Quick Take: Back in my bachelor days, me and my bros would go out clubbing and hunting for some of the freshest babes in town. What I noticed though was that in a flock of chicks, there would almost always be that one girl who’s easier to approach. Now, I’m not entirely good looking but I am charismatic and it was my job to figure out who that chick was, talk to her, and get her other girl friends to bite on the bait so my bros could join in on the fiesta. Sort of like a back door approach. Get to the easy one first and rally in the rest. I feel like that’s Arimatest’s strategy too. Why? Well, read the rest of the review and you’ll find out.
- A product of the relatively new bodybuilding supplement brand MuscleMeds, Methyl Arimatase aims to boost testosterone via 1-2 punch combo
- The label has it advertised to be “clinically tested” in increasing testosterone levels to over 10,000 pg/mL
- It’s a unique supplement overall in that it has 2 blends and has separate capsules/tablets per blend.
- Also uses unique tech in SubZorb Technology which allows for better bio-availability and absorption
- The two separate blends attack testosterone boosting at different angles
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including Amazon but I couldn’t find it on GNC.
|Formula 1 (Dihydrotase)||2 Capsules|
|Dihydrotase™ (Astaxanthin From Haematococcus Pluvialis, Saw Palmetto Berry Lipid Extract From Serenoa Repens)||800 mg|
|Formula 2 (7-Arimatase)||1 Tablet|
|7-Arimatase™ Methylated Flavone (As 7-Methoxyflavone)||25 mg|
Just a little spoiler: ALL of those ingredients above are quote-unquote “testosterone boosters” so all of them will be discussed in this part of the review.
Formula 1 (Dihydrotase™)
- Astaxanthin & Saw Palmetto – According to this study, both of these natural ingredients have shown to inhibit the bio-activities of 5alpha-reductase which is to convert T to DHT thereby increasing the levels of “free” T. While that sounds cool and all, DHT is a manlier hormone than T but more on this later.
Formula 2 (7-Arimatase™)
- 7-Methoxyflavone – This study has this ingredient as a potent aromatase inhibitor which means this part of the formula is dedicated to stopping testosterone from converting into estrogen.
SubZorb Technology – This is the technology used in the tablet of Formula 2 which is designed to amplify bioavailability.
Remember what I said about this supplement being unique in that it uses separate capsules/tablets for each blend? Well, those two blends have separate directions too. Check it.
Formula 1 (Dihydrotase™)
Take 2 capsules with water in the morning and another two capsules at night.
Formula 2 (7-Arimatase™)
Place one tablet in your mouth and let it dissolve completely before swallowing. For optimum results, take 2 tablets per day – one in the morning and another one at night.
Remember when I told you I went for the easier chick first so that me and my buds could feast on the harder-to-get but hotter, sexier, juicier bit of their babe salad? Methyl Arimatest sort of does that same thing too. This was the back door strategy I was telling you about.
The 2 blends on this formula don’t directly boost testosterone levels. Instead, they chose ingredients that stop the existing testosterone from converting into anything else aside from, well.. more testosterone. The first blend or as Arimatest calls it, Formula 1 is designed to stop testosterone from converting into DHT by inhibiting the bio-activities of 5alpha-reductase. Sounds cool, right? Because in theory, it really is. There’s a catch though.
DHT is a manlier hormone than T. In fact, it’s our body’s primary androgen. And for you non-nerdy folks, that means it’s the primary hormone that makes us men. The only area where testosterone reigns supreme is skeletal muscle which is exactly why it’s hailed as the god of anabolic growth in the world of bodybuilding. So yeah, sure, you get all muscular with testosterone but without DHT, you’d have no beard to go with all that muscle, your voice will still be as sharp as it was when you were a toddler, and if you were born with low DHT, your penis might be just the size of a Tic Tac.. Or even smaller!
To be fair, you most likely weren’t born with low DHT because that’s pretty rare. Regardless, I think I’ve made my point clear. Be careful about messing with DHT because this is one tough customer.
Formula 2 is the anti-aromatase bit of this back door test booster. Which means that it does the same thing as Formula 1 where it prevents testosterone from converting into something else but this time, there’s relatively no catch. This is because what aromatase inhibitors do is prevent testosterone from converting, not into a manlier hormone like DHT, but to a wo-manlier hormone in estrogen. Add in the SubZorb technology infused in this tablet and you have yourself a potent estrogen blocker.
All in all, Arimatest’s advertised strategy seems to be backed by their ingredients. The question now is..
Does it Work?
That’s actually a pretty hard question. That got me scratching my head there for a moment. Truth is, I’m not entirely sure. Just like how I back-doored my way through a group of women, the T-boosting here doesn’t seem to be a clear-cut strategy because there are no ingredients that directly target test boosting. The entire formula is focused on stopping the already existing testosterone from turning into anything else other than T and if successful, it might not even sum up to more of our favorite hormone.
With the ingredients here though, it still looks like some people can benefit from it. Specifically, people who are at risk of high DHT and estrogen. And a little less specifically, older males who ARE at risk of high DHT and estrogen. If you’re okay with sacrificing DHT for potentially increased “free” levels of T though, then by all means buy it. But if not, you might want to check this out.
- Unique Dosage– There’s not a lot of testosterone supplements that have two separate capsules/tablets for their 2 different blends.
- Unique Ingredients – Specifically, I don’t think I’ve seen Astaxanthin being used by other T-boosters. If it is then probably not a lot.
- Aromatase Inhibition – With T-boosts, there typically will be a rise in estrogen too and that leads to messed up hormonal equilibrium. It’s always nice seeing testosterone boosting products utilize anti-estrogen ingredients.
- Expensive – I mean, gah damn! 80$ for a bottle? Come on now.
- DHT Inhibition – Some T-boosters do well even with DHT inhibiting ingredients but some also do have other ingredients to counter the effects of lowering DHT. Arimatest isn’t one of those.
- Questionable Research – What I mean by this is that their website claims to have their ingredients clinically researched and I did try to find them. Long story short, I couldn’t.
I also found some customer reviews online claiming that they experienced side effects when they took Arimatest. Still, keep in mind though that these side effects aren’t looking to be anything critical and most of these customers who complained of side effects still rated the product very well.
The Bottom Line
To conclude this review, there’s a lot to like about Arimatest. I like the unique way they provided two different capsules/tablets for the 2 different blends. I also like how they used the SubZorb Technology which I don’t think I’ve ever seen anywhere else. It’s also worth noting that they used ingredients that were actually specific for their specified function.
That being said, I give Arimatest a passing grade. However, I wouldn’t count it as part of my best rated T-boosters. Namely because there aren’t any direct testosterone boosting ingredients in the formula and because of how the formula discounts the importance of DHT.