Supernova H4 Information (Prohormones)
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container:60
4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1, 4-diene-3-17b-diol (Halodrol clone) 25mg
Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE) 500mg
So if you read below, you know that CEE has been proven to be no better at absorption than the old standby creatine monohydrate. And we all also know that for creatine to work, you need to be dosing 10-20 grams a day.
Now I'm not going to go on about creatine dosage except to say that it typically runs in three phases: loading, maintenance, wash-out. A typical loading dosage runs 20 - 30mg.
When you read the company promo, it makes it sound like the CEE is a big deal, but even at 3 caps a day, you're only getting 1.5 grams of CEE, which falls far, far short of what you need to be taking for creatine to be effective. So putting it in this supplement, and then claiming that it will make a difference on how the supplement works, is hogwash.
Dosage for Halodrol ranges from 50mg - 100mg per day, depending on your prohormone experience and size. I suspect the sweet spot for most users would be 75mg a day.
So this isn't a bad supp - Halodrol is proven to be effective and, because of it's usually mild sides, a good starter prohormone. But the CEE might as well not even be there.
Supernova H4 Ingredients
4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1,4-diene-3-17b-diol (Halovar)A clone of Halodrol (4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1, 4-diene-3b,17b-diol)
Halodrol is a 17aa steroid that converts to the steroid oral Turinabol after interaction with 3b-HSD at an estimated rate of about 5%. Because of this low conversion, doses must be higher than other 17aa pro-steroids. However, it is suspected that Halodrol has decent potency without conversion as good results are seen despite the relatively low conversion to Turinabol. Halodrol appears to be about as potent as testosterone, and significantly less androgenic.
Because of the 4-chloro group, halodrol has no progestational effects, it cannot interact with the aromatase enzyme, and it produces inactive 4-chloro-DHT metabolites. This makes androgenic side-effects such as hair loss, high blood pressure, acne and prostate enlargement less likely.
The lack of androgenic potency might be expected to create problems with gyno, however the low SHBG binding affinity has minimal interference with SHBG levels and/or freely circuiting estrogen and testosterone. It does not appear that halodrol has a significant gyno risk.
Because halodrol must be used at such a high dose to see noticeable effects, liver toxicity may become an issue. Therefore it is recommended to use a liver protecting supplement before and during halodrol cycles.
Gains from Halodrol generally take a few weeks to notice, but users can expect solid increases in strength, lean muscle mass, improved vascularity and minimal water retention. This allows some of the gains to be kept after the cycle if good diet and training are continued. Quick dramatic gains in size and strength are not generally noticed with Halodrol.
H-Drol is one of the most popular and proven compounds on the market and is considered good for beginners due to it's reputation for minimal side effects and dry gains that are relatively easy to maintain after the cycle is complete.
Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE)Creatine is one of the most popular nutritional supplements for athletes hoping to add lean muscle mass. Creatine Ethyl Esther (CEE) is another form of creatine, with the most popular being the well-know Creatine Monohydrate.
There are numerous scientific studies involving non-endurance athletes that have shown unequivocally that appropriate supplementation with creatine is safe and effective for increasing the rate of adding lean muscle mass and producing strength gains.
One of the challenges with creatine is that muscle cells absorb it poorly and athletes have to take large doses for it to be effective level. Large doses can be hard on the kidneys and has also been known to cause bloating. If you're a bodybuilder looking for increased definition, you want to avoid creatine, especially during contest prep.
In order to make creatine more accessible to cells, chemists modified the molecule, turning Creatine Monohydrate into Creative Ethyl Esther. Esterification is the chemical process of combining an organic acid, like creatine, with an alcohol to produce a new compound. It's been observed that cellular uptake of many other substances is improved when they were esterified.
Improved uptake would mean smaller doses, which in turn is less taxing on the kidneys and would cause less bloating.
The truth, according to an in-depth study by researchers at the University of Tulsa, is that creatine ethyl ester is very unstable in the bloodstream. Within a few minutes the ester completely breaks down into creatine and ethanol. The decomposition is faster than absorption into the muscle cells. As a result, taking creatine ethyl ester is no different from taking creatine.
The decomposition products of the ester are creatine, like you would get from a traditional creatine supplement, and ethyl alcohol, as you would find in beer.
While not harmful, the myth surrounding creatine ethyl ester can lead to two detrimental effects:
1. Because athletes are told that it is absorbed better than creatine itself, they can take less of it. This means that they probably are getting less than the optimal amount of creatine to their muscles.
2. Creatine ethyl ester costs about twice as much as creatine monohydrate, the traditional source of creatine for athletes.
So, according to Gordon Purser, a professor of chemistry at the University of Tulsa, athletes should stick with the tried-and–true form of creatine (creatine monohydrate)and save their money.