Quick Take: If you’re looking for a cheap but innovative testosterone booster to help you develop your muscles, this probably isn’t it. Most of the ingredients inside Myotropic Innovations T-OPT just aren’t qualified testosterone boosters and those that actually do boost test aren’t effectively utilized. Myotropic Innovation T-OPT does have other benefits though. Unfortunately, these too are mild, but check out the review anyway.
- T-OPT is a product of a Myotropic Innovations – a brand that, in their words, focuses on “crafting effective and cutting-edge formulas utilizing both natural and high-quality ingredients”.
- Most of its ingredients’ dosages are unknown because they’re inside a prop blend
- Outside this prop blend are healthy vitamins. Most don’t really influence testosterone though.
- This trend of non-testosterone boosting ingredients spills over to their prop blend
- Can mildly support prostate health and an improved physique
- It’s available to buy on the Myotropics Innovation website but it’s cheaper everywhere else (including Amazon, excluding GNC). Prices may vary.
Myotropic Innovations T-OPT Ingredients
|Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate)||300 mg|
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)||300 IU|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||150 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||75 mg|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate)||300 mg|
|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)|
Myotropic Innovations T-OPT’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Vitamin C – The most popular antioxidant vitamin and as an antioxidant, it helps protect our cells from damaging oxidative stress which in turn, also blunts the post-exercise increase in cortisol. This, in effect, creates a more anabolic environment for muscles to grow.
Vitamin D3 – Higher levels of this vitamin have been linked to healthier levels of testosterone. Dosage on Myotropic Innovations T-OPT is low though.
Niacin – Helps convert carbs and fats into energy while also balancing cholesterol and triglycerides. Great for cardiac health but doesn’t really do anything for testosterone.
Vitamin B6 – A study shows that B6 deficiency leads to lower levels of testosterone so it’s a good idea for men to supplement on this vitamin. The form could be better though (like, P-5-P better).
Pantothenic Acid – Otherwise known as “the anti-stress vitamin” despite the lack of evidence that it actually fights stress. Nonetheless, it does help convert the food we eat into energy.
Did you know? Intense physical exercise typically comes with a rise in cortisol. This could disturb muscle growth and testosterone. Supplements that lower levels of oxidative stress can help regulate this.
Gamma Oryzanol – A substance derived from rice bran oil that’s sometimes used for increasing testosterone and growth hormone. However, this belief has long been debunked by research.
- Phytosterol Blend – A mix of 3 compounds that’re known to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase – the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT.
- Wild Yam – Contains a testosterone precursor in DHEA but neither DHEA nor Wild Yam actually does much for test.
- L-Arginine – Increases nitric oxide production which, in turn, improves circulation.
- Panax ginseng – An adaptogen that helps the body adapt to stress while also improving libido and stamina.
- L-Alanine – Beta Alanine is mostly used in PWO supplements for its ability to improve exercise performance and lean muscle mass. However, I’m not too sure the same applies for L-Alanine.
Myotropic Innovations T-OPT Directions
Each serving of T-OPT consists of three tablets and as instructed by Myotropic Innovations, we are to take 1 serving (3 tablets) daily with a possible increase if directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Outside of its prop blend are a handful of vitamins and among these, only Vitamin D3 and Vitamin B6 directly influence healthy levels of testosterone. To the credit of Myotropic Innovations T-OPT, both vitamins are two of the best at what they do. However, D3’s dosage is really low and B6 isn’t at its best form so their supposedly great potential isn’t maximized. The other vitamins help with energy and cortisol which is pretty useful in bodybuilding.
On to the meat of Myotropic Innovations T-OPT formula: their prop blend.
In terms of dosage, 1530 mg for 6 ingredients isn’t particularly bad but unfortunately, the ingredients themselves are the ones in need of upgrades. Well, to put it bluntly, they need to be replaced altogether. All of them.
You see, Gamma Oryzanol, Wild Yam, and probably even L-Alanine don’t do sh*t. That’s half of the total ingredients in the Myotropic Innovations T-OPT prop blend. To be fair, the other ingredients do have the potential, albeit minimal, to offer prostate protection (from the lower levels of DHT), improved blood circulation, better sex, and better gym performance and these are undeniably manly.
Does it Work?
For testosterone? Not so much. The only ingredients here worth noting are Vitamin D3 and B6 and even these two have major flaws. That said, if you’re slightly deficient in these two vitamins, then yes, Myotropic Innovations T-OPT might work for you.
As for the other benefits of Myotropic Innovations T-OPT, the most I see is on bodybuilding because it does have the potential to balance out testosterone and cortisol for a more anabolic metablism, as well as improvements in circulation and energy that can improve your time in the gym. However, like this product’s effect on testosterone, all these seem rather mild.
- Vitamins – Myotropic Innovations T-OPT does have a good set of vitamins. Just not for testosterone.
- Cortisol regulation – Thanks to the anti-stress/antioxidant benefits of some of its ingredients.
- Prostate protection – Thanks to the blend of phytosterols.
- Cheap – It’s sold at $19.99 on Amazon with free shipping
- Safe – There aren’t any customer reviews on Amazon to sort of verify that Myotropic Innovations T-OPT is free of any major side effects but as far as my knowledge on these ingredients go, none of them should harm you.
- Proprietary – Not being able to see the individual dosages of the ingredients suck.
- Poor design – There’s a lot of useless ingredients here.
- Tablets – I’m serious. Capsules are just downright better. Well, to me, at least.
The Bottom Line
The cheap price of Myotropic Innovations T-OPT may be tempting but trust me, there are tons of better bang-for-your-buck testosterone products out there. I don’t usually say this about other products that don’t meet my standards but honestly, you’re better off NOT buying this product because if you do, you’ll be spending money on a supplement that likely won’t satisfy your needs anyway. Just keep your $20, man. Save for something better.