Quick Take: E-Bolish XT is designed to help you increase testosterone and grow muscle by abolishing estrogen and cortisol. Simply said, the aim here is to promote anabolism and for the most part, E-Bolish XT plans to accomplish this by using ingredients that are commonly used by bodybuilder as part of their PCT stack despite not having much scientific research done to them. Let’s get to the review and see how this goes.
- A product of EST Nutrition, E-Bolish XT is a revamped version of the older E-Bolish
- Advertised to help you create the “Ideal Male Physique”, whatever that is
- Has Vitamin B6 and D3 which may help maintain healthy levels of testosterone
- The addition of Vitamin B3 may be counterproductive to this product’s design since it elevates cortisol
- Has Arimistane, Calcium Fructase, and Acetin to supposedly help promote anabolism
- I couldn’t find E-Bolish XT on both Amazon and GNC but it is available to buy on the EST Nutrition website. Comes with free shipping, too.
E-Bolish XT Ingredients
|Vitamin B-6 (as Pyrodoxine)||5 mg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||25 mg|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||1000 IU|
|E-Bolish Technology (Androsta-3,5 diene 7,17 dione)||75 mg|
|Calcium Fructate||75 mg|
|XT – Max Blend||658 mg|
|Acacetin flavone (from Flos Chrysanthemi Indici)|
|Cashew Nut Extract (supplying ancardic acid)|
|Panax Ginseng (supplying ginsenosides and gintonin)|
E-Bolish XT’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin B6 – According to this rat study, Vitamin B6 depletion resulted in lower levels of testosterone. Although the same results have yet to be replicated in human trials, this is suggestive of the potential importance of this vitamin on maintaining healthy levels of test.
Vitamin B3 – This vitamin has been used to promote cardiac health by controlling levels of “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides. Furthermore, it also helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones. This is both good and bad news but more on this later.
Vitamin D3 – Like Vitamin B6, levels of this vitamin seem highly correlated to men’s testosterone but Vitamin D has stronger research to back it up. For instance, this large-scale study proves that higher levels of Vitamin D3 are linked to healthy levels of testosterone.
Androsta-3,5 diene 7,17 dione – Otherwise known as Arimistane, this compound has been widely regarded in bodybuilding as a powerful aromatase inhibitor. Basically, what this means is that it’s supposed to prevent the conversion of testosterone into estrogen and thereby increasing levels of testosterone while also lowering levels of E. Sounds good but no studies have actually confirmed this to be true.
Calcium Fructate – One of the newer ingredients used in testosterone supplements that’s believed to increase testosterone levels in just 3 hours. Impressive, aye? Sure. However, I haven’t actually seen solid research to back up this claim.
XT – Max Blend
- Acacetin – Derived from Chrysanthemum, acetin can also be seen used by bodybuilders as an aromatase inhibitor that helps lower their levels of estrogen. Again, research on this is scarce.
Chyrsanthemum has other compounds that may influence our hormones
Aside from Acetin, one study successfully extracted and isolated several other flavones from Chrysanthemum. These are the following:
Several of these flavones have in vitro or “test tube experiments” that show anti-estrogen and anti-cortisol effects. Although research on these compounds are generally still in their early stages, they do show potential for both testosterone boosting and bodybuilding. I’m no fortune teller but we might see more of these compounds in future supplements so keep your eyes open.
- Cashew Nut – According to research, one of the active ingredient found in cashew nuts, anacardic acid, is capable of inhibiting estrogen receptors. Theoretically, this means you also get to experience less of estrogen’s feminine effects.
- Panax Ginseng – This is an adaptogen which helps the body cope with stress and since stress can have a negative effect on testosterone, this herb might also help maintain healthy levels of test. Research that proves this dates back to 1996 though so I’m not too sure if this is reliable.
E-Bolish XT Directions
Simply take 1 serving (2 capsules) daily with 8 oz water
According to EST Nutrition:
- “E-Bolish boasts a triple threat in the fight to maximizing hypertrophy. The DSHEA compliant compound utilized in E-Bolish™ permanently blocks the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to estrogen, while simultaneously suppressing the body’s natural cortisol response.”
With that, it’s obvious that the goal of this stack is to promote higher levels of natural testosterone by lowering levels of both estrogen and cortisol. Also, with its mention of hypertrophy, it’s clear to me that the reason E-Bolish XT wants to achieve such hormonal profile is to help us men build bigger, stronger, and leaner muscles.
Good news is that it has a couple of vitamins in B6 and D3 which seem to correlate with healthier levels of testosterone. However, E-Bolish XT also has Vitamin B3 which is kind of like a double-edged sword with the way it helps build both sex hormones (i.e., testosterone) and stress hormones (i.e., cortisol). In fact, one study says that “serum cortisol levels were significantly elevated after niacin administration” and, well, that’s counterproductive to what this supplement wants.
Furthermore, the rest of the ingredients here are backed by broscience rather than actual science. For instance, Arimistane, Calcium Fructate, and Acetin are sometimes used by bodybuilders as part of a PCT stack to help keep their estrogen and cortisol low while keeping their testosterone high. Until solid scientific evidence comes to proves these effects though, it’s all just gym lore to me .
Does it Work?
Honestly, E-Bolish XT doesn’t seem all too powerful but it does look like it can be effective. After all, it does have decent dosages of both Vitamin B6 and D3 and these vitamins can help support testosterone.
Apart from those two vitamins, however, everything else on here is based on broscience so I find them really unreliable. To be fair though, Arimistane in particular does seem to have massive estrogen-blocking potential given the following it has in the bodybuilding community. Also, the customer reviews and ratings on E-Bolish XT are generally positive so it must be doing some good to at least a few people.
- EST Nutrition – This company has been making solid bodybuilding products such as Test Drive and Propadrol EP so I trust them
- Safe – No reports of major side effects.
- Vitamin B6 and Vitamin D3 – Speaking of trust, these are probably the only 2 ingredients in E-Bolish XT that I can count on for reliable testosterone boosting
- Arimistane – Has no strong evidence proving its effectiveness at the moment but it does seem potentially powerful.
- Arimistane – Potentially powerful, I know, but as a metabolite of DHEA, it might also get competitive athletes banned from their sport.
- Research – …or lack thereof which also makes it an unreliable stack.
- Proprietary – The XT – Max Blend hides the dosage of the ingredients inside it. Not a good look.
The Bottom Line
While E-Bolish XT certainly has the potential to be an effective aromatase/cortisol inhibitor, a lot of its ingredients just don’t have the evidence to win this case. For the same reason, I also don’t consider E-Bolish XT as one of the best testosterone boosters in 2017. To be fair, a lot of other bodybuilding products also don’t have any legit scientific research under their belts but still seem effective so perhaps E-Bolish XT is really just being innovative.