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Blackstone EpiCat Launches – Is Epicatechin a Myostatin Inhibitor?

Posted on February 8th, 2015 by Degraff Play in new window | Download In this episode of the Prohormone Podcast I talk about the newly launched Blackstone Labs product called EpiCat.  EpiCat is an epicatechin supplement believed to inhibit myostatin. Why I was so down on the first epicatechin supplements to hit the market (my epicatechin hate) Why the first study […]

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Natty vs. Enhanced – Harvard Compares Lifters

Posted on January 31st, 2015 by Degraff

Harvard M.D.’s compare the health differences between long term steroid users, and natty lifters. The topic of restoring your natural hormones after a prohormone or anabolic steroid cycle has been discussed at length here at the Prohormone Podcast.  If you remember in Episode 3 I talked about why people get fat during post cycle therapy […]

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Guide to Platinum Nutra Transdermal Prohormones

Posted on January 18th, 2015 by Degraff

Platinum Nutrition Jumps into the prohormone game with two new transdermals unlike anything else on the market. It’s fairly rare to see any prohormone company launch a transdermal (or “cosmetic topical”) prohormone.  But Platinum Nutraceuticals has recently made a splash by launching several different prohormone and supplement transdermal gels on the market.  When they first […]

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Is your Melanotan II Legit? Study says…Maybe.

Posted on January 17th, 2015 by Degraff

Melanotan II gets put to the test by a top independent lab in the United Kingdom.  Is your Melanotan II legit?  Bunk?  Or under dosed? Melanotan II is a popular “research chemical” that bodybuilders and fitness freaks use to get tanner.  Early research on Melanotan II suggested it worked by mimicking the effects of alpha-melanocyte […]

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Finding out your Genetic Response to Steroids – Low vs. High Responders

Posted on January 10th, 2015 by Degraff

Why do some people respond better than others to steroids?  One reason is genetics, and one particular gene called PDe7B is giving us some unique insight into how our bodies handle testosterone enanthate. In the last article I mentioned the large varying response men in a study on testosterone enanthate had after one 500 mg intramuscular injection. […]

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Testosterone Injections Dose Response

Posted on January 1st, 2015 by Degraff

A WADA funded study gives us an idea how quickly LH, FSH, HDL, LDL, and testosterone change after a 500 mg testosterone enanthate shot. Mmmm World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) funded studies…I love them.  WADA funds a lot of research, specifically to help identify cheaters in sports.  But for our purposes they often provide a wealth of […]

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Aaron Singerman on the 2014 Prohormone Ban

Posted on December 13th, 2014 by Degraff Play in new window | Download In this episode I talk to the CEO of Blackstone Labs Aaron Singerman about the inevitable prohormone ban (DASCA) of 2014. Update – The President has now signed the bill as of today December 18, 2014.  The ban is now official. The Council for Responsible Nutrition has won, along […]

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Steroid Liver Problems on the Rise?

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by Degraff

A review of multiple steroid damage livers sheds light on what appears to be an important indicator specific to steroids. A new paper out analyzed 19 years worth of data from a registry that stores drug induced liver injury (DILI) cases [Ref 1}.  Included in these cases is “drugs” such as anabolic steroids as well […]

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Skin Toxicity of DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol)

Posted on December 7th, 2014 by Degraff

A less discussed side effect of DNP use is skin toxicity.  The newest case study out of Australia describes a young man who experiences the harsh side effects of the most effective fat burner of our time. 2,4-dinitrophenol ( or DNP) is one of the most dangerous drugs in bodybuilding.  This is of course my […]

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Fusion AndroTest Part Deux

Posted on December 6th, 2014 by Degraff

  Anther look at Fusion Supplements AndroTest and it’s possibilities as one of the top testosterone base prohormones for non-injectable users. Back in July I wrote a short article about a new UK prohormone by Fusion Supplements called AndroTest.  If you don’t recall AndroTest is a cyclodextrin complex of 4-androstenediol.  4-Androstenediol is a 1 step […]

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