Get your mind out of the gutter, bro:
That’s not what we mean by “Back Door.”
What we meant was that Methyl Arimatest mounts T production by its hormonal haunches, those cheeky “back-side” enzymes that shit on testosterone, PLUGGING them up with a quick 1-2-finish formula for an unclogged, unadulterated T experience.
That’s what we meant, bro… Come on…
About Methyl Arimatest
Manufactured by relative newcomers MuscleMeds, Methyl Arimatest is one part anti-DHT, another part anti-Estrogen for an innovative “Duel Action Testosterone Optimization.” We dig the innovation, but is this T-booster too innovative? Formula notes:
- Dihydrotase™: Acting as Part 1 of this two-part adventure, Dihydrotase works by inhibiting T conversion to a manlier hormone: DHT.
- 7-Arimatase™: Part 2, on the other hand, salvages “free” T levels by inhibiting T conversion to a womanlier hormone: Estrogen.
- SubZorb Technology: Sounds like a Mortal Kombat character, but it actually enhances the bioavailability of 7-Arimatase for more anti-estrogen action.
Methyl Arimatest Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules, 1 Tablet|
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Formula 1 (Dihydrotase)||2 Capsules|
|Dihydrotase™ (Astaxanthin From Haematococcus Pluvialis, Saw Palmetto Berry Lipid Extract From Serenoa Repens)||800 mg|
Gelatin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicate, Titanium Dioxide, Red #40, and Blue #1
|Formula 2 (7-Arimatase)||1 Tablet|
|7-Arimatase™ Methylated Flavone (As 7-Methoxyflavone)||25 mg|
|Other Ingredients: |
SubZorb Technology (Mannitol, Sorbitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Crospovidone), Natural Flavor, Magnesium Stearate, FD&C Red #40, Silica, Citric Acid, Malice Acid, Sucralose
|Directions For Methyl Arimatest:|
FORMULA 1 (DIHYDROTASE)
Take two capsules in the morning and two capsules in the evening with water.
FORMULA 2 (7-ARIMATEST)
Place one SubZorb tablet in mouth and let dissolve completely, then swallow. For maximum effects take two Formula 2 SubZorb tablets per day: one tablet in the morning and one tablet in the evening.
Methyl Arimatest is more T “Protector” than T “Booster.”
What we mean by that: Methyl Arimatest seems to prevent T’s conversion to DHT and estrogen, while doing very little to boost total T. This is apparent by the fact that none of the 3 ingredients here are on the BIG LIST of T-Boosters—which is by no means comprehensive, yet covers the major bases of T-boosting.
So, what the phở is going on here then??:
Dihydrotase, 2 Capsules, 800 mg
Dihydrotase, otherwise known as “Formula 1” of this T-booster two-parter, is designed to “increase” T by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase—the enzyme responsible for converting T to DHT. Which is all cool and crispy, until you realize that:
DHT is a manlier hormone than T.
Believe it or not, DHT is actually the primary androgen of the male body, stepping down to T only in skeletal muscle tissue (thus explaining T’s “anabolic” effect). The reason it may get a bad name is because excess DHT has been linked to hair loss and prostate issues… however, healthy DHT levels are associated with facial hair—and aren’t beards, like, “in” now or some shit?
Regardless, Dihydrotase’s trademarked extracts of Astaxanthin & Saw Palmetto have been, according to MuscleMeds, clinically studied to increase T to an average 10,000 pg/mL. While the study is inaccessible (we found this “publication” instead), its referenced as showing an average increase of 6,241 pg/mL to 10,066 pg/mL in “healthy males” after only 14 days.
That’s (theoretically) pretty awesome, but we have to ask: What about all that DHT?
7-Arimatase, 1 Tablet, 25 mg
If Methyl Arimatest helps boost total T, it’ll be as a byproduct of the decreased estrogen resulting from “Formula 2”—a.k.a 7-Arimatase.
While Dihydrotase increases “free” T by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase, 7-Arimatase does the same, except by prevention the conversion of T to estrogen via aromatase—the “T-killing” enzyme responsible for man boobs.
Arimatase. Aromatase… Get it?
There’s less controversy on whether we want this or not: Inhibiting aromatase, especially for 30+ year old men, is 9-times-out-of-10 a good thing.
Many T-boosters actually fail by forgetting to inhibit estrogen, which tends to spike with the boost of T (makes sense: More T = More aromatase conversion). This can have a shitty “negative feedback” effect.
Thankfully, the 7-Methoxyflavone used here is supported by promising research that suggests it to have very potent anti-aromatase effect. Multiply that potency with the “increased delivery” SubZorb tablets and you can kiss those man boobs “sayonara, bitch!”
When it comes to T-boosting, Methyl Arimatest takes the “back door” approach.
Rather than upfront “increasing testosterone” like this manly T-boosting sum’bitch, Methyl Arimatest’s two-stage formula neutralizes the conversion enzymes that neutralize T, thus theoretically triggering what MuscleMeds calls the “Testosterone Looping and Pooling” Effects:
“Research reveals that because DHT and estrogens are metabolites (breakdown products of testosterone), the body becomes sensitized to DHT and estrogen levels. When DHT and estrogen levels start to increase, it triggers the body’s feedback system to down regulate testosterone levels.”
Again, what research? We don’t know. But the idea here is that by inhibiting DHT & estrogen conversion, not only does Methyl Arimatest increase “free” T, but it supports T production through muffling “the body’s feedback system” triggered by excess DHT & estrogen.
Cool story, bro… But is it true?
Hard to say. The concept remains theoretical, which is probably why MuscleMeds describes its product with words like “concept” and “innovation”—words that indicate a dependence on pre-science theories, rather than bona fide clinical research.
Either way, the ingredients seem to do what’s expected of them: Inhibit conversion to DHT & estrogen. We’ve said our piece on inhibiting DHT, and we see no problem with reducing aromatase action… So basically if you’re coo, then I’m coo, and we’re coo.
Just don’t start bitching if you lose your trendy “hip” beard.
Methyl Arimatest Benefits
Does Methyl Arimatest boost T? We’re still not entirely sure… For many T-booster users, the initial level of male (and female) hormones can have a major impact on the T-booster’s effectiveness.
That seems doubly true here, considering that Methyl Arimatest deals entirely in the conversion of hormones to hormones. It’s a delicate business—especially when that business depends on such a conditional concept as the “Testosterone Looping and Pooling” theory.
On that note, for men who are at risk of excess DHT & estrogen, they can expect Methyl Arimatest to:
- Increase Natural T Production
- Optimize T:DHT and T:E Ratios
Really, when you think about it, the consequent combined effect of increasing T and optimizing sex hormones is the mark of a frickin’ awesome T-booster. That’s essentially what all T-boosters should aim for.
Who Takes It?
Muscly Meatheads. If you’re willing to sacrifice DHT for the sake of maximizing your anabolic window, then you’re a true beefcake bro to the core. We imagine Methyl Arimatest may have a more clinical usage, if MuscleMeds wanted to go that route, but we’re going to stay away from that. Besides, muscles are way more important than health—AM I RIGHT, DAWG?!?
Any Side Effects?
Okay, here’s where things get fun.
Many T-boosters intent on boosting T “naturally” tend to come side effect-free… That may not be the case here. According to a more-than-average number of users, Methyl Arimatest involves a series of common side effects including:
- Oily Skin
- Muscle Spasms
- Excessive Hair Loss
Bear in mind, most users have reported no side effects and seem happy with the product, but the reoccurrence of these side effects does deserve special mention here.
Methyl Arimatest Summary
- Unique Design. Capsule + Tablet duo is smart for these ingredients.
- Unique Formula. Speaking of these ingredients: They’re only found here.
- Anti-Aromatase. You can’t boost T without reducing E.
- Mystery Science. Plenty of research quoted, but we can’t find it.
- Anti-DHT. For many, this may not be a good thing.
- Side Effects. Above average count of side effects es muy mal.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $79.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Methyl Arimatest
Methyl Arimatest passes our test… but we don’t recommend it to everyone. There’s some crazy sheet happening there that will either make or break your manly parts, depending on your personal hormonal needs. If this is your first venture into T-boosting for muscle, try out a more proven sports nutritional T-booster. We dig the “concept” and “innovation” here, but perhaps let it marinate awhile before diving in full-bore.