Epiandrosterone Information, Cycle Guide, & Reviews
What is Epiandrosterone (Epi-Andro)?
Epiandrosterone also commonly known as “Epi-Andro” is an anabolic compound which converts into the natural male hormone “DiHydroTestosterone” or “Stanolone”. Epi-Andro is non-methylated and as a result will put little to no stress on the user’s liver. DHT is 5 times more Androgenic than testosterone. As a dry compound, users will experience lean muscle gains while also increasing lipolysis (fat loss).
How does it work?
DHT increases strength which allows the user to lift heavier and harder and can tremendously help maintain muscle while the user is in a caloric deficit.
DHT binds to fat and burns it directly and even inhibits the aromatase enzyme so you get little to no conversion of your testosterone to estrogen. As a result it allows you to burn even more body fat while decreasing your risk of shutdown from elevated estrogen.
DHT suppresses SHBG which results in less circulating estrogen and a serious increase in free testosterone levels. (SHBG[Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin] is a protein that is produced by the liver and binds to testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and estradiol (an estrogen) and in this bound state, transports these hormones in the blood as a biologically inactive form).
What kind of results can I expect?
Accelerated fat loss, increased strength, increased lean mass, increased muscle hardness, and improved libido.
How long can I use Epiandrosterone for?
Beginner/Novice users: 4 to 6 week cycle. Experienced/Advanced users: 8 to 12 week cycle.
Do I need cycle support?
Yes, Epi-Andro still may cause slight fluctuations in blood pressure and swelling in the prostate and as a result will still require the use of cycle support in order to reduce potential risks of side effects.
Do I need PCT?
Yes, although Epi-Andro is not as suppressive on your body’s natural testosterone as other anabolic hormones or designer steroids, it is still an anabolic compound and as a result will cause your body’s natural hormones to be thrown off balance. In order to maintain your results and allow your body to properly recover, you will require a 4 week post cycle therapy.
Do I need an Estrogen Blocker?
Epi-Androsterone does not convert into estrogen and as a result will not require an aromatase inhibitor for most users. Although the compound does not aromatize, a user's body may still increase its own natural estrogen production to try to balance out with the higher levels of testosterone that the compounds are converting into. For this reason, it is always wise to have an estrogen blocker on hand as a precaution incase user's run into any issues with bloating, increased sensation in the chest, or other potential issues that may occur during a cycle. Also using a DHT blocking shampoo can greatly help mitigate and reduce the risk of hair loss.
What is the suggested use or most effective dosing protocol for Epi-Andro?
Epi-Andro is most effective at doses in the range of 300 to 400 mg per day.
What are the side effects?
Because Epi-Andro converts into DHT, users who are genetically predisposed to hair loss or acne may experience accelerated effects. This is the most common side effect when using compounds which convert into DHT.
Users who are using Epi-Andro for recomposition or lean bulking can stack it with 1-Andro for enhanced lean muscle gains and hardness.