Cellucor is well known in the supplements world but will P6 Red really enhance your virility and muscle growth as the advertising claims? We take an in depth look to find out.
Cellucor P6 Red is for men only. The supplement is supposed to increase your testosterone levels and improve your athletic performance but many of the ingredients lack evidence that they work. In addition this supplement contains sheep placenta (sheep afterbirth) and many of the ingredients may cause adverse effects and may even worsen existing prostate conditions. Cellucor P6 Red is expensive and does not seem as popular as other Cellucor supplements on the market.
Cellucor P6 Red may cause side effects including, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, constipation, headaches, lowered blood pressure and stomach ulcers.
In addition, this supplement may make any existing prostrate health conditions worse. It may cause changes to blood sugar levels or thyroid hormones
Cellucor P6 Red is expensive. It costs $119.99 for one bottle of 120 capsules (60 servings) from the product website.
We are not very impressed with Cellucor P6 Red. Although this supplement is supposed to increase your testosterone levels there is no evidence that it will work in the way as described. It contains the grisly sounding sheep’s placenta powder which is not proven to boost testosterone and in addition many of the other ingredients are simply untried untested and unproven.
In fact, we would be extremely wary about using this supplement. Side effects could be an issue and if you have a prostate medical condition, you may find that Cellucor P6 Red makes it worse. We cannot see any benefit at all for taking this supplement and it seems that customers feel the same. For a Cellucor product, this one looks unpopular and ignored and this combined with the high price and risk of adverse effects, makes this supplement one to avoid.
Cellucor P6 Red is an ergogenic supplement which means that it an athletic performance enhancing aid. According to the product description it will help your body in three ways. It will support natural testosterone production, inhibit the female hormone oestrogen and minimize DHT conversion.
DHT or Dihydrotestosterone is a sex steroid meaning that it is produced in the gonads. It is also an androgen hormone meaning it is a male hormone – testosterone is the best known androgen hormone and DHT can be described as a by product of testosterone production.
DHT is involved with features such as the prostate gland and male baldness. Minimizing DHT conversion –the conversion of androgen hormones into DHT- may help reduce issues such as enlarged prostate and balding.
Cellucor P6 Red contains a range of herbal ingredients that are known for prostate health as well as other important male issues. These include Saw
Palmetto – believed to reduce DHT and taken in supplement form for enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia). It contains Ashwaganda, wild yam root, and other herbal ingredients believed to have a testosterone boosting or DHT and oestrogen effect such as nettle root.
One of the most grisly sounding ingredients is ovine placenta powder.
Ovine placenta is, as it sounds, a powder derived from the afterbirth of sheep. Surprisingly ovine placenta is touted for numerous purposes, including as a skin tonic and anti aging tonic and is also supposed to boost testosterone levels. In our opinion you would have to be desperate in order to go down that route.
Cellucor are a USA based company based in Texas that specialises in body building and training supplements. The company are very lively on social media and this enables customers to connect with them in a variety of ways as well as via telephone or the product website. . Join the website and become part of the “Cellucor Nation” for special offers and discounts.
Cellucor were voted the GNC Sports Vendor of the Year, for two years running (2012 2013) and are well known across the supplements industry.
According to the product advertising, this is the fourth version (generation) 4 of this supplement and
Has “raised the bar once again to help you boost your natural testosterone production.”
There are three key features.
Muscle growth is a science. It’s a careful combination of training, diet, supplementation and hormone production. If one of these is off, it can mean the difference between mediocre and superior results.
The importance of testosterone is explained too.
High testosterone levels are correlated with strength, lean muscle mass, libido, and energy. While testosterone is important for muscle growth, boosting testosterone naturally results in increased oestrogen. The solution then is to create a better environment for natural testosterone production, focusing on hormonal balance within the body.
P6® is formulated to help optimize conditions that support natural testosterone production, inhibit oestrogen formation, and minimize DHT conversion.
In other words, P6 Extreme packs 3 benefits in one product.
There is no real evidence that Cellucor P6 Red will increase your testosterone and reduce oestrogen and DHT and in our opinion there seems to be little point in doing this.
Although testosterone is important for male general health strength and virility, messing around with your hormones can be dangerous to health. Many medical conditions are caused by hormonal imbalances and if you are concerned about low testosterone you should see a specialist doctor, not turn to an OTC supplement like this.
We are concerned about some of the ingredients contained in this supplement. Taking a supplement comprised of sheep’s afterbirth for example may not be dangerous but has certainly gone beyond any idea of normality. In addition this supplement may cause unpleasant side effects and you are more likely to suffer from these than experience positive benefits.
Serving size is equal to two capsules. The ingredients are combined in a proprietary blend so we cannot provide a full breakdown of quantities.
P6 Extreme Blend (1114mg)
Cellucor P6 may cause side effects and of course the quantities of individual ingredients are unknown. Effects could be unpredictable and may include:
ONLY TO BE CONSUMED BY HEALTHY, ADULT MEN, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. NOT FOR USE BY WOMEN, especially those who are pregnant or nursing. Do not use this product if you have any serious medical condition. Before using this product, consult with a licensed, qualified, health care professional, including but not limited to, if you suspect you have or have been treated for, diagnosed with or have a family history of any medical condition, or if you are using any prescription or over the counter medication. Immediately discontinue use and contact a medical doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to this product.
Although Cellucor is a well known brand and the various supplements on sale from a range of outlets, Cellucor P6 Red does not look very popular. We have been unable to locate one customer review for this supplement so we cannot bring you any real life experiences.
There is no money-back guarantee with Cellucor P6 Red.
At the time of writing you can only buy Cellucor P6 Red direct from the Cellucor website. This is unlike many of the other Cellucor supplements that are also available from outlets such as Amazon and GNC.
One bottle of 120 capsules (60 servings) costs $119.99.
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