Myo: muscle. Trope: turn, bend.
Therefore, myotropic: muscle-turning, -bending.
Myotropic Innovations innovates for muscular improvement, which is a fancy, smart-ass way of saying, Myotropic Innovations supplements GET YOU BIG. Or at least that’s they’re intention: T-Opt, for instance, claims to naturally support testosterone status in the name of building muscle, but does it actually do this?
Or are these words just …meaningless? Read the review to find out.
About Myotropic Innovations T-Opt
Manufactured by Myotropic Innovations, T-Opt is a Natural Testosterone Support supplement that takes the green, vegan* approach to enhancing male performance*. (*We’re being very liberal in our uses of “vegan” and “enhancing male performance” here.) Formula notes:
- Proprietary Blend: T-Opt takes the proprietary route in its label, obscuring the individual ingredient dosages of almost its entire formula.
- Gamma Oryzanol: Essentially rice compounds, this ingredient is the highest dosed in the proprietary blend, yet does nothing for testosterone status.
- Junk Tablets: As we sardonically hinted, this supplement claims itself as “vegan,” and perhaps it qualifies as such, but it’s still full of junk additives.
T-Opt Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: Three (3) Tablets|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate)||300 mg (500% DV)|
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)||300 IU (75% DV)|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||150 mg (750% DV)|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||75 mg (3750% DV)|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate)||300 mg (3000% DV)|
|Proprietary Blend||1.53 g (1530 mg)|
|Gamma Oryzanol (from Rice), Phytosterol Blend (from Pine Tree) (70% Beta Sitosterol, 15% Campesterol, 2% Stigmasterol), Wild Yam Root (Dioscorea opposita), Arginine (as L-Arginine), Oriental Ginseng Root (Panax ginseng) and Alanine (as L-Alanine)|
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Modified Cellulose Gum, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide and Clear Coating (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose).
As a dietary supplement, take three (3) tablets daily. Dosage may be increased as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
T-Opt opts for cheap ingredients, cheap tablets, and, well …decent vitamins and minerals.
Credit where credits due: at least the vitamins and minerals are sort of decent — not quite spectacular, as we’re missing the test boosting essentials (zinc, magnesium, boron) but enough to accomplish at least mild male health improvements:
- Vitamin C – Key antioxidant to general health, male or female. The vitamins reduction in free radicals may protect testicular health and production, as well as the integrity of other bodily organs.
- Vitamin D3 – An even better vitamin for testosterone, vitamin D is our favorite vitamin for male health, given its direct, yet vague correlation with test levels.
- Niacin – Aids with circulation, sharpening a small PWO edge to this test booster, but not essential to testosterone boosting.
- Vitamin B6 – The most important B vitamin for test levels, B6 seems to directly correlate with testosterone status, although we don’t know how or why. T-Opt supplies Pyridoxine HCl but should have went with P-5-P, the better B6 supplement option.
- Pantothenic Acid – Deficiency in this B vitamin is too rare to sufficiently warrant supplementation. Sort of a waste of space here.
Unfortunately, these ingredients seem to encompass the upshot of this stack, which demonstrates generally poor design and efficacy in the dosage masking proprietary blend.
1530 milligrams split six ways allows for a potential 255 mg/ingredient average in this proprietary blend. Not too shabby, not too flabby — also not quite the Goldilocks sweet spot we’re looking for here, but it could be much worse. Dosage guesstimates aside, here are the ingredients:
Gamma Oryzanol (from Rice) – Why? No significant benefits have been associated with these compounds, including testosterone enhancement, so we’re unsure why T-Opt prioritizes this ingredient at the number one spot. (Its cheapness might have something to do with it.)
Phytosterol Blend – Beta sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol — best known for potentially inhibiting 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to DHT, offering potential prostate protection …potentially speaking.
Wild Yam Root – May support female menopausal health. (As opposed to male menopausal health …?) No discovered benefits for male sexual health.
Arginine (as L-Arginine) – Often supplemented as a pre-workout compound for its nitric oxide boosting effects, which in turn increase blood flow. Potentially aids testosterone production inhibited by poor circulation, although this isn’t a high-issue condition for many men.
Oriental Ginseng Root – Perhaps the best ingredient for increasing testosterone, although it places low on our BIG List of T-Boosters. Also, “Oriental” seems a little non-PC. This is triggering. We demand Myotropic Innovations’ employees to be fired immediately and for the company to assemble/finance a diversity department.
Alanine (as L-Alanine) – Potentially aids exercise performance (at least in its beta alanine form). As far as we know, this does nothing significant for testosterone status.
The test boost potential here is loooooooow. Although, there might be something to this supplement worth checking out. Allow us to explain:
Aside from the vitamins and minerals, which provide potential testosterone sustaining benefits — at least insomuch that free radical reduction sustains testosterone status — T-Opt‘s test boosting potential seems to rely almost entirely upon two ingredients:
- Phytosterols – Potentially balancing the testosterone:DHT ratio, as well as the testosterone:estrogen ratio, for improved anabolic results.
- Ginseng – Which likely doesn’t enhance testosterone levels but might, if we’re to lend any credence to the one study that reported test increases with ginseng.
Why only these two ingredients? Because the rest sort of suck.
At least, they suck for boosting testosterone. (Gamma Oryzanol, however, completely sucks.) L-Arginine might improve physical and sexual prowess via enhanced blood flow, but this involves no real effect on testosterone status.
Likewise for L-Alanine and Wild Yam.
And the formula’s proprietary status and poorly designed tablets also don’t help its ratings here at all. An altogether meh male supplement.
Identifying T-Opt’s (purported) benefits for testosterone is difficult. (Namely because T-Opt doesn’t purport any benefits.) In lieu of anything close to benefit claims, T Opt simply explains the definition, structure, and responsibilities of testosterone itself, seemingly as a ploy to create the image of a beneficial testosterone support system.
This seems more lazy than nefarious: T-Opt may not have the biggest, ballsiest testosterone boosters, but they at least have earned themselves the opportunity to spout the benefits of phytosterol nutrition — which potentially offer sex hormone balancing effects and prostate protection.
So, because T-Opt is lazy, we’ll spout for them: This formula might offer decent sex hormone balancing effects and prostate protection.
Who Takes It?
Confused Vegan Noobs. The type of guys who jump into the vegan identity without doing the proper research, exposing themselves to bunk “clean, green” products. Not that T-Opt is taking the vegan approach by any means, but this seems at least an appropriate analogy, given the product’s usage of bunko rice and plant compounds.
Any Side Effects?
If there are, we wouldn’t know: the customer reviews on this one are sparse — even on Amazon. Having said that, nothing in this product throws up any major RED flags, so we wouldn’t be too worried (or even a little worried) if you’re considering this supplement.
- Phytosterols. Standardized to three potentially male healthy extracts.
- Decent Dosage. Could be better but could be much, much worse.
- Affordable. If you buy from anyone other than the manufacturers.
- Poorly Designed. Not too sure what T-Opt was trying to pull here.
- Weak Sauce. Most of the ingredients do nothing for testosterone.
- Junky Tablets. Cleaner capsules would’ve been the better option.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $49.99
- Available online and in retail stores
If you buy from Amazon or similar online retailers, you may save up to $30 on T-Opt. Only the Myotropic Innovations shop seems to sell T-Opt at the listed price.
Final Word on T-Opt
Put simply, T-Opt doesn’t work for boosting testosterone — and it doesn’t work for most other aspects of male health. Frankly, even at the discounted price, there are plenty of better options worth your dollar. Even so, it isn’t the worst supplement we’ve reviewed, so it does have that going for it.