that, you must let your body regulate back to its original state with a month of being cycled off.
On a another note, many people are concerned with the side effects and what products they can take with it. There are a large amounts of possible side effects listed on the back of the label and it is important to read them, especially if you have any pre existing medical conditions. However, in most cases, people typically experience no negative side effects with it. When it comes to what supplemental products you can take with it, P6 is safe to take with thermogenics, pre workouts, proteins, joint supplements, fish oils, BCAA’s, creatines, and cleansers. However, you never want to mix thermogenics and stimulant based pre workouts, but that’s for another article.
In conclusion, P6 is an excellent product for men looking for an extra boost in their workout, higher energy, more active libido, and faster metabolism. It also serves as an excellent androgenic! All in all, this testosterone booster delivers.