Quick Take: When I first laid eyes on this test stack, man, was I stunned. Expensive and advertised to only be for serious athletes looking for an insane testosterone boost? PMD hyped this thing up real good. As I checked further though, it’s sounding more like a barking rottweiler with a chihuahua’s bite. Even with a branded ingredients, the dosage looks low to me – and proprietary blend after proprietary blend makes it hard to tell what’s what. Let me explain what I mean in this review.
- Manufactured by PMD, Methyl Andro is a product advertised to be an “insane testosterone amplifier”
- Available online (it doesn’t seem to be in Amazon though) and in retail stores including GNC
- Targets men who are over 18 y.o. as a supplement for a physical conditioning program
- Has FenuPRO® Fenugreek Seed Extract – renders a minimum of 50% Furastanolic Saponins and Protodioscin
- Dioscorea nipponica Makino Root Extract – a part of Methyl Andro’s blend that yields 40% saponins
- 4-in-1 Support Matrix – 4 prop blends in 1 and only 490mg to be divided between the four. Even with branded and standardized ingredients, this sounds like a bad idea.
Methyl Andro Ingredients
|Andro|TEST Blend||1850 mg|
|FenuPRO® Fenugreek Seed Ext. (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (Std. to Min. 50% Furastanolic Saponins and Protodioscin)||600 mg|
|D-Aspartic Acid (DAA)||1000 mg|
|Dioscorea nipponica Makino Root Ext. (Std. 40% Protodioscin)||200 mg|
|Androstenolone (DHEA)||50 mg|
|4-IN-1 TEST SUPPORT MATRIX||490 mg|
|ACTIVATE|T Blend: Ashwagandha Root 5:1 Extract (Withania somnifera), TRIBPRO 90™ Tribulus terrestris Fruit Ext. (Std. 90% Saponins), Safed Musli Root Ext. (Chlorophytum borivilianum) (50% Saponins), Avena sativa (Whole Plant) Ext., Bulbine natalensis Powder (Stem and Tuber), Methoxyisoflavone|
|Muscle|GROWTH Blend: Mucuna pruriens Seed Ext. 15% L-Dopa, Deer Antler Velvet|
|Pro-Estro|SUPPRESS Blend: Yacon Root (Smallanthus sonchifolius), Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), Calcium Lactate Gluconate, Diindolylmethane, Indole-3-Carbinol, Chrysin (Oroxylum indicum Seed Ext.), Resveratrol (Polygonum cuspidatum), White Button Mushroom Fruit Ext. (Agaricus bisporus)|
|T|ABSORPTION Agent: BioPerine® (Piper nigrum) Fruit Ext.|
Methyl Andro’s T-Boosters
What do I hate more than Prop Blends? How about a prop blend WITHIN a prop blend. That’s what we have here. Thankfully though, there’s a silver lining in all this. PMD used high quality branded ingredients and enhanced forms, and included some of their dosages too.
Fenugreek – in the branded form of FenuPRO® standardized to 50% Furastanolic Saponins and Protodioscin given at 600mg, this has the potential to raise T levels.
D-TEST™ Complex – Supplements in this blend don’t seem to be T-boosters except for DAA. Being the main ingredient in my favorite T-boosters, this might be the best way Methyl Andro has to increase T levels.
4-IN-1 TEST SUPPORT MATRIX
Again, prop blend WITHIN a prop blend. To make matters even worse, there’s 4 prop blends here. If that’s still not bad enough for you, well, there’s only 490 mg to split between those four and aside from the very low dosage, most of the ingredients used are ineffective and some are even controversial. Here are the few T-boosters on that list.
- Ashwagandha – Science has this herb’s back with evidence of it increasing T levels by 17% over the span of 90 days. Methyl Andro uses a strong 5:1 extract of this herb.
- Avena Sativa – This herb is a rich source of the amino acid L-Arginine which indirectly influences T levels through vasodilation and aiding in protein synthesis
Ashwagandha: Good for Manly Vitality & Virility
This is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine used to treat male sexual dysfunction and infertility. These are the results of Ashwagandha treatment in terms of spermatogenic activity in men with low sperm count. The study was conducted over 90 days and used a branded form of Ashwagandha called KSM-66®. Researchers reported that in men who supplemented with this type of ashwagandha:
– Sperm count increased by 167%
– Semen volume increased by 53%
– Sperm motility increased by 57%
Methyl Andro does not use KSM-66, but it does use a 5:1 extract of Ashwagandha that concentrates its strength.
- Mucuna Pruriens – This is a very promising natural T-booster because of its active ingredient L-DOPA. It signals for the synthesis and release of T while also blocking prolactin. Methyl Andro gives you mucuna that is standardized to 15% L-Dopa, the active ingredient — good quality.
- Diindolylmethane (DIM) – this compound might increase T levels by increasing levels of “free” testosterone and preventing T from converting into estrogen
- Resveratrol & Agaricus Bisporus– Both being aromatase inhibitors, these might indirectly boost testosterone levels by blocking the production of estrogen
With an astonishingly long list of ingredients, the ones listed above are the most useful ones for testosterone. The ones listed below don’t seem as effective for boosting T, and some might even have some risks.
DHEA – WADA has banned this substance which to me raises a big question mark since it doesn’t seem to do anything to improve testosterone levels
Dioscorea nipponica Makino Root Extract – in Methyl Andro, this ingredient has been standardized to 40% Protodioscin. This may sound nice but like Tribulus terreris, it works more as a libido enhancer than a T-booster.
Tribulus Terreris – Standardized to 90% saponins, this will ABSOLUTELY improve sex drive but it’s questionable as a T-booster
Safed Musli Root (Chlorophytum borivilianum) – standardized to 50% saponins. According to studies, this doesn’t have any statistically significant effect on testorone but it sure does help in activities beneath the sheets.
Bulbine natalensis Powder – Well, this might actually be able to boost testosterone levels but there might also be a risk of side effects to the liver.
Methoxyisoflavone – Like Safed Musli Root, supplementing on this doesn’t seem to have statistically significant increases in testosterone
Deer Antler Velvet – a performance enhancer that may not necessarily be a T-booster
Yacon Root – Research has shown that while it does help in preventing degradation of testosterone, it’s not the best choice for overall testosterone.
Bladderwrack – Not a T booster but does have anti-obesity effects
Calcium Lactate Gluconate – As with Bladderwrack, it has shown anti-obesity potential but does not boost T. If anything, it can be good for your bones.
Indole-3-Carbinol – It’s a precursor to DIM but before it is converted to DIM, it is essentially useless.
Chrysin – This is completely ineffective in boosting T. This might be because very little ingested Chrysin can be absorbed from the small intestine.
BioPerine® – it has standardized its active ingredient piperine to 95%. Fancy as it may be, it doesn’t boost T. It does aid in fat loss though, and boosts absorption of other nutrients — which may help to amplify Methyl Andro’s effects.
Methyl Andro Directions
To be used in partnership with a physical conditioning program or bodybuilding if that’s what you’re in to. On training days, take 3 capsules 30 minutes before you workout. On rest days, take 1 capsules 30 minutes before each meal. Cycle on for 12 weeks then cycle off for 4.
Like a highschool basketball star becomes a bust in the NBA, Methyl Andro being advertised as an “insane testosterone amplifier” doesn’t really live up to the hype.
It has a massive amount of ingredients, including several good test boosters, along with nutrients for male performance, vitality and sexual health. Among those ingredients though, are 3 of my favorites for testosterone:
- FenuPRO™ Fenugreek Seed Extract and standardized to at least 50% saponins and given at 600mg, this does have the potential to boost testosterone.
- Also, there’s the insanely effective DAA. The way I see it, it’s one of the bright spots that Methyl Andro has and dosed at 1000 mg, that shine may be a little too dim. I would have loved to see more DAA on this.
- Another good ingredient Methyl Andro has is Mucuna Pruriens but being part of a prop blend, I do have my doubts on its dosage.
Though the dosages appear to be generally low, I believe the Andro|TEST Blend is the one part that makes Methyl Andro an effective T-booster. But whatever it gained in Andro|TEST, it lost in its hectic 4-IN-1 TEST SUPPORT MATRIX. Most of the ingredients just aren’t meant to raise testosterone and those that do lose their value anyway because of the inadequate dose.
As a whole, Methyl Andro does provide several T-boosters. It also supplies several other herbs and nutrients that can help men with anabolic growth, performance and sex drive. Put them all together, and while it is not a laser-focused testosterone supplement, it is a good complex for overall men’s health, especially for bodybuilding and athletic purposes.
My issue is that there are so many ingredients packed in here that I doubt the dosages are effective. HOWEVER, it is also worth noting that Methyl Andro did use a bunch of high quality, branded ingredients; extra-strength ingredient forms; and BioPerine to boost absorption.
- Methyl Andro shows some sophisticated, high quality formula design — they seem to know their doses are low, so they try to bring them back up to par by using highly absorbable, highly potent forms to compensate.
But, even with top quality ingredients proven to increase testosterone levels, the overall design and dosage looks a little weak to me, especially for something that is marketed as being an intense test booster.
Does it Work?
Yeah, I am being a bit harsh with Methyl Andro…. but I do believe it will work. Here’s the catch: I think only a few of its many ingredients will deliver benefits. The DAA & Fenugreek especially. Methyl Andro gives us the dosages of each, and they look good enough to bring a modest increase in testosterone, with a bigger boost for physical performance and sex drive.
The other ingredients are wildcards that may or may not be effective, but I will say there are some awesome high quality ingredients in the mix, so the potential is there.
- High quality branded ingredients – FenuPRO™ Fenugreek Seed Extract and D-TEST™ Complex are both from trademarked brands.
- Fenugreek Dosage – given that it’s standardized, 600 mg doesn’t sound too shabby.
- D-Aspartic Acid – Seeing DAA here is probably the best thing about it. 2000 mg of this could’ve been better but 1000 mg is a decent dose.
- Mucuna Pruriens – The dosage is questionable to say the least but at least it’s there.
- Rich in saponins – it might not boost T but it does make the sexual experience better.
- 4-in-1 TEST SUPPORT MATRIX – blending in 4 prop blends into 1 prop blend just isn’t doing it for me
- Low dosage – There’s only 490 mg to be divided for 17 ingredients in the 4-in-1 blend (I counted).
- Proprietary blend – The ingredients list is prop blend after prop blend. That’s rarely ever a good thing.
- Reputation – Many of the reviews I’ve seen were negative, so there are some reputation questions with Methyl Andro.
- Expensive – $120 for a testosterone supplement might be OK if it were the Best for Test in the WORLD. But it’s not.
- No low T basics – Methyl Andro lacks foundation test support nutrients like zinc, magnesium, D3, boron….
The Bottom Line
Well, overall, Methyl Andro does have the potential to boost T. But is it an insane testosterone amplifier? No. It’s not. More bark than bite, so to speak. If there is anything insane about this though, it’s that it is insanely expensive. If you have the extra money to buy it, then by all means do. But I’m telling you right now that it’s probably not worth it and there’re more T-boosters that are half the price but twice as effective. Still, I admire the direction of the formula in that they make some great “manly health” choices and give you some awesome top-shelf, high-quality ingredients, which help to bump up the ratings.