If I had to give one piece of advice to any budding booster manufacturers out there based my experience doing of these reviews, it is this: be selective. Research thoroughly and pick only the best ingredients from among countless other duds.
Of course, that’s just my opinion.
Then again, you could always go the T-Bomb 3xtreme route and chuck almost every possible component in the mix.
Supplement company Maximum Human Performance offer you everything but the kitchen sink in this product. Which has me highly sceptical. But we always start off with an open mind, if there’s a chance of this formula delivering it’s promised 32% increase in free testosterone, then it’s definitely worth a look. Let’s roll up our sleeves…
I’d say the label of this booster reads like a phonebook. But that’s probably a little unfair to phonebooks, as at least they include the all-important numbers.
T-Bomb 3xtreme includes not one but two proprietary blends, meaning that the busiest recipe we’ve seen for a long time is only willing to share the names of ingredients and their combined volume.
I’m tempted to say T-Bomb 3xtreme is a case of quantity over quality because of all its ingredients, but the fact is we don’t know much about quantity either and that’s the biggest problem.
The good stuff like nettle and fenugreek are completely undermined by a ridiculous proprietary blend choice and being mixed in with components either pointless or counterproductive. What is there most of? There’s no way of knowing.
The mid $40 mark is not the top of the booster price range, but it’s not cheap either and for a product with so many unanswered questions, it’s far too much.
Though there’s nothing in this product I’d consider dangerous, I do take issue with a couple of things. Firstly the reliance on not one but two proprietary blends, obscuring doses and possibly opening the door to side effects, there’s simply no need or excuse for not offering full disclosure.
Plenty of information on the MHP website regarding T-Bomb 3xtreme, but sadly no testimonial section so we’re basing this score on customer feedback. Though this product received positive reviews on Bodybuilding.com, this is based on only a few customers and reports from elsewhere are considerably patchier.
Secondly, what is a product which promises to help reduce oestrogen doing including flaxseed, an ingredient chock full of the female hormone’s main fuel? Bizarre.
MHP have a huge range of not just supplements available from their website but also high protein foodstuffs. Unfortunately nearly all their supplements are almost entirely proprietary blend based which we consider pulling the wool over customer’s eyes to a large extent.
However the company do offer a refund if you’re not 100% satisfied, though only on purchases made from the official website where typically you’re paying max RRP (T-Bomb $79.99).
Directions suggest you take 2 servings of 3 capsules a day. That’s 6 capsules in total which may seem like a lot. The best supplements normally go for about 3 or 4 capsules in as many servings, spaced out throughout the day. Although the volume of your taking is good here, the spacing and actual quality of the product are in question.
With so many ingredients and so little information on dosages, it’s impossible to rule out potential problems in this area. There’s a real chance the zinc is too strong which may lead to headaches and nausea.
Also the flaxseed and potentially the DIM may stimulate your female hormone causing testosterone to in fact drop. A real head scratcher as to why flaxseed in particular is anywhere near a booster of this nature.
T-Bomb 3xtreme is available from Bodybuilding.com for just over $46 buying you a month’s supply.
I doubt you’ve got the time, or frankly I’ve got the wrist strength to go through every last inclusion here, but we can certainly have a look at enough of the highlights and lowlights to get an overall sense of whether this brand is worth your cash.
Magnesium is a strong start to be fair and one of only 3 ingredients to be given an actual dose. The mineral has proved itself to be effective in raising levels of free testosterone, which is to say testosterone not inhibited by SHBG and essentially unusable. When you consider that can be up to 60% of total male hormone volume, you see why things like magnesium are a must. 15mg is a pretty minuscule amount however, can’t see it helping much.
Another important mineral for testosterone production, healthy levels of zinc are vital for the creation of luteinizing hormone, which dictates how much male hormone will be available. It also has a hand in other important building blocks for performance, such as human growth hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. One crucial thing to remember about zinc though is we only have a tolerance for so much at any one time. That limit is about 30mg and at 25mg T-Bomb is sailing pretty close to the wind.
Has had a positive effect simulating luteinizing hormone in rats, but tellingly, copper deficiency is a long term side effect of too much zinc, include 100% of your DRA in this supplement may be an acknowledgment of being heavy on the previous ingredient.
The first real dud. Once trumpeted as a great testosterone booster owing to its steroidal sapponins, this plant hasn’t stood up to clinical testing. It has consistently failed to raise male hormone in numerous studies and thus far has only raised libido slightly in a handful of cases. This is where being discerning with ingredients might’ve come in handy.
Fenugreek is certainly better. A bit of a multipurpose choice it not only significantly stokes the sex drive but also regulates blood sugars, which in turn balance insulin levels. An imbalance in insulin levels severely impacts both testosterone production and effectiveness, so in the right quantities (which, remember, here we don’t know.) fenugreek is really worthwhile.
Longjack is another ingredient with its main strength considered boosting sex drive. Studies show it can do this fairly consistently and well (dependent on dose again) but does little or nothing to raise actual hormone levels.
Actually, provided there’s enough of it, stinging nettle can also promote higher levels of free testosterone by attaching to the dreaded SHBG before it has a chance to get in the way of our male hormone doing its thing. The beta-sitosterol in nettle can also help limit the amount of oestrogen and stress in our system both of which clear a path for testosterone to flourish.
Better for men’s health generally than it is testosterone specifically, clinical studies have seen it aid urinary flow and potentially prostate health but any links to the male hormone and its heightening are speculative.
This, again, gets a great rep when it comes to health generally, but in the context of testosterone it’s potentially disastrous. Flax is crammed with phytoestrogens, which are the fuel for estrogen production. The more flax you have, the more estrogen your likely to produce and the stronger your estrogen levels, the weaker your testosterone. An oversight as big as this is a real dent in whatever credibility this product may have had.
A type of mushroom often used in Chinese traditional medicine, studies, such as the one published in Life Sciences in 2003, reported a statistical but insignificant rise in the testosterone of rats supplemented with cordycep. Human, at least more compelling animal trials are hard to find.
A nutrient found in green leafy veg such as broccoli and others, DIM has proved itself an effective anti-oestrogen component in the right dose. However, if the dose is wrong, it can also increase oestrogen, so it’s a modulator rather than an inhibitor. Since we don’t have any amounts, we don’t know if it’s going to do your testosterone harm or good.
Chrysin, red clover extract, kudzu root, zinc sulphate, copper gluconate, Avena Savita, Bioperine, stearic acid, glycine, magnesium-oxide, L-arginine, dipotassium phosphate, DL-malic acid, L-methionine, NADH
At first glance at T-Bomb 3xtreme’s label you immediately think there’s too much going on, then you investigate a little further and discover there’s too much going on behind the scenes we don’t know about.
The bottom line is that with an ingredient list this long the dosages of each ingredient (which are of course obscured) MUST be microscopic. And therefore ineffective. Each capsule would have to be the size of a hotdog if this were not the case.
The product’s doesn’t inspire trust or confidence. Plenty others out there do. Avoid.