Quick Take: Don’t let the long list of 27 ingredients fool you, these guys are not trying to pull the wool over your eyes. I’m here to review how even with two proprietary blends the pros far outweigh the cons of this very intelligently formulated and powerfully stacked T-booster that’ll give you athletes out there an extra pop in your step.
- The third revision of MHP’s T-Bomb T-Booster series, hence the addition of “3xtreme”
- Clinically researched formula really sets it apart from other run-of-the-mill T-boosters that claim the same
- 10+ standardized ingredients and extracts decrease the volume-to-benefit ratio of this powerful stack
- Two trademarked blends target hormone optimization and amplification
- Study conducted on its predecessor T-Bomb II showed 32% increase in free T as well as an increase in anabolic muscle measures…since T-Bomb 3xtreme is an improved booster formula, these numbers will probably be even bigger
T-Bomb 3xtreme Ingredients
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||15 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate)||25 mg|
|Copper (as Copper Gluconate)||2 mg|
|Optimone-5™: Five-Phase Hormone Optimizing Blend:||1,084 mg|
|Tribulus terrestris (15% Protodioscin, 60% Saponins)(whole plant), Fenugreek Seed Extract (50% Saponins), Chrysin, Red Clover Extract, (8% Isoflavones)(aerial parts), Kudzu Root (Pueraria lobata) extract (40% Isoflavones), Zinc sulfate, Long Jack 20:1 Extract (root)(Eurycoma longifolia Jack), Copper Gluconate, DIM (Diindolylmethane), Avena Sativa 10:1 extract (aerial parts), Beta Sitosterol, Stinging Nettle Leaf 4:1 Extract, Saw Palmetto Berry Extract (25% Total Sterols and Free Fatty Acids), and BioPerine® (Black Pepper Fruit Extract).|
|2nd Messenger™ Hormone Amplifiers: Receptor Signal Transduction Blend:||625 mg|
|Flaxseed [Fatty Acid Profile (Linolenic 8%, Linoleic 2.5%, Oleic 2.5%)], Stearic Acid, Glycine, Magnesium Oxide, L-Arginine (as HCl), Dipotassium Phosphate, Dl Malic Acid, L-Methionine, Cordyceps Extract (fungi)(Cordyceps sinensis), and Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide reduced from Disodium (NADH).|
MHP T-Bomb 3xtreme’s T-Boosters
Magnesium – I’m happy to see this mineral that is widely held to boost free T and total T by blocking the T-reducing powers of SHBG. However, you’d benefit even more from this if you had more than 15 mg or if it were in its preferred Magnesium Citrate form.
Zinc – This is one of the best T-boosting ingredients found in supplements and dishes out some great benefits for T by promoting T synthesis and neutralizing prolactin. It would work even better in its Zinc Citrate form, though. That 25 mg is nice to see; a phat juicy dose. This is important because many T-Boosters seem to skimp on Zinc in their formulas, even thought is is one of the most awesomest (That’s right. AWESOMEST.) T-boosters on the planet.
Zinc Crushes Girly Prolactin
Prolactin is a hormone so named because of its role in lactation after a female gives birth. It don’t get much girlier than that. Though it’s role has been identified in over 300 physiological processes, if you want your T levels to spike, it’s best to keep this feminizing hormone in check — and the manly mineral ZINC, presented in a phat dosage here in T-Bomb Extreme — is one natural way to do just that.
Fenugreek – This long-celebrated T-booster is in here in extract form, which is a big plus. It’s also good for sexual and physical performance and does all this by eliminating chemicals that are harmful to T.
Chrysin – Yes, this does work for boosting T. The downside is (hold on), it only works when injected directly into the testicles. If you want to keep the syringes away from your jewels, it’s not that effective, as taking it orally probably won’t get the job done.
Cordyceps – This fungus survives parasitically on moth and butterfly larvae. Gross. Even though that sounds weird, it’s been shown to raise and maintain T levels in both humans and mice. Not so gross.
Copper – Some T-boosters include Copper to cope with a copper deficiency that can occur after taking Zinc. Smart.
Tribulus Terrestris – It’s great for sex enhancement and gains in anabolic muscle, but for T-boosting the research is still inconclusive.
Red Clover Extract – This is used for anti-estrogen support in many T-boosters, but it’s mainly for women’s health.
Kudzu Root Extract – This is also used to treat the health concerns of women, but its effectiveness for men is still unknown.
Longjack – Though not directly boosting T, this root, known as Malaysian Ginseng, is thought to stop T-killers and inhibit the production of T-boosters and T-helpers.
Avena Sativa – Just a fancy name for wild oats. It’s often combined with Tribulus as their sex-enhancing effects complement one another.
Stinging Nettle – Though this leaf extract stops T-killer Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) right in its tracks, it has not been shown to directly influence T production.
Beta Sitosterol – This chemical found in most plants is good for promoting prostate health.
Saw Palmetto – The extract of this plant is also good for prostate health in addition to general well-being.
BioPerine® – Black pepper extract is a great compound to have for increase nutrient absorption of the accompanying ingredients.
Flaxseed – Though it doesn’t do much for T, flaxseed is becoming increasingly popular for the amount of omega-3 fatty acids it contains.
Stearic Acid – Supplementing with this long chain saturated fatty acid may help your body’s hormone balance.
Glycine – This is an amino acid that is found in most connective tissue in the body and is correlated with a number of physical benefits.
L-Arginine – This chemical relaxes blood vessels to promote circulation and may also help with athletic and sexual performance.
Dipotassium Phosphate – This water-soluble salt is really only in here as an anticoagulant to keep the other ingredients active.
Dl Malic Acid – This chemical is found throughout fruits and is responsible for the tart taste of rhubarb, grapes and green apples.
L-Methionine – This essential amino acid is found in foods such as eggs, sesame seeds, and Brazil nuts.
NADH – This is an enzyme found in all living cells. Seems like it’s only here to make it look fancy.
T-Bomb Xtreme Directions
Take 3 tablets in the morning and evening as a dietary supplement.
I know what it looks like: MHP, LLC has formulators huddled together in a laboratory that are just throwing a bunch of ingredients together and hoping that something will happen. 27 ingredients is one hell of a complex!
Though some of the lackluster T-boosting ingredients like Kudzu Root Extract, Red Clover Extract, or the -ols and -ines might detract from the cumulative effects of the well-known T-Boosters, which I’ll touch on soon, I can still applaud this formula for its decidedly clever composition.
It would have been better if the manufacturers had limited this formula to about ten ingredients, keeping the tried and true T-boosting and male-enhancement ingredients like Zinc, Magnesium, Fenugreek, Longjack, Tribulus, etc. That way, some of formula’s volume would be freed up by the absence of the more questionable ingredients that I’ve already mentioned, thereby getting you more bang for your buck.
What’s great about this formula, though, is that it covers all the angles. The ingredients of this formula work together to achieve what T-Bomb calls its Five-Phase Hormone Optimization:
- an increase in natural testosterone production
- inhibition of SHBG and an increase in free T
- inhibition of the rate at which T can be converted to estrogen
- blockage estrogen receptors
- lowering of the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
I also really like that they use a lot of high quality, enhanced potency standardized and concentrated extracts. That is key to making a formula work when you’ve got so many ingredients going into each of your servings, and it shows that the formulators probably know what they are doing.
Of course I hate the use of prop blends here. It makes it impossible to tell which ingredients hit critical mass dosages.
Given that T Bomb II has stood the clinical test, something which is very rare for T-boosting stacks, and was correlated with increased free and total T as well as anabolic muscle metabolism, this is more than a safe bet for those looking to get the most out of their time at the gym and to boost T to boot.
- Clinical Support – Though many stacks claim this, T Bomb Xtreme backs it up
- Enhances Human Performance – Helps you young athletes and bodybuilders out there get the most muscle out of their workout
- Great ingredients – Standardizations and extracts pack an extra strength punch
- Well-formulated – This takes all the physiological dynamics of T-boosting into account
- Tried and True Legacy – T-Bomb Xtreme is the latest legacy product from MHP, following the highly regarded T-Bomb Xtreme II
- Reviews – I read some pretty good customer reviews on the web for this product that look legit
- Widely Available – Can buy at Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon, Hi-Health, bodybuilding dot com; this means you can save a bit if you shop around for the lowest prices or find a sale somewhere
- Proprietary Blends – These are unnecessary. What are you trying to hide, T-Bomb?
- Occasional Low Dosages – With 27 ingredients, it’s a no-brainer that the amounts of some of them will fall short
- Dubious Inclusions – Some of its ingredients just don’t pass the science test
- Tablets – I don’t like them as much, and would prefer capsules
Does MHP T-Bomb 3xtreme Work?
With all those crazy but intelligent formulations, sit back and enjoy watching as those T-levels spike. As a result, you might get some bodybuilding benefits like strength improvement and maximum workout intensity. Will it make you super human? Nahhhhh… but I believe it will take your manly mojo up a few notches.
The Bottom Line
Though it’s a far cry from our top-rated T-Boosters, with 27 ingredients (other products rarely approach that number), there’s going to be at least one thing in this formula for you. Although I have some qualms with the proprietary blends and the questionable ingredients, this booster is one to buy — I think it is more than enough to not only get your T back on track but also to get your gym and sexual performance in tip top shape as well.