Elevated Organ Support Information (On Cycle Support)
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule, three times per day, spaced evenly throughout the day.
Athletes tend to read way too much information in their quest for the perfect body. Not that information is a bad thing, it can just sometimes be confusing.
One of the biggest misunderstandings about pro hormones is whether or not you should run on-cycle support, and then follow that up with PCT, or an AI, or a SERM.
Put simply, on cycle support is highly recommended, nor do we, or any of our staff at Prohormonedb.com run a cycle without supplementing with a quality on-cycle support.
MadCat put together some things for us to try, and we were impressed with their ingredient panels, and quality compounds.
See the descriptions below to find out what each ingredient will do for your continued health and progress.
Elevated Organ Support Ingredients
Celery SeedCelery seed isn't well-known in Western herbal medicine, although it's been used for thousands of years in other areas of the world. Celery seed has been used to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, various types of arthritis, and some diseases of the liver and spleen.
In modern times, celery seed is used primarily as a diuretic to increase urine output to help the body get rid of excess water. Celery seed has also been used for treating arthritis and gout, to help reduce muscle spasms, calm the nerves, and reduce inflammation.
It should be noted, however, that there aren't any scientific studies in humans that show whether celery seed is effective for these conditions or any others. Studies have confirmed that celery seeds act as a mosquito repellent.
A few animal studies suggest that celery seed extracts may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as protect the liver from damaging substances such as the pain reliever acetaminophen. Animal studies also show celery seed may help prevent the formation of cancerous tumors in mice.
In humans, researchers have found that people who eat a diet rich in lutein (found in celery, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, oranges, carrots, and greens) were significantly less likely to develop colorectal cancer. However, celery was just one part of their diet, and no one knows whether the effect is due to celery, another food, or some combination of foods.
Celery seeds contain volatile oils, flavonoids (plant pigments with antioxidant effects that may protect cells from damage), coumarins (chemical compounds that help thin the blood), and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid).
Coenzyme Q10Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a compound found naturally in the energy-producing center of the cell known as the mitochondria. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and to be low in patients with some chronic diseases such as heart conditions, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.
CoQ10 is involved in making an important molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP serves as the cell's major energy source and drives a number of biological processes, including muscle contraction and the production of protein. CoQ10 also works as an antioxidant.
Clinical research suggests that using coenzyme Q10 supplements alone or in combination with other drug therapies and nutritional supplements may help prevent or treat heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Primary dietary sources of CoQ10 include oily fish, organ meats, and whole grains. Most individuals obtain sufficient amounts of CoQ10 through a balanced diet, but supplementation may be useful for individuals with particular health conditions or taking certain medications.
N-Acetyl-L-CysteineStemming from the amino acid L-cysteine, N-acetyl-L-cysteine is considered one of the building blocks of protein, and may have many uses in medicine.
This compound has been known for reducing levels of cholesterol called lipoprotein, and homocysteine levels which are a possible risk factor for heart and kidney disease.
Most commonly, N-acetyl-L-cysteine is used for preventing liver damage, and protecting the body against environmental pollutants, and working as an antioxidant.
Specifically, a good post cycle therapy will have this compound in the ingredient matrix.
N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC)Acetylcysteine, also known as N-acetylcysteine or N-acetyl-L-cysteine (abbreviated NAC), is a pharmaceutical drug and nutritional supplement used primarily as a mucolytic agent and in the management of paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose. Other uses include sulfate repletion in conditions, such as autism, where cysteine and related sulfur amino acids may be depleted.
Cysteine is an amino acid that can be found throughout the body. N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), a modified form of cysteine, has been shown to increase levels of the antioxidant glutathione. Antioxidants such as glutathione can reduce cell damage, speed recovery from injury and aid muscle growth.
NAC is a popular supplement with a wide variety of uses. Because it reduces muscle damage and strengthens the immune system, NAC is used by endurance athletes such as long-distance runners, cyclists and triathletes. Many athletes include NAC in their diet when they are in the early stages of recovering from an injury.
The anabolic effect of NAC on muscle tissue also makes it popular with athletes wanting to gain lean muscle size and strength, including body builders, rugby players, and sprinters.
QuercetinQuercetin (a flavonol) is a plant-derived flavonoid found in fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains. It also may be used as an ingredient in supplements, beverages or foods.
Several studies show quercetin may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and it is being investigated for a wide range of potential health benefits. Quercetin may have inhibitory properties against cancer, prostatitis, heart disease, cataracts, allergies/inflammations, and respiratory diseases, such as bronchitis and asthma. It has also been claimed that quercetin reduces blood pressure in hypertensive subjects. An in vitro study showed that quercetin and resveratrol combined inhibited production of fat cells.
Despite preliminary indications of possible medicinal effects, quercetin has neither been confirmed as a specific therapeutic for any condition nor has it been approved by any regulatory agency. A bioavailability study done on rats showed that ingested quercetin is extensively metabolized into non-active phenolic acids, with more than 96% of the ingested amount excreted within 72 hours, indicating actual physiological roles, if they exist, involve quercetin in only minute amounts.
Saw Palmetto (SERENOA REPENS)Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens, Sabal serrulata) is used popularly in Europe for symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate). Although not considered standard of care in the United States, it is the most popular herbal treatment for this condition. Saw palmetto is often combined with nettle extract.
Multiple mechanisms of action have been proposed, and saw palmetto appears to possess 5-?-reductase inhibitory activity (thereby preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone). Hormonal/estrogenic effects have also been reported, as well as direct inhibitory effects on androgen receptors and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sodium CaprylateCan't find much on this.... found a definition that is " the sodium salt C8H15O2Na of caprylic acid used especially in the topical treatment of fungal infections".
Caprylic acid is the common name for the eight-carbon saturated fatty acid known by the systematic name octanoic acid found naturally in the milk of various mammals, and as a minor constituent of coconut oil and palm kernel oil.
Caprylic acid is used in the treatment of some bacterial infections. Due to its relatively short chain length it has no difficulty in penetrating fatty cell wall membranes, hence its effectiveness in combating certain lipid-coated bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and various species of Streptococcus.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Unlike other antioxidants, which work only in water (such as vitamin C) or fatty tissues (such as vitamin E), ALA is both fat and water soluble.
In the cells of the body, ALA is converted into dihydrolipoic acid. ALA is not the same as alpha linolenic acid, which is an omega-3 fatty acid that may help heart health.
ALA has been proposed as a treatment for alcohol-related liver disease, but so far there is no evidence that it works. ALA has been administered by IV along with silymarin (milk thistle) to treat people who have eaten the poisonous mushroom Amanita, which causes liver damage.
Beta-Sitosterol (PYGEUM AFRICANUM)Beta-Sitosterol is one of several phytosterols (plant sterols) with chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol. Sitosterols are white, waxy powders with a characteristic odor. They are hydrophobic and soluble in alcohols.
Numerous plants contain cholesterol-like compounds called sitosterols and their close relatives sitosterolins. A special mixture of these called beta-sitosterol is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).Beta-sitosterol joins saw palmetto , pygeum , nettle , and grass pollen as a moderately well-documented treatment for BPH.
Alone and in combination with similar phytosterols, Beta-Sitosterol reduces blood levels of cholesterol, and is sometimes used in treating hypercholesterolemia. Beta-Sitosterol inhibits cholesterol absorption in the intestine. When the sterol is absorbed in the intestine, it is transported by lipoproteins and incorporated into the cellular membrane. Phytosterols and phytostanols both inhibit the uptake of dietary and biliary cholesterol, decreasing the levels of LDL and serum total cholesterol. Because the structure of Beta-Sitosterol is very similar to that of cholesterol, Beta-Sitosterol takes the place of dietary and biliary cholesterol in micelles produced in the intestinal lumen. This causes less cholesterol absorption in the body.
A review of the literature, published in 1999, found a total of four double-blind placebo-controlled studies on beta-sitosterol for BPH, enrolling a total of 519 men. 4-7 All but one of these studies found significant benefits in both perceived symptoms and objective measurements, such as urine flow rate.
The largest study followed 200 men with BPH for a period of 6 months. 8 After the trial was completed, many of the participants were followed for an additional year, during which the benefits continued. 9 Similar results were seen in a 6-month, double-blind trial of 177 individuals. 10
Beta-sitosterol binds to prostate tissue and affects the metabolism of prostaglandins, substances found in the body that affect pain and inflammation. 1 However, it is not clear whether this is the correct explanation for how beta-sitosterol might help in BPH.