Quick Take: Both Force Factor and Cellucor have multiple products in their fleet of testosterone supplements. Most, if not all of these supplements, however, are based off of Test X180 and P6 Original. Honestly though, they aren’t the most powerful T boosters from their respective groups but both of them do look pretty decent. So, which of these OGs do you think would win? Let’s find out.
Test X180 Features
- Manufactured by Force Factor along with several other T boosting supplements such as Test X180 Alpha, Test X180 Ignite, etc.
- Labeled as a “premium free testosterone booster”
- Has a proprietary blend of 5 ingredients sharing a total daily dosage of 800 mg
- Research backed brand of fenugreek, Testofen®, is the blend’s top ingredient
- 3 manly vitamins outside the prop blend. Forms and dosages could be better though
- Click here to read my full Test X180 review
P6 Original Features
- Made by one of the fitness industry’s most popular brands: Cellucor
- Advertised as an “advanced anabolic testosterone booster”
- The entire formula consists of a single proprietary blend of 7 ingredients sharing a total dosage of 1050 mg
- Research backed brand of ashwagandha, KSM-66®, is this supplement’s top ingredient
- The rest of the ingredients also support testosterone and male health except for one that’s pretty questionable
- Click here to read my full P6 Original review
Test X180 VS P6 Original: My Analysis
As blueprints for the other testosterone supplements under their respective brands, Test X180 and P6 Original have at least one thing in common.
Another thing that’s identical about these two pioneers is that they both use proprietary blends. These types of blends, however, aren’t exactly what I’d consider trustworthy because instead of just telling us the specific dosage of each individual ingredient, prop blends only give us the sum of their dosages. This is bad because there’s no way for us customers to know how much of an ingredient we’re putting inside our bodies.
Nevertheless, Test X180 and P6 Original do look like they can put out decent results. Let’s take a closer look at their formulas and designs, shall we?
Test X180 seems to have well-rounded benefits but are largely limited by the low overall dosage
Outside of Test X180’s prop blend are 3 manly vitamins: vitamin D, B6, and B12. According to separate studies, vitamin D and vitamin B6 may be essential to healthy testosterone production in men while B12 has a positive effect on sperm. The problem, however, is that Test X180 fails to give these manly nutrients solid dosages so they likely won’t be anywhere close to their full potential.
Moving on to the prop blend which Test X180 calls Growth Enhancement Matrix, this blend has a total daily dosage of 800 mg to be shared among 5 ingredients. On average, that seems okay – nowhere near impressive but… okay. Just enough for it to work, I guess.
The blend starts off with Testofen® – a research backed brand of fenugreek that has shown to improve sexual function and testosterone. Furthermore, this herb can also lower levels of estrogen while boosting physical performance.
Unfortunately, Testofen® is the only ingredient in this blend that I consider a reliable testosterone booster. Nonetheless, the rest of the ingredients do offer more support for male sex drive, energy, and stress.
Unlike Test X180 has a few vitamins outside its prop blend, P6 Original has all of its ingredients housed inside its blend. This blend, P6® Testosterone and Performance Blend, has a total dosage of 1050 mg to be divided amongst 7 ingredients. On average, that’s no better than what Test X180’s blend offers – and again, this looks… okay.
What’s nice about this blend, however, is that KSM-66® sits atop the formula. It’s a brand of ashwagandha that research shows can boost testosterone by 17%. Furthermore, the herb is one of the best natural adaptogens in the market, making it capable of reducing stress and cortisol while also boosting athletic attributes and sex drive.
While ashwagandha is P6 Original’s top ingredient, it isn’t the formula’s only T booster. Fenugreek and branded tongkat ali (LJ100®) are also used here. Like ashwagandha, these two herbs are also effective for libido, performance, testosterone, and reducing cortisol. Fenugreek, in particular, adds more depth by reducing estrogen along with two other ingredients in P6 Original: DIM and stinging nettle.
However, not all of the ingredients in P6 Original are as reliable. In particular, there’s ovine placenta and agaricus bisporus who don’t really have much research to them. Nevertheless, this supplement looks pretty good for male health overall.
Test X180 VS P6 Original Summary
- Vitamin D, B6, and B12 outside the prop blend. They aren’t well dosed though.
- Growth Enhancement Matrix doesn’t have an impressive total dosage but it should have enough to work
- Fenugreek is its only reliable test booster. The other ingredients increase libido and performance and regulate stress
- $69.99 per bottle (60 capsules) on the official Force Factor website; $59.99 on GNC
- All of its ingredients are inside a single prop blend. Total dosage looks… meh. Okay, I guess.
- Has multiple ingredients that promote natural testosterone production, estrogen reduction, cortisol (stress) regulation, sex drive, and physical performance
- Ovine placenta and agaricus bisporus are unreliable
- $89.99 per bottle (120 capsules) on the official Cellucor website; $99.99 on GNC
Conclusion: Which is Better?
Honestly, I don’t consider either of these products good enough to be among the best testosterone supplements in the market this 2019. However, between the two of them, I think P6 Original is the better supplement overall simply because it has more reliable testosterone boosters compared to Test X180’s one, albeit the two questionable ingredients (ovine placenta and agaricus bisporus). Plus, aside from boosting T, it pretty much enhances the same facets of male health.
Test X180, on the other hand, has vitamin D and vitamin B6. They don’t have solid dosages though but if you’re not too deficient in either of these nutrients, they could still support healthy testosterone production. Plus, the product itself is way cheaper. So, if you’re a little short on nutrition and are on a bit of a budget, Test X180 seems like the more plausible product to buy.