Phenylvar Information (Prohormones)

Phenylvar by Extreme Performance Group (EPG)

Manufactured by:
Extreme Performance Group (EPG)

Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings per Container: 60

Amount per Serving:
2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a_Androstane-17b-ol 15mg
L-Carnitine Fumarate 185mg
Garcinia Cambogia 200mg
Green Tea 200mg

Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate.

Bottle recommended dosage: 2 capsules per day evenly spaced. Don't use longer than 4 weeks. Be sure to drink 64 ounces of water daily during use.

Phenylvar is Epistance with some extra stuff thrown in. Epistance is a proven designer steroid (not a precusor) that many people have used with good results to gain lean body mass.

Epistane is considered one of the milder designer steroids, good for use of up to 5-6 weeks, with a maximum dosage of 45mg. Experienced users have been know to use up to 60mg. Most user see results at 30mg per day.

Even though it has a reputation for mild sides, Epistane is methylated and can be hepatoxic, so liver support supplements are recommended, as is a minimum of 8 weeks between cycles. PCT is recommended to increase retention potential of gains made while on cycle.

Epistane has a reputation as a cutter, and EPG has tried to make Phenylvar even more so by adding in some extra ingredients.

The L-Carnitine Fumarate is intended to help with recovery after exercise, and both Garcinia Cambogia and Green Tea have a street reputation for helping to burn bodyfat.

Personally, I don't want extra stuff thrown in. If I want Green Tea (pr anything else) I'll just go out and get it on my own. That's not to say Phenylvar (or rather Epistane) isn't a good product, I just like mine unadulterated by extra ingredients.

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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.

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia cambogiais a small fruit that resembles a miniature pumpkin. The extract is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and is claimed to suppress appetite and enhance fat-burning.

HCA inhibits an enzyme called citrate lyase that helps turns excess carbohydrates into fat. By inhibiting this enzyme, it is believed the body boosts carbohydrate oxidation. In animal studies, garcinia cambogia was found to reduce food intake by suppressing appetite, as well as to decrease fat.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study that used a daily dose of 1500mg of HCA over a 12-week period on healthy, overweight adults. At the end of the study, the group receiving garcinia cambogia did not see statistically different weight loss from the control group.

Garcinia cambogia reportedly does not have any known adverse effects. It should be avoided by children, pregnant and lactating women, those diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, and people with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate garcinia cambogia.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is a herbal derivative from green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis). Containing antioxidant ingredients ? mainly green tea catechins (GTC) ? green tea and its derivatives are sought-after amongst people who pursue health.

Green tea extracts exhibit stronger antioxidant protection for human body than vitamin C and vitamin E. Scavenging effect of lipid free-radicals (one antioxidant property) of polyphenols in green tea extracts can be clearly observed in experiments. The ability of GTP in green tea extracts to eliminate lipid-derived free radicals is noticeably stronger (almost 50 times) than that of ginkgo biloba extracts.

Further investigations indicate that the boosting level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione dismutase (GSHPx) may account for the inhibitory effect of GTC against lipid oxidation (rancidification). It should be mentioned that from the antioxidant perspective, green tea extracts are, generally speaking, more effective than black tea extracts due to the better preservation of catechins.

The anticarcinogenic property make the green tea extracts a hotspot in recent scientific researches. In many experiments, green tea extracts show inhibitory effects on cancer cells. In vitro assays, Catechin and caffeine, which are main components in green tea extracts, block the cell cycle of cancer cells (cytotoxicity) and induce programmed cell death.

Green tea extracts also contain a wide-ranged anti-inflammatory characteristics, so it may be helpful in treating chronic inflammatory states.

L-Carnitine Fumarate

L-Carnitine is an amino acid found in skeletal and heart muscle. It functions primarily to support fat utilization by acting as a carrier of fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they are oxidized and converted to

L-Carnitine also facilitates the removal of short and medium chain fatty acids from the mitochondria that accumulate during normal metabolic processes. In studies, L-carnitine demonstrated the ability to promote oxygenation of heart muscle, maintain healthy enzyme activity, support cardiovascular energy, enhance exercise recovery, and maintain healthy lipid metabolism.

Fumarate (fumaric acid) is also naturally present in the body. Fumaric acid plays a key role in generating energy. Combined, l-carnitine and fumarate provide dual support
for energizing the heart and skeletal muscles.

Studies indicat L-carnitine promotes exercise recovery by moderating tissue damage, decreasing production of free radicals, and reducing muscle soreness following exercise.

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.