What’s the Best Starter Prohormone?

April 6th, 2013 by

Have you been thinking about trying a prohormone? If it’s going to be your first time there really is no better option than Epistane. Epistane is a methylated prohormone with side effects ranging from mild to moderate. While Epi leaves out the traditionally associated sides it still packs a punch. Strength and size gains are typical, and depending on your diet and workout routine it can be used to cut body fat as well.

Results will vary with each person but users of Epistane have reported some serious gains. Users have reported nearly 50 pounds added to their bench and have packed on almost 30 pounds of thick muscle. At the same time others have reported as little as 5 pounds gained, while others have reported no weight gain and only a loss in body fat. With that being said, your results are going to be largely dependent on your diet and how hard you push at the gym. Prohormones help you get the results you want; they don’t do the work for you. While epistane isn’t a magic strength pill the potential ceiling with epistane is high, very high, especially given the extent of potential sides. Results with Epi 2A3A have been comparable to those gained with M-Drol.  I think it’s pretty safe to say that you will experience strength gains and your size gains are largely dependent based on your own choices (in terms of diet).

While the strength and size gains are an attractive part of Epistane, surely the best part is lack of side effects. While they can be there they typically are minimal. Don’t discount the fact they can happen! Back pumps, joint dryness, cramps, lethargy, and headaches have all been reported, and while these shouldn’t be taken lightly most can be eliminated fairly easily with a few herbal supplements. (Fish oil for achy joints, proper hydration for cramps and taurine for back pumps)

Ultimately, as with any supplement or prohormone you have to weigh the pros and cons. If you don’t mind some acne or lethargy and are willing to risk that for strength and size then the choice is simple; cycle epistane now. I don’t want to discount the side effects; you should speak with your doctor and get their opinion before you start a cycle. It is always better to air on the side of caution and not jump in to something without doing the proper research. I’m not a doctor so he knows better than me the potential side effects, but most users’ side effects seem to be fairly mild. Even without the sides you should use On Cycle Support and Post Cycle Therapy. The few sides seem like a fairly good trade off for the potential of 50 pounds added to your traditional strength exercises. I would say epistane is one of the best prohormones out, the gains are big and the risks seem to be minimal.

 

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EPI 2A3A by Vital Labs 120ct

November 26th, 2011 by

EPI 2A3A Vital LabsGet Bigger, Get Stronger, Get Lean Hard Dry Muscles with Epi 2A3A!

Epi 2A3A is ideal for somone who is looking to pack on lean muscle mass while keeping estrogen levels low. The ingredient in Epi 2A3A Epistane is well known for improving lean dry muscle mass with very minimal side affects.

 

Epi 2A3A from Vital Labs is your key to:

Epi 2A3A is more powerful than Halodrol 50 and contains the active ingredient 2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol, which is an analog of an aromatase inhibitor used safely in Japan for decades. Epi 2A3A, being completely non-estrogenic, offers an ideal composition to maximize strength and lean mass gains, with minimal side effects such as lethargy or gyno. Epi 2A3A is anti-estrogenic and produces very dry gains. The Epi 2A3A compound is very anabolic great for producing muscle growth.

 

Serving Size: 1 capsule Servings per Container: 120 Amount Per Serving 10 mg

Daily Value 2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol 10mg ** *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. **Percent Daily Values not established.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Gelatin (Capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose.

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 2-3 capsules daily as needed or as directed by your physician.

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EP-Stane by Dynamic Formulas 90 Capsules

November 9th, 2011 by

Dynamic Formulas EP-StaneDynamic Formulas EP-Stane

CREATE YOUR OWN STACK. The Dynamic Formulas Advanced Formula Series maximizes the science of performance enhancement for your physical fitness. Whether you are looking for cutting or bulking Dynamic Formulas has the most complete line-up in the game.


Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules twice daily. Do not exceed 4 capsules in a 24 hour period. For best results, cycle “on” this product for 6-8 weeks. Do not exceed 8 weeks of continuous use without at least 4 weeks as an “off” cycle.

EP-Stane Supplement Facts:

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90

Amount per Serving:

2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan- 17b-ol 15 mg

Vanady Sulfate 3 mg

Other Ingredients: Rice Powder, Magnesium Stearate & Silicon Dioxide.

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Hemaguno by Spectra Force Research 60 tablets

November 9th, 2011 by

Spectra Force Research HemagunoSpectra Force Research Hemaguno 60 tablets

Dietary Supplement. Hematonic & myogenic oral agent. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or The Japanese Ministry of Health. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.) Formulated in Japan.
What is:2A, 3A EPITHIO-17A-METHYL-5A-ANDROSTAN-17B-OL
Also written as: 2A, 3A-EPITHIO-17A-METHYL-17B-HYDROXY-5A-ADROSTAN

Its a prohormone or designer steroid whatever you prefer. its a legal alternatice to AAS (anabolic and androgenic steroids)
What is Epistane?
Epistane is one of the newest designer steroids on the market today, and it is gaining attention very quickly. Epistane is actually a methylated version of the controlled substance Epitiostanol (2±,3±-Epithio-5±-androstan-17²-ol), which was created in the 1960′s and used as a treatment for breast cancer. Since the only place Epitiostanol is only availabe at this time is in japan, chemists added a methyl group to the compound and the final product was a substance now known as Epistane. Epistane is a sulfur containing steroid which is known to have strong and long lasting anti-estrogenic activity as well as weak androgenic and mytropic activities.
What you can expect?
Since it is designed to be anti-estrogenic you can expect very dry gains from this compound. Epistane has low androgenic to anabolic activity. This meaning that it is much more anabolic then androgenic. Thus making sides very minimal to non existant from this substance. Also one of the great properties of this substance is that it does a great job in keeping the natural suppression of the gonads away. Since it has anti-estrogenic properties it keeps your LH levels elevated and it is also said both through science and human trial that epistane may have the ability to reduce gyno. This is still a widely debated outcome of epistane but is actually showing more and more positive results as it becomes more popular. Even though users will see dry gains on epistane it does not mean that it would be any insufficient for a bulking cycle. In fact it would be beneficial because it would generate lean gains. Through research it is reported that most users who have taken this substance have gained anywhere from 5-12 lbs in a 3-5 week cycle. Now in my opinion epistane would be better in a cutting cycle to keep the body dry while preserving and potentially add more lean muscle tissue.

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IBE Epistane 90 capsules

November 9th, 2011 by

IBE Epistane 90 capsulesIBE Epistane 90 capsules

Finally the PRO-Anabolic, anti-estrogen we have all been waiting for has arrived! Epistane, exhibits a strong, long lasting anti-estrogen effect that is organ tissue specific. This means it works only where you want it to work. Broad range estrogen blockers and aromatase inhibitors can result in system shut down, aching joints, and decreased IGF-I expression. Epistane binds specifically to the 17-estradiol receptor protein in the target tissues. Because of its long lasting and strong effects on specific tissue, Epistane can significantly reduce and reverse the effects of gynocomastia because not only does Epistane specifically block estrogen in breast tissue but it induces an estrogen-depleted condition which leads to apoptosis or the death of the breast tissue cells. Studies show that small doses of the parent compound, Epitiostanol, at just 10-20mg/week showed a complete disappearance of the mass and pain in 25% of the male patients in the clinical trail, while the other 75% of the patients showed at least a 50% reduction in the mass and complete loss of pain in just 4-8 weeks. Thats results in 100% of the male users with no side effects. While compounds such as Clomid and Nolvadex also block the 17-estradiol receptor, they do not elicit the same increase in protein synthesis and strength gains that Epistane can offer.

Epistane is more than an anti-estrogen, though, as it also binds to androgen receptors in skeletal muscle. As a PRO-Anabolic compound Epistane promotes increases in strength and lean body mass with an anabolic/androgenic value (Q ratio) of 12. With most powerful androgens there is a high risk of the natural suppression of the gonads. Epistane, unlike other PRO-Anabolic compounds that have recently been released, is relatively mild on the gonads and, due to the anti-estrogenic effects and the fact that Epistane keeps LH levels elevated, post cycle therapy becomes a breeze. All effects combined make Epistane a great compound to produce dry, lean gains in muscle mass with minimal side effects and suppression of the bodys natural androgen production, while lowering the effects of natural estrogen or combating estrogen from endogenous/exogenous sources. This makes it a powerful tool when combined with wet compounds in attempt to increase gains and decrease side effects. One can also not overlook the potential benefit of this compound taken alone, especially when recovering from periods of wet compounds. If you dont want to worry about how your lipid and liver values are doing and whether or not you are going to get gynocomastia or not then get Epistane, stop worrying, and experience what others are raving about!

What is a typical cycle of Epistane?

A typical cycle of Epistane lasts 3-5 weeks and has a range of dosages around 20-40mg. Most people run a cycle similar to 20/30/30/40 or some variation. Others, looking for large mass gains, are running 40mg for 4 weeks or more. It is important to ramp up the dosage in the beginning, even if only for a few days.

What is pulse cycling?

Dosing something to intentionally avoid long term sides, such as HTPA suppression and liver damage. With pulsing, the serious, long term side effects of chronic oral treatment are avoided and short term side effect, like acne and mineral retention, are milder that usual. This allows for higher dosages to be used. Basically, if you dosed on an ED basis you would get 100% effect, 100% short term sides and 100% long term sides. If you dose EOD on a pulse protocol, you still get about 60% effect, 75% short term sides but only about 40% of the long term sides. That’s not a bad trade off and very economical on the body and the wallet too! Of course if you would have gained 10lbs this means you will only gain 6lbs pulsing, but it also means you can do this for 2 or 3 times longer than a normal cycle. That equals about 2 months of worry free dosing, so the net effect is a gain of about 12lbs instead of 10lbs over twice the time frame with less sides and a milder PCT requirement if even needed at all. It’s a great long term strategy and good for newer users looking to run fast, clean, cycles for 1 month with no PCT needed later. That’s how I perfected it.

There are two basic approaches to do it:
EOD or 2on/2off depending on your workout schedule. Doses can be high (30-40mg) but take them close together preferably before 6pm (1 dose pre and 1 dose post-w/o instead of spread out like normal) or doses can be lower (10-20mg) if you want to stretch it to 2 or 3 months instead of just 1. Dose at least 3 times per week but not more than 4.

What is a typical cycle of Epistane?

A typical cycle of Epistane lasts 3-5 weeks and has a range of dosages around 20-40mg. Most people run a cycle similar to 20/30/30/40 or some variation. Others, looking for large mass gains, are running 40mg for 4 weeks or more. It is important to ramp up the dosage in the beginning, even if only for a few days.

How Epistane Works

Estradiol is the strongest form of estrogen in the human body, effecting several organs. Estradiol enters cells freely and interacts with a cytoplasmic target cell receptor. When the estrogen receptor has bound its ligand it can enter the nucleus of the target cell and regulate gene transcription which leads to formation of messenger RNA. The mRNA interacts with ribosomes to produce specific proteins that express the effect of estradiol upon the target cell. Epistane works by binding and deactivating the ER so that no estrodiol-elicited effects can be carried out in the cell. In the case of breast tissue ER is the primary target receptor responsible for growth and proliferation. Epistane binds to the ER and not only disables the receptor from binding to estradiol, it actually puts the cell in an estrogen deprived state, which decreases the cells viability and leads to a decrease in size and eventual cell death. Other SERMs also block the ER receptor and AIs even block the formation of Estradiol from testosterone conversion. However, the effectiveness at the receptor and long term side effects vary. Epistane has been shown to have one of the strongest and longest effects at the binding site, with minimal side effects when compared to other anti-estrogens.

Increasing Lean Body Mass

Epistane also binds to androgen receptors located on skeletal muscle cells and muscle stem cells. This then leads to changes in muscle cell function and protein synthesis. In the case of muscle stem cells, they will actually change and fuse with your active adult skeletal muscles increasing the muscles potential for growth and repair. On the opposing side, the presence of androgens actually decreases the ability of stem cells to form new fat cells. So you now have increased stem cell conversion to muscle cells and decreased stem cell conversion to fat cells, giving you more positive effects out of your nutrition and training.

IBE Epistane Ingredient List

Serving Size: 1 Capsules
Servings per container: 90
2, 3a-Epithio-17a-methyletioallo cholan-17b-ol - 10mg

Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin

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RPN Havoc 90 caps

November 9th, 2011 by

RPN Havoc 90 caps

RPN Havoc 90 caps

Being completely non-estrogenic, Havoc offers an ideal composition to maximize strength and lean mass gains, with minimal side effects such as lethargy or gyno. RPN Havoc supplement embodies the most recent in a long, distinguished line of hormonal products designed to optimize the body’s ability to maximize muscular hypertrophy.

2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol, is Havoc’s active ingredient, an analog of an aromatase inhibitor used safely in Japan for decades. Research shows that Havoc is not only 15 times more myotrophic than Halodrol-50 and 20x more myotrophic than ProMagnon, but has an incredible myotrophic ratio of 12, whereas Halodrol-50 has a myotrophic ratio of 2.6 and Pro-Magnon a ratio of only 1.1.

Havoc is the next generation hormone to deliver the most remarkable results: lean, dry, hard, quality chiseled gains without the unwanted and undesirable side effects from the old school hormones.

Trade names include Havoc/Epistane
Common Dosages: 30mg to 40mg daily
Common Cycle Length: 4-5 Weeks
Methylated: Yes
Half-Life: Average (6-8 hours)

A designer steroid and legal alternative to anabolic and androgenic steroids.

Epistane is a methylated version of the controlled substance Epitiostanol (2±,3±-Epithio-5±-androstan-17²-ol), created in the 1960′s and used as a treatment for breast cancer. Chemists added a methyl group to the compound to create the product known as Epistane. Epistane is a sulfur containing steroid which is known to have strong and long lasting anti-estrogenic activity as well as weak androgenic and mytropic activities.

Since it is anti-estrogenic, you can expect very dry gains from this compound. Epistane has low androgenic to anabolic activity, meaning it is much more anabolic then androgenic. Even though users will see dry gains on Epistane it does not mean that it would be any insufficient for a bulking cycle.

Side effects are typically minimal to non existent.

Ingredient Details:2a 3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol 10 mg per cap Other Ingredients:
Gelatin (Capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose.

Suggested Use:As a dietary supplement take 2-3 capsules daily as needed or as directed by your physician.

Cautions:KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Consult your physician before using this dietary supplement. Do not use this product if you are at risk or are being treated for high blood pressure heart kidney thyroid or psychiatric disease difficulty in urinating prostate enlargement anxiety depression seizure disorder or stroke. Consult your healthcare professional before use if you are taking any prescription drugs. Consult your healthcare practioner before beginning any weight loss program.

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