T-Bomb II is another in the long line of Testosterone Boosters that has hit the market hard and has been claiming to be the best money can buy; that was of course until manufacturing company, MHP, introduced an upgraded version of the supplement, called T-Bomb 3xtreme.
While T-Bomb II is no longer available through the MHP website, you can still purchase it from a third party, but here’s the kicker; we’ve looked a little into both these blends and can see no obvious difference between T-Bomb II and T-Bomb 3xtreme. The ingredients profile for both appear to be exactly the same.
So, for arguments sake, T-Bomb 3xtreme is available through the MHP website, for the same price, and same recommended dosage.
How does T-Bomb claim to work?
T-Bomb II, just like many others, claims to be an all-round performer, offering a ‘scientifically proven formulation’ that has a ‘5-Phase Male Hormone Optimizing Complex, called Optimone-5™’, which is of course, a proprietary blend; meaning quantities of ingredients are hidden.
It specifically aims to boost testosterone production, support hormone receptor signals, minimize the conversion of DHT and SHBG, and promote a healthy estrogen balance.
Before we get into the finer details of T-Bomb II’s ingredients, once again, it’s worth pointing out that the bodybuilding world on the whole is at loggerheads when it comes to whether or not you actually want to be minimizing your production of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone)
DHT is an important androgen that is used by almost every tissue within the body, particularly the brain and central nervous tissue (which both contribute to your body actually using its increased testosterone within the skeletal muscles).
The reduction of DHT has some quite nasty side effects, according to some, but there is also anecdotal evidence to support the idea that reducing it also impedes performance, regardless of the masses of new testosterone your muscles are pumping around.
Who is the manufacturer behind the brand?
MHP (or, Maximum Human Performance, is an American based company that offers a wealth of supplements to the body building industry.
There isn’t a great deal of information to be found about the company itself, but its website seems informative enough, and its product portfolio, inclusive of such colourful product names as ‘X-Pel’, ‘Up Your Mass’, ‘A Bomb’, and ‘Dark Matter’, seems pretty comprehensive.
What are the Ingredients and are they effective?
What we know about the formulation is that is includes a proprietary blend of its own making; Optimone-5™.
- Tribulus Terristris – This blend appears to include some long time favourites such as Tribulus Terristris; a well known ingredient that contains Steroidal Saponins. However, it has to be said that the jury is still out on whether this ingredient can actually boost testosterone.
- Fenugreek – It also contains Fenugreek, a massively popular T-Booster that boosts LH release which in turn can elevate testosterone.
- Other Ingredients – Next to this we have Chrysin, Red Clover Extract, Kudzu Root, Zinc Sulphate, Long Jack, Copper Gluconate, DIM, Beta Sitosterol, Stinging Nettle, Saw Palmetto Berry, and Bioperine (a black pepper fruit extract).
Some of these are well known, others are pretty unheard of, but since we don’t know exact quantities, it’s difficult to say whether or not this blend will actually work.
Alongside Optimone-5™, T-Bomb II also contains something the manufacturer calls Second Messenger Hormone Amplifiers; another proprietary blend containing –
- Stearic Acid
- Magnesium Oxide
- Dipotassium Phosphate
- DL Malic Acid
Again, many well versed inclusions that other brands use. The concept of this blend is to enhance the effects of the T-Boosters by amplifying the signals between hormone receptors.
Now, with no hard evidence to support this, it’s hard to say that this blend does what it says on the tin, so to speak, but we do know that Cordyceps, in particular, is an ATP booster that attaches to the same receptors as caffeine, and is said to boost testosterone at a cellular level.
Reported T-Bomb 2 Side effects
Testosterone boosting, on the whole, comes with its own risk of side effects. While mild, compared to those of illegal T-Boosting substances such as steroids, even natural test boosters still carry a few of their own.
Headaches and acne are the most commonly reported side effects, and in some cases mood swings, which are conducive to altering any hormone balance within the body.
While aggression is also reported on occasion, it’s worth pointing out that this appears to be the result of already elevated testosterone levels and are more apparent in men who already have a predisposition to aggressive behaviour.
The most dangerous risk from Testosterone Boosting is that long term use can cause kidney damage. It is highly recommended that you use such a supplement in cycles and give your body a break in order to prevent this.
Reviews from customers are a little mixed; the overall average that this brand receives is an underwhelming “Good”, or 7ish out of a possible 10. This is distinctly average when compared to other brands on the market that receive more positive reviews across the board.
T-Bomb II Dosage, Price and availability
The recommended dosage of T-Bomb II is three tablets in the morning, and three in the evening.
A single bottle of T-Bomb II contains 168 tablets, which is a 28 day supply, and will typically set you back about $79.99, unless you can find it on offer from an affiliate such as Bodybuilding.com, where it is currently half price.
Our final thoughts on the T-Bomb brand
In conclusion, T-Bomb II, and in fact T-Bomb 3xtreme, may be fairly decent products, but we feel the price is slightly inflated for what it has to offer.
There are other products on the market that can back up their claims, offer full ingredient profiles, and in some cases, are a little cheaper. It’s definitely worth shopping around.