Epitest Information (Prohormones)

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Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60

Active Ingredients:
4-chloro-17a-methyl-andro-4-ene-3,17b-diol 20mg
2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol 15mg

Other Junk:
ABSORBTECH Delivery System: 10mg
Bioprene, Vanadyl Sulfate

Bottle recommended dosage: 1 capsule 2x daily, not toexceed 2 capsules in a 24 hour period.

Promagnon and Epistane. Sounds good huh? Epistane is a proven performer when it comes to dry bulks and recomps, and P-Mag has been reported to be very similar to Halodrol.

On to the dosage check. When it comes to Epistane, nebiew do very well at 30mg daily, with advanced users going as high as 60. So at 2 caps a day, you're right on target at 30, and 45mg at 3 is pretty good to.

For the P-Mag, dosages range from 50 - 100mg a day. You low at 2, and just above entry level at 3 with 60mg. Too bad they didn't put another 5mg of P-Mag here, they would have been right on target.

The poop here is you've got two methys, so if you've got a sensitive liver, be careful. Take liver support before, during and after, and be careful of runs longer then 4-5 weeks. I know the bottle says 8, but they're trying to make money selling you stuff, so what else would they say?

Have a good PCT here. Some folks might, and I say MIGHT, be able to get away with an OTC PCT if they are taking the minimum dose, but I recommend the real stuff to make sure you get the most out of it.

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2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol (Havoc/Epistane)

Also written as: 2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-17b-hydroxy-5a-adrostan

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-17-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.

4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-4-ene-3b,17b-diol (Promagnon)

Also sold as Promag, P-Mag
Common Dosage: 50 - 100mg daily
Common Cycle Length: 4-6 Weeks.
Methylated: Yes
Half-Life: 12 hours

Another methylated prohormone, this one is often compared to halodrol, though there is an important structural difference. P-mag lacks the C1-2 double bond common to boldenone derivatives like h-drol, boldione, dbol and M1,4ADD, having only a C4-5 (delta-4) double bond which makes it a closer structural relative of testosterone and methyl testosterone.

The difference becomes apparent when we look at what each one becomes in vivo: where some h-drol is metabolised via 3b-HSD to oral turinabol, p-mag becomes methylated clostebol. A 4-chloro group is common to both drugs, which will make both poor substrates for the aromatase cytochrome P-450 enzyme.

Clostebol is a synthetic anabolic androgenic steroid. Clostebol is the 4-chloro derivative of the natural hormone testosterone. It is a weak anabolic steroid used often by Germans during their Olympic glory days.

Promagnon users report size gains, with a lack of additional weight added in the last couple of weeks. Libido tends to remain positive, likely due to the more androgenic qualities of the drug.

The aforementioned positive attributes and the possibility of short cycle durations would make this an excellent choice for a first cycle, though as with any methyl it is a good idea to educate yourself about the possibilities of hepatic impairment

Promag is a versatile compound that will produce lean muscular gains and is suitable for cutting or bulking, however is typically most used when bulking Promag remains a popular due to minimal side effects and consistent dry gains that are relatively easy to maintain post cycle.

Bioprene

Bioperine is a standardized extract from the fruits of Piper nigrum L (black pepper) or Piper longum L (long pepper). It contains a minimum piperine content of 95% compared to the 3-9% and 3-5% found in raw forms of Piper nigrumand and Piper longum respectively. Bioperine may be administered with various nutrients to assist in the uptake and utilization of those nutrients.

Bioperine is the only source of piperine to obtain patented status for its ability to increase the bioavailability of nutritional compounds. Bioperine is also the only source of piperine to undergo clinical studies in the U.S. to substantiate its safety and efficacy for nutritional use. When Bioperine was administered orally to healthy humans in a dose of 5 mg per person per day, the serum levels of different tested nutrients significantly increased by up to 60%.

Vanadyl Sulfate

Vanadyl Sulfate is the most popular and common form of vanadium, an element in the body that is found in foods such as pepper, dill, radishes, eggs, vegetable oils, buckwheat, and oats.

The physiological role of vanadium in humans is unknown, but it seems that the substance is needed for normal growth and development. Recently, a great deal of attention has been paid to vanadium because of its supposed insulin-mimicking activities. The precise mechanism by which vanadium mimics the effects of insulin is uncertain. The most popular view has been that vanadium works as a cofactor that alters the concentration and effectiveness of several enzymes that are involved in the breakdown and distribution of glucose molecules and amino acids.

The lack of research into the specific methodology and structure of vanadium has left much up to speculation. Workout supplement suppliers have taken advantage of this condition by making bold claims.

Unfortunately, vanadyl sulfate doesn't live up to its claims. The theoretical benefits of increased amounts of insulin were extrapolated from the role of insulin after a large meal. During exercise, the role of insulin in the body is diminished. Insulin is no longer the primary regulator of glucose uptake. During exercise, more glucose is made available to the muscle cell due to an increased blood flow. The rapidly moving blood transports the glucose molecules and enables the rapidly consumed supply to be replenished as needed. An increase in insulin is simply not necessary.

In addition to overestimating the potential benefits of increased insulin like activity through vanadyl sulfate, it also appears that proponents of the supplement also overlooked some of the potential dangers. Insulin does much more than enable glucose and amino acid uptake in muscle cells; it is one of the body's primary regulatory hormones. In addition, insulin also helps to synthesize both protein and fat molecules.

In December of 1996, a research team at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago in New Zealand performed a study on the effects of oral vanadyl sulfate on body composition and athletic performance. In the twelve week, double-blind placebo controlled test, the results were astounding. To test the strength gains of the subjects, a strength baseline was established at the beginning of the study. In addition, subjects were measured for body fat percentage and overall lean body mass. At the beginning of the study, the strength of all participants was assessed using the 1 and 10 repetition maximum for bench press and leg press. Throughout the twelve week period, subjects worked out with a partner. One subject took vanadyl sulfate (.5mg/day) and the other took a placebo. At the end of the double-blind study, the researchers concluded that with regard to side effects, oral vanadyl sulfate appeared to be well tolerated, however, they also concluded that "oral vanadyl sulfate was ineffective in changing body composition in weight -training athletes".

Specifically, both groups gained (.07%) body fat and had almost identical strength gains.