What to say about this product? Well unfortunately I broke my number one rule when it comes to supplements. Research, research, research. And when you're tired of researching...do more. I initially was looking for a natural test booster
to come make my comeback a little bit easier from an injury and hopefully gain my old numbers back. I got this with my employee discount for about 42 if I remember correctly? So it was on of the cheaper alternatives. I ruled this out over Cellucor
's P6 (which I have done in the past), Gaspari's Viridex, and Universal
's Animal Stack. Now I know being 21 I'm not going to see as great results from a test booster as someone older in years, which is why the only test boosters I REALLY look for are the ones that cancel out arimatase and DHT. Which as we all know are two nasty components of testosterone usage. I'm not really a huge fan of DHEA
, so the B-Sitosterols and DIM appeal to me. Stak lists Saw Palmetto as a DHT blocker, but thats a discussion for another day. ANYWAY to the review.
First this was my stack / workout for the usages.
Dosage: 2 pills/tabs AM. 2 pills/tabs PM
Diet: high complex carbs and protein for breakfast, 6 meals a day, low sodium, high carbs only pre/post workout and night time shake. Basic proteins of chicken, turkey, tilapia, tuna, and beef. LOTS of veggies. LOTS of fruit and fiber. Very high grocery bills :)
So first off let's look at the compounds of Arimatest
, and I think for those this will be a dead give away and hopefully keep you from making the same mistake I did.
First off is the "DiHydrotase" which is a name MuscleMeds
came up with because of the little "TM" in the corner. This contains: Astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis, Saw Palmetto berry lipid extract from Serenoa repens. Now Astaxanthin is an anti-oxident, which always has positive effects. NOT a confirmed DHT/Arimatase blocker or test booster. Lets keep going. Saw Palmetto is interesting however. Saw Palmetto is mostly used for prostate health and is in sexual perfomance enhancing substances, it is also a suggested test booster or possibly DHT blocker. But why not use something better than Saw Palmetto if it IS a booster???
Next are the Sublingual tablets. The only thing I really enjoyed is the taste of these. Kinda like sweet tarts lol. So not too shabby. The brand name of these is 7-Arimatase Methylated Flavone. Another "TM" name by MuscleMeds
. This basically is 7-Methoxyflavone. This is what might appear to the average joe as a test booster. HOWEVER according to bestpricenutrition.com and several other sources methoxyhflavone is basically what makes salmon...pink. Yep. Its not really researched whether or not it has a test boosting property or an Arimatase/DHT blocker. Correct me if Im wrong please if you read this. No one is abbove correct or learning :) However the 7 in front implies that its altered somehow? So maybe THIS is the key. Who knows?
Well on to the usage. I dosed it two in the morning and two before bed (both supps). At first I was excited to use this product and I felt I had the best workouts ever. Possibly the placebo effect mentioned above? After i researched this product and REALLY learned what it REALLY is...that quickly went away. I did not notice ANY if at all increase in aggression, recovery
, or size on this. I very reluctantly finished out this product to see if my results of no effects were consistant. They were. Like i mentioned earlier I had cycled P6 by Cellucor
and used that as a comparison. Nothing alike sadly. I enjoyed P6 very much and it has proven Test Boosters and Blockers. Very solid product. With Arimatest
I did not get the same aggression or hardness or even strength gains as I did with P6. The only this I probably got was an increase in sugar for my diet...
I can't really say I'd recommend this product. If you're looking for a natural test booster
, this probably isnt it. Stick to what you know and what's been proven. I'm not going to say other people don't experience good results because everyone's chemistry is different and reacts differently. I just didn't see anything.
Feel free to comment or post questions or corrections.
God bless and good lifting.