Dianavar Information (Prohormones)

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Manufactured by:
Extreme Performance Group (EPG)

Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 60
Amount per Serving:
2a, 17a di-methyl etiocholan 3-one, 17b-ol - 15mg
BCAA - 335mg
Spirulina - 230mg

Other Ingredients: Magnesium stearate.

Bottle recommended dosage: 2 capsules daily not to exceed 4 weeks of continuous use.

The efficacy of Superdrol is not in question. It's a proven performer, although some users suffer significant sides from its use.

As far as the BCAAs and Spirulina, I'm not sure why Extreme Performance Group put them in there. Just to make themselves look different I suppose.

When poking around the internets looking for recommended BCAA dosage, I see 10 - 20 GRAMS mentioned as the minimum dosage, so the 670mg (.67 grams) you get here is inconsequential and not even worth mentioning. Bodybuilders are using from 30 - 40 grams a day, although it can start to get expensive at those levels.

As far as the spirulina dosage, it depends primarily on the form being taken. Spirulina is available in capsules, tablets, flakes and powders. Typical doses of spirulina range from 250mg to 5 grams daily. So once again that levels here are low.

Well, one of the things they didn't fudge on was the warnings: Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years (should be be 21 IMO). Do not use if pregnant of nursing. Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low "good" cholesterol (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, haor growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Yep, that there Superdrol is some strong shiznit.

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2a-17a-di-methyl-etiocholan-3-one,17b-ol (Superdrol)

Yet another nomenclature for Superdrol.

2a,17a-di-methyl-etiocholan-3-one,17b-ol and 2a,17a-dimethyl-17b-hydroxy-5a-androstan-3-one are the same exact compounds written differently. They are both methylated at the 2a and 17a positions, both have a hydroxyl (alcohol, -OH) group at the 17b potion, and a ketone at position three. Just one attempts to use the term etiocholan, which isn't used too often.

A derivative of Drostanolon which is the 2-methylated form of DHT, so it has typically been used for reducing body-fat and water retention, while increasing muscle hardness and density. There should be no estrogen conversion with this compound, because it's 5a-reduced and A-ring alkylated on top of that. Also, the parent compound is used exclusively as an anti-neoplastic for metastatic breast cancer, so it's a strong anti-e with mild diuretic effects.

Has an extremely favorable Q (anabolic/androgenic) ratio. Q ratio = 20 (m-1-t is between 5-16, depending on assay). 20% as androgenic as 17a-MT oral (the reference standard); (m-1-t is 100-220% as androgenic as 17a-MT, for comparison). Superdrol is 400-800% as anabolic as the reference standard (17a-MT); (m-1-t is 910-1600% comparatively). The low androgenic profile of Superdrol will keep (androgenic) side-effects to a minimum.

Some users complain of delayed gyno up to 6 months after a good PCT. It's effective at 20mg, and usually provides very dry lean mass gains. Strength gains are moderate, but not usually maintainable post cycle. A very harsh compound, and should not be taken lightly. A good PCT and support supplement regime is essential.

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)

There are three branched-chain amino acids : leucine, isoleucine and valine.

These BCAAs are three of the nine essential amino acids needed by humans. These three account for 35% of the essential amino acids in muscle proteins. There's a common belief that that BCAAs are better for increasing lean muscle mass than consuming proteins.

Numerous studies have been completed, and although the results were mixed, in most cases BCAA supplements showed favorable results both in animals and humans for:

Increased protein synthesis
Increased endurance
Faster recovery
Better fat loss
Immune system boost
Improved appetite

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.


Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green alga living both in sea and fresh water. Spirulina is the name for food produced primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis, and Arthrospira maxima.

Arthrospira is cultivated around the world and is used as a human dietary supplement as well as a whole food. Spirulina contains a high amount of protein containing all essential amino acids and is superior to typical plant protein. Spirulina is rich in gamma-linolenic acid and also a source of alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, stearidonic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, and arachidonic acid.

Spirulina contains vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A, and vitamin E. and is a rich source of potassium. It also contains calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, and zinc.