A product by Vital Labs
Review Overview – What does Post Cycle 3X do?
Post Cycle 3X is one of the leading PCT products from Vital Labs. It is sold by various online retailers but is the center of a lot of controversy the main issue being – does it actually work?
In terms of features, the product claims to:
- Boost Testosterone
- Reduce Estrogen
- Regenerate and Detoxify Liver
All pretty standard stuff for a PCT product, but the proof that it can really do this for you depends on the ingredients used, and how they are served. I cover all of that and more in the next section.
How does Post Cycle 3X work?
With 2 servings a day of 2 capsules with 6 – 8 hours between servings, Post Cycle 3X isn’t the best PCT supplement I’ve seen.
The best recovery supplements I’ve seen have around 3 – 4 servings per day. This ensures that your testosterone levels are constantly topped up and given everything they need to get back to optimum levels – likewise with blocking estrogen and detoxifying the liver.
Aside from that hiccup there was a problem with the ingredients. On the whole they were okay, but certain key testosterone boosting ingredients like Vitamin D3 and D-Aspartic Acid were missed out from the batch. It also lacked a fair amount of estrogen blockers, making it a rather ineffective choice for PCT.
Here are the main ingredients for Post Cycle 3X, along with how they benefit you (or not):
One of the main testosterone boosting ingredients in this product, but also the worst. Trib has been seen time and time again to fail tests for raising your testosterone. It is outdated, and ineffective which does not bode well for this product.
Commonly thought to help block estrogen, but unfortunately there has been no conclusive evidence to back up the claim. This is another commonly used ingredient that you should be aware of that has no effect on your hormones.
Used to protect the liver. This natural nutrient, detoxifies the organ and helps with your recovery from any methylated prohormones that were in your cycle.
An anti-oxidant that also protects the liver. This amino acid helps cut down on impurities in the organ and helps prevent against any further damage.
Essentially a combination between Zinc and Magenesium. Zinc is a great mineral for boosting your testosterone as it supports the production of luteinzing hormone (LH) in the body – a precursor to both testosterone and growth hormone. Vital for getting back after a cycle.
This mineral promotes free testosterone, by its ability to reduce Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), a protein that binds to circulating testosterone. With lower amounts of SHBG more testosterone is free to circulate and keeps it available for us to use.
Found in oats, and thought to help raise the amount of luteinzing hormone in the body. However, there are a lack of clinical studies that go towards proving this as fact.
Honorable mention here goes to Eurycoma Longfolia (Longjack) it may not increase testosterone but it may help boost your sex drive. Which can be useful just after a cycle.
I thought the inclusion of caffeine was rather underhanded, the boost of energy it provides may fool you into believing more testosterone has been boosted than there actually has.
Are there any side effects?
There have been no reported side effects with this product. However there has to be an argument as to whether it is effective or not, due to the main ingredient doing nothing for your testosterone.
How long should you use it for?
Vital Labs recommends 30 days, however, for the best results with any PCT supplement you want to be aiming around the 3 month mark. This ensures that all hormone levels are properly supported throughout their recovery.
How much does it cost?
The cheapest we’ve seen it is $34.95. It’s not available on Amazon.com, but it is available from various online stores.
Post Cycle 3X Review Conclusion
Overall it’s a hit an miss supplement from Vital Labs, but it could’ve been a lot worse.
Some of the ingredients are on the right track and a the serving suggestions just need to be broken up a bit more.
Key ingredients need to be added to this product to make it effective, some estrogen blockers and some more testosterone boosters. The anti-oxidant side of things are better, but overall it still needs work.
If you’re tempted to buy this supplement for you PCT I would suggest against it. You’re better off looking over at my list of the best PCT supplements currently on the market. There should be something more suitable for you over there.