Drop some ingredients into a capsule, pop them into a sleek black and silver can, and come up with a name that’s meant to grab attention and you’re going to be selling boosters left and right.
At least that’s what seems the manufacturer of P6 Extreme Black has done. It says right on the label: Nootropic Testosterone Technology. Do you know what nootropic stands for? It’s a fancy name for brain boosters.
That’s right. Suddenly it’s not good enough being a tougher, stronger male. Now we need to spend energy trying to improve our mental capacities at the same time.
You may very well be more interested in the History and Discovery channels today than when you were in high school, but when you’re aiming to get ripped and add muscle, feel like a stronger man, and even boost your energy levels and libido, the last thing you’re going to care all that much about is boosting your mind.
What is P6 Black?
This is another in a long list of testosterone boosting supplements that has decided to drop into the blend a ‘key ingredient’ at helping you boost mental stamina and fitness.
The packaging leaves a lot to be desired and while you’re not supposed to really ‘judge a book by its cover,’ that’s precisely what we all do. And it’s why so many of these T-booster makers try and create cool looking labels.
Well. P6 Black’s label is shoddy, at best, but it’s the ingredients that really cause us some concern.
With P6 Black, you have to take 3 capsules per serving, and you get 30 servings per container. The key ingredients that are found in this T-booster may certainly be effective at helping to boost testosterone levels, but the question becomes the active ingredients meant to boost T-levels.
The ingredients in P6 Black are:
Vitamin D 1,600 IU (416% DV)
Vitamin B6 2 mg (100% DV)
Magnesium 135 mg (33% DV)
Zinc 30 mg (200% DV)
Copper 2 mg (100% DV)
Nootropic Testosterone Matrix 2,105 mg
Notice something about that last ingredient in the list? Yeah, ‘Matrix’ is added to the end. On the label they claim that P6 Black is a ‘Nootropic Testosterone Technology’ and in the ingredients, it’s a ‘matrix.’
What does that mean? Basically when you start seeing things like this your radar had better jump up because something’s rotten in the state of Denmark. The moment a T-booster manufacturer starts throwing around fancy words that actually mean nothing with regard to the ingredients, then you know you better pay closer attention to the finer details.
As for that Nootropic Testosterone Matrix, the ingredients that make it up are:
D-Aspartic Acid Magnesium Chelate, D-Serine, Alpha GPC, 3.3-Diindolylmethane, Androstenolone.
Aside from the D-Aspartic acid that has some decent research to support its ability to help boost some levels of testosterone in the body, these others are essentially supporting ingredients. We don’t see much real benefit in having them added to the mix, aside from adding credibility with this list of ingredients.
Other ingredients found in P6 Black:
A Vitamin and Mineral Support Blend of zinc monomethionine, copper bis(glycinate) chelate, cholecalciferol, and pyridoxal 5-phosphate.
An Androgen Support Matrix (there’s that do-nothing word again) that consists of mucuna pruriens seed extract, Andrographis paniculata Aerial parts extract.
You’ll also find vegetable cellulose, silicon dioxide, gelatin, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, and some dyes.
P6 Black’s Shortcomings
Right up front P6 Black seems to have a lot going on for it with the ingredients. When you begin looking into the various ingredients that are essential to helping you boost your system and make it ready to increase testosterone production, then the Vitamin D, B6, Magnesium, Zinc, and even Copper are all keys to the equation.
This helps establish a solid foundation for your body, but it’s not enough. That’s where you start to get into the proprietary blends of different ingredients.
That’s when you get into the Nootropic Testosterone blend … er, sorry, we meant Matrix.
D-Aspartic Acid is one of the king components of T-boosting supplements. It’s rated as one of the most potent and important, so that’s a good step in the right direction, but there is little to no research to support some of the other ingredients listed there.
What that tells us is that they’re just adding some potentially good ingredients into the mix to try and fill space and hope they actually do something.
It’s like throwing in a placebo and seeing what happens. A placebo is basically like taking a sugar tablet and thinking it’s an aspirin when you have a headache. If your headache goes away, you’ll assume it was the medicine but it was more in your head.
So if you begin seeing positive changes with your body, energy levels, and even strength, you might end up attributing that to some of these ingredients. Without any real research supporting it, there’s little to say on the subject.
As for the Nootropics, D-Serine and Alpha-GPC are the keys, but you’d need to be taking more than 2,000 mg per day to gain any prospect of mental improvement. There’s nowhere near that much in P6 Black, so it’s a wasted ingredient.
Does P6 Black Stand Up to Scrutiny?
No chance. Not only are there few quality ingredients, there’s a whole bunch of ingredients that don’t add anything of value and are just wasting valuable space in the blend.
The proprietary blends found in P6 Black are also suspicious. There are a couple of great ingredients, but without knowing the dosages (which are hidden from us) of those independent ones, it’s hard to tell if it would even be effective.
Why Take P6 Black?
Well, they combine nootropic and testosterone boosting claims, so if were thinking about improving your ability to focus while ramping up your strength and workout routines, you could certainly be tempted (enticed might be a better word) by P6 Black.
The Bottom Line
You’ll see some improvement in your T-levels when taking P6 Black. It does have D-Aspartic Acid, so you have to give it that. As for anything else it claims to offer, we see no real evidence of that, especially on the nootropic side of things.
Will you see some improvements in your mental capacity? Maybe, but that would more likely be the result of your increased energy levels and a belief that you actually will gain some benefit from P6 Black.
Our rating: 5.0