Mass Destruction Prohormone by Blunt Force Nutrition
Today the FDA issued a news release warning consumers to avoid the use of a product called Mass Destruction by Blunt Force Nutrition. The FDA claims it includes at least one anabolic steroid. The prohormone Mass Destruction is said to contain the following steroids:
Probably more concerning is that the North Caroline Department of Health and Human Services is reporting that a 28 year old male is now in need of a liver transplant due to the use of Mass Destruction (oh the irony). But did the hormones in Mass Destruction actually lead to his liver failure?
17a-methyl-1,4-androstadiene-3b is more commonly known as M1,4ADD or a prohormone to dianabol (“D-bol”). It’s not a particularly popular prohormone, but nonetheless it can theoretically be hepatotoxic to a certain degree with abuse in the form of high doses or extended use. To my knowledge no existing reports of liver failure exist with this prohormone (either in published literature, or in anecdotal reports). In addition Mass Destruction only uses 13.33 mg’s per serving (30 serving bottle), which is a low dose and many believe the optimal dose to be 4-8 times a serving of Mass Destruction. Which suggests the culprit may actually be 18-methylestr-4-en-3-one-17b-ol.
18-methylestr-4-en-3-one-17b-ol is a relatively unknown in the prohormone world. Mostly because of the few products that contain it, none are popular, or come from trusted brands. Another brand includes it in a blend in a product called Androgeddon by Anabolic Androgenic Research (AAR). It’s alpha isomer is actually a controlled substance, and it’s believed that the act that banned the alpha isomer was actually intended for 18-methylestr-4-en-3-one-17b-ol. Nonetheless all we really know about 18-methylestr-4-en-3-one-17b-ol is that it is “deca” like in effects. I personally do not know anyone who has used it, which also means we know little about how hepatotoxic it really is.
The FDA news release indicated they would complete further testing on Mass Destruction to determine if it was accurately labeled. And considering the fact they said it contains at least one anabolic steroid, suggests they do in fact believe 18-methylestr-4-en-3-one-17b-ol to be a controlled substance. It’s hard to say at this point. In the end, in cases like this it’s typically not the fault of the prohormone itself, but the fault of the user’s abuse of that prohormone. Of course they will never admit to it when they are in need of a new liver. Who would?