Testosterone is a word that sparks visions of virility, athletic prowess, and strong, lean muscles. It makes men the power houses we are capable of becoming. Sometimes, our natural testosterone levels aren’t enough for our desired results. Let us explain: As testosterone is produced, two other tag-along hormones try to hitch a ride. DHT and Estrogen like to build up in the body, too, and these are less desired hormones for most goals. The process works something like a rheostat; as one hormone (testosterone) increases or decreases, related hormones rise and fall respectively. This is a normal biological function. However, this normal biological function is not always desirable. Myodex tries to ensure that this “balance” is tipped to the side of increasing testosterone and diminishing DHT and Estrogen. Myodex and its Proprietary Blend performs a two-punch combo, knocking out both DHT and Estrogen.
Many of us know why we don’t want elevated levels of estrogen in the body, but we also don’t want a ton of DHT either. DHT is important to have, but as always, too much of a good thing can cause problems. DHT is a sex steroid produced in the gonad and plays a vital role in the development of male parts. However, it is also a leading cause of male-pattern baldness when created in excess. So whereas DHT isn’t necessarily “bad”, we do want to limit its production and ensure the right balance. Myodex will help ensure that balance is testosterone-leaning.
One of the bonuses of the Myodex blend is its use of natural ingredients with a high Bioavailability Factor. An increased or elevated Bioavailability Factor guarantees more bang for your buck. It means that the ingredients in this supplement are absorbed more quickly so that it works faster and more efficiently.
Active Ingredients and Purpose
ProtectErone™ Proprietary Formula – 526mg
DHT Inhibiting Complex
Serenoa Repens Extract 25% (fatty acids and phytosterols)
This ingredient goes by a few names, including Saw Palmetto, Cabbage Palm, and more. This ingredient has a list of possible benefits, but the strongest links tie this ingredient to improving prostate health and preventing unwanted growth, fighting hair loss, low sperm count, and low sex drive.* Some studies show that serenoa may be an effective ingredient to prevent the breakdown of testosterone in the body, but more studies need to be done.*
22,23-Dihydrostigmasterol 40% (phytosterol)
Also known as Beta-Sitosterol, this ingredient is found naturally in nuts, fruits, vegetables, and seeds. This ingredient can be used to fight off hair loss and keep a healthy prostate.*
Estrogen Inhibiting Complex
Also known as DIM, this ingredient has potent effects on estrogen metabolism and is able to keep the body relatively balanced (by preventing either drastic increases or decreases in estrogen).* In small amounts, it can both inhibit the aromatase enzyme (and prevent conversion of testosterone into estrogen) and it can act on more potent forms of estrogen and convert them into less potent forms; this conversion reduces the overall effects of estrogen in the body.*
Also known as Quercetin, this ingredient is a bioflavonoid found in fruits and vegetables, but highest levels are found in apples and onions. Like many other bioflavonoids, Quercetin has anti-oxidant, anti-artherogenic, and anti-carcinogenic properties, but its use in this proprietary blend is more focused. Quercetin is known to reduce Aromatase enzymes, promoting testosterone production.*
Who makes Myodex?
Myodex is made by Axis Labs, a well-known sports nutrition supplement company headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
There are a lot of ingredients in this that I cannot pronounce. Where is this stuff found/What is it?
Most of the difficult-to-pronounce ingredients are ingredients found in plants, fruits, nuts, etc. These are ingredients that give vegetables their “good for you” properties.
Are there any side effects to this product?
As always, talk to your healthcare provider, but here is what we do know. Ingredients in the Serenoa Repens extract can react to hemophilia, liver disease, and disorders of the pancreas. If you have any of those issues, please be sure to consult a health professional before attempting use. Otherwise, suppreviewers.com reports that their research found no side-effects have been reported from taking Myodex. eXplicit Supplements has done research of our own and the findings corroborate.* Of course, this does not mean you are guaranteed not to experience side effects. All of our bodies are different. For best results, let your physician know before you begin a supplement regimen.
I thought DHT was the hormone FOR hair growth, so how is Myodex for hair loss?
You are actually correct! DHT is necessary for hair growth over our entire body. For reasons that aren’t yet fully understood, DHT is essential for most hair growth, but it is detrimental to head hair growth. Studies have found that individuals that do not produce DHT (through horrific accidents or otherwise), find themselves with full heads of hair, but shockingly will have almost no hair on any other part of their body. So ultimately, the product is not trying to rid the body of DHT, it is just meant to make sure users are getting a beneficial balance between it and Testosterone. With Myodex, hair loss is a thing of the past.*
I thought that Quercetin was an antioxidant. How does this help Testosterone levels?
Quercetin, like many flavonoids, is a powerful antioxidant, you’re right. However, it is also thought to significantly reduce Aromatase enzymes.* Inhibiting the production of Aromatase is thought to effectively increase Testosterone levels while simultaneously decreasing Estrogen production.* It is a special ingredient adding a huge benefit to this supplement.*