Finaflex 1-Andro Information (Prohormones)

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Supplement information:
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 60

Ingredients:
3-hydroxy-5alpha-androstan-1-en-17-one - 110mg
Bergamottin - 50mg

Pretty vanilla stuff here. Androsterone has proven to be effective, but very mild. Non-methyl, so equally mild on the side effects.

Typical dosage runs on the nieghborhood of 300 - 400mg a day, so 1 bottle here won't last you very long. It has some mild anti-estrogen effects which make it a good candidate to stack with more aromatizing and stronger compounds.

Solo runs here probably won't retunr much. With on point trainign and diet, there will be some slight gain and noticeable hardening. Might be a good solo candidate for a first time prohormone users.

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3a-hydroxy-5a-androstan-17-one (Androsterone)

3a-hydroxy-5a-androstan-17-one (aka Androsterone) is an endogenous steroid hormone and weak androgen with a potency that is approximately 1/7th that of testosterone.

It can be converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from 17-hydroxyprogesterone, bypassing conventional intermediates such as androstenedione and testosterone. As such, it can be considered to be a metabolic intermediate.

It was discovered 1931 by Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt and Kurt Tscherning. They distilled out of male urine, resulting in crystalline androsterone, which was sufficient to find that the chemical formula was very similar to estrone.

Androsterone and Epiandrosterone are essentially the same molecule, with androsterone being the 3-alpha isomer and epiandrosterone being the 3-beta isomer.

Androsterone not only does not convert to estrogen, but it also actually has anti-estrogen effects, making it good to use during a cutting cycle to aid in fat loss.

Androsterone may be more powerful when used as a sublingual (where it is absorbed through the tissues under the tongue directly into the blood stream). For this reason, androsterone products are often sold as a lozenge to be dissolved slowly in the mouth.

The typical dosage range for androsterone is 300-400 mg/day, though some may dose higher. This is best used in 4-6 week cycles, with a mild over the counter post-cycle therapy to follow such as an all-in-one test booster and estrogen blocker, of which there are many to choose from.

Bergamottin

Bergamottin is a natural furanocoumarin found principally in grapefruit juice. It is also found in the oil of bergamot, from which it was first isolated and from which its name is derived. To a lesser extent, bergamottin is also present in the essential oils of other citrus fruits. Along with the chemically related compound 6,7-dihydroxybergamottin, it is believed to be responsible for the grapefruit juice effect in which the consumption of the juice affects the metabolism of a variety of pharmaceutical drugs.

6,7-dihydroxy Bergamottin (6,7-DHB) is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A4 (IC50 = 25 M). It appears to be the primary compound in grapefruit juice that is responsible for inhibition of testosterone 6-hydrolase activity. Ingestion of grapefruit juice during treatment regimes with drugs normally metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes of the CYP3A subfamily results in a substantial increase in plasma concentration of these agents. However, giving a patient grapefruit juice or just 6,7-DHB could be advantageous in cases where a drug is metabolized too quickly by CYP3A4.

Gelatin

Gelatin is a tasteless substance created from collagen found in animal skin and bones. It is used to thicken liquid in processed foods as well as having applications in photography, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Gelatin is found in many forms of candy, marshmallows, Jell-O, and some types of yogurt. Gelatin can be bought in many grocery stores for use in home cooking. In the vast majority of cases, gelatin is not harmful to the consumer.

Magnesium Stearate

Magnesium stearate is often used as a diluent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders. In this regard, the substance is also useful, because it has lubricating properties, preventing ingredients from sticking to manufacturing equipment during the compression of chemical powders into solid tablets.

Magnesium stearate is the most commonly used lubricant for tablets. Studies have shown that magnesium stearate may affect the release time of the active ingredients in tablets, but not that it reduces the over-all bioavailability of those ingredients.

Silicon Dioxide (Silica)

The chemical compound silicon dioxide, also known as silica, is an oxide of silicon. Silica is most commonly found in nature as sand or quartz.

Silica is common additive in the production of foods, where it is used primarily as a flow agent in powdered foods, or to absorb water in hygroscopic applications. It is the primary component of diatomaceous earth which has many uses ranging from filtration to insect control. It is also the primary component of rice husk ash which is used, for example, in filtration and cement manufacturing.

Stearic Acid

Stearic acid is the saturated fatty acid with an 18 carbon chain and has the IUPAC name octadecanoic acid. It is a waxy solid, and the salts and esters of stearic acid are called stearates. It occurs in many animal and vegetable fats and oils, but it is more common in animal fat. The important exceptions are cocoa butter and shea butter, whose fatty acids consist of 2845% stearic acid.

Stearic acid is used in making candles, plastics, dietary supplements, oil pastels and cosmetics, softening rubber, and hardening soaps. Stearic acid is used in aerosol shaving cream products. It is used along with simple sugar or corn syrup as a hardener in candies and to form margarines, shortenings, spreads, and as a cream base for baked products.

Even though stearic acid is a saturated fat, studies have suggested that it has little effect on blood cholesterol levels, because such a high proportion is converted to oleic acid.