Ecdysterone yes or no?
- 05-11-2012, 04:38 PM
- 05-11-2012, 07:03 PM
If this is in fact the case, it'll just result in more Ecdy questions vs. answers. Still, it illustrates the fact it CAN be anabolic in muscle tissue. We need more studies in humans, given the potential it holds for sarcopenia/muscle wasting in conditions where traditional anabolics are contra-indicated (i.e. prostate cancer). I fully understand they're pursuing SARM's for this, but Ecdy is far less likely to present the unknown/reported side effects SARM's have presented (i.e. transient visual disturbances, etc.).
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05-17-2012, 08:42 AM
i got the full text on the 20E infusion.
the triceps got significantly bigger after 5 days but after 15 they shrunk back down. no other muscles or organs showed any changes
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05-17-2012, 09:57 AM
05-17-2012, 04:53 PM
EDIT: Found it - There was a significant increase ( p = 0.01) in the mass of triceps brachii in mice treated with 20E for 5 days
So my real question PA is this - Does the full study disclose where the osmotic pump was, perhaps in the tricep?
05-17-2012, 05:04 PM
I don't feel this is a terribly limiting factor.
What I DO think has hurt the most, is positioning of Ecdy as a "steroid replacement". Adaptogens do NOT = Anabolics. Neither in structure nor function. Yet many of the suggestions insofar as optimal dosing mirror those of androgens (cycling, take with extra protein etc.). Big mistake, IMO. No environmental stressor to adapt to?
Adaptogens don't perform well.
Androgens fire the gun for you. Look at the study in the NEJM, I think it was on 600mg testosterone/week. Those guys put on more muscle without training, than hard training naturals 3days/week! Adaptogens are ammunition, but you still have to fire the gun.
Best way I can put it....
05-17-2012, 05:11 PM
05-17-2012, 05:26 PM
And that's exactly what it feels like. I feel beat up/achy from training, don't recover nearly as well and lose the sense of well being it imparts. It also helps me sleep better and seems to increase my VO2 max, for what it's worth. It's just a shame more studies aren't being done...
05-17-2012, 05:34 PM
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Ive tried iforce... But I dosed it at a whopping 15 caps a day. Results? I had some mean increase in mass of my lats. But I cant give 100% credit to ecdysone as I was training less so I should've had more time to grow. Who knows though?Originally Posted by bigdavid
05-17-2012, 06:32 PM
05-17-2012, 07:03 PM
I wrote "The Blueprint" Ebook, which is an optimal use protocol for adaptogens of sorts. Ecdy research figured prominently in its development. It was published just prior to Ebol's release (2nd version of Ebol, if I'm not mistaken). Almost immediately, my guys running BP paired it with Ebol resulting in incredible success. Today, Ebol has perhaps the longest running, successful track record within BP. It too, would be an excellent choice. If it's pure Ecdy/Ecdy heavy formula you're looking for, Ebol would be my recommendation.
I think you'll find source material for Ecdy is a big issue. You can find "Ecdy" for $300/kilo out of China, but it's largely 20-hydroxyecdysterone from the inferior source genus cyanotis vaga. Thermolife goes to the Institute of Chemistry and Plant Sciences in Uzbekistan for their raws/Rhaponticum/Turkesterone.
Says alot, about the quality of Ecdy in Ebol.
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I highly respect the formula, Its easy for me to suggest it.
Leuzea Rhaponticum carthamiodes at an effective dose is a great starting point. Its supporting cast of ingredients make it for something special and different from everything else on the market. I trust the company too, I know their raws are legitimate and the highest quality.
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